Sol Lanzarote Aparthotel

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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 3 pools all have sea views

Rooms are decked out in cream and mint, and all of them have a balcony or terrace. Plus there are Flintstones-themed apartments for families – they come with animal-print bedding and chunky, carved furniture.

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Based on 1456 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 3Buildings
  • 4Floors
  • 343Rooms
  • 6Lifts

All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

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.

Drink

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

The 3 pools are ajacent to one another, with simple walkways and bridges separating them. Sunbeds and parasols outline the edges, with palm trees for extra shade.

Buffet restaurant

International buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with themed evenings 3 times a week.

Entertainment programme

Held every day including folklore shows, tribute bands, cabaret, bingo and quiz nights.

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twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed. Air-conditioning is seasonal. Safe at a charge.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed. Air-conditioning is seasonal. Safe at a charge.

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Read reviews carefully to see if this hotel is for you, good location, too many guests at capacity for pool & evening

Returned last week from a fortnight all inclusive stay at the Sol Lanzarote. Travelled with husband & 3 children aged 17,17 & 14. Before travelling I was apprehensive after reading reviews left in weeks leading up to our travel but thought would keep an open mind and judge for myself. My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary (1st) during our stay & I emailed the hotel direct to ask whether they could mark this. They kindly left a bottle of prosecco in our room on our arrival - nice touch thank you. Our week began with fun and games trying to get a sunbed in the morning which to our amazement were chained ...yes chained up! and at height I hasten to add which is a health & safety issue. This meant I would not and could not allow my children to do the "sunbed run" because the beds were stacked sooo high and were heavy meaning they would not be able to lift and carry them or be able to jostle with the grown men that were also doing the run. This system was apparently to make things "fair" but actually, in my opinion, created a cat & mouse situation with holidaymakers and hotel as the fortnight progressed because the chains got thicker and other holiday makers searched for unchained beds before they were unchained. Amazingly the hotel never "clocked on" that a number of other gueste had actually put beds in their rooms! I watched as one guest was moving beds from their room to the pool in clear view of the pool staff and a member of the reception team !! To my amazement one morning when I came down to pool the pool "maintenance" guy was painting, yes, painting the surround to the pool with white paint, bearing in mind the sun doesn't really come out until 11am how was this going to dry!? Guess what, it didn't, and a guest sat on the edge later in the day and paint marked his shorts - ruining them. The hotel refused to reimburse the guest the cost unless they bought something whilst holidaying and provided a receipt, where is the customer service there then? Surely painting the pool should be done at night allowing some 12 hours to allow it to dry. This hotel is definitely aimed at families with children I would say under 10, they provided great entertainment for them. If the hotel wants to broaden this to families with teens they need to increase the pool games number of and frequency of and definitely improve the games room and gym as they are very poor and in need of a major revamp - plus offer free wifi around pool and reception area as this would improve the holiday experience for this age range. Ignore other reviews regarding food because unless you have a long list of dislikes and aren't prepared to broaden your horizons then the "same old same old" comments are incorrect, food was lovely and varied the bread selection fab! There was evening entertainment but this I never really saw as a chair to sit on was as "elusive" as a sunbed - when I naturally complained and requested to have some chairs from the restaurant I was told no I couldn't have them - other guests decided to take them anyway so if you can't beat 'em join 'em. A suggestion to the hotel would be to open up the evening entertainment to everyone by making it all outdoors and open the outdoor bar in the evening also to make queues shorter and ensure those sitting outside have a nicer experience. The indoor hall was far too small and very hot. Also, a criticism if the hotel wishes to have a "theme" night or "theme" pool party don't expect guests to pay for the cocktails from the stand they set up because this is part of the evening and is not really acceptable asking guests, especially those that are all inclusive, to pay for them - give them to guests! Location great easy access to puerto del carmen, access to local shops, walking distance to airport for great photo opportunities, great area to hire bikes everywhere is pedestrian friendly and bike friendly. Great local bars recommend seeing The Glamour Girls Drag Act. Hotel appears to be beach front from hotel photographs but these are misleading because it is not there is a pedestrian area in between. The sunbeds on the beach at the start of our holiday were chargeable 12 Euros! but due to some Government disagreement these became free towards the end of our stay so what the situation is now who knows?!?! Like all holidays it is what you make it and ours was fab purely due to what we made of it but not necessarily because of the hotel at which we stayed.More

