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Good basic hotel
We have just returned from a week at the Timanfaya Golf. For a basic 3 star apartment we found it to be good value. The staff are all very helpful and cheerful. The pool area is really good but there could have been more sunbeds. The apartment was fine and cleaned every day. If you needed anything you only had to ask. The food was good if a little repetitive, but you would be able to find something that you liked with the choice. The beach at Playa Bastian is very quiet and only costs 8 euros a day to hire two chairs and an umbrella. The sea is lovely and clean but extremely cold! If you only do two trips, make them the North tour and the South tour which are both amazing! And the camel ride is not to be missed!!! Costa Teguise is lovely and quiet but with plenty of places to eat and drink. Dickens bar is really cheap and the chinese restaurant next door is really good. We would not hesitate to go back.
Fantastic value for money!
We have just arrived back from our stay at the Timanfaya Golf apartments and good reaction from all as we had a good value for money holiday.
This was the first time we had booked a DIY holiday and the apartments didnt let us down.
The only draw back we found was we were unable to book a late check out which is normally easy with package holidays. A courtesy room was available in half hour slots, which didnt take long to fill up if you didnt book quickly. The resort centre was also a good 15 min walk but was only 2-3 euros in a taxi so it wasnt to bad.
The pool was very clean and a good size, and the food was very good from the pool bar.
The restaurant was nice and clean and gave a reasonable selection for a 3* and was very good quality.
The staff in all areas were very polite and helpful.
We would definately recommend these apartments to anyone looking for a cheap break in Lanzarote.
FORGET All Inclusive
We spent 2 weeks at the Tamanafaya Golf in Costa Teguise, first impressions nice open spacious reception, check in very quick staff quite pleasant, we were given a map to find our room which was easy to locate in block B a ground floor apartment where the balcony over looked a small garden which we were quite satisfied with.
The apartment was spotless quite a large lounge/kitchen, self catering facilities microwave fridge separate bathroom and bedroom pleasantly surprised as we were All Inclusive. The Hotel is quite small but this could add to it's appeal as iintimate and freindly surroundings, but as All Inclusive Guests we hadn't been made to feel like they where giving us something for nothing, not that we had already paid for it. If we had only been there for a week we would possibly have laughed off a lot of the instances that eventually annoyed us. On our first evening we visited the bar before we went to dinner. All Inclusive Guests can only have small beers not large. Staff say only large if you are paying. With meals there is waiter service for drinks (except at breakfast) again making you feel that you should be only asking for one drink, no attempt to get you more. The All Inclusive finished at 11pm. and it became very obvious when we had stayed in 3 or 4 nights that at 10.40pm the staff disappeared either to clean tables or get ice or do anything so they wern't behind the bar for "last orders" and dead on 11pm they charged you for your drinks even though you could have been stood ther for 15mins earlier.
There was nowhere to get water unless it was in a small cup, and they charged you for bottles (never known that on A/I in the past always had as much water on tap as you could drink) we had to remember to buy ours at the local Netto.
The facilities, the pool was lovely plenty of sunbeds (although I guess it could get over crowded if it was full) and not really practical for young children as the pools are 3.5/4metres deep so they do need to be able to swim, although there is a babys paddling pool. No snacks on during the day (in the brochure it does say there is) We expected to get plastic glasses around the pool, but what we didnt expect is small plastic cups that you have at a childrens party. There is no other bar open during the day so if you wanted to get out of the sun, or luckily on the only day that we had bad weather wind rain,and it was cold you still had to stay out-side or go to your room if you stayed in the hotel, as the main bar didnt open until 6pm!!
The rest of the facilities they advertise a gymn and sauna both where closed when we were there. The restataurant although quite adequate was unbearably hot no air conditioning, the food was adequate and yes you could find something to eat, but it did get tedious after 2 weeks.
The main entertainment bar again was unbearably hot (and I am sure this was done to drive you out at night) the entertainment was very very basic starting with a mini disco, bingo and then local entertainment but I must give MARIA ("entertainment manager") 100% for effort she really did try and get every-one involved. There is nowhere though that you can go and have a chat and a quiet drink, unless you go out which isnt really the idea when you are on A/Inc.
The hotel is about 10/20 minutes walk to the beach depending which way you go and Costa Teguise is wonderful, lots of bars and restaurants quite busy but not rowdy plenty going on. The beaches are wonderful with amazing veiws and far bigger than we first thought. We were still finding more places that we hadnt seen just before we came home. We did eat out and found the food good and very reasonably priced English Breakfast for 2 euro's we found some brilliant freindly bars The Cutty Shark if you are a sport fan (as my husband is) Brannigans and Steptoes loads of nice people and atmosphere.
