Hotel Elba Carlota

This showstopping hotel has a lagoon pool with ocean views and a beach right on the doorstep.

With its contemporary décor, the Elba Carlota is certainly easy on the eye. And it’s got plenty to brag about beyond its looks, thanks to 2 pools, a good sports line-up, and a beach just outside.

Stay here and you’re just a 2-minute walk from the bars, restaurants and shops of Costa Caleta, one of Fuerteventura’s most popular holiday spots.

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Based on 1801 reviews

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  • 5Floors
  • 346Rooms
  • 5Lifts

All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board meals. Afternoon tea, coffee, biscuits and snacks 15.00-17.00. Ice-cream.

Drink

Selection of local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee 10.30-23.00. House wine and beer, soft drinks and water during meals.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Buffet restaurant

Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you're a fan of a big breakfast, or prefer just a smoothie, this restaurant caters for everybody. For those of you with kids there are early suppers. Show cooking and theme nights are all part of the fun. Choose to sit inside or outdoors, however if you feel like a picnic, let staff know a day in advance and they'll prepare something special for you to take-away. Special diets can be catered for if asked for in advance.

Hotel-run kids' club

With a full and mixed daily timetable, the kids' club is hours of fun for your little ones. Things like competitions, face painting and theme days can all be expected. Suitable for kids aged between 4 and 12 years.

Daytime activity programme

With rifle shooting, volleyball, aerobics and games on the beach to name a few, there's plenty to keep you entertained and active.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with 2 or 3 beds. Minibar at a charge. Air-conditioning is restricted between November and April.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with 2 or 3 beds. Minibar at a charge. Air-conditioning is restricted between November and April.

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Good Spanish hotel,but could be so much better with a little thought.

Overall I would say that this is quite possibly the best Spanish hotel we have ever stayed at,(we usually go to Turkey). With just a little thought from the management it could be so much better.As others have said there is a distinct lack of shade around the pool,just a few static umbrellas that provide very little shade(and usually over someone else,not you). My main gripe though is with the operation of the bars.The pool bar didn't open until 10.30am and the lobby bar half an hour later at 11am.Until then you couldn't even get a bottle of water,and bearing in mind that it was hot from the minute the sun came up,this was just not good enough.Having said that,bottled water was readily available from then on.The pool bar then closed(and was roped off)at 6pm.This didn't make sense as it was still hot and people were using the pool and surrounding area until around 8pm.Also,despite there being a nice seating area at the pool bar,all drinks were served in small plastic glasses,which spoilt it a bit for me.The all-inclusive finished at 11pm in the lobby bar,which didn't bother me too much,although sometimes the entertainment didn't finish until 10.45pm which didn't leave much time to get a last drink.I used to go to the quieter Sinatra bar(open 9pm to 11pm) where it was usually much easier to get served.Although the lobby bar was supposed to stay open until midnight,staff started straightening chairs much earlier and the lights were usually switched off around 11.30pm,even if people were still sat in there.On the plus side you could get a large beer in a tankard style glass,which meant you weren't forever going to the bar. We thought that the food was mainly good,with a good choice,varied from day to day with the chance to try new things(there was suckling pig one day...not to everyones liking I know,but I'd never seen it before).The only problem I had was that the beef was usually cooked rare,not to my taste but many people would find that ok. All in all we had a great(very relaxing)holiday.Would we go back?.....possibly,but more likely we'd go to turkey.More

bow-legs, Nottingham, United Kingdom

First stay...hope to return

Stayed for the last week of July & first week of August, must say from the time we arrived to the day we left we had a great holiday at Carlota. Only hiccup was to be told our payment had not gone through even though we had paid through Ebookers almost 2 months earlier, after 3 day's finally sorted with me having to email Ebookers. Staff were very helpful and polite at all times, we had breakfast each day which was very good, large selection of food available,,something for everyone.A problem at the pool is sun loungers, locked at night and people waiting around the pool from before 8 am even though they are not unlocked until 9 am,there is a sign saying people can not hold loungers with towels and disappear until the afternoon which did happen almost daily.The hotel itself is lovely and always spotless, cleaners called into our room daily. We have been to Caleta De Fuste before so we pretty much knew the places we wanted to see and eat/drink. Fado Rock for steak on a stone great food at good prices and just next door El patio really nice with a good musician playing in the background. Bodeguita is one of our favorite restaurants, great service and always busy which is a good indicator. Piero's is the place to go for a drink or 2 and great entertainment, show's on every night on the main stage , something for everyone , 80's night, Rat Pack,song's from the Movie's Night. and after each show the two smaller bar's have their own shows , Robbie William's , Michael Buble tribute shows all very good. Here is the link http://pieroscafe.com/PierosCafe.com/PierosCafe.html , there is also O'Connors Irish bar for all the sport and we liked the Ocean View Cafe/Bar at the shopping center for a spot of lunch. Caleta De Fuste is a quiet location which suited us and may not be what others are looking for.To break up the 2 week's we took a day trip across to Lanzarote Playa Blanca on the Friday , great spot for shopping and a spot of lunch,great views from the restaurants out over the bay. We would definitely consider returning as we had a great holidayMore

