Maspalomas Beach comes as part of the deal here, as does a trio of restaurants.
The hotel is set in supersized gardens and is just steps away from Maspalomas Beach, famous for its Lawrence of Arabia-style sand dunes. And Playa del Inglés is a 10-minute taxi ride from here.
A main pool fringed with palm trees is the focal point here, and it’s teamed up with a garden-side whirlpool bath. The hotel also has a trio of restaurants – 1 offers a very civilised late breakfast and does great steaks later.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with late continental breakfast option 10.30-12.00.
Select imported and local alcoholic and soft drinks available 24 hours.
24-hour snacks. Coffee, cakes and sandwiches 15.30-18.00.
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Would definitely recommend this hotel, really nice and very nice and helpful staff. Romantic setting.Was great for a special dinner. Easy location. The food was excellent and fresh. Would definitely go back.More
Best thing is the Food
I would not hesitate to come back here again. The hotel is a bit retro decor wise but my room was comfy and clean, the shower was a little old and if I am being picky I would say housekeeping came a bit early for my taste, (about 930 am) but I do like to lie in.
The beer was a little weak , (red wine was good though) and I was not keen on the coffee, but whoever is cooking in the restaurant deserves some credit as the food really was excellent, some of the best I have had in an all inclusive. Staff were good and I particularly enjoyed walking around the palm groves in the hotel in the evening listening to the birds. The gardens are excellent.
It was busy on the beach which is an easy walk away but I always managed to find space, and its a good clean stretch of sand with some shops and bars nearby. Only thing that is a bit unpleasant is some of the naturists would use the bottom of the dunes to urinate on, I don't know why as there are loos there but ah well.More
matthow, Magor, United Kingdom
Great value holiday
I've just come back from a lovely 6 day stay at the hotel with my 6 year old son. The hotel is spotless and the food plentiful and varied. I think there's only about two half hour slots during the day where they don't serve food.
The hotel is very cosmopolitan and my son made friends with Italian and French children. There were lots of Spanish people staying there which was great to see. It definitely wasn't a "Brits abroad" type place.
The staff were extremely friendly and couldn't do enough for you. You will find the hotel a little dated in terms of its decoration but that's not a bad thing. I loved the lounge where they held nightly entertainment as it was like a well kept 70s cocktail lounge and looked very chic and well maintained.
We chose to eat out most nights as the bars and restaurants of Meloneras are only a short stroll and there's a lot of variety.
The hotel has one of the best (if not the best) locations on the blue flag beach of Maspalomas. So everything you want is at hand. The beach is fabulous.
All in all a great short break and I would definitely return. Make sure you ask for a Garden view / sea view room as they are the best ones.More
LorraineA740, Bexley, United Kingdom
Third time back and as good as ever!
This is the first time we have visited since the hotel became an all inclusive resort and we were not disappointed! Although the hotel is a little old fashioned we could not fault the lovely staff and the food as usual was great! The hotel is situated right on the beach at maspalomas and every day we would go for a long walk along the coast , there is also a great selection of restaurants,bars and shops nearby. We had one of the most relaxing holidays ever and would definitely return soon!!More
Champagne Fountain in the foyer! Actually it is Cava in seemingly unlimited quantities and the lobby fountain is water.
When reviewing any establishment one must pay due regard to it's marketing profile, comfort and value for money. For those reasons, if I were to award anything less than a rating of 5 that would be unfair and misleading.
This is not a five star hotel in the international business sense. It is a holiday hotel on Gran Canaria. My room (225) was spacious, clean comfortable and remarkably quiet. Exactly what I needed.
The whole place is spotlessly clean and despite one reviewer commenting on "slow decay" it is in as good a condition as the cruise liner "Queen Mary 2" that I sailed on last year. One can find cause for complaint if one really chooses to.
The food is plentiful and of good quality. I never felt hungry but had to be wary of being seduced into over eating from the extensive buffet. Of special note are the appetisers; take one of each, you will not be disappointed - a delicate trio of Mis en Bouche. The A La Carte restaurant is included in the all inclusive price and requires booking a table.
Drinks servings are generous - especially the brandy measures! The range of included drinks is impressive - I did not pay a supplement for anything including proprietary brands and cocktails. My room fridge was stocked with bottled water that was freely replenished on request.
Best kept secret? That has to be the palm gardens. There are two - one between reception and the gate to the beach and the other past the pool. Both offer seclusion, and dappled or open sun baking opportunities. There were always loungers available for comfort.
I was here for business so my experiences may not be that same as those seeking a sun baked holiday. My opinion is just that - my opinion and I stand by it. The Riu Palace Oasis is a very good hotel.
Down side? Yes, every establishment has potential for improvement, that is how hotels get better all the time. The only free WiFi is in the lobby area. As I was on business, I needed internet access in the privacy of my room and paid roaming data charges to achieve this. My bed was two single beds placed side by side. Although I sleep alone, I often sleep diagonally across my bed. I prefer a genuine double width mattress. This effect could have been replicated by the use of a deep memory foam mattress cover.
End of gripes, neither of which would detract from my rating of this hotel. Final comments must go to the staff. They are professional, friendly, helpful and speak English, German, French and Spanish with a fluency and diction that defies belief.
Bravo y muchos graciasMore