Hotel Bitacora

The Hotel Bitacora is a family favourite thanks to its A-star location and pool scene. Plus, it’s only minutes away from the shops, bars and restaurants of Playa de las Americas.

The Hotel Bitacora’s main selling point is its location – the hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the beach and only a bit further from central Playa de las Americas.

Families have it made at this hotel. A new adventure playground opened its doors in 2013, and there are two pools and a buffet restaurant.

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Based on 1833 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 1Building
  • 8Floors
  • 314Rooms
  • 4Lifts

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Buffet meals in the international buffet restaurant. Snacks, tapas, ice-cream and cookies available between 15.00-18.00.


Selected alcoholic and soft drinks available between 10.00-24.00 and selected wine, sangria, beer, soft drinks and water served with lunch and dinner.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

Huge pool with kids' pool section and a waterslide. Sunbeds and parasols are available.

Play area

For ages 3 to 12 years.

International buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, with themed nights.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child, with twin beds, a single sofa-bed and a camp or sofa-bed that converts into 2 separate single beds. Daily maid service with towel change on alternate days and linen changed 3 times a week. Safety deposit box at a charge. From May 2015, rooms will have free Wi-Fi.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child - can be sold as a single, with twin beds, a single sofa-bed and a camp or sofa-bed that converts into 2 separate single beds. Daily maid service with towel change on alternate days and linen changed 3 times a week. Safety deposit box at a charge. From May 2015, rooms will have free Wi-Fi.

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lovely haliday

stayed at bitacora for 2weeks early Oct. e.mailed in advance requesting lower ground floor because of mobility problems .could not have chosen a better room.grond floor,great walk in shower,very good,plenty of hot water.rooms clened every day,maids lovely and helpful.requested new hair dryer as the one we had was broken,sorted,no excellent,plenty of choice,waiting on staff excellent.nothing to much trouble for staff,phoned and arranged mobility scooters for us..which can be charged for free in foyer.entertanment was a bit of a let down,but the animation team were excellent and worked very hard and put on some excellent shows.thanks to Pinky,Carlos,Katy,Yaya,Alba,Benji,and Javi.It was nice to meet Monica,I think she was the assistnt manager.She went around every day checking everything.A charming lady.Only drawback was people putting towels out at early hours of morning ,6AM.this should be addressed.this hotel is in a very good location,near to everything,would definately recommend. For people using mobilty scooters be aware of putting handbags in basket.a person on a pushbike tried to snanch mine ,which was covered with a towel.luckly i managed to push him off his bike and and he did not get it.lesson learned,but i was a bit shaken up afterwards.More

390patricia, wirral united kingdom

Family Holiday -Good Value

Hi, I travelled to the Bitacora in early October with my husband and 6 year old son, this is our second visit to this hotel, 5th to Tenerife. We stayed in a pool view room on the second floor, the rooms are big for a hotel and nicely decorated. We were provided with pool towels, minibar/fridge and a safe included in the room rate which I thought was excellent value as I have had to pay extra for this service in other hotels We were All Inclusive and I thought the food was very good, lots of choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the staff are all very nice also. The entertainment team work very hard and you can get as involved as you wish, the magician was the best act at night my son thought he was amazing. The location is excellent close to shops, beach etc... We are not big drinkers but I can see ordering drinks at night would be hard when busy as there are not a lot of waiters when the hotel is full. The children's playground is also excellent this is a new addition to the hotel since our previous stay. The mini golf is also worth a visit we were there every night, reasonable price too. The only negative is as mentioned by others the reserving of loungers, we travelled at peak time with it being the school October week and beds were reserved from 6ish (in the dark!) which is ridiculous I may point out this was mostly by older adults with no children and then they would be left empty for hours, getting up at 7.30 am to get a sunbed ( not once did I get any by the swimming pool )is not my idea of a holiday but I was forced to as my son really enjoys being by the pool rather than the beach. I would ask the management to enforce a strict policy on this issue and lift towels from beds not used for a certain length of time and/ or not allowing to reserve until after a certain time. The sun wasn't out until about 0930 at the earliest anyway. We did have a good time and we will be back hopefully the whole sunbed issue will be different, thanks to all at the Bitacora for a lovely holiday.More


1st night spoilt the experience

Upon arrival at the airport we were told by Thomas Cook that the hotel had overbooked and that we would have to stay at the Best Tenerife over the road. This is disappointing and should not happen. Whilst the hotel try and rectify this by offering upgrades. This should never happen in the 1st place. I was celebrating my 50th birthday and this spoilt the holiday. You have a wasted day checking out of one hotel, then waiting for a room in the hotel you are supposed to be in anyway. I did email the Director of the hotel upon return, but they just seem to accept that these things happen. Well they shouldn't. I have stayed in over 20 hotels in Europe and this has never happened to me, but there were five other parties double booked the same night, they were all on the coach with us. I have still based my score fairly on the experience we had on holiday. It would have been a 5 if not for the first night. Overall I thought that the hotel offered good value for money. The room was nice and spacious and very clean indeed. Cleans towels every day and maid service. The food was good in the restaurant plenty of choice and variation. Was always served warm. The drinks were all premium brand and the service at the bars was good. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault this aspect at all, so well done to all of them. Also the beds were extremely comfortable. I agree about the sunbeds, remove any towels before 9am, some people are going out in the dark. The hotel needs to address and the over booking of rooms. I would like to go back, however I don't have the confidence that they won't overbook the rooms.More

dougall45, Wakefield, United Kingdom

Animation make this hotel

Just arrived back from staying at the Bitacora hotel. Will give my honest opinion : rooms are really nice they are large rooms with a flat screen TV,wood flooring which is more hygienic,Comfortable beds. My only complaint was a lose tap on the sink and a deposit for the key to the fridge which is empty! Pool area: Tiles around pool are really slippery a few children fell over. Also says heated pool it wasn't heated. Again a fight for sunbed so we had to do the same and put towels out at 6.30am. We had an ok spot so didn't feel to over crowded! Animation team:make this hotel they work so hard day/night.Carlos,JaJa,Catty and benji are my favourite. I did join in in water gym cocktail game etc think it makes your holiday. Location: is good close to everything including the beach although rocky. Food: was ok some days better than others. The children always found something I personally enjoyed the food. I did find bugs in coffee machine and someone had poohed in the pool which had to be closed for several hrs but was over night and afternoon so didn't cause much disruption. Pizza at the snack bar was delicious. We were AI would definitely do this again as it saves so much money. my only gripe is passing your room key every time you order a drink even though you have a band. Over all I did enjoy this holiday it wasn't the best and wasn't the worst. Would I go back to this hotel?? If the price was a bargain yes I wouldMore


Get this Hotel back in the top ten

This hotel now pulls out all the stops to make sure you have a great time. We returned this year with our daughter/husband and grandaughter. Everything is perfect - a warm welcome at reception - thank you Ana and all the team. A warm welcome in the restaurant from Arsenio and his team of always smiling wonderful waiting staff - a big thank you to Flavia for looking after us so well - and the food - so much choice, if it wasnt here, it doesnt exist AND champage every other morning. The rooms are huge and so clean, spotless, maid service every day, nothing missed. Bar service - they have worked on this and now have a team of happy cheerful bar staff - and enough so that you do not wait long to be served - ever. We took our grandaughter who is 18 months old and the staff couldnt have been more attentive and she loved the kiddies disco after tea - the animation team were terrific. What was wrong - only one thing - we had to come home again - but we will be back - you cant get better than this - THANK YOU BITACORA.More

paudaw, peterborough

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