You’ll find up-to-the-minute décor coupled with a peaceful atmosphere at this adults-only hotel.
This adults-only hotel looks like it belongs in an interiors magazine – there are funky design touches everywhere you turn. Other draw cards include 3 stylish pools and a piano bar playing live jazz.
There are 2 restaurants, with special mention going to the à la carte that does Med and Arabic fusion food. Location-wise, you’re a couple of minutes’ walk from the golden-sand Flamingo Beach and 15 from Playa Blanca.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. This place offers a variety of international dishes, with show cooking and themed evenings. During Winter dinner is from 6.15pm to 9.30pm. Special dietary requirements can be catered for if you give prior notice. This place comes with a dress code for dinner, it's a shirt and long trousers for gentlemen.
This place offers a mix of Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine for dinner. If you're staying All Inclusive you'll be entitled to one visit per stay. This place comes with a dress code for dinner, it's a shirt and long trousers for gentlemen.
Superior double room with sea view sleeps up to 3, with a double bed and a sofa-bed. They also come with extras like have a welcome gift, Nespresso coffee maker, pillow menu, bathrobes, slippers, TV, iPod docking station, sea and pool view, access to the exclusive Privilege Lounge with open bar, discounts on supplementary services, personalised check-in/check-out, late check-out - subject to availability, internet and daily newspapers.
We got back from our 11 day stay at the Timanfaya Palace a few days ago (14th-25thth sept) and thought I should leave a review :-)
I went with my boyfriend and we are both in our late 20s without children so this suited us perfectly. We loved that it was an adult only hotel and was so quiet and peaceful. I would say that it seemed that about 80-90% of other holidaymakers are 60+ age bracket but that obviously makes no difference to us.
The hotel is in a nice location, quiet area, right by the sea and has a nice path just outside so you can walk directly from hotel, by the sea and all the way up to shops, the beach, restaurants and the marina (where it is more lively) with ease. Perfect location for us.
We did all inclusive which I originally wasn't sure it would be worth the money as sometimes all inclusive can be a let down but here it was so worth it!! No miniature paper cups here with 'cola' - you get nice plastic/or glass with genuine with coca cola (I enjoy the coke) all alcohol is imported, so you get nice vodka, whiskey etc, there's a coffee shop (Mike's coffee) and you can have most options on the menu and they were VERY nice (shame cake wasn't included), at the pool bar you can even have as much ice cream as you like! :)
Food is very VERY nice and its good that they do theme nights my only personal gripe is that being a Vegetarian I felt even though they do label which food is suitable there simply wasn't enough of a choice by a long shot! I would have really random things on my plate. Its a shame because most meals would be perfect, such as a tomato pasta, rice, soup, canapes etc but would often place a bit of bacon on for decoration etc which looks nice, sure it tastes nice, but made most dishes unsuitable. Rice and pasta I only ate one time (which I normally eat a lot of) simple because they put fish in it. I found it easier at lunch time down at the pool bar/restaurant as they seemed to make it all fresh there so you could request no ham on a pizza etc which was good and gives you the option which a buffet doesn't. One more thing, for the Veggies out there, as all inclusive you are permitted one meal at their fancy restaurant (Kasbah?) which is LOVELY but again, they have a small set menu and there are veggie options on the starters but the mains which really surprised me are in categories of MEAT and FISH...there was NO option which kinda bugged me, so I had two small starters and was left hungry but wasn't a big deal, the food that I did have was very delicious though! So overall, if you are a vegetarian don't stress there are options - just not a lot :)
Now to some more positives -
The staff are AMAZING!!! They are what makes this hotel stand out. The maid service is great, how she would blitz our room into perfection every day amazed me, the bar staff, restaurant staff, entertainment staff were all SO friendly, accommodating, VERY hard-working, fun, helpful. Can't fault them!
The entertainment was great in the day time - wasn't quite our cup of tea in the evenings, but we did see some of the shows and they were ok, we preferred to sit cocktails in the piano bar which was perfect.
The pool area is lovely, they look after it well, but the pool is FREEZING (but rather refreshing against the heat)..luckily for me though they have a heated pool near by with sun loungers there (which became our new favourite hang out spot) and you could always guarantee a bed...could do with a bar up there, as its a trek! But I assume, judging by the noise some days, they're building one now which would be great!
