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All reviewssmall hotelpremium roommorro jableboutique hotelcovered terracebalcony overlooking the searestaurant and bar staffthe location is perfectcomfortable sunbedsworld cupevery guestbars and restaurantssoupsjandia beachlittle extrasfrom manchesterwifi is free
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Reviewed September 18, 2009

Bedooms, all with sea views are first-rate and it's about 50 yards down to the promenade & splendid beach. We spent an enjoyable & peaceful week here and the only criticism I would offer relates to the quality of the food for evening meals - for which there are two sittings. It seemed at times as if some of the cooked food, for the 2030 sitting, had been around since the 1830 sitting. The food cooked to order by the visible chef was fine - mostly fish. So you're not going to starve there but don't expect gourmet food. Staff throughout i.e. reception, cleaners, bar & restaurant, are all fine though restaurant staff at night are in a bit of a hurry to get things set up for breakfast. A German lady, making her 8th visit to the hotel. said the standard of cleanliness & general organisation is now substantially higher than when the hotel was part of the Riu group. Little English is spoken but it's not a problem. A bonus is that within a 100 yd walk there is a superb 'hipermercado', part of the Spar group and rather different from the average UK Spar!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank slightlybrown
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Reviewed June 25, 2008

OK - I admit that both my husband and I are committed fans of the RIU chain of hotels, and I also admit that this is the 15th time we've stayed at one of their hotels. BUT - this is the best European experience we've had (the others have been in Mexico and the Dominican Republic).
El Palacete was a bit like staying on a plane which hovered above Jandia's glimmering sandy beach. People-watching was easy and great fun, and there was never any noise in the hotel itself. The turquoise-blue and sparkly-clean sea was a tantalising 2-minute stroll away, and then we returned to the clean, well-kept pool area for a quiet read and a much longed-for kip. Other hotels have cats - this one has a pedigree Siamese roaming the grounds for errant mice and small birds.
ALL the staff were great fun and very courteous, and the lady chef was a force to be reckoned with - watch this space, Gordon Ramsey, for a get-as-good-as-you-give attitude, packed with the rudest laugh I've ever heard in my life. Breakfast wonderful, dinner quiet and reserved, but beware all you sad monoglots out there - the English language is not spoken by all the staff. In fact, their German is exemplary, and as 99.9% of our fellow guests were Germans, it made perfect sense to us. We have enough Spanish to order food and wine, make the odd joke and to back Spain in the World Cup which was on telly while we were there, so we passed their test.
Morro Jable itself is an old fishing village with a traditional village centre filled with old men who were visibly shaken by their quiet village's progress into the bad, bad world of 21st century tourism. If it is only for this reason, we will be rushing back there as often as we can before the rest of you spoil it all for us...
Tried, tested, loved, and most importantly, respected. Don't go there if you're a fan of British pubs, fish'n'chips, Guinness and loud pop music. You'll just be disappointed.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank BUSTYBIRD
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Reviewed November 27, 2005

We have visited this hotel regularly for the past six years during the months of January and February. The hotel is small (55 rooms all with sea views) and the staff are very friendly. The food is excellent and we have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to our friends.

32  Thank Sunshine36678
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  • Stayed: June 2018, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Room Tip: Alle Zimmer haben Meerblick, direkt über der Promenade
  • Stayed: September 2018, traveled as a couple
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