Elba Sara Beach & Golf Resort4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Been here 36 hours,had enough of the food already,beef sausages,scrambled eggs ,ultra runny,cold beans,bacon mostly fat,boiled eggs lovely,but not offered every day,why?,pizza seems microwaved,food seems catered for Germans and Scandinavians,who seem to enjoy a ham and cheese sandwich for breakfast,milk seems old in room,and has lumps in,we booked AI with seaview,when we arrived tried to tell us,we were on 1st floor ,and were half board,soon sorted that though,no main light in bathroom,just had chips again,sat on wet seat in buffet restaurant,can't wait to get back to wet and cold UK
It's difficult to know where to start. I very rarely feel the need to review on Tripadvisor.. I always stay at the Barcelo Castillo Beach which is a great resort but this time we decided to try the Elba, based on the great reviews. Location, where I expected a 20 min walk out of the centre with the shopping centre next door. Check in, rushed no offer of a welcome drink and room not ready(14:30) First point to note, I always arrive at the Barcelo early due to flights, normally at 11-12 in the morning and always got a room immediately as the staff were flexible moving things around to suit arrival times. The room was ready at 15:30. Immediate impressions were clean (ish) large bathroom and bed, a few toiliteries and balciny. Plus tea and coffee which is a bonus. Dinner and the restaurant seemed OK in the first night, we were half board and service for drinks was good. The hotel only takes card payments for drinks, including contactless which suited us. However day 2 and first impressions were changed. The room was not cleaned to show any evidence of cleaning. Plus a leaky tap and toilet. Food started to become inedible, cold and hairs in my food. Very strange for a 4 star. To put this in perspective I travel regularly on business and had just returned from the Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou 2 days before this trip. However basic things such as polite staff and cleaning should be always there for any hotel... Plus any chance of a late check out (14:00) not really that late, the staff didnt even refer to the next day guest arrivals before stating no chance. Some reception staff were great and the staff in the restaurant, couldn't fault them. A great hotel for families absolutely, but I won't be returning. Barcelo wins hands down for a great resort for all ages.
Excellent food for breakfast and dinner. A varied choice for everybody..even porridge which is an innovation for me in the Canaries. The pool is cool...metaphorically speaking... with an enforced no bagging sunbed policy. Sunbed heaven. The rooms are not so good. Adequate but not enough attention to fixing defects. Curtain broken...unknown stains on wall...stale smell of smoke in a non smoking room..cracked toilet pan and very cracked sink. All past their serviceable lives and guests permitted to use them. I didn't mind the constant drone of the planes on their way to land. Some did but just chill and enjoy the vast leviathans as they hover above edging ever closer to their destination. All in all a reasonable place but I wouldn't visit here again.
we have stayed at the elba sara over 10 times and will definately be returning , what a fantastic hotel this is, we were a party of 10 and everything was so smooth from check in to our rooms which were spacious and spotlessly clean. The staff are all amazing and cannot do enough, I would like to mention Daska one of the animation staff who was so fantastic with the children, as were all the others who made us laugh every day.Luis the lifeguard you are a star. Thanks also to Paco the restaurant manager who reserved us a table so we didn't struggle to find a seat and of course the amazing Muncho what a fantastic barman you are. Thank you Elba Sara will see you next year.
This was our second visit to the Elba Sara. The Hotel itself has a very relaxed feel about it, it is in a great location if you are wanting somewhere quieter and is close to the beach. The rooms are spacious with large balconies but they are getting shabby. In room 302 tiles were missing grout in the Bathroom and the tap leaked constantly, we reported this problem at Reception but it never got resolved. There was a coffee stain on the bedside table that was never cleaned off all week, other than that it was fine. The Restaurant seems to have gone downhill since our last visit, the food is still very good but the selection was more limited and though there seemed to be enough Staff around they didn't seem to know what they were doing so tables weren't cleared etc which was annoying. The entertainment seems geared up for Children more than anything and it seemed impossible to find out what was happening. There is a basic Gym which constantly had small children in messing around on the machines. Though this is probably the Parents responsibility and not the Hotels I do feel there will be nasty accident at some point if this continues. Perhaps it shouldn't be so easily accessible? Everything else though was great. It just needs a bit of TLC and more organisation and it would be perfect.
My mum and I have just returned from a lovely week in Caleta de Fuste at the Elba Sara. My mum is in a wheelchair and gets very nervous but the staff at the hotel put her completely at ease. The hotel is great for wheelchair users - we had a lovely room on the second floor with a walk-in shower and handrails around the shower and toilet. The staff are fantastic - every single member of the team works incredibly hard and always has a smile. Special mention for Judith - she's an absolute star and was always so helpful. Thanks again to the team for a lovely holiday.
Thank you Luis, Daniel and all the team for looking after Tracey and myself again, from the ease of check in through to the cleanliness of the hotel and all the wonderful staff and entertainment team. This hotel ticks all the boxes - we are treated as permanent residents and all the staff are always so friendly. Reception is always well managed with quick check-in and always very friendly staff Rooms are well maintained clean and with very conformable beds Restaurant (1) Buffet always plenty of choice and enough for everyone (2) Italian the staff work hard preparing the Italian night and look after each table with a very special personal touch - well done too all Entertainment- new shows for this year with new ideas supplied from Nico - well done to the team day and night always smiling working hard Over all we had another fantastic time and have booked twice for next year Thank you so much - Gavin & Tracey
We went as a family with 5 adults and four young children. This was a second stay for other family members. The rooms and pools were very good. The restaurant meals were better than other hotels. We all enjoyed our holiday. More important our grandchildren enjoyed themselves.
Have recently returned from this fantastic resort and already booking up to return next year, went with a party of 6, 4 adults 2 children, what a awesome place and fantastic people rooms were huge and very clean brilliant views from the balcony, went all inclusive, food was brilliant with loads of choice, entertainment was good every night, plenty for the kids to do, just couldn’t fault it in anyway big shout out to Ari the pool life guard who made our days round the pool more enjoyable, real top guy, but all the staff from the cleaners to the entertainment team were awesome highly recommended to anyone wanting a great holiday
We have just had a week at this wonderful hotel booked through Sunshine Holidays. 4 adults enjoyed our stay with lovely clean rooms nicely presented. First Class food and entertainment. Outside areas well kept and maintained. Excellent staff and a shop inside that for a nice change was well stocked and not over priced as is the normal with these type of retail outlets. Bar staff very good.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Caleta de Fuste, Elba Sara Beach & Golf Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Fuerteventura Golf Course and Caleta de Fuste Marina. This 266-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All 266 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies and minibars. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Elba Sara Beach & Golf Resort features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. There's free parking and a free beach shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 3898 reviews