12 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"we wanted some where right beside the beach and erica appartments were perfect! it was a windsurfing holiday and every thing was there for rental on the beach. the appartments were basic but very clean and staff were very friendly. i'd bring my own tea towels. dont seem to get enough! the sofa bed wasnt very comfy but the others were grand. you'll need a few pegs if your hanging stuff out to dry because of the wind.(even if you like the sun you'll be glad of the breeze) you dont need to bring to many clothes. ended up just wearing my togs an a sundress most of the time. everywhere is very casual. we rented a car for three days midweek and saw the whole island spending time on lots of small out of the way beaches. we ate out every night. there was a lovely restaraunt in the town square.(cant remember the name) there was live entertainment including fire dancers and spanish singers right outside.(seating was outside aswell as inside) we took a tram ride around the town which was nice and gave you an idea of the surroundings (which in fairness wernt very much) anyone who loves to spend time lying on the beach reading or windsurfing will find the erica appartments perfect. its nice to be able to leave your towel and book on the beach while you pop back to the appartment for a few minutes to get something you've forgotten or make a quick lunch without all the hassle of dragging everything back with you. pool was small but you had it to yourself most of the time. the town was nice. plenty of shops. mostly perfume, desingner or souveniers. we're heading back next week. kids hoping to do windsurfing course. can't wait! "
- Travel date: 1st February 2009
these apartments are actually good value...
"these apartments are actually good value for money the time i stayed there,the beach is only a stone throw away lots of restuarants and shops,the apartments them selves are clean fresh towels rooms cleaned on a daily basis the pool is a bit small doh as i didnt mind there was hardly any one in it at the time as most of the people went the beach.overall my time there was quiet enjoyable."
- Travel date: 21st May 2008
Erika apts where very basic but extremel...
"Erika apts where very basic but extremely clean and safe, there was a locked gate after 2pm each day, the swimming pool was very small - it wasn't clean on arrival on sunday so was not too tempting, but cleaned early monday morning.. I felt the apartment while clean, it really needed a lick of paint and needs a little updating, the bathroom utensils where old and shabby, and the hot water only lasted for one shower per night, but the cleaner was very friendly and came every second day with fresh sheets and towels which was excellent, as there is no air con in the apartments and the nights can get warm.. I felt the bar / night club directly opposite the apartments kinda ruined our stay in the Erika apartment, while I am a light sleeper my partners isn't and we where both kept awake most nights with the noise, sometimes till 7am - so I would not rate this apartment for a quiet peacefull holiday, the beach is seconds away which was beautiful also.. "
- Travel date: 27th February 2008
We booked these apartments as a last min...
"We booked these apartments as a last minute, we only wanted flights and had intended to stay elsewhere, but we had to book a package. As there was only 40 euro in the price difference, we decided to book these and if we didn't like them we would move. I looked up reviews on the apartments and found excellent reviews on holiday watchdog, apartments were stones throw to the beach, last one entered was April 2007. Maybe the apartments were good then, but certainly not now. We had apartment number 1, ground floor, right next to the office and our front patio was right next to the pool. We were able to hop over the barrier and into the pool. The pool was tiny and the same depth all over. We stayed our first night, but the smell straight away was of mould and damp. We got up the first morning and went to the pool. My daughter went in, with armbands as I said it was too deep otherwise (1.3m all over). We had the pool to ourselves which was nice, but boring. After about an hour another family came down, 3 kids, 2 body boards and big inflatable ring and lilo into the pool and my daughter had to get out as there was no room. We left the apartments and went to another complex and spent the day there. I could see the difference in my daughters face in and out of the pool (which was huge ,4 pools in fact) so we decided to book in there. We went back to the Erika apartments and left (we were so uncomfortable at them that we hadnât even unpacked, which is normally the first thing I do on arrival). We came back during the week to get a book my daughter left there and the smell was even worse. We only returned at 5.30 on the morning we were due to go home, so as to get our transfer bus. The only dealings we had with the staff was on arrival and departure and they were very nice. But my god the apartments, no. It is about 20 feet from the Waikiki Bar which was still open and music blaring at 5.30 in the morning we were coming home. On the other reviews, people had commented that you couldnât hear the music because of double/triple glazed windows. Yeah, donât think so. Could hear it loud and clear. Glad we didnât stay the week. "
- Travel date: 25th February 2008
Rooms: Simple and clean, all you need du...
"Rooms: Simple and clean, all you need during travel for one or two weeks. Towels change almost every day. Cleaning few times a week. Staff: Very friendly. Location: Close to the beach, good bar and restaurant 'Wiki-kiki' . We had a very nice sea view from balcony on first floor. Small supermarket, few of them 5min walk."
- Travel date: 27th May 2007
Spent a week in Erika apartments and hav...
"Spent a week in Erika apartments and have to say, we found this a small and neat little complex everything we had hoped for. The apartments were roomey, spotlessly clean, and kept that way, both inside and out. Staff were terrific and their location was super, literally yards from the beach. Some great restaurants nearby, and the apartments had a nice touch...a locked gate, which only residents get a key to....you feel really secure day and night. Go to the top of the street for car rental. I hired a car for 4 people for 3 days, filled it with petrol, drove every inch of the island, and had change from 100 Euro."
- Travel date: 8th February 2007
Had an absolutely excellent time. The st...
"Had an absolutely excellent time. The staff are so, so, so nice. I would recommend it to anyone with kids. Or even if you don't have kids the night life is great craic, the men were mad after us (he he he). Anyhow, the tapas are divine in Cala DâOr, and there are lots and lots of places to eat at. I got cheap cigarettes and perfume, and the supermarkets were fairly good value for wine. Overall, I would definitely go back if I got it as cheap again."
