Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort
42 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We have just returned from a week AI at the resort. The hotel is spotless and the superior suite was amazing, the room was cleaned daily with fresh towels. Talking of towels you do not need to bring any with you as you can get free tokens from reception and collect large beach towels daily and you can take them off site. However I did get food poisioning from some mayo and or eggs from the main restaurant on the first day which laid me up for three days.
Flag beach is the best with golden sands but a large nudist area if that bothers you. It is 25 minutes walk from the hotel or get the free bus ans walk across.
If you go to the gym it is a very good one, well equipped and you can also do classes aswell...yoga...pilates...step...aerobics.
Had a massage too which was 51 euros which was good. I would recommend the treatments and the spa.
My husband did kite surfing on flag beach which we would highly recommend.
All in all it is a pretty top class hotel and very busy when we were there and not many English.
Wouild love to return but will avoid the eggs!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 21st of September 2006
Lovely, relaxing bit of luxury
"Myself, husband and two boys, aged 9 and 4 have just returned from a week at this hotel. We had all inclusive, and just wanted a chill out holiday with things to do for the kids but not a really noisy, lively resort. We requested a quiet room when we booked and was not disappointed, the family suite was spacious, clean, luxurious with a balcony and sea view, right near the childrens entertainment, although quiet location, perfect. The setting and surroundings of the hotel were excellent, clean, pretty and welcoming. Although it was the end of the season, the staff could'nt do enough for us and were very firndly and helpful. All of the swimming pools were great and the food fantastic! Only trouble was, we have eaten too much as there was so much choice and now have too diet!!!!! Only down side was that our children did'nt enjoy the kids club and only went once, don't know why as it looked okay, need a break away form the kids now! Need to go back on our own! Great holiday!"
- Travel date: Mon 18th of September 2006
Fantastic hotel, fantastic holiday
Our suite was spacious and kept very clean by the maids. We stayed in a 'junior suite' with kitchenette, walk in wardrobe, lounge and dining area, and an enormous double bed. I presume that the sofa would fold out to provide accommodation for a larger group. All suites had a balcony or terrace with good quality furniture. The rooms were modern and well decorated, with good air conditioning.
The suites are arranged in 2 storey buildings, which gives them an apartment-like feel. They are situated all over the site in amongst well kept tropical gardens.
We were in the all-inclusive program for food, which I would definitely recommend. The food was varied and plentiful, particularly the evening and breaksfast meals. There was a choice of a main buffet restaurant and two a la carte restaurants, though the a la carte required a reservation. These were free with the all inclusive but also available to other guests. The food There was also a buffet near the bar providing 'snacks' during the day, though we usually stayed there for lunch. The food quality was good but not excellent. We didn't travel with children, but for fussy children there seemed to be nothing but fish fingers and chicken nuggets. The all-inclsive program also includes a wide variety of drinks from all but one of the bars, it was wonderful to not have to worry about carrying our wallets around.
For those who are self catered, the kitchenette would probably serve to prepare only fairly small meals, but there is a supermarket on site. The restaurant area is about 20 minutes away on foot, or a 3 euro taxi ride.
The hotel is listed as having 7 pools, but this does include the children's splash pools. There were only four large pools but there was never a problem with overcrowding. All of the pools were clean and had many sun loungers.
The hotel has 3 floodlit tennis courts which are free for all inclusive guests, a gym and spa (though we didn't use these), a children's playground, and a beach club. The 'beach club' was a secured area which was accessed with the room cards and contained sun loungers for use on the beach. It was pretty useless as a beach club but provided an excellent shortcut onto the main beaches! The nearest beach is only a couple of hundred metres from the hotel, but it's definitely worth walking that bit further to the more popular beaches, which are less rocky.
There was a large 'animation team' who provided entertainment for children and adults throughout the day in the form of volleyball, aerobics, table tennis and pool tournaments, Spanish lessons, darts, and some crafts for both adults and children, and there was a separate children's club. I didn't see any native English speakers on the childcare team, but this may have been different during peak season.
There was an excellent evening entertainments program, which was held in the hotel's own theatre, where a variety of different shows were shown. The shows were predominantly in Spanish, though there was some English and German spoken.
Corralejo is an up and coming tourist area. There are many restaurants and bars, particularly near the harbour (about a 20 minute walk from the hotel).
The sand dunes are nearby which provide extensive beaches, and the hotel operates a free shuttle bus to the area.
Sadly, because the resort is becoming more and more tourist oriented, the more traditional Spanish town has been taken over by innumerable tacky tourist shops, and the harbour is filled with large pasenger vessels rather than fishing boats.
A more significant problem is that the area is littered with new hotels in various stages of completion, and one of these larger building sites is very close to the hotel. We heard no noise from our room but there was some disturbance by one of the pools, and the concrete shell of the building was visible from certain parts of the hotel. If our room was closer to the building works, it may have caused some disturbance, but as it stood, we hardly noticed it was there.
I'd recommend this holiday to couples and families looking for a typical British sunseeking holiday and the chance to relax.
Singles, those looking for an active holiday, or a vibrant nightlife may find their needs better served in a busier resort."
- Travel date: Mon 18th of September 2006
Absolutely loved Atlantis Suite Hotel!
"My boyfriend and I booked this resort as a last minute deal a couple of months ago with First Choice. We were expecting something nice, but this resort really did exceed our expectations.
The hotel is made up of four areas, each with their own pool and pool bar. We were in one of the self catering blocks. Our room was huge. We had a well equiped kitchenette(kettle, toaster, fridge, hob, coffee machine), with all new cuttlery and crockery. A dining area, living area, seperate sleeping area, a large balcony and a lovely marble bathroom. All of which were immaculately clean.
The complex itself is very well equiped, with a supermarket, gift shop, gym, sauna, treatment centre and two a la carte restaurants on site in adition to the run of the mill entertainment and buffet restaurants.
The hotel also has a beach club, which is a section of private beach. I wouldn't recommend this beach as it is quite rocky and dull. I would catch the courtesy bus from the hotel which leaves every hour and goes to Oliva Beach, where the sand dunes are. It is a truely beautiful strech of beach, really clean, powder sand and clear sea!
Although when we first got dropped off at the resort we thought we were slightly off the beaten track, everything is actually withing walking distance. It took us aroung 20 minutes to walk to the market (mondays and Fridays) and the waterpark, which is a really good day, not all that cheap though. Also the main strip of restaurants is about the same distance away. However, the nights we couldn't be bothered to walk we got a taxi which cost around 2-3 euros!!!!
Our favourite area to eat was down past "music square" where you can catch fire eating shows and singing perfomers...It was very quaint! Throught music square there are a lgreat deal of typical spanish restaurants like "el Sombrero" and places serving Tapas. There was one really special restaurant which we went back to, for a second meal, and that was called "Purple Sage". It was an italian restaurnat, but an incredibly classy, authentic one! If you are travelling with a family please don't be put off by the appearance. Andreas (the head waiter) and Franceso (the chef) welcome everyone in. Here we had not only amazing food (slow roast lamb and fresh vegetables, fillet steak, seafood risotto.....) but we recieved excellent service!!!! We each had a three course meal, with wine for Â£38!!!
As far as day trips are concerned, we only went on one, the Catlanza. A brilliant day! We enjoted an all inclusive trip (wine, beer, soft drinks, food) to the island of Lobos on a luxurious catamaran. Fantastic day!
Unfortunately, as there were so many places to eat in Correlejo town, we didn't have an opportunity to try the hotel food. We did have a look around the buffet areas and it all looked very good!
I would defintaely recommend this hotel for couples and families a like. For couples it is tranquil, in a great location and beatufully clean For families, the same as above, but with the added bonus of the hotel providing a wide range of free activities, such a tenis, volleyball, football...for children. There are also three kids clubs to split children into more specific age groups.
Overall, correlejo is a fantastic resort, with an endless amount of places to eat and places to go! Excellent Hotel, wonderful beach and beautiful weather!!!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 7th of September 2006
"Have just returned from the Suite Hotel Atlantis and had a fabulous time. The Hotel is clean and well maintained the Staff are friendly and helpful.
