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this hotel was spot on it really was a great place to stay .it was very well run and mantanted .the staff were very frendly and helpful nothing was to much trouble and were very helpful in telling us on places to go .the rooms were very spasious very clean and had everything in room you would need .the food was good but bit pricey we tented toi eat out as more value for money .the grounds were great lots of lil touches .the enettament was great always something different
By: teresa - Submitted 30th August 2011
|Travel Date:||June 2010||Best for:||Families with Young Kids|
|Travelled with:||Families with Young Kids||Recommend to a friend:||Yes|
|Also Reviewed:||Operator:||Thomas Cook|
"Fuerteventura Playa review"
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When we booked the hotel it was named Riu Furteventura Hotel in the catalogue. One of the reasons that we booked the hotel was just because we have good experiences with the Riu hotel chain. When we arrived the Riu name was gone and the Fuerteventura Hotel had joined the Sun and Beach Hotel chain.
When you book a stay at an all inclusive hotel you expect that everything is inclusive. Even small things like beach towels. It is not much, but we had to pay 1,2 EUR for every time we wanted to change towels in addition to a deposit of 15EUR per towel. An annoying detail that they could easily avoid. In the swimming pool area the sun beds are free but on the beach you will have to pay 9 EUR per bed
Costa Calma and Fuerteventur Playa is Germany in miniature. The road signs are in German, the ";help wanted"; signs in the shops are in German. On the hotel there were 3 activity leaders. They could barely speak English (all from Germany). The one girl that had the mini club for the kids could only speak German. During our stay there were 4 Norwegian, 1 UK, 1 Belgian and 1 Swedish couple. The rest were Germans.
A not too pleasant situation occurred when I was standing in the food line. One of the activity leaders was behind me and he said something in German and finished the sentence with ";but he does not understand German";...The thing is that I do understand some German. And when I turned around and said that ";I understand enough"; in German, he could not get out of the food line fast enough. Wonder what he said...
Since almost all the hotels in Costa Calma are all inclusive there is not much nightlife and restaurants outside the hotel. The German food at the hotel was very good but after two weeks I was longing for Norwegian food.
A MUST SEE is the Zoo. You will find it about 10 minutes drive north of the hotel.
The beach was wonderful!! The only problem was when the tide came. The beach was gone but you only had to walk 100 meters to the next one. At a total there was a stretch of 300 km beach to walk on. We took a 1,5 hours walk every day and it was great.
But beware of the nudists. Some Germans have a funny idea that when you are on a beach you have to take all your cloths off. Luckily we did not see too many of them but one is one to many.
The hotel and service is ok, but you will have to be fond of German language, cuisine and way of living if you're fully going to enjoy a stay at Fuerteventura Playa in Costa Calma.
The resort is quiet with not much to do but I must say that this is one of the few vacations that really have ";charged my batteries";.
All in all...we will most likely not return.
By: BJ - Norway - Submitted 1st April 2004
|Travel Date:||March 2004||Best for:||Not Specified|
|Travelled with:||Not Specified||Recommend to a friend:||Not Specified|