Hotel Occidental Jandia Playa Hotel 4 star
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The Barcelo Jandia Playa is a perfectly decent hotel, ideal for couples and families looking for a 'turnkey' holiday with all the facilities within easy reach, a high level of service, and an all-inclusive formula. The hotel stands tall overlooking the beautiful Jandia beach, which has the added bonus of being over 18 miles long!

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      Occidental Jandia Playa   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

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      Occidental Jandia Playa   -   © Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 6.5 /10

    The tourist resort of Jandia is located at the southern tip of Fuerteventura, just under a mile from the village of Morro Jable. The complex runs along an extraordinary coastline, with white sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. It is pretty much the furthest urban area from the airport, some 53 mi to the north near the capital of Puerto del Rosario. Unsurprisingly, transfer time is a little over an hour via the motorway.

    Accommodation 7.50 /10

    The hotel's 638 guest rooms are located in different blocks and are all more or less identical to those at the Barcelo Jandia Mar. In fact, the only thing that really changes slightly is the decor, which consists of white walls, brick-coloured tiling, colourful curtains and cream bedspreads. The rooms are also similar in terms of amenities: satellite television, a direct international telephone line, individual air-conditioning combined with a ceiling fan, a desk, an average-sized balcony furnished with a table and chairs, a safe (available to hire), and a small refrigerator. The bathrooms, meanwhile, are large and clean and come with a bathtub, an integral toilet, a bidet, a hair-dryer, and a selection of hospitality products.

    Overview 7.50 /10

    Having been built in 2004, the Jandia Playa is a year older than the neighbouring Barcelo Jandia Mar but it does offer better views of the Atlantic. Its medieval fortress-style architecture is pretty imposing but nevertheless rather harmonious and painted in shades of ochre brown and yellow. Inside, meanwhile, the lobby is very bright and lit by a series of large picture windows. The decor, meanwhile, consists of a selection of plants, a combination of light tiled and parquet flooring, beautiful wooden beams supporting the ceiling and large mural paintings of Canarian flowers, all of which make for very pleasant, airy surroundings where you'll soon be feeling right at home.
    Outside you'll find a huge lagoon-style swimming pool adorned with a series of little wooden bridges and incorporating a jacuzzi area, a special area for water activities (water polo, aquagym, etc.) and a pool bar in the middle of it all. In fact, there are a total of 5 swimming pools at the hotel, including the children's pool. Other children's facilities include the Barcy mini-club and a play area, whilst the sports facilities on offer for grown-ups are pretty predictable but nevertheless perfectly decent. If rest and relaxation sound more up your street, you'll be pleased to know that the hotel also has a well-being centre, complete with a small heated pool and a variety of treatments and massages on offer at pretty good prices.

    Food and drink 7.50 /10

    When it comes to meal times, you'll certainly be spoilt for choice here! In fact, the hotel boasts no fewer than 4 restaurants and 6 bars where hungry guests can eat pretty much whenever they like between the early hours and 11:00pm. The main buffet restaurant is the Corralejo, which offers such an impressive selection of starters, soups, pasta dishes, goat's cheese, cakes and ice creams, you won't know where to start, particularly as the quality is so good! Show cooking demonstrations and theme nights are also held several times a week.
    The second buffet restaurant is the Morro Jable, a sort of self-service snack-bar serving various salads, hot dishes, and a few desserts. The 2 remaining restaurants, the Costa Calma and the Gran Tarajal, are themed à la carte restaurants serving more local cuisine, along with some traditional Spanish dishes, such as tapas. The 6 bars are spread throughout the complex and include, of course, a lobby and a poolside bar. There is also a bar in the disco, which is open only in the evenings, as well as a theatre bar in the hotel's showroom and another bar which also serves as a snack-bar during the day.

    Beach 7.25 /10

    The endless beaches of the Jandia coastline, renowned for being the most beautiful the island has to offer, are just across the road from the hotel. In fact, they are also a favourite with the organisers of the kite-surfing and windsurfing world championships! After all, how can anyone resist the appeal of this fine white sand and the crystal-clear water along its shore? Furthermore, this part of the island is pretty windy, making it ideal for windsurfing but not necessarily for swimming, though you will find a flag on the beach indicating the danger level. Despite the very uneven shoreline, children can bathe quite happily by the sea, provided that it's not too windy and that mum and dad are keeping a close eye on them, of course.

