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Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort

Spain, Europe
Playa Blanca

The Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort at Las Colorados is a great choice for visitors looking for a four star experience in Lanzarote. You'll find a winning combination of stunning beachfront location and excellent amenities - all the ingredients for an unforgettable break in the Canary Islands.

Sit back and relax - there's so much to enjoy at the Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort:

From the delightful views of Fuerteventura and Lobos Island to the glittering sea and the azure blue skies - this is a lovely place to spend some time in the Lanzarote sunshine, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This is a four star haven where you can relax, unwind, and really enjoy yourself at leisure.

The facilities here are excellent, with plenty of options to keep you entertained. As well as a choice of inviting swimming pools and sun terraces, you might also like to try out the spa or opt for a rejuvenating sauna or massage. Sporty types will love having the gym and tennis court on hand. And gourmets will savour the choices presented in no less than five restaurants, each with its own ambience. After dinner, there's often entertainment offered as well as a disco.

Double rooms are nicely furnished and feature a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, satellite television, telephone, hairdryer, safety deposit box* and minibar* (upon request). Rooms with a sea view are also available at a supplement.

*Some facilties may incur an additional fee.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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2 Guests


  • 3 pools#
  • 2 kid's pools#
  • Spa
  • 2 saunas
  • 3 indoor jacuzzis
  • 5 restaurants
  • 6 bars
  • 24-hour snack service
  • Sun terraces
  • Massage*
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee
  • #Heated in winter

Room Types

Superior Room
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Single Superior Room
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Superior Sea View Room
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The Local Area

This 4-star hotel is ideally located on the beachfront of Las Coloradas, between Playa Blanca village and Papagayo Beach, on the south coast of Lanzarote. From the hotel you can enjoy stunning views of Fuerteventura and Lobos Island. The hotel offers guests a free shuttle service to Playa Dorada Beach four times a day.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review

Excellent family holiday despite COVID-19 situation

Review by martinlane22 Sheffield

This is our second visit to Sandos Papagayo and the hotel, location and surrounding areas are all outstanding. We were worried we would not make it this year with the global pandemic so feel very lucky to have escaped for 2 weeks in the sun. Not surprisingly the hotel is not the same as last year - there were hardly any guests and the hotel had only been open for a few days prior to our arrival...

The staff have worked incredibly hard in what must be the most difficult circumstances. Most of the other hotels in the resort were closed as were many of the bars and shops.

The plus side of this is that we almost had the place to ourselves which made for a very relaxing stay. We got to know most of the other guests and the entertainment team (Odonis and Pedro) were fantastic to make everyone welcome. They ran all the daytime activities and got people involved and then either supported or led the evening entertainment. I never heard any staff complain so thank you for giving us a fantastic holiday.

Differences this year meant you had to wear a mask at the bar and when getting food from the restaurant. There were hand sanitisers everywhere and the sports equipment was cleaned between guests. Everyone complied and we had a great time together.

We had a couple of issues with our room and these were mostly sorted with the exception of the air conditioning which meant the room was not quite cold enough, especially at night. This wasn't the case last year and I've seen other reports this year so hopefully this will be fixed for when we next return.

The fact that so many people return year after year proves how hard the staff work to maintain the hotel and provide a safe and enjoyable stay to all the guests. I sincerely hope that things can return to as near normal as soon as possible.

Positives for me:

Playa Blanca is the best location on the island. Great beaches, lots of bars and restaurants without being too busy or built up. There are great walks along the promenades or over the desert like terrain to the coves of Papagayo. Swim in the sea or hire snorkels or kayaks/paddle boards.

The weather is hot all year round :-)

The location of the hotel is on the edge of the resort so doesn't feel too crowded and you have the option of either walking into the town or to the nearby excellent beaches. Hotel facilities and staff are excellent and worth the 4*.

The hotel was kept spotlessly clean.

Some negatives:

Maintenance issues this year, especially the air conditioning. Quite a few broken tiles around the pool. I expect having just emerged from lockdown these would have been attended to, but just need more time.

