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“great views and position near beach”
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XQ El Palacete
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Playa de Jandia
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We loved this friendly little hotel! Ok, the rooms are a tad dated, but they are clean and spacious. The hotel is on a great position near the beautiful Jandia Beach. We had amazing sea views from our balcony. The resort is a little hilly, so you need to be quite mobile on your feet. We stayed half board and enjoyed the buffet dinner, although I'm not a big fan of buffet. Also, it was great drinking complimentary Cava with breakfast every day.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel X, Director General at XQ El Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for review about your stay at XQ El Palacete. We are glad you enjoy our services but we will take deeply in consideration your opinions to improve the hotel quality. Thank you for pointing out our buffet dinner, specially because your are not a big fan of them. We are looking forward to greet you again in the near future at your home away from home: XQ El Palacete.

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XQ El Palacete

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

The XQ El Palacete is a fairly small hotel but it has a very warm and caring atmosphere. Upon arriving we were met by a very friendly polite and professional reception team who allowed us into our rooms early. The room was very clean and had everything that we needed. We asked for a quiet room in the booking and we got this. The hotel was mostly adult which gave it a classy air, no screaming kids to ruin the sun drenched relaxation. All rooms also have sea views and balconies.

The food was excellent. It has a German bias but since the majority of customers are German it makes sence. It was still very delicious. Served in a buffet format with a grill for fresh steaks and amazingly flavored fish. I always looked forward to meal time and with the heat half board was enough. There was a nice snack menu if you got hungry. If you get bored of the bar there is an excellent cocktail bar just around the corner.

The location is the best. The side gate is on the ramp to the main beach. But with the excellent pool that always has a spare sun bed and the view there isn't really any need to venture down there but if you do you will see crystal clear see, clean golden sand and a short walk from the lighthouse with the main shops. The east side of the island is too windy and from the other complaining Brits on the aircraft the north is too British with lots of rubbish on the beach and cigarette ends. Stick with the civilised Germans you cant go wrong.

The only negative was slightly average water pressure in the shower and if that's all I have to moan about then it shows what a great place this is.

I will definitely be back to this gem.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel X, Director General at XQ El Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to make such wonderfull review about your stay with us, on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the wondeful place where we are located and we feel very honoured to have been your option for these vacations. Thank you for pointing out our delightful breakfast and generally the high quality of our gastronomy. We will take in consideration your opinion to improve our services, and offer you a better experience in your next visit.

Kindest regards,
XQ El Palacete

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Feel compelled to write my first Trip Advisor review. Perfect location right on the beach (and what a beach with crystal clear water) with a beautiful pool tool. We loved the area. Everything we needed on our doorstop (not for clubbers though but we just wanted to chill out). Ate so well, with so much fresh fish available in the local restaurants. We didn't eat dinner in the hotel as we became obsessed with La Laja and felt local restaurants were better value but the breakfast was delicious with lots of fruit, crepes, fresh bread, hams and omelettes, loved the omelettes!
The staff were wonderful. So Helpful & friendly. They let us have a late check out so we could enjoy the last few hours in the sun. Not always possible I know but this was a wonderful end to the trip.
For the relaxed easy holiday we wanted, this was perfect. They should join the hospitality industry's move to free wifi but forced lack of Internet was probably good for us. Just a wonderful time and we want to see more of the island next time. We will be back.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel X, Director General at XQ El Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

Dear Emma,

First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to make such wonderfull review, about your stay with us, and for having chosen your stay at XQ El Palacete as your first review in TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the wondeful place where we are located, and that you are already thinking in coming back and discover more spots of Fuerteventura. We would also want to tell you that we have improve our services, and right now, you can enjoy of free WIFI in our hotel. We are looking forward to greet you again in the near future at your home away from home: XQ El Palacete

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XQ El Palacete

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We have just returned from this 54 room hotel which we have to say has the most perfect location. The hotel is about an hour or so from the Airport. Situated, we feel, in the most picturesque part of the island, this hotel is perched minutes from the beach. Being a small hotel you have much more of a personal touch..chocolates left in your room. chef bringing melon round when lounging around the pool, drink on arrival, a room to shower in before leaving etc... The staff are the most polite we have ever come across on our travels. mix of guest, mainly german and odd english, scot.. That didnt bother us at all as we came to get away from England ! Rooms were spacious, well needed air conditioning and ceiling fan and comfortable balcony. All rooms have sea views. Promenade just below leads you to stretches of golden sand and the clear blue sea. The path to the left takes you to jandia shops and bars and right to Morro Jable old town with restaurants, very authentic.. back to the hotel !! towels are given daily to bathe with and a sufficient pool (not ideal for children,but then the hotel isn't really recommended for children ). Food is buffet style, the choice is endless and they have thought of everything..My partner is vegetarian and never had a problem finding anything to eat and the chef would be happy to cook anything on request anyway. Breakfast, again choice is endless, hot , cold, cereals, meats, yoghurts, choices of breads and fruit. Entertainment is kept to a bare minimum so dont expect live acts daily. you'll likely get singer/music twice per week.. This didn't really bother us as we just had quiet drinks outside after dinner or went for a stroll..Wifi was very reasonable or free in the foyer and we had access outside whilst lounging. If you want a quiet, relaxing holiday with sun, sea and beach then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel X, Director General at XQ El Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Stuart,

First of all we would like to thank you for having chosen XQ El Palacete as your holiday destination in Fuerteventura. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you have notice our hard work to offer a high level of service and quality. Thank you also for pointing out that the hotel is faultless clean, that the staff is the most polite and that the food offer is superb. We feel very honoured to be rewarded with such a positive feedback and rest assured that a warm welcome awaits you anytime you decide to visit us again.

