Stayed for 11 nights starting 11th October with couple of mates and we really enjoyed our stay at this basic but comfortable apartment hotel.
Previous reviews mention the cost you could pay, safety deposit box, the TV (didnt bother most local bars had the footie, Sky Sports News and X Factor etc on so no problem) and the lack of AC unless you hire it (it was cool enough with the windows open so again didnt bother this time).
Room was quite basic but did the trick for what we wanted, people with kids and teen may want to bring other entertainment and would certain need to think about hiring the AC if it was any warmer.
Complex has three pools, our room was right on one of the smaller pools and of course you had usual fight for sunbeds as only seemed to have about a dozen adjustable ones the rest were ok but you had to lay down pretty much flat, (you can hire cushions but we didnt).
We spent most days relaxing by the pool reading or listening to tunes on our ipods but the main pool has organized "entertainment" music waterpolo etc if you like that kind of fun, cant comment as we didnt try it.
Loads of bars and restuarants down the hill and on the main strip, the hill isn't too bad dispite a dodgy ankle and back but people with mobility issues could well struggle.
Lots of reps trying to get you into clubs and restaurants some take no for an answer some dont and this can get annoying but comes with the territory I suppose.
Would recommend you see the guys and girls at Spinnakers the local Irish bar, the owner was a top guy, a former fisherman who retired to the sunshine, you'll get a great breakfast or meal there and entertainment in the evening including an excellent duo called the Jager Brothers, great banter and great tunes, cheers guys loving your work! Also the guys at Spenders (large beer 2Euros) were really friendly and showed upto three games on Champions League and Premiership evenings/afternoons. Also don't miss the Usual Suspects in Mulligans, who were absolutely excellent too.
So much choice in the types of food, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Steaks, Fish, Italian, Roasts etc etc, didnt have a bad dinning experience in the whole time I was there.
Tried a couple of organised trips including dinner at Timanfaya National Park cooked by the heat of the volcano, a little expensive for what it was but never to be repeated experience I guess. Also did the Island tour including a camel ride, this took in the volcano too so I would recommend one or the other to people, a little too much volcano otherwise!
To sum I would recommend the Cinco and Puerto del Carmen to people with families and groups of friends looking for a sunny, relatively cheap, fun time, it's a three star appartment, dont expect 5 star luxury and you'll have a great time.
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- Also Known As:
- Cinco Plazas Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
- Cinco Plazas Puerto Del Carmen
- Cinco Plazas Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen