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This hotel is vast, and during my visit was very busy. I've stayed in Riu Hotels for my annual holiday for the last seven years and I'm afraid this would come seventh. On saying that it was the cheapest so the little things you take for granted like having drinks and water in your fridge suddenly become a pain carrying water back to your room etc, petty maybe but you get used to a certain level of service at Riu. Friends we made returned to their room and found someone had be in and burnt the settee with a cigarette? very odd and no explanation given by staff. The main buffet restaurant was ok, very busy so get in early, but no fresh omelettes being cooked in the morning as I've seen previously or themed nights, it was a bit more 'canteen' to me.Speciality restaurants were OK, nothing special though. I don't want this to be negative because you get what you pay for, but if you have stayed at and enjoyed the likes of any Riu Palace in Mexico or the Dominican, Riu Yukutan etc don't expect the same wow factor, quality here. PS don't ignore anycomments you read about the sea and red flags, several people injured during my stay.More
Pierre G, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
It's a resort. Nice beach. All included. Animation on the swimming pool and all around the hotel but you can enjoy a peaceful beach.
Food is good and the staff is very efficient. Good choice of cocktails. More
Me and my partner went here in September..... And we had an amazing time! Really couldn't fault the place at all and whoever moans about the hotel not being 5 star is clearly rude and do not appreciate the little things. From the cleaning to the food and entertainment. Everything was perfect! Thompson were so helpful and made every part of our holiday fun and stress free. People moan about the tiles but my god this really is a petty complaint! The pool is beautiful and a stones throw away from the glorious beach, which itself is relaxing and an amazing place to be. Like us you may want to try your luck at diving! Which we did and loved every second of. All staff were helpful and very accommodating. I really don't understand how anyone can give this place a bad review?! Everyone there was happy and lived by the local saying 'NO STRESS' Indeed there was no stress and I enjoyed every second! I would strongly advise the quads with Thompson and the African bbq night. They were the best outings and well worth the money! I would say that it's not really a place you would take children. People there are mainly people relaxing or the older generation who just want to relax. If you want to use the wifi you will be given a code to do so but can only use this in the lobby.The hotel itself doesn't really accommodate for the younger children. And the heat is just too much for a young baby! Overall we had an amazing time and would definitely go back!More
Anniexxx30, Kent, United Kingdom
Not a five star holiday
Thompson 5T no way wake up Thompson and view for your self before you advertise this as a 5*. Got on the plane at 6,45 and then at 9,30 told to get off as there was a fault with the plane. Thompson then told us to go to the help desk where they gave you a voucher to get a drink and food to the value of Â£6, you think that is nice until you use them as no one would take them in the airport. Got back on the plane at 1pm and left and arrived at 1900 there time, flight was very good and recommend you get extra leg room.
We went 3 days without changing the towels, they ran out. no air con in the restraints or lobby. You had to get up at 6.30 for a sun bed and there is little shade around the pool. Cats eating food from the serving plates while you are eating.More
Martin L, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Two serious flaws
This is a very good hotel, providing nice clean rooms good restaurants serving nice and plentiful food whenever you want it and as much as you want, The staff are very friendly and efficient, the bars are good with a varied selection of drinks and the whole complex is very clean and tidy. However there are a couple of glaring flaws that seriously let down this hotel. Firstly there is a serious lack of shade in the pool area, what parasols there are available are too few and too small. But by far the biggest bugbear was the animation team. From around 10am when they start their activities there is no peace and quiet to be had. I realize that some people like this sort of thing and want to join in but the trouble is that these guys employ the use of large loudspeakers to play none stop generic reggae music at very loud levels for several hours every day couple this with the liberal use of bullhorn speakers inciting people to join in which can be heard from hundreds of yards away down the beach means that the only places with peace and quiet for several hours per day are the reception area or your own room. That is if your room is nowhere near the pool area.More