Hotel Lancelot3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I spent a week here in February on a walking holiday. The hotel is well placed in Arrecife. The room on the 4th floor was comfortable & there is a lift.There is a hairdryer and soap,shower gels etc.There is a small swimming pool on the roof of the hotel but it was probably a bit too chilly to be used. Worth going up there for the views though. We took breakfast each morning at the hotel and there was always a varied selection to choose from. As with most buffets the food is never piping hot which does spoil the cooked options somewhat. Tea and coffee is from a machine and again the hot water is never really hot enough for a decent cup of tea. We only ate 3 evening meals at the hotel which were fine. Restaurant staff very obliging and busy. The hotel is surrounded by plenty of shops and I must mention Nona's the little bakery a few doors away. They make delicious pastries,quiches,sandwiches to take out or eat in at the cafe.....very cheap too! Perfect for a packed lunch when hiking around the island. Although I have no desire to return to Lanzarote I would certainly recommend Hotel Lancelot.....directly opposite the sandy beach and it's only a 10 minute ride from the airport!
Having stayed at the hotel twice before and now know the area really well, we would highly recommend this hotel...it is well run, with highly efficient and courteous staff. You must get a room with a sea view it is worth the little extra...the pool on the roof can be a bit windy but a lovely asset if you want a bit of privacy. The breakfast is excellent, you can eat as much as you like...dinner is also a good standard when you done want to venture out in the evening...locally you can find all sorts of eateries at reasonable prices...can't wait till we return...
Very clean and comfortable, helpful friendly staff, sufficient choice of good food, gluten free breakfast available if asked for, the over 55s special full board deal was excellent value. Great location, opposite good beach and convenient for buses.
I stayed here as part of a Solos walking group. The hotel was comfortable, clean and the breakfast was good but I had a problem with the evening buffet. The hotel had been notified that I was vegetarian, the head waiter came and spoke to myself and out group rep about it however on the 3 evenings we ate in the hotel there was no meat/fish free option and I had to make do with potato/chips and salad - not something I find acceptable when I am paying the same as my carnivorous companions who were more than adequately catered for!!
Second time staying at Lancelot and was not disappointed. The hotel is clean and modern and right on the ocean. Upgraded to a sea-view room with large balcony and would highly recommend this option if you are a sun-worshipper like me !. The staff are all welcoming and friendly and the same faces were there 18 months on from my previous visit which highlights what a great place it must be to work ! Rooms are spacious and clean and housekeeping is very good. Large selection of hot and cold food at breakfast and different choices every day. There is also a restaurant and bar but I did not eat in them so cannot comment. The rooftop pool is sheltered but water is not heated so brace yourself if you decide to go for a dip !! Hotel is very close to shops/cafes/restaurants and the Marina is around a twenty minute stroll away. Maybe not the location to stay if you wants lots of action/partying but for chilled out beach holiday I would highly recommend staying in Arrecife and especially at the Lancelot hotel. Well done Lancelot and see you again soon .
Myself and my partner visited the hotel 4th to 11th feb ...really nice hotel Only stayed bed & breakfast...plenty of choice all buffet type ....be better if it was served on a bigger plate plus it lacked the choice of beans & tomatoes which would have been better if served everyday instead of once or twice during the week ..didn't spoil it tho because we always finished with fruit n yoghurt Had a side sea view with balcony...found this quite adequate ...was cleaned every day ..very comfortable aswell. Roof top pool which we found very relaxing ...gymnasium also but we passed on that...lol Bar down stairs with kareoke....found it a bit pricey but ok for a night cap Plenty of eating places around...had a lovely Italian meal sat outside overlooking the water up near the church ...returned a few days later to eat there again....found a few quiet local bars aswell....plenty of choice to eat n drink Brilliant access to walk on the promenade either way...left to Costa teguise ..then right to Puerto del carmen which takes you parallel with the airport ... Bus station only 5 mins walk away ...just turn right when you come out of hotel....can take a bus ride to either teguise or Puerto carmen for 1.40€ or 1.70€ Definately return to arrecife in the Lancelot again
This hotel is clean and modern, the rooms are big, The beds are really comfortable and the views from the front of the building are lovely. The staff are all friendly and efficient. The breakfast was plentiful and had a good range of food, the buffet dinner again was varied and good. Bar prices were excellent. The pool on the roof was a very nice place to be when the sun was out or if it was windy on the beach, the bar was open and a range of snacks again priced well, we also used the towel hire which was great. Thank you Lancelot we will be back Room Tip: Sea view rooms are great, some road noise. The black out curtains work well.
We really liked our sea view room. It was very large with a separate corridor with the wardrobes and door to en suite so was spacious. The hotel had certainly tried to accommodate my request of upper floor and quiet location as we were on 5th floor at the end of the corridor. We didn't use the pool but did sit on the sun loungers in the pleasant pool area. Public areas well maintained and clean. Liked the traditional feel. Breakfast buffet is passable though juice is poor. Plenty of choice. Dinner buffet was poor: main course and puddings reminded me of 1970s! But don't let that stop you staying here. Eat elsewhere and enjoy the excellent location and pleasant hotel. We had a problem with our door lock one morning and it was sorted out with a prompt response by the manager who rapidly got the on site maintenance man to sort it out. Recommend having the fridge as mentioned in other reviews.
