The Spa Hotel Review: Thalasso Spa Hotel, Fuerteventura
Review: Val Jones
This large family hotel sits in an ideal location on Caleta De Fuste beachfront and is central to the commercial centre shops, bars and restaurants. The pretty Marina is only a short walk on the promenade and here you will find stylish bars and restaurants along with options of water sports. At the hotel parents can enjoy down-time in the evenings while kids are being entertained in the pirate themed kids club. Couples and friends can relax by the quieter pool or take a trip to the unique Thalassotherapy centre (the only one in the country) to experience the extensive water and fitness circuits and where a range of innovative, well-being treatments and pamper packages can be discovered.
2 adult swimming pools | 1 children’s swimming pool | entertainment theatre | sports activities | children’s club and entertainment.| golf packages | Thalasso spa |restaurant | bar | snack-bar | free wi-fi
Rooms range from standard doubles to ocean view superior and family suites. We were staying in a superior room; a large, modern space with king-size size bed and choice of pillows. There was a additional sofa which converted into a bed also makes this a great family room for two adults and two children. All rooms have flat screen LCD TV with English channels, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle with choice of teas and hot chocolate, and a mini fridge with complementary water.
Our balcony had stunning sea and bay views with comfy balcony chairs and foot stools, perfect for that pre-dinner drink. The contemporary bathroom featured sleek mirrored walls, huge walk-in Monsoon shower and fluffy robes and slippers.
Our room was very close to the pool area, a mere walk down the steps and we were on a sunbed. The two lagoon style swimming pools were large and welcoming with the main pool being heated (a very important requirement for me in December!). The animation team were attentive and always invited the guests to join in with the daily entertainment around the main pool and children’s pool so this is definitely a lively area, but if you prefer a quieter atmosphere you can wind down at the additional adults pool – which offered a more tranquil setting.
Maxorata restaurant is a buffet restaurant which serves locally influenced cuisine for dinner and a great selection at breakfast with a chef station offering cooked to order eggs, omelettes and pancakes. an extensive Continental selection of meat, cheeses, salad, fruit, pastries and muffins – far too many choices to mention. The atmosphere in the restaurant was buzzing and busy but staff were quick, welcoming and efficient and made sure tables were always available, service was great and food was fresh and tasty.
We spent the best part of a day in the Thalasso U-Spa; a tranquil oasis with an Oriental influence and includes a wealth of well-being enhancing treatments and Thalasso and thermal experiences including outdoor and indoor seawater pools with neck massage jets, Caldarium, Tepidarium, Frigidarium, Musicarium and hydromassage jets and air beds. We enjoyed a tranquil post-sundown session in the sauna, Turkish bath and dedicated relaxation area. There are fitness instructor-led classes for activities such as Pilates, conditioning and aqua aerobics.
Barceló Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa
Avenida de El Castillo, s/n 35610 Caleta de Fuste, Antigua
Rates at Barceló Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa start from €105 per night on a bed & breakfast basis, based on two people sharing. To book, visit barcelo.com
1903 Lounge – Manchester Airport
Start your holiday with a visit to 1903 – Manchester Airport’s new and exclusive adults-only luxury lounge, which includes Fast Track Security Pass (hurrah!) in the £30 lounge ticket price). Enjoy a chef prepared menu with premium spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks and relax in some serious pre-flight style.
£30 per person.
Book here: www.manchesterairport.co.uk