On the edge of Puerto del Carmen, Riu Olivina Resort has bagged itself a best-of-both-worlds setting. It’s far enough away from all action to be quiet and relaxed, but is still less than half an hour’s walk from shops, restaurants and bars. What’s more, the resort is surrounded by lush greenery and colourful flowers, giving it a distinctly tropical feel.
And there’s nowhere better to enjoy your surroundings than by one of the four swimming pools here. They’re all a good size – one, in particular, is massive – and come complete with sunbathing terraces, sunloungers and parasols. There’s also a kids’ pool and a poolside snack bar.
On the activities front, meanwhile, the resort offers table tennis, table football and two hard surface tennis courts. A children’s club for 4 to 12-year-olds makes sure the little ones are taken care of, too. There’s also a great evening entertainment programme here which features live music and dancing shows several times a week.
When it comes to rooms at the Riu Olivina Resort, you can stay in either a room or an apartment. Both are onsite, so whichever you choose, you can enjoy all the facilities of the resort including its All Inclusive package. Both sets of accommodation are simple yet stylish – think fresh white walls, wooden furniture and huge patio doors.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks until 24.00. Snacks at set times.
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Situated within the heart of the resort, these pools are surrounded by loungers and parasols offering the ideal place to relax.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering a wide variety of local and international cuisine with show cooking, where you can watch dishes being prepared right in front of you. This place also offers a selection of vegetarian options, light snacks, and weekly themed buffets taking place twice a week.
Heated in winter.
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1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults. This comes with a cot and a fan in the bedroom.
2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 5 adults, with 2 single beds in each of the 2 bedrooms and an extra bed in the lounge. This comes with a cot and a fan in the bedroom.
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WELCOME TO FRENCH CLUB MARMARA
If you think you going to a RIU hotel FORGET IT!!. If you like noisy cramped meal times in the restaurant plus 18-30 style loud music from 8.00pm till midnight in the bar area this hotel might be for you. Although the Olivina is a nice hotel with very friendly staff and also good choice of food, it has now been ruined by the French Club Marmara so called entertainment team, who are only interested in the 70% French guests. All round the grounds are large tacky orange upright banners reading Club Marmara which gives a cheap and cheerful feel. This was our first and last time at this hotel and it is a shame for returning guests who had told us how good the hotel was in previous years. I think all the reviews that have been written since the end of October just about sums up the Olivina Resort.More
such a shame,good hotel spoilt by the french brought in
returned from last year.hotel lovely.service and staff brill.then they bring french entertainment team in.omg they have taken over.the english are ignored completley!!!!!!there so loud in the day.and at night the entertainment is in french.so sad a lovely hotel spoilt.wont be returning !!!More
alfiewarren, burton on trent
Lovely Hotel spoiled by Club Marmara Reps
We stayed 5th Dec for a week Lovely Hotel very friendly staff especially the bar staff they're brilliant, we had a 1st floor room with a good view, there was always a good selection of food of a good standard. The downside was Club Marmara Reps as previous reviewers have said this company have virtually taken over the hotel no problems with the french holidaymakers but the reps are overbearing with no consideration for the other guests. If you want to book excursions try Last minute travel in Peurto del Carman they've got the best prices, e.g. Teguise market Thomsons 16 euro Last minute 4 eurosMore
Nice hotel. Been to better Riu's though.
We found this hotel very nice. We had a lovely room in the Hotel, cleaned everyday to perfection, out cleaning lady left flowers in our room and made great animals from the bathroom towels. We found the food was great and having the wine on tap was a bonus. Found all the staff were excellent, reception, bar staff, and restaurant staff. My only complaint was you felt you needed to glue your plates to the table because they were taken away even before you finished. One morning we went to get some breakfast and when we came back to the table they had cleared everything off the table including our coffee pot and cups and saucers. The entertainment was dire, allthough we have stayed in four Riu hotels before and have found them all to be the same. I don't know how they have the cheek to stand on stage, when they are blatently singing along to the original records. To be honest we didn't stay around the hotel in the evening, we used to walk into the town. Couldn't really say the continguency of the French bothered us, only found them rowdy around the pool area once. I don't know if I would visit this hotel again, but I certainly wouldn't be put off solely because of the Marmara group.More
sue21348, Walsall, United Kingdom
Delightful Hotel ruined by Club Marmara
Having travelled extensively with Thomson holidays for many years, and also enjoyed the RIU hotels, my husband and I booked an ‘all inclusive’ holiday to the RIU Olivina in Lanzarote with confidence. However, it is with regret that I feel compelled to write this letter to inform you of the intolerable situation that has occurred at the RIU Olivina. As soon as we arrived at the RIU Olivina, it became apparent that something was not quite right, as there were poignant signs dotted around the complex in every public area with the words ‘Club Marmara’ and a logo. After dinner we strolled along to the ‘all inclusive’ bar and entertainment area, only to find that the whole show (which was far below the RIU standards by any means), was in French. The bar area was split into two halves with all French speaking people at the front half, and all other nationalities at the back half. Alarm bells began to ring as the entire evening was in French and everyone else was excluded completely. The following morning, the ‘Marmara’ animation team made all their announcements in French and French only, and this included every activity throughout the holiday. A couple of days into the holiday, I asked a member of the ‘Marmara’ team why everything was in French, and he replied that he was employed by ‘Marmara’, and only for the people who had booked with ‘Marmara’, nobody else. The ‘Marmara’ team were entirely responsible for all the entertainment in the Olivina, and had total control of all the music etc. everywhere in the complex. Some nights outside entertainment was provided, but this was always overshadowed by the ‘Marmara’ team shouting, behaving inappropriately, and dancing their own ‘made-up’ dances with the French people only – they even had seats stacked up behind the stage curtain for their own clients when they arrived in the bar area. Following a couple of incidents, myself and another person who had booked a RIU Holiday with Thomson went along to reception to enquire about the situation. We were informed that ‘Marmara’ had taken over 70% of the Olivina allocation on a five year contract, and without this situation, the Hotel would have closed. My husband and I also filled in a ‘Customer Service Form’ with the Thomson Holiday Advisor , who was also at a loss with the situation, and he could not have been more helpful. We have absolutely no qualms with the RIU Olivina Hotel itself – the Hotel is clean, the food is of RIU standard and the staff are all lovely, but this situation with ‘Marmara’ is not acceptable, and resembles an ‘18-30’ holiday. I have since checked out the ‘Club Marmara’ website, and the clues are there for all to see, but they are not present on the Thomson website. We were not informed that ‘Marmara’ had taken control of the RIU Olivina prior to the commencement of our holiday, and would not have booked to go there if we had been informed.More
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