Hyde Park Lane
About Hyde Park Lane
The popular Hyde Park Lane Bungalows resort is a popular choice for families and couples looking for a special getaway to the island of Lanzarote. The 3 ½ star hotel is located right in the heart of Puerto del Carmen, and is just a short walk away from the major tourist highlights of the region.
Aside from the extensive facilities available in the local area, the hotel also offers many facilities on-site. These include games that the whole family will enjoy, such as table tennis, tennis, and a children’s playground — a little something for everyone. There are also four swimming pools at the resort, so you’ll always be able to find some space in which to practice your technique.
The hotel is noted for being a relaxing retreat in an otherwise lively area, which ensures that you’re able to get the best of both worlds on your holiday — a comfortable and rejuvenating resort that also has plenty of things to do both onsite and in the surrounding area.
Room Information and Room Facilities
There are four room types at Hyde Park Lane Bungalows: Studios, Single Apartments, Double Apartments, and a bungalow that sleeps four. Couples who don’t mind less space will find the studio apartment suits their needs well, while those with larger groups — and those who just want to feel more at home — will appreciate the space of one of the larger apartments.
The brightly decorated rooms come with a full bathroom, telephone, television, safe (for a fee), and ceiling fans to help keep you cool. There’s also a full kitchen in each room, which comes complete with microwave, burner rings, fridge, and a toaster. Each room also has its own private terrace or balcony, which means you can always the sun no matter where you are.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
Hyde Park Lane Bungalows provides a lot of facilities to its guests. These include considerate gestures, such as luggage storage and use of a bathroom with showers for people on the day of their departure, after they’ve checked out, ensuring you can enjoy the full extent of your getaway. During your stay, you can make use of spa and massage services provided at the hotel to feel extra relaxed. Need a fresh set of clothes? Don’t worry, there’s a laundry room onsite.
Wireless internet is provided free of charge around the hotel. There’s also plenty of entertainment provided by Hyde Park Lane Bungalows. There is live music several nights a week, while kids and adults alike will enjoy the daytime animation programs.
There’s a club just for kids, which has games consoles, drawing boards, and also organises games. There are even arcade slot machines for the whole family to get involved in.
Food and Drink Options
There are many, many restaurants and bars just a short walk from the hotel, but you don’t have to leave the resort to find a delicious meal. The onsite restaurant and snack bar offers food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and for those snack times in between. Guests can eat buffet style for breakfast and dinner, or opt for the a la carte dinner experience. The snack bar is open all day and offers light meals, ice-creams, and drinks.
In the evening, spend your time at the bar, which offers cocktails and other tasty beverages as live music is playing. If you’d rather do your own thing, you can take a trip to the supermarket, which is located within the resort, and pick up some food — and perhaps a bottle of wine — to cook in your very own kitchen. You can have the meal on your balcony or terrace for a memorable evening.
38 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Cheap but cheerful
"This was an âAllocate on arrivalâ, last minute booking, so all I was expecting was cheap and cheerful â and I think thatâs what we got. The plane was delayed, so we were late in, we picked up our hire car, and found it very easy to find this development. Reception was efficient and friendly, but on arriving at our bungalow, we found there was no bedding. Reception allocated us another bungalow straight away with apologies, and as it had bedding and it was late we unpacked and went to sleep. Next morning we discovered it had no towels, no kettle, no TV and the toaster blew the electrics. Reception was really good and within minutes people started arriving with what we needed. When we returned to our room later there was a note apologising and offering us a free buffet dinner. So, not to look a gift horse etc we went along. Well, it was free, but I am glad we were not paying. Cannot comment on the a la carte option available, but the buffet was only just tolerable.
However, we then discovered that the room we were in (99) was over the entry to the Supermarket. Deliveries began at 5.30 a.m, followed by dustbins at 6.30, kitchen staff started about 7.00 and the cleaners came and got their carts from the side of the supermarket at 7.30 - all discussing loudly last nights edition of spanish eastenders ! I am sure they would have moved us, but having moved once I couldnât be bothered as we were only there for a week. It certainly made sure that we were up and awake by 8.00 and didnât miss any of our holiday! Everywhere however was very clean, the staff were friendly and helpful. The pool was nice, and itâs only a five minute walk to the beach and nearest bars and restaurants. The bar at the complex is large and a bit soulless (maybe it needed more than half a dozen people), however the measures are very generous and reasonably priced. I would rate this as a good two star at best, though the staff try hard the fabric of the place is a little worn.
In all we enjoyed our holiday as this was just a base for us. Car hire by Auto Reisan was excellent, organised over the internet, we paid exactly what they quoted - Â£71 for a weeks hire"
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of April 2006
Really Loved It!
"My husband, myself & our two very young children stayed at hyde lane park bungalows in feb'06, i was nervous due to reading prior reveiws on this page BUT it was really, really lovely. We found the bungalows to be spotless, the maids friendly (they cleaned up, changed towels & bedding 6 days a week), the staff in the pool bar really nice again they loved children & a lovely relaxed atmosphere all round. The pool was abit to deep for the children but to be fair there is a kiddies pool. Anyone pondering visiting Hyde Park Lane Bungalows, with normal expectations i think will love it, we will be visiting again soon. x"
- Travel date: Wed 15th of March 2006
did not like it al all!!
"we stayed in a 1 key apartment block in dec 03 and it was good so as it was christmas we decided to treat ourselves to a 3key block, totally not worth it. Our apartment flooded, no atmosphere, food just all right if you'r not fussy, don't change the towels, never clean up, and staff not that helpful at all. I'll be in a one key next time!!"
- Travel date: Wed 8th of February 2006
Definately One To Miss
"My partner and I have just returned from a week in these bungalows. We found them to be cold and damp,which made our clothes and even our books damp when we left them in the bungalow. A heater was supplied but we were told not to use it for too long as they tended to overheat and melt the sockets - which it did after it had been on an hour, as we were cold after the cold showers we were forced to take due to the fact that the hot water only lasted approx 3-5 minutes. There were dead insects in the light fittings and also squashed onto the walls and not cleaned off. Only recieved clean towels once and no clean sheets during the week. The reception and bar staff were unhelpful and surly to say the least and I couldn;t believe it when we had to argue to get back our deposits after hiring a remote control for the TV and a safety deposit box. We hired a car for the whole week thank goodness, as it meant that we could get away from that place everyday. The one plus point it has is that they treat thier cats very well,providing them with a feeding station and so the cats don't feel the need to pester the guests for food which is strange as we never once, as guests felt the need to pester the staff for thier food either,NO THANKS!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 2nd of February 2006
"Well what can i say, read the reviews before going and most were good and i can highly recommend these bungalows to anyone. The area is fab, really quiet for a good nights sleep with the kid, lively enough for the younger ones (hark at me in my 30's) 10 minutes walk and you are into Porte del Carmen where all the pubs restaurants, night life is. Some ppl remarked in previous reviews about Lanis chain of food establishments - Go ppl, you will not be dissapointed. The food at the Hyde Park was ok, special burger was really good, very light, full english was not the bees Knees, but you cant have everything. Pool was clean but cold, i was there Jan 06, kids didnt mind the cold, once you were in it was fine. Did the Thomson submarine tour at 126E for 2 adults and one kid, promised to go to 148feet, i couldnt wait, only went to 60feet so dont believe what they say. It was an experience though. The weather in the Canaries has been bad for the past year, with lots of rain, which we got 4 out of 7 days, but you make the most of it. Plenty of clean towels in the room, bath clean, kitchen well supplied, ppl friendly, I have to put this in - Do Not Go to the Roca Verde in Playa de Inglis, Gran Canaria and tell your friends not to go there either........ Hyde Park Lane and Thomson well done..... Watch out though for Hyde Park Apartments are not the same as Hyde Park Lane Bungalows. Enjoy"
- Travel date: Sat 21st of January 2006
The worst accommodation I have every stayed at
"My family & I have just returned from a stay at the Hyde Park Lane villas. It was the most shabby, dreary place we have ever stayed at. The villa was damp - the sheets were damp. our clothing in the wardrobes were also damp. It was the most uncomfortable bed I have every slept in & my sheets were not changed once during our ten day holiday. There was only enough hot water for us to have a shower one at a time. Our self catering facilities included a microwave (no oven) a two ring hob & a kettle, together with an assortment of very sorry looking mis-matched crockery. We went out and bought a 100w lightbulb as the living area was so dismal. The pool area was depressing and dirty, the restaurant was similarly unappealing. Our salvation was the fact that we had a hire car which enabled us to spend every day as far away from there as possible. If you are prepared to suffer the most basic living standards, go ahead. Otherwise look elsewhere."
- Travel date: Thu 12th of January 2006
PLEASE Read this before you book!
"We first stayed at Hyde Park Lane in 2003, and it was very good. We returned in February 2005 and it had changed dramatically, so much so, that we complained to Thompson on our return and had a partial refund.
The bungalows were damp, (including the beds and bedding), they were dirty, i.e. dead bugs stuck to the top of walls in all rooms and alot of dead bugs in the light shades. The hot water situation was intolerable, each bungalow only has a tiny tank which lasts for about 2 minutes of you getting into the shower, it is not possible to wash your hair or rinse the soap off your body by the time it runs cold!. The swimming pool was dirty. Myself and several other guests had sickness and diorrhea for 3 days, we believe the cause to have been brushing our teeth in the tap water.
These bungalows are, in my opinion, are 2 star accomodation, very basic indeed, so if you don't mind roughing it, this is the place for you, if you like comfort, don't bother staying here!."
- Travel date: Thu 8th of December 2005
PEACE AND QUIET
"We have just returned from the Hyde Park Bungalows and can reccomend them to anyone who is looking for a quiet, self catering holiday. The bungalows were immaculate and staff very helpfull and friendly .Having said it was quiet, a short taxi ride away was Puerto Del Carmen with its many bars and restaurants (taxi approx 3.5 euros ).We are re-booking for next year."
