H10 Timanfaya Palace
About H10 Timanfaya Palace
Luxurious and modern, decorated and furnished in a gorgeous Spanish-Arabic style, the four-star H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel provides some of the very best resort accommodation that Playa Blanca has to offer. Playa Blanca is a small fishing village, well-known as one of Lanzarote's finest holiday destinations, but despite the area's popularity with tourists, it has managed to retain a simple, local feel that makes it a truly charming place to stay. For this reason, Playa Blanca has a much more relaxed feel than most other resort towns on Lanzarote, and it's the ideal destination for people who enjoy a quieter resort-style holiday.
The H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel is an adults-only hotel. The programme of activities and facilities is designed to appeal and cater to those over the age of 18, and the hotel's facilities include a nudist area. The hotel is 35 kilometres from the local airport, with a transfer time of 30 to 40 minutes.
Room Information and Room Facilities
The H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel emphasizes quality, comfort, and well-being, with a variety of room types available, and an extensive range of room amenities. Guests can choose from basic, standard, or superior double rooms, including rooms with sea views, and there's a small number of junior suites too. All rooms have a private bathroom, private balcony or terrace, and air conditioning, as well as Wi-Fi and TV.
The hotel also offers an additional level of service for guests who enjoy the ultimate hotel experience, which includes a daily press and weather service, daily turn-down service, late checkout, and the option to eat in the hotel's Kasbah Restaurant. Privilege-level guests also have access to a private lounge with bar, TV, internet, and press, and can receive discounts on beauty treatments and massages at the hotel spa.
Facilities, Entertainment, Activities
The H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel has an excellent programme of activities, designed to appeal to active adults who enjoy good food and wine, outdoor fun, entertainment, and socialising. With two outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool, and an outdoor jacuzzi, guests have several options when it comes to aquatic fun, and there's a sun lounger area with sea views, and a relaxing chill-out terrace that's perfect for sitting back and soaking up the sunshine.
The extensive programme is organised by a professional entertainment team and includes cookery classes, pilates, tai chi and yoga, aqua aerobics, water polo, scuba diving, outings to local attractions, theme evenings, live music, and shows. The hotel also has a fitness centre and spa offering massages and beauty treatments.
Services offered at the H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel include car and bicycle hire, laundry service, and 24-hour medical service.
Food and Drink Options
The H10 Timanfaya Palace Hotel boasts half a dozen restaurants and bars, each with a unique theme, menu, and function. With excellent food every day and live entertainment six nights a week, there's always something fun going on.
La Bocaina restaurant is a buffet-style restaurant which features cooking displays and shows.
La Geria restaurant is a bar and restaurant located pool-side, and includes both an a la carte menu and a buffet.
The Kasbah restaurant is a fabulous a la carte restaurant that specialises in Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine.
Mike's Coffee, a specialty coffee bar, serves up fantastic specialty tea and coffee, along with a selection of succulent home-made pastries and cakes.
The Tahiche Lobby Bar is a piano bar located in the hotel's lobby, and features a great cocktail menu and live entertainment.
Montana Roja Disco Bar is the place to go for a great night out, with live music and other entertainment most nights of the week.
23 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
more please !
"From dark drizzly Wales I can cheer myself up by recalling our holiday at the Timanfaya. Wonderful! Location excellent - can't walk as far as we used to but taxis came very quickly. Staff in all departments very pleasant efficient and humorous. Room lovely. Being a little unsteady we found difficulty with the shower screen and there was no guard rail . Appreciated the coffee machine but no instructions provided. Food - what a choice - enjoyed it all. Pool bar, pools & surrounding gardens well cared for and clean. Why do people creep out at 6am to put towels on beds when there are notices asking them not to do so? This was sorted during our stay. Loved it all - more please !!!"
- Travel date: Wed 24th of October 2012
Excellent holiday once again!!
"Me and my husband have just returned for the Timanfaya Palace after a 10 night stay, we went there on Honeymoon last year and thought it would be nice to go back for our 1st anniversary.. Once again we have had an excellent hoilday!!!
The staff are so friendly and cant do enough for you especially Mario one of the waiters (great guy), entertainment was good especially enjoyed African Footprints, not enough people stay to watch the shows... they should all be given a chance especially Duo Universe!
Food was again lovely with alot of choice and the hotel was super clean.
We are already looking into booking for next year.. Cant wait!!"
