The Hotel Fariones is a 5* beachfront luxury hotel situated in the centre of Puerto del Carmen. This iconic hotel has decades of history, being the first tourist hotel to open in Lanzarote during 1967. The Fariones was closed for a few years, undergoing a major major refurbishment reported to have cost in the region of €30 million euros. This hotel reopened after refurbishment on the 1st September 2020.
This hotel is aimed at adults, rather than families, although children are welcome. If you have children we would suggest staying at the Suite Hotel Fariones situated next door. Described as sophisticated and elegant, the Hotel Fariones is aiming to provide a relaxed holiday vibe. Situated on the flat in the centre of the resort, this hotel is perfect for anyone with limited mobility.
The 213 rooms include a pillow, blanket and linen menu. The twin beds are 110cm each. Standard facilities include bathrobe and slippers, hairdryer, iron, coffee machine and stocked mini bar on arrival.
Double Superior Sea View: Combined sleeping & living area with twin beds. Bathroom with rain shower. Size 32-35m². Terrace with pool & sea views 8m². Maximum occupancy 2 adults. Situated in blocks 1-3.
Junior Suite Sea View: Combined sleeping & living area with twin beds. Bathroom with rain shower. Size 38-40m². Terrace with sea views 10-12m². Maximum occupancy 2 adults. Situated in block 5 by Playa Grande, floors 1-5.
Junior Suite Sea View Relax: Combined sleeping & living area with twin beds. Bathroom with rain shower. Size 36.5m². Spacious outdoor terrace with private whirlpool and sea views 16.5m². Maximum occupancy 2 adults. Situated in block 5 by Playa Grande.
Adapted Junior Suite: Combined sleeping & living area with twin beds. Adapted bathroom with rain shower. Size 38-40m². Terrace with access ramp 10-12m². Maximum occupancy 2 adults. Situated close to reception and elevators on floor 3 (ground level).
Suite Loft Sea View: Combined sleeping & living area with twin beds. Size 55m². Bathroom with freestanding bathtub and independent rain shower. Spacious terrace with views to the pool, palms & sea 16m². Maximum occupancy 3 adults. Situated between blocks 3 & 4.
Suite Sea View: Separate bedroom with twin beds. Size 63-70m². Bathroom with freestanding bathtub and independent rain shower. Spacious terrace with pool & sea views 16m². Maximum occupancy 3 adults. Situated on the 7th floor in blocks 1, 2 & 3.
Ocean Suite: Separate bedroom with twin beds. Size 80m². Bathroom with freestanding bathtub and independent rain shower. Spacious terrace with panoramic sea views 16m². Maximum occupancy 3 adults.
Grand Suite Fariones: 2 bedroom suite including an en-suite with a king size bed, plus a twin bedroom. Size 90-100m². Separate living room. Bathroom with rain shower. Spacious terrace with panoramic sea views 24m². Maximum occupancy 4 adults.
Royal Suite Fariones: 2 bedroom suite including master bedroom with king size bed and twin bedroom.Size 150m². Separate living room. Two bathrooms with freestanding bathtub and rain shower. Spacious terrace with Jacuzzi and panoramic sea views 32m². Maximum occupancy 4 adults.
NB: Suite rooms and Junior Suite Relax include privileges of daily access to the à la carte breakfast (subject to availability & advance reservation required) plus the Roof Top Terrace swimming pool.
Restaurants & Bars
The Fariones Hotel offers bed & breakfast or half board accommodation. Their dress code is that gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers for dinner.
The buffet restaurant with show cooking “La Bella Lucia” serves breakfast (07:30-10:30) and dinner (19:00-22:00) in the evening.
Kaori is the à la carte Asian restaurant offering a choice of 2 haute cuisine tasting menus for dinner Wednesday-Saturday (19:30-22:30). Or à la carte daily breakfast to guests for a small supplement of €5 per person. Open to the public for both breakfast €25pp and dinner €75-€90pp.
