Dream Gran Castillo Resort

  • Near the beach
  • 11 swimming pools
  • Adults Only zones
  • Hotel run Kids' Club
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Located in beautiful Playa Blanca in the south of the island of Lanzarote, the 5-star resort Dream Gran Castillo offers guests a luxurious helping of sun, sea, and style. With its ... Continue reading

Located in beautiful Playa Blanca in the south of the island of Lanzarote, the 5-star resort Dream Gran Castillo offers guests a luxurious helping of sun, sea, and style. With its convenient seafront location and exceptional facilities, the Dream Gran Castillo Playa Blanca is the perfect getaway for couples and families alike. Featuring Spanish villa style rooms in romantic whitewashed buildings, nestled amongst tropical gardens, the hotel design was inspired by the famous local castle – Castillo de San Jose.

Eleven swimming pools invite you to take a dip or relax on a sun lounger with a cocktail from one of the hotel’s stylish bars. If you feel like a pampering session, the Dream Gran Castillo spa will indulge you with two Jacuzzis, a sauna, and a range of massage treatments while the little ones play at the hotel kids’ club or children’s swimming pool with slides. Dream Gran Castillo also boasts exclusive Adults Only zones, with a swimming pool, Bali beds, Jacuzzi and exclusive bar.

The Dream Gran Castillo has a range of fine dining to suit every taste including the buffet style Coloradas Restaurant specialising in show cooking for entertainment while you eat, and two gourmet à la carte restaurants with an array of international cuisine.

The Dream Gran Castillo is a stone’s throw away from the charming town of Playa Blanca with shops, bars and restaurants plus a mere 6km from the stunning Playa Papagayo beach with its rugged coastline and warm turquoise waters. If you’re looking to lap up some luxury on your holiday to Lanzarote then the Dream Gran Castillo Playa Blanca should be top of your list. Book today and let your troubles melt away in the warm Spanish island sun.

Activities

  • 11 swimming pools (9 heated)
  • Billiards
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fitness centre
  • Hammam
  • Three Jacuzzis
  • Massage
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Table tennis
  • 5d cinema

Children

  • Three children's pools (one with water slides)
  • Kids' club
  • Children's playground
  • Creche

Other facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Tour desk

Facilities

  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Lift
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops (on site)

Food and Drink

Guests are welcome to enjoy their meals at any of the three restaurants. The buffet style Coloradas Restaurant (available for breakfast, lunch or dinner), specialises in show cooking for entertainment while you eat, or you can book a table at Portofino Italian restaurant for dinner and Guang Zhou for some Asian cuisine. There are also two bars - La Cascada and Princesa Dacil - available for snacks throughout the day.

All Inclusive

Meals:

  • Breakfast, Buffet, Restaurant, Daily: 07:30 - 10:30.
  • Breakfast, Buffet, Restaurant, Regular: 07:30 - 11:00.
  • Lunch, Buffet, Daily: 13:00 - 15:00.
  • Dinner, Buffet, Restaurant (2 Sittings), Daily: 19:00 - 22:00.
  • Dinner, A la Carte; Reservations Required, Restaurant ((drinks are not included). ), Once per stay.
  • Snacks, Pool Bar, Daily: 11:30 - 18:30.
  • A la Carte; Not Included in All Inclusive, Restaurant (Sansale restaurant).

Drinks:

  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol, Pool Bar, Daily: 10:30 - 23:00.
  • Bar (Bar Salon), Daily: 20:00 - 01:00.

Accommodation

Room facilities

The Dream Gran Castillo features 329 spacious and comfortable rooms and suites of buildings of up to four storeys, with magnificent views. All rooms and suites come complete with all the amenities needed for a comfortable getaway including spacious terrace, free Wifi, air conditioning, safe, mini bar, Satellite TV, and fully equipped bathrooms with jet massage shower and bathroom amenities.

Other Information

24 hour reception, currency exchange, dry cleaning/laundry facility, safety deposit box (reception), golf services, transport services, parking, tour/excursion service, babysitting service on request with charge, business centre, meeting/conference/banquet facility, special events, 24 hour room service, housekeeping, maid service, wake-up call service.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Dream Gran Castillo Resort in Playa Blanca. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Dream Gran Castillo Resort in Playa Blanca easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Dream Gran Castillo Resort with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

The quiet holiday resort of Playa Blanca is situated in the very south of the island and is named after the surrounding white sandy beaches. The resort has undergone a lot of construction and upgrading in the last few years, which, contrary to expectation hasn't ruined the Spanish charm of this resort but rather added to it by giving tourists an extensive array of villas holiday accommodation to choose from in Playa Blanca. Despite the extensive growth over the last few years the old fishing village, in the centre, retains its charm and has escaped much of the commercialism that has blighted larger resorts. There is a good selection of cafés, bars and restaurants in Playa Blanca along the promenade but the main attractions are the nearby beaches; some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands are just four miles (six km) away at Papagayo. The resort is mainly geared for families and couples - those wanting a more lively nightlife will need to make the 18-mile (29km) journey to Puerto del Carmen.

