Blue Sea Hotel Los Fiscos
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... they are brilliant, my son had the time of his life and even got a certificate for best driver of the day.
The weather was lovely and the people friendly. We both had a great time.
(sorry these reviews are short, I'm running out of steam and just want to get started on the main article)
I decided a night in Puerto del Rosario might be good for a change of scene and I had an early flight in the morning. I probably should have listened more to what I'd been told, it's more industrial and not so enjoyable. Still it was a transit stop that helped me get to the airport in plenty of time, the bus being much more efficient than I'd expected.
... sun. Not the wind so much and you get dust from the Sahara blowing in which made it impossible to see Lanzarote across the way at times.
I found a relaxed hostel at the north end of town that had a nice back yard and deck leading down to the shore. I didn't get up to much during my time here apart from the beach, sun and cheap food and drink. Caught some of the World Cup matches and the F1 at a local bar, Alis Tavern, run by an Irish lady and her Italian boyfriend that was good ...
Sunday 8th June
Feliz Cumpleaņos a mi and its a warm 28 degree day! Nursing a sangria hangover we have a delicious cooked breakfast before jumping on the 9am bus from Playa Bastian to the inland Teguise markets - the oldest in Lanzarote. Here we find 100's of stalls selling everything from toe rings and cactus muffins to 'genuine' fake handbags. After half an hour we've seen most of it but have another 2.5 ...
... with a welcoming pool and a complementary bottle of wine. Sitting on the deck for our first dinner of Spanish meats, cheeses and fresh bread, we soak up the last few rays of the day.
Saturday 7th June
Beach day! After a lovely lie in, we walk the coastal route from Playa Bastian to Playa de Las Cucharas where we find ourselves, conveniently, at a beach-side bar. The BEST piņa colada I've ever had! We spend a very lazy afternoon sunbathing, swimming and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Blue Sea Hotel Los Fiscos Puerto Del Carmen
Not suitable for old or very young
When we arrived we were very disheartened when we realised we had to go up and down 4 flights of stairs to get to our apartment and this was every time we left the apartment, not easy with 2 small children, buggy and bags if we went to the beach. The pool is exceptionally deep very dangerous for children the childrens pool is part of adults pool and this is approx 3 foot deep the baby pool is 1 foot deep I expected thewater in the baby pool to come to my ankles but it nearly hit my knees much to deep for my 2 year old - he had to wear arm bands in this pool.
There are swings, a slide and couple other play things all by the pool this dangerous when children running about.
Los Fiscos is about 20 mins walk from the beach and the main strip ok in the cool of the evening but not during the day. The free shuttle bus to the beach goes at 10.30 and 11.00 but does not return until 16.00, 16.30 and 17.00 we went to beach on this bus but had to return by taxi most days because we found waiting until 16.00 too long a day on the beach for the children. Be warned if you are very sandy and have buckets and spades and buggy, beach bags and the children you may be refused by the taxi drivers - they very particular about their cars. My advise is to buy large beach bag to store all beach toys and dry off well and brush as much sand as is possible before attempting to get a taxi. On the plus side taxis are very cheap and there is a rank on the opposite side of road from mcdonnells very near the beach. Just outside mcdonnells there is a bus stop (same side) a bus runs every 20 mins Mon - Fri and if you ask for Balcon del Mar you will get dropped off just around the corner from Los Fiscos where there is a bus stop and a taxi rank.
Bisophere shopping centre well worth a visit open till 10 every night only 10 min walk from Los fiscos. La Bamba resturante on corner from los fiscos have lovely food and if you continue down that hill there is small supermarket.
Breakfast lovely in los fiscos,evening entertainment not good, pool too deep, buggy can be stored in reception just ask! very helpful staff and be prepared to spend time waiting for buses and taxis or walking and putting suncream on kids every 30 mins and be wear of the mosquitos especilly at night. Apartment clean and comfortable althought we had rain 1 night and water came under door wetting my 2 year olds bed sheets he had 1 of those roll out beds on the floor but there was no problem getting bed changed and rain only lasted few hours.
Over all we enjoyed our stay in los fiscos once we found our way around. Would not return because it is too far from the beach and shops.
I stayed at Los Fiscos with my college, it was in a great location as you could walk down the hill to various supermarkets.
The taxi's are great too, we went to the strip of bars and clubs every night and it only cost around 4 euros and split between five was brilliant.
I recommend the purple turtle pub which is run by english people who are fantastic the food is lovely as well.
The apartments were clean and basic and thats all we needed as we were only really using it as a place to sleep.
