We stayed as a family of two adults and two teenagers (14 and 15) over the October half term week. The hotel is situated in the North of the island and about a 40-minute transfer from the airport. If you arrive late in the evening they open the restaurant and provide a small cold buffet for you, which is a nice gesture after a long journey.
The Oasis Village is a 3 star hotel that does what it says on the tin, some people will love this hotel and some people will hate it, not because the hotel is bad but because it just won’t suit all. If you’re used to 4 star holidays, this may not be for you. If you like Haven/Butlins type holidays and have children under 10, it’s probably right up your street. The hotel is in a very good location, beach 10/15-minute walk, and town 10 minutes. No sea view from hotel but nice and quiet area with everything on your doorstep.
The welcome meeting is worth going to we found it quite informative and booked a couple of worthwhile trips from it. (Its not pushy sales)!
The Pool Area – Is lovely, the pool is clean, refreshing and has plenty of sunbeds and shade. If you are desperate for that ‘prime’ location around the pool you will need to put your towel (in high season) out by 7.30am to secure your spot. The pool bar is well located with a seating area and can’t be faulted. Music and entertainment starts at 11am – 1pm then 2.30pm-5.00pm, the lower pool is a lot quieter. Pool towels are not provided so remember to pack your own.
Entertainment – The team do a worthy job, although, again this wont be everyone’s cup of tea, Craig is fantastic, the kids (and adults) love him. I felt the entertainment hall (for evenings) let it all down, hot, stuffy, bad sound, tepid atmosphere, it just didn’t feel like a place you wanted to spend your evening on holiday!
Restaurant/Food – The restaurant is not a place for a nice family meal, its just somewhere to eat, the food is not great, you won’t starve by any means but we ate out 5 nights out of 7, we wanted to soak up some atmosphere of Corralejo and enjoy our family time together and on that note the hotel restaurant just didn’t deliver. No problem with getting a table, and staff work so hard, never an empty plate left on a table for long. A recommendation in the town has to be the Amber Indian Restaurant, look for the Red Cross Pharmacy Sign and turn right, the best Indian food we have had and very reasonably priced, you can get up to 35% off if you manage to get a yellow leaflet from the man on the main strip looking for customers, although get there before 8pm, it’s a busy little place.
Drinks – Tropical Beer is good and cold; Spirits are local brands and rough!! Cocktails are pre made and watered down, can’t comment on the wine. Bottles of water are not provided in your all-inclusive package and can be bought from the bar for a euro or so, there is a water fountain by the pool bar where you get fill up for free.
Staff – Work extremely hard, polite, no problems here at all.
Cats - There are about 4 cats that belong to the village, they are clean, de-flead and very healthy, they are all female and have a part of their ear cut at the top to show they have been neutered, the cats are very domesticated and friendly but never scrounge for food. Cats are smart if you’re not a cat person they will know to leave you alone and cause you no bother.
Supermarket – Out of hotel and turn right, 100 yards is the HipoDino Supermarket, all you need is here and handy to have so close to the hotel.
Internet Access – There is Wi-Fi at the hotel, we took a netbook with us, it works in three places in the hotel, the main one being reception area, which is spacious with large sofa’s. There is an Internet station with 3 computers 1 euro for 10 minutes but they rarely worked or crashed continually.
Things to do – On a rainy day, we took the number 6 bus (every half an hour) into Puerto Del Rosario (the capital) where there is a 4 storey shopping centre (including a C&A) with an array of good shops (my teenage girls loved it) – Worth the trip and killed a few hours on a non-sunbathing day. Takes about 30 minutes on the bus and is the last stop (Terminates at the Bus Station)
We also went to Oasis park (that’s another review) in my opinion I wouldn’t go out of your way for it, especially if you have been to similar parks in other countries, it takes a good 1hr 30 minutes in a bus and with small children could be a long day, you get picked up at 9am and don’t get back till 7.45pm. There a a couple of restaurants on site, food not bad, but overpriced like all parks of this type, wherever you are in the world.
Legends Music Hall Tavern – Is a family friendly drag show with a 3 course meal and wine/beer included, if you book through the welcome meeting children go free, the bus collects you at 6.50pm and your return around 12pm. It is really funny and a great night out. Look out for the owner (Nigel) you may recognise him from a famous TV show !!
Local Market – Is next to the water park (10 mins walk) and on a Monday and Friday 9am-1pm, it’s a medium size but has the same brands, items on every other stall ! If you look or touch anything you are hounded, okay for a laugh and a bit of bartering but gets a bit annoying after a while.
Corralejo Town – If you come out of the hotel and turn left, past the big water slide and take a right (past the Oasis Dunas) you start the main strip (Its probably 2 miles long) there is an array of shops, bars, restaurants, it is not tacky and feels very safe. Two bars that stand out on the strip are Retro Bar (towards the top) and Rock Café both have live music every night and seem busy. Flicks is halfway down and is a great night out for the family (again teenagers will love it here) with a karaoke bar and a lounge bar with an adjoining terrace that link the two. A Thursday, Friday and Saturday are the best nights to go and probably not till around 10pm.
The strip leads all the way down to the music square and a harbour, a bit more secluded and romantic if you’re a couple looking for that candlelit meal.
Taxi’s are everywhere and easy to find, about 3.50 euro from town back to the hotel.
The Beach – We went to Waikiki Beach, (Follow the main strip till you see the shop that sells only white clothing and take a right) this is a lovely, safe, family friendly beach with a couple of beach bars, sunbeds and parasols.
Overall, a nice break away, would not return to Oasis Village but would go self catering in Corralejo anytime…
Room Tip: The higher rooms are cooler -
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Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oasis Village, Apartments in Corralejo, with modern facilities and a wide range of services in Corralejo, Fuerteventura. Built in 2000 and renovated in 2010, the resort covers an area of 44,000 m2. This great complex of Apartments in Corralejo is situated 1500 meters from the beach and 800 meters from the center of Corralejo. It is also located close to many tourist attractions in Corralejo, including the Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo, placed just 2 km away, and water and leisure park, Acua, just 50m. Oasis Village Apartments feature 207 rooms, 4 of which are designated and designed for disabled guests and 96 are equipped with kitchenette. All of them have furnished balcony or terrace. It has large gardens and spacious common areas, among other features that make it the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday in Corralejo. We offer different plans of meals. From Self Catering until All Inclusive, with which you can enjoy international meals and some drinks from 8am until 11pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oasis Village Corralejo
- Oasis Village Fuerteventura/Corralejo
- Oasis Village Hotel Corralejo
- Hotel Oasis Village
- Fuerteventura Oasis Village