THe Mirador Papagayo
About THe Mirador Papagayo
Playa Blanca is a very popular spot on Lanzarote. Located in the far south-eastern corner of the island, it is also home to the Iberostar Papagayo, a four-star hotel complex that has plenty to offer anyone looking for a luxurious stay.
There is plenty here to appeal to couples, but the Iberostar Papagayo is perhaps most appealing for families with young children to entertain. What’s more, the journey from the airport at Arrecife only takes around 40 minutes to complete, so it won’t be long before you’re unpacked and enjoying the facilities.
If you’re looking for a resort that isn’t right in the heart of the town, the Iberostar could be just what you’re after. Everything is still within easy reach though, and a taxi can easily take the place of a refreshing stroll if you want to get there faster.
All in all the resort offers everything you could need and want. Yet with other temptations nearby and the likes of the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya a little further afield (if you have a hire car) you’ll see how appealing this resort is. Book today and look forward to exploring soon.
Room Information and Room Facilities
There are numerous rooms here to consider, ranging from basic double rooms to junior suites. Some are available with a sea view but they all benefit from offering you either a terrace or your own balcony to appreciate. It’s just the place to enjoy a lazy start to the day or to watch the sunset in the evenings.
There is also a choice of both basic and standard family rooms for those who are travelling with the kids. All rooms benefit from air conditioning and the floors are tiled to keep the temperature down.
With patio furniture included on your terrace or balcony, it’s possible to enjoy the sun and relaxation without being right on top of the pool.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
If you want the opportunity to enjoy an active holiday, the Iberostar Papagayo has it all. With aerobics, spinning, water polo and tennis all available at the hotel itself (among other sports) you won’t have to go far to get rid of any excess energy. If you fancy something more relaxing you can head for the mini spa instead.
The pool area is great, with plenty of room and sun loungers to enjoy. Eventually though you’ll want to take a wander into the pool to cool down or simply enjoy a lazy swim.
By now you know the Iberostar is well-equipped for families. Children aged from four to 12 can enjoy the Mini Club throughout the year, with two two-hour periods of fun to look forward to each day. In the summer months kids aged from eight to 12 can take part in all kinds of activities and enjoy the entertainment provided at the Maxi Club.
Food and Drink Options
There is the chance to choose an all-inclusive option at the Iberostar Papagayo. This comprises a wide range of tasty buffet choices at every meal along with some great show cooking too. You can also look forward to numerous drink options to enjoy with your meal.
Of course you also have the opportunity to eat elsewhere — and there are numerous tasty choices available through Playas de las Coloradas. Look out for such delights as the Restaurant Lancelot, which serves local dishes to try out. There are plenty of bars and snack options to avail yourself of as well, so whatever time of the day it is and whatever you feel you need, there will always be something you can enjoy while staying at the Iberostar Papagayo.
37 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Just back from a 4 night stay at the Mirador. Myself and my daughter thought the hotel was excellent. Check in quick and easy, Porter on hand to take luggage to room. Reception staff, dining room staff, bar staff, animation team all friendly and welcoming. Lovely pool, plenty of sun beds, reasonably priced drinks and a good variety of food all made our stay one to remember. Will be returning."
- Travel date: Mon 1st of October 2018
"Stayed at this hotel on 17 march for 11 nights,on arrival we had been upgraded to a sea view,from a side s view, the reception were excellent,the rooms very clean,staff very helpful, animation team,kept us entertained from day one,we got little treats while sitting by the pool,ice lollies one day to sweets and kit kat bars another.As we went all inclusive,the only small complaint was the food a little bit Samish at both lunch and dinner,and sometimes it was cold.We would definatley consider returning.there is a 10 to 15 min walk into town but the hotel bus runs most of the day,or a service bus also operates from the main road."
- Travel date: Sun 31st of March 2013
at best a 2 star
"This must be one of the worst looking hotels we have been to. The whole place needs a complete and major modernisation.The design of the whole complex is in keeping with the 1960s urban housing apartments. The reception area and main bar are without any character, the furniture chairs are worn and stained and you would be reluctant to sit in them with decent clothes.The carpet in the bar is an absolute disgrace and certainly not something you would want in your own home.The pool area is too small for the number of guests. The architect must have had a bad day when he designed the black swimming pool. Sunbeds are worn and dirty and never cleaned and the whole lot need to be thrown out, same goes for the sun brolleys if you can get one.
