This place has mountain views, a beach on the doorstep, and a great choice of pools and restaurants.
Locations don’t get much more dramatic than this. One side of the hotel looks out to Los Ajaches mountain range, the other has panoramic views across the Atlantic. Plus the beach is around 10 minutes away on foot.
Within the hotel grounds you’ll find 4 pools in total, a trio of big ones and 1 just for kids. Plus, there are 4 restaurants. Activities are covered with tennis courts and hiking trails.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. 24-hour snacks. Dinner in the international buffet, pizzeria, Mexican or Oriental restaurants.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including beer, wine and spirits 10.00-23.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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3 outdoor pools
With towels, parasols, sunbeds and sun terrace.
International buffet restaurant
Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner with show cooking stations.
Evening entertainment programme
Live music and shows on selected nights.
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Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
These bright twin rooms are simply furnished with all your holiday needs in mind. With room for up to 4, you’ll find a double sofa- bed in the bedroom. There’s a balcony or terrace for that bit of extra space outside. You’ll also have a TV and minibar*.
Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
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Great break away!
Loved my stay here, the animation team were amazing, they was always doing some sort of activity and worked hard at night time doing the entertainment which was very good, they put so much time and effort it! The food was good, always something that I liked and never cold! Yasin one of the waiters was really nice, always asking how are day has been and how we are, though one time he was speaking to me and my sister and the manager told him off and kept giving us evil looks that did make us feel a bit uncomfortable. Also the reception staff wasn't helpful, we paid for late check out, went to the front desk on our last day to find out what time we had to leave the room, they said 12 so we rushed down and packed our stuff sorted our room out and took our luggage to reception, just to be told we could have our room until 6, so had to then take our luggage back to our room! The room was lovely, clean and tidy and lovely sea view balcony! There is a shop in the hotel but that does more gifty bits, but just a 3 minute walk from the hotel there is a little precinct with a supermarket and a bar! The only thing I would say is that there should be more ashtrays around, none of the tables had them and was windy so if you put them in a cup of water it just got knocked over anyway! Would deffo recommend this hotel! More
Another fantastic visit!
My sister and I have just spent a week at this hotel - the second visit for me and third for her. We absolutely love Playa Blanca as a quiet, tucked away little resort in southern Lanzarote and this particular, though at quite a distance from the centre, offers everything a holiday maker could want. The walk to the marina and its fabulous bi-twice weekly market, is stunning. You can continue to walk to the town, although we chose to take advantage of the cheap, readily available cabs. There is also a courtesy shuttle bus from the hotel to Playa Dorada. The hotel has recently been refurbished and the rooms are light and bright. The beds are particularly comfortable with two pillows and a cushion and choice of additional blanket and/or comfy quilt. The shower over the bath was the major challenge in the bathroom, but we managed!! The view from the room was spectacular and the corridor and neighbouring rooms extremely quiet. Cleaning was of a very high standard There were plenty of sunbeds around the pools, but a few more parasols and tables wouldn't go amiss. Also, some of the sunbeds were broken, others were grubby, especially at the foot end where previous guests had laid their sun creamed feet. We managed to swim in the largest pool, although it was initially quite bracing. It was never crowded. Our only gripe was the somewhat incessant, loud music played around the 'heated; pool, even when there were no activities taking place. There was an assumption that everyone needed to be entertained all the time, when, in fact the majority, including ourselves, come her for peace and quiet. This is an issue the management needs to address. We walked over the rough terrain behind the hotel to the first of the Papagayo beaches where peace and quiet was guaranteed. We managed to swim in the sea, despite the quite big waves. We also took the trip to the northern island of La Graciosa. I won't spoil your enjoyment of it by giving too much away, but if you would like to go back some 40 years, this is the trip for you. The food in the hotel was plentiful, healthy and offered a large choice. It was lovely to be able to sit outside for most meals. We also went to the Fusion restaurant for both the Chinese and Mexican nights. The latter was the better. This is an amazing hotel, where all the staff are charming and helpful. They all appear to enjoy their work. We will definitely return in the not too distant future. Hasta la vista!!More
Relaxing break and good value
We have just returned from an enjoyable 5 night stay at this very nice resort. We stayed in a Royal Elite room and I would recommend the upgrade. The room had an excellent sea view looking towards Fuerteventura and whilst some of the fixtures and fittings were a bit tired, the room was spotlessly clean. The main advantages of the Royal Elite upgrade are the exclusive restaurant and bars which offer greater variety. The food cannot be faulted which was buffet style in all restaurants, although I have now doubt it would seem a bit repetitive if we had stayed over a week. The Royal Elite Chill Out terrace was one of our favourite venues especially with self service drinks, including international brands! The terrace is situated at the top of the hotel and actually creates a mood not wholly dissimilar to a decent Sky Bar. The hotel has four pools one of which is primarily a family pool but the largest pool was pretty quite with plenty on sun beds available. This had been our first all-inclusive holiday for many years - but we chose well and we were very pleased with the hotel. We only chose to drop a mark because the room was not quite up to the standard to justify full marks.More
This is our first visit to the Sandos would definitely recommend it's fantastic ,will certainly be returning
Hotel is fabulous, rooms are spotless wished our room was over looking a sea or pool view ,that didn't spoil our holiday will definitely be going back ,the choice of food is in abundance in the restaurant .More
First time staying at the Sandos Papagayo arena hotel, it won't be the last. From very pleasant check in, reception staff are excellent to the departure I loved every minute of our stay. Stayed in G block, room was recently updated, with new sofa bed, furniture and bathroom. Tv has four English channels. Pools and pool areas are spotlessly clean, maintenance staff constantly cleaning area and rest of the grounds. Food in the buffet restaurant is varied with two roasts on the carvery, plenty of fish, always found plenty of choice and all good quality. Italian restaurant basically pizza and variety of pasta meals. Fusion restaurant changes from oriental to Mexican every other day, went to both and enjoyed both, service again was excellent. Snack bar is open from 11pm-6pm and 10pm to 8am. Has burgers, hot dogs, salads, chips, chicken, pastas etc. Serve yourself beer, wine, soft drinks and hot drinks. All restaurants have wine, beer, soft drinks and hot drinks on a help yourself basis. Pool bar is open 10.30am till 6pm Canadian bar open all day and has sports on TV. Green bar is adults only and has occasional entertainment. Show bar opens in the evening when entertainment on Theatre bar opens 9-11pm when shows on. All bars have help yourself hot drinks machines. The animation team is excellent one of the best I have seen, always happy and work extremely hard, around the pool they entertain all day and put on great shows in the evening. The professional shows are very good, ABBA, Bee Gees etc. The staff at this hotel from the cleaners to the waiting on staff in the restaurant and bars are fantastic. As I said first time at this hotel and won't be the last, thank you for a great holiday, highly recommend.More
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