Spent a week here in late January and loved it. I was a bit nervous about going on an all inclusive holiday, as I had heard horror stories of other hotels with poor quality buffets and awful service. I needn't have worried as this hotel had four different buffet style restaurants to choose from on the all inclusive, with the option of a fifth that wasn't part of the all in. The food choice was wide and varied, with something for everyone at all hours of the day and night.
There are numerous bars and usually plenty of staff. The Canarian Bar has a beautiful balcony, although the indoor section of the bar felt a bit like being in a weatherspoons - pool table, electronic darts, teddy picker machine for the kids to pour money into. Wasn't really my thing, but the Chill Out Terrace was a perfect antidote. Just a shame it was closed for 5 of the nights we were there due to "inclement weather" (the weather had been poor on exactly one of those nights).
The hotel also has a spa, gym, sauna and jacuzzi, which were lovely. There is also a steamroom, but that was broken the week we went.
Those few minor gripes aside, it was lovely. Sunloungers aplenty and staff who were friendly, helpful and courteous - even on the rare occassions we didn't share a common language : )
Would love to return!
PS: Tip for anyone going to Lanzarote - check out some of the wineries, the Lagomar house/museum and the town of Teguise. Your Thomas Cook / Thomson / Airtours rep won't tell you about them, but they are definitely worth finding.
- Also Known As:
- Papagayo Arena
- Sandos Papagayo Arena Beach Hotel
- Papagayo Arena Hotel
- Papagayo Arena Lanzarote
- Papagayo Arena Resort
- Hotel Papagayo Arena
- Papagayo Arena Hotel Lanzarote
- Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort Lanzarote/Playa Blanca
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As part of the all inclusive plan, our guests can perform various activities, enjoy our pools and sports facilities and relax in our Spa. ... more less
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