Had a great time at Club Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.
After having travelled on the 2nd Jan - 9th Jan 2014 from Bristol to stay at Club Playa Blanca in Lanzarote with my parents and boyfriend. Our reason for going away was to completely "chill out" and get over our very busy Christmas period and celebrate my fathers birthday.
On arrival at the hotel: The reception area was very clean and tidy, the staff were lovely and very helpful. Our apartment was not ready - however, this was not really an issue for us (we left at 5am to get to Bristol, so arrived with empty stomaches), we were told to go and help ourselves to food in the restaurant and make ourselves comfortable. After having spent time travelling, BUT all I wanted to do was get into our apartment and rest my legs. (My legs have metal pins in them and they were beginning to ache and hurt).
The FOOD (most important when all-inclusive): I can honestly say, the food was great, I am extremely difficult when it comes to eating, the range was huge, always had something for everyone and OMG their puddings, was absolutely fantastic and the staff were forever rotating their dishes which was a bonus. I very much enjoyed most of their meat dishes and enjoyed foods, which I had never had before. (I came back and had put on a little weight haha) HOWEVER, we did have one accasion where the sausages were placed on the BBQ, which were cooked on the outside, but raw in the middle. Other customers and the staff were aware of this and the sausages got removed. BUT - one day out of 7 days was fine. (IT happens) There was food outside in the seating area, which was also very nice, especially if you missed the opening times of the restaurant. The ladies running the bar area outside were very polite and kept their areas clean and tidy, quick service, they also had help yourself to the fizzy, which was a bonus.
The Location: I had to research for the perfect holiday "very carefully" before booking my hotel, as my legs do not allow me to walk very far. We had a very short walk to the shops and the hotel provided a free bus to and from the beach, which was perfect. We did walk into town a few times to buy bottles of water (IT was cleaper in town, than the hotel). A huge range of shops, where I did actually spend quite abit of money (lol).
Our Apartment: It had a kettle, sofa (sits 3 people, but I hogged it for most of the week lol), tv, beds, coffee table and also a table and chairs for outside. What more could you ask for? It was lovely and clean, the bathroom was "squeaky clean" and the cleaners were in and out cleaning apartments every single day. I did move my bed as I do not like sleeping against the wall, ONLY to find loads of ants running up and down my wall, some were dead and not sure how long they had been there. THIS I really didnt like, went straight upto the reception, who came to my apartment with some lovely smelling spray to sort out the problem. PROBLEM SOLVED.
Paradise Island (sister hotel): If I had booked this hotel, I would have been very annoyed. We did visit there on one accasion to check out the waterpark, we found it very disturbing, extremely loud music, they had ran out of gas, so no drinks were available and it was very far too busy for my liking. We looked around for about 30 minutes and I got fed up. I can honestly say, Club Playa Banca, was quite peaceful, which was what we wanted.
Our Pool: Our pool was lovely and clean but very cold, you did soon warm up though. At one point, me and my party had the whole pool to ourselves.
- I did find some of the OTHER CUSTOMERS were sometimes quite disturbing, they seemed to just randomly chuck rubbish, why I dont know, there was bins scattered all over the place. It really did make the hotel look quite tatty. Im guessing they didnt have much respect for the hotel.
- Entertainment, we didnt really go for that, but we did visit the bar a few times and had a few drinks to celebrate my fathers birthday.
- Tennis courts. I can't play tennis, but I did have lots of fun trying. Haha.
I have been on the Thomas Cook website a few times this week to revisit this hotel. REMEMBER, you get what you pay for and for me, it was worth every penny.
February 16, 2014
Food was awful
Food was awful I am really let down my son and his family work hard to afford this holiday for his family anyone thinking of going don't waste your hard earned money here nothing much for the kids to do we had to take bus up to sister hotel things not much better there. The only plus was the water park evening shows where nothing to shout home about I feel I need another holiday to get over this one , oh the drink you could drink all night and still feel like you've been drinking pop,PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE
January 31, 2014