Don Paco Castilla Apartments Reviews

PLAYA DE LOS POCILLOS, LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN

Reviews for Don Paco Castilla Apartments, Playa de los Pocillos, Lanzarote, The Canaries

LOCATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

ACCOMMODATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

KIDS FACILITIES

3 out of 5
3 Stars

OVERALL RATING

3.8 out of 5
3.8 Stars
The Don Paco Castilla Apartments are located just 200 metres from a beautiful beach and close to the town centre. Lanzarote is famous for its volcanic projections and small creeks ripe for exploration, and the apartments are the ideal spot for couples wishing to relax in each others company, soak up the sun by the pool, enjoy some good cuisine or for those seeking to venture out and explore one of the favoured Canary Islands. The complex has a total of 366 apartments all of which are well furnished and equipped with excellent facilities and amenities. All the Don Paco Castilla Apartments are spacious and tastefully decorated and have a kitchen, bathroom, WC, shower, living room, cooking rings, telephone, Satellite TV, a safe and a balcony or terrace. Facilities at the Don Paco Castilla Apartments include a swimming pool, sun beds, parasols, disco, gardens, internet access, kids activities, laundry, microwave, 24 hours reception, currency exchange, safety deposit Boxes, shop, tennis court, pool table, terrace, supermarket, mini club, childrens playground, volleyball courts, table tennis and a full day and night activities programme with magic shows, live music, contests, competitions and dancing.
Meals & Drinks...SC . B&B . HB . All inclusive breakfast 08.00 - 10.00 . Lunch 13.00 - 15.00 . Dinner 18.30 - 21.30 all buffet style in the Latino restaurant . During breakfast tea, coffee, water and soft drinks are offered, during lunch & dinner, wine, water and soft drinks plus beer & juice for summer . Snacks available 10.30 - 18.30 . Kids ice cream from 10.30 - 19.00 . Tea & coffee time with cakes and water takes place in the afternoon . Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks like beer, wine, gin, sangria, vodka, whiskey, brandy, soft drinks and warm drinks are served 10.00 - 22.00 at the El Ponton restaurant . Latino restaurant . Ponton restaurant
"I was really worried about going here with the boyfriend and my 80 year old mother as the..."

I was really worried about going here with the boyfriend and my 80 year old mother as the report I read were dreadful. We paid £250.00 and yes had to pay 18 euros for air con and didnt bother to pay for the safe, but on the whole we drank 150.00 worth of beer, and dont listen to what is written, its value for money, and we thought what good value although the food was repetative but well worth a vist.

Go for a cheap holiday and you wont be dissappointed. My boyfriend travells the world and im ex aircrew so we all know what we are talking about !!!

We definatly had value for money, but dont get caught by paying 25 pounds for three and go up to see the volcano, its a woman putting a bit of water down a hole and it spurts up a waste of money !!!!!!!
GO THERE AND I WOULD GO BACK !!!!

REDLYNCH
WILTSHIRE

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
3 Stars
OVERALL:
4.0 Stars
"Full board here is a joke, only one type of beer on tap for full board served, in a plastic..."

Full board here is a joke, only one type of beer on tap for full board served, in a plastic cup the cheapest they could find. Coffee for full board was in a machine like a factory not allowed proper coffee from nice machine behind bar unless you paid.

Food in buffet was just edable and sometimes not very, poor qualety staff were rude and not very helpful, bar staff didnt like full board brits and didnt hide it.

Brits i spoke to were not happy, they nick named the buffet the troff.

We paid £1200 for this holiday and felt we were an unwanted pain to the staff, when locals came in for coffee the staff rolled out the red carpet, they spent 6 euros took up tables for an hour or more and went away happy.

Its a joke. Its the brits who keep them in work and we were treated like inmates in the local prison thomas cook rep was no help didnt want to know whats new!!

If you wanted tv 3 euros per day, aircon 3 euros per day, i think they would prefir we sent our wallets by post and stay at home so the locals can have there coffe in peace.

It cost us a lot of money to be treated like haif wits dont go is my advice.

Maltings
Suffolk

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
2 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
3.3 Stars
"Have just returned from a very enjoyable holiday in Lanzarote. Apartment was very clean and..."

Have just returned from a very enjoyable holiday in Lanzarote. Apartment was very clean and spacious, staff very helpful did not use the hotel restaurants as we were told by many food was not good, but as were self catering we wanted to eat out most nights anyway.

Found a great bar just outside complex called pythons we would defenatly recommend for food and drink prices and also a great atmosphere with golden oldie music from 60s and 70s on day and night.

A lovely beach only 5 mins walk from apartments very safe for kids.

Newhaven

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

Apartments was basic but very clean, not a lot of uttensils if you want to do your own cooking. Maids came in regular, It was very quiet, so it was easy to get sunbeds round the pool. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. Nice walk into del carmen, but taxi was only 4 euros and went there every night because it was more lively. Car hire wasn`t that expensive as well, got to see the rest of the island. We do think it was quiet resort but had a great time.

HULL

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
4.9 Stars
"Having read some worrying reviews about cleanliness, accomodation etc. We were very pleased..."

Having read some worrying reviews about cleanliness, accomodation etc. We were very pleased with our apartment, spacious and well equipped. We did have a problem with cockroaches, they were quite big and moved quickly when you tried to kill them and we were told that this was cockroach season [we holidayed end July to August}.

