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... fruit... Lazing by the pool, we topped up our tan and I even managed to get sunburnt feet! Although cold, the pool was a welcome place to cool-off.
Soaking up every last ray of sunshine, we didn't head to dinner until 8.30pm and walked along the gorgeous water front, back to Playa Cucharas for my birthday dinner - the waiter treated me to a sparkler in my drink (just like at Valentines haha). Our last day ...
... 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 piña colada I've ever had! We spend a very lazy afternoon sunbathing, swimming and ...
... but they still looked so stinking cute crossing the end together. Derek passed by and started on his third and final lap about 25 minutes later.
Finally after at least 7 or so hours apart I met up with Em again. She said Dave was very out of it after 13 straight hours of exercise so we needed to get him home. We walked and caught the 11pm bus home and Dave went straight to lay down. Em washed out all his gear and cleaned out his ...
Woken up by the extremely loud sounds of construction right outside of our window. You'd think they'd postpone that for a week or at least a few days considering the hotel is at capacity and no one wants to listen to that ALL DAY LONG! But I still tried to sleep through it and finally woke to go have some breakfast with the boys. Very sadly it is another cloud filled day with the sun no where in sight. Em says it might come out later since it's still ...
... the two of us so we took turns taking naps. Had the worst ear pain as we began our decent which was unpleasant to say the least. But finally the island was in sight! It was such a beautiful view from the plane and we were so excited for the warm weather, so it was quite disappointing to find it was actually a bit chilly once we got off the plane. Going through customs was the easiest experience ever and the customs guy was the happiest man ever. All he did ...
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Great Value for money
Santa Rosa Apartments are excellent, very clean and spacious. The food was average, but the price was right. Roughly under £3 for a meal. Weather was 70 avg, with only two days of rain over a month. The pool was heated as of December and we will certainly return this time next year
Had a week at the Santa Rosa from the 29th November, huge apartment booked independently, with the cheapest flights from BA!! Stayed on a half voard basis and whilst the food was OK, it wasnt always very warm (see previous reviews by other travellers) so get there early.
Eating out and about I can reccomend for a snack and a drink the Terrace Bar in the Los Molinos appartments, onl;y next door and a two minute walk away, large beer 1.50. Nice english style food and a great welcome from Pete, the proprietor and his trusty sidekick Glenda. For a special meal go to the Cassablanca in the main town part of Costa, an excellent meal, well worth the money.
I would go back to the Santa Rosa as the value was fantastic, even if the food wasnt totally to my taste.
Excellent Loved the Santa Rosa
We have just returned from a week in Lanzarote and stayed @ the Santa Rosa in Costa Teguise. What a great complex this is, myself ,my partner,my son and daughter in law had a lovely week @ the Santa Rosa pity about the weather wet and warm and just the 1 day when it was hot enough for us to stretch out by the fantastic pool, there is also a kiddies pool.
The bungalows we stayed in were really nice well maintained and the cleaners come in 5 days a week and my are they thorough!!!!, the staff were also very welcoming and always have a smile for you, a special mention to Emma at the poolbar who was very friendly and chatty a mine of information.
We would probably have enjoyed it more if only the weather had been better, can def recommend this place its about a 10 min stroll to the centre of busy Costa Teguise or you can jump in a taxi for 2 euro`s, try the CHISPAS bar its about as big as a broom cupboard but loads of seats outside the cheapest drinks on the island cocktails are 3 or 3.50 euros and they are delicious.
Exzellent, vom Santa Rosa begeistert
Wir waren gerade für eine Woche auf Lanzarote und waren dabei im Santa Rosa in Costa Teguise untergebracht. Was für ein großartiger Komplex. Mein Partner, mein Sohn, meine Schwiegertochter und ich hatten eine schöne Woche im Santa Rosa. Schade war nur, dass das Wetter nass und warm war, nur an einem Tag war es warm genug, um es sich am fantastischen Pool bequem zu machen. Es gab auch einen Kinderpool.
Die Bungalows, in denen wir untergebracht waren, waren in einem guten Zustand und die Zimmermädchen kamen auch fünf Tage die Woche und Mann oh Mann, waren die gründlich!
