My wife and I stayed at the Penita the last week in June and the first in July 2013, and the weather was perfect.
Check in was very easy, for a small payment and deposit you are given a remote control for the TV and a lock and key for the safe. You can get BBC1, ITV and BBC news channels on the TV, and the safe is located as usual in the wardrobe. You are also given a key to the apartment and a key to the gate that surrounds the Penita, this is locked at midnight, a nice bit of added security.
The apartment, lots of cupboard and draw space, there are two extra pillows in the wardrobe as well as lots of hangers, and cups as well as mugs in the kitchen. There is a fan on a stand that you can plug in wherever you want it, we had it blowing all night in the bedroom and it was comfortable, as it was very humid. In the bedroom there are blackout curtains but not in the living room which isn’t good if that’s where you have to sleep. The balcony is very big and is a great place for having something to eat or drink, however if there are small children they would need watching as the hand rail could be climbed up. We were in apartment 227 which looks over the sea, regarding noise I don’t think it matters which apartment you get, they are all quiet.
The pool is a nice size and is cleaned daily, we didn’t have a problem with sun lounges, but I think when the kids have their school holidays there could be shortages.
There is a decent super market not too far away, if you turn left out of the back gate and walk for about a hundred yards, fresh bread every day, but go for the long life milk, anything else will not keep in the fridge for more than a few hours.
The pool bar is a little more expensive than other places for eating and drinking but you have the convenience of it being close. It’s a shame that it closes at 7pm, as this would be a good place to meet other people, I presume they have had noise problems in the past.
No visit from the maid on Sunday and Wednesday, you need to keep this in mind as there are no clean towels on these days.
Check out is 12 o’clock, they have a left luggage area and separate showers along with fresh towels, for those with later flights. At the reception they have a small set of scales, which you can check your luggage weight on, beware if you are with Thomas Cook they charge 18 euros for every kilo over your allowance, as they say, even Dick Turpin wore a mask when he robbed you.
We will return.
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- La Penita Apartments Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen