Oasis Papagayo Sport & Family

Avenida Islas Canarias 19, 35660 Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura Spain
3 star hotel
 

129 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

oasis papaygayo

4
Good
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Reviewed Tue 26th of May 2009

"we went to these stunning apartments in may the staff were really friendly and helpful,
we went on a family holiday with our 2 children aged 3 and 1, i was apprehensive as to what to expect.
the thompson family club extra was brilliant at night in the club bar, there were also several activity's and quiz's going on throughout the day. you did not have to take part as staff were not pushy.
There were 5 pools but were all very cold. 2 of them were for children it was very safe and really clean.
we never ate at the onsite restaurant as the reps told us it was not up to a good standard, we did however have a pizza from the bar and it was absolutely lovely.
the only downside i had was that the floors were never cleaned and me and my husband ended up doing it with baby wipes. towels and bedding chaged every other day.
the only other downside was there was rarely hot water which didnt go down to well with the children.
The best resturant we found was tiffany's about 5 minute walk from oasis papagayo, turn left through the car park and its in front of you, the best food we found all english and quite reasonable prices.
the staff were very friendly and i was sad to leave them.
i found that fuerteventura was very expensive a 2L bottle of water was early £2.20 some things were very over priced. i would advise you to take plenty of money. overall a fantastic family holiday i would definately go again."

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  • Travel date: Mon 25th of May 2009

Great Winter Sun Holiday

4
Good
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Reviewed Sun 29th of March 2009

"We have just returned from a great week in Corralejo. We were lucky to arrive on Carnival week which takes place every March. Entertainment included an excellent parade, lasting 3 hours from start to finish and a fire work display, after the ceremonial burning of the sardine on the beach. The atmosphere in the town was buzzing.

We found the Oasis Papagayo apartments a good base for our holiday, with only a short taxi ride of 20 minute walk into the centre of the town. The rooms had a large amount of damp on the walls but this looked worse than it actually was. The walls themselves were dry and the old damp did not cause any problems for our family. I would say that the rooms were not the cleanest that we had ever seen, but a quick wipe around with the anti-bacterial wipes we packed soon sorted that. If you stay here, take a few tea towels as the one supplied has seen better days. The rooms were cleaned on a regular basis and the towels were changed twice during our week stay. If you need anything the reception staff are very willing to oblige. Pools really nice and clean but extremely cold!

We did not have any meals at the hotel but we understand from other guests that this was probably for the best as not very inspiring! We would recommend that you give the 'Vistalobos' Spanish restaurant in the harbour area of the town (just by the tiny sandy beach area)a visit. It provided us with the cheapest and the tastiest meals of the holiday, with a 2 course meal and drink from the set menu only costing 10 Euros per person (very cheap in comparison to other places). The Sea Bass with Mojo sauce and Canarian potatoes was gorgeous!

If you fancy a good home cooked meal (English style) then visit Gibsons - the restaurant is very clean and the food is good, but expect to pay far more than Vistalobos. Restaurant is tucked away down a side street so a taxi is probably a good idea. Steak house at Casa De La Carne seems to come recommended by people but we found the food average and would not go back in a rush. If you want a good Indian meal the Bombay Masala in the Old Town (in music square) is great value and very tasty.

If you want a quiet beach to hide away at, take the Number 8 Bus from just outside the Oasis Papagayo hotel and head for El Cotillo. The beaches are gorgeous and worth a visit. Watch out for the Nudists though if you don't want to shock the kids! We also took the glass bottom boat to Lobos for a quiet break on the beautiful beach, overlooking Corralejo from across the water. Nice trip but no shade from the sun.

We would love to go back to this resort sometime in the future, in fact we were gutted to leave after only one week. Our advise would be to take lots of spending money as very expensive but a great place to visit."

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  • Travel date: Sun 29th of March 2009

My review!

4
Good
by
Reviewed Tue 27th of January 2009

"The setting for these apartments is beautiful. On an island as baren as Fuerteventura they truely are an Oasis!!! The rooms are fairly spacious and cleaned 5 days a week. We had a decent amount of damp in our room but that didn't bother us too much. I found all the staff (both Thomson and Hotel) to be very friendly and helpful. Reception will happily book you a taxi (around 3 euros in to town and 5 to the sand dunes at Riu Oliva). The Thomson kids club was great - and free! You only had to pay 3euros if you wanted the evening creche (6-8pm 3 days a week).

Don't see what all the rave is about Tiffany's. The woman was pretty rude to us and the food was average. The only good thing was that it was cheap lol. Theres a great choice of food at "The Plaza". Its a group of restaurants in the centre of town inc Chinese, Indian, Mexican and a steakhouse that all operate together. So if you want a chinese but your OH wants a curry its no problem! The set menu at the Chinese is great value for money and the hot desserts at the Mexican are to die for!! If you want a more authentic meal then try the Canarian restaurant on the street opposite the Brassimar. I can't remember what it was called but it opens at 1pm and has large green chalkboards around the outside. The food is wonderful and so cheap. Between 3 of us we had about 6 dishes (including Canarian potatoes with red Mojo - lush!!!), 2 rounds of drinks and it only came to 30 euros.

The aminal experiance at the Baku Park was great. It cost us 30 euros (2 adults and a 3yr old) and you get a return visit for free. Also as there is no restaurant they give you a wrist band so you can leave the park and return later. There's a few animal shows as well as the chance to swim with (small) sharks and sealions. Sadly the water park was closed but that looked pretty good.

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  • Travel date: Mon 26th of January 2009

Hidden Extra's

3
Average
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Reviewed Fri 23rd of January 2009

"The resort is nice but their is not much open and is expensive so i would only recomend a week.The rooms are nice but cold in the winter as they have no heating and if you take children the tv in your room costs 6 Euros per day,We booked with thompsons soley down to having a Kids club but did not inform us that it costs 3 Euros per time and we have 3 children so a total cost of 126 Euro's for the 2 weeks that we were their plus the tv we had to pay a total of 210 Euro's thats is approx £200.00 !!.

If you choose to go selfcatering you need to ask for hypo dino in the town center as the supermarket next to this resort is expensive....1 Loaf of bread 4.20 Euro,mars bar 1.60 Euro,Baked beans 1.50 Euro,Ham 2.50 Euro.....

If you go into the ClubBar they have happy hour where the price of a pint is 3.20 Euro each but between 5.30 and 7.30 they have happy hour and it's buy 1 get 1 free so i would buy 4 pints at 7.30 and recive 8 for myself and the wife to last us until 11.00 when it closes.

If you require the cheapest and as i found the best food on the island you must go to tiffany's.You can find it simply and they also do takaways.If you walk out of the reception and turn right walk across the carpark approx 300yrds and it's facing you this is where we lived for the last 4 days (they say you find the best places last)

Hope this helps but i would not be revisiting !!!!"

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  • Travel date: Fri 23rd of January 2009

Great in January

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sun 11th of January 2009

"There'd been delays at the airport - no stairs for thirty minutes to disembark and hold-ups with the baggage so we were very tired when we arrived at 10 pm at Oasis Papagaya. The Reception area seemed dark and it was a long long trek along unlit paths through the site to find our apartment. We hoped we'd like it better in the morning....

We did!

In January the complex was ideal for a relaxing holiday particularly when we heard of the temperatures back in England. The apartment was cold at night. We needed the blankets and the beds are hard - as someone else has mentioned in another review, I woke each morning with a backache. The room was cleaned every other day and we were given new towels in the bathroom but the teatowel had to last all week.

After venturing in a couple of times, we avoided the Club Bar where parents allowed their children to race around. We walked to the beach area each evening past all the restaurant touts. It was on the final evening that we found, for us, the best place to eat and be entertained - the Rock Cafe. The band was brilliant and our meals were delicious and reasonably priced at 6.90 euros each!

