Hotel Globales Costa Tropical

Address: Maestro Leonardo s/n, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, 35630, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
 
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This 2 star hotel, located on Maestro Leonardo s/n, Fuerteventura, is near Cool Runnings and Fuerteventura Golf Club.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Globales Costa Tropical Fuerteventura

      The staff makes the difference

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      By Stephen of Manchester, UK.

      My wife and I have read fellow members' reviews prior to making our booking. We stayed in the hotel on a self-catering basis in the bungalows part of the complex. My observations are as follows:

      The British Airtour group has the management control of the hotel (Hoteles Globales); hence many British holidaymakers are sent there. It is probably equal to and not exceeding the realistic one star rating.

      The reception staff was very friendly and efficient in the check-in process. The bungalow where we stayed was cleaned and the beds made up before our arrival. On the 1st floor, the bedroom has two single beds. It was spacious with simple furniture. A safe was installed though only available at a cost to the clients (insurance included). The bathroom/toilet could do with re-furbishing though everything was functional and clean. On the ground floor, the sitting room was spacious; a settee could be converted to a bed for two (not too big) children. A portable TV with access of Sky News channel and telephone were installed. The kitchenette has two rings stove, a microwave oven, electric toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery for four persons. Hot water was supplied via an electric heater, efficient but with limited capacity, hence one would have to wait a short while after two showers for the water to heat up again. The hotel complex has a big swimming pool and a children pool, tennis/mini football courts, a table tennis table and small pool table. It also have a buffet/restaurant, a pizza place, a bar/entertainment room and a wet bar. Friendly staff manned an on-site shop selling most things any hotel guests might reasonably want. The goods were reasonably priced, comparable to the many 'cheap' Netto supermarkets in town.

      The public areas were cleaned daily by team of 8-10 cleaners daily between 8.30-9.00 AM. I saw 3-4 maintenance men cleaned the pools regularly. Personally, I have never seen any un-hygienic practice by the cleaners and indeed, the public areas were maintained to a very high standard of cleanliness that all British hospitals could be proud if they achieve such a standard. The bungalow where we stayed were cleaned five times a weeks (except Sunday and Wednesday), towels and bed linen were changed three times a week. Whilst staying on a self-catering basis, my wife and I ate out everyday in various restaurants in town though we elected to pay to eat in the buffet/restaurant twice. The cooking was not first class, but the cost was also modest (11 Euro per head). The varieties of food at dinner were typically as follows: soup of the day, a full salad bar with variety of cold meat. Three choices of hot main course, additional hot vegetarian dish plus burger/chicken nugget for children. There were choices of sweets including varieties of fruits and ice cream. I certainly did not dislike the food offered and considered the standard quite good/compared favourably to hotels of same rating. The free hotel-town beach mini bus failed to turn up once in the ten times that we had used the service. Upon receipt of a report of failure, the receptionist indicated that hotel guests could receive a re-imbursement if reporting and submitting a receipt of the taxi used.

      The hotel staff team merits a special mentioning. All were friendly and efficient. The entertainment staff-one young lady who worked tirelessly to provide a daily programme, involving willing hotel guests' participation in water polo, mini football, bingo etc. and etc. The receptionists were particular nice. During our stay, I experienced some problems with a British hired car firm that used local car supplier. Upon my request, one of the receptionists spoke to the car firm in Spanish twice on my behalf (the British firm used a local contractor that the staff only spoke Spanish and I had booked the hired car independently so the hotel did not even earned any commission from me). That level of customer service should be used in hotel management to demonstrate a fine example of added value and exceeding customers' expectation.

      The location of the hotel meant getting to and from town involved short taxi rides of 3 Euro each way. My wife and I were glad to have a hired car. We managed to visit all the different and beautiful beaches some distance away, not practicable if we tried to use bus service.

      Weather-wise, it was hot and sunny in late September. Unfortunately, in September, it was also the fly season. No amount of hard work the hotel staff or anybody could have prevented the flies becoming a nuisance to all the hotel guests.

      In all, it is an average hotel made very good by its staff.

