As a whole the rooms were very clean and spacious and maid services seemed to be everyday apart from the weekends. Although i must add that bed sheets and towels only appeared to be changed once or twice during our two week stay. If you do not want to be caught in bed when the cleaners arrive i would suggest that an early rise is wise as they can start as early as 9am. The shower facilities were not satisfactory as the water tank was only 15 litres so when the hot water ran out, the cold water ran in and it was cold showers all round. There was no pressure and the shower did not stay on the wall.
Paul and Jayne run the poolside bar that opened at 10.30am and seemed to close between 4pm and 6ish. The food was a bit basic but nice all the same. If you didn't feel like sitting at the terrace Paul was kind enough to bring it to your apartment room for you.
The pool was quite big and has a shallower end for the kids. Craig and a couple of families that we met had many days of fun in the pool even though some days it felt like minus temperatures. That was about the only entertainment that we had apart from a pool table on the terrace.
Nearly all of the families and couples that stayed were British with the exception of a few Spanish families that appeared to live in the complex. I think these families were Pepe's (the hotel manager).
One of the families that we met got broken into at the beggining of our second week. The window was forced open from the outside and came into the room when they were sleeping. My advice is to hire a safe and make sure that all windows are properly snibbed after the cleaners have been in and beware if you are on the groud floor.
There was a distinct lack of security in the apartments. There were 2 gates of access to the complex that were left open at all times for free for locals or tourists to wander in which could and did happen. Also for those that have never been to these apartments before i should point out that these apartments can also be booked privately through Paul aswell as through the travel agents. This means that there are alot of regulars that go every year and may seem as if they have priority over others.
Travel operator: Panorama
Paul & Jayne who run the bar there are very helpful and can give you the best information on where to go, how to get there and how much to pay.
Travel operator: Panorama
The people who ran the bar Jayne and Paul were brilliant and considering that they have 3 sons they seem to cope with every query you have as well as serving people.
We liked it that much that we have booked up at these apartments next year, a really fab apartments, please do not worry about going to these as they are great.
The beach nearest to these apartments is only small and not really a good beach compared to others, if you walk down to this beach and follow the path going left you come to a nice secluded cove which is encircled with rocks and does not have much of a wave, go snorkeling in this cove as it is brilliant the deepest it gets is about 30 foot. and if you take a bag of bread out with you, you can feed the fish by hand, trust me my wife who hates snorkelling loved this as i took her near the rock wall at first then out where it was deep but if she felt uneasy the rock were there for her to stand on and now she loves snorkelling.
The town is about a 5 min walk away with lots of bars and restaurants, word to the wise if you intend to go to the shops and do your own catering, then it would be cheaper to hire a car and do a weekly shop in Arrecife which i was told by an ex pat is miles cheaper.
Paul and Jayne do breakfasts full english 3.5 Euro, but if you go down into the town you can get this for 1.9 Euro.
The only watersport in Costa Teguise is Windsurfing as the resort is breezy, if you like a holiday with little breeze then Puerto Del Carmen is probably more what your looking for and boy can it get hot there too hot in fact and they have every watersport you can think of.
The Water Park in Costa Teguise is good costing 72 Euro for a family of four, get the tickets off paul and jayne as it is the same as what you pay on the gate. a taxi to the park is 3 Euro.
The South Island Tour takes you all over Timanfaya and costs 33 Euro for an adult and 12 for a child which includes meals and drinks and takes a full day to complete for an extra 10 Euro for 2 people you can go on a camel ride which is worth it.
all in all a brilliant holiday and i will definitely go back to lanzarote next year.
Travel operator: Going Places
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