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Ona Las Brisas
Ranked #14 of 37 Hotels in Playa Blanca
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Marlow
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105 reviews
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“Excellent resort - we will return”
Reviewed March 13, 2011

We can but repeat the many positive comments of previous reviewers – we booked easily on-line and by email through WimPen – they held a booking whilst we sorted our flights and then confirmed the accommodation - easy.

The 2-bed bungalow we had was roomy, very well equipped, in an excellent decorative order and (despite comments from other reviewers) we found the beds comfortable and not too hard at all. There were plenty of sunbeds, the bar wasn’t too expensive, and the BBQ night had good food for a reasonable price. The only criticism would be the weak nightly entertainment – cheap but cheerful – but there is better to be found a short distance away in some of the town’s bars.

In our opinion, the best restaurant was Restaurante Aromas Yaiza , only a few hundred metres from Las Brisas – smaller portions, but excellent quality food and attentive staff. However, we enjoyed El Horno de la Aguela (Abuela) (= "Granny's Oven") best - near the taxi rank in the town - not so expensive, the food portions were bigger, and the roast goat was excellent, whilst the portion of suckling pig was enormous. However (as with all restaurants we ate at, the vegetables were few and not of great quality). Booking is essential at both.

For lunch we regularly had Tapas. The Queens Inn was OK, but the food was a bit anglicised. The best place we found was Bodegon Las Tapas – on the promenade near the port – great peppers padron, small squid and prawns.

Twice we drove to El Golfo, which was as good as we expected from the reviews. Both times we ate at Rest-Mar Azul – one of the restaurants with seating on the sea side of the road, and kitchens/bar on the other side of the road. There was no written menu (“we only serve fish”) and you need to trust the waiters to recommend both food and wine – we had octopus (excellent), small squid, limpets, king prawns and Dorado – and Stratus white wine (which was the best Lanzarotean wine we could find). Great for a long, lazy lunch right by the sea…..

Las Brisas is very British, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. However, to get the Lanzarote atmosphere, we strongly recommend taking time to walk all around the town and visit places like El Golfo, Timanfaya, and the Green Caves.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

Las brisas was a great place to spend a winter break , so relaxing you can sunbathe on your own terrace and with the villas being so well equiped you can prepare anything from a snack to a meal. the pool is very warm so no problem to have a swim. miguel is a great help to anyone but his weather forcasts can be iffy. Playa blanca is a lovelly resort , dorada beach one way and flamingo the other ,both well sheltered and good for children. Eating out you are spoiled for choice with so many great restaurants, the best one being Los Heveridos ,next being Pedros on the front , el galeon on the old harbour was very popular and really cheap ,could`nt fault the food though. the gallery is a good bar for a drink and the all the football is all on. Playa blanca is a great resort for walking ,very flat and well paved ,you can get a bus to the edge of papagayo beaches and walk the rest of the way to the the unspoilt beaches . we will try 3 weeks next jan and las brisas is the place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

We have stayed at Las Brisas on many occasions and can not find any faults at all. The reception staff are very helpful. The Life Guard Miguel is fantastic, he is brilliant with elderly people who wish to swim (he will swim with them if needed) also great with children. He keeps the pool area very well too.The villas are very well maintained and are well equipped and a BBQ is a great addition. The gardens are lovely, but a lot of trees have got too big and need pruning, they do keep the sun off a lot of the villa patios. The shop on the site is well stocked with everyday stuff including newspapers. It is a good idea to order your paper for the whole of your stay otherwise you have to walk to to main shopping area to buy one. The bar is OK but the food is rather poor. There is a good supermarket opposite the site that sells almost everything. There are loads of restaurants in Playa Blanca to suit every taste, Chinese, Italian, Spanish and Canarian you have a great choice. We recommend El Horno near the taxi rank in the town, not cheap but very good food.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Germantown, Tennessee
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Reviewed December 27, 2010

First, we are American and I understand that few Americans visit here, so that affects our perspective. Second, we are not time-share owners. We booked our week from an online military vacation site. Perhaps Brits on holiday prefer a place that is quite British. For us, we were looking for a more cultural island experience. Since the island's main commerce is tourism, everything here caters to its European guests and it takes some looking to find island culture.

With that in mind, Las Brisas is predominantly British and that includes the staff, food, and entertainment. There is no "island" or Spanish entertainment here. While we were steps away from the beach (and delicious seafood), the day menu at Las Brisas contained frozen fish sticks, frozen french fries (chips), frozen potatoe cakes (hash browns), canned veggies. Nothing is fresh or local - very disappointing! Fortunately, Las Brisas is in a great location, close to the Playa Blanca beach and great local food.

The villa - The 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, and full (and very well stocked) kitchen were wonderful. It's something we look for with 3 small boys and its makes for a much more comfortable and enjoyable vacation. Housekeeping and maintenance were great. The beds were small and hard and, though I slept well, my husband slept horribly and was sore the whole time. The mosquitoes were pretty bad. They ate up our kids faces until we found repellent. There is free Wi-Fi in the villa.

