Apartamentos Maxorata Beach
13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"just arrived back last week from fuerteventura stayed at the maxorata apts pleased with are stay there.only there two days and xl went bust,good old ryan air got us back to the uk"
- Travel date: Tue 23rd of September 2008
Nice for a Relaxing Week.
"Have just arrived home from the Maxorata after a pleasant week. Apartments are clean and well maintained. The Location is a good 10-15 minute walk from the town center and beaches. Like the other reviewer said no kettle in the apartments we had to use a pot too boil our water for out tea and coffee for the week or hire out a kettle for 40 Euros . Having said that there is plenty of reasonable restaurants in the town for your lunch and evening meal. The town itself is fairly quite and you will see the whole lot of it in an afternoon or evening, Having said that the harbour area is very picturesque and very nice for a strool and there is plenty of restaurants and bars to relax for an pleasnat afternoon or evening. We took the ferry to Lanzorette for a day trip, the fare working out at 67 Euros for two adults return, which we thought was a bit steep. All in all a pleasant week. Nice for a quite relaxing week, would find it difficult to spend two weeks in the resort."
- Travel date: Fri 9th of May 2008
cheap and cheerful
"I stayed with a friend for a week at these apartments. They are nicely situated in the resort with the main strip just a 5min walk away (10 mins if you're slow!!). Our apartment was at the back near the road and was also on the ground floor. It was fine for us as it didn't bother us that people were walking past as it was out of season. We would have preffered a poolside first floor but it really didn't interfere with our holiday. The apartments themselves were simple but clean. Initially they seemed quite dark but we were glad of this durinig the day when the sun couldn't get in. I'd imagine the place is very hot in the summer as there is no air conditioning. We had a microwave and toaster in our apartment but i know that others didn't. We didn't have a kettle but found the pot just as handy. It is very reasonable to eat in the resort so we weren't too bothered about the kitchen. The cleaner came 3 times and left the place spotless. there was always hot water for a shower which was great and there is a supermarket quite close-take a left outside the apartments and its down on the right. Surfing is great in fuerteventura-get lessons if you're into it. Also check out "IMAGINE" its a bar down by the shell station and up to the right-great dutch guy sings there-he's very intertaining. Great holiday in all"
- Travel date: Thu 24th of April 2008
lovely complex pity about the apartments
"My sister and i are just back from staying in the maxarata apartments in corralejo. We had a great holiday the flight was ok, lovely hot weather when we arrived. The apartments looked lovely from the outside when we arrived but when let ourselves in it was a different matter. Not only were we at the back of the apartement block even do budget travel said we had a change of getting a pool view ( only two bedrooms are at pool side). when we finally found the apartment we found out we were on the ground floor with a terrance which is ok but you can really sit out at night and have a drink and a chat when everyone is walking past plus at night there are moscitos and cockroachs so we did not really want to share are apartments with them. when we got in the apartment was very very basic i mean it had nothing but a two rings to cook on and a sink and discs. we later found out it is â¬40 to rent a kettle out for the week. Everything is there but you have to rent it and they are about the same price as a kettle. We also found that we had little friends who did not want to leave the apartment for us ANTS. The staff only dealt with this when we turned up at the reception cases in hand ready to change when unless they got rid of them. the apartments are not very sound proff we could here everyone in the four apartmens around us. the reception closes at 8Pm and after that it is everyone for themselves. The pool area was lovely but the water was ice cold. Dont recament the breakfast at the pool bar. When we got out of the apartments we found corralejo to be a lovely friendly place. lots of shops, bars and restrants to eat in and very well priced a meal for two with drinks the dearist was 29.90. best pub was finnagans it is off the main street but is well worth getting as it is a real irish pub. not run by english like the dubliner which was dead most nights were as finnaghans was great dont miss sat night. There is a market small but has some nice things HAGLE you will get the price you want. Best excertion was with out a dought the catarman gold trip you just sail for hour and then drop ancer for two hours get lunch free drink and you can swim. go jetskieing and swimming. The volocus were good also but if you are afraid of hights i would stay at the pool but if you can bear it i would give it a go the views are amazing. Sand dunes were lovely realxing."
