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Hotel Hesperia Bristol Playa
Ranked #21 of 45 Hotels in Corralejo
Reviewed October 13, 2013

just arrived back from the bristol playa after having a week there.We were delayed by 3 hrs so were very tired when we arrived after midnight.Roberta the receptionist checked us in quickly with a lovely smile on her face.After trying to find our apt (it was dark)we gave up and Roberta left her post and showed us where to go and even carried our cases up for up.Roberta you are a gem, thankyou so much for your help.On seeing the room we were amazed, as we had been given a 2 bedroom apartment for the 2 of us overlooking the pools.We were rather worried after reading some reviews but these people are just moaners. There is nothing wrong with this place as it is kept very clean inside and out and for a 3* it is good value for money.I have been to worse 4* before.Ok it is basic but you get what you pay for. Location was great for us although for some it may be too far out.About 10mins to square and 20mins to town.great place with fab weather and great hotel.Couldnt fault it and are going back in March.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank julia c
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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for ten nights our third stay in 2013 pool area lovely and clean staff can't do enough for you. Rooms are basic but spotless cleaned most days. Short walk along seafront to town great location, beautiful restaurants bars and beaches as I said stayed in Bristol playa for ten nights and for a week in both feb and June 2013. And can't wait to return fab hotel loved it. John and Peter oct 2013.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 10 nights, lovely little apartments with everything you could ask for, very good onsite supermarket , gorgeous pool with loads of beds so never a problem getting one. This place is very clean and there were no crawling bugs at all inside the complex .lots of steps

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No shutters on the windows meant you could not open them safely at night (no air con ) and they had no security guard which I found astounding especially as someone tried to break into our apt whilst we were inside. I had to call reception for help and he came running but the next night it was a girl alone which is why the complex only gets an average score.

Distance.
Really not as far as shown on some maps , stick to the beach road its actually a nice walk. 10 mins to harbour which is where everything is .

Terrible parking disabled spaces were ignored .

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
3  Thank fluffypinkmonster
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Just got back from Hesperia Bristol playa in September 2013 with boyfriend. Staff were very polite on arrival, allocated our room which was basic but nice. Our room 117, was very close to the main road and was noisy at night. The pools were nice but salt water, so is a tad uncomfortable but helps you tan better! (u no)The food in the hotels restaurant wasn't good, we just tried breakfast and knew not to try dinner. Just ate out every night in nice restaurants along the main strip & harbour. The pool bar is only open from 12:30-4:30 which isn't long enough so not really ideal.
The main strip is about a 15 minute walk along the sea front which is nice but can be chilly at night and take a while in the dark streets with not many people around. We found a quicker route but still dark and lonely streets!
The maid come 5 times out of 7, but only changed towels 3 times, which is quite annoying.
The weather was gorgeous in September, I worshiped the sun.
We also got the ferry from the harbour to Lanzarote which was only 23 euros per person for return trip.
We would recommended this hotel for a cheap holiday to a beautiful island, good value for money but wouldn't return.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jessie d
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

just come back from here, I was pleasantly surprise to find this hotel was not as bad as the reviews had made out. The room was clean and tidy and the staff was more than friendly and willing to help. when needing a toaster for the room to make breakfast asked at reception and they sorted me one out the same day. There is a short distance to the bars and restaurants, within walking distance about 5 - 10 minutes. The best beach is a short bus ride away costing 1 euro 20. Bus stop just 5 minutes walk around corner from hotel.
Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to all ages and I would go back myself. I agree with Becky s "don't know why people are moaning "

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Claire s
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I live on the island, but a 30 minute drive from Corralejo and there are occasions when we like to stay overnight so we can have a drink and not worry about driving. I stay in the Bristol Playa at least twice a year and cannot fault the place. We first stayed there in 2001 on holiday when it was all inclusive and enjoyed it so much we returned the following year when it had changed to self catering only. It was refurbished in 2003. It is in a great location if you like to be away from the centre of town. I particularly like the walk along the beach front to get to the harbour and old town. The rooms are clean and spacious, if looking a little dated again and the beds are not the most comfortable. I love the shower gel you get free. We usually pay 28 euros a night for the 2 of us for the room which is an excellent deal. I like the pool area, never a problem to get a sun bed. The reception staff are always friendly and helpful. There is no evening entertainment so it is not ideal if you are not the sort of person who likes to get out and about. But since Corralejo has brilliant restaurants and bars why would you want to stay in your hotel? Overall it is what it is, good value accommodation, clean, tidy and in a good spot.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank TerpsisQueen
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Arrived late at night and we were allocateda room on the 3rd floor. There are no lifts in this hotel so I had to struggle up 3 flights of stairs with our suitcases. The room was clean and reasonably equipped with 2 single beds and a very large roof terrace. However the terrace was overlooked by the opposite apartment. The first night we left the bedroom window open and found it extremely noisy as the main road was close to our room. After that we slept with the windows closed, we found it a bit hot but better than the traffic noise. Other than the daily climb up 3 flights of stairs we found the room OK for the rest of the holiday. The supermarket is well stocked but a little on the expensive side, OK for convenience things. Free WIFI was available, but only in reception. The hotel is a little isolated with a 15 min walk to the restaurants and bars of the town, however there were some restaurants closer but we did not use them.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Colin J
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Address: Urbanizacion Lago de Bristol, 1 | Paseo Bristol, 35660 Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > La Oliva > Corralejo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Corralejo
Price Range: $61 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hesperia Bristol Playa 3*
Number of rooms: 186
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property is 7 minutes walk from the beach. The Hesperia Bristol Playa apartment has a great beachfront setting in Fuerteventura's Corralejo Beach, with views of Lanzarote and Isla de Lobos. It offers free WiFi throughout and 3 outdoor swimming pools. Set within gardens, the complex has an entertainment programme. Each apartment features a seating area with satellite TV and a private balcony or terrace. The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, hob, and microwave. Bristol Playa offers a seasonal pool bar, lounge where barbecues are organised, and a restaurant serving buffet breakfast and dinner. There is also a supermarket and bicycle and sports equipment rental. Corralejo Port is 700 m away and regular ferries to Isla de Lobos and Lanzarote leave from here. The property is just 5 minutes' drive from Las Dunas National Park, and you can find the Corralejo Marina after a 5-minute walk. Parking is free on site. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hesperia Bristol Playa Corralejo
Bristol Playa
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