Dream Gran Castillo Hotel Review
We booked to stay at the Dream Gran Castillo in Lanzarote on a recommendation from a good friend. Having never been on a holiday abroad to a hotel with the children before, I didn't know where to start when it came to something suitable for all of us. I wanted to make sure we were looked after. Running a B&B and being providing for others every day of the week means I was definitely looking forward to someone looking after me for a week. Just knowing I wouldn't have to cook would be wonderful. We booked to stay in May 2015 and went for the all inclusive option. The hotel is 5 star and located near Playa Blanca, around a 40 minute transfer from the airport.
The hotel is set on a stretch of beach which we enjoyed visiting. The children had fun jumping in the shallow waves and looking for fish and crabs in the rock pools. The island you can see in the distance is Fuerteventura, the closest island to Lanzarote.
Our evenings were generally spent at the mini disco. Dan Dream was such a hit with both our children that we are still listening to the CD in the car every weekend now! By the time the disco had finished (8.30) both our children were completely ready for bed, so we went back to our room. The children slept and my husband and I enjoyed either cocktails or cava whilst watching TV. There was plenty of other entertainment during the evening, both for adults and children but ours were just too young (four and six) to stay awake that late.
There were so many different swimming pools to choose from. They were all clean, if a little cold sometimes! There were plenty of sunbeds and areas to relax by the water in. There really was something for everyone. Children pools, family pools, adult only pools. Wherever you were in the hotel there was something to suit how you wanted to relax.
The children's pool was really well laid out and warmer than the others due to the fact that it was shallower. There were lots of different slides and flumes and plenty to keep children of different ages occupied. Both of my children really loved spending time in this pool and we soon got into a routine of going to the children's pool just before we went out to dinner each evening.
Below is a video of the hotel and also a video of our holiday in Lanzarote. I hope you enjoy them both.
If you are planning a family holiday for 2016, I would highly recommend the Dream Place Gran Castillo in Lanzarote. It is reasonably priced and you can fly to Lanzarote with budget airlines RyanAir and EasyJet from the UK.