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Overview
The Dream Gran Castillo Hotel is located in Playa Blanca, a popular beach resort in Lanzarote. This luxury hotel is close to the impressive Playa Papagayo beach and boasts fantastic views of the ocean and the neighbouring Canary Islands including Fuerteventura. The
design of the Dream Gran Castillo hotel is reminiscent of an ancient castle and was inspired by the local history and in particular the famous castle - Castillo de San Jose. The hotel itself is divided into distinctive areas with influences taken from the Mediterranean and North Africa.

How far is the nearest beach?
600m away you will find the nearest beach.

Distance from Airport
Lanzarote airport is located 40km from the hotel

Rooms
1 bedroom apartment sleep 4 40m2
All bedrooms are spacious and can easily accommodate parents and two children. The hotel consists of spacious, refined superior rooms and suites. Comfort awaits guests in each and every room with fresh wood tones and soft colours, combined with marine highlights creating a light, calming and refreshing atmosphere. Each room offers its own splendid views either of the sea and / or neighbouring islands and / or simply across the surrounding hills and plains of the wonderful countryside. Air-conditioned bedrooms have bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, free safe, mini-bar and balcony/terrace. Non-smoking and wheelchair-friendly rooms.

Food & Drink
The hotel offers an Italian restaurant and also a romantic beach venue in addition to the main restaurant where breakfast & dinner is served, having corners where dishes are cooked to order in full view. And then there is the question of what to do during the day or after dinner. The lobby bar, pool (snack) bar and disco provide an array of refreshing cocktail mixers and assortment of beverages.

All Inclusive Food & Drinks
The AI programme consists of breakfast (07:30-10:30), lunch (13:00-15:00) and dinner (18:30-22:30, two sittings), all buffet style, served in the Las Coloradas restaurant. During meals wine, beer and soft drinks are offered. Also at the disposal of the AI guests, once per stay and with prior reservation is the a la carte restaurant El Olivo (drinks are not included). Snacks such as hot dogs, sandwiches, Spanish Tortilla and sweets are available between 10:30-13:00 & 15:00-18:30 at the snack pool bar. Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks like coffee, tea, mineral water, soft drinks, beer and spirits are served from 10:30-23:00 at the Castillo discoteque (18:30-23:00), the lobby bar (18:30-23:00) and the pool bar La Cascada (10:30-18:30).

Sports & Entertainment
Solariums with loungers, mattresses, parasols & towels, spa with jacuzzi, seawater jacuzzi, sauna, roman baths, massage, body/health & beauty treatments, three seawater pools (one heated & one for children), a gymnasium, a tennis and paddle tennis court, golf arranged (equipment storage & cleaning available), and evening bar with entertainment, are available on site.

All Inclusive Sports & Entertainment
Sport facilities at the hotel include ping pong, billiards as well as kids & sport entertainment and one spa invitation daily.

Chargeable Extras
Food and drinks orders after 23:00 pm., in-room mini bar, San Sofe a la carte restaurant and El Olivo a la carte restaurant (except for the one invitation).

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 3622 reviews
 

all inclusive

25 February 2015

Hotel was brillant staff great family hotel not far from playa blanca taxi 4.25 euro from airport to hotel about 45.00 euro well worth it fab hotel would def return dont know how anyone can complain...

Hotel was brillant staff great family hotel not far from playa blanca taxi 4.25 euro from airport to hotel about 45.00 euro well worth it fab hotel would def return dont know how anyone can complain they will go out of their way for you we were their for valentines was beautiful red rose for every lady entering dining in evening what lovely gesture overall brillant and peacefull

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Mucho El Mismo!

25 February 2015

Second visit ...great time. First time there was a standard and premium inclusive rate. We went premium and worth it for the daily use of the Bali beds alone which we booked for the whole week (the...

Second visit ...great time. First time there was a standard and premium inclusive rate. We went premium and worth it for the daily use of the Bali beds alone which we booked for the whole week (the ones you can use with kids). Never mind the choice of wines, cocktails and daily use of spa. What can I say...can you get friendlier more helpful staff? I don't understand the comments of some who moan about cleanliness, uncleared tables...we didn't see any of this. Just staff working hard and trying to do the best for their customers. if you have a family, want to chill, eat and drink well, you won't get any better than this hotel ! The only complaint was the weather not as warm as we would have liked but still 100% better than the freezing UK ...

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Lovely hotel but lacking some 5 star quality

25 February 2015

My family and I stayed at the gran Castillo for 10 nights from 12th to 22nd February. On arrival we were impressed with the efficient reception staff, cava for adults and orange juice and balloon...

