We had such a great time last year at the H10 Tindaya in Fuerteventura that when planning this year’s holiday we decided to return to another H10 hotel, but this time to Lanzarote’s H10 Rubicon Palace
H10 Rubicon Palace is situated in the Southern part of Lanzarote, in Playa Blanca, about 35km away from the airport. It has recently been renovated and awarded 5* and it’s one of the H10 hotels that offers their Privilege Service. The hotel is very modern and lush, with a very impressive colonial style reception and a stunning terrace overlooking the hotel and the sea. Beautiful spacious rooms and overall very nice well kept areas, all you’d expect from a 5* hotel.
My kids are now 6 & 8 so our holiday requirements have changed a little bit. Of course we like family hotels, but we are now interested in going to places that offer a bit more, with activities for older children but also nice areas for adults (us). This is probably the first year that we’ve managed to sit down and read a couple of books while the kids disappeared from our side. One spent most of the time in the water – the hotel has 8 pools- whilst the other one spent hours playing football and joining in the junior club.
A minor let down for us was the food. A bit repetitive and boring. I’d really expect a bit better from a 5* hotel, maybe it’s because we had such a good experience in the H10 Tindaya last year that our standards were quite high. The kids did not mind the food at all and really enjoyed having 2 different buffets and a pool bar to choose from. There are also 3 a la carte restaurants, an American, Italian and Asian one, unfortunately they were fully booked by the time we decided to give them a try.
With a spa, a couple of “quiet” pools and a chill out area this is also a hotel that would be perfect for couples in search of a relaxing holiday. There is a coffee shop and a bistro bar, so you feel like you are strolling around a small Lanzarote village and not inside a hotel. This is what makes the H10 Rubicon Palace a bit special, different parts of the hotel appeal to different type of holiday makers. We loved going to the coffee shop while the kids were in the kid’s club in the morning, it was a nice, slow start of the day before we had to go back to sit by the kid’s pool.
Travelling during half term week in the UK we were concerned the hotel was going to be quite busy but it was completely the opposite, there was no rush in the mornings to reserve sun loungers by the pool and we didn’t feel like it was super busy.
We try to change holiday destination every year as it’s nice to explore different parts of the world, but the kids loved it so much that they are adamant we have to go back. In fact they loved it so much that when went on a day trip to visit Timanfaya, Lanzarote’s National Park and Volcano, they couldn’t wait to go back to the hotel and wanted us to cut our day trip short. That’s a sign of a good holiday right?
The past couple of years we visited the Canary Islands in May and we were not very lucky with the weather so we are thinking of maybe going to Greece instead next May. Have you got any recommendations?