Blue Sea Costa Teguise Gardens3.0 out of 5.0
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We spent a week AI in this hotel over the August Bank Holiday week and had a nice time. The rooms were OK, we all slept well. Cleaning could be better, towels were not changed often enough (on our 5th day I think). We all at the food, but we are not fussy at all and like trying different things. I found that this hotel was so favourably priced that we had dinner out about 4 times and lunch once or twice and we still met out small holiday budget :-) Entertainment - we loved Aida and Dylan. We stretched most mornings with Aida which was lovely and joined in some of the day activities although we did spend a lot of time at the beach and water park. We did participate in the evening Bingo and danced once or twice when we didn't go out. Costa Tegiuse is lovely, you can walk quickly to Playa Bastian beach but it is rocky and not really for us with kids. We took a short cut over the skate board park and walked to the main Las Cucharas Beach in about 15/20 mins max. We had lovely meals at The Light House, El Patio, Pablos & Tandori Spice. We found a lovely little bar in the square which was soo cheap and always bust outside, We enjoyed playing board games with the kids in there. Holidays are what you make them. I booked this holiday at very short notice and it was the cheapest that came up. I am aware of the budget I am willing to pay. One thing that really could be improved is the swimming pool. The kids loved it but I only ventured in once as it did not look very inviting to me, probably because it is a bit small for the number of guests. The sun beds and pool area could do with a deep clean / jet wash :-) Last but not least, the reception staff and bar staff were lovely. Really hard working and pleasant people. As long as you are realistic about what you have paid and get out and about (rather than spent the whole holiday inside the hotel) it makes for a nice break.
My wife and I have just returned from a two week, all inclusive holiday. First impressions?, If you want anything apart from the absolute basics, expect to pay! For the room safe key, of which there were Two, it cost 50 Euros for the fortnight!, unfortunately, the key only fitted one of the safes, meaning theoretically expect to pay double that!. TV in the room?, other than free three naff Channels, you'll have to pay. Kettle?, Iron?, Yep! you've guessed it!, you'll have to pay. As for the room itself, it was tired, dated and in desperate need of an overhaul, the cushions for the sofa bed had actually been taken from another piece of furniture, they were that badly matched!, The double bed in the bedroom were actually two single beds pushed together, which, i know is common, but wasn't helped by the fact that the mattresses were so hard, it gave me backache. Moving on to the staff, the receptionists, cleaners, most of the the bar staff, and waiters, barring one or two exceptions, were absolutely amazing. The food in the restaurant was of a palatable quality, although it felt like some of the food items were reheats from the previous day. Overall, an OK choice, but certainly room for improvement!
I booked a holiday for a week here and after doing so I read some of the reviews. A lot of them slate the service that the hotel offers and gives it a bad name. I found the hotel staff friendly, helpful and they always had a smile on their face. The room it's self wasn't too bad, it wasn't the cleanest but in all fairness I used it to sleep in and didn't really spend a lot of my time there so it didn't really bother me, it served its purpose. The food was a good standard, not a lot of vegetarian options though, my girlfriend struggled with the food on this holiday as the options were pretty much all meat. Hotel seems to be in the middle of nowhere but it's only a 10 minute walk from a few nice pubs and bars. We tended to go out to these of a night after dinner as the hotel entertainment isn't great. Overall it's a nice hotel, I can't really fault it for the price I paid.
We spent a week here last week & I was a little bit nervous after reading the reviews as to what I was going to face! All I can say is I was worried over nothing! We were greeted by the lovely Marta on reception who couldn't do enough for us. We arrived late so missed dinner & she kindly gave us a packed lunch each to keep us going. She continued to be so helpful & friendly all through our trip. My son loved her! (He's 8😊) the room we had was clean & close to the pool & we had no complaints at all. We asked for some extra pillows & they were given us straight away. The staff are all so friendly & try to make you have the best time you can. The animation team try their hardest to get everyone to have fun sometimes with mixed success! The food was the main area of worry as people had complained a lot about it but it was absolutely fine. Yes it can be a little bit similar but there was always fresh bread & salad & we never struggled to find something. People need to remember that this is a 3 star hotel not the Ritz! On the whole we all had a great time & I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The staff are what truly make it a good holiday. A big mention to Reuben & Hamza !
