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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 37 Hotels in Playa Blanca
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 1 week at start of January.We were part of a party of 6 adults and 1 infant.We had a great holiday,the weather was not the best but the hotel made up for this.
The all inclusive was great, food in main restaurant and italians was best ever at any hotel buffet and we have stayed in some nice hotels,not like Mexico and Caribean but not those prices either.Italians was excellent and they would cook your pasta to order if you asked,pizzas being made fresh all the time.Drinks were fine too, extra for brands, my hubby likes havana rum which you had too pay 1 euro for which was fine as they gave big measure he was quite happy.Most of us drank cocktails which were limited choice but good.
Hotel is bit further out but again that suited us as we quite like a walk in morning.You can walk right along the sea front into the marina and on to playa blanca itself and its a lovely walk although a taxi into centre is 5 euro not expensive.
The hotel facilitys are really good,several pools and pool bars plenty sun beds and you get full use of the spa and sauna which was great for us as weather wasnt great.Plenty of bars as well depending on your likes some more for adults and others more suited to kids.
Overall we had a fantastic holiday we had contacted before we went with a few requests regarding rooms and cots and felt the hotel staff went out their way to accomodate us in every way.
If anyone has anything else they would like to ask feel free to contact us we are happy to help.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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SUBDIRECTORA, Manager at Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2012

Dear customers,

We are very happy that you had a fantastic time amongst us in Playa Blanca, and we trust you will visit us again soon.

Best regards,

Mrs. Bueno,
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

great location as only 20 minute walk from rubicon marina which has many great shops.
the pool has 5 pools however as i was there in February it was good yet only 1 pool was heated so everyone crowded round the one pool. yet there were lots of sunbeds and never had to fight for beds and as there were 11 of us this was good. i went all inclusive which is quite literally eat and drink as much as you can. no limits. except that after 11pm you have to pay for drinks yet after this time not much is going on. there is lots for kids to do aswell as adults. it has crazy/mini golf which is good fun and table tennis all need a deposit but you do get it back.
1 downside i feel is that it is a little big (biggest hotel on the island) yet you never notice how many people are here. there is a good choice of food for all meals yet i feel it can get a bit crowded as there is only 1 main restaurant. yet if you are going out for the day you can get a packed lunch which is definatly enough food.

overall a good holiday the temp was 20 degrees c + every day and rooms had good aircon to keep cool and good balconies to look over the sea and lobos.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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SUBDIRECTORA, Manager at Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2012

Many thanks again, dear clients, for having trusted us and selected us for your well-deserved holiday.

Wishing you the best, we send you our kindest regards.

Mrs. Bueno,
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

I've been too papagayo areana 3 times . Just came back about 3weeks ago I love this hotel could not fault it on one thing . Lovely service got complimentry champagne of my birthday also as we been a few times they left us papagayo slippers and hats and a thank you note which was a nice touch !! Food is lovely will be returning next jan love it !!!!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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1  Thank Jel24x
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

We are a family with two young boys, aged 4 and 2. The hotel had excellent facilities, good food and a lovely pool area. It had a fantastic kids club, with very hard working entertainers that my eldest son adored. Our room was really nice with a sea view and ground floor too which was much appreciated with young children. The hotel is kept exceptionally clean and the majority of staff are extremely polite and happy. Lots of the waiters would try to amuse our children which was always a help at dinner time.
Things that could be improved are; there was meant to be a large and child's pool heated. Only 1 large pool was heated but still very cold. It really wouldn't of taken much to heat one of the small children's pool for the little ones. The reception staff were quite moody on arrival and not very welcoming. It would be nice if the hotel could make the walk over to the nicer beaches a little easier.
Saying all this we would definitely return as our children had a lovely time and we couldn't,t get our eldest out of the kids club. We were unfortunate to have poor weather so would return at a different time of year

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

We went back to this hotel for the second time in a year in October for 2 weeks. staff could not do enough for us, they were fantastic. our room was cleaned daily and to a high standard. There was a great choice of food which was of very good quality. This hotel is definately worth a visit. So much so we're going back a again at the end of February for the third time in a year and are really looking forward to it.

Room Tip: Sea views are fabulous
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

just returned from sandos papagayo arena on the 9th feb 2012. great hotel . staff very helpfull. Ali the waiter in the dining room and late shift snack cafe was very helpfull. Will definatly be back.

Room Tip: all rooms in blocks A to D have sea veiw
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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12  Thank lennie_rainey
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SUBDIRECTORA, Manager at Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2012

Dear clients,

Many thanks for having used this means to express an opinión about this hotel establishment, and we look forward to receiving you again.

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Mrs. Bueno,
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

I am currently sitting in the top bar of the papagayo watching my 6 year old play pool with his friends that he has made. we have had a great time since arriving on Sunday 5th with another 4days to go. All the staff are willing to do what ever it takes to make you happy although some old do with a lesson in smiling. Not many negatives about this hotel, all mainly positive. Having been on loads of all inclusives before we new what to expect from the food, loads of it and to a good quality. some of the reviews say the food gets a bit samey, but the tip is to look what's on offer and have one starter and a main meal without filling your plate with all sorts of mixtures which is easy to do when you see a bit of this and fancy a bit of that. Our kids loved the pancakes at breakfast and the pancakes fron the snack bar in the afternoon. The playa blanca beach is about a 20minute walk away. It's a lovely walk and the beach was lovely and safe forthe kids. I would say we struggled to find things to do without spending a fortune as the weather was cloudy but that is no fault of the hotel. The kids had a great time splashing about in the pool although even the heated pool was a bit too cold
For dad after 10 to 15 minutes. The spa was nice although the whirl pools were a tad cold.
we had a great time, As the reviews say spotlessly clean, drinks flow and the food is endless. Try the cheese toasters after 11pm from the snack bar, great for supper. Well I shall be leaving about a stone heavier even after going to the gym every morning. great value, just wished we could have had a bit more sun. fingers crossed for the next 3 days hey.

Room Tip: we stayed in block b which had amazing views of the sea
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort

Address: Calle Las Acacias, no 6 | Playa Las Coloradas, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
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Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Playa Blanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Playa Blanca
#3 Green Hotel in Playa Blanca
#3 Spa Hotel in Playa Blanca
#6 Family Hotel in Playa Blanca
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Blanca
#7 Luxury Hotel in Playa Blanca
#8 Romantic Hotel in Playa Blanca
Price Range: $175 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 488
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort All Inclusive is located on the seafront in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. The hotel is close to beaches of the Papagayo Natural Park (600m). The Timanfaya National Park is 20 km away. The rooms are spacious and bright, with a balcony with views, bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV with international channels. Each room provides a safety deposit box (supplement charge). The complex provides four outside pools, gym, minigolf and sports center, plus spa, sauna and steam bath. It also has eight bars, a disco and a snack bar, as well as a few restaurants: - International Restaurant - Italian Restaurant - Fusion Restaurant: Alternately Mexican/Oriental Nights The front desk is 24 hour manned and has a tourist information including car rental and tour services. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in public areas. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sandos Papagayo Arena Beach Hotel
Papagayo Arena Lanzarote
Papagayo Arena Resort
Hotel Papagayo Arena
Papagayo Arena Hotel Lanzarote
Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort Lanzarote/Playa Blanca

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