About Ona Las Brisas
The Las Brisas Resort is for holidaymakers who seek a relaxing, sensual, and luxurious stay in Playa Blanca, one of Lanzarote’s most picturesque fishing villages. The village features a quaint beach with excellent swimming water, and provides a typical vision of a traditional Lanzarote resort area.
The hotel, meanwhile, is stunningly designed in Moorish style, and has all the fixings of an upmarket hotel. When you’re not strolling through the quaint neighbourhood, you’ll be enjoying the large swimming pool — one for both adults and children — or trying some delicious local specialities at the on-site restaurant. Anyone fancy a friendly game of tennis? The hotel has two floodlit tennis courts, so you can work up a sweat before you relax on the solarium. When you want to step things up a level, you can make the short drive to the lively area of Puerto del Carmen.
After enjoying the local area, you’ll be glad you’re returning to a hotel that’s just far away from things to offer a truly relaxing break away. In all, this hotel offers a little something for the whole family, and is sure to provide plenty of pleasant memories.
Room Information and Room Facilities
The accommodation at Las Brisas Resort comes in three styles: a one-bedroom villa, a two-bedroom villa, or a three-bedroom villa. These accommodate 4, 6, and 8 people, respectively. Large, extended families will appreciate the space and togetherness that the three-bedroom villa provides, while smaller families will be quite satisfied with a two- or three-bedroom villa.
Wherever you stay, you’ll have the same great room features. Each villa comes with a complete kitchen, separate lounge area, plus a television with UK and other international channels along with a DVD player. Wi-Fi is also available, for a fee. The defining feature of each villa is its garden and patio, which comes with a barbeque and garden furniture, which is perfect for spending long days and evenings in privacy and space.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The Las Brisas Resort provides its guests for all the facilities expected of a top-class resort. The two swimming pools are large enough that there is always room to have your own space, while the children’s pool is heated, so there’ll never be too afraid to jump in.
The two floodlit tennis courts offer a competitive break from all the relaxation you’ll be getting, while the two outside pool tables mean you can enjoy a game while you’re enjoying the sunshine. There’s also a small restaurant where you can have an enjoyable meal.
The highlight of the resort is the bar, which overlooks the pool area and has entertainment in the evenings. The on-site mini-market lets you pick up the essentials that you may have forgotten to bring. There’s also Wi-Fi available for a fee.
Food and Drink Options
Whether in the hotel or in the surrounding area, you won’t have any trouble finding delicious food. The on-site restaurant is small, but offers high quality food at affordable rates. Similarly, just a short walk from the hotel is several restaurants and bars overlooking the marina. For a wider selection of eateries, take a taxi or drive in to Puerto del Carmen, where you’ll find many, many establishments offering international and local cuisine.
Alternatively, you don’t even need to leave your villa to have a memorable evening. Simply stop by the market to pick up some food and prepare yourself, either in the kitchen or on the BBQ. With a full terrace to yourself, it’ll be just like you’re in your own private garden. At night, head to the hotel bar for some entertainment and mix with the other guests.
9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Best resort in Playa Blanca
"A lovely complex, villas very well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Staff on the complex are very welcoming and extrenely professional in the way they carry out their duties. There are plenty of sunbeds and if you arrive at the pool and cant see where they are available the lifeguard sorts it out for you. Having stayed in a number of different complexes i Playa Blanca, we will definitely be going back to Las Brisas."
- Travel date: Sat 28th of August 2010
Excellant resort could find no faults
"Arrived 27 May for a week with RCI Points Check in was quick, you have to leave a small deposit for water and electric but any under use is refunded on departure. The Villa was clean and very well equiped including a washing machine. All the usual TV channels for the soap buffs. The pool is heated and was in the region of 80F when we were there. There is a bar, snack bar and restaurant on site with entertainment on an evening.
A short 5 min walk takes you into the town with a good choice of restaurants and bars. Try the Nags Head on the main street above the Irish bar, its quiet but Ian makes you welcome.Our first time at Las Brisas but we will be back"
- Travel date: Sat 5th of June 2010
Lovely place, very relaxing and great location.
"Our first visit to Las Brisas and already looking forward to going back again next year.
Check in was quick and efficient, the reception staff were all very helpful.
