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 1858 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 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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Very good hotel, great holidays!

We stayed here in October, for 10 nights, me, my husband and our 4 year old son. Overall, we were happy with the hotel, I don't think you'll be disappointed if you book here. RECEPTION - most of the staff very helpful, informative, nice, good customer service, especially Luboslava. ROOM - we had pool and side sea view, room was clean and spacious, no issues there. Housekeeping very good. FOOD - it got a bit repetitive after a week or so, but that's usually the case with all inclusive buffets. They do different theme nights though - Canarian, Italian, Mexican etc. so there is some variety. There was always something to choose from, I wish there were more vegetarian options, but I never went hungry...nice selection of salads, fish, meats, pasta, desserts..and most of the time very tasty too, we had no issues with food at all. Waiters in the restaurant are very nice, helpful, hard-working. DRINKS - I loved the fresh juices for the breakfast, really great! Good selection of teas, coffees, very good sangria...As for the cocktails, I did not feel any (or very little) alcohol in them, we usually went for wine or sangria. Bar staff very good too. POOLS - the water was quite cold, which is fine and refreshing on a hot sunny day, but when it's cloudy and not so hot, the water feels freezing. We never spent the whole day beside the pool, usually only 2-3 hrs, then had a break and went to the beach, so we never had an issue with sunbeds, shades etc...there was always plenty of free sunbeds, of course not always available under the umbrella but this did not bother us, because we were swimming and having fun in the pools. I had one issue with the pools though - the attitude of the lifeguard. On the first day when we arrived, there was absolutely nobody swimming in the pool. We took an inflatable pool mattress to the pool but the lifeguard came 2 minutes later to tell us this is not allowed. When we asked why, he only said :pool rules but he couldn't explain why they're not allowed in the pool. I have no problem following the rules, but I need to see the logic behind them and this one did not make any sense to me. Perhaps they're not allowed because they could interfere with people swimming in the pool, okay, I could understand that, if there is high season, pool full of people, but not on a day, when there is absolutely nobody else in the pool. Can somebody explain this to me? First hotel ever where no inflatable swimming aids are allowed. Anyway, we followed the rules, but observed that the following days, many other guests were surprised at these rules too. After few days, our little son was swimming in the pool with his armbands on plus a swimming ring (a little bit bigger that those smallest ones, but still a child size) and again, the lifeguard approached us in quite a rude manner and said our son cannot have the ring, because he already has the armbands! This time, I insisted he tells me why, I asked 'is my son hurting anyone with the ring? what is the problems?' he was only swimming at the beginning of the pool with no people close this him. I think the lifeguard should use the common sense and a lesson in customer service would be useful too. ANIMATION TEAM - great, very friendly, good activities throughout the day. I cannot comment on the night shows as we were not taking part - our son was always wrecked after a day full of sun and swimming and always went to sleep between 8 and 9, so we did not go out for the evening programmes. LOCATION - great location, only a short drive from the airport, literally 3 minutes walk to the beach. I would recommend this hotel for families with young children and for older people, it's quite peaceful, feels secure, easily accessible...Maybe not so great for young couples seeking nightlife.. Would I come back? I think yes, the hotel is a very good standard, great friendly staff (almost all of them), good food, good location. Maybe if we go on a family location with my parents some day, I think they would love it here, so we might be back. But after seeing the beaches of Jandia and Corralejo in the other parts of the island, I think we will be booking there the next time.More

gabika_83, Dublin, Ireland

Brilliant holiday

We have just returned from a fantastic weeks holiday in the Elba Carlotta. The first impression of the hotel was not disappointing and this did not change at all during the week. Rooms were nice and spacious and spotlessly clean only problem was our room was close to the lift and it could be noisy in the early hours with late night revellers coming in. Restaurant and food was very good with ample choice . The entertainment staff were very friendly and worked very hard and tried to get everyone involved especially around the pool. The beach was just outside the gate so we had the best of both worlds which was helped by the glorious weather. We will certainly be going back next yearMore

Smudge817, Derby, United Kingdom

jude19 great holiday as always

This was the 5th time we have stayed here the hotel is one of best we have stayed in for a long time the food is excellent the staff are really great, the bar area's have a great atmosphere the staff there are always kept busy but still find time to talk, will be back next year all being well would recommend this hotel to any one.More

jude1928, Leigh, United Kingdom

Amazing food, great atmosphere, shame about one member of staff!

We stayed at the Elba Carlota in October and had a wonderful time! The food was excellent and the hotel was so clean and lovely. The only downside was there were quite a few large groups who were so ridiculously noisy, but this isn't the hotels fault. Also, there is a female member of staff who "greets" people as they come into the restaurant. Half of the time she was on her phone and didn't even realise we'd walked in. On one occasion my partner discovered that the chicken he'd chosen wasn't properly cooked. He didn't want to make a scene so quietly took it to the chef to tell him who then told him to speak to the lady stood at the door. When he explained what was wrong (he didn't want other people to eat it and get ill) she just shrugged her shoulders and completely ignored him. Also, when we left the restaurant that night she would not speak to us and glared at my partner. We were shocked! She seems to have the easiest job in the whole place, all of the other staff are running around working so hard yet this girl stands on her phone behind her desk yawning and leaning on her arm. We were not impressed at all. Manners cost nothing. Other than her rudeness, our trip was great. We will definitely be back and 100% will recommend to friends!More

bjt0412, London, United Kingdom

Brilliant Family Holiday

We recently enjoyed a 10 night family holiday at the Carlota. This was our 3rd year in this resort but our first visit to this hotel - we have stayed in its sister hotel the Elba Sara for the last two years. We had requested a 5th floor room at the end of a corridor and that's exactly what we got. The room was lovely and bright and clean! I can't fault either the hotel or most of the staff - there was one member of the dining room staff who was particularly unfriendly and unapproachable and I personally think that the Customer Service industry is perhaps not the career for her! However I would recommend this hotel to anyone, old and young alike! The animation team were brilliant! The bar staff were both friendly and efficient! We had NO problems getting served drinks in the dining room. A big part of our holiday is the food, we eat very healthy all year and look forward to NOT calorie counting of 'fat' watching and were delighted that we always found a very good and varied choice. I did hear some complain but to be honest, sometimes people just complain for the sake of it, if you want 'British' food, stay at home!! The Paella was to die for!! My only gripe is that we have had a Fidelity Card for 3 years and this has been of absolutely NO use to us and has got us no benefits whatsover but it does state on the Terms & Conditions that all the benefits are 'subject to availability' - unfortunately at the times we have visited either of the Elba hotels, obviously NO benefits have been available!! That said, it in no way detracted for what was a VERY relaxing and enjoyable holiday!! Thank you Elba Carlota - this was just what we needed! xxMore

Olga F, Moscow

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