Maspalomas Beach comes as part of the deal here, as does a trio of restaurants.
The hotel is set in supersized gardens peppered with lakes, 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.
Ok we've stayed here before see my other review. Still like it, food still good. This time I worked out how to get English on the TV. First switch on the Tv, then on the remote press TV/DTV (Left hand side) now your on digital channels. So you will be able to move through and find FOX etc. On the remote now press D MENU. On screen menu will appear. Select bottom language option and then change Spanish to Unspecified. Now you cam enjoy CSI and NCSI in English. Its fidly but worth it to whole away the odd evening. Eventually a corporate box will be built but in the meant ok me it suits us. The other all inclusive Rui along the sea front may suit those who are seeking an infinity pool.More
S_Forder, London, United Kingdom
Excellent hotel, great location
Having read some of the negative reviews of this hotel I was a bit apprehensive, but I needn't have worried, this is a lovely hotel with very good facilities and we were made very welcome by all the staff. The food selection in the restaurant each day was very good, completely spoilt for choice. The pool area wasn't huge, but the gardens that surround the hotel are vast and lots of places to sit, no shortage of sun beds or parasols. Maspolomas beach is right next to the hotel with a garden gate that takes you straight to it. Lovely sandy beach adjoining the sand dunes. We had a room on the ground floor which took you out to the lovely gardens. We had our own terraced area with 2 beds, 2 chairs and a parasol.
The hotel caters for all ages and nationalities and consequently evening entertainment has to do the same. Not all of it was to our taste, but one night there was a Four Tops tribute band who were very good. Wifi access was limited to reception but it did give us a chance to escape from the iPhone and all that it brings with it! We loved every minute of our stay at this hotel and I would fully recommend it.More
Sunseeker5112, Croydon, Surrey
Lovely hotel in great location
Just returned from a lovely holiday. Room comfortable and clean and good food at all meals. Certainly plenty to choose from for a week. Unlike some reviewers we found all the staff to be very pleasant and, in the case of the bar and dining area staff, immediately attentive. The hotel gardens are very beautiful and it was great to have the gate straight on to the beach. We are in our sixties and it is true that this is not a 'young' hotel but quite a few young families did arrive! A lovely hotel you want a relaxing time in the sunshine. Pool was great too and I never failed to get a sun lounger there whenever I wanted to swim or sunbathe.More
327coral, London, United Kingdom
RIU DOES SAGA
Have to completely agree with below comments from Nat B. Just got back on 11th Oct. A week is enough at this Palace. It doesn't live up to the standards of the other Palaces in the Carib!!
Needs complete refurb. Krystal restaurant is nice. Did it 3 times in a week.
Premium drinks were available (only on request)
Large, deep pool refreshingly cool in the midday heat. No waiter service to the sun beds. Disappointing. No swim up bar.
We were allowed to keep our room after 11am checkout time. There is a courtesy room available with a 1/2 hour slot. It was all last minute because they said room lists weren't available before. â¬60 euro charge though as we weren't leaving till 9.30pm. This can be offset if you have a riu membership card with with enough points on.
Wifi poor, not in the rooms and slow at certain times of day
TV poor unless you speak German, although sky news, bbc news 24/7
Entertainment.... Unusual...resident band 'treasure' were a three piece throwback to the 70s (dress wise) girl on the keyboards could have done it on her own.
Nigel1185, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Grea hotel, poor entertainment
Stayed from 4th to 11th october for my partners birthday. A great hotel if you are german and over 60 years old. Far too quiet, entertainment non existent throughout day, evening entertainment repeated for 5 nights solid. We went yumbo ( 7 euros in taxi ) where entertainment is great. Food was fantastic, room cleaned daily. We didnt pay 60 euro to keep our room on but they gave us room to get showered etc before our night flight. Drinks service excellent, but staff seemed stressed at times. I can see why hotel has lost star a bit dated. Not really worth the price to stay here, i would opt for better RIU nearby. Oh and dont book the krystal restaurant, trust me it is awful!More
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