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Go in restaurants and bars and...
Go in restaurants and bars and meet the people who work there.
Most are very friendly and the food from the retaurants are great. is in Lanzarote Playa Blanca april 2002, when i kissed one of the waiters out of a restaurant on my last night.
I really didnt want to leave Lanzarote as i love the people and the friendly atmosphere.
I have since started to learn the Spanish language.
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The food in this restaurant is relativley cheap and the waiters are very friendly which creates a brilliant atmosphere.
I have been to Playa Blanca 4 times so far and we have eaten in this restaurant many nights and now know many of the waiters. Chicken in Garlic Sauce
Lovely Time at this hotel!!
Just spent 7 nights all-inclusive at the Lanzarote Park with my wife - booked through Thomas Cook. The location was excellent - just a few minutes walk into the town centre along a very pleasant promenade that runs right outside the hotel along the seafront. Views from our balcony were spectacular across the sea to Fuerteventura and the rooms were very clean and modern. Staff were very helpful except for those serving drinks at the pool bar (where all-inclusive guests were definately treated as second class citizens). Food was OK but got a bit boring after a week although the salads were very good. Playa Blance is a nice resort with a lot of seafront cafes and bars but a quite atmosphere and a nice beach - although the beach is about 15 minutes walk from the hotel. Evening entertainment at the hotel was pretty poor. Would definately recommend the hotel and resort to those of my age (about 50).
We travelled on the 30th September for 1 week to the Lanzarote Park. We had a brilliant time! We stayed all inclusive and thought the food was brilliant, with loads of choice including different meats/pasta/salad every night. It was always hot & replenished regularly. The german guests did get in the way a bit but we just pushed and shoved as much as they did & they soon moved!
Our room was lovely, very clean (cleaned every day apart from friday) fresh towels everyday aswell if we required them. Our view was amazing! We had a pool/sea and mountain/volcano view! as i think most of the rooms have. We saw the sunrise every morning which was gorgeous. All staff - reception/bar/restaurant were very friendly at all times! The only thing we weren't happy with was the entertainment. The hotel is 90% german, & so was the entertainment. I suppose if the entertainment was of a good standard & german spoken it wouldnt be so bad, but it was really poor & german spoken so we really didnt enjoy it. However we did stay to watch it a couple of nights just to have a laugh! Luckily im a travel agent & only paid £140 for the flights & accommodation on an all inclusive basis for the two of us so it was a bargain & therefore no hard ship going out in the evenings to bars & paying for drinks. However if we had paid full price we would have been disappointed, but only with the entertainment aspect. Everything else was perfect!
Mixed Feelings about this one.....
We visited the Lanzarote Park in November, the weather was terrific, gloriously sunny. On entering the hotel you are greeted by a clean and well decorated reception area and the desk staff could not have been more friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately this did not extend to the accomodation which was hugely disappointing. The main bedroom was absolutely tiny with barely enough room to get between the bed and the wall, the bed was appallingly hard, the worst I have ever slept on with the result that we had little sleep and I actually developed Sciatica as a result of sleeping on it for a week.
The room has a kitchenette which was dreadful. There was no kettle and only one saucepan if we had wanted to cook for ourselves - having spoken to other guests they were having similar experiences. The lounge was comfortable enough but the decor throughout the two rooms was old and tired with patches of paint and plaster missing from the walls. The bathroom was clean but the tiles were cracked in places and the bath leaked when you took a shower.
It's a shame that the accomodation was like this because the public areas of the hotel were good and the food was better than average for a hotel of this type. We were half board and didn't suffer from the usual repetative dishes that often occur. The pools were large, clean and well supplied with loungers etc - though you did find that many people put towels on them in the morning despite the signs asking them not to.
Having said that the food was good the evening entertainment programme was utterly dreadful to the point of embarassment. Only on one occasion was an entertainer brought in from outside the hotel, the rest was left in the hands of the entertainment team who were just terrible. The lounge was vitrually empty every night - although this meant that getting served at the bar was no problem.
There was a hotel run kids club which was fine and my child had a great time with the staff there who did plenty of entertaining activities and kept him amused.
Playa Blanca itself was fantastic and it's a resort that we will definately visit again though not as guests of this hotel.
A very enjoyable holiday. At first, I was slightly concerned with the lack of air conditioning etc in the room, but the cooling breeze that constantly passes through the room means that you don't really need one.
There is a man-made beach close by, and though small, is adequate is you like to swim and sunbathe on the beach. We spent most of the time by the pool, where there was plenty of room due to the design of the hotel - which is basically separated into three parts, each with its own pool.
Don't rush to book
This hotel is not value for money if you're paying a lot for it but OK I guess if you've paid very little for your stay.
Check in staff brilliant and friendly but couldn't say the same for the rest of the restaurant/bar staff.
The rooms are of a poor condition and the hotel is in a general need for redecorating.
Paid extra and went All Inclusive but don't think I got value for money and would certainly not recommend it.
Swimming pools were always freezing cold and at least one of them could have done with a good cleaning out.
Not much of a choice when it comes to meal times and always a lot of pushing and shoving by the many Germans that were there.
Entertainment not brilliant either, bit amateurish and boring.
Internet and telephones were expensive to use but recommend you use the internet cafe just outside the main entrance, very cheap and reliable.
