Barceló Castillo Beach Resort

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

Food

Full Board buffet meals and snacks between meals. Afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits at 15.00-18.00

Drink

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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Outdoor pool

It's 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.

Miniclub

The hotel-run miniclub is for children aged 4 to 12 years.

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twin 1-bedroom apartment

A light and airy one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to three adults or two adults and two children, with twin beds and a sofa-bed in the lounge. The kitchenette comes with 2 electric rings, toaster and kettle. There's also daily maid service. Cots are available on request.

double 1-bedroom apartment

A light and airy double one-bedroom apartment sleeping up to three adults or two adults and two children, with twin beds and a sofa-bed in the lounge. The kitchenette comes with 2 electric rings, toaster and kettle. There's also daily maid service. Cots are available on request

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Never Again Tied and Tatty

Just spent 10 days at this resort hotel and was I glad to get out of it. Firstly this hotel is only suitable for families with plenty of children. Defiantly not for couples and the elderly and if you want a relaxing holiday. First day spent looking over the swimming pools where tiles were missing and the grime and dirt in the water didn't look inviting. You must be prepared for a lot of walking especially to get to the canteen and that's being generous calling it that. I am glad we didn't get caught in any of the rain showers else we would arrived for dinner or breakfast like drenched rats. To call the eating faculties a restaurant is an insult on any ones intelligence. The food is poor quality bland and repeated every night not a dining experience. I was amazed there are not accidents in this area with the children running around with cups of hot drinks and food, there again if you are elderly beware. I am afraid this dining area lacks organisation and experience. We decided to try the Al Carte restaurant and pay the extra sorry not much idea there except was quieter. Menu spaghetti arrives and is noodles. So don't waste your money there. Everyone is given different bands which is most confusing and you are not explained what they are for. The accommodation is very mixed and as previously stated depending where you are is the distance to the canteen . The cleaning wasn't good but I didn't blame the cleaners because they were under a lot of pressure with there cleaning carts pushing them up and down in the high winds and the open air. All I am going to say is I am glad to be home after a dreadful experience. All I would say it is a holiday camp Pack them in and get them out for the next lot. One final point don't pay for wi fi you get it free and it comes and goes. Better to sit in the foyer or if you have a car sit in the car park.More

ROBIN H, Hythe, United Kingdom

Lots of good things but some service issues

We have just arrived back from a 4 day visit. We had paid for all inclusive but noticed it doesnt cover you for everywhere. We asked about an upgrade to their "premium" service 50 euros per night per couple and moved to a beach front "bungalow" with hot tub. This provided access to other places to eat and other bars, I think overall, for us, it was worth it. The reception was pretty useless - asked about an area close to the hotel to be told it didnt exist. However on walking around we saw it signposted on a roundabout! Queues were often long with not enough staff. On our last day we were without hot water for over 4 hours and asked for tea and coffee to be replenished in the room (twice). Promised it was on the way, we are still waiting. Emailed a complaint to the manager - no response - very poor. Food was good with a range of options - but was luke warm at best, for much of the time. Comments about the bar at night are correct - unsupervised young children charging about screaming. On the whole we had a nice time in a nice apartment. Massively disappointed by the service receivedMore

Clive J, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

February break with family

We greatly enjoyed our stay here. The little ground floor 1 bed bungalow we booked was great to accommodate us and our 2 year old. Very safe for her to play in. A little bit of tv for when she got tired. Only have a shower through thats not a prob as smaller babies could easily wash in the sink. Kids entertainment was fab. Location is brilliant. Its a windy Island but the weather was great for the most part. We took a long time to research what would be best for us and it did not let us down. Could put the wee one to bed and stay up in the livingroom without disturbing her. More

Jennifer K, Edinburgh

Not for couples

Myself and my husband went for a bit of winter sun whilst celebrating my birthday. The management on my birthday left a lovely cake, a bottle of sparkling wine along with a little birthday card which I thought was a lovely touch. The food in the restaurant was quite good, varied and generally well stocked,however the food at the pool snack bar was cold/poor. I only attempted this once and this was nothing like the beautiful snacks provided at the Barcelo Puerto Santiago in Tenerife which we visited 2 years ago. My main gripe at this complex (and that of many more couples I spoke with ) was the only bar that you could get a dr ink within the all inclusive package holiday was within the kids mini club held at the theatre . You couldn't hear yourself think - then when the shows finished 11.00pm so did the all inclusive . They seemed to suggest that you used one of the other bars with the complex where you got 30% discount........ But my argument is I have already paid for them so why should I pay again? The Barcelo 's cost is that of a pint/ short whichever bar I drank it in -so it is not more expensive to them just more relaxing for the customer. The room was roomy and we were placed quite centrally as the resort is quite large and people with poor mobility could encounter problems to get to the restaurant or the noisy theatre bar,.More

