The Princesa Yaiza in one of the largest hotels in Lanzarote. The large lobby has been designed with typical Canary Island culture in mind, complete with green plants hanging from the ceiling and a wooden gallery forming a separate floor above the main lobby. Here, the hotel organises exhibitions of local artists' work. The lobby is very calm as are the check in desks, for individual check in. Through the lobby to the back, you will find a rather dark café lounge area, which comes alive at night when the grand piano comes to life. The hotel has five floors and the restaurants are dotted all around the resort, from the Japanese close to the lobby, to the Ice cream bar down by the sea front on the hotel's own exterior shopping boulevard. The hotel, on first approach, is attractive despite its large size. With its white washed walls and wooden architecture, it does slightly reflect Canary Island architecture. The entrance is adorned with tall, exotic looking palm trees, which set a real holiday atmosphere to welcome guests upon arrival.
Outside, the accommodation is arrange in the shape of a horseshoe around the main pool, which allows for most rooms to have a sea view. This does however give the hotel a towering aspect, which can feel daunting when trying to unwind by the pool. The huge hotel also has little vegetation around its outdoor areas, which doesn't help in breaking up the monotony of the large concrete blocks.
It is hard not to get lost around the resort complex at first and distances are great, although the services offered are of a good standard, like the well-equipped gym and large wellness centre with an impressive array of beauty treatments and different massages to sample. The best part of the spa however, if its black pool with tiny led lights in the ceiling, giving guests the impression if swimming under a blanket of stars after the sun has set.
Otherwise you will also find a choice of sports courts, from tennis, football and basketball.