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.
all of the staff in every area of this hotel were superb.the staff training must be excellent.lot's of staff available in every area and all smiling and making you feel really taken care of. we were in room 442 which had excellent views over the beach and surrounding areas.food always very fresh and lot;s of choice.we don't bother with the inhouse shows.will be back next year.great pool area and right on the beach which really suits us.will recommend this hotel to our friends,the only thing is that the hotel needs an update in some areas,but all areas clean and well taken care of.More
This Hotel is fantastic. The rooms are comfy, staff super friendly and the food is delicious and lots of choices! The entertainment is good by pool throughout the day although we visited the town most evenings, and the hotel's evening entertainment looked very good. The pool is great, and a stone's throw away is the beautiful beach! There are little sandy spots in hotel to sunbathe away from pool and a lot quieter for sun worshippers and readers! The jacuzzi is great with views of sea. Corralejo town is a short taxi ride away and strongly recommend the Rock Cafe Bar! Its awsome especially on the evenings when Koko De Leo sings!! Amazing voice, performer and fantastic choice of rock songs all night!!
Back to Hotel. The annexes look quieter and ideal for families and those wishing for a quiet relaxing holiday. The Hotel is very pleasant, the entertainers chat to everyone and get everyone together having fun, the all inclusive is superb. Though I drank very little alcohol, it was still great to enjoy my favourite cocktails there 'Coco Loco and Pina Colada'! Plus they make very refreshing fruit punches, alcohol free. If you want anything stronger, ask for a 'special'. Not that I did!
You will be spoilt rotten at this Hotel and it is great value for money. Ask for a Hotel room high up as views of beach are beautiful. My sisters had a 6th floor poolside view. We had 1st floor over reception, which can be noisy with coaches turning up all hours but when the door is shut and air con on, its quiet and cool with air con and fan on throughout night!
I highly recommend this great value Hotel with superb food, staff, great pool and beautiful beach. And any problems, the staff are only too happy to help! If you do not find this to be the case then it may be just one member and simply wait to see someone else as they are all fabulous! Enjoy Hotel Riu. I did :-)More
cazmik, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Third time, not sure if there will be a 4th!
Stayed 1st to 8th Sept.2014 for our third time. We were over in the annex and when shown where they had put us asked for a room nearer to the pool area as we had on our very first visit and this was granted. We were on the first floor and our bedroom & bathroom were on a mezzanine floor. A lot of steps! The accommodation is in need of a major upgrade. The bathrooms are outdated with cracked tiles. The beds are solid, this is because they have solid chipboard bases. I did ask if I could have softer mattress, but this made no difference. I did have to complain that our bathroom towels had not been changed, even though I had put them all in the bath to indicate I wanted them changed, they were just folded and put back on the rails. But to be fair, within 5 mins of my call to reception, a maid came with fresh towels and came back and cleaned the bathroom. These are my negative points, the positives are the majority of the staff are wonderful, nothing too much trouble. Good to see some of the same animation team still there! Still a good choice of food. We had breakfast and lunch over by our annex but went over to the main hotel side for dinner, where Maria took good care of us yet again! The shows are not really our cup-of-tea - not keen on the miming! We liked to sit out on the terrace by the bar/lounge where we could have a dance if we wanted to. The hotel is right on the beach and yes there are nudists and they are getting a little too close to the hotel for my liking - older people should cover up! There is a bus just up from the hotel and taxis right outside that will take you into the town, but we went for a chill out week and that's what we got at a reasonable price. At this time of year British guests are in the minority - but quite honestly that doesn't bother me. If you can get it at a reasonable cost give it a try!More
Riu Oliva beach
Went from24/9 /14 until 8/10 /14. The first week we stayed in the annex Room was Very clean but was on two floors Bed room and bathroom up the stairs with table and two settees down stairs ,not to good for elderly people. Ideal for younger people with children. Moved into the hotel for the second week . The food and all of the drinks were excellent ! We had no complaints what so ever about this hotel . Situated in the nature reserve and right on the beach 'Could not wish for a better location ' from the bus stop just on the main road , it takes about 14 minutes into Corrajeco , and cost euro1.40 .
One of our best holidays ever and we will decently go again !More
NDennis, Nottingham UK
Severe sickness. Avoid this hotel and Thomson holidays..
Travelled with my husband and 11 year old daughter in August 2014. We were fairly confident as we'd stayed in Riu hotels before. This hotel is set in a stunning location, right on the sandy beach and only 7 euro taxi ride into town. The old town area is lovely for a drink in the evening.
The hotel itself is tired and not at the standard of other RIU's we've visited. Food is the usual Spanish buffet style however we did wonder about hygiene and on more than one occasion saw melted ice cream on the buffet and children picking up food and returning it to the counter.
We arrived late in the evening, the restaurant was open and we were instructed to eat before checking in. When we got to our room we discovered the bed was broken and couldn't be used. It was by now 1130pm. Reception said it was not possible to change rooms. Instead a porter arrived at our door and my husband had to help him carry the broken bed out of the room and down the corridor and bring a temporary bed in. We reported this to the Thomson rep the next day and a new bed was delivered. We were prepared to shrug this off as an unfortunate incident but then...
6 days into our holiday my daughter woke with terrible stomach pains and began vomiting. This got progressively worse during the day and we called the hotel doctor who immediately sent her 20k to hospital where she underwent tests and treatment. We reported this to the thomson rep the next day. She was extremely sympathetic and told us that there had been numerous cases of sickness and upset stomachs in the hotel but that they didn't know where the source was. At no point were we warned about this, there were no notices in the hotel and no additional food hygiene measures.
2 days later my husband fell ill with identical symptoms.
On return to the Uk I contacted Thomsons. They took 6 weeks to reply and denied there were other instances of illness (a quick google search for this hotel will bring up numerous other traveller stories of stomach illness.) Their response was dismissive and disinterested., they refuse to accept the gastric illness at this hotel and even blamed my daughter's constitution.
My advice is that the location of the hotel is lovely but that it is in need of a refurb. And if you travel with Thomson beware - they are not interested in problems once they have had your money.More
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