Hotel San Antonio

7.5  / 10
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About Hotel San Antonio

Hotel San Antonio is a four-star hotel situated on the seafront of Playa de los Pocillos in the popular seaside area of Puerto del Carmen. It is an ideal venue for families, couples and those travelling alone or in a group, with a range of room sizes and categories to suit all tastes. Puerto del Carmen is one of the top tourist areas in the Canary Islands, boasting an array of of discos, bars, restaurants and boutiques. Despite all that's going on in the Port, many guests choose to spend the entire day at Hotel San Antonio, with its selection of salt water, fresh water and kids’ pools, and lovely sun lounging area, featuring sunbeds and parasols.

The Hotel has a stunning wellness area, where guest release their stress at the sauna, Turkish baths and Scottish shower, enjoying a soothing massage at the end of a busy day sunbathing or sightseeing. The staff are friendly and multi-lingual, and are always looking for new ways to make your stay memorable.The hotel has received the Blue Fag certification for three years in a row, a true testimony to its commitment to environmental sustainability.

Facilities, Entertainment, Activities

The outdoor salt water pool, fresh water pool and kids’ pool are heated at 25ºC throughout the year, making a refreshing swim a possibility regardless of the season you choose to visit. When you’re not catching some rays, the wellness area is definitely the place to unwind. You might also wish to take part in the many sporting events that light up the island throughout the year. Lanzarote is home to the famous Ironman race (one of the most difficult races according to experts), as well as a fun music marathon and entertaining sailing competitions.

The Hotel itself offers a host of fun activities, including tennis (on two hard surface courts), ping pong and billiards, and those who like to stay fit while they're on holiday can work out at the Hotel gym while their kids are entertained at the children’s park. If you're up for an experience that is a little bit out of the ordinary, the friendly staff can help you book activities like horse riding, windsurfing and surfing, water skiing, diving and much more.

Golfers, take note: the famous Costa Teguise Golf course is just 17.9km away, while Lanzarote Golf is 7.8km far. Kids will have fun from dawn to dusk at the children’s pool, mini club and mini disco, and will love the entertainment provided by trained staff.

Room Information and Room Facilities

The Hotel has 331 rooms, decorated in a contemporary yet cosy style and fully equipped with all the extras you expect from a top standard four-star hotel. There are 286 standard rooms (most of which offer sea views) and 36 family rooms, which can be booked with a garden or sea view. There are six spacious Junior Suites (distributed along the length of the Hotel) and two Suites; the latter offer a to-die-for view of the tranquil Atlantic.

Food and Drink Options

Whether you choose a half- or full-board package, your appetite will certainly be satisfied at the Hotel San Antonio. The Hotel serves a hearty buffet breakfast, a wide selection of excellent national and international dishes, and snacks.

Show cooking is a big attraction, with talented Chefs performing giving demonstrations of how to cook Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Italian cuisine.

The buffet serves an impressive array of dishes suiting all tastes, and there are many treats catered specially to kids. Room service is also available from 8am to 10pm and the staff always organise extra special meals for holidays like Christmas Eve or New Year’s.


Traveller reviews

9 / 10
Great Hotel

"Arrived on the 29th of December for a one week New Year break.

This Hotel is in an ideal position as it is next to the large Pocillios Beach on one side and the main "strip" on the other.

Room was a side sea view and very quiet and of very high standard.

Staff great and helpful.

Gala Dinner on New Years Eve was absolutely tremendous with free drinks all evening, although we don't drink much.

Evening entertainment was a bit of a let down but with the main strip out side it was great to go for a walk.

  • Holiday details: Dec 2012, booked with Thomas Cook
  • Advice: Must go the the fire mountain
  • Good For: Beach

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6 / 10

"Hotel very clean, staff very helpfull and speak good english.Bar prices very expensive ie £12 for a cocktail and lager, do not pay extra for sea view as we paid £70 for nothing. only saw 2 cockroachs (smile)"

  • Holiday details: Mar 2009, Half Board, booked with Thomson
  • Advice: To quite for a 57 year old
  • Activities: Grand tour on a wednesday! great day out
  • Good For: Beach

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8 / 10
Overall this is a nice hotel and we...

"Overall this is a nice hotel and we enjoyed our stay here. The Hotel is nicely situated on the beach and at the start of the main strip. 20 minute walk to the main part of the strip though and the beach by the hotel is rocky.

We did pay to upgrade to a Superior/ Deluxe room, a foolish mistake. As when we arrived all rooms are the same size regardless of upgrading. Rooms are very small as well and not really 4 star standard. The third bed would be a camp bed, but where you would fit that I do not know. The apparant upgrade was for the sea/ pool view. We were looking straight at other balconies, which alot of the rooms do because of the way the hotel is built. Mind you if you went to the corner of the small balcony and stretch over you can just see the pool. So we did feel extremely cheated by this.

