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Occidental Jandía Mar

Playa del Jable s/n. Barranco de Vinamar   35625 Jandía, Pájara (Fuerteventura) , Islas Canarias   España  


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84 km Fuerteventura

45 km Las Playitas Golf Course

600 m Jandía beach

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Occidental Jandía Mar

4.0/5 Round Indicators
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GUESTS’ SCORE

Excellent

33% Complete

2073

Very good

38% Complete

2430

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17% Complete

1118

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6% Complete

394

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    rachel b Lichfield, United Kingdom. 08/16/2018 Family

    “" loved it thanks for the wonderful memories"”

    Well I am never going to trust TA reviews ever again! We were so close to changing from this hotel so glad we didn't We have travelled to many 4 and 5 star AI resorts all over the world and we loved this place ! Positives Staff all really friendly from start to finish work really hard Animation team - oh my fabulous, such a laugh - Mario Antonio Karim Dani and Cris plus others - lots of activities on offer night time really professional we all loved you ! Pools - X 2 very large both fresh/saltwater not overbearing with the salt. top pool warmer than bottom and lovely splash park for younger ones Food - well cooked themed nights good choice Beach - carribean equivalent 20 min walk or use hotel bus Rooms - beds best I've slept on holiday, room decor furnishings usual AI standard TV has some English channels Atmosphere - friendly happy holiday atmosphere Sunbeds - plenty of them lots of shady places and parasols - these are tied if windy weather though Can still get shade at 8:30 am Loved the sunbed catcher as we called him - other resorts need to follow this ! All belongings bagged up if away from beds more than 1 hour without prior notice stops all the early risers bagging the beds and those that save at resort and go to beach for the day Negatives Steep hill to beach - going down ok killer coming up not for those with severe mobility issues Need more staff - we did not experience large queues but sometimes had to wait short while for drinks and food to be replenished only 1 staff on bar and food stations working their socks off - it is obvious you cannot expect staff to cook and replenish at same time this compromises quality of service for guests and staff well-being Food - make better use of space in dinning room to seperate food stations to offer slightly more variety or volume of food This hotel what was we expected as a family AI resort the kids 10, 14 and 16 had a lovely time and so did we make up your own minds but we had a lovely time after initially dreading our holiday
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    Steve B 08/16/2018 Family

    “Fun family holiday”

    All the staff from the cleaners to the animation team work hard to make this a enjoyable place to stay .rooms are basic but have all you need in them.waiters ,cooks and bar staff (who remember your drinks orders)never stop .animation team are on the go all day if you wish to take part in the fun and games but do not put pressure on you if you say no.all the people complaining about the hill walk to and from the beach is does tell you about it in the brochures so no big shock .
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    grandmalynn57 aberdeen scotland. 08/16/2018 Couples

    “Last of canaries ”

    We arrived on 7 th August for 10 nights. This is our last night We were a bit worried as the reviews were a bit negative, didn’t know what to expect. Can I just say all the bad reviews are people who want 5 star treatment and not pay for it. That out of the way here is our 10 day review. At check inn we were made very welcome, as it was really late at night we were advised to go for a meal as restaurant was kept open for us . We came back and then got our key to room , we were in a spacious room in block 5 central to everything. The room was cleaned daily and clean towels. The bedding was changed quite a lot. The restaurant is really nice and we sat in the outside for breakfast and evening meal. I myself had lunch on a few occasions and sat inside . The meals are really nice with plenty choices, lots of salads and fish which I loved. The pools have a towel checker who walks round all day and if you leave your towels and don’t come back within 1 hour he takes the towels away and the next people who need beds he gives them to , which is better than beds with towels on waiting for someone to come in after lunch and have a bed ,it was good to see them trying to justify why they did that. The hotel has a bus service to the beach 3 times a day. The market is on Monday and Thursday and the hotel will arrange taxis you just need to ask. At the bottom of the hill there are shops, there is also a shop in the hotel which sells most things. This is the last island in the canaries for us and have now completed this part of the world
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    Donna F Montrose, United Kingdom. 08/15/2018 Family

    “4 star hotel? ..... Not a chance!”