The holiday rep quoted 40 euros per day for car hire so we opted for a slightly bashed car from a car rental shop for 25 euros and it did us proud. We hired it for just one day enjoying the spectacular mountain scenery and tiny villages in the centre of Fuerventura before heading for the amazing dunes.

The rest of the week we spent on the resort's beaches. The walk to the main area with cafes took 30 minutes. The walk to the nature reserve beaches took 45 minutes. There's lots to watch from the shelter of little stone circles. The kite surfers are particularly daring. One nudist had taken residence in one of the circles for the week and emerged every hour to run into the sea then along the beach before disappearing again into his shelter. He certainly took some people by surprise.

We would recommend this holiday during the winter. My husband is already planning a return next year but we don't think we would appreciate it so much in the hotter, busier months."

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  • Travel date: Sun 11th of January 2009

Bring a good book!

3
Average
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Reviewed Fri 28th of November 2008

"We went Thursday to Thursday.Taxi from airport costs £40 each way for a 30 to 40 minute drive.The appartment was spacious and kept clean and very satisfactory.The hire for the 20" TV with 30 channels ( mostly foriegn) was 30 euros for the week or 6 euros a day.We never tried the food in the complex as we decieded to go s/c.A small bottle of water from the pool bar was 2 euros, a pint of revolting beer casting 5 euros from the main club bar.The children seemed to be looked after with activities by the staff however the entertainment in the main club bar was either non existant,minimal or rubbish ie. "Brazillian Dancers" - started show at 22.00 - finished at 22.18 and were rubbish to say the least.However the complex had an instant cure for a hangover(i don`t think their drink could give you a hangover)just take a plunge into the main pool-ice cold on even the hottest day!A walk down the main street to the town centre mean`t running the gauntlet of mainly english people offering you free shots etc to go in their bars or restaurants to be ripped off with the food and drink prices.Example - on the beach a snack bar with a few tables charged for 2 plain burgers with fries & 2 soft drinks over 18 euros.Really all in all a weekenk would be more than enough to cover everything the complex and the town had to offer-would not go back there if it was free."

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  • Travel date: Fri 28th of November 2008

Will not go here again...

3
Average
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Reviewed Fri 10th of October 2008

"We just got back from Oasis Village last night and all I can say is that it is thee worst all inclusive we've been too. To start of the first two days we we're there it was raining, not that I minded the rain but you would think that they would at least but some entertainment on but did they no...we had a boring day in the apartment. Next my mum's boyfriend ended up with Food Poisoning the first week and then the second week my mum had it.

Speaking of the food they say they cater for everyone, do they hell. For the last couple of days they served basically the same thing and if you arrive at night and you miss dinner all they serve is a cold buffet mind you it is edible but if there's something there you don't like it was either that or nothing save going out for something to eat. The sandwiches they sold at the snack bar we're all stail and what was worse there was one day when a live wire was actually on the trays and people we're actually getting electric shocks.

The reps acted like they didn't have a care in the world, one of them Jay I think his name was; at the welcome meeting you couldn't here a word he was saying he didn't even think to get a microphone or something and other were getting fed up of him as well. The waiters and bartenders we're a different story, one refused to serve us ice cream during snack time as he didn't believe we we're Thomas Cook but we had the bands to prove it, I think there were at least 2 there who were polite and that was it.

I give it a 5 because other than what I've mentioned above the apartments were nice and spacious, and we're always kept clean but I'd recommend buying a small travel kettle as the tea they have over there is disgusting, (well in my point of view anyway ;)

All in all I'm saying if your going to this place mind and watch the food if you don't want to end up the apartment for most of your holiday."

