The 4-star Occidental Lanzarote Playa (formerly Barcelo) in the Canary Islands' Lanzarote has a prime location overlooking El Ancia, one of Costa Teguise's most popular beaches. With full all inclusive service until 11 pm, you can make the most of the direct beach access, the beds and loungers around the swimming pool, and a range of cuisines, making this a top pick for an affordable yet luxurious Lanzarote holiday.
Occidental is a renowned brand for their stylish room design and the Lanzarote Playa hotel is no different. The rooms are spacious and kitted out with modern furnishings and plenty of space and light, bringing the Canarian sun right into your room. All rooms provide WiFi for free, a satellite TV, a telephone, and a balcony or terrace where applicable.
Occidental Lanzarote Playa's main pool has a large sun terrace, and adjoining this area is a children's pool space with a playground. Beyond the pools, you'll find a multi-court sport for those that prefer to stay active, a fitness studio, sauna, and jacuzzi are available, too. Getting out and about in Costa Teguise is made simpler by the free bus service which runs to Las Cucharas, the beach at the heart of this resort, and one of the most popular in Lanzarote. There's the main restaurant where you can enjoy the staple of all inclusive holidays, the varied and delicious buffet, all against the backdrop of the sea due to the hotel's lovely location. If you fancy something a bit more than the buffet, there's also an a la carte restaurant and 2 bars. Half board does not include drinks.
Costa Teguise Golf Course is just a short distance away, Lagomar Museum is just under 5 miles away, and to top it off, you're within a short distance of all the bars, restaurants and good fun available in the centre of Costa Teguise.
On arrival, you'll get a wristband that lets staff know that you're on the all-inclusive programme. The services are as follows:
A snack buffet service runs from 10:30 until midnight each day.
The El Ancia buffet restaurant is open for breakfast between 07:30-10:30, lunch between 13:00-15:00. Dinner, during winter, is served between 18:30-21:30, and during the summer, 19:00-22:00. Generally, appropriate attire is expected. Bathing suits, sports gear and sleeveless t-shirts are not permitted for gentlemen at dinner.
The La Geria a la carte restaurant is the Occidental Lanzarote Playa's wine and dine option.
The pool bar and snack bar are open from 10:30-18:00 for drinks, then snacks from 12:30-18:00. The lobby bar is open from 15:00 until midnight.
Notes about the all-inclusive package: Drinks are included from 10:00-23:00, but this only includes guests own drinks. There are no limits on drink, but only one can be ordered at a time.