15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
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"A friend and I spent the last week of January 2012 here and we had a terrific time. There were plenty of loungers by the pool - who would've thought we'd be by the pool in January!!! The food in the restaurant was delicious and the house wine very good too. We had paella twice in the week, we were that impressed. The apartments were perfectly situated, close to the harbour and local restaurants/shops etc. The only thing that marred the holiday were Thomas Cook. On arrival we were in and out of the transfer coach so many times other people on there thought we had our braces caught! We were offloaded at the wrong hotel 3 times - and late at night this did not impress. Our journey home was plagued by a 24 hour delay on our flight. The way Thomas Cook handles this delay was unbelievable. We waited in Departures till the boarding time had come and gone and then all the passengers were trying to find someone from Thomas Cook, but there was no one about. Eventually a tannoy message told us we would have to spend the night in a hotel and that we should make our way downstairs to check-in, picking up our luggage on the way. This would have been acceptable had they taken responsibility for us, but instead we stood there waiting to be dealt with. The lights in the airport went out and still we waited. Eventually (after about an hour) we were told to go outside to the car park where 2 coaches would take us to our hotel. Out we went....and then they put the car park lights out too! One passenger fell and was taken to hospital, unconscious. We hoped that they would take us back to our original apartment but they stuck us in what can only be described as a cross between Butlins and a rough old housing estate. The Broncemar Beach, Caleta de Fuste is absolutely awful. The rooms smelled of damp and cigarettes and I did not sleep as I felt it was too grubby. The breakfast in the morning was so bad I had a roll, tea and a pieve of fruit. We sat at a table waiting for the rep to report what would be happening, when one of the 'entertainment crew' came and asked if we would like to take part in the competition. What competition, you ask - HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE HIM TO EAT 8 MUFFINS!!! By this point we'd had enough. We beat a hasty retreat after finding out when the coach would be collecting us. All I can say is - if you are staying at the Broncemar, then prepare yourself.... All the relaxation from our week in the sun was ruinded by Thomas Cook and their totally inept dealings. So, stay at the Dunas Club Apartments, you will have a great time - but don't do so with Thomas Cook. "
- Travel date: 3rd February 2012
"We stopped at the Dunas for two weeks in November 2010 . As soon as we got back to the UK we booked again for three weeks in November 2011 ! We found it excellent a really great find. Clean , comfy and friendly. Great food in the hotel if you dont want to go out or cook for yourself. Location perfect for getting about the island by bus . Excellent location for getting into the town to sample the local delights. Far enough out of the way to avoid the idiots on the main drag but close enough if you want to join them ! The pool area is quite pleasant and sometimes when its really windy on the beaches its a pleasant to just enjoy the sanctuary out of the wind. Enjoy"
- Travel date: 5th August 2011
Sorry,wont go again
"Been to Corri' many times and stayed from one end of the island to another. Each placed we stayed we have never said wont return until now! We must have been unlucky with our room as it was cramped as we didnt have a seperate bedroom area,and all could be heard all night was the fridge rattling and when that stopped the Taxi rank noise started up. Very clean, but very hot due to the long corridors unless you overlooked the pool area. We didnt have food there due to hearing a few stories about it not being very good.Never stayed at the harbour before and the hotel was very plain and boring to look at,so if you want to be near bars and pretty views this is not for you. Theres so many more lovely places in Corri',dont let this one put you off."
- Travel date: 23rd October 2010
I have been to the Duans club apartments...
"I have been to the Duans club apartments twice and I am returning once again in January. The overall cleanliness is great, all the amenities in the apartments are very good. When we go to Corralejo we would stay nowhere else. Staff are more than helpful, great restaurant and snack bar."
- Travel date: 18th December 2007
This is our second year at Dunas Club an...
