H10 Timanfaya Palace4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Have just returned from our fourth stay at Timanfaya Palace and am pleased to report it is as good as ever! We were warmly welcomed by our friends on the staff and despite a few bad weather days had an amazing time. We had so much fun with our friends in the bar. - Jony, Noemi, Jose-Antonio, Chris, Paola, Enrique, Pilar and Camillo. We also had excellent service in the restaurant from Paula, Alfredo, Pepe, Erika and Israel. We specially enjoyed our breakfasts in the Kasbah where they willingly sent up to the buffet for Trevor’s black pudding to complete his full english! Despite the iffy weather we enjoyed a few days sunbathing in the Privilege area where Aroha brought us delicious fruit kebabs and cold drinks. We will be back again later in the year - the hotel has, however, given us a real problem - we just can’t go anywhere else, as we are sure we will never find such lovely, warm people.
We returned to this Hotel with some trepidation,as it was so good when we last visited 4 years ago. Were we disappointed......of course not,the high standards have continued. We were slightly disappointed with our room and we spoke to Xavier on the front desk,,who after 48 hrs was able to relocate us to exactly where we wanted to be. Great service! The staff,the rooms,the food are all of a high order. Will we return.....yes we are about to book again!. It is busy,very specifically for Breakfast and Dinner,We suggest you take a view on this, at a time to sort both the pace of your specific needs, within the day to operations of this first class Hotel The seafront is a minute away and 2 locked gates open straight on to it. There are excellent walks along the promenade and there is a good bus service but minutes away. Playa Blanca about 2K away walking is a good shopping centre and has countless restaurants and Bars. In the opposite direction, about a 5 mile return walk to the lighthouse with a couple of cafes/bars en route...
Stayed the first two weeks in January on an all-inclusive basis with Thomson. We got our request for a high floor (5) which had an unobstructed view across the pool area to the sea. The room was a good size, with a large bathroom and a balcony that got the afternoon sun. Although we are not normally balcony-sitters, this proved a Godsend, as the weather was frequently cool and very windy, but our balcony was a refuge and sun trap. The food in the buffet restaurant was first rate - some of the best we have experienced anywhere in variety and quality. The show cooking at all three meals is outstanding, as they cook your omelette, fish or meat to order - you can even choose which piece of raw meat or fish you want cooking as you watch and chat with the grill chef. There are several choices of wine on the all-inc ( not just the cheapest local plonk, as in most all-inc deals) and it is served to your table by the bottle, half bottle or glass. The Kasbah a la carte made a nice change for one included evening meal per week. Snack lunches can be taken at the pool bar, with waiter service and inside or outside seating. Nearly all premium brand drinks are covered by the all-inc, such as Bombay Sapphire & Tanqueray gin, Cointreau & Drambuie. Daytime activities of Boules, Archery, Rifle & Pistol Shooting etc were very popular.and well-run by the animation team. There were plenty of sunbeds around the pool area & terraces and no need to "Reserve", although some still did. There was live music in the bar lounge every evening and a show in the disco lounge. A 20 minute walk along the seafront path takes you to Playa Blanca harbour, where ferries ply to Fuerteventura and Papagayo. A further 30 minutes, via either the seafront with its multiplicity of restaurants & bars, or through PB's main shopping street, to the Rubicon Marina, which has craft markets on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Buses are available if you don't fancy the walk, and taxis are cheap. A 45 minute walk in the opposite direction takes you to the lighthouse on the south-westernmost point of the island to see some big Atlantic breakers and fantastic sunsets. 45 (very strenuous) minutes also takes you to the top of Montana Roja, the local dormant volcano, with its fabulous views.
We have stayed at this hotel many times since it was first built over 20 years ago. Our recent trip in January was great. The staff at reception recognised us and the senior Reception manager came and shook our hands. The senior staff in the restaurant and the pool bar also recognised us and made us feel like we had 'Come Home'. Lovely position on the sea front with walks in both directions. Room was very good with a sea view. Will be back again.
This is the second time we have visited this hotel and although the weather was awful, the hotel saved the day. We went half board and the food was excellent and plentiful with lots of variety, having said this you have to bear in mind that it is catering for a lot of people, so it won't be fine dining. There was always Cava available at breakfast, a full English, included freshly made omelette, fried eggs and even decent bacon. Smoked salmon was available most days. The evening entertainment was very good and during the days there was rifle shooting, archery, aquafit and various keep fit activities. Lunch times there would be a lesson on how to make various cocktails with free tasters, even a wine tasting. I have only mentioned a few activities of many that took place, but they saved the day when it rained. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and polite, with no exceptions, nothing too much trouble, but a special mention must be made of Pepe in the restaurant, he had the knack of making us feel special, he always seemed to have a table for four available for us, always knew exactly what was going on. This is and adult only hotel and this rule is strictly kept, the position of the hotel is excellent, right on the promenade and only yards from Flamingo beach. Having written all the good things about the hotel, I could go on about all the things we enjoyed, but to balance the review I feel I have to point out the negatives as well, and generally speaking there was very little, except that I felt the entrance and reception areas were needing a refurb, they do not give a good first impression for a four star hotel, which is a shame as generally speaking the hotel is good.
My wife and I arrived at the H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel at 9 pm on Sunday evening. Check in was swift and we were told to leave our cases and to go to the dining room for food. We were given a glass of fizz and ate in the restaurant. The food was very good with a great selection - this was also the case for the rest of the week. Our room was 026 at basement level and I did wonder if we were being relegated into a dungeon - but when we entered the room we were nicely surprised. Simple décor, spacious room, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, clean bathroom, smallish balcony, and the patio doors had blackout curtains and nets. The towels were quite thin which was slightly surprising. The beds were large, mattress on the firm side, pillows and duvets soft and luxurious. As it was colder than usual we asked for another duvet each and a bathrobe each too - the staff were very obliging and these were delivered very quickly. There was no extractor fan in the bathroom so after a shower the bathroom looked like a steam room. TV channels were limited but more than adequate. Free Wifi throughout the hotel was reliable and good enough to make Skype calls. The safety deposit box cost us 17 Euro for the week, but as valuables not placed in there are not guaranteed, we decided to pay - well worth it in our opinion. Cleaning was varied, the first couple of days was average but for the rest of the week the cleaning was very good. An example was that after using the wine glasses on the first evening, they were simply turned over not cleaned or replaced. The restaurant staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. Food was very good. Always a decent choice and well presented. The dining room was quite crowded most of the meal service but there was no lengthy delay. We never used the pool or loungers as it was too cold to do so, but we walked a lot and even trekked up a hill to see a volcano crater. A relaxing holiday in a good hotel in an ideal location. We would definitely return, but will wait until we are guaranteed warmer weather.
Firstly the staff couldnt do enough for you.superb rooms. Excellent food and variety,lunches tended to be the previous evenings left overs which I can understand to an extent.The pool tapas bar was the preferred option.the weight equipment in the gym is dangerous,don’t use,the two weight machines,they are knackered,obviously used to be kept outside.That aside an enjoyable and relaxing stay.
