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San Marcial Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Alpahor 4, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain   |  
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Ranked #37 of 94 Hotels in Puerto Del Carmen
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Regular visitor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have stayed in the San Marcial on nine occasions since 2001. There were a couple of hols we noticed the towels and sheets happened to be a tad threadbare; however, a chat at reception sorted the problem out.
On eight occasions we traveled via Falcon/First Choice. I always looked for deals and this place provided them. I booked flights and San Marcial separately for a week in October 2012. I remained in constant contact via email with Evelia at reception. We prefer a balcony room specially from 152-164; avail of the evening sun before readying for nightlife and she sorted it out for us.
During our stay, the complex was being overhauled; exterior and interior. A major task that I am sure even the begrudgers would appreciate. The noise from the electric sanders remained somewhat distracting but it didn't spoil our hols.
We didn't look for problems as I am sure some holiday makers set out to do from day one. The Staff from reception, Pool-bar and cleaning were polite and obliging.
Pool area spotless although some lounges could be removed. Supamacado was reasonable and handy for water; saved struggling from Matagorda centro.
Value for money in the restaurant and served with a smile from Sissy and Miguel (amigo).
Maybe it was bad attitude of those that complained and came away without success.
If booking direct for a week and you have a late flight, simply apply to stay eight nights at the onset; it's only €30 extra.
It's a place to stay and park your head, shower and eat and have for a base for PDC or Arecife. A pleasant hour's ramble at the back of the airport brings you to Play Honda; check out the tapas bars in a peaceful setting. Too tired to walk back? Taxi from Deiland shopping centre only €10.
The San Marcial will always be my First Choice (book flights and apartment separate, Falcon too dear high season)
Just enjoy and stop complaining!

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room between 150-164 if you enjoy late evening sunshine
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Northern Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

this is our second time staying at the San Marcial and we would definitely go back again. The apartments are basic but clean. Yes the towels are thin and the sheets are getting past their sell by date but the clean apartments, friendly staff and excellent pool area out weigh the negative points.

The pool bar has great food and not too expensive the supermarket is well stocked and again the prices are reasonable.
New sun beds and parasols help the pool area and they seem to be painting around the complex too.

Good value apartments for someone looking for a relaxing break- families or couples. Also suits older mobile people as you can get everything you need on site. Lots of steps would be a problem for those not so mobile although there are ramps -(some are a bit on the steep side)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lanzarote
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This complex is ideal for self catering as they have ovens as well as the usual facilities. A quiet complex with a great bar/restaurant and an on site supermarket that is well stocked. It is a very well run complex and clean, staff can't do enough for you, highly recommend it!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Galway, Ireland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Stayed here 2 weeks ago, lovely location, complex is nice, basic but very clean. Near airport planes flying overhead did not bother me. The apartments do need a little bit of TLC, stayed here last year as well and enjoyed my time there. The apartment this time had a flat screen tv so looks as if some upgrading is taking place. Good supermarket on site with everything you need including fresh bread and newspapers. Restaurant on complex is good too did not have dinner there but had lunch and it was good. Generally these apartment are good value for money and in a nice quiet location.

Room Tip: All apartments are well located the one we had this time was in a corner and did not get the sun unt...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed in the San Marcial last November. Booked it on an earlier holiday. Walked in one day and enquired availability for the dates I had. No problem and was given a booking ID there and then. No deposit. Just a request to confirm 24hrs in advance your approx arrival time.

Apartments are spacious. No complaints. View from the balcony really nice. As the complex is close to the airport you will have noise from flights landing and taking off. This did not bother us.

Staff. From reception to the girls cleaning the rooms. 10/10 Nothing was too much too ask. Even a simple thing like a light bulb. Mentioned it one morning and 15 minutes later sorted.

The reastaurant is an ideal option if you just fancy stopping in on an evening. Food was very good. Can recommend the lamb chops. As good as you will get, if not better than most restaurants. Very, very reasonable prices.

The shop is also well stocked and even if slightly more expensive than Spar, it saves you a walk.

Very close to the beautiful Matagorda beach.

Will be doing out best to return.

Seano28

Room Tip: Balcony rooms give you a great view of the sea. However, you have a few steps to climb so maybe not...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wicklow
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Just back from a weeks stay in San Marcial best time to be there place was so quiet ( except for one or two aircraft take offs during mid morning be warned if you have small children afraid of noise ) Supermarket excellent selection fresh bread just out of the oven every morning at eight food from bar was very good and reasonable staff very friendly and helpful Sandra in reception was great. The whole complex was spotless apartments were clean and comfortable one small point the towels are a bit on the thin side . If you hire a car the maps provided are as I found out of date as there is a new road leading to and form Matagorda from the main road not shown on them, This road makes it so much easier to return to apartments from any trips you take

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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england
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

we returned to san marcial this year for 2 weeks - the apartments are in need of a little t&c but they seem to be updating them slowly.... Some new sunbeds started appearing whilst we were there which was good also. the towels and bedding are still poor - very thin and a bit rough - and the cleaning service was not good. we had to ask for clean sheets and they were reluctantly changed - we then had to remake the beds properly!!
But on the good side, the bar and restaurant are excellent - friendly service and very good food at a reasonable price. The area is perfect - not too noisy and just a 10 minute walk to some bars and restaurants and then a further 10-15 minutes to further bars, shops and restautants. Prices are good still and the two local restaurants nearby are well worth a visit - think they were called casa Kiki and something beginning with T next door!
It's a lovely easy walk (all flat) along the coast to Playa honda where you can cut inland to the big shopping centre (takes about an hour).

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Alpahor 4, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Puerto Del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — San Marcial Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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San Marcial Lanzarote
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