Two ocean-view pools steal the show at this grand hotel. The entertainment is well worth staying in for, too.
There’s a colonial feel to this stylish hotel, with its high ceilings and dark-wood detail. But the first thing you’re likely to notice is the ocean view – it’s particularly impressive from the two lagoon pools.
A mix of local and international dishes makes the menu in the buffet restaurant, while the entertainment features everything from piano music to flamenco dancing. The nearest beach and bars are only a 10-minute walk away.
The lagoon-style pools come with sunbeds and parasols dotted around the surrounding sun terraces. There are tropical trees on the terraces providing that bit of extra shade, plus there's a whirlpool bath too. Pool towels are available.
You'll get breakfast and dinner here at the buffet restaurant. There's themed nights twice a week, weekly gala buffets and show cooking, where you can watch dishes being prepared right in front of you. Dinner is between 6pm and 9pm in winter. Special dietary requirements can be catered for if reception are advised at least 48 hours in advance. If you'd like an à la carte item that isn't available from the buffet, a charge will apply. Just so you know, gentlemen will need to wear long trousers in the restaurant for dinner.
There's lots of natural daylight in these clean, classical suites - they're spacious too - there's a separate lounge and twin bedroom for and a hydro-massage bath and bathrobes. Rooms sleep up to 3 people with an extra bed in the lounge. Outside you'll find there's a balcony and you're right by the seaside too.
Single rooms are warm and smart - they're fully air-conditioned for those warms days too. There's outside space - you'll have a balcony and you're right by the seaside. You'll also find bathrobes, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, minibar and satellite TV.
We're not long back from what I think is our tenth stay at this Hotel, which probably
says it all!! We just find it just such a relaxing place to stay, and always consistent
with the quality of service. It's the right size, there is a great team running it, who
can't do enough to help you, the food is always of great quality - and a far greater
selection than can usually be found at comparable Hotels. Both inside and outside
are a pleasure to be in!! Do I recommend it, absolutely; will we be back? I'm already
looking!! Richard & Kath VinnicombeMore
great start on arrival greeted with champagne and cases were transported to your room. Staff were very friendly .Food was so good and plentiful Rooms kept clean and tidy Promenade outside hotel enabled you to walk into Playa Blanca - a good half hour walk Plenty of sun loungers to go around Only one small grouse- tables in restaurant were too close to one anotherMore
An unexpected delight
My wife and I booked a last minute, 2 week holiday in January to recover from a very hectic Christmas & New Year. All arrangemnt were done online with Thompsons - the big attraction for us was Thompsons flew from Exeter. The Natura Palace was recommnended by friends so we presumed it would be OK. However the experience exceeded our highest expecations. It is an outstanding hotel; clean, efficient and the most friendly staff we have met. Our room was probably in one of the least desirable positions, first floor on the outside of the east 'arm', i.e. not overlooking the swimming pools. However it suited us well. It was very quiet and private with an oblique view of the sea. If desired it would have been possible to sit on our balcony nude to greet the morning sun. The room itself was spacious, well furnised and very clean with beautiful cotton sheets. Blanca, our maid, was both friendly and very efficient. We ate breakfast and dinner in the hotel. My wife, who knows about these things, said the food was amongthe best she had experienced (this icludes the Ritz in London) in both quality and variety. Our only criticisms are 1. mosquitoes can be a minor problem so bring some repellant 2. The salt water swimming pools were very chilly, however it was January. Others considered it bracing! 3. Not all rooms have a kettle. We like our own brand of tea and following advice from the onsite Rep hired a kettle for 5 Euros from a shop nearby.
We feel able to recommend the Natura Palace without reservation happy in the knowledge that everyone we met had much the same opinion as ourselves.More
more chilled than a polar bears lunch
just back from a weeks half board in one of the nicest hotels ive ever stayed at. champagne on arrival in the impressive marbled foyer and entrance, you just know its going to be good. read 1 or 2 negative comments about minor things from reviewers who must live in a perfect world! its 20 euros/week for wifi in your room. (didnt pay it as its free in the foyer and bar areas. the wife was pleased as it stopped me aimlessly being on it all day) no safe in room (again, didnt pay for one as hotel and staff were spot on and we had no problems) there was a hairdryer, also a table and chairs on the balcony which caught the sun all morning with a sea view. ask for a room on the higher floors, which go from -1 to 3. we were on he first floor and it was fine. most rooms have a sea view, room wasnt dated, it was spotlessly clean, towels etc changed daily and sheets changed twice in the week. tv with sky news,bbc1,2 and itv as well as various foreign channels. fully stocked mini bar (again didnt use it). adequate lifts and wide corridors for those worried about wheelchair access etc
read comments about the hotel squeezing money out of people?! utter rubbish. if you want to stay somewhere this nice you have to expect various charges. putting it in context, we stayed at the sandos papagayo last year, paid more and it was awful. like staying in a multi storey car park. the natura palace completely blows that place out of the water.
fantastic choice and quality of food, hence the 5lb weight gain in a week. agree with the point about queuing to be seated. in busy times it can be a pain, though we only ever had to wait a couple of mins max. hotel insists on men wearing long trousers for evening meal but jeans are acceptable.
it is buffet style and you can have as much as you want. they cater for vegetarians,diabetics etc and the meat/fish etc is cooked in front of you fresh.
during the day, we used the new snack bar/covered terrace for drinks/lunch etc. the finest spanish omelette and salad ive ever had for 7 euros- cheaper than mcdonalds! swimming pools and area towards promenade give beautiful views across to fuerteventura (we went across on ferry for day. dont buy from tickets booths, get them from armas or fred olsen offices right near the boarding point. they are cheaper. 22 euros return)
we walked daily into playa blanca itself along the prom, approx 2 miles. easy going and virtually flat all the way. there is a cheap regular bus service, again we never used this. the market at marina rubicon is worth a look on wednesdays. pop into lanis's grill and snack bar either going or coming back. fantastic fresh cooked food and coffee etc, all reasonable prices and you can sit with views over the marina- bliss.
dont know if it was the time of year but there wasnt many kids in the hotel ( great as it was chilled and relaxed) hotel was mainly full of people who could have been auditioning for a remake of the movie "cocoon"!!
really cannot fault hotel or staff who work tirelessly to make your stay enjoyable, we will definitely be back. if i was going to be padantic my only niggles(and they are minor) was that the bed was rock hard and the aircon in the rooms was not fantastic. again please dont let this put you off. book it, enjoy, you wont want to go home! :))More
This hotel was lovely, friendly staff, rooms kept immaculately clean, grounds well cared for, pool areas relaxing . In short everything one needs for a relaxing holiday. We were welcomed efficiently on arrival and greeted with a glass of sparkling wine. The receptionist explained where all the facilities were and our luggage quickly followed us to our room. The breakfasts were lovely, as were the evening meals. However, I did feel the evening meals could've been a little more exciting, especially on "themed evenings" e.g. Italian, Indian, I only found a choice of 2 or 3 dishes. having said that, there was something for everybody each evening and you would have to be a real "nit picker" to complain.
The hotel has access to the promenade, where you have walks in either direction -to the lighthouse one way, or Playa Blanca centre and marina the other way..
All in all the hotel is of very high quality, so much better than I was expecting, the staff are all excellent and the food is very good. We will go again.More