La Florida Apartments
About La Florida Apartments
La Florida is a two-star apartment hotel in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, ideal for families and groups who are looking for a no-frills self-catering holiday where relaxing by the pool or beach and exploring the nearby town are on the to-do list. This modern holiday apartment complex is than half a kilometre from Playa Chica, and a five minute walk from the centre of the Puerto del Carmen resort, and its many shops, restaurants, and bars. That means there's plenty to in and around the hotel, and it's easy to hire a car, scooter, or bike and head off to see some of the island's other attractions. There's Rancho Texas, a theme park and zoo that's perfect for a family day out, as well as Timanfaya National Park, the gorgeous Marina Rubicon, and the lava caves of Cueva de los Verdes.
La Florida provides a good range of services and amenities, including several board and meal options, a daily housekeeping service along with comprehensive reception services, and an on-site supermarket, so that guests can relax and enjoy the freedom of a fabulous island holiday.
Room Information and Room Facilities
The 73 rooms at La Florida Apartments are spacious and modern, with one or two bedrooms and a good range of amenities. An independent family or group will find they have everything they need to enjoy a self-catering holiday, as each roomy apartment includes a private bathroom, a private balcony or terrace, a kitchenette, and separate living room. One-bedroom apartments include a double bed or twin beds, along with a sofa-bed in the living room, while two-bedroom apartments typically include a double bed and twin beds or two sets of twin beds, and a sofa-bed.
All rooms have a private bathroom with bath or shower, a private terrace or balcony with a poolside view, and a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, and kettle. Also included is a safe and a satellite TV service. Hair dryers are available on request, and there's a daily housekeeping service too.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
La Florida Apartments is ideal for an independent family or group, with a good range of recreational options on-site, and all the fun and entertainment of Puerto del Carmen just a few minutes walk away. Guests have the freedom to enjoy a quiet day on their own private balcony or terrace, prepare and cook their own meals, and arrange their own daily activities, or explore the hotel's recreational opportunities, and check out Puerto del Carmen and the rest of the island.
The hotel's facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, kids' swimming pool, solarium, and poolside bar, and a spa and beauty salon. There's a 24-hour reception service with a range of services, including tour and ticket assistance, car and bike rental, currency exchange, and a hotel safe. There are also on-site medical facilities, and a supermarket and shops. Airport transfer time is approximately 15 minutes.
Food and Drink Options
La Florida Apartments provides guests with several dining options, with a restaurant and poolside snack bar on-site, as well as a supermarket. Guests can choose from breakfast-only and half-board meal plan options. Breakfast-only guests receive a complimentary breakfast every morning of their stay, while half-board guests can enjoy a cooked breakfast and a tasty range of options for dinner each day. The poolside snack bar is the perfect place to grab lunches and snacks, and guests also have the option to shop at the on-site supermarket, or the supermarket nearby at the Puerto del Carmen Biosfera, for meal ingredients. And in Puerto del Carmen itself, there are restaurants and bars, many open until late, serving up a wide range of cuisines and delicious dishes, including plenty of fabulous seafood options.
56 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
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"first arrived at the apartments on the monday morning to a ***** entrance and im not joking when i say that i went with my mum and her friend which are both over the age of 60, so we walk through this doggey entrance by the bar where we got greeted by four old guy looking us all up and down. At first looks very run down got booked inn and got told the best way of getting to our apartment was to walk up another side road beside the complets. there was no lifts only steap hills which is unbairable in the heat. once we reached the aparts after still having to climb another set of stairs we finnally got there. our apartment was clean but very basic. at night we decided to explore out which then we found out that neither lights outside worked properlly. after a couple of nights there there was a couple of incidience that happen with the police at night on the one night we had a felmale shouting and swearing quiet clearly having a row with the boyfreind this was till about half past 3 in the morning and everyone was up and looking over the balconeys to see what was going on. on our five night we got broken into where both my mum and her freind was woken by a stranger and the bottom of their bed where he broke in and took cash and phones ect.. this happened to 4 different appartments. there was no security that night has they share one guy with there other apartments the other side of pueto del carmen so the guy got away !!! we wasted a whole day trying to sort things out with the police and the hotels as it go the maintance guy said out lock was broke before hand so this made it easy for them to get in. after all that trouble with the police and having to walk to the police ststion and back we then had to fight to get moved to a different area as none of us felt safe. we moved to to their sister apartment as mention before which the reception was soo rude when we got their makin out that she was a csi officer and asking us more than what the spanish police offices was. this one reception on many time upsets my mother and her freind by being soo rude on soo many occasions including talking to them whilst wipping her son bottom and dropping the conversation with them to allow her to have a conversation with her son. this is not a good company and in my eyes not a good business espessially when you have all this going on and the director of the company does not even want to speaking to you on the telephone let alone come in and see you.
