The Best Hotels to Book in Lanzarote

Hotel Fariones is located right on the seafront in Puerto del Carmen
Hotel Fariones is located right on the seafront in Puerto del Carmen | Courtesy of Hotel Fariones /
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Lanzarote is the northernmost and easternmost of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, and the fourth-largest of the islands in the archipelago. Declared a biosphere reserve by Unesco in 1993, Lanzarote is romantically termed the Island of Eternal Spring, thanks to its subtropical desert climate. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Lanzarote – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Fariones, for a seaside retreat


Hotel Fariones behind the outdoor infinity pool with loungers, palms and ocean views at dusk
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Located on the seafront in Puerto del Carmen, with three beaches on the doorstep, Hotel Fariones was styled by Canarian interior designer Rafael del Castillo. The 213 rooms have views of the sea and the garden areas. You’re sure to be impressed by the infinity pool on the roof of the hotel, offering views of the islands of Fuerteventura and Isla de Lobos. Come dinnertime, the Erizo Macaronesian Restaurant puts an avant-garde twist on traditional Macaronesian cuisine.

2. Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote, for traditional architecture


A rustic indoor dining area at Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote, with wooden floors, tables, chairs and plants
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Named after the volcanic nature of the island, this is a hotel designed like a traditional village. There are 251 rooms in 20 island architecture-style houses – think white-cube buildings, black volcanic sand and rocks and plenty of succulents providing a shock of gorgeous green. There are four pools, a spa and gym, plus various conference and events spaces at this Lanzarote hotel.

3. Arrecife Gran Hotel and Spa, for perfect panoramas

Spa Hotel, Luxury

A modern Lobby at Arrecife Gran Hotel and Spa
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With 160 rooms and suites overlooking the ocean or the city of Arrecife, this is a great place to rejuvenate your weary bones. The simple, elegant decor is elevated by the large windows that give sweeping views across the white roofs of the city or the glistening sea. The views are a big part of the experience here – even the spa at this Lanzarote beachfront hotel has glass walls facing the ocean (as well as a hydrothermal circuit) and the Blue 17 restaurant and bar provides fabulous rooftop vistas.

4. La Isla y El Mar, for mod cons

Boutique Hotel

The plant-adorned Kentia Gourmet Club at La Isla y el Mar with various seating and concrete floors
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You can choose a suite or a villa at this sustainable, adults-only hotel – all kitted out in a sleek modern design, with not a touch of the traditional. Views from the private balconies or terraces are of the pool and the hotel gardens. The spa centre has a wealth of services, and there’s a gym if you want to keep active. Kentia Gourmet Club restaurant blends world cuisine with Canarian techniques, and the pool bar offers snacks and drinks throughout the day.

5. Secrets Lanzarote Resort and Spa, for going all out

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

Outdoor pool with the sea beyond at Secrets Lanzarote Resort and Spa
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This adults-only Lanzarote hotel is a large resort with 335 rooms and suites overlooking the gardens, mountains or ocean from private balconies and terraces. The rooms are tastefully decorated in lilacs and neutral tones. You can eat in a number of different places across the resort grounds, from Italian dishes at Portofino, to fabulous seafood in Oceana, or steak at Bluewater Grill. There are half a dozen bars, too, serving up everything from coffee to cocktails and live music.

6. Meliá Salinas, for delicacies on your doorstep


An outdoor pool area with palm trees and sun loungers at Meliã Salinas
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On the Costa Teguise between Playa de las Cucharas and Baja de los Charcos sits the luxurious Meliá Salinas. Sumptuous and sleek, and featuring elegant white rooms, it offers a wide array of amenities to enjoy. There are no fewer than three restaurants, serving everything from salads and sandwiches to Mediterranean slow cooking and gourmet Italian dishes, plus there’s a beach bar and an outdoor cocktail lounge.

7. Seaside Los Jameos, for fab facilities

Resort, Hotel

Exterior and pool of Seaside Los Jameos
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Located on the south coast, the four-star Seaside Los Jameos is bang on the Los Pocillos beachfront. From the outside, it looks like a small village dotted with traditional whitewashed buildings, palm trees and pools. Inside, the wooden balconies and indoor plants give the central lobby a homestead vibe. Aside from the fantastic location, a host of facilities – including tennis and squash courts, a kids’ club, an indulgent spa and nearby golf courses – are available for families, sports lovers and couples to enjoy.

8. Lani’s Suites de Luxe, for a sunny colour scheme

Suite Hotel, Hotel

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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Located on the beachfront in Puerto del Carmen, this adults-only luxury Lanzarote hotel offers a range of well-appointed suites with stunning views. Everything here is blue and white, from the interiors of the large rooms to the buildings and outdoor spaces, not to mention the blues of the pool and sea. It’s chic and sophisticated, with services such as direct access to two beaches, a romantic restaurant and free private transfers.

9. Jardines del Sol, for a home away from home

Resort, Serviced Apartment

An outdoor pool with loungers and thatched parasols at Jardines del Sol
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Situated at the southern tip of Lanzarote, near the quiet town of Playa Blanca, Jardines del Sol is built in the style of a Spanish pueblo blanco (white village). The hotel is set in a rugged volcanic landscape scattered with palm trees. All villas come with living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms, making them ideal for families and large groups. Amenities include kids’ clubs, minigolf courses, games areas and outdoor pools.

10. Hotel Villa VIK, for treating yourself

Hotel, Villa

Pool with loungers at Hotel Villa VIK
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Just west of the popular resort of Arrecife, on the south coast of the island, is the five-star Hotel Villa VIK. A small and intimate boutique hotel, it has just 14 rooms and is close to Playa del Cable. The rooms have an old-fashioned air of elegance, with fruit and cava offered to guests as they arrive. Spend your time here lazing by the tranquil pool or enjoying an array of indulgent massages and treatments.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Esme Fox.

Looking for more hotels in Lanzarote? Check out our pick of the most romantic hotels in Lanzarote, the best hotels in Lanzarote for every traveller, or try these cheap hotels, all bookable with Culture Trip. Headed to the coast? Discover these beach hotels in Lanzarote.

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