Activities

There are lots of things to do in Playa del Blanca, not least of which is sunning yourself on one of the picturesque beaches. Holidaymakers wanting to enjoy watersports in Playa Blanca should head to the beach where activities can be organised by the beachfront and boat trips leave regularly for the Papagayo beaches - the views of the beautiful coastline are stunning and boats can drop visitors off at the beach to be picked up by a later cruise. The Timanfaya National Park is only ten miles (16km) away where visitors can admire the dramatic volcanic scenery and even ride a camel. Ferries depart regularly from the harbour to the nearby island of Fuerteventura, just six miles (10km) away.

Restaurants

La Bocaina and Casa Pedro top the list of highly recommended restaurants in Playa Blanca. While La Cocina de Colacho, El Horno de la Aguela and Romantica all garner rave reviews from tourists and locals alike. There's a huge choice of eateries on the main promenade, which at night bustles with activity. The promenade overlooks the beach and harbour and the lights of Fuerteventura can be seen on the horizon. Restaurants serve anything from Chinese, Indian or Italian to seafood and local dishes. Some restaurants will not accept credit cards.

Nightlife

Most holiday resorts are known for their nightlife, but the nightlife in Playa Blanca is fairly limited, the entertainment is restricted to the shows organised by the hotels. There is a kids disco but those after something hardcore will need to head to Costa Teguise or Puerto del Carmen, half an hour away by car.

Shopping

There are good supermarkets in Playa Blanca that sell all the well-known brands and holidaymakers will find that although the choice is not as good as in Puerto del Carmen, there are a fair number of electrical duty-free stores and other shops geared at tourists near the harbour. For couture shopping most tourists in Playa Blanca head to the stylish Marina Rubicon. It is possible to get good bargains in the electrical duty-free stores, but shoppers should remember that they can't take purchases back to the shop once they've left the island. They should check everything works and that all batteries, cables and plugs are included; that there is a European guarantee, not an Asian one; and that all electrical items have a CE stamp. The busy Sunday Market in Teguise is worth the journey for the most dedicated shoppers; as well as the usual tourist souvenirs and holiday gifts, a variety of locally produced goods are on sale, from pottery to tablecloths.

Negatives

Whilst water is safe for cleaning teeth and washing food, it is very high in mineral content and can cause bad stomachs. Bottled water should be used for drinking. There is a lot of development going on all over Playa Blanca, check if there is a building site outside your accommodation before booking. The resort is particularly popular with Germans; much of the entertainment is geared for them and they get up early in the morning to reserve the sun beds!

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Spanish,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

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Questions and Answers about Dream Gran Castillo Resort

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Hi there here is a link to the hotels website, this really is a great hotel for families
https://www.dreamplacehotels.com/en
Regards
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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there Lauren
I am going to email you my direct contact as I have a contact at Dream Castillo that I was recently dealing with for another customer and I can ask if you can do the Ultra All Inc for a certain time/nights.
With regards to the shops they are about a 20 minute walk towards the Rubicon marina
regards

Added 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there
You can upgrade before you go or on arrival and the charge is 50 euros per adult per night to upgrade to the Ultra All Inclusive
Regards

Added 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Toni
It depends how you are looking to book ,if its "flight plus " with seperate flights/accommodation then oyu dont get free child places, if its a package with Thomson/Thomas Cook to get a free child place for 2016 Id imagine you will have to be looking outside of school holiday if there are any left at all for this year, otherwise 2017 holidays have just recently gone on sale...Ill email you for your dates ect.
Regards

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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there
The hotels has lots of options for children
6mths to 3years is the Baby Creche, the kids club is then split into 3 zones for 3-6yrs...7-9yrs anda teen club for 10-14years
Regards

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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Lisa
Yes towels are provided
regards

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By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Sue, I'm afraid this hotel only offer all inclusive board basis. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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HI Danielle
As far as I can see the kids clubs and facilities are open all year round, I had friends travele here in December and the kids clubs were open, here is the hotels contact form for a direct answer http://www.dreamplacehotels.com/en/contact
regards

Added 5 months, 1 week ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Jade
The transfer time is about 30-40 minutes, and the best beach I believe in Lanzarote is Papagayo, gorgeous golden sand, that's only 15 minutes from this resort, a good local bus service or taxi (which are cheap) would get you there
Regards

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By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi there, yes the childrens entertainers do put on a mini disco for them of an evening. Kind regards

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By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi
Yes the hotel has a mini disco
Regards Sally

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By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, Yes this hotel does have mini discos. Regards

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