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Overview
The Princesa Yaiza Suitehotel Resort offers all the amenities one would expect of a 5 star hotel - from beautifully appointed double rooms to Royal Suites, and all within a new design concept where landscape and architecture are creatively combined. Located directly on the Playa Blanca Beach, this full service hotel includes two swimming pools, sports and entertainment facilities, thalasso-therapy centre, restaurants, conference halls, shops and more.

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel overlooks the beach.

Distance from Airport
The airport is situated 35Km from the hotel.

Rooms
All room types include satellite TV, internet connection, mini-bar, safe, hairdryer and complete bathroom with bathrobe and pool towels. All standard suites have a comfortable living room. All standard rooms and suites have a large terrace with views. Family suites are also available with two bedrooms, a washroom and a bathroom, a wide lounge and terrace with views to both swimming pool and gardens. The family suites are placed in an annexe to the main building of Princesa Yiaza and are connected to it via a covered corridor with aquariums.

Food & Drink
International restaurant Yaiza, Italian restaurant La Piazzetta, Japanese restaurant Kampai and Mexican restaurant La Hacienda are show cooking & buffet (Japanese offers a menu). Interestingly enough, all of them are included in the half board basis. Additionally, the famous Isla de Lobos is an a la carte restaurant with specialities of fresh fish and rice for fine dining; please note that you need to make a simple reservation to enjoy an exquisite lunch or dinner there. Pool snack bar, El Chiringuito, for light dishes; lobby-bar, Mararia, with piano music; bar salon, Mencey, with live music and organized shows. From 01/05/08 until 31/10/08, the half board basis includes dining in the International restaurant Yaiza, Italian restaurant La Piazzetta and Mexican restaurant La Hacienda. The Luxe half board basis includes dining in the International restaurant Yaiza, Italian restaurants La Piazzetta and Don Giovanni, Mexican restaurant La Hacienda and Japanese restaurant Kampai. Finally, the Grand Luxe half board basis includes dining in the International restaurant Yaiza, Italian restaurants La Piazzetta and Don Giovanni, Mexican restaurant La Hacienda, Japanese restaurant Kampai, Gourmet restaurant Isla de Lobos, tapas bar and restaurant Tapas and a free drink at Jazz Cocktail bar 4 Lunas is offered.

Facilities & Services
It offers doctor, shopping gallery, international press kiosk, hairdresser, ten meeting rooms of different sizes with audio visual material for any kind of event. Also a thalasso-therapy centre Thalasso Center Princesa Yaiza, two swimming-pools for adults (one with sea water and one with fresh water) and a whirlpool on the sun terrace.

Sports & Entertainment
There is a swimming pool, playgrounds, baby-sitting on request, mini-disco and the Kikoland area, which is a place of leisure for adults and children. This 10.000 sqm area is divided into two sections, the sport area and the children's area. The innovative sport area is placed just outside the hotel on a first line beach and includes two tennis courts, a multi sport area, French balls, soccer, paddle, beach volley and a snack bar. The children's area has four play/club houses, three swimming pools and various game areas for different age groups from 0 to 16 years old [infants (0-2 yrs) must be accompanied]. This area also includes an amphitheatre exclusively for shows and a mini disco.

Disabled Facilities
Disabled facilities include wheel-in showers, toilet raisers and shower seats (available on request, payable locally). Doors are 80cm wide and there is good access throughout the hotel and the surrounding area, except for certain services in the Hotel's Thalasso Centre. There have also been adaptations for deaf and blind guests including information in Braille. Please contact our sales support department for details of how to book a disabled room at this hotel.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 2052 reviews
 

Could have been good, but...

31 March 2015

I wanted to give this hotel a really good review. It has a lot going for it. the rooms are spacious and well furnished; food was very good; and the staff are outstanding - without exception they were...

I wanted to give this hotel a really good review. It has a lot going for it. the rooms are spacious and well furnished; food was very good; and the staff are outstanding - without exception they were helpful, pleasant and efficient. But there were two problems. One is the layout of the hotel: the two main blocks are roughly North/South in orientation, so at best each room gets sun only half a day, and the staggered blocks actually tend to shade even more. Also the hotel is on sloping ground, so unless you are on a high floor you may have a view of a wall or a hedge. Our room was borderline acceptable for a 4 star hotel, but poor enough for a 5 star. We were offered some alternative rooms, but they were no better. The other, and bigger, problem was the temperature of the dining rooms and bars. They were very cold. OK, this was in March, but we have been in many other Canarian hotels at that time of year and we have never been cold indoors. Even when the sun was shining outside the indoor areas were uncomfortable. I have never seen so many people wearing sweaters and scarves in a dining room. The staff told us that other people had made the same observation, but they had to keep the ventilation on high in order to prevent steaminess and food smells. All I can say is that that has never been the case elsewhere. We would not go back.

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Lovely hotel but poor breakfast

30 March 2015

Hotel is massive and the rooms lovely. The pools are huge and the spa perfect. My complaint was the buffet restaurant. In the first we were told there was only seating outside. It was freezing so...

