As locations go this one is hard to beat – the Princesa Yaiza is right on the beach and an easy walk from Playa Blanca.
It’s got the looks, too. Whitewashed, with smart dark-wood trim, the hotel’s main building is designed in traditional Canarian style. Cue balconies with wrought-iron rails, and an elegant courtyard. And there’s a fresh outdoors-indoors feel as guest rooms are linked by smart, open-sided corridors.
As for the rooms, they’re large, comfortable and unfussy. White bedspreads and blue sofas stand out stylishly against antique pine beams and furniture. If you're away with the little ones, opt for a Junior, one-bed or two-bed suite - they're all well-dressed, and offer up plenty of space.
It’s a similar story in the restaurants – of which there are eight. Well-dressed tables and luxurious trimmings are the order of the day here. Plus children's menus come as standard.
Outside, three lagoon-style pools compete for your attention. Children, meanwhile have three pools of their own. Not to mention Kikoland – a fun-filled area for games and activities.
Adults can head for the thalassotherapy centre. With an indoor seawater pool, shower jet cabins, and plenty of massages on offer, it’s one peaceful retreat.
Just a stroll away is Playa Blanca with a variety of waterfront restaurants and bars.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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3 outdoor pools
There are 3 pools to choose from throughout the resort, so you can always find a quiet spot to relax and sunbath, read a book, or enjoy some energetic lengths. Surrounded by loungers and parasols and set within the palm-filled grounds, one of the pools is saltwater and there are two smaller children's pools too.
Yaiza international buffet restaurant*
For breakfast and dinner. With show cooking where you can watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes.
Kikoland play area
Kikoland is a great place for children to have adventures, enjoy sports and play with new friends. With pools, tennis courts, games house and many more facilities, there is something for children of every age up to 16. However, young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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My husband and I stayed here in February this year. It probably was the best hotel in Playa Bianca and it did have the best view of the beach and sea although very hard to get a good sea view from your room even though we paid extra. We have travelled and stayed in many 5 star hotels throughout the world and i would certainly say at best this is a 3/4 star. We didn't find it friendly or have good customer services and don't bother paying extra for the tea and coffee in room service because the service was poor. I had to call and ask every time I needed to have more coffee and tea. The restaurants in the hotel looked good but were expensive and empty so lacking atmosphere.More
Jill S, London, United Kingdom
Stayed last week in February in Royal Kiko Suite Location – perfect, easy walk turning right into town and ferry dock, left to marina, lots of restaurants and shops in both directions, beach is right at exit from hotel Service – very good, staff seemed very young but eager to please, all issues promptly resolved Room – excellent, two large bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, second bathroom beside other bedroom, large living area with kitchen – microwave, fridge with complementary water, juice, kids type treats, but oddly no dishes or cutlery. Everything in excellent condition and spotlessly clean. Wifi worked well. Located in separate area (D block) diagonally across the road from the main hotel, access either by crossing the roads or via tunnel with several fish tanks. Distance from main building only an issue if you forgot something or needed ice. The area had its own, very quiet pool and restaurant, although the restaurant was closed for the duration of our stay. Also includes a very well equipped gym. One possibly North American standard that was missing was an ice machine – either 3 euro via room service or trek back and forth through the tunnel from one of the bars. With a high concentration of kids comes the associated noises – crying, yelling, running etc plus the never ending scraping of wood chairs on tile floors, makes for a very noisy environment – look forward to the day felt pads make it to Lanzarote. The hotel itself and grounds are beautiful and meticulously maintained. The heated main pool was much appreciated as the weather was on the cool side. No problem getting chairs by the pool. Kikoland activities were popular but maybe a bit young for our 8 year old – she went one day, didn't mind it but didn't return, she did enjoy the tennis courts. The included breakfast was excellent, served in one of three restaurants, and included freshly prepared egg dishes plus a huge selection of other items. The open air Hacienda restaurant was the most popular and traffic flow controlled to spread guests evenly between the restaurants so we only managed to eat there twice. Overall excellent hotel, you get what you pay for, this is an expensive hotel but delivers a top notch product. We used last minute travel for our airport transfer, prompt and efficient and also took their short south tour which was excellent - we all enjoyed the camel ride.More
Great hotel, perfect for those who don't want to leave the base
My partner and I took our 4 month old daughter to this hotel for a week in March. This was my first experience of an all inclusive style holiday (technically half board but similar concept, everything on site with no need to leave.) I've read countless reviews in the past of this type of holiday, with negative remarks over buffet meals etc. I'm pleased to say we didn't have any problems at all. We'd chosen half board plus which entitled us to eat in the a la carte restaurants aswell as the buffets, however really the buffets were more than sufficient. Especially for family meals. We did eat in two of the a la carte restaurants with our baby and were made to feel very welcome however personally I felt more relaxed at the buffets where there were more children. Food in all restaurants was great. The buffets have 'show cooking' plates where you can have dishes freshly prepared for you, as well as hot and cold pre prepared dishes. The hotel room was great, we booked a one bedroomed suite with separate lounge so that we could relax once baby was asleep. The beach at the front of the hotel was lovely. All the facilities at the hotel were great too. We has treatments at the spa which were lovely. We had thought that come the school holidays the hotel would be very busy however were told when we were there, they were at 92 per cent capacity, after learning this I don't think it would be an issue. Nowhere ever felt particularly busy. The resort itself I felt was very similar to other tourist resorts, nothing particularly exciting, but fairly pleasant. We didn't eat outside of the hotel as our meals were included at the hotel but did walk to the marina and to the resort centre, leisurely walks with the pushchair. I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a family holiday, all of my precious worries about taking a young baby abroad were found to be not necessary.More
LouiseC2011, Manchester, United Kingdom
Very satisfying first visit
We had a lovely experience at the Princess Yaiza. It is a big hotel in terms of visitor numbers and this might not be for everybody but it is a sprawling complex with many areas of relaxation to choose from. It has a perfect location on the main promenade and it is fifty yards from the best beach in Playa Blanca. We were on a b&b basis and the breakfasts were first class with as much choice as you could possibly want. Service levels were exceptional in all public areas. We had a superior double room which was very good but in terms of the other room choices available it was the cheapest option which suggests that the others must have been very nice indeed. We will return to this hotel.More
Tony H, Great Harwood, United Kingdom
2nd time staying here and will be back again. I love everything about the place. They dont leave anything to chance. Facilities, service, food - cant fault them on anything. Looking forward to next year already.More
surfmom_8, Dublin, Ireland
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