8 Oct 2012
"Excellent, tutto positivo"
L'appartamento era come descritto dall'annuncio, un pò fuori dal centro, ma con la macchina (che a mio avviso se andate a Fuerteventura è indispensabile) sono meno di 5 minuti.
2 camere da letto, appartamento molto pulito e ben tenuto, cucina perfettamente funzionante e bellissima terrazza da dove si può vedere il mare.
Un'esperienza assolutamente positiva, Zuzana è veramente simpatica e ci ha aiutato in tutto!
L'unica pecca è che la mattina è un pò rumoroso e chissà ci avrebbe fatto comodo un ventilatore, ma a Fuerteventura meglio svegliarsi presto per godere delle bellezze dell'isola.
Se dovessi tornare a Fuerteventura non ci penserei due volte nel tornare a prenotare qui
25 Sep 2012
The best thing about this holiday was that the bed was very good and there where beach towels for us to use,Some instructions would of been helpful,eg where to leave keys on day of departure,how the w… More
2 Jan 2012
"Lovely apartment with everything we needed"
My family (wife and I and our 3 kids - 2, 5, 7) had a lovely holiday staying at this apartment for 2 weeks at end Dec 2011. We organised everything in advance with Zuzana by email and Skype video call and she met us on arrival. She is very friendly and obviously wanted to make sure we enjoyed our stay. If there was anything we needed Zuzana responded quickly. The apartment was very nicely decorated, furnished and equipped. We were Zuzana's very first guests so there were a couple of things we needed and after texting/emailing Zuzana we received them the same or next day.
We loved the open plan light feel of the apartment and enjoyed having a couple of evening barbecues on the balcony. The whole layout worked very well and the area was very quiet at night so we all slept well - very important when you have little ones. It's also nice to have a door which closed off the living room/dining/kitchen area from the corridor to the bathroom / bedrooms area as this means you can be up in the living room without any noise going throught to the kids asleep.
Having WiFi was a big bonus as I could still do a spot of work, the kids could watch Disney cartoons on You Tube, I could Skype call the UK and research the island for our travels. Corallejo is a good base for exploring the north of the island and ideal if you're into surfing like me. However, Fuerteventura is a very large island so to discover the south you'd need another holiday - though we did visit the south on two occasions - The Oasis Zoo Park and Pared.
We had originally considered an apartment closer to the town centre with pool, but we were glad we chose this one as we saved some money and ended up right next to the best and cheapest supermarket in Corralejo, Mercadona, which was really convenient and the town centre was only 5 mins drive away. Most of our days were spent out in the car anyway exploring the island and surf breaks so being in the town centre wasn't important and most of the apartment complexes in the centre still require a fair walk with kids to get you anywhere of interest so provided you have a car I can't see much benefit. At 20 degrees I think during winter the outdoor pools would be too cool aswell. Washing machine and Wi Fi were far more important.
If you have little ones it's nice to take them to the park in the port area of Corralejo and follow this with a walk around the port area which has lots of character. Also worth taking them to the bouncy castle on the main shopping avenue at Las Palmeras shopping centre near/opposite the Disa petrol station - they inflate it from about 4.30 pm. One of our best moments with the kids was a visit to a volcanic mountain just north west of Lajares where the kids spent ages feeding very tame wild chipmunks from their hands on a viewing platform overlooking the caldera - better than our visit to the zoo and much cheaper! You can find the spot on Googlemaps if you enter this latitude and longditude "28.701288, -13.919341" It's a long walk for little ones 40 mins, but much shorter if you venture the first section up a dirt track by car - though you won't be covered by insurance if anything goes wrong. Don't forget to take them sand dune running just south of Corralejo!
Everywhere you go in Fuerteventura there are abandoned unfinished apartment complexes where work stopped several years ago following the credit crunch and Corallejo is no exception. This is a bit of an eyesore and near the Topkapi Palace you will find plenty of examples including the abandoned concrete shell of the Santa Clara complex opposite - all a bit sad. However, you get used to it and as there is no construction happening and unlikely to happen for long time there is no noise. So being on the outskirts of the town was in fact a bonus and meant I could go for wonderful jogs in the morning along pathways through rocky desert originally layed to serve apartment complexes which have never been built! After 2 weeks there I really came to love the area and always finished my morning jog on top the small mountain just behind the Bahaizul Residence with a panoramic view of the whole of Corralejo and Lobos Island :)
I didn't really take any good photos of the apartment I can ad to this review - we were too busy out and about exploring. However, the advert photos do present the apartment accurately. There is a sea view from the balcony though it is at some distance and the unfinished Santa Clara complex is in the foreground with some concrete shells about 2 or 300 yards away. However, the bedrooms are on the opposite side of the apartment facing into the complex so if ever they recommence building work on the unfinished Santa Clara complex it's unlikely to disturb your sleep - the Santa Clara complex is only visible if you look to your left when on the balcony.
We loved our holiday in Fuerteventura and Zuzana's apartment in the Topkapi Palace. It was sad to leave and set off to the airport. We'd definitely stay there again.