Definately do the excursion to mount timanfaya its well worth it but do not get to put off by the coach drivers.
Overall a nice stay.
Los Fiscos PDC
My boyfriend and I have just returned from our very first sun holiday. We stayed in Los Fiscos Apartments, situated in the old town.I have to say, being the last to get dropped off the coach was a good thing having seen some of the places others were staying. The entrance to the hotel is lovely, very welcoming indeed. We were given a ground floor apt on arrival and did ask for a room with a balcony but there were none available. A short walk to the apt but some steps up and then down again, ok for us 25+27 but maybe not for some. It was a nice sized apt with 2 bathrooms and air conditioning in the bedroom. The pool area is fab, with 2 levels to lounge on, loads of beds, and great views. The bar is situated here but anytime we sunbathed it was closed, so we had to bring up our own drinks. The entertainment isn't great, it starts at 9.30 and goes til 11. Perhaps in peak season it's extended. We had cleaners every day except for Mon and Fri. Whenever we needed a cab they'd ring and they were quick to come, bout e2.00 to harbour and 2.50 to new town. There's also a weighing machine to check your luggage which costs e1.00 per bag, very handy when you think you may have overdone it with the shopping!
Anyone going out for dinner I'd highly recommend El Ancla down at the harbour, we eat there 4 out of 7 nights. The food is brilliant and the waiters are really friendly. Try and get a seat upstairs as you'll have a lovely view of the harbour. It's great value for money and the atmosphere is really nice. Don't go to tex-mex, just around the corner, we waited half an hour for our starters despite us being the only people in there and about 7 chefs standing around. Not very impressive! Rumm, also in the harbour is a lovely bar. It's very chilled, has seating inside, and outside there's cool leather couches and warming gas heaters.
If you're knackered and don't even want to get a cab anywhere then La Bamba just before the apts on the left is another great place to eat. Quality food at a reasonable price.
We did one excursion, the Blue Delfin, E48.00 per adult. It was cancelled the first time due to the weather, just as well because when we sailed 2 days later I realised it's not something to do with a hangover! It takes you out to Fuertoventura, you walk about a bit, and then meet up in a "restaraunt" to eat chicken and chips. You're given bout 2 and a half hours to walk the beach, which is beautiful when it's not raining, it was for us and so we felt a little stranded. I suppose you could always go back to the "restaraunt" for a drink. It was a nice catamaran, with friendly staff but I don't know if it was worth 48.00.
Last of all, for nice views and total relaxment, head to Puerto Calero. It's a harbour with load of plush yachts and catamarans, and very different to the main strip if you need to get away. You can sit outside a choice of restaraunts and get food or even get an ice cold glass of San Miguel to cool you down from Lani's. Bliss.
I'd recommend Los Fiscos apartments and Puerto Del Carmen to anyone looking to get away for a nice relaxing break. We'll definitely be going back....
Not so good!
We got a room full of mould and when in was raining outside, it also rained into the apartment. When we complained, we were not offered another room and no other compensation.
The breakfast should have been included but we had to argue before it could be arranged.
I would not recommend this hotel to anybody at all!
Would go back
We had booked a double room but were given an apartment on arrival which was a pleasant surprise. It was well fitted out but bedspread and sofa bed in the lounge could do with updating. Found breakfast choices good and plentiful but were not so keen on dinners. Ended up having dinner in La Bamba which is very close to the hotel. Excellent food, friendly waiters and reasonable prices - definitely recommended. Staff in hotel were friendly and helpful, especially Conchi on Reception. Steep hill was no real problem to us (couple in their late 50s/early 60s and not super fit!). In fact we never used the courtesy bus but chose to walk. Would stay there again.
Los Fiscos Apartholel Puerto Del Carmen - Oh dear!
They've had a lot of rain in Lanzarote this month, maybe that's why the apartment was damp and smelly. We asked to be moved to another apartment and they were happy to arrange this but unfortunately, the second apartment was also damp and smelly and no amount of air freshener could clear it. Shame really because the food was ok and the staff quite friendly. We tried the on-site entertainment one night - really funny - though I don't think it was supposed to be!
However we didn't spend much time in the complex and found a fabulous restaurant in the old town Bodecos - run by an Irishman and his Polish wife. The food, atmosphere and service were wonderful and the deserts, awesome. We wanted to try all of them and they gave us a combo desert - a taster of several deserts. Don't miss the apple torte - and the chocolate meringue, is to die for!
