La Penita Apartments

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Address: C Chalana 2, , Puerto del Carmen, 35510, Spain

Star rating:

4.4

Lanzarote’s best two-star self-catering apartments.

I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a spotless, friendly apartment complex with no pretensions. The lovely apartments, spread over three floors and in classic local style with white walls and billiard green paintwork, are clustered around a swimming pool. The large number of repeat guests says it all.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.3
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.1
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

On a residential side street two blocks back from the beach, close to the centre of the resort and a five-minute walk to a large number of bars, restaurant, clubs and shops.

Bedrooms

The bright, simple, but well-furnished apartments all have a balcony or terrace. Try to get one on the top floor which are not only the quietest but have good views looking to the pool and out to sea. Each has a bedroom (sleeping two), as well as a living area with a sofa bed which can sleep one additional person, and a fully-equipped kitchen including cooker, microwave and coffee machine.

Public areas

A few cane sofas in the reception area, where there are books and tourist information leaflets, function as a casual seating and waiting area. Some of the exterior walls could do with a lick of paint, but otherwise this complex is very well maintained.

Eating and drinking

Very good value bar with plastic chairs and pool table, complete with jolly barman, who never failed to make me smile.

Leisure facilities

The large central swimming pool and children’s pool is surrounded by a terrace with sunloungers. These do tend to get occupied quickly in summer, but there always seems to be a sociable atmosphere. It’s a very decent sized pool, especially given the size of the apartment complex. I was amazed at the very full programme of activities that take place throughout the day – there is evening entertainment and a tennis court too. The self-service launderette is a welcome facility, especially for those with children.

Service

Very friendly, particularly the bar staff.

Who stays there

Some of these apartments are privately owned, and used either long term by the owners or rented out by them. Many guests have been coming here for years. Lots of them are British, but also German and Spanish.

Price advice

It is worth hiring a fan from reception for your room at night.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Live entertainment
  • Nightlife
  • Relaxation
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Beautifully maintained
  • Immaculate apartments
  • Friendly and sociable
  • No air conditioning
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