This sprawling hotel is right next to an 11-kilometre sandy beach.
This tall hotel is right in the middle of Grandes Playas, Fuerteventura’s biggest sandy beach. Corralejo’s restaurants and bars are just 15 minutes away by bus – it stops just outside the gates.
The hotel has a pair of pools that both come with their own snack bars. As for dining, the Canarian and Asian restaurants are supported by weekly theme nights at the two main buffet places.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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2 outdoor pools
The pool scene gets the thumbs up here. The main one comes up pretty big while the other is a curvy number surrounded by glossy palms. Not only that but there's even a whirlpool bath thrown in the scene. Heated in winter at the manager's discretion.
If you enjoy art then look no further. Come along to the art workshops, part of the activities programme held several times a week.
RiuFit fitness classes
Classes include aqua gym, stretching and legs-bums and tums. Times vary, just see the entertainment team for more information. They can provide a weekly programme depending on demand.
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Annexe 1 Bedroom Family Room with Balcony or Terrace
Located in the annexe, these comfy family rooms sleep up to four - you'll have a twin bedroom, plus a lounge with 2 extra beds. For outside space, you'll have a balcony or terrace, while inside, there's essentials like satellite TV and a mini-fridge. Air-conditioning is at the managers discretion. Some of these are split over two floors with stairs.
Annexe 2 Bedroom Family Room with Balcony or Terrace
These family rooms have plenty of space, with a separate lounge area with dining table and chairs and 2 twin bedrooms. They come complete with a balcony or terrace, plus essentials like satellite TV and a mini-fridge. Just so you know, these rooms are located in the annexe, separate to the main building and air-conditioning is at the managers discretion.
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nice stay, BUT
Hotel was very clean but we had cockroaches and ants in the room, not a problem they moved us straight away, no ants but still cockroaches, no pool is heated not even the baby pool, it was freezing for children, the hotel is on the beach but you had to pay for sun beds one the beach, staff was really good, no kettle in the room and breakfast does not start until 8, food was good always something to eatMore
Great location, lovely hotel if not a little dated
We have just returned from a week at this hotel. It is due to undergo a big refurbishment so at the moment the rooms are very dated (it was built in 1977!!) but they are, however, spotlessly clean which is very important. We stayed in the Garden annex in room 1222 which overlooked the pool and it was lovely except, being a non-smoker and most of the other residents being smokers it was very difficult to find somewhere to sit outside without being overwhelmed by smoke. We did mention this to the hotel and they said they would make a section of the outside non-smoking - this did not happen. The food was always extremely plentiful, varied, edible and tasty and the restaurant areas are again kept very clean. The food stations were continuously monitored and refreshed by the staff. We did not try the two themed restaurants because we were not organised enough to book them in advance!! Our fault. The bars are very good and their drinks are very generous with the alcohol. The staff are always really polite and helpful. We did not sit around the pools as we prefer the beach but on going to breakfast we had to pass the pool and the amount of towels on the sunbed by 8 am is astonishing but, it was mainly a German holiday destination!! The whole reason we went to this particular hotel is the amazing beach and the astonishingly good price that we were offered by Tui and at the end of the day you get what you pay for and we got that plus more. I would not hesitate to stay here again 3* or not. I have stayed in worse higher starred hotels in my time and once it has been refurbished I imagine it will be as good as its sister hotel Riu Tres Islas which is slightly further down the beach towards Corralejo. My only downside was that the air conditioning does not get switched on until the end of May time and because we are visiting them from a cold country and they are used to the heat, they dont seem to grasp how hot it appears to us. We were told we could hire a fan for the week (and a kettle too as not tea or coffee making facilities) but we struggled on without but it was like sleeping in an oven There is a bus stop outside the hotel as well as taxis so if you wish to go into Corralejo then it is very easy to do.More
