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Villa Stella Jandia
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Avenida El Saladar 23, 35626 Playa de Jandia, Pajara, Fuerteventura, Spain   |  
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Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Playa de Jandia
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“Got what we paid for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Good break weather lovely, pool very clean, sheets and towels a lot to be desired, cheap Accomodation if that's what you want, generally decor a bit tired, but clean. Suited our needs, not sure if I would go back to this villa, loved fuerterventura might be worth spending bit more for Slightly better Accomodation.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Andover, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

There is not too much to complain about at this resort. We stayed in two apartments (all inclusive). Clean, and tidy, with fairly modern facilities. Shower didn't work, but someone came out immediately and fixed it. Rooms were cleaned/replenished as indicated. Food is plentiful and varied, with something for everyone.The on-site zoo is good, and the evening entertainment for both children and adults was exceptional - everyone enjoyed it!
I only have two criticisms - We stayed at the beginning of June, and some facilities were 'closed due to technical problems' We later found out that this was simply due to not being in the high season. Some of the pools and pool bars, along with the mini-train were not operational - just annoying! Having said that, the whole resort was not crowded, and many of the apartments were empty, which made it quiet at night.
Also, the staff were very friendly and helpful - all of them apart from one barman -Senor Kenn, who was a particularly miserable and rude man. Don't think he was really cut out to work at a holiday resort!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012 via mobile

Myself, my wife and 3 kids stayed in the Stella Chalets for 2 weeks in April 2012. Our first impressions were the size of this resort and how well maintained it looked, it took a little while to get our bearings.
Overall the resort has plenty to offer and plenty for kids to do with the kids club, disco and playgrounds. This was important to us with 3 girls under 7. The entertainment at night on stage is kid friendly also and finishes up at 11am, at that stage we were ready for bed.
The chalets are a good size and clean, glad we didn't have to use the kitchen ( 2 ring cooker, fridge and not much else)as we were staying all inclusive. Cleaners came in 5 times a week and changed towels each time.
The restaurant has lots on offer to suit all tastes, I would say breakfast is the best of the 3 meals served. The food is fine with plenty of choice, somedays usually a chicken/pork offering and fish cooked by a chef with chips pasta etc on the buffet.
Lunch can be had at the pool bar or again in the main restaurant and consists of burgers, sausages, ham&cheese toast ies along with chips and salad.
Overall we had a great time and wanted for nothing, staff are friendly, plenty to keep the kids busy inc a zoo and train going around the complex. Kids team are 100% knew our kids by first name and always stopped to say hello around the complex. Our eldest took part in 2 shows at night which made her holiday. The other 2 girls favourite was the ice cream and pools.
Plenty of booze in the evening, whatever you fancy but this stops at 11. Probably just as well

Improvements

Only 1 English channel on tv
More kids food ie. kids buffet
The odd peacock poo on the paths( large, you can't miss them)
Laundry is expensive €8 per load

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Venice
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8 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

This is a huge resort in a great location to the beach, shops and restaurants.
We stayed in a 2 bed villa ~ for the most part it was clean and spacious for the 5 of us. We had a spacious patio area which was nice for the kids. Upon arrival we were missing sheets and pillows. Our front door was also broken and didnt shut properly. We made requests for these to be taken care of and eventually they were taken care of.
We definetly preferred the area our villa was in ~ it was quieter and cleaner on the outside (lacked the peacock and cat poop ) that other areas had !!!!

We were close to the main entrance and the Africano pool. We were a short walk away from the most amazing beach. The sand is a beautiful white golden colour and the sea a brilliant blue, crystal clear ~ you can see for miles.
We were at the beach most days. On your walk down you are greeted by cute chipmonks that will eat out of your hands. The kids loved this!
The Africano pool was big and lovely. Plenty of beds and seats around the pool bar.
The paradise pool was also nice and had a pool bar but was more of a walk for us so didnt go there but once.

Our kids enjoyed the kids club and made friends of different nationalities. The entertainment crew was amazing with the kids. They enjoyed getting certificates and medals. At night there was a mini disco for kids which was cute.
Adult entertainment followed after this which was also very good. Very talented and very funny!

The grounds of this resort is beautiful. There are lots of peacocks and cats that walk around but you get used to them and the kids love them.

There are lots of places to eat and places to shop outside of the resort. We took a cab into Morro del Jable and ate on the water front a few nights. The view was amazing and service good.

We did the all inclusive deal as with kids we find this easier.
The FOOD was AWFUL !!! There is no way to paint this picture pretty because it was not good. We are not picky eaters and dont expect amazing with " all inclusive" but this was bad. There was no variety at all ~ everyday was the same thing ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ). Some meat looked under cooked and everything tasted like FISH !
I stuck to the salads, fruit and bread.
The paradise buffet restaurant was the only one open at the time we were there. Our 2nd week there was much busier and the lines were longer and food more picked over!
We ended up eating out 5 nights of the 10 for dinner.
We ate our lunch mostly by the Africano pool and again it was the same every single day.

The drinks were great. They do not make weak drinks ! The sangria was lovely :)

Putting the food issue aside, we had a wonderful time away. We met some great new friends and had great weather every single day. The views and beaches are STUNNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in Villa Stella Zoo area ~ nicest and quiet
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hudcovce, Presov, Slovakia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Very close to morro del jable, amazing beaches just behind the gates. We had all inclusive deal good for 3 star apartments.there are 2 restaurants and 2 types of rooms. Apartments and kinda hotel style rooms in apartment complex. Complex is very large and bit far from car park to room. I loved this complex as it filled all my needs. I have been there 3 times and always have great time. Yes there are peacocks all around and making some noises but I never seen them on open place before. There is also zoo in the complex free for guests. I never used a pool as beach is walk distance and it is spectacular. We eat out couple of times as 3* food is repetitive bud eatable for its price. It is bit far from airport but we had rented car.

Room Tip: room for 3 is actually 2 + child.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kildare
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We (Two adults in early 30's and two children, 4 and 6) went to the two bedroomed apartments in November 2010 (not 2011 -but had to put that there as the option for 2010 wasn't there) for a week on an all inclusive basis and we loved it. I didn't write a review at the time, however we are now booking to go back and I have again seen very mixed reviews so wanted to post a realistic review.

We flew with a low cost airline and had booked a car for the week - however the car hire place turned out to be a 10 min drive from the airport, and when we arrived this was not apparent - there was no one to meet us and we ended up having to call them to find out what was happening not a great start particularly when you have two young kids after an early start and a long flight. Eventually a bus arrive to collect us and two other couples and drove us 10 mins to the collection point in an industrial park. We had to queue then to provide details etc. The we drove from the rental place to the petrol station to discover the petrol cover wouldn't open and had to return to get another car. Also when we dropped back the car we were told to just leave the keys with the desk which we did and they ended up ringing us two days later to ask where the car was, and whilst they accepted that car was returned they charged my credit card for the two days and I had to sort that out with my bank. I would however recommend Pay less car hire which we used after the week when our flight was cancelled due to industrial action and we had to stay another two days and that car hire place was in the airport, friendly and helpful and had good quality cars at low prices.

We found the hotel very easily, we checked in at the main reception are for the hotel and were given directions to the apartments. The apartments were lovely and modern and clean. there were two single beds in each room, and the pictures on their website are an accurate depiction of the rooms. The only downside is the TV has no real english language stations, which would just be handy when kids are having a nap etc. We were on the ground floor, and there was a spacious patio area outside that had a clothes horse, table and chairs. While we had our own area it opened out to a walkway that was shared with the other apartments so it wasn't private however this was fine for us as the kids could play out there and there were some neighbours with young kids so they would bring their cars out and play together in the morning and evenings which was nice.

We arrived on a Saturday, and that evening we went for dinner in the buffet restaurant. This was our first all inclusive holiday and I don't really have anything to compare this to. We were expecting the worst, but we had gotten a great deal on this and agreed that we would go out for dinner if we needed to, however I was pleasantly surprised. The food wasn't the fabulous but it was fine, there was always something on offer that I would eat, and the kids loved being able to go up and pick what they wanted. The salads were fresh, there was a great choice of seafood, especially shellfish. There was different things most nights and lots of ice cream etc for the kids and it wasn't fast food type food which is what I had expected. there was beer, wine and soft drinks available for you to serve yourself with. the wine was OK, but not something I would have chosen myself in a restaurant, the beer was grand. After dinner we went to the bar across from the restaurant and were a bit worried - it was huge and people were just sitting around and there was no entertainment, it wasn't until the next day that we found out that there is no entertainment on Saturdays.

The next morning we had a lovely breakfast - there was lots of fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereal,pastries etc, and hot food as well, eggs, beans, sausages, bacon etc. We went for a walk around the resort and like other people were amazed at how big this is. There are loads of lovely swimming pools. In the children's area which is beside the two bedroomed apartments (although they have their own pool area), but there was a larger pool, a shallow pool, a playground, a large sand pit and the kids club. there is also a small bar that serves drinks, ice cream and some pastries during the day, so it was easy to stay there with the kids during the day. We decided to try out the kids club, it ran from 10am to 12.30, and the first day they went for a walk over to the light house across the road where chipmunks run around . The two "leaders" were both german but spoke a number of languages including English, and our kids got on fine with the children who were there, although they were the only Irish children (or English speaking) there. The kids club also ran in the afternoon from 2-4, and the kids also went in the afternoon a few days as the weather wasn't great.