My partner and I are just back from a week here. We had a good time. The rooms are very tired and need upgrading but they are clean. Air conditioning would be a great benefit as the fan in the bedroom didn't do much at all. There was a fridge and microwave and 2 hobs, we were all inclusive so didn't use these. You had to hire a kettle and toaster and pay for tv apart from 2/3 news channels which I thought was bad. Our plastic table and chairs outside were so scratched and old we never sat at them. The pool was good, there was enough sun beds but I think they should invest in some new ones and the ones they have all need a good scrub. The food was good I'm quite fussy but managed to get something to eat every day even though it was just pasta that suited me. Would have liked there to have been more choice and the selection of hams at breakfast would be good at lunchtime too. The staff all worked very hard and were all nice and polite. Think it would benefit from an extra person on each of the bars. Overall we had a good holiday here but don't think I'd return unless the rooms had an upgrade.
I returned from Blue sea Costa Teguise gardens last weekend after a 10 day stay with Family (Myself, Wife, 3 teenagers and a three year old). Before starting I must point out that I have mostly holidayed in Greece for the last 8 years or so, always fully inclusive and usually 4 star, hence this trip was quite different. Please also let me point out that I read the reviews of this complex prior to departure and on return. This review is my own honest opinion based on my experience of these package deals, and maybe a few home truths for the people who expect a six star royalty service for £650pp. Lanzarote with its barren volcanic landscape is quite different to Greece or mainland Spain, and on transfer can give you the impression that you’ve just touched down on an earthquake zone, don’t worry; you’ll grow to respect the works of nature. Transfer is approximately 15 minutes from airport. There are plenty of taxis and buses outside the airport. Blue sea Costa Teguise gardens is situated in a clean tidy area close to shops and bars. Just to note – my first observation from outside was that the complex is very secure with a tall but unobtrusive fence that surrounds the entire perimeter. On arrival at Blue sea Costa Teguise gardens we checked in at a small but adequate reception area. The staff were very pleasant, helpful and full of smiles. After receiving the keys and wrist bands we made our way to the apartment. Now just like most resorts this is where the first gamble lies, unless you’ve pre booked preferred rooms / apartments. The complex is large and must have four hundred or so rooms so the risk of being stuck bottom floor at the back or poolside 2 meters from noisy sunbathers is high on the risk factor. We were lucky; our apartment was situated in a nice position three floors up and central on the far block. This apartment (306B) has a large child friendly terrace balcony and a nice view off the pool and garden with a sea view in the distance and also a small balcony at rear (Main door) with breath taking views of two volcanoes. The Apartment was surprisingly large and very tidy with a separate double bedroom with a large ceiling fan. There was a further double sofa bed in the sitting room. The beds were fairly comfortable with the sofa bed being a bit rickety with a few lumpy springs but not really an issue. The whole apartment was clean, maybe a lick of paint here and there wouldn’t go a miss, but to be honest same goes at home. Some of the power sockets looked a bit loose with a gap at the top, we taped one up to keep out little fingers. There was a good sized flat screen TV, fridge, hob, sink and microwave, plates, pans, cups, glasses and cutlery. The kitchen area has a small breakfast bar with four stools. Air conditioning was fitted in the apartment but cost extra from reception, to be honest opening the back door and letting a breeze through now and then worked a treat. The nights were not a problem as the island cooled to a nice (sheet only) temperature. The bathroom was more than adequate with a large sink and marble effect surround, large mirror and good sized bath with a great shower – usual hotel soaps etc. Very hot water all day! The towels and beds were changed and apartment cleaned every two days, a maid came to make the beds every day. We shared this apartment with our three year old and we had absolutely no problems – very safe and secure with a door you can dead lock from inside. I must also point out that the teenagers had their own apartment that was pretty much of the same quality (when they arrived!). All in all I have no real complaints with the apartment and would maybe be tempted to add another star to the rating if the sofa bed had been better; an equivalent stay in the UK would be along the lines of a large Travel Lodge family room with a tiled floor. OK, on to the pool and grounds… There are