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Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

It was my first visit to Fuerteventura, my mum and sister have both been many times before. I had a good time, the rooms were of a good size, and clean, decor ok, a bit dull, but then you don't go away for that!! Food good, lots of choice and something new most nights, I heard others complain, but I sometimes wonder what people expect. Wine was very nice, too drinkable...
We didn't partake in entertainment, as we were there just for a quiet week with my old mum, at 80 and in a wheelchair, the staff were very good with us.
Overall, I would say the hotel looked a bit dull, I wouldn't have chosen it if it had been down to me, but as I say, the look of the place shouldn't be enough to put you off. Very few British, but that was also fine by me, people were still very polite and friendly.
Good facilities, on beach, which was very nice indeed, but not a very pretty island. I would go back for sun but not much else, would rather go somewhere else.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Just arrived back from a 10 night stay the stay was spot on. All the staff were very polite and friendly. We had with us our 6 year old boy who is very shy and after a few days was willing to participate in the kids club as the staff there was fantastic and worked really hard to keep the kids happy and entertained day and night! Everyday our rooms were cleaned and beds made and even on one occasion a bottle of champagne was left! The staff at meal times work very hard and seem very happy in their work. Also the spa is a must for 12 euros it was just a pity the massages was fully booked which must only mean a good thing, need 2 or 3 days notice! Would definitely recommend this hotel if you are looking for a nice peaceful stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank Mickjessisaac
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Dear guest,

We would like to thank you very much for your encouraging comments on our hotel and staff. It is always great to receive positive feedback on numerous aspects of the hotel services and installations.

To succeed, we are delighted that you praised our animation team and the splendid entertainment we offer to the children in our hotel. We do our utmost to bring a program which is of good taste and variety as also many amusing activities so that no wishes are left open.

We strive to ensure that the culture of warm hospitality is imbued in every person who works at the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park and to capture perfectly the exact balance between courtesy and friendliness which is different for each guest. We are delighted that you underlined your satisfaction with this aspect of your stay with us.

On the other hand we are delighted to read that you really enjoyed the efforts of your maid and the spotless room, thanks to your comments we know that we were successful in this area and that motivates us to do even better.

Last but not least, we are really proud to read that you highly recommend the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park. This is a beautiful award for our daily labors and a source of strength to continue striving to fulfill each and every demanding quality standard prescribed by our company. Once more, we thank you for posting this nice review and we look forward to may serve you again soon.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

stayed here last year so didnt know if it would be as good but as soon as we arrived we saw most of the staff were the same people as last year so we knew things would be ok check in was quick no waiting room was clean and spacious food again was very good and there was something for everyone even the pickiest of eaters and i should know im one all the staff work realy hard to make you feel at at home so a big thanks to them. had a couple of small problems in the room i reported it at reception within minutes the maintenance man was there to fix the problems it was my birthday while i was there when i came back from a hard days sun bathing a card and a bottle of champagne had been left for me which i thought was a nice touch so a big thanks to all the hotel staff and keep up the good work

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank stevejeannie
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Dear guest,

We feel honored that you choose pour hotel Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park for celebrating such a special occasion and we wish you a late happy birthday. We are delighted that once more, your stay has been an enjoyable one.

That you have fully enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that we could fulfill your expectations is very pleasant. We always try to pamper our guests with the best service to make their stay as comfortable as possible and we are proud that we could make our goal with you. Moreover, it strengthens our determination to continue developing an authentic service culture that enchants each and every of our clients.

To succeed, it fills us with proud to read that you find the meals excellent and with plenty of choices. We will pass these compliments to our chefs, as this kind off praising mentions, help us to keep on working enthused in the future.

On behalf of the staff and myself, I must say we were all enchanted to have you at the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park. We trust it will not be long before you will be back with us for another visit. We assure you in advance of our utmost care and attention and, we look forward to thank you personally for your encouraging review.

Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

My husband and I (29 and 37) Just came back from a one week vacation from this hotel and we definitely enjoyed ourselves We picked this hotel because we had stayed one week in summer in another Iberostar hotel in Greece, that was a five star one but this one was very good too.
Food was amazing with so many variations and very good quality, staff were friendly and helpful, there were a lot of entertainment programs both for children and grown ups and location was on a very good part of the island (down in the south).
Just consider some points, you should pay for some stuff like using safe deposit box in the room, internet in the lobby and using indoor swimming pool (which is part of the spa). The beach is amazing but in order to access it you should pass another Iberostar hotel (there are three of them!!) and it takes like 10 minutes to get there. It was very windy and a bit chilly when we were there so swimming in the sea and sun bathing are not really options if you are not a fan of cold weather. But there is a pool with warmer temperature in the hotel that is pleasant.
Distance to the airport is around 80 km and you should drive for 2 hours to get to Corralejo which has the whitest sand beach. But nearby beaches are as fantastic as Corralejo. We rented a car (57 euro per day) and drove all over the island in 2 days.
There are so many shops nearby the hotel from local ones to the most famous brands and you can spend couple of hours in them.
Most of the guests were German as apparently this is how the island is divided; British people in the north and German people in the south. There were other nationalities too, but the second language of the island and in some places even the first one was German!
Overall it was

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Travelfreak1983
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Dear Roy,

We greatly appreciate your positive review of our hotel Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park and the fact that you had such an enjoyable stay with us.

