Returned yesterday 16/04/2012
Was a bit apprehensive after reading all the reviews.
We went with Thomas Cook - not bad but have to pay for head phones on flight 2.75 per set.
Check in was pretty quick and the reception staff were very polite.
We were given room 304 which looked out sideways on to the pool.The room was basic but clean, all you need for all inclusive, even though the room had a kettle, fridge and 2 ring cooker for late night snacks etc.
The pool was not a bad size but in the height of summer would get too crowded.You got an initial shock when jumping in the pool as it was cold but after 5 minutes was refreshing.Couldnt of been that cold as i was always in it, sometimes not through choice lol.
Pool bar- self service on beers and fizzy drinks and tea/coffee.Plastic cups were provided, which i liked for safety round the pool.Food was available by the pool bar, this was a limited selection but was enjoyable.
Animation Team- Activites available all day from 10 - 4 mon-sat (day of rest Sunday) great team for upto 10 years old, but the teenagers would struggle to keep occupied unless adults were involved.
They hold a mini disco at 8.30 where they do dancing with the younger children.
9pm they give certificates out for the days games.
Then they put shows on- these were not out cup of tea- but hey free beer.
After the shows they are meant to put a disco on, but they always played Spanish Music, we were told they had to play Spanish, we complained out holiday not theres and we wanted to dance to music we knew.
The Chinese restaurant was very basic and not a lot of choice, but wehat they did serve was nice.
The main restaurant had a fair selection of food so always something for everyone, even a junior section.In the summer the restaurant will get too busy and you may struggle to find a table.
Internet access in reception at 1 euro 10 minutes.
Waterpark was due to open May 1st but building is still at foundation level, we were told it is more likely end August before it will be completed.
There is some work going on upgrading rooms but noise is minimal.
We went all inclusive but due to lack of evening entertainment (some will like what the hotel put on but was not our cup of tea)we went into the toewn centre.3 euros each way in a taxi.(so might be wise to take a few extra euros)
Irish Anvil in the centre well worth going to and children allowed in all night.Singer on most nights, football and golf on most days.
If you decide to go in..ask Peter if he is still looking after Peters ball...lol...great pub and good food.
All in all we had a good holiday and would go again,
- Also Known As:
- Aparthotel Paradise Island Hotel Playa Blanca
- Paradise Island Lanzarote
- Aparthotel Paradise Island Playa Blanca
- Aparthotel Paradise Island Hotel
- Paradise Island Playa Blanca
- Aparthotel Paradise Island Lanzarote/Playa Blanca
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- HL Hotel Paradise Island resort is situaded in a small town of Yaiza in Lanzarote, near the fishing town of Playa Blanca and the Papagayo Beaches. The HL Hotel Paradise Island is an ideal place to enjoy your holiday with your family with great facilities and service in a relaxed atmosphere. ... more less
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