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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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full board buffet meals - breakfast 08.00-10.30, 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.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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3 outdoor pools
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.
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Just ok.....nothing more than a 3 star
We arrived around 20:45 on 16/08/15 and left on 23/08/15 at 18.00, it was a short drive from the airport which was an advantage. Check in was smooth and we were then directed to our rooms. The rooms were spacious, with a kitchenette, were clean and cool. Bathroom was huge in size and clean towels were provided daily. The only problem with the room was that the doors leading to the balcony were broken and didn't work. The hotel was extremely busy and on out first night we spent the time sat on a small wall surrounding the pool and noticed people sitting on sun loungers due to the lack of tables and chairs provided for the amount of people visiting the hotel around the entertainment areas. This was the same the next morning for sun loungers we soon realised that we had to wake up early to get a sun bed. We were travelling with another couple so we took it in turns getting up early to get a sun bed, Early meaning we had to get up at 5am, absolutely crazy this wasn't the relaxing holiday we imagined. The hotel is mixed with paying customers and all inclusive guests I felt all inclusive customers didn't get the same treatment as paying customers who seemed to be treated more favourable and served first, even though they did help themselves to all inclusive areas. Entertainment team were faultless and worked hard everyday, keeping children and adults entertained. Most staff were friendly just the odd few who seemed miserable. Pools were ok, the end pool with a white surrounding was extremely dangerous and deep. Floors are tiled so be careful, slip hazard. Pools were still being cleaned at 10:30 some mornings and this is something that should be done earlier, the kids were getting frantic wanting to get in. We were all inclusive but ate out for 5 nights of the 7. Food was ok, breakfast had the best varieties and Lunch and dinner was repetitive as you would expect at an all inclusive hotel. The drink was great and you were able to serve yourself for drinks and take bottles of wine or prosecco to your table. Food wasn't child friendly and we had two children with us, who hardly ate anything. Snack bar by the pool is good. The hotel needs to provide more than one set of tongs for food rather than just one for all foods, cross contamination springs to mind. The pool area and snack bar was always untidy and food and litter on the floor, we ensured as a family we cleaned up after ourselves but not everyone is the same. The bins by the pool side were not always emptied and were overflowing the next day and floors sticky. We were told the hotel was closing for a refurbishment so I'm not sure if the staff were too bothered. Hardly saw cleaners around the hotel during the day or night. We checked out at 12noon as we had to be out the room by this time and the receptionist wanted to cut our bands off, meaning we could no longer use all inclusive, of which I refused and said I was still at the hotel until and not being picked up until 18:05. I didn't arrive at the hotel until 20:45 the previous Sunday and hardly used the AI that evening. I was told I had to pay a supplement to keep the band to which I also refused to pay, I already paid for AI. I asked if this was company policy and we were aloud to keep our bands until we left. This was not consistent with other guests so not sure what the deal was with this, but I had certainly paid good money for this holiday and I was not about to pay a supplement. Overall we made our holiday a good one. Matagorda is lovely and quaint and many lovely restaurants and bars locally. Beach is stunning. I would like to return to the hotel once it has been refurbed to see how things have changed. It is not a four star hotel at present it is a 3. Let's hope things improve. More
Kelly R, Uk
Excellent food & lovely location
Had a 2 week all inclusive holiday here from 26 July 2015. The food in the restaurant was excellent and exceeded all expectations every day! Rooms were large and we had a great view even though we didn't pay the extra premium for one. The pools were clean and the water always felt fresh, the usual daily routine of getting up early to book a sun bed was a pain especially when some didn't use them till late in the day but no different to any other hotel I've stayed at. Location right on the beach with a lovely prom to walk or cycle along. The only grumbles we had were the all inclusive drinks were disappointing and we stayed completely sober when drinking in the hotel, there were not enough seats available in the evening to sit outside and the air conditioning was weak, however with the Lanzarote breeze it was ok if the doors were left open at night. The cleaning was good and the staff were all cheerful and helpful. We would definitely return! Recommendations; las gracioso catamaran trip was fantastic, as was the music hall tavern show, evening trip which was hilarious! All in all a fantastic holiday and I will return next time I'm in Lanzarote. XMore
We went as a group of 14 just for a 3 night hen weekend. When we went to check in the receptionist said she didn't have all our rooms in the system so after 20minutes of exchanging paperwork we had to her she sorted this. All our rooms were together which was great! Rooms are very clean, modern & spacious. The bathrooms are probably the nicest bathrooms I've came across in a hotel of this size for a long time. The hotel is great for families! Large pool area right on the beach front & lots of things to do around the area! We stayed self catering so can't comment on the food but the drinks are a reasonable price. I would definite return as a family!More
We wouldn't return...
Beginning with the positives - the bar staff/restaurant staff are very friendly and efficient. We had an all inclusive package and found that the food was good and that there was a variety of choice for each meal. The hotel rooms are large - we booked a twin room and had an additional room with a sofa bed, and small kitchenette, However, we would not return to this hotel. We found that the pool area was far too crowded and that you had to reserve sunbeds very early in the morning to get a decent spot. There certainly isn't enough room by the pool for all visitors to the hotel. We decided to go to the beach most days at a cost - 12 euros for two beds and an umbrella. This lack of space is also evident at night - there aren't enough tables/chairs to cater for everyone and the bar and outdoor seating areas are too small to cater for the size of the hotel. This was okay though, as there are lots of lovely bars/restaurants along the beach front. During the day, the outdoor eating area next to the snack bar accumulates a lot of litter which isn't regularly cleared - on a few occasions we avoided tables that had pigeons eating from dirty plates. Although the hotel rooms are large, the housekeeping service wasn't great. During a weeks stay, our beds were made on a daily basis but never changed and our towels were taken twice and not replaced. We also found that the reception staff were generally unfriendly, particularly when we asked for replacement towels and inquired about extending our check out time on the final day. More
Felicity M, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Family Holiday (46,43,20,18,16,13 & 7yrs)
This hotel was a great find!! All ages from retirement to young families with babies. Three beautiful pools for everyone to use. Always clean and tidy and always covered by very alert lifeguards. Only downside was lack of free sun beds. Be up early to get one! The food was good, although children's choice could be a little better. But all food was cooked thoroughly and restaurant area always clean. Our rooms were spotless!! Cleaned everyday, with clean towels too. The ladies always made an effort by leaving my little girls teddies snuggled up on her pillow, also folding up their pj's too! Little touches of care like that makes a difference. The surrounding area was beautiful. The beach was spotless and literally outside the pool area, you can just walk through the gate and there you are. The area had lots of bars and restaurants to choose from, but none were loud and busy. Definitely a quiet family resort. A big plus for us was the airport transfer was only 15mins! First drop off, and surprisingly you don't hear the planes throughout the day! We will be going back next year! More
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