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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Full Board meals. Afternoon tea, coffee, biscuits and snacks 15.00-17.00. Ice-cream.
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.
All are included except where indicated.
Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you're a fan of a big breakfast, or prefer just a smoothie, this restaurant caters for everybody. 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.
With a full and mixed daily timetable, the hotel's 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.
With rifle shooting, volleyball, aerobics and games on the beach to name a few, there's plenty to keep you entertained and active.
These junior suites come with a balcony and sea view. There’s a king-size bed plus 1 extra bed for optional 2 children. There’s air-conditioning from May to October. And you’ll have Wi-Fi*. For that added touch of luxury- there’s also a whirlpool bath.
Just landed back after 10 days holiday, ideal position accross from the beach. Short taxi ride or 20 minute walk into the town / harbour - theres also a mini train ride which takes you there costing around Â£5 for family. Great for boat trips or swimming with the sealions or just relaxing in the bars. Rooms nice and clean, Food always themed in main eating area always lots of choice. Snack bar outside not so much choice quite repetative. The only negative was we had to go to reception on two occasions as the cleaners didnt leave us any towles in the room and our phone didnt work to call down room 424! And would request not to be on ground level as our friends got broken into twice which was on the lower floor, but please dont let this put you off as the hotel was fab. Roberto Dora Paula And Julien entertained our group and friend 18 of us all together was brill!!!More
Well we came back for a second visit this year and it was better than last year. This time all the family came and we had a ball. Pena and Paula remembered us from last year and made us feel really special. There were a lot more sunbeds and Mohammed (Lewis Hamilton) the life guard was superb he always had a smile on his face and always happy to help. The animation team was fantastic they put on some amazing shows and were brilliant around the pool. The only downside was they closed sinatra's bar at night which made the lobby bar extremely busy. But they lengthened the all inclusive from 11pm to 11.30pm which was better. The food was brilliant with so much choice and themes every night. If you did want to have a meal out I would totally recommend fado rock what an amazing place the food was spectacular. Reception will book a table for you and I would recommend to sit outside. If you don't book you will be queuing for ages. We had such a brilliant time we will be coming back next year! Thank you to all the staff for making our holiday such a memorable one!!!More
We booked a 7 night all inclusive stay at the Elba Carlota and was impressed. The staff at reception were very helpful and friendly and the hotel overall was clean and had enough to satisfy for all. Great food from breakfast to dinner and tasted very nice with a wide range to satisfy everyone, including bottles of fizz for breakfast. The pool area was large enough but still had the same old story of most guests going down from 7am to put their towels out. We booked the large beds at the other end with a charge of 5 euros per day which you could relax and get out of the sun with the drapes if to hot. The entertainment staff were ok with the kids around the pool but a certain member kept on hitting people with a bat which was annoying. The life guards were fantastic and very friendly and would do their up most for you. Sorry to put some bad points to you now..... . On our first day we were speaking to some guests who had their ground floor apartments broken into and money and phones stolen with the room trashed which was upsetting. The bars were very understaffed and you had to wait a while for drinks in the main and pool bars which got busy and people pushing in and not being polite about it. But saying that it is a good hotel on the beach and just a cheap taxi ride into town with some nice places to eat and drink. Just remember to not book a ground floor apartment and make sure all doors are locked.More
I rarely have such an appalling hotel stay but this one gets the prize. Granted it was not a hotel i booked myself as we followed some friends to their holiday and we were a last minute addition. However when you look at the photos and read the reviews you don't think it will be that bad. Oh but it was! The hotel facilities are not that of a 4*, more like a 3*. The hotel was full and they didn't have any towels to give us. They claimed they had an issue with their cleaning company but this continued all the 10 days we were there. One of their staff confessed that it was because they were not expecting so many people!! A lot of people had pool towels in their rooms as no bath ones were available and when you needed pool towels there were none. To top that you pay 20 euros deposit for the pool towels only to receive some that have holes in them and have deteriorated from washing them so many times. We got all inclusive which was a total waste. Only locally made alcoholic drinks were included in the price (i.e canary islands type of gin, vodka etc) which tasted like crap. I am not a big drinker but still, i prefer some good quality drinks. The food was really bad and the same every week (I.e same on Monday's, Tuesday's etc). Before we left all of us (party of 8) got food poisoning!! Some of our friends moved to another hotel nearby and some decided to leave early. Animation team at the pool was boring, with the exception of the dj day. No rule was enforced. They said you can't reserve sun beds with your towel and then you went to the pool (at 09:00 so not late) and all of them were reserved. And if you wanted to go at the beach, it was SO windy every day you couldn't even stand plus you get charged for the umbrellas and sun beds (which are the same as those in the pool area). Room was quite dated and the cleanliness none existent. You would use the coffee cups and the cleaning lady would come to clean and leave them as is! Sheets changed once a week (what is that about!!!!) and towels every 3 days although it took a week for some of our friends for their towels to be changed. I could go on and on but as a last thing i would say their sea view rooms are partial sea view and only if you are on a high floor, otherwise forget it. But you do pay more for them. All in all it is a hotel who is very understaffed, with quite rude staff (mostly in the reception and the restaurant) and you can see that they are on a cutting cost process in almost every corner. Would MOST DEFINITELY not recommend it! More