If you are looking for live music, there is a wide choice but look no further than The Crowded House - it's on the hill up from the old town. If you find it, you won't want to go anywhere else, particularly if you go when the duo are playing. We had 3 fantastic nights there. We'll go back to Lanzarote but not to Los Fiscos.
Yan The Man
I have just arrived home from Lanzarote, thoroughly burnt and an enjoyable holiday had.
Los Fiscos is generally a clean building. The rooms are small but ample, with a pull out camp bed offered for those with four in their room.
The swimming pool is very peaceful and we never ever had a problem getting a sunbed. Very quite indeed. The depth of the water is a bit concerning as we had young children and there is no shallow end. Even adults cannot touch the bottom so monitor your children crefully. In peak season we had a maximun of approx 20 people sunbathing so it was generally relaxing and hot.
My major criticisn of Los Fiscos is the entertainment. On our 10 day holiday we endured solo artists on the keyboards like it was going out of fashion. The room was never packed with more than 10 people axcept for latin dancing night which was good. The entertainment finished about 11 and then it goes really dead so not for those wanting to stay out late as the positioning of the hotel is away from the soial scene.
Yan the man (kids entertainer) was excellent. Very helpful and very good looking!!!, but although he put all his effort into entertaining the kids there did not seem any support around him and it was a one man band providing the fun!!! LUV YA YAN...E MAIL ME!!!
The mini disco started late at 20.30 so it meant our night circulated around this event as the kids wouldnt walk to the beach after (approx 1 mile).
My child lost toys there and they didnt seem over keen to help, but overall i went away with a good crew and met some entertaining people out their, so although i personally wouldnt recommend it to families, it was an overall good holiday. If you have small kids, go to playa flamingo in costa blanca as fish swim past your feet!!! watch the bus timetables though.
The only memory i have come away with is..........
YAN IS THE MAN!!!!!!!
More than happy!!!
I stayed at this hotel in January 2004. It was a cheap and cheerful break after christmas and new year. We are a young couple and liked the hotel a lot. I thought the breakfast and dinner was nice enough, the entertainment was just your typical hotel stuff, we used to venture down to the bars in the resort as they were more our thing. Can be a bit of a pain sometimes as we would wait ages for a taxi down to the bars, sometimes the taxi's did'nt turn up so a bit of a trek in heels!!! but I knew the hotel was a bit out of the way when we booked so carn't really complain.
When we arrived at our room I was trying to open a door but it was locked. I realised the next day it was a door into next doors apartment, this must be for when large families need the space. The problem we found with this was we had two teenage lads who never moved from their room (honnestly it was 24/7) next door, and for some reason they were playing the play station really loud till all hours. After three days of not sleeping and littarally tearing my hair out I went to reception to complain. The hotel were great and kept telling them to keep it down. The lads did for all of ten minutes then it would start all over again. I went to the reception again on the fourth night and asked to be moved. The hotel were very helpful and moved us straight away. We were given a huge apt with a better view so 10/10 for that.
All in all great value, clean, friendly atmospheare, enough choice in food. and a good courtesy bus down to the beach in the daytime.
I would say this is ideal for couples and familys, but if I was going away with the girl's I don't think I would choose this hotel.
I would go back again with my boyfriend.
As my wife is a teacher we grabbed the chance of a cheap and cheerful half-term break with our daughter and her partner, 12 -19th Feb 2005. Los Fiscos was excellent. Clean rooms, with sitting room, small kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. reception staff friendly and helpful, especially calling the airport several times when one of our cases did a bit of detour in Madrid. OK so it's a steep hill back up from the town, walks off the dinner and keeps the area quieter. Breakfast had a really good choice, varying each day. Pool was heated.
A great stay (twice)
I,ve stayed here twice and would love to go back.Its at the top of the old town(up a very steep hill)but i love it up there.A few lovely resurants and bars are nearby and its only a 20min walk to the new town.As with most places in Lanzarote its very clean.It has limited entertainment in the evenings and the pool bar opens until about 11 oclock.The price of your stay includes breakfast but i didnt think it was worth getting out of bed for.There is a little cafe at the end of the street where you will get a nice breakfast.You cant miss it,all the local taxi drivers and police eat there.The first time i was there,there was 8 lads and it was july.We thought it was going to be too quiet but we all had a ball.Even ugly mate scored.Next time was with Girlfriend last february.She loved it.We were put in a 2 bedroom apt for some reason.it was on the top floor and had lovely views.the bottom line is that it is a good place to stay.quiet but not dead in feb,but high season is great fun