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  • Travel date: Thu 9th of October 2008

FANTASTIC KIDS REPS

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sat 11th of October 2008

"just got home yesterday stayed here for 1 week from 1st to the 8th october.Had such a good time.went with friends group of 4 adults and 5 children. Theme rooms were great, cleaners didnt come everyday but that did not bother us when they did come did a good job.reception staff polite happy and helpful.did not eat at oasis papagayo so cannot comment on this. we ate at the steak house down towards wakiki restaurant staff there are excellent if you want a good T-bone steak that comes sizzling, great value for money then go there free cocktail on arrival.do not eat at the mexican in the plaza what a waste of money. shop next door to oasis papagayo very good value. long walk into town but kept my weight off didnt put a pound on. pools large and enough sunbeds to go around.1 pool seemed to be for germans but as soon as we turned up they soon cleared off lol.went down to tiffanys once for breakfast it was the worst 30 euros spent what a waste of money with a free hair thrown in. some good acts on in the club bar something different every night.the last night act was a Bob Marley soundalike he was brill.Barmen very cheerful and god do they make good cocktails you only need 1.we always took a bottle of pop in with us works out cheaper than buying the kids drinks from the bar. Emma at the pool bar thanks for arranging the mens fishing trip they loved it. The two thomson kids reps that made our kids holiday deserve a medal they were fantastic they would go that extra mile for you the kids and us adults loved them to bits they are Tina Tinkerbell and Hannah Bannana.hopefully see you next year Tina in Gran canaria Jacque sends his love.(LoL)

Baku water park was brilliant i am petrified of deep water and my husband dragged me on the black hole everone must of heard my screams but it was a good laugh.kept the kids and the dads entertained all day a great rest for us mums.

Had a fantastic time and would go back one day. felt very sad leaving this time."

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  • Travel date: Thu 9th of October 2008

The Negative - We first of all had booke...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Mon 6th of October 2008

