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 5 minutes away on foot.
Within the hotel grounds you’ll find 5 pools in total, a trio of big ones and 2 just for kids. And of the 5 restaurants, the French one really stands out. 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.
Facilities► View all
3 outdoor pools
With towels, parasols, sunbeds and sun terrace.
International buffet restaurant
Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner with show cooking stations.
Hotel-run kids' club for 4-12 year-olds offering various games and activities.
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Twin room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds, a double sofa-bed and a shower or bath. Minibar and safety deposit box at a charge. Cots are available.
twin room sea view
Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds, a double sofa-bed and a bath or shower. Minibar and safety deposit box at a charge. Cots are available.
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Lovely hotel, shame about the food
Stayed here first week in February. Arrived late so the pizza in the Italian was very welcome. The staff were all helpful and welcoming and the hotel was spotless all over. The rooms are lovely although it took me 24 hours or so to work out how to get around, the hotel is enormous. There are some nice bars spotted around the hotel and some nice sitting out areas with fantastic views, although the weather wasn't very hospitable. Some lovely shops 5 minutes walk away for a spot of retail therapy and a lovely 20 minute walk along the cliff top to Rubicon marina. Worth a look at the market on Wed and Saturday. Didn't catch any of the entertainment - not sure where it was held to be honest - but there was always some gentle background entertainment either in the central atrium area or in the individual bars. The bus to Playa Blanca is very handy although you can still walk for ages to the centre of the town, along the seafront and past the lovely shops. There was a lot of choice of food in the dining room, always fish and chicken and some lovely salads but even the meat which was show-cooked seemed to be cold by the time you got it to the table. It's a shame because there were some really nice dishes but it just wasn't warm enough. It would have helped if the plates had been hot. We had a lovely spacious room with a balcony overlooking the sea (didn't book Elite or anything) and had the sun been out it would have been a lovely place to sit and read for a while. The Hotel was draughty in places, because of the constant wind I guess, so I would recommend a light jacket or a cardigan for evenings. I took a short coat for the day time and was very glad of it too.More
SusieQEngland_UK, England, UK
I have just come back from four nights at Sandos Papagayo in Lanzarote. Lovely hotel with plenty going on. The staff were really friendly and welcoming, particularly those on Reception. We arrived tired and hungry and immediately relaxed and felt on holiday. We were in a sea facing room (block 4) which was great as it had sun all day (when the sun was out!). Lovely big room for three of us. Very powerful shower! Food was good in the international restaurant and we tended to sit in the Italian restaurant just next door as this was abit quieter. Lunches were lovely as we ate on the decking in the sun. Wine and beer on tap were fine - also the bubbly in Reception was very welcome in the evenings. We ate once in the Mexican restaurant which was ok. The volcano half day trip run by First Choice (we weren't with First Choice but joined the trip anyway) was great and takes you to see the volcanoes close up, also the rugged west coast. Really recommend the Segway experience as well. 29 euros for an hour and a half although we were out for at least two hours. Based in the shopping centre just below the hotel. Really good fun and not as easy as they look. We took the hotel free bus to Playa Blanca one day and then walked back through Rubicon. Nice walk and good for jogging in the mornings up to Rubicon castle. Transfers were through Jumbo which worked out fine - we were the last to be dropped off and the first to be picked up but the price was very reasonable. The weather was ok although quite windy so we didn't make the most of the wonderful sunbathing areas. Lovely pool bar and snack bar which offer food and drinks all day long. Mini golf was entertaining. Also the spa facilities which include 3 jacuzzis, steam room and sauna. We didn't try the naked sauna! Would certainly go back hopefully when the weather is better.More
Excellent Food, Excellent Staff, Excellent Holiday
We stayed in this lovely hotel for 1 week in February and we enjoyed every part of it. We paid that bit extra for the 'Royal Elite' and it was money well spent! Rooms - The rooms were spacious and very roomy and we had an excellent location over looking the sea and out to Fuerteventura. We found the beds to be comfy and the sausage pillows too.... they also provide you with a dressing gown, slippers and a chocolate before bed. :) Food - Paying for the 'Royal Elite' service meant we enjoyed our breakfast in a separate dining room and the food looked and tasted delicious with a varied selection. They even served English sausages :) yum! The staff were very attentive and made sure you had what you needed without being too keen. Lunch and Dinner were in the main restaurant (unless you pre booked the Mexican or Chinese) and all were nice with plenty of options. Staff - Lovely staff and very polite...... nothing too much trouble. Location - The location is quite far out from the town although we do enjoy walking so we didn't mind walking everyday along the seafront. However, a bus is provided free of charge for those who can't walk that far. Top Tip - Pay for the Royal Elite - Branded Drinks :)More
G33NA, Leeds, United Kingdom
Had a great stay with family. Some niggles; lack of wireless, ice cream from poolside/snack bar could be better quality. But really that was all to pick up on. Food was excellent. Location great for playa papagayo and for walks off the beaten path as well into playa blanca.More
Good hotel nice rooms pleasant staff good value.
Just had a week all inclusive. The hotel is very large with masses of facilities including 3 pools one heated, bearing in mind the mass catering the food was remarkably good with a huge variety of meats fishes etc. Yes the site is a bit windy but that is typical of Lanzarote,certainly at this time of the year. I have stayed in many Hotels in Playa Blanca and this is one of the best. We hired a car pre-booked is much cheaper and picked it up at the airport and left it there and to be honest it was only fractionally dearer than paying for a connection. Petrol is about 70p a litre duty free island and it is not a big place but if the weather is bad you have the freedom to visit other bits and sometimes the other end of the island is in Sun! Part of our break included half term and there was loads of kids and the entertainment team really worked hard to amuse them but the place is so big you don't have to be affected by those little poolside competitions. I would certainly stay here again ,the only complaint I would have is the wi fi is very poor.More
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