Hotel Lancelot3.0 out of 5.0
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We visited the Lancelot hotel 10th -14th Sept 17. We were a young couple wanting a relaxing break. The hotel is situated right on the beach front (on the other side of the road) and the hotel is very clean and organised. Welcoming reception area, with friendly local staff checking us in, and an early check in (bonus points) when we arrived! The hotel rooms in contrast to the reception area were a little dated due to the dark blue carpets and wooden furniture....however....very clean and great size! The bathroom was more modern and a great size with a huge mirror and a hairdryer that looked a bit dated but did the job drying long hair in a moderate amount of time! Please note: the €10 upgrade cost (per night) to the sea view rooms is completely worth the money! The view was fab and the noise from the road wasn't that bad! Maybe request a higher level floor if you are a light sleeper! There was a fridge in our room, there should have been a €5 charge for the use of fridge for the whole stay (including 4x bottles of water) but ours was unlocked so we used it anyway, it didn't feel very cold, but water left in there was nice and cold to drink. Our room were cleaned and dressed daily with fresh towels everyday. The breakfast was in the basement - and was a pleasant mix of continental and cooked. With a selection or sweet treats and cereals too! Breakfast was served 7:30 -10am but be warned - everyone seemed to go down between 9:30am and 10am and so it got a little busy! There is a nice pool area and bar on the top floor - however we didn't use this during our stay. The beach is lovely and clean and has showers at the back with relatively cheap beds and umbrellas for hire. Only downside is the rocks which become exposed when the tide is out and there is only a tiny section of the beach with no rocks to climb over to get to the sea. The tide came in early afternoon and you can swim right over the rocks, however rock shoes are recommended as it is quite slippy! The area is a little quiet, and they take Sunday siesta time very seriously - it was a ghost town when we arrived! however to the right of the hotel are a few restaurants and a couple of bars, with a local water equipment/trip booking centre. To the left a few cafes, restaurants and a very nice grand spa hotel where you can book in the restaurant on the top floor if you fancy a swanky eve! There is a taxi rank to the left of the hotel just beyond the grand hotel, however the main bus station is about a 5min brisk walk/10min leisurely walk to the right hand side, right at the end of the beach. The buses are regular, clean and cheap! €2.80 for two people to get to costa teguise or €3.40 for two people to get to playa del carmen.
The hotel is beautifully positioned, the staff could not be more helpful and the rooms are clean & comfortable. The food is excellent for the reasonable price bracket and the views across the bay fabulous ... you can tell we enjoyed our stay!
Although Arrecife does not have a great reputation among Canary Islanders nor on the international circuit, it is a friendly capital and far more Spanish than its resort neighbors. This three-star hotel is located near the centre for convenient strolls. Best of all, it overlooks the town's main beach, a sliver of white sand that loops around a tiny bay. There is a bike lane that you can take if you fancy a jaunt to Playa Honda, the airport or Puerto del Carmen. Several shops offer sturdy bicycles at reasonable rates. I mention the airport because many visitors take this bike and prom to fenced area where you can see the planes land with that exhilarating woosh. Although I am not a great fan of popular science, for a teen studying physics, it's definitely a worthwhile adventure. Getting back to Lancelot, the hotel offers rooms with sea views which cost a bit more, of course, but all the rooms are spacious and well maintained. The staff are most helpful. Even if you do not choose a sea view, the buffet breakfasts are served in a diningroom that overlooks the beach. These meals are generous and the food is well prepared. The hotel has a roof top pool with lots of sun beds and, generally, in Lanzarote there is plenty of sun. The roof perch affords amazing views of the surrounding area. All in all, this is hotel is great value for money.
I was in Arricife on business. This was not the kind of beach resort I would have chosen myself and disappointed to see all the fast food establishments catering for Brits and other nationalities rather than the Spanish. This hotel was chosen for me and my first impression was that it is extremely clean and a lovely smiling receptionist . It's only 3 star so wasn't expecting much but it would make such a difference if the rooms had at least some pictures on the wall and got rid of the nasty, cheap bedcovers and curtains, which were the same as those we used to see in Spanish hotels in the 1970's. Time for a change! My two biggest complaints were the fridge in the room (not cold enough AT ALL!) and the really cheap ingredients at the breakfast buffet. Aside from the fresh fruit the meats and cheeses clearly processed, yoghurt the cheapest you can buy, coffee and poor quality orange juice from machines to say nothing of the hot food. I have no idea what the pale thin meat with the orange edge was, served on some pale sliced potatoes, and as for the fried eggs? Had they been cooked and then microwaved later??!! As I've already said, very clean, lovely receptionist and surprisingly quiet at night for a holiday hotel.
