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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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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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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Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
Superior Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
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Average at best
Me and my partner are just leaving. A quick rundown for those thinking of booking. Room was very well decorated.Clean to a very high standard on a daily basis but air con wasn't up to standard. Pools are average size with a few activities daily.Sun beds are an absolute joke they are uncomfortable and hard to get if you get out of bed after 9am. Food was the worse we have ever experienced and in our weeks stay only went in the restaurant twice but most people seem to think it was adequate.There is a square with restaurants and bars three minute walk away food is lovely and prices reasonable. Staff are very helpful and friendly.The alcohol in your package is not of a high standard(one day I had 12 pints of rum and coke between midday and 7pm and felt fine) If I tried this in the uk I would be in hospital. Kevin from SurreyMore
Lovely location, with easy access to the beach. Hotel staff very friendly. Our rooms (superior) were really lovely, with towels being changed when required and rooms cleaned on a daily basis. There was always plenty of food to choose from every day, although it was alittle bland and not very warm. Always fresh meat and fish cooked on the grill. Drinks were always available around the pool, and plenty of cocktails in the evening. The pools were lovely, although they seemed a lot smaller than the pictures portrayed. You however needed to be up early every morning if you wanted to grab a sun bed with a sun umbrella.More
Good all round hotel for families
The hotel was nice, food and drink was good too, with branded drinks and various menus. The family room was nice too bright and airy, our 15 year old found the sofa bed a little uncomfortable by end of week, more suitable for smaller children. The biggest issue we had was sunbeds, getting up at 6am to put a towel down, one morning we slept in till 7.30 and had to pay 20 Euro's for 3 of us to sit on beach. Such a shame, we have visited hotels in lanzarote before and they stipulate no towels left there before 10am, the signs where there but in practice it was not carried out.More
Stayed here for a week in March and loved it! In an ideal location for getting out and about if you want to do things in the day, but also has a fabulous pool where we always seemed to manage to find sun loungers even if we didn't go to the pool until after the lunch. Everyone in our group managed to find something tasty to eat everyday, and although a lot of stuff was repeated, as can be expected at an all inclusive, there was also variety in a lot of dishes. The staff where all super friendly, especially the bar tenders, and went the extra mile to help us out. More
My two children (9 & 11) and I checked in for our 9 night stay and having paid extra for a superior room, read previous reviews and seen the pictures online, we were very excited to have arrived. We have stayed at other hotels in the Melia group and have experienced great service and food but the Sol Lanzarote was a totally different experience. The hotel in reality is very different to what you seen on the website. There is no porter service and after having been provided with very poor directions to the room, it took us over 20 minutes to locate it! Whilst the room itself was ok, the location of our initial room which was supposed to be a garden view was truly horrid and essentially looked onto the back of another block of hotel rooms and made for a very dark room. I requested a move to a different room and was charged nearly two hundred Euros for the pleasure of seeing the pool and sea. Because we'd moved, the children's bed wasn't made up so I requested it to be on our way down to dinner. Returning from dinner, the bed still hadn't been made and after multiple failed attempts to call reception, I went down to reception to be told that they had seen me trying to call, but had not managed to get hold of the maid to make up the bed. By this point it was close to 11pm so I requested bedding so I could make up the bed myself. The receptionist had no access to the 'bedding cupboard' and as a result, my son slept on the sofa...not a great start. The following morning my son woke me shortly after 7am to inform me I needed to get up as every sun longer around the pool had been taken. I looked out of our balcony and he was correct, although not a single person could be seen. My heart sank. We quickly got dressed and headed down for breakfast but called by reception to request towels for the pool. I was informed there was a deposit of twenty Euros per towel payable but they weren't available until 10:30am. I later discovered bottles of water weren't available until that time either - hardly all inclusive! The food is also worth a mention. The canteen like 'restaurant' was chaotic to say the least. Both our evening meal and breakfast were very poor and far from what I consider to be four star and although I do admit I am a self-confessed food snob, it's reasonable to expect the hot selection to be hot rather than mildly tepid. Snacks were available from 10:30am but if overwhelming stench of deep fried onion rings wasn't enough to put you off eating, the disgusting state of the poolside certainly was! I decided I'd had enough and spoke to the manager who was very helpful and although she said she was keen to discuss options with me to persuade me to stay, agreed to refund me if I found somewhere I preferred. So I did just that and spent the following eight nights in a beautiful boutique hotel on the island. If you like the finer things in life, avoid this place at all costs!More
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