As locations go this one is hard to beat – the Princesa Yaiza is right on the beach and an easy walk from Playa Blanca.
It’s got the looks, too. Whitewashed, with smart dark-wood trim, the hotel’s main building is designed in traditional Canarian style. Cue balconies with wrought-iron rails, and an elegant courtyard. And there’s a fresh outdoors-indoors feel as guest rooms are linked by smart, open-sided corridors.
As for the rooms, they’re large, comfortable and unfussy. White bedspreads and blue sofas stand out stylishly against antique pine beams and furniture. If you're away with the little ones, opt for a Junior, one-bed or two-bed suite - they're all well-dressed, and offer up plenty of space.
It’s a similar story in the restaurants – of which there are eight. Well-dressed tables and luxurious trimmings are the order of the day here. Plus children's menus come as standard.
Outside, three lagoon-style pools compete for your attention. Children, meanwhile have three pools of their own. Not to mention Kikoland – a fun-filled area for games and activities.
Adults can head for the thalassotherapy centre. With an indoor seawater pool, shower jet cabins, and plenty of massages on offer, it’s one peaceful retreat.
Just a stroll away is Playa Blanca with a variety of waterfront restaurants and bars.
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3 outdoor pools
There are 3 pools to choose from throughout the resort, so you can always find a quiet spot to relax and sunbath, read a book, or enjoy some energetic lengths. Surrounded by loungers and parasols and set within the palm-filled grounds, one of the pools is saltwater and there are two smaller children's pools too.
Yaiza international buffet restaurant*
For breakfast and dinner. With show cooking where you can watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. Opening times may vary and you'll need to make a reservation.
Kikoland play area
Kikoland is a great place for children to have adventures, enjoy sports and play with new friends. With pools, tennis courts, games house and many more facilities, there is something for children of every age up to 16. However, young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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Currently here now with just under 48hrs to go! It's just idyllic and perfect in all ways - even shed a little tear of joy (very un me usually!). I can appreciate those in D block feeling a tad out of it and no views etc so a top tip would be to ask for no D block on booking. We were/are B block floor 5- amazing sea views and over the pool too. Junior suite is plenty for 2 adults and 3 year old daughter. Due to anniversary and birthday in one week we got free bottle of fizz and strawberries a lovely touch with a lovely note from the manager (hence the tear!). The sofa makes into the child's bed and we blocked her in with the other sofa so she doesn't/didn't fall out. The rooms are cleaned daily and beds made up at night with a cheeky choc and a goodnight note. Yes sometimes rooms were not made up until 2.30pm but when done are to to ultimate high standard which is why I think they are not always done quick. Kettles and microwaves in all rooms (something new I think reading previous reviews) Kiddy friendly? Whole setting is perfect for those with children and although we didnt use kikoland to have the free resource there if you want it is good. There's supervised activities, courts to use, park, bouncy castle, paddling pool- all free! Staff work hard and always are polite and v good with children. We never felt like we were a burden having a child (which often you do in posh hotels) and staff welcomed all three of us with positivity. mini disco at 8pm each night was good for little ones (and even saw a few dads living the dream doing heads shoulders knees and toes - and why not you're on holiday!!). They had a star galactica which was an inflatable tent with a star show inside one night which was brilliant and all kids loved it. Little crash den area inside (floor 2) open morning and evening where you can leave over 3s with the staff if you want (free) or go in with them (under 3s kids need parents innthere with them!). Buggies and prams have Ramps and lifts all over so no access issues. On the promenade 15 min walk to Marina (with 3 yr old) and 2 min walk to beach! Brilliant! Main Pool area: great 3 big pools and two jacuzzis (one jacuzzi which is kiddy friendly) but there are also pools over in d block and kiko land. No issues with getting a lounger at any time of day so no need to send hubby out at 8am with towels ;-) (also some still do for "their spot!" no need though) Food: on half board so choice of three places to eat each morning and night - all fabulous but if not h/b I guess could be considered pricey! I had no issues at all with taste, variety and flavour. Catered for little ones too (inc having jars of baby food around, bibs and high chairs available) and quite happy for you to get them something from another restaurant on site and bring it in!) Space: the space in the hotel is amazing honesty there are seats and sofas all over, fish tanks to explore, plantations, different areas to read in, places - even on day 5 we are finding new- No hesitations about recommending this hotel at all! For those without kids reading this rest assured it is NoT butlins abroad and not over run with children and there is something for everyone at any age! It caters for young and old, singles to huge families, it's a unique find and one that - without hesitation- we will be booking again! Thank you to all the staff there for making this anniversary and birthday one to never ever forget! More
Bit of a disappointment