On the plus side our bedroom was good and clean (mini suite) and had super views of punta papagayo.
Food on the whole was resonable but favoured the mainly spanish guests
- Travel date: Wed 27th of June 2012
"Had a great holiday in this hotel and cannot think for the life of me why anyone could fault it! Let me get my grumpy head on first and try to put a few things right - OK the Hotel is a bit out of town but this is stated in any brochure and should not be a surprise to anyone. A beautiful 20-25 minute walk takes you to lovely golden sands of the Papagayo beaches (well worth the effort), 10 minutes to the Rubicon Marina and another 25 into the main resort (all level walking). There is a flexy bus which runs fom the hotel to Dolrada beach (not the resort which is another 10 mins walk)It does not have a very regular or suitable schedule, however a taxi into the resort is only 3 Euros and 50 cents for a couple of people and excellent service. Yes at night the 10 min coastal walk to the Marina in not fully lighted (but enough)and with company you should feel safe - the path is wide and can only think that a drunken person would be foolish enough to fall over a few exposed areas of the cliff! Ok the Tv has only 2 channels - I ask who wants to watch TV on holidays? A good supermarket up the road (3 mins) so a newspaper is suffucient!
The pool area I must admit is a bit small and during our visit in February the hotel was fully booked and space with a sunbed was at a premium. No bother with towels on sunbeds. We had no problem finding a spot at the pool, although it did take a bit of looking!
NOW CAN I START ON THE POSITIVES? We enjoyed our one week stay and this hotel and it certainly lives up to the 4 stars. All staff were very friendly, no hassle at reception and sorting out requests or queries. Rooms cleaned daily and sheets changed every other day.Reception area and corridors spotless. The food is excellent - we had intended to go downtown for a meal the odd night but found the range of food exceptional and beautifully cooked and presented that we stayed in and enjoyed the meals, never dissapointed at breakfast, lunch or dinner. All bar staff were helpful and couteous. Entertainment was better than some 4 star hotels I have stayed in - The Animataion team were very enthusiastic and good entertaining the kids but also provided adult entertainment with audio visual quizes, music from shows, Irish Riverdance, Mama Mia. Various artists were brought in i.e. Lady and Gent duet keyboard with popular and modern songs, Magician, Argentine dancers All in all the entertainment was good.
Cannot praise this hotel enough and if you want a quiet location, enjoy good excellent and walking(to shed the extra pounds you are sure to put on) then go for it don't even think twice - cause we would go back anytime and recommend it.
- Travel date: Fri 18th of February 2011
going back again.......and again....
"we are going back on our third visit in five years to this hotel.... does that not say something. exceptionally courteous staff and immense choice of excellent food. The marina rubicon , only fifteen minutes walk away is a great place for lunch and only a short distance away is Playa Blanca where you can find plenty of shops and restaurants. if its a beach your looking for the one adjacent to the hotel is not really up to much however a short walk takes you to some of the best beaches on the island"
- Travel date: Tue 10th of August 2010
"Straight away we were greated with a very traditional ham sandwhich and a large bottle of water, but no
complaints we appreciated it after a long long journey. On our first night our allocated room was nice. Nice if it was just the two adults but because there were four of us (Two teenagers) it was to open and no one had any priivacy. So we asked to be moved and the staff were outstanding immediatly accomodated our needs we were moved to a beautiful apartment where there was a kitchen etc and close to a nice peaceful pool rather than the slightly louder animation pool. Overall rooms were outstanding cleaned everday and immaculate condition.
Our meals were beautiful. Firstly breakfast particularly appealed to the teens who liked it better than dinner from fruit to pancakes or a fry whatever you wanted was there and usually the perfect start to the day. But as always can be slightly busy at times but never short of a table. One of our party members was extremely fussy and for dinner every night settled for pizza and chips. but if your willing to try then there is a wide variety including octopus! nice overall meals were lovely (we werent all inclusive but drinks were slightly pricey and even charged you for a glass of water.)
Guests, the hotel is beautiful with mainly spanish and german guests but our family wasnt too long in making friends who spoke the same language as us and the teenagers were pleased to be away from parents daily and have company their own age.
pleanty of shops a 20 minute walk away and lots of bars too even a burger king(if you arnt away for the full spanish experiance)Also one of the days we took a trip to the nearby island of Gran canaries and it was beautiful noticably much cooler than lanzarote and we enjoyed the breeze. one of the teenagers was extremely burnt and even became ill though she remained unbotherd it was quiet a fright for us. So i recommend SAFETY IN THE SUN. no matter what at one stage in our stay it was 48 degrees but even the locals ammited that was extremely warm for even them.
Also beach is a short distance away and is walkable but the hotel provide a bus for free!
Overall beautiful plenty to do and outstanding (: !
- Travel date: Sat 26th of June 2010
My wife and I have just returned from a...
"My wife and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Iberostar Papagyo. We were pleasantly surprised by the speed of the reception staff in allocating us our room on arrival. We had asked for a pool/seaview and got both although our room was just above the bar. However, there was very little noise and the bar stopped serving at 23.45 each night.
The room itself was very clean, spacious and had plenty of storage space. The maid cleaned the room almost every day and left us a bottle of water for our mini-fridge. The room had air-conditioning which we found to be a 'God send.'
The staff at this hotel were among the best we have ever come across, very helpful and although we didn't have children ourselves were very child friendly. The entertainment staff were very enthusiastic providing lots of activities for young and old alike both during the day and in the evening although we never attended any of their evening entertainment shows.
The food was always of a very good standard and there was plenty of choice. Both of us are very fussy eaters and we were never disappointed with the quality and quantity of food on offer. However, being there for 2 weeks we did find it at times a little repetitive and would suggest going into Playa Blanca village once or twice and eating out. There is an Irish bar opposite the church in Playa Blanca called 'Paddy Macs' which does great food - their Sunday roast being a speciality for anyone needing a little home comfort. Paddy Macs also offer entertainment 7 nights a week with the Elvis show on a Wednesday night being paticularly good for a laugh and sing-along. The taxi ride to Playa Blanca takes only 4 or 5mins and costs only â¬3.50 (day) to â¬4.50 (night). The resort itself is a very safe place and we never witnessed or heard of any crime/lager louts as experienced in other islands/resorts.
We went to the beaches at Papagayo a number of days and although very nice and refreshing may be unsuitable for SOME older people or those who cannot walk far/are unsteady on their feet.
We also went on a Thomas Cook organised excursion to Timanfaya National Park. The park and landscape were an amazing spectacle, however the price (as usual) was extortionate.
We found the rep in our hotel (Penny) to be very helpful and friendly although we heard others complain about her not being there at some advertised times because she had been called away to the airport etc. (you can't please all the people all the time).
All in, this was the best holiday we have had for a long time and found it good value for money. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Iberostar Papagayo and Playa Blanca to anyone requiring a relaxing break in the sun. "
- Travel date: Thu 24th of July 2008
We have just returned from a 2 week stay...
"We have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Iberostar Papagayo in Playa Blanca and I am struggling to think of any bad points.
The hotel was always immaculately clean. We went all inclusive, and with a 3 year-old daughter (and 2 hungry adults) this was definately the right option. The food and drink was of a really high standard and the restaurant staff were fantastic - very polite and friendly. I cannot fault the ambience of the hotel with it being a pleasant and friendly atmosphere with some life but not that busy overcrowded feeling that you sometimes get.
The kids entertainment was first class and the general sports & ents staff were very talented and professional compared to any other hotel that I have been to in a European resort.
The setting is great i.e. on the top of a cliff-edge overlooking a bay and the layout is such that no room is far away from the main hub of the restaurants, bars and pools. Mind you, you need to be brave to go for a swim as the pools are about the same temperature as the North Sea in winter! We did, however, still manage a dip most days although our little girl was put off at times...
The location is great if you want to get away from it all, although is still 15 mins from the Marina and 20 mins walk from the main town centre. If you like nice beaches then the Papagayo beaches are some of the nicest anywhere although they do lack facilities and are tricky to navigate your way to from the roads!
The negatives are not very significant: stern reception staff who could sometimes have been more helpful, sometimes under-staffed at the bars and reception areas with 1 person dealing with a queue of 7 or 8 people, a little remote from the town if a change of scene was required from time to time...
Overall excellent and I would recommend this hotel to anybody wanting a luxury relaxing break in the sun in a fascinating island.