    Just returned from a 10 night stay with my husband and 10 year old. We booked with Jet 2 as we have done for the past 8 years and have always found the hotels they offer to be well categorised. We always stay in either 4 or 5 star hotels and this hotel is most definitely not 4 star that is for sure! I am not in the habit of leaving negative reviews but as I trust the reviews left on Tripadvisor to book my holidays/restaurants i feel that I should share our experiences. We arrived at the hotel just before dinner was due to close so were given our all inclusive wristbands and directed to the restaurant. We could not believe our eyes, the scene could only be described as a school dinner hall at very best! It was a free for all with people shoving and skipping queues (one of which we waited in for 20 minutes to get food) There was obviously no effort made to dress for dinner neither with men in shorts (always a no no at any hotel I have stayed at previously) with many people looking like they had just wondered in from their sunloungers! After our dining experience we were actually loathed to even check in but we had been travelling for over 12 hours and were tired. We were given a map with a note of which "block" we were located in. Again there was no sign of a porter, which 4 star hotel doesn't have a porter to help with your luggage? It was pitch dark with minimal lighting and we had to stuggle up 3 flights of stairs to eventually find our room. The room appeared clean and well equipped. However we had paid for sea view room and we looked out to another block. We asked to be moved at reception but were told that the hotel was full and that we could not get another room. The whole attidude was "tough get on with it" with a shrug of the shoulders. The pool area was very dirty with the part of the pool we sat at never being cleaned for the whole 10 days we were there and their meaning of cleaning the pool involved sweeping the dirt from round the pool into the water! The bottom of the pool had loads of missing mosaic tiles and were sharp on your feet. There was even an incident where a parasol blew across the pool and hit an elderly women in the face. I spoke to the lady a few days after and she said that when she had asked what was happening with regard to this incident they claimed they knew nothing about it! Again not surprising with this hotel and they way they treat their guests. The dinner hall sorry restaurant was again dirty with every other plate having left over food on it, there were glasses with cracks in them and spilt food over the backs of chairs that was never cleaned off. There was often no food in dishes and if you asked for these to be replenished you got a grunt if best. We ended up eating out most evenings and Jandia has some lovely restaurants. I would never return to this hotel and would strongly recomend people to consider staying here. If you are looking for a real 4 star hotel look at the hotel we stayed at last year "Jardin Tropical" in Costa Adeje Tenerife and compare the two as they are night and day. The hotel is at the top of a steep hill which did not bother us as the taxi ride to Jania was only 3 euros one way and there is a courtesy bus to the beach (which is absolutely stunning and well worth a visit) This is a 3 star hotel at best and most certainly not a 4 star. I am not a hard person to please as this is only my fourth negative review in nearly 230! I do however expect a four star hotel to be clean and tidy with courteous staff with a high standard of food and facilities none of which can be found here. You have been warned, avoid at all costs.
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    sunrise09 northolt. 08/14/2018 Family

    “Lovely holiday at a great hotel”

    Just returned from a fabulous stay at Occidental Jandia Mar. Large hotel at the top of a steep hill, but plenty of lifts and shuttle bus to nearby beach and shops. Plenty of daytime activities and enjoyed the evening entertainment by the lovely animation team. Plenty of variety for all meals with lots of vegetarian food aswell. Lovely hardworking staff. Thankyou for a great holiday!

    OccidentalJM, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Occidental Jandia Mar, responded to this review
     Dear sunrise09, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our Occidental Jandía Mar hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. We are thrilled you enjoyed the varied entertainment program organized by our professional team and enhanced by their genuine friendliness and enthusiasm to make sure all guests joining into the daily activities are having a memorable moment among us and we will certainly not fail to share your congratulations with the entire team. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious international and local dishes. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Guest Experience.

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    • august 16 2018
    • Lichfield, United Kingdom
    • Family

    rachel b

    “" loved it thanks for the wonderful memories"”


    Well I am never going to trust TA reviews ever again! We were so close to changing from this hotel so glad we didn't We have travelled to many 4 and 5 star AI resorts all over the world and we loved this place ! Positives Staff all really friendly from start to finish work really hard Animation team - oh my fabulous, such a laugh - Mario Antonio Karim Dani and Cris plus others - lots of activities on offer night time really professional we all loved you ! Pools - X 2 very large both fresh/saltwater not overbearing with the salt. top pool warmer than bottom and lovely splash park for younger ones Food - well cooked themed nights good choice Beach - carribean equivalent 20 min walk or use hotel bus Rooms - beds best I've slept on holiday, room decor furnishings usual AI standard TV has some English channels Atmosphere - friendly happy holiday atmosphere Sunbeds - plenty of them lots of shady places and parasols - these are tied if windy weather though Can still get shade at 8:30 am Loved the sunbed catcher as we called him - other resorts need to follow this ! All belongings bagged up if away from beds more than 1 hour without prior notice stops all the early risers bagging the beds and those that save at resort and go to beach for the day Negatives Steep hill to beach - going down ok killer coming up not for those with severe mobility issues Need more staff - we did not experience large queues but sometimes had to wait short while for drinks and food to be replenished only 1 staff on bar and food stations working their socks off - it is obvious you cannot expect staff to cook and replenish at same time this compromises quality of service for guests and staff well-being Food - make better use of space in dinning room to seperate food stations to offer slightly more variety or volume of food This hotel what was we expected as a family AI resort the kids 10, 14 and 16 had a lovely time and so did we make up your own minds but we had a lovely time after initially dreading our holiday


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    • august 16 2018
    • Family

    Steve B

    “Fun family holiday”


    All the staff from the cleaners to the animation team work hard to make this a enjoyable place to stay .rooms are basic but have all you need in them.waiters ,cooks and bar staff (who remember your drinks orders)never stop .animation team are on the go all day if you wish to take part in the fun and games but do not put pressure on you if you say no.all the people complaining about the hill walk to and from the beach is does tell you about it in the brochures so no big shock .


