IBEROSTAR La Bocayna Village
What We Love
- All-inclusive bungalow living at a chilled holiday village on Lanzarote's south coastThe home-from-home feel of your own private bungalow
- The buffet restaurant, featuring show cooking
- Having a bunch of top beaches within reach - Playa Blanca, Bahía de las Coloradas and Playas de Papagayo
What To Know
- You can arrange windsurfing, diving, and other water sport excursions through the hotel
- Relax around the pool with Balinese daybeds, umbrellas, and hammocks
- Free WiFi
IBEROSTAR La Bocayna Village’s attractive cluster of charming bungalows in southern Lanzarote nestles within easy reach of some of the island’s best beaches. The dramatic mountain backdrop and imaginative use of volcanic stone around the resort’s grounds adds to its impact. There’s a real home-from-home atmosphere here, with a welcome injection of hot Spanish sun.
Your roomy bungalow is nicely private, set among landscaped gardens, and with your own sun-dappled private terrace, you can choose to pass lazy days in complete seclusion or venture to the centrepiece of the resort – its delightful free-form swimming pool.
The main restaurant has a flair for great show-cooking buffets and there’s a well-equipped spa with large open-air hydromassage whirlpool you’ll want to get stuck into. IBEROSTAR La Bocayna Village received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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We stayed at this hotel for a week in March. We've stayed at several Iberostars but this one is unique in that each room is a single bungalow with its own terrace - perfect for those people who don't want to scramble for a sunbed at 8am! And because of this, there are always plenty of sunbeds at the pool.
We stayed in a deluxe bungalow - 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a lounge and dining area. The decor was a little tired but the place was absolutely spotless. Nice views to Fuereventua.
The staff were fantastic - just weren't enough of them (hence the 4 rather than 5 stars), but they worked so hard and were really friendly. The food was good. The dining area was a little dark, but again service was great.
This place is very, very quiet! Perfect for us as we wanted a fly and flop holiday and that's what we got. I'd stay again, just for a week to recharge the batteries and for the peace and quiet.
P.S. we stayed in room 20 - end of the row and quiet - would recommend.
All the staff were extra helpful . The food was plentiful and fresh of all the meals. Extra special is the freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast.
The bungalow was roomy with great views over to Fuerteventura.
Cleaned every day.
Would stay again
Probably due to the time of year, the place was running on a skeleton crew. Meant I had to play hunt the bar person every time I wanted a drink. Given the evening bar was right next to reception you would of thought the receptionist would cover bar, but no. His response to the problem was I should of asked him to ring a member of staff to serve us. Surely he should of noticed someone waiting and either served them or rung, not waited to be asked.
Food was the same every breakfast, but freshly cooked omelettes were nice. Lunch off a menu was ok but never changed. Evening dinner menu did change but if you didn't look at examples you had no idea what each listed item was. If you like fish you were ok as out of four things two were always fish. Some nights were better than others.
After dinner we went out to Marina as only one night had entertainment and that was a guitarist playing to backing tape.
Rooms were nice and spacious but need updating.
We had a hot tub but no instructions on use, kind of worked out what to do, but it had a mind of its own, some nights it worked fine others nothing happened when you pressed buttons.
Overall probably wrong time of year to go to Bocayna, in hindsight summer might see the place at its best.
we have just returned from a lovely peaceful week at la bocayna village.
the bungalows are big and well fitted out with two bedrooms, kitchen, two bathrooms and a free safe, the bungalows also have a large terrace with a daybed, table and chairs and two sunbeds overlooking the sea, and are kept spotlessly clean by the maids.
its a very quiet village which was perfect for what we were looking for to recharge our batteries.
the staff were very friendly, although the staff in the dining room spoke little English, but this wasn't a problem for google translate on my phone.
it was my birthday while we were there and were surprised by a bottle of champagne and chocolates delivered to our room, (nice touch)
the hotel has a lovely pool area which was deserted due to the weather not being as hot as it could be and the fact all bungalows have their own private terrace with sunbeds.
there is a supermarket and a few bars 5 minute walk from the hotel and a very nice restaurant just down the road, another 5 minute walk past the supermarket takes you to a coastal path which around 20 minutes takes you to the marina, tho you can take a taxi from the hotel for 3 euros if you don't fancy the walk.
the only reason im not giving it 5 stars is the food, it was very tasty but cold, look/warm at best, even if you went for dinner or breakfast at the start of the serving times, it was the same for breakfast, the open buffet and dinner and the dishes that are supposedly cooked to order were still cold when delivered to our table 10 - 15 mins after ordering?
had the food been hotter I would have given this hotel full marks as I have said it was very tasty, I probably could have asked for it to be put in a microwave for 2 mins to heat it up but I shouldn't of had to.
we were intending on going room only but the price between this and half board was around £30 pp, so it made sense to try it out.
we did eat out half of our holiday as intended, and found some lovely, well priced restaurants close by and at the marina
overall I would return to this hotel as it is exceptionally quiet and is close enough to local amenities
Reception was fine and the staff always very helpful. The hotel rooms have a security safe so you don’t have to worry about your valuables. The rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable. Probably the most comfortable hotel bed I have slept in for a long long time. There was plenty of hot water at shower time and it never ran out. The room cleaners were very good and did a great job every day, yet I still had to evict 4 cockroaches during my 10 day stay (don’t know where they appeared from). The hotel has a nice (but unheated) swimming pool and in September there was no problem finding an empty sunbed (I never actually got in the pool so can’t comment on the water). The pool area had a bar with modern music blasting out most of the day (yet the hotel guests were mainly over 60. Perhaps music to suit the guest age range would be better.) The Hotel is situated just a 5 minute walk to the beautiful naturist beaches of papagayo, but if you wanted to visit the main centre of the resort near the town beach and harbour, it was a 30 minute walk along the seafront. The hotel is built on the side of a hill so there was plenty of slopes for the disabled in a wheelchairs to get around the hotel grounds, but unfortunately, there are no hand rails on the steps or the slopes for those who are just a little infirm with their walking so my wife who doesn’t walk too well, had great difficulty getting around.
The Dining room was awful and we wasn’t impressed with the food there was very little choice. The tables are so small there just isn’t room to put everything. We had to sort through the pile of clean plates to find one that was actually clean and not still covered in yesterday’s food. The plates were always stone cold. There was always an item or two of cutlery missing from the table and with no trays of cutlery to be seen anywhere we had to just pinch them from other tables.. The little packets of butter ran out on the second day leaving just margarine and it was nearly a week before butter appeared again. The food was tasteless. At breakfast the scrambled egg was always running with cold milk. You had to ask them to cook you fried eggs through a hatch and these used to take hours. The only positive side with the food is that the ice cream was fantastic.
We stayed in one of the larger two bed rooms with a large patio and personal Jacuzzi, but it just lacked care on the maintenance side. The gate to the little garden didn’t shut properly so kept banging all night. I reported it and it was fixed within 12 hours but by the next day it was back banging again. The door to the room was difficult to open, you had to pull hard on the lock to get the key to turn. The patio locks were just a pin shoved through a hole to stop them opening. The room had cooking facilities but only 2 plates, 3 forks, two butter knives and no sharp knives at all. The private patio was brilliant. It was very spacious and wasn’t overlooked by any part of the hotel or other rooms, so I was able to sunbathe naked at any time of the day (great for me being a naturist). At the time, it was brilliant to have a private Jacuzzi on the patio, but after a few days I became rather worried when I noticed that the Jacuzzi had had no checks on the chemical levels and cleanliness from day one. By the end of the 10 day holiday there had still not been any checks on the Jacuzzi water (something that should be done daily) so I stopped using it about half way through the holiday. It all came to fruition when I got home and within 2 days had a severe bladder infection. I hadn’t been in the sea or the swimming pool, so my doctor believes that the only place I could have picked it up is from the uncleaned Jacuzzi (a very common occurrence from an unmaintained Jacuzzi my doctor told me).
Would I stay here again? Only if they gave a 50% discount