Hotel is massive and the rooms lovely. The pools are huge and the spa perfect. My complaint was the buffet restaurant. In the first we were told there was only seating outside. It was freezing so the waiter showed us to another buffet restaurant. We told the girl we were cold and wanted somewhere warm but she placed us near the door where there was a terrible draught. One of the plates was dirty and on picking several others up most had chips underneath. I asked for poached eggs which were already cooked and sitting in water. My plate was swimming and the eggs freezing! For a 5 star hotel this was poor. on checking out my mother mentioned this to the receptionist who was quite patronising and told us we should go back to the restaurant and fill out a form and "oh I wouldn't put up with that" she said snootily. I felt she should have dealt with the complaint. We then asked her to order a taxi which she did but didn't say how long it wd be or where to wait and we had to see ourselves out when we saw one arrive. There was no offer of help, my mother is 76! The taxi driver thankfully was polite, kind and very helpful.

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An absolute relaxing (and luxurious) Hotel, mainly designed for family with (small) Children

29 March 2015

A word of warning about the kind of Hotel and type of holiday. My impression is that Yaiza is targeted to families with small children (up to 10/11 years old). The beautiful structure, the amazing...

A word of warning about the kind of Hotel and type of holiday. My impression is that Yaiza is targeted to families with small children (up to 10/11 years old). The beautiful structure, the amazing number of facilities ( Children's pool, Jacuzzi for children, Children Park with over 10000 m2 for Kids up to 16 years old with supervision) are what the best to expect for families. It is, IMHO, not the right place for teenagers because there are not so many "points of aggregation" for them (discos, bars etc) and most of the Hotel activities are for for small kids Being such a big Hotel, it is also excellent for couples or friends who just want to relax (Children pool and Jacuzzi are in a separated area) My Wife, my daughter (almost 3 years old) decided for this Hotel after having read the Trip Advisor reviews, but quite honestly, we did not expect such am amazing experience (first time in Lanzarote, and Canarian Islands) We booked a junior family suite and it did not have a sea view, but actually we did not explicitly asked for it, so no complain on this side. We had a warm welcome with drinks, map of the hotel, and an exhaustive explanation of the services. There are staff members who speak all the widely spoken languages The rooms were spacious with a spacious bathroom and excellent Toiletries. Everything was spotless clean serviced at least twice a day with chocolate left on the pillow. The Hotel has staff members who speak most of the widely used and spoken languages (well not sure about Chinese though...) but English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Portuguese and of course Spanish are well represented. Yaiza is very close to the sea, matter of meters :-) and the beach is beautiful and clean as the sea itself (although water is cold, but it is Lanzarote, and this is the Atlantic Ocean not Indian Ocean, so it is cold!) The good news are that most of the pools are heated (only one is not) and Playa Blanca has one of the warmest and stable micro-climate of the Islands and rain is very very rare, so sunbath is great every season. There are three spotless clean Pools (a relatively large Children pool, and two large ones for Adults) with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas, despite the unnecessary habit of some people getting up early to reserve them. Towels are provided for the pool and changed as often as you want I strongly advise having breakfast there (you can choose one of three restaurants, but food is the same). Breakfast itself is a sort of experience for such a big Hotel, everything was delicious, service is perfect, in two weeks we could not taste all different varieties of available food. A big plus for the fruit quality especially for the (big) Orange Juice press devices, constantly re-filled. We did not use the Thalasso/Sauna as the weather was constantly sunny and we did not want to loose the possibility to stay outside. There are, I believe, 8 restaurants of different kind and cousine, but there are so many different paces to eat outside the hotel, that, with our small daughter a fine restaurant could turn into a bad experience. We only ate twice at the Bar in the Swimming pool area in the family guestroom block, and it was, again a delicious experience (expensive but expected, it is a five star hotel) Hotel has an internal theater where shows are organised, mostly for kids, a nice set of shops, and plenty, plenty of space in the common areas, for walking, talking or simply relaxing. A great plus for families with children is the Kikoland (no supervision for babies below three, parents must take care) where parents can leave their children for some time, and many facilities (Play Houses with games and activities for all ages, tennis court, etc). What I also found a great idea is the large internal area close to the pools and restaurants filled up with plants, small water streams and benches to simulate a tropical garden, it is really perfect to chill up. Wifi is free and covers all the Hotel areas (room included). The island is really nice and most the spots can be visited with organized trips, we have rented a car and that gave us a lot more freedom, very close to the Hotel, the Costa de Papagayo is a set of gorgeous beaches to visit. Nice attractions are spread all over the island (The two parks on the west sides, Timanfayo and Los Vulcanes, the inner areas with La Geria and San Bartolome', the breath-taking Mirador del Rio on the other side of Lanzarote, Jameos de Agua etc). It is also worth (with expensive Ferry) bringing the car or organize a day trip to the twin Island of Fuerteventura (very different landscapes) To summarize, a great hotel, with a superb service, everything perfect, well worth the money for a relaxing holiday, really to recommend!

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A visit to The Elisabeth concept is a must!

29 March 2015

Lovely family hotel which caters for all your needs as a parent. An appointment with Elisabeth concept is a wonderful experience to ensure you are wearing the correct hair, make up and clothes for...

Lovely family hotel which caters for all your needs as a parent. An appointment with Elisabeth concept is a wonderful experience to ensure you are wearing the correct hair, make up and clothes for your skin tones. Also help with your body proportions helps to save time on clothes shopping when you have a busy working and family life!

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Atlantic/Canary
  • Language Spanish
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Luggage Storage
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sports Facilities
  • Squash
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool (Salt Water)
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
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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