Marconfort Atlantic Gardens Bungalows
About Marconfort Atlantic Gardens Bungalows
Looking for the ideal accommodation in Lanzarote can be difficult if you want to avoid a resort packed with families and young children. However you’ve found a real beauty in the shape of the Marconfort Atlantic Gardens Bungalows. Located in the ever-popular Playa Blanca, these three-star bungalows provide a resort catering for adults only.
With a journey time from the airport of just over half an hour, you won’t be wasting the start of your holiday on your transfer either. It’s perfectly situated in Playa Blanca and quite near the beach too, with a mere 800 metres to wander in order to sink your feet into the warm sand. The centre of this lively resort is within easy reach, providing you with yet more to see and do as a result.
The popular Marina Rubicon is but a taxi ride away, while you can also hire a car to see some other nearby attractions. Los Volcanes Natural Park is one good example, offering those who love hiking just as much as sunbathing something extra to do during a wonderful trip to this famous island.
Room Information and Room Facilities
The bungalows are available in one- and two-bedroom options. In every single case the bungalows are beautifully-furnished and have a calming and fresh décor. Cool tiled floors make them nice and appealing in warmer weather, while all bungalows have either a bath or a shower.
You’ll also enjoy wandering out onto your own personal terrace to kick back and relax during the day. And what better place could there be to enjoy watching the sunset of an evening? Of course you could always settle in front of the flat screen television you will also have to enjoy during your stay.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The Marconfort Atlantic Gardens resort offers you the chance to take a dip in one of two wonderful outdoor pool, both filled with freshwater. Areas for sunbathing are plentiful, with numerous opportunities to grab a sun lounger and parasol to provide some shade whenever you need it. If you book your stay for the winter period you’ll find one of the pools is also heated, so you can enjoy a swim all year round.
If you’d rather be a little more active from time to time, why not try out the gym provided on-site? Maybe the free weights area will grab your attention, or perhaps you will be more tempted by the cardio training equipment provided for your use. Of course the perfect way to finish off a fitness session is by heading to the sauna, and you’ll find one of those here as well.
With the addition of mini-golf, tennis and aerobics, not to mention regular evening entertainment, you really do have the best of all worlds here. You also have access to a spa offering massage treatments nearby. What more could you ask for?
Food and Drink Options
The on-site restaurant is a charming area, fresh and vibrant with a light airy ceiling. This is just the place to enjoy the many buffet choices provided throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s also right by the pool so you have a great view out onto the terrace.
If you’d rather grab a refreshing drink while you’re right by the pool, you’ll be pleased to know the pool bar is right there for you to enjoy as well. This opens at 11am and stays open throughout the day until 5.45pm, so you will never be thirsty even when you’ve done plenty of swimming. There’s also a cocktail bar open in the evenings so if you’re out and about and want to finish the day with a cocktail, you know where to go.
53 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
If you aare looking to relax, not a good place
"This 3 star Hotel is very low on the scale. At the time of our visit the Pool area had significant tiling problems, apparently existing for some time before and still there well after. Maybe as a consequence of the many cracked & lifted tiles cleaning didn't take place and the area was, well not to put too fine a point on it, filthy dirty.
We found the meals mostly to be Cold, whether Salads or alleged Hot meals. Personally there is a problem with the food heating Cabinets, so that once laid out as a Buffet it rapidly cools.
The site overall is unappealing, all being painted a drab Blue & White. I was reminded of 50's style Butlin's Camp.
Everywhere is edged with VERY sharp Black Basalt chippings or grit. Hell for the feet if in open footwear.
Our Bungalow, 210 was positively damp, confirmed by rotted bottom door framing & plasterwork. It suggests Rising Damp but on a 7 day stay it is not possible to test.
A large proportion of the Guests seem to revel in the idea of unlimited Drinks, no more so than with the Evening entertainment, in the Bar area. Noisy and cramped.
That seems to apply also to Dining space, with limited seating so that Staff seem to be chasing up to finish & move out so that others can 'get in'.
It's a long walk to anywhere else to eat or drink.
We both have some issues regarding walking and this meant we were virtually stuck is something that wasn't in the least attractive.
Definitely a 3 Star Minus.
Wouldn't go back.
Has an air of waiting for something to be done. Either a major overhaul or rip it down and build something like the Hotels around it.
Disappointing Holiday made more unfortunate by complete absence of Jet2 Reps when supposed to be there.
- Travel date: Sat 4th of July 2015
"The rooms are very basic - although you won't be expecting much for that price. However, our apartment was full of moscitos (our child was all covered in moscito bites). I would like to warn everyone, as we got robbed. Someone got into our room using a blue door covering water meters at the back of the apartment - please be carefull as many rooms have these. We got a big fright as we only left the room for 1 hr and the lights were on, which means that someone was observing us! The staff were not even surprise when we reported this, there was no apologies and we were told that the police was too busy to call in. We would definatley not recommend this place - we stayed in many other places for similar price, and Antantic Garden is far below the average.
This is the first time we have ever written a negative review, btu it was so dissapointing."
- Travel date: Wed 28th of December 2011
2nd visit - just as good
"Went to the Atlantic Gardens again in late March, we visited same time last year. Loved it again for the total peace and quiet. Yes the apartments are basic, but its a reasonable price so no problems there. The pool area is clean and the views are stunning. We enjoyed a drink and nibbles there most days. Lovely walk along the promenade, with a good selection of bars and restaurants - we liked the cocktail bar (turn right along the promenade), very sophisticated! but we also liked the Irish Anvil, basic good food with a bit of evening entertainment. It was lovely for a romantic week away in the sun. It could do with being a bit livelier in the resort on a night time but otherwise its perfect (for couples and those with little ones -not for teenagers)"
- Travel date: Tue 12th of April 2011
what a lovely surprise
"20th february 2011,just returned from a week at these apartments we booked a very last minute cheap deal for Â£190 for a week and frankly was very apprehensive about what we would get. What a lovely surprise the bungalows were lovely bright spacious and airy with private back courtyard and front patio area. the complex itself had a lovely pool area, very pretty gardens and great facilities for young children( park,pool table,table tennis, tennis)staff were lovely and cleaning was done twice while we were there. The location is right on the sea front and a pleasant promenade leads right into the centre. The Rubicon marina the furthest point took us an hour to get to but a taxi was only 3 euros. Would definately have no problem recommending these apartments or using them again if we were to return. "
- Travel date: Sun 20th of February 2011
great place to stay
"myself daughter and partner stayed for a fortnight in ausust 2010.It was a late deal due to losing our other holiday when the company went bust, glad it did in the end. this place has three amazing pools,my daughter spent all day in the large one. the shop is not up to much, but the bungalows are fine and where cleaned on a regular basis,towels changed and bedding every few days. only downside is the heat at night,especially when there is no airconditioning, or fan.staff are very helpfull and there is a great supermarket about fifteen minutes walk away.we found a fantastic steakhouse and chinese in one just beside the supermarket at ate at it for 13 out of the 14 nights we were there. all in all a great holiday.watch the breeze as you burn really quickly without realizing it."
- Travel date: Thu 30th of September 2010
"When there for a getaway break and was perfect, Bungalow was basic but very clean as were the surroundings. Pool area was excellent probably one of the best ones i've sat round - this is perfect for a relaxing break from it all."
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of September 2010
Make up your own mind
"The reception staff are very helpful. This holiday is great if you do not want to do anything but lay by the pool. The shop only opens stupid hours and the bar and cafe is closed by late afternoon.
It is pot luck which bungalow you get. Ours was not in very good condition with broken panes etc and daily visits from cockroaches. Other people we spoke to had none of these problems. Dont waste your money on hiring a kettle as there is a coffee maker which does the trick. But definately hire the safe.
It is very quiet and peaceful which made the holiday worth while staying there if that is what you want. You need to go into the town for nightlife but its not far to walk and cheap taxi fares back.
If you book transfers becareful we waited one hour 40 minutes and the staff at the airport are next to useless and they are english so not a language problem."
