Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort

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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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Based on 3260 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 4Buildings
  • 7Floors
  • 488Rooms
  • 24Lifts

All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board buffet meals. 24-hour snacks. Dinner in the international buffet, pizzeria, Mexican or Oriental restaurants.

Drink

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.

Hotel-run kids' club

For 4-12 years. Offering various games and activities.

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twin room

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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superb holiday

this hotel complex was rated 4.5 on trip advisor so booked it hoping for something good .how wrong were they should have been rated a 5 plus . absolutely amazing holiday spotless complex-amazing food different choice every night and a self serve bar in the early hours good entertainment team and friendly staff .paid to upgrade to the royal elite but don't bother cost me £500 more just to get brand drinks not worth it just book a sea view these are amazing only 50 yards from the sea already booked for next year use jet2 great value and you get 22kg of luggage included mick derbyMore

mick l, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful Relaxing Holiday

This was our first trip to Lanzarote and this hotel and were impressed with our stay. We had a friendly and welcoming arrival considering we arrived at 10pm, and the reception staff were very helpful. We upgraded to the Royal Elite service which included sea view rooms which were large and comfortable and very clean. Bottled water was provided each day and the house keeping service was excellent with the room being checked twice a day. The other main perk of the Royal Elite package was the private bar and balcony where we spent many happy hours. We loved to be able to serve our own drinks with a large variety of named brands. If you preferred cocktails or being served there was another bar a 20 second walk away. Admittedly the WIFI connection in the hotel was poor, however the purpose of our holiday was to get away from work and Facebook so this didn't bother us in the slightest. We found the food to be spectacular considering the number of people being catered for. The variety and quality of the food throughout the week was exceptional. The main international restaurant was excellent with there also being a Chinese and Mexican restaurants. The Chinese was not particularity impressive but the Mexican was much better however we would have been actually fine to just stay in the main restaurant the whole week. Easy walk to the town, the hotel beach was great and there was a 15min walk to an excellent sandy beach. The pool areas were pleasant with numerous bars throughout the complex. The hotel more than met our expectations and we look forward to visiting again soon.More

Harry B,

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!!

We stayed in this resort from 2nd of September to 9th of September and from the moment we arrived to moment we left, we were in complete and utter paradise!!! The resort itself is just stunning, beautiful pools and lovely surrounds of palm trees, you feel like you are on a little island as it were. Check it was very prompt but felt the receptionist could have been a little friendlier, we enquired about a upgrade option but she was quite adament the room we had was a lovely room so was confused as to why we would want to upgrade, we had put money aside to see if this was a possibility but alas we left it off and the room we did have was very nice and spacious. It turned out after a few days that there was an upgrade option to Royal Elite, posters near reception in fact so bit confused as to why we were not informed about this when we checked in. The food was really good and loads of choice every day, I had a lovely cooked breakfast every morning and the salad bar in the restaurant during lunch and dinner was superb! There are 3 separate restaurants in the resort that you need to book, the French restaurant is a la carte so this was not included in our itinery but we were able to book the Oriental and Mexican, my best tip for this is when you check into hotel, book these restaurants as we found they booked up very fast but thankfully we got a reservation for both. The Mexican restaurant would be my least favourite, it is also the snack bar restaurant so apart from a few sombreaos at the entrance and table cloth change, it doesn't really have a Mexican atmosphere. The food was ok here, bit too hot for me to handle but nice. The Oriental restaurant is amazing, lovely atmosphere and food is divine!!! I cannot comment on French one as we were unable to book this. The all inclusive here is really good, lots of drinks options and lots of different bars to choose from, Green bar, Canarian Bar, Chill out bar...our favourite was the Canarian, had lovely balcony area where you can sit outside and lovely comfortable chairs, Bingo is played at 3pm also and this is great fun!! There are lovely shops within the resort, the store Desigual is here which I love so purchased a lovely handbag here. The animation team in this resort are superb, loads of activities for kids and adults, I especially loved the aqua gym every morning at 11:30, great fun!!! On the day before we were leaving, I enquired at reception about check out time etc, check out time is 12am but as we were not being collected until after 4pm, I asked if we could go somewhere to freshen up, they offer a courtesy room for 30 minutes and this is free of charge which I found very useful, I booked it for 3pm and was lovely and fresh for the airport. We will be coming back again hopefully next year and will look forward to everything that Sandos Papagayo will offer us....More

Susie B, Cork, Ireland

What a great relaxing break!