We booked this break just over two weeks ago through Jet 2 Holidays, as a last minute thing. We're so glad we did! Just for context, I'll just start by saying on a fussy guest rating, I'd consider myself to be about a 7.5 out of 10 (10 being the most fussy). We usually stay in similar hotels in the Canaries (all inclusive 4/5 star), which is what I'm basing my review on. I'd read a mixed bag of reviews on Trip Advisor about the Elba Carlota, but for the price of the holiday, I was willing to take a chance and hope that the negative ones I'd read weren't going to be mirrored in our experience. I'm so pleased to report that we didn't have anything to worry about. I'm writing this review on the last night of our holiday, and we'll all be sad to go home (mostly my five year old daughter, who loves it here). **THE HOTEL** The hotel itself is lovely. Nice and clean, not too big, comfortable rooms. It feels nice and spacious, without feeling like you have to walk miles to get anywhere. There are five floors, and lifts that you don't have to wait long for. We found the room to be just fine. The beds were comfortable, and we all slept well. We upgraded to the room with 'side sea view', which in my opinion was worth the extra money. We had a room overlooking the pools and the sea, which was lovely. (One interesting thing is that although we were overlooking the bar, the doors blocked out the sound at night, which was great). If I was going to have constructive criticism on the rooms, it would be to provide more space for clothes storage (although I guess as the wardrobes are built it, this isn't easy to rectify). There are two of us and our daughter, and we found there wasn't enough storage - even just more hangers would have been wonderful (there were six in the wardrobe). The rooms have a fridge, which is a huge plus - along with a kettle and tea/coffee etc, which is a nice touch. I would have liked there to have been bottles of water in the room as an all inclusive guest, but these were readily available at the bar. We bought soft drinks from the Spar, and kept them in the fridge. The hotel seemed to be really busy for the second half of our stay (probably because the schools had broken up). At times, it felt a bit crowded - especially round the pool areas - but I didn't find this to be a problem. Hint: The Bali beds are available to hire for only 5 Euros per day, which we thought were very reasonable. If you want one, you need to book in reception on the day - but get there quick, because we found they get reserved really fast! The two pools were well maintained, and the children's pool was great. There is also a children's play area, which is great (although it would be even better if there was somewhere for adults to sit around it, and some shaded areas). The hotel has a policy of not reserving sunbeds with towels, but absolutely no-one seems to respect that rule. So after a couple of days, we started putting our towels out before breakfast (although I noticed some out as early as 6am reserving their beds). There is also a rule that gentleman wear trousers to dinner in the evening, which again many didn't seem to adhere to (my husband insisted on wearing trousers in the evening, but many men were wearing shorts). On a really good note - we've had great Wifi connection throughout the whole hotel while we've been here. We were given a code at the start of our stay, and we managed to stay connected pretty much the whole time - even able to have Skype calls most days. For me, this was a big plus, because I work for myself and needed to work, which I was able to do even in the room with no problem. The Wifi also worked well around the pool areas, and on all of our devices. Overall, I'd say the hotel is perfectly fine. **LOCATION** We usually go to Lanzarote for our holidays, and this was our second time in Fuerteventura. The hotel itself is only a 10 minute drive from the airport, so we were here in no time. There is a shopping centre next to the hotel, which we found especially handy (there's a big Spar, along with numerous shops and eateries). Probably the best thing about the location is the beaches right outside the front of the hotel - ideal for young children. To the left of the hotel, there's the main town - which is about a 20 minute walk, or a 5 min taxi drive (which costs about 4 Euros one way). We wandered down there one day, and it was a lovely walk. There's camel rides on the beach (which we didn't do, but it looked fun). There's a nice marina in the main town, which was pleasant to have a Coke by. **FOOD** I'd read a lot of negative reviews about the food here, but we found it to be perfectly acceptable. It didn't blow us away, but I'd have been really surprised if it did in a hotel of this kind. We always found the food to be well cooked, and well presented. A few reviewers mentioned flies, but we didn't see any during our whole stay. The food is repetitive, yes, but that's no different to what you'd get in other hotels like this. We always found something to eat - whether it was veg, chicken, pizza, pasta, salad etc. They have themed nights also, which is a nice touch (tonight was Canarian night, where they had a traditional band and singers, which was lovely). The waiting staff were always very pleasant and eager to help. They made a huge fuss out of our daughter, which was appreciated. Perhaps my only suggestion to the hotel would be for better air conditioning in the restaurant. It was stifling in there at times, despite the ceiling fans. **ENTERTAINMENT** This is a mixed bag for me. Let's start with the plus. The animation team were FABULOUS. They really did make the holiday for us - especially Paula, who looked after the children and did the mini disco at night. The team work so hard, and make such an effort to make sure everyone is smiling and having a great time. So Elba Carlota - your animation team are truly wonderful, and a credit to you! Our daughter really loved the Mini Club. She's traditionally shied away from things like that (I guess she was still a little too young), but she loved it so much she couldn't wait to go back. On the more negative side, it would have been lovely to have had a little more variety in the evening entertainment. We saw a couple of shows by the animation team (which were fabulous, cheesy fun) - then the other entertainment was a bit hit and miss, in my opinion. Also, it wasn't immediately clear to us that on most nights, the entertainment was in the Convention Centre - a big room that's still part of the hotel, but a bit cut off from everything else. I think we would easily have missed it if it weren't for some other guests filling us in on where it was. The main bar and the Convention Centre room are so hot. I don't think either have air conditioning, and it was almost unbearable on the warmer nights. Also the Convention Centre doesn't have a bar, so you have to go back to the lobby bar and carry them through. Not a huge deal, but worth noting if you're wondering where to get your drink. Overall, we've had a great holiday here, and have made lots of new friends and new memories. We'd definitely come back, and would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a friendly, well-maintained place to enjoy the fabulous Canarian sunshine. I hope this review is helpful, and I'm happy to answer any questions!More
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