The TUI SUNEO Tamaimo Tropical, also known as the Globales Tamaimo Tropical, is a family friendly, 3-star hotel in the Tenerife resort of Puerto de Santiago, on the west of the island. This part of Tenerife offers access to a few local shops, bars and restaurants, but doesn't have the busy-ness of areas like Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje.
Being further from the airport (about 60 minutes coach airport transfer from Tenerife South airport), the hotel itself is a very budget friendly. And with one bedroom apartments sleeping up to 4 people, and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6 people, the hotel is an affordable option for a family holiday in Tenerife.
Deals & Offers
There are a number of deals you may be able to take advantage of when booking a holiday package here. Firstly, it's one of the budget friendly options for families. Secondly, free child places are sometimes available here, helping you save money when two adults travel with a child. Free child places aren't usually available during the summer school holidays. Another great thing about booking here through TUI is that no deposit holidays are available, allowing you to secure your getaway and pay the balance monthly by direct debit.
There are a couple of room types here, ranging from an apartment with no balcony (which has limited availability but provides the cheapest options), up to two bedroom apartments with a balcony. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, TV, air conditioning and a hairdryer. Rooms don't have an iron and ironing board, and a kettle is available on request.
NOTE: Some apartments have a kitchen, but not all of them do.
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 12pm
Studio Apartment With No Balcony
If you just want cheap and cheerful, and are planning on spending all your time by the pool, the studio apartment with no balcony is an affordable option for those on a budget. You'll still get an en-suite bathroom, TV and other bits, just not a balcony to enjoy the weather from your room.
Although the studio with balcony can sleep up to 4 people (with two on the sofa bed), it's a great option for two people, giving plenty of space, place a balcony with table and chairs. These studio apartments have a TV, private bathroom with a shower, as well as WiFi.
If you're a family of four, the one bedroom apartment with a balony is the ideal option. Giving space for the adults in the bedroom and kids in the living room on the sofa bed, these rooms help you save money by only needing to book one room.
Sleeping up to six people, the two bedroom apartments with a balcony are great for larger families. Offering all you need for your holiday, including Wi-Fi and air conditioning, these apartments have two seperate rooms for sleeping, plus two in the living room.
There are two pool areas with lots of sunbeds, three swimming pools, plus a small children's pool too. You'll also find a hot tub in the adults only solarium area.
Daytime and evening entertainment are sure to keep the whole family busy, with dedicated activities by the pool and in the children's clubs. As evening rolls around, the main bar has a stage for the evening entertainment which ranges from shows to live music and stays open until 12am at night.
SuneoPlay is the kids' club here, which is an air conditioned room where hosted activities take place.
There isn't a gym, fitness centre nor a spa here.
Food & Drink
Self Catering & All Inclusive
The hotel offers guests the option to go self catering or all inclusive. Self catering guests should have a kitchenette and there is a small supermarket around the corner from the hotel. If you're going all inclusive, you'll have all meals at the main international buffet restaurant.
The main buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serves a variety of local and international dishes, including a salad bar and desserts.
Morrocollo is the hotel's Italian restaurant which is included within the all inclusive package. Tables are limited so you need to book beforehand.
The pool bars, one at each of the main pool areas, is the perfect place to grab your favourite cocktail and cool off in the shade.
The snack bar is open during the day and serves a mix of dishes including BBQ food.
Open from 8pm until 12am, the Disco Bar is the main bar at the hotel where you'll find live music and evening entertainment.
Things to Do
Puerto Santiago is located up on the west coast of Tenerife, between the dramatic cliffs of Los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena to the south. Although it's a quieter area compared to other parts of the island, there are still a couple of bits going on in Puerto Santiago, and if you don't mind a little walk, you've got black sand beaches to the south, and Los Gigantes marina to the north.
Tenerife is a fantastic island for water sports, whether that's on the water like sea kayak, underwater like scuba diving, or a bit of both like surfing. You'll be able to organise watersports activities before you go and when you get there.
Day Trips & Excursions
Day trips and excursions are a fun way to see more of the island. No trip to Tenerife is complete without a day at Siam Park water park, great for adults and children, and the best rated waterpark in the world! It's about a 30 minute drive by car or taxi, but there is also a paid for bus service which stops right outside the Globales Tamaimo Tropical on Calle la Hondura. Other trips include boat trips from Los Gigantes marina to see Masca and dolphin watching, as well as nighttime stargazing excursions and trips up Mount Teide National Park to see the epic volcano and its lava fields. Reception staff can help you organise a tour when you arrive if you need.
The nearest beach is a 10-15 minute walk away. It's a small black sand beach at Playa de Santiago, with Playa de Volcan and Playa de la Arena beach a little further south. The beach at Los Gigantes (Playa de los Guios) is also possible and will take around 25 minutes walking.
Contact Details & Location
You can contact the hotel directly in a number of ways below. You can also find the latest photos and information on the Hoteles Globales website. And don't forget to check out the latest pictures, videos and reviews on social media like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Calle la Hondura38683 Puerto de Santiago
You can contact the hotel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact the hotel by phone on (0034) 922 860 638, however, please note this is a Spanish number and you will be charged accordingly by your provider.
Flights from the UK land at Tenerife South airport. If you're booking a flight and hotel package with TUI, you'll probably find that your airport transfers are included, but check when you book. If you're booking through another tour operator like loveholidays, directly with the hotel or on a hotel booking site like Booking.com, airport transfers aren't included. Pre-booked coach transfers are the best way to get to the hotel if you're on a budget. Public transport is possible, but you'll need to change in Costa Adeje. Taxis are also possible but expect to pay between €60-70 each way. Car hire is also possible from both the airport and locally in Puerto de Santiago, however, there is no car parking at the hotel, so you will have to park on the street which can get busy.
The Globales Suneo Tamaimo Tropical reviews on TripAdvisor are mixed with previous guests rating the hotel a 3.5 out of 5. Many of the positive comments talk about the friendly and helpful staff, good food and clean rooms. Negative reviews talk about the sunbed wars in the morning, queues to get drinks and the quality of some of the food.
When we stayed, we found it to be a good, budget friendly option and a cheap holiday in the Canary Islands. Staff were great, food was okay and the rooms were very clean. We did find the sunbed rush in the morning a little hard to cope with and the bars do get busy.