Arrived 29th May – June 5th
Booked package deal through Thomas Cook
Was apprehensive about arriving to our hotel and was unsure of what to expect from reading a few negative reviews, however the hotel exceeded our expectations.
Check in at reception was slow, be aware that you can’t check into your room until 3PM. Even though there is a place to store your cases it can be a bit of a wait if you arrive morning/lunch time, as we did. Would advise you to pack your swimming attire in your hand luggage. The hotel can provide you with good quality pool towels at the deposit of 10 Euros per towel.
Would recommend booking a superior room if you can stretch the budget a little bit. We emailed a few weeks before arriving requesting an upgrade and if it was possible to have a pool view. (Of course we had to pay – 20 euros a night) Superior rooms are more spacious, the bathrooms are updated and you receive quality standard toiletries and bath robes. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept in on holiday, and the room was cleaned every day to a very high standard. Warning to UK tourists…. Fantastic quality TV in superior rooms but seriously limited UK channels.
The hotel resort is vast and there is a large amount of steep hills, steps etc. Just a little warning for the less able. Pool areas and gardens were always cleaned and kept presentable. All hotel staff worked hard to maintain the standard of the hotel. Did not sit around or use the main pools, instead we preferred to sit by the adult pool which is located near the tennis courts. – Yes you have to pay for drinks at the bar but the prices are reasonable and gives you that relaxing atmosphere as it is child free. If you are looking to really treat yourself you can also hire a cabana which is 20 euros for two of you- this gives you the use of the cabana all day and a bottle of champagne on ice, fresh fruit kebabs and a champagne cocktail each. – Pretty good deal we thought!
Travelled as a young couple however the hotel caters for a diverse range of people – Young people like ourselves, large families with children and also the retired.
We didn’t take a fancy to the entertainment as it wasn’t really our sort of thing, however they seemed to have a vast crowd of people every night, and everyone seemed to be having a laugh.
Our package was all inclusive – The restaurant surroundings were pleasant and the food standard was of a good quality, plenty choice if you are only staying for a week; starts to get a little repetitive towards the end of your first week as like any other hotels.
The hotel is a little way outside of Costa Teguise, however we preferred to use the taxi service whenever we decided to go into town – Prices are very cheap around 3-4 euros, the drivers are friendly and took less than 10 minutes to get into the centre of town. You could walk it but takes around 30-40 minutes depending on your pace.
Overall we had a pleasant stay at the Barceló Lanzarote, the holiday is what you make it.
Would also like to give a little mention to our Thomas Cook rep – Luke, always approachable and very helpful!
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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