Hi, I'm staying at the Lancelot November with an elderly but feisty mum who fell under Lanzarote's spell some years ago so has it on her bucket list for revisit. I gather the hotel's got a great attitude (staff wise) based on reviews here. However... here are some questions:
1) car hire is pretty much a must in order to rediscover what we found last time, who would you recommend locally for good cars, high vis jackets thrown in ( I can take if need be) and hotel delivery? Looking at Cabro currently.
2) she has a Blue Badge, is there anywhere near the hotel where we can park, not worried about paying, just convenience and tips on negotating that scary looking one way system (ps my sat nav hasnt been updated since Magna Carta in Britain so no chance there).
3) on similar theme - any mobility scooter companies recommended, who could deliver to the hotel and are hotels receptive to them being charged in rooms?
4) The beach looks great and handy - will it still be sunbathable upon in November? And does anyone hire out loungers? Even more crucially - are the mossies still out then?
5) What's handy to see in the immediate vicinity or by cab? Some of the restaurants look good - any bars or hotels with music or entertainment? Any markets - decent ones worth catching?
6) I'm a journalist, often do facility trips but also write about places paid for at own expense if they stand out or I just want to sing about them. I really liked Lanzarote last time, once I got my head round the volcanic landscape (similarly love iceland) - what would you stick in a review for a local daily? What are the must sees.
7) I also write a weekly wine column - any tips on best wineries to see/visit or wines to taste? Remember the honeyed taste (I like red best and bone dry white) provided by the vines being grown underground? Am I recalling it right? Also do food reviews, used to be one of the undercover guide inspectors ... which are the best (and that doesnt mean expensive, folks) restaurants or tapas places or cafes locally?
finally - I think you're all wonderful. The postings to date are so helpfull particularly from those with local knowledge. It's such a great short cut to a fabulous holiday or break.