We chose this long weekend of December to exchange our price of “summer corners” (minube.com) since it was difficult to spend five nights in a row any other time, due to work. It was simply spectacular.
The first thing they told us in the reception was “wow, you are lucky, I wish I had this price” and the second thing they told us was “if you are staying in a villa, you won’t go outside”. My camera says otherwise, full of pictures to share.
The access to the villas is private and independent. They give you a key and magnetic cards which give way to the exclusive area of the villas. They first thing you encounter is a garden and an enormous pools that looks like a lagoon and a minibar, where everything is free of charge, even the cava bottles. The only thing that is not free is the beer. And it was what I most craved when arriving there.
Afterwards you see all of the villas. Each one has its own name, ours was Villa Isabel. There is a pond with a small bridge that takes you to the pool and an oriental style bed with views of a spacious garden. It was too bad that the weather didn’t allow us to bathe there.
You can imagine what you see once you are inside the villa. Details everywhere: chocolates on the bed, a welcome wine bottle, fresh fruit and aperitifs. The bed is huge and the relaxing area incomparable. The decoration is very nice and it has wifi connection.
The prize came with breakfast, everything you wanted to order. I asked, out of curiosity how much this villa was for five nights and…well, I think I will never be able to spend 3000 Euros in five days. How about you?
The location of the villas is perfect because you have the beach right in front of you and you have the promenade full of shops and restaurants. We didn’t get to see the rest of the hotel, since we spent all of our time visiting the island and then taking advantage of the villa, since it is so beautiful and expensive.
Thank you for this prize that we are still enjoying today is our last day here, enjoying it while it lasts, since I’m not one of those who can afford this kind of experiences.
When I went to this beautiful and recently inaugurated hotel (although the spa was not ready, grrr!), I was lucky to stay in a suite, since it was our honeymoon, with a terrace and views of the sea and the neighboring island of Fuerteventura (a real luxury).
The breakfast was incredibly complete, there was everything, they even cooked for you on the spot or prepared you a fruit smoothie with any fruit you wanted (I loved this part). The lunch and dinner were also phenomenal; I remember that the dinners were thematic, and also the hamburgers and hotdogs next to the pool.
Everything was very clean and the staff was very attentive. It is a calm place, especially because of its location, at the end of the Playa Blanca promenade, far from the noise and next to a small cove. Oh! And it is at the foot of the Montaña Roja. To sum it up, it is an amazing hotel located at an amazing place.
This is probably one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at in my life, and that's taking into account the room, service, facilties and location. It's located in the small town of Puerto Calero which is about a 15 minute bus ride from Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife airport.
First of all, the place is beautiful: a dazzling white building which arches around three terraced pools surrounded by breezy open air restaurants, romantic lighting, and tropical plants. It's great because, even when it's full, you can explore the hotel and find endless scenic little corners to have a slice of paradise to yourself. The rooms are large and comfy, with balconies overlooking the sea, large flat-screen tvs, and a bathroom that looks like it's out of a magazine.
The service was also great. They greeted us with a complimentary glass of champagne, upgraded our room at no cost, and escorted us personally to the door of our room even though we only had backpacks for luggage. It's also adjacent to the seaside promenade that streches along the coast, so exploring the hills or walking to the restaurants and bars in Puerto Calero is quick and simple. Oh, and the spa will make you feel like a Roman aristocrat!
If you can, stay at this hotel! Tip: if you go in the off-season (we went in February) the weather will still be in the 80's and you'll practically have the place to yourself!
November 2013 - I stayed at Casa Tomaren. My room was in the Big House, an amazing place to stay.Its a very old building that used to be a farm house and has a lot of character. Its furniture came for a big part out of Indonesia and had artworks of the owners father. Casa Tomaren is such an oasis of peace on the island. It has this amazing garden with a huge variety of plants. There are numerous places to sit down and relax. Breakfast was always very good and the staff was friendly and helpful. Also the guests of Casa Tomaren were friendly. It was the perfect location to make trips as its very central on the island. Even though the water in the pool was definitely not warm I really enjoyed my refreshing dives into it once in a while. Before coming to Lanzarote I just thought of it as a very dry place. Staying on the island I have really come to love it. I also would recommend having a massage and joining one of the yoga/ pilates classes. I highly recommend staying at Casa Tomaren during your visit to Lanzarote .
