Stayed in the Natura palace for 7 nights from 27th June til 4th July 2013.
We chose this hotel because of many of the reviews on trip advisor. We were celebrating our silver wedding anniversary and were going away for the first time in over 20 years as a couple with no children.
Recetption - Is a very spacious and the staff were excellent, helpful and friendly, There is a shop here but it only does the very basics papers, water couldnt even really get a proper snack
Room - We stayed in room 1263 which had a sea view but not a pool view but was lovely.looking out to the sea anyway. Room was clean as was the bathroom. There was a wardrobe plenty big enough for 2. The TV showed some English channels but we only really looked at it when we were getting ready to go out.Air conditioning worked well enought. As Lanzarote is so windy this does help to keep it cooler anyway
Food - I must say that the food we had in this hotel was the best that I have ever had abroad.
There is an amazing amount of choice for both breakfast and dinner. There is even fresh porridge made for breakfast and omlettes made to your liking in front of you. At dinner there are soups, breads, a choice of at least 5 main meals, loads of deserts and even cheese and biscuits.
Pool - Both pools as mentioned in previous reviews are very cold, but once you get in they were lovely. There were plenty of sunbeds and you could find a couple free any time of day.
The pool towels from reception were a nice bonus. The snack bar was useful for a cool drink or ice-cream and also served a few meals we only had one a pizza which was nice..
Entertainment - The piano bar is just the other side of the reception desk and though ok we did find it was a bit samey after a little while. There was an entertainments bar which opened about 8.30pm It was never full. We saw a variety of acts "Beatles", Acrobats, magic show to mention a few and they were entertaining enough. The acts came on around 9.30pm and finished about 10.30pm by 10.45pm the bar was totally empty, It was quite funny to watch the mass exit.
Its a shame that there is no build up to the acts other than a cd playing in the background.
Surrounding area - It is quite a walk into Playa Blanca itself at least 40 minutes and we are a quite fit couple. About 20 mins along you do come to a beach and a couple of supermarkets and a few restaurants. The supermarkets were the nearest to the hotel that stocked much more fresh bread and meats as well as the essentials. The shop across the road from the hotel was only really good for a drink or packet of crisps and some forgotten sun cream, you couldnt even get a bread roll..
We went to the market in the Marina. The market is small but pleasant enough to walk around and enjoy the arena area.
There are a couple of sports bars and restaurants near the hotel. We found the sports bar at the back of the hotel turn right to be nice enough run by a German couple who were friendly.
We found all staff to be friendly, pleasant and helpful. The Thompson rep Emily was on hand for a few hours most days if you needed any help or wanted to book an excursion.
The people at the hotel were mainly couples of retirement age with a few families. I wouldnt choose this hotel personally to come to with my children or a group of friends. Around the pool area is very quiet and I think screaming children in the pool would not be appreciated by some of the other guests. Also there was nothing geared towards children really an hour in the club at 11.30am with a mini disco.
All in all we had a great break away and would thoroughly recommend this hotel to any couple who want a relaxing break away from it all.
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- Also Known As:
- Hipotels Natura Palace Hotel Playa Blanca
- Hipotels Natura Palace Playa Blanca
- TUI SENSIMAR Natura Palace & SPA Lanzarote/Playa Blanca