allot of sun beds, but as usual it’s first come first serve and you do need to compete with the early risers who set their sun beds up at 7am, chuck a few towels at them and go back to bed, but saying that; haven’t we all been guilty of it at some point? The sun beds are put away every night so none of this reserving your bed 24hs a day for a week regardless of usage rubbish. Be aware that there are no parasols around the pools and it does get very hot in the afternoons. ..The ten days we stayed for in late August were mostly sunny with an average daytime temperature of eighty degrees F (26c) so a good week to review the pool Etc. There are three swimming pools located in the centre of the complex. A good sized main pool with a smaller splash pool and a shallow children’s pool suitable for toddlers and kids up to approx six years, this is a basic pool with a deep end of 50cm. It’s not huge so comfortable usage is all down to how many young children are staying at the complex. We found it stress free and could sit on a sun bed and watch our three year old splash around and make friends without too much concern. It is next door to the deep splash pool so you have to keep an eye out, or though there is a fence separating the two. The water was very clean; the temperature is cool on first touch but pretty much spot on considering the climate. It seemed to be very well filtered. The splash pool is one depth of around 1.5 m and is of adequate size to cool down or play ball games. The temperature of all three pools is much the same. The main pool is a good size for swimming and games such as water polo. All pools are surrounded by a tiled area easily accommodating two rows of sun beds. Pool edges are tiled with nicely cut, smooth volcanic slabs and a water trap which admittedly I managed to but my foot through, the section of trap was instantly replaced by pool staff after I made them aware. The pool area does have one life guard on duty most of the time, but I’m not sure it’s enough to cover all three. Needless to say it’s best to keep your eyes on your kids and help somebody who appears to be experiencing a problem. The pool bar is small but the service is very good and there was never really a queue. All inclusive drinks include beer (SanMiguel), wine, spirits, cocktails, fizzy drinks, tea and coffee. There is also a selection of ice cream and purchasable items such as ice lollies, sweets, lighters and sun lotions. The pool bar (open 10am- 6pm) serves food from midday which is quite basic but adequate for a snack. Included are burgers, hotdogs and basic ham and cheese sandwiches (the bread was actually amazingly soft). There is no salad bar or buffet around the pool area so prepare for the calories! Pool side entertainment was very random with aerobics and water polo on various days. The main grounds of the complex are mostly grassy areas, a little wild in places but quite pleasant with large palm trees. Flower beds are classic Lanzarote black gravel with Cacti and palms. There are picnic benches here and there and a large water feature with fish (apparently). All the pool areas and grounds were very clean and litter picked every day. The first morning I thought it had rained but actually all the walkways and tiled areas had been hose cleaned. Right – the one you’ve been waiting for ….The food. As I pointed out at the beginning, Blue Sea Costa Teguise gardens is advertised around the web as a two star resort, this means it’s not a five star in disguise and you won’t get a five course meal with candles and waitress service. One of the down points is the dining area is downstairs on a basement floor with no windows, although it’s quite comfortable I prefer a more open set up. There is no dress code but respect to other guests is always good practice so smart shorts and T-shirt maybe. The dining area runs on a self service buffet arrangement. Breakfast is fine with Tea, coffee and fruit drinks and a selection of continental of cooked breakfast e.g. sausage, bacon, beans, tomatoes, toast Etc. Breakfast is available till 10am. The lunch and evening meal selection of food is fairly good with fish, meat, pasta, chips, sausages, beans, vegetables, bread, cheese, fruit Etc. I can’t give you a whole list as I really can’t remember it all. Wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks to accompany. Plenty of variety for kids with lots of puddings and ice cream. I can personally say I saw no problems with hygiene or quality of food and defiantly did not hear of any stomach complaints. Just remember that fully inclusive does not mean you can have exactly what you want – the staff have to decide on an all round varied selection of meals. OK. Im going to be completely honest now; forgetting this hotel for a moment, this kind of dining when on holiday really isn’t for me, it’s too close to what I eat at home. We choose to eat out a majority of the time as we preferred to sit outside with a sea view and eat some of the local