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Occidental Jandia Mar
Ranked #17 of 70 Hotels in Pajara
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Lovely hotel. Amazing beaches”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Stayed for 1 week October half term,coach journey really long but hotel is really nice.staff friendly.the only thing we found we didn't like was the food. There is some choice but they didn't cater for children unless ur children are happy eating pasta and chips,food was always warm never hot.italian restaurant we enjoyed.jandia beach is amazing white sand crystal sea.look for chipmunks they are so gentle and love cucumber.....shops and restaurants about 10 mins walk.if u fancy a meal out the cappuccino steakhouse and pizza restaurant is lovely :)

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Like many of the other reviews about the hotel here is another positive one. We have just returned after a week and our only regret is that we didn't book for two. We had a superb time and really want to visit again as loved every aspect. Hotel is first class, Jandia beaches are stunning and weather was fantastic. We have been to the island twice before and stayed in Barceló Club El Castillo, Costa Caleta [2010] (where the food was poor) and Suite Hotel Atlantis, Carralejo [2009] (which was very good) yet this was by far the best!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

If your looking for 7 star accommodation this isn't for you, but if your looking for 7 star value for money then this is the place to go. We have just returned after a two week stay, our second visit, we enjoyed it so much last year we went back again this year and it was just as good as last year. Once again we found it spotlessly clean resort with exceptional staff. The restaurant although very busy is exceptionally well managed and run with precision. Brilliant selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner anyone who has a problem with the quality or choice of food here have a got a problem of their own. If you want to be amongst the hive of activity then you can, but there is always a quiet table away in the corner for you. We arrived on the 10th October and for the first week there was twice the sunbeds available for those who were there, even when it got busy with half term then there were still sunbeds available. Pool and surrounding areas are spotless, the snack bar and bar area stocked with branded drinks, plenty of choice even for those who are fussy. The hill to the beach is yes steep but there is a shuttle bus that runs 3 times in the morning and 3 times in the evening which is free to the beach and the local town, and the taxi will only cost you 3.50 euros or ten minute pleasant walk. Wonderful place to stay and its much warmer than the other end of the island.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

I love Jandia. I honestly don't know why the majority of the Brits stay up north or in the God awful Calete de Fuste. This was our second trip to Jandia and we were looking for an inexpensive good standard hotel and we got it. Good pool areas. Clean. Access to food and drink whenever you need. Tireless animation team. Only three minor points, try to stay away from the overworked reception, they generally only have one person on to sort the whole hotel out and as helpful as they are it is very slow going, be patient or don't bother. Parking, we paid to park on the premises and got a full refund as the barriers to the car park are impossible, you get locked in, you get locked out. Take a chance and park on the street, there was no problem. Finally we booked a double room for our family of three, assuming the two double beds would suffice, however the "double" beds were more like large singles and not suitable for two adults in one. We bought a lilo and made it into a bed for our nine year old, luckily she is young enough to think of it as an adventure. There are family rooms which consist of two bedrooms and two bathrooms which would be more appropriate. Other than this, and if you're clued in prior to planning your holiday, you will have a lovely time. Please dont be put off by what I'm writing, they're just heads-ups for you to take note of. We enjoyed and we were sorry to come home. Ps lots of steps watch out if you have mobility issues.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

We too have just returned after a weeks stay. The only problem we had - was leaving !!! Requested a quiet sea view room and that's exactly what we got. It was perfect - very nice sized room, comfy beds, high ceilings, air con (and fan), fridge and large bathroom with bidet. No complaints at all on the food. The Pastry Chef needs a very special mention as does the lady chef who danced the tarantella (?) with a guest. Brilliant. Yes, the hotel is on a very steep hill .... but we cheated ..... walked to the hotel ( it's a Barcelo too) across the road - got their lift down two floors, walked through the hotel grounds (very nice) then out to the small (very tidy) shopping centre where there is another lift to take you down another two floors. Much better way to get to the beach - and even better on the return !!!!! It's a nice walk either left or right, and includes sightings of chipmunks/parrots/ibis/donkeys. Quietest area we have ever been too ... Blackpool or San Antonio it is not.
Staff at the hotel, without exception, were polite, helpful and courteous.
Would we go back ........oh yes !!!!!!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We have returned after a weeks stay at the Jandia Mar and were very impressed. We feel this hotel is true 4 star quality.

