More about Hotel Costa Caleta
We would highly recommed The Hotel Costa Caleta. Excellent value for money, fantastic food with lots of vegetarian options (thats if you eat fish!), friendly staff, clean rooms.... only complaint is the over eager maid wanting to clean our room at 9:00 every morning!
What A Fab Hotel
Just returned from a 2 week break at the Costa Caleta Hotel and have to say that this hotel exceeded our expectations.
The hotel doesn't look much from outside but inside it is bright, modern, spacious and clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful, except for one girl on reception who was always miserable but that shouldn't spoil your time.
Our room (349) was a large twin room, with tv (although if you want to watch something other than a few spanish channels you need to pay extra), safe (again you need to pay for this), large bathroom and air con (free). Our room was spotless on arrival and the maid kept it that way throughout the holiday, and despite what you're told she changes your towels daily.
Because of the hotel's design a lot of the rooms don't have balconies with pool view, but we weren't too dissapointed as our balcony offered views accross to the sea over a quiet residential street. It is however fair to say that some rooms do seem to offer a poor view.
The hotel's pool area is fab! One large main pool, another smaller pool with jaccuzzi seating area and jet feature, a very shallow toddler's pool and kids play area with sand. As mentioned elsewhere the sunbeds are very comfortable and there are plently. The sunbed frenzy begins about 8.00am (us brits were the worst) but be careful as the hotel staff do remove towels from beds if you are reserving and not present.
There is also a roof top terrace with a small pool, jaccuzzi, bar and a handful of beds, plus the mini golf is up there.
You can hire pool towels from reception and change them daily if you wish. But what you can hire doesn't end there. You'll find a list at reception of things you can hire (from a local company I think) rangeing from irons and ironing boards to fridges to play stations to personal dvd players etc etc.
We hadn't booked AI but upgraded a few days into the holiday and it is quite a good deal. Our only minor moan is that service can be quite slow at the pool bar due to only one person serving both the pool and lobby bars which are linked. Also we did find that the food in the restaurant for lunch and dinner a little repetative and not too warm on a couple of occasions. But if you dare to break the AI trend and actually leave the hotel on an evening to eat out, there are some nice places to eat in Caleta de Fuste. We tried Tony Romas and El Patio which were very nice, but best by far was Fado Rock where the food is just delicious!!
As for Caleta de Fuste, it's very small, very quite and there isn't much to do, especially on an evening unless you want to sit in scotch corner bar watching the telly ... why would you??
We hired a car and explored the island. Corralejo in the north is a lively busy resort and the best beach is near the sand dunes. Jandia in the south is very german, but lovely and the beach is beautiful and again it is a lively busy resort.
We also did our own trip to Lanzarote on the Fred Olsen ferry. Had a nice day so if you are stuck for something to do that's an idea.
Oh and you have to go find and feed the chipmonks.
All in all, the Costa Caleta Hotel is fab but we probably won't return because of the resort. If we do return to Fuerteventura it'll most likely be to Corralejo or Jandia. If only we could move the hotel! It's a shame because we liked this hotel alot and we were very comfortable!
Returned from this hotel last weekend after 2 week holiday.Hotel is brilliant so clean. The roof terrace was great much quieter and cooler than main pools On some days only my son and myself in the pool. upstairs and always able to get a sunbed.
food was pretty good although we didn't eat there every day.Breakfast was fine but lunch and dinner were not always to our taste.but you could usually find something to eat Desserts delicious ate too much cake!!!
Only negative thing about this hotel was the attitude of one girl working at the bar. She was so rude I think she must have upset all the Uk guests definitely favoured the Spanish.
Fado Rock nearby is fabulous don't be put off by queue outside it moves pretty quick.
Also try The Trafalgar and Tommy Nutters very friendly
I travelled with my partner and our 10 year old son we loved this resort but it is very quiet not the plce to go for a great nightlife.
hope to go back again next year.
9/10 for this hotel
Like the some of the other reviews we where a bit worried about our stay at this hotel. on arrivel 11.30pm on sat night we given our room keys & where told that there was a salad & some drink waiting for us in the dinning room which was very welcome. we did not how ever get the family room we had booked we had to stay in 2 seperate rooms we where told this would be sorted out. By wednesday there was still no joy with the room. how ever our friend arrived that day and & her 9 year old son had no room at all there where about 40 people checking in that day with no rooms the hotel had over booked by about 60 rooms she ( after 4 hours ) was told that she could stay in the staff quarters. & they would up grade her to all inclusive. the food was excellent for the 2 weeks we stayed everything was cooked fresh & there was plenty of choice the staff where always by your side ready to take your dirty plates away. We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. p.s also liked the fact that if you got up early to put your towels on the sunbeds the pool staff removed them.
A nice relaxing holiday
The hotel is quite new, even if it already shows some minor damages to the structure. The room was fine: good dimension, nice bathroom and terrace. I would have wanted some more towels because 4 for 2 people were too bad.
Moreover you have to pay for some things you would expect were inculded: the safe, watch more than 2 TV channels, ect.
The all inclusive treatment is very convenient, since the restaurant buffet is rich and good quality, both for breackfast and lunch/dinner.
I would recommend it for families or couple looking for some relax, as there is no much to do or see in the neighborhood. The beach is small and not so nice as the northern/southern one, and there is no night life around. If you want to party, do not go to Caleta de Fuste, you'd better go to Corralejo or Jandia.
