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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great location , but grossly overpriced and villa & pool area in need of renovation”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Arrived late at night to find, immediate evidence that Villa Lucia was poorly maintained / serviced and a long way off the standard expected for the overall rental price paid. First of all no welcome pack or pool towels (some confusion as to whether we were due welcome pack & pool towels - as it appears it depends on which agent you book the villa though - we had clearly booked through Lanzarote1 as booking confirmation came from them and provision of welcome pack and towels was clearly on their website), luckily local supermarket open until 11pm.

Requested travel cot had not been assembled - plus no bedding for cot either.

Upon further inspection of the villa we noticed excessive black mould growth on ceiling of ground floor bathroom and basement bathroom shower fitting broken,plus a strong smell of sewage coming from below the basement stairwell.

I would dispute description of the villa as "modern" as there was no aircon - only electric fans

On the following day, in daylight, we also noticed that the outside patio / pool areas were in disarray and obviously had not been cleaned / organised in any way prior to our arrival.

Agents Lanzarote1 were contacted and they did sort some of the issues out quite quickly - but it should not have been necessary to have had to contact them in the first place. No compensation by way of partial refund in rental fee was offered by Lanzarote1.

The intermittent smell of sewage in the basement was still evident throughout our stay and very off putting .

Generally the pool area had good shaded seating, but the ground around edge of the pool is in serious need of repair - poorly maintained paving / weathered concrete giving rise to an uneven surface and potential trip hazard (note neighbouring properties had pools with nice ceramic tiled surrounds and patio areas - even the people who were sent to the villa by agents Lanzarote1 commented on the fact that the poolside condition at Villa Lucia was disgraceful). During the course of our stay (11 days) the pool itself was looking poor and in need of a deep clean especially around the edges

Wifi service in villa , although "free", was very poor (only allows two devices on line at any one time)

Do not follow driving instructions from agent if you are arriving first time in Lanzarote late at night - keep to main road LZ2 from Arecife Airport direct to Playa Blanca - do NOT take smaller road (LZ 702 direction Femes) just before you get to Yaiza as this is unlite and quite tricky at night

All in all Villa Lucia is in a great location with spectacular views BUT is in need of serious upgrade / renovation and having stayed in a number of villas in the past this was the most disappointing (and most expensive !!)

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
14 Mar 2014
Thank you for your comments

We have taken them on board and plan to refurbish for 2015

Hope to see you again
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valermcq
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“best villa we have stayed in”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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This villa is fantastic - we had a party of 12, 3 families with children aged 6 to 20 - very spacious and really well equipped - furnishings very high standard. The view from the villa is spectacular, and the marina is a 5 minutes pleasant walk along the promenade. Beach is a good 25 minutes walk but as promenade all the way with great views, it is an easy walk. The outside area has plenty of tables and chairs and sunbeds, and the pool is well maintained. Best villa in the area. The marina has great restaurants and shops and a taxi to the main playa blanca area is only 3 Euro. Rpoers supermarket 15 minute walk along the promenade for really good fish and meat, and 3 other supermarkets within walking distance. the most relaxing holiday we have ever had and definitely the best villa we have stayed in

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Liked best: location and sea views
Liked least: basement bedrooms
Travelling group: Extended Family
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