I did consider the 'privileged' package when booking but didn't bother in the end and just paid the extra for a sea view room (totally worth it!!!)...in my personal opinion don't bother with the privileged doesn't seem like its worth it.
The Thompson staff (who we booked with) were pretty good on site, always available if you have any questions and its worth booking excursions through them - I recommend the Timanfaya National park (full day trip) Can't remember the exact name, you see everything in one day and it was amazing!! We also did the Market (which was worth it to Omar Sharif's old house) and the submarine (which was ok, but not a must do).
A little tip about sun loungers they are VERY strict about no reserving until after 9:30am (they will remove your items) so you need to plan it well. Either, get there early, hang out until 9:30 then go for a quick breakfast which shuts after 10am OR have an early breakfast where you will finish by 9:30 approx and head over to get a bed then. We weren't that bothered and usually ambled over about 9:40 and managed to get a 'decent' spot, but some people are pretty die hard and I even saw them "running" with cane in one hand, towel in the other at 9:28am - it's pretty funny. But again, go up by the heated pool and your guaranteed a spot no matter what :-) We liked that the pool didn't have music around the pool which most hotels do, really made it relaxing!
After I booked the holiday to Lanzarote people kept saying about these "high winds" but I'm assuming its the time we went? because I found it was a very low, comfortable wind, I rather liked it.
To wrap this up... Would I recommend this hotel? TOTALLY! Without a doubt I think it's one of the best (we did sneak into the other h10 up the road which looked lovely but this one is nicer).
Would I go again?...Yes, but as me and my parter are quite young we want to travel different countries but we're definitely looking to stay with H10 again (just in a different location). I think if your older...or you are staying for a week or so and want to just relax and are not that interested in exploring that much outside of the hotel I'd say yes return year after year - I've already recommended this hotel to lots of friends and family.
luvcatrin, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Perfect at the Palace *****
Just arrived back from a week at this lovely hotel and already looking at returning next year.
Arrived late in the evening and checked in promptly and we made our way to the room ( 1st floor 152 ). It was quite a walk but later found short cuts to the bars,pools,amenities etc so wasnt worried. The room was lovely and clean with a perfect seaview so was very happy.
The restaurant (buffet) had a large choice of food and catered for all tastes.At times it was only warm rather than hot but there was plenty of choice so no problem. Mikes coffee was lovely and althougthe cakes are non inclusive they were not expensive and you got a large slice. Kasbah was a bit of a letdown as we felt rushed and could not savour the atmosphere but the food was nice.The pools were cold at first but once you were in it soon warmed up.The areas around the pool and the gardens etc were immaculate and kept of a high standard.We were all inclusive and met a lovely couple ( Chris and Tina ) who were only half board but soon upgraded as it was only 30 euros a day each and well worth the money. The bars were very nice and staff very attentative as were all the people who worked there. Top shelf drinks so if any of you have not tried something then do it here..im a big fan of disarrano and coke now.
Overall a fantastic holiday and want to thank the staff and the people we met a holiday to remember. 5 stars it should be....More
Better than expected, because
- the food - buffet - was very very good (and we are foodies); the tapas at the pool resto were great as well. Croquetas de jamon ; still think of them now and then ;-0)
- the most exceptional was the staff ; , so feriendly, so helpfull ; quite genuine.
- we appreciated the lack of music at the pool ; really quiet
Location is perfect
Rented a car from the company in the lobby ; 33 euro for 24 hrs, small car; drove more than half the island and had to add about 8 Euro gasoline.More
Wim_and_Muriel, Gent, Belgium
Thanks for a brilliant holiday
Second time this year (previously May) and back at Christmas / New Year.
A very big thank you to Lydia (Reception) for the very warm welcome and for all your help throughout the stay - such a good advocate for H10.
The restaurant would not be the same without Wilmar / Sandra and thanks to both of them for looking after us and having the patience to decipher our Spanish - we will try to learn more before we come back in December. Please pass on our thanks to the cleaner who looked after our room (351) as we spent lots of time at Famara body boarding and also snorkelling outside the hotel so sorry the room was full of sports equipment to clean around.
The reason we keep coming back ? No screaming kids and nothing is too much trouble.More
Jackie G, Manchester, United Kingdom
This is a fantastic hotel. The staff were fantastic and really made you feel relaxed. Met some lovely people who are returners. I am very fussy so difficult to find food that I like. However, no problem with this hotel as the choice was brilliant. So sad to leave but already looking to go back next year.More
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