- Travel date: Tue 23rd of November 2010
"On our arrival at the hotel,the recption area was lovlely,but the staff are in no hurry to serve you. after waitin half an hour,we saw ourselves 2 our room we paid for a safe and it wasnt working,it took 3 days to fix it.it also took 3 days to get some pool towels,However this aside we had a lovely large room,the food was good, always something you could eat the staff were helpfull and cheerful,its also close to the super markets an harbour.The furniture is in need of a little refurb but its very clean an tidy,we had a lovley relaxing holiday and would definetly go back again"
- Travel date: Thu 7th of October 2010
"Me and my partner Sean went to this hotel 24th sept 09 for 10 days, we originally booked for cuba but due to weather we are very happy we changed our minds... the rooms were excellent and spacious and the food was excellent and definately variety!!! plant of entertainment too in the evening. We were glad to see not many children about and it seemed to be a quiet relaxed hotel with the older age group me being 31 Sean 44, the pools were lovely and clean and the staff extremely helpful.... we will definetely be booking again... go for it, you wont be disappointed :O)"
- Travel date: Tue 16th of February 2010
H10 Playa Blanca
"Nice hotel,great staff,helpful and interested.Food varied plentiful,themed evenings nice touch.Room reasonable,better quality of furniture at the Rubicon,bidet missing in the bathroom,in fact bathroom needed updating.2 main critisisms,H10 Estepona/Timanfaya swimming pools freezing,why is it so difficult to heat them.Very limited english speaking channels on TV,considering the number of english speaking guests in the hotel.Lovely grounds,great location,sea views.Would consider a return visit. "
- Travel date: Sat 2nd of May 2009
Unhappy with the hotel we originally boo...
"Unhappy with the hotel we originally booked we moved here independently on the strength of the reviews on this site. We were not disppointed. Our family room was very spacious for us and our 2 girls - 12 and 4 yrs. Staff were friendly, food was very good as was the kids club and the fab Mini Disco for the kids in the evening. The public areas of the hotel were well appointed, the other guests of the very nice variety and there was lots of room and beds around the pool. Shame about the weather which could have been better and certainly much less windy, but overall we managed to salvage a good 5 days there of our original week.
To be honest though, I probably wouldn't choose Lanzarote again as a destination.
For the best meal out, walk down to Casa Pedro by the harbour to sample their freshly cooked fish and good wines. "
- Travel date: Fri 27th of June 2008
To cut a long story short - my husband`s...
"To cut a long story short - my husband`s aftershave went missing from our room and despite reporting it immediately (assuming an accidental breakage) the management team accepted absolutely no responsibility for the incident.
On our return we wrote to H10 Head Office in Barcelona but they do not appear to have grasped the seriousness of our complaint; that a hotel of such calibre cannot deal with an easily diffusable situation.
As a consequence, we will NEVER return to H10 or recommend them - despite being offered our choice of room allocation when we next return........I don`t think so!!!
We certainly expect our possessions to be safe in a 4 star hotel after paying Â£1200 for the privilege."
- Travel date: Thu 12th of June 2008
Have just spent 2 wonderful weeks at the...
"Have just spent 2 wonderful weeks at the Timanfaya with my husband and 3 children aged 2-8. The staff are very friendly and it is in a great location with beach, supermarket and restaurants close by and the centre of Playa Blanca is only a 10 minute walk away. My only criticisms would be that there is not enough staff in the restaurant at breakfast time - we frequently had to ask for coffee, cutlery etc and the pools were freezing. The entertainment for both adults and children is very good. We will definitely return."
- Travel date: Sat 19th of April 2008
Really good 4* hotel in a superb locatio...
"Really good 4* hotel in a superb location. We loved to walk along the promenade during the day and evening. It takes about 15 mins to walk to Playa Blanca.
Rooms were spacious and very clean although a little tired looking. Hotel staff were friendly. Breakfast and dinner are buffet style with good quality food and lots of choice especially breakfast. Excellent value for money, we paid just Â£542 for both of us for half board plus flights which were about Â£121 each. We have paid more in the past to go self catering in a budget apartment.
All in all excellent value for money and would definitely return.
- Travel date: Wed 17th of October 2007
Quiet and relaxed
"Arrived at this hotel on 25th August 05 for our annual 2 x week holiday. The hotel is beautiful and the amenities are good. However, we had a room at the bottom of the hotel which was dark, small and viewed a wall. We were unable to change our room due to the hotel being fully booked. The staff were not particularly friendly although this improved over the 2 x weeks.Our main gripe was the food which was presented lovely but was, at best, luke warm. The hotel entertainment was average and limited which is a pity considering the quiet location.
