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Like every winter sun-spot once beloved of 1970s package tour operators, Lanzarote still hosts its fair share of Brits Abroad. The good news here is that the burger and beer brigade voluntarily incarcerate themselves inside three ghastly resorts; and never leave. Which means the rest of this exquisite island – with its 300 volcanoes, lunar lava landscapes, vineyards, fish restaurants, world-class surfing, whitewashed villages and obligatory old men with donkeys – is completely unspoiled. And plenty of the best places to stay in Lanzarote are too.

Lanzarote's growing popularity as a destination for independent travellers has inspired local councils to improve the local sights and signpost some of the most spectacular walking trails. And this has fuelled the entrepreneurship of local folk with a bent towards hospitality, and a number of excellent rural hotels, fincas and guesthouses have opened in the last coupe of years.

On top of the spectacular landscape and beautiful beaches, Lanzarote also has a number of museums and galleries of note.

As you'd expect with its year round climate, the island is a popular destination. So if you want to guarantee yourself a room in one of the best places to stay in Lanzarote, we recommend you get organised and book early. For those who'd prefer a self catering option, check out the selection with our online partner,

The Best Places to Stay in Lanzarote

To Escape!

  • La Casona de Yaiza is an early 19th Century country hotel with first-class dining - this hotel has one of the best restaurants on the island. The rooms are lovely and tranquil, with huge bathrooms. Breakfast under the bougainvillea on ham with green olives, cold tortilla and excellent coffee.

For a Beach Break

  • Casa del Embajador on the busy Playa Blanca, is a beachfront property converted from a former Ambassador's residence. Rooms are plain but charming and its only a two minute stroll to the beaches, restaurants and shops.

For a Villa Break

  • Casa el Morro is a charming collection of suites, self catering houses and a yurt. Situated in a quiet part of the island it is one of the best places to stay in Lanzarote for families or groups and is fantastic value for money.
  • In the heart of the island, Finca Malvasia is a complex of guesthouse and four apartments set amid vineyards. The apartments are arranged around a stylish pool area. Interiors are contemporary with a rustic twist.
  • Casa Tomaren offers seven luxury villas plus a pool to die for, created from a volcanic sinkhole! Interiors are a super stylish fusion of Spanish, Moroccan and Indonesian. It's the perfect place for a large get together with friends or family.

For those on a Budget

  • Casa de Hilario is a beautifully appointed guesthouse with seven bedrooms. Furniture is handmade and the materials used are a great mix of the modern and rustic. Charming terrace and tiny pool for cooling off.
  • Caserio de Mozaga is a a family run, family friendly B&B in the heart of Lanzarote. There are eight simple but stylish bedrooms, two with private sitting areas. The only downside is the lack of swimming pool, but it makes an excellent base for exploring the island.

For a Special Occasion

  • Villa Vik is all luxury, all the time. Smart and sophisticated, with great little touches like free champagne on arrival and lovely toiletries, the pool area is a must and if you can drag yourself away the capital Arrecife is a short stroll along the seafront.
  • For the ultimate in five star luxury try the Gran Meliá Salinas - with its VIP section that's so secluded that you need a swipe card to enter. This was Lanzarote's first five star hotel, built in the 70s in the same brutalist style as London's Barbican Centre. If you don't fancy the sound of that opt for one of the refurbished rooms, or go all out and upgrade to one of the nine Garden Villas in the VIP area...

For a holiday villa or apartment

  • If you're looking for your own little home from home, then perhaps a villa or apartment is the best option. We recommend you check out the properties with our online partner,

Still not sure which to book? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Lanzarote, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice. Alternatively check out our recommendations in Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera or La Palma.

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  • El Jallo


    Laid-back B&B on organic farm. Housed in 17th century building, the rooms feature beamed ceiling, wooden floors, rustic furniture and white bathrooms with stunning views. Outdoor pool, terrace and gardens leading to the organic farm. Peaceful, private and very pretty.

    3 rooms from $84
    Hideaway  -  Enjoy the Canarian pace of life in this secluded farm hotel, with outstanding views and walkable quiet beaches
    Surfing  -  The Tinajo coast is considered one of the best areas in Europe for surfing; hotel can advise on rental
    Local markets  -  Don't miss Sunday market in Teguise
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only hotel
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • La Casona de Yaiza

    Yaiza, Lanzarote

    19th Century country hotel with stunning views, outdoor pool and manicured gardens. Lovely rooms and huge bathrooms are decorated in white, wooden floors and oil paintings. Enjoy the islands favourite restaurant with its popular Mediterranean and Canarian dishes. Rustic elegance and gourmet cuisine.

    8 rooms from $90
    Foodies  -  Considered by many the best restaurant on the island, the menu is creative and exciting with bold splashes of flavour.
    Active Holiday  -  Jose will help you to arrange practically any activity you can think of, from diving to riding and hiking.
    Fishing  -  In season (May to December) head out deep sea fishing for big game such as marlin, tuna and wahoo.
    Great walks  -  Enjoy a sunset stroll along the beaches or in the manicured gardens of the hotel.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Caserío de Mozaga

    Mozaga, Lanzarote

    Quiet 18th Century family farm turned boutique hotel, with Charming bougainvillea framed courtyard. With white washed walls, high-beamed ceilings, shuttered windows, and original family antiques give warm traditional feel to the rooms. The stables are now a lively restaurant, popular with locals.

