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Overview
This new hotel is built in the resort of Playa Blanca and located on the coarse sand beachfront Las Coloradas between the Village Playa Blanca and the Papagayo Beach in the south of Lanzarote. Informal & relaxed, this is a great place to escape the crowds. From the hotel you can enjoy the excellent views of the islands of Fuerteventura and Lobos and some of the most spectacular sunsets of the area can be viewed from each room-terrace. Nightlife is relatively low key. There is a selection of restaurants on the promenade.

How far is the nearest beach?
Located 600m away

Distance from Airport
This hotel is loacted 35km from Arrecife airport

Rooms
All of the 488 rooms have bath/shower, a safe deposit box (with extra local charge), hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning, a mini-bar (on request, with extra local charge) and terrace.
A number of these rooms are junior suites comprised of two twin beds in the bedroom and one double and one single sofa bed in the living room. Most of the Junior Suites have bath with hydro massage and separate shower. The rest of the rooms are twins and doubles with an extra double sofa bed.

Food & Drink
All Inclusive Food & Drinks (24-hours)
The AI programme consists of breakfast (08:00-10:30), lunch (13:00-15:15) and dinner (19:00-21:45), all buffet style, served in the main restaurant. Also at the disposal of the AI guests is the pizzeria Veneto for lunch & dinner as well as the Pon Hai Tau Oriental restaurant for dinner (upon reservation). Hot & cold snacks along with ice cream, water, house wine, beer and soft drinks are available 24hrs at selected hotel bars (from 23:00-08:00 only at the snack grill). Afternoon tea time is between 16:00 & 18:00. Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks & cocktails are served at the bars & restaurants within the hotel from 10:00-23:00.

Sports & Entertainment
Three fresh water swimming pools for adults and two children’s pools (one of each are heated during winter). There is a sun terrace with sun loungers, pool table (with charge) and basketball. There is also a TV room and an internet corner. Some facilities include an extra charge. The Children’s area includes a playground and a mini-club area. The children’s park and play area is with swings etc. For children from 4-12 years different daily activities and games are carried out and managed during the day. The children’s program finishes in the late afternoon with the Mini-Disco.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 3647 reviews
 

excellent value, well worth its 4 star rating

2 March 2015

stayed for a week with wife and another couple feb 22 - march 2. booked this hotel mainly on its good tripadvisor review and on budget at £500 for the week. emailed the hotel beforehand as my...

We used to say we would never go back to the same hotel but after visiting the Papagayo for the 1st time in 2008 that changed! We love this hotel!! This is a large complex at the far end of Playa Blanca and is about 35 mins walk from the Marina Rubicon. Walk is along a coastal walkway and is lovely. The hotel rooms we have always stayed in are A/B block - these are upgraded rooms but it's well worth it as the views are stunning. The hotel itself is very clean. The grounds are well kept as are the pool areas. The pools (although I believe one is meant to be heated) are so cold, you hardly see anyone using them! The communal areas are nice, they have updated the pool bar and terrace, although a couple of the indoor bar areas aren't currently open and seem a little bit unloved. I'm sure in the height of summer they would be open. The hotel has a main buffet restaurant serving just about every kind of food imaginable! The food is delicious and piping hot. Loved the breakfast & the show cooking too. Great range of soups, bread, salads, meat, fish and desserts plus an Italian section serving pizza and pasta - open lunch and dinner times. We ate one evening at the Mexican Restaurant - which is based in what is the "snack bar" during the day and over night. The food was very nice here too. Drinks at the hotel are "local". The beer is good, as are the soft drinks, fizzy wine and barista coffee made for you (not from the machine) in the canary bar. The wine is not good and the pre-made cocktails and spirits/mixers always tasted too strong. The canary bar has good seating and lovely views towards Fuerteventura. The green bar is always a favourite in the evening. Teresa who works behind the bar is great. She has a photographic memory and remembers not only us, but our drinks order each time! Entertainment here is easy to listen to. Pepe with his piano/sax/flute/clarinet and Pablo with his piano/violin. All in all, the hotel offers a great package and is very reasonably priced. Will we return?? Definitely!! To sum it up - great hotel, peaceful location, brilliant staff, delicious plentiful food & gorgeous views - heavenly!!

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Family of 5 (week in February half term)

1 March 2015

This is our third consecutive year of holidaying in the Canaries at this time of the year. We love the sunny break to cut through winter. Last year we went to Gran Canaria, year before Tenerife (will...

stayed for a week with wife and another couple feb 22 - march 2. booked this hotel mainly on its good tripadvisor review and on budget at £500 for the week. emailed the hotel beforehand as my friends wife is pregnant and was given a ground floor rooms next to each other which was really nice. the rooms are spacious with air con and tv with a few english channels, maily music and a few kids ones. the bathroom was excellent. twin basins and the most powerful shower ever!! the food was really good. fresh salad and fruit everyday, show cooking of at least 2 things, usually meat and fish. serivce was really good. ok, it is a large dinning room and can be a bit canteen-y at times but that all inclusive for you. tried both the mexican and chinese and both were good, same bufffett style but alor smaller setting. the pool areas where good, spacious and clean. no struggle for a bed even tho the hotel was full. it is a windy island and been on the headland it can get windy but lanzarote is a windy island. the entertainment is a bit hit and miss but the animation team do their best. we watched lion king play in spanish which was different and as the threate is open to the elements it can get abit fresh. and the plastis cups arent to everyones tastes! we used pluscar in the hotel for a motor and they where good value. you can also walk to the marina in about 20-30mins but playa blanca itself is an hour away. taxi's are dead cheap tho, to playa is only 5 euros. would definitly recomend this hotel and if i was to visit lanzarote again i would happily stay here again.