We are convinced that many upcoming visitors will find your review very helpful and we thank you for sharing your praising comments regarding our facilities, location and service.

We look forward to welcoming you back to any of our Iberostar hotels at your earliest possible convenience, to offer you another very enjoyable experience where you are pampered with the combination of our gastronomical highlights and our exclusive and personalized service.

Faithfully yours,

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

This review is slightly late but better late than never! Stayed at this resort as a family of 3 at the end of July 2012. Myself and my husdand late thirties/early forties and our 4 yr old son. I booked this via Alpharooms as at the time I don't think this hotel was available through British main tour operators, but this year noticed you can go with Thomas Cook. Chose Fuerteventura to overlap our holiday with a friend who was staying at the Barcelo Jandia Mar. As a party of 3 we wanted a room larger than a double/twin so that our son would have a little space to play - we saw the Playa Gaviotas Park on TA and liked the look of it and although it had few reviews they were all pretty positive.

Located next to the beautiful beach of Jandia. I got a room tip from TA and had a fabulous suite which was larger than most as situated on the corner so had veiws of pool, sea and inland. Our balcony was MASSIVE - large lounge and dining area and good sized bedroom. Our son won't sleep out on the sofa bed on his own but it looked really comfy. Only slight negative was that they didn't provide loungers on the balcony, for health and safety. Shame as it was a sun trap and so big.

Whole place was spotless, several pools and able to use the facilities of the Playa Gaviotas which is just in front and which you can walk trough to access the beach. There is one main buffet restaurant here and the pool bar becomes a theme restaurant in the evening. You can also eat in the Playa Gaviotas, which we did only once. Food in both places was outstanding but we preferred the more relaxed feeling in the Gaviotas Park. Fab choice, always hot enough and lots of variety. Great thing here was the ability to serve yourself from the hot drinks to juice, soft drinks, beer and wine on tap and shorts/cava. These drinks were available throughout the day at the pool bar too where there was also ice creams and slush drinks. What was great is that no-one abused this system as I can imagine that some people would just fill their boots and get legless!

The animation team are great and our son loved the shows, especially the Lion King. There is a an Iberostar kids club but our son didn't want to stay there as he was the only British child as 95% were German with some Spanish and French. Having said that they were all extremely friendly and courteous and was one reason we chose the hotel as Germans always demand high standards. Another delight was that you didn't thave the 7am rush for reserving sunbeds, which drives me insane. People would start to put towels out about 9ish but even if you went to the pool at say 11am there would always be beds free.

My husband used the gym several times and said it was okay but don't think it was air-conditioned. I chose to relax on the balcony while he went for a sweat! The suites do have a fridge and a small self catering area behind some cupbaord doors but no crockery etc. or kettle - one thing my husband did miss was a coffee first thing but I would often pop down to the restaurant and take one up for him while he and my son were still snoozing!

The hotel is on the edge of the resort - we walked down the beach along to the lighthouse once but the wind just whipped the sand up and was quite painful for my son. The beach by the Gaviotas is slightly more sheltered so not as breezy and very safe for children. If you walk along to the left hand side of the beach to the rockier areas that's where you will find the chipmunks which were very friendly and would eat from your hands.We didn't go into the village of Morro de Jable as just spent our evenings in the hotel.

What's prompted me tofinally write this review is I am looking for this summer's holiday and am struggling to find something that looks like it can compare with this place! The only thing that's preventing me booking again was that it would be nice for my son to make some new friends on holidays and the language barrrier really prevented this last year. As Thomas Cook are now booking here too maybe there will be slightly more Brits, but hopefully not too many. Would definitely return and highly recommend especially if you have more than one child so they can provide a bit of company and then maybe it's easier to be more confident in the kids club.

If you book it you really won't regret it - it's an ideal place for someone with young children.

Room Tip: We got a corner suite on the fifth floor - it was fab!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Hodgey_12
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Dear Madame,

First of all, thank very much for sharing this nice comment about your stay in Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park. The heads of departments have been informed about your wonderful feedback so they can share your comments with our team. Your positive and encouraging words motivated us to keep on working with joy and enthusiasm.

That you have fully enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that we could fulfill your expectations is very pleasant. We always try to pamper our guests with the best service to make their stay as comfortable as possible and we are proud that we could make our goal with you.

Regarding our staff we assure you that we choose and school them to cover as many languages as possible because we understand that good communication and service orientation are of prime importance to achieve maximum customer satisfaction. Especially in the kids clubs we make sure all nationalities can enjoy and be integrated without difficulties. Our program is carefully set up to make sure that all the kids have good fun and our experience tells us that they easily overcome any language-barriers by playing games that do not need verbal expertise.

To succeed, it fills us with proud to read that you find the meals excellent and the standards very high. These features are our prime pillars because we are convinced that only through their excellence we will be able to reach complete client satisfaction. We will pass your compliments to our teams, as this kind of reconfirming mentions; help us to continue working motivated in the future. It is also a pleasure to read that the clean room, the value for money and the location, were satisfactory to you.

We greatly appreciate your positive review of our Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park and the fact that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We would be honored to welcome you back and offer you another fantastic experience.

Sunny regards,

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Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

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