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. Plus, there are 4 restaurants. Activities are covered with tennis courts and hiking trails.

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

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*.

royal superior twin room with sea view and balcony or terrace

This royal superior twin room features a contemporary design with neutral walls and splashes of colour. There’s room for up to 4 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom. Outside, you’ll find a balcony or terrace with views of the sea. You’ll also find tea or coffee-making facilities. Air-conditioning is available from May to October.

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Fab holiday destination

Arrived September 2015 for a 10 night break. When checking in we decided to upgrade to a double seaview room, what a good choice - this was lovely - balcony overlooking the beach and sea, well worth the extra money. Hotel food really good, plenty of choice and wine / beer/ juices all inclusive and help yourselves with your meal. Large prawns were on offer upon arrival on the Thursday lunchtime and we were hoping for prawns every day but it just seemed to be Thursdays lol. There are three pools, the lower ground pool is for adults and quiet area only - this is where we were most days. You must leave the hotel and turn right for an amazing walk to Papaga beach - take plenty of water and if you advise the hotel the night before you can get a free lunch to take with you. Fantastic beach, a good hike about 20 mins but really worth spending a few hours there. Going through the back of hotel turning right walking along the waterfront takes you into Playa Blanca and the marina, a lovely stroll about half hour but really worth it. Walk further and you will be in playa blanca with all the shops etc and man made beaches all lit up at night, really pretty. Hail a taxi back for about £6.00 to the hotel. Relaxing and great fun hotel, plenty of evening entertainment if you want it or quiet areas to have a drink and chill. We will be returning again.More


winter escape

Very large impressive hotel located 45mins walk from the centre of Playa Blanca at Papagayo. It is split over different levels down the hillside and is very confusing at first. we were given a friendly welcome at check in but no porters to show you to your room just told to take the lift to level -3 (we then had to find another lift to take us DOWN! to level2????) First impressions were that the room was amazing -newly renovated-very modern light and bright with a fantastic sea view -heaven. However there could have been slightly more attention to detail. The toilet seat was marked and did not look new and the bath tap was squint. The wardrobe and drawers had not been cleaned and we were left with sawdust on our clothes. We also had a problem with dirty smelly water coming up out of the drain on the bathroom floor but put this down to on going work in the hotel. Reported to reception and seemed to get fixed. The food was excellent -international buffet/ Italian buffet (with pasta cooked to order) and a fusion restaurant which you had to book for either oriental or Mexican. Everything was delicious and something for everyone. There was also a snack bar open 11.00-18.00 if you didn't want to go to the restaurant. There are 3 swimming pools and ample sunbeds .Plenty of space in between. There is a pool bar open during the day as well as the Canario bar which has an outside sitting area with great sea views At night there is a choice of 4 bars . A quiet one for adults only (great!) Canario bar (hard seats!)Theatre bar (plastic cups-yuk!) and entertainment? bar. The entertainment was awful -we were there a week and only watched 1 good act -a soul group. Some nights there was nothing on. The choice of drinks was good with some branded spirits included in all inclusive. There was a small charge for some others -Cocktails were not included. Staff were friendly and hardworking but there could have been more staff clearing away dirty glasses as well as serving at the bar. There is a courtesy bus from the hotel but it is a Pleasant easy walk into Playa Blanca if you need to escape (about 45mins) Taxis cost about 5euro It took about an hour to get to the hotel from the airport by coach Enjoyed our week there -relaxing and eating/drinking too much. Highly recommended for a winter sunshine break if you can get it at a reasonable priceMore


An enjoyable stay!

Got back a couple of days ago, from this, our first trip to Lanzarote, and of course, this hotel. We just wanted a short R&R stay as my wife had had a tough few months. Overall, the hotel did the job. It's quite big, but you get no sense of overcrowding as there is a large area covering all of the pool/leisure space. Finding a sunbed was no problem at all, although those in more sheltered spaces went quickly, as with the constant wind on the island, that is a factor. We'd paid for a sea view, and had assumed we'd be in blocks A, B, C, or D, but got put in block H, on the top floor. As it turns out this was a good position, as we had a great sea view, but also a resort view. One downside is that this block is tired and is in need of refurbishment. We didn't see them, but the refurbished blocks are vastly improved. We were more than happy with the food, even though we just ate in the main restaurant, without trying the other options. I only drink wine, and the wnes on tap aren't brilliant, especially the red which is very chilled. The staff overall were excellent, with only one or two going through the motions. The acid test is, 'would you go back again?' and the answer is a definite Yes, but would do what I could to get a refurbished room!More


Love this hotel

have been going to this hotel for many years and it never lets us down a really chill out holiday with good food and staff. plenty of sunbeds so no need to get up early to reserve. There's a free bus into town or the coastal walk is lovely More

Keith M, 186334

Holiday early December 2015

Very good holiday overall. Had a delay due to bad weather with the flight but no fault of the operator. Royal Elite upgrade bedroom and dining/lounge facilities rated to be very good. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent value for money with a good balance between cost and quality.More

alastairm91, 504009

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