Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort

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. 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.

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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

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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Almost perfect

Up until final evening, show overran and l was unable to order my evening holiday Bailey's and a whisky unless l paid for it... It was 11.10. At the Rubicon palace, all inclusive drinks available until at least 1 am. I did ask at reception to confirm and also at snack bar, to no avail which was a shame to end a great holiday. More

Robin S, London, England, United Kingdom

Wonderful 1st holiday! Just needs some tweaks.

Me and my fiancé traveled to playa blanca as a first holiday together without our parents. We had recently gotten engaged so found lanzarote to be a beautiful place to go to. I fell in love when I found this sandos hotel on thomson and first choice so me and my fiancé booked 11 nights here. We stayed from the 3rd May to the 14th. We were so happy to finally arrive and photos online didn't do justic, it's more beautiful in person. We were kindly greeted by staff at reception who showed up a map and wrote where our room would be. After finding it and dropping our suitcases, we looked onto the balcony to find a horrid fence in front of our view. We went to speak to reception and was told we had to pay an extra of €209 for a sea view room! When I was sure I had asked for one when I booked it. We paid for it and quickly settled in our room, though we were pretty upset we had to lose money on our very first night. It's a bit dated in places but has a really lovely modern feel everywhere else. After our complaint of the room the first night, a couple of nights in we had a phone call from reception asking if we could see the manager. We thought maybe we had been playing music to loud or people could hear us talking till late hours or something, we met the manager and she was really lovely. My mother had emailed her expressing her upset of the room situation without mine or my fiancé knowedge, the manager explained the situation and offered us a refund. We did however turn it down as after our second or third day we had fallen for the sea view room so much, we felt it was worth the extra euros! But we were offered a free bottle of wine of our choice, and also surprised with a bottle of sparkling white wine a day or so after that to congratulate us on our engagement! It was a lovely touch and made us feel relaxed and happy! We did have a few issues with making an excursion which was also a bit upsetting. As I was sick one day and had to cancel it, when trying to make another excursion I her to to find the lady I spoke to at reception the first time but couldn't see her. I spoke to three different ladies who told me three different things. I was told to speak to the rep, then to ring a number to make an excursion, we eventually made an excursion by talking to our rep, who was also very lovely! The pools were always cleaned and always nice to just chill in. The maids were brilliant! They made our room look so nice every single day, wanted to leave a note saying thank you but we sadly didn't get enough time as we had to catch our coach. The restaurants were lovely, though found the pizzeria a little sameish. Our favourite was the oriental and Mexican, the internacional restaurant was also good but prefered it more at lunch time. Would we come back? Possibly.More

Cheryl M,

Another great stay ap Sandos Papagay

Just returned from 10 days at Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort. This was our third visit. Upgraded to Royal Elite this time And found it very worthwhile. Room and Royal Elite lounge was well worth the additional cost. Food was as good as it has been in our previous visits. Areas for improvement would be evening entertainment and the Asian and Mexican restaurants but all in all a very enjoyable holiday. Will definitely return.More

Mike S, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Not bad, but better hotels in Lanzarote.

This is the first time we have been to Playa Blanca and we wont be going back. We much prefer the area around Puerto del Carmen, but this is a personal choice. The hotel is okay, but have been to better. Our room was standard but the bed was awful, like sleeping on the floor. After 2 nights we told the First Choice rep who told the hotel, by the time we went back to our room that night the staff had put a topper on the mattress, which improved it 100%. The food was okay, a little bit repetitive and sometimes only lukewarm, however there were microwaves dotted about. The drink in the restaurant is on tap, help yourself to beer (amstel), wine or soft drinks and coffee machines throughout the hotel to help yourself to. We didnt find getting a sunbed a problem but there arent many parasols, and people are still reserving beds with their towels even when there are signs up saying not to. They did some good shows in the theatre and the Green bar had a relaxing atmosphere where the staff were really friendly.More

SouthamptonBeats, southampton

great hotel

just come back from a week in this hotel, rooms very clean, food and drink very good entertainment good will definitely go back again champagne on tap all day 24 hr all inclusive, no noise, taxis cheap into main resort just ask at reception for taxi it will be there in seconds and they don't charge extra for six seater no kettle in room but tuck our own, towels changed every day if needed flat screen tv with a lot of channels including English nice walk into town along path next to beach this hotel had gold certificates from various travel companies ,we traveled with jet2, very friendly staff travelled with 6 adults and 2 kids aged 2 and 3 resort itself is very clean some very good restaurants in town would recommend this hotel and resortMore

tony85w, Wakefield, United Kingdom

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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 3886 customer reviews
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