I went with my mother for a week at the Hesperia and we loved it!
It is in a beautiful location, 5 mins walk from the harbour Peurto Calero.
It is definitely 5 star! The hotel is huge, full of gardens and tranquil areas.
It is right beside the sea and there are a couple of lovely little beaches.
It is the perfect place for a wedding!
We booked with directline holidays and it was very reasonable. You can fly from lots of different airports and some are cheaper so check them all out before you book. Our holiday came to about £930 for two people for a week.
The food was brilliant - always lots of salads, fish, fresh bread, olives, cheese, pasta, chips and a different theme every night. The waiters even dressed up and did their job very well. Lots of deserts and ice cream! We are vegetarian and I don't like eggs or fish but I could always fill my plate. It was great for non vegetarians though.
I have never seen such an impressive breakfast buffet. There was absolutely everything you could thing of - every different type of eggs, cooked breakfast, toast, pastries, doughnuts, lots of delicious fresh fruit, waffles, crepes, cheese toasties, omelettes, tea, coffee, different juices, hot chocolate and of course champagne every morning.
There were quite a few English but mostly Spanish people. It is a very romantic hotel, perfect for young and old couples. Its great for young families too because they have plenty of facilities for kids like a mini club, shallow pools, play area, their own plates and cups. When I was there, very few young people were around because of school. (I live in Ireland so I get 3 months summer hols) But it is cheaper at this time of year and more peaceful.
There were a few people who sunbathed topless but we didn't mind.
When you arrive, call down to reception and ask for bathrobes and they will send them up straight away for free. We had a standard room but it was very spacious. There was a huge king sized bed that was very comfortable with all sorts of soft pillows and cushions. The TV had plenty of channels but why would you want to watch TV on holiday! There's actually a TV room near reception.The bathroom was nice and very clean. The shower was lovely and you could get clean white fluffy towels every day. There was also a magnifying mirror which was handy and a large wardrobe with a free safe.
If you go into reception and go up in the lift to the 8th floor there is a library with books and magazines. If you see a Cecelia Aherne book (which I highly recommend) or Coleen Rooney book they're mine. :)
The pools were brilliant and clean. There are 4 so if you want to swim in peace you can. They play music at the bars. There are sun loungers in the pool and shallow areas where you can lie in the pool and chill out. The pools are definitely not to cold! The weather is so hot that you need to cool down in the pool sometimes. If you just jump in you soon get used to the temperature. I even paddled at night time because my feet were too hot.
In Peurto Calero there are lots of designer shops and a couple of souvenir shops. There is also a supermarket that has everything you might need. There are many restaurants and bars where you can relax and look out onto the harbour. Everywhere we went the people were very friendly. In one cafe the cook brought out some bread and gave it to the children so that they could feed the fish. I was amazed at how clear and clean the water was. You could see hundreds of fish, some were huge!
My favourite place was the Buda Cocktail Lounge, it was the nicest bar i have ever seen and the cocktails were great. If you go before 6 you get them much cheaper.
I suggest you get a taxi ( for 7 euros) and visit Peurto Del Carmen. Its a more touristy area but the beach is fantastic and there is also a shopping centre. There are lots of bars with music on an evening.
The spa is amazing. You can buy a morning pass for just €23 (10:30 am to 3pm) and it is definitely worth the money. There are lots of water jets and all sorts of water things that massage you, warm and hot jacuzzis, steam room, sauna, relaxation suite, steam shower, scottish shower, water volcano, waterfall and lots more. The best spa I've ever been in. They even provide refreshing drinks, fresh fruit and biscuits. I came out totally relaxed.
On an evening there are singers or a piano player which is very nice but a little bit more entertainment would be good. Our only complaint was the transfer company transfers4u / Jumbo Tours. The woman was not very pleasant and we had to wait a 2 hours in the heat for a bus to take us on a ten min journey. She kept trying to get us to wait away from her stand so not to make her look bad but we stayed right beside her until eventually she sorted a bus for us. Do not book with them!
I would highly recommend this hotel and we hope to come back soon.
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- Also Known As:
- Hesperia Lanzarote Puerto Calero
- Hotel Hesperia Lanzarote
- Hesperia Hotel Lanzarote