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Overview
The Club Playa Blanca Hotel is located in the south of Lanzarote, near the protected Ajaches Natural Reserve, with views of Lobos and Fuerteventura islands. Popular for its beautiful beaches, charming rural areas and astonishing lunar-like landscapes you will find so much to do in this amazing holiday hotspot! Take a short drive to the stunning Papagayo beaches to sunbath and enjoy the breathtaking scenery or visit the captivating Timafaya National Park which is also close to the hotel. Playa Blanca is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the welcoming, family atmosphere of the complex.

How far is the nearest beach?
The nearest beach is located 600 meters from the hotel.

Distance from Airport
The airport is situated 25Km from the hotel.

Rooms
All accommodation is provided in spacious bungalows which are decorated in a modern style, with one or two bedrooms and have been designed for families of up to six people. All accommodation includes: Lounge/diner, Microwave, Fridge, Spacious bathroom with bath and shower, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Safety deposit box.

Food & Drink
All Inclusive Food and Drinks, Breakfast (08:00-10:00), Lunch (13:00-15:00), International themed dinner (18:30-21:30). All buffet style with show cooking, served in the main restaurant.
Continental breakfast can be taken at the pool bar from 10:30-12:00
Snacks are available between 12:30 and 13:30 at the pool bar
Tea and coffee time with cakes from 16:30-17:30
Locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served at the bars and the restaurant from 10:30-23:00.

Sports & Entertainment
Sport facilities at the hotel include: Table tennis, Multi-sport court, Aerobics, Shooting, Water polo, Archery, Volleyball. Daily animation for children 4 to 12 yrs old, daytime and night-time animation for adults and mini disco for children from 19:45-20:45.

Free shuttle-bus to Playa Dorada Beach, various times daily. Internet corner and Wi-Fi area are also available.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 1139 reviews
 

Value for money (again)

28 February 2015

Remember why you chose/are considering Club Playa Blanca - it is one of the lowest cost 4* all inclusive options available from Thomas Cook. We (2 adults & 2 teenagers) returned at Feb half-term...

Remember why you chose/are considering Club Playa Blanca - it is one of the lowest cost 4* all inclusive options available from Thomas Cook. We (2 adults & 2 teenagers) returned at Feb half-term, following our first stay last April. Not a lot has changed, it's still good value for money, with friendly staff and some of the most flexible accommodation I've experienced; our son chose to sleep on the lounge couch rather than share a twin with his sister this time. The food is varied (different theme every night). Evening ents were better, with some outside acts, rather than relying on the in house animacion team - the magician was particularly impressive. Yes, the weather wasn't as good as April, but that didn't stop me getting some vitamin D and meant that we took time to explore more via a 3 day car hire from Avis (NB their Playa Blanca base is a 45 mins walk from the Club) and a ferry ride to Fuertaventura (NB the passenger only ferry ride can be a bit choppy if the wind is strong.....

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Adequate, definitley not 4 Star but a decent 3 star.

23 February 2015

This was our 7th trip to the Canary Islands in February to try to find some non-long haul winter sun. Clearly Lanzarote is in the grip of a fairly persistent negative weather system bringing some of...

