La Penita Apartments

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About La Penita Apartments

Fresh, friendly and welcoming, the three-star La Penita Apartments are ideal for those staying on the southern side of Lanzarote in Puerto Del Carmen. Easy to reach using the main LZ-3 road from Arrecife, this popular resort is situated close to the coastline. Its proximity to Arrecife also means you can make the transfer from Arrecife Airport to the apartments in less than 15 minutes. This provides the opportunity to begin your holiday almost as soon as you arrive.

Once settled, you can enjoy the many beaches in this part of Lanzarote, as well as to make the most of the apartment complex itself. Ideal for couples as well as families, the La Penita Apartments come complete with a wide variety of services to cater for every need and requirement. Soak up the sun and relax by the generously-sized pool, ready for your enjoyment every single day. It’s just a short distance from the apartments themselves too, so there’s no need to worry if you forget to bring something out with you. Convenience, great facilities and guaranteed sunshine are all waiting at La Penita Apartments. A quick and easy booking will have you looking forward to your break in Puerto Del Carmen in no time.

Facilities, Entertainment, Activities

The reception at La Penita Apartments is open every day from 8am through until midnight. The staff can assist with many requirements including money exchange services, excursions and car hire. Many excursions can be planned across Lanzarote with the assistance of staff.

Elsewhere in the grounds of the apartments guests will find a playground kitted out with a climbing frame, swings and plenty more for the kids to enjoy. It’s all safely positioned in a sandy base, so children can play safely.

Adults and kids alike will want to try the tennis courts, and tennis rackets and balls are available to hire from reception. Of course the main attraction is the pool area, complete with many relaxing sun loungers and umbrellas to provide some shade. Many of the apartments overlook the pool area, making it a matter of mere minutes to arrive at poolside every day. A set of steps makes it easy to walk down into the pool in the shallow end.

Room Information and Room Facilities

La Penita Apartments are ideal for a variety of guests. All the apartments have one bedroom featuring two single beds. There is also a sofa bed in the lounge that can be quickly and easily converted into a bed for a third person.

The apartments are nicely-furnished with cool floors and a bathroom featuring a bath/shower. Ground-floor apartments feature a private terrace area while all others have a private balcony each. They provide the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, prepared in the apartment’s kitchen. This provides guests with a microwave, compact fridge and burners on which to cook food. With a toaster and kettle as well, toast and coffee provide the perfect way to start the day in comfort.

Food and Drink Options

Meals are easy when staying at La Penita Apartments. The complex provides a snack bar that is open throughout each day, providing guests with a nice array of snacks and drinks. Just the thing for enjoying by the pool or taking back to your apartment to enjoy throughout your stay. Whether it’s a cool soft drink or something more powerful for the adults, the whole family can enjoy some refreshments whenever required.

It is also possible to enjoy a range of tasty meals at the snack bar. From burgers and chips the kids will love to freshly-cooked pizza, everyone should find something they love at a convenient time. There’s plenty of seating available too.


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9 / 10
holiday 2012/13

"these are apartments are we think the best in puerto del carmen. they are clean, well situated. the staff are very friendly and will go out of there way to help if you require it, this was our 14th time at these apartments and once again can not fault them."

  • Holiday details: Dec 2012, Booked Independently
  • Advice: just book up and relax
  • Good For: Beach, City Breaks

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10 / 10

"got back last night, want to go back!, the hotel was great had a lovely sea view and sun from morning till late afternoon on a good size balcony. every thing you needed for s/c was in room good size kitchen area, great size bathroom and clean! big sitting area with lots space and tv with english channels, big bedroom with great storage space. staff where always happy and helpful, great location from hotel to every thing lots choice resturants and shops, just 5 to 10 min walk to beach which was clean and nice."

  • Holiday details: Mar 2011, Room Only, booked with Airtours
  • Advice: great for a relxing time with every thing on your door step!
  • Good For: Beach

9 readers found this review helpful. Did you? Yes

8 / 10
la penita 2010

"Just got back from Lanzarote after a two week stay at the La Penita apartments. Have to say the apartments were fine for our stay. Cleaned daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays, regular towel and bedding change. Had sea views from the balcony and pool views from the front.

Only down side was inadequate air condition, only supplied with a portable upright unit, no good in a heat wave as we were.

Reception staff very friendly and helpful and all spoke perfect english.