Peter B, Dublin, Ireland

Three star

Three stars. Recently returned from the Elba Carlota and have to say that on the whole had a great holiday. Feel a bit mean only giving a 3 star rating, but I can't justify giving a 4 star (as per the hotel rating) because it's let down by "silly little things". Having recently stayed at the Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso which is also rated 4*, so a direct comparison, I have to give a 3 star rating to Elba Carolta as the review title suggest. The reception staff were very professional - dealt with issues from room changes to extra pillows (resolved on the same day), great for information and was allowed to use the hotel's computer to check flight home when was struggling to connect to wifi in the lobby bar. All the staff work hard and most have a smile on their face – a special mention to Paula at the pool bar and Pena and Jose Luis at the Lobby bar who work extremely hard. Whilst talking about the bars I must mention the drinks. The spirits served on the normal All Inclusive are local brands which are not as strong as international brands - you can of course always pay extra to upgrade. Animation team work hard - and are not intrusive if you don't want to join in. Bedrooms are comfortable, have plenty of storage and are cleaned to a good standard, but....towels had holes/rips in them??? Hairdryer was in the bathroom...not easy to see to do your hair when the mirrors are steamed up??? Tea and coffee making facilities are in the rooms but are not replenished - you have to ask for more and then pay for milk??? On the whole, the hotel is clean.... but, sorry to say, not spotless. Yes, the large pool area is swept and buffed with a machine, but not every day and not all over - you can see the tracks the machine has made. Gardens are not maintained - grass desperately needed cutting?? The Arrecife bar was closed??? Sunshades are definitely an issue - nowhere near enough, and for our first few days finding a sunbed at 9-30am (after they had been unchained at 9am) was impossible. Although I do have to admit that this problem eased once school holidays ended. Food was well cooked, there was a varied choice. I like chicken and fish so I had no problems…however my husband struggled on several occasions. But, the food was often not served hot – no excuse for cold chips. The restaurant was always clean but often noisy so we preferred to eat outside. The one thing, for me, that really let the restaurant down though was the dress code…or lack of it. In the information provided by the hotel at check in it clearly states that gentlemen must wear long trousers for evening meal. However, there are no signs at the entrance to the restaurant and on many occasions I observed people entering the dining room wearing beach shorts. For me, definitely not 4*!!. The hotel is in a great location, directly on the beach…which is not private but a public beach and has payable sunbeds, and has a lovely walkway into the pretty village centre and harbour. Worth mentioning at this point, that the professional photograph showing the pool view with the hotel in the background, is actually of the Sheraton next door, not the Elba Carlota. Overall, we had a good holiday… but could have been better. Would we return…no, we would go back to the Barcelo Fuerteventura.More

Napoleon_08, Lancashire

good hotel & staff but

on the hole the hotel & staff are outstanding my only complaint is the lack of shade & locking the beds up around the pool . We have booked to go back next year but this will be there last chance to sort this out. I feel this is a real problem as i am not the first to complain about this. Other than this i would like to say you are doing a great job & would realy not want to take my business to another hotel please sort this out .More

Descrane, Leicester, United Kingdom

overall a nice relaxing holiday - excellent value for money

we stayed at the elba carlota 30th aug - 13th sep and overall we enjoyed our holiday and for what we paid it exceeded our expectations! the majority of the staff were friendly and helpful - i must praise the reception staff whenever we had to speak to them they were all superb! we did find the older gentleman (his name I dont know) who greets you upon entering the restaurant quite ignorant but the young lady who was on some days despite having extremely limited english was lovely and the serving staff were all good. The room was a good size and all facilities were good, room was cleaned daily and to a good standard. all the cleaners were also very friendly. both pools a good size, food was pretty good although we were only HB and i couldnt have coped with 2 weeks of all inclusive eating the same things day in day out 3 times a day! we especially enjoyed the mexican and chinese themed nights this made a lovely change! the entertainment team and bar staff were all superb, very friendly and cheerful - we joined in a few activities but we weren't harrassed by the team and they all worked so hard, they are a huge asset to the hotel and helped make our holiday more enjoyable! the evening shows we found a couple of them really good but then a couple were pretty bad but hats off to the team for their hard work! we also found it bizarre to hold shows in the convention centre but have no bar in there...??!! & there were never enough bar staff serving on an evening! The hotel was further away from the resort centre than we expected but the chipmunks that live in the rocks next to the beach cafe help break the walk up, they were adorable and so tame, take some sunflower seeds to feed them! The amount of flies in and around the restaurant is unacceptable - we have been abroad many times to various countries and have never come across anything as bad as this, towards the end of the 2 weeks we where heartily sick of batting flies away from our food, this does need resolving to improve the hotel. also on our first day we came down to the pool at 2pm only to be unable to find 1 spare sunbed anywhere - never mind the shades we just wanted a sunbed! unacceptable but neither reception or the lifeguard were able to help...the next day there were definately more sunbeds out but to be honest we figured if you cant beat them join them and for the first time on any holiday we had to go down at 8.30 to get shade and sunbeds for the day (hubby is on medication which meant he needed to be careful how long he was in the sun for) again i have not experienced issues getting a sunbed prior to this holiday- this needs looking at, maybe instead of the fixed shades you get some more canopy type shades which cover a larger area and i agree with an earlier comment if more space is needed then reduce some of the gardens slightly as surely sunbeds and shades should take priority over gardens..after all what do most people go on holiday for!! overall we did have a lovely holiday and for what we paid for the hotel it really was excellent value for money and the few slight negatives did not really spoil the holiday for us! we wouldnt return to the Elba but only because we prefer something a bit livelier so that is absolutely no reflection on the hotel, my fault for not researching the island a bit more! i will recommend the Jeep Safari good fun and if you get Magic as your driver then lucky you he was brilliant, a really nice fun guy!More

durkar5, Wakefield, United Kingdom

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