smartline Playa Park
45 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Found the hotel very pleasant with nice sized rooms that were well equipped and comfortable, plenty of room around the pool to relax and just enough people not to feel overcrowded. The hotel is not to far from the beach and the town. There is a good selection of food on offer and always found nice things to eat. What makes the hotel good is the staff . Alvado, monica, samba, just to name a few + Simone on pool side entertainment. They all make you feel welcome and help you enjoy your stay. Only down side is lack of air conditioning in rooms, some new sun loungers required and better evening entertainment for adults. But overall I enjoyed my stay"
- Travel date: Sat 10th of June 2017
our 25th anniversary hloiday
"My wife and i spent eleven days at Playa park and enjoyed it immensely,rooms were a good size and very comfortable,staff were very pleasant and helpful whenever we asked for anything.food was excellent ,pool area was always spotless,night entertainment could have been a bit better, but your not that far from the town center for plenty of entertainment. would highly recommend and go back again."
- Travel date: Sun 22nd of May 2016
Never go back
"Me and my husband went to the reception to pay for a safety deposit safe and mention that the travel agent promised us a pool view or sea view only to find out the beach was about 15 minutes walk away and the view from our balcony was leaves from a tree,we said we knew it wasn't there fault, only to be shouted at by the man on reception,for the rest of our stay there and he was on reception his attitude stank with us,there's a lot of pool activity games on all day in which I thought was fantastic for the other holiday makers,only for me and my husband for the whole week there we never got invited to join in any of them,the people sitting in the table before us and after us and everyone else got asked,it got to the stage when they were going round asking people to join in me and my husband would walk away because we were more than sure other people were noticing it too,even when they went round saying good morning to everyone,we've never felt so embarrassed ,the only people that said hello were the cleaning ladies,they did a great job,our worst holiday yet,my advice to people thinking of going to that hotel is if you've no complaints at all you should have an ok holiday."
- Travel date: Wed 17th of February 2016
"We stayed at Playa Park during february half term we payed 500 pounds for 2 adults on a self catering basis - which considering it was half term we thought was a great deal.
Was not expecting it to be great apartments, but was pleasantly surprised. the pool area was lovely. nice big pool, to which we practically had to ourselves, we were quite dissapointed that we didnt spend a lot of time there as it was very relaxing. The apartments are located about a 10 - 15 min walk from main strip, however we found a short cut along the beach.
We did not eat at the restaurant, as we were happy to sample the local cuisine. However, we did have breakfast at the pool bar on our last day and were not dissapointed.
We stayed in a studio apartment in main building, located on the top floor overlooking the main road, room was of decent size, however never had a balcony, which we werent too dissapointed about as the weather was quite chilly at night time.
A lot of people recommended Flinstones bar for a good breakfast, but when we went there they said they had not turned the grill on - they seemed very unwelcoming so we got the impression they didn't want us to stay, so we never returned and probably never will.
We spent most of the time on the local beach sunbeds were 3 euros and there was a lovely beach restaurant which did great food, we visited many a time. cant remember its name.
The chinese on the main strip is lovely and highly recommended, as is the steak house, but a little pricey.
We took a trip to lanzarote, we missed the cheaper boat by 5 mins so had to pay a little more for the fred olsen. It seemed warmer in lanzarote, nice bars and restaurants along playa blanca. doubt we would take a trip there again as alls we did was lay on the beach which was a bit of a waste.
All in all fuerteventura is a nice quiet island suitable for people who dont want to do much. A week on the island was enough as there is not much to do around corralejo, however our visit was out of season, so it could be very different in summer.
- Travel date: Mon 9th of April 2012
"me and my partner have just returned home after staying at this apartment,we chose to go bed and breakfast but would not do it again the staff were rude and not polite ,on the other hand the receptionist staff were really friendly.the staff came in daily to clean the rooms which were of high standard,it was a good location about 10 mins walk to the centre,plenty of shops for all ages to look around,lots of different food resturants to choose from,the down side which we found was the beach very dissapointing:( we will not be returning to futureventura instead we will be heading back to lanzarote which we find is a more friendly place to go "
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of October 2011
Fantastic better than las hoteles in the dunes
"hi i stayed that this hotel and am now going back with my fiance. what a lovely hotel . a secret tip is to call the hotel directly and book directly much cheaper that way and you save on the extorsionate surcharges from british travel agencies. the poole is kept very clean and the staff are always happy to help . it is a drawback that the TV is not for free 3 euros per day, but hey do what we did . we bought a small dvd player and took it with us with the scart lead that works fine and you can watch your favourite programmes there, and anyway if you cant understand spanish no point. can recommend the hotel room it includes adecent size kitchen with all facilities, you also get all day and all night hot water, it is a superb and i cant wait to go back again in october and have already booked for the next year too.
