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 2 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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Second time at his resort, one week later than last year. Weather not as good as last year but there were snowstorms in Scotland when we were away so hey ho Hotel great for the money ,rooms clean and cleaned regularly food and drink to a very high standard and staff friendly, helpful and hard working. We were in the annex area and it was great would recommend them over the hotel always Only drawback ENTERTAINMENT I mean what was that they worked hard and were full of enthusiasm but watching milk turn would keep me entertained more but that's not what I go on holiday for so wouldn't make me discourage anyone Give it a go it's worth itMore
ROBERT2210, Larkhall, United Kingdom
Stayed for one week all inclusive with First Choice, stayed in Annex part of the hotel and this was much better for the resturant and pool area as it was a lot quieter. Staff friendly, hotel clean. Unfortunately we had terrible ant problem in the room however when we mentioned it to reception they acted on it straight away and we received a bottle of bubbly for the trouble. Was ok for a week away not sure if I would hurry back. Pay extra if you can for a sea view room it is definately worth it. Hotel could also do with updatingMore
laura538, Wrexham, United Kingdom
The Good ,The Bad and The Ugly
This review will not be influenced by the pretty poor weather ,or the fact that Thomson flights offer absolutely no leg room .It will be an honest review of the hotel The Good: A warm welcome Pleasant ,hard working, efficient , dedicated staff Lovely well maintained gardens Good swimming pools (heated) Decent food ,if a little repetitive Decent drinks Dedicated entertainment team (fighting a losing battle with a terrible P.A. system) Spacious Rooms ,cleaned every day A beautiful beach The Bad The Main Hotel is a Lump of concrete set on that beautiful beach: The Annexe,is a concrete rabbit warren Noise from other rooms is unavoidable due to a lack of soundproofing 2 single beds that were placed at opposite sides of bedroom Safe that required you to be a contortionist to get into it Floor tiles replaced by different colour and size of tile Wi Fi poor, sloooooooow and expensive Extraction system in the restaurant non existent Maintenance programme needs upgraded The Ugly: Curtains, upholstery, bedding and soft furnishings from the 70`s 2 windows ,inaccessible for looking through or cleaning covered by permanently closed curtains ,in an attempt to hide mould and grime that could not be accessed by the house keeper Poorly designed buildings Smokers congregating at restaurant /bar doors All in all we did enjoy the holiday despite the weather and these other points ,but it`s safe to say that Riu Oliva will not be on our agenda for future holidays Been to worse but also been to much betterMore
BRRM, Glasgow, United Kingdom
My Husband and i spent one week A/I on the 12th of November 2014 .as we approached the hotel on the Thomsons Coach there was sand dunes on either side of the road this went on for miles beautiful blue skies and and crystal blue ocean.we were very impressed with our accomadation in main hotel with sea view , the paradise scenery and yes i said paradise was right on the door step you stepped off the hotel grounds onto golden sandy beach and and the ocean blue sea , there was no stones as you walked into the sea just sand idylic .we were very lucky as the weather was hot hot , we spent part of the day lounging by the pool and part by the beach , the food and drink was amazing and plenty variety , i enjoyed my alcoholic fruit punch and Cava by the glass with a cherry Fab , hubby indulged in his beers and Rum and coke .the jacuzzi on the grounds of the hotel is fab and used it several times , we also went to the night club in hotel and enjoyed a dance ,the two restaurants were great but our favourite was the Mandarin. The staff were very welcoming friendly and hard working ,we are booking to return this year and cant wait and recommend if you are looking for a nice chilled relaxing break in stunning surroundings this is the place to be :)More
JOJOM582, Johnstone, United Kingdom
Cheap food and poor service in a run down hotel
Hope this helps people make an informed choice. We have stayed in quite a few RIU hotels. On arrival at reception of RIU Oliva beach resort you get a hint of what is to come. The ceiling is blistered above the desk and paint peeling. If you want Wi-Fi you pay for it and only available around the lobby THE APARTMENT 1101 was clean and spacious but the bedroom ceiling was very badly peeling and damp and the paint was blistering from the walls in the corridor, leaving bare crumbly masonry for you to look at. A total eyesore that made you think you were entering a dismal run down block of flats each time you walked up to your room.. The wash basin was cracked, the table legs were as wobbly as a sick camel. The single beds pushed together were old. (asked for a double) It seems that there is no money spent on maintenance.There is no excuse for this because a few hours work could put it right, but management are to blame Needed a kettle in the room so they try to charge you Â£10 per week rent for it. Argue with them ! All hotels should have a kettle in the room Also they charged for pool towels. THE RESTAURANT can only be described as a "canteen" with all the seats arranged in rows so close together that you have to include your fellow diners in your conversation. There are no waiters, only table clearers and coffee jug servers. The wine is help yourself on draft, red rose or white. Absolute battery acid. You know the stuff in cartons 60c per litre from from Spanish Supermarkets ? Well that is "Chablis" compared to this stuff. Evening buffet is well presented but all cheap processed stuff. Cheap thin slices of industrial cheese, horrible grizzly beef (they describe it on the card above it as "cow") The hake was described as "fish" , which could have been anything and tasted of dirty oil. The cooked breakfast is awful.. Bacon served only on one day in 7 and so fatty it wasn't worth the effort to remove it. No sausages, only the skinless processed meat ones for two days. An omelette was cooked on one day in 7, but there are lots of fried eggs available There is just one working toaster that you have to queue up for. It took us near 1/2 hr to get the toast and get the coffee and left it on the table whilst returning to the buffet to finally get our breakfast only to return 15 minutes later to find the staff had cleared the table, so we had to start all over again. We were one of the youngest couples there by the way. ADVICE for dining room. Leave a book or cardigan on the table so the staff know you are returning with your food. BARS Waiters are after tips and favour those that tipped freely the night before. Don't worry about drinking too much as the spirits are very weak. Draft Amstel beer is help your self. Let the tap run into the tray for a second to get rid of gas then pour into the glass, otherwise you get a glass full of froth. THE GROUNDS Absolute sickening smell of sewage 24/7 around Kids play area and path to beach by the cats garden. Lots of other reviews mention this. SEEMS LIKE THERE IS AN ONGOING FAULT WITH THEIR SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT THE GOOD BIT The beach is really nice. White fluffy sand and sand dunes. It can get quite windy though and most guests (Germans) seemed to hug the hotel pool areas instead. There is a little supermarket on the main road (not side road) and bottled water is a fraction of the hotels vending machines. All inclusive should mean bottled water too ! BOTTOM LINE Seems like the RIU group have yet to spend some money on refurbishing this resort. We would not return unless it is refurbished as its simply not worth the moneyMore
coskydoodle, Penzance, United Kingdom
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