food. We left the teenagers to fend for themselves at the complex buffet and took our toddler with us. No complaints from the teens about the food so it must have been fine. This may sound a bit silly as we paid for all inclusive but actually the savings on drinks around the pool and food in the day for the older kids was huge, also it makes for a proper holiday. There are many very good value and well situated restaurants close by and the food is delicious; lots of Italian and Spanish amongst the choices. There is a lovely Chinese about five minutes walk away so we got a take away one night and ate it on the balcony, we also did the same with a curry a few nights later, very peaceful and relaxing after a busy day. If you fancy going out for lunch there are plenty of places close by which are incredibly good value, we got an English breakfast, bacon bap, beans’n sausage on toast, two beers and an apple juice for e14.75 ! Things to do: As well as the pool there are other activities available on site. There are tennis courts, table tennis tables and a sauna / spa. There is also a selection of arcade games and a pool table. Around the pool the entertainment team do arrange group activities and competitions such as archery, pool and darts. The beach is round a 10 minute walk, the beaches are mainly yellow sand set in lava rock coves, nice but watch your feet on the sharp bits. Along the beach front are various playgrounds, bars, cafes and gift shops. There are many excursions available and all the information can be found at reception or a very helpful car hire/excursions office a short walk away. We managed two outings whilst we were there, one to the water park which is about 10 minutes walk up the hill behind the complex. It’s OK if you’re going to use the slides and other attractions, but if not you might as well stay at the resort’s pool, it’s e25 each to get in plus any drinks and food, kids under three go free. It has a sign outside that says no food or drink to be taken in but we took a picnic in with no problems. The other place we visited was ‘Rancho Texas’. This is a zoo/water park. There is a free coach that picks up a short walk from the hotel complex. The zoo is fantastic although some of the cages look a little cramp. The Sea lion show was absolutely amazing and the dolphin pool is huge and fantastically moulded into a natural volcanic backdrop, it’s a very educational show that deals with the threat to dolphins in their natural habitat. The park also boasts a huge water park that is suitable for all ages. Everything is free once inside the park except for food and drink. As with the water park we had no problems taking some rolls and drinks in. Lanzarote is very easy to travel around either by bus, taxi or car hire. If you fancy adventure there are executions to the Volcanoes and Giza’s. Nightlife around the resort is fairly good and not rowdy, Plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from and a couple of night clubs. Evening entertainment at the complex is ok but a little scarce. There is a bar and a small dance floor with a stage, here there is a nightly kids disco for half an hour and nightly bingo (not sure if these are seasonal). The entertainment team were quite young and inexperienced so did not offer much input in the evenings, but It’s ok if you want a drink and let the kids safely off their leads. We preferred to sit on the balcony with a drink after the kids disco. To sum Blue Sea Costa Teguise gardens up, it’s a great value complex in a very good location. I will now admit that we managed to book this resort without reading any reviews due to the asumpsion that one of us must have read them. Big mistake! After finally reading the reviews I spent 6 months worrying that we were on the way to holiday hell, I looked into changing resort. Funnily enough I spent the last day of the holiday wishing we could stay another week! Remember we took 4 kids with us, one being just 3 years old – It well could have been hell if the complex had turned out to be true to some reviews here. I can’t emphasise enough that you get what you pay for. In my experience you can be much more disappointed in with five star accommodation as your expectations are much higher if not impossible. Thank you to all the staff at Blue Sea Costa Teguise gardens Blue Sea Costa Teguise gardens was worth every penny, I might also mention that the reviews that state the complex is not suitable for families must have been for a different resort, at least eighty five percent of guests where couples with children, if you take a holiday with your kids you should be prepared to play and spend time with them, that’s what they want and will remember forever, not rely on the complex to babysit full time – that’s not what ‘fully inclusive’ means. To finish off, my pet hate is problems with package deals – if I’d had a real issue with this resort it would be here in capital letters! Would defiantly return without any worries.
