This beachfront hotel has 3 pools and a jam-packed activity programme for of all ages.
The Sol Lanzarote is practically on top of Matagorda’s golden sands. It’s about a 5-minute drive from Puerto del Carmen – or you can walk it in half an hour – and the hotel’s pools all have sea views.
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Full board buffet meals - breakfast 07.30-10.30, lunch 13.30-15.30 and dinner 18.30-21.30 November-April, 19.00-22.00 May-October. Snacks 12.00-17.30.
Selected local alcoholic and soft drinks 10.30-23.30. Tea and coffee from vending machines.
All are included except where indicated.
These three pools are ajacent to one another, with simple walkways and bridges separating them. Sunbeds and parasols line the edges, with palm trees for extra shade.
International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with themed evenings.
There's an animation programme with entertainment and activities for kids aged 5 to 12 years at the hotel-run club. Some activities may carry a charge.
Booked as last min getaway for family has good and bad points nice and close to airport so cheap for taxis right on the beach so great location nice walks either way on the promenade, the hotel itself is clean and tidy we booked a sea view room was well worth it looking at other rooms that have views of nothing at all. My kids enjoyed the pools to swim but as far as entertainment compared to other hotels I've been to its not great to be fair, as for the food yeah very much of the same thing every night good choices but either cold Luke warm or meat being over cooked and just sat in a pan swimming in oil. Went out one of the nights and what a difference brilliant meal all in all the hotel is average unfortunately it's not for me so won't be returning More
We are just back from a fantastic holiday in the Sol Hotel, Lanzarote. This is a beautifully situated hotel right on the promenade with endless sea views. This is a hotel with huge potential and it is obvious that a lot of work was carried out during the recent refurbishment, with painting etc still ongoingâ¦ Our check in was trouble free and we were allocated a fabulous room with pool & sea view. Our room was separated from our daughters by a sliding door. The floor space over all was great with a spacious balcony. Our room was very well finished, modern and I loved the strip lighting behind the bed. The beds were very comfortable and it was great to go home free from back ache. There was also lots of storage with a slide robe and two large drawer units. The bathroom was very large and the hairdryer was excellent. The landscaping, trees, plants etc were very nice also and well maintained. The Pool areas were also very good and it was great to see the toddler pool being emptied each evening. Also a mention for Sebastian, the Hotel Photographer, who takes fab photos with no pressure to buy, however itâs hard not to purchase a few as his work is very good. We also got a few family pics taken and his patience with our almost three old was commendable. We could not fault the food, the dining room is very big, busy and the staff work very, very hard. I think it would be next to impossible not to find food that you like. There was great variety of hot & cold foods for breakfast, lunch & dinner and we were never hungry. The pool snack bar was also quite good with chips, and yummy pizza, salads, fruit, ice cream & drinks constantly available. I also liked being able to make my own toasties with sliced bread, ham, onions, tomato etc. laid out daily ready to use by the sandwich press. The beer on all inc. was also very nice as was the Cava. The entertainment team worked very hard to put on nightly shows and did very well, but I think this is the area that lets the hotel down. The entertainment room is very dreary, outdated and very hot & stuffy. We were much happier sitting outside as it was cooler, but then our daughter wanted to be at the show. It would be so much better if they opened all the doors at the side of this area at least and then parents could sit outside and have full view of their children. There is huge potential here with a little imagination. So all in all we thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at the Sol and hope to return in the future.More
Ailish W, 186600
Stayed from the 7th-21st June. Problem with checking in due to 2 bookings under the same name. Eventually given our room which was facing the car park. Straight back to reception to request another room which we got. If your not to good at walking then this is not the place! Too many steep inclines to get to your room! Room was nice and spacious. Daily maid service who made our beds every day. The hotel lifeguard is an absolute horrible man!! Took great delight in soaking people's towels left on sun beds and then collecting them and dumping them at the info point!! On his rule card you are only allowed 25 minutes to leave your sunbed!!! He also took great delight in stabbing people's inflatables!! Now what really lets this hotel down is the food, lukewarm if you was lucky enough to be there whilst they was replenishing the buffet. I got RAW chicken one night and was very lucky to notice before I swallowed it!! The snack bar was the same slop everyday!! Would definitely say it's not 4* food!! No hand gel as you walk into the dining room, which they seriously need to consider!! After the amount of people I seen not washing their hands after going to the loo!! Overall very disappointed and would not stay again. Don't bother paying for the wifi it's crap!!More
Firstly, I'm really shocked to read such sad and rude things about this hotel, as I literally don't think I could complain about anything huge. Despite our late arrival at half 10pm through First Choice, we were checked in quickly and given a little buffet despite the dinner closing at half 9. When we got to our room, it was dark, but the room was incredibly modern, spacious, clean and lovely. In the morning, much to our delight, we woke to see we had the most gorgeous view of the sea directly in front of us. I have been informed many people pay for this luxury, but I guess we were just lucky as we didn't have to with our room position. The beach is literally through some gates (you must use your room card to get in and out). Throughout the holiday we had no issues at all with sunbeds. We would put towels on them at 10 ish and be down on them by 11. Yes people reserve them and don't go to them for maybe 3 or 4 hours, or not at all, but every hotel is the same! The pool were lovely, one side is really deep so if you don't want to hear or see the children all day, get a bed on that side! Also there were plenty of activities going on for the children to do, as well as things for the adults also. We didn't go to the evening entertainment, but from walking past it a few nights it did look good. There was a huge variety of food in the restaurant everyday. Yes, it was repetitive, but bear in mind how many people these chefs must cater for. I thought they did very well. Huge variety of meat, and I personally saw lots of food for vegetarians, it's not the hotels fault if you are fussy! One tiny thing regarding food is just to be careful; one night the chicken was definitely pink so I did not eat it, and also one day of the holiday my boyfriend had food poisoning which we assume came from the 'red fish' (but obviously this was not confirmed) resulting in a whole weekend going to waste which was obviously a shame. The snack bar contained a random selection of food which wasn't to my personal taste but would suit many. As for the people moaning about the airport noise, not once did the noise of a plane wake me or prevent me from sleeping. Yes you can hear them, but it was more incredible to see than to complain about, the airport closes at midnight and opens at 7 also. Make sure you take a walk right up to the airport along the beach, we got some incredible photos! Rooms were cleaned everyday without doubt, and you could leave towels in the bath when you wanted clean towels which we did every 3 days or so. All the maids were very polite. In fact all the staff were very polite in general, including the waiters and waitresses who work their butts off in the restaurant for hours at a time. You must visit Timanfaya, the National Park. It was the favourite part about my trip to Lanzarote. Thank you so much to all at Sol Lanzarote, I think my boyfriend and I will no doubt be returning again as we really had a wonderful holiday.More
Room was beautiful massive bathroom ..kettle fridge and microwave ...table settee separate bedroom and balcony ...lovey staff .food was very nice and pool area very nice easy to get about shopping centre lots of Irish pubs ..very friendly want to g back X loved itMore
Andrea B, 186411
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