This apartment is a great choice if you are looking for a smart flat with a pool, by the beach, short walk to shops, restaurants and bars and with easy access to the airport (20 minutes in a taxi). The apartment is bright and airy, well-maintained with comfortable furniture and beds (one double bed, two single beds), well-equipped kitchen and TV with UK channels BBC, ITV, Sky Sports, UK Gold. While the complex is centrally located, it is far enough away from the vibrant nightlife to remain quiet at night. It is popular with couples and families with young children. There is a small supermarket and bar/cafe on site.
The apartment is spread over two floors with kitchen and open plan dining and living space downstairs with double doors to the balcony which has a table and four chairs.
Balcony is pleasantly shady for most of the year. Sun hits the balcony from 11am to 2pm during the summer months (from April to September). It's a great spot for lunch or evening drinks with its view of the pool below you and Mount Teide up and ahead of you. The complex has free wi-fi; the balcony is the perfect place to check your emails, post your photos on social media and keep in touch with the folks back home.
The kitchen is small with a hob, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, kettle, toaster, toasted sandwich-maker, saucepans, frying pan, plates, glasses, mugs, cutlery and kitchen utensils. It has everything you need to make a light supper and eat in.
The dining table has four sturdy wooden chairs.
Living room has two comfortable sofas, TV with UK channels (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky Sports, UK Gold and kids channels too) and a bookcase full of light holiday reading. Look in the cupboard under the stairs for beach kit and the ironing board.
Upstairs you'll find the main bedroom with a double bed and lots of storage space. Off the main bedroom is a small, half-sized room with two single beds and sloping ceilings. It is suitable for one adult or two children aged 3-12 years. It is too small for two adults or two teenagers. To reach the bathroom, the occupant of the small bedroom must cross the large bedroom.
The bathroom has a bath with a shower over it, bidet, toilet and basin with mirror. The bathroom is also off the main bedroom.
Tiled floors throughout to keep you cool in the hot sunny weather.
The complex has one large pool (heated in Winter) and a paddling pool with gentle slide for the under-5s. You can use the pool for swimming (free) or you can rent sun loungers to sit by the pool, with drinks and ice creams readily available from the poolside cafe. The cafe does pretty good breakfasts and lunches too. Gardens around the complex are extremely well tended with exotic flowers and tropical plants. The pool and entire pool area has been re-tiled and landscaped for summer 2018.
Iron and ironing board in cupboard under the stairs. You can hang wet towels and swimming things on the drying rack on the balcony.
All bed linen and bath towels are provided. There is a hairdryer.
Parque Santiago 1 is a quiet complex, largely occupied by British people who have retired in Tenerife and appreciate an early night. A security guard patrols the complex at night to ensure that it remains calm and restful. It is not the ideal place for partying 20somethings. If you are lucky enough to be 20something, you will find a much better party elsewhere in the resort.