53 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
booked apartments elsewhere but on arriv...
"booked apartments elsewhere but on arrival asked for transfer. Went to Montana as i stayed there before i thought they would be ideal. Apartments clean, comfortable and spacious no problems there, but when it came to air conditioning a charge of 48 euro per week and a lot of hidden extras for the basic requirments of an apartment such as a toasterl, iron and parasols poolside, if you add these up it would come to nearly 100 euro which is a lot, the poolside bar was very expensive 1 pack of crisps 1.80 euro a total disgrace. I think places like this are pricing themselves out of the market when there is no need to as the place is busy enough to make ample profit. "
- Travel date: Sat 30th of August 2008
my husband myself and 2 other adults and...
"my husband myself and 2 other adults and 2 kids aged 23mths,6yrs stayed for a week .was abit worried after reading reviews need'nt have been excellent apartments very clean and spacious we got 315 which was actually 316 also both made into one apartment so that meant 2 bathrooms as well as 2 bedrooms kettle and microwave and loads of cutlery.Kids pool very shallow which was great for my youngest tilles slippery when wet you just have to wear pool shoes,entertainment not bad but we spent most nights down town anyway beware of bar and resturant prices very expensive but spar shop just down the road.Dont miss the texas ranch barbacue fantastic night we all loved it.Water park great fun if you dont enjoy it you must be really fussy.All in all had a fantastic holiday this was our third time in lanzarote after holidaying other places but lanzarote is hard to beat and will return next year."
- Travel date: Thu 28th of August 2008
We are just back from Lanzarote and had...
"We are just back from Lanzarote and had a fantastic time. My partner and our two children went. The apartments at Club Montana were lovely and clean, and cleaned nearly every day. Entertainment was great, kids had a ball with the camel racing, and I just loved the bingo! The reason Im not giving Club Montana 10/10 is because the price of things is ridiculous, a packet of crisps 2 euro! a small plate of chips 3.50! u even have 2 rent a toaster, mad.
Anyway pool was great, apartment was great, and weather was perfect. x"
- Travel date: Thu 17th of July 2008
Just back from a weeks holiday in Lanzar...
"Just back from a weeks holiday in Lanzarote . Would recommend Montana.
I was a bit apprehensive about booking as I had read reviews on the apartments but found it to be as high a standard as most places. Our apartment was cleaned 5 days out of 7 with clean linen and towels provided. Beds were a little hard but didnt disturb sleep !!!! Had an apartment with pool view and the sun shone on verandah for most of the day
Staff were very friendly but found the bar to be very expensive compared to others in the area.
One down side was the pool, it was very deep and only a small section was allocated for the kids. Also the tiled area around the pool and bar was extremley slippey and there was a few accidents .
Toasters/hairdryers had to be paid for at reception .. with a deposit given too
I would def return to the Montana Club "
- Travel date: Sat 1st of March 2008
Just returned from 1 week starting 27th...
"Just returned from 1 week starting 27th Dec. Accommodation in room 108 was very damp, no sunlight reached the room at any time. Verandah looked onto the back of another building, no sunlight either. Beds were rock hard and very damp. Linen was not changed throughout the whole week and towels were only changed twice. I had to ask at reception twice for bath/shower to be fixed, it wouldn't empty after use.
Pool was freezing, it was empty the whole time we were there. Hot food was nice from the bar but expensive. We were charged â¬3.60 for 2 packs of King Cheese and onion taytos, about 3 times the amount at home. To use a hair dryer you had to hire it for â¬9 per week.
Very noisy at night time also. I tried to ring security guard at least 5 times one night to stop the noise upstairs and it just rang out constantly.
I would not recommend these apartments to anyone. Came home with a chest infection from them and met another couple over there that had the same problem.
On the upside it is very centrally located and Lanzarote at that time of year was very nice. Would definitely go back again next year at the same time but not to that apartment."
- Travel date: Mon 7th of January 2008
My partner and I visited the Montana Apa...