This was our 7th trip to the Canary Islands in February to try to find some non-long haul winter sun. Clearly Lanzarote is in the grip of a fairly persistent negative weather system bringing some of the most inconsistent weather for 20 years according to locals. So it was cold when cloudy and very windy which must affect reviews. I read the reviews for Club Play Blanca before booking and I can see why there are some polarising opinions. It is the first time I have thought the Tripadvisor rating was slightly too high but I think I could see why: We had a really good holiday but here are our positives and areas for consideration: The hotel is half a mile from the Play Blanca beach, a mile to Playa Dorada. A free bus from the hotel was always on time and very efficient. The hotel is well kept, with very neat grounds/gardens...virtually no litter and a team of gardeners and maintenance staff working hard. Reception staff were very efficient and again working hard with quite long queues at peak times. The pool area is quite cleverly designed so that you are surrounded and below the accommodation and walkways to reduce some of the Lanzarote wind effect. The accommodation whilst simple and a little dated was large enough for us (two adults/two teenagers) with two good sized bedrooms, a living area with fridge and kettle and a large bathroom, two sinks and a bath with shower over it. (The shower pressure was terrible!) The accommodation was very clean and cleaners did an excellent job. Accommodation layout was excellent, each bungalow (which in the main housed two sets of accommodation) faced south with a nice terrace area. Reminded us of Centerparcs accommodation. If walking was an issue you would need to specify the need for a bungalow nearer the pool area. Food was adequate - the salad and spanish cuisine was very good indeed. Other parts not so good see below. Areas for consideration/development Repeat customers had noticed a real drop off in the quality of food. Breakfast was particularly poor with a lack of quality fruit (melon, pineapple etc.). There was some fairly poor quality apples, pears and green banana's. The only 'cooked to order' breakfast was pancakes and fried eggs...both a bit miserable and congested at peak times. Our room was really cold at night - the air-conditioning neither made the room cold or warmer just made a lot of noise. There was a strong smell of cigarette smoke in the morning which seemed to come through the aircon system. The pool area needed some attention, there was no shortage of sun-beds but many of the prime beds were broken so couldn't be sat up. There were lots of nice wooden steamer style beds which were better but not really in the right place for the sheltered sun. The pool (there is only one not two as described...it is simply split by an internal wall) was freezing. Even the younger children barely ventured into the unheated part whist the 'heated' part was as cold as I have known abroad. The 'jacuzzi' was in the coldest part of the pool - almost nobody used it. There was a single tennis court which was ok although will need to be resurfaced before next year as slippery when wet and some with damage to the concrete. Although not mentioned anywhere this needs to be booked. Some people did and some people didn't only to find they should have! There is a single table tennis table in an 'inevitably' windy corner. Again needs to be replaced as both ends were not level. Restaurant, TV bar and main entertainment bar all needed to be refreshed and redecorated. Entertainment was mixed. Drinks were as described, fairly small and weak even by 'all inclusive' standards. Slush was €1.50, some ice cream was free, recognised branded lolly's seemed to be €2.50. Although bar/pool food is mentioned, you had to be quick, was consumed rapidly and not replaced. Our anticipation was not having to eat in the restaurant at lunch time but in the absence of food that could be eaten outside we tended to head to the town or marina for lunch. Other comments/costs Wifi was another 'Inevitable' failure. Weak free wifi in the reception. The wifi should have cost €20 euros for the week in the bungalow but two days free are provided to see if a further five days was worth purchasing. We couldn't get it to work at all but were not surprised as this seems a common achilles heel now for hotels and the receptionists clearly heard the same issues everyday. Safe was €16 for the week but only covered the contents for €800 which in retrospect seems poor value. Pool towels were free with a €10 each deposit So in summary, we had a good week (despite the weather), decent accommodation in really nice grounds quite close to the the sea front. Feels like some premises investment and a rethink on the food is needed to either make it four star or to admit defeat and be a very good value three star. Hope this review is balanced and useful.

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Lovely clean, family friendly and good located hotel.

21 February 2015

After reading some of the reviews on here I was a little apprehensive about staying here but so glad that I did. I visited this hotel for a week during february half term with my 2 daughters. We had...

After reading some of the reviews on here I was a little apprehensive about staying here but so glad that I did. I visited this hotel for a week during february half term with my 2 daughters. We had a wonderful time and they have already asked if we can book for next year. Comments about food being repetitive all I can say is that the hotel has to cater for different nationalities and for fussy eaters there is plenty of salad etc to get by. The coke isnt very nice but there plenty of other options that you can have on all inclusive. Tips: Flamingo Beach is a lovely beach ideal for children has crystal clear water, very little tide ideal for swimming. There are a few shops and has a lovely bar/restaurant that serves lovely food. Its about 15 minutes walk from the hotel. The spanish market in marina that takes place on a Wednesday and Saturday is worth a visit. Get the free bus from the hotel to the beach then its a short walk. The heated pool on the sister hotel Paradise Island was warmed then ours however this hotel for me was too big and not relaxed environment. Looking forward to visiting Hotel Playa Blanca again soon.

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Underwhelming

21 February 2015

I had high hopes before the holiday, having stayed at other 4* hotel's but unfortunately this is not 4*. At best it a 3* that needs some TLC. It is clean except for the awful smell when the plant...

I had high hopes before the holiday, having stayed at other 4* hotel's but unfortunately this is not 4*. At best it a 3* that needs some TLC. It is clean except for the awful smell when the plant watering system kicks in ( I think they must use the sewage system run off). The food is average but nothing wow. The biggest problem is the location as it is at the top corner of the town - the slighest breeze comes of the mountains and the first thing it hits is the hotel. Sitting by a pool in 20mph winds is not pleasant. If you want to stay in Playa Blanca there are nicer truer 4* hotels situated in better locations.

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Atlantic/Canary
  • Language Spanish
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Darts
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Golf
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Shops
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Whirlpool
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Tourist Information

Weather

Cheap Playa Blanca holidays are more or less a fixture for tourists the whole year round, thanks in no small part to the consistently warm Lanzarote temperatures - consistently hot, that is! Hot it may be, averaging around 18° Celsius in December and 26° Celsius by the summer, but sultry breezes, courtesy of the trade winds, mean you’re never flustered. Having said that, ensure you have your sun cream on at all times to protect you from the sun's rays.

Jabs

As UK, Courses or boosters sometimes advised: hepatitis A (not normally for package tourists).

Electricity

European Style 2-Pin Sockets, 220/225V

Visa

No visa is required for a stay of up to 3 months