Food in the restaurant was repetitive and limited.

OVERALL - the staff deserve a BIG THANK YOU for their efforts this year and I would recommend this hotel for anyone. We will certainly be back.

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Wonderful window of opportunity

Review by pncsc

We have just returned from a fabulous week at this excellent hotel and consider ourselves doubly fortunate - firstly that the holiday was possible at all (the hotel only re-opened the day before we arrived and had to close the day before we left) and secondly that we were so well looked after by the small team of dedicated staff. Owing to the circumstances there was perhaps less than 10% occupancy of the hotel and we were all grouped together in the best rooms and shared the best restaurant (Royal Elite). we had a fabulous room with the best sea view of any we have stayed in...

It was such a tonic to wake up to the sound of waves lapping up the beach outside and then to watch the spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean from our balcony. Superb. We love the beaches leading up to Papagayo and the hotel could not be better placed to access these. An easy stroll meant that we could comfortably spend a morning or afternoon on the beaches and get back for lunch or dinner. We love the walk along the promenade at Playa Blanca and here you are right at the beginning of it. We loved walking through the marina, into the heart of the resort and then out past Playa Flamingo towards the lighthouse. We were blessed with 6 sunny days and it was beautifully warm and so were able to swim in the sea and in one of the pools at the hotel. The heated pool (heated in the winter months) was great - hotel pools can often be offputting since they are freezing. Understandably, with the circumstances and so few residents the food was perhaps a little limited but it was always very well presented and there was always something to enjoy. The only disappointment was the soup which was strangely tasteless. All the staff in the restaurant were lovely and made us feel very welcome. We felt so sorry for them that their livelihoods were being so badly affected by the pandemic - nevertheless their focus was entirely on making sure that we were all safe, well looked after and enjoying ourselves. The evening entertainment was great fun in the Canarian Bar - high quality singers who always managed to get people up dancing (with our masks on). Every hotel needs constant maintenance and updating and if you look hard enough you will see things that need doing but the overall impression of the Sandos Papagayo is of a smart, clean and well resourced hotel whose greatest strengths re its incomparable position (if you like walking) ad the brilliant holiday atmosphere the hard working staff mange to create. We wish them all well, hope that they will reopen soon and know that thousands of others will have such a great time there in the future as we did.

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Favourite Hotel

Review by alice7770 Leeds, United Kingdom

We love this hotel so much!

We were lucky enough to stay at Sandos for our 8th visit, with Jet2 Holidays. The hotel had opened the day we arrived and closed again the day after we left.

This stay wasn't so different to the others, except everyone ate in the Royal Elite restaurant, were given Royal Elite rooms and obviously there weren't as many guests.

Weather could of been better but meant we were able to do lots of walking...

we always enjoy our stays here and the staff were fantastic!

Playa Blanca seemed almost as busy as usual. Love the walk from the town back to the hotel.

Hopefully Sandos will reopen soon.

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Very good hotel located at a fantastic place!

Review by Nar82 Vinkeveen, The Netherlands

What a pleasure to stay at this hotel! The location couldn't be better just at a broad beach (lava) looking at Isla de lobos and Fuerteventura. Climbing a bit to the east will get you at the best beach I have seen sofar, playa Papagayo. pros:

  • in general very friendly staff, specific animation team (hug of Alex for Pedro)
  • good various food (breakfast and dinner)
  • big, well maintained pools
  • extraordinairy location cons;
  • poor airconditioning
  • deferred maintanance (in general)
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Fantastic Covid Break

Review by Villa-Newbs Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Do not listen to the moaning people on here . We are in the middle of a pandemic ,

The hotel can not give you the full service they strive to always give . Sauces and bread are in sachets so there’s not cross contamination, yes staff is a little less , no difference to any other hotel.

The entertainment team (Odonis and Pedro) were fantastic...

Great entertainment every evening.

Special shout out to Elena and Damian from the Rubicon diving. Our daughter had a ray of a time.

This is a fantastic hotel , service is amazing . You won't be disappointed.

Well done 👍 👏👏👏

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