H10 Rubicon Palace
Set among the most serene gardens with whitewashed buildings creating a traditional Canary Island feel, this 5 star property will instantly win you over. On top of its stunning grounds, guests can lap up its first-class Playa Blanca location with balcony views extending right across the Atlantic.
With six restaurants ranging from help-your-self buffet stations to a la cartes serving gourmet treats, the dining scene is second to none. As for décor, every inch of the property has been designed to reflect its high-end status with floor-to-ceiling windows creating a bright reception area, embellished pool areas and elaborate interiors adding further opulence.
Privilege service rooms
The majority of stays come with a chic monochrome vibe thanks to the smart black and white colour scheme. Bringing a sense of elegance to its interiors, you’re invited to relax in style at this modern property. Plus, the décor is set off by the huge patio doors which let in plenty of natural sunlight.
There’s a good choice of accommodation too, whether you’re looking for a standard double, swanky suite options or one of the hotel’s Privilege spaces, which come with a range of additional perks. These include exclusive access to a lounge, one free visit to the spa as well as breakfast and dinner in the El Volcan a la carte restaurant. While, a pillow menu and a daily turn-down service are among the in-room extras. But don’t worry, you’ll get plenty of features as standard from a kettle to air conditioning and flat screen TV.
Those who like to make the most of their balcony space can always book a room with a sea view, allowing you to watch those last rays of light bounce off the ocean from your own private base.
From a steak house to a food truck
With three board types to choose from including Bed and Breakfast, Half Board and All Inclusive, guests can sample as many onsite venues as they like during their stay.
Janubio Restaurant: This buffet eatery caters to all tastes from morning, noon until night with its hot and cold stations alongside a separate spread for kids. Tuck into everything from pasta to grilled meats and freshly baked bread at this must-visit spot.
Tabaiba Restaurant: As the hotel’s second buffet stop, sample international favourites from fancy show-cooking stations with plenty of opportunities to go back for seconds or even thirds.
El Volcan Privilege Restaurant: This eatery is exclusive to those who have booked into a Privilege room with guests heading here for breakfast and dinner, as is the Privilege Lounge Bar.
La Dolce Vita Restaurant: Specialising in Italian fare and raised above the pool with floor-to-ceiling windows making the most of the view, you’re invited to try classic pasta and pizza dishes with the added perk of waiter service at this beautifully located a la carte.
Sakura Oriental Restaurant: Asian fare is the focus at this oriental-inspired eatery, perfect for those who love Far East flavours with the likes of peanut satay and beef massaman making up the menu choices.
Steak House Restaurant: This American style restaurant is a go-to for meat lovers with beef cooked exactly to your liking.
Food Truck Daisy: You can’t miss this snack truck located on the poolside with its brightly painted exterior.
OH! Dinner: This unique experience combines a dinner and a show with plenty of international options on the menu.
Mike’s Coffee: Selling a range of milkshakes and cakes, this café style venue found in the hotel’s gardens is open from 10.30am until 6pm.
La Choza Pool Bar: Right by the pool, grab everything from refreshing cocktails to onions rings and burgers at this snack-filled hangout.
*Please note – reservations may be required, and number of venues have a dress code.
All Inclusive guests can benefit from one à la carte dinner at each of the speciality restaurants per seven-night stay.
A plethora of pools
When you’re not relaxing by a choice of eight swimming pools all beautifully laid out and accessorised with palm trees as well as rock features, there are plenty of reasons to get up off your sunlounger.
Energetic teens will love the multi-sports court, while smaller guests will prefer games of mini golf. More mature travellers can take full advantage of activities such as archery and water polo, not to mention the giant chess board – a great way to spend an afternoon in the sun. Parents can also benefit from age-appropriate kids’ clubs catering to babies as young as one. Besides, the Despacio Thalasso centre is all about taking it easy with its outdoor pool surrounded by Balinese beds, bubbling hot tubs and an extensive treatment list.
A natural backdrop
Found on the island of Lanzarote among the surrounding delights of Playa Blanca, this stunning property is backed by towering volcanic mountains with Atlantic vistas to the front. The resort is known for its beach scenery with Blue Flag beauties making up its coastline. It’s also celebrated for its smart marina area where you’ll find bars, restaurants and shops.