The food was very good with a wide variation of choice and something for everybody. Drinks in the bar are quite pricey, but that is the same everywhere in Lanzarote at the moment. Entertainment and resident duo every night were good, also sporting activities offered during the day. No kids club or activities which was great as we didn't have kids with us. Good Hotel for couples or adult groups only.

Unfortunately you do have to get up very early to get a sunbed, there are a lot but people put towels on the beds and dont turn up til later in the day. The beds are packed in like sardines and there is a sign requesting people not to reserve beds but this is not followed up.

Receptionists and all staff were very pleasant and helped as much as possible to make our stay enjoyable. When checking out we were also offered another room to use later in the day to wash and change which was very nice.

  • Holiday details: Jun 2008, Half Board, booked with Direct Holidays

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8 / 10
Arrived after a good flight from...

"Arrived after a good flight from Newcastle to a long wait to get your suitcases. This took more than an hour. Waited another half hour for a taxi, but as Thursday is probably the busiest day for flights you have to expect that.

Got to hotel which was very nice. Reception staff polite and efficient and kept their cool when an irate British woman was having a go at them.

Room not huge but spacious enough. We were looking onto the gardens and could see the sea slightly. Maid service very good as well.

There was a lot of choice at mealtimes but my only complaint was the temperature of it. As a chef I knew that it should be hotter, but I must say we never had any after effects. Quality was good and there is a different separate theme every night.

Poolside was very big and lots of sunbeds. Weather was great for the time of year only a couple days of cloud and rain.

I couldn’t get over the ignorance of the guests there, some of which had no manners and mostly it was the British people.

We didn’t do any trips as I used to live out there so have seen all the tourist attractions.

We went to a lovely restaurant Calle cafe ola which is near the casino. This is the coolest place ever. You can get a drink and lie on their sunbeds overlooking the ocean and there is a pool there too. Very reasonably priced drinks and food and there is a masseuse called victor there who is very good. I loved it there.

Had a super holiday. Would I return to san Antonio? Yes maybe.

  • Holiday details: Jan 2008, Half Board, booked with Direct Holidays

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8 / 10
The San Antonio Hotel is 4 stars and...

"The San Antonio Hotel is 4 stars and is a very good 4 star hotel. Staff were always very helpful and friendly.

There is plenty of choice at mealtimes and even for vegetarians. The rooms were moderate in size, very nice bathroom. Every room appears to have a sea view.

The balcony area was basic however the view of the well kept gardens and ocean view made up for it.

The pools and hotel grounds were very pleasant, will definitely return to this hotel in the future.

  • Holiday details: Nov 2007, Half Board, booked with

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9 / 10
This is a lovely hotel on the beach,...

"This is a lovely hotel on the beach, the rooms are clean and spacious, and the staff are friendly and extremely helpful.

The food is very good, cooked to a high standard with lots of different choices each evening. We had moved from Play Blanca because it was too quiet but found Puerto Del Carmen a much livelier resort.

There was a lot to do but the hotel was just far enough out that you were not going to be bothered by people leaving the bars in the early hours of the morning.

I would recommend the western night at Rancho Texas, the entertainment is great as is the food and free flowing Sangria, beer and soft drinks which are included in the price - you even get a chance to ride the bucking bronco.

We also went on the Grand Tour which took us to the Timanfaya National Park where you will see demonstrations of how hot the Fire Mountain is.

It is good but it is a very long day and can get cold up in the mountains so take an extra layer and sturdy trainers.

  • Holiday details: May 2007, Half Board, booked with First Choice

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8 / 10
Excellent accommodation, staff were...

"Excellent accommodation, staff were friendly and mostly helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable with the option of upgrading to minibar, regular daily maid service was prompt and efficient.

My stay was during the world up and the hotel took this into account showing all the matches and offering free drink, the only downside was that the commentary was either in Spanish or German.

The food is amazing and a good variety is provided every night. Entertainment was poor of an evening and the couple that we went with had been the previous year and said that the day time entertainment was not as good however the hotel boasts.

A good location with a ten minute walk to the strip of bars and restaurants.

Would definitely go back to this hotel but preferably with a different tour operator My Travel were not very organised on arrival to the resort or traveling back to Arreceife.

  • Holiday details: Jun 2006, Half Board, booked with MyTravel

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10 / 10
Going back, what else can I say

"I'm going back in April 2006 and can't wait. Suits all ages. I went with my Mother who is 80 and my daughter age 14 along with my freind and her daughter. The staff are really lovely, food is great and the hotel is very peaceful."

  • Holiday details: Mar 2006

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2 / 10
Good location, disappointing food, not 4 star standard!

"We spent a week at the Hotel San Antonio and were left very disappointed by it:


The room was cleaned daily and we had no complaints with the cleanliness of the room but we found the room to be extremely small and cramped for a room in a 4 star hotel. The walls seemed to be paper-thin as you could constantly hear people opening and closing their doors, fortunately we didn't spend much time in the room as there is plenty to do in Puerto Del Carmen and the surrounding areas.


