The Barceló Playa Blanca is the largest hotel to be constructed in Lanzarote. This 4* hotel had a soft opening on 1st December 2023 and was officially inaugurated on 2nd February 2024. Built on the site of the demolished HD Pueblo Marinero this hotel completes the gap between Dreams Lanzarote and Marina Rubicòn on the oceanfront promenade in central Playa Blanca. The contract to operate this 150 million euro investment by Canarian company, Hermanos Domínguez (HD) was awarded to the Barceló hotel group for the first 10 years.

The hotel is marketed in two sections, Barceló Playa Blanca Royal Level with 132 rooms in the front section of building 2 which is adults only (18+ years old) and the main Barceló Playa Blanca with 588 rooms situated in buildings 1, 2 and 3.

There’s no doubting the size of the Barceló Playa Blanca, the hotel covers approx 100,000m2 in a frontline position and just a short stroll along the promenade to the beautiful Playa Dorada beach. The impressive hotel entrance opens up to a stunning lobby with views to Fuerteventura. There are two receptions, the main one on the right and the Royal Level on the left. This is the third floor of the hotel.

The main buffet restaurant in Atlantic Central Market, which connects with Jameo when required. There are two à la carte restaurants Koi (Asian) and Mexíco Lindo. Guests have a choice of four bars, B-Lounge in the lobby, Champs is the sports bar and two pool bars – Breeze is the main one and Barcy is by the children’s pool. Royal Level guests additionally have Magical pool bar and restaurant area in the adult’s only section of the hotel.

The room numbers have been allocated as the floor then the building followed by the room number. For example 1113 is floor 1, building 1, room 13. There are 5 lifts situated throughout the hotel.

Building 1 is the central accommodation building.

  • Floor 1: Rooms 1113-1158
  • Floor 2: Rooms 2113-2158
  • Floor 3: Rooms 3113-3158
  • Floor 4: Rooms 4101-4158

Building 2 (closest to Marina Rubicón) is divided into 4 sections, the two closest to the reception area are part of the main hotel.

  • Floor 1: Rooms 1201-1228 & 1269-1274
  • Floor 2: Rooms 2201-2228 & 2269-2284
  • Floor 3: Rooms 3201-3228 & 3269-3284
  • Floor 4: Rooms 4213-4228 & 4269-4284

Royal Level is in the front 2 sections of building 2.

  • Floor 1: Rooms 1229-1268
  • Floor 2: Rooms 2229-2268
  • Floor 3: Rooms 3229-3268
  • Floor 4: Rooms 4229-4268

Building 3 (closest to Dreams Lanzarote) maintains the height level of the whole hotel but is divided into 6 floors.

  • Floor 2: Rooms 2312-2350
  • Floor 3: Rooms 3312-3371
  • Floor 4: Rooms 4301-4383
  • Floor 5: Rooms 5312-5383
  • Floor 6: Rooms 6364-6383
  • Floor 7: Rooms 7372-7383

The accommodation buildings have a central open air section dividing each side. The corridors are covered but open on the sides to give a light and airy feeling, with water features and planting on the ground floor.

Guests are issued coloured string wristbands with a disc that can open your room door and gate access to the promenade. White = bed & breakfast, green = half board and orange = all inclusive.

At the moment a day pass is not available at the Barceló Playa Blanca.

Room Types

All rooms have these standard facilities including king size bed or twin beds, sofa bed, walk in shower, air conditioning, ironing board & iron, kettle, television, Wi-Fi, safe, hairdryer and a minibar (extra charge). The balcony and terraces have two chairs and a table. Contrary to reviews there is a bin, it’s in the toilet area!

The bathroom is a modern design, some guests may struggle with their lack of privacy. The toilet is enclosed with a solid door. The shower has an opaque glass door and some room types have an opaque panel to the bedroom. The twin sinks are open plan and form the divider between bathroom and bedroom.

An intelligent wall panel, controls much more than just the climate, there is a system to alert housekeeping to make up your room, or not to disturb you and a QR code allows you to work the television, lighting etc.

Superior: 30m2 with balcony or terrace. Max occupancy 2 adults & 2 children.

Superior side sea view: 30m2 with balcony. Max occupancy 2 adults & 1 child or 3 adults.

Junior suite: 37m2 with living area and balcony. Max occupancy 2 adults & 2 children. The television swivels around to provide viewing from the sofa or bed. This is the only room type to include a bath as well as a shower cubicle. NB: the bath isn’t private to the rest of the room.

Superior swim up: 30m2 on the ground floor with a semi private unheated pool. Max occupancy 2 adults (children from 13 years old can share this room with an adult). The pool is shared with other rooms in the row, there is a divided area for some privacy, although other guests could swim past your terrace. They have 2 submerged sun beds.

Superior sea front: 33m2 with ocean view and balcony including sun beds. Max occupancy of 3 adults & 1 child.

Junior suite sea view: 37m2 with ocean view and balcony. Max occupancy of 3 adults or 2 adults 1 child.

Interconnecting rooms are available on request. There are junior suites that interconnect with a superior room. Or two superior rooms that interconnect.

Adapted rooms are available on request. There are 16 adapted superior rooms and 2 adapted deluxe rooms.

Royal Level benefits: This area of the hotel is for over 18’s only. Extra facilities include exclusive access to the adults only heated 30m long infinity pool with pool bar and Magical buffet restaurant. Deluxe rooms have a LavAzza coffee machine as well as kettle. Bathrooms also include a bidet. Guests are shuttled from the lobby by golf carts. Pool towels are provided in the rooms.

Deluxe: 36m2 with balcony. Max occupancy 2 adults.

Deluxe side sea view: 36m2 partial sea views with balcony. Max occupancy 2 adults.

Deluxe swim up: 30m2 on the ground floor with a semi private unheated pool. Max occupancy 2 adults. The pool is shared with other rooms in the row, there is a divided area for some privacy, although other guests could swim past your terrace. They have 2 submerged sun beds.

Deluxe front ocean view: 44m2 direct ocean view with balcony and sun beds. Max occupancy 2 adults.

Junior suite deluxe ocean view: 44m2 ocean view with balcony and sun beds. Max occupancy 2 adults.

Suite deluxe front ocean view: The most spacious room with 100m2, ocean view with balcony and sun beds. Max occupancy 3 adults. Includes a hydromassage bath tub.

Bars & Restaurants

Guests at the main hotel have a choice of 3 restaurants and 4 bars, these are all concentrated in the central area by reception. The hotel requests that beachwear is not worn whilst dining in the buffet or a la carte restaurants.

The two à la carte restaurants open on different evenings and are not included in any board level / room type. Use the hotel app to make your reservation and check the opening times as they fluctuate. The interior design in both of these restaurants is spectacular. Koi has private dining booths which are popular with families / small groups. Mexíco Lindo has a vibrant colour scheme which is portrayed throughout the restaurant including the crockery. All restaurants have al fresco dining areas.

Currently it is not possible for non hotel guests to dine at the à la carte restaurants. It is also not possible for half board guests to switch evening meals to lunch.

For guests not staying on all inclusive, Breeze pool bar has a “menu” option where you can pay per day to include drinks and snacks, this is currently €20 per adult and €10 per child.

Atlantic: main buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Jameos: is an extension of Atlantic when required. As it’s name suggests the decor is like dining in a cave, plus two central cage like booths for small groups / families.

Koi: à la carte Asian restaurant serving Chinese, Thai & Japanese cuisine for dinner, reservations required.

Mexíco Lindo: à la carte Mexican restaurant for dinner, reservations required.

B-Lounge: lobby bar

Champs: sports bar

Breeze: pool bar (a daily upgrade can be arranged at additional cost of €12pp for snacks and drinks at this location for anyone on half board / bed & breakfast)

Barcy: pool bar by children’s pool

For Royal Level adult guests only, there is an additional pool bar and Magical buffet restaurant.


The main pool at the Barceló Playa Blanca is an impressive 180m long. There is a dividing wall, the section closest to reception is heated and where the animation team have daytime activities. The larger section with an infinity edge closest to the ocean front is not heated. There is sloped access in both sides of the pool for anyone with reduced mobility. Inflatables are not allowed.

The children’s pool includes a pirate ship with slides and is heated.

The adults only Royal Level infinity pool is heated, it’s 30 metres in length, which is great for swimming laps. This pool also has a row of submerged sun beds for lazing in the water. There is a windbreak and shaded terrace area too.

Gym: located on 4th floor with sea views, entry included, minimum age 14 years.

Spa: located on 4th floor with sea views, entry & treatments at extra cost.

Sports courts: situated next to the car park the multi use courts are designed for football, basketball, volleyball, paddle and tennis. They can be booked at the extra cost of €20 per hour.

Parking: will be chargeable once the security barriers have been installed, the cost is €5 per day. There are 8 electric car parking spaces with chargers, and a whole row of disabled parking spaces close to the hotel building.

Kids club: The Barcy club includes mini 4-7 years, maxi 8-11 years and teens 12-15 years. Facilities include a climbing wall outside the kids club area located between reception and block 3.

Ampitheatre: This al fresco space isn’t currently used for the evening entertainment.

Meeting rooms: There isn’t a current plan to hold wedding ceremonies at this hotel. There are 4 meeting rooms which can hold up to 800 people.

Hotel App: Download the Barceló app to maximise your stay it’s packed full of information about your hotel including entertainment, restaurant opening hours, spa access etc.

Courtesy Room: You can request the use of a courtesy room for late flights home after check out, the service is free, however needs booking in advance with reception, as subject to availability.

Late Check Out: You can book a late check out of your room for €25 until 3pm, subject to availability. Book in advance with reception.

Paseo Lasal: This is the name of the commercial area situated on the promenade at the oceanfront side of the hotel. Dining establishments located in this area include: Restaurante Roma (Italian), Restaurante Namasté (Indian), La Gang Nan (Chinese) & Heladería Amorino. For shopping there’s a HiperDino Express (minimarket), Salina (accessories), Arteguise (artisan crafts), FundeGrube (beauty), La Playa (fun gifts & accessories). Plus clothing shops: Boss, Polo Ralph Lauren & Bellísima Beachwear. Finally jewellery shops Tag Heuer – Hublot & Joyería Santos.

Our Experience

We visited the Barceló Playa Blanca hotel for a tour on 9 February 2024. The construction fencing around the commercial frontage of La Sal had been removed, but the frontline shops and restaurants were still being fitted at this time. The security gates to the promenade were in operation. We had a look around 4 different room types.

Room 4284: This standard junior suite has a bath and shower, plus two balconies with a mountain / street view.

Room 4249: This is a Royal Level deluxe front ocean view room on the top floor with sun beds on the balcony.

Room 2238: Royal Level deluxe room.

Room 1217: Superior swim up.

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