Laid-back Las Gaviotas is ideally placed, just minutes from bars, restaurants, and the beach. It's a pretty place, too - with bright white bungalows ringing the pool. A buffet restaurant is on hand, too.
This place has clinched a great location. For starters, it’s only a matter of minutes from the beach – a ribbon of soft volcanic sand peppered with sunloungers. Plus, it’s close to a seafront promenade that runs all the way to Puerto Del Carmen in the south, and Arrecife in the north. It means you’re in a really central spot if you want to head out.
The complex itself is made up of a collection of whitewashed bungalows which are grouped into blocks and are all close to each other. Inside the bungalows, things are simple and homely. Think neutral walls, oak furniture and pretty floral fabrics. There’s plenty of space, with separate lounge areas and bedrooms. And they come with fully loaded kitchenettes, so you can make snacks and meals whenever you want.
When you don’t fancy cooking, though, just head to the buffet restaurant. Cooked breakfasts are the mainstay in the morning, and you can get a choice of eggs every day. At dinner, the menu includes classics like steak and chips, as well as local favourites like seafood dishes and paella. Plus, because this place is less than a five-minute walk from bars and restaurants, you’ve got plenty more dining options close by.
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Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks 11.00-22.30. Tea and coffee. Light snacks 11.00-22.30. Ice-cream 11.00-22.00.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Pura Vida pool bar
Pura Vida pool bar offers a selection of snacks.
7 outdoor pools
There's a pool with sunloungers and parasols in each section of the complex. Two of the pools have a a children's area.
Gaviotas III buffet restaurant
Gaviotas III buffet restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. This place serves classics like steak and chips, seafood specialities and local favourites.
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superior 1-bedroom apartment
Superior 1-bedroom apartment sleeps 3 adults and 1 child up to 12 years or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years with an extra camp-bed. Maid service 3 times a week, towels changed twice and linen once a week.
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child up to 12 years or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years with an extra camp-bed. Apartment is situated in a separate block to the main facilities and have a fan, kitchenette with vitro ceramic hob, microwave, toaster and kettle and a lounge. There's maid service 3 times a week, towels changed twice and linen once a week, including arrival day.
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Okay complex horrid beds
The complex is large with a pool in small handful of villas dotted around matador da and allows access them all. The only issue with this hotel ways the beds, the most uncomfortable beds I have ever slept on in my life. Had to sleep on a lilo it was that hard. Beautiful place though thoroughly enjoyed the holidayMore
Logeybearsharon, Blackburn, United Kingdom
We love it here!
Las gaviotas is in a perfect location close to many bars, restaurants and a very good spar supermarket, it's a short walk to the beach. Reception is always helpful and friendly. The bungalows are cleaned regularly and beds made, the complex consists of eight areas some close to reception such as areas one to four. All areas have a nice pool with sun loungers. We have stayed several times at las gaviotas and always look forward to returning.More
andy m, Coventry, United Kingdom
Late winter break
This is the 6th time we have visited Lanzarote over the years but 1st time at matagorda and las gaviotas but it won't be the last, we were in block 2 which overlooked the small road, no real issue as we like people watching, all staff very friendly, everything you need in the apt and they are big, you can see a bit of patching here and there but it was very clean and the lady who came just about everyday was very nice. The weather wasn't warm enough for the pools that looked really nice and something I have never seen anywhere else, all pools are screened by glass for safety and locked on the inside so little ones can't get in only one thing I would say it's not easy to get in and out of if you are not a confident swimmer but top marks for the safety aspect, matagorda is literally 5 minutes from airport and the apts a couple minutes walk to totally safe walking area on the front prom, you can even hire bikes, plenty of choice of restaurants and bars, including 2 supermarkets, all in all a brilliant place to chill, if you want to travel further afield it's not too much in a taxi and reception will arrange tours for you at very reasonable cost. There has been a couple of gripes about the cost of using the safe, but for the safety of your money passports, iPads etc it's worth it also you get the refund of deposit and also the refund of the TVs controller although to be honest there is only. 3 channel in English, the wifi connect in the superior rooms is excellent, there also air con but not warm enough to use whilst we were there, there was also a complaint about the beds, I love firm mattresses so no issue for me and if you want extra pillows or blankets you only need to ask there is a large garden area between all the blocks which is very pleasant and ramped all round , will definitely be coming backMore
Tylerglo, Lee, United Kingdom
I wanted to run away from work, looking for some peace and quiet I have chosen Las Gaviotas.I wasn't disappointed.The bungalow was spacious, bedroom nice and tidy.The kitchen had all necessary facilities, electric cooker, fridge,toast maker even a coffee-maker.All necessay cups plates etc.The living room was large enough ,just for me and my daiughter.Nice sofa[ Ikea style] , flat screen TV etc.The same the bathroom. Shower ,washbasin, hair-dryer.Just a good bugalow.For two weekes it was our home.We got the info about cleaning, changing the towels etc.It was just like in the leaflet.Bungalows are located in such a way that there are no bungalows shadowing the others.You have sunshine all the day.The bars , restaurants and shops are very close.I love walking so it was a perfect location as I could walk to the end of the world.I wanted to have breakfast any time I like and what I like ,so I could do shopping and have it on our terrace.Las Gaviotas deserve a visit.Oh, there are some lovely and graceful cats visitng the tourists , so do not forget to add cats' food to your shopping list while there.More
489grazyna, Krosno, Poland
Quiet in February but clean - no disabled access to reception though
We visited Las Gaviotas recently and found it to be a well kept, clean and pretty. The complex is spread over a wide area and contains many pools surrounded by bungalows. As we had checked Trip Adviser before we left we asked for Block 1 or 4 and were happy with the result. Although not a direct sea view the bungalow was very near the long cycle/pedestrian path that runs for miles along the coast. Our bungalow was very bright and quite comfy. There was not a ramp so I could gain entry but this was quickly provided. NB: Reception is through a narrow door and up a large step (with no ramp) so any disabled travellers arriving by themselves need to be aware access to the reception area is prevented for wheelchair users. The information in the bungalow was non existent so we didn't try the pool bar, restaurant or any of the facilities - however the wide variety of nearby restaurants and pubs gave us all we need.More
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