The tour operators are warning of building work, but this work is not on the complex itself and did not bother our enjoyment at all. Apart from seeing some cranes from certain parts of the hotel grounds we wouldn't have known.
The food was very good and the service in the main restaurant excellent. We didn't visit any of the other restaurants as we were more than satisfied with what was on offer at the main buffet.
The pool areas were clean and well looked after and we spent most of our time by the 'relax' pool which was excellent. The courtesy bus to the dunes was very efficient and a visit to the beach is a must.
The gym is good but could do with the air conditioning being turned up a little.
Overall a very enjoyable stay, perfect for a week chilling and relaxing."
- Travel date: Wed 6th of September 2006
Excellent value for money - great family resort
"Just returned from a fantastic 2 week All inclusive stay at this resort. Hotel facilities exceptional aswell and the kids entertainment well above average. Would definately recommend All inclusive in this resort, food was varied and plentiful. One hint is make sure you check out full menu for the evening in the Gaudi restaurant as there is so much to chose from and decide on one meal really otherwise your plate becomes very full.
Rooms were spacious and spotless, maid came everyday and changed towels and cleaned. Evening entertainment was sometimes a bit lame however if you have children they will love it. Kids really safe to run around the Plaza area of an evening whilst you sit and relax with a drink. Only comment i would make is that the bar staff would always try to get you to sit down and wait to order your drinks rather than standing at the bar, we believe this was to slow down the amount of drinks you could consume and this was usually quite slow in respect of the service.
Never had any problems with reception waiting times.
Entertainment team very lively but didnt bother you unless you wanted to join in. They work really long hours and always have smiles on their faces. Kids club and palyground area also very good.
Another tip - you can get large bottles of water from all the bars on an All inclusive basis and put them in your fridge in the room.
Hotels private beach not fantastic but is great to spend a few hours away from the hotel, Olivia beach (bus / shuttle from Hotel definately worth a visit, although very windy here.
Would definately return to this hotel"
- Travel date: Fri 4th of August 2006
Family one-week all inclusive break
"We arrived at this resort on 8th July 2006 having chosen it as a last minute break based mainly on Trip Advisor reviews. Basically the resort matched previous comments in our opinion but we felt it would be useful to add our own thoughts, as follows.
The rooms are not exactly luxurious but are certainly clean and well serviced by the daily maids. Lots of hot water and clean towels daily. The food is fairly varied although we personally preferred the Italian restaurant. The rules for booking this changed during our week which was a bit of a pain; booking is now only available between 9 and 10 am at a desk opposite main reception for one day in advance. In the main restaurant the food is plentiful, especially the fruit - fresh and dried, but I have to say I was disappointed by the watered down version of 'fresh' fruit juice on offer. There was a daily meat/fish chef on hand which was great (although steak always on the rare side unless you specified well done) and the restaurant staff worked extremely hard with a smile on their faces every time.
The entertainment staff certainly deserve a mention. My son who is eight has never been to a kid's club before but we felt he needed something to keep him out of the sun for a few hours as he was going pink with a factor 30! The girls at the club are fantastic, so versatile with the different nationalities and never seeming to flag or lose patience with the children. Later in the evening they dance in the show and go on to lead dances in the disco - still smiling at midnight when we were saying goodnight! Definitely a big plus in our holiday - my wee boy still talks about Barbara, Madeleine and Vanessa (to name only a few of the excellent staff).
The beach club is a big disappointment - windswept and barren is how we would describe it - but then we live in an area of outsta nding natural beauty so perhaps our expectations are somewhat high. We did walk to the nearby town but found it nothing other than the usual tourist type shops, although I am told there is more to offer round the marina area had we ventured further.
In conclusion, yes, we had an enjoyable week and the resort was pretty much what we expected from reading the other reviews. However I would not return as the island itself was on first impressions very bleak and barren, although it should be pointed out that the hotel grounds are nicely planted and well irrigated which greatly added to our enjoyment of the week."
- Travel date: Thu 20th of July 2006
Great Place to Chill out in Winter
"I went with a friend in February to just chill out - both of us have stressful jobs and we just needed a week doing nothing.
