FOOD AND DRINK
Outstanding food always piping hot, varied, cooked fresh in front of you.
Reviewers have mentioned the food being great but believe me it is the best ever!
There is a microwave if you wanted to reheat your food but I found it always hot and tasty.
I am Coeliac so the chefs made me gluten free pasta with spinach - massive portion on the plate - and tasted delicious! They also made me meringues and hot apple slices.
I couldn't decide on half board or all inclusive as I am not a big drinker but opted for all inclusive. Next time would go half board as the food is really filling and often in the afternoon I was out enjoying myself cycling and had to remember to come back for lunch.
I always had water with meals but all incl there is wine and draft beer.
At the bar there is also San Miguel bottled beer but this is not advertised on their menus.
Hotel room - lovely surprise - massive - being on my own - 2 beds - 29 and a half tiles door to balcony and 9 and a half tiles door to end of balcony!! New pine table and 2 chairs - huge mirror inside wardrobe door - very clean and loved the fresh decor - no idea what reviewers mean when they say hotel needs refurb - was expecting all old fashioned but this is not the case.
I have insomnia and asked reception if I could change the room as found it noisy all night. Spoke to another lady who also noticed the loud buzzing noise- the ferry!! Swithered whether to go on the ferry trip to Fuerteventura but no way after I found out the ferries (2 of them) finish at 9pm and leave their engines running all night! I am a light sleeper and some nights on the balcony reading until 4am then up at 7! Don't let this put you off the hotel - try and get some sleep in the afternoon or get ear plugs or you can always catch up on sleep when you get home.No complaints about the bed (for all that I slept in it) didn't find it to be too hard. I was at the third block nearest the ferries and the lady I spoke to was at the first block so doesn't matter where you are!
Many staff at the hotel did not have any English so it is good if you can learn some basic Spanish - I learned sin gluten - no gluten!
I escaped a few times at night as the entertainment is dire - I had to put my hand over my eyes -Animation team trying to do Celtic dancing - trying to kidnap each other, no rhythm at all for dancing and so embarrasing at the end wearing tartan hats and men silly tartan skirts - so awful - being Scottish wanted to get up there and show them how its done.
The stage needs to get used - as many have mentioned too early to finish entertainment -surely one member of Animation Team could stay on and play tracks while people dance.
Dido and his Animation Team at Louis Phaethon Beach in Paphos - I really missed all you guys as you are so professional and know how to put on great entertainment.
I went to Mollies Irish bar on Saturday night - NO ENTERTAINMENT at hotel as ANIMATION TEAM NIGHT OFF - hey we are on holiday and want to be entertained no matter what night it is! Instead it was cup final football!.
Guitarist Andy at Mollies saved my night with his jokes and great music on guitar and fiddle wandering amongst the crowd and they gave out sparklers for Something Inside So Strong tune. Then I went dancing at Jungle - I asked the hotel during the day where to go - I stayed until 3am - no charge for Jungle - drink 5euros - taxi 4euros.
Mollies is upstairs at Papapgo Shopping Centre (Jungle downstairs) only 10 min walk from hotel - come out and turn left.
OUT AND ABOUT
Hired a bike for 3 days - 25euros - would highly recommend - bike shop round corner from Santander - to the right of the hotel.
Lanzarote is fantastic for cyclists - great on the promenades to the left and right - but on the right towards Playa Dorada a lot of the prom is not allowed for cyclists. There are loads of cycle lanes and the views at Papapgo area are breathtaking.
I wouldn't recommend going right up to the lighthouse - lots of vandalism around the building and nothing exciting to look at - you can take a photo and admire the lighthouse from the end of the paved promenade - same goes for the castle - not worth trekking up to it! .
Puerto Calero - bus 2euros 65 each way and bus only comes every hour - spent an hour there walking around the harbour - lots of designer shops there - I was more interested in the mosiacs on the wall. Bus going back was confusing as no bus shelter and helpful English couple who have a timeshare told me where to wait for the bus on the corner of a strip of gravel - glad they were there or I would have been going in the wrong direction to the airport. Having been to the Marina Rubicon - there are lots of yachts to see and I preferred it to Puerto Calero.
Highly recommend this hotel and it gets 5 stars for the food and helpful attentive staff despite the dismal entertainment! I would advise escaping at night - shops stay open late - one night I saw fireworks - good time for dinner at night is at the start - 6:30 first dibs then time to go out for walk, wander the shops, try a bungee jump, listen to buskers on benches, get an ice cream, go dancing....
I took one bag on plane(no case) was bliss not having to wait for luggage. It can be done! Ladies one pair of Clarks sandals does all. Too hot for swollen ankles squeezing into high heels.
Take mozzie stuff - I got bitten every night and remember suncream even when no sun - loads of people with purple windburn.
Thanks to all helpful Trip Advisor reviewers who replied to me. Much appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The IBEROSTAR Lanzarote Park hotel is perfect for couples and families with children looking for relaxation and to enjoy an ideal holiday in Lanzarote. It features 388 rooms, including double rooms, family rooms, and suites; many of them have fantastic sea views and all accommodation types are available. Located just 50 metres from Playa Flamingo, the Lanzarote Park hotel offer a comprehensive range of services and facilities. Adults have the Star Prestige option, which has a chill out zone with a Jacuzzi, sun loungers and Balinese beds located in a private pool. For the kids there’s a children’s park, Miniclub, Minidisco, an activities programme for children 0 to 17, a games room, seven pools, and even a fun pool with eight slides...everything they need for endless fun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Lanzarote Park Hotel Playa Blanca
- Iberostar Playa Blanca
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