We have just returned from an all inclusive holiday (2 adults, & 2 children - 7 & 6 years old) at this resort. The holiday was booked through Thompson & the flights were from Luton. Our first impressions of the resort were poor. We arrived late in the evening & the woman on the reception did not wish to look up to help us. She eventually roused herself to assist us & we booked in.
The hotel complex is massive & we had to wait about 15 minutes for a porter to show us to our bungalow, which we carried our own bags to. There was no gulf buggy to assist as there are at many other hotels. When we eventually got to the room we were disappointed. The kid’s bed (which was on a pull out couch) was not made up. There were stains on the upholstery of the chairs & the shower smelled awful when it was turned on (like a drain had broken..) We managed to move rooms during our stay & the other room we had was much better.
Our holiday was planned around the children as all they want to do is swim during the day, & enjoy the mini disco in the evening. The pool areas however are very busy. We found it difficult to get a sun bed with a parasol unless you were up early each day. The pool water is sea water which is not great to swim in & there seemed to be dozens of missing tiles from each pool.
The restaurant area was also very busy. The atmosphere therefore is not relaxing & the staff are stretched to make sure there are enough clean made up tables with cutlery (which there were not). The food was OK but there could have been a wider variety to choose from.
The evening entertainment for the kids was OK - they enjoyed the mini disco which was held in the newly opened Theatre. The entertainment for the adults in the evening was average. The theatre although very new & has been hastily finished with a small bar area it became very crowded.
Overall I found the resort to be disappointing. The hotel construction was continuing whilst we were there. The general finish of the work is however poor because it is rushed, as fixtures around the hotel such as doors, locks handles & windows etc were not fitted properly.
We had a great holiday last year in Lanzarote (Hotel Castillo) & we found ourselves comparing that experience with this recent one. We will not be returning to Fuerteventura, but good luck if you decide to go there!
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Castillo Beach Hotel Caleta De Fuste
- Barcelo El Castillo
- Barcelo Caleta De Fuste
- Fuerteventura El Castillo
- Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort Fuerteventura/Caleta De Fuste