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.
How to Get There
We arrived late at night and were met by friendly staff on reception. There was a cold buffet in the dining room which we very grateful for. A lovely porter took us to our room and helped set the safe up, showed us how to work air con etc.
Room was beautiful although as there were three of us in the room, I'm not actually sure it was a Star Prestige room which is what we'd paid for ?
Food was lovely, with lots of choice and staff in restaurant were very attentive.
Plenty of shops within walking distance but it was very quiet, not suitable for anyone looking for lively resort. Beautiful beach adjacent to hotel.
Entertainment team were friendly but not much going on around the hotel during the day.
Plenty of sun beds both in general area and Prestige area.
Very few English guests made us feel a bit isolated but not really a problem.
Overall a lovely holiday but spoilt on last day when we found out that we had to be out of our room at 12 noon, despite the website advertising that Star Prestige guests could enjoy late checkout. Left us waiting for 6 hours before we left for our flight.
This hotel was absolutely wonderful. The rooms are beautiful, clean and spacious and we had a sea view which was lovely, it's so quiet and peaceful that you can hear the waves in the background. The staff were really helpful at all times, I wasn't very well after travelling and they took such good care of me. There is also a Doctor on the premises which was very reassuring. The food is fantastic, fresh and very well presented. The beach is just opposite the hotel and it was lovely, clean and peaceful. The pool and the pool area were very quiet and relaxing which is exactly what we were looking for. The evening entertainment was nice but we didn't watch most of it. I really enjoyed my stay here and so did the 5 others I was on holiday with. If you're looking for a luxury hotel which is quiet and relaxing then I would recommend here.
I stayed at this hotel with my partner for 11 nights this last few weeks and it was truly amazing. The quality of the decor, Food and drinks offering could not have been any more supierier. We have stayed in many 5 star hotels over the years and I can say with confidence this was by far the best by a clear Mile.
The staff here are just amazing, from the cleaners who kept the room and entire hotel spotless everyday, the consiage who could not do enough to help you, the bartenders and wait staff who would go out of their way to attend to your requests, the entertainment team all of whom were so full of energy and happiness not to mention the regular host who announced each show in the evening, he was so positive and engaging and would always take the time to chat with you and make your night that more enjoyable, how he remained so upbeat and energetic every night I don't know. The main show team consisting of 2 ladies and 2 lads were amazing singers couldn't have asked for better entertainment each night. A special mention to one of the main chefs name of Rolph I believe, he spoke 4 languages fluently and he was so entertaining to talk to full of jokes made the holiday that much better, again he was another one who would go out of his way to come and talk to you and lighten the mood at meal times couldn't have asked for a better chap to engage with, absolutely loved his little comments each day, if you ever come across him just ask if he will deep fry something for you his reply is priceless.
One thing all of the staff had in common no matter what their role was the fact they were all so polite and upbeat made such a change from a lot of the moody rude British staff you get in UK hotels and bars, you couldn't walk past any of them without a pleasant smile and customary Spanish greeting. Things like that make the holiday great in my book.
The buffet food that was laid on for breakfast, lunch and dinner was out of this world without doubt the best food choice and quality I have ever tasted and the presentation was like something from a magazine it was almost too good to eat. Each day you would be greeted by different meal options and some staple favourites which would remain such as fresh beef which were cooked in front of you by their chef all to order the quality of the meat was top notch. The desserts were just amazing so many choices so so delicious.
As for the all inclusive drinks omg, they literally had every type on the market and they certainly don't stinge on the measure of spirits either a few glasses of those measures and your very tipsy indeed. The cocktails are all amazing very delicious and garnished with an array of fruits all fresh of course.
Some people have moaned as the British tend to do about the smokers and yes the Spanish and indeed a lot of Europe do still enjoy smoking it's certainly more noticeable outside the UK to see smokers, however we didn't really find their to be an issue a lot of the German guests had ecigs anyway and the ones that did smoke did so outside, their are ways to avoid walking through them if you want it's just part of the culture I think it's only noticeable for us brits as we have mostly eradicated it from society which is a good thing of course but it's not our place to dictate what others do just be respectful and don't let it bother you.
Other people have also mentioned the fact most of the guests here seem to be German this is true, about 80% are in fact German 10% Spanish and then 10% english and other, however we found it quite refreshing to stay somewhere not surrounded by British people and their often loud and drunken behaviour. it certainly didn't have any of that the German guests were nothing but polite as far as we witnessed, In fact the only time we noticed someone getting too drunk and a bit loud was the opening night of the new Japanese resteraunt which we were lucky enough to be the first visitors of and that person was British so if like us you want to escape your fellow country people for a few weeks this hotel and part of the island is for you.
And on the note about the new Japanese restaurant you simply must try it we were among it's first ever guests on opening night and we used it twice it was that good. I had never tried Japanese food before that night and after that I am a convert. You all sit around this square island with the chef in the centre, you watch while he performes show cooking and prepares the various courses in front of your eyes it's very engaging and fun, we had a great few nights their couldn't fault it.
The pool area and sun loungers etc are also very good, not once did we have to fight for a spot their were plenty of spaces at all times of the day and due to their policy of not allowing guests to reserve them with their towels you didn't have to worry about all the good spots being taken first thing in the morning. we noticed that most people didn't seem to rise very early it only started getting busy outside from about 10am onwards and in the evening by 12am 90% of the guests had gone to bed me and my partner were often one of the last few in the sports bar at the end of each night listening to the quality music. A small warning tho the larger of the two pools was for some reason kept very cold no matter how hot it got the water seemed cold, you do soon got used to it tho but initially it was a shock, I think the smaller pool was actually heated so if you prefer you can use that one but the size of the pools were plenty big enough and due to the colder water it never really got that crowded so you had the run of it, which is very unusual for a hotel of this size we was very lucky.
The beach which sits mere metres away from the hotel and can be overlooked from the comfort of the pool area was superb, golden sands (which got very hot after midday) and turquoise waters. As it's the Atlantic it can be a bit cold at times but again once you got used to it you don't really notice it. The water can be very choppy at times depending on the wind speed that day but for me as a lover of huge waves it was great if your into body surfing this is the perfect beach some of the waves once you got a bit deeper were so big they carried me back to shore It was great fun. Near the shallow end things were a lot less choppy tho so if your not a confident swimmer stay at the shoreline on more windy days.
Hotel is lovely. Food second to none. It lacks atmosphere. A singer in a piano bar. Music from back in the day. Harp player. Just not what I expected at all. Staff are brilliant. No Japanese Restaurant as advertised. Building work still going on so noisey. Shame really first adult only holiday for years. Won't be back
this is our 2nd time at the hotel, the 1st time was amazing we loved it so much we just had to go back and we heard about the refurb so it just had to be better but how we didnt know adults only is a tick
not better for us in our opinion sadly
the staff, the food ,absolutely amazing and so lovely cant fault this at all
last year we were upgraded to the prestige rooms sea view lots of hanging space with draw space as well (3 drawers in wardrobe) but once you have swimwear underwear to 2 ppl for 2 weeks that space has been taken up now where to put shorts t shirts etc in the floor of the wardrobe , no a bath this yr but a great shower ( im dirty and do love a soak in bubbles lol )
so this yr we did book the prestige area
last yr was had a pool service which was a lovely touch not this yr only if tanya was on duty what a lovely lady she was she works so hard and still has time for a chat and to serve us wonderful person
and this yr with the refurb little speakers have been installed and they had a little background music so low it was hard to hear but another holidaymaker complained so much it got turned off everytime it was put on even tho a few people said they wanted it on this man got his way not good but hey ho another couple had some music which was loud enough for us to enjoy background music ( by no means loud to annoy others
where the weather werent great in the mornings the pool was very cold and we were told that it has no temp control very strange when a pool was built so for 2 weeks i didnt get in that pool at all
but this year there was no need to go to the prestige area with it being adults only its a bit of a take on liberty to gain extra money u dont get your own area in the dining rm anymore you dont get anything more for your money really sea view room
the dining room has had a refurb yes its good but me personally did like it how it was b4 but it must be better there was so much choice as there was last year the chefs are always out making sure there is enough of everything ( think temp control needs to be upt a little on some of the food baked beans were always cold unless they just came out sausages werent much better but was eatable soup same most days u wouldnt burn your mouth thats for sure but always a great choice always pasta, pizza, and chips
there used to be a shop now its in the other hotel just across the road a short walk
the beach is lovely with loungers umbrellas and windbreakers there is a charge daily or weekly check at reception theres also a beach bar to the left as you go down the stairs to the promenade ( nothing to do with hotel so is chargeable)
theres a few shops across the road including a spar supermarket and a burger king walk down the steps to promenade turn right walk under the tunnel about 10 mins walk there is also a couple atm's there and hire shop bikes etc
on a monday and thurs there is a market u can get a bus or taxi ask for the african market they will know where u want to go same in a taxi ( there maybe one outside if not ask at reception ) there on a metre
its way past the lighthouse and is a fair walk a good 30/40 mins depending on how fast you walk and in the heat its long not much there to be honest usual tat belts bags purses sunglasses but there are shops on the way back worth a look in
entertainment the staff work so hard they put on shows every night and are really good they also do a casino night which is very good 3 tables black jack poker and roulette they give you all same amount of chips to play with and if ur out ur finished but whoever ends up with the most chips is the winner and u get a little prize
this is all in the theatre and they have a bar in here as well with plenty of seating
the bar downstairs also has a singer in nightly the guys here really work hard as well but can be on the slow side so order a drink well in advance lol or order ur drinks in 2's which is what we did
we meet some lovely ppl and they helped us have a great holiday we wernt in each others pockets but mainly met up in the evening after our meals worked very well and had so much fun
1 night they do what they call white night where everyone wears all white some ppl make an effort most dont which is a shame this is on the outside terrace
one major complaint that i have to bring to notice the toilets outside the dining room the mens door really needs swapping over to the other side as u go in the ladies there door is always open and you can see men having a pee
rooms are cleaned daily and our maid was so lovely 3017 and they come and change your pool towels late afternoon and your bathroom towels if they been used ours never was at the time they came round but were changed every morning 2 bathrobes no slippers
if your in the prestige room on the 3rd floor and you here what sounds like ppl moving house the noise dont last long its the guys rearranging the sun loungers above you :)