LABRANDA Aloe Club Resort
28 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Went to Aloe Club for a weeks holiday with my partner, my family were also travelling out 2 days after us too holiday there aswell. We arrived late evening & got allocated too our rooms effeciently.. then in addition too this we got a meal brought too our room, which we thought was a bonus as really we were starving.
Over the 1st day or so we found out that there wasnt much going on so we decided to make up our own fun & games by playing water volleyball.. we roped in a load of other english who were willing to participate & of whom we spent the rest of our holiday with.
It was the best holiday myself & my partner have ever been on & there is always a continuous supply of food & drink.. Hotel room was brilliant & cleaners didnt pinch or touch a thing. We didnt even have 2 hide anything out of there way so they couldnt touch it..
Pools wer always clean along with everything else.. Not many English people there but thee ones who were there are now our friends :)
didnt go off resort apart from once just for a 5 minute walk 2 bank so we could buy some gifts.. All inclusive is definately worth every penny.. Food is amazing.. Staff are amazing & resort should be a higher star than what it already is.
By the way we visited the beach on our transfer bus back 2 airport.. lol
Definately going to be visiting again next year, on our own & with the kids & also hopefully 2 meet our fuerteventura friends out there.
Definately worth going if your not 2 bothered about entertainment & your willing 2 meet other people.."
- Travel date: Thu 12th of November 2009
"I have just come back from a weeks stay at the Aloe Club. Some might think it might be a nightmare to arrive at their hotel and find out there was only about 20 other people staying there, but for me and my friend it was ideal. There was no hassel getting a sunbed as it was generally only me and her around the pool, there was another group of northern people who sat round another pool, but all of us agreed it was lovely not to have any screaming kids or stressed out parents around. My friend and I generally had the large pool to ourselves and the northerners (of which there was only four) had the smaller pool, and we did become quite territorial about our pools, we were not allowed to share their dragon fly with them!
Occasionally we did have to share the pool with some ramdom visitors, but as there was no one else was about you soon got to know them and at what times they would turn up. As you can imagine at the end of our holiday, we did seem to know all of the guest's and the majority of the staff, who just did not seem able to do enough for us, maybe it was because there was no else there or maybe because they are just generally nice people. All the staff that we had dealings with spoke good English and communictaion therefore was no problem.
Although the rooms were more basic to what we are used to, they were kept clean and tidy and it was nice to have more than one room, as this hotel also does self catering, so we had a kitchen diner aswell.
It is a little bit out of town, but it was nice to have a walk into town, where yet again we found everyone to be friendly. The beach near by is part of the national park and is absolutly beautiful, but try to be there at high tide otherwise the sea does go out a long way and reveals a lot of rocks, which you never knew where there at high tide, therefore the beach looks more like something from the Caribbean, rather than the Canaries. The only thing I would warn you about is the lack of clothes on the beach, it does appear that most men decide not to wear any form cothing on the beach, which can be a bit strange at first, but you do get used to it, in fact we found it to be very funny, don't think we saw anybody under the age of 60 naked. However, the most distrubing one was an elderly gentleman doing his exercises on the beach in the nude!! As for the poor English family that was walking along the beach fully clothed, whilst the gentleman was touching his toes, all I can presume is this was not a good site.
Any how the long and the short of it is that we really enjoyed this holiday, special thanks to Luca, who cooks the breakfast and runs the bar during the day and Karen who runs the bar in the evening, they both kept us supplied with drinks and nuts (although we could have had other food), and always checked we was alright and just as the other staff in the Hotel, they just could not do enough for us.
Therefore I would recommen this hotel, as long as you do not mind walking or getting taxis, only 3 euro's 20 to get in to town.
Oh yes and by the way the weather was marvellous!"
- Travel date: Wed 14th of October 2009
good value for money
"just returned after a week. The food was fantastic plenty of variety of salad, freshly cooked meat/ fish and lots of other vegetables and other food, pasta pizza, no one could fault the choice. very clean resort- and prompt service for repairs. Do feel that the hotel is only becoming an all inclusive resort as there is only one bar available and staff work very hard. It is about a 25 min walk to corralejo town. The nearest beach is about 15 minutes walk and 40 minutes to the sand dunes, but there is a free bus that goes from the hotel. it is a quiet hotel not full to capacity and very few English people, but we did not mind that. there were lots of spanish and Italian people, so the entertainment team mainly spoke to them .
The evening entertainment is a real let down but this is the only negative point, not only was it all in spanish and Italian it was the entertainers trying to tell jokes, but even if there was something visual it was not funny.
If you have children the pools are great, but if you are looking for activities for them to do like you get in an all inclusive then this is not for you.
However, it was great to not be hassled all the time to do activities and just sit and chill at the pool. you can get a bed by the pool at any time so you don't need to get up at the crack of dawn to claim one. On the plane back heard some really bad reviews of other hotels in the area so think we were in one of the best ( apart from the 5 star hotel I guess)
you should definitely enjoy this holiday- rooms are big and come with apartment style with kitchen facilities etc. Make sure you ask for a balcony, there are about 20 appartments only without a balcony.
Have a good holiday if you choose this,"
- Travel date: Fri 14th of August 2009
All Inclusive Holiday
"Just back from holiday and it was fantastic.
Great hotel, very quiet when we were there with only 14 guests at the time.
The staff could not have been more helpful and pleasant.
The location a little out of the way but we had great walks and found plenty beaches on the way."
- Travel date: Wed 10th of June 2009
great value for money!
