Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace
What We Love
- A beach hotel in the Canaries, with Atlantic Ocean views, all-inclusive board, wine and spa accessSipping a cocktail as you look out over spectacular ocean views
- Choosing between sundowners at the pool bar or piano bar
- Booking a star-gazing tour and gazing up at the Milky Way
What To Know
- Located on Playa de Jandía – a 15.5-mile stretch of white sand beach
- Free WiFi is available for up to three devices per room
- Free late-checkout is available upon request
Located right on the beach at Playa Jandia, Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace is ideal if you fancy escaping the British winter for warmer climes. Alongside all that beautiful coastline, there’s a quiet adults-only spa area with a Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and indoor pool, making this a good spot for a week of relaxation.
By day, relax by the palm-lined pool that’s right next to golden sands. By night, sip a sundowner at the pool bar, or indoors at the piano bar, before retreating to your spacious and modern room.
If you fancy exploring the island a little further, you could rent a car and drive to the lush botanical gardens, or book yourself a star-gazing tour and marvel at some of the clearest skies in the world. Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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Really enjoyed our stay at the hotel, a few niggles hotel is largish took a bit of time finding our way around the site. No information pack in the room showing map of hotel. Mini bar didn't know what was on AI or not. Signage in hotel very poor. Stairs down to beach badly lit. After reading some reviews when we came back we find there was a
japanese restaurant? We never saw it or any signs for it. Also no idea what drinks we were entitled to on the All inclusive!! Very poor information shouldn't be the end of your week before you start to feel a bit at home!!
There are some elements here that are 5 star - they don’t include the food or drinks though, sadly. The entertainments team were great and very hard working (shout out to Jordy and Julien) but that’s probably because they were confidently multi-linguists.
Ok, so for starters (as I think has been mentioned before) this is a hotel that’s very much geared towards the German market - in terms of the food and the guests it attracts. They assume you’re German and if you’re English you’re going to have more of a battle when it comes to communication with many of the staff.
I read that there is a regular poolside drinks service here - I think that’s probably only true if you’re ‘star prestige’ and even then it sounds like it’s a bit hit and miss.
If you place yourself right next to the pool bar, you’re maybe in with a chance, but otherwise nothing unless you’re upstairs near the restaurant.
I’m sorry to say that the food got tired for me by the second day - salads, cold meats, pizza, pasta and the same (or very similar) desserts trotted out at lunch and dinner. Again I would say VERY much more geared to the German palate.
Please don’t take those reviews to heart that suggest the food is up there with Michelin starred restaurants - it really, really isn’t. On Easter Day there was a very long, dark hair baked into the roast chicken - when I noticed I’d been served a portion of said hair and handed my plate back, pointing to the remaining hair in the chicken still being carved, the chef looked at me blankly and continued serving it!
A lot of the food was very over seasoned, but I concede that the fish / meat grill station was very good. (Please don’t take this one positive and dwell on it as if I gave you a glowing 5 star review, Iberostar - I didn’t!)
The cocktails are very, very sweet and the beer selection is limited. However, worth knowing - if a cocktail isn’t on the (very limited menu) they will still make it for you if they know how to - I had a daiquiri and a cosmo while I was here, but they weren’t anything to write home about - again too sweet.
The room was ok, but difficult to get into as the door stuck every time - that certainly needs attention.
There are a number of things that this hotel could do to bring it up to true 5 star standards. Warm rolls and pastries at breakfast would be good, along with smoked salmon in place of some of the seemingly never ending supply of cold meats.
More variation in the hot dishes would be welcomed - perhaps themed food nights (rather than the odd curry if you looked really hard!) Similarly, the desserts were really uninspiring - the same petit fours every day all week and variations on the same cakes and puddings. It was just dull. Nice - but dull.
For me, food is one of the (if not the) most important factors when choosing a hotel for our holidays (we travel a lot) and this just didn’t live up to expectations. I’d return to Fuerteventura (this is our second time on the island), but certainly not to this hotel. It was ‘good’ - it could be ‘excellent’.
Fantastic hotel - my wife and I really enjoyed our stay here and there's very little I would change. We were a non-sea view room without the star prestige and it didn't feel lacking at all.
The food is amazing, plenty of choice and quality. If you likes seafood there was loads. Squid, octopus, fish, prawns, langoustines, crayfish, oysters. The drinks are very good - lots of branded spirits in the main bar (gins were Bombay white and sapphire, Gin Mare, Larios and Tanqueray 10, Grey goose vodka etc).
Plenty of sunbeds and they were comfortable. Can't comment on the entertainment as I never watch it or get involved.
Cleaning was good but occasionally empty bottles were left in the room. Once some macaroons were left in the room, with a bit of fresh cream. They were lovely but we didn't eat them all and they were there for three days at room temperature. I would have liked them to be cleared before that.
The only thing I could say to improve it is to be a little clearer with where everything is and what is included - rather than the staff say 'download the app' - not everything is on it. A map of the hotel would have been so helpful, perhaps some signs? We couldn't even find the loos by the pool without asking a member of staff. Yes, it does say in the bar menu which drinks are in the all inclusive - right at the back. Could this be more clear? I still couldn't tell you what the deal with the mini bar was, some was included some wasn't... the lady on reception did try to tell me but her English wasn't quite clear (and my Spanish is non-existent)
My daughter and I have just returned from a 4 night stay as Star Prestige guests. This hotel is just amazing. Food and service was of such a high standard with a huge selection and fantastic quality.
As Star Prestige guests, we had a private pool area, however, there was no shortage of sun beds around the main pools.
The rooms are bright, airy and extremely clean and well equipped.
The location of the hotel is directly on the long, sandy beach with shops within walking distance.
We loved it so much, my husband and I have rebooked and return in a few weeks!
We spent a long weekend here post-Christmas and had a wonderful break. The food, drinks and service were excellent.
The hotel is adults only and the all inclusive covers the buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant for dinner, and pretty much all drinks. The resort is immaculate and situated by a stunning expanse of beach.
Was clean, modern and comfortable, the only niggle being a dull view. We half-expected this, as didn’t feel the need to upgrade to a sea view room for only a few days stay. Housekeeping were thorough and efficient. The Netflix app on the TV was a nice bonus (you’ll need your own account to log in).
The buffet was good quality, although more vegetarian option would have been welcome. Excellent and friendly service from servers re: fetching drinks etc. The Japanese restaurant was great fun and decent food, very impressive for all inclusive.
For a long weekend the food options were great, although could become boring over a longer stay.
Delicious cocktails, especially the Mojito Herbas, and good selection of wines at the main bar. Less so at the pool bar, which is more appropriate for simpler drinks. Very efficient and friendly service at both bars.
The hotel is situated on a beautiful expanse of sandy beach. Obviously too cold to swim in January, but lovely for long walks. Also nice to hire a bike from the sister hotel next door for a few euros and cycle on the path adjacent to the beach for an hour.
We were looking for reasonably priced, relaxed, January sunshine. In this respect the Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace ticked every box. We’d definitely visit again.