We have now visited this hotel for the past 4 years. The hotel is exceptionally clean and in beautiful surroundings. Puerto Calero itself is a quiet and peaceful resort, it is simply the best place to go if you want fine dining and beautiful views. Previous reviews that complain about the sunbeds are simply not true - we have visited this hotel in peak and off peak times and have never had a problem. I can only imagine it is people who want to sit by the pool that is closest to the bar and restaurant area. We prefer to relax around the quiet sea water pool where there is a sand area with palm trees and have never had any problems getting a sunbed at any time of day. The staff at the hotel are polite and friendly and do their very best at all times. The highlight for us has always been the Spa - it is my favourite place to relax. The spa staff are all outstanding and extremely helpful and polite, particularly Attor who is just simply a credit to this hotel. The Spa pool is so completely beautiful and relaxing that I find myself floating in this haven of beauty and relaxation every day and it is one of the main reasons we keep returning year after year. The treatments are all of a an extremely high standard and I recommend having a massage on day one - it really does help you to chill out from the very start of your holiday. There are three large swimming pools and one children's pool. I really appreciate the sea water pool as it has dedicated lanes for swimming for those who want to work off the many pounds that can be easily gained at this hotel ! Or simply to keep their fitness levels up whilst on holiday. For an All Inclusive the food is good although I have to say that due to the fact that there are so many gorgeous restaurants around the area we do pay to go AI but never actually eat at the hotel much as we prefer our food to be cooked fresh to order and don't always enjoy the buffet style catering. I think we are quite fussy as we constantly hear others around the hotel raving about the food. The breakfasts are good and there is a lot of choice, the lunches are quite repetitive but there is always a good choice of salad, bread, fish and meats available. As we have stayed here several times we only tend to eat at the main restaurant in the evening on our first night. Buffet style food is just not our thing but I do believe for this style of catering they do a great job and you have a choice to go out and eat so you can just go b and b or simply go AI and eat out like we do. After you've had a few drinks everyday the AI pays for itself anyway. The drinks choice for AI is plentiful and does include quite a few named drinks like Smirnoff and Gordon's gin - you must ask for Smirnoff though or you will be given the local vodka - which isn't bad in any way...just a tip. The wine list for AI at dinner is impressive and you get a great deal of choice. Cava is also available through out the day and the one that is included in AI is really lovely. The coffee is a bit bitter and not my favourite but you can nip down to Puro Gusto on the marina for the best cup of coffee on the island ! There is a large selection of cocktails that are available in the evenings and it is lovely to sit outside on the terrace of the piano bar and watch the sun go down sipping a cocktail or two and listening to the classical musician playing in the bar. There is entertainmanet through out the day and evening if this is your bag! Quite fun if you go with the flow and don't expect too much - tacky sort of tribute shows but they all work hard and try their best. We don't go to this hotel for entertainment so it doesn't bother us too much and is pretty much the same standard of entertainment found in hotels through out Spain. They could do with adding more staff to the pool bar and piano bar as when it is busy it can be a little wait to be served. There are also fitness classes that run and I enjoy these but find that they are cut a little short sometimes- the last aqua aerobics session was only about 20 minutes long which I don't think was long enough. I think it depends who you get. The first guy who took it for the first part of the week was great and the sessions seemed to be around 40 minutes and you really felt like you'd had a work out. The guy that took our last session I think was slightly more interested in posing by the side of the pool than actually giving us a great work out but we all had a bit of a laugh about it and I just went for a longer swim ! The entertainment in the day and evening can easily be avoided if you hate that sort of thing. They tend to tuck the activities away in corners of the hotel so not to distract holiday makers who are just there to relax.
If you get a sea view room you will be treated to some awesome sunsets from the privacy of your balcony. We go to this hotel because it is well run, extremely clean, has beautiful gardens that are immaculately cared for, a wonderful pool scene and a truly OUTSTANDING SPA. It is a wonderful hotel to just go and chill out, forget work and let every day worries just float off you and the area of Puerto Calero is simply delightful and full of exceptional restaurants and shops - great for people watching and admiring the many luxury yachts. Enjoy !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for complete relaxation in a luxurious setting in the Canary Islands, allow yourself to be won over by the charms of the Hotel Costa Calero Talaso & SPA, a magical holiday resort built in 2004 and featuring details of Lanzarote's traditional architecture and lush tropical gardens of 27.000m2. The wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean to be enjoyed from our delightful hotel are an invitation to rest and relaxation on Lanzarote, although we also have a modern Talaso& SPA Centre providing an active pool, Roman Baths and beauty and thalasso treatments, a new concept in spas to restore mind and body. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Puerto Calero
- Iberostar Hotel Costa Calero
- Iberostar Costa Calero
- Hotel Costa Calero Lanzarote/Puerto Calero