The hotel was just was we needed on the whole great suite so we had a bit of space from each other and a balcony. We were all inclusive (only because the deal was so cheap) and the food in the main restaurant was very good - fresh fish and meat cooked on a hot plate in front of you, great salads etc.
However, the "Cararian" and "Italian" restaurants were both rubbish - don't bother booking if you fancy a change go out. No idea why they make you book and only allow one visit to each per stay???? We did have a few problems when we checked out that after 12 noon the "all inclusive" immediately ran out - even though we weren't being picked up til 5pm - but we just got a sandwich early in the morning from the sandwich bar (which is loads better that the pack lunch they also offer - just get a baguette made up and wrapped in foil!)
The staff were a bit surly - especially the German woman who was always on the reception, though some of the Canarian staff were very friendly especially the younger ones in the bar and "entertainments" (the later we avoided but did chat to some of the staff in the bar).
In February it is mainly people from mainland Spain and Germany - which suited us - no screaming Chav Brit families. There were a number of children but they were all quite young and all very well behaved. So we did manage to chill out.
Correlejo is a dump though and not a pretty place to visit. The dunes are Fab and the beach is very close by indeed but it is a chill out holiday rather than an adventure. Go and watch the wind and kite surfers they are amazing and not all that young!!
The hotel had a free beach bus - but it never runs on time so just start walking to the beach and get a taxi back - it is cheap.
They are trying to tidy the resort up and the new hotels look great - but the village needs an overhaul!
I would go again to Atlantis to chill out but only well out of season and only for a week so I can come home relaxed before I get bored."
- Travel date: Wed 19th of July 2006
Fab Family holiday !
"Travelled to Atlantis Fuerteventura , June 2006,
Hotel was fab!
Rooms: i stayed in a junior suite, was very clean maid service every day. Plentiful towels in bathroom which were change everyday even though we would hang them back up so that they could be used again. Rooms were very spacious I travelled with myself and partner and My 18 month old son, SO we had a cot in the room to and there was still plenty of space. We had a lovely room overlooking one of the pools.
Food: Great only holiday I have been on and actually wanted to eat in the hotel every night out of 14. I must have put at a least a stone of weight on. At breakfast there was everythin on offer i especially loved the crepes. yummy. Lunch was a small selection but also had pizza everyday as well as freshly made burgers, chicken, steaks and baguettes. Evening meal was great fantastic selection. Never tryed the spanish restaurant as buffet as too good, tried the itallian it was lovely although not much choice.
Location: Nothing really around the hotel and about a 15 minute walk into town. or about 2/3 â¬ in a taxi.
Entertainment: During the day there were at least 3 acivities going on at any one time as well as the tennis courts which you could arrange to have use off. Evening entertainment we really never gave a chance and I would say this was the only downfall I dont think it was the quality it was more the location as it was held in a theatre but it was very dark and had rows of seats instead of tables. Which kind of put us off but I am probably just nit picking.
All in all had a great time and would definately go back.
One complaint about Corralejo there was loads of dog poo on the streets.
If anyone has any questions at all please email me at [email protected]"
- Travel date: Tue 18th of July 2006
"Just returned from this resort yesterday, 12/07/06, having spent 1 week All Inclusive with my wife and 5 yr old daughter. Having read the other reviews posted here the general consensus appears to be favourable and I would have to agree totally. We loved this place!
The other (favourable) reviews here have went into great detail explaining the rersort/pools/food etc so all I'll just agree with the points made and add my own thoughts over and above.
With reference to the review giving the terrible rating on reading the description stating the hotel looked old and grubby I initially thought he/she was talking about a different place. The walk up to the front door of the premises is lovely. There is a monoblocked walkway inlaid with ceramic tiles and a half globe fountain leading to the glass front doors and reception area. In the week I was there I saw the maids cleaning the walkway with industrial cleaning machines on 2 occasions, and the fountain emptied and cleaned once. The reception is immaculate, sparkling clean ceramic floor tiles, lovely woven wicker furniture and had no problems in waiting for staff, sure there were people queing infront of me and I had to wait but I never saw the reception desk unattended. Fron the outside all the apartments are whitewashed and in no way looked "tired".
