Laid-back Las Gaviotas is ideally placed, just minutes from bars, restaurants, and the beach. It's a pretty place, too - bright white bungalows ring the pool, and show off sunny Canarian décor like yellow walls and pine furniture. 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.
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.
Stayed here for 10 days and got back 2 days ago, I have been to Lanzarote 6 times now and we just love this island. I decided to take my mum who is disabled so i chose Matagorda as its very flat. We decided to book Las Gaviotas bungalows for 10 days, the reviews were great so we got very excited. When we arrived we were told we had been upgrade to a 2 bedroom bungalow, we were given our key and a map of the complex we were in block XIII bungalow 27. I asked the receptionist about the aircon and we were told our bungalow did not have it, we had insisted on aircon as my mum suffers with her chest when we booked it. i was told there would be a fan in the room. When we got to our bungalow we had 6 steps to go down (we had to carry mums 4 wheel walker up & down these steps) we opened the front door and the smell instantly hit us, it smelled of wee. The smell from the front bedroom 2 single beds made my eyes water we had to close the door over, the sofa bed in the main room also smelled of wee. The whole bungalow had not seen a brush or a mop in i don't no how long.the curtains were dirty and had mold on them. We rang reception and they said they would come straight over, they did not arrive. The following day we walked to reception and complained they said they would and remove the beds/sofa bed, we also said the stones on the steps were loose and mum nearly fell down them. Later that day the beds were replaced but the sofa bed was not, we saw the cleaner and asked her to clean the bathrooms and brush & mop the floors which she did straight away. The shower heads in both bathrooms were in the bath as the brackets on the wall were broken. The bungalow had ants and we found a spray in the cupboard.The pool needed a good clean as there were bits of paper, acorns and black things at the bottom of the pool, it also needed jet washing around were the sunbeds were as the floor was sticky and bits of food lay around. We met other families in the complex some bungalows had been updated & some had not.. We did ask to be moved but was told it would cost us 20 Euro's each per night. The staff were friendly and polite, Once out of the complex we were very close to the beach, bars and restaurants. Upon looking around Las Gaviotas complex's other bungalows looked amazing unfortunately OURS WAS NOT AND IS IN NEED OF AN UPGRADE.More
JoanneWirral68, Wirral, England
It´s a beautiful and amazing complex!!!! I loved it! Very close to the beach and the ocean. The beach is very calm and not overcrowded. The hotel is well managed. The rooms are new and renovated. But be careful when you take shower because the water leaks out from the bathroom to the living room. The air conditioning once turned on, cannot be turned off. It turns off itself. I also asked for vine glasses at the restaurant and the lady gave me everything I needed. The recepcionists are well educated and helpful. The fridge doesn´t freeze very well. It took us hours to get ice. The management should provide a welcome plate (fruit) and some bottle of water in the fridge as a welcome pack. We didn´t have the ocean view as requested, but we lived in a very calm and quiet zone (block 4), close to the restaurant, shopping centre, beach and reception. The wifi costs 18 eur per one week and the remote controller deposit is 10 eur. We didn´t use safe. Perfect holidays!!!More
KNowak2014, Lodz Province, Poland
Best in Lanzarote
Stayed for twice a year for past 12 years and just gets better! Clean, quiet and excellent service from pleasant and polite staff. Booked again for next year and would recomend to anyone. Ideal for families or if you just want a peaceful break.More
Liian B, Preston, United Kingdom
A little piece of heaven,peaceful and tranquil, very safe , cleaners very good and reception couldn' do enough , set in a perfect location seconds from the beach ,we will be certainl be bookin this place again very soon,all the bars and restaurants near by are great , we loved Morgan, s bar ,food great and staf lovely can't say enjoy great things about matagorda just fantastic x. Don't just take my word check up all the reviews we all can't be wrong ha ha enjoy your holidayMore
Excellent holiday will be returning !! highly reccomend!!
Just returned from a brilliant 12 night stay in the las gaviotas bungalos. i am a single father with two children ages 17 and 9 , both who loved every minute of the holiday. the resort is in an ideal location 5 minute walk to fab beach and to the local shopping centre full of bars (highly recoment the aul triangle), resteraunts ( highly recomend the italian resteraunt beside the chinese resteraunt), and a spar and local supermarket ideal for daily shop. the staff from mamagement to cleaners were extremely friendly and of brilliant help. the bungalos themselfs are very spacious, comfortable a real home feel we settled in straight away. dont listen to negative reviews about bunglos as we were supplied with everything we needed and more. most relaxing holiday you will ever have ! Matagorda is the ultimate family holiday destination as it is quiet but you are a 2 minute taxi ride into the centre of peurto del carmen ( main town) if you are looking for the hussle and bussle but want to return to the peace.
to sum up the review i will definatly be returning next year !!!More
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