I have just came back from a week stay here with two of my brothers, we arrived at 11pm and was told we had missed our all inclusive for that day. On our last day we had to leave our apartment at 12am when our A/I would finish, but it finishes at 12pm, so we lost a day, I knew something like this was going to happen, so I kept my band on, so got a few more beers in before we left, I don't like being ripped off, so played them at their own game, would I go back there again, I very much doubt it. Staff weren't bad, but management was bullish, I've been to CT about 40 times, wouldn't recommend this hotel
After reading reviews we were a bit apprehensive but there was no need we were checked in by Oscar who was so pleasent and helpful our room was on 3rd floor and Oscar called someone to help with our cases .We asked if we could be moved to the second floor which Oscar sorted the next day nothing was to much trouble for him we had a room overlooking the pool which was great.The food was ok but my wife struggled being a vegetarian as there seemed to be meat in nearly everything although they did try by doing things like half and half pizza and then they started doing salad without any meat in .Drinks were fine even though they were served in small plastic glasses the bar staff would serve you as many drinks as you wanted . The bar staff Franklin Hazma Antonio were so pleasent and even remembered what drinks you wanted. The hotel is about 15 minutes walk to the beach and the nearest shops are about 5 minutes away . The pool area was cleaned daily as was the pool sunbeds were a laugh I was down most days at 5.00am to make sure I got a parasol and then back to bed before back up at 8 to get the beds . Entertainment was great made even better by Dylan and Aida they worked so hard and got everyone joining in unfortunately Dylan had only two weeks left so can't say what it's like now and of course we met some great people there all I can say to finish off is we had a great time
Very disappointed arrived today at 12.00 it is now 2.00 have been sitting on a hard chair as no sunbeds available for 2 hours. The hotel policy is that beds cant be reserved and left unused for over an hour, been sitting looking at empty sunbeds gor 2 hours have spoken to reception several times nothing happening. Not a great start to a holiday.
The reception staff were friendly and helpful. The bar/ waiting staff could be a little scary as they moved from one job/bar to another and were hard pressed. They would go from serving breakfast, to the snack bar, to the bar etc The bar staff were often rude but overworked. In the first couple of days we never got the drinks requested and it became a bit of a joke e.g "Please could I have a red wine, a rose, fanta and beer." Received small beer, lemonade, sherry and a white wine. We nicknamed the guys Mr Rude and Mr Busy and not once did we receive the correct order. The wine was disgusting so despite paying for all inclusive I bought my own wine at the supermarket. The hotel appears to be budget but unfortunately some of the clientele were even more so - that could be why some of the staff were disgruntled. One of the kids told me that the staff wouldn't serve him unless he said "please and thank you" which spoke volumes about his upbringing. The British holiday makers could be manner-less and I was ashamed to be British at times. The beds were comfy and I slept well although there is no air conditioning. There were few cleaners to be seen in the hotel and the swimming pool was quite dirty and oily. The pool area wasn't cleaned or ready until 9.00 am so an early morning swim was out of the question. The snacks were mediocre and again the bar staff were doing everything. There is a charge made to use the computer which is penny pinching and the internet service at £25 per device was poor but expensive. The entertainment wasn't great and I thought the Eagle show was cruel. 3 guys brought in large birds of prey in cat cages. There was a Barn owl, an Eagle owl and a Vulture with whom thoughtless people had photo's taken. They held the terrified birds while camera bulbs flashed in their eyes - horrible. There was also a lizard show which we neatly avoided. The entertainment is indoors as is the restaurant which was downstairs - seemed a little odd as the weather was fantastic. In other hotels I've stayed in entertainment is around the pool and the restaurant has a view. There did not appear to be any senior management or leadership and not enough staff. There were only a few sun umbrellas and there were queues at 9.00 to get " a good spot" rather than do this we went to the beach and only ate lunch at the hotel once. Either myself or one of my sisters set a table for us every meal time as the 2 staff members ran round trying to do everything. The breakfast was always quite good - a selection of eggs, fried and boiled, bacon and sausage. There were also churros and croissants, fruit, toast and jam and more. The rest of the day the food was disappointing and the drinks were generally awful. The coffee machine areas were awash with water, coffee and milk as the machine often delivered a different item to that selected. The coffee tasted a little grim but mostly chocolate was delivered anyway. We arrived on Sunday and the towels were changed on Wednesday and the beds made twice during our stay. There was no kettle or coffee or tea in the rooms and apart from world news any TV had to be purchased. Sadly the night before we went home a drunken couple decided to have a fight so we had little sleep before we were up at 2.30am. I enjoyed Lanzarote weather as it was my first visit to the island and the sea was sparkling but by the time our transfer didn't arrive at 4.00am (we had to pay for a taxi) I was exhausted. Roll on next year but not at the Blue Sea Gardens.
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38% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1901 reviews