"This is our second year at Dunas Club and all I can say is fantastic. The reception staff are really friendly especially Lorenzo and Laura (receptionist). The rooms are very well equipped with a microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and the maid service is exceptional - towels changed every 2 days - we even had a plasma TV in our room (room 215) all at no charge. La Luna Bar/Restaurant attached to hotel is excellent with first class service from its staff. There is a lifeguard on duty every day and location is very central to all bars and some great restaurants, especially Argentinean steak house and Chinese restaurant Hong Kong (opposite police station) with buffet only at 7 Euros per person fantastic value and great food. The brilliant Sand Dunes are only 10 mins away on local bus from bus station No.6 - 1.10 Euros each - a must do!! We will be returning to Dunas Club for a third time next time - great value for money - What can I say - brill!"
- Travel date: 21st September 2007
The Ying and The Yang of the Dunas Club and Corralejo
"This is what we were promised: excellent location, fantastic facilities, very near dunes (hence the name) and great entertainment. This is what we expected: pleasant location, above average faciltites, quite near dunes and some entertainment. This is what we got: convinient location, poor facilities, 45 min walk to dunes and the radio on a tannoy for entertainment. All this was ok for 199 quid but as we later found out there are MUCH better places to go for your money. The important word above about location is convinient. It is right next to the harbour and within spitting distance to the main strip. All this would be fine but the area where the harbour is is like a run down and depressing housing estate and the main strip is very much on the verge of being a centre for a million English cliches (but there are some hidden gems see further below). The rooms themselves were dark, unimaginative and for a self-catering apartment there was little in the way of cooking tools. The swimming pool area is lifeless and the pool itself not heated so fathering children after a dip may prove a little difficult. So that was the bad, but there was much good about my holiday. the staff at the Dunas were lovely and most helpful, the place was spotlessly clean and the bar/restaurant was modern and had a great atmoshphere generated from the both locals and tourists (coffees tasty too!). Lorenzo the camp, helpful receptionist recommended to go to a little bar called Blanco Cafe just before the main strip. Here myself and my lovely girlfriend enjoyed lovely wine and beer in a tiny but warm candle-lit and refined oasis of a place- away from the tac of the town. The distance to the dunes turned out to be a god-send as the walk along the coast was lovley and gave us something to do. Any walk is well worth it once you get there. Simply spectacutlar and worth all 199 quid alone (just watch out for naked old men). A recommended respite would be the lovely pool bar at the Caleta Del Mar (say hi to helful cornish barman who we labelled malcom). Once leaving the dunes rather than geting a cab back (there really is no excuse in such a small resort) wlak along the main roads towards the main street and there is a lovely bowling alley! Once at the main street you come to one of the hidden gems. This is the La Tasca restaurant. The best one in Corralejo. Order the prawns in garlic for starter. The menu is lovely but steer clear of the mixed grill. It's sheer size will consume you until you become a cow with legs of a chicken, ribs of a pig and a torso of a little sheep. Tasty tasty tasty. The second hidden gem is the music square with delightful caberet acts, the kind often riducled in the fast show and other comedic displays- but i reckon the eurpoeans just know how to let their hair down and have fun better than we do! In sum. there were two sides to our holiday the ying and the yang. for every 10 english breakfaststs there was a Blanco Cafe and for every unheated pool there was a sand dune and for every 10 taj mahal restaurants there was a La Tasca. 199 quid well spent but only after getting used to my heart intially sinking and then digging deeper in the funny little town of corralejo. (special thanks to hiperdino supermarket, Lee the rep and Lorenzo the wiseman!) By the way they dont sell TomToms in Fuerteventura- trust me I know!"
- Travel date: 4th February 2007
Great location/friendly staff
"We booked this aparthotel as a last minute holiday with Thomas Cook. We were pleasantly surprised by how nice these apartments were and in a fabulous location. Close enough to the town centre to enjoy the shops and restaurants, but not so close to hear the noise of bars etc. The staff were very (very) helpful, we asked for a second fan - it arrived next morning, we asked for more pillows - also there next morning. A bulb went, within minutes a man appeared to replace. My only negative comments would be that there is no air con at all there. This wasn't a problem to us as we were there in Jan so the evenings were cool, it would be very hot in summer. Also the pool was unheated so was blooming freezing. Would recommend 'windy millers' a British bakery around the corner from hotel. Lovely pies, pasties and cakes as well as hot food!"