Our room was spotless. The sofa bed in the lounge was made up for my daughter on our arrival and there still plenty of room and seating in the lounge area. The room was cleaned everyday and beds made. The most noticable area re the cleaning was the bathroom. It was always lovely and clean and clearly the glass in the mirrors and shower screen were cleaned everyday, fresh towels, ample supllies of loo roll. On our second night we had 1 cockroach in the room at bedtime but nothing that a size 10 flip-flop didn't put right, it's only a wee beastie hardly capable of ruining our holiday !! No other creature related problems during our stay. The hotel literature that was handed out on our arrival stated that they continually spray the garden areas with insecticide and I did see this being done on 2 occasions (man covered in protective clothing/mask)and they ask that you let them know should you have any problems re insects.
The complex is massive and well laid out, lovely gardens which were allways being tended too. The Plaza area is like a village square and the main "Gaudi" restaurant is sited here. Waiting time for drinks. On the night we arrived we were just in time to catch dinner so we headed into the restaurant and found ourselves a table, had a long day travelling so straight up for some food, lots of it to chose from. We were halfway through our main course by the time we were asked what we would like to drink though it arrived promptly.Second night, what did we do? Found ourselves a table, waited till we got served drinks, (a couple of mins) then went for our food. Easy!
As I said we went All Inclusive so it was 3 visits a day to the restaurant and I can honestly say we never had to wait longer than 30 secs for a table If staff saw you looking they immediately re-laid a table, (inc changing the tablecloth) and you were seated in no time.
OK I'm rambling on a bit. To sum up, the food was great, the room was great, the pool areas were great the place was spotlessly clean and staff were attentive and helpful. Lots to do and to be honest if all you want to do is have a nice relaxing holiday you could get by without having to leave the complex at all, everything you need is there as far as I could see.
To end I'll just mention the Entertainment staff. They start at 10am and finish at midnite and boy do they work hard. There are all sorts of activities throught the day, for kids and adults alike. The kids mini disco is at 8pm at the activity area, (six nights a week, not Monday, my fellow reviewer must have missed it) All the activities take place at the "activity area" (funnily enough) leaving loads of area/pools for those who just want to relax.
We loved this place and I would definately return and wholeheartidly recommend the Atlantis resort for families and couples. 5 stars."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of July 2006
"Couldn't recommend highly enough. I went with my husband to celebrate a big birthday without the children, and cannot fault the hotel. Room was clean, spacious and beds were comfortable. Always had plenty of hot water, and both bath and showers were great. Clean towels daily if required, and maid service daily. No bugs or cockroaches at all. Only downside to the room was the over grown cactus blocking any sun getting on to the balcony area. Food was great, lots of variety (even for my vegetarian husband!), clean and well maintained dining areas. Bar staff were friendly and there was a large choice of spirits/cocktails/wine/beer on the all inclusive menu. Atmosphere was upbeat and happy throughout the hotel thanks to a brilliant animation team, reception staff were efficient and helpful. We didn't use the pools because we weren't lucky with the weather so it was too cold to brave them. The sand dunes and Corralejo beach areas are stunning, clean and and absolute must to visit, the rock windbreakers are a fabulous idea and made the windy beach much more bearable (like I say we weren't blessed with the weather). The town is lively in a nice way, social and busy but not over bearing, felt safe and not too tourist tacky. We took a trip over to Isla de Lobos, not a lot to say about that really... Volcanic stone and hills... Glad we went but wouldn't go again. All in all it was a great holiday, something for everyone and have booked to come back again in October with 4 of our children aged between 18 and 9 and am more than confident they will all enjoy it as thoroughly as we did."
- Travel date: Sun 10th of April 2016
January. 2016 for sum sun
"Just returned from sun connect hotel Atlantis apartment cold and damp no views to many trees ,food is the same every meal just like a holiday camp ,unseated pools.the shops Harbor was a long walk a way.don't recommend this hotel."
- Travel date: Mon 1st of February 2016