Hotel Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa Hotel 5 star
Urbanización Cortijo Viejo, s/n, Puerto Calero Puerto Calero, Spain -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

An excellent quality choice, the upmarket Hesperia Lanzarote is without doubt one of our favourite hotels on the island. Stylish and one of the very few non-all-inclusive resorts in Lanzarote, the luxurious Hesperia Lanzarote, set in charming Puerto Calero, is not to be confused with its sister hotel in Puerto del Carmen, the Hesperia Playa Dorada. The Hesperia Lanzarote is set in a beautiful exclusive and tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy spots. The resort is perfect for holidaymakers looking to stay somewhere with high standards.

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    Location 7.0 /10

    Set away from the long strips of hotels found in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca, which is a welcome breath of fresh air. You will revel in the blues of the ocean at Puerto Calero, an exclusive spot right on Lanzarote's jagged southern coast.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    There are 335 rooms in total, split into various categories from a family room to standard sea view up to the presidential suite. All rooms have been recently refurbished in fresh green and warm terracotta colour tones. The lower-category rooms have an old generation television and rooms higher up have flat screen televisions. All rooms have a mini bar and open plan bathrooms with double sinks. The suites also have a large round Jacuzzi hiding behind the bathroom's sliding doors, whilst most rooms have walk-in showers. All rooms save the standard category, have bathrobes and slippers. The rooms and bathrooms tend to vary in size from the standard category up. The rooms all have superb sea views and balconies to admire the view from. The hotel has several connecting rooms, which are handy for families. The hotel also has a range of rooms that have been adapted to people with restricted movement and/or are wheelchair users - enquire directly with the hotel.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    The large white concrete exterior of the building hides a peaceful area of pools and bars set over several levels, giving the impression that the hotel is a lot bigger than it really is. The décor is contemporary and fresh, giving the hotel a newly-refurbished look, despite it being over 8 years old. The photographs that accompany the text about this hotel hardly does the hotel justice! The accommodation blocks are arranged around the pool area in a horseshoe shape, meaning that every room has a beautiful sea view. Spread over several levels, the hotel comprises of a main pool on the same level as the main hotel building. Lower down is the second pool, followed by a third pool close to the ocean view restaurant perched on the edge of the jagged coast line. A wonderful place to get away from it all whilst having a swim looking out onto the ocean, especially at sunset.

    In terms of facilities, the hotel is one of the best equipped. It has well-maintained tennis and paddle courts, as well as a gym. The spa is also one of the most elaborate and most professional on the island, with a range of exciting weird and wonderful treatments that we were very intrigued by, especially the Timanfaya (the island's volcanic park) stone energy therapy. The spa also has its own hydra pool, spa and sauna, all of which come at an extra charge.

    Food and drink 8.20 /10

    There is a good range of choice of restaurants, three of which operate in a buffet style. The pool bar serves lunch (à la carte) and the Caleta Restaurant, the little gem that sits perched above the glimmering ocean, is open for dinner only and serves a variety of high class dishes. The beach bar serves drinks most of the day. The El Drago beach bar comes alive at night; it is usually quite tame, but the Buddha bar-like atmosphere is well worth a wander down after dinner. The resort still has the usual full-board/half-board meal plans. It is worth noting that an evening at the El Risco restaurant, serving up an Italian fare, is not included in the meal plans, but the dishes come at good value, so a meal here will not leave you out of pocket. It is however preferable to book upon check in as the restaurant can get fairly full, especially in the high season. The restaurants also cater for small children who receive their own playful crockery and cutlery.

    Beach 7.20 /10

    Although the hotel is set on the coast, there is no sandy beach nearby, but the charm of this wild area is well worth the compromise.

    To know

    Hesperia, now part of the Spanish-owned NH Group, is no longer a standalone brand. Its newest hotels are being equipped with NH facilities and service standards are being reviewed. The client base here is mainly Spanish in the summer and British and Irish the rest of the year.


    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, keep fit, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aerobics, mountain bike, archery, squash, water-polo

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room


    • The non-all-inclusive atmosphere.
    • Beautiful and highly professional spa.
    • The stylish interior decor.
    • The layout of the hotel perched on the coast.
    • Lovely sea views.
    • Good variation of restaurants.


    • Not on a sandy beach.

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score 9.00/10