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“Great winter holiday”
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Acuario Sol
Ranked #29 of 92 Hotels in Puerto Del Carmen
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Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great winter holiday”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 2 weeks from 6th - 23rd January and had a lovely, relaxing time. We stayed in Acuario Sol 1 which is the quieter of the two resorts. The apartment was comfortable and the kitchen had the basics you need to cook, should you wish to. The only real criticism was the towels were only changed twice during our stay. I paid 15 euros the first week for the wifi, but to be honest I wouldn't bother as the connection wasn't great and nearly all of the bars and cafes had free internet.
The Apartments are only a few minutes stroll from the main street, where there are numerous bars, shops and restaurants which are very reasonably priced. I noticed that a lot of bars were advertising a large San Miguel for 1.50 euro and a full English breakfast with tea/coffee and orange juice for 2.50 euros.
We went on a trip to the volcano's which we found very interesting and was well worth the 20 euros.
To sum up, we had a lovely time and would gladly return and certainly recommend - just remember that it is a 2 star accommodation and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Just back from a weeks break at the smaller of the two complexes.sol1.it does what it says on the tin.comfy near to the main resort.clean.helpful staff.the BBQ was great and really good value.all the positive reviews I read we're really helpful re the shops and good restaurants.if you like walking take a half hour stroll to the old town,it's really charming and some nice bars and restaurants are there.special mention to the corner crown for great liqueur coffee to round off many a great evening.will return .only downside for the week,the weather!!!not as warm or dry as we had hoped but hey still strolling around in shorts and tees.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Booked Acuariuo Sol 1 for New Year 2013/14 knowing that they were average quality but didn't fancy spending £1K for a weeks break. Cost-£540 each including flights.

Pleasant enough receptionist Miguel (I think) was efficient and workmanlike and we were in the room in less than 10 minutes after arriving. We were in room 11 with a "garden view". This means you look at the boundary wall in front of you as your neighbours walk past. OK, it has a small patio area but not quite what it said in the brochure.

The apartment was basic but clean and the cleaners were regular and fast. You need to rent a safety deposit box at Euros 12 a week and even a TV remote control, if you are sad enough, but it's that's standard in low rent holiday accommodation these days. See if you can spot the flat screen TV that is advertised-I couldn't!!

Fittings in the rabbit hutch were basic, the kitchen just had enough utensils to cook if you actually consider eating in your cell and trying to open wardrobes when the beds aren't pushed together is a pain.

Sol 1 has a small pool and a rooftop solarium and was the quieter of the two complexes. Sol 2 was busier and had the pool bar. If you have kids or teenagers then Sol 2 is the better option as Sol 1 is a bit more sedate.

The rooftop solarium was a great place for some relaxing sunbathing as it only has about 8 loungers so no chance of it being overrun with tourists.

The location of the complex is about a 4 minute walk from the main strip at the airport side of town so is handy for easy access to the classy resort of PDC.

Not the type of place I'd choose to return to but if I desparate to go to PDC over the Xmas/New Year then this may be an option but only as a last resort.

Room Tip: If you want a bit of peace and quiet then ask for Acuarios Sol 1 but ensure you have a mn uper floor...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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coventry
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

For the price I paid for a weeks break over the New Year holidays, this was a great place to stay. Very clean, nice pool area and a lovely little bar/restaurant. We had a one bedroom apartment on the top floor which was a great sun trap for later on in the afternoon. The beds weren't comfy but we got used to them and showering was a very quick affair !! There was no remote for the T.V, so what ? Watching telly is the last thing I want to do while I'm on holiday. They asked 26 euros for the safe key but we locked everything in our cases and they weren't touched. 21 euros to keep our room because of a late check out was a reasonable price. I would stay here again, without a doubt.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gorey, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 19dec to 2nd Jan.
We stayed in Sol 2, the bigger and more open sister of Sol 1 , which is a minutes walk away .
Rooms cleaned 5 days a week and towels and beds changed 2 or 3 times a week.
Onsite bar/cafe/ restaurant which we never used, didn't appear busy at anytime and was usually closed by 8 pm.
Only a 5 minute walk to the strip with its bars and restaurants and a further 5 mins to the beach.

WiFi available for €6 a day or € 15 per week, and only one person per room can use at a time due to log in and password restrictions.
Safe was €28 for 2 weeks plus €12 returnable deposit.

All in all happy with the apartments and would recommend and return.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Arrived in Lanzarote 14.30 hours, did not get to apartment till 16.45 hours due to no transport. At reception I was asked if it was my first time at the apartments to which I replied yes, I asked for the key for the safe and the chap at the desk said that it would be 68 euros, I then explained that I had been coming to the island for 16 years and had never been charged that amount for a safe to which it was dropped to 40 euros with 12 euros deposit that was refunded at the end of the stay. The kitchen was small but usable, cleaning was done almost daily but with a hovermop. Will go back to Lanzarote but NOT here.

Room Tip: Do not use Sol 1, use Sol 2 as it is more modern.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

The resort was very nice,clean and real close to the seafront.Great value for the money.We catch a real good weather,only the wind which was on two days disturbing strong.Car hire was cheap and easy.We'd a superb holiday.



  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Acuario Sol
Address: Calle Rociega 46, 35510 Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, Spain
Region: Spain > Canary Islands > Lanzarote > Puerto Del Carmen
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Del Carmen
#21 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Acuario Sol 2*
Number of rooms: 85
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