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 1871 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 hotel experience......But !!!

Stayed at this hotel for 1 week from 22-29 October 2014, with my wife on an all inclusive basis travelling with first choice. The Positives :- The hotel is close to the airport with a transfer time of 10 minutes only. Its in a quiet area close to the golf complex, to which a free shuttle operates regularly. There is a shopping centre with cinemas and restaurants next door. Its about a 20-25 minute walk to the resort of Caleta del Fuste along a promenade (part of this is not lit at night so better to walk along the main road). The rooms are very spacious and modern with individual air conditioning available 24 hours(go for a sea view which will also overlook the pool area). There is a choice of 3 pools (inc 1 for the kids), and these are large and were never felt crowded. The pool bar opens until 6pm and serves snacks also, with burgers and hot dogs from 3pm. Always managed to find a sunbed. Pool towels are available for a deposit of 10 euros from reception, and there is an entertainment team organising games and competitions throughout the day. They also offer evening entertainment which is of the usual standard. The restaurant offers an extensive buffet choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with country theme nights featuring dishes from the chosen area, and the food was of good quality, with seating outside available (get there early for this). The hotel itself has mainly French and English clients staying, with a handful of Germans and Italians, and all the staff encountered spoke very good English. The Negatives :- Although the bedrooms are air conditioned, the public areas are not and the bars and the restaurant were uncomfortably warm. Most diners abandoned the trousers only evening dress code, and wore shorts due to this. In the evening there is really only one bar (The lobby) open constantly, and this has very limited outdoor seating. The other bar (Sinatra's) only opened from 9-11pm, again with limited outside seating. Consequently the lobby bar became very crowded and hot during the evening with long waits for drinks. This waits were compounded by a lack of staff right through the complex, which was strange. This was also the case in the restaurant where plate collection was lacking ( 1 night we had no plate collection at all during dinner and used plates were left piled up on tables). Although the accommodation was good the beds really are awful and very uncomfortable adding to my wifes back problems. As this hotel is close to the airport, there are aircraft flying over the hotel on approach. The airport is not that busy normally, except on Saturdays. Although this didn't bother us, some people may find this annoying. This spoils what is really a good hotel, and I would have really liked to give it a better mark as its not living up to its potential (We did go into the sister hotel, the Sara, next door and it again had no air conditioning). However...would we go back there...doubtful as for me there were too many annoying issues which does spoil what could be an excellent hotel. Invest in more staff, better beds and just turning on the air-con would result in a very different score.More

tannerp, Bovey Tracey, Devon

LOVELY RELAXING WEEK

We have just returned from a weeks holiday all inclusive at the Elba Carlota. Absolutely fabulous hotel access straight to a lovely beach. Could not fault the hotel at all staff very friendly, hotel spotlessy clean- rooms cleaned every day and toiletries replenished. Great choice on the food and drink all fresh and well presented. Different theme nights and activities day and night for children and adults. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone wouldn't hesitate to go back again.More

julie341, Swadlincote, United Kingdom

Absolutely loved it :)

