Sleek, modern and in a fantastic location, the Elba Carlota Beach hotel is an enviable choice for your next holiday in Fuerteventura. This is a contemporary style four star resort which enjoys a privileged location right next to a kilometre of sandy coastline. You'll discover a wealth of attractions nearby including the picturesque natural lakes, one of Fuerteventura's popular shopping centres and many restaurants and bars. Guests can also take advantage of a shuttle bus service to the nearby resort of Costa Caleta, one of the island's most popular holiday spots.
Location is an important consideration when choosing your holiday accommodation - which is why it's such a big advantage for the Elba Carlota Beach hotel. As the name suggests, you'll have direct access to the beach and the promenade, perfect for a stroll as the waves break on the beach, or for a lazy day sunbathing. You'll also find lots of resort facilities nearby, whether you want to shop for souvenirs, have a meal or a cool drink, or socialise with other visitors - the choice is yours.
Facilities at the Elba Carlota Beach include a choice of wonderfully inviting swimming pools with ample space for loungers alongside. There is also a gym, Jacuzzi and sauna if you want to relax, as well as mini golf, table tennis and a shooting range if you want a bit of fun. For a change of scene, take the shuttle bus to one of the Elba Carlota Beach sister hotels, or head for the golf course and while away a few hours.
You'll be comfortable here too. Double air conditioned rooms are spacious and tastefully designed with en suite bathroom. Facilities include a satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, telephone and mini-bar (on request). Double sea view rooms are available at a supplement.
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This modern 4 star resort is enjoys a privileged location in front of a kilometre of sandy coastline. A wealth of attractions are on your doorstep, including the picturesque natural lakes, one of Fuerteventura's popular shopping centres and many restaurants & shops. Guests can also use the FREE shuttle bus service to the nearby Costa Caleta, one of the island's most popular holiday spots.
4th time at this hotel and enjoyed it as much as I have other visits, yes covid is still out there but they do their best, food is always excellent and staff very good and friendly, some of the reviews mention kids running around all over well that’s what kids do if you don’t like it may I suggest you book adults only hotel, where you may be happier. We returned home on the 17th November and have booked again for the 1st of March looking forward to getting back to this excellent hotel and friendly staff
Just completed 10 days at this hotel and had a wonderful time.The staff are doing a great job even with the Covid restrictions.Rooms were clean and tidy.Food and service excellent and the entertainments team were terrific always smiling and full of energy.We will definitely return.The hotel has a cosmopolitan feel to it and is a good mixture of Europeans.We even beat the French one day at Petanqe !! Lost most days though.Special thanks to Ethan,Jon Luca and Luis for keeping us entertained and for been so friendly.We will see you all again real soon xx
Currently at the Elba Carlota and can state that in all our travels over many years this hotel has the worst food offerings we have ever come across. Not only is choice extremely limited but the food is dangerously cold. It takes some skill to burn an egg on a hotplate...
Don’t even consider leaving your table unattended as you will return to find table empty and your drinks etc gone. This has happened twice in five days, seriously not impressed! On the flip side we have had waiting staff walk past and they obviously are unable to see our invisible plates waiting to be cleared (numerous passes too). The room is comfortable enough to be fair but really tired. The cleaning however is limited, a 4 star hotel offering linen change every 3 days is poor. As previously mentioned in another review, pool towels can be left in room rather than normal ones. Although yesterday we arrived back at the room to find that no (zero) towels had been left. Staff in the various bars are neither friendly nor unfriendly with most trying to do a good job. No problem receiving branded spirits but only if you ask. The pool area is fine and the heated pool is good. Sun loungers are abysmal, stained, sagging, broken ones on offer. The location (which we knew about) is far out from the centre of CDF. It is a flat easy walk and well lit at night but If you are unable to, or do not wish to walk far consider this fact. Would we recommend or return to this hotel, definitely not.
I'm writing this knowing that Covid has surely disrupted operations and the Hotel is trying to recover in uncertain times.
We've been going to the Elba Carlota and Sara for nearly many years and I'm afraid this will be the last for some time. In the earlier years it was always a great place to stay when we wanted to come back to the area from the North and South, but it has a couple of main issues now;
It's showing this through multiple lift failures, tiles and filter covers missing from the pools. Grubby windows (an inspiring artist had drawn genitals in the dirty restaurant windows which remained there until we left), bits of masonry and paint flaking around the place to name a few. We'd heard of power issues and our friends had to get new cards as the card failed a few times and locked them out.
As previously stated, this is now very much a families place. Making up for the lack of Brits are many more French and German tourists. Not an issue of course, but the majority are families with young kids. The lack of any adult spaces and areas means kids are in all the pools, Spa pool, and all the bar areas from 10am until gone 10:30pm. This also means lots of (loud) music at the poolside to cater for them, the mini discos and kids orientated shows inside and out. We had families either side of us, which proved to be... noisy...
The Lobby bar is far too small to sit and have a drink. Unless you're in the restaurant at opening and up to the bar quickly, you won't get a seat. The alternative bar is laid out for kids entertainment which goes on until gone 9. The families then stay in the bar with kids running around until they're tired. It's then simply piped ambient muzac until 11pm. This is the deal breaker for us. We're not anti-kids or families, but there used to be separate areas for food in the restaurant and bar areas. They still could do it this way as there are other areas that could be used, but families appear to make up the majority of the clientele, so that's it for adults / couples wanting a quiet evening from the family orientated pool area.
The staff, though low in number, are superb. I'm sure Covid has had an impact all over the island, but the low numbers were always trying to be made up with staff rushing around ragged trying to constantly clear and lay tables. It wasn't like the previous relaxed dining experienced we had. But they remained smiling, positive and a pleasure to be with.
The hotel remains clean, tidy. well presented and picturesque. Just let down by some small to middling details. The main food was actually OK. We understand the difficulty in feeding so many nationalities and requirements, but it was generally OK. Not 4* OK though. Especially in the outside / pool bar which wasn't great...
As the pool area was crowded and noisy, we used the beach for the week we were there. It's a lovely area with great sand. Oddly there are charges for the sunbeds and sun cover even though the staff seem to be part of the hotel or chain?
So I'm afraid we'll be moving elsewhere and trying less family orientated hotels next year. We'll keep an eye on reviews and I'm sure we'll return if things switch around.
Pros & cons:
CONS: Food sometimes hot & plentiful but often lukewarm & empty trays Loads of kids whose parents let them run riot (not hotels fault) Lobby bar is far too small, does not accommodate all guests, we missed the entertainment due to this Linen change is not every 3 days as quoted. Bath towels changed for beach towels at times…GRIM! Frosted bathroom door has graffiti scribed into it, unpleasant to see daily Room (100) next to the gym, we could hear people thumping on the treadmill all times of the day Daily fee for the room safe Difficult to know what’s included with AI with bar service, included cocktails would change depending who you asked
PROs: EXCELLENT STAFF Well maintained grounds Good sized rooms Great shower that doesn’t flood the bathroom Good hairdryer in the rooms Rooms cleaned daily Helpful reception staff If you hit the buffet right the food is good Very Covid aware (but use the wipes provided after you’ve got your food before you eat). Masks enforced but not an issue as only when you are walking inside the hotel/restaurant/pool bar
All of the above is submitted with the knowledge that there maybe Covid challenges that the guests are not made aware of...
The staff are great, they work reheard to make your holiday relaxed and enjoyable. They are a credit to the hotel.