Manrique-inspired Hotel, Lanzarote
Our hotel is proud of its links to artist and architect César Manrique and echoes his natural philosophy. Once you know what to look for, you’ll start to see the Manrique’s touch everywhere in Lanzarote.
Traditional island architecture plays a significant part in our design hotel. Lanzarote is famous for its globally influenced style, and that blend of cultures is on display throughout Seaside Los Jameos Playa.
You’ll first notice the characteristic island style on the façade of the hotel, with its high shutters and white-washed walls. But it’s the intricate wooden craftsmanship of the imposing balconies and the staircase in the lobby that will really wow you. Inside, the light-filled reception hall is like a ‘patio Canario’ – an inner courtyard typical of the Canary Islands.
These features reflect the North African, Spanish and Roman style influences that you see across the island. Lanzarote architecture is so important to us that we’ve even developed our own Museum of Traditional Craftsmanship!
You won’t be surprised to hear that we’re delighted to be a Manrique-inspired hotel. Lanzarote’s world-famous architect and artist trained the architects who designed Seaside Los Jameos Playa. In line with Manrique’s philosophy and respect for nature, our hotel was restricted to a height of four storeys and enhanced with large sub-tropical gardens and an elegant pool landscape.
LANZAROTE ARCHITECTURE & HERITAGE
Thanks to the location of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s architecture has been particularly influenced by Hispano-Arabic traditions. But settlers and travellers from all over Europe and Latin America have also left their mark.
As a result, you’ll find cultural influences in Lanzarote’s – and in Seaside Los Jameos Playa’s – architecture, furnishings and decorations that wouldn’t seem out of place in places as far flung as Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Madeira, and Andalusia.
COLOURS OF LANZAROTE
Everywhere you travel in Lanzarote you’ll see white, blue and brown in the island’s architecture. The volcanic landscape is a magnificent backdrop to the white-washed houses. Finishing touches are carved from the brown wood of the island’s pine trees.
Look closely at the windows and doors and you’ll see they’re framed in blue or indigo, which is believed to ward off evil spirits. We don’t believe in evil spirits at Seaside Los Jameos Playa, but we’ve adopted this typical Lanzarote style anyway!
Cesar manrique & Lanzarote
For César Manrique, Lanzarote was essential for his art. The island was his muse and its influence can be seen in the artist’s choice of colours and materials. In the same way, his touch can be seen all over Lanzarote, which is why we are a Manrique-inspired hotel. Lanzarote and César are inseparable.
Manrique’s incredible works will likely be the highlights of your explorations around Lanzarote. It’s thanks to this world-class artist that we have the spectacular natural auditorium at Jameos del Agua, La Casa del Campesino (the ‘Farmers House’ built in the traditional style of the island), the Mirador del Río, and the architect’s own residence, built in petrified blue-black lava.