The glamour of Hollywood in Los Cristianos

The Hotel H10 Big Sur has very Mediterranean décor with a vintage touch. It is a “H10 Boutique Hotel” which is characterised by being in an exceptional location, not being very big, having elegant, welcoming interior decoration and a personalised service for its guests which guarantees their maximum comfort and wellbeing. In fact, the staff were chosen based on that objective, meaning that they are naturally caring.


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Big Sur is a very beachy area of the Californian coast, and that is what the company is trying to convey in this hotel: a relaxed beach atmosphere.

Communal areas of H10 Big Sur

H10 has owned the building for the last 20 years, but before that it was known as the Hotel Oasis Moreque. In 2011 H10 refurbished and completely redecorated the hotel, focusing it for an adult client base with a different philosophy from the one it had previously, extending its services and gaining 4 stars in 2013.


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The Hotel Oasis Moreque was completed in 1968, and was supposedly one of the first hotels in Los Cristianos as well as one of the most luxurious hotels in the southern part of the island.

The swimming pool used to be Olympic size, but now it is a decent size (heated in winter) and has an outdoor Jacuzzi.

The Naturalia restaurant serves à la carte food (at lunchtime), and is open to people from outside the hotel with very reasonable prices.

The Blue Bay restaurant offers a creative Mediterranean buffet and live cooking at breakfast and dinner, and emphasis is put on show cooking (2 or 3 chefs at the front), with a large variety of foods. Gastronomy is well looked-after and the different foods are carefully labelled on the buffet.


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Upon arrival at the hotel H10 Big Sur guests are always asked if they have any food intolerances or allergies. In the restaurant a waiter will attend to them and let them know what they can and cannot eat.

The Cactus Bar was where we chatted with Carlos for a while and is located next to the pool, serving drinks and snacks.


Rooms at the Hotel H10 Big Sur

The 167 rooms of the hotel H10 Big Sur have been refurbished, and the only difference between them is the location: sea view or mountain view. With the refurbishment they sacrificed some communal spaces to increase the number of rooms (mostly doubles).

The superior double rooms are located on the second floor and have a spacious private terrace.


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They don’t guarantee any particular floor for definite, but they do take their guests’ requests into account and enter them onto the system.

In general the rooms at the Hotel H10 Big Sur are provided with a Nespresso coffee machine and 4 free capsules each day, as well as a dressing gown and slippers. Towels are changed daily, and there is a laundry service, minibar and safe.

We visited a Junior Suite for two people (there are only four of this type in the hotel, and they are located on the 6th and 7th floors) which, being in a corner, have views of both the sea and the mountains, as well as being particularly large and beautifully decorated.


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In the case of this room, there was a welcome pack with 2 small bottles of water and some ‘tortas chasneras’ (a typical cake from southern Tenerife)


The hotel H10 Big Sur has only one family suite with two bedrooms, which is completely furnished and has a living room with double sofa bed, a bathroom and a spacious terrace with views of the sea.


Extras at the hotel

Near the promenade you will find the Chill-Out terrace with sea views. In turn there is another on the eighth floor with marvellous views out over a large part of the Los Cristianos coast. The Blue Team entertainment group offers a large number of activities focused around wellbeing and gastronomic enjoyment.


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Being a boutique hotel there isn’t a privilege zone, but at the Hotel H10 Big Sur it is all privilege. If the client is a member of the H10 Group and depending on their category, they will get some extras and a gift from the hotel.

In the hotel you will find ping-pong and billiards tables. Outside the hotel area and for an additional charge you can enjoy some tennis courts and a minigolf course.

All H10 hotels have a Spa or Wellness service, and in the space available at the H10 Big Sur there is a DeSPAcio Beauty Centre which is open to the general public, with some free services for hotel guests.


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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton themselves stayed at the classic Oasis Moreque (there’s a dedication to the Oasis Moreque which you can find on one of the stairs which leads to reception), although at that time their relationship wasn’t public yet.

Among the different awards which the Hotel H10 Big Sur has is the biosphere stamp, which is a philosophy in itself. Therefore they try to make their clients and staff aware of the general importance of actions like recycling and the responsible use of resources, as well as taking special care to promote local culture.


Getting there

You should head towards Los Cristianos and firstly take Avenida San Francisco before crossing the roundabout to take Avenida Londres. The hotel H10 Big Sur is located at the end of that road. The beach is less than 5 minutes on foot and the Las Vistas Beach is 10 to 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel.


H10 Big Sur - Avda. Juan Carlos I, 28 E-38650 Los Cristianos, Tenerife

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Final comments from the authors about H10 Big Sur

The visit was extremely pleasant thanks to Carlos (the hotel’s public relations manager). We were able to confirm first-hand how much care they take over the little details in a calm, peaceful environment which helps initiate a natural conversation, creating a good impression and beginning to cause a nice feeling for the client.


We loved the tranquillity which this "adults-only" hotel breathed and the hotel’s decoration in general, but in particular the detail at reception that the wall appeared to have a large number of suitcases stacked in it. It is definitely select accommodation in a tranquil, discreet part of southern Tenerife.