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Not bad but not a 4 star I'm afraid.

1 March 2015

GOOD POINTS Nicely located next to the sea with comfortable, large, sea-facing room. 20 minute walk to Marina. Food quality good. Good outside space with plenty of beds. Clean rooms and...

This is our third consecutive year of holidaying in the Canaries at this time of the year. We love the sunny break to cut through winter. Last year we went to Gran Canaria, year before Tenerife (will explain my point later. We have 3 kids aged 11, 9, 7. Two oldest are girls, then boy just so you can compare or disregard accordingly. Overall we loved this hotel. The weather was a little disappointing but clearly this is no fault of the hotel. I'll split the rest of this review into pieces. STAFF I'd seen some mixed reviews about staff but we experienced nothing negative at all. Reception staff are very helpful and welcoming. Dining staff are pleasant and work so hard. If you are a larger group like us an appropriate table can be sorted for you and at times the staff disagreed where to put you but it always got sorted. ROOM Perfect for us. It was like 2 rooms adapted to 1 so we felt there was plenty of space. Good wardrobe space but not many hangers. Large balcony as a result although because the balcony edge was solid you couldn't really appreciate the evening views out to sea. However, I would imagine this is because it's a family room? We were in E block (room 1068) and its location was perfect. As we were at the far end of the complex we didn't have people charging past at all hours which we hate. Same applies in the mornings too. FOOD We thought the food was great. Good levels of choice, tasty, hot. If you had an issue they sorted it quickly and satisfactorily. You can book to eat in the Chinese, French or Mexican restaurants which doesn't cost any more but does get booked up quite quickly. You have to book at least 24 hours ahead but if you arrive on Monday say, you can book for the Weds. Ask reception to clarify as these extra restaurants aren't open every night. We ate in the Chinese and loved it. The main part of the restaurant is split approximately 2/3 "international" 1/3 "Italian". You can sit in either and use the buffets in either. The Italian part tends to be quieter though we weren't sure why! Bars were great including some lovely non alcoholic cocktails. Staff were always efficient and pleasant if you are polite to them - same the world over most of the time!!!! POOLS There are 4 pools. Two cold (one was about 16 degrees, not sure about the other) two less cold (toddler pool and adult pool about 25 degrees). If the sun was out we were fine in the latter but as the island is quite windy, when the sun went in even these were quite chilly. The warmer adult pool was a struggle for our 7 year old as he couldn't touch the bottom at all-all one depth- which is a little frustrating. Seemed mad that at this time of year essentially 2 pools are completely out of action. Bit of a theme in the canaries. Would give hotels the edge if their pools were actually WARM in the canaries full stop !!! ELITE We really can't comment as we didn't pay the extra. I would imagine if you were a couple, some quiet lounge would definitely appeal as this is a pretty big hotel however, we just didn't feel we were missing out. NEARBY You can walk along the coastal bricked path to nearby supermarkets and shops really easily. There are no supermarkets in the hotel but there are some gift shops which are a little overpriced unsurprisingly. DECOR We noticed that some people had reviewed how poor it was and we would say if you go looking for cracks in the plaster you will probably find some!!! However, this is a great, tidy and generally clean hotel but it's big and by the sea. Eventually, cracks appear!!!! OVERALL Yes, we would come back in theory however, this island is pretty windy and we found that being at the southern tip meant we were sometimes at the mercy of cloud accumulation as it past over its volcanic masses. When the sun isn't out in Feb it's quite chilly. We prefer the other two Canary Islands for slightly less variation in temps. However, this is a hotel with a great ethos consequent level of service - nothing seems too much trouble.

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excellent holiday experience !

1 March 2015

The hotel is the last one in Playa Blanca, next to the Papagayo beaches. You can literally walk out of the hotel into nature. On the other side is a 30min walk along the coastal path to the marina...

GOOD POINTS Nicely located next to the sea with comfortable, large, sea-facing room. 20 minute walk to Marina. Food quality good. Good outside space with plenty of beds. Clean rooms and general areas. NOT SO GOOD POINTS Public rooms seem dedicated to kids with pool tables/table tennis tables/amusements throughout the atrium. Entertainment room is a cold 'barn' of a place, made worse by inclement weather, with hard wooden seats and Bacardi & Coke served in cardboard cups! Restaurant very large and 'canteen-like' with wine and drinks served from 'help-yourself' taps. The Italian & Chinese were simply an extension to the restaurant, where they placed the Italian & Chinese fare - same experience as main restaurant. Very impersonal and little interaction from the staff. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either.

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Atlantic/Canary
  • Language Spanish
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Archery
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Cots (On Request)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • High Chairs
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Golf
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sports Facilities
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • 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