My family, my boyfriend and I went on holiday here for 9 nights. From the 17th July - 26th July and I can say that I was feeling very nervous after reading good and bad reviews about the hotel, I didn't really know what to expect!
At the airport after we had landed we were told the transfer coach from the airport to the hotel was 40 minutes, turns out it's about 10 minutes away and was cheaper to get a taxi!!
Positives- When we got to the hotel the lady who checked us in was very helpful and cheerful which is definately what you need after a 4 hour flight!
When we got up to our room we found it pretty much spotless and with an amazing view on the balcony of the pool and in the distance the sea. Although the beams going across the top of the balcony had paint peeling off...they got painted during our visit though :)
After a few days, we got used to getting up at crazy o'clock to get sunbeds! It's quite amusing though watching the security guard taking off people's towels cos they put them on and just left them there, a tip- make sure you sit with the towels up to 8 o'clock and he won't touch the towels :)
After two days in the sun, my boyfriend got sun blisters on his shoulders! Luckily we had antiseptic cream and dressings in the first aid kit we had bought with us which only lasted the day. The next day we went down to reception to ask if they had any dressings or anything we could put on them, the receptionist asked to see them so we went into a room which was behind reception and he took his top off to show her. She recommended going to the nearest pharmacy. We then asked her where the nearest one is, she said there was one in Caleta De Fuste but it was a Sunday so it would be shut. So she offered to take us to the one at the airport. So at about half past 4, after her shift she took us to the airport, only to find that it was shut! She then said " okay I'll take you to the nearest town from here, which is on my way home anyway" so she took us to puerto de rosario and at the pharmacy she came in and translated to the lady in the pharmacy to make sure we had everything we needed! After this she dropped us at the bus shelter were we got a cab back to the hotel! She was so helpful and we were so lucky that she had offered to take us :)
Sebastian- who we nicknamed manuel (from faulty towers) was pretty much everywhere! At the bar, in the restaurant and even in the disco- when it opened one night! He was fantastic and so helpful!
Negatives- When going up to our room during the day you could smell sewage from the toilet which was really gross. We had to leave the balcony door open during the day to make sure it didn't smell! Then on top of that we had been there for 6 days and the maids had failed to change the towels! It was gross! Then after we asked them to change them they did, the next day they took the three clean ones from the previous day and replaced with only two towels! So off I went down to reception to ask for an extra towel. We heard nothing and two of us had to share one towel!
I was very disappointed to see that the pool bar wasn't open- even though I'm not old enough to drink- I'm sure my boyfriend and mum were upset too! The excuse they used was that the plastic cups would blow away in the wind and cause lots of rubbish around the pool. There were lots of plastic cups around anyway as people went to the pizzeria or the bar to get drinks and bought them out to the pool!
Overall a nice hotel and you get what you pay for really, I was very impressed with staff as we didn't come across anyone who was unhelpful or rude! Plus the food was of a variety different fish everyday, chips, some kids food was put out one night- after lots of complaints- nothing really to moan about, just your average all inclusive food which is exactly the same at pretty much all hotels!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Costa Tropical Apts, with its views of the coast, has 90 apartments all with pool view and 53 bungalows with a small garden area, balcony or terrace, living room, separate bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom. The apartments surround a large swimming pool which is 65 metres long and a separate children’s pool. There is also a large roof terrace for sunbathing. The apartments are the perfect place where you can relax and enjoy all the facilities. The Costa Tropical Apts offers clients the opportunity to prepare meals in their apartment or enjoy the all inclusive buffet with cold and warm buffet meals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apartamentos Globales Costa Tropical Hotel Fuerteventura