After reading reviews I had started the holiday without any big expectations. Me and my boyfriends and 2 girls age 15 and 10 arrived at 10.30pm so too late for any food, the restaurant closes at 9.30pm. We had booked a villa and weren't too sure what it would be like as it wasn't very clear when booking initiallly. We were transported to what looked like an apartment block and when we checked the map, thats exaclty what they had put us in. We were not too pleased, but reception staff were quick to help and sent us to the other reception who kindly offered us a villa, but as it was so dark it was hard to tell if it was suitable. We declined as the bed sheets were filthy and there was a spiral staircase on the OUTSIDE of the building leading to the bedrooms and bathroom, very bizarre and pretty dangerous for young kids. I won't bore you with the rest of our experience, but will try to describe the hotel and facilities. Be careful when booking as there are 2 different kinds of villas, apartments and 2 different hotels within the complex. I wouldn't say any were better than any other although I didn't view the hotels but some of the people we met had also had problems with accomodation on arrival and were put in the hotels, they said they were much better rooms.
The food was below average, at first we thought it was good, but it ended up being the same things every meal time, lunch and dinner - meat, fish, plain pasta, chips. Plenty of salad (uncooked pasta) and desserts. You can help yourself to beer, wine and soft drinks in the restaurant.
Entertainment - there is a show every night, the staff are lovley and do their best to entertain, the shows we seen were the weirdest Ive seen and probably rated over 16, at one point a girl does a very provocotive pole dance all over one of the animation team!!! Every night was fun but the all inclusive stops at 11pm and therefore the lights and music get switched off too! There is activities all day too
Location - Excellent location, 2 min walk to the beach, restaurants and shops on the doorstep. There are some fab clubs 2 mins walk to the right as you leave the hotel, they even let our kids in on New Years Eve!!! A further 20 mins walk takes you to the most beautiful part of the beach with gorgeous restaurants and bars very well priced and right on the waters edge. We enjoyed watching a beautiful sunset from there.
Pools - 6 in total, one with a snack bar which was awful, burgers and chips one day, hotdogs and chips the next, pretty gross to be honest. But you can help yourself to beer, wine and softdrinks here too, also ice cream. The pools were way to cold to get in, there were complaints as the heated pool was switched off!! Everywhere seemed to be cleaned well tho.
Rooms - The apartment was spacious and clean, but very basic. We eventually moved to our Villa which wasn't much better, cold and dark, but we had our own private garden, 2 bathrooms and 2 big bedrooms, massive living area and dining area with kitchenette. We didn't get a towel change in the whole week we were there which disgusted me!!! The maid came in once but all she seemed to do was take the bins out and make the bed, not even change the sheets!!
Other facilities - There is a little train that runs from one end of the complex to the other daily. There is a zoo on site too which you can visit at a reduced rate for hotel guests. I would recommed only going when the show is on at 11am, fantastic show, the 2 guys that run it are hilarious. Be aware tho, if you are afraid of birds or snakes they just put them right on top of you, funny tho! The rest of the zoo isnt' that interesting.
The best thing about this hotel is the staff, they made our holiday along with the other english guests we met.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Stella Jandia Hotel Playa De Jandia
- Dunas Jandia Aparthotel Hotel
- Villa Stella Jandia Playa De Jandia, Fuerteventura