MrsChapman2013, London, United Kingdom

overall positive experience

My husband and I returned a week ago after a fortnight at the hotel. We have stayed at the resort several times as a family and love it as it is quiet but still has all the facilities you need, particularly as we prefer to go self-catering - there are plenty of restaurants within 5/10 minutes walk and a choice of supermarkets and shops as well as a lovely beach. However, this was our first holiday at the Sol Lanzarote. The room was lovely - clean, well equipped and huge for two of us. Well worth paying the extra to secure a sea/pool view, as some apartments appeared to look out over the car park and wasteland! This is probably more important if you are self-catering as it's lovely to have breakfast on the balcony overlooking the sea. We didn't use the restaurant, so can't comment. We saw some of the entertainment which looked very good, though quite a cramped bar area. Loads of entertainment in restaurants nearby too. The pools are lovely, but are very deep. The room comes with 2 cards for entry which is handy and even the safe is digital, so no bulky keys to carry round on holiday Access to the prom is through a gate by the pool and sunbeds on the beach opposite the hotel, but a windbreak or shelter is an idea if you sit on the sand! We love the Lanzarote breeze but it is a little overpowering on the beach! The only negative we have about the hotel is the same old sunbed story. The charming Alvaro and his team try their best to control the situation so that everyone has a fair chance at 9am, but sadly it is the selfish people who spoil it for everyone - 'stealing' sunbeds by lifting the chained ones up, putting towels on and then not using them and taking more beds than they really need. We have never seen this happen so badly at any other hotel and it is such a shame, but it didn't spoil our holiday and we would consider returning to the Sol, especially if we could go out of peak family time - it appears to be the large family groups who mainly monopolise the sunbeds.More

Sue H, high wycombe, bucks

Very enjoyable family holiday

Just back from a very enjoyable family holiday in Sol Lanzarote, I had booked directly with the hotel for 2 weeks for 2 +3. We had stayed in sol hotels before and we like them so felt confident booking here. On arrival our rooms were not ready and when they were we were given 2 rooms rather than the suite we had booked as it was not ready until the next day, it was a bit of a hassle but we didn't. Ind to much, we were on holiday and just wanted to have fun. When we got our suite the next day we were very very impressed, we were staring in room 2533, which I would def book again, for a family of 5 with 2 teenage boys the room was huge as was the balcony , we never felt crowded. We had booked all inclusive which again I was very impressed with, like most hotels all inclusive can get boring after a while but we only choose to eat out on 2 nights, there was plenty of choice and never a problem getting a table, the staff were very nice and worked very hard in both the kitchens and the restaurant. We loved the snack bar for during the day where we could get toasities and chips etc. hubby didn't like the beer on the all inclusive but at €1.80 a pint for Heineken he got over it.. The entertainment was brilliant and the kids club was great, there was always something going on, the only feedback I would have would be to have a 2 week cycle on the programme so it's not the same shows the following weeks, also a few more chairs for the room would be great, some nights if we were late we could not get a seat so went out. If you don't get into the show at 8.30 for the kids disco you won't get a seat :) Our room was kept spotless by our cleaning lady, but she was not very pleasant at all, and one day my 11 yr old son was not well and went to the room to lie down while we had dinner, she came in and gave out to him and made him get out of bed and clean up playing cards that had blown around the balcony, but we indigent see to much of her and she did a good job, if she had of been nicer she would have been rewarded more. The sunbed situation is a nightmare like most resorts, never enough beds or umbrellas, hubby went down a 8 every morning to ensure we got an umbrella, I wish hotels would lift towels from beds not being used for more than and hour, we rented our towels from the hotel,,, this was a great service, and you can change them every 3 days.. Overall we had a great holiday and will definitely be back.More

