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Lovely holiday at the Lanzarote Princess
We have just returned from a 10 day break at the Lanzarote Princess and overall had a lovely time.
The staff were all very helpful and friendly and the rooms were very well cleaned every day.
The food was very good although the restaurant is now too small for the number of guests and the evening meal was a bit like being in a staff canteen!!!
The themed food nights (Canarian, Chinese, Mexican and Italian) were extremely good. Breakfast was superb with a very varied range of food.
Our room was refurbished but you could still tell that the hotel was getting a little old and tired.
If you would like a fridge take the option of buying 20 Euros of drink as the fridge is then free - otherwise it is 2.50 Euros a day.
The hotel gardens were beautiful and the location near the centre of Playa Blanca ideal.
One trip I would recommend is the one to the North of the Island -superb!!
All in all a lovely holiday and yes I would go again.
Lanzarote Princess is a great hotel
We have just come back from a wonderful week at the Lanzarote Princess in Playa Blanca. This hotel is in a good location, close to the beach and a short walk into the resort centre. There is eay access for anyone in a wheelchair or for parents with buggys. We had a very nice room with a lovely view over the pool area, we also had a sea view which was great to wake up to. The hotel is not as new or posh as the Rubicon Palace of the Princess Yaize, but more than makes up for it in many ways. Spotlessly clean in all areas, the freindliness of the staff who are always willing to help if need be. We were amazed at the choice of food at meal times, there was something for everyone and it was expertly cooked and presented, delicious! We took our grand-daughter age 10, who enjoyed the kids club both during the day and the mini disco in the evenings. No problem getting sun beds at this time of year, the main swimming pool was cold to get into, but the children's pool was heated. Entertainment was good each evening a show was put on we saw a magician, a dance act from Brazil, River Dance (very good), the animation team's version of Grease etc., if we didn't fancy that we could listen to the pianist in the main bar area, who was very good. All in all a very good hotel, enjoy!! We came back with a good suntan, temperature was in the 70's
This was our first time abroad so we were not sure what to expect. From our experiences at this resort and hotel it will not be our last. Lanzarote Princess is an absolute gem! The staff could not be more helpful, the food - plenty of choice for all palates and ages, especially the themed nights. the room was spotlessly clean as were all the common areas.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the beach and Playa Blanca.
If you book any tours, we would suggest the Gran tour which incoporates a camel ride, wine tasting, lunch and the breath taking Timafaya National Park.
We would recommend Lanzarote Princess and Playa Blanca for couples and families of all ages.
A great hotel
Have just returned from an eleven day break at the Lanzarote Princess and enjoyed every minute of it. The staff from reception to dining and the bars were first rate, food very good and plentifull, prices keen and competive compared with prices around the resort. The weather was a touch too cold at night to venture far from the hotel but this was unnecessary as the entertainment in the hotel was also good. Just one downside for some - there were quite a few guests wanting room swaps to get rooms with afternoon sunshine on their balconies - to be expected at this time of year, but the hotel could not meet all the demand and some were clearly unhappy.
The resort of Playa Blanca is picturesque with some lovely walks and an upcoming marina but overall we found it a little expensive with no bargains and a feeling that food, drink, goods and services were overpriced. The 'Canauto' money exchange and car rental office at the east end of town for example, offered an exchange rate of 1.4 euros to the pound but charged a whopping 7.5% commission on £320.
Overall we enjoyed our holiday at the hotel very much but were left with a few reservations about the resort.
Give it a miss till refurbihed at least.
We have just returned from a holiday staying at the Lanzarote Princess. When you first walk in to reception the first thing that you see is that the glass is broken in the sliding doors. The staff are very friendly and helpful. It is a hotel that is in need of refurbishment. Whilst the food is good it is like entering a bun fight to get to the buffet, so many people, during the week we tried to avoid this by going at different times for dinner in particular, only appeared to get easier after 8.30pm too late for us. It did rain during the time of the holiday and there were wet towels in a number of locations obviously were the rain leaked in. Our room was overlooking the tennis court and was always cold, heaters were available at a cost, only time sun entered was first thing in the morning. The room was always left spick and span by the staff but the bathroom is in desperate need of refurbishment, the bath in particular whilst clean had none of the original surface left on. The corridors are very dreary and the whole place is in desperate need of refurbishment. Some of the entertainment during the week was very good but extremely poor on others. I cannot see were this hotel gets its star ratings from, there were many people there who go every year I Don't know why? other than being in an excellent location with regards to the promenade and the beach I don't see a lot going for this hotel. I would recommend the omeletes at breakfast, the lady that does them is incredible at the speed and quality that she turns out.
we stayed at the hotel for 2 weeks.
it is definately not up to 4 star standard.the room decor and furniture have seen better days.the grouting in the bathroom was dirty,the tiles marked,and the shower curtain and couch smellt musty.
it was quite crowded for a family of 4,i would recommend booking a family room.
what really annoyed me was the water in the pools was freezing,on cloudy days the water was far too cold to take my toddler swimming.annoyingly when i looked at the brochure back at home ,the brochure said the pool was meant to be heated in winter.granted,it was october when we went,but they should keep the water at a bearable temperature when they have the facilities to do so.so you can take your kids swimming without getting frostbite!
