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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort
Ranked #7 of 37 Hotels in Playa Blanca
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“"Fantastic resort"”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Just returned from a week all incusive at Sandos Papagayo beach resort.
What can we say but to agree with the many brilliant reviews. We emailed a week before departure to ask if we could have a sea view and that is what we got in block B!
The view was amazing and you could hear the sea lapping at the waters edge as we sat in our room which was large with a huge double bed and spotlessly clean. The maid came in everyday leaving it clean,tidy and fresh towels if needed.
The whole of the resort runs like clockwork, every member of staff doing an excellent job, always friendly,smiling and nothing too much trouble. The layout of the resort is very impressive, swish glass lifts, comfortable chairs, pool tables, table tennis, card tables.The decoration is finished to a high standard and well maintained.
The food was great, so much to choose from, cooked to perfection and very good quality.We very much enjoyed the crepes everyday in the snackbar at 4pm. The free bars were filled with a variety of cocktails and local alcoholic drinks. In the Canio bar our son would enjoy chocolate milkshake or hotchocolate with cream on top.
The pools were clean, plenty of sunbeds and sunshades.Very good gym that my husband used. The entertainment staff had plenty of enthusiasm and worked hard, the evening entertainment not the best,needs bit of revamp.This did not in anyway spoil the holiday, we would recommend this resort to anyone, families, couples and friends. We will definately return one day.We walked down to Papagayo beach which is great for sun lovers but a bit windy for us that day!!! There is a free shuttle bus to playa blanca during different times in the day.
It is up there with the best holidays we've had.If you go to Sandos Papagayo you will not be disappointed! We will definately return.

Room Tip: Blocks A to D but if you can ask in advance for a seaview the resort would ensure you had one if ava...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Have just returned from a fantastic 10 days at the Papagayo. What can I say - the standard of the hotel was amazing and the brochure pictures did it no favours at all!! The food was good lots of variety and never ran out. My children had a fantastic time in the pools, kids club and just generally being a little independent when getting the slush drinks and ice creams. Room was clean and maid was in everyday to make beds etc. Entertainment was good and the team didn't pester you to join in which made a pleasant change.
All round a great time was had by all and am looking to book again next year.

Room Tip: We had block B which was lovely and quite except for Saturday night when they have a beach party but...
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, Manager at Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Dearest guests,

We are very happy to know that you are booking again next year, and we will be very pleaed to receive you anew at this establishment of Playa Blanca, on the lovely island of Lanzarote.

Kindest regards,

Mrs. Bueno,
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

The Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort was a totally amazing experience for my fiance & I. Every single thing about the place was absolutely brilliant.There was loads of space & you could always find a quiet corner if you wanted to & likewise the entertainment was excellent & we seemed to join in more than usual because the animation team went round quietly & invited you to join them or not(there was no screaming at you through microphones)A classy Hotel with very pleasant staff throughout,Food to die for,brilliant presentation,gorgeous rooms,excellent cleanliness & fantastic facilities. One of the best Holidays I have ever had.Highly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We have just returned from a weeks stay here & had a fantastic time & we are already looking to go again in January.

We were given a sea view room in block g, we had emailed the hotel prior to arrival to request a sea view & they gladly obliged. The rooms were a decent size, large comfy beds, a sofa, clean huge bathroom and huge balcony. Bottle of water in every room which can be refilled from the dispensers throughout the hotel.

The pool areas were fab, you got the usual people reserving sunbeds at the crack of dawn but there was really no need- plenty for everyone. Pools were freezing but you got used to it! The spa was a nice facility, 2 whirlpools, steam room and sauna open til 8pm so was nice to use before dinner.

There was lots of entertainment during the day but can't comment as didn't partake. The evening entertainment was hit & miss, we enjoyed a professional act one night but the in house stuff was a bit rubbish! The theatre was a great venue.

The all inclusive was one of the best we've ever been on. There are quite a few bars open at various times and they offer cocktails, frozen drinks, sangria, beers and selections of local and branded spirits. A very nice touch was that reception left a bottle of bubbly in our room for my birthday!

