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Iberostar Playa Gaviotas
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Playa de Jandia
Certificate of Excellence
North Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fantastic Again!”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Just got back from this lovely hotel last week. This was our 2nd visit, we went in 2010 and I must say it was just as good, in fact the food was even better and we thought it was superb last time! The weather was in the late 20's/30's the whole time. We booked the whole trip through Easyjet which I was a bit apprehensive about due to their TV coverage but everything was perfect and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. We had a side sea view room, the beds are on the firm side but comfortable and everything was clean. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The English are in a minority but that doesn't bother us in the slightest we enjoy our own company and some friends came out for our 2nd week. We love the location as you can have long walks along the beach in either direction, however the sandy beach directly in front of the hotel had been washed away in the winter and left huge rocks which you had to make your way over to get to what we think is the best beach area where the sea has no rocks at all and is fantastic for swimming. We were amazed by what had happened because last time it was all just a long sandy beach. After speaking to one of the sailing guys about it he said the sand would be brought back in by the sea in the next few months, and in fact by the time we were coming home it had already started.There is not one thing we could find fault with apart from having to shift the 2kg I put on after eating all that lovely food! Will definitely return in a heartbeat! Thanks to all the staff you are brilliant!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Just returned from a week here and wish id booked two.

Our room was large comfortable and lovely view of the beach and the sea with a well equipped balcony. We had a slight issue with the bed but the staff rectified it and replaced it immediately.

The staff were extremely helpful the hotel was immaculately clean and well maintained, nothing was too much trouble. We arrived late at night with two very young children and the reception were very concerned that we go to eat before going to our room as they did not want us to miss out on food !

The pools were very good, it was a little difficult to get a bed near the pools but if you get up early you will manage it. The kids pool was cold but they did not seem to mind, one was climatised and the other was cold. The beach was beautiful and very clean, 2 beds and a brolly cost 12E.

The food was fresh varied and plentiful at each meal. The evening entertainment was poor although you could use the other two sister hotels but the animation team were great fun and really good with the kids there was plenty to do around the hotel.

Jandia centre was a good walk away from the hotel or 3euros by taxi.

On our departure we could have stayed in our room until 2.30 for 25Euros but they also offered us a complimentary room and clean towels so that we could shower and change before our departure at 5.30 and this was really appreciated.

The hotel and resort was worth the trip from the airport and I will return to this hotel it was lovely.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Short 5 day stay at this hotel in a Ocienview family room.
Room size was good for 2 adults and one baby. Decoration a bit poor but the views from our terrace were stunning, being only 50m away from the beach with no building restricting the views.
Staff was very attentive and helpful. They took care of all our baby related needs and generally made our stay very pleasent.
Another thing nice to mention, we always found free chairs on all swimmingpools even though the hotel was fully booked.
Only negatives were the condition and design of the room:
On closing the door, the doorframe came down, nearly missing the head of our baby! They appologised and fixed it within minutes but nevertheless, it shouldn't happen in a 4 Star hotel. The general colours and furnitures used, remind of a the Spanish countryhouse decoration of the 70s. I'm not a designfreak but they honestly should try put some life into the rooms.
The Spa : Good sized thermal parcour, moslty empty. 12EUR the entry for the day or for free if you have book a massage. I had one amazing Bali massage and a terrible experience with a 4hand massage. The hotel staff again saved the day and reimbursed me a big part of the Spa bill.
So all in all a pleasent stay, mostly due to the excellent staff.
Many Thanks,
Christhi

Room Tip: Definitely get a Sea view upgrade!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

we were there last year and the year before and had a wonderful time! I really regret I didn't go back this year. The service in the hotel is wonderful! The rooms with sea view are wonderful, a bit small though if you have 2 kids with you.
The restaurant is great, lots of choice and everything is fresh!
The animation was sublime! I missed it so much this year. The animation team did wonderful shows and really engaged with people! My kids had so much fun at the mini disco!
They have the most wonderful beach. the kids had so much fun on the beach.
My parents have already gone 5 times to this hotel.
I'm definitely going back there.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Wroclaw
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We have spent 1 week and I absolutely recommend!
The hotel has the best beach on Canary Islands (my personal point of view)!
The view from the room & pool were amazing!
The pool was nice, maybe a little small and crowded but always clean.
Excellent food, good wine selection, good animations and evening shows.
The room also very comfortable and clean.
Small negatives:
- mosquitos !!! There was a lot of them, especially in the evening so be careful when you open the balcony. Hint - get repellent spray.
- it was hard to find an empty place by the pool - so you have to get up early in the morning and reserve...
- it's all inclusive, but on the beach you have to pay extra for the sunbed & umbrella - simply beacause hotel doesn't have "private beach" ( the same in all hotels on Canaries)
- location is nice, but it's far away from the airport ca. 1,5 hour by bus - be prepared.

Room Tip: You can find a lot of squirrels outside the hotel. Lots of people feed them, nice animals ;)
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2012

It was our first stay in Iberostar hotel. Everything was excellent - the service was just perfect, superior: location (just on the beach), room (suite), cleanliness, all inclusive, everything..
We had the best vacation ever...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed in Playa Gaviotas end of june 2012. We are regular hosts in the hotel for several years. Although we are still very satified of the hotel we have some remarks:
1) A few days before arrival we got an email to choose our room. It was impossible to make our choise ( we could not open the application). Three emails and a ring to the callcenter brought no solution. The only answer we have got was “contact the hotel yourself by phone to choise your room”.
2) The day we left the hotel we constated that we forget a key in the safe deposit box of our room. We immediately rang to the hotel to ask to check the deposit box. They asked to confirm by mail, which we did. We did not got even an answer, although we got a reading confirmation !!
3) After our holiday we hav got an email of the callcenter asking us our judgement. We did the effort of an extensive review. Result, not even an automatic reading confirmation.

4) The hotel Playa Gaviotas has a superb position in front of the beach with beautiful views. That’s why the hotel is more expensive then his nabour Fuerteventura Park behind. Since a few years guests of Feurteventura Park can use certains facilities of Playa Gaviotas.We find it very unfair. We saw the guests everywehere (there is no control) in the hotel ( in the bar, at the sunterrace, in the swimming pool, in the three restaurants, etc). They take places of the guests of Playa Gaviotas who paid for the facilities of the hotel.
5) Twice a week you can diner at the theme restaurant ( once Italian, once romantic). The places are very limited ( there are a numer of place reserverd for guests from Feurteventura Park ) !! You have to chose between diner at 19u30 or 20u30. Although the food is great, the diner seams to be a race to get you out of the restaurant as quickly as possible. You can hardly speak of a romantic diner wehen you got a complete diner served in less then 35 minutes. It seemed to be that the staff is payed till 21u30 and by that time the restaurant has to be cleaned and set up for the next evening.

Room Tip: Excellent choise for those who love walking on a beautiful beach. The superior rooms are nicely reno...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Iberostar Playa Gaviotas
Address: Pasaje Playa N 2 | Urb. Las Gaviotas, 35626 Playa de Jandia, Pajara, Fuerteventura, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > Jandia Peninsula > Pajara > Playa de Jandia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Playa de Jandia
#1 Romantic Hotel in Playa de Jandia
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Playa de Jandia
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Playa de Jandia
#2 Family Hotel in Playa de Jandia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Iberostar Playa Gaviotas 4*
Number of rooms: 355
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas is the perfect place to indulge yourself. A space where you can lose track of time altogether gazing out to sea, find unimagined depths of relaxation in the spa and lose yourself to the flavours on offer in the restaurants. Whether you're travelling with kids or looking for a relaxing break with your partner, this all inclusive hotel in Fuerteventura has only one rule: let yourself be pampered! Wrapped in cotton wool. This is how you'll feel when you go to sleep in your room. There are rooms with a balcony and sea views, for families or a romantic getaway, even rooms with Balinese beds. Feel like a VIP. Feel the sensation of the bubbles in the whirlpool bath, sunbathe on the chill out terrace or pack up at your leisure thanks to the late check-out. These are just a few of the advantages to enjoy when you choose a Star Prestige adults only room. Bathe yourself in sensations. In the sauna, lie back and unwind on the bubble beds or treat yourself to a relaxing massage. There’s not a nerve ending in your body that’ll resist the relaxing effects of SPA Sensations. Pleasure at your table. You can sample Canary Island, national and international cuisine, get a quick bite to eat, be transported to exotic destinations at the themed dinners or enjoy a show cooking session. Ah! You can also stretch out by the pool and sip on a piña colada. 25 km of sand. This hotel in Fuerteventura is located right beside Jandia beach. A paradise of transparent waters and an infinite shoreline on which to run in the mornings or make giant sandcastles with your children. Liven up your holiday. Fuerteventura with the kids, or without? Either way. There’s something here for everyone! From the children's pool and Miniclub full of activities for the little ones, to sports such as tennis, yoga or sailing for the grown-ups. There’s even a child-minding service available so that you can have some time with your partner! ... more   less 
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