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Overview
This apartment hotel is situated in Playa Blanca, a quiet fishing town belonging to the Municipal District of Yaiza in the south of Lanzarote. It has managed to preserve its own character and personality in the face of a burgeoning tourist development. An excellent choice for a family holiday, the complex, is not far from Playa Dorada's golden sands, and offers bright, clean accommodation in a tranquil location.

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

Distance from Airport
The airport is situated 34Km from the hotel.

Rooms
It offers 200 rooms in total spread across 2 floors. The apartments come with a bathroom, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, TV, kitchen with fridge, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities, double beds, a safe deposit box and either a balcony or terrace.

Food & Drink
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available as buffets.

Sports & Entertainment
The nearby beach is sand and gravel, and comes with sun loungers and parasols (both subject to fees). The complex features 4 swimming pools including an outdoor pool, a heated pool and 2 children's pools, as well as a sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols. Tennis, table tennis, squash, biking and pool/snooker are also offered (subject to fees), as is an entertainment and activity programme.

It is air-conditioned and has a lobby, 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, currency exchange facility, cloakroom, lift access, café, mini-supermarket, bar, TV room, restaurant, Internet access (subject to fees) and a cycle hire service. Parking facilities are available to guests arriving by car.

Younger guests are sure to enjoy the playground and children's club.

It is opposite the island of Fuerteventura, accessible via daily ferries leaving Playa Blanca. Restaurants, bars, nightclubs, links to public transport and shopping opportunities can all be found in the centre of Playa Blanca, about a 10-minute drive away. Lanzarote Airport is about 80 km away.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 342 reviews
 

Its Club Marmara not THB Royal

18 February 2015

We have stayed at Sun Royal as it was on seven occasions as independent travellers. Four years ago we arrived to be told that our apartment had suffered storm damage and water had leaked in making it...

We have stayed at Sun Royal as it was on seven occasions as independent travellers. Four years ago we arrived to be told that our apartment had suffered storm damage and water had leaked in making it uninhabitable. We were transferred to Sun Tropical ( now THB Tropical Island). What an awful experience that was. We complained when we returned home and were offered reduced tariff on our next visit. Our next two visits were fine. However, we booked March 2014 for February 2015. On our arrival we were told the hotel was full and we were told we were being transferred to the Tropical. We were less than pleased and made our feeling very clear to the reception staff to no avail. We had no option but had to go to the Tropical which honestly has no character and is like a prison barracks which we had previously complained about. We tolerated the Tropical for eight days before persuading the Management to move us back to THB Royal, It was a total surprise to find the French invasion. On our return home the web tells us that Club Marmara advertises 100% residency. After reading tripadvisor we were lucky to have water on tap. It does beg the question about discrimination. It is obvious THB are giving priority to this French club and disposing of English guests as and when it suits them. Our plans to spend our golden wedding anniversary there next year has gone up in flames as there is no way we could spend time at the Tropical again. There are plus factors: Esther at the Tropical reception was wonderful ( she was at the Royal previously) and Romy Puschman has always gone out of her way to look after us. Sadly for us it looks like the end of an era.

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steer clear

16 February 2015

We have stayed in the THB royal on previous occasions but never again......... On arriving we were pounced on by French holiday reps .On checking in the receptionist spoke to us in French. looking...

We have stayed in the THB royal on previous occasions but never again......... On arriving we were pounced on by French holiday reps .On checking in the receptionist spoke to us in French. looking around the reception area it didn't take long to realise that the hotel was geared towards the French. The staff spoke only French on occasions they did speak we were greeted with Bonjour. The menu was typically French along with the entertainment. However this would be acceptable if I was holidaying in France but as I was holidaying in Lanzarote I would have expected the common language throughout the hotel to be Spanish. We were informed by the management that the hotel had been taken over by a French holiday company. The meal times were stressful because the OTHER guests were very rude and obnoxious. We felt very isolated, we spoke to two other couples who had the same experiences as us and also felt very intimidated. The hotel has been recently refurbished to a reasonable standard (for a 3 *) however there was no comfortable seating in the bar area, rather like a works canteen. We spent most of the days outside the hotel even though we were all inclusive only returning for meals.

