LABRANDA Playa Club
About LABRANDA Playa Club
The Playa Club has been a fixture on Lanzarote for three decades, and has retained a position as one of the most popular two-star accommodation options in the area, for all kinds of holiday-makers, including families, couples, and adult groups. The hotel’s wellness centre is its stand-out feature, but there are plenty of other recreational opportunities to enjoy, and the Playa Club's central location in Puerto del Carmen means that all the resort's plethora of restaurants, bars, and shops are within easy walking distance. Guests of the Playa Club can spend their days relaxing by the pool, and with the beach very close at hand, the gorgeous sands and blue waters beckon.
Many of the island's major attractions are also within convenient distance, including the charming Old Town district, the Puerto Calero Marina, and the Rancho Texas Theme Park. The proximity of the airport provides a convenient transfer time of around 15 minutes.
Room Information and Room Facilities
The Playa Club features 145 one and two bedroom apartments, with a range of accommodation options for two to six people. 1-bedroom apartments can accommodate up to four people, with a maximum three adults, while 2-bedroom apartments can accommodate up to six people, with a maximum of five adults. Each room includes a bathroom with bathtub or shower and complimentary toiletries, a separate bedroom, a kitchenette equipped with refrigerator, oven, toaster, tea/coffee maker and kitchenware, a furnished balcony or terrace. In superior apartments, the kitchenette also includes a fridge with separate freezer, extractor hood, and microwave.
Each apartment type is available with a view of the hotel pool or garden; all rooms have satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a safe, telephone, and hair dryer. Iron and ironing board, and fans, are available on request. The hotel's housekeeping service is provided five days a week and includes twice-weekly towel and linen changes. Guests may bring one dog per room to the hotel, with a weight limit of 5kg.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The Playa Club provides guests with a great range of recreational activities and facilities, including pools, relaxing solarium and gardens, a fitness centre, and more. The hotel has two swimming pools, one of which is heated during winter, and a poolside bar and chill-out area, as well as a solarium and garden. Also among the list of facilities is a fitness centre, beauty salon and hairdresser, and kids' playground. The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk with services including currency exchange, car hire, and tour and ticket assistance. Medical services are available on request.
One of the most popular features at the Playa Club is the luxurious Aquarsis Wellness Centre, which offers a wide range of relaxing therapies and treatments, and has been dubbed a “Wellness Delight” by the Canary Islands Tourism Board. Guests who want to explore further afield can do so with ease, as the Playa Club is located near the centre of town, and there are plenty of restaurants, bars, cafés, and shops to discover.
Food and Drink Options
The hotel restaurant, The Playa Club Grill and Pizza offers delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus that includes local traditional and international dishes, made with plenty of fresh local produce. The daily breakfast buffet includes cereal, fruit, juices, and yoghurt, meats and cheeses, breads and pastries, and assorted breakfast beverages. The evening meal typically includes a variety of Spanish and international dishes, along with soups, salads, and pizzas. Guests can also enjoy light snacks, drinks, and cocktails at the poolside bar. Alternatively, there's the option to explore the culinary delights on offer outside the hotel; with the town's main street just a short walk away there are plenty of restaurants and cafés to choose from.
29 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Just back from two weeks staying at the Playa Club and it is a great spot. Nice and quiet by the pool but close enough to all the nightlife too.
The rooms were a great set up for self catering apartments. Full working oven, decent hob, toaster, (no kettle but you can rent one if you don't fancy boiling water in a pot) and breakfast bar. Rooms were cleaned most days and the balconys were big enough that you could lie out on them if you wanted. this was a good thing as the one complaint I have is that there weren't always enough sunbeds beside the pool. they do have grassy areas though which are nice that have beds on them too. It is policy that you are not to reserve the beds but this wasn't reinforced and most of them were full by 9-10a.m. Most days we just moved the towels if nobody came down to them and it was fine. the pool area was always very clean and the pool was cleaned every night and we saw staff testing the water during the day too to check everything was ok.
the pool bar was adequate, did the job, provided food and drink even if it was fairly basic. Nice staff though.
The apartments were very good in terms of location. We were situated in the newer part of the resort accross the road from the casino for anyone who knows the area. There were numerous supermarkets close by and you were within a few minutes walk from both the beach and the old town, the harbour was probably 20-30 minutes walk but a nice stroll along the front.
Had a lot of good meals out at night. Wouldn't recommend the lani's near the apartment though, food was fairly average and the service was only the same. For a great english breakfast if that's the way you choose to eat I'd say go to the Barge Inn. Great staff and good grub.
