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What it is like regarding food, entertainment & surroundings at El Trebol ?

Asked by: 22nd May 2011 ,

We are going to El Trebol in July its our first time to Lanzarote. Can anyone tell me please what it is like regarding the food and entertainment and surrounding bars and shops.  We are a family with 2 adults and 2 children aged 15 and 11 ??? Any info would be much appreciated, thanks 🙂


9 Answers

  1. Brian on May 23, 2011

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news but we have just come back from there and the food and drinks (if you have gone all inc) are awful ! Also be prepared to spend quite a lot of money because you have to hire the basics like a kettle (10 euros per week) and an iron (12 euros per week). On a more positive note there is a bar just around the corner named “CACTUS JACKS” and you will be made more than welcome there, a really fun place, something going on every night. The main sq with all the best bars and restaurants is only a 10 to 15 min walk away. I am sure that you will have a great time as it is a lovely family resort. Enjoy !!!

  2. Frank on May 23, 2011

    We were there last year. We found the food OK. Breakfasts were really good and most nights we were able to find something to suit our tastes.

    It depends how choosey you are – it is not a 5 star restaurant but you wont starve.

    We didn’t frequent the bar – too many kids and full of the all inclusive brigade with their plastic tumblers – yuck.

  3. gordon on May 23, 2011

    ive never stayed there, heard to much info to keep me away, i always go self catering and eat out as much as poss. plenty of chinese restaurants and bars doing great deals on food etc. look about, dont go to the same place.

  4. Maggi on May 23, 2011

    I have just come back from El Trebol…..Good location, really good food, nice stuff…..
    If you going on holiday- please- do not stay- like most of the people- around the pool in the hotel. Go on the beach and have really good time w your family. And Cactus Jacks..?!…..
    ”you will be made more than welcome there, a really fun place…..etc.”….NO, NO, NO,…..the stuff running for the customers around the street, they hunting for you…..and if you looking for someth what you’ve got in England defo go there:(….Drunk people, easy girls…:(….
    Go to the Number One- coctail bar and try spanish sangria there:)….
    Also you should try tapas in Bachus bar ……awes….:)

    Oh! and about the kettle and an iron……You not going on holiday to do some ironing….!!!!!
    But if you need an iron just pay 10 or 12 euros……big deal….Brian…if you can spend a 1000 pounds on holiday so 10 euros is nothing…!!!!
    And Frank ……belive me or not but even in 4T hotel people drinking in plastic cups….

  5. Brian on May 24, 2011

    Very true, but if i am spending £1000 on a holiday i dont expect to keep forking out for two weeks on what i consider to be the basic requirements of the apartment, it all adds extra cost for a two week holiday to the amount of about £50.
    Easy girls ???????? wish someone had pointed them out to me…lol

  6. gordon on May 24, 2011

    i agree with brian, you pay for a holiday and the basic things should be free, coin tvs lol, a 2p is approx the same size as a 2euro. they used to fit in the tvs but are phasing them out. pity, was a canny scam [payback] and 10p same as 1 euro.
    i know the celeste apmts have free tv microwave and kettle all in with the price.

    • Dean on May 24, 2011

      We went twice last year, 10 days in Feb and 11 days in June (family of 2 adults and 1 child aged 8). The 1st time was allocation on arrival between The Fiscus or El Trebol, we had read the reviews on El Trebol and was less than convinced so had fingers crossed for Fiscus but we were allocated El Trebol – this turned out to be just fine! Location is a little over 5 mins walk to the beach and about 10-15 mins to the main shopping area although there are bars, restaurants and shops en-route. Immediately outside the back door of the hotel there are bars and shops also.The rooms, although quite basic, are clean with a safe supplied in each, they are cleaned daily, towels changed every other day and bedding changed once or twice a week. There are 4 pools – 1 main pool, 1 small round deep pool and 2 shallow childrens pools, 1 with a circular type slide.The food had been slated in reviews but we found breakfast excellent with lots of choice. Although not a vast array of choice at lunch and dinner there was always plenty of it which was hot and cooked well (I’m vegetarian and really had no complaints). The snack bar served food when the main restaurant was closed and also served ice-creams too. All inclusive beer was very good and they served lots of choice in the local spirit line. The entertainment team consisted of 2 people – 1 for the adults and 1 for the children. Fun and games started around 3 – 3.30pm, water polo, football, table tennis, darts, pool etc. Evening entertainment was mini disco for the kids followed with bingo followed with an outside show usually starting at 10pm lasting approx’ 40mins (reptile show, birds of prey, flamenco dancing, parrot show, etc). Bar closes at 11.30pm. The staff work tirelessly and always seem polite and friendly from the room cleaners, waiters/waitresses, bar staff to the entertainment team. We really enjoyed it hence the reason we went twice last year and are going again in July! Obviously it isn’t 5 star but it isn’t 5star price either. Really don’t know how they do it for the price! Hope this helps Debbie, don’t let the bad reviews spoil your holiday.

  7. Debbie on Jun 04, 2011

    thanks for all your responses we are all really looking forward to going now !

  8. Leah Robinson on Jun 14, 2011

    im going at the begining of september, all these bad reviews do tend to put me off abit, but i still cant wait to go, i suppose its what you make of it isnt it, hope u have a good time x