"The Negative - We first of all had booked with Thomson to go Half Board, as this would have been cheaper than eating out and about in Fuerteventura. But the reviews on this site plus on all the other review sites we could find and over the period of the last few years to the present all pretty much said the same thing that the food was disgusting at this hotel, so we switched to Self Catering option. For some people the fact there is no Air Con at this modern hotel could be a major no no, and here is how it is. The rooms will soon become stiflingly stuffy without having windows at both end of your apartment open to allow the breeze in, we found that during week one there was a strong breeze and it worked like Air Con, especialy around 2 to 5 am when its coolest, however during week 2 there was little wind so the nights were hot, and the mozzies came out due to the lack of breeze and we were all bitten to death by them. It was so hot 2 nights i slept out on the balcony on a sun lounger, but this is not a negative as the air was nice and cool, no snoring noise from the rest of the family and the lounger was more confortable on my back than the beds were. The beds were at first confortable but i woke with a bad back each morning from them. The hob had english instructions on a laminated sheet but the microwave didnt, and it had the settings, lenta, m.lenta, m.alta and alta, not sure which was low or high at the time so we stuck with m'alta which took ages. But have since worked out that Alta is high and lenta is low so there you go. The maids were not perfect in the freqency of their visit but were better than some of the reports we read before we went out there, out of 10 scheduleled visits from them we got 8. If you want a really quiet room dont ask for a pool view as you get all the bar noise especially with the windows open, and will have to listen to the cheesey reps show over and over and become a pro at Rolf Harris's Court of King Caracatus, which seems to be the Thomson theme song for 2008 across all the hotels in the world that the Thomson reps perform at. If you want a quite room ask for one down the back towards the smaller fresh water pools as no noise there, good point was they cheesy show stuff stopped at midnight so no noise after then. Food cost in Fuerteventura is not cheap, its well expensive. You'll easily spend £25 to £40 for 2 meals and a kids meal a night, let alone your breakfast and lunch costs. We got through £1000 in a fortnight and we had cornflakes and toast in our apartment each morning and made cheese and onion sandwitches each lunch time and only bought 2 coffees out and our evening meal. We didnt waste any money on any of the crappy tat they sell in the souvanier shops or anything like that, so who knows what people who dont watch what they spend get through. Basically even eating out breaky, having 2 bacon sandwiches and scrambled egg on toast, 2 oj;s and 2 coffees between 2 adults and 2 kids cost us best part of £15 one morning. The first night we got there we wanted somewhere close to eat as were were all tired etc so we went to Tiffanys next to the hotel. (By the way no one seems to mention its an Audrey Hepburn themed cafe on any review before) dont get me wrong Tiffanys is spotlessly clean and the food quaility is good but the service that night was crap. Basically they have one woman who cooks in their tiny kitchen that cant cope with the ammount of tables their place can hold and another woman gets the drinks and orders in. We went there at 830pm and it was about a third full, and placed an order for 3 omellettes and chips to share between us 4 (2 adults 5yr old and infant, hence the sharing), not the hardest concoction for them to make would you think, WRONG!!!!!!!! People who came after us and ordered great big cooked dinners were getting theres before us and we asked and they said soon yours will be with you. At quarter to 10pm we still had no dinner and our little girl fell asleep in her high chair so we went to complain and they said they hadnt forgot but were really busy which was silly as they stopped taking orders at 9pm and were not even a full house. We left with no dinner and there was no place else near by to eat, so we went to the spanish bakery next door for a bagguette and had that for our dinner with butter on it. One weird thing (not bad or good just weird) is the island seems obsessed in advertising "TITTY TROLLAPS MUSICHALL TAVERN" drag queen show, every time we opened a magazine, news paper or leaflet even down in the toilets of Tiffany's, there was this picture of the show in all its queeny glory. It was funny as, as it tickled us as everywhere we least expected it was Titty Trollap LOL. I'm sure it's a great laugh night out but is this the best of Fuerteventura? We used to wake at dawn for a moment when the sea lions start to wake up at the neighbouring Baku park and start Honking. Again this is a bad thing for some people but we found it funny. The best place to eat for not bad price (by Fuerteventura standards) was Cordon Blue, it looks not that glam, almost the sort of place you would walk past and say, err no thanks. But it really was great. 