This beachfront hotel has 3 pools and a jam-packed activity programme for of all ages.
The Sol Lanzarote is practically on top of Matagorda’s golden sands. It’s about a 5-minute drive from Puerto del Carmen – or you can walk it in half an hour – and the hotel’s pools all have sea views.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full board buffet meals - breakfast 07.30-10.30, lunch 13.30-15.30 and dinner 18.30-21.30 November-April, 19.00-22.00 May-October. Snacks 12.00-17.30.
Selected local alcoholic and soft drinks 10.30-23.30. Tea and coffee from vending machines.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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3 outdoor pools
These three pools are ajacent to one another, with simple walkways and bridges separating them. Sunbeds and parasols line the edges, with palm trees for extra shade.
International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with themed evenings.
There's an animation programme with entertainment and activities for kids aged 5 to 12 years at the hotel-run club. Some activities may carry a charge.
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Family Room with Balcony or Terrace
These family rooms are a great base for exploring the local area. They include either a balcony or a terrace, plus, you'll get a twin bedroom, a sofa bed, TV, and air-conditioning. You'll also have a kettle, microwave, safe* and Wi-Fi.
Suite with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These suites are equipped with a fridge, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and a safe*. You'll also have a balcony or terrace for some outdoor space.
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Good all inclusive hotel
My wife and myself visited Sol Lanzarote first 10days in October 17. Weather was great this time of year and hotel ideally situated right on the beach with shops/bars/restaurants all close by within 2 min walk to the left and more selection to the right 10min Walk all from the back gate exit. Food. Your normal food choices for AI. Can become repetitive but it’s so cheap to eat out was not a problem to us. We ate out 6 nights of the 10 for dinner but has breakfast/lunch/snacks at the hotel which were all fine. Pool bar does a decen5 selection of snacks throughout the day along with self serve beer/wine Proseco and soft drinks. Rooms We had a refurbished room facing the sea that was excellent really clean with a fridge/microwave and kettle with coffee/tea/sugar. For some reason no powder milk though. Towels changed daily and beds made room cleaned also daily. New sheets when required. All in all very satisfied with our room although didn’t spend to much time there with the weather being so good and going out for dinner/drinks every night in the hotel or out. Hotel Grounds could do with a bit of a spruce up as could the buildings themselves as they do look a bit worn. Reception/dining room/entertainment area were all clean and tidy. All in all I would recommend this hotel for couples and families and we will be back. Take a taxi from the airport €6 a bargain don’t book shuttles as a rip off. More
Really enjoyed our stay. Located next to the beach. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly and efficient Food was great with a good choice each day even for a picky eater. Look forward to a return visit More
Derek H, 186605
Just returned from 11 nights. The hotel is well situated just across from a beautiful beach and close to the airport. The planes taking off and landing are not really intrusive but are sometimes a bit noisy for about 20 seconds or so if taking off past the hotel. Interestingly every other plane was a Ryanair flight. There is a footpath and bike track between the hotel and the beach no motorised vehicles, perfect if you fancy days on the beach. The grounds of the hotel are lovely with some really nice grassy areas set with palm trees if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle round the pools.The grassy areas are still close to the pools but just far enough away to be quiet and a bit more private. There are plenty of sunbeds but are stacked very close together and 3 deep in places. If you are particular where you want to be you need to get up early to reserve them (this is the same in every hotel). The pools themselves are cold but not freezing we found them just right and very refreshing after lazing in the sun for a while. All the pool areas and grounds are kept immaculately and a special mention goes to the main gardener who was always ready to help when we were unsure where to sit (the grass areas are watered every other day in the morning) and helped us to carry the sunbeds. The rooms are very nice and cleaned and towels changed every day. I noted another review that was unhappy about there being no sink for washing cups and this is a bit of an inconvenience but not a major grumble. We always buy our own water and milk its really cheap and you can choose your own preference that way again its not a problem as there is a fridge. The entertainments team are superb dancers and their shows are excellent. There are also guest acts all a really good standard. Yes its true