We had a wonderful week's stay here at the end of July, in particular we were impressed with the facilities provided that made our stay easy and comfortable e.g. the beach towel loan service and the daily room cleaning service. The hotel was across the road from the beach which was not too busy. There were sun loungers and umbrellas that could be hired on the beach and the sea was a gorgeous aquamarine colour. For swimming in, it was a little rocky but there were areas as we went deeper that were fine. The hotel has also a small rooftop pool with sun loungers around it that we saw but didn't use. The room was a good size with a safe that could be hired for the duration of the stay and a large wardrobe. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was a good size and seemed to be newly refurbished with a powerful shower. The reception staff were particularly helpful and advised us on activities and things to do in the local area e.g. bike hire and day trips by local bus services. The staff also printed out our boarding passes and the local bus timetable. We were able to cycle to Puerto Del Carmen for the day (50 mins there and 50 mins back) and to the Marina shopping centre (10 mins there and 10 mins back). On arrival, the reception staff organised a late dinner for us even though it was just after 9.30pm and dinner had finished. The restaurant staff were friendly and helpful with advising food for dietary requirements. The hotel was situated in an area with few tourists and there were some restaurants and bars nearby frequented by the locals. There was a little evening entertainment but this was not well attended by hotel guests. This was not a problem for us as we were happy to relax in our room in the evenings.
Good Points: The rooms were clean and well sized. Large bath and washing area. Bed was very comfortable and the balcony was reasonably sized. The beach was a stones throw away from the front of the hotel and was never that busy. There were buses running every 15 minutes to various places around the island including Puerto Del Carmen. Bad Points: The area around the hotel does not have many night life spots and is mainly filled with locals which meant nobody really spoke english. It was a very quiet town and was definitely more for the older generation. There were not many places to eat around the hotel which meant if you weren't all inclusive (as we weren't) we would generally have to get the bus everyday to Puerto Del Carmen, as there was loads of bars and restaurants. The food in hotel was ridiculously overpriced. One day i had 2 thin pieces of chicken breast with barely any chips and this cost €15 whereas if i did go to one of the very few restaurants i could get 3 of these for the same price. We tried to book a boat trip one day which was successful but was really hard to communicate as the man in the shop didn't understand one word of english so we could have been buying anything. We walked around most of the city and tried to find different places to go but all there is is run down shops or long dust roads to nowhere. We walked back from our dinner one night quite late and was very rough around the back streets near the hotel as there weren't many people around. The beach was lovely to look at, but was very rocky in the sea which made it painful. So again we would just rather spend our days and nights in Puerto Del Carmen. The pool area was very small and quite disappointing. It was very quiet during the day with no music or atmosphere what so ever. Lastly, there was no entertainment in the hotel at night which was again a massive disappointment. The general feel of the hotel is that it is more for locals who travelled down to Arrecife for a few days and not really for tourists. We did have a very good time in Lanzarote but next time we would definitely not come back here due its location which was poor. We spent most of, if not all our time in Puerto Del Carmen because it catered for the younger generation and had many more things to do and places to go.
We stayed for a week to celebrate our anniversary. Our room was big, spotlessly clean with a lovely bathroom and plenty of storage space. Air conditioning, a safe and we also had a fridge! The Management had provided complimentary champagne and a huge bowl of fruit on our arrival which was a kind gesture to mark tell occasion. The buffet breakfast was always varied and plentiful and the staff on Reception always friendly and helpful. The location is ideal right opposite a lovely sandy beach, an ideal spot for a quiet relaxing break.
The hotel is very close to the airport and €12 in a taxi. On arrival I booked a sea view room extra €10 a night but worth as face side streets otherwise however be prewarned at 7.30 you will have road noise e.g. Bin lorry, beach cleaning tractor Room very spacious with self controlled AC Daily maid service Fridge in room €5 but inc 4 small water so bargain Tv limited to English news channels Whilst there some renovations so be warned drills from 9am Breakfast isn't the best but there's always something to eat Literally cross road to beach and cheap €5 for on lounger and umbrella Not a late place some nice sea facing restaurant bars and def cheaper than the big tourist resorts . One course and evening of drinks around £25. The town is overall adult I'd say with few English which I enjoyed - it's a chill place Travelled alone but was fine as many business people here as main town
The hotel is on the promenade road in a great position opposite El Reducto beach. The rooms are comfortable but a little on the small side. Our bathroom was excellent, one of the best and most functional that we've had. The rooms at the front of the building have balconies which overlook the beach and this is a bonus if you don't mind paying a bit extra for it. It is nicely situated for the marina area and the local bus station, and taxis are available nearby. There is a fine swimming pool on the top floor but unfortunately a shortage of sunbeds and umbrellas. Breakfast was adequate without being spectacular, and the breakfast room is light and airy. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Stayed here for a week in April 2017. Very nice, clean hotel. Food plentiful and very good variety. Staff very helpful. This hotel is located on beach in Arreciffe and is quieter than nearby Puerto de Carmen and Teguise ideal for the older traveller. The bus station is nearby with easy, cheap access to all locations. I am a lone traveller and would thoroughly recommend this hotel.
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