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

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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Second visit wasn't as impressed as last year food wasn't as good got given a room facing the mountains complained to reception she was very rude gave us a room bottom floor facing the pool it was better but no sun on it very disappointing when you have paid so much still had a nice time met some nice friends would go back if the price is right 👍More

Lynn H, St Helens, United Kingdom

Amazing, not what we expected, upside down hotel, but what a great place, it took us all a couple of days to find our wa

Very good rooms, ample size as was the bathroom, spotless clean, we managed to have our 4 rooms next to each other, sea view from the rooms were amazing ( we were on Level 2). It took us a couple of days to find our way around, good entertainment as it was late February. Staff very friendly, excellent food, as there was eight of us, the staff made sure we were all able to sit together. nice walks nearby. We are going back next year. Only one down side, the pool were very cold.More

Pat F, Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Almost perfect hotel (just tweek it please)

I stayed at the Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, Lanzarote hotel for 1 week in June (2015), here is my review. We upgraded to Royal Elite so had access to other areas not normally included. I am going to be critical here as I think the hotel was almost perfect but for a few things so if the hotel reads this and changes a few items I would highly recommend people to go time after time, I know everyone is different but these points I will list were my choices that the hotel could change or take note of. Firstly the bad points: - the most annoying thing for me was the entertainment guide, it is situated on the top floor next to the bar area before you go into the elite bar, not everyone goes to the top floor and we did not see it until Friday evening on our second night, by which time it was too late for me as there was only 1 event of dancing classes on the Friday at 4.30pm, this I wanted to try the most. I think that the hotel should have this near the reception area then everyone coming in can see what is on and ask where the events take place, or even put it on the back of the hotel map which you get upon checking into the hotel and clearly state what time and where these events take place. The second bad point for me was the gym; I know most people go on holiday to relax but I need to keep fit and if the gym had more free heavier weights and a pull up bar then this would have made the gym more or less complete, I don’t think it is too much to ask. The wifi for me was not good in my room or any of the others in out group, but in the wifi hotspots it was great. The good points: - the pool areas, the hotel has really thought well about this here, there are 3 pools, the lower pool is clearly marked adults only, so no people running around or getting in the way (not being picky as you will see as you read on). The upper 2 pools are where families and children spend their time, the larger top pool is where you can play water volleyball and other sports, with a small little paddling pool for the really small children (this is a fantastic idea, the children can have time in there with their parents and enjoy the water without the parents worrying), the 3rd pool is just lower down and is where some more water activities take place where everyone can join in, a real bonus for the hotel here, keep up with it. The food, loads of choice from vegetarians to full meat and fish eaters, the chefs cook some of the meals in front of you fresh and when it starts to run low they bring another load straight away, totally spoilt for choice, everyone in our group of 5 had something different every day. Remember to book the specialist restaurants as they can get booked up. The Mojito’s I had which were made fresh were fantastic, although there are non alcoholic slush ones in the poolside bar which go great during the day by the pool. You don’t need to reserve the sun beds as there are loads, but if you put your towel down and don’t use it for 2 hours one of the staff will come and remove it, so if you want one by the pool be prepared to spend a good amount of time there. There is a free bus to and from the main Playa Blanca resort which is great, but the bus can be busy so be warned. As for the rest of the hotel:- the staff are friendly and polite and willing to help, they speak excellent English and are always smiling, although I do think it is good to try and say a few words in Spanish to try to impress them. Sports activities can be busy with lots of people joining in but at least you get to meet people from other parts of the world. If you are staying in the C level be prepared to hear the furniture being moved above you and the music will go on until 11.30pm at night so if you an early to be early to rise person you might need some ear plugs until this time as you might hear it. You have a nice view from the balcony overlooking the beach and can see Fuerteventura across the sea. All in all a good weeks holiday, a great place for couples and families, would I recommend it, yes I would, I met people who will be there at this hotel 3 times this year so look at that as a sign of things. Would I go back, yes I would.More

jaguarxjsport, Burnley, Lancashire, England

A great fortnight in the sun!!

Never been in a hotel that has such diverse appeal. There is something here (or at least in the surrounding area) for everybody. Food, provision, entertainment, hospitality and cleanliness are all brilliant and you will never get bored. Perfect for an all-inclusive holiday.More

AdamG1989, Crewe, United Kingdom

Brilliant Hotel ... Brilliant holiday!

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful week's holiday at the Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort. We chose this particular hotel because of the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. From the moment that we arrived until we checked out, we had nothing but a fantastic experience. Everything was excellent from the quality of food and drinks to the cleanliness of the rooms and the facilities. Added to that, the fantastic staff and the whole experience would be very hard to beat. From the reception staff, to the cleaners, bar staff, maintenance personnel, management that we came across and restaurant staff... everyone was extremely helpful, friendly and always smiling. I don't want to pick out individuals, but Anna and the ladies in the Royal Elite breakfast restaurant were brilliant. As I say, the staff really makes this place. The food on offer in the International dining room was both plentiful, wide ranging and of good quality. Definitely the best that we have experienced at any all inclusives that we have been to. I would say though, that the meals that we had in the Mexican and Oriental restaurants were just a bit below what we were expecting in terms of authenticity, but both perfectly edible and did the job. I would definitely recommend upgrading to Royal Elite. In our case it worked out at about £105 each, but was well worth it, with the nice room, robe, slippers etc included... and access to the Royal Elite lounges. This was a real bonus as the comfy air conditioned lounges were a haven when you just wanted to escape and have a quiet few minutes... or hours to read the paper, chat with new friends or sample the range of premium drinks! Having exclusive access to the RE breakfast room was also very welcome. In summary, I have only excellent things to say about the hotel. It was probably in our top 3 holidays ever! The only minus points were a couple of encounters with groups of Italians at the bar that arrogantly jump the queue and totally disregard and dismiss everyone else around them. And the shamelessly wasteful large English woman and her even larger son.... HOWEVER, THE HOTEL CAN'T BE BLAMED FOR THESE. If you have shortlisted this hotel for you next holiday, just go!More

George C, Belfast, United Kingdom

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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 3996 customer reviews
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