This hotel is in a fabulous position overlooking the sea - every room has a wonderful view.
We arrived at the hotel a little early for 3pm check in but no problem as our room was ready. A welcome glass of champagne was offered as we did the check-in bit. Very straight forward though they did deduct our room rate for the week in advance. The rooms are spacious with a sofa and twin beds. OK so the beds were pushed together but we asked reception for a 'double' mattress which appeared promptly and gave us a huge bed :-). Thank you! The balcony has a couple of rattan chairs with cushions and table. Fairly private so you don't feel aware of your neighbours all the time.
There's a fridge with minibar at typical minibar prices.
The bathroom is again large with shower over bath. Toiletries are provided and replenished if necessary.
Overall the rooms are really comfortable and clean and very quiet and relaxing. Would only say that they are do look a little 'grannified' and could do with a bit of an update. Towels and bathrobes have certainly seen better days.
The rest of the hotel is similar comfortable style to the rooms. Breakfast is a leisurely affair with fantastic choice including fresh juices and fizz.
The bar by the pool offers snacks at lunchtime with a fair choice at reasonable prices.
Dinner is a more formal affair. There are 2 sittings - 6 or 8pm. You are assigned a table number that you sit at every evening (this isn't made clear on arrival so tends to cause a bit of confusion). Again a lot of food on offer but it does become a little predictable. Starters of salads and soups. There are then several meat and fish dishes on offer (cooked to order) with vegetables etc. The staff are very professional and friendly. It does feel a bit like a canteen at times as guests queue up with plate in hand. I got a bit bored with the food as I'm vegetarian. There were vegetable dishes but not really any decent vegetarian alternatives. Plenty of pasta, potatoes and rice but found out (thankfully in time) that one of the rice dishes had been cooked in meat bouillon. I know I'm the exception to the rule but as I'd specifically emailed the hotel before I booked so I think they could have made more of an effort.
Most of the guests were German so yes by the time you get down to breakfast many of the sunbeds have towels on them. Not a problem though as there are plenty of beds and they are very comfortable.
It is a short stroll to the restaurants, bars and shops (including a Spar). Morro Jable is small but has everything you could need.
Very pleased we chose Morro Jable as it has a lovely atmosphere and seems to be less windy than other parts of the island. Also think we made a great choice in the XQ Palacete. A very 'grown-up' holiday.
If you want a bit of peace, comfort and some sun then this ticks all the boxes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near Morro Jable. 2-storey building. Located on the beachfront in Jandia beach (several steps lead to the beach). 300 m from Morro Jable. 1 km from a shopping centre. 90 km from the airport. 200 m from a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xq El Palacete Hotel Playa De Jandia
- XQ El Palacete Playa De Jandia, Fuerteventura