Take a look at the best value hotels in Playa Blanca.
The three-pearl Heredad Kamezi offers 36 private villas with pools on the outskirts of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. The spacious and bright villas range from two to five bedrooms, and all have living rooms, comfy beds, and private gardens with barbecue grills and pools. However, they're not all decorated to the same standard, and guests have to pay to heat the pools. Given that there is no restaurant on-site -- nor a gym or spa, for that matter -- the villas’ well-equipped kitchens are a necessity rather than a luxury, and a minimart selling a good range of groceries makes this easier. Travelers looking for a family-friendly resort with a restaurant and more amenities might want to check out the Rubimar Suite ApartHotel, which also has self-catering rooms.
Tucked away in a quiet area a 10-minute drive from central Playa Blanca, Jardines del Sol is a solid option for couples wanting some peace and relaxation. This upper-middle-range property is made up of 48 clean, air-conditioned apartments, each with between two and four bedrooms, a patio with loungers and a dining table, and a kitchen equipped with a washer/dryer, dishwasher, and all the amenities needed to cook a full meal. Two of the three pools are heated in the colder months, and there are a playground and mini-golf area for kids. Though there isn’t a full entertainment program, the restaurant and bar offers live music several times per week, along with tasty food and pool views. However, be aware of extra fees for Wi-Fi, safes, and pool towels. Families wanting a more bustling atmosphere may prefer Lanzasur Club.
Ona Las Brisas is a mid-range, apartment-style property, centrally located in the resort town of Playa Blanca. The beach and seafront promenade are an eight-minute walk away, and a wealth of bars and restaurants line the shores of this former sleepy fishing village. The 77 apartments are dated but homey, equipped with kitchens, living and dining areas, and private patios with barbecue facilities. Well-maintained grounds house a large outdoor pool, a kids' pool and playground, and tennis courts. A well-priced restaurant and bar with nightly entertainment are available for those that don't want to cook themselves. Rates soar in summer, so best to have a poke around with dates. The Rubimar Suite Aparthotel is farther from the beach, but all-inclusive facilities here include a kids' club.
On the outskirts of Playa Blanca, the value Palmeras Garden offers self-catering accommodation and a good dose of poolside cheer. Its off-the-beaten-track location is far from downtown, but a charming seafront promenade lined with bars and restaurants is a 10-minute walk. The 45 studios and apartments have separate living areas with dining tables and kitchens, furnished balconies, and AC, although deposits and fees are required for some amenities. Terraces with loungers surround outdoor pools, and the hotel collaborates with the next door bar for poolside drinks and snacks, but there'sn o full restaurant. For a similar deal at similar prices, check out Costa Eguise's Aparthotel Oceana, where beaches and bars are closer.
The upper-mid-range Marconfort Atlantic Gardens Bungalows are designed for quiet, child-free relaxation. The adults-only resort is in a residential area on Lanzarote’s Playa Blanca, with stunning sea views from the hotel gardens, but it's not close to any shopping or restaurants. There are 100 units in total, but note that only suites have air-conditioning. Decor in rooms and public areas is mostly white and unremarkable -- and shows some signs of wear. That said, the hotel is perfectly clean and an excellent value for an all-inclusive three-and-a-half-pearl property. Couples looking for a more luxurious child-free getaway might also consider the Hotel Villa VIK, a five-pearl luxury boutique hotel with just 19 rooms that's also only for adults.
Located a 15-minute walk from central Playa Blanca and the beach, the THB Tropical Island is a popular mid-range pick among families wanting a cheap and cheerful beach vacation. Its 414 one-bedroom apartments are clean and spacious, and feature kitchenettes, sofa beds, air-conditioning, and balconies or patios. Decor in these Premium units is fresh and contemporary. Each block of apartments is set around a small oval pool, and there are two other huge ones, including one for families and an adult-only one. The kids’ club keeps children busy with an array of daily indoor and outdoor activities, while the spa and the myriad sports facilities are nice perks for adults. The hotel offers a variety of meal plans, from self-catering to all-inclusive, but food gets average reviews. Travelers looking to stay closer to the action may want to consider the H10 Lanzarote Lanzarote Princess.
The all-inclusive Paradise Island is a sprawling value apartment complex catering to families with a large water park and a go-kart track. Its 290 one-bedroom apartments are some of the largest in the area, and feature air-conditioning, sofa beds, balconies or patios, and basic kitchenettes. The pool area is bustling year-round and features a shallower section for children. The full entertainment program keeps guests of all ages busy during the day and into the evening. With three buffet restaurants and a poolside snack bar there is no shortage of dining options, but food gets mixed reviews and the main dining room can feel overcrowded at times. The hotel offers free shuttle service to the beach and the city center, but those wanting to stay closer to restaurants and bars may want to compare rates at Relaxia Lanzasur Club, which also features a water park.
Budget-minded families in particular will enjoy the 96 apartment-style rooms at the Rubimar. Clean and spacious (but bland), the units can sleep as many as six adults and two children, and come with sleeper sofas, kitchens, and dining areas. There are several pools, including a large main pool with a whirlpool in the middle that's accessible by a bridge. There's also a heated indoor pool, a kids' club, and a playground. The hotel offers an all-inclusive option for those who want to take their meals at the property, but dining hours are limited, as is the food selection.