Pool great, which is salt water. Pool bar fine, handy for food and drink.

Situated a stones throw from the main strip with plenty of bars,restaurants and shops and cross the road to the beach. Despite been so close to the main shops it was peaceful and no noise on a night. Enjoyed our stay and would definitley go back and would recommend this. One tip, book direct with the reception and arrange your own flights, works out cheaper than booking with a travel agent and is only ten minutes from the airport.

  • Holiday details: Sep 2010, self catering, booked with Thomas Cook
  • Advice: Great location
  • Good For: Beach

8 readers found this review helpful. Did you? Yes

9 / 10
just back

"had another great time at la penita been there 5 times in march/april time no complaints staff allways willing to help nice and clean just what is needed for a relaxing break ill be back again next year all being well"

  • Holiday details: Mar 2010, self catering, Booked Independently
  • Good For: Beach

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7 / 10
enjoyable BUT!

"Just got back yesterday from a 2 week holiday at La Penita. Stayed there last year too.

This year however we saw alot of changes, we found that security at night at the apartments was not great, there were a large group of people who we think that some were from the private apartments liked to make alot of noise at night, they had regular late night swims in pool, happened at least 7 or 8 times during our 2 weeks, we did complain,didn't stop it. Got so bad we moved our beds into the kitchen area.None of this happened last year as there was a security guard on duty. Air con is so badly needed, we had extreme heat during our 1st week for about 4 days, it was sooo hot, fans just blowing hot air, we nearly melted.I love La Penita, they are clean,well equipped(apart from no AIR CON)the staff are so helpful & friendly but i don't think we will go back there.Sorry La Penita.

  • Holiday details: Jul 2009, Self Catering, booked with Panorama
  • Advice: Brill holiday spot for everyone
  • Activities: Capri for pizza But avoid La Ola (over casino) very rude staff
  • Good For: Beach

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10 / 10
Jimmy and Cassie's week away.

"Just had the best weeks holiday for years at La Penita apartments. Everything was spot on from start to finish.The whole complex is so well organised from the reception to the pool bar you only need to ask and the staff go out of their way to help.Maid service every day except Wednesday and Sunday. spotlessly clean everywhere and very secure with a guard on the complex all night. Netto and spar shops close by but the local supermarkets are just as cheap. Stroll down to the Golden Corner for a great breakfast for just 4 euros. Plenty of bars and restaurants too numerous to choose from. Could not fault this holiday in any way so give it a try you will not be dissapointed"

  • Holiday details: Apr 2009, Self Catering, booked with Thomas Cook
  • Good For: Beach

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9 / 10
March 09 Holiday

"Just arrived back from a week staying at La Penita Apartments, Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote. Firtsly the accomodation was great. Basic but just what is required. Rooms are kept exceptionally clean, pool area is maintained and a lot of holiday makers spent most of their time sunbathing around the pool. Staff were always friendly. I celebrated my birthday during my stay and they knew this from my passport and the manager gave me a box of chocolates which was a lovely surpirse.

The location of the apartments was great. Just down a few steps and you are on the main strand. Shops, resturants and bars are only minutes walk away. Across the road you are on beach. You would need to walk a little down the road for sandy beaches but I must stress, it is literally a few minutes.

The beaches are well kept. Sunbeds cost €5 or two for €8. Oh you could just lay on the sand away from the majority. Our main concern about going in March was the weather however we were very pleased. We returned with lovely tans! The sea can be quite cold however once your in, it's fine. A couple of days the waves made going in the sea very fun!

We hired a moped. Unlike most islands we were very surprised at the lack of people on mopeds. We hired 125cc for five days. It cost €150 however petrol cost us 5€ for the week and we used it every day so that was a bonus.

We read some literature about a beach called 'Papagayo' so we decided to take the moped. The journey there was a real challenge for the bike! A car would probably have been better! but i'd do it all again! However once we got there it was all worth it!

Being self catering worked out quite expensive due to the exchange rate. We attempted to shop in the supermarket however it worked out cheaper to eat out. Surprisingly 'Nettos' supermarkets are a lot more expensive then 'Spar'

Always ensure you have your camera on you becuase there was some beautiful sights.

A lot of people commented that it is a resort for older people. I had previously read that so I knew what to expect. Infact that is what we wanted, somewhere quiet and relaxing.