- Travel date: Sun 21st of May 2006
"Am only home from two weeks in this complex. I stayed in a two bed house - very basic however it was spotless. Cleaners every second day with clean towels and sheets. The shop only opened between 8am - 12pm and then from 6 pm to 8 pm so wasnt very practical. The man who ran the pool side bar had no english so was very hard to order food/drinks from him, the life guard Connie was very good and helpful. also the bar closed at 7pm so if you wanted food/drink after that time and had none in apartment then you had to go to town. i had three young children with me and was very disappointed as there was nothing for children and also no entertainment around d pool area night or day which ive had on other holidays. The pool wasn't very safe for children/adults either as it went from the shallow end straight to over 8 foot with one step instead of it gradually getting deeper as you went out. i enjoyed my stay however with my three boys i don't think it was a very ideal place to go....in some aspects i would reccommend it as the houses were massive and spotless but with regards to children no it just wasn't suitable..maybe a week would have been plenty of time to be there....Also the reception closes at 10pm so any time after that you have to use a side gate which was off the street with no lights...if i was on my own i would not like to walk down the side entrance....also there was a key to open the gate and it was very hard to open...."
- Travel date: Sun 31st of July 2011
We unfortunately had a burglary
"Upon returning from a trip we discovered a burglar had forced a window. The thief took the complete vault. This safe was bolted to the wall, but was torn loose with a big screwdriver.
Of course we did put all our valables in it. Passports, cameras, driver licenses, money. The insurance of Maxorata covers up to 1200 Euro. Not even a third of what we lost.
This happened end of March. Up to now we have not heard a word of Maxorata or the insurance company..."
- Travel date: Sat 30th of April 2011
"Stayed in a 2 bed apartment which was huge, more like a house,Ive been to corralejo 8 times over the last 10 years and these are by far the best ive stayed in and best value too.
Downstairs has a huge living/dining area, independent kitchen (not a kitchenette ect) a shower room downstairs with sink and toilet, and a huge bathroom upstairs. Both bedrooms were large twins one with a large walk in wardrobe 6x5, the other with a patio door leading to an upstairs sun terrace (theres also a downstairs one). With 2 daughters 23yo and 15yo plus me and my wife 2 bathrooms are a godsend,
The best bit was the staff namely the evening receptionist called Claire, What a girl nothing was too much trouble for this lady, when i mentioned my new fangled ipod station couldnt charge my player she took it and charged it via her computer. when we asked for more pillows they arrived the next morning, she even translated for us when the "english speaking" staff at the chinese takeaway we found in the local whereabouts magazine couldnt understand my Northern accent, a banquet arrived 30 minutes later and she rang to let us know when it arrived. Remember the name Claire, whatever they pay her its not enough.
Pool was large enough and very clean with a snack bar.
Turn left out of reception and 30 yards on right in new complex is Netto for all your groceries very cheap. Town center and all restaurants are 10 minutes walk away.
I have scored it 9/10 for 2 trivial reasons, first only Spanish TV is available although you can hire dvd player and films, secondly reception closes at 11pm, not a problem for us as we arrived 3pm but if you book your flight independently and your arrival is late you might have a problem.
Other than that a fantastic holiday in a fantastic complex. If you decide to stay say hello to Claire From Lee and family.
- Travel date: Mon 19th of January 2009
If you don't check in by 11pm, there is...
"If you don't check in by 11pm, there is a good chance that you may not get in at all!
My sister and I and my young daughter did not arrive until 1.15 am approx. and could not get in the complex even though my father, who lives in Fuerteventura, had been assured by the guy on reception that the security guard would let anyone in who had arrived after 11pm when the reception is closed. After waiting about 3/4 of an hour we had to go to my parents house for the night. We did not even get a sorry from anyone the next day and they totally refused to offer any sort of compensation.
The complex and accommodation is very basic but reasonable value for the money paid. The pool has quite a few tiles missing from it and the complex generally looks a bit run down. I wish I had paid a bit more money and gone elsewhere where they could afford to pay for more staff and better facilities."
