More about Fiesta Hotel Algarb
I would advise anyone wishing to stay in ibiza to stay at this hotel. It was the best holiday ive ever been on. The food was great(a large variety to choose from), I would advise anyone to go all-inclusive with thier drinks as its great value. The service was fantastic and the the reps were very friendly and made the holiday extra special. The rooms were basic but it was all you needed, they were very clean and comfortable and most provided a great view of the sea from the balcony. The night time entertainment was enjoyable for all ages and caters for all nationalities. The hotel itself is situated in a superb location with the beach right at your feet. If you choose not to stay in the hotel at night there are many entertainment bars and clubs nearby,and many shopping locations. ibiza town is only a short boat or taxi ride away and provides exellent bars, resteraunts and shops. the pool area was spacious and the pool itself was a fair size. However small children would need supervision as the poool becomes very deep. lots of activities are provided throughout the day suitable for all ages. All in all the fiesta algarb hotel is an exellent place to enjoy a family holiday or relax with friends or partners. I strongly recomend you choose this location for an absolutly superb holiday! (by cheri and anna)
3 years and goin for a 4th
I have just come back from the Algarb for my 3rd year and have almost booked again for next year. i can not falt the algarb the staff are great, the entertainment team always have activites goin all day from 10AM till middnight., the rooms are quite big i share with 2 other adults and all 3 of us had more than enough room each, the view from the balcony is one of the best anywhere especially in the morning, the food is fantastic always fresh, if you come out saying you are hungary thats your own falt the choice is huge. the hotel is always clean. the pool is nice a little small for the size of the hotel and could have a bigger shallow end.
i cant wait till i go next year
No double rooms, no minibars and very old towels
Fiesta Algarb is very big and crowded, so we sometimes had to wait in lines for the elevator and also to get food in the buffet.
Almost all the staff is nice (not everybody in the reception), especially in the restaurant, where the waitresses were efficient and kind.
The food is OK, but after some days, one gets tired of the same things, as it is usual in other hotels. If you don't have full pension and have to pay for the drinks during dinner, they're too small and expensive.
The beach in front of the hotel is really beautiful, the water is warm and calm, and the hotel pool is OK, but unfortunately many guests washed their feet (after arriving from the beach) in the children's pool, so we couldn't let our little son go in it, because it was always very dirty in the afternoon.
As the hotel was completely full, many people arrived drunk in the middle of the night and made much noise, sometimes waking us and our child up.
We asked for a late check-out, and they did not allow us, but there is a big lounge with comfortable sofas for the guests to spend the hours waiting for the bus to the airport. The problem with this room is that is is allowed to smoke, so it may not be so pleasant to stay in there.
There is also a garden near the pool with some trees and a sea view where one can relax a little.
Two things in the small room that annoyed us were the twin beds (I think there are no double ones) and the lack of a minibar. We needed one for the baby food and had to ask in the reception for them to keep it in their refrigerator every day, what was very tiring and embarrassing.
The towels in the bathroom were so old that some of them had big holes!!! Some had the year 96 painted on the bottom.
I can't understand why so many people liked this Fiesta Algarb. We've stayed in many hotels in Europe and America and this one is far from being good.
Me and my boyfriend have just returned from a lovely holiday in playa d'en bossa at the hotel fiesta algarb. It was albsolutely lovely and we enjoyed every minute there. It is a quite and relaxing hotel with people from all over the world, including both younger couples, familes and older people. We cant wait to return next year for 2 weeks!
Food -- Breakfast was very nice but evening meal was below avarage for the British
Cleanliness -- Hotel is spotless and rooms are cleaned daily with fresh towels
Rooms -- Comfortable and clean with lovely views of the sea and beach
Staff -- Friendly and pleasant and available if needed at all times.
Pool -- Very nice pool with free sun beds
Beach -- Absolutely gorgeous beach right next to the hotel
Nightlife -- Exellent nightlife...Ibiza has some great clubs and bars (Big Bens english bar is great) and just across from the hotel algard!!
Overall, would give this hotel 10/10. The only thing I didnt like was that we had to vacate our room at 12pm and we didnt leave Ibiza until 1am so we didnt have much to do for the rest of that day until we flew home Although they do let you have a room for about half hour at night for a shower which was better than nothing. But its lovely and I would recommend it to anyone,
Heidi (aged 20)
Just returned from hotel argarb,stayed for ten days.
Bad points:Very small lifts,one of them you just about get two people into it,i used the stairs most of the time,smoking in lounge very bad,food very poor,rooms are very small you would be better of in a prison cell which is bigger.one very badpoint which there was no rep at all,you were left in the dark,no welcome meeting,no welcome pack,nothing...oh no kids club any more.entertainment what entertainment it was rubbish even the parrot show was boring,little parrot ringing the bell to wake me up.Right the good points, going home..
