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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twin room with sea view
Twin rooms are classic in style with dark wood furniture and carpeting. They sleep two with air-conditioning in the summer months. They come with a balcony or terrace with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. These rooms are located in the main building.
annexe twin room for up to 3
Annexe twin rooms are classic in style with dark wood furniture and carpeting. They can sleep up to three in twin beds and an extra bed. There's air-conditioning in the summer months. These rooms are located in the annexe, separate to the main building.
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Perfect for a relaxing break
Have recently returned from my 3rd visit to the Riu Oliva Beach. We stayed in room 2260, located in the annex. Having stayed in both the main hotel and the annex, I have to say my preference is actually for the annex rooms. It's quieter in the evening, and much more spacious. Our room was located on the first floor of a low rise block, and had a mezzanine floor for the bedroom and bathroom. The air conditioning worked perfectly, although we did have a bit of a flood incident after using the bath - seemed fine if we kept to showers! The animation team are friendly but not OTT - they'll invite you to get involved in activities but leave you be if it's not your thing. The hotel offers the usual darts, shuttleboard, volleyball, etc, but also has a fitness programme including stretching, aqua aerobics, nordic walking and zumba to name a view in case you're feeling active. There are 2 pools - one in the annex area and one by the main hotel. We found the annex one quieter but cooler. What really makes this hotel is its location - you can literally go out the back gate and you're on the beach. Unfortunately wind resulted in red flags on the beach all week so no swimming in the sea, but we were still able to have a waist high splash in the waves! The food is quite acceptable for an all inclusive place - yes, it's fairly repetitive (burger, chips, hot dogs, pizza, pasta are all lunch staples), but it is cooked fresh and is plentiful. There's also always a salad bar and fresh fruit. It's not going to get a michelin star any time soon but we found it fine for us. There are 2 speciality restaurants on site - an oriental and canarian - but these need to be booked 24 hours in advance. Wasn't impressed with the oriental last time I went so we didn't bother with them this time. There was always something to eat in the main restaurants, and if you do tire of what's on offer, it's not far to Corralejo where there's lots of bars and restaurants. I would recommend this place just for the location if nothing else - but the fact I keep returning shows they must be doing something right!More
vlj289, Birmingham, United Kingdom
very good hotel
This hotel is a little dated but the service you receive more than makes up for that ,from the reception to the cleaners who are constantly moping the floors to cleaning the walls and windows. As for the bar we never waited more than a couple of minutes and found who ever was there first got served first. We had a sea view which is very nice but probably not worth paying for as we spent so little time in the room. The food is good plenty of choice ,as someone who does not like pork I was a little worried about some of the reviews but found something to eat every day we ate in which was 11 nights out of 14.Great location on the beach about 50 minutes walk in to town, my only criticism would be having to pay for Wi-Fi ,as for the water buy a couple of bottles and just fill them up ignore the negative reviews and give the hotel a go I will be going back next yearMore
thedouge, Coventry, United Kingdom
Superb location â value for money
Stayed here from 13 â 20th May. Loved the location â one of only two Riu hotels on the beach which is in the Natural Park of Corralejo. So the hotels are set among endless white sands and sand dunes as far as the eye can see. The grounds are beautifully cared for â all the staff are excellent and well-trained in customer service. Rooms are a bit dated but in all honesty I donât go on holiday to Fuerteventura to spend my time in a hotel room. We had room 2202 â in the annexe on the first floor which had a twin-bedded bedroom plus a living room with two sofa beds â lots of wardrobe and storage space, tv, fridge plus a balcony with table and chairs. We had rejected the first room offered â it was much smaller but the main problem was that it absolutely stank of cigarette smoke even though guests are not supposed to smoke in their rooms. Not the hotels fault and they were okay about changing our room. The only down-side about the room was that the air-conditioning was not very efficient and we seemed to get cooler air by relying on the ceiling fan and getting a through- draft by leaving the balcony doors open. Good variety of food â travelled with my sister who is a very fussy eater and she always managed to find something to satisfy. Wine, beer and soft drinks were available at lunch and dinner. Pleasant walk along the beach to Corralejo which takes about an hour as youâre easily distracted by stopping to watch the windsurfers and para-gliders. Be warned - lots of naturists en-route! Or you can take the bus which leaves from the hotel every half hour Mon-Fri and every hour at weekends and the cost is 1.40 Euro. A bus timetable is available from reception. We spent a lot of time on the beach as we only managed to get on a sun-lounger around the annexe pool twice in the week we were there. We never managed to get one by the main pool. I really wish hotels could do something about the early morning habit of putting towels on sun-loungers â itâs a real pain. The beach in front of the hotel is a public beach so you have to pay 3 Euros a day for each sun bed and an additional 3 Euros for a parasol. The entertainment team work hard although the shows are all mimed. However, because of the room arrangement they are only playing for the benefit of the front six rows (yes people even put jackets etc. to hold these seats before they go into dinner!). The seating is in rows and is not tiered therefore it is impossible to hear or see anything if youâre sitting further back. We often watched by standing at the top of the stairs between reception and the entertainment room. I agree with other reviewers the Wifi is not good â it costs 20 Euros for a week but it only works within about 10 feet of the reception area. Good value for money in an excellent location.More
suel36, Liverpool, United Kingdom
relaxing hotel just beautiful
Beautiful hotel in a very relaxing resort very clean, food was lovely, not one member of staff let this hotel down the hotel, is right on the beach which is pure white sand cannot praise this hotel enough we will be backMore
maureen550, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lovely holiday in a lovely hotel
The hotel was immaculately clean throughout. Excellent choice of food and help yourself drinks. Staff were very low key, but also very helpful when needed. We staYed in the annexe part of the hotel. The rooms we had (two rooms - four people) were very clean and comfortable. The decor and furniture was very clean, but in need of an update. We can only confirm the positive reviews found here already.Our only minor gripe was the high cost of wifi. In this day and age it really should be included with the package. We would certainly go back.More
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