Tucked between two sandy beaches, this grand hotel comes with a designer pool and a first-class dining scene.
This deluxe hotel stands proud in the middle of tropical gardens designed by Lanzarote’s famous son, César Manrique. He designed the lagoon pool, too. You’ll find it right by one of the two beaches on the hotel’s doorstep.
The three stylish restaurants include two that are dedicated to fine dining. There’s plenty to do, too, from spa treatments to sports like tennis and windsurfing. After dinner, head to the bar for cocktails and live shows.
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5 Star GL
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks 10.30-23.00. Tea and coffee 16.30-17.30. Snacks 10.30-13.00 and 15.30-17.30. Cakes 16.30-17.30. Ice-cream 10.30-13.00 and 15.30-17.30.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The lagoon-style outdoor pool comes with a wraparound sun terrace laced with sunbeds and parasols, plus there's an open-air bar. Palm trees are dotted around the pool providing that bit of extra shaded.
Spices buffet restaurant
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here. This place offers a variety of international dishes with show cooking, where you can watch your food being prepared right in front of you.
Health and beauty centre*
There's a hairdresser here too.
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villa with garden view and terrace
adult's area double room with sea view and balcony
These double rooms are smart and modern, plus you'll have access to the adults-only section of the hotel. There's air-conditioning available so you'll be able to keep your room cool and you'll be able to enjoy the sea views from your balcony outside.
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Not the Five Star experience I expected
Lanzarote's first five-star hotel is just about to enter its fifth decade and is sadly starting to show its age. The gardens and pool, designed by famed local artist Cesar Manrique, are still impressive on the face of it, but elsewhere the cracked concrete and peeling paint are indicative of the general unloved air surrounding much of this place. We travelled as a couple and stayed for five nights in low season (late January - early February). Things started well when we were served complimentary Cava as we checked in, but soon went downhill from there. We'd booked a so-called "premium" sea view room but there wasn't much about it that merited that description. The furniture was of the cheap, flatpack variety and some pieces had the veneer peeling off. The curtains were moth-eaten and when I knocked the floor lamp as I went to open the balcony doors, it turned out it was being held together by a piece of folded paper jammed into its frame. I also spotted a cockroach in the room one at least one occasion. The air conditioning in the hotel is evidently turned off for the winter as the thermostat in the room didn't seem to do anything - which was fine most of the time (with temperatures in the low 20s C), but it did make things a bit stuffy in the morning when the sun shone directly in through the window. Complimentary tea and coffee were provided, but weren't replenished during our stay. Bathroom was better, but the seal had gone on the shower door, meaning the floor was flooded every time you used it. Pool area was nice - quiet and relaxing, if also looking a bit tired. The freeform seawater pool was a bit chilly (it's not heated) but useable (and there was at least a hot tub to warm up in if you got too cold). Bar was OK, but with only one bartender (albeit a friendly and efficient one) it took an age to get served. The food we ate here was genuinely awful. In fact, the breakfast buffet on the first morning was so bad (rubbery eggs and bacon, stale pastries) that we didn't eat in the hotel again for the rest of our stay. Luckily, there's plenty of restaurants a short walk away (mostly of the steak-pizza-pasta tourist menu variety, but keenly priced). Ours was definitely more of a three-star experience than the five stars this place claims to be. Things might be better in the pricier "Level" rooms (which also have their own private pool), but given the general state of things here, I probably won't be returning to take that chance.More
4 day break March 2017
Hotel really nice and staff pleasant and helpful. Booked into a Level room but had some issues with it - one of the girls at the Level desk arranged another in a couple of hours after speaking to the manager. ThanksMore
We really enjoyed our stay in the hotel . We had a very nice room overlooking the sea and the pool . Breakfast was first class , good choice , fresh and well presented.An added bonus was the nightly entertainment.More
Pauline M, 186605
Booked with some trepidation as we had read reviews mentioning renovation work. I can honestly say that yes, there is work being carried out, but we were not inconvenienced by it in any way - no dust, no noise. Our room was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed, including a seaview - and if the cupboards were a little dated it had no impact on our enjoyment of our holiday. The hotel is right on the seafront so it is only a few minutes walk to the shops, bars and restaurants of Costa Teguise. There is a bus stop opposite the hotel so getting out and about is no problem either. The staff we encountered were polite and helpful, although we found that it sometimes took a long while for a waiter to come to take our drinks orders in the restaurant. There was always plenty of food at breakfast and dinner, buffet syle and quality, but I would recommend the meat or fish cooked to order in front of you. Due to windy weather we didn't spend much time by the pool, but we admired the Cesar Manrique design of the pool area and the way the hotel is built around the central garden. Take a walk to the other side of the bay and look across the get the effect of a cruise ship heading out to sea!More
AVOID THIS HOTEL FOR 2017!
We've just returned from a weeks stay. There is major refurbishment work being carried out that Thomson failed to tell us before departure & wasn't mentioned when we checked in. We were put in a newly refurbished room when we arrived on Sunday & noticed that the room next door was boarded up, clearly being renovated. Reception assured us the builders didn't start until 10am............wrong!! Rudely awoken at 7.30am on the Monday morning by the builders banging & dragging stuff around in the next room! From 10am the drilling is very loud inside the hotel & whilst you can't hear it outside by the pool, they were then renovating the beach bar so we were subject to the drilling from there! According to the staff, the pool and restaurant are also due to be renovated so the work won't be completed until at least August 2017. So if you're after a relaxing break, wait until 2018! More
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