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“A fantastic family holiday”
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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davidmG43...
Uk
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A fantastic family holiday”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Had a wonderful stay in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote this summer. We stayed at Casa Kato, a villa we had not been to before but were not disappointed. The villa is big, clean and well looked after, the pool was great for the kids and bigger a kid (me!) and the Jacuzzi was a great bonus. It is well equipped with wifi, cable TV with UK channels inc. Sky Sports and Movies and free wifi which was great.

We have stayed in the area where then villa is located before and would recommend a car as although walking into Playa Blanca is possible, on a hot day it’s much easier driving 5 minutes than walking for 20. We visited the whole Island and did many activities including camel riding, water parks, going on a submarine, caving, the beech and of course the markets. John and Mandy who come and clean the villa, the pool and Jacuzzi are a wealth of information and can recommend great restaurants.

Rob, the owner made payment of the villa very easy. All in all a great holiday and we will be back in the future.

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Liked best: The villa and pool
Liked least: Fans were great, no air conditioning
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Derek M
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great villa with fantastic panoramic views”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

2 families, - 3 adults and 4 children ages 12-18
From initial contact with owners, very good service and advice.
Villa managers were quick to respond - and were friendly, responsive and amenable.
Villa clean and spacious, with a starter pack (milk, bread, wine, tea, coffee, sugar, etc.)
2 en-suite bedrooms, and a separate bathroom, all with showers.
Towels for both in-house and poolside were supplied, which was a big help - saves weight and space in travel cases.
Plenty books, DVDs etc supplied.
Wi-Fi internet
Good pool - 1.2m shallowest to 1.5m deepest. Plenty space around the pool for sunbeds.
In July, the sun was over the pool and poolside up until around 6/7pm, so plenty opportunity for basking time.
Pool cleaned 2-3 times during our 2-week stay.
Great shaded areas around the villla
The pool and public area is completely secluded, surrounded by walls and trees/shrubs, so complete privacy ensured.
Great views over Playa Blanca, as the villa is on the slopes of Montana Roja.
Great roads in the town and island.
Villa is in a quiet street.
Taxis to/from Playa Blance v. inexpenside - 4-5 euros per trip.
Can't comment on bus service as we didn't use it.
Car hire - best company we found was autoreisin (http://www.autoreisen.es/ingles/tenerife_car_hire.php) - appx half the price of others, and v.g. quality of vehicles. You have to book online, and collect from the airport.
Taxi to airport from villa appx 45euros.

Hot tub - temperamental. The villa manager was round on a couple of occasions to fix it, so it meant it was not always on.
The villa is approx 15mins walk from nearest (small) supermarket, so I would recommend hiring a car for at least part of the holiday for e.g. touring, shopping, etc.
30-40 minute walk into centre/beach of Playa Blanca.
Website pitch said that full tv channels, (incl Sky Sports/Movies, UK terrestrial, etc) in place, however couldn't access any channels, and inhouse paperwork states that no Sky package available.

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Liked best: Secluded nature, outdoor space
Liked least: Hot tub intermittant
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children
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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
Thank you for your review. With regard to the jacuzzi I am sorry this kept needing attention. We have now bought a new pump/filters (which I had to bring from the UK) to fix it.

I am sorry you also had a problem working the TV system. We do have a full Sky package now including Sky Sports/BT Sports which runs through the internet and a separate remote control. Our manager would have been able to help with this if you had asked him. I will update the villa guide as it refers to the old Sky system we replaced at Easter which did not get Sports/Movies.
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George B
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed in this lovely villa everything was perfect the temp was 40 degrees for three days which was a bit much it was very quiet very easy to get to only 5 mins to playa blanca by car the villa was well equipped nice beds nice kitchen good pool jacuzzi was great at night also had wide range of TV channels plus wi fi was great would highly recommend this villa

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Management Response
24 May 2015
Thank you for this 5 star review. Can I just say to people reading this, it is very unusual for 40 degree temperatures in Lanzarote! Normally it is much more pleasant at 26-32 degrees with a gentle breeze. This is even the case in July/Aug the hottest time.
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jaygee_8
cheltenham
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“As good as ever!”
Reviewed 8 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This was our fourth stay at Casa Kato in the last 6 years. Having become familiar during that time with the range of houses on offer in Playa Blanca, we have come back to Casa Kato each time for its combination of roomy well-maintained facilities, privacy, beautiful view and caring owners. We shall return!

Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
24 May 2015
Many thanks for this 5 star review!
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Kathleen6...
North Bay, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Private Villa”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

This Villa is spectacular! Gorgeous views and wonderful amenities. Private pool and hot tub are awesome! Our only slight criticism is the distance from the main Playa Blanca strip. We ended up taking cabs every day even with the rental car since they were very cheap and we both wanted to drink.

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