Apartment 33 and 35
Just returned today from a week A/I at the Iberostar Papagayo in Lanzarote with my family.
This is not our first time staying with Iberostar and it wont be our last either.
We were greeted by very friendly and helpful hotel reception staff upon our arrival who spoke very good English.
As there was some availability at the hotel they very kindly upgraded our room to family apartments from a standard hotel room.
The apartments were fantastic and gave my five year old more space to run around and play.
The apartments were situated just across a quiet street next to the main hotel building. Before I go on, I have to point out that the apartments are linked by a very nice internal under road private walkway. Its a straight walk through from the apartments to the main building and is only about 30 feet in length and only accessible to hotel guests. The apartments themselves are spaced out ob two levels and come with either a sun terrace or an enclosed balcony. Ours had a terrace and it was great, complete with table and chairs. Our apartment had a separate double bedroom, a living area with make up bed, a fridge freezer, two electric hobs, a microwave and associated cutlery and dishes. There was also a TV in the room. The main room was air conditioned, as was the bedroom. Both were controlled independently. There was a also a bathroom, complete with bath, shower and bidet and an electronic safe was available for hire.
The rooms were extremely clean and well maintained.
Our family room looked directly onto the family pool area which was very well maintained and very clean. The surrounding gardens and plant were very well kept. This pool was a great place to relax and should you prefer, quieter than the main pool across at the hotel.
We stayed on an A/I basis and the food was excellent. There was always a great choice, and at no point was you left wanting for anything. The restaurant staff were fantastic and could not do enough to please. They were attentive and always ready to help with any requirements and were always smiling.
The main pool area was very clean and spacious with plenty of sunbeds available and parasols. The hotel policy was that you could not reserve sun beds, if you placed a towel on the beds and id not use the beds after 45 mins they would be removed. I think this is a fare system, and we never had any problem getting beds. The pool is large and a free form shape. I must warn you though it is cold. It didn't bother us, but some didn't like it. In my experience most pools are like this. There are a few loose tiles around the pool, but this can be forgiven as it is in use every day of the year. I must note that while I was there I could see that routine maintenance was taking place after a busy summer and no doubt the tiles will be ready for next season.
While sitting around the main pool during the day staff would bring round chocolates, coffees, fresh fruit, ice lollies and smoothie drinks. We thought this was a nice touch during the day and a bit of a treat.
The mini club that runs there for the children was excellent and it kept my daughter busy most of the day. The mini club staff were extremely friendly and smiling all the time, and I know of one five year old who cried today when we left as she was going to miss all her friends and staff.
THANK YOU FOR ENTERTAINING HER AND MAKING HER HOLIDAY.
The entertainment at the hotel was very good and takes place in the Salon Bar. Mini Club starts at 20:30pm and the evening entertainment at 21:45pm. Bar staff throughout the Hotel are excellent and always quick to serve you. Nothing is too much trouble for them. There is wi-fi at the hotel that is chargeable, but you do get 30 mins per day free in the wi-fi lounge.
Is this hotel good?
What are the staff like?
In my opinion, first class.
What are the facilities like?
What is the food like?
Very good with a varied choice to suite all
Would I go again?
Just try to stop us.
We all had a fabulous holiday in a beautiful location just a short walk to Plays Dorado.
Iberostar is a good hotel chain and this hotel has ticked all our boxes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IBEROSTAR Papagayo hotel is located on the island of Lanzarote, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This 4-star hotel in Playa de las Coloradas designed particularly with families in mind is open all year round and offers a full range of entertainment, sports and relaxation. At the IBEROSTAR Papagayo hotel you can enjoy the most out of the island's natural paradise, as well as its volcanic landscapes, tropical vegetation, crystal clear waters and idyllic beaches. Family holidays in Lanzarote are more fun at the IBEROSTAR Papagayo hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Papagayo Hotel Lanzarote
- Iberostar Hotel Papagayo
- Iberostar Playa Blanca
- Iberostar Papagayo Lanzarote/Playa Blanca