This was my first trip to Lanzarote and I was nervous at the hotel choices, I had goldielocks issues, hotels that were not quite right. Usually we go Starwood or boutique hotels. Neither of these were options here. So I used an old trick i was taught by a wise traveller, 3* hotel but best room available. I came across the Lancelot Hotel Penthouse Suite on the top floor. There are only two suites at the hotel, there are brand new. All the other rooms are the same queen rooms (with the exception that some have direct beach views and some do not). We stayed in Suite 2, I would say this is better than Suite 1 for views, privacy and sunlight. The suites are the only rooms on the top floor with the hotel's gym (equipment is not very good or safe, this should be addressed) a retro style sunny swimming pool (which I point is very cold, I do wish it was heated for the cooler months) and a small bar (that was closed) that I was told opens in the summer, nice place for a cheeky drink after exploring the island. The room itself is incredible, two bedrooms each with ensuite, master with separate rain shower and spa bath. Aircon, built in sound system inside (although only for use with cds, two classical CDs there - would be great to have a cord and connection to plug iPhone into sound system, the USB in port didn't work with my iPhone 6s/USB charger cord), large flatscreen TVs (could have more English channels) and kitchen/lounge. But the real deal, THE BEST BIT is the 500sqft corner balcony. All day sun. Dining table for 6, three sun loungers, outdoor shower, views of the ocean forever. The sunsets are incredible. I've stayed in trendier hotel rooms but I was 100% happy staying in this room. The only people that can see you on the deck are those staying at the very average 5* hotel across the road, they built this hotel with NO balconies, what the heck?? I was certain they were jealous of our balcony so we lazed about in our swimwear without caring. I did buy a pizza to heat in the oven... but there is only a microwave. There is a coffee machine with ground coffee, loved that! When we checked in they sent us a bottle of local wine and fruit. I don't know if this is standard or if because I work for the Discovery Channel, but it was well received and perfect for enjoying the deck. We checked early at 1pm, checkin is 2pm so we were happy. We had to check out at 12 noon as the room was booked, I'm used to a late check out, but as there are only two suites I understood, besides, we went off in our mini to explore the island all afternoon so it was fine. I was unsure about staying in town but in the end for a cheeky weekend it was perfect. The beech across the road is clean ,although rocky. I imagine in tourist season it would get busy though. The hotel is clean throughout, kinda retro-modern actually. I like it, think Palm Springs. Staff are friendly enough. I would say that you shouldn't expect a lot, be friendly with them and they will do their best. The front staff were great with me, including the maintenance guy (who came in 1min) to help me fix the sound system that I just couldn't figure out how to use. Some of the budget tourist were characters, but again, I knew what I was getting myself in for and enjoyed staying with them. I would stay at this hotel in a standard room, but only with a direct seaview room. For the cost in that scenario it is a cheap sunny break. We parked our car at the 5* hotel basement car park across the road. The Lancelot Hotel staff were vague when I asked via email how this worked. It turns out you take the ticket the car park gives you at the Lancelot Hotel staff will charge you room (€8-€10 per day, sorry I can't remember exactly) and give you receipt to take back to the car park attendant whom will give you a card for 24 hour in/out self access. I was pretty happy as we had a nice mini minor from hertz I was happy to keep on the street. We had breakfast included but we didn't eat it. I've read reviews that the food is not great. We chose to buy groceries from the hippo supermarket on the Main Street and make stuff. Really nice to eat on the table on the deck in the suite. We also are at Strava Bar (which I can not recommend enough!!) and carta (fresh juices and western food, trendy), both walking distance. There are Pros and Cons in life. In this instance, I plan to stay in this Suite again for sure! I recommend on Lanzarote: Timanfaya National Park (€9pp - do the bus tour!), El golfo, Jameos del Agua, Grass Monkey (not for everyone), not renting a car through goldcar (worse car rental in Spain, lines are insane! we used hertz, got a decked out mini that I loved driving and bring a snorkel/googles, the skin diving is awesome. The local beer is called 'Tropical', it's great. They have a 'Tropical' outdoor bar, upstairs inside the departures gate area at the airport, overlooking the mountains that is great place to watch the sun set before you fly home. This beer and sunset might just make you change your mind and stay longer. I almost did. Enjoy Lanzarote and the Lancelot.
Wonderful start to our 7 day break friendly staff clean hotel nice spot close to clean beach gave us a upgrade to sea view for €10 per night , Ocean nice beach close by and clean sin beds cheap shops close by and snacks
Hotel Lancelot places you within a 10-minute stroll of Lanzarote Educacion a Distancia University and Costa Teguise Golf Club. This 112-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's on the beach and also a short walk from San Gabriel Castle and El Charco de San Gines.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.
All 112 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, phones, and desks. TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests of Hotel Lancelot have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 607 reviews