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I am a fairly fussy eater however I have to say I always found something I liked for every meal, lots of varied dishes available and we were particularly impressed with the choice and variation of deserts(amazing!) the self serve alcohol was really convenient always readily available as we're soft drinks. Plenty of cocktails and spirits available at the bars and decent measures too!

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The cleaners are brilliant, when walking past rooms being cleaned we were reassured to see beds being pulled out and fully cleaned under as well as the tables/chairs etc, very thorough.

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The staff are an absolute credit to this hotel , you got the impression they were always willing to help, not only this but we did not walk past one staff member who didn't greet us with a smile and a hello! It really made a difference.

As a cat person I couldn't help but sneak the various cats a little left over chicken, but they were not intrusive and very friendly!

The only downsides to this hotel we found were :

1.The outdoor pools-yes they are cold, a 5 min dip was just about bearable however the indoor heated pool was nice and relaxing if you fancy a proper swim.

2.The steep hill-granted the hotel boasts fantastic sea views which could only be enjoyed from this viewpoint, just be aware as two young fit adults we dreaded the walk up-however there are options such as walking through the sister hotel or catching a taxi (5euros to the main town) so don't be put off its manageable

3.Room facilities- we found paying for wifi to be a bit of a shame in an all inc. hotel, even just free wifi in public areas would be good (after all you go on holiday to get away from everyday trappings!) tea and coffee in the rooms would also be nice,although there are machines within the hotel.

Overall we would not hesitate to return to this hotel, the positives far outweigh the negatives . This hotel is everything you could wish for on a relaxing holiday, and more, until next time barcelo!......

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Just arrived home from the Barcelo Jandia Mar from 5th October to 12th! Was so lovely! Do not listen to the bad reviews given - I would highly recommend this hotel. The food has a good variety and during our stay we had different themed nights aswell so Mexican, Chinese, Italian! The day time enternatinment/activties was really good you have the chance to do archery, zumba, water aerobics, waterpolo, and many more! The entertainment in the evening was good too! The acrobatic show is good :)
I would definately recommend for couples if you fancy a quiet week chilling out!
so no not listen to the bad reviews! we loved it :)

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Occidental Jandia Mar
Address: Playa del Jable S/N | Barranco de Vinamar, 35625, Pajara, Fuerteventura, Spain (Formerly Barcelo Jandia Mar)
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Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > Jandia Peninsula > Pajara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Pajara
#9 Spa Hotel in Pajara
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Pajara
#16 Luxury Hotel in Pajara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Jandia Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 485
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy more than 50,000 m² of fun, comfort and entertainment in a privileged setting. The Barcelo Jandia Mar**** hotel, which has been awarded the Thomas Cook Marque of Excellence, is situated opposite the spectacular Jandia beach, in the south of Fuerteventura. The hotel offers a wide range of services and activities for you to enjoy your holidays to the max. Relax and pamper yourself in our health and wellness centre, which boasts a sauna, gym, solarium and massage services. For sports lovers, the hotel offers an extensive range of activities including: mini-golf and multi-sports court, water sports, windsurfing, scuba diving and sport fishing. And for the little ones, we have the Barcy Kid's Club. With the Barcelo All Inclusive programme, you can enjoy all the hotel facilities and its superb restaurants (the All Inclusive service finishes at 23.00). The Barcelo Jandia Mar hotel is the perfect choice to enjoy your holiday. ... more   less 
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Barcelo Jandia Mar Hotel Pajara
Barcelo Hotel Jandia Mar
Barcelo Hotel Pajara
Fuerteventura Jandia
Occidental Jandia Mar Fuerteventura, Spain

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