"ive just returned from aloe club resort having travelled there with a few friends. I would like to say that i think this resort is excellent value for money! we only paid for bed and breakfast however took full advantage of the all inclusive facilities! however, during our stay we did see the emergence of some green bands so think they have now began to distinguish between all inclusive guests and other guests. the food was good...obviously not the best food in the world but the pizza was brilliant, there was an extensive salad bar and there was always a good range of foods available. drinks were also good with pretty much everything available, however it may have been nice to drink out of glasses in the evening!
the pool areas were clean etc however i must admit that the pools were cold....i could imagine them being very nice during the summer months but slightly too cold for the cooler weather we experienced.
with regards to the 'itlalian' guests, i will admit that about 90% of the other guests are not english, however if you had taken the time to talk to them they were scandanavian, with the majority being swedish and danish. Personally, we found them to be a lot more polite and entertaining than some of the yobbish brits we saw on the plane over to fuerteventura! They were happy to speak to us in english and their english was very good so we didnt have a huuuge problem being the some of the only brits there.
on a negative note, i would say that the evening entertainment was pretty lame! however, some would deem it entertaining to watch spanish people conduct entertainment to scandanavian children in broken english so no one really understood what was going on! i would not recommend this resort to english families with children between the ages of about 7-16 (who get easily bored) as there is very little for them to do here, especially as the majority of the other children are foreign. however, if you are looking for a cheap get a way in the sun i would recommend aloe club!!"
- Travel date: Thu 9th of April 2009
Staff are very helpful,but need to sort out some issues.
"We returned yesterday from Aloe Club,on arrival we thought it seemed very good, but as the week went on some issues arose. There are good & bad points to this hotel.
Good points, they make their own pizzas fresh all day and they are as good as you will get in Italy mucho bueno, the staff are very helpful & friendly, the rooms, pool area and the hotel is very clean. Rooms are fine, beds are comfortable and sheets are changed regularly.
Bad points, they kept running out of basic items,i.e. ice, icecream and butter at breakfast.The lighting on the stairway to our room(3 floors) did not work at all,which was very dangerous.There is only one bar which is at the pool area and becomes somewhat like the Marie Celeste by 9.30 pm.
They are practically closing the hotel for a couple of weeks to do the maintenance work which is now needed.Location is a little far out from the main town."
- Travel date: Thu 2nd of April 2009
Find somewhere else
"If you like cold baths maybe the swimmingpools are a place for you cuz they are cold as ice. Drinks in plastic cups, no activities for children, brown bathing-water - please don't go cuz you'll bug your friends and family with stories of a bad holiday - and they don't deserve - do they?"
- Travel date: Tue 13th of January 2009
If your English you will feel isolated!
"This is a lovely hotel although a little out of the way. The cleanliness of the rooms is good and the only way I could fault it would be the bins around the pool which were not emptied for over a week which is a shame.Our appartement was kept clean and was very comfortable.
The pools were very clean althought the drained one of them 3 days before we came home which was dissapointing. All the English people we met at the hotel...about 2 couples!! all said the same that it was so so Italian based it was untrue. Only 2 of the 6 reps smiled and the others could't even manage a smile. The very taccy entertainment was all in Italian and we were not made to feel welcome at all.
If you are Italian this is a perfect please to stay but if not you feel like you are scum.
The steps to one of the pools are very dangerous and when my partner slipped back when getting out of the pool as the step frame was not secure the rep just stared and never even asked if all was ok.
Carralejo is a lovely place and the harbour etc is approx 3euros in a cab. There are some lovely places to eat...our favourite Cafe Lattino on the beach is lovely.
We would go back put not to this hotel as we felt so isolated as we are Enldish!!"
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of October 2008
To far away from everything
"We stayed at Aloe Club for a week in november 2007.
We didnÂ´t had all inclusive, so we had to find another way to get food. The "restaurant" at the area isnÂ´t worth talking about, and the hotel itself is located far away from anything at all.
The "Supermarked" was very expensive and had very little to buy.
The staff seemed to young and unprofessionel.
The "heated" pool was colder than our fridge.
The good things about Aloe Club - Very nice rooms.
All in all - next time weÂ´ll book another hotel closer to Corralejo."
- Travel date: Sat 1st of March 2008
Great for Italians
"Although this is a clean and reasonably comfortable hotel it is not as described.Hotel is a fair distance from the beach and main shopping area although staff are willing to call taxis(3 euros).All inclusive food is much to the standard one would expect but definately geared towards the overwhelming number of Italian guests.Pasta, paella and pizza rule the day! The main problems come about because the majority of staff have little or no English, entertainment is not in English and it is difficult to get service at times.Overall not really suitable for English speaking guests"
- Travel date: Wed 21st of February 2007
Very abrupt staff
"I planned a nice quiet break for myself and my 15 year old daughter, she choose Fueteventura, because her best friend goes there and liked it. We choose to spend Christmas there. I wished I never exposed my child to such cold and negative part of life so soon. I wouldn't go there if you're a person of color. The stares you get and point at, it's like living back in the dark ages. This is the other guests that does this. Coming into reception on my first day was very very bleak to check in. Karoline the reception didn't even sport a smile, just furrowed brows and no greetings. All she said was "what's your names"? We told her and she said ok leave your bags go get food as it's almost end of lunch... No direction except, just go down stairs"
- Travel date: Fri 1st of January 2016
"Having just returned from a weeks holiday at aloe club resort. The hotel was exceptionally clean, food varied each day staff very helpful and pleasant the cleaners work from sunrise to sunset and nothing is a problem for any of them, the location was a short walk from the shops but only 4 euros in a local taxi. The hotel had entertainment every night. We where happy with the accommodation as we where all inclusive yet there was a fridge in our accommodation which is always a plus especially at no extra cost.
Would definitely book to go again. "
- Travel date: Thu 11th of September 2014