The hotel itself is spacious and the sun terraces overlook the sea. The location is quiet with a 2km walk along the prom to the nearest bars and restaurants. This hotel appears in the Thomsons A la Carte brochure which now appears over rated. We have stayed in nicer 'Platumum' hotels.
Transfer time from the airport was 30 xmins by taxi and cost just over 30 euros.
Overall, we had a quiet and relaxing holiday but would not return to this particular hotel."
- Travel date: Fri 9th of September 2005
A detailed review of the Timanfaya Palace and surroundings.
"If you are thinking about staying in the H10 Timanfaya Palace, Playa Blanca, please read onâ¦
The hotel is beautiful and has plenty to offer all ages.
It costs exactly â¬30 in a taxi to this hotel from Arricife airport (ACE) so you might want to try and get your transfers included when you book your holiday as Playa Blanca is the southern most resort of the Island.
Rooms come complete with everything all 4* hotels usually have (en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, balcony etc) However, what the room doesn't have (and certain sites have said it does) is a kettle. So if you like your PG tips or Nes cafe gold blend, you have to bring your own. Also, request a room on the top floor (500+) so you can take in the views of neighbouring Islands Fuerteventura and Los Labos. The rooms are very spacious and spotlessly clean. I think the room I was in was slightly larger and more sheltered as it was further down the corridor, room 509.
The hotel consists of the piano bar, where quiet and relaxing entertainment begins at 8:00pm.
The downstairs bar, where the more professional / Cabaret shows are staged begins at 10:00pm. After that, there is international music till about midnight.
Then you have the dining area where every evening has a different food theme, from Mexican to Chinese. I found the food delicious every night, and I am a vegetarian. There is plenty to choose from.
You cannot go wrong with the hotels amenities, even if you are a particularly fussy person, you'll find it difficult to fault this hotel.
You MUST try the scuba diving (the centre is located by the large pool) It is a fabulous, safe and unforgettable experience and well worth the money. You can try it out for free in the pool, and then if you like it you can pay â¬49 for 2 hours. A 1/2 hour learning the underwater hand signs, pressure (etc). A 1/2 hour in the pool, and an hour in the sea and you WILL see all kinds of fish, sea urchins and even sting rays! The instructors (Miguel and Damian) are fully qualified, experienced and professional PADI instructors. You are in safe hands.
About the actual resort of Playa Blanca. It is a nice, quiet and peaceful resort. I'd say the majority of tourists are elderly or middle aged, so you aren't going to bump into any lager louts or rowdy unpleasant folk (I hope). You will feel very safe here. The beach is right outside the hotel and a short stroll along the promenade will get you to the town centre. Shopping is good here, as the Island is tax free you will be able so sink a good bargain, but be careful, that doesn't mean buy from the first shop you come to, SHOP AROUND! I made the mistake of paying more for some electrical goods at "Shoppers Bay" when in a shop around the back street simply called "Media" was infinitely the cheapest of them all. Get your shopping in this area and not at the airport as it is a lot dearer. REMEMBER you are limited to what you can bring back!!
If you are intrigued about the Island of Fuerteventura that you can see just across the way, then you can get the Fred Olsen Express that takes you across to the resort of Correlejo for â¬25. This is a return ferry trip.
- If you like excursions, do the Earth, Wind and Fire tour of the Island. This also takes you up the spectacular Timanfaya Mountain where the scenery is absolutely breath-taking!! The volcano itself is dormant and could still erupt in the future, but hopefully not on your visit. Don't forget your camera! this tour costs â¬58 but it includes the entire tour of the Island, admission to the Timanfaya national park, a 2 course meal and admission to the natural cave that has been designed by Ceaser Manrique and where the three tenors have performed as the cave has fantastic acoustics. I have included some photos to give you an idea of the views from and around Mount Timanfaya!!
So, if you're looking for that relaxing, care free holiday experience like I had. You won't go wrong. Happy Holidays!!
I hope this review has helped!"
- Travel date: Sun 14th of August 2005
Couln't have had better service
"We have just returned from a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable holiday at the T.P. It exeeded our expectations greatly; very clean, good sized rooms, excellent food and pool facilities great. We only tried the evening entertainment a couple of times, and it was OK, although the mini-disco for our 5-yr old could have been a little better organised. The outstanding feature was the service from all staff. It was excellent. Thoroughly recommended, as is the resort itself."
- Travel date: Fri 12th of August 2005