14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A complex for all
"After staying in this complex this year i cant wait to return, myself, my husband, his mother and our three kids stayed in a two bed apartment with loads of space for two weeks, also my mom & dad had ther own apartment which was nearly as big,
i can not find fault with these bungalows near to beach and commercial centre, just a stroll to both. every thing in apartments was vcery clean and kept that way, very modern bungalows, the bathroom was like a 4 star with walk in shower,
Every thing in apartments you would need for a self catering holiday, This is the only place i have ever stayed where people were not out grabing loungers at dawn, you would pretty much get one at any time of day, it was just nice a calm around the pool. The pool it self was fab nice for kids not all of it was deep and a seperate paddle pool for smaller children, but big enough you could be in it yourself. I didn't try the food but there always seemed to be people there eating. Ther are no kids clubs or entertainment in these bungalows day or night which may not be a bad thing as it would spoil the atmosphere of calm here, as there are 2 hotels with nightly shows just two minute walk away for good stuff for adults and kids alike. A fab place to go very relaxing even with 3 children, cant wait to go next year a very good find."
- Travel date: Thu 26th of October 2006
Small, but big on quality
"Stayed at the Nautilus Apartments on Lanzarote, Canary Islands for a week in balmy January this year (2004).The one-bed apartment was spacious and offered excellent self catering facilities, including a microwave (not something one sees everywhere in such an apartment). The large sofa converts into a king size bed for 2 other adults so my 3 young lads slept on it with no problem.Maid service is 3 times a week so bed linen and towel changes are no worry. There's a small terrace outside each apartment offering sun loungers and patio chairs and children are well catered for with a play area, crazy golf and pool/table tennis facilities.Those who just can't keep away from work (you know who you are!) can keep in touch using the internet facilities on site.On the minus side, the site supermarket is quite expensive with a small range of goods. Better to take your hire car into the Hyper Dino complex near the airport for all you will need.Petrol costs half that found in the UK. We filled our 33 litre tank for just 18 (less than Â£14) after a week of driving around the island. The UK usury on petrol duty and tax really compares badly on Lanzarote.Staff at Nautilus are very friendly and helpful. Taxi back to airport costs about 7 but will only take about 5-7 minutes. The apartments may be close to the runways, but strangely, aircraft noise isn't noticed after a very short while.Enjoy your stay - we'd recommend it to anyone.PS, if you have to book flights separately, go for Excel Airways from Gatwick, by far the cheapest and you get fed in the price, too!"
- Travel date: Wed 14th of January 2004