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 2 huge pools at the hotel.
There are 3 places to eat, including a gourmet à la carte restaurant* and a poolside tapas 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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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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Twin room sleeps up to 3 with a ceiling fan, flatscreen satellite TV with limited English channels. Standard rooms have 2 or 3 beds - 3rd bed is foldaway bed. When the room's fully occupied there's no space for a cot.
Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 a ceiling fan, flatscreen satellite TV with limited English channels. Standard rooms have 2 or 3 beds - 3rd bed is foldaway bed. When the room's fully occupied there's no space for a cot.
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Comfortable quality and great staff
Stayed here for last week and found it very comfortable. The staff were great and very friendly and helpful. Very clean rooms, restaurant and pool area. Food was excellent, wide choice of very good quality food, caters for all tastes although probably slightly oriented towards German tastes. That said, there's something for all to eat and will satisfy the fussiest of eaters. Has two pools, wellness area with gym and tennis court.More
Geoff & hazel
Another great visit to rui palace hotel.we went back as it was so nice before.very warm in july.but the down side is if you want a relaxing holiday july is not the time to go.lots of kids and noise as parents are not bothered about the noise there children make when they are abroad.and lots of liloes and ball games in the pool even though it plainly says no sports things in pool.and nothing was said.but overall everything else was perfect.More
asdacafe, Warwickshire, England
Three of us have just returned from an excellent week at the Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas. We hope to return in the future for another visit and it appeared that a number of other guests were at the hotel on repeat visits - this speaks for itself. All the staff were friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Wherever you went staff greeted you. Room was a good size, even with an extra bed, and well appointed with generous bathroom. We were staying on a half board basis and the meals were buffet style. The food was plentiful and very good quality with masses of choice. We had a very fussy teenager with us and he found things he liked at every meal.....quite an accolade! Good pool bar for snacks and drinks was reasonably priced. Good free wifi in the hotel reception. As we left late in the afternoon and had to check out of our room by midday, a curtesy room was provided for us to all shower and change before we left for the airport, this meant we could have another full day by a beautiful pool (one of two). Useful little supermarket across the road sold all the usual drinks, food, postcards etc. With a fridge in the room we bought large bottles of water and chilled them. Would recommend you take a travel kettle with you and tea/coffee. We had a great time.More
Poppydog01283, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Very relaxing holiday
We flew with Thomson and we anticipated the worst when the coach park was disorganised - the drivers were just chilling out and watching us wonder where our coaches where since they didn't number them properly, the Thomson reps disappeared. Eventually we go going but we had an electronic VoiceOver to tell us which hotel we were at. No one checked if everyone was on board and I suspect some passengers didn't make it (very poor from Thomson). Anyway, the RUI palace was special, beautiful and clean the staff are really great. It is clear that they really care about their work. The room was lovely and we had views of the sand dunes and sea, it was not the best view by far but we loved sitting on out balcony with a glass of sparkly wine before dinner :) . I have to admit that I was worried about the buffet dining thing, it tends to bring out the worst in people....but not here, the clientele are mostly mature and a mix of German and Dutch, I'd guess 20-25% British. Dining was easy, calm and so much good food! I'm not a vegetarian but tend not to eat meat, the selection of food for me was fab, many seafood and meat free dishes. Staff were so attentive that they fill your wine glass without you noticing too - (what's not to like) ;). Pool was lovely, the policy states no towels to be left unattended. However the hotel actually employs someone to hand out pool towels and watch them reserve poolside beds at 7-8am ???? It didn't bother us but imagine it would upset others. The beach is a good walk but not difficult, there are lots of nudists if that's your thing. Live and let live. One day we did the sand dunes route and the long walk over to the lighthouse and back again, tiring but nice in the midday sun. Would I go back, yes! Would I do a private transfer, yes (sorry Thomson but you cut too many corners). Enjoy ! More
Good as ever
Another lovely 2 week stay at the RIU Palace Maspalomus. It was our 10th visit and like many guests with multiple visits we will be back. There is always a warm welcome from long serving manager Roberto Jimenez, reception, waiters, pool staff, porters and room cleaners. The food at Breakfast and Dinner was as good as ever with plenty of variety, much of the meat was cooked in front of you. The variety of salads and vegetables was equally very good and if you had room there was a large variety of sweets, although we rarely bother. With a largely older clientÃ¨le it was generally pretty quiet around the hotel and pool areas but would imagine that would change in late July and August but with no real childrens facilities on offer it would never be too bad. We like the location close to the Sand Dunes as we love to walk. In the evening it does not take too long to get to the beach bars and shops and some times we take the road walk round to the Lighthouse area of Maspalomus but that takes just over an hour. We do this in the morning before its gets too hot, spend time in the area then its a 6 Euro taxi back. We have done the beach walk which is further but it depends on how lucky you are with the tides. It is possible to walk across the Dunes although its hard work and with our mid 70's legs we leave that to the young ones. The weather was the usual reliable with long sunny cloudless days although we did experience a wet afternoon. Almost unheard of in July. We travelled with Thomson from Birmingham. No problems here with both flights going out on time. Left mid afternoon which meant a late flight back, would much prefer an earlier start like the Manchester flight. Our room was spacious and kept very clean. There are a few signs of wear and tear but I understand a refurb' is on the cards in the near future. The Air Conditioning works well and is very quiet. Sleep was no problem although we always request either a foam style mattress of failing that a foam topper. We did have the topper this time and they were very comfortable. We celebrated my Wifes Birthday in the Krystal Restaurant. Its lovely to have the waitress service for a special occasion. The only critism is with the menu which has hardly changed for a while and is limited in choice. No problem with the food which was well presented. Cannot comment on the Entertainment as were always out walking after our late evening meal and by the time we returned the shows were over. Overall the holiday was as good as ever and I still maintain that the RIU Palace Maspalomus sets the standardMore
tackleupboss, Rugby UK
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