We also went on the Catalanza (catamaran cruise). Highly recommend it. They have a morning or afternoon sailing. Once you get on they take you up the coast to Papaguya Beaches and then let you out for an hour or two, snorkling gear, jet ski ride, all food and drink provided. Dear enough but worth every penny in my view.
Would definately go back to both the apartments and resort."
- Travel date: Sun 9th of September 2007
"Stayed in Playa Club for 3 weeks in June with my mother, her husband and my grandmother. We rented a wheelchair for my grandmother so it was easier to get around. I strongly recommend this if you or somebody youâre traveling with has difficulties getting around. It just makes life so much easier and the stay more enjoyable. Right....the hotel!
The appartment was very nice and clean. Quite cosy and well organized compared to price. I mean this is no 5 star hotel but we were pleasantly surprised. You have most of the basic things you need...except we had to buy a brush and soap to do the dishes and tea towels. The cleaning ladies weâre very dilligent and did a good job (itâs a good idea to tip them a little bit every day...we tipped them 2 euros a day). They clean the rooms 5 times a week and change towels quite frequently....ooh...one thing...the roaches...we were on the first floor so we had a few of them pop by for a visit. The door that leads to the street does not reach all the way to the floor, thereâs a gap between, just put a towel there or something (to block the gap) and you wont be bothered by them...at least that worked for us.
There are two swimming pools (one for kids and the other for adults) and they are surrounded by sun benches. Pretty standard. There are a few rules that guests are supposed to follow, but they donât, and the staff is supposed to see to it, but they donât (you can find this info in the brochure that comes with the room). Inflatable items are not allowed in the adult pool (so that people can swim) but it was usually full of those....so no swimming, wasnât happening. It is also forbidden to âorderâ a sun bench. You know what I mean, placing your towel on it but not using it for a couple of hours. The staff are instructed to take the towels that are sitting on unused benches and give them to the reception. They donât do this and as people can be very rude and self centered naturally all the benches were âtakenâ at like 10 every morning but only a handful of people actually using them. So we gave up on the pool area....wich is ok cause the sea is much better anyway.
Not really much of a bar...one guy and club sandwiches. The biggest sports events were often shown on the telly and that was quite popular with some people. If ye be a young and attractive female type creature expect hungry glances from the bartender. Heâs harmless though, just likes to look a lot.
First and foremost: If you read somewhere that thereâs a wireless internet connection in the lobby then you have been misinformed (as I was). There are three ancient PCâs there and 10 minutes on the internet costs 1 euro. I did not find a place in Puerto del Carmen where I could use my laptop to accsess the internet. Iâm sure there is one somewhere but I couldnât find it and the reception staff would not help me find it (I did find place where you can use the internet though....and plug in a USB card if ye need to. It is also cheaper then the hotel computers. Itâs on Avenida de las playas closer to the old town...if you walk from the hotel you see it eventually, like 10 min walk). This is my only real problem with Playa Club, the staff in the reception. Theyâre very nice, smile a lot. But Iâve never encountered a less helpful reception staff. The thing is you ask âdo you know where I can use wireless internetâ R: âNo sorryâ M: âCan you help me find a place?â R: âNo sorry, I canâtâ....but smiling through the whole conversation...weird. First when we arrived we only got one key, so we asked the reception for another. No problem...we got a key, my grandmother went to bed and we could go out on the town. We came home at like 2 in the morning but the key didnât work so I went to the reception to talk to the nightwatch (they donât speak english...the women that do the night shifts). She doesnât have an extra key...no master key. She says to us...âyou have to wake your grandmother up. If that doesnât work there are always couches in the lobbyâ. Itâs ridiculous!!...So we had to wake up an 83 year old women drugged up with sleeping pills...shouting through the bedroom window. The reception also sent us to a wrong address...we were misinformed again and again. So just donât talk to them...they donât seem to know what they are talking about. Right...thatâs enough of that then.
The best part. Itâs close to the main beach but thereâs a tiny beach just across the street (behind/next to the casino sort of) thatâs much nicer than the big one...in my opinion anyway. When you stand on the main road âavenida de las playasâ when you come out of the hotel you face the see. If you turn right youâre heading towards a lot of pubs and discos, the night life. If you turn left youâre going to a calmer area, more restaurants and quiet pubs. The big beach is also to the right....and if you walk for like 20 minutes youâll eventually end up in the old town (very romantic...a lot of good restaurants...tapas....mmmmm). If you like live music I suggest 2 irish pubs on the avenida de las playas âMulligansâ and âCharlieâsâ....theyâre cover bands...play popular music, but they are very good. If you like Mojitos then go to the cocktail bar to the left on the avenida. Thereâs one next to the casino (donât go there for a Mojito!) then two shops and then another one. Go to that one. The best Mojitos in Puerto del Carmen and close to the hotel too, very handy.