The bungalow was clean and comfortable, very well maintained and equipped with everything you need â including a washing machine and hairdryer. They even have a barbeque outside on the patio. Each bungalow is set in its own garden, very secluded and peaceful.
The on site restaurant was okay, we had a couple of snacks there. We can definitely recommend the pizza and the barbeque they have on Tuesday night, which was excellent value for money. They have entertainment on most nights.
The heated swimming pool was wonderful and they have a life guard on duty, who was great with the children (and adults). There is a separate childrenâs pool and also a small play area for them.
Next door to reception there is a small supermarket, which is quite well stocked and reasonably priced for all your essentials.
The resort itself is like a little oasis, private and secluded yet only a few minutes walk away from the Harbour where you can find lots of shops and some wonderful restaurants and bars."
- Travel date: Tue 11th of May 2010
Relaxing, Well Maintained - & Location, Location, Location!
"Having spied this resort the last time we were in Lanzarote many years ago, and thought it looked rather good, we found the opportunity to stay there this year when we planned a last minute holiday.
After some internet research, we found availability was tight, but eventually managed to find availabilty for the second week of the Easter hoildays through:
www.gites-and-villas.co.uk. There are several other companies offering villas on the complex, including Wimpen, who manage the property.
The villa was exactly what we wanted and Las Brisas was just great. The villa was exceptionally clean, really well equipped and deceptively spacious. It had two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also had a lovely south-facing patio, that was quite secluded & sunny from 08.30am until about 7pm.
There was a BBQ - half barrel design with a novel wind-up handle for the cooking grill - which we used on a couple of occasions.
The pool at Las Brisas was like a warm bath - it is huge with a "Roman Bath" end and a pleasure to walk into. With umpteen sun beds it really was a realxing area to have the odd iPOD hour - or six!
If you walk out of the bottom entrance (next to Las Casitas) and out of the car park, you are 100 metres from Hipodino supermarket - so not far to carry the wine at all!
One thing I noticed about Las Brisas was, within 50 metres of the pool area, you could be in the seclusion of your villa, in total peace and quiet.
Thanks to the volcanic ash, one week became two, and apart from the uncertainty of not knowing what you were doing for 4 days, with the exceptional help of Kate Brown, & Gites & Villa, we relaxed on our extended stay.
We really rate this complex, its location (location location!) it's cleanliness and very high standard of maintenance and we hope to return as soon as we can. It really is a lovely place.
- Travel date: Sat 1st of May 2010
A relaxing break
"We have holidayed at Las Brisas a few times but not for about 6 years. It is still as good as ever and there have been many improvements since our last visit.
Everywhere is clean, well kept and well maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful. The position is about as good as you can get. A few minutes into town and across the road from a Hiperdino supermarket. There is a small supermarket on site, a restaurant and a bar where the evening entertainment takes place. For the little ones there is a childrenâs playground and pool, and for the adults a lovely heated swimming pool. It was quiet when we were there but I know from experience it does get very busy in the summer months.
Playa Blanca is a great place and we go at least once a year. Plenty of restaurants serving good food. The promenade goes for miles which is great for jogging or walking. It is about 10-15 walk to the
Marina Rubicon where there are more restaurants and shops and a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
I did enjoy my week there but would I go back again - probably not. That is nothing to do with the resort but my holidaying expectations have changed since we were last there. I hadn't realised to what extent until we went back. One thing I don't like about it now is that it is too 'English' but that is great for families with children as they can make many friends, as my son used to. This is not a criticism of Las Brisas. It is my fault for not realising that we enjoy totally different things 6 years later.
For anyone that likes a good standard of accommodation, a great location in a lovely resort give it a try â Iâm sure you will enjoy it as much as we used to."
- Travel date: Fri 26th of March 2010
Couldnt be better for the family
"We went to Lanzarote for the first time in April last year and on first arriving at the Las Brisas resort we were just so pleased when we walked through the gates to see such a fantastic pool...we had trouble keeping the kids from jumping straight in!!
We were welcomed by friendly staff at reception and given pool towels straight away. When we got to our two bedroom villa we were even more pleased. The small front garden was arched by some lovely red hibiscus and we were surprised at the level of privacy each villa offered given that the resort has 140 bungalows.
