We spent two weeks at the Nautilus at the beginning of January 2014. We have been to the Matagorda area of Lanzarote many times before, but never stayed at Nautilus. However, having passed it last year we decided to give it a go. It is just a few minutes walk to the beach and local supermarkets.
Our bungalow was a two bedroomed facing the pool and had the sun from late morning each day. (When the sun appeared as it did rain rather a lot during our stay).
The bungalow was well equipped and the cleaning ladies kept it spotless and were extremely pleasant. Our sheets were changed twice a week and the towels at least every few days. The kitchen had an oven, fridge/freezer and numerous pots, pans and china and cutlery (though there were only the two of us). There was a washing line and pegs in a kind of utility area off the kitchen. The furniture was good, a sofa in the lounge area and table and chairs. Both bedrooms had twin beds which were comfortable and there was plenty of wardrobe space. There were two bathrooms, though sadly for me, no bath. The patio had a table chairs and two sunbeds (so no fighting to reserve sunbeds each morning).
The whole place was extremely peaceful, no organised activities, no blaring music. It was geared up completely and superbly well for disabled people (we aren’t). There was breakfast on site, but cheaper at the local restaurants. There were no meals available in the evenings. The supermarket had a variety of goods but they could be bought cheaper at the local supermarkets (5 minutes walk).
The staff were so very lovely and so extremely helpful. Check in and out was easy and quick, no queues.
The down sides – there were a few. There were no English TV channels apart from sky news and BBC news (and with the incessant rain, they would have been useful). The wifi was non-existent in the bungalow, but okay if you went to the reception area. You had to pay for the safe and an extra key to the apartment (though the extra key deposit was refunded at the end of the stay).
All in all we were more than happy with our stay at the Nautilus and we would definitely go back again as we loved the peace and quiet. However, it may well not suit those wanting onsite activities or childrens clubs, but I am not sure if these are available at peak times, you might need to check. So as usual it’s all a case of what you want from a holiday.
(I would like to say that because of the rain, we did a few trips with Last Minute organised coach trips and I cant praise them enough. We visited La Graciosa and also a the Sunday market and Playa Blanca – brilliant).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The resort includes single and double apartments (47 of them mobility-friendly). You will enjoy a qualified service in an exceptionally quiet environment, environmentally friendly and with original works of art present both in common areas and in every apartments. Two acclimatised swimming pools (one for small children, the other equipped with a water-powered lift for 120kg) and Breakfast and take away food are also at our clients' disposal. We also have a apartments known as "Casa del Artista", specifically adapted for the needs of artists that contribute to our varied collection of works of art. You can enjoy long walks or bike-rides in the avenue bordering the beaches, as well as all shopping and entertainment options offered by Puerto del Carmen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nautilus Bungalows Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
- Nautilus Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
- Nautilus Bungalows Lanzarote
- Nautilus Resort Puerto Del Carmen
- Nautilus Lanzarote Puerto Del Carmen