Costa Teguise is one of the most touristy towns in Lanzarote and there is no shortage of hotels, ranging from bed and breakfasts to name-brand 5-star resorts. If you're looking for something nice on a budget (young couples, friends, large familes, etc.), then the Galeon Playa Apartments are a great choice. It's located right next to Playa de Jablillo, the prettiest beach in Costa Teguise, and about a 10 minute walk to the bus stop, the center of town, and Playa de Cucharas. The hotel also has two swimming pools surrounded by tropical landscaping in its interior and they're perfect when Lanzarote's famous winds make beach-going a bit uncomfy.
And it's only 40 euros a night for an entire apartment! That's unheard of! Well, let's be clear...it's not a 5-star hotel. You get a basic two-top stove, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and microwave, plus a couch, tv, and bed. It's not the lap of luxury, but it does cover the basics if you're really only in your room to sleep, shower, and have lunch bought from the supermarket next door. All in all, I couldn't recommend a better place to stay in Costa Teguise if you're looking for a budget-friendly apartment in the center of town.
This hotel is the perfect place for relaxation and for clearing the mind. Its spectacular pool area is a great place where you can lay in the sun and take a dip in the pool, have a drink in the bar next to it.
From my room’s balcony I could see the hotel area and the pool. When I woke up in the morning, opened the window and see the incredible views, I could only think of how much I wanted to go swimming. There are also rooms that have views of the sea.
The restaurant is buffet style, with a wide variety of tasty dishes. The breakfast is perfect because you have lots of options. Try the cactus jam, it’s delicious.
Last, I must say that the beach is only a step away, and there is a door in the hotel that takes you directly to it.
The Playaverde Hotel is a beautiful hotel that's surrounded by a tropical garden and that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, and is just a few kilometers away from the capital of the island. The Playaverde Hotel is the ideal choice of lodging to enjoy this island of Volcanoes. The hotel has a nice outdoor pool with fun slides and it's surrounded by a palm grove with more than 300 specimens. The hotel offers its guests a courtesy bus to transport them to Costa Teguise every day except Saturday afternoons and Sundays.
This is a small hotel that used to be the residence of an ambassador. It still retains all its charm and comfortable appearance. It was the respected home and landscape of Cesar Manrique and some construction workers are beginning to take notice. The service was incredible. I could say much more, but I don't want to waste time. I'm going to upload some pictures to illustrate what I mean.
Our house is on the outskirts of Tao, a tiny farming village in the center of the island of Lanzarote. From Tao everything is at a 10 minute drive. Our country house consists of: - four apartments (North, East, South and West) each one has its own bathroom and shower. The apartments are for two people. - A fully equipped kitchen - a common dining room - a terrace with barbecue and bread/pizza oven - an infinity pool, flowery garden and panoramic views of the volcanoes and the sea - a quiet and total peaceful place.
In Tao Rural Cottage you will find everything you need in order to have a relaxing vacation and to be able to commune with nature. There is no TV, no Internet, not even mobile coverage. The air is clean of any type of electromagnetic waves, and you can feel it. We propose massages (Thai, Arun, Ayurveda, Watsu) and Pilates classes. In need of advice, we are at your service to recommend you activities / restaurants / beaches / walks in Lanzarote.
If you feel like staying in a place that is located in the geographical center of the island, this hotel is a fantastic option. It has everything you need to be comfortable in a rural house that has great service.
If you are lucky with the weather and it is not too windy, you can take a dip in the pool. You can also dine food prepared by the chef. It is a good place that is far from the crowded areas.
The Hotel Sandos Papagayo Arena in Lanzarote is in front of the Las Coloradas beach, between the fishing village of Playa Blanca and the Papagayo beaches. It's one of the prettiest of Lanzarote. The hotel has 488 comfy double rooms and junior suites featuring all-inclusive first class restaurants. From the hotel, the in-room terraces enjoy excellent views of Lobos and Fuerteventura islands, as well as the most spectacular sunsets. The rooms are distributed in various buildings facing the sea around a central core where the reception and the majority of General Services are located.
It's well prepared. There are cribs available. The staff is very helpful and friendly. I have no hesitations in recommending this hotel. Also, you can find promo discount online (in Memimo.es) for 50 euros for Iberostar hotels, http://bit.ly/iberostar50
The Apartamentos Oasis Timanfaya Golf Hotel is in the central area of Costa Teguise, and 1 kilometer away from the beach. This establishment offers its visitors 129 apartments that are equipped with telephones, TV's, balcony or terrace, bathroom, kitchenette, microwave, and a safe. The hotel offers a jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, massage services, swimming pool for children and adults, children's entertainment, gym, bar, restaurant and 24 hour reception.