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Arena Dorada Apartments
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed here from the 19th - 26th sept for a fantastic week. Like others, we read the reviews and a bit worried about which block we would get, for us we got block D. We never eat at the hotel, so we can't comment on it, enjoyed happy hour (4-5pm) Buy One Get One Free!! Unfortunately some guests got rat legged and cleared the pool area (we're not talking about 18+ yr olds getting wasted, people old enough to know better!). The apartment was clean and spacious for 2 adults, if you have kids, might be a bit small. We did look at the Block B and the apts were smaller than ours, little natural light and the smell from the bins!!!!

The beds were a bit hard, felt the springs digging in. Solved the issue by using the blankets and laying them under the bottom sheet..

We spoke to other guests, especially those in B Block, all came with Jet2 holidays, not to say this has anything to do with Jet2, more with the hotel owners. If you book direct you get the better apts in C,D or E is what we found. So our advice is to book direct.

The location was excellent, no more that 100 meters from the beach, bars, shops and restaurants. The staff were all friendly and helpful at all times, can easily say we will be back next year.

Word of warning though... When booking make it well in advance, this hotel gets booked up very quickly, also with many of the UK flights not leaving til after 8pm book an extra night so you can keep your apartment for that day, as you have to be out by 12noon and they don't have anywhere to store your luggage or any changing/shower rooms to use either. If they do have any rooms left, its 10 euros for an extended checkout but, you will be taking a chance..

Room Tip: Book direct, request blocks C, D or E, stay away from Block B
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Stayed at this accommodation for two weeks, on arrival we were given apt in Block B , apt very clean but no view, Receptionist was very helpful and moved us to apt at the back of the complex with Seaview after 2 days. in block D. Would highly recommend this complex location, cleanliness etc, Bar/pool area was lovely and staff there especially Allie were brilliant, food also very good from the menue plenty of sunloungers at the pool ..Could do with more Cutlery in the apartments the only issue that i had also bed a bit hard.
we definitely go back again
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Room Tip: apartment in block c d e all very good and clean
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Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

The location and staff were excellent. The apartment was a decent three star (although the official rating is two keys). Take a chance on these apartments as they are literally a stones throw from the main strip, without any noise from it.
Whatever you do do not take any of the board options, the food is awfull. We went bed, breakfast and evening meal and we went out to eat. Bacon at breakfast had pink edges, I'm not sure what the sausages were but they were brown although one day they were "proper" sausages. The coffee was instant, the fruit juice seemed to be from powder. The only things that were ok were the fried eggs.
The staff were friendly and professional, they all were happy to help with any and all requests.
Go to these apartments on a room only basis, if you are happy going three stars then you won't have any complaints.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Having read reviews on here about this place arrived with mixed thoughts, found everyone on reception to be most helpful, the pool side was good benefiting from the bar music and sun beds were plentiful.The pool all though chilly on entry was a welcome cooling off when over heated from the sun.Its central location makes it ideal for the strip cannot remember the name of our favourite restaurant but it is on the left hand corner of the road in which the apartments are located.Our apartment E05 was adequate, not palatial by any means cutlery could do with up grading a little, so could some of the glassware but it was clean and tidy, wifi at a cost of €15 per week was very hit and miss, can well understand other reviews complaining about the bin smells having walked past them numerous times during the stay. Would stay here again

Room Tip: Try to stay away from rooms in B block by the bins anything to right of reception appeared fine
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Stayed here for 7 nights - was supposed to be 8 but we had to move to another complex on the 1st night as problem with room??
To be fair to the receptionist she did everything to help us - giving us a nice room 18D(at the back nice & quite with a sea view) & free safe key + codes for WiFi (didn't work Most of time there)
Also paid for Taxi trips to Other Apartments ( Apartments Parque Tropical).
Rooms Basic but what more do you need??
Nice size pool area with plenty of loungers - Happy hour everyday between 4&5 €1 for a pint of San Miguel!!
If booking here look for apartments at back of Complex ( C / D /E)
Ones near front situated near bins which smell bad during day which we also heard reports about from other guests.
Other than that no complaints & would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Just back from a weeks stay at the arena dorada and i must say i was very surprised how good they were.The rooms were ample and facilities were excellent,clean and tidy.The cleanin g ladies were excellent and could,nt do enough for us.Took my 2yr old grandaughter and she had a whale of a time tho some of the guests had never seen a child before from the look of sheer horror on their faces when my grandaughter was splashing and playing in the pool and surrounding area:-(miserable sods!The resort is excellent but a word of warning....Snapshot digital camera shop on the main strip is run by the most ignorant bad mannered guy you could ever meet,was okay when he thought we were buying a 10inch tablet from him but when i said it was,nt up to scratch he started insulting my partner and myself and calling us "[--] people" and "shameless".Told him to stick his inferior products where the sun dont shine and he more or less chased us out of the shop demanding money for the time he spent showing me the tablet.But this will not put me off Lanzarote in the slightest and would not hesitate to visit the Arena dorada again.Hiring a car is a must to see what this island is about,absolutely stunning scenery and lovely villages,will deffo be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

I have just got back today from a weeks stay at Arena Dorada with my boyfriend and we both loved it! Basic apartments but very clean and have everything that you need! The location of the apartments is amazing...2 minute walk from all shops, bars, resaturants ect. Yet at night you hear barely any noise atall! We stayed half board and i would highly recommend this,the food was lovely, something different every night and lots to choose from! The service from all staff was wonderful, especially one man (who i think was called HG?) His service was amazing, all day, every day. Such a lovely man! There is only two bad things to say about Arena Dorada...the wifi is pretty bad, only one device can be connected to it at a time, we payed 15€ for the week so expected to be able to use it whenever we wanted. Also there is bins on the street outside that belong to other local business's and they get emptied every morning at 6.10am and that is very noisy!! Apart from the two minors, we had an amazing week at Arena Dorada and would return again!

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Address: Calle Tanausu no 1, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Puerto Del Carmen
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 71 Speciality Lodging in Puerto Del Carmen
Price Range: £43 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arena Dorada Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Information General.• The Arena Dorada Apartments are located on the island of Lanzarote, in the tourist resort of Puerto del Carmen and close to the wonderful beach Fariones. Location• Located in a privileged area of Puerto del Carmen, as it is in the middle of it and can walk nicely by a long avenue near sea.This• 2 minutes walk from the beach• 7 km from the airport• 13 km from Arrecife (capital of the island)• near restaurants, terraces, shopping, etc. .. ... more   less 
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