This grand hotel comes with a chic pool area and a serene setting right next to Maspalomas’ sand dunes.
This elegant hotel is separated from the sea by Maspalomas’ famous dunes – follow the markers through the sand and you’ll be at the beach in 15 minutes. Or you could just lounge by the two huge pools at the hotel.
There are three places to eat, including a gourmet à la carte restaurant and a poolside snack bar. By day, you can play tennis or relax in the spa. By night you can enjoy live music and shows.
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- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
- 4T and 5T hotels
Free sparkling wine and fruit on arrival
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The wellness centre is beautifully designed with blue and white mosaic tiling. You'll find a few sunbeds lined along the tiled floor, complete with comfy cushions and fresh towels.
With a whirlpool and waterbeds, surrounded by sunbeds and parasols.
This spacious pool is decorated with a variety of native trees and plants, and the terrace is home to sunbeds and parasols.
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These pleasantly decorated twin rooms can sleep up to three or they can be sold as a single. The third bed is a foldaway bed and when the rooms are fully occupied there is no room for a cot. They come with a ceiling fan, flatscreen TV with limited English channels.
These pleasantly decorated single rooms sleep one. They come with a ceiling fan, flatscreen satellite TV with limited English channels.
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better than ever
Returned for 5th visit and this hotel still amazing. Restaurant food even better than before....both choice and quality excellent, making me wonder if the chef has been changed. Room Wi-Fi now available but didn't try it. There are signs that some painting needs doing eg room terrace balcony railings are showing signs of rust.More
Fantastic relaxing holiday
The best weeks holiday we have ever had. The weather was sunny and clear all week. This was our first visit to this hotel we have stayed in this area for 10 years and thought a RIU was out of our price range but giving it a try - well worth it. You ask and the answer is yes "never Known this before in Spain" We will be back as soon as we can. Recommended without question.More
P A, Bolton, United Kingdom
Won't stay anywhere else in GC
This is our second trip to this hotel and I have to be honest, I wasn't overly impressed first time around, but in our infinite wisdom, we decided to return again. I have to report that on this occasion I can't fault ANY aspect of the hotel. On arrival, we were welcomed back, offered champagne and made to feel like royalty. Our room was beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The shower is a 'proper' shower, excellent pressure, unlike so many other hotel 'dribbles'.....,you actually feel squeaky clean when you get out! The aircon was a very welcome facility as it was really hot outside and returning to the room after a day at the pool was heaven, and great to sleep in at night. Since our last visit, wifi has been installed! Yay! Don't get me wrong, I didn't plan on sitting around all day checking emails, but it's so nice to have it throughout the hotel, including the balcony and even the pool area....definitely a welcome addition! The food here is beautiful, almost like cruise ship food and the service is as good, if not better. Everyone is so attentive and seem genuinely happy to serve you. I honestly don't think I walked past a member of staff, be it a cleaner or a manager, without them saying hello with a friendly smile. There's something about this place, a certain prestige, making you feel special, you almost can't put your finger on it, but it's there. I have been to Gran Canaria in excess of 30 times, and due to our most recent experience, we have decided that we now won't stay anywhere else, there's no point as in our view, this hotel is faultless. It may be a bit more expensive (not much though) than other mainstream hotels in the area but if you think you can justify spending the extra, I urge you to do it, you won't be disappointed. We took 4 of our veteran GC friends with us who have never stayed at this hotel before, and they all also agreed that there's no point in ever staying anywhere else again and agreed that The Riu Palace is now the hotel for them. I'm lucky enough to be able to stay in luxurious hotels all around the world, and I can say honestly, that this hotel compares with pretty much any 5 star hotel I have had the privilege to enjoy. I can't wait to go back, I miss it already.More
mysterysnooper, Bristol UK
this was our first visit and we were uncertain of what to expect. However we had nothing to worry about. From the moment the coach dropped us off we were treated like royalty. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The Hotel, Food and facilities were excellent. We enjoyed it so much that after a week of being home we booked again for September. Well worth the moneyMore
Everything about this hotel is just great, don't hesitate, book it and you wont regret it. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and were treated like royalty. There is a very relaxed atmosphere all around the hotel and the staff were all so very friendly but still very professional. The meals were excellent with such a wide choice that we needed to stay longer just to sample more of the offerings. We ate in the Krystal restaurant on one night (which we booked in advance) and this was excellent too. Everything was so outstanding that we have decided to return next year to savour more of the same.More
nerrad3, Witham, United Kingdom
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