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Review of Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort

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Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Caleta de Fuste
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Lovely clean hotel, good food plenty of choice, beautiful beach nearby, we had an apartment clean enough in there for our needs, loungers and chairs on small patio quiet only criticism was at night and only place indoors was hall with children entertainment nowhere for older children and adults to sit but otherwise great

Stayed May 2014
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Great hotel. Our room was excellent lower level block 5000 and it was brilliant, honestly i have stopped in 5 star hotels and this matched any of those. We didn't stop on the all inclusive package so we could not grade this service of the hotel.The only thing i believe the hotel could improve on is around the pool area although they is plenty sunbeds available and 2 good size pools. The area does need to have a refurb.
Otherwise a great hotel

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We travelled on an All Inclusive Thompson package in May half term with our 4 and 7 year olds and my husbands parents. The resort is quite close to the airport so the transfer was quick. We arrived at about 9pm and had a little wait at reception but were helped by a very friendly staff member who suggested we ate first then were taken to our rooms. Even though it was towards the end of dinner service the restaurant offered a great selection of food which was regularly replenished and all seemed to be kept hot. Many things were being cooked in front of us. We then went to find our rooms. We were located at the far end of the resort in the 3000's. Though a quite a walk from the reception and restaurant it was a nice location. We had two 1 bed apts that were perfectly adequate, clean and well equipped. As we understand they are slowly renovating the rooms and these have not been done, which did show a little but was not a problem for us. There was a little noise from the town but that settled by 10.30.
We discovered we were a stones throw from a pool area with AI snack bar with access to the beach. Much time was spent here and although chilly on first entry, the pools were enjoyable. There is a main pool area near the restaurant though we didn't spend much time here as it was busier and a little shabbier in places. There was also a little pool tucked in the 2000's apartments that seemed to be heated (hard to tell though!). The pools were quite deep, with the exception of the kids splash pools, which was a little nerve-racking for me with a non-swimmer!
The kids LOVED the beach. Its sandy though, flip flops needed to negotiate the volcanic pebbles! The sea was calm and had little fish swimming. A 15 min walk round to the next resort offered a smooth sandy beach, though much rougher sea. We still spent a fair while jumping waves here. Worth the walk!
We did have a fantastic holiday, and perhaps am being mean only giving an average score, though we'd have had fun in a self catering apartment as long as we had a beach on our doorstep!. I think there are a few improvements required before I'd score higher though actually they seemed to be doing lots while we were there, so perhaps this will be rectified in the future. We didn't really go to the bar on an evening but it was far too small for the amount of people and a bit shabby. My kids turned their noses up at the 'entertainment' laid on for them, though my in-laws did sit with a G+T at the bar and see the odd bit of the entertainment and they seemed to enjoy it!
The buffet restaurant was good, but there were several occasions we couldn't sit together as it was so busy. We had to call and request towels on one day as ours were all sopping due to the shower screen leaking, but on other days they did clean.
The AI seemed a bit of a disappointment. We paid quite a lot extra for it and it seemed there was so much it didn't include. Although in fairness we were never hungry! Had we had upgraded to AI once we arrived it would have been much cheaper so would suggest people consider doing that.
The other thing to consider when booking is that Fuerteventura is WINDY! Thankfully I was aware before we booked but there were lots of people moaning about it. It cooled things down nicely for us, but take a jacket for the evenings!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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South Normanton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a weeks stay with my husband and 18yr old son. Must admit read a lot of negative reports before but not sure why. We found our one bedroom apartment very clean 2 lovely balconies plenty of room for 3 of us. We stayed in the 2000 block upper floor did not have any insect problems and got the sun all day.

The restaurant was busy but what do you expect with such a big complex, but you only have to wait a short while to get a table and there is plenty of choice for meals, if you can't find something to eat then I really do not know what you expect. The restaurant staff worked hard and cleared the tables straight away and nothing was to much trouble. We found if you haven't got young children you are better going for evening meal after 8.30 you usually find it not so busy.

The only one little niggle would be the evening entertainment with there only being one bar it does get really busy and I think for the size of the complex they would do well having an adults only bar in the evening so you could just sit and enjoy a drink.

It does look like there is some building work taking place so hopefully it will be a bigger bar.

All in all an enjoyable weeks break great weather and would like to go back when building finished to see the results.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Crewe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

overall the hotel, facilities etc are great. Just needs a bit of TLC, improved Check in, and healthier options in the restaurant for the hot food i.e. less oil. If the pools weren't all sea water that would be good and the tiles replaced I would have awarded an excellent rating. The food generally is great. I was prepared to eat out and didn't have to. Really close to the airport. Don't book with ABC transfers - they let us down on both trips. A Taxi costs about euros and really quick so don't bother paying before you go.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Worcestershire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We were concerned about this hotel once we had booked because of the tri advisor reviews, we needn't have worried. The hotel is lovely, staff are very friendly and happy.
The buffet restaurant is very busy (but we did travel half term week) the salads were great, good selection of food. Our children 4 & 6 had no problems choosing food (& they can be fussy)
children's club was great, the staff were brilliant!
Location was great right on the seafront.

Evening entertainment wasn't great, the function room very poor ( but in their defence they are building a new entertainment complex.

Maid service could be more thorough im not sure our room was swept for 10 days.
Overall a lovely holiday and lovely family resort definitely recommend

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Just got back from a week here. It was a superb hotel with friendly staff and an abundance of facilities. My only very tiny gripe was lack of wifi and a few overcast days!
The new bungalows are fantastic and have a selection of UK TV channels BBC1,2,4 and ITV.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort
Address: Avda. del Castillo, s/n, 35610 Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Fuerteventura, Spain
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Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > Antigua > Caleta de Fuste
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Caleta de Fuste
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Caleta de Fuste
#3 Spa Hotel in Caleta de Fuste
#4 Family Hotel in Caleta de Fuste
#4 Romantic Hotel in Caleta de Fuste
#6 Luxury Hotel in Caleta de Fuste
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Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 500
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Barcelo Castillo Beach Hotel Caleta De Fuste
Barcelo El Castillo
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Fuerteventura El Castillo
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