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Playa Pocillos Apartments
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Malva 10 | Matagorda - 35510 Tías, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain   |  
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Ranked #39 of 84 hotels in Puerto Del Carmen
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“Fantastic as usual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Returned on Tuesday from another wonderful holiday in Matagorda, 3 weeks we stayed and we could have stayed for another 3! A massive thank you once again to all of the staff at this smashing little complex. Our apartment was cleaned every day, all of the staff (90% of them long-standing) were a pleasure to see and chat with - my Spanish is coming on a treat thanks to the lovely, hardworking cleaning ladies. The bar girls again couldn't have been more pleasant and easy to like, and, again, it was brilliant to see 'old' faces who remembered us well and enquired about other members of our family who they had met over previous years. Some of these apartments are now under private ownership, so, there aren't as many units available for rent - it's easy to see why. The owners and other guests that we met all have the same high opinion of Play Pocillos Apartments, a little piece of heaven on earth. Will never be a place for people wanting 5* facilities and treatments, but that's why we love it, so, any "ten bob millionaires" beware - this is NOT the place for you. Anyone else wanting a very reasonably priced break, in a small, clean, brightly painted, friendly, nicely positioned complex, give it a whirl, I'm sure that you'll enjoy every minute.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We have just come back from lanzarote and had a fantastic stay at this apartment complex.
Rooms were clean and were tidied every day bar 1.
Only 15 minute walk to the beach and Matrogda.
Would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I couldn't add anything more to the review by SusanKane12345. Absolutely spot on. Great holiday at a fab price, but if you want luxury, go to the Beatriz Spa down the road. We had breakfast and it was just 3 toasters, tea and coffee making facilities, fruit juice machine and several cereals. The eggs were made fresh to order and it was just perfect.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 7/14 september great weather,near airport 10€ taxi rooms are basic but very clean/comfortable try the electric bikes they last most of the day ideal for a picnic ,the beach behind airport is naturist but i found nobody cares or bothers you,a 30 min walk to PDC for shops bars etc we had some really nice food there,we first came here with our children about 8 yrs ago returned this year in sept and booked while there to go back in november Lanzarote is the only place we're going for the next couple of years we love it

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My wife, daughter and I stayed at the Playa Pocillos apartments from 15/8/13 to 26/8/13 and here are our comments (we do hope this helps).

Very clean (rooms cleaned nearly every day).

Pool area brushed and washed down every day.

Staff very nice, helpful and courteous.

Nearest shop was at the San Marcial apartments which was a five minute walk (expensive) so would recommend the 10 minute walk to the nearest Spar at the Matagorda Commercial Shopping Centre which is a lot cheaper.

Water is best purchased from the bar area 3.50 Euro for 8 litres as opposed to 2.30 Euro for 6 litres.

Accommodation is what would be expected for the price - basic but clean and had the following: -

Toaster
Microwave
Kettle

Furnished with table and chairs, sofa and chair, coffee tables, sideboard, shelving, two single beds and one sofa bed (all that you need for a holiday including a shower and a bath) colour scheme green and yellow throughout (very summery).

Apartments were in a quite residential area and only 7 minutes from the Airport (which costs approximately 10 Euro by taxi) - reception will book your return taxi).

Food at pool restaurant and bar was basic but home cooked (and very reasonably priced) - chilli, combo's, jacket potatoes, chips, full English breakfast, fish, toasties etc. etc.

Admittedly the hotel was near to the nearby Airport flight path although the noise was minimal and it was nice to see the Aeroplanes take off at a distance (children enjoy this).

Grounds were well lit up at night with a security gate which had a key and code (reception give you this when you arrive).

If reception is closed when you arrive, you go to the pool bar for your keys etc.

We had room 28 which was part sun and shade (which we liked) so, if you want all day sun on your balcony, ask for a first floor room South Facing.

Sun beds were chained until 9am (so nobody could place towels overnight to reserve the beds).

Matagorda restaurants - mainly in Matagorda Commercial Shopping area or a 15 minute walk to Matagorda main front where you will find a few Irish Bars, an English Bar, Italian and Indian restaurants and other shops (night life low key but pleasant).

Weather was brilliant for the whole stay (but with a nice breeze).

If you want 5 star accommodation (don't go to or complain about a 3 star hotel) - the price was very good for what it was.

That's all folks and we hope this helps you decide.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

If you want your tv to work you must pay E30 per week (non refundable) for a remote control which will activate the TV. Otherwise it will not work. Food is typical english caf job and no healthy options whatsoever. WIFI is E6 per day , despite most resorts now providing this for free.
No oven. No washing machine. You must hire everything.
Reception closes at 1pm!
Get up at 6am if you want to lie by pool as all sunbeds are covered in towels by 9am, no bodies...just towels! Adult pool constantly full of children and big plastic animals etc. Not a lot of space around pool either. If you want to stay here, my advice would be to book a privately owned apartment, through a direct owners website, as you can have a bit of comfort then, less expensive weekly rate AND not have to pay this mad rate for a tv remote just to watch some spanish tv and sky news.
On a positive note it is a nice 15min downhill walk to the beautiful beach and shops. There is a local spar in Matagorda. The local shop around the corner is handy for bread/milk but very expensive. (San Marcial apts supermarket) Bus stop 20 min walk away to bring you to PDC or other direction, Also you can get Teguise Sunday market bus from this stop.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The pool area is good small area so everyone talks to each other, kids get on well but the apartments are very basic all our electrics kept tripping for the first 2 days because of faulty hob got them to replace it. We had been there 10 days and our beds were not changed I had to ask other guests also said theirs were not done either. After talking to several people who have gone their frequently this year has really gone down hill. They have sold off 75% of the apartments and reduced the cleaners and staff. Reception closes at 1 pm so get any problems you have before then. Cafe serves till 7pm they are really helpful and English speaking. Plenty of good restaurants to eat in along the main front of matagorda. Taxi to Peuto del Carmel 5 euros go the the harbour area beautiful views and good food, main shopping centre in Peurto busy and lively if you want a night out. Do not pay for transfers as it only costs 10 euros max from the airport rancho Texas fantastic day and night we went in the day and booked the night whilst their for the following tues night brilliant we got 15% discount if you book whilst their in the day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Playa Pocillos Apartments

Address: Calle Malva 10 | Matagorda - 35510 Tías, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Puerto Del Carmen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 84 hotels in Puerto Del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Playa Pocillos Apartments 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Playa Pocillos apartments are in a popular location as it is situated only 300 meters away from the beach, shopping centre and restaurants of Matagorda. The nearest supermarket is 100 meters away. The Playa Pocillos apartments are set within their own well-tended gardens and are a popular choice for couples and families alike.Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, separate twin bedroom and a sofa bed, bathroom with bath and shower. Matagorda has a low-key nightlife but for a livelier night out the neighbouring resort of Puerto del Carmen is only a 10 min taxi ride away.Category: 2 KeysType of accommodation: Apartment Number of apartments: 66Number of floors: 2Location: Beach -200 m.Location City centre: 3 km.Airport: 1 km. Arrecife: 10 km. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Playa Pocillos Apartments Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
Playa Pocillos Apartments Matagorda
Playa Pocillos Apartments Hotel Matagorda
Playa Pocillos Apartments Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen

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