Well where do I start? We have just got back and staying at the Kontiki apartments were a dream and I DEFINITELY will be going back there and strongly recommend you do the same! From start to finish the holiday was amazing and we loved staying in the apartments and Puerto Del Carmen as a whole.
We were a 26/31 year old couple who normally go all inclusive. For flights and the accommodation we paid £200 altogether booked via onthebeach. We got an absolute bargain because the Kontiki was everything we wanted and more. The reception staff were friendly, yes we didn't get the best room/balcony but who cares??! and again the rooms were a bit dated but again who cares??! They were lovely, clean and spacious and all we needed. The complex itself was brilliant! Perfect location!!! Gorgeous views from the poolside and sun terrace overlooking the beach. Everything was so clean and just perfect :)
The bar staff were FANTASTIC! They really really contributed to the enjoyment of our holiday so much. Rachel could not have been more friendlier and helpful, anything you need to know she knows and will go out of her way to help you. Tracy, one of the owners of the bar was also great to us and made lovely sangria, which is what we drank by the pool all holiday and I would strongly recommend it trying it. Meesha was lovely and always put a smile on my face as well as Jude who was such a laugh! I will genuinely miss them until the next time I go back again.
The food and drinks were really cheap, the selection on the menu was more than I ever expected from self catering...if you wanted you could pre book your breakfasts the night before, you can choose your table and it is all laid out nicely for you the next morning. You don't even have to tell them what time you will be eating (just as long as it's between 8:30 and 10:30) Breakfast was tasty, especially the continental brekkie of meats and cheese.
The apartments themselves are on a hill, known on here as 'cardiac hill'. I really do not understand all the fuss!!! It's not bad at all plus there is a side entrance to the Kontiki to save having to go all the way up it. This is by far the best holiday I have ever had and CANNOT WAIT to go back to the kontiki apartments.....beautiful and brilliant while being right on the beach, next to all shops, bars and restaurants, amazing bar staff....please please please go! You will not be dissapointed!
As for Puerto Del Carmen itself, it was great! I would definitely recommend going to an Italian restaurant called 'Las Terrazaz' and 'Thats Amore'. Also there are so many great pubs/ bars including 'Routa 66'. There is a great excursion shop called 'Last Minute Travel' for all your trip needs which is a short walk to the right at the bottom of the hill. We went on sand buggies through the mountains of Lanzarote and booked a jet bike safari which was totally amazing!!! Have a go on the peadelo boats too....there is so much to do I wish I had gone for 10 days now instead of a week. Also go on the catalazan boat trip! Lovely Tracy from the bar booked it all for us, 64 euros each got us a plantinum trip, free booze and food on board and the most hillarious northerner called Steve running the boat, it was brilliant!
I hope you have found this review helpful....I will be putting loads of pictures up soon but do not hesitate going to the Kontiki...you will have a fantastic time! Ignore all the bad reviews and the moaners...the holiday is also what you make it :)
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Sea Kontiki Club Apartments Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
- Kon Tiki Hotel
- Apartamentos Kontiki Club Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen