Just returned from our holiday to Timanfaya Palace. Our first impression of our hotel was good. We were greeted with a glass of Cava and although we had missed dinner, they provided us with a prepared meal.
We were disappointed with our initial room as Thompson advertised the room as having a garden view with a balcony. We were the bottom floor and looking around, probably had the worst view in the hotel. We had a wall with a tree in front. However, when we queried this with the Thompson reps, they explained that a garden view room is basically any room without a sea view so it is pot luck which view you get. They did however move us on the next change over day and we had a much better view overlooking the volcano.
We went half board as we aren't huge drinkers and didn't spend half of what we would have spent if we went all inclusive. Everything is reasonably priced. We had a glass of house white, a bottle of beer and a still water with dinner which cost just under 6 euros. Cocktails are priced at 6 euros. If you want to change your dinner to lunch one day, you can, just go to reception. Lunch isn't expensive there either or you can choose to go down to the beach front.
The day time entertainment has been planned to appeal to different people. Yes they have a drinking competition but this is only held once a week I believe. They also have archery, shooting, aqua aerobics,mini golf, free scuba diving trials in the pool, sangria and mojito demonstrations and much more. You can choose what you want to do and the entertainment team aren't pushy. The activities don't interfere. The entertainments team are great with a good sense of humour. We thought Hector and Christina were particularly good. Evening entertainment was varied and we chose what we went to and what we didn't fancy. We liked the Beijing acrobats, the illusionist and enjoyed the Spanish pool party.
The food was excellent and the choice varied. Each night, there is a different theme but there is still plenty of choice for even the fussiest eaters.We didn't notice any preferential treatment and found the waiters to be very efficient at clearing the plates and serving drinks.
As other people have previously mentioned, we didn't agree with having to pay for the safe or the fridge. We did get the minibar instead of the fridge which is free if you buy 10 items. The cheapest being water and you pay less than you would for the fridge on its own.
Overall we had an excellent holiday. We also wanted to mention one of the waitresses, Angeleas, who we thought was not only great at her job, but had a good sense of humour to go with it. We would definitely recommend this hotel.
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