This adults-only hotel gives you a triple helping of pools, and it’s just a short walk to the beach.
This huge building is shaped like a cruise liner. On one side you’ve got the Adeje mountains and, on the other, views of the Atlantic Ocean. Within the hotel, there's a trio of pools and a buffet restaurant.
The hotel’s in an upmarket part of Costa Adeje, just a five-minute drive from the centre. And it’s a five-minute cab ride in the other direction to La Caleta, a fishing village home to bars and restaurants.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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This place serves up breakfast and dinner with a variety of choices. Just so you know, shorts and vests are not to be worn and men are required to wear full-length trousers at dinner.
2 outdoor pools
Dotted with palm trees for some shade, the pools sit next to each other. They are surrounded by sunbeds and parasols with pool towels. Plus they're heated in the winter.
Live music and shows
Live music and shows take place several times a week. You'll be entertained with a variety of different acts.
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twin room with balcony or terrace
These twin rooms come with a balcony or terrace. Free-Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and satellite TV are included.
twin room with pool view and balcony or terrace
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A star of a hotel
We visited the Rui Arecas Hotel, Tenerife last week ( over the Easter week end and had a fabulous week at the hotel. It is always a worry when booking a hotel when you have no reference point and it can be a big gamble. This is where TripAdvisor and the like come into their own, we booked the hotel entirely on the reports we read on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. We traveled with Thompson Holidays and the whole trip went very smoothly indeed. We only had one negative and that was the view from our room which overlooked a side Road and some building work that was taking place at the time. We would have preferred a pool view room, however the hotel was so good in every other way the lack of a nice view from the room did not dent the experience in the slightest and to be truthful we spent very little time in the room during daylight hours. The positives: The hotel was very modern but with traditional rooms and bathrooms. The beds were large, we had two 2 four foot wide beds pressed along side each other making a massive bed area. We slept very well and found the beds very comfortable. The air con worked well and kept the room at a very nice temperature. The restaurant was very nice and typical of such large hotels, however two plus points 1 the chairs all had rubber feet which prevented that horrible noise that chairs make when people scrape them back from the table on hard floors. This might sound like a strange remark to make but we have been in hotels where you can't hear anything but the scraping of chairs. Plus point 2 there are no children( adults only hotel) to scrape the chairs and run riot in the dining room. We were able to eat outside on the terrace every night which was a real bonus for us. Food is very personal and subjective, however we really enjoyed the food served in the buffet restaurant, there was always a huge choice and quite seriously our biggest problem was trying to keep the food intake to a reasonable level, we failed every night. Every dish was cooked and served to a very high standard and even towards the end of service(9.30pm) the staff were still bringing out new dishes to replace the depleted ones. Breakfast was as good as dinner with a huge choice and all cooked and presented to a very stylish and high standard. Again we were lucky enough to take breakfast on the terrace each morning in the wonderful Tenerife sunshine. The hotel has a small table service restaurant which guests can book at no extra charge, we did this one evening and enjoyed being waited on for a change from the buffet, however in many ways the buffet was the better option and the food was certainly as good. The pool area is laid out around two large oblong pools with plenty of sun beds and a lovely pool bar for coffee, beer and ices. All very civilised and just what is needed after a strenuous couple of hours on the sun beds. The hotel is set back from the beach by about 200 mts this was not a problem for us but it did reduce the sea views somewhat. We had never been to Tenerife before and found the Adeje area suited us very well, it is much quieter and smaller than the much larger resorts a few kms or so further along the coast and there are some lovely restaurants and bars all long the seafront. We plan to return and will probably stay at the Rui Arecas. Forgot to mention the hotel staff.... they were great and could not have been more friendly of helpful. We hope you find this report useful in choosing a hotel in Tenerife. More
Terry C, 186225
Amazing, will not disappoint!
This was our second stay at this hotel and it was just as good as before.Wonderful welcome with a drink and the checkin is speedy and well managed with plenty of staff on duty whatever the time of day. The food is superb and the new partitioning in the dining room adds to the atmosphere, the staff speak several languages, are always helpful and efficient, and happy! hats off to the restaurant manager! Cleanliness is obviously a major priority as the hotel is spotless, the staff are lovely and take great care to ensure that they acknowledge you. Adequate staffing is often an issue in some hotels but not here, always plenty on duty in all the key areas. Best of all, no issues over sun beds, there are so many surrounding the two pools you can take your pick, we had no problem at any time and service from the snack bar for drinks is very good.Training I think plays a big part of this hotels management.There is a resident band and on some nights additional acts which were very good, some we had not seen before which made a refreshing change. The room and balcony were lovely overlooking the pool, there is no tea making facility in the room though.The Hotel Director and her No 2 do not hide away either, they can be seen in and around the hotel at varying times of the day , I found their approach refreshing.One evening an elderly gentleman was poorly and he was treated with such compassion and care by the hotel staff and that goes along way for me. We will return,nothing could better this adults only hotel for us.More
MARILYN C, 186342
Just returned from my second visit to this hotel and did not diappoint me, good food good service yet again.Weather was excellant very hot at times. All staff very friendly and helpful.Hotel spotless.I visited the spanish restaurant and that was very good also even though puddings were a little disappointing.Keep up the good work Riu excellant hotel chain I have visited many.More
Great relaxing break
Myself and fiancÃ© have just come back from a weeks stay at the Riu Arecas. We were welcomed with a nice cool drink and was quickly checked in. Our room was 1113 located on the ground floor, with a lovely view of the mountains (ignoring the fence with slightly obscured it!). Although on the small side, it was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and with plenty of choice, same for the evening meal too. Always plenty of food out and nothing ever went empty. We always went early to avoid the rush. There's two pools and also a private 'beach' area just out of the hotel and down some steps. We preferred to stay at the beach as there was more room to move and it felt more relaxed. This is an adult only hotel so really quiet and peaceful. Especially needed when you want a relaxing holiday. Though this hotel is quite far from the main popular areas of the resort, they do make for good walks in the evening. We walked to Siam Mall and Los Cristianos, as well as Plaza Del Duque and Puerto Colon which are a bit closer. The views are amazing and well worth staying around for the sunsets over Gomera. I gave this 4 stars as we couldn't get a late check out which many hotels offer. And as you have to vacate your room by 11am we have a very long afternoon waiting to get picked up for the airport (1645!). Though it did give us time to properly look around the hotel....the 4th floor has a lovely little suntrap. All staff are friendly and the cleaner more so - always say hello. I would consider staying here again in the future. More
Staff were exceptional:- helpful, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them, always with a smile and a comment as they pass you by. Evidently very well trained by the company. Many are multilingual, it really puts us to shame as the staff converse with so many nationalities.The food was excellent, such a wide choice to suit everyone's taste, delicious. I can't imagine anyone complaining in that department. Refreshments are available throughout the day ( around the pool and pool bar) and evening, the waiting staff are always alert and ready to take your order whether you are indoors or outside. Rooms are kept spotlessly clean by the housekeeping staff. You are now able to walk along the promenade from the hotel to Los Cristianos for those who fell the need to exercise, we walked 2/3rds of the way but couldn't wait to get back to the peace and calm at our hotel. We had a great week at this hotel and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday.More
Maureen D, 186462
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