"My partner and I visited the Montana Apartments in Sept 2006, we liked it that much we tried to get there again for 2007 but it was fully booked, we settled for Matagorda but we were not impressed at all. We are definitely going to Montana Club this year, the accomodation was fine and very clean, fresh linen and cleaners every day, bar snacks excellent and entertainment in hotel very good, we went into town every night, lots to do, lovely restaurants, lovely people, cant wait to go back."
- Travel date: Mon 7th of January 2008
Where to start really? Lanzarote off sea...
"Where to start really? Lanzarote off season is usually pretty tattoo-free but sadly our most recent visit was marred tattoo-toting types who seemed unable to occupy space without making excessive noise and behaving in a tedious, attention-seeking manner.
The Montana apartments does take children but thankfully those in evidence during our visit were better behaved than their parents. However, Montana was sadly short on vegetarian options but we were lucky in that my intrepid partner managed to unearth a super vegetarian bistro not far away. A local supermarket had a few bottles of organic wine tucked away which allowed us to have a few drinks without mixing with the vulgarians.
We thought that we had exhausted the cultural offerings of Lanzarote but a revisit to the national park at Timanfaya rekindled memories of previous visits. The staff at the apartments were polite but not engaging. The bedding was adequate but lacked bounce! The entertainment on offer was clearly geared towards the Karaoke-clientÃ¨le and we elected to seek our titillation elsewhere! Ultimately we were divided as to whether a return visit would be in order; Norman for, myself firmly against. "
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of January 2008
"Stayed in the montana in October for one week with my boyfriend.
Weather was good for three of the days but overcast/rained the rest.Nice complex but extremely basic. After travelling all night ,We had to wait two hours on arrival to be allocated our room. Apartments are extremely basic and be ware of the beds..rock hard..and also the shower rail kept slipping down as the water got hotter.There are alot of extra charges e.g toaster, pay remote control( cannot operate T.V without it), microwave, safe etc.We stayed off peak so it di'nt matter that there was no air conditioning. However staff are very friendily , the rooms were cleaned daily and pool is lovely and very clean. Prices in the restraunt quite high for a breakfast so I would advise anyone to head down the strip where you get a full breakfast for less than 3 euro( the gallieon, lani's all very good). Night time entertainment in the hotel is quiet enough. Kylie nite, volcanic karoke and Elvis night. Route 66 and th Tropical are the best disco bars while the old town has some lovely restraunts and irsih pubs.All in all a nice holiday but would of been better if had good nigths's sleep and the weather a bit better!"
- Travel date: Wed 28th of November 2007
"the montana club apartments are excellent. they are about a 7 minute walk to the beach down a slight slope. i dont know how good the evening entertainment is as i didnt stay around for it any night. they do have a lot of hidden costs eg u have to pay for toasters, air conditioning ect. i would recommend these apartments to anyone but also the pools are quiet deep. had a great holiday will be returning.
- Travel date: Fri 9th of November 2007
My partner and I and three teenagers hav...
"My partner and I and three teenagers have just returned from a week at Montana apartments. They are very clean and spacious. Ok, we did have a cockroach which my daughter nearly lost her life over, but we really could not fault the place.
The staff were very friendly.
The pools were great and the entertainment at night was fine.
We would recommend it to anyone.
- Travel date: Tue 30th of October 2007
Montana Apartments were very clean, spac...
"Montana Apartments were very clean, spacious and in a lovely setting. Plenty of sunbeds around the pool, and although the pool was freezing, it was nice to cool down!
I rated these apartments as an '8' as we found the prices in the bar quite expensive. The bar & reception staff were friendly, as we asked to change rooms when we arrived, as rooms 115 - 118 were right behind the bar, we got another room within an hour.
10 mins took you into the main resort, where you will be spoilt for choice for bars, restaurants & shops. There was also a Spar and a Pizzeria 5 mins from the apartments.
All in all, we had a great holiday & would definitely go back to Montana.
- Travel date: Sat 27th of October 2007
"brill holiday. even in sept the place was still busy. montana apt was really nice. great location. clean place, friendly staff. good value for money. go to western night and to seany's comedy nite on the strip."
- Travel date: Wed 10th of October 2007