    To know

    The all-inclusive options ends at precisely 11:00pm (apart from in the disco) but during the day, guests are entitled to as many alcoholic and soft drinks as they like. Guests at the Jandia Playa can use the mini-golf course at the Jandia Mar (the hotel just across the road which also belongs to the Barcelo chain). There is, however, an entrance fee of around £4.40 for adults, with children paying half price.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, stretching, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, basketball, sailing, dance, archery, water-polo, surfing, windsurfing, fitness, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The choice of bars and restaurants
    • The 5 swimming pools

    disadvantages

    • The airport is a good distance away
    • The beach is on the other side of the motorway

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Mebarek R. Mebarek R.  
      5 Opinions
      • Package deals in septembre 2017 Posted on 2017-11-09 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Occidental Jandia Playa Excellent hôtel et service très haut de gamme Je recommanderais les visiteurs de l'Espagne à cet hôtel

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        Occidental Jandia Playa Excellent hôtel et service très haut de gamme Je recommanderais les visiteurs de l'Espagne à cet hôtel.

      • Disavantages

        Occidental Jandia Playa Excellent hôtel et service très haut de gamme Je recommanderais les visiteurs de l'Espagne à cet hôtel.

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      • Overall Score 10.00/10
    • Doris D. Doris D.  
      7 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2017 Posted on 2017-11-02 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Hôtel vieillissant mais personnel disponible et efficace.

      • Advantages

        Excellent Wifi gratuit dans tout l'hôtel. Ménage impeccable avec 2 bouteilles d'eau offertes par jour. Une gazeuse et une plate.

      • Disavantages

        Menu répétitif. Ne convient pas forcément aux personnes à mobilité réduite (beaucoup de dénivelé, pas d'ascenseur dans tous les blocks...)

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      • Overall Score 6.50/10
    • Joy Q. Joy Q.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2012 Posted on 2014-07-04 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Super séjour au barcelo jandia playa !!

      • Advantages

        Tres bien situé. La mer est tres propre avec du sable blanc. Accueil impeccable

      • Disavantages

        Pas grand chose au alentours mais idéal pour se reposer au calme

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      • Overall Score 7.57/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in février 2014 Posted on 2014-03-03 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        Très bel hôtel, bien situé face à la belle "playa del matorral".

      • Advantages

        situation décoration infrastructure plusieurs grandes piscines dont une chauffée spacieux repas variés

      • Disavantages

        animation peu présente (peut-être que cela est dû à la période de notre séjour) très peu d'activités au sein et aux alentours de l'hôtel

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    • Martine M. Martine M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2013 Posted on 2013-11-04 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        super bel hotel grande chambre beaucoup d'animation belle piscine

      • Advantages

        grand propre superbe équipe tous sympas bonne animation

      • Disavantages

        en haut d'une rue dur dur la montée

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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2011 Posted on 2013-10-31 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Magnifique Hotel, Belle plage, personnel agréable, parfait !

      • Advantages

        Plage a proximité Nourriture diversifié Chambre propre Piscine propre SPA propre Activité diverse et varié Personnel agréable Proche de petit commerce

      • Disavantages

        Piscine pas assez chaude. 1h de l'aeroport

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      • Overall Score 9.50/10
    • Marie L. Marie L.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2012 Posted on 2013-10-28 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        hotel face mer,personnel accueillant ,chambre avec vue ,un peu loin de l'aeroport!

      • Advantages

        piscine avec vue sur mer,acces direct a la mer ,bonne animation,bonne cuisine.......

      • Disavantages

        traversee dangereuse pour acceder a la mer

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      • Overall Score 7.50/10
    • Marie L. Marie L.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2012 Posted on 2013-09-27 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        hotel surplombant la mer ,acces direct a la plage,bonne equipe d'animateurs,on y mange bien.........

      • Advantages

        situation par rapport a la mer.

      • Disavantages

        traversee de la route pour se rendre a la plage

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      • Overall Score 7.50/10
      • Package deals in septembre 2013 Posted on 2013-09-18 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        superbe hôtel! bien agencé, propre, on y trouve tout sur place ( restaurants, bars, spa, salle de gym, petite discothèque, boutiques...)accès direct à la plage ( 5 min de marche) le personnel est très sympa et on y mange bien.

      • Advantages

        il y a tout a disposition, pas besoin de sortir de l'hotel

      • Disavantages

        les options sont chères ( wifi 7? la journée!)

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      • Overall Score 8.75/10
      • Package deals in mai 2013 Posted on 2013-09-18 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        allez au club premium !! génial !!

      • Advantages

        tout : le calme, la nourriture, le soleil, les chambres, le propre, la piscine privée ainsi que le jacuzzi.réservez aux adultes donc peu de monde !!! super reposant

      • Disavantages

        rien à dire, tout est parfait

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      • Overall Score 9.75/10
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