I have to say, what a great holiday, made excellant by the hotel.
The arrival and departure, and assistance at reception throughout the week was exceptional. Swift room keys and safe deposit keys, ease of attention to detail and even a hot meal in our room upon arrival (as the dining room had closed). Second-hand books (Novels) and various local leaflets were on hand, as was free internet Wi-Fi throughout the hotel complex, and one 1Euro (10 min) computer if you required it. Nothing was too much trouble, the staff would call a cab for you (Under 3Euros to the town centre - wow !). wristband given for all inclusive clients.
The Room (404) was great, with a main room at the rear a bathroom in the centre and a double sof bed in the front for our daughter. Plenty of units, chairs and sockets, and a good layout. Kettle and beverages and hairdrier provided. Room service was daily in the morning, with optional towel change overs etc. There was a balcony area with a table and two chairs - all very good. Air Con worked well (and we didn't even pay for it !). No problems with the room - although it is worth pointing out that the windo adjacent to most apartment doors doesn't seem to lock, making the room accesable through the window. Having said that, we had no security issues about the hotel at all and felt very comfortable and safe.
Dining room was great, beverages were fantastic, with beer pumps and soft drink pumps facing the public side of the counter. Breakfast constisted of a choice of fruit, yougurts and cereals, various breads, pancakes, biscuits, cakes etc and a whole array of hot buffet food eggs, bacon etc. In addition there was a cold meat and cheese assortment - a complete range. Lunch was a similar format with a selection of meats and cheeses, salads, fruit, rice and pasta dishes and a choice of several hot main meals and an array of deserts with masses of ice cream. Evening meal, soup, bread, a choice of about five main dishes, plenty of salad and amazing deserts. Staff were extremely attentive, no waiting, no delays, no complaints - Food was second to none, with a choice for all ages.
Poolside areas were great, no issues with sunbeds or noise levels, three pools suitable for all, no issues here. The poolside bar was run by Alvardo - he is a great guy. The bar is open 1015-1315 and 1515 to 1815 effectivally when the dining room isn't. Beer and soda pumps on the public side, coffee machine etc (Try the cappachino with baileys !). The shorts and cocktails made were great, no limitations, and nothing was too much trouble - literally nothing. Ice cream easily accesable, as were biscuits, choc-au-pans etc. Toasties in the morning, burger, hotdog and chips in the afternoons and medium level suitable 1960's-1990's english music of a suitable choice. Al is a great main - really helpful.
The bar salon and entainement were good, with a choice every day and night, the sauna could be booked for a shower before departure, and there was a bag store. The hotel is twenty minutes walk from the town centre, ten minutes from a beach and less than five minutes cab ride from the supermarket or ferryport. We like geocaching, and there are loads nearby. We recommend hiring a car for a couple of days, we recommend visiting Lobos island (take food and drink with you).
In summary; we never return to the same country, resort or hotel - we will now be breaking our rule. We will return, we would recommend this hotel to family and friends - a great experience - on a score level 10 out of 10 all round plus more !
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- Also Known As:
- Arena Hotel Corralejo
- Fuerteventura Hotel Arena
- Hotel Arena Corralejo
- Hotel Arena Fuerteventura/Corralejo