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 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.
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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Throughly enjoyed our two weeks summer holiday the sol Lanzarote hotel was lovely and clean room are very modern, pools are All of good size and are kept clean daily, perfect location to the beach and for a lovely walk down to the airport to watch the planes come in to land, food was 5âï¸ï¸ enjoyed every nights meal for the 14 nights ! Would definitely go back met Some lovely friends xMore
This is our fifth visit to Lanzarote since last September. Despite having a really good holiday here, this hotel has to be bottom of the list, simply because the others were better. The location is fabulous, ten minutes from the airport and the air traffic doesn't bother you. I requested a room near a lift and we got one in the main building, with a pool and sea view at no extra cost. The rooms are excellent, beds comfortable, kettle, fridge and microwave there too. Our maid was lovely and couldn't do enough for us. The pools were okay but freezing and despite the time of year quite bust. We would return to this hotel but never in high season. The food was quite good, but only warm, breakfast was chaotic at times but we often skipped breakfast and waited until the snack bar opened. The staff worked really hard Drinks were named brands and there were various cocktails on offer too. Sadly the hotel entertainment was dreadful. We watched little bits then went out. Lots of chances for people to have photos taken with parrots, owls, a snake and a large lizard. Taxis are cheap and reception will order one for you of course. Bus stops are a few minutes walk away . There are some fabulous restaurants in Puerto del Carmen, I suggest you read up on them on here and try one. There is an abundance of entertainment available in Puerto del Carmen too. Matagorda, a couple of minutes walk away has several bars, a few restaurants , Sirocco is a great place to sip a drink on a sunny afternoon or watch the sun go down, the food is quite good there too. The harbour is very pretty in Puerto del Carmen, get off the bus at the Biosfera and walk downMore
Hotel... Needs a facelift...
Rooms... Very good, minimal, inside... eventually...
Staff... Helpful and attentive when required... apart from there not being many in the main bar!!
Weather was ... changable...I guess you can't blame the hotel for that...
Nice hotel, great staff. Beautiful beaches and relaxing environment
I stayed between 15th and 22nd November 2016, which is out of season and so the hotel and resort were much quieter. I was after a relaxing stay and the holiday delivered on that front, but it might have been less relaxing at another time of year. I'll break my review down into the following categories: - LOCATION - It is near the airport and so you do hear planes. If this really bothers you don't book this side of Puerto del Carmen. It didn't really bother us but out of season there probably are fewer flights. On the plus side this area has the best beaches on the Island in my opinion and Sol Lanzarote has a lovely beach just the other side of a cycle path. It was easy to switch between pool and beach on a whim. The resort was pretty quiet but there were still enough shops and local places open. If you stayed in this resort but were not all-inclusive it's cheap to eat out here. ROOM - We were in 3113 which is a ground floor pool-side room. It meant we could almost throw our towels out the patio door and onto sunbeds. It was a fantastic room and we could not only see the sea but lie in our beds at night and listen to it! The rooms overlooking the front appear much less attractive and the view out the back is so good its an absolute must having a sea view room. The room had a small fridge and a safe but the safe costs extra. Beds were OK, not great but comfy enough for a week's stay. With the pool-side room we had you actually enter from the patio door near the pool area, there is no corridor entrance. A bit quirky but we loved this room. POOLS - the pools are nice but not heated. The 1.7-2.5m pool in November isn't very warm. The other two pools are shallower and therefore warmer. The pool area was nice and with the hotel not being very tall you had sun across the whole area the whole day. FOOD - It is all-inclusive and in addition to the restaurant they have a self-service snack bar serving hot and cold food from 12pm to 6pm. Soft drinks, wines, beers and sparkling wine are also self service during the day. I though the food was decent and very reasonable for the price we paid for the holiday. The range of foods is good enough but perhaps the deserts are the weak link. The restaurant is a bit noisy, just something about the acoustics meant sound carried quite a bit. You do also have outside areas and so you can choose to sit inside or outside to have your meals. SERVICE - I think the staff work really hard to make sure the guests have a nice stay. The room was cleaned, staff hose down and clean the pool area every day, the restaurant staff clear tables and make them available very quickly. I think they deserve a lot of credit for their diligent hard work. ENTERTAINMENT - I didn't avail myself of the evening entertainment but the daytime pool fitness activities are fun to watch. During the day (in November) it was pretty quiet, but that's kind of what we wanted. OTHER STUFF - Lanzarote is a beautiful island and the Canarian people are very very friendly. I highly recommend hiring a car for the day and to go exploring. There some truly breathtaking views in the north of the island. You can't see everything in a day but one out of seven days to go out exploring is very worthwhile. We found a good car hire place near the McDonalds and the staff there speak English and the whole process of hiring and returning the car was really easy. We were out in a car within 10 minutes of just walking in. Lanzarote is such a great destination and even in November it will almost certainly still be hot and sunny. Sol Lanzarote is a nice hotel with amazing views and beautiful beaches. Aside from some noise from the nearby airport there aren't any negatives I can think of. I certainly didn't think I should have booked another resort having driven around and walked around Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen. I would certainly consider going back to Sol Lanzarote and considering the price I paid I am very happy with the holiday I had.More
A very pleasant stay
We have stayed at the Sol Lanzarote many times but we particularly enjoyed this trip. The staff in the hotel were very welcoming and friendly. We found the food and service in the restaurant to be of a high standard and whilst guests should not expect five star food anyone who cannot find something they enjoy eating from the choice available must be particularly hard to please. We would recommend the hotel and will certainly visit in the future.More
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