2 friendly yet very assertive BRit ladies run it, its like this little bar restaurant right on the sea front, near the police station. The ale pie was the best ale pie i ever ate. They also have lovley outdoor seats where you can watch the sunset. The waiter guy here and the boystrous ladies were great fun and really made an effort with you. We noticed in an estate agents window that Cordon Blue is up for sale so it might not be there for much longer, will be sad for the place to loose such a little gem. Big up the waiter guy Roberto and larger than life ladies. Our other favoriate place where we did eat several times due to the great service was La Tasca, on the main road into town. They had lots to choose from, Italian menu etc, they make a fuss of your kids in a nice way which was good. We also ate at the Plaza mexican 2 times which was good food, slightly cold standooffish service from the oriental ladies who work there, they are not very genuinly welcoming. Our daughter had a complete terrible 2's moment there on our 2nd visit, infact the worst total storp i've ever seen her make, and the staff did nothing to calm her like the La Tasca staff would have. My wife had to leave her meal and her beer and our son and I left half ours too to take Lucy off to calm her down which didnt work and we had to leave. The staff then charged me for the whole lot and remained emotionless and detatched, not a good move to make you want to return, it was the lack of genuine emmotion and detatchedness that was the worst from them all. One of the staff also could not speak much english (no she wasnt spanish, she was of a far eastern first langay#uage) and she brought our son iced tea instead of orange juice which sounds nothing like one another. We also ate at Jaipoor one night, again really nice curry etc but the portions of curry were very small, kind of like child portions, compared to every other curry house i've ever ate at and as a result we didnt go again, not becasue it was no good, just beacuse it wasnt real value for money. The spanish bakery next door to Tiffanys is where all spanish locals meet and their young folk, they have a really nice selection of cakes and desserts and good coffee and bread, if you want a good experience thats not Blackpool, Skegness/Benidorm type place and want to mingle a little with the true locals go to the barkery. Most of the Spanish staff girls are nice and friendly and will speak english to you there but like it if you speak a little Spanish too. There is one bit of a dragon who works there and will only speak spanish really fast too you but she's ok in small doeses. But dont let her put you off, its a really nice little place to get your bread, cakes and go for a coffee. If you can tare yourself away from the delights of the taky shops and want to see a bit of the culture of Furte, then hire a car and go seek it. We went to the Mirodoor del Velosa in the mountains which was a beautiful drive and breath taking sceanry, The mirodoor is a nice classy posh modern cafe on the top of one of the highest mountains, well worth a visit. Also went to the Toston lighthouse and which for E1.30 you can have a tour of the fishing museum and go up the tower. Another great place, the sea rolls in here and meets at 2 points so there is big waves and looks amazing. Its better than the other light house down at Jania point as its a death drive that takes ages to get to the Jandia lighthouse and it is no open to public or has any cafe like that Toton one does at the north end of he island. We also went to see the underground cave thing in the island cant remember its name, sadly the only other person on the island apart from the dragon lady at the bakery that doesnt speak any english runs this tourist attraction, they only take you down on a guided tour in spansih so no go for the Brits, French or germans if you dont fluently speak the lingo, we declined the tour and visit which was a shame, but we were the only folks there at the time so the guid would have been wasting his time and might as well have given us a silent tour if we went with him. The island has some beautiful beaches but not all that much else to see really. Good weather, and our hotel had nice pools, and was modern, spacious rooms and friendly staff and the thomson reps were good overall. Luckily we had no experience of bulgulry or our rooms like some people in years gone by. I'd return to the hotel again, but as we like to get out and see places, we wont be going here again as we've seen Furteventura and done it now and theres a million other places in the world to see. Hotel is great for kids who just love it, great reps, kids club, free football and things to do all day. We hade a great holiday overall "

