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Lanzarote – Hotels, Apartments and Villas

The popular holiday destination of Lanzarote is blessed with a year round warm climate. It is because of this that holiday makers flock to the island all year round. This means that the island enjoys year round tourism and there is very little ‘seasonal’ drop in the tourism trade.

People who fly to Lanzarote will usually stay in one of three different types of accommodation. A luxury Hotel, an Apartment either within a complex or standalone or a Villa / Bungalow. The type of accommodation is really down to personal preference and possibly budget, but you don’t have to spend the earth on accommodation to enjoy your holiday in Lanzarote, as lets face it, you shouldn’t be spending too much time in it!

Luxury Hotels in Lanzarote tend to be spread out rather than built up. This is due to a building restriction on the land that means that any building must not be taller than a certain height. Unfortunately, it does appear that some of the larger chains of hotels on the island have been built illegally and contravene the regulations, but I don’t see them disappearing any time soon!

In a luxury hotel you can expect to get well looked after from the moment you arrive. From porters taking your luggage to a friendly welcome at the check-in desk. The rooms are generally well furnished and maintained and include a bed (or beds), TV, minibar and shower / bathroom. Meals in the hotels are usually served in a dining area, but of course in many cases it is never to far to venture out into the resort where restaurants are to be found a plenty.

If you fancy something a little more ‘practical’ then a self contained apartment might be for you. There are many different apart-hotel complexes on Lanzarote that usually have their own pool (or pools), on site facilities such as shops and bars, and they give you the freedom to decide if you want to eat in or out. Apartments usually come with a living area, kitchen area, bathroom and bedroom – so its like living at home on holiday!

Villas and Bungalows are generally the same as apart-hotels apart from the fact that they are privately owned and will usually be furnished to a higher standard. They will also sleep more bodies. For larger families or ‘groups’ Villas are usually a very cost effective way to rent accommodation for your holiday as you tend to pay for the Villa, and not for the number of people staying in it. Most Villas in Lanzarote tend to have a small private pool and terrace area where you can enjoy the weather that the island has to offer.

The choice of accommodation is usually down to personal preference, what you can afford and what type of holiday you are looking for.

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