5 out of 5 stars by SAMANTHA R
Upon walking into Villa Alcalde, you know you’re going to enjoy your holiday. The photos on the website are just a taster of how beautiful this place really is.
The villa is well stocked with many practical items in the kitchen, living areas and bedrooms, along with a basic food hamper for your arrival. It’s only a few minutes walk to the Eurospar though, where you’ll find everything you could need (the fresh fish are amazing, cooked whole over the outdoor firepit/BBQ).
The wraparound balcony offers superb views towards Puerto del Carman and is nice & cool for sitting outdoors in the heat of the day. We enjoyed our morning yoga there as the sun rose over the villa.
The bedrooms are all great sizes with really comfortable beds. Extra blankets and pillows are available, though we didn’t need them…it was quite hot during the night. Thankfully there are fans in all bedrooms too, which were a necessity. Plenty of hanging space for your clothing and storage space for suitcases and travelling gear.
We noticed highchairs in the villa, but didn’t need them for our group…but a great bonus if travelling with babies/toddlers. The dining space is fantastic indoors or out, loads of seating. Though there are so many fabulous places locally for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you may not need them!
Recycling and rubbish can be disposed of in the Eurospar, which makes it handy to keep on top of. There’s a warning there are cockroaches in Lanzarote, but we saw none – and not one of us had a mosquito bite either so perhaps they aren’t a problem for the island either.
The pool is a lovely temperature, as is the hot tub and both scrupulously clean (pool guy came out during our stay). Plenty of sunloungers and a great pool table area in the shade.
The villa itself is in a residential area, with the next door neighbour being particularly close, but this shouldn’t distract you from your stay. You’re not overlooked and if you’re lucky enough to secure a booking you won’t regret it.
Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2017 Date of Stay: Oct 2017 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway