After reading reviews on here I was worried how disappointed I would be If we were not allocated a beach front bungalow, I raced in to open the curtains and was not disappointed - WOW!
Rooms 1 & 2 have great sea views and are near the pool. Rooms 17 to 33 all have sea views and access to the beach, we were lucky enough to be in one of these so it was worth the money we paid.
We have visited Lanzarote a few times and this is the best place we have stayed on the island. Right in the centre of things yet really peaceful. Don't let the fact that Velazquez is only a 2 Star put you off. You have everything you need here...
The rooms aren't 5 star luxury nor do they claim to be but they are spotlessly clean, and towels are changed every day. For €10 deposit you can get beach towels too. The kitchen facilities are adequate but we didn't use them much with so many bars and restaurants just across the road. The bathroom has a hair dryer however if you have long hair I would advise you take your own!
We only visited reception at check in and check out and this was our only contact with the staff there (except security!) but they were friendly and helpful.
The pool area is nice and clean with great sea views, while we were there the pool was deserted and we only spent a couple of hours there, but there were plenty of sun loungers and shades available for those who wanted a change from the beach.
Remember to lock your doors at night though or you will get the security guard knocking you up to let you know the door is open! This happened to us on our first night, good to know someone is keeping an eye out for you, if not a little scary to have someone pounding on your patio door in the middle of the night!
A taxi from the airport cost us just €12 and back at the end of our stay was €10. We got a bus to Costa Teguise which was €2.90 each and to Playa Blanca for €2.40 each. If you are going to the market in Playa Blanca you need to be up early as the buses get full later on. The Market is on Wednesdays and Saturdays and is worth a visit, you may not bag a bargain but it's lovely.
If you need a supermarket the nearest one is Hyperdino Express, out of the gate across the road turn right and its down a side street on the left just after the La Brasa Grill. There is also a 'Cafe + Market' out of the gate across the road and left, this is more expensive but they sell lovely cakes and pastries.
When you arrive you'll find coffee, milk, juice, butter jam and crackers in the room. While there it was my birthday and we were left a bottle of fizz and champagne glasses, nice touch. We will definitely return to Velazquez when we are next in Lanzarote.
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- Also Known As:
- Velazquez Apartments Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
- Bungalows Velazquez Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen