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Sol La Palma Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I visited this hotel in the last week of July with my Mam, Dad, Sister and 5 year old Nephew. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the hotel was clean and staff were lovely. The buffet style meals were of good quality and had a varied choice, with most nights a chef cooking 2 specialty choices. Its an excellent hotel if you have children, with kids clubs and lots of activities going on, including evening entertainment. Lots to do for adults too including exercise classes and games. My only negative point is, there isnt enough space for sun loungers. I felt as though most days we were blocked in and sometimes found it hard to find a path off our loungers. Overall a good holiday, would def go back and recommend to others.

3 night stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. Our bed was decorated with rose petals and complimentary cava and sweet treats. We booked a sea view and sat on the balcony we could hear as well as see the sea. Our sea view room had twin beds pushed together. The bed was comfortable with a choice of pillows. Toiletries in the bathroom with small bottle of sun screen and aftersun if you had forgotten to bring.The hotel was very clean in all areas. Breakfast and dinner were on a buffet basis, with plenty of choice. Staff very pleasant. We booked B+B it is more cost effective to book half board. The hotel is suitable for all. Lifts to all floors. The outside space gives areas away from the sun. There is a mini club and activities of a more sporty nature eg Pilates, spinning . Each evening there is something to watch. The canarian folk dance and music was excellent . Free WiFi in all areas. Small fridge in the room. The town of Puerto Naos is an easy 3 min walk. The promenade is traffic free. The beach is black sand and clean. There are a number of restaurants and bars, also a well stocked Spar at the back of the town. The reception staff were extremely helpful.

We stayed here for 11 days this summer with or 15 month old daughter. We had room 174 which is a superior room with sea view located on the ground floor. We quickly discovered that while the hotel and its surroundings are lush, the hotel itself might not be the best suited for a small child. There was no paddling pool - the kids pool was 75 cm deep- and the sea in Puerto Naos was not suitable for small children because the waves are quite hight and the current quite strong. The room and the balcony were spacious and well equipped with baby crib. There was a gap between the balcony floor and wall, not big enough for kids to fall through but big enough for them to chuck things down from. Like their toys. Or your phone. Buffet was plentiful and quite ok. As a vegetarian, there sometimes was limited options but I didn't have to starve.The dessert section was amazing! The hotel was quiet, no crowds in the restaurant and there were always deck chairs available near the pools. Puerto de Tazacorte, a little north of Puerto Naos, is very suitable for a swim with small children. On the beach in Puerto Naos lives a man named Marco. He stacks stones for some coins to buy food for him and his dogs. He is very friendly, do stop for a chat! He was lovely and even gave our daughter a souvenir to take home!

I loved my trip to La Palma, but did not enjoy this hotel at all. The views from the rooms are very nice and the hotel is very clean and has a very good location, from which you can get around the island fast. Also, the reception, hotel and restaurant staff are very friendly. These are the good points. The problem was the food. This is a 4 star hotel, but the food was completely awful. I had booked half board and had breakfast and dinner included. The half board buffet is located on floor 0 of the hotel, it is a big room with many tables and there is also a small area outside of the restaurant where you can sit and enjoy the sunset. The quality of the food was very bad. Most of the food was either frozen and reheated or canned. There was a lot of choice, but everything was either tasteless or tasted horrible. The only good thing: There is sometimes a person behind the buffet cutting freshly roasted meat for you (or making you an omelette of your choice in the morning), but the rest of the food was uneatable for me. My girlfriend didn't enjoy any of the food at all either, as she often left her whole plate almost untouched. Other guests seemed to do the same, leaving their plates untouched and taking new plates to try some of the other food, and I've heard some guests complain about the food aswell. On Saturday and Sunday, the food was so bad that we left the hotel restaurant and went to dine outside, in Puerto Naos. Breakfast was also quite bad, although a little better in quality. I expected better than frozen and canned food in a 4 star hotel. The island being small and more remote is not really an excuse for this horrible quality either, as I've had way better food in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I loved the island and want to come again. But I do not feel like coming back to this hotel.

We had a wonderful week on La Palma and Puerto Naos is truly a beautiful place. The hotel is in a prime position on the beach, but really is a very tired 3 star hotel and we personally wouldn't stay here again. The food was awful - hot food was cold, cold food was warm with the range of sloppy desserts turning into unappetizing melting messy splodges in no time. In fact it got so bad that although we had paid for half board we gave up and ate out at the local restaurants. I must add I am not a fussy eater and enjoy most foods but I'm sorry cold brussel sprouts do not belong on the salad bar by any stretch of the imagination. There are better, more subtle ways to use up leftovers. Housekeeping was first class and reception staff tried to be helpful but there was a mix up with us paying to keep our room till later due to the late flight. It was sorted but took some persuading. In summary we had a terrific holiday but just can't get excited about this hotel - the potential with a bit more care is there and I wouldn't say don't go....just be aware that you are paying for 3 star and that is just about what you will get.

Booked for a week’s relaxing break and a bit of late spring sunshine. Booked a superior seaview room, the one allocated we a bit disappointing but quickly resolved by the helpful staff, much better room with a huge balcony looking straight out to sea. Breakfast was excellent, ate in the village in the evenings.

We spent two weeks here last November and were very fortunate to be allocated a suite on the first floor overlooking the smaller pool and the sea. The rooms were very good with large glass areas making them very bright and a private balcony with sunbeds. The furnishings were all very good and the bed huge and very comfortable. Food choices were the usual buffet fare and were to a good enough standard. Some of the entertainment was very good with others quite poor so a bit hit and miss. Car parking is terrible as unless you arrive during the quiet part of the day you will have to park a long way away as there are never any spaces. We parked on the waste land to the town side of the hotel and walked back from there which was easier if no bags. The resort is good - a nice balance of bars, restaurants cafes and shops and everybody that we met was friendly. We love this island as it is so much quieter than the others but a car is probably essential if you want to get out and look around - it is fairly small so Santa Cruz the capital is only a short drive away and well worth a visit. The weather in November was fantastic although there is frequently a big difference between this and the other side of the island. The hotel needs some updating but it's worth a visit.

Thank you, hotel Sol la Palma and animation team, for making my birthday such a happy one. What a surprise every time I entered my room! We have such a great time here, with wonderful view on the ocean. Lovely!

I had a lovely stay at this hotel. Fantastic location. Excellent daily stretch/exercise classes plus pool for no extra cost. Right on the beach. Lovely cocktails, friendly, helpful staff. Very homely & relaxed feel.

We chose this hotel as we wanted to be right next to the sea on the less cloudy side of the island. We paid extra for a superior room and it was lovely, a huge balcony ,twin aspect and the most beautiful sea view. It was spotless and the bedding and towels were lovely and soft and 1st quality.The water here is very soft.We had a huge bathroom and we were very comfortable.The cleaners were excellent and did a fantastic job. This is a sleepy low key town and you are literally on the beach and yards from the town. It attracts a lot of walkers. We didn't bother much with the evening entertainment but we enjoyed the Canarian folk dancers, they were excellent and had the guests up dancing with them, we liked the way the hotel involved locals , one evening there was a huge gala dinner for a cancer charity and no one minded nudging dinner to a slightly earlier time as it was for charity after all, it was nice to see the locals in their finery. The hotel provides a huge number of activities, yoga , pilates , spinning bikes, sangria making, spanish lessons all sorts , far more than a 5 star hotel we stay in in Gran Canaria,well done to the activity team. There is a very calm ambience to the hotel, La Palma is not overly touristy,they just get on with life really.The reception staff were excellent and very helpful at all times. The food was lovely, properly seasoned and typical hotel fayre for the Canaries.The price of the dinner drinks was really reasonable. I think the waiting staff could have been more friendly but again I think this is just partly the way they are in general. There were fresh cooked omlettes at breakfast every day and a massive choice. If you holiday in Spain it's the usual choices. However the desserts at dinner were a notch above the usual.We often find that desserts can be a bit tasteless in the Canaries but here they were lovely.Fantastic choice and really delicious. We walked a lot,(needed to after all the puddings to be honest) if you turn right out of the main drive you can walk to a second beach,which was deserted. We also visited Tazacorte,Santa Cruz,and various other towns.As well as the mountains of course. There is also a reasonable little gym with treadmills looking out to sea and bikes etc. If you like to be surrounded by Brits in a very commercial place you will not like this hotel, but if you like a low key quiet hotel it will suit you. La Palma is not the same as the other Canary islands. It can be quite cloudy at times in April,but very hot when the sun comes out. We found there was plenty of parking at the hotel , we only had to park on the quiet road nearby once in 10 days.The little on site supermarket was great and there was a really good Spar in the town. There is no road noise as the road is well above the seafront promenade, we loved this, no barking dogs or mopeds either. This is not an expensive place at all. If you like everything top notch you will possibly not like it. It is not fancy but for a nice spring break it is ideal.

Puerto Naos Los Llanos de Aridane La Palma

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Puerto Naos, Sol La Palma Hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Puerto Naos Beach and within a 15-minute drive of Las Manchas Wine Museum. This 308-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. It's on the beach and also within a 20-minute drive of Palmex Cactus Garden and Tazacorte Beach.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Puerto Naos specializes in international cuisine, and serves breakfast; dinner, or Platinum Lounge offers relaxing garden views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All 308 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies, minibars, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

Guests of Sol La Palma Hotel have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Self parking is available for EUR 5 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Standard Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Last Minute Deal

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

53% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 986 reviews