Another thing I didn`t spot till I saw the brochure again at home was that late checkout was bookable.I asked my travel agent to book late checkout but they said I had to book it when we arrived.When we tried they said they were fully booked but ask again a day before departure,but to no avail.So we had to vacate our room at noon,and had nowhere to go with our children until we had to leave for our flight at 23.30.
We did get a courtesy room which wasn`t very clean and there weren`t any clean towels.
As for the wildlife we saw a cockroach crawl under one of the tables in the restaurant,and one poor woman foud ants in the cerial bowl at the breakfast buffet.
Our balcony was also crawling with ants,even though the maids sprayed repellent.So pack some Raid!Plus some mosquito repellent,we were eaten alive!
On a positive note the maid service was fantastic-they cleaned the room every day and you could get your towels changed every day if you wanted.
The food was good-lots of choice,lots of fruit,there was something for everyone.There could have been a better choice of puddings,though.
There was lots to do from mini golf to darts,archery,etc.
They also had a kids club which was free and my son really liked it.There is a childrens disco every night
so your kids can expend some energy before bedtime.They also had shows every night,which we didn`t see,unfortunately,as we had to put the kids to bed.
So I would say the hotel wasn`t anything special,but it does the job.
What was fantastic was the location.About a 15-20 minute walk away was the marina,with beautiful buildings,you felt like you were on a film set.
If you walked the other way,there were lots of souvenir shops supermarkets and restaurants.
The beach is just a stonesthrow away too,and the kids can "bungee-jump"on trampolines,my son loved it!
What I most loved about the area is it`s not too built up,and there were no hi-rises.And we didn`t ger one time-share tout,hurray!
I would definartely recommend the resort Playa Blanca,not so much the hotel if you are looking for a 4 star experience.They are slowly starting to renovate,so you never know in a cyear`s time,...
We chose this hotel because we have friends who stay here year after year. What they didn't tell us (until we returned) was that every year they're allocated awful rooms and have to ask to be moved. Can't think why they keep returning. The hotel is well maintained. It was a case of quantity rather than quality when it came to the food. The restaurant is far too small for the number of guests -frequently had to wait for tables to become vacant. The tables are close together and the staff work at a run to get the guests in and out as quickly as possible.
The swimming pool was the coldest I've ever swum in! Absolutely freezing!!!
An excellent hotel.
This hotel was recommended to us by friends and we were not disappointed. We had a family room on the ground floor which had been refurbished to a high standard. It was kept spotlessly clean by the maid.
The public areas were again spotless, as was the pool which appeared to be cleaned daily.
Food - the breakfast buffet had a very large choice and there was something to suit all palates. The food was restocked at regular intervals and where appropriate, food was always hot. The dinner buffet was also plentiful, and whilst the quality was high, the odd dish "could have been better".
If you wanted to eat at the beginning of the evening, the restaurant was very busy. It appeared the "old hands" started queuing a good 20-30 minutes before the doors opened. This caused bottlenecks at both the buffet and carvery at certain times. However, there was plenty of food to go round, and a little patience was required.
The staff behind the bar (Piano Bar) were particularly efficient and the 5.00pm - 6.00pm "Happy Hour" was very good value for money (2 drinks for the price of one).
We found the location of this hotel to be ideal. Equally spaced between the old port of Playa Blanca and the new Rubicon Marina (which has some excellent cafes/bars/restaurants).
The Playa Dorada beach was clean and safe and only a couple of minutes' walk away.
Disappointing - Room badly needed refurbishement!
The public areas of the hotel are very nice BUT the room was very disappointing - definitely not up to 4 star standard, the bathroom would struggle to make 1 star! The decor and furniture were shabby, the grouting in the bathroom was filthy, the tiles marked and cracked, and the bath has none of the original surface left, the base was quite literally black with wear and tear it would make you feel dirty to use it! The taps twisted off the wall and the light fitting was very rusty. Our room faced north and got no sun except at around 8am and was quite cold.
The poor room quality was a real shame as the public areas and swimming pool area are lovely (although the water was freezing), the food was good, plenty of choice and the location is very good – 5 mins walk from the beach, 10 min from town. They also had entertainment for kids and shows every night. The resort of Playa Blanca is lovely, fairly small, low-rise and clean. Not for teenagers or 18-30’s though, as not much nightlife.
I would return to the resort but would hesitate to recommend this hotel UNLESS I was guaranteed that the rooms had been refurbished.