The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Lanzarote

Courtesy of H10 hotels
Courtesy of H10 hotels
With a multitude of resort-style hotels, Lanzarote certainly has plenty to offer holidaymakers, but how do you choose which is best when you have children in tow? From kids’ clubs to playgrounds, sports facilities and spas, mini-discos and quiz nights, we’ve got the lowdown on which hotels are best geared up to please everyone in the family.

H10 Suites Lanzarote Gardens, Costa Teguise

Bed and Breakfast, Garden Hotel, Hotel
H10 Suites Lanzarote Gardens, Costa Teguise
H10 Suites Lanzarote Gardens, Costa Teguise | Courtesy of H10 Hotels

This 242-room hotel is packed with family-friendly facilities, including a pirate ship and slides in one of the main pools, a separate toddlers splash pool, two playgrounds, and a free kids’ club for babies right through to teenagers. Even the buffet restaurant has a pirate-themed section, as well as a make-your-own ice-cream sundae station. While the kids are being entertained there’s plenty for the adults to do, with tennis, football and volleyball on offer, a small spa, and the beach a mere three-minute walk away. The fun carries into the evening with mini-discos, followed by a full family-friendly entertainment schedule of quizzes and shows. A range of family suites, bungalows and apartments can accommodate families up to six.

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Seaside Los Jameos Playa, Lanzarote

Resort, Hotel
Seaside Los Jameos Playa feels like a small village
Seaside Los Jameos Playa feels like a small village | Courtesy of the Seaside Group / Hotels.com

At 530 rooms, this is certainly one of the larger family-friendly hotels on the island of Lanzarote, and with plentiful facilities to boot. The architecture is Spanish hacienda-inspired, and there’s a distinctively Iberian feel to this sprawling resort and palm-dotted sub-tropical gardens. A kids’ club caters to ages four to 11, and features its own playground, pool and sandpit, as well as daily activities that range from t-shirt painting to sand sculpting.

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Occidental Lanzarote Playa, Costa Teguise

Hotel
Occidental Lanzarote Playa, Las Palmas
Occidental Lanzarote Playa, Las Palmas | Courtesy of Occidental Hotels

An all inclusive resort with plenty for adults and kids alike, this hotel has a whopping five pools, two of which are just for young ‘uns. Parents will undoubtedly enjoy the beachfront location, sports facilities, bars, and sun terraces, while staff entertain your nippers in the kids club if they’re between the ages of four and twelve. There are both daytime and evening programmes on offer for kids, as well as organised teen activities. Family Suites are your best bet if you have more than one child, and babysitting services are available for a fee.

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Hotel Rural Finca De La Florida, San Bartolomé

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
Hotel Rural Finca De La Florida, Las Palmas
Hotel Rural Finca De La Florida, Las Palmas | Courtesy of Hotel Rural Finca de la Florida

Budget but not too basic, the sixteen-room Hotel Rural Finca de la Florida is located in the heart of the island surrounded by vineyards. Don’t be fooled by its seemingly remote location – the hotel is not only well positioned for exploring the Timanfaya National Park, but it is only a 15-minute drive from the capital, and has enough to keep the whole family entertained with a swimming pool, kids’ splash pool, playground, tennis court, and mini-golf on-site. Most rooms facilitate extra beds and cots, and there is even a babysitting service (for an extra charge).

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Hotel Riu Paraiso Lanzarote Resort, Tías

Hotel
Hotel Riu Paraiso Lanzarote Resort, Las Palmas
Hotel Riu Paraiso Lanzarote Resort, Las Palmas | Courtesy of Riu Hotels

With four pools, plus two separate kids pools, this vast (598-room) all-inclusive resort, has plenty of space for everyone in the family to enjoy themselves. Young ones can burn off steam at the kids club, in one of two playgrounds, or at the disco, while adults enjoy the swim-up bar, the spa, extensive sports facilities, as well as art classes and nightly entertainment programme. Meals are included and there is a choice of the international buffet, or three other restaurants (Mexican, Asian or Canarian). While this is an excellent hotel for families with older kids, the lack of kids’ club for those under four years old, and the absence of cribs in family rooms makes it less appealing for those with babies or toddlers.

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Relaxia Olivina, Puerto del Carmen

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Relaxia Olivina, Puerto del Carmen
Relaxia Olivina, Puerto del Carmen | Courtesy of Relaxia Resorts

A few minutes’ walk to the beach, plus three pools, a colourful kids playground, tennis court, and a kids club, make this hotel the perfect base for a family holiday. All three of the pools are outdoor and heated in the winter, and for the adults there is a solarium and fitness centre. Rooms are bright and reasonably spacious, with family rooms accommodating four (extra beds and cribs available). All inclusive meals are served buffet style in the main restaurant, with kids options available, but if you fancy something different, there are countless restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel.

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Club La Santa, Tinajo

Hotel, Resort
Club La Santa, Tinajo
Club La Santa, Tinajo | Courtesy of Club La Santa

Away from the main resorts on the island, this part-hotel is the perfect destination for active families and bills itself as a sports resort. Along with the pre-requisite kids’ club, playground and splash pool, there are a multitude of sports facilities and organised activities on offer, with the unusual addition of child-size sports equipment and baby joggers for hire. If all that activity takes its toll on your body (or you just want to escape the kids for a bit), the hotel also has a very well-equipped spa with a steam room, jacuzzi, sauna, and a number of treatment rooms.

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