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Hotel Soul Surfer
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in El Cotillo
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed for ten days whilst enjoying a bit of surfing, diving and other moderately adventurous stuff in El Cotillo, a quirky mix of traditional fishing and boho surf-chic village.

This hotel was an excellent choice, the warmth and passion of the owners is obvious in every aspect of the place, it really feels like staying in somebodies home. They make every effort to ensure you enjoy your stay, it has so many nice touches in the decor and furnishings, and this seems to make everyone that stays there relaxed and friendly too.

The location is great, just minutes away from some great restaurants and close to the lagoons beach area, all viewable from the fantastic sundeck and roof terrace with just the right amount of loungers and comfy sofas, sun and shade to relax and chill out.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Steve O
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Just an awesome place to stay if you want to surf and relax !
Low price, friendly staff, close to the beach, wifi connection, nice breakfast, awesome roof terrace, delicious ice-cream place right next to the hotel, good location, quiet, not too touristy, authentic.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Twistan188057
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

On a day visit to El Cotillo we literally fell over this hotel situated between the old harbour and the lagoons. We asked to see the rooms and were really impressed by the enthusiasm and welcome demonstrated by the owners.The rooms were immaculately clean and although simply furnished had a fridge, comfortable beds and excellent bathrooms.
The owners have put a lot of thought into what customers need. E.g communal kitchen should you wish to do a spot of home cooking, delightful roof terrace with BBQ , and a selection of beach toys for the kids to borrow.
We returned for a nights stay a couple of days later and it totally lived up to our expectations. After a number of years staying at the big hotel chains it was refreshing to see how a well run small basic hotel can compete and trump the multi nationals. El Cotillo is fabulous and Soul Surfer is a great place to enjoy it from.

Room Tip: Corner rooms have windows on 2 walls which allow a nice flow of air
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank bevsontour
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Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

I remember staying here back in 2004, it used to be an extremely nice hotel and also bared a different name. I remember the rooms being cosy and cute and it was a tranquil family friendly atmosphere. Obviously, by the sounds of the reviews, it's a changed hotel and has new owners since my stay as a little boy. Nevertheless, stunning location and beautiful beaches.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

The hotel is small with only 20 rooms, which probably is one reason for it's family-friendly atmosphere. The staff and the new owners are nice and friendly, individual wishes are respected. They even rent buggy boards and beach toys. My husband was welcomed to store his surf board in the separate gear room. The breakfast is excellent for this category of hotel. From the roof terrace one can see all over Cotillo and the shore, the beach is just 30 seconds away. A playground for the kids is also near by, our two daughters loved it there.
Conclusion : everything great and fantastic, very good value for the money. A lovely vacation for only 2 weeks. We will most likely come back in two years.

Room Tip: When staying in winter get a room to the south.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

A really nice hotel, fine value for the price especially with the excellent breakfast buffet.The rooms are spacious and well-appointed,and the overall deal including the en-suite bathrooms and daily room cleaning service gives you the feeling of staying in a real hotel,which is welcome after days on the road biking about the islands and occasionally having to resort to inferior backpacker-type accommodation for what amounts to almost a similar price.As always,what sets a place like this apart is the friendliness and personal touch of the hosts,almost always missing in the more institutional hotels for which you can pay double the price-for what? Soul Surfer has welcoming common areas around the reception including a bar and the whole is tastefully decorated,almost with an art - deco feel to it.There are great views from the relaxing roof terrace with its comfortable lounge chairs.There's a pool up here too,empty of water when I visited but hopefully it will get filled for the summer..the hosts only took over the place a few months before my visit.So enjoy your stay with Pilar from Mexico and her German husband,always willing to help.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was my third trip to Fuerteventura within the space of a year and this has to be the nicest Hotel I've stayed at so far! This is apparently a 2 star Hotel, but I found it to be of better quality then the other two 3 star Hotels I stayed in. The rooms are decorated in a very attractive and modern manner, the bed was comfortable (unlike the other two places where it was like sleeping on tarmac :P) The breakfast was fresh and full of variety. The location is perfect for water sports enthusiasts or anyone wanting to enjoy the gorgeous climate and breathtaking beaches(only a short walk from the hotel, along with some of the best restaurants on the island I might add).
Also there is wifi available all over the hotel, with a good connection in the room, which was a big plus! I suppose above all else the thing that stood out most about the Soul Surfer was the lovely couple who run it....they were incredibly kind and hospitable, and made me feel welcome, which was so nice as I was a solo traveler.
So to sum it up, if you ever come to Fuerteventura/El Cotillo, stay at the Soul Surfer, I'm sure you'll have a great experience, I know I did :)

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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6  Thank Jennifer L
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juarezpilar73, Propietario at Hotel Soul Surfer, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2015

Hello Jennifer
We miss you so much!! Thank you very much. It was a pleasure having you here. I wish you the best!! Kisses

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Additional Information about Hotel Soul Surfer

Address: San Pedro, 2, 35650 El Cotillo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > La Oliva > El Cotillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in El Cotillo
Price Range: $60 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soul Surfer Hotel is only for adult and it is just 50 metros from Cotillo's beaches and natural lagoons and the Spew Pits spot for kites and surfers. This is a spanish colonial style hotel with 18 rooms and a big sun terrace with the best views in Cotillo.The rooms are with TV and safe free. Internet is also free in common areas. The bathrooms include a bath tub and a hairdryer. The breakfast buffet is very completed.The hotel has a pool and nice terrace with the best sea views in El Cotillo ... more   less 
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