We have just come back from spending Christmas week at La Tahona, Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura.
We booked late so there wasn't a lot of choices left and so my husband took what there was, I must admit, after reading the reviews about this hotel on here I was very apprehensive....
But we were very pleasantly surprised! La Tahona is nothing like the bad reviews. All I can say is - it must have had a huge overall since those reviews were written!
We booked a family room for myself, my husband and our two teenage girls, the 'room' was a proper little two bedroom flat. It had a kitchen, bathroom, a large furnished living room and two large double bedrooms. It was clean and newly decorated. Lovely.
We were on an All-Inclusive so the next 'test' was the food. The restaurant was clean, spacious and well presented and the food was a little 'samey' I must admit but very enjoyable. There was always at least one fish dish and one meat dish plus plenty of veges, salad, fresh baked bread, soup, pasta, rice and other 'extras' plus desserts, usually various ice-creams, jellies, mousses, fresh fruit, cakes, and rice pudding. You'd have to be a very fussy eater not to find something you enjoy.
It's true that the staff seemed very over-worked but they were polite and helpful. The room was kept clean, the maids went in 3 times during our one-week stay and gave us fresh linen and towels.
There were a few minor health and safety issues such as concrete overflows sticking out the wall on staircases, very easy to bang your head on and 'invisible' steps here and there so watch out for these but no serious issues.
The pool was large and clean. A bit cold but not unbearable, it was winter though so that's expected.
Although there was no entertainment in the actual hotel it is in a great location, very close to the beach, shops, restaurants, activities, excursions and entertainment bars for the evenings. If you're into night-life, in the shopping centre there is a group of bars called 'Pierros' - you will find something to entertain you there, each bar has something different going on from 9pm til 2am every night and it's a family atmosphere and English speaking.
There is free wi-fi in the comfortable reception area of the hotel which our daughters loved, they kept in touch with all their friends back home.
By the way, if you drink spirits, watch the measures, they are huge! I'd say at least triple the measure you'd get in Britain at the hotel and double at the bars.
All in all we had a great time and are already considering booking the same resort for next Christmas which we've never done before as we usually make a point of booking different places each time. We would go there in summer but the weather is said to reach temperatures of up to 50c during the summer months, a bit hot for us!
I highly recommend this hotel if you want a nice time and good value for money.
Oh and don't book transfers, you can get a taxi from the airport for around 12euro and it takes about 10-15 minutes. Transfers take much longer.
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- Also Known As:
- La Tahona Garden Hotel Caleta De Fuste
- La Tahona Garden Apartments Hotel
- La Tahona Garden Fuerteventura/Caleta De Fuste