Denise A, Manchester, United Kingdom

Bun-fight at the OK Resort

My wife and I have just returned from a week's half board at the Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort. We went with Thomson looking for some winter sun - which we got although it was a little windy. I think the Thomson website is a little disingenuous about what is on offer and what the place is actually like. We had a good time but had difficulty in rating the hotel. for this review. Some good things but one big problem. It is a large resort - think upmarket holiday camp rather than hotel. It is low rise, seemingly built (or refurbished) recently with a high quality of finish. The place was full and we were put in a premier room adapted for wheelchair users although we are both fully abled. Lovely large room with kitchenette, wet room, enormous comfy bed and two TVs showing BBC1, BBC2, ITV and other English channels. Balcony overlooking pool and view of sea. Everything was spotlessly clean, no cockroaches, grounds delightful and well maintained. Every morning the staff seemed to be busy sweeping and washing paths and poolside. There were a number of small pools scattered around with masses of sunbeds. Also a number of pool bars and cafes. So that was all good. The resort is adjacent to big sandy beach and you can walk around the bay to other hotels and a shopping area.. If you are into it, there is evening entertainment and mini golf at the resort. Thomson say there is a kids' club - we didn't see this. Minor niggles. The resort is very spread out. It's a long walk to the spa which is the other side of the adjoining Barcelo hotel. It was a couple of minutes walk to reception and restaurant also - so you will stay fit. WiFi is chargeable but 10 free slow minutes available in reception. They also charge for the room safe and you have to pay a deposit for pool towels. We found that there were lots of children - so don't expect a quiet peaceful time. We also were disappointed that facilities and how things worked were not explained - you had to work it out. Apparently there was a gym and adult activities but we were given no information. Similarly there was no mention in the room or at check-in about the 'entertainment' - disappointing. We did see some tennis courts - but I think there were only two for two very large hotels - good luck with getting to use them! Generally we found the resort to be hectic with queues at reception. And everyone had to wear an identity bracelet ! It all felt that we were required to follow the hotel procedures rather than being treated as a valued guest. That said, the staff generally were pleasant and friendly - and hard working. But the big drawback is the buffet restaurant. There is only one and they have to get everyone through briskly therefore. For us a big part of the holiday is an enjoyable meal together. You don't get this here. On the first night we turned up at 6.30 and were greeted - no, accosted - by a bloke who said 'buffet restaurant, room number,' He thrust a piece of paper at us and said order drinks on this, pay me. On entering the restaurant we were greeted by a cacophony of noise and rushing bodies. It reminded me of the cafeteria scene from any US high school movie, matched with the canteen scene from the Shawshank Redemption and the restaurant scene from the end of Blazing Saddles. In other words - lots of noise, numerous bodies, low level aggression, harassed staff and food in motion. The tables were close together but the first problem was finding an empty one - no help from staff, just wander and grab. No menus except a wine list: a waitress asks what drinks, scribbles on the tab and then removes the wine list so no chance of a second drink. We push our way to the serving area. Food is not well labeled and piles of randomly stacked pork chops are not appetising. Salads are OK, fish is overcooked, tasteless and cold by time we get back to table. But we discover our wine has gone and someone else is sitting there . It seems you need to leave a table guard meaning you eat at the same table but consecutively. The desserts look nice but have been mauled and mixed by previous grazers, so somewhat mixed and mangled .We express our concern to the 'gentleman' at the door - no service he says. So true. For the rest of the week we eat dinner out . We have the breakfast at the hotel -it's OK at 7.30 but any later and it all gets too busy and hectic to be anything but a bun-fight. We've eaten at buffets catering for immense numbers before. In Vegas they do it fine . ,Here the waiting staff try but they are given an impossible job. So this hotel might be right for you but for us the awful restaurant makes it a place of no return.More

Dai_the_Welshman, United Kingdom

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