We complained and got moved to their sister hotel, Costa Calero and the difference was a million miles apart....a fantastic place. Iberostar is a quality chain of hotels but think this one lets them down.
Lovely location - great holiday
Self catering with my husband and 22 month old daugher. Did our own thing so can't comment on the restaurants or bars, but the rooms were cleaned well, self catering facilities basic but fine for making pasta, salads and sangria in. The maid service was daily, good and friendly. The pools weren't too chilly - fine once you were in and lovely to be able to swim with a view out across the sea to Fuerterventura! The pool in our semi circle was a bit murky for the first day, but sparklingly clear after it was cleaned.
We had a ground floor apartment which still gave us a sea view and was really convenient for access to pool - we simply put all our valuables in the in-room safe opened the 'patio' doors and headed to the pool. Initially I worried that my daugher might just wander off, so if you had a child prone to running head long into peril maybe request a higher room (but then the balconies would present much the same problem!). Some rooms didn't have sea views, due to trees, shrubs etc, but most of them appeared to be good. I think the balconies must've got smaller the higher the floor you were on, but I suppose the views would've been guaranteed better.
The hotel is very German and yes the stereotype of towels on sun loungers did hold very true, but there were more than enough loungers to go round, and it made for amusing viewing when our daughter got us up early in the morning (6am!) to watch aging men in their shorts with their long socks on spending a long time selecting loungers. We managed to resist the temptation to pop out and swap all the towels around.
We went with Thomas Cook and their airport and transfer stuff was all a bit of a shambles, but we chose to do our own thing during the holiday so they didn't cause us any more hassle!
Didn't use any of the hotel bars or restaurants (did notice as we checked out on our last day that people were queuing for the restaurant before it opened - so either it was fantastic or prone to running out of the good stuff early!). Playa Flamingo is only a short walk and had a selection of restaurants and the walk along the front to the main resort wasn't too far. It's a bit far to walk to the main beach (about 20-30 minutes) if you want to do it on a daily basis, but we found Playa Flamingo great with a small child. The walk along the front to the new marina Rubicon is a good hour at a leisurely pace but with good views out over the sea.
There's a Spar shop about 5 minutes walk out the front. For better supermarket with more local produce head to the Hyperdino (easier with a car - it's not far but bit of a walk back with bags).
Hired a car with Avis which was hassle free, and the roads are easy to drive, we covered most of the island whilst our daughter had her nap in the back. The main roads into the resort are quick, so it's not as far away from things as it looks. The vineyards were a surpise. Good grilled fish at El Golfo and Playa Quemada. Puerto Calero boring generic posh, Puerto del Carmen what you'd expect Burger King etc. Great views up between Tigua and Tia.
All in all we had a lovely time - better than I'd expected from Lanzarote. Having looked round the island I'd say Playa Blanca is it's nicest resort.
sort your entertainment out !!!
Spent a very enjoyable 2 weeks at this hotel (last week in august, first week in september ) , myself ( dad ) and 16 year old son and 13 year old daughter. Initially we came on self catering but found the average price in the resort for a one course meal and a drink each was working out about 40 euros. we up graded to all inclusive and the food is amongst the best ive had in hotels including some so called superior 4 stars weve stayed in. Never had a problem getting a sunbed, got up about 8.30 and on way to breakfast about 9 claimed 3 sunbeds. usually only half a dozen were taken at this time and it would be gone dinner before they were all taken. Surprising since it was 80% German. Dont be put off by this as they keep themselves to themselves but are pleasant enough and make the effort to speak if sat next to you. Unlike other all inclusive experiences ive had you got treated the same as customers paying at the bar and the drinks are of a good standard. the staff all seemed nice enough and the only let down was the entertainment. they have this entertainment team of 4 led by an absolute arse. He thought he was the business, so lacking in any form of talent but insisted on taking the lead in every nights show, the hotel really must improve on this aspect as it really does let down what they are doing to give everyone a great holiday, and overall yes, that is what we had and i would go back.
I am looking to take a weeks hooliday to one of the islands in Spain. I have been to Tenerife previously and am looking to go elsewhere. I was thinking Gran Canaria but is this a nice island? I am looking for nice beaches/hotels and good restaurants.
Thanks for your help!
Re: What Island??
Grand canaria is not different from Tenerife, crowded also but more sandy.Why don't you try the island of IBIZA? or for example MINORCA ? Both are in Baleares .
Re: What Island??
The only Spanish island I've been to is Mallorca. I liked it very much. Palma de Mallorca; the capital of the island is very nice.
Re: What Island??
If you plan to go after september...you must go to the canary islands to enjoy the beaches and sun...not the balearic.
My vote would go to Lanzarote. Smaller than Tenerife and Gran Canaria, but really worthy the visit. We have been there twice. For a week each weeek and combined 3 days driving and visiting several places, and 4 days relaxing at the hotel.
Re: What Island??
I woudl vote as well for Lanzarote if not in Summer (or late Spring or early Autumn). The Balearics are great, but chilly in winter!
Gran Canaria is nice, but not so different from Tenerife. Lanzarote has some unique landscapes that made the visit worth it at any time, and great beaches. And great food and wines too
Re: What Island??
Lanzarote, Playa Blanca, Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen all have lovely beaches and hotels.