Momsully, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

not 4 star, overall good holiday

just returned after 2 weeks here is my honest review, positives and negatives. LOCATION - fabulous, right on the beach front, shops either way you walk and bars/restaurants, highly recommend the late late bar on a Thursday night for the drag queen show! 5-10 mins away from airport, we loved watching the planes coming over, if you walk 10 mins down the road you can see the planes land and take off -amazing to see. HOTEL - bright reception, check in a bit slow, but thats the same where ever you go.hotel does seem a bit tired and needs a bit of an overhaul to bring it up to a 4 star in our opinion. ROOMS - we were lucky as although we were all incl, we had a s/c room, so had a huge room with kitchen area, but you may have just the normal 2 beds in a room - pot luck what you get.we had pool facing, which was lovely, personally i cant see the point in paying extra for sea view - how long are you in the room for! beds lovely and huge, loads of storage, huge bathroom. no complaints. RESTAURANT - food was really nice - desserts = although looked lovely, they ALL tasted the same!, we really enjoyed every meal we had, there is something for everyone, some people just like to moan.you got your own soft drinks. beer and wine, sometimes queues for this, but didnt queue for long. tip lunchtime - get in for 1.30 and evening after 8.30 as very busy earlier in the eve and later in the day. breakfast was ok, but people were queuing outside the door to get in if after 9am - the reason for this to be addressed re the ridiculous sunbed situation, big mention to jose and miguel - fabulous staff! SUNBEDS - this really spoilt our holiday, complete joke. i understand the hotel cant win as people moan about having to get up early to claim a bed, but this was ridiculous, beds are 'locked' until 9am - all that happens is people are now hanging around the block of beds and putting towels on their 'plot' from 8am and then all hell breaks out come 9am when they are unlocked and the knock on effect is then everyone who has waited to get a bed then ploughs into the restaurant for breakfast!, i have never witnessed anything like it in all my years of going abroad, and unbelievably many people were taking beds to their rooms beforehand - we have told management about this, but they just do nothing about it. there are not sufficient beds for the amount of people staying - management admitted this to us - and suggested putting a towel on the grass area -= as we pointed out, we have paid over £1000 to stay here and do not expect to lay on a towel! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! ENTERTAINMENT - really good, BUT, anyone staying over a week, will have to sit through the same entertainment as they do the same thing after 7 days, but what we saw was very good. JK (known as ken - as in Barbie - you will understand when you see him) was first class, a born entertainer. all the team were superb, sorry for another negative,. but there simply were not enough chairs for people to sit to watch the shows - so we were forced to take chairs from the restaurant, which did not go down well with the restaurant staff, but again we pointed out we have paid a lot of money and expect to be able to sit down during the evening.. daytime entertainment was ok, best water aerobics i have ever done, aqua spin in the pool too. only problem was pools are so deep if you were under 5ft 4 doing water polo was impossible! WEATHER - perfect, cloud in morning, but then very very hot, and as for the wind = gales all day long every day, but lovely at keeping you cool. POOLS - although one was 'heated' it was still very cold and extremely deep. it was also VERY DANGEROUS - take note management, we witnessed at least 35 people slip over and slam down onto the floor. also whilst we were staying they thought it would be a good idea at 8am to paint the pool edge!! so anyone who wasnt aware and sat on the edge ended up with white paint on their bums, let alone what must have seeped into the pool i dread to think. the pool area was not clean as a few days we found our feet sticking to the floor from drinks spilt the previous day. so in summary, we did have a good holiday, despite the negatives, which i really really hope management take on board and change, and until the changes happen sadly we would not return. i sincerely hope you have a good timeMore

emzone, hertfordshire

fab

Excellent for families, the group that cater for our children are fantastic very friendly and always good form, also they put a show on 2 times a week, well worth keeping the smaller ones up for it as its really enjoyable for them but also for the adults,enjoyed our stay and hope to be back next year More

Susan M, Puerto Del Carmen

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