- Travel date: Tue 22nd of November 2005
Loved these apartments
"Found these apartments well maintained and well eqiped. Really chilled out atmosphere, no animation team to pester you or loud music around the pool area. Staff in the small bar were really nice. We didn't use the restraunt but did use the snack bar through the day which was quite reasnoble.
Our apartment was right beside the pool which was great. Pool area nice and we always managed to get a sunbed. Barbeque eqipment also came with the bungalow which was good as we were ther on a budget.
Love Lanzarote and Los Pocillios,would definatly reccoment these apartments."
- Travel date: Sat 20th of August 2005
good for a chill out
"Just got back from a week at the Hyde Park Lane bungalows in Playa de los Pocillos, Lanzarote and feel pretty chilled.
The room was very spacious, with seperate bedroom,bathroom and lounge/diner including a breakfast bar. The twin beds were a little hard but adequate. The bathroom was spacious and had a good shower. The lounge had a settee and 2 chairs and a coffee table, tv, and breakfast bar with stools so comfortable to eat in. the kitchen was small but had the most conveniences I've ever come across when on a self-catering holiday. The usual 2 rings but a ceramic halogen hob instead of the usual rubbish hot plates, microwave with grill, toaster and kettle, so none of this heating water in a saucepan for tea business, which was great.
The terrace had a table and chairs and was very close to the pool which was convenient.
The pool was fr fr fr freezing, but if you dived in you were definitely cooled down quick, it was deep 1.9 M for at least half it's length and there was a separated shallow childrens pool so if you want to actually do some swimming you were well catered for. The maintenance was good and the pool was always very clean, not too over chlorinated and the chemical levels were checked properly.
The pool bar had the usual fried fayre unfortunately but the staff were friendly and the measures were generous in the evening if you bothered to show some courtesy to the staff and at least attempt some spanish you may have the beginnings of a pretty spectacular hangover.
The buffet restaurant had a fairly good menu but we decided to walk 15 mins to the outskirts of Playa del Carmen were there was so much choice it was hard to decide where to eat, and all tastes are catered for, italian, mexican,english,chinese(lots),irish,grill, indian, etc. etc. We found the Lani's restaurants were friendly and had more than one visit from us.
The taxis are reasonable , it was about 2 ? to the first parade of restaurants and 4? to the harbour at the end of Puerto del carmen, which had better fish restaurants and a great view.
There were bars and amusements and some good shops within this short distance but for daily provisions the apartment complex had it's own supermarket on site which was fairly well stocked so we didn't need to carry heavy goods uphill from town, which was very useful.
The transfer from Arrecife airport was only around 20 minutes including stops which made the arrival/departure process very easy.
I would recommend this resort and the Hyde Park Lane bungalows for anyone needing a chill out holiday, with little noise during the day and virtually none at night and all amenities close by."
- Travel date: Mon 18th of April 2005
Great value for money
"We stayed for 10 days last year and have just booked to go again in March this year. We have opted for the air con option for comfort - but will have to adjust to the rather hard beds. We enjoyed the smaller pool and found the walk to the seafront easy. This is certainly excellent value for money!"
- Travel date: Thu 9th of January 2014
Pleasent, affordable accommodation, a good base to enjoy the island.
"The staff are helpful when possible, the reception is well staffed with English speaking staff. The onsite supermarket is convenient for those self catering but it is very expensive, the island as a whole is expensive. (Â£3 for a soft drink, and you need lots of them)it is cheaper to walk to Puerto Del Carmen (20 minutes) shop at the spar and get a taxi back, (3.5 euros)
A bit off the beaten track, you will need to be able to walk 400m to the main road and beach. (up hill on the way back)
Hire a fan for 16 euros per week and an apartment safe for 6 euros per week. The built in bedroom ceiling fans can be quite noisy but they need to be on all night so can disturb your sleep. The beds are not great, quite hard and shabby bases. TV in the room had limited reception 3 or 4 English channels with quite poor reception. (room 83)
The grounds are well maintained, lots of plants and lighting is sufficient to make your way back to the room safely in evening. The pool area is clean with an attendant/lifeguard on hand. The bar is next to the pool and they sell bar meals all day and pizzas (7 euros) of an evening. Entertainment is basic and not every night.
A family site with lots of young happy children, parents sunbathing while the kids enjoy the pool. Some topless sunbathing but not a great deal so be prepared if it's something you are not comfortable with. Not a site for the single 18 - 25 party animal!
Remember your tour rep is there to sell you the trips at very inflated prices you can buy them MUCH cheaper in Puerto del Carmen. The pick up from your tour rep (Thompsons) might not even be from your hotel, be prepared to walk for 15 minutes to the bus stop. Book your own taxi (3.20 euros each way door to door)for the Texas Rancho and pay at the gate. The Rancho Texas is also the best waterpark. Take your own food and drinks.
Vacate rooms by 12 noon when leaving.I was unable to keep my room on until pick up time due to demand so it is obviously a popular complex."
- Travel date: Thu 29th of August 2013