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Cinco Casitas
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Matos 2, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain   |  
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“Fantastic Villas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2008

My husband and I have just returned home from the Cinco Casitas Vilas and we had a fantastic holiday. However we are unsure we would book these villas again, as there is no guarantee which villa you will be allocated.

When we booked, we were under the impression that the villa in the brochure would be the one that we would have. We did not find out until the day before we went that there was more than one villa and they all had different size pools. After a day on the phone to the travel agents, Thomsons and the resort office in Lanzarote we were told they would do they best to allocate us one of the villas with the larger size pools.

When we arrrived we were met outside and told we were staying in Villa 4, even before we entered the Villa the man warned us that only 2 of the 5 villas have the larger pools, and this is an on-going problems with customers as Thomsons are not warning the holiday makers they all think they have the villa in the brochure. Once inside the villa we had a look and first impressions of the pool were not good. We then rung the 24/7 helpline to see if we could move Villas but we were told nothing else was available so we would have to stay where we were and make the most out of it as we were only there a week, and for us this turned out to be the best Villa for us, as it has the sun all day from morning til night, and as it is in the middle no one can see in around the pool area. The villas themself were lovely and spacious, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The staff who work they are really nice, and you even get a bottle of wine to welcome you. This is one of the best holidays we ever had, but we felt Thomson let us down as they knew the situation but are still not letting holiday makers know.

Matagorda is a nice resort with shops, bars etc and is close enough to Puerto Del Carmen which has a larger variety.

  • Liked — All of it
  • Disliked — Pool sizes
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2008

My husband and I have just returned form a weeks stay at the Cinco Casitas Villas in Matagorda, Lanzarote. As other reviews state the accommodation and location are both excellent…however, there is one catch.

The Cinco Casitas Villas are a group of about 5 villas in a hexagon shape, and it appears that at least 3 of them are rented out to holiday makers. One of the villas (which we were originally allocated) does NOT have a swimming pool… it has what one could only describe as a cold hot tub. It is only about 2 metres in length, and 1 meter in width, no steps, just a ladder, and no shallow end, the shallowest part was 1.45m. For reference, this was villa no. 3 in the set, so we recommended you request not to have this villa if you want to swim in the pool, or you have small children.

All being said though, we managed to speak to a lovely lady at the Travel Agency in the uk who managed to get us moved to the villa next door within 24 hours, and the rest of the holiday was great, with great food and great beaches, all within a 5 minute walk.

  • Liked — Was just what we wanted with a private pool
  • Disliked — nothing...it was great
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Cinco Casitas

Address: Matos 2, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Puerto Del Carmen
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 72 Specialty lodging in Puerto Del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cinco Casitas 3*
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Also Known As:
Cinco Casitas Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
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