The pool scene gets the thumbs up here. The main one comes up pretty big while the other is a curvy number surrounded by glossy palms. Not only that but there's even a whirlpool bath thrown in the scene. Heated in winter at the manager's discretion.
Just spent a week in this hotel and must say above all else the staff were wonderful and worked very hard,both in the restaurants,bars and reception,the entertainment staff were also good fun.No problem getting a sun bed everyday we stayed on site,The beach was wonderful,uncrowded with clear water and golden sand,even this time of year the water was nice and warm.
Our room was in the annexe,and whilst it was spacious and clean,the air con was poor,even this time of year it was very hot at night and our bed was really hard,also it was very noisy round and about.Still we got on with it and enjoyed the location as much as we could.
Unfortunately what really let the hotel down was the food,whilst it was always hot and plenty of it,it was generally repetitive,with pork being on the carvery 4 nights out of the 7 we were there,one one occasion 3 of the hot choices were pork,which unfortunately I had to complain about,to which the Thomson rep informed me the food reaches their targets,which having had 2 recent holidays with Thomson which were both exceptional, I would say is unlikely!!she then suggested we try the themed restaurants,which I replied we are only here for a week and this was the 5th day,and we don't feel we should be led to eat away from the main restaurants because of poor quality,I felt my complaint was a complete waste of time as apparently the matter has been finalised,so it looks like pork will prevail in the future!!
Sorry about the moan but I feel as its an all inclusive holiday the food is very important and it wasn't up to scratch.
Fuerteventura is a wonderful place ,our 2nd visit,and I hope to return one day ,but unfortunately not to this hotel.More
Goonerbill, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Retirement home by the beach!
This is the third time we have Ben to this hotel, in the past we have enjoyed ourselves, but this time it was starting to grate on us. Plus points first, location right on one of the best beaches in the world! Despite what the other reviews say we have never had a problem with the food, there is always a good selection and the quality is always fine.
Negative points, the rooms are dated but typical Spanish decor, but we could live with this. The main problems start when the sun has gone down. If you are not in the autumn of your life then this hotel is not for you, the so called entertainment is the worst I've ever seen in any place I've ever been, but the staff do try. I wish they would not advertise the hotel as all inclusive, as the quality of the drinks is very poor, just for reference we are not your typical British who like to get drunk, but it would have been nice to have some quality. All the staff at this hotel are really friendly. We noticed you have now to pay for water to drink! My advice is to go to the supermarket a five minute walk from the hotel and get a 6 litre bottle for the fraction of what the hotel charges. I feel sad to write this review as we have had some good times at this hotel. More
chrism1966, Leeds Uk
Not suitable for anyone with reduced mobility
The hotel is situated directly on sands. Every one from management to cleaners are a credit to the RIU chain. However, for any one with reduced mobility this is hotel is not suitable due to so many steps and there are no proper hand rails as we know them. In many cases they are just a flat tile with a small lip. The proper hand rails which are present do have a considerable wobble to them and we did not feel safe using them It is only when you are elderly you notice such things.. When we asked if thy would be corrected soon [next 6 to 12 months] we were told these concerns would be addressed when the hotel has a make over. The whole hotel is now looking very, very tired. For young and active people wanting a beach holiday it would be ideal but not so for those of us who are unable to walk easily.More
5 ***** star beach and Sea
Just arrived back after a week at this hotel. It was our first visit to this hotel.
The beach and sea is most spectacular. The views are amazing. You can see right across to lanzarote.
We were one of the very few young people at this hotel as it is 90% of 60 years plus and again one of the very few English. The hotel was 90% German.
The hotel is very clean, your rooms are cleaned every day. The air con tho is non existent. We didn't sleep for the week as it never dropped below 25 at night. No air con- no sleep.
The food has everything you can possibly think of. But the breakfast was slightly disappointed with no bacon most days. The restaurants however are better so well worth booking. The service in the main buffet is not very good. The lady staff tend to stand around talking rather than working. We had to get our own coffee jug on many mornings.
The drinks however are not too good. The cava was however fantastic.
We had a fab holiday and the weather got right up over 40 degrees. The odd cloudy day or just morning or afternoon. No rain at all.
The beach and sea is the most fantastic we have ever been on. The sea was warm and the waves brilliant. Be aware as it's very nudist if you don't like that kind of thing. They do tend to stick to one area tho.
The taxi rank is two mins away, and about 7 Euros in to town which is fabulous. The Habour is a must.
This is the perfect place if you want to eat. Drink sit by the pool or go on the beach, and just relax.
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the staff make the hotel
we stayed for 14 days at the end of september to beginning of october in one of the annex rooms which is across the road from the main hotel. the room was basic and whilst suitable in need of modernisation. the bathroom had a hair dryer but this is the old fashioned type and would take an age to dry your hair. the bedroom had 2 single beds, 1 was comfortable and 1 wasn't, we managed to get it changed on the second week. the aircon doesn't work at night and our ceiling fan creaked like a gate although we did manage to get it fixed after several nights. the food in the restaurant in the annex area, which is smaller than that in the main hotel, was repetitive especially at lunch and dinner, mainly pork or fish. the salad bar was good. the staff throughout the hotel were lovely and couldn't do enough for you. there was a smell of drains around the balcony area above the main swimming pool and subsequently we went on the beach each day, although you have to pay for beds and umbrella at 9 euros a day, it does save you from being sand blasted when the wind is up if you lay on the sand! it was disappointing that we couldn't have a late check out; our flight home wasn't until 9.30pm and we had to vacate the room by 11am, although we could continue to enjoy all inclusive facilities until we left. i would stay again thoughMore
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