I hope this is enough information for you to book your holiday. You really will have an enjoyale time.

  • Holiday details: Mar 2009, Self Catering, booked with Thomson
  • Advice: A lovely resort
  • Good For: Beach

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10 / 10
la penita best ever

"We Absolutely love La penita apartments We are going back to them for the 3rd or is it our fourth time The staff the place its totally brilliant it's central to all amenities pubs restaurants shops you name it it's on the door step and straight across the road is the beach I just can't recommend it highly enough. There are 6 of us going back again this year and hope La penita is available if not I would rather stay at home because it's the only place to be while holidaying in puerto del carmen Keep up the good work all of you staff in La Penita We think Ye are fantastic From Liz And Billy Kennedy and Family"

  • Holiday details: Sep 2007, Self Catering, Booked Independently
  • Good For: Beach

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10 / 10
winter sun

"Stayed in La Penita from 2nd - 13th November'08. Lovely apartment complex. Very clean and well maintained. Got room 149 top floor overlooking the pool and with sea views as well. Nice sunny balcony. Very spacious living area, plenty of kitchen space, kettle, coffee maker, toaster and microwave all supplied. Even had washing-up liquid, dishcloth scourer and drying cloth supplied. Maids came in every day except Sunday and Wednesday. Changed the towels very regularly and had 3 sets of clean sheets.

Good location, so close to the main street. Steps will take you right down to the main street but you'll need your key as the gate is kept locked. Otherwise just walk out the main entrance turn left, walk down past 'The Mucky Duck' and you're on the main street. Unfortunatly the main road is currently having a new sewage system installed at the moment and will not be finished until late Dec.08 so it's a bit of a mess and I think a lot of people have transfered to Teguise or Playa Blanca because of this. I have never seen Peurto del Carmen so quiet!!

You will be spoilt for choice as there are so many restaurants to choose from.

The harbour is so pretty and you should definitly go down there and go for a nice long walk and look down over the sea.

If I was to go back to Lanzarote I would definitly stay in La Penita again. Have stayed in quite a few places there over the years and La Penita was definitly the most comfortable.

  • Holiday details: Nov 2008, Self Catering, booked with Thomas Cook

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9 / 10
La Penita

"we have just returned from a weeks stay at the la penita, the rooms are well equiped and very spacious. The Barge Inn just a few doors up to the right of the apartments is very nice for food and evening entertainment. We would recommend these apartments as they are ideally situated and the resort can be as lively or quiet as you want it."

  • Holiday details: Oct 2008, Self Catering, booked with Thomas

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10 / 10
Just got back last week from an...

"Just got back last week from an amazing holiday with my boyfriend. It was our first holiday together and defantly a memorable time i will never forget. Apartments are clean, tidy and spacious (although the beds werent very comfortable).

The staff were friendly and helpful. La Penita has plenty to do, you had Pedro doing all the entertainment. Pool tournaments, tennis, football etc and a favourite with my boyfriend -Water polo!

Plenty of sun beds but to get a good spot must get up early and put towels down. As we went in the school holidays it begun to get quite busy.

You are literally in the middle of everything, beach, lots of shops & restaurants (u must go to Lanis mexican restaurant and try the Tacos).

... and the nightlife. Best clubs .. Paradise (1st club u hit and last one you leave) and Hippodrome. We mainly stayed in them.

I would defo recommend La Penita and Puerto Del Carmen!

I miss it already :( (I would easily go back tomorrow)

  • Holiday details: Jul 2008, Self Catering, booked with Thomas Cook

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10 / 10
me and my boyfriend are not long home...

"me and my boyfriend are not long home from lanzarote and i would go back in the morning. La Penita was a fantastic accomodation, it was completely central to everything you wanted, bars, restaurants and across the road the BEACH! we had an apartment on the 2nd floor with a balcony and we loved to sit out on it at night and take in the view of the town. The swimming pool is lovely and theres always sun loungers availible. the staff are extremely friendly and speak great english. The cleaners change the bed sheets regularly and sweep your apt floors which was great considering the amount of sand we dragged in from the beach. Cant wait to book again next year, and defintley la pentia again!!!!


  • Holiday details: Jun 2008, Self Catering, booked with Thomas Cook

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Address: C/ Chalana 2, Lanzarote 35510, Spain