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giordanomargaglio wrote a review Aug 2020
Rome, Italy7 contributions2 helpful votes
We found the house on AirBnB and chose it for its convenient price and because it was supposed to be a PRIVATE apartment with kitchen, 2 bathrooms and 9 beds. Nonetheless, after we got to Famara, we quickly realised the surf house was actually a shared space where Pachi (the owner) kept his office and guests continuously arrived to ask for information/check-in/surf classes. There was only 1 bathroom which was also used by people passing by and surfing students. Additionally, the apartment was supposed to have wi-fi but it didn't work. After repeatedly asking Pachi to fix it (we needed to work remotely), he told us we could go to a different surf house and work from there even though that was not the initial agreement. From an hygiene standpoint, the situation was very poor with cockroaches and ants flooding the kitchen cupboards and bathroom. Only the very last day Pachi asked us to move to the other surf house for a pest disinfestation. Since we're a group of young and adaptable surfers we never really complained about the aforementioned issues or thought of changing accommodation. Besides, the price was very cheap and we got a good discount on surfboards' rental. The apartment is also very close to the surfing spot in Caleta the Famara (although we never tried surfing lessons so the review is not for those). Nonetheless, for the surf house itself, we would never really recommend this accommodation to other people who'd like to travel to Famara for a clean, comfortable and isolated stay. If a couple of roaches and people passing by 24/7 do not bother you, then this is the chill and affordable place you're looking for.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Mildo wrote a review Feb 2019
Bratislava, Slovakia1 contribution
At first I have to say that our instructor was Ophelia - she is great instructor, her guidance and advices were very insightful. Simply we enjoyed the course with her so much. It was great up until a time when Pachi (school owner) came back from his holiday. We have ordered 3 days 5-hour group course through their website. At the time of the booking there was discount for online in-advance booking. Out total for 2 persons for 3-day course was 264,46€ (as stated in booking confirmation email). We paid a 25% deposit by card and the rest was to be paid after the course. We have forwarded the confirmation email to Pachi to let him know that we are coming and he assured us that everything is alright. After we finished the course we paid remaining amount to our surf instructor. The next day Pachi came to tell us we need to pay more because the price is 320€ and there was no discount whatsoever (in the meantime the discount was already removed from the website). We showed him the confirmation email as this was the agreed-on price but he didn’t want to discuss about this at all and started behaving aggressively. He got panic attack, started crying and nervously moving things around the room. While crying he was psychologically blackmailing us telling us that due to us not paying him more he might not be able to pay a wage to our surf instructor. He was obviously not in control - he looked like he is high from weed at the moment. As we were also staying at his Airbnb for the next days we were afraid what could happen next. We tried to calm him down and told him we are going to pay the difference even though we think it’s not fair as the deal was the price we’ve already paid (we have email confirmation as evidence). I don’t know whether he is trying to pull money out of people on purpose or he is only such a bad businessman and unfair person but I wanted to warn everyone to prevent them from such an unpleasant experience. Please consider this before booking surfing lessons in this school as there are many other schools in Famara to choose from.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Venuse J wrote a review Jan 2019
Lenox, Massachusetts2 contributions
Best place to stay in Lanzarote ever - very friendly service with chill and nice atmosphere. Great surfschool with the instrutors who really look after their surfer students and watch out for good spots to surf. I am definitely looking forward to my second stay in there! ;)
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Date of experience: December 2018
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TomKay wrote a review Jan 2019
Düsseldorf, Germany4 contributions
We stayed at pachi‘s surf house and rented two boards from him. The atmosphere was always joyful, inspiring and motivating. Ophelie is a great instructor and we really enjoyed our stay!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Therese wrote a review Aug 2017
Auderghem, Belgium3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family, 2 kids (9 and 12) booked 6 days surfing with Yokomo surfschool. Paci our surfteacher, is passionate about surf and transmission of surf. His lessons are of high quality, clear, relaxed and easy to put into practice. Paci was very nice with our kids too and they learned surfing very well in just a view lessons. The whole family is addicted to surfing and if we come back to Lanzarote we will go back to Yokomo surfschool for sure!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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