- Travel date: Mon 16th of June 2008
hi we stayed at the hotel for 1 week in...
we stayed at the hotel for 1 week in april this year the aparments were very good with a room service every day and a full bathroom with shower cubicle and plenty of hot water, the staff were the best we've ever had all of them were great a pleasure to deal with, the hotel was a little way out but a taxi from playa was under 3 euros, and the walk to the marina was very easy, and there was plenty of good eating places about, just a big shame it's not on the service bus route, big downside to the holiday was i was ripped off in a camera shop the one just high up from the spar shop called michro tech,
i was talked into looking at a cam recorder thinking it was a cam corder and me like a complete fool paid for it befor i found out that i needed yet more gear before i could use it. they would not cancel my payment, so i paid yet more for a cam corder only to find that argos in the uk was selling the same one Â£200 cheaper beware and keep out of this shop"
- Travel date: Mon 5th of May 2008
Husband and myself returned home 27th Ap...
"Husband and myself returned home 27th April after having a great time at the Iberostar Papagayo. Hotel is lovely all areas clean and tidy. Well worth paying for a sea view.
Thomas Cook rep in resort not very helpfull, expected a 45 minute transfer to hotel it actually took 1hr 50 mins, meaning we arrived at the hotel at 11.50 pm, (hotel did provide food and drinks in the restaurant for late arrivers, but forgot to leave us any water in the room). We asked the rep to book sit together on the plane as this is a sevice they now offer, they told us we were too late as you have to book the day you arrive, mentioned the time the transfer had taken and asked if it would take the same time back to the airport and she advised us to pay for a taxi, the taxi took 30 mins but cost 45 Euros (which we booked as we couldn't stand being on the coach for nearly 2 hrs).
The hotel staff were all friendly and helpfull.
Food was good with plenty of choice, if you dont want a full lunch try a pre packed cheese and ham sandwich served in the bar from 3 o'clock you can even pop them in the brevelle if you want a toastie (we packed a couple in our hand luggage to have at the airport on our journey home).
Rooms are a good size cleaned daily with fresh towels. There is a fridge in the room and if your all inclusive they leave a large bottle of water each day. Pool towels are available with a deposit of 10 Euros per towel. 10 Euro deposit for the tv remote control. 12 Euro for the safe plus 5 Euro Deposit. 25 Euro for a late check out.
Pool area is great, water a little chilly but was welcomed as the temperature reached 35 degrees. Not sure if the review would have been the same if it was peak season as the hotel was quite with no queues or rushing to get a sunbed (probably packed in summer).
Entertainment was poor, so we sat on the terrace watching the sea sipping Brandy (bliss).
Location is great turn right at the sea front and its a 15 minute walk to the marina, shops and a few restaurants , the market is here Wednesday and Saturday (it did not come on the Saturday while we were there and no one knows why). Walk 15 minutes further and your in Playa Blanca, plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. A pleasant walk we even had a paddle in the sea.
If you want sand and sea turn left at the sea front and follow signs for Papagayo beach you can climb the rocks or go the road way passed the hotels, this is the easier route but still a rough terrain when you get to the top and start heading down to the beautiful beach, well worth the trek. Takes approximately 15 minutes.
We had a great holiday, met a really nice group of people and made some good friends (a laugh every minute), so good infact that for the first time ever we are planning a return trip in October.
- Travel date: Sun 4th of May 2008
just returned from this hotel april 2008...
"just returned from this hotel april 2008. excellent accomodation. staff very friendly,very
efficient. cleanliness superb. food/drink excellent. entertainment poor. pool cold.
sunbathing area good, little windy sometimes. fantastic views. great walks to marina,
playa blanca and papagayo beach. not many british people staying at the hotel. didn't
have a sea view which we requested , when our rep asked for another room on our
behalf were told we had to pay 13 euros each day for our seven day stay if we wanted
to move to a room with a sea view, obvoiusly didn't. would go back to playa blanca
again but not to this hotel. would recommend the night out to 'titti trollops' in puerta
del carmen. also if you like chinese food 'the great world' in playa blanca."
- Travel date: Sun 13th of April 2008
We enjoyed our stay the hotel was very g...
"We enjoyed our stay the hotel was very good, with a lovely walk to the marina which we did every day.
We didn't think the entertainment was very good as it was in the theatre which is situated outside which when we were there was very cold at night.
There only seemed to be one bar open inside the hotel in the evening & the queue for drinks was always very long with usually only one bar person working flat out also the entertainment in this bar was very limited with only a piano player a couple of nights.
But apart from that we enjoyed our stay & would most probably go again "
- Travel date: Thu 20th of March 2008