Las Brisas - I will NOT call it a resort! There are no typical on-site resort services: spa, gourmet restaurant, decent shopping, fitness room... The babysitting service advertised was unavailable while we were there, so even if we wanted to partake in the British impersonating singers, we couldn't because the entertainment didn't start until 9:30pm each night - long past our kids bedtime. The average age of the guests is probably 50+. There were a few families with children but it obviously catered to an older population. There is no fitness complex or organized physical activity (water aerobics, yoga...).

The grounds are quiet and very nicely landscaped. The heated pool is very nice but the owners have voted to only allow children from 10-11am and 1:30-4pm. Beyond those times, the pool is only open for quiet adult swimming. Las Brisas is a very simple complex with great villas but housekeeping is only once a week and there nothing else worth time at the complex. Come for the villa as a nice base camp, but don't expect a resort!

We were here for Christmas but there were no Christmas activities available apart from a traditional British Christmas dinner and when we asked the front desk for recommendations for a local Christmas church service, they were not very helpful.

Playa Blanca - For the island, this is a great beach area with good food and nice beaches for swimming and sunbathing. We had a good experience at Tipico Canario for dinner with tapas-style squid, prawns, and mussels and a wonderful fresh mixed seafood entree.

Lanzarote - The island is a barren volcanic rock with lots of cacti and imported palm trees. It is a desert climate, so very dry. The wine country in the middle of the island was a nice surprise and worth a trip! There is a lot of locally made goat cheese. Since the island is small, it's easy to see the whole thing in a couple days with a rental car. There wasn't a whole lot about the island that interested us beyond the beaches. We prefer a more tropical island experience. Local food is fun, though, and we enjoyed the seafood and had fun trying the various preparations of goat, rabbit, and pork.

Pros: The villa was a nice base camp. The coffee was GREAT! Nice heated pool.
Cons: Too British. No local culture. No children's services available. Hard beds. Horrible food. Limited pool hours. Uninteresting island.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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WimPen, Owner at Ona Las Brisas, responded to this review, May 6, 2011
Thank you for your comments. May we clarify that childrens use of the pool is not restricted as described. It is the use of inflatables which is only allow between these hours.
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an englishwoman abroad
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Reviewed December 14, 2010

This is a lovely complex; well set out in itself in landscaped gardens with large pool, children's pool and children's play area, tennis courts and bar/restaurant. It is also well located in terms of being at the centre of a lovely relaxing resort with beach, shops and restaurants. There is an excellent supermarket across the road extensively stocking all types of groceries making full self catering a very real option. Would wholeheartedly recommend for those with small children or who like to be all on the level and we will defintely be going back.

If hiring a car in lanzarote don't be fooled into thinking that "Goldcar" offer an economic service - hidden full fuel tank supplement makes it an expensive provider!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Fife
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2010

Accommodation at this group of bungalows is of a high standard and is situated
in lovely gardens . There is an excellent Heated pool and shops and restaurants nearby
A most pleasant place for a tranquil holiday

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 6, 2010

We own a timeshare at Las Brisas and have done for 21 years although only visited about 7 times. Its like a home from home (but with none of the housework), its great to have your own private space (little gardens with BBQ). We BBQ'd 4 times over the holiday and it was easy to get supplies of any food you required from the towns supermarkets.
Villa furnishings could do with updating, but that didn't spoil our wonderful time there.
Gardens are beautiful.
We have always previously eaten at L'Artisan and Tipico Espanol, however we were very disappointed with these two restaurants this year. The food at the bar at Las Brisas is good and the breakfasts are great.
We did the blanket trip which was really full of information on the island and the demonstration wasn't much of a hardship. We actually met really nice people on the trip.
We took the Ferry to Feurtventura from Playa Blanca, it was cheaper to book with Last Minute Travel for the express trip 20 euro than to pay for a ticket at the Ferry Port 34euro.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ona Las Brisas
Address: Calle la Gomera 1, Playa Blanca, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Playa Blanca
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Bar / Lounge
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Playa Blanca
#10 Romantic Hotel in Playa Blanca
#10 Family Hotel in Playa Blanca
#10 Luxury Hotel in Playa Blanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ona Las Brisas 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ona Las Brisas is located along the picturesque fishing village of Playa Blanca. The resort was built in the traditional Mudejar style with white walls and elegant natural woodwork. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, Ona Las Brisas is built around a large heated pool. Our beautiful villas and apartments of one, two and three bedrooms have spacious, bright and comfortable interiors. Living rooms offer satellite TV, DVD player, telephone and furniture. Kitchens are fully equipped with oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge. Each villa has its own bathroom as well as a garden and patio with barbecue and garden furniture. There is a weekly cleaning service. ... more   less 
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