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  • Travel date: Mon 6th of October 2008

We have just arrived back form the oasis...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Sun 28th of September 2008

"We have just arrived back form the oasis pap on tuesday we loved our stay at the hotel in the reps and all the staff made the holiday more worth it.
we have already been to the travel agents to book for next yr hopefully the same entertainment team are there nathan (3 yrs old) loved lil kimmie n kickin chris.
all of the reps seemed to always be encouragin u to get involved wiv the games ect which was gud fun. Brilliant job to everyone Fantastic Frankie, Lovely Lisa, Lil Kimmie, Bo Bo Bowie, Juicy Jodie thats just some of u u all no who u all r n thanks again for makin this holiday for us.

the only dwn side about the holiday was that it was salt water in the pools but they do have another to 2 pools further dwn which are not but it nether really bothered any of us."

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  • Travel date: Sun 28th of September 2008

My Fiancée, Donna and I have been to Co...

4
Good
by
Reviewed Mon 22nd of September 2008

"My Fiancée, Donna and I have been to Corralejo twice previously, so know what to expect. This was our 3rd different complex in the resort, but by far the best so far. The staff in reception were extremely efficient, yet polite and friendly and we were handed our keys almost before our cases had hit the floor! The first impression of the complex was that it was large, well presented and very tidy. A good mix of landscaped gardens, even some grass!!
The ground floor apartment was very large, with a good size living area, 2 patios (one under cover), a superb bathroom, a good-size bedroom, with plenty of storage and a well-equipped kitchen, with a toaster and microwave - things we've had to hire before. The whole apartment was very clean, although the maid didn't come every day. The towels were clean enough, but could have been changed every day, as after a couple of showers a day, they need freshening. Only a little moan, though.
The two pool areas were so well maintained, clean and the gardens well kept. There are 2 large salt water pools and 1 medium sized normal pool that are deep enough to swim in and a further 2 kiddies pools. The main pool area is very noisy during the day with over eager reps wanting you to join in every activity, telling you that you have to join in because you are on holiday! We wanted to just relax and chill out and didn't find out until the last day that the villa pool area, which has a pool bar, is much quieter.
Having said that, if you have kids or are not worried about a total relax, then this complex is the place for you. From what we saw, they really care about the kids and keeping them amused. There is a crèche and kids club and the entertainment is aimed at the family. The only downside (maybe I'm getting old?!) is that everything seemed to be done at the highest volume and could be toned down a little.
We ate in the restaurant once and how you can get pizza so wrong, I don't know. Cardboard base, which needed a hammer and chisel! Limited choice, too and the service a little slow.
I would recommend a walk into town and choose for yourself from the range of pizza, pasta, Chinese, Indian and typical English (pub) restaurants. Out particular favourite is San Borondon just outside the music square. Relaxed and unhurried service and great choice of freshly prepared food. Get a taxi back if you're not a fan of walking, as it is a little uphill!
There is an English style bar right next door that shows 2 different football matches, if there is a choice. Not packed and the barman is a friendly guy, willing to help.
The beaches in the town are clean and tidy and plenty of rock pools for the kids to pay in, when the tide is out. The Dunes Beach (Oliva Beach) is enormous, but a little way out of the resort, but popular with surfers and kite flyers.
This year's holiday made all the more special as we bought our wedding rings while out there. Not from the market, I hasten to add, but a good deal in one of the (many) jewellers.
To sum up, I would score the complex as follow:
Hotel Staff 9/10 - good English speakers for those who don't try.
Accommodation 9/10 - would have been 10, but 2 single beds.
Pools 10/10 - choice of salt water or normal, loud or quiet
Pool Bars - 8/10 - different prices each day, but reasonable selections.
Reps - 4/10 - but we've not got kids and wanted to chill out. If you have kids, then you would score higher.

There is an English style bar right next door that shows 2 different football matches, if there is a choice. Not packed and the barman is a friendly guy, willing to help.
The beaches in the town are clean and tidy and plenty of rock pools for the kids to pay in, when the tide is out. The Dunes Beach (Oliva Beach) is enormous, but a little way out of the resort, but poular with surfers and kite flyers.
This year's holiday made all the more special as we bought our wedding rings while out there. Not from the market, I hasten to add, but a good deal in one of the (many) jewellers.
To sum up, I would score the complex as follow:
Hotel Staff 9/10 - good English speakers for those who don't try.
Accomodation 9/10 - would have been 10, but 2 single beds.
Pools 10/10 - choice of salt water or normal, loud or quiet
Pool Bars - 8/10 - different prices each day, but reasonable selections.
Reps - 4/10 - but we've not got kids and wanted to chill out. If you have kids, then you would score higher."

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  • Travel date: Mon 22nd of September 2008

just returned from our 2 week bed & brea...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Fri 19th of September 2008

"just returned from our 2 week bed & breakfast stay at oasis papagayo. it was our first time there and to be honest we were a bit worried after reading bad reviews. fortunately we decided to take a chance and decide for ourselfs and we were 100 percent glad that we did. the reception staff are very friendly and helpful, they also speak excellent english.
the complex itself is fantastic and very nicely laid out and the appartments are clean & spacious with nice decor. the pools & pool area was always immaculately kept clean and the water was crystal clear. entertainment by the thomson reps both morning and evening was brilliant, ensuring that you were never bored. the food in the papagayo a la carte resturaunt was very tasty and the service was excellent.
as for the location of the complex it is in perfect place to access all local ammenities ie a great water park literally across the road, the pure white sand beach, and a good variety of shops, resturaunts and bars. the ONLY thing that did not give this place the full 10/10 was that it was a little too hot at night with no air con on over you have to settle for a fan which is only good for a short while. nevertheless we would not hesitate in coming back nxt year. if you are like us and tend to get a little worried reading bad reviews please do not pay any attention to them as this place was amazing and some people are just never satisfied."

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  • Travel date: Fri 19th of September 2008

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