The Best Hotels to Book in Lanzarote for Every Traveller

Meliã Salinas has an outdoor pool you’ll never want to leave
Meliã Salinas has an outdoor pool you’ll never want to leave | Courtesy of Meliã Salinas /
Peggy Lee

While Lanzarote, one of the eight main Canary Islands, is only 846sqkm (327sqmi), it manages to pack in the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Timanfaya National Park and laid-back sandy beaches such as Playa de Papagayo and Playa Blanca. It also houses an incredible range of places to stay, from luxury resorts to homely apartment rentals. Discover the best hotels in Lanzarote – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Villa Vik, for an escape from the world

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Looking for a quiet escape? Head to this boutique, adults-only Lanzarote hotel, where you can sink into the hot tub on your private terrace and forget about the world. When you’re ready to emerge from your peaceful cocoon, you only need to walk a few steps to the on-site restaurant for fresh local cuisine and wines or the Terrace Bar for cocktails. If you’re feeling more adventurous, both Arrecife and Playa Honda are just a short stroll down the promenade.

2. Hotel Fariones, for the rooftop pool with ocean views


Hotel Fariones behind the outdoor infinity pool with loungers, palms and ocean views at dusk
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On the seafront in Puerto del Carmen, this hotel has access to three beaches and 213 rooms with ocean and garden views. You’re sure to be impressed by the rooftop infinity pool, with views of Fuerteventura and Isla de Lobos. Erizo Macaronesian Restaurant offers an avant-garde take on traditional Macaronesian cuisine – think Iberian pork cheek with celeriac puree and glazed shallots.

3. Hotel Palacio Ico, for a tropical paradise

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A spacious suite at Hotel Palacio Ico with a wooden ceiling, a four-poster bed, window seats and a sofa
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Set inside a traditional mansion, this boutique Lanzarote hotel has nine rooms and suites that tastefully blend traditional architecture and modern design – think four-poster beds, chaise lounges and jute rugs beneath wood-beamed ceilings. Large windows flood the rooms with light and offer views of the lush succulents and fuchsia bougainvillaea in the tropical garden. Head to the on-site restaurant for Lanzarote seafood dishes, such as Uga smoked salmon with capers, onion, boiled egg and buttered toast.

4. La Isla y el Mar, for sleek modernity

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The plant-adorned Kentia Gourmet Club at La Isla y el Mar with various seating and concrete floors
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This sustainable, adults-only Lanzarote hotel offers sleek, modern suites and villas with not a touch of the traditional. Step onto your private balcony or terrace for views of the pool and the hotel gardens before retreating to the spa for a chocolate body wrap and relaxing oil massage. If the food-based pampering makes you hungry, head to the pool bar for a snack or book a table at on-site Kentia Gourmet Club for cocktails and gourmet takes on traditional Canarian cuisine.

5. Meliã Salinas, for the oceanfront lagoon pool


An outdoor pool area with palm trees and sun loungers at Meliã Salinas
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The Meliã group is known for its modern Spanish design, showstopping pools and enviable locations – and this Lanzarote hotel is no exception. Sitting between the sandy Playa de los Charcos and Playa de las Cucharas, it wows with a sprawling oceanfront lagoon pool surrounded by palms. Accommodation ranges from guest rooms and suites to private villas. For VIP treatment, book into the adults-only Level area, where you’ll enjoy access to a separate pool and lounge area with complimentary evening drinks to get you in the holiday mood.

6. Caserío de Mozaga, for romantic getaways

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Stylishly mixing the traditional with modern luxury, this Lanzarote hotel sits inside a late-18th-century Canarian country house. Wood, traditional rugs and antique furniture channel the rustic charm of its former years in the six rooms and two romantic suites, which have views of the beautiful garden sprouting from the black sandy ground outside. The lounge has a library and complimentary coffee and tea; for something more substantial, the Caserío de Mozaga Restaurant sits in the old stables and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

7. Jardines del Sol, for on-site entertainment

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An outdoor pool with loungers and thatched parasols at Jardines del Sol
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Found on the southern shore of the island and styled as a Spanish pueblo blanco (whitewashed town), this Lanzarote hotel offers a truly relaxing escape. A choice of two-bedroom apartments or three- and four-bedroom villas, complete with kitchenettes, outdoor terraces and large lounge areas, means there’s something for everyone, from couples to families. The heated pool, in-house minigolf and other outdoor games will keep you entertained throughout your stay.

8. Finca de la Florida, for a wine-tasting retreat

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A one-bed guest room with a private balcony at Finca de la Florida
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This former farmhouse is in the centre of Lanzarote, surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you taste some of the finest wines on the island, accompanied by lovely views over the surrounding valleys and mountains from the terrace. The hotel features a restaurant, a swimming pool, a sauna, a gym, a tennis court and a minigolf course – perfect if you feel like having a day off from exploring the island.

9. Hotel Casa del Embajador, for a peaceful oasis


The homely reception with cushioned seating and plants at Hotel Casa del Embajador
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This family-run Lanzarote hotel is a peaceful oasis amid the busy Playa Blanca. Originally a cluster of turn-of-the-century houses, the property was bought by a diplomat who combined it into one large, elegant residence with 12 double rooms and one suite. It has an ideal location with direct access to the sea and stunning views over Fuerteventura and Isla de Lobos, which you can enjoy from your room or the garden.

10. Lani’s Suites Deluxe, for next-level luxury

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A bubbling private whirlpool outside a deluxe suite at Lani’s Suites Deluxe, with pool views, palm trees, plants and parasols
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About 15 minutes from César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport, this hotel complex takes luxury to the next level. The 25 tasteful suites are dotted with spas, solariums, ocean-view terraces, smart TVs, Nespresso machines and minibars with a selection of wines. The entire hotel gleams a clean white, with pops of colour in the outside areas from flowers and mini waterfalls. Dine at the excellent on-site restaurant before venturing out to discover the busy nightlife in Puerto del Carmen.

11. Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, for a city-like retreat

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The elegant lobby at Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort with greenery and marble floors
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If you’re looking for a bigger and busier hotel with lots of people to meet and organised entertainment, then Princesa Yaiza is the place for you. This five-star Lanzarote resort counts 385 rooms, several restaurants and bars, six swimming pools, two shopping arcades, a thalassotherapy spa and massage centre, and a weekly handicrafts market. It’s like a city itself. However, if you feel the need to leave the complex, hop over the seaside promenade to Playa Dorada.

12. Hotel Costa Calero Thalasso and Spa, for a holiday atmosphere


A sprawling outdoor pool area at Hotel Costa Calero Thalasso and Spa with blue loungers, lawn, palms and parasols
Courtesy of Hotel Costa Calero Thalasso and Spa /
Almost rivalling Princesa Yaiza in size, this Lanzarote hotel boasts 340 rooms, 15 of which are reserved for people with reduced mobility. There are also four swimming pools – one with salt water – three bars, two restaurants and a gym. The tropical gardens add to the magic of the hotel and the holiday atmosphere. There’s a giant outdoor chess set to play around with, and it offers live entertainment day and night.

Nicholas Grantham and Vesna Maric contributed additional reporting to this article.

For more options, discover our guide to the most romantic hotels in Lanzarote, the best hotels in Lanzarote, or do it yourself with the best holiday apartments in Lanzarote, bookable now on Culture Trip.

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