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Don't go to the royal unless you are french!

26 January 2015

My husband and I have been going to the THB Royal, previously the Sun Royal ,three times a year for many years. However, we have felt increasingly unwelcome over the last 3 years since it became a...

My husband and I have been going to the THB Royal, previously the Sun Royal ,three times a year for many years. However, we have felt increasingly unwelcome over the last 3 years since it became a thb hotel culminating in being treated like several other English guests earlier this month when the water to the apartment was turned off. We were told there was a problem which could not be fixed but when we went back later it was obvious our room was occupied. We had to go to the tropical a very inferior hotel. The staff, most of whom had worked at the Royal for years, had all been moved to the Tropical and were as welcoming as always. They had obviously had to move out too for French speaking staff. We will never go back to the Royal or any other THB hotel.

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Lovely Staff and Manager but can us Brits trust them?

24 January 2015

My wife and I have just returned from THB Royal and we suffered a similar experience to Peter W and Allan B in previous reviews with regard to our water being turned off.We have stayed at The Royal...

My wife and I have just returned from THB Royal and we suffered a similar experience to Peter W and Allan B in previous reviews with regard to our water being turned off.We have stayed at The Royal for many years on a self catering basis and there was never any problem.We arrived on 14th January and were greeted by a most friendly receptionist who had given us a lovely apartment.Everything was very good the apartment was first class and the all inclusive food and wine excellent.We had no problem with 80% French staying there as we had read about that and the signs,entertainment etc all being in French before we booked the holiday. However on our third day the same receptionist knocked on our door an said we had to leave immediately as there was no water in our apartment.My Wife was not well and we asked if we could stay until the water was fixed but she said no as it would not come back till next week.The good news was that we were to be upgraded to VIP status i.e.things like free Wifi and exclusive use of VIP pool and Bar area at The Tropical Island Hotel.So we had to pack our bags and leave there and then.However when we arrived at The Tropical Island it reminded us of a Butlins Holiday Camp with numerous characterless apartment Blocks.The food was not up to the standard of The Royal and neither were the beds although the interior of the apartment itself was not too bad. I doubt if our apartment Block was 5% full and we rarely saw anyone in the VIP Pool area apart from the one girl in the Pool Bar who had nothing to do and one or two maintenance staff,The Royal being full to capacity says it all! We were so disappointed that I went back to The Royal the following morning to ask if they had managed to fix the water problem in our apartment.They told me they had so I asked if I could have the apartment back as we had booked it for nine nights.They said no as they had already rented it out to someone else!I could not believe it!I asked to see Oscar the Manager who was most charming and apologetic and he convinced me at the time there was a problem with leakage of water in the complex and the only way he could find out where the leak was coming from was by checking several apartments and he had to vacate them before he could do this. In fairness to Oscar he did continue to allow us to have all of our meals at The Royal which is where we ate for the duration of our holiday.With my wife being unwell we travelled by car from the Tropical for breakfast,lunch and dinner at The Royal,but it was worth the hassle. The strange thing was on our last evening meal at The Royal we sat next to a French couple and they too had been asked if they would like to be upgraded to VIP status at The Tropical Island,but they refused as they knew the Tropical was not as good as The Royal.The difference here being they were allowed to stay and did not have their water turned off as us Brits!Is this Racial Discrimination? On arriving at The THB Royal I started reading my Christmas present which was an autobiography 'So,Anyway' by John Cleese.I could just imagine Basil Fawlty treating his guests in the same way as we had been trated by THB Royal shouting at them " No water,Out,Get Out,Yes you British Get Out!"(Although I'd like to think he would have mentioned a different Nationality!) Would we go back to the THB Royal? The answer is yes,but only if Oscar gives us an affidavit that he would not move us under any circumstances as to us despite everything The THB Royal does represent excellent quality and value for money If only you are allowed to stay there!

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Atlantic/Canary
  • Language Spanish
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • 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/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Squash
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Water Sports
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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