Kindest regards,
XQ El Palacete

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have just returned from a 7 day break staying at this fantastic hotel.I was impressed that all 53 rooms offer sea views at no extra cost, it was similar to being on a cruise ship. The rooms are spacious, very clean and pleasing to the eye.Towels and linen changed daily if required and the rooms always kept spotless.I was HB and was amazed by the quality of food ,buffet and show cooking,never repetitive. The restaurant staff are very polite, professional and always happy, especially Estrella. This hotel is not suitable for families and younger people who want entertainment.There are only 2 floors and a lift and suitable for those with limited ability.A 5 minute walk will take you down to the beach and the old fishing town of Morro Jable where there are numerous restaurants and cafe/bars. I had a relaxing stay and would definately return here in the future.

Room Tip: Top floor and not above the restaurant if you are a light sleeper
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Hotel X, Director General at XQ El Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Daisy,

Thank you for review about your recent stay at XQ El Palacete. It is with delight that we read about your positive impressions of our hotel. As you mention the hotel team do a great work to keep all the facilities and services at the higjest level. Thank you for pointing out our delightful breakfast and generally the high quality of our gastronomy. We are looking forward to greet you again in the near future at your home away from home: XQ El Palacete.

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XQ El Palacete

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

After a lousy wet cold winter and some unpleasant medical problems , my wife and I were desperate for some sun. The absolute requirements: not too long a flight; hotel not too big; good food; pleasant location; not too far from some sort of civilisation. We relied absolutely on Trip Advisor to help us choose our first package holiday in something like fifteen years and landed on the Palacete.
We were not disappointed on any of our criteria - under four hour flight; 55 rooms; AMAZING food; quiet location on a small cliff overlooking a seemingly endless golden-sand beach; and a nice one-mile or so walk along the promenade to the nearest shopping centre.
On the one slightly dull day out of fourteen we rented a car and toured the island and quickly concluded that the Jandia/Morro Jabre area is by far the most attractive part of the island, and would not be surprised if the Palacete was the best hotel.
Initially disappointed that dinner was buffet-style, we quickly realised this was a buffet like no other with a chef (or two) to prepare your individual fish or meat order, plus some very appetizing casseroles, pasta dishes, vegetarian, etc. plus a seemingly endless display of every variety of Salad, antipasto, soups...
In fact, for those who like us enjoy good food, this was a typical menu which we brought home:-
Starters: mixed salads, cold gazpacho and hot soups - chicken and zucchini; prawns, langoustines, Serrano ham; Gravlax.
Mains:Paella; Ratatouille Manchego; Spanish Omelette; Lamb chops; John Dory with green sauce;Loin of Pork; Canarian Potatoes; mixed veg. rice
Puds: Sweet pastries; ice creams; fresh fruit; mousses; crepes suzette.

The entire hotel is spotless, there are enough recliners and umbrellas for everyone. And it is QUIET! - despite a number of nice little restaurants just below the hotel which offer variety for lunch - though the bar does offer a tempting variety of snacks...
This probably sounds like an advertising spiel - it is not, we were simply so impressed by this thoroughly nice little hotel.

Room Tip: ALL the rooms face the sea. Although there are only two floors there is a lift (I am disabled and ha...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel X, Director General at XQ El Palacete, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to make such wonderfull review about your stay with us, on Tripadvisor. We are very please to find out that you were able to offer you what you were looking for in Fuerteventura and we feel very honoured to have been your option for these vacations. It is very motivating to read that you particulary liked the way our staff was always helpful and accomodating as well as the XQ El Palacete cuisine offer. We appreciate your positive feedback and your recommendation to other travellers. We would love to meet you again in the near future.

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XQ El Palacete

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed here over Easter. This small hotel has fine sized rooms all with a sea view. It's a 2 minute walk to the absolutely spectacular beach and also to the village of Morro Jable where there is a wide selection of restaurants. Breakfast is served daily in buffet style with fresh fruit, pastries, cold meats and there is an egg and crepe station. Lunch is served poolside and Dinner is also served buffet style. The pool was closed on this occasion due to a leak but it is beautifully situated overlooking the Atlantic. I found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming. I would return here if I was coming to this part of the world again. The only downside being the poor weather we experienced during our time there.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about XQ El Palacete

Address: C/ Acantilado, s/n, 35625 Playa de Jandia, Pajara, Fuerteventura, Spain (Formerly Riu Palace El Palacete)
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > Jandia Peninsula > Pajara > Playa de Jandia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa de Jandia
#4 Family Hotel in Playa de Jandia
#6 Luxury Hotel in Playa de Jandia
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Playa de Jandia
Price Range: $227 - $550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — XQ El Palacete 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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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