The food at the Hotel San Antonio was very disappointing. The food was always cold or lukewarm at best. Breakfast was below average, dinner ranged from being awful to inedible. There was a lack of choice and variety of what was on offer and it is fair to expect more from a 4* highly priced hotel. We also found that they ran out of some food and did not replace it. We tried visiting the restaurant at different times to see if the food was warmer with more choice but it didn't seem to matter what time you went the food was always cold. We spoke to other guests who also commented on the poor standard of food. One couple had visited the hotel 3 times previously and stated that they had noticed a gradual decline in the quality of food. They said they would not return to the hotel again as the standards of food and service have dropped since their first visit but the price remains extremely high for 4* half board in Lanzarote. For the last couple of nights we ended up eating out for our dinner as Puerto Del Carmen has an endless choice of excellent restaurants at very reasonable prices.


The staff in the reception, restaurant and bars were always pleasant. The service in the restaurant was extremely slow and you were left waiting a long time to be served your drinks. In fairness to the waiting staff, the restaurant did seem to be understaffed.


We never seen an evening show as there are so many bars to go to in Puerto Del Carmen that there is no need to stay in the hotel. The daily entertainment was good and the guy who ran the entertainment was very friendly and never forced you into taking part if you didn't want to.


We enjoyed our holiday in Lanzarote and will return to Puerto Del Carmen. The hotel San Antonio is clean and in a good location but looks somewhat dated and is in need of a revamp and the food leaves a lot to be desired. Our advice to anyone considering staying at the Hotel San Antonio is to look at other options in Lanzarote as the hotel does not deserve its 4* rating.

  • Holiday details: Jan 2006

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8 / 10
Gorgeous place

"I came here for a business meeting and was so delighted! It was just beautiful. The pools and the terraces were delightful, the trees and the view spectacular. Breakfast was busy but good. Staff were helpful. The hotel was very conveniently located on the edge of Puerto del Carmen. The room was pretty average in terms of furnishings and comfort, but the bathroom and the balcony were great. I'd recommend this hotel and wouldn't mind at all going there again."

  • Holiday details: Jan 2006

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10 / 10
Loved it!!!

"I have just come back from the San Antonio Hotel and have to say that the hotel is absolutely wonderful. It is peaceful and idyllic. The food was excellent and the staff could not be more helpful. We did not venture out much in Puerto Del Carmen as we had no need to as the hotel provided everything we required. I would not hestitate in returning to the hotel in the future."

  • Holiday details: Oct 2005

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8 / 10
Hotel San Antonio Lanzarote

"Have just returned from a week at the Hotel San Antonio and cannot get over the bad reviews for this place which has prompted me to post my own to reassure potential visitors. The hotel sits in a really good location within Puerto del Carmen, quiet by day but nr. enough to walk or get a taxi into town either day or night. Pls note that taxis are easily accessible and regulated by meters so you can't get ripped off either. Cheap anyway, about 4 euros max to take you into the Old Town, otherwise a 45 minutes walk and only 10 euros from the airport. Although the hotel is situated on a beach, it's not a particularly fantastic beach and quite rocky on entrance to the sea, with a better beach either side of the hotel - either towards the New Town (by turning left outside the hotel) or by turning right when you walk outside the hotel and heading toward Matagorda. Unless yr a beach person, it didn't matter anyway as the pool was so nice to sit around. No fight for sunbeds and pleasant and peaceful by day with a snack bar serving good quality food and drink and reasonably priced, no need to go anywhere. For the more adventurous types of you, there is a daily entertainments programme to suit most people. Only draw back of the pool was that the pool was quite chilly but that wld be my only quibble. Overall hotel standard I thought was very high, very very clean, well maintained rooms and very good quality and vast choice of food. There are no set times to eat at dinner and obviously at peak times, it was quite busy, but no fault of staff, just over-influx of guests. During this time, some food might have run a little low and restaurant became quite noisy but if this would bother you, then just pick a different eating time. Staff seem more than pleasant during my stay, don't understand at all the moans on here, perhaps I was lucky as certainly didn't experience any negative service. Although this hotel had a nice range of guests staying, i.e. younger couples, a couple of friends here and there, a handful of parents with children, it is predominantely an 'older' clientele. However, although the balance is tipped more towards this age range, it still felt a nice mixture to me and at least it kept it quiet and peaceful, certainly isn't a 'rocking' hotel, go up to the New Town if this is more your thing. By day there is plenty to do in the area and feels very safe and relaxed to walk around. Plenty or little supermarkets, gift shops, eateries. Note that the perfume shops are much cheaper out here. The Old Town had a little commercial centre with branded shops such as The Body Shop, Zara, Mango and again, much cheaper. The Old Town also has a Marina where you can book sea activities. Overall a fantastic holiday with something for everyone, covering most budgets too. Think anyone from singles, to couples, to familes or friends or groups would have a good holiday here. Weather FANTASTIC too."

  • Holiday details: Sep 2005

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Address: Avenida de las Playas 84, Lanzarote 35510, Spain