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 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.
annexe twin room with balcony or terrace
Located in the annexe, these twin rooms are done up in a classic style. Inside you'll have comforts like a mini-fridge and satellite TV, while outside, you'll have a balcony or terrace. Air-conditioning is at the managers discretion.
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You Get What You Pay For
The Staff may be helpful and friendly but this does not change my opinion that this is the Worst RIU Hotel I have ever stayed at. The Hotel Furniture & DÃ©cor is well passed its sell by date and on arrival after closing our small room door plaster from the surround fell out all over the floor. Bathroom towels are thin and do you one half dry besides smelling strongly of hot stale water rather than nice crisp conditioned water.The hard metal outside bar seats are uncomfortable and white paint from all the repaints is spattered all over the well worn covers. You can find something to eat but it is of a poor quality which also goes for the alcoholic drinks used in this Hotel. Could write much more but since we paid just under Â£1000 for a weeks all inclusive holiday this low standard should have been expected. High Point was a visit to the Chinese Restaurant you can visit once through the week but still no better than a reasonable quality meal. Can confirm there is a strong smell of sewerage from there treatment control system which can be smelt in different areas of the outside area depending on the wind direction. Again cannot fault the Staff but you can be the most helpful & friendly person but if you are providing poor quality products you cannot expect to have totally happy customers. Lovely Beach area and normal entertainment staff providing the usual lip-sync shows but poor sound system so those people at the back just get a mixture of garbled show with bar noise. If I see Dinner For One at another RIU hotel it will certainly not be to soon. This comedy sketch was shown on British TV about 50 years ago in B&W and was not funny then. Had a week at this Hotel and it was a week to long. Avoid unless you cannot afford better. Warning Go left or Right on the Beach Area and you will find Naturists so be prepared!!!More
Our flight was late, the restaurant was close to closing, all the formalities at reception were set aside so we could eat, only to be completed when we were replete! We were always acknowledged with an appropriate (pleasant) greeting when passing staff. I was treated to a bottle of bubbly on my birthday, smiles and helpfulness all round. Food was plentiful and enough choice to suit the most specific of palates, on occasions it was as good as you can get and that from kitchens feeding vast numbers. Definitely the biggest beach I've seen. The hotel is in a national park (basically dunes and scrub) which seemed to change along with the light, our room was on the south side of the hotel which looked out onto these dunes, with volcanos in the distance. Previous visitors have described the dÃ©cor and rooms as being 'tired' I would say 'pre loved'. We enjoyed our week there. Try it you might too. More
Paulene P, 186304
"Does the Job"
This is my second visit to this hotel, having stayed here two years ago. I was here in the first week of March, having booked at the last minute and getting a good deal. I was chatting to a fellow guest who thought that the hotel "does the job" and I think that sums it up really. It provides the basics - a comfortable clean room with a balcony overlooking the fantastic beach, and food of a reasonable standard and variety on an All Inclusive basis. I found the staff to be friendly and cheerful, which helps to create a holiday atmosphere. The Wi-Fi is now free, and to my surprise I was able to pick it up on my sixth floor balcony (but not in the room). I had a single room which was absolutely fine - a reasonable size, with a small double bed and a shower en suite. I had emailed the hotel in advance for a south facing room on a higher floor, and I had an acknowledgment, and I was granted my request. Whilst I was there, I received two phone calls from Reception to ask if everything was to my satisfaction. So all in all, I was very happy here and plan to return. The hotel's location on the beach is perfect, although it is some way out of town. No problem with getting a taxi or a bus, or taking a long walk along the beach into town. The weather for the first half of the week was disappointing, but the second half was absolutely glorious. So for me, this hotel was more than adequate for what I wanted out of a beach holiday.More
Beautiful location, average hotel
My wife and I stayed here for a week at the end of February/beginning of March on our first trip to Fuerteventura. The hotel is located right on the beach in the Corralejo nature reserve. When we arrived it was dark and so we were greeted with a lovely view across the dunes the following morning from our south-facing room on the third floor (actually the room shown as 'Suite with Sea View' in the official pictures on TripAdvisor). We had an upgraded room with separate living room and bedroom. The room was quite large with plenty of storage space, a fridge and a safe. The furniture is getting on a bit but is perfectly functional. I agree with other reviews about the lack of light in the room, particularly the living area which only has one desk lamp. The aircon in the bedroom worked ok for the duration and kept the room at a reasonable temperature in conjunction with the ceiling fan, although the ceiling fan did make an annoying clicking sound that meant I had to switch it off at night (a lot of people probably wouldn't even notice it). The pillows were on the flat side and there was only one extra in the cupboard, but we got another one from housekeeping after asking reception (although I did have to request it from them a couple of times). The TV was old, but we never even switched it on. The wifi is only supposed to be in the public areas of the hotel, but we found we could connect to it in the room from the living area and balcony. The restaurant in the main building is large and could get very busy as the hotel appeared to be full. There is plenty of choice for every meal (to satisfy many nationalities) and the quality of food is good, but not spectacular. If you see a nice pastry at breakfast that you'd like, I suggest getting one straight away rather than waiting to go back for one as the popular ones seem to go very quickly. Juice from the machines was very watered down. Beer and wine is also from self-service dispensers. The Canarian and Asian specialist restaurants (book with reception the morning of the day before) were very nice, particularly the Asian one. Only downside is rude German guests who have a tendency to rush past any queue that has formed waiting for the restaurant sittings to open. The hotel has bathing areas around