Having recently returned from what is rapidly becoming an annual (at least) visit to this hotel I have to say that yet again it didnât disappoint. We had asked for a specific room and were lucky enough to be allocated it (so thanks Oliva Beach). We really donât mind the dated furniture (as it gives us loads of storage space), or the outdated TV (we never turn it on) and the room is kept spotless by our terrific maid, who also leaves us towel animals and flowers in the room. We donât find the beds to be uncomfortable, although the pillows are a bit flat â one isnât supportive enough and two give me neck ache and at times it would have been nice to have had the air conditioning working, but all in all minor things for us. The hotel was busy when we were there but we always got a sunbed â we got up early but not madly so to ensure it was where we wanted it and that we had an umbrella - but on most days beds were available until mid-morning. More umbrellas would be a good investment though! There is a good daytime entertainment programme of sports and games (darts etc.) if you want it but there is no pressure to join in. We enjoy the stretching classes, which were much improved from our last visit. The evening entertainment, however, is another matter! Itâs pretty dire, with the hard working team just dancing and miming to songs and the shows havenât changed in all the years we have been going there. Even the outside âprofessionalâ acts this year were poor. An area for improvement I guess. We preferred to spend our evenings in the small bar listening to the live music. It can get busy around this bar but if you get a table you can often get waiter service as well, which is a nice touch. The staff make this place, they all work really hard and are a credit to the hotel. Some reviewers have commented on the number of Germans at this hotel, and yes the guests are mainly German but the Germanâs have loved the Canary Islands for years so it shouldnât really come as that big a surprise to anyone. We have found them to be fine to rub along with, some are better than others but I doubt the English guests are all saints either. In fact the worst guests we came across on this holiday were 2 Russian families who thought it was OK to let their kids jump in and out of the main pool endlessly splashing everybody sat nearby and displaying an arrogant attitude when asked politely to stop. We love this hotel and will probably be back again in the autumn for some late winter sun. Give it a try, you may just be pleasantly surprised.More
They Are What They Say ....
I am well travelled and 80% of the hotels I have stayed, have been 5*. This hotel was not, BUT they never claimed to be. They are what they say, and based on that - I give them 10 out of 10! Staff I have never written a review, but I felt compelled to do so following my stay here. The staff - reception, entertainment, catering, cleaners etc. if I could afford to tip them ALL I would have. They were not just 'nice', they were polite, courteous and professional. Their customer service, across all disciplines, I found exemplary and that, I felt was worth my review. Location For those who are about the pool and the beach - perfect. I like to be out and about so, was not the ideal walking distance to get into town or to the markets. However the no.6 bus runs every 30 mins. Summary Stayed 7 days, 19 - 26 April 2017, in the annex (2219). Weather - for the most part, a cloudy early morning start, by midday sunny and very hot and sometimes disguised even more so by the breeze. Had no issues getting sun beds around the pool. Never went hungry and could always find a dish I liked. Clean hotel and grounds. Evening entertainment was a good mix throughout the week and their 'sketch show' had me in fits of laughter. First class customer relations ð. I found this hotel, true to their advert ... More
Another fantastic holiday
We stayed here last June, it was our 5th time of visiting the hotel, this time we chose to go in the annex as there were 3 of us. The room was large double bed in bedroom and sofa bed in living area. The room was very bright and clean. Annex pool area looked nice, however we always used main pool area, lots of sun beds you did have to get up early to get spot in that you wanted, but this was never a real problem for us as we are early risers in the U.K. . Food always nice a little repetitive after 2 weeks. Went to the Canarian and Asian restaurants which were lovely. Taxi rank just up the road if you wanted to go coralejo in the evening which we did went to music square which is worth a visit. Also lovely to go n day times too for a walk round shops etc. Entertainment in the eves as ok, mostly went to pub bar very friendly staff used to bring drinks over, also had singers a couple of times a week do herbie which was entertaining lots of people got up dancing all enjoying themselves. Beach is amazing however sea quite rough but lifeguards on duty all day mostly red flag flying. Went to sand dunes which are brilliant. Did a couple of trips, Lanzarote trip which was very good, and sunset trip in 4 x 4 which was ok but never see sunset lol but see volcanic land and other scenic areas which we wouldn't have seen. All in all had another lovely time at the riu oliva and can't wait to go back in August.More
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