La Penita is in a very good location, in the newer part of Puerto Del Carmen. Just 15 euro in a taxi from the airport and a very short walk to the 'strip'.
Apartments are large, basic but clean - they are cleaned daily except for Wednesdays and Sundays. The only 'issue' I had was the toilet smelt awful the whole stay, even after the cleaner had been in - it needed a good dose of bleach!! The apartments have everything you need to make a snack and drinks. Our room overlooked the pool and we had the sun on the large balcony for a large part of the day. We were able to see the people putting their towels down on the sun beds as early as 7am (sometimes earlier). Although this didn't cause a problem to us as there were always plenty of sunbeds, it was very annoying that some people showed up late in the day or one chap never showed up at all (apart from pegging his towel out in the morning and taking it away early evening!!!). I should imagine reserving of sunbeds may be an issue in the peak of season, and Le Penita should regulate this. Although they give you a note on check in asking us to help them by not reserving beds, this is the only thing they appear to do.
The pool area is well maintained, and people clean the pool every morning. The general grounds to La Penita are also well maintained.
The pool bar was taken over during the time we were there - prices for food changed and were quite a lot more expensive than from when the previous people were there. We did not eat here so cannot comment on the food, however there was a good choice of food from breakfasts, to sandwiches, to burgers. Drinks were reasonably priced at 2 euro a pint. Although we called in for a drink on a few occasions during the day, and my husband went in to watch the football matches, we didn't feel it was a place you would visit for any other reason (unlike previous accommodation where we were staying in Lanzarote that had a brilliant atmosphere and happy hour).
There's an array of restaurants along the strip, all of a good standard but 'much of a muchness' - chinese, indian, mexican, italian. Tapas/spanish is hard to come by!
I would recommend La Penita if you are wanting to holiday in Puerto del Carmen. It was cheap and cheerful, and we had a lovely relaxing holiday.
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