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Villa Destino, Tias
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32 reviews
Villa Destino, Tias
Palm tree front terrace
Master Bedroom Terrace Sea View
Relaxing Cushioned Sun Loungers
BBQ Dinning x 8
Dinning Room
Front Cactus Garden
Midnight at the 'Destino Oasis'...
Wet room ensuite to 4th  twin bedroom
Twin bedroom 2
Relax before your BBQ.
Mountain view from 1st floor sun terrace off master bedroom
Dining luxury at Villa Destino.
Destino lounge
Front twin bedroom
Luxury bath / shower room.
2nd double bedroom
Ensuitte to master bedroom
Master bedroom 1st floor
Master bedroom 1st floor
Relax on the terrace
Hot tub, pool table & table tennis under lit pergola
Games area.
End of the day 1st floor sun terrace.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Tias, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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dirtyharr...
leicestershire, UK
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Tired looking, furnished "on the cheap and nasty" and needs a damned good clean!”
Reviewed 21 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We arrived with very high expectations of Villa Destino, especially as we had found it via the James Villas "Best Of" website. Indeed, our friends are regular customers of James but on this occasion even they said compared to other villas they have stayed in, this fell way short of being "best of".

I'm not sure where to start really, but a few positives were it's location (walking distance to Tias town centre where there are a few decent cafes and restaurants and a good supermarket); it's located on a very quiet "dead end" road so no passing traffic or people; there's a good-sized outside pool and socialising/eating area; four good-sized bedrooms and bathrooms (3); but for a property this size it had the pokiest sized kitchen! There were only 4 adults and two kids in our party but we had to take it in turns to use the kitchen. And the dining room table only sat 6, so parties in excess of that forget it if you want to sit inside on a cold day!

Roy, the former owner and now property manager, was a very nice chap, attentive and polite.

That's the only positives I'm afraid. The rest of it was simply not good enough for what the rental costs are (especially if you book via James).

In no particular order (and some of these issues are shown in the photos); 4 of the 6 sunbeds were broken and we couldn't use them; the pool cover was tatty and in need of replacing; the outside eating area (especially the food preparation surfaces either side of the BBQ) were disgusting so the first thing we had to buy was disinfectant (!); the outside fridge absolutely stank of fish so you couldn't use it to store anything; the crockery shelves in the dishwasher were broken, rusty and had burnt-on food stuck to them; a whole load of cheap utensils (Ikea?) had been supplied and just dumped in a kitchen draw; the kitchen draws were tired, with the trim peeling off the draw tops; water jugs had never been cleaned and were a horrible brown colour; cheap and nasty "pull-out" tap in the kitchen sink was a nightmare to use; you are asked to use plastic glasses near the pool, but only a handful are supplied, non of which are particularly nice; hot-tub cover stained and nasty looking and there is a broken plastic cover inside the hot-tub itself, which someone could quite easily trap their fingers in; table-tennis table/bats/balls cheap and nasty; pool table stained; broken glass on the paving by the pool area; parasol on upstairs bedroom tired and faded, and sunbeds had hairs and bird poo on them - you would not want to lie on them!; toilet roll holder in upstairs bathroom hanging off wall so you couldn't use it to hang a loo roll on, also, disgusting, mouldy plastic flowers by the sink - had to put them on the floor out of sight!; poolside plastic blue tables don't think ever been cleaned - check out the photo: wi-fi very hit-and-miss, but we could live with it; my wife and I had the upstairs bedroom,which for some ridiculous reason had twin orthopedic electric beds in it, fitted with horrible cheap and nasty linen!! Without doubt the most uncomfortable 11 nights sleep we have ever had!! Lastly, one word about the cleaners, I'm not sure what their remit is, but 7 days into the holiday two women arrived and spent exactly 23 minutes changing the bed linen and towels, and mopping the floors. That was it.

I could go on but I think that's enough. The disappointing thing is, all the above issues could be addressed fairly inexpensively. But it seems the owners aren't that bothered.

I for one would not return and neither would I recommended this villa to anyone. Also, I think it is only fair that James Villas are made aware of this as it is obvious it's some years since they carried out their review. So a copy of this review has been sent to them.

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Liked best: location very quiet and only 15mins to airport (not over flight path)
Liked least: pretty much everything else!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
6 May 2015
Thank's for your comments.
Our full time manager of the property Villa Destino is Roy Davies, who you met on more than one occasion during your stay. Roy is on hand at any time to deal with problems that may arise and resolve them for our guests whilst they are on holiday.
At NO TIME did you bring to Roy's or for that matter our cleaners attention ANY of the points raised in your review.
Villa Destino has a high percentage of repeat guests who return year after year which is a testament to its success and popularity.
We have never received a negative review in nearly 6 years of trading and from over 500 guests who have enjoyed their holidays at Villa Destino.
We are saddened and extremely surprised that you did not bring ANY of these issues to our managers attention at ANY time whilst you were at the villa as they would and could easily have been dealt with immediately making your holiday a much more enjoyable experience.
We have spoken to James Villas who will be upholding the well deserved status of Villa Destino in their "Best of James" category.
Regards,
Steve & Marion (Owners).
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620gpe
East Sussex
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent villa -highly recommend”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Enjoyed 10 great days at this villa. It has everything you need - great outdoor dining area and BBQ , hot-tub, pool, wifi, sat TV, games area, all with a high standard of accommodation. Tiaz is a lovely village with a small number of good restaurants and local bars which are all with in 5 minutes walk of the villa. Puerto del carmen is only 10 minutes on the bus or taxi. The owners of the villa are very helpful and provide you will plenty of information so as to ensure that you have a great holiday.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
"Thank You" for your very kind review, we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future!
Kind regards
Marion & Stephen.... Villa Destino
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Irvine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
"Thank You" for your very kind review, we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future!
Kind regards
Marion & Stephen.... Villa Destino
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Manchester
Reviewed 4 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Jul 2015
"Thank You" for your very kind review, we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future!
Kind regards
Marion & Stephen.... Villa Destino
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
YOrkieT10
Buckinghamshire
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“This is the perfect holiday villa!”
Reviewed 27 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

I stayed here with my husband and three teenage children during February Half Term. The location is great because you can easily drive to all the major sights in Lanzarote from the village. It's also 5 minutes drive from a golf course, 20 minutes from a 2nd golf course and 10 minutes to the beach. You can walk into town for a coffee or dinner and there are some great pizza takeaways. The house itself is a 'home from home' but in addition has the fabulous facilities of a heated pool which was warm enough to swim in during February, a fabulous hot tub, pool table and table tennis table. The selection of films on DVD wasexcellent and there was also Sky TV. The outdoor eating area is very well equipped and for cooler evenings there's always the dining room. I thoroughly recommend this villa and we would go again.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
20 Jul 2015
"Thank You" for your very kind review, we look forward to seeing you again in the very near future!
Kind regards
Marion & Stephen.... Villa Destino
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