- Travel date: Wed 1st of September 2010
"I wrote a review on our return from Atlantic Gardens Apartments in October 2009 but it does not appear unfortunately. This was the best holiday I have ever had. The bungalows are a little dated but immaculately clean. The staff are brilliant as is the resident wild cat! I was so chilled after my 2 weeks there it was unbelievable. Highly recommend to get it away from it all. "
- Travel date: Sun 25th of July 2010
"Just back from a lovely quiet,peaceful,relaxing holiday at the Atlantic gardens. The apartments are clean ,good sized and ideal for chilling out.Our apartment was cleaned at least six times over our fortnight.Everyone on the staff were friendly and nothing was a bother to them.The only negative side was the lack of a beach. the local beach was closed because of refurbishment so you would have had to walk for quite some time to reach the next one.We would not hesitate to go back to the bungalows"
- Travel date: Tue 13th of July 2010
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"The apartments don't have nightly entertainment. There is a few hotels near but 20 mins(walk) there is a strech of shops, bars and resturants and 40mins away there is a big, clear, sandy beach and near that there is a marina with a few restraunts(3).
The apartments have a small shop, a small pool and a mini gym. In the apartments there is a small cooker which isn't very good and a fridge. The apartments dont have a bar or restraunts."
- Travel date: Wed 1st of July 2009
My fiance and I have just got back from...
"My fiance and I have just got back from a gorgeous week in playa blanca. It was my first visit to the Canaries and I loved the place- the landscape was amazing and a nice wind kept the heat off. Atlantic gardens did exactly what it said it would do. It provided a perfect clean base for us. Rooms are very dated but extremely clean and exactly what we needed. We didn't spend much time around the complex itself, we walked to the local beaches most days and upto Papagayo beaches also, which were beautiful. We had a car for the week, which got us around no problem. We walked into town in the evenings for meals and drinks and would also walk back along the beautiful coastline, which was immaculately maintained, although this was cut short half way through the holiday as we were face with a bag snatcher! Thankfully my fiance chased the guy and got it back as had the usual suspects in it of mobile phone and credit cards. Very shocking and most upsetting. So be careful, and dont take any valuables with you. We were lucky and didnt allow it to ruin the rest of the break that so far had been perfect. It was a local who seemed to be dressed in work attire as though he was a waiter which was also upsetting, but dont let this put you off going just be more vigilant as it is easy on holiday, especially in a lovely quiet place to think that nothing could happen. We would go back. "
- Travel date: Tue 22nd of July 2008
My boyfriend and i have just returned fr...
"My boyfriend and i have just returned from a week in Playa Blanca staying at Atlantic Gardens Apartments. The accomadation provided everything we needed during our stay, the apartmetnts are a little dated but as we were out all day enjoying the sunshine this didnt bother us at all. It was a bit hot at night as you couldnt really open the patio doors due to the mosquitos but the bedroom windows have mosquito nets so you can open the window to let in a slight breeze. The pool area is lovely and spacious with just enough sunbeds. The pools are cold but this was ideal as it was so hot! There is a table tennis and pool table around the pool area and a snack bar with friendly staff. The gym wasn't the best (but we weren't expecting much!) just an old bike and a coulple of benches with a random dumbbell! It probably is more 3 star than 4 but clean and has eveything you need.
The walk to the nearest beach, supermarket and restaurants was only 10 mins along a lovely path (which stretches for about 20 miles or so along the coastline). If you keep on walking for another 15 mins or so u reach the centre where there are lots of restaurants and supermarkets. We ate at a lovely place called Brisa Marina, highly recommended if you like fish but make sure you ask what is on offer, we did this and had seabass, stone bass, halibut and there are lots of others to choose from. The larger beach is about 5-10 mins walk on which was fairly busy! If you want a really quite beach keep walking along the coastal path, through marina rubicon to Papagoya Beach (it is about a 2hr walk though or 15 mins by taxi).
All in all a quite resort, which is much prettier than pueoto del carmen! "
- Travel date: Tue 15th of July 2008