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although we had specifically asked for a room NOT on the street site, this was exactly what we got. But since it was at a dead end, we didn't had much trouble with this. The check in was well prepared on forehand by the front desk employees. Although we were with 31 people at once, check in was done in a minute. The rooms were big with a seperate bedroom and living room. The balcony had room enough for a table, 2 chairs and a sunlounger. And then there was more room left. The mattrasses were good. Only problem was the bed for the 3/4 person in the living room. They had to sleep on the sofa,which only had a small deck and a wooden bottom. No back can stand that for more than one night. There are better solutions available for a bedsofa.
Service was great. Everybody was friendly and every querstion was dealt with directly. Isabel, with her big ad generous smile, made us smile ourselves at every meal. The all inclusive concept was more then sufficient. The was plenty ofchoice at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Maybe not always really hot, but cooked properly. And enough variation. For drinking even cocktails, whiskey, rum, baileys (all local brands) etc were included. The beach was rocky, but for us this was a plus. We love to snorkle and fishes prefer a rocky bottom. 300 mtr to the right, a sandy beach is available. 200 mtr to the left it was even more rocky. Hundreds of fish had their feeding ground there.
The complex is al german. Everybody of the staff speaks it. All animation is performed by germans. I even think they almost took over the whole of Fuerteventura. As we speak German this was only convenient for us.
Highlights of the Island where the sanddunes at Coralejo and the caves at Ajuy.. Just rent a car for one or two days and and you can explore the whole Island.
We had a pleasant stay at Barlovento all in all. On the positive side there is friendly staff and clean rooms, the entire estate was recently refurbished. The beach right in front of the hotel is calm and clean. The hotel is clearly a family friendly place for (literally) all generations. All inclusive food is mostly good. In walking distance there is almost everything Fuerteventura has to offer, the west-coast is an hour walk away and a great sight.
On the negative side there is the pool which is a bit tiny, there is no garden area at all. The beverages, especially alcohol, are a real let down (as often in all-inc hotels). The in-house entertainment was low budget and ok in that sense, however Costa Calma offers a variety of better alternatives. The WIFI was a laugh, and had to be paid for even. If going to Barlovento - get local mobile SIM or use data roaming.
If you are looking for family friendly, great value for little money holidays and if you are german speaking (luckily we are, in that sense) then this is a great choice. Make sure you book a "suite" there, as close to the beach as possible. It will be less noisy ;)
Firstly animation team is a one big mistake ,they don't do nothing if i compare their job to the hotels where i have been..You can expect that will be one activity on the pool mainly aqua gym or volleybal and in the evening show only in german.One show on Friday is in english because of Kristy (saxophon) she speaks only in english and spanish. That's everything what you can expect. And wait on Saturday animation team have a spare time so you will be watching movie (James Bond and Kac Vegas)..i have no words for the enterteinment there.Secondly food is delicious,you can enjoy every meal ! And the service is also very good ,spanish people are always very nice,positive people and helpful to the guest.Rooms are specious and clean.The beach is also wonderful but you have to remember to take a special shoes to the sea beacuse of the stones.Literally too much german with children.
A lovely hotel, great food and that's about it. Although the staff are very friendly, this hotel seems to only cater for families who are German. All entertainment was in German so unless you want to learn another language, dont stay here. Rooms were very nice but lacked air conditioning, all inclusive is also a bit of a let down compared to some other hotels. Location is good but definitely not worth the money payed for a weeks stay.
at the plus side is to metion the food, the service from the staff, the cleaning, the Beach and the park NeXT to the hotel. at the minus side is no airco at the rooms, some of the Building needs to be fixed up, you have to pay for the sunchairs at the Beach and you are told that the reservations of the sunchairs NeXT to the pools is not allowed, though that is happening every day and the pool is small very used by the Young people, but a perfect hotel for Familys where you can have a nive time with your children, absolute a place woth the Price.