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Lanzarote Village Aparthotel

6 of 9 hotels in Playa de los Pocillos

4 out of 5 from 6 reviews
3 stars
C/ Suiza, 2, 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Tías (Lanzarote), Spain

6 Reviews

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Review Overview

  • Cleanliness
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  • Food
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  • Location
Suzanne
One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in
6 years 1 month ago
This is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in, the bedroom was spacious and the bathroom was lovely. No bath but a huge walk-in shower. Fabulous ground floor balcony, nice and quiet in the evenings.

The food was very varied, lots of choice at all meal-times. Hotel is just a couple of minutes walk from the beach and you can walk along the shops in the evening which are also very nearby. The evening entertainment was typical Spanish hotel stuff: flamenco dancers, acrobats, singers - nothing very exciting but not horrendous. Would have preferred a kids disco each night and would say that the kids daytime entertainment not very good, went to take my daughter to the kids club a couple of times and it was never open.

Lots of Spanish, Dutch and German families which was quite nice to listen to around the pool - made a change from loud Brits as on previous holidays. Pool is salt water and no inflatables allowed, luckily we found out before we bought any.

Some Pool Bar staff wouldn't serve you if you were wet which I have to say I found a bit strange considering it was a pool bar. Would definitely go back.
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Louise
High expectations but let down
6 years 1 month ago
The hotel and rooms were very clean, since its recent refurbishment. The entertainment was terrible the animation girl would walk around during the day and hope no one had heard or saw her. Later on in the holiday, the First Choice rep brought in a new animation man, and he was much better, making an effort and being enthusiastic. The night entertainment was either a man or woman singing in Spanish, playing the keyboard or guitar for about an hour. Everybody sat around playing cards after and by 11:30pm most people were in bed. The First Choice rep Amy was very good and said this was the first year the hotel had been offered to the UK market. We felt very let down, as UK tourists weren't catered for.

The food was varied, never very hot (but there was a microwave to heat it up), always chips, pasta and meat. We expected a lot more as it was promoted as a First Choice holiday village hotel.

Not many English people, just Germans and Spanish, talking at the tops of their voices.

Usual towel on sun bed problem.

Must dos: Catlanza boat trip ( snorkelling, nice food, dolphins seen in morning), visit people at the hot spot bar and in the evening have a crepe next door.

We suffered with mosquitoes in our room but the hotel fumigated it and provided a big can of spray to kill off any more that came.

The pool was salt water and FREEZING! Although once you had braved it it was not too bad. The pool area was very clean.

Apparently, there are no lilos allowed in the pools as a safety measure. I have never been to a hotel where they are not allowed in the pool. They promote it as a family hotel but really do not want the bother of families. There was a lifeguard on duty who was most insistent about lilos, even telling a lady with a 9 month old baby she could not have a baby ring float in the baby pool. The hotel did eventually back down after a complaint about this!

We had such high expectations for this holiday and felt a bit let down when we got home.
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7 years 7 months ago
Superb! This hotel now 4 star rated since its refurb in 2009 and rightly so! Beautifully refurbished. All rooms very modern and have two "single" beds which can be pushed together or left seperate. I say "single" as they are huge so make a pretty Mega sized bed. There is also a double bed settee and we requested a cot and that was a nice clean travel/fold up cot which had appropriate childrens bedding and childrens pillow. Great location being only 15 yards from beach. We always stay in this area every year as love the promenade and safety aspect. Pools cold but was winter. Bubble pool v.warm. loads of sunbeds - no need to reserve and beach towels available at reception for deposit. plasma tv in room but only two english channels. I would guess 70% of hotel clientelle to be non uk (swedish, german, spanish etc) I took portable dvd player for children which came in handy. Whole place spotless. Food was excellent. Loads of fresh produce and lots of it - lost of salads, puddings, fruit, hot dishes as well as english if you wanted it - (always chips, bolognese, HP sauce etc...even PG tips ) We had squid, rabbit, steak,chicken, chinese night, mexican night. All freshly cooked and delicious - couldnt fault the food one bit - ten out of ten!! Kettle in room with coffee, tea etc. No baths (point to note if you have young children!) showers were fab - big walk in ones. Rooms lovely and a safe if you paid nominal amount at reception. Entertainment on every night but as low season - only kids disco twice weekly. Not enough highchairs in restraunt but I did flag this so hopefully as they get busier they will rextify. nothing was too much trouble for staff and all receptionists spoke very good english. Wifi zone and PAYG internet in reception. Games room, gym etc. Couldnt really fault the place. Excellent.
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Travel operator: Jet 2/booked independent

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Patricia Ritchie
9 years 5 months ago
Stayed here from 17th to 24th March 2008 and had a nice stay.

