OK, the positives first, a short list! The rooms are lovely and clean, the staff, working under pretty awful conditions, do a great job and are friendly... The a la carte food was nice compared to the slop at the all inclusive restaurant.
The negatives - Firstly, the bus transfer is 1hr 15 through really baron, ugly landscape. (We were told less than an hour) The bus driver was blaring out house music really loudly. There was no rep on board. A pretty bad start esp as up since 430 for early flight.
At the hotel, there was a big queue for check-in and the receptionist rushed through the rules and regulations and very convoluted instructions for finding the room.
The first room we were allocated was very near a children's farmyard so all we could hear was "cockadoodledoo!". We moved immediately.
I was charged for a week's wi-fi but only given a day pass. they did fix this when i asked. the safe is 12 euros - a bit excessive.
There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the room and the coffee and cocktails are out of a machine in the bars. Hardly 4*.
The walls are paper thin so you can hear toilet visits of adjacent guests.
The food is pretty grim. The same slop day in, day out with hoards of overweight guests Filling their boots! If further evidence of the global obesity pandemic were necessary, a visit to the Jandia Princess should settle any dispute!
The quality of the food is very poor - the pasta and tomato sauce is like pasta floating in tomato soup, the chips were all cold and the yoghurt with watery residue. We both had very upset stomachs consequently. Its probably ok for a couple of days but not seven!
The all inclusive wine and beer is on tap which tells you all you need to know about the quality of the drinks. We ended up paying extra just for drinks that were palatable.
Also really off putting trying to eat with burnt saggy 60-somethings semi-nude in the restaurant.
The beach is something else again. Riddled with disgusting 50+ german exhibitionists - fully nude, saggy and grey. Gross!
The walk along the beach is hideous - clambering over stones etc and then being confronted by a nudist exhibiting himself! We walked for nearly an hour and then gave up trying to find the town...
The pools were too cold to actually swim in and the water was yellow. There are no parasols (because of the wind) so we got very badly burnt on day one. I asked reception for umbrellas but there are none. Unbelievable!
There is a constant smell of sewage around the resort.
The hotel is split between adults only and family. We were glad we didnt pay the extra cos apart from an apartheid segregation at the pool and dinner, there seemed to be very little difference!
Ladies take your own hairdryers... The ones provided in the rooms are useless.
The rep Ali was lovely and helpful. The other one julie was pretty useless - telling everyone at the meeting they could feed the giraffes at Oasis park with apples from the breakfast bar - this is actually forbidden. She also managed to let some guests get on the bus for the wrong hotel!
And of course they tried to flog the usual day trips.
So, this is probably up there as the worst holiday ever. I shall never be returning to Fuerteventura or this hotel experience. For the money, i certainly expected a 4* experience - not having to stand in a queue to toast my own bread at breakfast!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4 star Club Jandía Princess consists of the exclusive areas: one especially for families and the other one for adults only. The all inclusive hotel is located in the south of Fuerteventura, close to the resorts Jandía (4,5 km) and Morro Jable (6,5 km). The Club Jandía Princess in the urbanization Esquinzo is situated above Esquinzo beach, which can be reached via steps or a path. The main restaurant Antigua offers buffet-style breakfast and lunch with live cooking. The La Choza restaurant (with terrace and grill) serves buffet-style lunch. Furthermore guests have the possibility to enjoy one free à-la-carte-dinner per week at the restaurant "El Lager". The "La Choza" also offers an à-la-carte-dinner, which is included once a week for guests of the adults-only area. Both restaurants provide a separate area for adults. The Club Jandía Princess has 6 bars, including lobby bar, pool bars, sports bar, disco bar and a chill out bar in the adults only zone of the hotel. There is a total of 6 outdoor pools at the Club Jandía Princess: 3 in the family area (including a kids pool) and 3 in the adults area (Chill-Out-Pool, Relax-Pool, Nudisten-Pool). Balinese beds offering sea view are located close to the main pool and may be rented for a fee (incl. cava, water, fruits). For the little guests the family area provides Mini-Club, Mini-Disco and a small farm with animals and vegetable patch. The entertainment team offers activities such as: aerobics, aqua gym, beach-volleyball, beach-soccer, darts and archery. The Club Jandía Princess has a total of 512 renovated and refurbished rooms and suites. Standard features include air conditioning, minibar-fridge, satellite tv (flatscreen), balcony or terrace and hairdryer and amenities in the bathroom. WI-FI (€) is available throughout the entire hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jandia Princess
- Hotel Club Jandia Princess
- Hotel Jandia Princess
- Club Jandia Princess Hotel Playa De Jandia, Fuerteventura