We have just returned from 10 days at the The Costa Calero and have really enjoyed our 10 day stay.
We were independent travellers and the taxi from the airport cost 17 euros and took 10 mins,
The Hotel is very impressive on entrance and the reception staff were very helpful and courteous. There was no porter for bags but this was OK as the lifts and room access were convenient.
The hotel itself was very clean and the staff worked hard to keep it that way.(we only saw 1 cockroach in the whole of our stay !!There were traps around) However, one observation we make is that the seating in the piano bar on the reception floor was very stained and looked most uninviting to sit on.The seating in the adjoining lounge are were mush cleaner.
The clientele was of our age group(65+) mainly which is quite a reflection of the time of year and the quiet area.
A few families with children were there and the kids club was great especially before the evening entertainment.
The decor was is very good repair.We had booked a sea room view room and high floor. We got room 546 which was excellent. We could see all of the complex, the pool and the sea - lovely.
The room itself had a spacious balcony, adequate bathroom, ample wardrobe space, a fridge and a safety deposit box which cost us 2 euros a day - well worth it.
Most importantly the beds were extremely comfy. We had a flat screen TV but were disappointed with the English channels on offer ie Sky news, BBC world news and CNN. We also had a hairdryer and shower gel provided.
There was no coffee making facilities in the room so we took a travel kettle and coffee. It worked great for us.
We had excellent maid service every day in our room and it might be advisable to leave the maid a tip at the beginning of your stay as we did rather than the end.
The whole complex is very well laid out with 3 pools. There is one salt water pool with lane swimming. The other are not salty and the main pool has the same depth all over of approx 5'.
Sun beds suffer from the towel savers but there are always some free in either grassed areas, sandy areas or poolside somewhere.a good sized pool towel was provided by the hotel at a deposit of 10 euros each. They could be exchanged daily at shop and the deposit returned at the end of the stay
Food - was of an excellent quality.
Breakfast choice was endless and you could obviously choose your own 'menu' as the days went by, either cooked, fruit, cereal etc. there is an outdoor eating area which was always busy.
Evening meals were served in the same restaurant which had areas screen off from the vast area thus stopping the feeling of the 'canteen'.There was rather a long queue for the freshly cooked food in the evening.
AI option gave is free access to wine etc at all meal times.
Lunch was in the pool bar. There was ample choice but it is advisable to go no later than 1.30 as options tend to run out toward the end of the lunchtime session.(3. 30 pm)
In the lunchtime restaurant there were a lot of birds flying around. they were not a problem to us but don't leave your plate of food unattended on the table or they will fly in and peck it. !!
The cats around the place were no problem.
There were a lot of flies around the pool area as we sat there. Take a mozi spray to deter them landing on you.
As soon as breakfast finished the pool bar opened and drinks and snacks were available all day.
We were All Inclusive and we would recommend this as good value for money. Any manner of alcoholic beverages were on offer.
Outside the hotel was very quiet. There is a steep hill to walk down to get to the Marina and it is quite a pull back up but well worth the walk. The boats around the harbor are impressive as are the few shop and restaurants but there is promenade as such for a stroll.
There is a market on 2 days and it is worth a look for gifts etc.
There is a coastal walk to Puerto del carmen. It is a reasonable easy stroll for the more ambulant but does involve steps. It is not a very interesting experience.It takes about 2 hours to walk it and we recommend a taxi to return at a cost of 7 euros.
There is a courtesy bus too which is fine.
The animation team worked hard all day and evening but the variety of entertainment in the show bar was moderate. This bar stayed open until 1 am
We never took advantage of our free visit to the wellness centre but it looked fine.
All in all it is a very nice hotel in a quiet location which will suit a variety of person especially those on All Inclusive who wish to stay on the complex.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for complete relaxation in a luxurious setting in the Canary Islands, allow yourself to be won over by the charms of the Hotel Costa Calero Talaso & SPA, a magical holiday resort built in 2004 and featuring details of Lanzarote's traditional architecture and lush tropical gardens of 27.000m2. The wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean to be enjoyed from our delightful hotel are an invitation to rest and relaxation on Lanzarote, although we also have a modern Talaso& SPA Centre providing an active pool, Roman Baths and beauty and thalasso treatments, a new concept in spas to restore mind and body. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Puerto Calero
- Iberostar Hotel Costa Calero
- Iberostar Costa Calero
- Hotel Costa Calero Lanzarote/Puerto Calero