Start of by saying we booked our flights going out from Luton with Ryan air and return to Gatwick with Easy Jet, this saved us a lot of money, we also only stayed 6 nights with an evening flight home, if we stayed 7 nights the flight was 10am the next day, this saved over £300 on flights, we booked hotel all inclusive thru on the beach website and we got a taxi to and from airport €13 each way. Saving ourselves over £1000 (we know this as we spoke to other who booked with tour operators). We arrived 11.30am and although room wasn't ready we were issued our all inclusive bands and checked in all necessary documents and paid for safe (€3 a day). Lovely helpful lady on reception, our first impressions were very good, we found couple sunbeds and enjoyed time around the pool till late afternoon where we then received our room card. Our room was 509 it was lovely clean and modern with a side sea view, even though we hadn't requested one. Our room was cleaned everyday except check out day and we received fresh towels three times plus our shower gels were replenished twice. We traveled 21st October so just outside school holidays and getting sunbeds daily was no issue, sunbeds are chained up until 8.45ish. But could get a sunbed until midday really, until kids broke up this then changed and sunbeds all gone by 9.30am. Pool areas very clean pools beautiful 1.3mtr depths one pool with sloping edge and one with large steps to walk in. Jacuzzi too my son loved this. Food was fantastic I was dreading scales when I got home lol. Lots of choices, pancakes porridge breads fruit cheese cereal cakes including choc donuts English breakfast fruit juice hot choc coffee. Lunch lots of variety as well as desserts ice cream with sprinkles nuts sauces, dinner one night we even had a chocolate fountain!!!! Cannot fault the food and it's because of this we would most definitely recommend to friends and family and will hopefully return ourselves. Also would like to say we saw little tags saying gluten free on some dishes so great for celiac. Also this hotel caters very well for disabled guests, there was quite a few people in wheelchairs during our stay and tables at the front were reserved for disabled guests only. Entertainment during day was great although English kids didn't get to do much, my son age10 loved the pools and made lots of friends, we never really saw much if him, small paddling pool for tiddlywinks and a small playground with swings slide see saw. Entertainment of an evening very poor - sorry I know the animation team try hard but it's not enough, hotel should be brining in more professional acts, we've stayed at less class hotels and had better. Ok now lobby bar as previously mentioned serves the most wonderful chocolate bailey cocktails omg they are the best ever don't know exactly what goes in them but they go done dry well and far too easily :). The whole hotel was exceptionally clean and friendly and I really don't have too many issues, my main gripes would be our air con was poor in our room ok for October but hate to have stayed in August !!!! The wifi in hotel is terrible, couldn't ever get a connection on ipad and ended up paying for 3G on my phone through my provider at £1.90 a day (traveller package). Not the end of the world though. Overall we had a fantastic holiday yes we will return as I have already mentioned infact I already checking flights for May next year. Thank you Elba Carlota keep up the good work.More

Essex-chelle, Basildon, United Kingdom

nice place

we have just arrived home from a 2 week all inclusive stay the hotel is very nice the staff are friendly but do need to speak more English we had to complain twice about the changing of the beds as this was not done for a week and a half also the grates on the floor near the down stairs bar collapsed as my mum walked over it she is not a big lady and is still young (ish) she was left with bruises if she was older that could have done a lot more damage the hotel did send a plate of fruit as a sorry but they had still not fixed it a few nights later so we had to do more complaining to them the entertainment team were very good but again did not speak enough English they seam to focus on french and German there for the children had no idea what they was saying so they could not join in properly the location of the hotel is ideal for those that want to sit on a beach all day as it is only around 300m walking too the beach the nearest town is a fair distance away on foot but its a nice walk but u can get a taxi for 3 euros local cafes are nice apart from the bar on the beach that takes for to long for service but as a family with young children i will not be returning as the whole experience was no good for us by the 10th day we was ready for home as we ran out of things to do we went on a trips to timaphaya (volcano) that was a long day not enough time to do anything as hotel restaurant didn't open for breakfast until 8 and we was out of hotel for 7:40 to catch ferry to playa blanca we then only had enough time before getting on the coach to get a quick drink as a result of this we didn't get any food untill 3pm before being back on the boat the kids went swimming with sea lions and me and my wife went deep see fishing we did enjoy this but again no English was spoken the only English we got was FISHING,TICKET,MONEY we wasn't made to feel welcome at all just cash cows so all in all as a family we will not be going bk as the whole place felt like a SAGA holiday (and that's our honest review}More

Wayne B, Gainsborough, England, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel

We stayed at this lovely hotel 10 - 21 October 2014 and had the most wonderful suite. We had family join us for a week and the pool area was lovely for us all to sit around during the day. The food was well laid out and it was very pleasant sitting outside. I'm not a fan of breakfast on holiday, I prefer to have a lay in, but the couple of times I went for breakfast there was a lovely selection. The pool bar could have done with being open later than 6pm as that was a lovely time of day to sit and relax. The main bar seemed to struggle serving drinks at times, but it wasn't an unreasonable time to wait. The entertainment team worked very hard and were very popular. We went to most shows, preferring the ones in Sinatras Bar rather than the Conference Centre as we found Sinatras more relaxing, although the sound system in the larger room was excellent. Reception staff were extremely helpful and professional and a credit to the hotel. The location of the hotel is what attracted us to it in the first place. Near the beach and not far from the airport.More

ELC1966, Leeds, United Kingdom

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