We have just come back from a lovely week at the Sandos. No complaints. We were the last drop off late at night, so we dropped our cases off, went to the buffet and then sat in the adults bar. We explored the hotel the next day, which is so big, it took about 3 days to remember what floor everything was on. No probs with getting a brolly and beds every morning, the pool we went round right near the snack bar wasn't busy. We loved going to the bar with the sea view late afternoon then the canarian bar for people watching for an hour at night. Our room had a view of the walk path to the papagayo beach, nice room on block h. I'm a veggie, no probs with any of the food, loads of fish, went in the Mexican and Chinese, bother nice. Walked to the rubicon marina, 20 mins and also got a taxi there, 3 euros and had tapas one night. Just what we needed to recharge our batteries, would definitely go back. We also didn't hear any noise whatsoever from our room and booked a courtesy room slot the day we ŵent home, this was fine. Free towels as well and change them as much as you want. Try the sangria and you can get free olives and peanuts at all of the bars. What's not to like!More

miffers6671, St Helens, United Kingdom

Amazing holiday

Visited first week in August with my 21 year old daughter, this was my third visit, but my daughters first. After a delayed flight and the last of 8 drop offs we finally arrived at 11pm. We were met by a lovely lady on reception, who gave us keys to a 5th floor sea view room in block A. We had emailed the hotel before travelling and requested a sea view room. Dropped our luggage in the room and went to the snack grill for a bite to eat, but we were disappointed at the lack of choice and some items had obviously been standing all day. I have to say this was the only time we weren't impressed with the food. My daughter was amazed at the huge size of the bed and it had a memory foam mattress. We didn't pay the extra for Royal Elite, so we had breakfast in the main restaurant. We found if you went earlier, rather than later it was peaceful, however a couple of days we didn't go until about 9.30 and it was hectic. My daughter is a really fussy vegetarian, but she always found she had plenty of choices at all meals. We always used the International or Italian restaurants This trip was the chance to recharge our batteries, so we spent most days by the pool. We never had any problems finding empty sunbeds, in fact the sun terrace we chose regularly had beds standing unused all day. We didn't need an umbrella, but I did overhear one guest asking the lifeguard if there were any spare. Ten minutes later he returned with a trolley full of them which were offered to anyone who wanted one. We took the complimentary bus to the town a couple of times, but walked back and called at the market on the marina for a few souvenirs. The walk seemed never ending in the mid day heat. We didn't bother with any of the shows in the theatre, but we regularly went to the chill out bar which had moved since my previous visit, where there was live music which we enjoyed. We also visited the adult only Green bar, where a pianist was playing, but we were the only guests in there, so we left after one drink. This bar seemed very dated, especially the decor. The Plaza bar had table tennis, pool, a toddlers ride and games consoles and was always busy with the younger guests We visited the on site shop,it sells newspapers and souvenirs, but found it to be quite expensive and the assistant would take price tickets off your shopping, add the cost on a calculator, then make a mistake and start again, so when you calculated the cost yourself later you would find you had been overcharged, so be aware. We didn't leave the hotel until 6pm so we booked a late check out room when we booked the holiday, we were allowed to stay in the room we had all week. The hotel is usually the first pick up point on your return bus journey, so be prepared for a lengthy ride. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our break. We never saw any unpleasant staff members, everyone from the cleaners to management always had a smile for you. You must be hard to please if you don't enjoy yourself here. Roll on August 2015 for our next visit. Highly recommended.More

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