The small Canary Island of Lanzarote offers visitors a big selection of hotel accommodation. Encompassing everything from cheap and cheerful aparthotels through to full blown five star luxury and chic rural getaways.
But which are the best hotels in Lanzarote
Rural HotelsDespite the fact that it is probably best known as a bucket and spade beach destination rural tourism has really started to take off on the island in recent years. As a growing number of visitors seek to connect with the ´real Lanzarote’.As a result there’s now a growing crop of rural hotels springing up across the island that cater to this demand.
Amongst the best – and the best known – is the Hotel Finca Salinas – located in the pretty little village of Yaiza. Which is close to Lanzarote´s leading tourist attraction, the Timanfaya Volcano Park. This 18th century mansion was once owned by a local salt baron called Don Jaime Lleo. Who made his pile from exporting the crystals processed at the nearby Janubio salt works to markets across Europe. The beautiful terracotta coloured building was restored by the current owners in 1996 – and now boasts seventeen guest rooms. Which have all been individually decorated by the local architect Angel Garcia Puertas. With double rooms starting from €104 per night, including breakfast.
Resort HotelsThe resort of Costa Teguise was developed under the aegis of César Manrique during the 1970´s. As the local artist and architect sought to create a coastal sister resort to the former island capital of Teguise. Located some 10m inland.Manrique sought to anchor the development with a prestigious five star hotel. Which he created in tandem with the Gran Melia chain. Resulting in the opening of the ultra luxurious Gran Melia Salinas in the early 1970´s. Still regarded by many as the best hotel on the island today.
The Gran Melia Salinas features a whole raft of classic Manrique design flourishes as well as many of the artist’s valuable original works, which adorn public spaces such as the restaurant and bar areas.The piece de resistance of the Gran Melia Salinas however is a breathtaking internal courtyard garden – featuring tropical plants from the Canaries and around the world. Which has provided the benchmark for similar hotel designs the world over ever since.A nights accommodation at the Gran Melia Salinas starts from around €120 depending upon the time of year.
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