A few things:
Thereâs a supermarket in the hotel called NETTO. Donât use the little shop on the corner (youâll see what I mean) itâs SOOO expensive. Thereâs also a supermarket just 5 min up the street (Calle Pedro Barba) called SPAR...They sell meat an all (NETTO doesnât), if you like to cook.
Thereâs a Laundrette at the top of the same street as the hotel (calle Pedro Barba). The reception does not seem to be aware of this.
If you want to rent a car use PLUS across the street from the hotel. The prices are fair (we did some research) and the girl working there is very helpful and nice (she helped me with things the reception wouldnât). She also speaks excellent english. I do recommend renting a car. There are many interesting places to see: El Golfo, The caves (del agua & verde), Costa Teguise, Arrecife, Puerto Callero....a lot of great places.
The mosquitos in Lanzarote are especially fierce so put anti bug cream on your body and buy the thing you plug in the wall. Iâve never been bitten before this...but they wouldnât leave me alone in Lanzarote....or anybody else for that matter.
--We fell in love with Lanzarote and are going back for sure! It's the perfect place, it really is. Very clean, fun, the people are friendly. Just wonderful."
- Travel date: Tue 10th of July 2007
Try the SPA, Heaven
"the place is absolutely stunning!
the food is gorgeous!
it is in a perfect location, not too far from the entertainment but far enough that you get a good night's sleep.
The Spa is situated on the grounds and guests get to use it for â¬7 for an hour and half or more!
there is alot to do there between thermal baths, massage showers etc.
Worth trying. We were only sorry we didn't discover it til the second last day!"
- Travel date: Thu 28th of June 2007
"Just back from Playa Club, stayed there for a week. We had a great holiday, the apartments are kept very clean, and it is so peaceful and quiet, very nice pool area. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The apartments are in a lovely area. there are plenty of bars and places to eat, and the food was great. The T-bone steaks are to die for and are not expensive. We did the Grand tour of the Island and it was well worth the money, we would recommend it to anyone."
- Travel date: Thu 17th of May 2007
This place is heaven - IGNORE BAD REVIEWS
"Three of us stayed at Playa Club for 1 week and it was sheer heaven. It is a self catering complex and you get exactly whats in the brochure. The complex was extremely peaceful and relaxing. It was so idyllic we really loved it.
Playa Club is slap bang in the middle of everything - it really is perfectly located. The staff were very friendly and endearing and i really recommend the pool bar for drinkers - the measures are out of this world AND THEY USE REAL ALCOHOL as opposed to some bars and clubs on the island. Really, one drink in there and you are on your back. Get a cocktail in the bar and you won't need another drink all week lol.
The apartments are quiet and suitable for anyone from old to young and families to singles. They run a quiet zone policy from 11pm to 7.30am which works reallly well.
The food is perfect at the pool bar and restaurant its cheap and tasty and the portions are adequate. We have stayed many places but rate Playa Club amongst the best and are definitely going back next year.
I can't imagine why anyone would book anywhere else."
- Travel date: Sat 21st of April 2007
playa club -excellent location
"just back from the playa club and i found it to be a good accomadation in an excellent location off the strip of puerto del carmen- its one of the few accomadations on the flat and not up a hill in the resort
the beach is only a short walk away and all the shops,bars and restaurants are a 2 min walk - we ate in the playa club restaurant and got a full pizza for 5euro
the bar in the apartments is very quiet and closes early but there is never anyone there for them to keep it open any longer as there are so many other bars in the area-try the cocktail bar across the road and route 66 and tropical bar down the road
any of lanis restaurants offer exc food and the american indian cafe
i found the apartments to be clean and well maintained - they are cleaned every day except friday and sunday-the kitchen is well layed out and fans can be hired as there is no air conditioning
the reception staff are very helpful and will order a taxi and give information about the area - safety deposit boxes can be hired and reception is open 24 hours
i stayed in apartment 150 and found it to be in a good spot-on lower level with terrace and chairs and table and right across from the pool- early morning check ins can disturb your sleep as the suitcases dragging along the path can be loud but this is rare
id def go back to the playa club apartments and the new town is the nicer end of puerto del carmen
( turn left when you come out of the apartments as the shops down this end are cheaper than the ones on the way to the old town!!)"
- Travel date: Sun 3rd of September 2006
Wont be back to Playa Club.