When the kids were in club, we went for walk around the complex and down through Jandia. The complex is on a small hill, with the beach at the end of the hill which is where the front entrance is, when you come in the gate there is a large palm tree lined road that runs up the hill through the resort. When you come in the gate the Afrikana theatre/bar is to your left where the entertainment is on at night, there is also a large swimming pool and snack bar there. to the right is the zoo, which wasn't open when we were there. as you walk up the hill there was a hotel block to the left which didn't appear to be open although I knew from reading the reviews that not all parts of the complex were open. To the right were villas of some sort. A little further on the right were the apartments where we stayed with their own pool and just past that the kids play area, pool etc (described further down) then there was a crossroads and past there on the left is the block where the main restaurant, large pool, reception is, on the right was a small gym (not state of the art) and where there is a masseuse (who was good - I went one day). behind the gym there were other villa type accommodation. There was a small train that took you around the resort if you didn't feel like walking (approx 10 mins from reception to main gate near beach). Out the main gate at the bottom of the hill, there is a beach which is beautiful, and the main street of shops and restaurants is lined across from the beach. There were a good few restaurants and an english bar which my husband went to one day to watch a soccer match. There was a shop next door that sold beach things like small surf boards, buckets and spades etc. Further down there is a small supermarket. There were also some shops selling perfumes, clothes and gifts. To the other side there was a small Mango shop.

That night after dinner we went to the Afrikana bar in the hotel complex where there was a kids disco from 8-8.30 with the kids club leaders which the kids enjoyed, at 9ish the evening entertainment was on - we thought it was great - the first night they did this dance/acrobatic production. The kids also really enjoyed it and were happy to sit and watch it. It finished just before 11, and we headed back to the apartment. Drinks were covered in the Afrikana bar under the all inclusive rate as well, although we were never there after 11, and I think you had to start paying then, although for people without kids I don't think there was a whole lot happening when the entertainment show finished, but there was a nigh club next door which I think residents had free entrance into. Other nights there were shows like their own version of Rocky Horror Show, We Will Rock You and some of their own productions. On the last evening we were there the kids practice a show at kids club and did that for everyone instead of the kids disco which was lovely. I couldn't fault the entertainment and thought it was really well done and also suitable for the kids. The entertainment crew were also around during the day doing yoga and other activities at the poolside.

At the large pool beside reception there was a small bar, and down at the pool beside the Afrikana theatre/bar there was a snack bar serving drinks and also hot dogs, chips and burgers during the day - not great food, but grand if you are at the pool all day and don't want to go up to the main restaurant - and we just had a snack here one day, as we were having a proper lunch in the restaurant each day.

As I said the beach is right across the road from the hotel and is absolutely gorgeous, although a bit breezy but then the island is a favourite of kite surfers. One of the days we went to Oasis Park which isn't too far from Jandia, and it was brilliant. Its mostly run on a show basis, as opposed to a zoo that you just walk around - so you go in and there is a parrot show where the parrots do tricks and it was brilliant, and then you go and see reptiles and the kids get to touch snakes and things, they also have a show with sealions which was amazing ( there are other shows - these just stood out).

We were genuinely sad to go home and agreed that this had been the most relaxing holiday we had been on with the kids. I wouldn't recommend this for a young couple, but for a family it was perfect. It isn't 5 star luxury but for the price I was impressed and pleased with what we got. Our flight was cancelled and we stayed in Fuertaventura for 3 more nights and decided to try Corrralejo - I cried the first night as the hotel that we stayed in was nothing like the Stella and I was devastated that we just didn't drive straight back. The place we stayed in was also all inclusive but we didn't eat there as the food wasn't great, there was no body there at night, as most people on B&B or self catering. A Russian couple who were also at Stella and had there flight cancelled ended up in the same place as us, and when we spoke to them they agreed that they should have gone straight back.

So anyway - Stella gets our vote and we are heading back this summer, and looking forward to it already. We had considered trying out somewhere new, but after what happened in Corralejo, we decided that it was better to go somewhere that we had enjoyed and were comfortable staying in.

Room Tip: We stayed in the two bedroomed apartments - so can't speak for the other accommodation in the co...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

I have been to this complex about 4 times, some of the complex is a bit tatty because that part of the compex is closed so some of the photos that i have seen on reviews are from that part, there fore why are they taking photos of that part anyway. The accomodation in the villas are really big even for 3 friends each of us with our own rooms with 2 toilets and a big shower room, a very relaxing week every time that we have been, plenty of choices in the restaurants and clean.Plenty of bars and pools, going back, you bet

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida El Saladar 23, 35626 Playa de Jandia, Pajara, Fuerteventura, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > Jandia Peninsula > Pajara > Playa de Jandia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Playa de Jandia
#7 Luxury Hotel in Playa de Jandia
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Stella Jandia 4*
Number of rooms: 159
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