I have just returned from a stay at the Barceló Lanzarote with my wife and two young children.
If you have read some of the negative reviews of this hotel then I have to tell you that some aspects of these are justified, but that it is still quite a nice place to stay.
The hotel staff are helpful and friendly but there can be times when they need a few more people on reception. Check-In seems to take an age and if you need to speak to someone at the hotel reception when a coach had just dropped off a few guests then you can end up waiting a long time. I spent 25 mins waiting to check out!
The décor is starting to look a bit jaded, broken tiles etc and the mini golf surface is ripped up in many places but the hotel is kept clean and tidy.
The pools were FREEZING cold! This might change later in the year but in May they were too cold to be really enjoyable. Young children might well find them too cold to endure, even the (supposedly) heated one.
As a vegetarian the choice of food was rather limited, but this is not specific to the Barceló. I still don't understand why the Spanish put ham or prawns in all the salads! However, there was a reasonable selection for those who aren't as fussy as me.
We stayed in a family room with the kids in the bedroom and the wife and I on the sofa/fold up bed in the lounge. This was so that we could put the kids to bed and then stay up late ourselves. The biggest problem with this is that these beds are rather uncomfortable, and you won't be able to do this if you are taller than about 5'8" as your feet will stick out of the end of the bed!
The biggest problem for us was the noise of the wind. The Canaries are windy but it was exceptionally windy during our stay and it howled past the outside of the hotel all night making it very difficult to sleep on a couple of nights.
This all sounds bad but I can say that we honestly enjoyed our time in the hotel. These are small complaints overall (apart from the wind noise) and we had a great holiday. The bars are self service for all-inclusive guests, so no queuing for drinks, the kids LOVED the mini-disco and the Animacion team were friendly and available without being pushy. It's also really nice that the hotel lay on a free bus service to and from Costa Teguise as it is quite a long way to town.
It's also worth noting that your all-inclusive is supposed to end at midday on your last day but no-one took our wristbands off when we checked out!
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Lanzarote Hotel Costa Teguise
- Barcelo Costa Teguise
- Hotel Barcelo Lanzarote
- Barcelo Hotel Costa Teguise
- Barcelo Hotel Lanzarote
- Occidental Lanzarote Mar Costa Teguise