We visited here as we both badly needed a week in the sunshine, and a good rest without any hassles.
This hotel is able to deliver this: we had stayed in other hotels & apartments in the area in the past, and always thought we would like to experience this one as it looked so attractive, so booked quite late but were able to get in. The gardens are very well kept, and really the best we have ever sat in! You can lie on your (very comfortable) lounger amongst the flowers and trees, looking across at the sea and the distant views of the Isle of Fuerteventura, opposite. Soooo restful. There is a very good pool bar nearby, serving drinks and very delicious light lunches.
The rooms are spacious compared to some other hotels, and have everything you could wish for (except for one thing, mentioned later on here). Quite firm beds, but we slept well. When we arrived, we were given a room which was near the rear of the hotel and unfortunately, overlooked the service area, meaning that we were woken very early by the Bin Collection Trucks. (we always sleep with a window open so could hear any noise) We requested a move, and after two days were given another room on the other side of the hotel, which was quiet.
The location is ideal, as it is away from the main part of the town but this is easily accessed by walking along the lengthy promenade, just outside. This promenade is a good feature of Playa Blanca as it now runs the complete length of the town and is completely flat with hardly any inclines, so ideal for the disabled (although there are steps from the hotel gardens to access it: you would have to leave by the front entrance and then go around the hotel otherwise).
We enjoyed all of the food offered, and there were a great many attractive choices both at breakfast and dinner. All well presented and some of it cooked on the griddle, so fresh. Unlike others who have complained about being shown to a table, we felt that this was the best method as if you had had a designated table for the whole stay, it would have necessitated set mealtimes and rotas, and we much prefer just coming down to dinner when we are ready to do so. It is pleasant to sit in different parts of the dining room at different times.
The staff both in the dining rooms & bars, and on reception, were all very helpful and we could not fault the service. Everywhere was exceptionally clean and tidy.
Our only gripe was that all the safes provided, are kept in a small room off the reception area. As these days we all bring a great many electronic devices, this meant constant visits to retrieve & return cameras, kindles, etc. and we felt that we would much preferred to have had a safe in our room, which would have been so much more convenient. We expected to see other complaints about this as it was a hassle for us.
We have however given the hotel the top marks, as we very much enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return one day.
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- Also Known As:
- Hipotels Natura Palace Hotel Playa Blanca
- Hipotels Natura Palace Playa Blanca
- TUI SENSIMAR Natura Palace & SPA Lanzarote/Playa Blanca