Stayed here for two weeks at the end of Jan, beginning of Feb. The weather was poor for the whole 2 weeks - heavy showers, strong winds and low temperatures. However the sun also shone every day! We are not ones to sit around and mope so we just had a different kind of holiday which did not involve sunbeds and swimming. I emailed the hotel in advance requesting a quiet room on the top floor with a sea view if possible and this is exactly what we were given. Thank You Timanfaya for noting my request. However, we realised that what we really wanted was a room with a sunny balcony out of the wind so we changed rooms the day after our arrival with the minimum of fuss and an additional payment. Money well spent as it turned out! We got the sun from after lunch until sunset and I came home with a reasonable tan. In spite of the weather (not the hotel's fault) we had a lovely holiday. We spent the mornings walking into town or to the lighthouse, stopping for coffee/fresh orange juice en route. Did a bit of shopping - oops! Lovely Italian linen shop at the Rubicon Marina. We also hired a car for a week at a very reasonable £127 which gave us the flexibility to go out and about round this beautiful island. We explored off the beaten track and found spectacular volcanic scenery we had not seen before on our previous visits to Lanzarote. The whole island was unusually green due to all the rain! We went on the TUI Teguise market trip on the Sunday also visiting LagOMar, Omar Shariff's house built into the volcanic terrain. Well worth a visit. We ate lunch out 3 times: twice in Playa Blanca and once in Puerto Calero at Amura which has a 'bib gourmande' with the Michelin Guide, meaning excellent food at a reasonable price. The hotel itself ran like clockwork and I rather suspect this is down to the hands-on Manager who even takes the trouble to attend the Welcome Meetings in person. Wow! The restaurant staff are super-organised, friendly and attentive. The food was all delicious. Worth doing a full 'tour' of the buffet before making any choices as there is so much to select from. Special praise for the breakfast bacon (scrummy), soup 'croutons' (which I put in my salads), the Asian evening (my favourite) and the fresh seafood. MonoLogo red wine was very gluggable as were the splendid Mojito coctails at the bar. Our room on the top floor was huge with a refurbished bathroom. My only grumble would be the lack of a chest of drawers. There is plenty of room to put one! It is just not right to keep one's underwear in the wardrobe! Plenty of coathangers and pillows. We requested a heater, extra blankets and dressing gowns and they all appeared without any fuss. We ate at The Kasbah once and were not impressed enough to go back. Food was bland and the place lacked atmosphere. I preferred the food and the ambience in the main dining room. All in all a wonderful hotel and a great holiday! Hello to our new card-playing, quizzing friends Ken and Lilian!
As I sit here in the Poole Bar awaiting our departure to airport today and reflect on our 14 day stay, I can confirm that this H 10 is an excellent well managed hotel as many other reviewers have mentioned. Without doubt the Buffet restaurant serves the best quality and varied choices that I have experienced in 60 years of travelling abroad. Our room no 303 was very sizeable with huge wide twin beds and a balcony that received the sun by noon in Feb. Unfortunately, we experienced two weeks of showery and very windy weather with temp in the 15 to 18C range. As there is no heating available in either bedrooms or hotel areas and without English winter clothes with us the holiday was disappointing through no fault of hotel. At least, the management supplied us with extra blankets. The hotel is in an attractive location beside the ocean but one can only really walk in two ways. Go left for 20 min walk into Playa Blanca centre or right further along coastal walkway towards Lighthouse.
Having stayed here when first built on two occasions we have returned after nearly 20 years. We stayed in October, have just returned this week, and are already booked again to return in April, followed by September/October - four visits in one year must surely express how much we love this hotel. We cannot praise the management and staff enough who work tirelessly to make your stay so memorable. To mention a few by name would be an injustice to all the staff - you are all to be congratulated. After only a few days you feel as if you know the staff personally, and they go out of their way to remember you and build a rapport/friendship - and always have a smile on their face. Nothing is too much trouble and the Manager is always happy to solve any issue you may have personally - he genuinely cares about how happy his guests are. The best thing for us is the fact the hotel is now Adults Only - such a peaceful and relaxed holiday in beautiful surroundings. The restaurant is very good and once again the staff are so friendly, especially on the show cooking station where our steaks were cooked to perfection. The Kasbah restaurant has a lovely ambiance and the food was beautiful with very attentive staff. Mike's coffee shop is a great addition to the hotel, and the berry muffins are to die for. The varieties of coffee is amazing and everything is served to your table with a smile. The lounge bar is so calming and relaxing in the evening, and the entertainment in he night club was very varied and also excellent - particularly the flamenco dancers who had a very modern twist and was most enjoyable. Thank you again to everyone - and can't wait to be back for the first of our next two visits in April.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Within a short walk of Aqualava Waterpark, H10 Timanfaya Palace is within 2 miles (3 km) of Nuestra Senora del Carmen Square. This 305-room, 4-star hotel has 4 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. It's on the beach and also near Roja Mountain and Marina Rubicon.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Relish the international cuisine at La Bocaina, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
All of H10 Timanfaya Palace's 305 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, sofa beds, and minibars. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and bidets. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include laptop-compatible safes and desks.
H10 Timanfaya Palace features a nightclub, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.
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