Were all inclusive, and all the food was good, plentiful and varied. There was a very high proportion of German guests who all seemed to speak at full volume even when just 2 of them were having a conversation. That did drive us a bit mad.

I have taken a few points off the maximum review value for the following reasons: 1.Entertainment consisted of a fairly crappy act each night, or bingo, or a film name quiz where the entertainment host told most of the answers during his spiel. We ended up going to the local Irish pub every night, even though we could have stayed and drunk 'free' beer at the hotel.

The hotel had a board up showing entertainment throughout the day, but we never saw any evidence of anything going on.

2.There were only 2 TV channels in English which were CNN news and SKY news and we were well up on the news by the first few days in, but could have done with at least a film in English every day.

3.The bar staff in the lobby bar NEVER smiled once. It was as if they resented giving out 'free' drinks. The staff in the pool bar were slightly more cheery.

All in all it was a good break. The hotel is well situated to shops, restaurants and bars and was good value for money at
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Travel operator: Hays

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Peter.
9 years 11 months ago
The Lanzarote Village aparthotel is actually situated in the Los Poscillos area of Puerto Del Carmen, hotel has good location right opposite large beach with a small selection of shops bars etc nearby.

A 10 to 15 minute stroll will take you into Puerto Del Carmen with its many more shops & bars.

Our room was good very clean and cleaned on a regular basis, also rooms are quite spacious and generally a good size.

Pool area is also clean & tidy although not the largest pool area we have come across, we stayed on a 1 weeks all inclusive basis and to be honset its not the best.

The food in the restaurant was very basic to say the least all meals were barely warm we not once had a meal that was actually hot which is not good.

Food if you like spag bol for lunch & dinner everyday without fail you'll like it here , variety of food was very limited and catered mostly for the German's who make up 99.9 % of the guests here.

The pool bar does not open until 11am which is late, if you have your breakfast at 8 ish you cannot get a drink until 11'o clock which is poor, the bar inside the hotel opens at 4 pm until midnight all inclusive drinks finish at 11 pm , every other all inclusive hotel we have ever been to has a snack bar this one does not, so if you fancy a little snack between meals there's nothing here for you except for tea & coffee served at 4pm with stale soggy biscuits & cakes, although the ice cream is nice.
Tea & coffee is disgusting always served from a machine which just cannot cope with the demand & therefore the water is barely warm when going into your cups. If you like camp coffee then you'll like it with its cheap chicory taste & the tea is no better either.

Even though the hotel is made up mostly of german guests suprisingly enough we never once failed to get a sunbed, although you do have to leave your towels on them before you go into breakfast.

Entertainment again is very poor catered for the german clientel if you like german umpah music you'll love it, to be honest the whole complex needs a good shake to wake it up there is absolutely no atmosphere there at all, and is was like being on holiday in a library extremely boring the animation team was one girl who was german and you got it carried out all her tasks speaking in german.

You just feel it could do with coming into the 21st century .

Would we stay at Lanzarote Village again I'm afraid a big ' NO ' is the answer to that, but if you are looking for a cheap break then go here, this is a no frills all inclusive we paid
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Travel operator: O.T.B Holidays.

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12 years 1 month ago
My family and I went on our first visit to Lanzarote in July and will return many times again.

We had our three children on their first holiday abroad so hoped it would not be a let down. Also my sister and partner were going also but not staying at same apartments.

Slatterys tours which we booked with were spot in with their recommendation. The Costa Mar was very clean, the rooms cleaned and changed daily endless towels.

Pool area cleaned daily and entertainment very good although more English speaking would be better but then again you are in Spain.

Would definitely go back again.
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Travel operator: slatterys

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