      Loved the hotel

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      We went to the Costa Tropical in September 2006 for 2 weeks. We enjoyed every minute of it. The rooms were basic but we only slept in them. The food was very good and a good variety. The staff were very friendly and helpfull especially Natallie, Emillie, Maria, Sharon and Rubin on reception. It could do with a bit of updating. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere but we wanted a quite and relaxing holiday so it was fine. It is within walking distance of Caletta and buses and taxis are very cheap. A very good holiday and we would go back.

      Limpio y encantador hotel, pero aburrido y ¡contentos de regresar a casa!

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      Acabo de regresar de uno barato reservado por medio de Teletext, con mi marido, hija (7 años) y bebé (18 meses). El hotel es adorable. Las camareras de piso limpiaban todo el lugar diariamente, estaba impecable, la piscina era enorme con bastantes tumbonas y una piscina para bebés (de nuevo, impecable), las habitaciones eran de buen tamaño y todas tenían vista al mar y a la piscina. A 5 minutos de traslado desde el aeropuerto, que después de un vuelo de 4 horas y 10 minutos ¡era maravilloso!

      Lo único malo acerca de este hotel es que ¡estás atrapado en el medio de la nada! Son 3 euros por un taxi hacia el centro de la ciudad de La Caleta (en donde hay como 10 tiendas). Habíamos reservado originalmente sin comidas, pero al no haber nada a la mano optamos por cambiar a todo incluido, que bien valia la pena el precio que el hotel ofrecía (la comida era adorable). Nos aburrimos fácilmente ya que no había nada para mantener a los niños ocupados. El entretenimiento en el día era inexistente y el entretenimiento nocturno era escuchar a la chica, que se suponía nos debería mantener ocupados, cantando karaoke (bastante mala). No regresaré a Fuerteventura de nuevo, está bien para unas vacaciones relajadas en la playa. No me alojaría de nuevo en el Costa Tropical tampoco, aparte del clima tan encantador, nos alegramos de regresar a casa.

      Bastante promedio

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      Acabo de regresar de unas vacaciones de 7 noches, equipadas, por medio del internet. Con todo, las instalaciones eran muy promedio. Está bien para usarlo como base (¡en el medio del nuevo complejo!) y tiene una piscina enorme. Te recomiendo que alquiles un coche y que salgas a pasearte por ahí. Hay servicio de transporte gratuito desde el hotel hasta la playa local Caleta De Fuste. El servicio era muy rápido al principio, pero para el final de la semana, el autobús de regreso de la playa al hotel ¡nunca apareció! Aunque los taxis son muy frecuentes, por alrededor de 3 euros, desde la ciudad al hotel. Comimos fuera la mayoría de las noches en la ciudad, en sólo algunos lugares, todos con buena relación calidad-precio. No probamos el bar del hotel ni el bufé, pero escuchamos que la comida estaba un poco desalentadora :-(

      Recomiendo Corralejo, Jandía y Betancuria (en las montañas) para unos fantásticos días fuera, magníficas playas y vistas. Un muy buen mini-mercado, en el lugar, bien abastecido, ¡si te gusta cocinar! En general 6/10 por las instalaciones, limpio, básico, y un poco gastado. 8/10 por el sol, playas, y ¡relajación! ¡Recuerda que es un hotel de 1-2 estrellas!

      Very average

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      Just back from a 7 night, self-catering, internet holiday. All in all, very average accomdation. Its fine to use as a base (in the middle of new development!) and it does have a massive swimming pool. Recommend hiring a car and getting out and about. There is a free shuttle bus from the hotel to the local beach in Caleta De Fuste. The service was very prompt as first, but towards the end of the week, the return bus from the beach to the hotel didn't turn up! Taxi's though are really frequent, about 3 Euros, from town to the hotel. We eat out most nights in town, only a few places, all good value though. We didn't use the hotel bar or buffet, but heard the food was a little grim :( Recommend Correlljo, Jandia and Betancuria (in mountains) as great days out, fantastic beachs and views. Good mini supermarket, on-site, well stocked, if you fancy cooking!!?? Overall 6/10 for accomodation, clean, basic, a little tired looking. 8/10 for sun, beaches and relaxation! It is * to ** star hotel remember!!