the pool, on a terrace and in a sandy area facing the beach. There are not enough sunbeds for all the guests (a recurring theme I'll come back to) and the staff don't enforce the rule of not reserving sunbeds with towels. You can see people doing that from as early as before 7am and by around 10am you will not find a free sunbed. Unfortunately the beach was too windy to use the sunbeds there (â¬3 each), but you can find some really nice sheltered spots in the dunes for free as long as you don't mind the odd naturist around. Lack of space was also an issue in the evenings if you want to find somewhere to sit for a drink. The entertainment area was always packed in the evening, but I can't for the life of me understand why as the entertainment is dreadful. We did manage to find a seat one night for the Grease show, but it was just poor dancers miming along to the soundtrack CD and so we left after a few minutes. Friday night was the Dinner for One sketch which sort of proves that most things in the hotel are geared towards the German guests. The other bar was also usually full and there really isn't anywhere else to sit with a drink except for the reception area that is full of people using the wifi. We couldn't sit outside as the week we were there was incredibly windy most of the time. Other facilities include a couple of shops, one of them where you can buy bottles of water as there aren't any included in the all-inclusive. There is also a small games area with pool tables (too close to the wall and no chalk) and table tennis. There is a decent size car park if you've hired a car like we did. Just don't make my mistake and park under the trees as the car will soon be covered in bird poo (one of the maintenance guys did offer to jet wash it off for me, though). There is also a smell of sewage in one area near the treatment system. The staff do deserve praise though as they were always friendly, hardworking and willing to help. That goes for those on reception, the bar staff, housekeeping and maintenance staff. The cleaning staff also deserve special praise as the hotel is spotlessly clean all over. The location of the hotel is fine if, like us, you want a nice beach holiday and aren't looking for close access to bars, restaurants etc. We had a hire car which meant we could explore the island at our leisure without having to rely on trips or buses. We went to Fuerteventura as we got a good deal of around Â£1000 for the week which was much lower than prices for the other Canary islands. That represented a decent value for the all-inclusive at this hotel, even if on balance I likely wouldn't return.More
Ok if you've got the weather
I haven't submitted a review in some years of the many wonderful countries visited mainly the Caribbean , but felt I should on this hotel. Just returned home a few days ago . Half hour transfer from Fueteventura airport . First impressions arrived in the evening at dark :- Hotel ok we weren't properly checked in no towel cards or wifi password so went back the next day to get these ,an older gentleman was more helpful and nicer than the younger no hair ,glasses man who checked us in. Rooms :- Room 306 main building On first impressions :- Disappointed with room as needs updating :- No double bed ,twins together , reception rang to see if everything was ok I asked about the double bed but he replied they're all like that - twin beds ? but this wasn't a major hiccup to us , pillows are too thin one each ! after putting a blanket underneath I received an extra pillow from housekeeping ,beds ok comfort wise . The carpet has seen better days , the TV is an old style tv, no tea and coffee facilities in room but I guess that's because it's not 24 hr all inclusive . The air conditioning didn't seem to work but we didn't really need it and the over bed fan was really noisy , the balcony door open had a good breeze coming through tho . The bathroom towels do not dry you properly as they are very thin, the shower was good tho , there is a hairdryer but I did not use this as I take my own as it is more powerful. You do not have to pay for a safe as it is a normal key style as is your room door , if they update these rooms they could benefit with more lighting , there was no lighting on our balcony . The view from our balcony made up for the hotel room as we were facing the other Riu hotel to the left and the sea is mostly all around this side and the sand dunes are a pleasing sight ,there doesn't seem to be any other hotels or buildings around for miles which is very nice, there is a supermarket across the road. Food & Drink Breakfast All the usual buffet style :- from 8 am the eggs , bacon and cooked stuff is ready , before that only cold - e.g. - cereals , cold meats ,tomatoes cheese yogurts , sardines ! Pate fruits etc. Toast ,breads , tea ,coffee , juice is from the machine and is basically squash . I went to the buffet at half 6 one morning to see if I could get a pot of coffee, along with cups milk & sugar , (maybe next time bring our own ) took it back to the room to pour for my husband and I . Snack bar by pool for lunch serves salads ,burgers , chips, garlic bread , pizza ,fruit ice cream etc enough for lunch time with a large bar -help yourself to water , juices ,pop , beer wine , coffees , or they will serve you bubbly , cocktails- which were quite watery not nice compared to other Rius in faraway shores . Snacks around 4 cakes ,little choice . Evening meal was good although not the vast variety you get in Carribean Rius . ( I hear you say well go there then !but too far for a weeks break .) Pool and Beach Downside :- too small pool for 800 odd rooms , baby pool aswell , too crowded for our liking around pool , don't want anyone sitting on my lap when I'm sunbathing !!! We sunbathed around by the wall which is a sand area facing the volley ball pitch . The beach - Our holiday company advertises this hotel as on the beach !!! But they don't tell you (well ours didn't advertise - Thomson ) you have to pay for the sunbed and umbrella on the beach !! I know it was only 3 Euros each item but that's not the point . There is a beach bar but apparently you have to pay there also , maybe because it is not owned by the hotel . There are annexes here aswell which could be better, I think they have they're own pool shared . Cannot comment on any entertainment as we only go for R & R and weather , so we are an early riser early nights couple . I would recommend if you get a cheap deal good weather , and don't expect too much seems it can get really busy in buffet, pools etc . But maybe we wouldn't return . It was a very last minute not anything else to chose from holiday no more Egypt , Tunisia etc holidays for us just following the good weather somewhere else. Oh and the weather wasn't brilliant for us sun worshippers but still came home with a good tan only from 4 days sunshine -continuously led there mind !!! More
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