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    • august 16 2018
    • aberdeen scotland
    • Couples

    grandmalynn57

    “Last of canaries ”


    We arrived on 7 th August for 10 nights. This is our last night We were a bit worried as the reviews were a bit negative, didn’t know what to expect. Can I just say all the bad reviews are people who want 5 star treatment and not pay for it. That out of the way here is our 10 day review. At check inn we were made very welcome, as it was really late at night we were advised to go for a meal as restaurant was kept open for us . We came back and then got our key to room , we were in a spacious room in block 5 central to everything. The room was cleaned daily and clean towels. The bedding was changed quite a lot. The restaurant is really nice and we sat in the outside for breakfast and evening meal. I myself had lunch on a few occasions and sat inside . The meals are really nice with plenty choices, lots of salads and fish which I loved. The pools have a towel checker who walks round all day and if you leave your towels and don’t come back within 1 hour he takes the towels away and the next people who need beds he gives them to , which is better than beds with towels on waiting for someone to come in after lunch and have a bed ,it was good to see them trying to justify why they did that. The hotel has a bus service to the beach 3 times a day. The market is on Monday and Thursday and the hotel will arrange taxis you just need to ask. At the bottom of the hill there are shops, there is also a shop in the hotel which sells most things. This is the last island in the canaries for us and have now completed this part of the world


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    • august 15 2018
    • Montrose, United Kingdom
    • Family

    Donna F

    “4 star hotel? ..... Not a chance!”


    Just returned from a 10 night stay with my husband and 10 year old. We booked with Jet 2 as we have done for the past 8 years and have always found the hotels they offer to be well categorised. We always stay in either 4 or 5 star hotels and this hotel is most definitely not 4 star that is for sure! I am not in the habit of leaving negative reviews but as I trust the reviews left on Tripadvisor to book my holidays/restaurants i feel that I should share our experiences. We arrived at the hotel just before dinner was due to close so were given our all inclusive wristbands and directed to the restaurant. We could not believe our eyes, the scene could only be described as a school dinner hall at very best! It was a free for all with people shoving and skipping queues (one of which we waited in for 20 minutes to get food) There was obviously no effort made to dress for dinner neither with men in shorts (always a no no at any hotel I have stayed at previously) with many people looking like they had just wondered in from their sunloungers! After our dining experience we were actually loathed to even check in but we had been travelling for over 12 hours and were tired. We were given a map with a note of which "block" we were located in. Again there was no sign of a porter, which 4 star hotel doesn't have a porter to help with your luggage? It was pitch dark with minimal lighting and we had to stuggle up 3 flights of stairs to eventually find our room. The room appeared clean and well equipped. However we had paid for sea view room and we looked out to another block. We asked to be moved at reception but were told that the hotel was full and that we could not get another room. The whole attidude was "tough get on with it" with a shrug of the shoulders. The pool area was very dirty with the part of the pool we sat at never being cleaned for the whole 10 days we were there and their meaning of cleaning the pool involved sweeping the dirt from round the pool into the water! The bottom of the pool had loads of missing mosaic tiles and were sharp on your feet. There was even an incident where a parasol blew across the pool and hit an elderly women in the face. I spoke to the lady a few days after and she said that when she had asked what was happening with regard to this incident they claimed they knew nothing about it! Again not surprising with this hotel and they way they treat their guests. The dinner hall sorry restaurant was again dirty with every other plate having left over food on it, there were glasses with cracks in them and spilt food over the backs of chairs that was never cleaned off. There was often no food in dishes and if you asked for these to be replenished you got a grunt if best. We ended up eating out most evenings and Jandia has some lovely restaurants. I would never return to this hotel and would strongly recomend people to consider staying here. If you are looking for a real 4 star hotel look at the hotel we stayed at last year "Jardin Tropical" in Costa Adeje Tenerife and compare the two as they are night and day. The hotel is at the top of a steep hill which did not bother us as the taxi ride to Jania was only 3 euros one way and there is a courtesy bus to the beach (which is absolutely stunning and well worth a visit) This is a 3 star hotel at best and most certainly not a 4 star. I am not a hard person to please as this is only my fourth negative review in nearly 230! I do however expect a four star hotel to be clean and tidy with courteous staff with a high standard of food and facilities none of which can be found here. You have been warned, avoid at all costs.


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    • august 14 2018
    • northolt
    • Family

    sunrise09

    “Lovely holiday at a great hotel”


    Just returned from a fabulous stay at Occidental Jandia Mar. Large hotel at the top of a steep hill, but plenty of lifts and shuttle bus to nearby beach and shops. Plenty of daytime activities and enjoyed the evening entertainment by the lovely animation team. Plenty of variety for all meals with lots of vegetarian food aswell. Lovely hardworking staff. Thankyou for a great holiday!


    OccidentalJM, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Occidental Jandia Mar, responded to this review
    Dear sunrise09, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our Occidental Jandía Mar hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. We are thrilled you enjoyed the varied entertainment program organized by our professional team and enhanced by their genuine friendliness and enthusiasm to make sure all guests joining into the daily activities are having a memorable moment among us and we will certainly not fail to share your congratulations with the entire team. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious international and local dishes. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Guest Experience.

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