i would not recommend these hotels to anyone due to all off this happening to us."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of August 2012
"We stayed at La Florida last year in October 2010, they were 'ok' and clean. We had a really bad apartment for location (right on the stairs 1st floor) and as there may as well be no windows for the amount of sound that comes through it was quite horrific for trying to sleep with people trudging up and down the stairs every 10 mins. We did ask to be moved but were told we would only get a worse room (I couldnt honestly see any rooms that were in a worse place than ours!!) The pool area was nice and clean. The bar area was nice as was the food. The apartments themselves were ok just very basic which is what we did expect. The location of the apartments arent good for a breeze and as the apartments dont have air con this is really bad especially if your a girl who needs to use your hair dryer! (I literally couldnt get ready to go out for dripping with sweat!) Your about 20 mins walk from the main strip in Puerto Del Carmen (we would of booked elsewhere closer if we had of known this but this was our first time to Lanzarote) All in all I wouldnt stay again even if the holiday was cheaper than last time. We have just come back from another 10 days and stayed in Kontiki Apartments - we were expecting the same as the same star (so not much!) but had an amazing time with fab apartments at the same star rating and actually cheaper!! (Plus a great breeze through the apartment because of the location on a hill)
Re the Purple Turtle restaurant that everyone raves about, we go away to eat on our holidays and this place wasnt much cop!! Everyone raves about it but it was just basic almost tastless pub grub that wasnt even that cheap. My advice would be to walk the 20 mins to the main strip as we did every day and eat there, you have literally hundreds of choices! "
- Travel date: Sun 2nd of October 2011
Value for Money
"I have booked this hotel in 2009 + 2010 and looking to book again this year, I have taken a few guys to visit the island as we have played a few games of Cricket during the winter months with the locals at the local football ground, the hotel has very welcoming Receptionist and Pool bar attendant who are only too friendly to help with and issues and have excellant knowledge of things to do, the Rooms are cool if you leave the terrace door open or sitting by the pool and a dip in the pool just to cool off frequently is just great,the supermarket is very handy as is the Purple Turtle for watching Sport in the evenings with cheap drinks as long as you drink they are open, strongly recomend the bus trip to the volcano and the wind drinking went down a storm."
- Travel date: Tue 2nd of August 2011
Winter Break :)
"My girlfriend and I went on a winter holiday in January, when we arrived at the hotel we thought the entrance wasn't the most appealing, however once you are through reception and see the pool area, our doubts were gone.
Our room was massive for what we paid. We were pleasantly surprised by the size and cleanliness. It was extremely well equipped, especially for a 2* hotel! The bedroom was well laid out as it has windows with shutter that were corridor facing, this kept the sun out in the early hours of the morning, but make sure you leave the door open so you don't sleep in and miss you day!
The pool was great, very clean and just 1 euro for a comfy mattress. The pool was very cold so we didn't swim much this was due to the time of year and had nothing to do with the hotel in general. The bar owner was lovely and very friendly and helpful.
The main promenade is a 15 minute walk from the hotel, which is a great place to go for dinner. We would recommend the New World Chinese restaurant which is just before the main street. Its nothing like the takeaways here, it's proper authentic cuisine. Also there's an awesome Mexican restaurant, its about half way up the street (can't remember the name!) but its awesome!
Best place for drinks and pub entertainment is the Sunset Beach which offers great views of the beach and tasty cocktails plus 10% discount card if you come again!
If you fancy a quieter scene that's a bit closer to the hotel, head to the old town, which is 5 minutes away. There's a lot of nice little restaurants and bars here.
