We had a wonderful stay despite the cloudy weather (it's sunny there now!). The hotel is perfectly located - next to the marina and close to restaurants and supermarkets.
The hotel has a lovely pool area and bar, a variety of different sun loungers to choose from (and child free!). If you play tennis, the court is pretty ropey, I wouldn't bother taking your racquets! The apartments are perfect - clean and spacious.
Will certainly be back again next year - cant recommend it enough!
Would definitely recommend. We stayed in a standard room and we did not feel inferior to the 'deluxe' guests at all. The pool area was lovely and the rooms were spacious. The food was lovely and had lots of options.
Fantastic hotel and holiday, the room was amazing and the beds so comfortable. Champagne on arrival and every day for breakfast WOW. Food very good and fresh cooked for you and being adults only very relaxing.
The staff was extremely friendly. Lots of activities for children including the games room and kikoland. Spacious and clean hotel ground, which leads directly to a sandy beach. Lots of restaurants in the hotel to choose from. Great buffet breakfast.
Anne from London
Modern building, Located directly on the Playa Blanca Beach, this full service hotel includes a fresh and heated swimming …More
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.
La Bocayna is just what we wanted for our short break. Close to Papagayo beaches (we always rent a car) and not too far for shopping either. We know this island very well and it did not disappoint us.
Weather was lovely apart from it raining as we checked in, but the receptionist gave us a glass of cava whilst we waited for it to stop, and from then on it was sunny and warm. The food in the restaurant was very good with enough choices. The staff were very helpful and even gave us 2nd helpings of the mussels (our favourite). The bed was very comfortable and the cleaning was excellent.
All in all, we will certainly return to La Bocayna Village!
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