The Best Luxury Hotels in Lanzarote

There's no shortage of luxury options in Lanzarote, including the Volcán, which is styled to resemble a traditional village
There's no shortage of luxury options in Lanzarote, including the Volcán, which is styled to resemble a traditional village | Courtesy of The Volcan Lanzarote / Expedia
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23 December 2020

With warm temperatures year-round, Lanzarote is a magnet for sun seekers. Enjoy the very best the island has to offer at these top luxury hotels.

Lanzarote is popular for its warm weather and sandy beaches, but this island in the Atlantic Ocean is also a place of luxury. Lanzarote has an abundance of indulgent hotels and resorts, along with fine-dining, opulent marinas, yachts and of course beautiful scenery. Here’s our round-up of Culture Trip approved luxury hotels on the island.

Hotel La Isla y El Mar

La Isla y El Mar is a five-star hotel best described as an oasis of calm. The architecture uses Lanzarote’s iconic volcanic rock, cleverly set against natural light, to evoke the island’s unusual geology. The owners of this place really care about protecting the environment: it was the first hotel in the world to receive the Biosphere Responsible Tourism certificate, which is a guarantee of economic, socio-cultural and environmental balance. Pure luxury delivered responsibly: if that’s not enough of a reason to stay, we don’t know what is.
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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Meliá Salinas

Meliá Salinas is its own little world, surrounded by beaches, dream pools and exotic tropical gardens. Designed by architect Fernando Higueras, exclusive private villas sit among botanical gardens, and have been recognised as part of the artistic and cultural heritage of Lanzarote. As you’d expect from a five-star resort, there are plenty of places to eat and drink, ranging from the beachside bar to a la carte Italian option Casa Nostra. Grown-ups, kick your stay up a gear by booking in to the adults-only Level, which adds an exclusive lounge, pool and other perks.
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Free WiFi
Beach towels
Express check-out
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Dreams Playa Dorada Resort & Spa

This five-star resort and spa, which was one of the first Dreams resorts in Europe, boasts incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean. Tearing yourself away from the sights, you’ll find exquisite cuisine, a spa, swimming pools and a gym. This hotel has lashings of luxury, so much so that you probably won’t want to leave. But make sure to venture out at some point: the resort is close to the magnificent beaches of Papagayo and the Timanfaya National Park, and the hotel’s helpful staff will help you plan your perfect trip. Tearing yourself away is worth it — and the Dreams’ pools await after a day exploring.
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At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Full-service spa
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

The Volcán Lanzarote

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The Volcan Lanzarote
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In the south of Lanzarote, this five-star resort has panoramic sea views, and with the bars, restaurants and yachts of Marina Rubicón on its doorstep, the Volcán attracts a well-heeled crowd. The big draw here is the unique architecture: with replicas of the island’s iconic sights, the property is styled to resemble a traditional village. But don’t let the village vibe deceive you: it’s luxury all the way with stunning pools, fine dining, a well-equipped gym and a spa. The Volcán can even take it a step further if you’re feeling VIP: join Club Volcán for access to exclusive areas and benefits to take your stay to the next level.

Princesa Yaiza

Princesa Yaiza describes itself as a “suite hotel resort”, with even the smallest rooms offering a plush bed, generous living space, separate dressing area and bathroom complete with tub. You have 12 room types to pick from, and they only get more lavish. But it’s not just about the rooms: all the five-star features are present and more than correct, with six outdoor swimming pools, a gym, nine restaurants and a spa. Sitting on the coast, in the old fishing village of Playa Blanca, close to Marina Rubicón, the resort is ideally located if you want to venture out for a meal, some people-watching or a longer day trip. As you’d expect, the expert staff can plan an outing for you.
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At a Glance

Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

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  • H10 Rubicon Palace

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    H10 Rubicón Palace
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    A seafront, five-star resort in Playa Blanca, H10 Rubicon Palace offers understated luxury. Recently renovated with airy interiors inspired by the island, the property has six restaurants, five bars — and sports facilities to work off last night’s excesses. The resort also has five adult swimming pools, one of which is heated in the winter months and three pools for the kids, two of which are kept warm all year. The children’s club and games room make the H10 a great option if you have little (or even slightly bigger) ones in tow.

    Finca Isolina

    If your idea of luxury is less sprawling beachside resort and more renovated rural retreat, check in to Finca Isolina in Macher. This traditional Canarian house, built in the early 1800s, was transformed in 2018 to create an exclusive boutique hotel with just seven rooms. There’s a focus on the island’s heritage here, with local crafts used in the property’s renovation and snacks made with local produce. Isolina’s owners are keen to protect the environment, which is just as well because it’s surrounded by beautiful mountains and sea views. On a clear day, you can see Fuerteventura and Lobos Island — and the hotel can arrange day trips to both if you’d like.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Concierge services
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge

    Hotel Villa Vik

    Hotel, Villa
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    Hotel Villa Vik
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    Leave the kids at home and check in to this casual adults-only resort, with modern villas and traditional top-tier service. Located in Playa del Cable, a stroll down the promenade takes you to the capital of Arrecife and Playa Honda. Come hungry, as you’ll find restaurants offering tasty local dishes to wash down with the island’s fine wines. Back at base, Villa Vik is a property with a luxurious but unpretentious feel. Yes, of course there are all the five star amenities you’d expect, but the interiors, dotted with pretty objects, patterns and textures, are more welcoming than intimidatingly grand.

    Gran Castillo Tagoro

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    Gran Castillo Tagoro Family & Fun Playa Blanca
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    Bring the whole family and create the holiday of your dreams at this five-star property, located in Playa Blanca. There’s the things you’d expect: a spa, a well-stocked gym, pools and lush gardens. And then there’s the things you might not: water slides styled around a giant dragon, a 5D cinema and an activity programme exclusively for teens. Big kids, fear not if you’re hankering for some time alone: the balinese beds and exclusive adults-only pool area await. Cuisine is fresh with local produce so be sure to dine in one of the restaurants: las Coloradas, Portofino, Sansofe and la Cascada.

    Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park

    Designed by famous architect César Manrique, this resort takes the form of three zocos (souks), overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from Playa Blanca. Named one of the top gastro locations in Spain, this Iberostar location has plenty of dining options to choose from: there are two restaurants, five bars and even a food truck. Make a splash at the on-site Aquafun park, with its array of water sports and swimming pools. And then, find your zen in the spa, on the beach or with your choice of pillow from the menu back in your room.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    In-room accessibility
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on December 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.