Erizo is the à la carte Macaronesian restaurant open for dinner (19:30-22:30), serving a select three course menu highlighting local cuisine, supplement of €25pp for guests on half board. Open to the public tasting menu €49pp.
La Barra serves food (09:00-23:00) and drinks (09:00-00:00) situated between the lobby and pool terrace.
Pitaya is a fresh juice bar situated by the pool (11:00-18:00).
Cuevo de Doña Juana is a night club situated inside a volcanic cave on the beachfront of the hotel (18:00-00:00)
The main infinity style swimming pool is situated in the central terrace of the hotel, offering sea views through the palms. There are two jacuzzis for guests over 16 years old.
Plus, on the 8th floor there is a rooftop swimming pool, with sun terrace and lounge bar for those guests with exclusive access (suites).
Across the road 150m away, the Fariones sports centre has a gym, tennis & padel courts and a training pool. These facilities are also open to the public.
Evening entertainment including live music.
Underground car parking €12 per night, subject to availability.
We stayed at the Hotel Fariones in October 2021.
If you have a car, just pull up outside the hotel reception to check in, then your registration will be recognised by the parking barrier to go underground.
The check in process is at two desks on the right as you enter the hotel, you are seated during the process and a welcome drink served. Pool tokens are issued on arrival as well as your room keys. Oliver showed us to our room, he’s worked at the hotel for 15 years.
Our junior suite sea view room was 622, which was perfectly located being central in the hotel on the 3rd floor up from reception. Our balcony was very private benefitting from afternoon sunshine, with views to Playa Grande and a distant pool view through the palms. The attention to detail all adds to the experience, little things like an automatic light in the wardrobe, a powerful hairdryer with diffuser, the shelf in the shower full of toiletries, complimentary flip flops and slippers, daily drinking water, a daily change of towels even if you hung your damp ones up etc.
We were celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary and received a fabulous hand written message from Miriam, the Guest Relations Manager along with a bottle of cava on ice and a tray of petits fours for our special occasion.
Our first evening we dined at Kaori which is a superb setting, the service was first class and the food beautifully presented. We really enjoyed our Kaori tasting menu, but it’s not a meal you would repeat twice in one stay and felt it was a shame there wasn’t an additional à la carte menu to try on another evening.
The hotel has an App which we used for restaurant information. We found it lacking in detail, for example about the à la carte breakfast – in the end, we visited the restaurant to ask about the cost of upgrading.
Reservations are not required for the Buffet Bella Lucía. The outside terrace was popular for both meals and often there were guests choosing to wait for a table, rather than be seated inside. In our experience for breakfast and dinner, the cold selection was good, plus show cooking options, however we were disappointed with the hot selection as the elements we tried were barely warm. We would recommend staying in bed & breakfast accommodation and dining in their other onsite restaurants if you’re not a fan of buffet meals.
At the time of our visit there was a lot of towels reserving sun beds from first thing. We headed down after breakfast and managed to find 2 single ones left in the main pool area which we moved together. There are plenty of hidden spots within the mature gardens with a variety of seating, so do take a good walk around to find your preferred area. Guests have gate access to both beaches of Playa Grande and Playa Fariones (Cala on the map), so it’s easy to swim in the sea. The two jacuzzis are situated together, below the infinity pool. Watching the sunrise from the jacuzzi before breakfast was a lovely start to the day. The main infinity pool has roman steps with a hand rail for easy access. Plus a stone shelf where you can just sit in shallow water or drop into the main pool. The pool shape is good if you like to have a proper swim, or like most, head over to the infinity side to gaze out to sea.
For our last breakfast we upgraded to Kaori and it was fabulous. It’s a brunch style menu with fine dining service.
In summary, the Hotel Fariones is a calm oasis in the centre of Puerto del Carmen. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this 5* hotel, it has the best location in the resort, comfortable rooms, fabulous air conditioning and a high ratio of staff to guests so that there is always some available to help with a request.
How to book
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