I stayed at the cinco plazas apartments with my husband and 18 year old daughter from the 19/12 to 02/01.
When we arrived at the apartments we were greeted by the friendly reception staff who effectively checked us in and gave us a map to find our apartment which was fairly easy to find even though trying to find it in the pouring down rain however there was no need to worry about the weather as from after that it was sunny from then on although quite chilly on a night time so i would reccommend that if you go at this time of year you do take longish pants and a light jacket for the night time.
The apartments were extremely clean and modern. They where very central to all the restaurants and bars up a slight hill which wasnt really that bad at all. The walls are quite thin in the apartments and you can hear every little thing from the other apartments although this wasnt really that much of a problem. There was everything that you could need all the utensils, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker. They gave you a complementary bottle of water left in the apartment and washing up liquid. There is a tv in the apartment which you can get some free channels on and some which you have to pay for 1 euro for an hour.
There were three pools but we just stayed round the one closest to our apartment but any activities which where going on was around the biggest pool. The pool area was very clean and there was a man who came each morning cleaning the pool. In the first week that we were there getting a sun bed wasnt a problem and there where stacks of sunbeds which were not used however in the second week it got much busier and as soon as the sunbeds where unchained at 9am everyone darted out and one day when the sunbeds did not get chained up people where out at 7.30 reserving their sunbeds so i think it was a good thing that they were chained up. The sunbeds also were not very comfy but there were cushions which you could hire from the hotel supermarket for a euro a day or 5 euros for 7 days and a 5 euro deposit per cushion.
The entertainment at the apartments isnt so good but alright for families with young children and the children during the day seemed to love going to the kids club skipping there and back.
Puerto del carmen had a lot of variety. On my first night i decided to try new world chinese as so many people had recommended it but i found it rather dear and small portions we later on into the holiday found the slow boat the third chinese this was much better a lot cheaper and big portions and really friendly staff and we would highly highly recommend this.
We would also recommend the galleon jj they do really nice english breakfasts and was great for watching the football. Golden corner was also great for massive cocktails with all the trimmings and the food there was delicious. La dolce vita is really nice for pizzas, pasta, steak ect with very friendly staff and we liked this restaurant so much that we went here on christmas day. Cafe la ola had a really nice setting and was great for a drink. In the old part of puerto del carmen which was about a 20 minute walk there was a very nice restaurant there called puerto bahia with delicious fish dishes and in a lovely setting.
For new years eve we went to titty trollops a drag show in lanzarote this was a fantastic night and very highly recommended the only problem with it was it was a very small venue and people were packed in like sardines which was very uncomfortable. New years eve in lanzarote was fantastic with a live band playing in the street and everyone dancing and fireworks at 2 am it was brilliant a lot better than anything ever experienced in the UK.
The cinco plazas are the perfect place to stay for families or couples young or old and i would recommend to everyone.
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- Also Known As:
- Cinco Plazas Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
- Cinco Plazas Puerto Del Carmen
- Cinco Plazas Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen