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IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas

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Spain, Europe
Esquinzo

This wonderful beach hotel enjoys an idyllic setting in Morro Jable on the delightful island of Fuerteventura. The hotel offers direct access to a stunning 25-km stretch of fine-sand beach which lies just 50 metres away. A leisurely stroll along the beach takes guests to the charming fishing village of Morro Jable, where guests can explore the delights this traditional town has to offer. The centre of Jandia is just 1.5 kms away, where guests can enjoy entertainment venues, delightful restaurants and excellent shopping opportunities. This family-friendly hotel welcomes guests with elegance, style and refreshing surroundings. The guest rooms are elegantly appointed, featuring refreshing tones and a soothing ambience. The hotel provides a seemingly boundless array of first-class facilities, delivering the highest degree of excellence.

Star Prestige customers will have access to the VIP area for adults only with chill out, open bar, comfort room, jacuzzi and pool.

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Facilities

  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • Wired Internet
  • Wi-fi
  • Laundry service*
  • Medical service*
  • Bicycle hire service*
  • Babysitting service*
  • Hotel safe*
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

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A lovely hotel and a wonderful holiday

Review by 619charlotte

This is the fifth time that we have stayed at this hotel and we will be returning soon. We arrived and were checked in to a ground floor room. The room was not suitable for us so we asked if we could be moved to a similar room higher up...

Rafa told us that we could be re-roomed the following day. True to his word we were given a room on the fifth floor the following day which was much better. Thank you Rafa for your assistance. The food was delicious as always and bar service excellent. Special thanks to Ruben who brightened the day with charm and pleasant conversation. During our stay my daughter celebrated her seventeenth birthday. We were touched by the kindness, consideration and true hospitality shown by Marco, who had arranged for a surprise gift to be left in the room to mark the occasion. This was a lovely touch and made her birthday very memorable. We were very pleased quality of care and service received at the hotel and the special measures taken to ensure the safely and well-being of all guests were commendable. We will be back!

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Great for families

Review by L4679ETbenj

The kids club team were amazing - so much energy and fun. They were by the pool each day with games or taking the kids to the beach or playground. The escape room for Halloween was a great touch...

And the show was hilarious. Thank you to Lucas, Stano, Judy and the all the others.

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Beautiful beach side hotel with fantastic staff

Review by Carrieflwrfry

Our room was lovely with a big balcony and Bluetooth sound system. The staff were all, without fail, warm friendly and helpful. The star prestige pool area is really quiet and peaceful with infinity pools and help yourself drinks and snacks...

There were lots of activities available but we didn’t join in as it was so lovely just hanging out on the beach and pool side. The volleyball looked like it was way above beginner level though! There is no a la carte restaurant so it is all buffet style and a bit confusing but lots of choices and plenty of fresh salad and fruit. The evening entertainment was good with a wide range of genres including flamenco, harpist, rock, Motown and grease night. There was no dancing due to covid but we still had a great time. The staff were so warm and friendly and went above and beyond to ensure any queries or recommendations were perfect. Even bringing in items from home that the hotel couldn’t supply!! It was a brilliant holiday and the hotel was really excellent!

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Very good quality

Review by ferdynandc2019

The Hotel is really nice and clean. Room clean, tidy every day, nothing is damaged, looked really good. Animation guys are really awesome and there is a lot of fun while many games and activities...

Food is perfect, fresh and choice is huge. Sea food, different meats, live cooking, really great!

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Location right on the beach, food really good, and staff beyond expectations

Review by NeilSnape Paris, France

Vaccination gave us the liberty needed to get away!

After reading reviews here, we found this hotel to be exactly what we needed. We were delighted to find it met or exceed our expectations.

What it comes down to is the overall feeling of service...

There it couldn't be better anywhere! And, above all respecting COVID gestures to to the rule. Constantly cleaning, watching over the few tourists that didn't do as required, reminding them to do so quickly. It is not an easy task, yet absolutely everyone did their utmost to make this hotel the safest possible stay.

We were booked into a lateral sea view but were offered ( as expected) the Prestige wing overlooking the beach, and private pool for adults only. The rooms were updated yet long ago, the other rooms in the lateral sea view are really tired. Don't expect much there, this is a hotel that badly needs a refresh (outside the restaurant area that has already been done). The rooms are cleaned daily, towels changed if needed, spotless. Balcony swept daily as well. Toiletries however were poor quality, if you have sensitive skin or sense of smell, best bring your own. We asked for a tea kettle, and each room had a Nespresso machine, the capsules were refreshed daily, as well as two large bottles of water.

We had an amazing view of Play Gaviotas and as the Prestige wing is on a curve, a 270º view.

The main pool and private pools are all excellent, warm, and there are plenty of lounge chairs, and towels. IT should be known that indeed the majority clientele are Germans who have some unwritten ways about reserving their pool side lounge chairs. Not a problem as there are lots of others, but curious ways of doing things at 6am. in the morning. In the Prestige pool area they come around and offer drinks, ice cream, snacks. The bar is perfect, well stocked. The staff who manage the pool are so good to the clients, especially if you are nice with them... There are animations around the main pool and that was fun. Also beach volley ball, tennis, archery, etc. The gyms were closed due to Covid, yet could be reserved if you really wanted to. They also have a spa, bowling etc, some bikes to rent at the spa. Unlike some all inclusive hotels, there is the main restaurant, and just a Tapas bar right in front of the main. Also a pool level smaller restaurant for lunch, burgers, salades etc. Why did we choose this hotel? The recommendation of meals. Lots of variety, even had lobster, Moët & Chandon Champagne, you name it. Always fresh, unlimited, and very very good. Great salad bar, desserts, grilled meats, too much to list. Wine choices also good, drinks in the bar, everything is there.

Some have said there were no premium brands, that simply is not true. We don't drink much so that aspect was not explored as some clients did! PS at the Tapas bar they have good beer on tap which is great with your tapas.

What else can I say? Shopping is at the lighthouse, around 1.8km on the beach or walk/bike path. About 4 km Morro Jable you'll find more shops, a view point, church, sea side restaurants. Taxis are cheap enough, there are buses, rent bikes or walk. Visit the other hotel divisons, Palace, and Park. Lounge chairs at the beach are controlled by local government, 14€ two chairs and parasol. (not worth it considering the quality of the pools at the hotel). We walked 10km per day, left or right of the hotel. The beach goes on much further to the left (east). The water was warm, no urchins or broken glass. A real joy, wide open, and lots of space no one was close to one another unlike the south of France!

The food and staff are simply fantastic. Decor aside, you'll be hard pressed to find better, and certainly with the tightest control over the current health situation make this hotel a great option. Rare, to find a hotel that has both families and adults only. It never over lapped, was not a problem anywhere.

NB, we had room 2222.

Highly recommended.

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