- Travel date: 22nd January 2007
Very Nice Place
"Went to dunas club for 2 weeks in july,had never been to fuerteventura before, i would defenitly go back if was was just me and my partner, but not with my stepson again as there was very little for him to do, not very many children staying at Dunas seemed to be more older people as did the rest of fuerteventura(Except plenty of spanish kids everywhere as they get nearly 3 months off school in season). The one bedroom apartments are very spacious could not fault them at all, Even though it advertises a iron in the room i would take your own as the one we had blew the electric so we exchanged it at reception and that one did the same! Cleaners are round all the time changing the sheets and even tidying for you. Gym a little out of date but that didnt really bother us. All in all good holiday, The cheapest way to eat is chinese only around 7 euros for eat as much as you like and was really nice i myself am a big chinese addict and i could not fault any of the food,and there are plenty of them around. All in all we found the holiday to be quite expensive to what we are used to,Usually going to Turkey Nice change but defenitlty not for kids not much night life either."
- Travel date: 9th January 2007
"This is a lovely, quiet place to stay. The rooms are adequate, the staff are friendly and its convenient for the beaches, a simple bus ride away. The restaurant is excellent and cheap and we enjoyed a variety of seafood dishes cooked to an excellent standard. This is the only place I've stayed that gives stuff away free, with free paella on a Monday lunchtime and a free bottle of the fizzy stuff for me on my birthday. I would recommend the Dunas Club if you are looking for a quiet place to stay, away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, yet with all the amenities within walking distance."
- Travel date: 17th October 2006
loved the place
"returned to this apartment block for the fifth time and cannot understand some of the negative comments. we have always found them to be clean plenty of room and well equiped compared to other apartments.The pool area as the comfiest sunbeds you have been on and the staff are extremely helpful. It is in a good position right near the sea just a nice stroll from town which is lovely after a few drinks to get back. The bar area as just been updated and serves extremely good value meals. Cant wait to return."
- Travel date: 9th October 2006
"I was a little worried after booking this hotel as someone had said it was awful! I shouldnt of worried, it was a fab hotel. The rooms were basic but very clean and well furnished. Reception were very helpful on a number of occasions. The hotel is located near the harbour, I thought this would be a problem as I usually stay the other end of the resort, but Its easier to get to shops/restaurants etc and the views are fantastic! You can see lanzarote on a clear day and also los lobos island. The only small thing I oculd criticise was the pool is a little on the small side, so may get quite busy at peak season. We used to go to the pool around 5/6pm when every1 else left to get it to ourselves! Was lovely tho, and the restaurant and food were superb. We went out most nights into town but when we visited the rest on site we wished we had found it sooner! Overall I give this 10 / 10. Its not a 5* by no means, but if you want a nice beach holiday with comfortable and clean accom this is the place!"
- Travel date: 5th August 2006
Good Location at the Dunas Club
"The location of the Dunas Club is excellent if you want a relaxing time in fuerteventura. As a family of four it was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the main high street. The rooms were adequate, but we found the drinks at the hotel bar very expensive. The pool is a sun trap but very, very cold. Be warey of the hassle you may get from so called holiday company promotors offering prizes of champagne and money off holidays they tend to hang around the corner in front of the beach and go to the market on market day. The English bakery Windy Millers is just around the corner and saved the day for fresh bread. Los Pepes and El Sombrero are quality restaurants, but a little on the expensive side. If you wish to eat cheaply you will find many chinese buffet style restaurants touting for your custom. Overall fuerteventura is a relaxing place and we enjoyed our stay at the Dunas Club."
- Travel date: 25th February 2006
Top traveller tips for Hotel Dunas Club
"Find out where the locals eat"
Hotel Dunas Club is also called
- Dunas Club Apartments
- apartamentos dunas hotel
- apartamentos dunas corralejo