Overall we loved the place had a fabulous holiday and we met some brilliant people in the hotel and resort just very dissappointed with the All Inclusive Package at the Timanfaya Golf.
What do you expect for 31 euro a day?
This hotel was formally known as Teguise Golf.
We stayed there for one week from 22 March 2006.
We usually stay at 4 or 5 star all inclusive which obviously offers a lot better quality but also costs a lot more money.
Was basic good value accommodation, apartments were clean and basic. Cleaned 5 times per week with towels changed 5 times and sheets twice.
The pool and poolside were cleaned daily. There were sun loungers but no cushions and limited older umbrellas.
A disappointment was the hotel facilities. No gym, sauna or jacuzzi. Before travelling I read location reviews and didnt worry too much about this thinking there would be more to do around the hotel so found the facilities boring, use the hotel as base for other things.
There was no shuttle service to town which was a good 20 mins flatish walk away so had to use taxis but they were very cheap at 2.5 euros. Beware tho on a Thursday airport day taxis are hard to find. Also taxis from the airport at least a 35 minute wait due to volumes of people on flights. Locally 5 to 10 mins walk away were some bars, shops and restaurants and beach.
Staff were very friendly, reception staff helpful, Maria entertainments lady worked very hard to make an interesting evening but shows we felt were for children and should of been shown earlier and more adult type of disco/dancing/shows for later. Bingo every night did become tedious!
Tv in the room only had 2 english channels well not english but CNN news and a sports channel so dont rely upon that for entertainment.
The food was clean but many dishes repeated over the first few days so became boring, the food choice did improve over the last few days also the meat improved too. Many pasta dishes and salad dishes. Look out for chips at breakfast very unusual!
I have put this comment at the bottom of my review as there are many positives to the hotel which I wanted you to read first. It certainly isnt fantastic as some reviews suggest. It s basic and budget. Having a disabled mother we had no choice but to have a ground floor room. Unfortunately we did have a problem with mosquitos and could not sit on our balcony and I agree with a previous review that the balcony was not secure enough for young children from the road which although busy wasnt too bad for noise. We did also have a problem with cockroaches over days 4 to 6 which did spoil it for us a little, we had 7 over 3 days, the hotel were very quick to spray the room and this did seem to stop the problem. Other friends did have ants too, common in hotter countries.
Out and about prices of drinks and apartments and food was high so comparable to this hotel it became very good value.
eugh - don't go all inclusive
We booked this hotel as a honeymoon and were told it was a 4*. On arrival it was quite clearly rated as 3* and with this we were slightly disappointed but hey, what should it matter? On arrival our room wqas exceptionally clean although lacking in the basics such as a kettle or iron. These can be hired from reception tho for a ridiculous amount of money. The drinks included in the AI package were good quality but having a chance to drink them was difficult. the 'pool bar' does not offer anywhere to sit really and youy cannot spend a relaxing afternoon there mainly because the drinks are served in tiny plastic cups that blow away in the famous lanzarote winds. (That is if you can get a seat in one of the 20 chairs!)
The bar in the evening is much better with plently of space but is hot with no ventilation and tends to be very smoky and the worst entertainment in the world (a source of much amusement for husband and me).
The food is possibly the worst i have ever had on a holiday. everything was processed. vegetables were tinned and the same food was served at lunch and evening i.e. last nights dinner covered in sauce and served as 'sausage surprise'!. After a week it was too much to bear and we had to eat out. I am not exaggerating it was foul- no local food at all, tinned burgers in sauce, heinz ravioli in tomato sauce etc. yummy (not!). Oh and yes, there are chips for breakfast!
Our room was 'cleaned' every other day although when we smashed a glass in our bedroom this never got cleared up properly! even whern we asked specifically, sheets changed once a week (on our honeymoon - nice). As it was an apartment we did not get clean glasses for water so we 'borrowed' them from the bar. plates and smashed glass were left around the pool area for over a week til i complained.
I think this hotel should stay as a self catering complex and give up the AI. There we too few staff for the number of guests and the food in the restaurant always ran out an hour before the end of mealtimes.
I would rate this hotel as a 2*.
having said all this i would stay there again for a week in S/C. But no way should anyone consider going Ai. YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR MONEY'S WORTH!