- Travel date: 25th October 2006
Stayed in the Erika Apartments for a wee...
"Stayed in the Erika Apartments for a week at the start of June 2006. First time in Fuerteventura so didn't know what to expect. First impressions- fabulous. Stayed in an apartment overlooking the pool and when on the first night found that this apartment had two balconies, brilliant. The pool was small but big enough for me as I love swimming and we were the only ones at the pool for a lot of the time, like a private pool. Bought 1 book with me but needn't have as there was lots of books in the reception area. I read about 3 books that week. Waikiki Pub is just across the road (literally 2 seconds) but the noise level was not an issue. Waikiki did lunches and in the night time it was lovely to go for a drink and entertainment.... Salsa Dancing and a Bob Marley night. then straight across the road to the Erika. There was a public phone box outside the Waikiki - and great value to call Ireland On the same street as the Erika apartment was a lovely restaurant (Italian) which catered for all types of food from steak to fish and the desserts were delicious. lovely types of ice cream... Just up the street from the Erika was the shopping and found lots of small shops catering from bags, jewelry and loads of perfume (there was loads of perfume shops) but the main one was at the end of the Erika Apartments and turned left and straight up - can't miss it. If there for another week would explore some more. The sand dunes were spectacular. Overall an enjoyable experience and definitely I would go back."
- Travel date: 18th June 2006
We found the Erika Apartments to be abso...
"We found the Erika Apartments to be absolutely superb, it was very clean with staff coming in daily while we were there. It is convenient to everything and very, very secure. There are fabulous views from the overhead apartments of the beach and Los Lobos. A family run business they were so helpful never hesitating to go the extra distance to help out their guest. Always a smile and a friendly word for everyone. The Waikiki Club was actually a very nice place to go for food or drinks and we never experienced any problems with the noise level. Fuerteventura has the most amazing beaches, good shopping and great restaurants. We took the Island tour which was really nice to get out and about the get a feel for the rest of the Island as well visiting Lanzarote and Los Lobos. Finally praise for the Budget Rep Ian who was both helpful and friendly. We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely go back."
- Travel date: 12th June 2006
The apartments were cleaned 5 times we w...
"The apartments were cleaned 5 times we were there and fresh towels left. It is a family run complex and the owners are friendly & very accommodating. You can hire access to the safe in the apartments for â¬15 a week. Toasters & electric kettles can be hired for â¬6 per week. There is also a TV which is run by inserting coins. We actually were fortunate enough to have a 3 bedroom apartment in the complex; No 11 which was huge with 2 bathrooms, one of which had a lovely bath. The pool is small and not very suitable for small kids & deep enough at 1.3 meters, but when we were there we basically had the pool to ourselves for the week as most people head onto the beach in front of the apartments. It is very safe and the gate into the apartments is locked after 2pm each day. The Waikiki bar is across the way but don't worry about noise at night as its not a problem. Don't bypass the restaurants on the same street as the apartments as they are quite good and good value for money. The Winter Garden pub run by an Australian couple is lovely for a quiet drink. Eating out in Corralejo is good value and a very good standard. I wouldn't venture into the Chinese restaurants on the main strip although they will do their utmost to get you into the buffets. There is a gorgeous Chinese called the Slow boat or Show Boat, I'm not sure which, down towards the harbour. But the highlight of my holiday was a small restaurant on a side street down near the harbour called 'Los Pepes'. We went twice and would have gone a lot more only it was closed for 2 nights of our 7 nights. It's owned by a Scottish girl and her husband. You may have to book if you leave it a bit later in the evening, but it's divine and no more expensive than any of the restaurants. We visited the markets on the Friday (Monday & Fridays). They're worth a visit but no surprises, the usual fake bags, t-shirts etc. They're beside the water park at the top of the town. There are lots of chemists/perfumeries in the town and they are very good value and if you like you brands such as Clarins/Lancome they're even a bit cheaper than the duty free and it's worth stocking up. Alcohol is not much cheaper than Ireland. I found the cocktails to be rather expense â¬7, considering spirits are very good value for money. We didn't venture on any of the boat trips across to neighbouring islands but I definitely would if I had more than a week. If you like shopping, you should venture into the capital Porto del Rosario; you'll see it on your bus ride into Corralejo. The beaches in Fuerteventura are just fabulous, long sandy beaches and turquoise waters, just heavenly. Overall, I would without a shadow of a doubt recommend Corralejo as a holiday destination, and I would definitely go back to the Erika Apartments, they're safe, clean and in an excellent location! Enjoy."
- Travel date: 1st June 2006
These apartments are home from home. Iâ...
"These apartments are home from home. Iâve been twice already really love it the rooms the pool and the owners are so nice. If you enjoying reading books no need to bring any with you as they have a small library filled with books. My room over looks the pool and the beach, itâs like paradise. I heading back again in August 2006 and I cant wait."
- Travel date: 4th April 2006
Excellent ! Very close to town centre (1...
"Excellent ! Very close to town centre (150 metres) away yet in a very quiet location at the end of a Cul de Sac (3 metres from Waikiki Beach). Beautiful view of Los Lobos from all the 1st floor apartments. (there are only 8 apartments in the complex), sometimes it feels like you're in your own villa! Waikiki Night Club is across the way, which is so convenient as your leaba is only 10 steps away! The apartments are all triple glazed i.e. doors & windows, so nothing can be heard from the night Club. I've been to Fuerteventura on 3 occasions and stayed here twice and I'm going back again at the end of the month. It really is the cleanest, most convenient, relaxing, not to mention the view(s) apartments I've ever stayed at."
- Travel date: 8th January 2006
Erika Apartments is also called
- erika apartments corralejo
- erika apartments hotel corralejo