We have just had a week at this hotel, enjoyed staying there. The hotel is in a good location,has a nice pool, but is also just across the road from the beach. This is a family hotel though due to the time of year there were only pre school children while we were there, but there seems to be lots of activities organised for them. All in all a very good resort hotel, which we would recommend.
We have just come back from 1 weeks holiday half board at the lanzarote princess playa blanca. Everything from the rooms to the restaurant, the facilities to the staff was fantastic. Breakfast & evening meal was very good, even for the fussiest of eaters! Our room was lovely, very spacious & clean. A bottle of bubbly to welcome us in the room was a very nice touch. The piano bar & the entertainment bar are both very nice. Staff are extremely helpful & work exceptionally hard. A fantastic holiday & wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Faultless hotel - it is colossal but extremely well-run, spotlessly clean, amazing food and excellent facilities. The abundance of beautiful, fresh food was almost embarrassing - a real treat. We were upgraded to a junior suite as the hotel was fully booked so had a spacious room with a living area and a lovely sea view. The pools were all wonderful, the animation team was excellent and not too 'in your face' - my 7 year old and I played a lot of table tennis whenever there was a rain shower (sadly frequently during our 4 day stay!) The staff were all super-friendly and very amenable.
However, I would probably not go back to the Sandos Papagayo because a) the location - it is too far away from the airport - the taxi ride was nearly 50 Euros each way - a good 40 mins. And b) the beach in front of the hotel must be accessible from the hotel as I saw people on it but no idea how you got down to it from the hotel ... and it is black sand which makes it pretty unattractive. They have a free shuttle bus to and from the town nearby but we did not leave the hotel for 4 days as my daughter just wanted to go in the pool. Personally I would have liked to go for a walk nearby or wander around the town a little but due to the bad weather and the fact that you had to get a bus to go anywhere, we stayed put.
Stayed in Playa Blanca in May so this was a return visit to the town. I chose the Iberostar having looked at previous reviews and was not dissapointed. Hotel was clean,tidy and well managed which added to the enjoyment of my stay.
J from England
Overlooking the sparkling Atlantic ocean bathing Playa de las Coloradas in Lanzarote, the Iberostar Papagayo Hotel is …More
Very well run. Staff helpful with all that is asked of them.The hotel is well spread out and takes time to find you way around. Free coach every hour to the beaches in the centre of town. However there is a beach within walking distance. 2 weeks stay and the food was varied. Fresh cooking all the time. Only queues was at the fresh ground coffee machine.
The hotel is a bargain in price which is what some reviews seem to forget. The room was spacious and clean. Which is what I would expect for the money. I didn't use the 'all inclusive' facilities or the pools as I was out training on my bike all week. The hotel is close to carman which has a million and one different resterants and the beech etc. As for the complaints the hotel is on a hill...every hotel is on a hill!!! The hotel cannot change the country!
Very happy and will be booking again
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