Lovely room, clean and excellent food
Great holiday, weather warm but cloudy which if fair enough at the beginning of December considering whats it like back in the UK. Food fantastic, best buffet I've ever had as I'm a fussy eater and always something I liked.
I would say that travelling here on your own is not the best idea as theres very few brits there, mainly Germans and they were a bit pushy. Not unusual some may say. I would definately go back but not on my own again as there was hardly anyone to speak to. One word of warning. I went on a bus trip organised through my tour operator and there was 1 Brit, yes me and a full bus of Italians. Nothing against Italians but its a bit disconcerting to find that only the tour guide (who was great by the way) could speak English.
December 14, 2012
Nothing at all to complain about in this simple superb hotel. Welcomed as returning guests and given a super room.
Service excellent and no hassle anywhere.
Food was ok but as we are not seafood fans choice a bit limited. But we ate well and service in dining room was fine. Winre was lovely !
One disappointment and not about hotel but no Thomas Cook rep at all was very poor. We had to contact them about pick up time !
April 18, 2014
NOT ALL INCLUSIVE AS EXPECTED !
Lovely hotel & got a very warm welcome, pity about the beach & surrounding beaches as they are completely taken over by nudists so take care if you are easily offended or taking young children,the swimming pool areas are excellent & well maintained as are the gardens,we expected all inclusive to have at least have our fridge filled up with water & soft drinks but were given 2 bottles of water on arrival for the weeks stay,all inclusive stops at the bar at 11pm & after this you pay for your drinks & a la carte you are entitled to 1 per week but have to BUY the drinks,entertainment at night was poor & mostly in spanish ,german or russian which usually only lasted an hour,food was of a good quality & plenty to choose from.only access onto internet is on reception on 3rd floor or use the hotel computers at a small fortune.
April 6, 2014
Not as described in brochure
This hotel is not located at Sotavento beach. This beach is approx. 4 kms away over rough and stoney ground.
February 2, 2014
11 th visit ,still a great Holiday Experience
A good New Year Gala and firework display ,very busy but service still good with standards maintained.The only disappointment being once again (as in Feb and May 13) the Toto bar was not open,this prevented an alternative drinks location away from either the entertainment hall or downstairs bar.As the evenings for the 2 weeks were warm many were outside but the lobby area is a pleasant relaxing place to be ,the resident musician now instead of being either on piano or on his Guitars in Toto is now in entertainment hall which although immaculate ,to me its too enclosed and airless,Reception said only summer now ..bad decision .The only real negative thing is there is no bottled water ,you either have to ask at bar for dozens of cupfulls during stay and top up your bottle (all water fountains were removed last year) or head to Spar 1km away and bring back 5litre heavy containers ,its not the cost but inconvenience .Its easier to have Alcohol than water .....Despite this we will go back for a 12th visit later in the year,staff helpful ,polite .Although apart from reception only 2 or 3 speak English . German Guests as usual friendly and like to try and converse. The Free Wi Fi in Reception is extremely slow ,I don't know if the Room (payable) one is better.
January 17, 2014
Great all-inclusive holiday in Fuerteventura
Always a wonderful array of food. The gala meals on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve were out of this world. All the staff were extremely helpful. Excellent coastal location. Good hotel design offering sea views for all rooms. Very spacious, both within the hotel public rooms and in the outdoor areas. Useful and interesting on site shops.
January 10, 2014
Great holiday for all in Fuertaventura
We stayed at the R2 Pajara Beach, which is a fantastic hotel in a beautiful location. Very clean in the rooms & all communal areas.
Room was very nice with a huge bed, nice bathroom & shower & a private balcony overlooking the fountain, first swimming pool & the hotel inner square.
Food was good, although you need to get used to fish, as it is the island staple, but you do get nice fresh salads & also meat dishes on the hot grill if fish isn't your thing. Staff are very friendly, work extremely hard, & service is superb.
There are two outdoor swimming pools, the first is quite small, but is ideal for the kids. The second is beautiful. It is split into two separate pools by a footbridge, both sections have a central island full of exotic palm trees & bushes.
The beach is just 100 meters from the hotel, & although the beach immediately in front of the hotel is a little small, just a short trip around the rocky outcrop on the left reveals a massive expanse of golden sand. Parents, please be aware that there is some nude bathing allowed on this beach, but it is only in a small designated area.
Be prepared for a warm but sometimes stiff breeze, but it didn't present us with any problems, & what can you expect, when translated, Fuertaventura means strong wind.
The only down side, was the lack of any decent shops within a couple of miles. This is probably due to the fact, that Costa Calma still seems to be a newish & still expanding resort.
There are a couple of supermarkets within easy reach, & a couple of souvenir shops, but if you are prepared for a 40 minute walk, then you can get things quite a bit cheaper.
All in all, we had a fantastic, relaxing & very chilled 7 nights, would definitely go back & would recommend it to anyone.
June 27, 2013
Good holiday, pity about the food!
We were looking forward to a relaxing holiday which we did have. The hotel is nice, clean and well looked after. The food a different matter, not excellent quality and not hot. Best meal we had was at the a la carte restaurant on /Friday night. Too many extras to pay for when should be included in "All inclusive" tariff, e.g. beach towels had to be paid for each time they were changed, cocktails had to be paid for, wine in the a la carte restaurant. All inclusive should mean all inclusive!
March 24, 2013