The food was good and i doubt very much that you couldn't find anything to eat. The main restaurant had various meats, salads, show cooking etc. There is an Italian section and also a Chinese that needs to be booked. All faultless. Breakfast was good as was the pool snack bar that was even open over night!

Playa Blanca was quite a walk so the hotel put on a free shuttle bus which we used lots but taxis v cheap.

Overall a brilliant holiday hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed June 2012
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, Manager at Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Dear client,

Many thanks for your lovely review. We rejoice that your holiday was so nice, and we trust we will welcome you again.

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Mrs. Bueno,
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

Just arrived back from the papagayo arena, following a week all inclusive stay with my husband and our 9 year old daughter. Fantastic facilities, spotlessly clean, friendly hardworking staff. As people have said before, good selection of food and drink, choice of pools, laid back atmosphere, no rush for sunbeds. Rooms are of a good standard,lovely balconies, cleaned daily. Our daughter loved it, did use the children's entertainment a few times but it was a little young for her. The entertainment crew were young and worked very hard, hats off to them. The only improvement I could suggest would be a better selection of entertainment day time for older children and night for older children and adults. Would definately recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

I have just come back from 1 week all inclusive with my wife, son (age 3) and parents, I emailed before we arrived to ask if one of the fabled sea view rooms were available which we got, my first impression of the hotel was very good everything was immaculate and clean, the room was very spacious and the view of the sea and fuerteventura was fantastic. I am a fussy eater but the selection and quality of food were brilliant. The pools were big and contrary to other reviews far from cold, everyone of the staff was always happy to help and greeted you with a smile. My only recommendations would be for the night time entertainment animation team to perform for 2 of the 7 nights as they were on for 4 out of the 7 which was a little overkill (the bought in acts were very good though), also there was only one screen in the canarian bar which was quite small, could do with a couple more placed around the canarian bar area (although im only saying this as I was watching the Euro's which is only once every 4 years), my last point would be on the free wifi which seemed to be hit and miss (especially in the evening), I would recommend that they had login's like other hotels as im guessing other people outside the complex could access it making it very slow. All in all I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

This holiday was absolutley amazing. Couldn't fault one thing about it we had a fantastic time. Me & my partner took our 3 year old daughter in March who loved the holiday as much as us. The food, cleanliness and staff were all great not one thing to fault. The hotel is beautiful, our room was always spotless after the maid had been in. The room was very spacious so it was ideal for travelling with a child. We will be most likely returning next year for another relaxing holiday in the sun :D

I would definatly recommend this hotel to everyone! We emailed the hotel a couple of weeks before the holiday requested a sea view room on the groud floor which is exactly what we got when we arrived they where very helpful.

Room Tip: A11 we stayed in. Perfect sea view & ground floor. Block A was very quiet and ideal for a walk...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort
Address: Calle Las Acacias, no 6 | Playa Las Coloradas, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Playa Blanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Playa Blanca
#3 Green Hotel in Playa Blanca
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Playa Blanca
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Blanca
#6 Family Hotel in Playa Blanca
#6 Luxury Hotel in Playa Blanca
#8 Romantic Hotel in Playa Blanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 488
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort All Inclusive is located on the seafront in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. The hotel is close to beaches of the Papagayo Natural Park (600m). The Timanfaya National Park is 20 km away. The rooms are spacious and bright, with a balcony with views, bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV with international channels. Each room provides a safety deposit box (supplement charge). The complex provides four outside pools, gym, minigolf and sports center, plus spa, sauna and steam bath. It also has eight bars, a disco and a snack bar, as well as a few restaurants: - International Restaurant - Italian Restaurant - Fusion Restaurant: Alternately Mexican/Oriental Nights The front desk is 24 hour manned and has a tourist information including car rental and tour services. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in public areas. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sandos Papagayo Arena Beach Hotel
Papagayo Arena Lanzarote
Papagayo Arena Resort
Hotel Papagayo Arena
Papagayo Arena Hotel Lanzarote
Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort Lanzarote/Playa Blanca

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