We did however overcome this very stressful time by spraying a special spray at all entrances and blocking a gap under the door with a cheap towel bought locally. This at least killed off the odd one one or two that got in. Our apartment was right by the pool, although on the cool side, we did manage a few swims and close proximity to the all inclusive bar with snacks and drinks was very nice.

The food was perfectly edible, quite a lot of fish, but other choices always available and quite tasty. The beach wasn't as far away as expected, about a five minute flat walk and plenty of space with toilets and showers available. We ventured out to the volcanoes by coach-a trip worth going on, and if you like country music/line dancing, the Rancho Texas night is a must.

As much beer, sangria, soft drinks and food that you can take and lots of fun and laughs. Overall a great holiday, even better without the insects !

Eastbourne
East Sussex

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
4 Stars
OVERALL:
4.9 Stars
"We have just arrived back from this resort and although we would go back to lanzorote I dont..."

We have just arrived back from this resort and although we would go back to lanzorote I dont think we will go back to this hotel. It was too quiet with everthing closed at 11 pm !

The entertainment was non esistant we went out every nite , food was ok if you like chicken or fish every night, The appartments are very big very clean with a nice big balcony. If you want tv ,air con cots they are all there at a price, plenty of sunbeds but pools very cold .

Puerto del carmen + Costa Tesguise are lovely with plenty of night life. If you are thinking of going go self catering then you can suit yourselves where you eat as its cheap enough to eat out.

We went on Island tour and fuerteventura trip they were both excellent. Try rose of clare irish pub ,the three bridies were brilliant, also mucky duck 11 just down the road about 10 mins.

All in all holiday was ok but im pleased to be back home !!

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
2 Stars
OVERALL:
3.5 Stars

We where a party of 7 staying in a 3 bed appartment , amazing value for our money , site staff , reps and local people couldnt do enough for us , deffinately going again , hope we can gety don paco for the 3rd time ,

hull

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Lanzarote(we were told before we departed)is a windy island, and for the two weeks we were..."

Lanzarote(we were told before we departed)is a windy island, and for the two weeks we were there, although it was hot,it was very windy every day/night. We went to the beach on three occasions and were sand blasted every time (suggest wind sheild) but snorkelling at Playa Blanca beach (Puerto del Carmen)was superb.
Don Paco apartments are basic but liveable in (ours was very smelly but tolerable?), the entertainment was non existent and the califa disco was a joke, shutting at 11.00 pm as did the whole apartment complex. Suggest you hire a car, the island at first glance looks like several slag heaps all lined up but there are some spectacular sights to see (we travelled approx 300 km costing 10 euros in fuel)and saw everything.
Finally, we fully enjoyed our holiday making our own entertainment and taking a taxi(4 euros each way)to Puerto del carmen of an evening but be aware we found almost everything more expensive than expected. Would recommend restaurants overlooking the harbour especially Ocean Burger value for money and spotless inside, and if you can visit puerto calero and mirador del rio we think you will be pleasantly suprised.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
3 Stars
KIDS:
2 Stars
OVERALL:
3.1 Stars
"This was my second trip to Lanzarote and the Don Paco. It was much quieter this year and..."

This was my second trip to Lanzarote and the Don Paco. It was much quieter this year and with 4 swimming pools, there were plenty of sunbeds to go round at all times. It is great for a relaxing holiday in the sun and good value for money. The beach is just a short walk away as are some very good restuarants. We were again upgraded from a studio to a one bedroom apartment and were very pleased with the accomodation - it was clean, spacious and well equipped. I would recommend this resort for families with small children although older children/teenagers would probably be happier nearer to the centre of Puerto Del Carmen. The shopping centre near the old town is brilliant. I would certainly go back to Lanzarote but maybe not to these apartments.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
4 Stars
OVERALL:
4.6 Stars
"Please ensure you reserve your sunbed when you first arrive as they had towels on them for..."

Please ensure you reserve your sunbed when you first arrive as they had towels on them for the duration of peoples holiday(not germans english people),told the rep quote'if you cant beat them --join them'all they had to do was collect them in on a night time and this would not happen. 367 rooms all full of people but there was no atmosphere at all. the rooms were ok but you could hear everything that was happening next door and above you. saw quite a few people move rooms,seemed to me if you had a room on the ground floor you got pestered by cockroaches also the cats were everywhere. don paco was right at the edge of puerto carmen so you needed a taxi in cos they were so cheap you could not get one between 6.30--9.00. all the bars seem to charge the same price for a pint of lager 2euros50cents,which i personally thought was a bit expensive. plenty of irish bars and chinese restaurants. team and tribe kids club were joined together and then the numbers were limited which didnt seem fair,so did the girls get extra time off instead of running two clubs? i did enjoy it but i dont think i will be back to lanzarote. the shops selling camcorders etc were there but the sales assistants pounced on you straight away which was off putting. lastly you could hear the planes and see them landing but it did not make any difference to our holiday

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
3 Stars
KIDS:
2 Stars
OVERALL:
3.0 Stars
"Because of the time of year, the place wasn't too crowded, so we had no problems around the..."

Because of the time of year, the place wasn't too crowded, so we had no problems around the pool area with sunbeds, etc., and we didn't notice any noise from neighbouring apartments. We were concerned beforehand that cockroaches may be in abundance, but (thankfully!) we only saw one. The weather was just right - not too hot - and the temperature remained comfortable in the evening. The accommodation was basic but reasonably comfortable. As we ate out every evening, we only used the kitchen for making hot drinks. All in all, we had a very enjoyable, relaxing holiday.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
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