We had a great time here and would highly recommend going here! Especially if you don't want to be right in the noisy area of the resort! "
- Travel date: Mon 18th of July 2011
Best budget apartments
"If you are coming to these apartments dont worry nice and clean plenty of sun beds to go around cafe/bar on site 2 supermarkets with in 2 mins walk from apartments lots of bars cafes around taxi to the strip area only 2 euro if you dont like walking if you want the ritz then book else where these are good value apartments but clean and basic with a nice large pool area "
- Travel date: Sat 28th of May 2011
"i stayed in these apartments fro two weeks recently and found them to be very clean, spacious and staff very friendly, maids come most days, its very central, supermarket nearby and in general i would go back again. the only thing that leaves apartments down is the plant boxes that are every where people often put cigeratte butts into them and they were not cleaned out. but to be fair thats minor as other than that they are well worth stayin in and priced well."
- Travel date: Sat 12th of March 2011
"firstly the entrance hall to reception is very bad. when we booked in we had to climp steep stairs and cross by swimming pool to get to apartment. the apartment in fairness was clean but the heat inside the apartment was unbelieveable as there is no air con. the bedroom is next to hallway and constant noise and banging all night long. we have put this down to experience and wont be staying there again."
- Travel date: Sat 18th of September 2010
"just got back from la florida apts. everything about the holiday was great,the apt was basic but everthing you need was there, cleaning staff, reception,janitor all very freindly and helpfull.apts where spotless, balconey was large and very private,pool was kept clean everymorning,pool bar was very clean and staff very freindly and food was very good. will be booking these apts agian cant wiat to get back there .supermarket underneath apts was very handy and stocked everything.puerto del carmen itself is a lovely place nice beaches nice places to eat."
- Travel date: Fri 19th of March 2010
"as we entered our apartment the rooms were dark and smelly, we cleaned and put aerosol spray all over, the balcony was large and pool side, but that was the only consolation. the walls were paper thin and you could hear everything next door, but the worst was every evening you could hear everyone coming home from there nights out at all times, singing and arguin. the final straw was being continually woken up and at 4 oclock in the morning having the irish contingent arriving back singing and shouting, and when we asked them to shut up, was told that they were going to break the door down and kill us.
we ended up leaving that morning and having to pay extra in a hotel.
if you do anything in your life, heed this."
- Travel date: Sun 14th of February 2010
"we stayed at la florida last week, as soon as we opened the door it smelt damp musty and old,we asked to be moved but they said it was full,we decided just to get on with it, but really even if you get a cheap deal its not good enough. we had asea view and looked over the road room 102, but were also above the supermarket which opened at 6am and woke us each morning moving all the goods about. I cant say it was dirty, it was just old and damp, use the towels once and they just smelt."
- Travel date: Mon 25th of January 2010
"I stayed for one week in September 08. I booked this place on price, and was not disappointed. When I arrived I asked the blond girl on reception if I could change room to one on the top floor. She was very helpful on this occasion, as well as on a few others when I asked her about different things; I'm not sure why she gets such a bad review, I found her quite okay.
The room was good, the pool area was fine, if a little slippery. The cleaning service was very good. The supermarket downstairs is very convenient. There are plenty of bars within a short walk The town centre is a bit further, and the area is hilly, so if you have trouble walking or are lazy then you will need a taxi.
My only problem during my stay was with a particularly rowdy group of lads, who would come in about 4-5 am making a hell of a racket. I would have expected the hotel to do something about this, especially after they vomited, and worse, in the corridor outside their room.
I am just now booking again for next summer.
And if you want to try scuba diving I have not been anywher better for learners. I thoroughly recommend Safari Diving."
- Travel date: Sun 7th of December 2008
"Me and my boyfriend stayed in the apartments a few weeks ago, after reading reviews before we went, we were both slightly nervous to say the least.
The apartment was very spacious, very clean and the kitchen facilities were fantastic for those wishing to eat in.
The maid cleaned the room 6 days out the 7, and the towels/linen changed 3x within the week.
We had no problems with the reception and the times it was closed, the access to the side door was great.
Although the apartment is at the top of a hill, there are some great little bars, which are very friendly and cheap too!
The purple turtle was great!....the staff were lovely, the food was great and the drinks cheap!
i would recommend to anyone to stay at the la florida apartments."
- Travel date: Sun 9th of November 2008