- Travel date: Thu 17th of April 2008
Enjoyed our stay at Maxorata Beach Apts....
"Enjoyed our stay at Maxorata Beach Apts. Clean and friendly staff, especially the older male receptionist (sorry) didn't get his name but helped us with everything we asked for. A bit noisy of an evening by our surrounding apartments due to the way they're built, apart from that no problems.
The weather was in the mid 70's got a great tan but you do need to wear a cardigan/jumper of an evening as it was breezy. To dine out was cheap enough. No entertainment at apartments but plenty on the main street. Lovely views. Must visit The Bell Tower, traditional singing in the square, wine tasting and at the time of year was decorated for Christmas. Will revisit."
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of December 2007
Just back from our holidays. We loved M...
"Just back from our holidays. We loved Maxorata Beach. It was clean, relaxed and well located being only a 5 minute walk from the centre of things.
Itâs a nice quiet area but was within ease reach of the water park and the beaches. On site facilities were great and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool bar food was excellent and inexpensive.
Our accommodation was very good and spacious. Great for families but if you are looking for kids clubs etc you will be disappointed as there is none. It never got overcrowded by the pool making it very easy to keep an eye on the kids and there were never any shortage of sun loungers.
Although the pool could do with a few tiles replacing. We will definitely be back next year.
- Travel date: Thu 30th of August 2007
We stayed in a 3 bed apartment, which wa...
"We stayed in a 3 bed apartment, which was on 2 floors, a huge place with 2 bathrooms, large lounge and kitchen steepish winding stairs, no handrail so watch the kids and infirm.
The showers were in a poor condition, with the 1 hose leaking, but plenty of hot water. One is over the bath, no anti slip mat, quite dangerous potentially. The other shower was a walk in but quite small, anybody over 7 stone would touch the sides!
The kitchen was quite poorly equipped, only 2 pans and a frying pan to cook with, no kettle! The fridge had taken some hammer and didnât have an ice box door. 2 burner hob but no oven.
Not good for genuine self catering if you want to cook more than basics. Plenty of cutlery and glassses/ cups etc. though.
Electrical appliances can be hired from the reception. Regularly cleaned, to a good standard and new towels 3 times a week (bed linen twice) was good.
Pool was ok, salt water but clear, needs a bit of TLC to the stairs and tiles, enough sun beds to go around if you beat the early morning towel spreaders. Pool bar was good value and good standard, friendly helpful staff.
Check out time is 12.00 noon, their are no separate changing facilities, so if you have a late flight there is no where to have a shower and change after a day out or by the pool before you leave.
They recycle all the foul water to treat the gardens and lawns, this seemed to be applied late at night, so donât leave your balcony doors/ windows open during the night or you will be sick with the stench!
Games room was very poor, the mini mart was good though, be early for fresh stuff though (closed on Sundays).
Overall though, on balance good value for money.
- Travel date: Mon 4th of September 2006
Stayed in the 2 bed apts, very basic, ha...
"Stayed in the 2 bed apts, very basic, had to hire out basics, kettle, toaster, fan etc.
Furniture basic, some slats missing from sofa bed, no shower head fixing in shower, which made it useless, threadbare sheets & pillowcases, lumpy beds. The cleaning was good though.
Pool a disaster area, so full of salt to mask the chemicals, it was like the Dead Sea, all the grab handles at the pool steps were coming out of their cemented over foundations and tiles missing from both the pool & around the pool.
Pool bar was great, really friendly & polite staff, decent food as well. Games room was a room with no games in, "the room that time forgot".
Small supermercados is handy, but you have to be quick in the mornings for the fresh rolls, no papers though.
Handily placed for the Baku water park (although itâs well expensive to get in & eat in etc.)
All in all I wasn't impressed, although it was a "cheapy",it was dear enough for all that we got, I don't think we will be back to this place, or the island (having been to Lanzarote for the past 5 times )
- Travel date: Mon 21st of August 2006