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.
So noisy, pollutes the air in a mile radius of it with the most hideous loud music you've ever heard, on the dot at 12 every day. Completely ruins what otherwise is a lovely peaceful area to relax in. Blue horizon restaurant on site isn't run well, but you can tell that from the lack of numbers there, always a good sign. Basically avoid! More
If you like a fun, big and busy hotel this is for you! Preferably with children! Me and my partner have just come back from this hotel which we thoroughly enjoyed!! We were checked in within 10 minutes. We had a beautiful room, very clean and modern. Pool area was lovely, I would wake up at 7:30-8am to get a sunbed though. Food was nice, breakfast was a favourite! There was always something we would like, but some foods was quite repetitive but if you're that fussy there's a Mc Donald's 2 minute walk away! Entertainment was good for the children but we didn't really watch many just because we liked to play pool a lot. There was two guys doing the aqua swims and entertainment, they were brilliant, both had very positive vibes but didn't catch their names (one was tall and the other dark hair and young and both muscular) The only negative things are: Waking up early for a sun bed but who doesn't? Our air con wasn't very good but it could of just been broken, we had the chance to ask for it to be sorted but didn't for some reason so our own fault. The deposit for towels are quite expensive â¬20 so don't lose them!! The queues for alcohol at night were quite long but it wasn't a problem for me but might be for others. We asked reception a few times about locations but they didn't really help much but we might of just been talking non sense! Apart from that the hotel was beautiful and would recommend! Don't really know why there is so many bad reviews! It's a fun, busy resort which we loved and very pleased with our holiday. I've probably missed more great info which the hotel deserves! Thank you very much! More
First things first lets start with the good points A very good hotel depending on what you want, its location set in the area of Matagorda and a good 15-20 minutes from Puerto del Carmen yet very close to the beach being just across a quiet road outside the back gate. It may not be every ones cup of tea but its an ideal hotel for a bit of plane spotting, from looking out from your room (assuming you have a sea view) or a short walk to the perimeter of the airport fence. Whilst on the subject of the airport you are only a short 5-10 minutes away by taxi or you can get a bus for 1.40 per person with a short walk from the bus stop to the hotel. Its location is ideal for quiet holiday. The rooms are amongst the biggest we have ever stayed in for a Sol hotel (even with 3 beds in the room) and made such a difference, they are cleaned daily and fresh/clean towels are changed on a daily basis. The food, I really donât see how people can complain about this the hotel has to cater for several different nationalityâs and with so much choice from 2 fresh fish, 2 fresh meat cooked on the hot grill in front of you besides that there was still plenty of options from a several main course options to a freshly cut meat, childrenâs section to the salad bar and the veggie section and for breakfast there was fresh eggs, fresh omelettes and pancakes for the little ones. No complaints from the 3 of us and we ate well for the duration of our stay. Again people in other reviews complain about the towels being removed policy, well I say well done. Yes one or two may be genuine cases and lose there beds, but the majority deserve to lose there beds after leaving them for hours on end. Just wish other Sol Hotels would adopt the same policy. Now for one or two points for improvement (I hope) The Wifi is shocking and really should be able to work anytime and anywhere in the hotel 24/7, not at certain times at certain places The evening entertainment area is poorly designed and like a number of other Sol Hotels really should be outside There should be more Televisions in the large reception area with various TV channels to cater for all guests and to cover other sporting events when they clash (other Sol hotels do this) A Decent number of English TV channels (the only real channel we had was BBC world news) never thought I would miss Sky news The Entertainment team can do more to involve the Adults during the dayâs entertainment program. Overall it was our first visit to Lanzarote and this hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed both the island and our stay at this hotel, and would recommend others to stay here.More
Don't be fooled by the outside of the hotel it is much nicer on the inside! Upon arrival we wasn't to pleased as we was told our room wasn't ready, even though it was 3pm. We got sent to lunch and was told to come back afterwards. Wifi is doable. If you want to make best use of the free wifi, then use it when everyone is asleep, 11pm onwards, then it is good for free. Hotel set in a very good location, even though there is very little around it is very peaceful, and the aeroplanes are barley heard, considering it only took 5 minutes from the airport to hotel. Peurto de carmen only a â¬5 taxi ride away, just ask reception for a taxi and they turn up within 2 mins. Worth the ride, went there most nights, lots of shops, restaurants and a better beach. Highly recommend going to 'chica beach' which is just a little further but most probs the same in a taxi money wise. It is a lovely secluded beach, with lots of fishes so I highly recommend a snorkel. Food in my opinion excellent, best all inclusive I have eaten at by miles! Food was different every night, although we did eat out 2 nights but that was purely down to preference. Pools somewhat clean, however yes you do need to get up at 8am to put a towel down, as one day I got up at 8:30am and all gone. Highly recommended hotel to both couples and families, we had a great stay and would definitely return. Room 1218. More
we had a great holiday in lanzarote. sol lanzarote is a nice hotel. me and my fiancÃ© had a lovely room; modern with a balcony that had a great view. we had a maid in everyday to clean the room. the floors were always swept and mopped and our towels cleaned. however the bedding was not changed regularly and we noticed marks on the sheets on a couple of occasions. during the day the sun loungers by the pool were busy. it was ideal that the hotel is close to the beach as on a couple of days we used loungers there, however this did cost. we noticed at the hotel that people will leave there beach towels on loungers all day, but not return. this was very frustrating! however we did not miss out on sunbathing as we did happily sit beside the pool or find the odd lounger to put our towels on and relax. 3 pools at the hotel, very clean. absolutely freezing when you first get in, but you do get use to it after a couple of laps! great idea having a snack bar by the pool when the restaurant was closed. you could easily help yourself to drinks and food. however the food tends to be the same everyday, so you can get a little bored. same with the restaurant; i am fussy vegetarian, but my fiancÃ© isn't fussy and he did get bored of the food by the end of the week! restaurant was very clean and had a nice conservatory sort of area where you could help yourself to drinks very easily. in the evening the entertainment was set back behind reception. unfortunately there was always a big que to get drinks which we found very frustrating, as it appeared that most of the time there was only one member of staff serving. i think it would be better if they had waiters and waitresses to take your orders and bring your drinks to the table. we enjoyed singing along to mamma mia on one of the nights! staff were keen to make sure everyone was having fun. the entertainment did sometimes start very late. mamma mia didn't start until 10.30pm and being a family hotel i feel that it would better for the children if it started earlier. there are lots of things to do around the hotel. we enjoyed lovely walks along the beach and there is a shopping centre about 5-10 minutes walk from the hotel. we enjoyed a couple of lovely meals in the evening and there were lots of nice little shops to buy presents for my family. the centre of puerto del carmen took about 15 mins to get to via taxi and cost under 4 euros. absolutely loads to do and again more shops and restaurants. we also found a lovely cocktail bar. overall a great stay at sol lanzarote with some set backs. i feel that if they made some small changes they could be brilliant.More
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