Das Personal war auch sehr gastfreundlich und hatten immer ein Lächeln für einen übrig, besonders erwähnen möchte ich an dieser Stelle Emma von der Poolbar, die sehr freundlich und eine Informationsquelle erster Güte war.
Es hätte uns wahrscheinlich noch besser gefallen, wenn nur das Wetter etwas schöner gewesen wäre. Ich kann das Hotel aber dennoch auf jeden Fall empfehlen, es liegt ca. 10 gemütliche Minuten vom Zentrum des lebhaften Costa Teguise entfernt, man kann aber auch für 2 Euro mit dem Taxi fahren.
Ich kann die Bar Chispas empfehlen, die innen etwa die Größe einer Besenkammer hat, aber im Freien mit vielen Sitzplätzen ausgestattet ist und wo es die billigsten Getränke auf der Insel gibt. Cocktails kosteten dort zwischen 3 und 3,50 Euro und waren sehr lecker.
We spent 7 days in the Santa Rosa apartments at the end of August 2006. What an absolute gem this place is!! If you're looking for the "Blackpool in the sun" type of holiday then these apartments are probably not what you're looking for. Based on the outskirts of Costa Teguise (a nice leisurely 15 minute walk from the commercial centre) makes the accommodation lovely and quiet but ideally situated if you like the hustle and bustle at night.
The apartments are spacious, airy and very clean with a well equipped kitchenstocked area. A small sky light in the bathroom makes a room with no windows seem much airier than it otherwise would have been......such a simple thing, but lot's of these simple things all add together to make the apartments as good as they are!!!
The general public areas like the reception and pool are also spacious and clean. It would appear to have been a fairly quiet time in the entire resort and as a result the number of poolside loungers was more than ample, whether this would be the case during busier times I'm not certain.
We never used the restaurant attached to the hotel part of the accommodation so can't comment. Eating places are plentiful throughout the resort though and one thing I would point out is not to ignore the restaurants that are available on your doorstep, they are every bit as good if not better than the ones closer to the centre.
Would we return?? Yes, yes, yes, tomorrow if we could!!!!
Fantástico hallazgo en Lanzarote
Nos alojamos en los apartamentos Santa Rosa en octubre y eran de primera categoría. Nuestro bungalow estaba junto a la piscina y estaba muy bien equipado con todo lo que necesitábamos (bar y hervidor). Los bungalows no tienen aire acondicionado, por lo que estábamos un poco incómodos durante la noche, pero hay tiendas cerca para alquilar. El personal de la recepción, el restaurante, y el de limpieza eran simpáticos y serviciales. La opción de media pensión te da una excelente relación calidad-precio, y la comida está muy bien. Como los españoles se alojan aquí muy seguido la comida es variada y tiene sabores locales. La única cosa que le hace falta al restaurante es la música de fondo, ya que le hacía falta al ambiente. La zona de la piscina era atractiva, muy bien diseñada y la limpiaban todos los días. Anuncian que la playa está a 50-100 metros pero están equivocados, son como 300-400 metros. Aunque vale la pena el esfuerzo, es excelente para practicar el esnórquel. Como los apartamentos están en la orilla de la Costa Teguise es un paseo a pie bastante bueno para ir al centro, en donde están la mayoría de los restaurantes y bares, así que un coche te vendría bien y son razonablemente baratos en las compañías de alquiler (busca el mejor precio).
Nos alojamos en el Santa Rosa por 11 noches a finales de mayo. Realmente disfrutamos de nuestra estancia en Lanzarote, pero Dios mío, ¡hacía mucho viento! La habitación estaba bien equipada con todo, pero nosotros no usamos la cocina, ya que la comida estaba tan barata que comimos fuera cada noche. Comimos en el hotel una vez, pero no nos apeteció mucho y nos dio la impresión de que sería lo mismo cada noche. También estaba invadido de jubilados españoles. La mayoría de los días los pasamos en la piscina, y era principios de temporada así que no había mucha gente. Un par de familias inglesas, con niños. Los patios del hotel estaban muy limpios y el personal era muy servicial. Hay un campo de golf gratis que es una locura, le tienes que preguntar a recepción. También tienen acceso a internet en el vestíbulo. La zona de la piscia estaba muy limpia, aunque sólo había dos sombrillas, y una parte por separado era para los de tiempo compartido, que se suponía tenían la piscina climatizada pero estaba igual de fría. Comimos en la mayoría de los restaurantes cerca del hotel y de las partes centrales, ya que el taxi sólo te costaba 3 euros. También fuimos al parque acuático por dos días, y nos pareció fantástico hasta que tuvimos un accidente en uno de los toboganes y nos lastimamos, así que si vas, ten cuidado con el tobogán amarillo ya que necesitas una figura que tiene forma de un 8 para bajar, y nos caímos.
Todo lo demás en el parque acuático estuvo fantástico.
We stayed in the santa rosa for 11 nights at the end of may. we really enjoyed our time in lanzarote, but my god how windy is it!! the hotel room was well kitted out with everything but we didnt really use the kitchen much as food was so cheap we ate out every night. we ate in the hotel once but didnt really rate it there and have a feeling it would be the same every night. It was also over run by spanish oaps. we spent most days by the pool and as it was begining of season there wasnt alot of people about. A couple of english families, with children. The hotel grounds were very clean and the staff was very helpful. there is a free crazy golf course, if you ask at reception. there is also internet access in the lobby. the pool area was very clean, only 2 umbrella's there though, and a seperate part for time share holders with a supposed heated pool but felt just ask cold. We ate in most of the restaurants near the hotel and at the central parts as a taxi only cost 3 euros. We also went to the water park 2 days and thought this was great until we both had an accident on one of the slides and injured ourselve, so if you go be warned when going on the yellow slide which you need a figure of 8 ring to go down it as we fell off. everything else at the watr park was great.
Clean Spacious Rooms
We stayed at the santa rosa apartments in march this year for 1 week. There seems to be 3 types of apartments that you can stay in at the Santa Rosa, There are Spacious apartments above the restuarant which we stayed in just by chance (See pictures) and there are small type bungalows near reception and another apartment block which the apartments appear to be smaller (from the outside anyway). Apartments are spacious and very clean. Housekeeping and clean towels every day apart from a sunday and thursday. gardens are kept very tidy and whole complex kept very clean (No bugs at all). Pool Very clean but Very Cold!,, there is a private pool at the top of the complex which you cannot go near unless your a timeshare owner and I think they have a heated Pool!!!
The complex was very quiet in march, only maybe 4 or 5 people at the pool during the day but towards the end of the week and the school easter holidays it started to get busy but there was always plenty room and clean beds at the pool.
Bedrooms are spacious (the ones we stayed in were) but walls are very thin so take some earplugs for a good nights sleep. There are TV's with BBC1,BBC2,ITV1,News24 and Eurosport in the apartments but no hairdryers for the ladies (But you can hire them for 10 Euros p/w from reception)
Faults - Apartment block corridors Very Dark at night and you have to enter the apartment block in pitch darkness then go and find the light but overall very nice apartments. Never seen the restuarant in the complex with more than 4 people in at any time but it was march.
Apartments not too far from the beach but in a quieter part of costa teguise but around a 10 min walk to main shops restuarants.
Fantastic Lanzarote find
We stayed at the Santa Rosa apartments in October and they are first class. Our bungalow was next to the pool and was fully kitted out with everything we needed (bar a kettle). The bungalows do not have air conditioning so we were a little uncomfortable at night, but there are hire shops locally. Reception, restaurant and cleaning staff were friendly and helpful. The half board option is excellent value for money as the food is very good. As the Spanish stay here alot the food choice is varied and has a local flavour. The only thing missing from the restaurant was some background music as it lacked atmosphere and ambience. The pool area was inviting, well designed and cleaned every day. The beach is advertised as between 50 to 100 m away but this is misleading, it is more like 300 - 400 m. It is well worth the effort though, with excellent snorkelling. As the apartments are on the edge of Costa Teguise it is a fair walk to the centre where most of the restaurants and bars are so a car is handy and reasonably cheap from the local hire companies (shop around though and barter).