Four years on the run
My wife and I have been to Fiesta Argarb for the last four years. Usually we go in Sept and October. 2006 already booked. We have always received excellent service from the staff - the reception being particularly helpful.
The 'shallow' end of the swimming pool is dangerously deep for children and adult non-swimmers. The beach front situation is superb as the views. Aircraft noise is negligible. The food is of a high standard for a hotel of this price range.
We both recommend a walk accros the road to UNOs Bodega and Bar
at first the hotel may seem a little on the dated side, but once inside the hotel is extemly clean. all staff are friendly and happy to help. good choice of food both in the morning and at dinner time. the hotel is disabled friendly and during my stay there was serval disabled people there. evening enterainment was ok more aimed at the whole family. our bedding was changed every other day and we had clean towels every day. the pool is the only area that i feel needs to be changed the water is very deep although there is a life gard on duty. the childrens pool is very small. there are lots of sun beds but if you choose to sunbath on the beach you will have to pay for the sunbeds.
places to visit the water park is a good day, a little expensive, you have to pay for sunbeds and umbrellas, and food is very expensive.
Nice hotel but shame about the place
We booked through well known package operator despite not having done a package holiday for over 2 years. But it was a good deal and its nice to know someone should be around to help if required. (Like when I had my wallet nicked whilst in the hotel bar! If crime is not a problem here, why does the rep have a folder full of freshly filed incident reports!)
The hotel has nicely refurbished but small rooms all with reasonable views towards the sea. However, the main areas of the hotel missed out on the modernisation but the decoration was tired but inoffensive. The main feature which attracted us was the large garden area beyond the pool but dont bank on this being there next year, there going to build some very nice apartments on it!
Buffet meals were good considering this is a 3 star budget hotel (lots of choice, good quality and regularly topped up throughout the service) and the staff where really friendly (but having our 9 month old little angel with us might have had something to do that)
The biggest disappointment was outside the hotel. Playa den Bossa looks like its been around a while but at the same time looks unfinished and lacked any atmosphere to speak of. The nearest restuarants where BK and KFC/Pizza Hut but the pastelaria did add a bit of local flair. There is no beachside promenade to the south of the hotel and beyond the Jet Apartment (apt name!), there is lots of build land yet to be occupied. This might be due to the aircraft passing so close overhead that no further building was allowed.
For us the best nights out, either to walk up to Figueretas or take the ferry into Ibiza town from next to the Torre del Mar hotel.
Needs an update
We went to the Algard 6 years ago and had a great time and thought we'd go back with out two young children this year. It seems that in 6 years nothing has actually been done to the hotel and it was exactly as we remembered it but obviously showing its age, Rooms are Ok but furniture/beds desperately need updating as not the most comfortable, door to balcony did not close properly which made it quite noisy at night and water dripped from the air con every time we turned it on. The air con in the restuarant was the same with water dripping from the ceiling most days (not the most hygenic). Outside plenty of beds but again in need of replacing as very old and uncomfortable. The pool is in desperate need of being replaced as it is not child friendly at all, there is a very small section for children and the main pool goes from being deep to being very deep in a matter of feet, our 8 year old just managed to touch the floor at its shallowist. Entertainment was not the best, most nights seemed to be the entertainment team miming to various songs with a bit of dancing, day time activities were not much better same every day, darts, pool, table tennis and attempts at water polo. the kids entertainment was very poor, the kids entertainer Ninky was very nice but explained there was very little budget for kids entertainment, which consisted of making sand castles, collecting shells, painting, needless to say we made our own entertainment most days. from speaking to various people it seems the hotel is to receive a makeover at the end of season so lets hope it's much better next year, even so I do not think we will be returning
Loved It !!!!!
This is a fantastic place to stay, not one bad word to say about this hotel, always so much to do, the best holiday ii've ever had in my life!!!
Old Town, Ibiza
Portal de ses Taules
Es Cana hippy market
Getting a few beers in before heading out.
Where to stay in Ibiza
We are flying into Ibiza from Madrid in Sept. and I am wondering what is the best area of the island to stay? We are more concerned with beautiful beaches and great food than the best nightlife, but we would still like to have nightlife around us. Thanks! Also, what else is there to do during the day?
Re: Where to stay in Ibiza
If You want nigth life better choose acommodation Near Ibiza municipality or San Antonio de Portmany.
During the day you can visit old Ibiza. Later on rent a car and try to discover de little beaches spread arround de Isalands called "Calas" (use a map). Try to find "Es pou d'es Lleó" you can swim and eat a good paella near the sea coast.
You can visit by car small towns like San Miquel, etc ···
Re: Where to stay in Ibiza
Thanks for the info. Is renting a moped also a good way to get around?
Re: Where to stay in Ibiza
Yes it is, if you don't have a restrictive time-scheduling. ibiza is small.