After arriving at these apartments we actually thought it was a really nice resort, kept clean, nice pool, friendly reception staff and just a generally nice complex.
We felt that there was not much going on at the hotel throughout the day and also the evening entertainment was a lot to be desired!
Anyway the main point being that on our last night I heard noises coming from the lounge area, as if someone was messing around with our belongings....... there was somebody in our room. I disturbed them by opening bedroom door and they ran out through the patio door and over the balcony (we were on the ground floor). They had taken a ruck sack belonging to my mother...thank god there was nothing in there like passports, credit cards etc but there were about 6 bottles of perfumes and aftershave costing about 100 pounds plus other gifts and personal belongings. We approached the reception area and explained what had happened but there was a language barrier as the man did not understand or speak a great deal of english. He had told us that the police office did not open until 9am.....we were due to leave the apartments at 8.30am for our transfer to the hotel!! Anyway, it transpired that another 2 guests has experienced someone trying to open their patio door but the culprit had been heard so did not get away with anything. It also transpired that the police office was open 24/7 as we thought and not as we were told!! We did not report this to the police due to our flight time and we wanted to get out of the resort asap........also the fact a translator would have been required and that would have taken time. The patio doors to the rooms were not secure, either lock didn't work or the lock was flimsy.
The hotel dealt with this badly and I felt that the whole scenario would have been kept quiet when guests should have been warned.......I just feel that people should know what happened as to be honest it has put me off Lanzarote for life!
Good time had by all
Having read some reviews on this hotel i was a little apprehensive about what i would find when i reached the hotel. I was very pleased with what i saw when we first arrived and was greeted by friendly staff who spoke good English.
The hotel was always very clean and tidy and the staff always helpful and friendly. Their was always plenty of sun beds so no need to get up at the crack of dawn to put towels on them. Not enough umbrella's though. The pool bar had a good variety of drinks and snacks.
We was all inclusive and found the food was always well prepared and presentable. The main part of town with plenty of bars and restaurants was 20 mins steady walk away.
Overall the weeks holiday was excellent value for money and would recommend it to any of my friends
Enjoyed the holiday 100%!!
We have just returned from Lanzarote and have really enjoyed the stay. The hotel was presentable with very polite staff who speak fairly good english. Our room was lovely, very spacious. The pool area is very clean and there were lots of loungers. We went all inclusive. The pool bar served drinks, pastries and sandwiches. Breakfast was cereals, yogurts, toast pastries, luncheon meats, eggs, beans, bacon, sausages and fries. Lunch was salads, potatoes, pasta (hot and cold), meats. There was cake, fruit and ice cream for dessert. Dinner was very much the same. The food was nice, well prepared but towards the end got a litlle repetitive but was good value for money. Evening entertainment was mainly targeted towards families with young children. The professional entertainers were good. Top marks to the entertainment co-ordinator Michael (sp?) who always tried his best to make sure you had a good time, he was the friendliest bloke we met out there.
The location was a little out. A five minute walk to several shops, bars and restaurants or a 15min walk to the main town centre.
Tours and excursions can be booked through reception. The market is worth a visit. We also went on the south tour which is one not to be missed. The camel ride was fantastic as was the trip around the volcanoes.
We would recommend this hotel to anyone. Its good value for money and we had a lovely holiday.
My family have just come back from a weeks stay at this lovely resort, I could not find fault at all, the place was very clean staff were great and the entertainment during the day was great for the kids and adults, All Inclusive was fantastic plenty of choice I was wary as the reports were very up and down well all I can say is that it was just great all round and great value for money, The kids absolutely loved it they could go and get drinks and slush puppies all day and ice cream, afternoon snacks were great too.
I think that this is great for families and as its not too big its
makes it friendly and everybody can get to know each other.
Micheal the entertainment guy was fantastic with the kids and they all got certificates and medals in the evening which was really a nice thing to do.
27 Oct - 2 Nov 2006
All inclusive food very good. All communal areas of Hotel non smoking so very good for us. Staff were very helpful and apartment, pool and communal areas cleaned every day. Security of room not good as on first night we were allocated apartment on ground floor and we had a break in when our camera was stolen. The patio door did not lock and when allocated a new apartment on the first floor similarly the patio doors nor the windows locked. On reporting robbery to the Hotel they were helpful and told us to go to the Police Station. But they did not seem to understand the implications of a forced entry: What if they had not been able to steal anything? Were we in danger? On the day of leaving reported that another room had the patio doors tampered with, reported this to the Director, and as at the time of leaving nothing had been done.