so yes it is 2 star, but it is accessible to the beach very closely and corralejo town is only a small taxi or walk ride away, there is so much to discover , the local supermarket hiperdino is round the corner and there is even an english iceland if you fancy english grub. more to follow on this. the bakku water park is also in proximity as well as t he beautiful corralejo beach.
and guess what for extra security there is a safe in every room , and the police headquarters are straight opposite well if that is not secure then i dotn know what is.
food was perfect they made us paella specially and really put a great deal of effort into breakfast and the variety offered. it beats a 4 star hotel handsdown.
bravo playa park bravo"
- Travel date: Mon 6th of June 2011
"quiet location,15mins to nearest sea path, through villas &apts down past shopping complex first right,t junction,left,next right down to beach path.or right out of hotel,right at roundabout,15 min to sand dunes.nice cafe at complex next beach,which u can use.studio,s ok if overlooking pool,building site,other side.new copshop,so you,ll be safe here.friendly helpful staff.rooms kept clean,towels changed regularly. cramped kitchen,a struggle to cook a meal,but ok for t etc.cold pool,but ok for 10 min swim.eating outs a dream,from tappas to larger meals.sat facing sea dining,&people watching.no hassle from timeshare touts.just odd hawkers,who walk off when u politely refuse.laid back.would reccomend 1 bed apt,as they all face pool,but we got more sun as we were on th ird floor studio. luckily facing pool.only downside,they have a thief who stole my binoculars.we left key at reception when we went out,so they &the cleaners have key to room.would reccomend safe.shame,1 bad apple.will go again though."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of December 2010
it was ok
"me and my boyfriend have just come back form this hotel!
1-the staff were very nice and friendly!
2-the rooms were sooo clean.
3-the hotel is about 10 mins from the main street.
4-the food in the hotel was good and was a good price!
5-there always a lounger to sit on when you went to the pool!
THE BAD POINTS!!!!!
1-the pool is salt water!!
2-the taxi drivers DONT talk english!
3-the rooms DONT have air-con!
4-its expencive to eat out!
5-you have to pay for a fan for your room!!!
6-DONT GO TO THE WATER PARK WITHOUT A HIGH SUN FACTOR EVEN IN YOU DONT BURN THE WATER THERE IS SALT WATER TOO AND THE DONT LET YOU HAVE ON T-SHIRTS AND YOU BUN SOOO MUCH!
me and my boyfriend would go back to this hotel and thearea is lovely...but you get what you pay for and that is just how it goes!
- Travel date: Sun 12th of September 2010
"just got back from there,it was very clean,well looked after place to stay.the staff were very friendly and helpful,we would recomend this place to stay"
- Travel date: Wed 4th of August 2010
Better than expected
"I have just returned from a week at these apartments with my partner and I have to say they are the best 3 star aprtments that I have ever stayed in.
On arrival insted of being given the studio that we had paid for they gave us a 1 bedroom apartment, which was in excellent condition, good decoration throughout, clean and to top it off it had two balaconies.
Although we didnt use the self atering facilties the kitchen was also of a good standard and had eveything you would need to cook a small meal.
We ate out in many resturants throughout the stay but the best one was just around the corner from the apartments called the cherry tree, which was enlgish run,although not the heapest food the standard was a lot better than the others in the main strip and had a good choice.We also ate at the playa park apartmets a couple of times but food was expensive for just a average meal.
The pool had plenty of sunbeds to go around and there was need to get up extra early just to reserve your sunbed with a towell. The pool was clean and well maintained.
I would recommend you go and play mini golf up by the water park this was by far the best mini golf in resort and had the full 18 holes for a charge of 3 euros each. We never went to the water park ourselves but it did look a lot of fun, There is so much to do here ,personally we were never bored.
Would go back here again."
- Travel date: Wed 9th of June 2010
"Me and my girlfriend are both 17, and this was our first hoiday together. It was so much better than expected, especially after hearing some reviews. Anyone who thinks the beach and shops are too far away are wrong. It is perfect walking distance to beach, waterpark and everything. We had a studio room with a balcony overlooking the pool, it was perfect, and very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful, as were the maids. The pool was perfect and never overcrowded, and always kept clean. The restuarant served reasonably priced nice food. Overall the holiday was far better than expected, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we reccomend this to any family or couple. We will be back. X :)"
- Travel date: Sat 1st of August 2009
"stayed here in july 09 with my girlfriend and we where really pleased with the place, the staff are so friendly and helpful the rooms are a very good size and quality, i can honestly say its really good value for money.
the only thing that was a little bit of a let down was the swimming pool is a sea water pool which wasn't too much of a letdown.
the hotel is well situated with bars, restaurants and supermarkets all within a short walk, the beach is a 10 - 15 min stroll as is the main parts of town, the old town is about 25 mins away.
the water park is 5 mins down the road and on a monday and friday there is a market there from 0900 - 1300 but be careful they do try the hard sell a little but its still a good place to get any last min gifts
we liked the holiday so much we are planning to go back soon!!!!!!!!!!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 30th of July 2009