Stayed at the Yaiza Suite Hotel for 2 weeks from the 21st June 09 with husband and 4 year old son. Read loads of reviews before hand so was a little dubiuos before travelling. I needn't have been. The hotel is lovely.
We had a 1 bedroom suite so had seperate bedroom and our son slept in the living area. The bedroom was large woth lots of wardrobe space and the bed was huge. Bathroom again large with seperate bath and shower. Rooms were spotless and cleaned daily. There was also a turndown service each night and my son was delighted he had a chocolate left on his pillow each night! Balcony was large enough with 2 reclining chairs and small table, very private the way it is laid out so no one overlooking you. We had a fridge (minibar) but we just bought our own drinks for in the room as they were a little pricey in the hotel. You do not get any knives, forks, spoons, plates etc. Just a few wine glasses. We had no intention of cooking but it would have been nice to make our son a sandwich occasionally. Having said this, I'm sure if we had asked they would have provided them for us.
We stayed B&B and the breakfasts were fantastic. 3 restaurants to choose from, all serve the same just different settings. The outdoor one was best for breakfast we felt. You had plenty of choice and if you cant find something you like from here then there is no pleasing you! If on B&B you could pay for one of the buffet restaurants in the evening. It is 38Euro each for adults and 18 for kids.(drinks extra) We thought this was rather pricey and would no way eat that much, so we didnt bother. We did however eat at the Don Giovani Italian restaurant, about 4 times and it was lovely. Again more expensive than the restuarants in resort but well worth it.
Pool areas are great plenty of beds, so not sure why people needed to put towels down every day!!! Free towel service too, clean towels every day if you wish. Not much more to say.
When you arrive have a good walk around all the hotel to find your feet as it is quite large, we didnt find the underground tunnel to D block accross the road until our last week!
Lots for kids to do, kikoland has areas for all age of kids and clubs if they want to stay. Ours didnt but we could go with him and still use all the facilities. Pools there too. Disco and shows every night ranging from snake shows to performances from the team.
The location of the hotel is great, right on the beach which is lovely, again very clean and safe for kids, water sports for older kids and adults too. About 10 mins walk either way takes you to all restaurants and shops etc. The Rubicon Marina to the left is lovely with some higher end restaurants, but it was very quiet when we went. Much busier the other way towards the other harbour.The usual restaurants, spanish, italian,chinese all pretty much the same. Paying on average for 3 of us with bottle of wine between 40-80 euros, hotel slightly more than this!!
We went on the glass bottom boat from the harbour to the right, 15 euros for adults and 5 for kids. Takes you to Papagayo beach and if you want to get off and spend a few hours there you can and they will pick you up later. Then stops off at Rubicon Marina. Dont expect to see many fish though! Well worth it though, compared to the trips available through sovereign, boat trip around 50 euros each for adults!!
We also had a car for 2 days. Went to the water park in costa teguise, which was ok, but needs a face lift, re paint etc and the floor was terrible on your feet. Also went to papagayo beach for the day and would certainly recommend this. Lots of little rock pools for the little ones to explore and very relaxed. One of our best days.
Weather was great a constant 30 or so degrees. A few evening the wind really picked up and so was a few degrees cooler, but generally was great.
The Yaiza is expensive but we would def go back, so clean, the staff are all very efficient and the location is spot on. A lot of people had returned this year but booked direct with the hotel and made huge savings.
Would certainly recommend to families with young children, and we will def be going back at some point.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed in the colonial canaries style, with its traditional, picturesque balconies, and exotic interior tropical, excellent facilities and faultless service, Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort is a welcoming, five-star luxury hotel, conceived to satisfy the most demanding customer by making their stay a unique and unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Princesa Yaiza Hotel Playa Blanca
- Princess Yaiza Lanzarote
- Hotel Princesa Yaiza Suite
- Princess Yaiza Hotel Lanzarote
- Princesa Yaiza Lanzarote
- Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort Lanzarote/Playa Blanca