The international buffet restaurant is where you'll find breakfast, lunch and dinner on offer. There's also show cooking, watch the tasty dishes being prepared right in front of you. There's a themed buffet once a week, with poolside seating.
The entertainment programme is suitable for adults with a combination of live music and high calibre shows, there's definitely something to offer everyone. Just check the entertainment programme for more information. You may prefer to dance the night away at the disco under the bridge between the hotels. The disco runs from 11pm to 2am.
We have stayed in this hotel for the last 3 years and have booked again for this December. The location - near the airport, you could almost walk it, across the road from the beach and 10 minute walk into town; the food - large buffet selections in main restaurant together with 2 speciality restaurants; the staff - friendly and helpful; the rooms - clean and well appointed; entertainment - there is something happening almost all day long. Everything about this hotel ticks most of the boxes for us, only niggle is wifi which is charged for.More
Arnie C, 187052
Wonderful Week Away, Great Location!
We arrived the morning of June 6th, as the hotel is only around 15 mins away from the airport we arrived quickly. After reading some previous reviews we had some reservations, we knew the hotel was two hotels now joined as one making the complex quite large. We were given room 93 this was on the other side of the resort and quite a walk (A walk which without luggage was lovely even if a little long). The reception staff were polite and spoke well, they offered to have our luggage delivered to our room but we decided to take it ourselves. We were given large bottles of chilled water for the walk which were lovely.
ROOM: Our room was spacious with a terrace, living room, mini fridge, safe (has a key, given with room key), large bathroom and bedroom. We had a ground floor room with only one floor above as this was the older hotel of the two.Our room faced the ocean and was above the smaller hotel car park (there are two car parks one at the front of the hotel and one at the back facing the ocean this one was quieter). The room was clean, and kept clean by the lovely polite cleaners. Wifi is pointless, costly and slow. We used O2 travel whilst away costing only Â£1.99 a day giving us all the internet, texts and call we needed.
FOOD: Food was pretty standard for an all inclusive hotel but was lovely, fresh dishes such as the pasta were always nice. There was a large variety and for a fussy eater such as myself I did not just live on chips. There are two snack bars one at each pool offering a smaller lunch and snacks such as pizza, hot dogs and burgers at other times. The hotel has two specialty restaurants the Mexican and the Asian. We tried the Mexican and we not very impressed, the freshly made food cooked in front of us was lovely, the wraps and things like that however the tacos which has been made earlier in the day were refrigerated and therefore cold and soggy to eat. We did not try the asian but were told by other guests it was worth a try. We decided to eat out a few times over the week, once for breakfast if you turn right out the back gate (towards the beach) there is a small cafe which english breakfasts for 2.50 euros (was lovely to have proper bacon!). For lunch we visited the Venue in puerto del carmen (a 10 - 15 minuet walk right of the hotel) very nice irish pub with lovely food and staff. For dinner we visited the Anchor and Italica left out of the back gate, very reasonable prices and great food! Drinks being all inclusive were useful as there were self serve machines for soft drinks, hot drinks, juice, beer and wines.
POOL AND BEACH: We used the pool closet to our room which was the one with the pool bar. This pool is better for those who want to just relax as the other pool is where the animation team is and is better for children. Lots of sunbeds to go around did not need to be up at the crack of dawn to get one, we were able to go out for the day and come back in the afternoon and get some sun beds. The beach is lovely with golden sand. I suggest buying large pegs (can be brought from hotel gift shop or in a small shop towards puerto del carmen for cheaper) to keep towels in place such a good and useful idea!
THINGS TO DO:
1. Visit rancho texas - great for all ages and rather cheap, a short walk but would suggest the free bus for those with children. The parrot show and sea lion show are wonderful.
2. Walk or hire a bike to visit the airport - Strange maybe but the runway backs onto a small section of the beach and walkway (fenced off of course) it gives a great view of planes landing and taking off and is the only place like it in Europe.
3. Dinner el diablo - for those traveling with Thomson this experience made our holiday for 57 Euros each (worth the money!) you are taken up the islands only active volcano, shown geological tests, taken on a beautiful drive where you can get out and view the amazing views and take photos and finally a lush meal cooked on an open BBQ over a vent from the volcano.
4. Shopping in puerto del carmen - we hired a car through Thomson (was sorted for us and very easy to deal with) the shopping centre has a Zara, and many other shops and a Mc Donalds!
We will be coming back to this hotel!
Great food, location and staff!More
This was our 3rd time we have stayed at the hotel over the past 6 years. We enjoyed each visit but found this one to be the best stay there yet. Without exception, we found the staff to be cheerful and very helpful. Unfortunately, I was unwell on the day before we were due to check out but we found that the staff were very helpful and caring. The on-site doctor was very good (his nurse speaks at least 6 languages that I could figure out). They treated me quickly and efficiently. Later the hotel management contacted me to check that I was alright and offered further assistance, should I need it - luckily I didn't and I was OK to fly home the next day.More
Stayed at the Riu Paraiso from April 24th to June7th. as a family group of 9. including a 3, 6 and 8 year old. On arrival, Reception made us all feel so welcome. As it was late we booked in and were directed to the main restaurant for something to eat, and they took care of the cases. The hotel is immaculately clean. All staff were friendly and loved the children. The food was always fresh and there was a huge selection. Our Grandkids are very fussy eaters but there was always something for them. As my Husband has walking difficulties, we emailed the Hotel after booking to request a room in the main building. We were given our 3 rooms next to each other on the ground floor right next to all the amenities. He was also able to hire an electric scooter for our stay. The kids club is fantastic. Sito and Martin do a brilliant job, and the 2 eldest Grandkids couldn't wait to go. They earned certificates which were presented to them on stage at the kids disco at 8pm - 8.30. The only trip we went on was to the Texas Ranch Zoo and Splash park. It was worth every penny. A free couch service picked us up outside the hotel and is available to bring you back. We chose to stay longer and get a cab back which cost 3 euros. A brilliant day out. The beach is a short distance from the hotel. it was very clean and the whole family enjoyed splashing about and playing in the sand. What made this holiday was the fact that, although the hotel was fully booked, there was never any queues or rushing around. Everything was so peaceful. We never heard a sound of a night, there was no banging on doors or anyone drunk and noisy. The animation team were excellent and put on some really good shows of a night. The Reception gave us "plug ins" to get rid of the mosquitos which was a great help. Also mattress toppers were available if you found the beds a bit hard. We didn't need them as we found the beds to be ok. Bottled water is available free from reception. You also get a towel card when booking in, which you hand in to the pool person and you get large towels which you can change whenever you want to. The weather was brilliant. in all, a really great Hotel. Staff are eager to help and treat you more like friends. were looking to book for the same time next year.More
Just waiting to get picked up from hotel after spending a week in the Riu Paraiso, what a lovely week we have had, beautiful hotel pleasant staff nice room. Fridge in room no drinks though you get bottled water from reception, there is plenty of food and drinks available all day from different areas, plenty of variety. There are 2 pools each very a large amount of beds so no need to rush out early in morning to put towels on. Once out of hotel we was able to walk in both directions one way to harbour and main strip the other way to bars and restaurants without being bothered, making this a very relaxing holiday will love to come back again in the near future. I give this a 10 out of 10 for history we did the discover Lanzarote great day out well worth it. More