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 balcony or terrace
These twin rooms come with either a balcony or terrace for some extra room outside. The rooms also come with air-conditioning and an extra bed.
suite with sea view and balcony or terrace
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Awful sunbed situation almost ruined our holiday!
Just returned from a 7 night stay. Holiday started off well, room was spacious and clean, hotel staff were ok, not overly friendly but approachable. Location is nice, right across from the beach and a few minutes walk from small shopping centre with bars and restaurants. Food was ok, breakfast was very nice and this is the meal we most enjoyed however towards the end of the holiday we were fed up with the repetativeness of the buffet and found ourselves eating out (frustrating when you are all inclusive). I was not drinking however my partner wasn't very impressed with the alcohol selection... beer in the dining hall was ok however in the bar area tasted awful and was flat. Evening entertainment was very hit and miss... Starman was enjoyable as was the tropical show however the Broadway and Mamma Mia shows put on by the entertainment staff were extremely outdated and boring. Overall though our holiday was spoiled by the sunbed situation by the pool. Awoke at 8.30am the first morning to find all sunbeds had been reserved. After this we found ourselves setting our alarms for 7am just so we could get a sunbed which is just ridiculous and not what I wanted to be doing on my holiday!! The third day we did this, we returned from breakfast just after 10 o clock to find that our towels had been moved by the pool staff, when I questioned why this had happened, he told me that sunbeds could not be reserved before 10. This made me extremely angry and upset as every single other sunbed had been reserved and as I am 5 months pregnant I found myself with nowhere to go despite being up at 7am!! It also infuriated me that the previous day several sunbeds had been reserved and nobody returned to them until after lunch... when I asked why those towels weren't moved the member of staff couldn't answer, so obviously it is only certain guests who are discriminated against. If the hotel is going to have a policy of not reserving beds then this needs to be enforced for everyone and not just certain people. From that day on we paid to sit on the beach and felt that this experience spoiled our holiday and views of the hotel. Won't be returning as I value my sleep too much... my advice is get yourself to a hotel where you can get a sunbed at a reasonable hour!! More
Good family hotel. Difficult to get a sunbed, but overall great stay.
We stayed at Sol Lanzarote for one week in April 2017. We booked a Seaview suite which was a great size for a family of 4. Nice and simple decor with patio doors from both rooms to the balcony. Patio door was broken and did not lock. Generally very clean but some areas a bit run down. The bathrooms could do with a spruce up and the communal areas generally are due upgrading. The staff I have to say were very nice. We found the restaurant staff very good and quick to get tables turned around. It's a long day for them and it was obvious they were working very hard. The food was good. By the end of the week we were a bit bored though. Definitely could do with more of a change every night as a lot of items were repeated. However, there really was good choice daily at each sitting and the meat and fish were lovely and fresh, cooked to order at the buffet. In the morning there was very good choice of eggs, meats and cheese including omelettes made to order. Pools were good, clean and well maintained. The baby pool area is a little small for the volume of children but overall nice. The sunbed situation is very difficult as you need to get up at 7am to get a sunbed. Really there should be a better system for these. The hotel is right on the beach and that was a great aspect as it gives a bit of choice if you're bored with the pool.More
Positives and negatives of hotel
Room spacious, regular cleaning, however beds are very hard, like sleeping on concrete. Had several steep paths from reception up to rooms, ask for one in same block as reception to avoid this. Food plentiful but often bland and cold, we didn't go hungry though. Had to go to 3 different areas to complete making a cup of tea each morning as they did not have tea spoons or milk near drinks machine. Very close to airport and this was much busier than we had read on other reviews. Access to the beach is great. Pool area crammed with loungers but still not enough for guests, many loungers were broken and need replacing. Music around pool could be noisy especially when they were doing kids club activities or aqua gym in the only heated pool. Long queues for bar in evening. Would not return myself as did not quite meet my expectations of a 4*.More
We have just returned from an 11 night stay in this hotel . First of all I would like to say that the hotel is clean and the staff were helpful and friendly . The food was ok I suppose in the restaurant but the snack bar was rubbish . If you have a family with young children this hotel is great , but if your looking for a more peaceful quieter relaxing holiday around a pool with drinks then I would suggest elsewhere . We have grown up children and was hoping for a slightly more relaxed theme , but this place is more for children than adults , which is fine for families . The entertainment is ok but again more for the kids . There are a few nice bars on the sea front which we ended up going to for a bit of peace and quiet , but then we had to pay which was a bit annoying knowing we were all inclusive . If you want to go into Puerto Del Carmen it's a bus ride or about â¬5 in a taxi away . This hotel is close to the airport but the planes coming in really didn't bother us , the kids were louder than the planes . I would go back to Lanzarote but not to this hotel . More
Don't be put off!
Just got back from a fantastic week away at the sol lanzarote. I took my family away for the half term break and we wasn't disappointed. The hotel is quite and in a great location on the beach close to all the amenities should you need them. The grounds are safe and there was even a security guard during the day with card access to the lovely walkway next to the swimming pool. We had a great room overlooking the beach that was cleaned daily and replenished with towels soaps etc. The food was plentiful and the staff work extremely hard to carter for all and I'm sure you won't be disappointed. I'm slightly concerned with the reviews that have been published as this could do an injustice to this hotel. I'm not sure what people expect! A good honest hotel offering reasonable rates. Get yourself over it's a really good hotel that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. More
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