The villa really was a joy to stay in, the furniture quite traditional and homely, offered everything we could want and when the kids came back from the pool they could settle in front of the box and watch sky as though we were at home. Is that a good thing??
The food was simple but good and we always enjoyed getting a good breakfast at the bar before venturing off on a few trips across the island.
We actually ate in a lot as the euro rate means that meals can be expensive by the sea, but we did have a few lovely meals watching the sun go down on the promenade in Playa Blanca
One time we had an issue with our keys but we called reception and Mrs Rock at villaslanzarote.com who we booked through and she got it all sorted out for us within an hour.
All in all it was just such a relaxing holiday and we plan to make it a regular location for half term breaks."
- Travel date: Tue 2nd of February 2010
Fantastic family fun, as usual!
"This is about our 15th year to Las Brisas and obviously we love it!
We started going as a couple then with babies and toddlers and now with our teenagers, it appeals to all ages. Lovely home from home accommodation fully equipped with gardens, friendly staff especially the life guard, huge pool and heated!
We see people we've got to know over the years and have a ball. Plenty of sunbeds and bar e xcellent position near the village, beach and supermarket which sells everything and we love going for early morning runs on the promenade.
Play Blanca has great restaurants and shops, ace for wandering and a state of the art new marina nearby. Lanzarote has loads to see from caves and volcanoes to a waterpark and Cesar Manrique art.
- Travel date: Wed 4th of November 2009
Excellent complex of holiday villas
"We stayed in one of the one-bedroom Las Brisas villas for 3 weeks Sep/Oct 2009. We stayed in the same villa for 2 weeks last year and have provisionally booked it for 3 weeks in 2010. We cannot say anything bad about this complex. The complex of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom villas were originally built by British builder Wimpey. The reception area's walls are covered with countless awards. All reception staff speak English and are very helpful. The bar/cafe & restaurant on site are also very good. Small supermarket for essentials. Friendly lifeguards, good-sized heated swimming pool and children's pool. Disabled friendly too - they even have a chair to lower people into the pool, if needed. Each villa has it's own front gate, garden/patio, sunbeds, patio furniture, BBQ."
- Travel date: Mon 19th of October 2009
Excellent value - like a private villa but the price of a hotel
"This resort of approximately 140 studio, one, two and three bedroom villas is located in a vehicle-free palm tree estate. The gates are locked at night and there is a security guard overnight. There is reportedly no crime and the whole place feels safe.
There are many facilities here including large bar, small restaurant, a tiny shop for essentials, two tennis courts, two outside pool tables and two swimming pools, one baby pool and a large main pool, reportedly the largest heated pool on the island. There are plenty of sun beds available. It is child friendly with kids menu in the bar and other kids activities including games room and organised evening party disco. There were a number of kids there but not so many that they overrun the place.
The complex is about 20 years old. There has been much upgrading work done, but this is ongoing, particularly with kitchens, bathrooms and furniture. The interior style is quite Spanish, so it will never feel bang up-to-date. That said, itâs clean and well equipped with Sky TV, washing machine, microwave, oven and hob etc. Almost all owners are British, hence the people staying there are too.
There is wi-fi for â¬10 per week or â¬1 per 10 minutes on the lobby computers. The former is good value for your laptop with the latter being a bit of a rip off.
The resort is just a 5 minute walk from the Playa Blanca shops and beachfront, so very handy. Even with all the palm trees it can be a bit windy, hence the resort name, but on the beach it can be quite still. Saying that, the breeze takes the edge off the heat.
Although built mostly for timeshare it appears to be suffering lower occupancy than it would like, with unused/unsold timeshare weeks for rent and also debtors walking away from their investments. So although itâs meant to be exclusively for timeshare, you could easily rent a villa by contacting the management company, WIMPEN at [email protected] The website is http://www.wimpen.com/en/las-brisas/overview.htm.
I found this out on our family holiday, with my in-laws having a timeshare week in villa 12, a two bedroom. For the second week we rented villa 144, a more spacious 3 bedroom. To me this has opened a new type of holiday accommodation that gives more space, freedom and exclusivity than a hotel room without the expense of a private villa. All future holidays may now be booked this way. Best get a copy of the RCI directory!"
- Travel date: Sun 19th of April 2009