If you want a laid-back, quiet hotel - this is the one for you. The resort itself is quite quiet at the back end of august/early september and this hotel is two streets back from the beach. We were in a second-floor room in the main hotel (not an apartment) and had a great view of the pool area and the sea (in the distance). Everyone seems to be AI here and is a broad mix of (a few) brits, germans, dutch, french and spanish. Food is good and caters for all tastes. Wine and beer is available from breakfast onwards. Be warned that we have heard of 3 people who found there room was double booked. If this happens, stand your ground (if you really need aircon that is). I am not sure if it is the hotel or the tour operators who do this. However, if you are a late arrival you may be bumped out. One couple we talked to were moved to a better hotel when they demanded the room. Housekeeping and cleanliness is very good. At meal times, we found we had to watch our plates and seats as plates were whipped away, or someone took your table if it looked empty.
The entertainment is OK, but nothing to write home about. If you wander out, expect to be asked a hundred times if you want a meal, but they don't bug you like in other resorts. Drink and food in the pubs and restaurants is very good value, with pints as low as 2Euro and 3-course for 10Euro. We didn't sample any, so cant comment on the food. The resort is very quiet and main activity is a walk along the very long promenade.
With the lack of (teenage) kids when we were there, the noise was minimal, and younger kids disappeared of to a kids club somewhere! Even in a busy time, there was little problem getting a bed and there was very little reserving of beds before 10am.
The mixed drinks and cocktail quality ranged from a drop of alcohol to 90% pure! If you get talking to the staff, you can get quite a decent triple! Local drinks all tasted OK, although an option to buy branded did not seem an option.
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Olivina Hotel
- Relaxia Olivina Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen