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Review of Villa Vista Reina in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Review of Villa Vista Reina in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

On the finish of March we took a visit to Lanzarote to get some winter solar. I’d been the 12 months earlier than and cherished getting away from gray England to some much-needed Vitamin C. This 12 months, my boyfriend, toddler, and I, stayed within the fab Villa Vista Reina in Playa Blanca – not removed from all of the enjoyable of Flamingo Seashore. Right here’s my evaluation…

Reggie, Ben and I arrived at Villa Vista Reina, within the Vista Lobos space, determined to not be on any type of transport any longer. It’d been a protracted day!

Maria, the villa rep was there, prepared and ready to greet us with a smile and the keys to leisure. She helped us with our luggage as we ascended up the steps to the entrance door at Villa Vista Reina.

Oh it was good to be inside!

And Champagne? For us? Go on then.

The villa already seemed nice – Maria took us on a home tour round every little thing we wanted and wished for our 5 days away.

Sleeping at Villa Vista Reina

Villa Vista Reina is a 6-bed villa. The perfect two rooms had been upstairs (bag these ones fast!) however we wished to be downstairs as I already had my eye on the bunk mattress room for my son. At two years outdated, and nearly a metre tall already, I at all times fear the place and the way he’s going to sleep once we go away.

He’s nonetheless in a big cot at residence, however he’s properly previous a journey cot.

toddler bed hack

I’d studied the images of the villa on-line, and thought if I may flip the bunk mattress spherical, he may sleep in there – with a barrier to cease him falling out. It labored completely. And he cherished having all of the house. He affectionately named it ‘New Mattress’.

There have been two single beds on this room, in addition to the bunk mattress, however we selected a double room on the identical stage as him. The one on the again with the opposite bunk mattress, because it was the most important mattress.

There was nonetheless one other double downstairs, with an en suite, and a single room downstairs too.

So, two double en suites upstairs, one giant double with a bunk mattress downstairs, one double en suite downstairs, one bunk and two singles in a room, after which a single too. Numerous house!

Consuming at Villa Vista Reina

The primary evening we had been there, Maria instructed us about Baily Bar over the highway. It was only a 5-minute stroll and seeing as we had been properly previous our standard meal time, it appeared the best possibility. I had hen and chips (traditional) and the lads had Spag Bol. Mine was fantastic, neither of these two may eat theirs although, saying it was grim.

Not what we wished for our first evening!

Eating in Playa Blanca

We walked again to the villa and had an early evening after our journey day.

Subsequent morning and I’d packed some immediate porridges for Reggie, and along with the milk we’d been given within the fridge, he was fantastic. However what about us?

We walked into city, to SuperDino grocery store, to choose up some necessities for the home, and to profit from the BBQ on the villa.

However, simply exterior SuperDino – stopping us in our tracks – was a churro restaurant serving breakfast too – no joke these had been a few of the largest and greatest churros I’ve ever had. Have a look at them!

Reggie cherished the decadence of his breakfast quantity two.

At SuperDino we received a number of bits for breakfasts and lunches within the villa as knew we had been on a funds for the week, and so had agreed we’d eat on the villa reasonably than eat out for each meal.

BBQ at the villa

I like a international grocery store so we made the many of the plump fruits, bakery, and meat counter too. We picked up sufficient stuff for an epic BBQ.

We picked up a number of tapas bits to eat again on the villa too. We discovered consuming out in Lanzarote fairly costly, so it was good to have these choices.

Getting round Playa Blanca

Getting a taxi was a faff, one which continued for the vacation each time we wanted one!

In the long run we managed to get one from the bus station over the highway from the grocery store, as he was dropping off some passengers.

If we’d have purchased the pushchair we may’ve walked the half-hour or so again, however we had bottles of water / milk, and a 2 12 months outdated who simply wished to be carried the entire time. We may additionally have gotten the bus, however that was in 25 minutes.

Tapas at Villa Reina

Location of Villa Vista Reina

Flamingo Seashore

Flamingo Seashore is lower than a 20-minute stroll from Villa Vista Reina, in case you use the key again entrance you’ll get a key to. It’s a extremely lovely cove with a cocktail bar simply earlier than you get to it. There’s additionally two little supermarkets down there, and some eating places too.

Lanzarote DINO supermarket

We went to Thea’s for ice cream and coffees in the future, after which Restaurante La Bahía for tacos and a Membership Sandwich on our final and greatest day.

The water was fairly chilly down right here on the finish of March, however I nonetheless went it and loved it, and Reggie had slightly dip – though saved leaping into my arms with the nippiness (which in fact I cherished).

Playa Blanca

You may stroll into Playa Blanca from right here – it’s about half-hour relying on which approach you go.

You may go alongside the highway – the quickest approach – or stroll all the way down to Flamingo Seashore after which go alongside the coast, or exit that secret again door after which stroll down the pedestrianised space and go behind Tremendous Dino. This fashion, there’s an important toddler playground you may get pleasure from too.

Baily Bar

The swimming pool at The Baily Bar over the highway is good. There’s a brilliant shallow pool, a reasonably shallow pool with a ledge, after which a extremely deep pool too. Reggie cherished with the ability to arise within the pool.

swimming pool at Baily Bar

It’s free to go, though there’s additionally a Comfortable Hour to profit from too. It’s handy to the villa however I actually wouldn’t suggest consuming right here. We went once more after the Spag Bol debacle, and Reggie had fishfingers (which had been gray!) and Ben had a steak which was disgustingly fatty. He even complained this time however no response.

Stick with the pool and the drinks!

Extra issues to do in Playa Blanca

Earlier than we went I had a listing of issues I wished to do in Playa Blanca once more, however with the beautiful villa, the lure of the pool, and having a dramatic two 12 months outdated, we simply determined to hang around across the villa, the seashore and the swimming pools more often than not.

The 5 days flew by.

If you happen to do need extra issues to do in Playa Blanca, try my listing right here.

Assessment of Villa Vista Reina in Playa Blanca

Villa Vista Reina is a beautiful, spacious and easily embellished villa – excellent for teams and households to get pleasure from Playa Blanca in Lanzarote. It’s very open plan, with a pool desk within the centre. There have been additionally some books and video games out there, though we had no time for both.

There was a TV with Netflix and YouTube within the lounge, and two of the rooms had TVs too. Clearly with the three of us in a big villa we had loads of house – making an important venue for taking part in Conceal n Search, simply in case that’s what you’re after in your vacation lodging.

Hmmm, what else can I inform you?

There’s a drive approach for one, perhaps two vehicles.
The pool will get cleaned each few days.
There have been 6 solar beds to strive, two fridges, a dishwasher and a few properly thought out manuals as guides to the lodging, the realm, and the island.
The villa is simply half-hour from Arrecife Airport.

Oh, I do know! There’s an important roof terrace up high, though, cautious of the solar up there. Undoubtedly burned my face as I used to be dozing within the solar up there one nap time. It has nice views of the volcanoes.

pool at Villa Reina

The pool supplied us with hours of leisure. From going and ‘waking it up’ within the morning and taking the quilt off, to swimming not less than an hour or two a day with Reggie, and one with out, after which ‘placing it to sleep’ at evening.

I used to be anxious about pool security however we made it clear to Reggie to not go close to it with out us, and at this age, one in all us was with him always anyway. I feel having the pool actually helped his water confidence, and he cherished splashing round in it.

Villa Reina

I’d don’t have any reservations in recommending Villa Vista Reina in your subsequent Lanzarote vacation. Let me know when you’ve got any questions!

Our keep at Villa Vista Reina was gifted, in return for our sincere evaluation.