With a beachside location and a fantastic pool scene, this place puts relaxation at the top of the agenda. It counts the plush Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa as its next-door neighbour, too.
This place is set right next to Caleta de Fuste Beach, so you’re just seconds from the sand. What’s more, this part of the coast is a world-class diving spot. The dive school next door provides its own instructors, so you can explore the coral reefs whenever you fancy.
In terms of things to do, the pools are centre of attention. There are 3 to choose from, each with a wide sun terrace dotted with loungers and palms. Trimmings come in the form of a children’s pool, an open-air hot tub and 2 snack bars. Next to the complex, meanwhile, there’s a sleek Thalasso Centre – the Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa. It specialises in thalassotherapy and counts seaweed wraps, hydro-massages and salt scrubs among its treatments.
Back at base, cube-style apartments are tucked into leafy grounds, so everything feels pretty private. And, they all come with kitchenettes, living rooms and terraces.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals and snacks between meals. Afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits at 15.00-18.00
Beer, wine, water and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Select local and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, tea, coffee and water 10.00-23.00
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Near to the El Castillo buffet restaurant. This pool has an extended sunbathing area with a sun terrace and sunbeds.
El Castillo international buffet restaurant*
Indulge in the international buffet spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers for dinner. Highchairs are available.
For children aged 4 to 12 years.
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twin 1-bedroom apartment
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds and a sofa-bed in the lounge. This comes with a kitchenette with 2 electric rings, toaster, kettle and maid service 7 times a week. Cots are available.
double 1-bedroom apartment
Double 1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with a double bed and a sofa-bed in the lounge. This comes with a kitchenette with 2 electric rings, toaster, kettle and maid service 7 times a week. Cots are available.
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Not Bad at all
Hotel is 15min from the airport so a short transfer. On arrival had a warm welcome from the woman on reception. However I was disappointed that we waited for a porter for over 20mins before giving up and attempting to find the room ourselves which was not straight forward when the site is so large and the map they give out is so poor. I'd really recommend they put together a better map and a better leaflet on how the all inclusive works as only some bars are all inclusive and it took us a good day or 2 to figure out what is what (1st time we've been to an all inclusive that has certain bars/restaurants that you pay or at just a discount) Having said that we did have an enjoyable holiday Room - we had 2 suites in the 4000 block. These were great, really spacious and had their own kitchen. The area was lovely and by far the best pool. The pool in this area is exclusive for that block and as a result so much quieter. The only downside is it didn't have a bar like the other pools so every time you wanted a drink you had to walk across the road but they were in the process of putting a bar in so should be open next season. All Inclusive - I was a bit sceptical about the food before I arrived esp as the all inclusive didn't have an al-carte but have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. The food was impressively good for a buffet with a wide range of foods. It didn't feel like your typical buffet with just mass produced food and for the first time ever I found the desserts edible. Drink wise, spirits were somewhat weak. In the day beer was serve yourself in tiny plastic glasses, not great when you had to walk so far. With meals again it was serve yourself so wine or beer only. In the evening then drinks were only available at the one bar which limited things but was ok. You could get take put but wasn't something that was mentioned much we just asked. Only thing I would say was annoying was only could get bottled water at night from the bar and they were a bit stingy on it so we ended up just getting a water with each drink at night to stock up. It would be good to have a bottle in the fridge daily. Area/Entertainment - the resort is on the quiet side but how we prefer it and had enough of a resort to walk around. Beach was nice, golden sand and a large bay. Evening entertainment at the hotel consisted of a mini disco (which our 1yr old although a little young loved) and then the classic hotel shows. The venue by the harbour though was nice and we spent most evenings sat in the sofas by the harbour. Wifi is payable or I think was free at reception, one of those annoying things that most hotels try and make their money com by charging a lot for just a little use, we therefore just didn't use it All in all a pretty good holiday, I was pleasantly surprised albeit a few annoying things.More
Good but could do so much better
We took a punt on this hotel having read very mixed reviews. In the end we were quite pleased but could easily see why so many thought this hotel was below par. N.B. we were all inclusive guests. IN ROOM SAFE Bearing in mind, this is free in every hotel I've ever stayed at, I was frankly gobsmacked when asked to pay â¬3 a day. I politely declined. FOOD & DRINK Plenty of it and good quality but the temperature was variable. I did worry a little about the self-serve food around the pool with the heat approaching 30c - especially as a lot of it was uncovered but I didn't hear of anyone suffering any ill effects. Although snacks are available elsewhere, for the most part, all meals are served in the same restaurant and are buffet style with no a la carte option. Drinks are either self-serve or can be ordered at the bar. There is no table service. Inexplicably the bar was closed on the Saturday night we were there with no advance notice or reason given. Very bizarre. BUILDING WORK There was some going on but you barely noticed it above the noise of the music around the pool. FACILITIES The mini-golf fairways were in a poor state of repair but was a lot of fun nonetheless. If you're self-catering, be aware the on-site super market is closed Sunday afternoons. The pools do have some tiles missing but are nowhere near as bad as some reviewers here make out. INFORMATION There seemed to be a lot going on but we had no idea what or when as we were given no information. There was a timetable of sorts outside the restaurant but this didn't give times or venues and looked very old.More
Great 2 weeks break!
The holiday was one of the best for a long time. Great animation team (white shirts) the ones in orange shirts are ok, if you're French! Join in and have fun! Will be back next year, hopefully! And with the upcoming improvements, hoping it will be even better. More
Gaskin R, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
My boyfriend and I (aged 22 & 25) stayed here from 2nd sept - 9th Sept. We arrived at the hotel and were quickly checked in by hotel staff and given a map of where our room was situated. Luckily this was just across the road, for others I could imagine their rooms may have been more difficult to find however there was a porter on hand to escort you if you wish. We stayed in room 1005, a "superior" bungalow. The bungalow was lovely and spacious, the kitchen was adequate for what little cooking I intended to do and the few English TV channels kept my boyfriend entertained during siesta time. However, we had a major issue with cockroaches and had to use bedding to block their access under the front door. The hotel staff supplied us with spray which helped a little although there was not much you could do to prevent these persistent creatures. The cleaning service was everyday and we were issued with clean towels and the bed was changed once. Surrounding the hotel there was plenty to do including mini golf, volley ball nets, jet skis, wind surfing, snorkeling and you could also arrange a number of excursion through the hotel. We decided to do the 3 island boat trip and the Oasis Park zoo which were both very good. The hotel also had a number of pools, don't be put off by the salt water you get use to it. Their own mini golf site, you can rent a bike and explore the island and there was day and evening entertainment although I can not comment on it as I did not engage in either. The hotel was also right next to the beach which was great. Caleta de Fuste itself was small however there were plenty of amazing restaurants and bars to visit in the evening and we ate out every night. The food was incredibly well priced and of high standard and personally I am glad I opted for self catering. During the day we dined at the Barcelo sports bar which is situated along the sea front, the food was lovely. All in all the Barcelo Castillo was a lovely place to stay and when booking other holidays I will be sure to look out for other Barcelo resorts in others countries as I truly felt I got value for money. N.B restaurants I would recommend are El Patio, 15 and El CapitanMore
Good if you don't like aircon
All in all the hotel is very good,but make sure you get one of the newer apartments and if you can upgrade do it as they are great with a jacuzzi outside overlooking the sea,depending what side of the building your on.The restaurant and food was good with a wide range of food from salad to paella and I'd say the all inc drinks are very good.Now the aircon....well in our first apartment the aircon didn't work and they sent out an engineer 3 times to fix,couldn't fix,after asking other people what their aircon was like,most said not great but was cooler than our room.Me and my partner were dripping in sweat and not in a good way,so we complained and demanded an upgrade which to be fair we got in the end,so to sum up its a nice clean place and the staff are friendly and the setting is beautiful overlooking the bay.More
Simon E, Reigate, United Kingdom
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