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.
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.
Amenities were good, we stayed in the annexe which was quiet but nice, very clean, room service was excellent our room was cleaned every day to a high standard. Hotel overall was excellent and well look after. Bar staff were great every night and watching them make cocktails is brilliantMore
second visit here in 8 months
Me and my fiance came here in September 2015 and loved it that much we couldn't wait to come back to this beautiful island.The first time we visited we were placed on the 3rd floor in the main building in a south facing room which had spectacular views across the beach, so when we booked this hotel again we requested a south facing room on a high level floor to which the hotel sorted this for us straight away with no quabbles so we were place don the 6th floor.
The staff here do an amazing job and are all really hard working and always greet you in a friendly manner.The restaurant staff in the main building are brilliant and efficient. As soon as you sit down at your choice of table they ask you if you would like coffee at breakfast or water at lunch and dinner times and will bring this over to you. As soon as you have finished your meal they will clear your dirty plate away straight away. Once you have left your table the staff in the restaurant are quick to change the table cloths and place a clean one on the table for the next person with clean cutlery. We didn't see any dirty pots lying around on tables and always found it easy to find a table at all times of the day.
Breakfast is served 6:30-10 am , Lunch is served 1-3 pm and dinner is served 6:30-10 pm. You can never go hungry in this great place as the pool bar also serves snacks the rest of time such as burgers,pizza,cakes and ice cream. The strawberry ice cream is delicious!
At night time we spent most of our time in the small bar next to the card room which played music and often had activities going on such as a casino night , DJ and dance music at the weekend.We only went to the main bar once during our stay but it was really busy so preferred to go to the quieter bar.
Not only was the bar quieter but the staff were brilliant especially Carlos. As soon as we walked into the bar Carlos would tell us to sit down and he would bring our drinks over to us. He was always greeting us and when clearing our glasses away would always ask us if we wanted another drink and would bring it over to us straight away. Carlos was always on the go and didn't stop throughout his shift and really did do a fantastic job. On a few occasions he was basicly running the bar single handedly. He really is a great asset to the team.
The beach is on the hotels doorstep and is beautiful. They had red flags out on a couple of occasions during our stay which meant it was a danger to go in the water but there was miles upon miles of white sandy beach to enjoy although there was still some not so sensible people that still decided to go in the rough waters against the advice of the lifeguards. We only sat around the pool once as we prefer to explore places when we go on holiday instead of lying on a sun lounger ( although you had people getting up at the crack of dawn to reserve them then not attending them until later that afternoon #selfish) but the entertainment team were always on hand to get people involved with various activities.
The rooms were cleaned daily and on our first day we left a note for the maid asking if we could have some more pillows to which they were on our bed as soon as we had come back to our room.Yes the rooms are a little dated but we only use them to sleep and shower in so was not really a problem for us and the maids always left the room spotless each day. On one occasion someone had spilt a drink outside our room which left a big red stain on the carpet but it was cleaned up as soon as the maids saw it. On another occasion a man had cut his arm open outside our room and there was a bit of blood smeared on the wall. As soon as we mentioned it to reception it was cleared away.
Overall this is a great hotel in a perfect location with fantastic views.The staff are hard working and friendly. There is plenty of food on offer and there is always something for everyone even for the fussy eaters (like me).
The only reasons i have not given this hotel a 5* review is:
1= even though we were on the 6th floor you could still hear the loud noise from the nightly entertainment until late at night which kept me awake until around 1 am a lot of the time during our stay
2= The hot tub was cold and too powerful.Its called a hot tub not a cold tub. It needs to be warmer and less powerful. This would of been amazing to of been able to chill out in after long walks along the beach but it would of probably been warmer having a dip in the sea in this case.
We will definatley be returning to this hotel and would highly recommend it.More
Lovely hotel the only problem I had was the room door no one told us you have to turn the key then pull the handle towards you then back again, no good if you have bad hands like me!!!! Ask for extra pillows as only provided with one. We were on the 6th floor of the hotel and the views were stunning.
The food was ok, seemed to be the same every day, waiters very attentive though,
Get up early to reserve a sunbed the old saying of if you can't beat them join them applies here.
Only major downside were the flies you couldn't relax whilst sunbathing as we were constantly brushing the flies away!!
The beach is beautiful and goes on for miles.
All in all a nice place and would go again
Enjoyable last minute booking to escape UK weather.
We thought the place looked a bit dated as we approached the hotel, but you could see it was getting a lick of fresh paint. Despite accommodation being a bit tired and dated; it was clean and adequate. You don't go away to have designer furniture; but I have to say the beds were not awfully comfortable. We are used to a firm mattress and my OH ended up placing his on the floor! You won't find many English speaking channels on TV, unless you like CSI, but then most don't go on hols to watch TV. It was good to catch the news back home, so it was fine for us.
We also found you could hear the guests in the next rooms, even if they were talking at normal volume. It was particularly noticable when they visited the bathroom! lol
Next door's guests were smokers and I could smell it in our bathroom which it seemed they must be smsoking in the room itseelf. We kept our balcony door shut due to constant smoking on adjoining balconies; but that's not the fault of the hotel; just selfish guests smoking in rooms is a shame!
All inclusive was not very adventurous, but we were extremely happy with the choice and quality. Always lots of fresh veg and huge choice of salads. Staff were very pleasant, cheerful and helpful. For the money we spent, I say we feel we had good value.More
Room with a dune
One of the main considerations for me when choosing an hotel is its location and wow, when it comes to location the
ClubHotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort takes some beating.
It is set in the Parque Natural de Corralejo - a massive expanse of sand and protected dunes.
The view from our balcony was of this sand, sea and dune scape with the mountains in the background; quite spectacular.
The hotel is surrounded on three sides by the beach, which is 10km long; the sea is crystal clear blue. It can get pretty windy here (hence its popularity with windsurfers and kiteboarders) but why worry about a bit of wind when you are lounging on a beach which has top quality sand, a beautiful sea, mountains in the distance and you are right on top of your hotel.
A nice day can be spent walking along the beach to the resort of Corralejo. But beware the nudists who populate a section of the sand dunes.
They are not averse to poking their heads above the dunes - and, unfortunately, anything else which takes their fancy. Reminded me of a colony of meerkats.
The hotel itself is a bit dated but is kept immaculately clean and the outside spaces are extensive and well thought out.
We loved our room, and, although accepting it was on the side of old fashioned and that some of the furniture did have chips and scrape marks (that was part of the charm!), it was of a large size, had plenty of storage space and was kept very clean.
Nice big dining room and the food was excellent. Can recommend a meal in the Asian restaurant, which you have to book.
My wife and I are not into entertainment but there was a very large room and stage where it was held and I did hear guests praising the acts and animation team.
The staff were a joy to deal with. We will certainly go back.More