Laid-back Las Gaviotas is ideally placed, a couple of minutes’ walk from a chilled seafront promenade and beach.
This place has clinched a great location. For starters, it’s a matter of minutes from the beach. Plus, it’s close to the waterside promenade, which leads to Matagorda and, further along, the buzzing town of Puerto del Carmen.
It’s a pretty place with bright white bungalows ringing the pool. Inside, it’s all neutral walls and white furnishings, creating a light and airy feel. They come well-equipped if you decide to cook, with an open-plan kitchenette and garden terrace, complete with table and chairs for some al fresco dining.
These 1-bedroom apartments can sleep up to three adults and one child up to 12-years or two adults and two 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 three times a week, towels changed twice and linen once a week, including arrival day.
These superior 1-bedroom apartments can sleep three adults and one child up to 12-years or two adults and two children up to 12-years with an extra camp-bed. There's maid service three times a week, towels changed twice and linen once a week.
Bungalows are clean, kitchen well appointed, maid service excellent, pool clean and well maintained, for a budget holiday this is a great choice. reception even arranged transport to our bungalow when we arrived even though it was close by , posted my mail and gave tips on where to visit.weather glorious in Sept occasionally a little windy, resort is quite flat and you can walk the coast for miles.we will returnMore
karen c, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Good after bad start.
When we eventually got our room a day after arriving we were very pleased with it. But upon arrival we were told we has a "free upgrade".Ok, but surprised as we had already booked a superior appt. It turns out this upgrade was to the Beatriz Playa across the road on a B&B basis, not what we wanted. We were told there was not a room available to us at Las Gaviotas due to an "electrical problem" in the appt, even though we had booked 3 months in advance.
We looked at the room at Beatriz Playa, and although tidy enough it was not what we had paid for, i.e. a room with self catering facilities, a fridge, toaster, kettle, microwave, sink etc.
We returned to Las Gaviotas to explain we were not happy and were offered All Inclusive there, for the week, if we stayed at Beatriz Playa. Generous enough but it is not what we wanted, to stay at one hotel and travel to another to make use of this offer.
We were then told if we stayed one night at the "Nautilus" hotel up the road for one night we could have All Inclusive for one night and breakfast next day at Las Gaviotas, and a room would be available for us next day after dinner,so with seemingly no option this is what we did.
When we did get our room, we were happy but felt a day of our week had gone as we were unable to unpack properly and get settled. Everyone we met was courteous and polite, our shower was blocked and we informed reception at 8.30 p.m. and it was seen to within 30 minutes, very good. One point was matress was very firm indeed, Maid was polite and did a good job. Perfect location for beach and restaurants and very clean.
My only concern is that whilst there we overheard and met others who has arrived recently to be given the same "free upgrade" news. We feel this was more likely to be an issue with overbooking and is the reason my review is a score of 4 instead of 5. Other than this I would be happy to return.More
Just returned from stay here cannot fault this complex at all spotless apartments and pools so relaxing 1 min walk to glorious beach and 2 mins to restaurants and pubs very chilled out in Matagorda will be booking to go back March 2016 all staff so kind right down to cleaners excellent value for money should be in my opinion at least 4 star well done las gaviotas ðMore
Anne D, Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
return visit next year
flew from Bristol with Ryan air as the timing was better for arrival in Lanzarote, big mistake, we should have flown earlier with Easy Jet and enjoyed the experience as we did coming home. anyway got to the apartments after 10 minute trip in a taxi (10 euros) and we were given our accommodation. we were taken there by their minibus and 1st impressions were petty good although the wife spotted only 1 pillow each. not a problem we called reception and within 10 minutes someone was knocking at the door with another 2. on the 2nd day the old kettle conked out and again within 10 - 15 minutes a new one arrived, you cannot fault service like that. the center of the area had a good varied choice of places to eat. as we were self catering we had a couple of supermarkets with very reasonable prices. what I really liked about our apartment was the sun came up on our balcony and was there for most of the day. when we looked over the wall it was only 8 steps to get to the pool so we could either sunbathe there or in total privacy on the balcony.the pool itself had great access with a gently sloping set of steps, ideal owing to my injured leg. the apartment was basic but comfortable, always plenty of hot water no matter what time of day or night and the area was kept clean. we had the usual table and chairs on the balcony plus 2 sunbed which we spent a fair deal of time on. we have already asked if we can have the same place next year as we didn't really want to leave which in itself is unusual as after 10 days we are ready for home - not at Gaviotas.More