"We stayed at Playa Club for 2 weeks. Although the complex is well presented externally our appartment was below "HOSTEL" standard. There was mould around tiles in the bathroom, a constant smell of stagnent water, the main door was off square so it scraped along the tiles when opened or closed. The bedroom door panels were broken from presumibly someone trying to gain entry to the locked room, and of course the overgrown cockroaches, and also cats roaming the complex.
THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING, but there are fans for hire at 1.50 e per day. Stay away from appts 152 & 153, their location is beside a passageway to the garden appts, so there is a constant flow of people coming and going all the time resulting in a lot of noise.
While staying there a group of 8 young people arrived and their behaviour was terrible especially upon returning from discos anytime between 5.30/7.30 in the morning when they then ran amuck through the complex. Despite many complaints from numerous guests to the centre management it took 5/6 days before any action was taken. So we all had many a sleepless night.
The complex offers no entertainment of any description and its tiny bar closes around 12.00, however it is normally empty anyway.
The location of the complex is excellent, about 50 yards off the main street, and is surrounded by excellent restaurants, even the fast food joint GOOFEY BURGER, was good.
A trip to the south of the island took in the volcanos and is well worth taking. We used a company called Last Minute excursions and they were excellant, and much cheaper than going through your rep/ travel company.
We had a great holiday overall and will return to Lanzarote but NOT TO PLAYA CLUB."
- Travel date: Sun 6th of August 2006
"Second year running we stayed at the Playa Club. For a fairly cheap package holiday its excellent value for money!
Staff are always very friendly and very helpfull. Rooms are lovely with seperate bedroom and excellent kitchen facilities. Pool area is great and the pool bar is really nice if you want a few beers by the pool. Get there early tho as all the germans hog the sun loungers with there towles! throw them off!! ha ha. Salleem who runs the pool bar is a really nice man and will make you feel welcome.
Resort is great as i went with my girlfriend and we are a young couple so enjoyed the night life plus there are loads of good restaurants wich i like very much. Go to ricks bar, its good fun!!
all in all an excellent holiday! will probably go back a third time!"
- Travel date: Mon 10th of July 2006
Very friendly staff
"Start of visit 12th February 2006
We stayed at the Playa Club Apartments for a week; the staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool and garden areas were kept spotless. Our apartment,although basic was quite adequate and comfortable and cleaned on a regular basis. Nice touch of a bottle of wine for us on arrival. A Netto supermarket can be accessed via the pool area, just ask in reception for a card which opens the door. Plenty of bars and places to eat out, we particulary liked Puerto Bahia, which is at the harbour. The apartments are situated just off the main road, we didn't encounter any noise from the clubs, bars, restaurants etc. at night. On the downside, the bar promoters do get a bit annoying when you're out for a stroll but they can also be amusing. Trips to Timanfaya National Park, Los Hervideros,El Golfo and Jameos del Agua well worth a visit."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of February 2006
Playa Club good
"We recently stayed at the Playa Club apartments in Lanzarote. It was our first "sun" holiday and we didn't get much sun but the hotel was very clean and right in the middle of everything.
It is just off the main street and a short walk down to the big beach. The pool is a good size and there is an inexpensive food shop just behind the complex.
Our only complaint is that they do not have double beds, but this appears to be the norm for "continental" Europe. Even the four star hotel down the road has two single beds shoved together.
Anyhow, if we head back again we'll certainly stay here and eat at the Brassiere (sp?) on the main street. Several people recommended Il Tomatoe. It was horrible. Service was snarly, food average and price expensive. Instead hit the tapas bar down the hill instead- bogata I think was the name."
- Travel date: Sun 12th of February 2006
Mixed Thoughts - Date of Stay 7th July 2011
"We arrived at the apartments and within 5 minutes of being in the room we noticed cockroaches! They do have a spray in the room but it doesn't really work.
The room however was nice and big.
The hotel was in a great location, 5 mins walk to the beach.
Id say about ten mins walk from the bars and nightclubs.
The swimming pool is a nice size however there were lots of screaming children when we stayed. So it wasn't relaxing and no one took any notice of the swimming pool rules.
However to get away from the screaming you can go to the green patch at the back of the hotel where it was far more chilled.
The cats are beautiful and so friendly we bought cat food and fed them.
Barman - Lovely and helpful, cheap food and drinks!
Maid stole my dress, my friends shoes and fashion rings!
Victor on reception is very rude and sarcastic.
Night receptionist - We saw a Irish man shouting and throwing sun bed chairs around by the swimming pool. The staff just ignored the behaviour.
So we would 100 per cent not stay here again!"
- Travel date: Mon 25th of July 2011
playa club lanzarote
"these apartments were really clean and the staff were fantastic, great gardens for private sunbathing and right in the middle of town. a+"
- Travel date: Thu 13th of January 2011