The Apartment was clean and very spacious. It seemed as though our apartment had just been refurbished as all the equipment and curtains were brand new. We were in room 3234 which was in a lovely location on the upper floor over looking the swimming pool.
We didnt eat at the accomodation but did have a look at the buffet they had for guests on Half Board and it did look really nice, with a variety of different foods every night.
The location of the hotel was fabulous. Right in the centre of Puerto Del Carmen. Alot of people have complained about the hill but to be honest it wasnt that bad. Once your at the bottom of the hill your right in the middle of everything. Plus there is a supermarket (Super Dino) right next to the hotel which is resonably priced. Much cheaper than the supermarket actually in the hotel.
We booked 3 excursions with Thomson. We went on The Gran Tour, Fuerteventura Sand Dunes and Teguise Market. I would definetly recommened doing the Gran Tour. You visit Timanfaya National Park and take a tour of both the North and South of the island. It is also worth going over to Fuerteventura to see the fabulous Sand Dunes and to visit Correlejo. The Teguise Market was good but i though it was a little over priced seeming as though we were only 20 minutes from the Market. We paid 16 Euros for the trip and everywhere else in Puerto Del Carmen was offering it for 6 Euros.
For people who would like to experience the whole island i would recommend jumping on one of the local buses (Numbers 1, 2 or 3) to Arrecife or/and Costa Teguise. In Arrecife you have the tallest builiding in Lanzarote. Its worth going up there as the view from the top is stunning, you can see the whole island.
As were Self Catering we ate at quite a few restuarants. I can recommened Top Gun which is to the left on the main strip. They do the best Steak and have really nice Chips. Lots of variety as well. Tequilla is another that we went to a few times. It is to the right on the main strip. The food wasnt very big portions but i would defiently recommend going there for a drink. They do really nice cocktails at reasonable prices. The Spinnaker which is next door to the hotel is not worth going to. The beer there is flat and very overpriced.
It is worth shopping around for drinks as most bars have offers like 2 for 1. With the rate of the Euro at the moment and how expensive things can be, this is a must do!
Overall we had an excellent holiday and i will be recommending this hotel to friends and family.
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