As other reviewers have pointed out -this is a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location - right on the Playa Dorada. The views of fuerteventura must be sensational if you get the right room. The facilities for children are excellent and my son loved the football and my daughter loved the tennis. There were even activities for the teenager! Ultimately, however we felt disappointed in the hotel. We stayed as a family of 5 in the family rooms and as one recent reviewer has already pointed out these are in a different building some distance away and overlook a busy road. We were given one of the rooms on the corner right on the road - which was quite a let down. But the hotel were very good in moving us the next day and we ended up with a room where you could at least see the sea through a gap in the hotel in front and the room was very spacious for 5 of us. The staff tried very hard to be as helpful as they could but there were several things that really let the place down. The food is very poor for a hotel of this standard. Breakfasts were plentiful but fairly tasteless. The dinners were full of lots of choice that tasted much the same - and the half board restaurants often have no outside space or even natural light which really enforced the feeling of being in a second rate canteen - a bit much for the 38 euros per adult that it costs to dine here.. Fortunately we were not on half board and we ate out most evenings. There are some superb restaurants in Playa Blanca. (we loved la Chanalita in the harbour). The maid service was a bit erratic - we always vacated the room by 9am - but there were a couple of occasions when the room was not made up until after 4pm in the afternoon. The hotel was full for the Easter holidays but we did expect a bit more efficiency. A minor point was the blankets - all cheap of man made fibres that kept sliding off the beds - and given it was chilly at night we kept waking up! We are generally not big complainers and we appreciated that the hotel was struggling at full capacity - but it sells itself as a 5 star establishment (with a corresponding price tag) and we felt it fell short of this. We loved Play Blanca and would definitely return but probably not to the Princess Yaiza.More
Graham1957, Oxford, United Kingdom
Wonderful family friendly hotel
A really great hotel, we upgraded to a suite which was beautiful. Swimming pools and baby pool were fabulous and a perfect location for the beach, the marina and the main town. Hotel staff could not be more friendly and having a 15 month old baby there were no problems eating in the restaurants. A fabulous luxury hotel for those who want to combine a luxury holiday with family life.More
Bainny, Ampthill, United Kingdom
1. SERVICE - this cannot be faulted. All the staff are friendly, approachable and attentive. Everyone made us feel so welcome and even brought me a bottle of complimentary champagne for my birthday. Thank you all so much 2. ROOMS - the apartments are large, clean and comfortable and have air conditioning. The products in the bathroom smell gorgeous and are plentiful. 3. HOTEL AMENITIES - there is everything that you would expect from a 5 star hotel - plenty of space, beautiful pools, bars and restaurants. The hotel was busy when we visited as it was the Easter Holidays, however you can still find a quiet spot away from the children if you want. 4. FOOD AND DRINK - there are plenty of restaurants, bars etc to choose from in the hotel. We dined in the Mexican buffet one night, and although the food was good, I found it slightly over-priced for what it was (€100). However, I highly recommend the Italian buffet. This was cheaper and the food was amazing. Fresh, fresh pasta and seafood yum! I can't wait to come back again! Thank you all xxMore
Great Location, Average hotel!
We have just got back from a week at the Princesa Yaiza with our 3 kids under 4. We were recommended to stay in the Kiko area of the hotel as it was meant to be more family friendly. That it was, however, it is on a main room with no sea view (the only view was a main road), and it is a long way from the main hotel. So you are really staying in a very separate hotel. However, the room was fantastic - really large and spacious - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living area and a small kitchenette. The swimming area was really great with a small baby pool and a large pool which was heated. We found Kikoland to be a real disappointment. It's really odd as nobody seems to go - mainly because the pools aren't heated so you can't sit around the pool while the kids are playing. When i say not heated it was FREEZING!! such a shame, as there is a small playground and baby facilities so this would have been great. The actual hotel is really odd. we felt like we were on a cruise ship. It is absolutely massive and very dark. The staff were fine - nothing special and to be honest we didn't really need anything. And because we were staying in the other hotel you really are left to your own devices. The breakfasts were awful - plastic food to say the least and terrible coffee. As are the buffets - we were charged 50 Euros for a 1 year old to eat - terrible. However Don Giavanni's pizza and pasta was brilliant with a lovely courtyard for the kids to play while we ate. The location of the hotel was amazing - right on a gorgeous beach with the marina a 10 min walk and the promenade a 5 min walk. We had a brilliant week but if i'm honest i don't think this was much to do with the hotel. I just think for a 5 star hotel the food and service needs to be better. And i wish we had been told that the kiko area is on a main road so at night we felt like we were back in London!More
lc74, London, England
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