This family-friendly place combines kids’ pools with gourmet dining. And the beach is just a short walk away.
Set in beautiful gardens, this hotel has the sea out front and Montana Roja in the background. There’s a small beach less than 5 minutes’ walk away and Playa Blanca is about 5 minutes’ ride in a taxi.
The hotel has 5 pools as well as kids’ pools, 1 of which has a pirate boat. Taking care of meals is a selection of buffet and à la carte places, including a poolside Italian. At night, there’s a chilled-out piano bar.
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Buffet meals. Snacks. Ice-cream 11.00-18.00. Italian, Asian or El Velero à la carte dining - one visit to one of these per stay - on request, limited availability.
Selected alcoholic beverages including some premium brands, soft drinks, beer and mineral water in all bars with self-service, 09.30-01.00.
All are included except where indicated.
A luxurious spa that offers specialist massages and treatments such as facials and body wraps. Plus spa family sessions are availabe daily for 2 hours for children 4 years and over. Book beforehand to avoid disappointment.
The bigger of the two buffet restaurants, Janubio serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's a special kids' buffet with different themed evenings and show cooking. The chefs can cater for specific dietary requirements on request, and there's also outdoor seating.
There are three pools in total that are just for the little ones. One is for over 4s and has a pirate boat, water cannons and jets. Another is very shallow with a mushroom sprinkler. And there's a third one available too.
Double room with garden view sleeps up to four people.
Superior twin room with sea view sleeps 2, with Privilege Service, which includes benefits such as exclusive check-in and -out, daily newspaper, bathrobes and slippers, 1 free entry per person to the thalassotherapy centre, breakfast and à la carte dinner in El Volcan, exclusive area for lunch service in the main buffet restaurant plus access to the exclusive Privilege Lounge with free bar with branded drinks, press, TV, and internet. These rooms are not suitable for kids under 12.
Returned from yet another weeks break at the Rubicon Palace, 15th - 22nd March 2015. This is our sixth visit to this lovely hotel and our second consecutive year with the Privilege package. Not for everyone I suppose but suits us perfectly. From our arrival we were taken to our sea view room, a great view across to Fuerteventura. Dining was good in our own dining room with attentive waiter service and an a la carte menu at dinner. Breakfast is also taken in this completely separate dining area with plenty of choice. The Privilege lounge area is now open until 11pm, which is better than last year (9pm) and our only complaint from our last stay. Wifi was not the best, Weather was a bit hit and miss, mostly sunny but a bit of cloud/rain but not much the hotel can do about that. All in all another relaxing weeks' holiday and one we hope to repeat in the none too distant future.More
Glyn A, Manchester, United Kingdom
The hotel is in an excellent location right near the marina, which has a good market and restaurants. There's about a 15-20min walk to the restaurants in Playa Blanca but it's a nice walk along the sea front. The hotel was clean and the staff were helpful! Food was beautiful! I would definitely go back.More
The hotel is beautiful, we were all blown away, I wrote to the hotel 2 weeks prior and we got beautiful rooms with big balcony and sea view. The hotel staff was very helpful, I called them one day that we were cold and they brought us an electronic heater. Wasn't happy with the bedding though, the duvet was very light and altough they provided an extra blanket but it kept sliding off. Having a warmer duvet with a proper cover would make it much more comfortable to sleep in. The hotel grounds are beautiful as well, very well designed. Loved the pool with seawater and there were always sunbeds available, the hotel tries to discourage people from reserving them, which really helps. The only big let down was the food. If you are a hamburger and fries kind of person than you won't have a problem with it. But for healthy eaters it won't satisfy you. The juices are all sweetened, even lot of the 100% fresh ones in the morning you can taste the added sugar. The fresh fruit was tasteless most of the time and not much of a variety. Lots of canned (sweetened again) fruit and veg. I was looking forward to eating fresh fish but most of the time it was coming oven cooked with a sauce instead of cooking fresh in front of you on the grill. All aubergine dishes were bitter,inedible. No grilled vegetable available. Mostly loads of fries and some type of rice, not much choice. I don't eat meat but my boyfriend does and he wasn't happy with it either. I mentioned it to the staff at reception and they told me to get back to them if I'm not happy on the second day either but I took it as at least I won't gain weight so didn't want to fuss about it. But I felt like they would have done something about it if I went back, the hotel was very good dealing with issues.More
Bejci, Dublin, Ireland
My family and I just came back from a 1 week stay and all we can say is Death Trap, the resort had broken tiles everywhere including in the pool where my 4 year old son cut his foot 3 times, heavy lighting equipment with its leads left around the kids dance floor, broken lift where another family was stuck in it for god knows how long and to not be repaired at all, huge heavy shower head that falls off when when you turn the water off, shower that runs cool to very boiling hot when on the same setting. The dirty rooms and bad cleaning and dirty pools and filthy poolside and waiting around for drink service or food areas to be replenished we could live with but this place was by far the worse we had ever seen and we as a family have stayed all over the world and have always said a holiday is what you make of it but this place was beyond that and ruined our family break in the end, we did complain to staff but but nothing was done, to be honest they need to shut it down.More
We stayed at this hotel in March. Lovely hotel,,we were upgraded to a privalige room on arrival, room overlooking the sea, nice view. Bath robes and slippers a nice touch, chocolates and following days weather review everyday. Entertainment not fantastic, although it never is wherever you go, they had their own entertainment team, entertainment all the same mimeing to different musical Food really nice, plenty of choice available. We stayed on an all inclusive package which was good value the only problem with it was I was unable to get a bottle of diet coke with my drink it had to be the syrup off the pump, I found that to be petty for all inclusive, we have stayed at other hotels with all inclusive and all soft drinks are available. We had a great time, will,definitely return to this hotel, not in March as the weather was awful, raining, cold, unable to sunbathe. Will return in June when I'm sure you can be guaranteed sunshine. A fantastic hotel, seems to do a lot for children. We will be going back.More
littlelinny55, Stevenage, United Kingdom
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