Have just returned from a weeks holiday at La Penita.
I'll start off by saying that the holiday was extremely cheap considering we went in the middle of the summer holidays so we weren't expecting it to be outstanding.
I have lived in Puerto del Carmen previously so know the area well and have also been on holiday a few times.
The staff are outstandingly pleasant and speak excellent English.
The apartments are basic. They are in need of a deep clean (found a few hairs which did not belong to us) . . . GRIM. The kitchen has the basics but is all old and in need of the bin.
First nights sleep was horrendous. Me and my son suffer with eczema and were up all night itching. The sheets had obviously been washed in something nasty and seriously cheap. This isnt something we have experienced before in any hotel. We spent all week sleeping with a towel over us instead of sheets. The pillows are awfully uncomfortable but they always are. Towels are dark blue so hard to tell if really clean which worried me. No air con but one fan is provided. Ours only worked with the front grill taken off, otherwise made a horrendous noise. With a six year old running around didnt use as wasnt safe. Apartments are very noisy. Especially at night when they have 'entertainment on'.
The apartments had been taken over by large Irish families who get up at 6:30 to reserve as many sunbeds as possible. Their teenage children running around, shouting and being generally obnoxious as if they own the place. I overhead them saying they have come every year for the past three years. I found the clientele at the hotel worse than the hotel itself.
The pool is cleaned once in the evening and once in the morning which I thought was superb.
The pool side cafe serves revolting food (inedible chips etc) but waiting staff very friendly and always wanted a chat.
We had to check out at 5am and the staff were helpful in ensuring we got a taxi etc.
I wont be going back to Lanzarote again as I feel its becoming more and more English/Irish and less Spanish but if I was I wouldn't return to La Penita.
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