      Ottima base per esplorare l'isola

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      Ho soggiornato in questo aparthotel nella prima settimana di agosto, acquistando da Todomondo un conveniente pacchetto volo + pernottamento + noleggio auto. Il resort si trova a Nuevo Horizonte, un paio di chilometri a nord della località turistica di Caleta de Fuste e dalla spiaggia di El Castillo e qualche chilometro a sud dell'aeroporto di Puerto del Rosario. La clientela è internazionale. Il mare è visibile dalle terrazze degli appartamenti, ma non è raggiungibile a piedi; è a disposizione dei clienti una navetta gratuita che porta alla spiaggia di El Castillo. Suggerisco questa sistemazione soltanto come base per esplorare l'isola di Fuerteventura con un mezzo proprio e in autonomia, mentre la sconsiglio senza dubbio per una vacanza stanziale ed esclusivamente balneare, in quanto il resort è piccolo, isolato dai centri di divertimento e con un'animazione pressoché inesistente. Ottima soluzione invece per chi volesse conoscere le Canarie orientali in libertà, in quanto l'aparthotel è in posizione centrale sull'isola (comoda per raggiungere sia le dune di Corralejo a nord che le magnifiche spiagge della Penisola di Jandia a sud) e riunisce tutti i vantaggi di un appartamento (indipendenza, autonomia nei pasti, tranquillità) ai comodi servizi di un hotel (pulizie giornaliere con cambio biancheria, reception, piscina, minimarket, telefoni pubblici, sportello ATM). Inoltre, per chi lo desideri, in loco è possibile scegliere la formula mezza pensione, pensione completa o all inclusive; non ho informazioni sulla qualità della cucina perché non ho mai usufruito del servizio ristorante. Alcuni appartamenti sono nell'edificio principale, altri sono dislocati in più spaziosi e tranquilli bungalow a due piani.

      Per la galleria fotografica completa e per maggiori informazioni su Fuerteventura e Lanzarote, questo è il link delle mie pagine sulle Canarie orientali: {---}

      Worst Holiday Ever

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      Where do i start.....

      My husband, two small children (Aged 6 years and 19 months) and mother stayed in the Costa Tropical from the 21st June until the 5th July and experienced our worst holiday ever. I don't like to be too critical about accomodations, but I don't think there are that many that can be as bad as this one. We had problems from day one which just escalated until we thankfully departed!.

      Lets begin....

      When we arrived by taxi, our first observation was that the hotel only had 1* displayed outside and not 3* like my Travel Agent had advised me. Our initial dealings with the reception staff were that they were smiley, friendly and informative. We then entered our room........uh oh......

      The bathroom was rusty and the ceiling was flaking into the bath. The kitchentte was tiny - our first thoughts were 'thank god we aren't self catering as we wouldn't be able to cook any food in here!' (until we tasted the food that is!). The light fittings and plugs were hanging out of the celings/walls and the room certainly wasn't big enough for 3 adults, 1 child and 1 infant - although our Travel Agent said it would be plently big enough! The hotel is in the middle of nowhere with only a couple of bars in the immediate vicinity along with lots of building sites and a supermarket which is more expensive than Harrods! The childrens play area consists of a manky old slide which is older than my mother and the pool area is filthy!. In the 2 weeks that we were tortured there, the baby pool was cleaned once!. The same coke cans/cups/cigarette ends etc were there for 10 days before they were removed. The worst thing of all was........the cleaners that cleaned the main pool area used to dip their broom in the POOL water, then sweep the pool area and swill down the floor, then dip their filthy brush in the pool water again etc etc!. That is nasty!. The shower only remained warm for 2 people, so the rest of us had cold showers. The price to rent a safe was 58 Euros for 2 weeks - extortionate price considering we had already paid for the room and all they had to prvide us with was a key! We drank the same drinks every night and were charged different amounts each time we ordered a round! The tennis court and football pitch were being completed when we were there, so they weren't available as the brochure stated! The free bus service to the beach was unreliable and didn't return to pick people up on numerous occasions - probably why it was free as you had to get a cab back from the beach! The floor in the restaurant wasn't cleaned daily as the same piece of jelly remained on the floor for 4 consecutive days in the same spot. The food was 'yuk'. Chips for breakfast, chips for dinner - We are sick of chips!. Not any choices for children and Veal was served every night!!. The restaurant was also used by the hotel maintenance staff in the mornings who came in in their dusty, muddy clothes and dined with the guests. We saw them on several occasions pick up a roll, look at it and put it back if they didn't like the look of it, then another poor guest would then take it and eat it - how vile is that??!!.

      I think I have whinged enough now - We had a dreadful time there. The are numerous other issues I have with the accomodation, but I think I have written enough now. As you approach the hotel, you drive up a road with a couple of hills in view and someone has quite rightly written 'GO BACK' in white stones for all to see! It wasn't us by the way!

      I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone and wouldn't return there if it was offered to me free of charge.

      A very unhappy 'Forbes' family who had a dreadful holiday at the Costa Tropical :(

      This is a good standard hotel

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      we arrived at this hotel about 10pm the reception was fine a good check in and really friendly staff we were on the second floor room 229 over looking the pool area and tennis courts which were good, the room was very spacious and kept clean the only probs was the uncomfy beds which did creek alotand there was a little bit of rust at the bottom of the bath but it was nothing too unsightly and the shower was ok.

      the hotel provides a free bus service everyday to the beach and another to caleta which is only 3 mins down the road or a taxi is no more than 4 euros.

      entertainment was slightly poor at the hotel not much to give you that get up join in feel but then again the resort i feel was not much cop with entertainment as a whole i knew this place was quiet but not as quiet as it actually was, two bar i reccomend to visit is peiros bar and the keg where on a thursday night it is taken over by mytravel reps and is really a fun night with free drinks on entry.

      all on all tho this was a good holiday if you require more info email me on jocad03@hotmail.com

      joanne&brian

      Helpful staff not bad for a cheap hotel

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      I would like to write an honest opinion of this hotel, as it is always nerve racking when you dont know a resort.

      The hotel itself is really stuck in the middle of nowhere. There is one bar close by and thats it!Depending of what time of year you go it may be busier. This really isnt a problem though as the taxis to caleta(which is about 5 mins away) is about 3 euros, and they are very regular.Caleta is nice lots of places to eat and bars, but not huge, so dont expect blackpool!.The hotel was hilarious really. The bar was a room with tables and chairs,The entertainment was a cd player most nights and our shower only heated enough water for one person per day.It was very clean though, although i wouldnt recommend the food, I was sick the only time I ate there.I thought it definately had character though, and i have found,holidays really are what you make them. We sat up one night with a lump of play dough we we were given and the kids loved it!.I would love to recommend this hotel and give it 5 stars, but I think people like to live fast nowadays and wouldnt enjoy it.Take woolies for evening, it got quite cold at night.I dont think I would stay tropical again, purely as the kids love shows at night and a bit more to do, But To be honest this has been the most relaxing holiday i have ever had,

      Lovely clean hotel, but bored and glad to get home!

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      I'm only back from a cheapie booked through teletext with my husband, daughter (7) and baby (18 mths).

      The hotel itself is lovely. The maids cleaned the whole place every day, it was spotless, The pool was massive with plenty of sunbeds and baby pool (again spotless)the rooms were a good size and all had a pool and ocean view.5 mins transfer time from airport which after a 4hour 10mins flight is marvellous!

      The only bad thing about this hotel is that it is stuck in the middle of no where! Its 3 euros for a taxi into Calletta town centre (which has only about 10 shops in it) We originally booked s/c but because of having no where handy opted to change to all inclusive, which was well worth the price the hotel offered it at ( the food was lovely) We got bored very easily as there was nothing for the kids to keep them occupied. Daytime entertainment was zilch and the nightime entertainment was listening to the girl who was meant to be keeping us occupied singing karoke (BADLY). I wouldnt go back to fuerteventura again, its only good for a relaxing beach holiday. I wouldnt stay at costa tropical again either, apart from the lovely weather we were glad to get home.

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