The 5* Lava Beach Hotel officially opened on the 1st February 2019. It’s situated in a beachfront position in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.
Built from scratch, rather than modernising an existing hotel, the architect was able to absorb the superb natural light found in Lanzarote, throughout the design. For example, the bathrooms in all room types feature a glass panel in the wall which allows daylight into the interior. The toilet is an enclosed cubicle for more privacy.
We visited the Lava Beach hotel during the Easter holidays. Despite a time of busy occupancy, there was a calm and relaxed atmosphere around the communal areas. The hotel isn’t vast, nor boutique, the Lava Beach is somewhere in the middle, with a total of 154 rooms available over 2-4 floors. The Lava Beach hotel has clean lines, modern amenities and a quiet ambience, all of which are perfect ingredients for a chilled holiday by the beach in Lanzarote. Whilst not classed as an adult only hotel, there aren’t any facilities for children at the Lava Beach.
The hotel’s location falls between Matagorda and Playa Los Pocillos. The Sol Lanzarote and Seaside Jameos Playa hotels are neighbours. Convenient for a short transfer from the airport, and within easy reach of the vibrant Puerto del Carmen holiday resort. Hotel guests have direct access to the promenade which stretches from the capital of Arrecife to Playa Grande beach in Puerto del Carmen.
As you’d expect with a 5* hotel, the staff are courteous, friendly and professional. Personal requests are easily accommodated, so your room can be personalised to your preference. For example the beds are made up as twins, however they zip together if you prefer a double. On the balcony there are two chairs, table and a sun bed. It’s not an issue if you would prefer the sun bed removed, or an additional one added.
The main pool area includes two free form fresh water swimming pools and a jacuzzi. There are plenty of sun beds, as well as Balinese beds (free of charge). Pool heating is on from the 1st November to 30th April. The larger pool has a rail with sloping steps for easy access. The lower pool has submerged beds for a chilled laze in the water. You won’t find any loud music booming around the pool, or water based activities at this hotel. The pool bar offers a sun bed service with food and snacks delivered via the press of a button. There are additional sun beds and Balinese beds on a roof top terrace and pergola area by the promenade.
Lava Beach Hotel: Room Types
Air conditioning is standard, which provides heating if required in the winter months. The smart TV doesn’t currently have many English language programmes, this is being addressed at the moment. There’s a Nespresso machine for coffee lovers, and kettle for tea drinkers. The minibar is payable and restocked daily. Bathrobes and slippers are standard in all room types, with toiletries, hairdryer and safe. The balconies are normally furnished with 2 chairs, table and a sun lounger. We loved the quirky turquoise coloured, retro style phones! There is an internal window feature from the bedroom to the twin sink area of the bathroom space.
Classic double rooms are situated overlooking the pool and a great position for afternoon / evening sunshine. Walk in shower as standard. 28m2
Classic sea view double rooms have both a pool and sea view, which is more in the background than a direct sea view. There are also some sea view rooms on the left side and lower section of the hotel, which face out towards the promenade. Walk in shower or whirlpool bathtub. 28m2
Premium sea view double rooms are limited and within a separate block situated down by the promenade. These have a ground or upper floor without lift access and a direct beachfront view. The ground floor balconies are slightly larger than the upper floor. Walk in shower as standard. 28m2
Deluxe sea view double rooms are situated on the second line block with a hanging egg chair on the balcony. This room type’s bathroom has a shower and jacuzzi with sea view! 30m2
Junior suites have a separate living area with sofa bed for an extra adult or child, these are available with pool view, or sea view. Balcony access is via both the bedroom and lounge. 35m2
Double rooms sleep a maximum of 2 people and the junior suites a maximum of 3.
The Lava Beach hotel has 6 adapted rooms for wheelchair guests which are situated on the ground floor by the padel court & mini golf area. There are ramps for access around the grounds, and lift access in the main hotel building. For guests travelling without wheelchairs and limited mobility, the standard rooms have a walk in shower with grab rail.
Rooms are available on bed & breakfast or half board basis.
Lava Beach Hotel: Facilities
For dining, the Lava beach hotel has a buffet restaurant, Oceana with al fresco dining on the terrace in the warmer months. Breakfast is served from 07:30-10:30 and dinner varies slightly from 18:00-21:00 in the winter and 30 minutes later in the summer. Guests on B&B can dine in the evening, without reservation for €15pp.
During the day, the pool bar (10:00-17:00) serves snacks and drinks at their tables or direct to your sun bed at the push of a button. There is a low level of music played in this area.
The à la carte restaurant, Aroma (18:30-22:00) seats up to 40 with advance booking advised. Aroma has a standard à la carte menu or a tasting menu which changes according to the fresh, seasonal and local produce available. Guests on half board can dine à la carte instead of buffet with a 15% discount.
Lava Lounge Bar (16:30-20:30) on the rooftop is the perfect place for a pre dinner cocktail.
In the evening the Piano Bar (16:00-24:00) has music entertainment with a mix of classic, jazz and modern performers. The hotel has 2 professional cocktail makers and their own recipes.
The gym is well equipped with a choice of cardio machines, as well as free standing weights and benches. There is a yoga studio and plans to create an outdoor yoga area. Other recreational facilities include a padel court and mini golf.
Lava Spa (10:00-19:00) has a range of massage & cosmetic treatments available. Plus a sauna, hammam, outdoor jacuzzi, ice fountain and terrace area to relax.
There is a hairdressing & nail salon situated in the hotel lobby.
Lava Beach Hotel: Visitors / Day Pass
Non guests can book in advance via reception to enjoy breakfast €14.95pp or dinner €28.95pp in the Oceana buffet restaurant. Alternatively you can dine in Aroma, this restaurant has a tasting menu priced at €32pp which changes weekly or you can select dishes from their à la carte menu.
Twice a month on the second & fourth Sundays, Lava Beach hotel offer a day pass for visitors to enjoy the hotel’s facilities. Restaurant Aroma Lava Beach’s “Woodstock” brunch concept is priced at €29.95pp, or make a day of it and include access to the Lava Spa & hotel swimming pools at €39.95pp. We experienced a lovely 2 hour Sunday brunch (photos above) at this hotel during September 2021. The brunch menu includes a welcome glass of cava, fresh orange juice, water, tea & coffee. Afterwards we spent the rest of the day chilling by the pool, testing the call button waiter service from our sun beds!
In summary, the Lava Beach Hotel is a welcome addition to the accommodation offering in Puerto del Carmen and one of the first 5* hotels in this holiday resort.
How to book
Inspired to book a stay at the Lava Beach?
Please call our freephone 0800 810 8404 or send an enquiry for your personal holiday quote at the Lava Beach Hotel in Lanzarote.