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“Good Family Holiday” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Occidental Lanzarote Mar

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Occidental Lanzarote Mar
Ranked #17 of 38 Hotels in Costa Teguise
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Good Family Holiday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Stayed here on an all inclusive holiday with Jet2 (great deal) from 13-20 July and enjoyed our stay. There are a number of niggles with the hotel but overall I would recommend it and would return. Lovely room (5207) overlooking the pool, very clean and spacious with toiletries topped up every day and lovely pure white towels and bathrobes.
The restaurant was a little bit of a cattle market (what can you expect full of families) and the food was ok. Lots of freshly cooked fish, chicken and pork and you could always find something you can eat. I have two sons aged 10 and 13 and they never left the restaurant hungry. The all inclusive areas at the snack bar and the lounge bars were extremely poor - they were squashed into a corner which made access very difficult - a bit like an area for "the second class". The food at the pool bar was just ok but again kids like burgers, hotdogs and chips etc. so they will be happy. My main moan about this massive hotel was the pool area. The pools are fantastic and the slides great fun but the sun loungers are almost on top of each other, you would be lucky to manage to walk between each sunbed - worst I have ever experienced! Unbelievably in order to get a sunbed you had to be out by about 0630 - my eldest son used to set his alarm and go out to get a lounger then come back to bed. There were a group of ladies who used to meet at the pool about 0600 (in the dark) and they would reserve about ten of the best sun loungers! Another annoying thing was that the brits (I am a brit!) are the worst, there were a large group who used to come down and reserve a large long line of about 12 beds and then not come an use them until three o'clock in the afternoon. This was our major issue and many other people who we chatted to at the poolside felt the same. The entertainment team are just amazing - plenty to do for everybody day and night.
Apart from these negatives we had a lovely holiday and i would go back but perhaps not in July.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Family holiday for my 7 year old twin boys , myself and mother . Hotel itself was lovely , food not that good but it never is amazing at all inclusive hotels so wasn't expecting much, there was always something for children to eat .
My main complaint about this hotel was the ridiculous sun bed situation .. I say on my balcony one morning at 6.30 am watching people reserve their sunbeds !!! Unreal !!! And by 9 am they were gone !! The management need to do something about this as it really spoilt the holiday !!
Also never any seats in the entertainment bar either inside or out after 9 pm
Children had a good holiday but we would never return .
This is the first ever review I've put on here but felt I had to , I never complain about things normally and I know everybody jokes about the sunbed situation abroad but this was the very worst I've ever seen in 20 + of holidays

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Quite location,Easy and cheap to get to centre. Hotel provided bus but finished early. No beach. Have to pay for wi fi, safe and to change towels if more than once. Food for vegetarians very disappointing could not take drinks to adult pool had to pay for drinks there.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

I can not fault this holiday for the money we paid. My other half and I stayed for 7 nights at the beginning of July. Upone arrival we had a little wait until our room was ready, to be honest we expected this we had an early flight from the UK so we took the opportunity to take a walk and locked our bags up in the storage room. When we went back to get our room key we had been upgraded and shot up to dump our bags and get to the pool. Going back in the evening we had a bottle of Cava on ice wating for us, my other half had informed the hotel we had recently got engaged and they had made it special for us!
The food was amazing a wide range every night, drinks were availble all hours and the all inclusive cocktails are well worth a go! The entertainment team were top notch, although the shows may not be to everyones taste they tried their best and always smiled! The rooms were always clean and the pool was cleaned daily! The comments people make about sunbeds is true people tend to leave towels there for the day and dont turn up until afternoon however the staff did put notes on saying they would be removed! The town is a good 20-30mins walk but it is along a purpose built path ont he beach and is gorgeous! would highly recommend taking a stroll rather than the bus
We loved this holiday and would not hesitate to go back!

Room Tip: I would say rooms higher floors are better so request those
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

My family and i just got back today never again.
Hotel staff over worked not helpful, how many computer errors can one hotel have?
Breakfast pretty good expect toaster is a nightmare takes 4 goes to toast and left over vegetables from evening meal not good!
Dinner/evening meal: Last two days had to queue to get a table took around 30 minutes not enough space or staff, same food as the previous night’s think that’s all they can cook, desserts awful, food tasteless, if you wanted another drink with your meal the waiters gave you a dirty look plus you had to wait 20 minutes for it, cockroaches in the dining room.
Pool bar: absolutely dreadful food sometimes was under cooked, same food, drinks tasted that they were watered down soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
Pool: Far too small for the amount of people but cleaned every day.
Sunbeds: If you want one be prepared to get up at 5.00am the last day I was there men were fighting over them.
Entertainment: Medium as the entertainment team did most off the shows and when you see one dance you have seen them all as they do the same moves.
Rooms big, beds comfy, shower excellent, we had a superior room they are fab.
Defiantly not a 4* may at a push be a 3*
A little boy fell over and broke his hand whilst playing around the pool, the life guard first aid was shocking i had to tell him to put ice on it to stop the swelling!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

impersonal staff pool too small for the numbers staying we were all inclusive but had to pay for the drinks at the adults pool bar ,you had to buy water, tea and coffee making facilities not in the room,the food was plentiful but i have never had carrots,brocolli,or brussels for breakfast that was an okay meal.the entertainment staff was average when seen,the large bar was basically butlins in the sun(no insult to butlins) with the childrens area in the same place and inadequate seating for all.. the beer and drinks dispensers were next to the snack bar which in itself was inadequate for the number of children and adults around it at the same time.the most upsettting thing really was the spirits on the bars in easy reach of all including children as it was all help yourselves my husband states that it is only a 20 minute drive to butlins and it would have been cheaper and a much better experience i would not recommend this resort to anyone who enjoys holidays....

Room Tip: dont go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank shay500
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We arrived at this hotel after we were overbooked by Be Live hotel across the road & what a contrast checked in quickly & efficiently by helpful polite receptionist.We were allocated a superior room which was spacious with 2 single beds pushed together & a sofa bed for our 10yr old lovely big balcony over looking pool with sea view in distance. Very clean room & lovely bathroom beds comfy too ! Food was in the buffet restaurant breakfast loads of choice fry ups, cereals,pancakes,fresh fruit lots of choices lunch & dinner good too well stocked & lots of staff around clear in tables & serving drinks. Pool area is nice be up early to get a subbed tho although there is plenty of other sunbathing areas if u get up late ! Our daughter loved the slides in the pool also the park area &golf & kids club she did the wall climbing & archery too. The younger kids club area looked brilliant with soft play shallow pool all enclosed all looked very clean. Eve entertainment was pretty good but could not do it every night ! But had some lovely nights out in Costa teguise only 4 euros in a cab there is a lovely square with bars & restaurant's great atmosphere fine for the kids too market there we'd & Fri too. Despite our initial disappointment at been overbooked by belive hotel we are so glad they did as we had a brilliant holiday at the Barcello not 100 per cent perfect just a really good value family hotel where the staff treated us very well it has most aspects familes look for in a holiday. Would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Request high floor facing pool
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank hayley820
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Property: Occidental Lanzarote Mar
Address: Avenida del Mar. 5, 35508 Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Spain (Formerly Barcelo Lanzarote Resort)
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Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Costa Teguise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Costa Teguise
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Costa Teguise
#9 Luxury Hotel in Costa Teguise
#13 Family Hotel in Costa Teguise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Lanzarote Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 442
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Barcelo Lanzarote Hotel Costa Teguise
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