the main entertainment doesn't start until 10 oclock at night and if you want a table you have to be there by about 8 which is ok if you've got kids that want to take part in the kids entertainment but if like us you really didn't want to sit through this and turned up later you had to sit outside looking in if you could find a table. We managed this on most nights and enjoyed it. One small complaint even though 75% of the guests were British the entertainers always spoke in Spanish first with a few words of English after if you could catch it. The result is its hard to join in anything and the kids found it hard to understand the games sometimes. Since the staff were all multilingual they might have taken the time to find out the language of the majority and spoken in that first. Now to the food. Although the food looked really nicely cooked and there was plenty of choice we found it all a bit bland. Not sure why perhaps it is the quality of the meat or a hesitation by the chefs to make anything too spicy but none of the meat dishes seemed to have a real flavour of the meat itself. Even the steaks which were cooked on a griddle in front of you had little real flavour as was also the case with the fish. We were very disappointed with this however there was an excellent choice of salads and salad dishes which were lovely. Also the desserts were good with extra bowels of sweets for the kids and chocolate fountains occasionally. Breakfasts were ok but i do wish all hotels would learn what to do with bacon. The cereals and continental type breakfasts were really good though. A special mention to Sergio the waiter, always smiling and happy ready to help and make you laugh. Everyone loved him. All the hotel staff are polite and helpful but Sergio stood out as someone who was really happy in his job. Overall we enjoyed our stay the weather was fantastic the hotel nice and the town of Matagorda 5 minutes walk away was lovely. Its a small centre but full of bars cafe and restaurants which are really welcoming not overcrowded or nosy just relaxing. Food is reasonable if you want to eat out with a good choice of British Spanish Indian Chinese and Japanese restaurants there. We liked a small bar/cafe called the Red Rock run by 2 English ladies really friendly and welcoming. Although we didn't eat outside of the hotel on this trip we noted the food and portion sizes being served to other diners and the food looked gorgeous and the portion sizes really generous, try it you wont be disappointed (also as a bonus the bar next door had a live singer outside so he entertained us too but not in an intrusive way we could still talk without raising our voices). If a more lively night life or daytime shopping is your bag Puerto Del Carmen is a 10 minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk in the other direction to Matagorda, very accessible. This is a very busy hotel which means its a popular choice so it should be good but it is busy. We'd say its well worth a try although don't expect too much from the food. Plenty of burgers and snacks in the pool bar though. Forgot to say the aircon in the rooms is patheticMore
Looking to return!
Sol Lanzarote is conveniently located right on a beach and close to the airport. It is a large complex that appears to be geared towards families, though my holiday ambition of peace and quiet was achieved. My room was clean and fresh, with a great view of the sea. The bed was huge and firm. The bathroom, while spacious, did have an older bathtub that had some rust spots and tiles with missing grout, but that's minor in an otherwise wonderful room. The food was plentiful, with, I believe, something for everyone. There was plenty of fresh fruit and salads, and usually four meats/fish (eggs and pancakes in the morning) that were prepared right in front of you. I especially enjoyed the sushi night. The downside of the hotel was the free wifi, which I could never connect to. Having returned home, I read a review where it mentioned the user name provided (on paper AND on the hotel based tv channel) was incorrect. I know I should have spoken to the hotel about not being able to use the wifi, and I suppose I would then have been provided the correct information, but I fail to understand why the correct information wasn't given in the first place. Still, now you know so you hopefully won't have issues. Regarding the "claiming" of the loungers around the pool: there were towels placed on loungers when I went down for breakfast at 8, and the same towels were there (empty of people) when I headed for the beach by 11. You should be aware of this if you're wanting to sit poolside. All in all, Sol Lanzarote was a perfect place to escape to. I wish I had stayed longer, and look forward to returning in the future.More
The hotel in general needs to be updated & painted. The pool area is to crowded & not enough umbrellas for everyone. Our room 2135 needed the tiles in the bathroom replaced as they are in very poor condition. The rooms were very clean & tidy and the food in general was pretty good overall. So not a 4 * but a nice 3* so jet2 need to address this.More
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