    8 rooms from $101
    Foodies  -  The restaurant, serving traditional Canarian cuisine using locally-sourced produce, is always guaranteed to please.
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly positioned for exploring the island by car or bike, from the volcanoes to the beaches and villages.
    Great walks  -  Whether along the beach or in the Timanfaya National Park - there are fantastic walks to stretch your legs.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Eco Finca de Arrieta

    Arrieta, Lanzarote

    Relaxed family-friendly eco escape. One can either stay in the eco tower, an eco villa or one of the magnificent marble-floored yurts surrounded by mango, banana and lime groves. The plethora of activities and proximity to the beach make it ideal for families or groups.

    12 rooms from $112
    Families  -  The group accommodation and self-catering suites are ideal for families, plus playground and trampoline for the kids.
    Eco break  -  Eco-friendly destination, completely off the grid powered by wind turbines and solar panels.
    Kayaking  -  A nearby watersports specialist offers sea kayak safari's, a totally new way to explore the coast.
    Great walks  -  The hotels local beach Playa Garita is a great spot for a sunset stroll.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Casa Tomarén

    Mozag, Lanzarote

    Rural chic setting fitted with a film-star pool. Six luxury villas with Moroccan and Indonesian influences and surrounded by vineyards, orchards and gardens. A perfect oasis for families and groups of friends on the island for a relaxing holiday.

    7 rooms from $127
    Families  -  Ideal for a family getaway, self catering villas with pool access, close to the beaches and babysitters on standby!
    Birdwatching  -  La Geria,the neighbouring nature reserve is an ideal spot for birdwatching.
    Great walks  -  Explore the national park and volcanic peaks.
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Casa el Morro

    Uga, Lanzarote

    An eco friendly collection of self-catering suites and one large yurt. Brightly decorated rooms, lovely terraces, stepped gardens, charming swimming pool area, and a yoga hall. A relaxed spot to explore the coast and Natural Park from. Ideal for yoga lovers, families, and those on a budget.

    8 rooms from $132
    Yoga  -  The hotel has its own yoga hall, twice-weekly yoga sessions.
    Eco break  -  Recycling, solar power.
    Value chic
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Casa de Hilario

    Yaiza, Lanzarote

    Beautifully restored 18th-century cottage just outside Yaiza Village, boasting ocean and mountain views. Contemporary interiors with rustic touches, large bright bedrooms and hand painted decoration. A perfect base for exploring the Island, with owner José as your always helpful guide.

    9 rooms from $137
    Local exploring  -  Owner José is an indespensible local guide, whether you're into exploring secluded beaches, deep sea fishing or mountain biking.
    Value chic  -  This place is a steal- with charming rooms, chic interiors, phenomanal breakfast and Jose's personal touch.
    Great walks  -  Enjoy beautiful sunset walks along the hotel to the beach.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Finca Malvasia

    Masdache, Lanzarote

    Four self-catering cottages set in a charming, working vineyard. An oasis of tranquility with beautiful central pool area and stunning grounds. Built in hommage to the island's famous designer César Manrique, they embody rustic Canarian with a simple modern twist. Sweet and chic.

    4 rooms from $163
    Families  -  Self catering cottages, with a pool and plenty of space for running around, only 20min drive to the beach.
    Great walks  -  Take a guided tour throught the dramatic volcanic scenery, your helpful hosts will organise it all at the drop of a hat.
    Diving  -  The Canary Islands are known for their crystal clear waters, be sure to check out the dive centres on the island.
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Casa del Embajador

    Yaiza, Lanzarote

    Converted fisherman’s cottages in a popular resort. In the thick of all things yet secluded - minutes from the beach, cafes, restaurants and shops. Freshly decorated in greens, whites and terracotta floors. A lovely sea front terrace to admire the views from. A low key spot for couples.

    12 rooms from $179
    Romantic Break  -  Perfect for couples without a car, within walking distance of Playa Blanca and the beach, but peaceful and private.
    Great walks  -  The hotel faces over the strait of La Bocaina and the Bay of Playa Blanca, both lovely spots for a post breakfast stroll.
    Sailing  -  Private sailing excursions and charters are available nearby and an ieal way to explore the coast from another angle!
    Diving  -  Check out one of the many dive centres on the island, the crystal clear waters are ideal for exploring.
  • Gran Meliá Salinas

    Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

    Grand-daddy of five-star resorts. Garden of Eden-like with its botanical garden courtyard and white sand beaches. Beautiful suites have private balconies and sea views. Eat well at the restaurant, catch sunset with a drink and enjoy the many water and land sports on offer. Families and romantics.

    270 rooms from $183
    Active Holiday  -  The Social club has its own basketball, handball and volleyball courts, as well as access to mini golf.
    Total relaxation  -  Lounge by the pool, relax in the sauna or indulge in a full body massage.
    Swimming Pool  -  Large Lagoon Outdoor pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Recommended adults only.
  • Villa Vik

    Arrecife, Playa del Cable, Lanzarote

    Smart and sophisticated, resort with modern interiors and classical touches. Large comfortable suites come with private terrace overlooking the lovely pool area. Locally sourced produce can be seen on the menu, and delicious cocktails at the Terrace Bar. A popular spot for weddings and romantics.

    14 rooms from $247
    Total relaxation  -  Refresh and rejuvenate- with no kids allowed, in room massages and reiki sessions, poolside bar and luxorious suites.
    Romantic Break  -  The larger suites come with a private Jacuzzi on your terrace for moonlite dips.
    Sights nearby  -  Just 200m down the road is Playa del Cable, head down for some surf, sand and sun.
    Great walks  -  Walking around the volcanic peaks makes for an active afternoon.
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