But if you are looking for a nice relaxing holiday, this hotel is quite good to rest. I would recommend the upper solarium on the hotel terrace: no kids around, 2 pools and 2 jacuzzi --- perfect! Enjoy your holiday!
Too many silly rules, too packed.
We took my two teenage children and a friend to this hotel on an 'all inclusive' holiday.
The hotel, pool, location etc are fine but I have some concerns about the 'all inclusive' aspect.
There were three bars; a rooftop bar which we never found open, a main bar which dodn't open until 6pm until 11pm and the pool bar which was open from 10am until 6pm.
There was really only one bar open at any one given time which is crazy for a hotel of this size which was full.
The queue's were often 5 deep for a drink and whilst the staff tried hard to deal with the issue they are only human and often almost threw drinks at you in a hurry to serve the customers.
The rush for sunbeds started at 8am!
There were also silly rules about only being allowed 2 items at a time and water from the machine by the pool was restricted to 'all inclusive' guests only. You couldn't get an ice cream and I once asked for a bottle of water for my room and you would beleive that I had asked for a bottle of champagne.
The food was ok but meals were taken in a self service canteen, I can't call it a restaurant.
Overall this was not a great hotel.
Nice Modern Hotel
Stayed here with my partner and 20 month old son for 2 weeks in september, overall lovely hotel better than expected. The rooms where large and always clean with fresh towels daily. The food was very good but a bit repetative, theres no choice for children which was disappointing. The animation team are great always something going on.
I agree with the other reviews about too many silly rules which i would like to point out they don't always stick to every day, eg one day you can put towels down on sunbeds before 10am and go for breakfast the next day they will remove them. Be warned theres alot if steps in the hotel, which is a pain when you have lots of suitcases and a buggy.
Overall lovely place really modern and fresh, and yes I would go back.
all in all the hotel was great. the room was always clean (as were all the communal areas), the staff were great, the all inclusive was very very good value, the bar was nice and friendly (with big measures) and we had a really good time.
there were some minor bad points (all of which have been pointed out below):
1 - The food was sometimes overcooked and not as hot as it should have been. However, there was always a lot of choice of hot and cold food - you could always find something nice (spanish ham & cheese, mussels, salads and a range of hot foods), and you pour your own beers from tap.
2 - we often had to wait more than 5 mins for a drink at the pool bar. not that we ever minded.
3 - the poolside area was often quite busy and the beds were quite packed together. We avoided this by going to the rooftop area where there are smaller clusters of beds and it feels a bit more private
4 - the entertainment was a little cheesy, but that's what you'd expect for a place that has to cater for couples and families of all ages. it looked like the kids had a great time.
5 - Most of the balconies looked out onto a sidestreet, but were nice enough for sitting out after the bar had closed.
Caleta de fuste is quite quiet. There are a few bars, restaurants and touristy shops. There is a huge manmade beach which is great for kids and for swimming, although there is no seafront area with shops or restaurants. The area was completely safe and friendly. Don't go to Caleta de Fuste for beaches, nighlife or food. Go for total relaxation and all inclusive. If you think you're going to get bored, I suggest you hire a car. We hired one with Orlando Car Hire, which is the cheapest on the island. The best beaches are 1 hr south in Jandia. They are amazing, beautiful white sand beaches (eg butihondo beach), blue sea and waves. On the way north to Correlejo there are some lovely beaches too, and big sand dunes just off the road. There's also a lovely tapas bar on the seafront in corralejo, although I can't remember what it's called.
All in all, we got a really relaxing holiday, brilliant value for money, and more quality than we expected.
We stayed AI for one week and enjoyed every minute of it. The hotel was only half full, so we never had any problems getting served at the bars. On a night time the early entertainment is mainly for the kids but later on it got better. The hotel was kept spotless and so was our room with towels and bedding changed regularly. Most of the staff were friendly, especially Abdul, who is a great guy.
The food was ok, there was plenty of choice but was pretty much the same all week. The resort was small but nice and clean, but I would reccomend you hire a car to see more of the island.
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majorca for snorkelling in september? weather and what resort
hi, anyone recomend a resort in majorca , with good oves and beaches for snorkelling, also not a long drive from airport because i cant sit for long time in car? also what weather like in early september, really wnat the sun.someone told me about puerto soller, but its dosent look that good for swimming, alos some nice nightlife mot too quiet...
Re: majorca for snorkelling in september? weather and what resort
In early september the weather is likely to be warm, sunny and humid. There is a possibility of thunder storms too at that time of the year, they can be spectacular and don't last long.
My favourite area of the island is around Puerto Pollensa/Alcudia. There are some lovely coves in the Mal Pas area(need to drive) near Alcudia and both Puerto Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa have long sandy beaches. A beautiful beach for swimming and snorkelling is Formentor beach across the bay from Puerto Pollensa, it's a hair-raising drive/bus ride away or a very pleasant boat ride. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in Puerto Pollensa but I'm afraid the night life is not exactly hectic, there are a few clubs in the high season but not sure about September. Puerto Alcudia is probably livlier if you want nightlife.These towns are about a forty minute drive from the airport on good roads, not sure if that's too far. There are lots of other resorts nearer to Palma so hopefully someone else will be able to advise you about them.