Stayed at the Volcan from 31st July - 9th Aug, family of 6 (myself and my husband 43, sister and brother in law 50, dad 75 and daughter 9).
Arrival: First impressions are amazing, the church with it's chants, candles and incense immediately relaxes you. We were met by Carlos who took our bags and brought a welcome cocktail. Reception checked us in quickly and advised us that we could go and use the buffet before going to our rooms. We arrived at 9.30pm so did not expect to be able to have dinner our first evening!
Rooms: We had rooms 413, 414 and 415 with a small balcony overlooking the Marina the rooms are more like suites with seperate sitting area. The bathroom had lots of nice touches and was sprinkled with fresh rose petals. Rooms were cleaned every day absolutely spotless.
I had ordered flowers and champagne in my sisters room on arrival as they celebrated their silver wedding earlier this year. Thank you again to Daniella for organising this.
My dad turned 75 whilst on holiday and he received a bottle of cava and a letter from Jesus the manager which was a lovely touch.
Hotel: Beautiful, lots of lovely areas to relax in the waterfall area is stunning. There are a few bars which open at different times. The pools are freezing!!! Once you brave it enough to go in it's fine, the lagoon area is actually a bit warmer than the smaller pool at the Yaiza restaurant. The hotel do not enforce leaving towels on the sunbeds and we found we had to do this one day so we could get beds near the pool.
The location is fabulous with direct access to the marina (market days Wed / Sat) and depending on pace 20 - 30 min walk into Playa Blanca.
Food: After reading reviews prior to our holiday we were a bit concerned about choice etc as we were half board. However, we should not have been worried as both breakfast and dinner were fabulous with lots to choose from. We did partake of the cava one morning at breakfast!!!
Before 9 the breakfast area is quite quiet - very busy after this time.
We decided to eat at Kazan one night and would highly recommend this. As with most Japanese restaurants it is more expensive but was worth every penny. We sat at the tepenyaki table and wore the kimonos provided ... great fun, delicious food, wonderful showcase by the chef Pan.
Entertainment: There are daytime activities for both adults and children, all quite civilised - if you want a hotel with a huge animation team then this is not for you. For us it was perfect! My wee girl didn't want to go to the kids club but from what we seen they seemed to be enjoying it. We joined in with a couple of daytime activities including wine tasting and sangria making - Giuni is a character, she was great fun. One day they had a tour of the Club which only myself and my sister turned up for!!! So Gaby gave us a private tour! Very nice if you are adults traveling without children with nice perks.
We enjoyed all the evening entertainment, seems they recently changed the company providing this. There was a El Divo type act one night which was amazing - received a standing ovation! People are not making good use of the fun pub to listen to the acts. Pedro and Rene are entertainment in them selves! On evenings where there is no act they now have happy hours from 8-11 (hic!) with background music.
Staff: All the staff are a credit to the hotel, from the cleaners right up to management level everyone had a smile on their face. The assistant manager Marinho spoke to us on a few occasions after he met my daughter wearing her Kimono she bought in Kazan.
Sorry! I swore I would not put on a big long winded review but didn't want to miss anything out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote is placed in the South of Lanzarote, the island of the volcanoes. This is a five-star-resort that is distinguished by its excellence and its privileged location. With the yachting port Marina Rubicón at its feet and facing the sea, you will find this spectacular hotel designed as a typical village of Lanzarote. At it you will admire the distinctive architecture of the island. But you will also discover true replicas of emblematic places of the island like the church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Teguise at its entrance, or La Geria at its solarium. Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote disposes of 255 rooms, five pools, four restaurants, three bars, conference rooms, a spa center and a gym. In addition, in Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote you can enjoy a new exclusivity concept at its Club Volcán, an area only for adults. Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote features 255 rooms that are distributed over twenty typical houses and give magnificent views of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Lobos Island. Designed taking care of every detail and where the sea blue colour stands up, we put at your disposal three room categories: the comfortable Double Room (Garden View, Sea View, Pool View), the elegant Junior Suite (Garden View, Pool View) and the outstanding Suite (Garden View, Sea View, Pool View). Following a new concept of luxury and privacy, we dispose of 48 rooms that form the Club Volcán, exclusively for adults. In the categories Double, Junior Suite and Suite, every room enjoys spectacular sea views. Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote puts at your disposal a wide range of entertainment, sports, leisure and relaxing offers, providing an exquisite treat and service. Moreover, from the hotel you can directly access Marina Rubicón, which disposes of an ample shopping and leisure area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Melia Playa Blanca
- Sol Melia Playa Blanca
- Gran Melia Volcan Lanzarote
- Hotel THe Volcan Lanzarote Playa Blanca