My family and I stayed at the gran Castillo for 10 nights from 12th to 22nd February. On arrival we were impressed with the efficient reception staff, cava for adults and orange juice and balloon for our daughter. Our luggage was also taken to our room by one of the porters which was a nice touch. We stayed in a normal premium double which was very spacious with lovely bathroom, shower and bath plus robes and slippers; However it did lack wardrobe space. There are two snack bars which serve the usual burgers, hotdogs, chips which we thought could have had more variety for 5 star. The main buffet restaurant is definitely not 5 star with it's stark lighting and canteen style decor. They also have two sittings in the evening, one from 6.30-7.15 and then from 8.30-10. We weren't aware of this on the first evening arriving at 7.17 and were turned away with a 5 month old and an 8 year old who was hungry and wanted to attend the mini disco. Seemed silly to have two sittings as during the day it worked with people just coming and going at different times! Food was good with fresh prawns, mussels, other seafood, meat, salad etc and waiter service was nice with staff more than happy to a serve you. Chinese restaurant was again stark lighting and everything tasted the same; Italian a little better with nice pizzas, fillet steak etc. All food was luke warm however and I was constantly at the microwave. Pools are gorgeous and plenty to choose from, although we mostly used the kids pool near the Italian restaurant as we enjoy taking part in the games and this was also near mini club for our daughter. Animation staff work really hard with lots of day and evening entertainment. Sami and sponge bob were our particular favourites and had a good laugh with them. Mini club is amazing with so much to do for the kids such as games, bouncy castle, soft play area, play stations etc and mini disco every night. Evening shows were good but sometimes very amateur and again not five star. Drinks are fab, wine lovely and branded drinks including Smirnoff, Jim beam but you must ask for them. Spa is ok, only get one entry ticket per stay which again isn't good enough really, plus kids are only allowed in from 12-2 each day so it's more like the sandcastle in Blackpool than a relaxing experience!!! Sports bar is great with waiter service but lacking a few more bars to relax in. Top tips which we were unaware of: There is a charge for minibar Safe is free Kettle and bottle of water each day in your room If you have a baby the hotel provide a tommee tippee steriliser for your room which we found invaluable and great service. Two sittings for evening dinner.

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1/2 term heaven or hell?

25 February 2015

We are a family of 4: 18mths, 5 yrs, 37 & 40 yr old. The reviews on TA are rather mixed on this so we had some concerns, especially as the week we booked was half term. As this is Spain we didn't...

We are a family of 4: 18mths, 5 yrs, 37 & 40 yr old. The reviews on TA are rather mixed on this so we had some concerns, especially as the week we booked was half term. As this is Spain we didn't expect a 5 star hotel like you would get in London etc - it's a family resort in the Canaries after all!! I would recommend this hotel - we had a great time, even though the weather wasn't great for the bulk of the we were there! We had a normal premium room with a sofa bed & cot in it & whilst it has its challenges everyone in the same room, it was spacious & worked out fine - the room is great! Most rooms have decent views so you don't necessarily need to spend the extra for sea-view (although if you can afford it, the views are stunning!) Food - it was fine/good/at times excellent. You just need to know how to work the system. Don't go in for dinner at peak time or you'll queue - simples! They do freshly grilled meats/fish which was all nice and I found the bulk of the food really quite nice. Not everything is perfect - its a big hotel that caters 24/7 in large quantities. Main restaurant can be busy & rather hectic. Italian is much more relaxed for breakie & lunch - very chilled in fact! We did the Chinese & Italian (you book for dinner) which were good & nice to be served rather than buffet. Booze - premium spirits which is great, beer is very quaffable. Wine is OK (cava is maybe best) but once you get used to it, its OK (I like nice wine but survived & drank it daily!!!) Hotel - its a FAMILY hotel so I don't necessarily recommend it to couples, more to families. There is plenty for kids to do - table tennis, pool etc, lots of swimming options, water slides (for younger kids mostly) baby club & kids club are free - we didn't leave the kids there (which you can) but spent time with them at the clubs which was fun). Hotel is quite remote but only Euro 5 into Playa Blanca town in taxi so easy. There is a coastal path the whole way, via the Marina (Marina is 25-30mins walk & a lovely walk). Playa Blanca - bit tacky in places (as you'd expect). Marina - more refined in terms of shops/restaurants. So if you wondering whether to go to this hotel or not, as a family I would recommend it. Don't listen to the whingers who nit-pick. Yes it's not perfect, but it's a good hotel if you're after a week in the sun with things to do!!

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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
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Bath
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Cots (On Request)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Pool
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Living/ Dining Room
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool (Salt Water)
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • 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