Views don’t come much better than this. To the rear, the hotel is backed by brooding volcanic slopes. To the front, grandstand views of the Atlantic Ocean stretch as far as the eye can see. Sitting pretty between the two are lush gardens, dotted with bright sub-tropical plants. Here, you’ll also find sun terraces surrounding two swimming pools. And a bar and restaurant with waiter service ensure chilled drinks and snacks are never far away. It’s just a step further to an exclusive little sand terrace down by the water's edge, complete with its own sunbeds and a bar. For sand on a grander scale, Playa del Duque beach is just 300 metres away.
The pleasure trip continues when it comes to dining. Buffet and waiter service are both available in the main restaurant at dinner with roasts and salads, steaks and fish the order of the day.
As for the hotel itself, its curved design means lots of the rooms look out to sea. The interiors are reminiscent of a luxury liner – all palatial sweeps, polished wood and gleaming marble. The bedrooms have got a classic feel with carved wooden headboards and tie-back drapes.
As for location, a 20-minute stroll takes you to chic little Adeje, with its smart boutiques and bars. The promenade runs right in front of the hotel, so it couldn’t be handier.
Based on 448 reviews
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Stylish 4T and 5T hotels
- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner. Breakfast comes with sparkling wine.
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Heated in Winter and with plenty of sunbeds, parasols and towels.
Offering breakfast and dinner. For dinner there are 2 sittings, 6.30pm to 8pm and 8.30pm to 10pm. And there's 2 themed buffets a week.
Complete with fitness room open from 8am to 8pm and hairdresser.
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Wonderful Riu Palace
Just returned from another visit to this wonderful hotel. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about the Riu Palace; the service is superb, the staff are all brilliant, and the setting is simply wonderful. Krystal restaurant is as luxurious as ever, with great food and service. The staff all work so very hard to ensure that everything runs smoothly - no-one passes you without a cheery greeting. Thanks again to everyone for a wonderful holiday - hope to see you all again soon.More
A lovely surprise in Tenerife
We were totally delighted with this hotel, from the champagne welcome to the lovely rooms with sea views. Our room was beautifully furnished with very good bathroom facilities which were kept spotlessly clean. There were 2 sittings for dinner 6pm and 8 pm this was such a good idea because at 8pm the buffet was perfect not messy like so many hotel buffets. There was a show kitchen where hot food was freshly cooked and delicious salads and sweets. There was a good selection of wines at reasonable prices. The pool area was lovely with lots of sun beds and free towels. You could leave the hotel by a gate straight onto the promenade which was really nice to walk on either day or night. I would recommend this hotel to any one who wants luxury and elegance in the south of Tenerife.More
Hazel G, Leeds, United Kingdom
Top quality throughout the hotel.
We have just returned from our 7th visit to the hotel and as all my previous reviews the hotel has quality all the way through and the standards have never dropped the staff are all expellant, the food and cleanliness are top class. We would like to thank David, Manuel, Thomas, Carmen, Linda, Vanessa and all the other staff that made it a great holiday and look forward to seeing them next year. If you are looking for a great hotel with fantastic staff in a great location this is the hotel.More
Lovely hotel in quiet location
This is a top, top hotel, spotlessly clean, and run by a professional team who clearly are motivated to give the best service they can. Even though I've given them 5 stars, there are one or two areas for improvement: At check-in, it wasn't made at all clear to us what the procedure was. We were told to sit down and enjoy a glass of sparkly stuff, but weren't sure what to do with our luggage. Did we leave it with other cases in the centre of the foyer, and run the risk of it being loaded on to a coach and sent back to the airport? Would it be taken to our room ? Just a little more clarity would have helped. Even after we'd been called back to formally sign in, no mention was made of what to do with our luggage. We would have loved to have sat on our balcony in the evenings and read, but there are no outside lights, which seemed a shame. We could have moved a standard lamp outside, and had the cable trailing through the opened door, but it seemed a bit of a palaver. The range of food available for breakfast and evening meal is just stunning, but I think the quality was sometimes lacking. They should seriously consider having fewer dishes with higher quality. Only one dish was really poor, a paella with huge bones (pork?) with almost no meat on, quite unpleasant. But many dishes were absolutely superb. The wine waiters were especially good, (big thumbs up to Daniel, who looked after us most of our stay), but all the waiting staff cleared your plates away quickly (sometimes a little too quickly !) with minimum fuss. The hotel does seem to attract older wealthier clientele; many we spoke to return 3 or 4 times a year. (Really, at those prices ?!!). We are a gay couple, and I think for many of them it was the first time they had knowingly encountered such a thing, though in reality of course they would have met thousands of gay people. Some of our fellow guests were quite friendly, others, while not being aggressive or hostile made it clear they didn't want to have us near them, and if we sat down too close they would move off somewhere else. One gentleman sitting just 10 feet away actually stared at us for some considerable time before turning to his female companion and mouthing the word "homo", before screwing his face up in disgust. Fortunately we understand that it's a generational thing, and for anyone under 50 or so, it's usually no big deal. I have to say that we did meet some genuinely lovely people. One thing I must say: don't bother taking a travel iron and attempting to iron on the floor! The hotel will, on request, loan you an iron and ironing board, so you can turn up as immaculately dressed as everyone else at the evening meal. I have seen reviews on TripAdvisor that complain about this hotel's location. I don't really understand how anyone can book a holiday without doing a little bit of research first and finding out some basic facts. The Riu Palace is advertised as being near the end of Costa Adeje, quite a walking distance from the main bars and restaurants of Playa d.l.Americas and Cristianos. If you're really desperate for a MacDonalds and a game of Bingo, I'm sure there are lots of hotels in these areas that will accommodate you. If you want peace and quiet and relaxation, the Riu Palace is just wonderful. A few words about the area. We hired a car for 10 of our days, and drove just about everywhere on the island. Beware, it's not in my opinion the easiest place to navigate around, and lots of people seem to like to drive really fast and thoughtlessly. I've driven abroad quite a lot, but found driving on Tenerife more stressful than anywhere else. (But to be fair, it's a doddle compared to driving in say, central London or Paris) A must-do, if you can, is the cable car up Mt Teide, but again, beware, the air up there is thin and it does actually make your heart beat that little bit faster, so if you are not in the best of health, you might want to give that a miss. Do try if you can to find a little bit of the real Tenerife. There's not a lot of history to the south of the island to be frank, but it's worth trying to find a village fiesta and joining in the fun. In summary, this part of Tenerife is a lovely destination because of it's reliable weather, and if you're looking to be pampered in the sun, the Riu Palace is highly recommended.More
Rod J, Leighton Buzzard, England, United Kingdom
First time in Tenerife and the Riu Tenerife. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent, staff very polite and always happy and smiling. The hotel was very clean and very well run. We arrived late, but a cold supper was supplied. we requested a pool view, but this wasn't available when we arrived. Reception said that a pool view room would be available the next day and to go to reception before breakfast. This we did and were given a key to a pool view room to see if we liked it. We did, so returned to reception. They said go and have your breakfast and by the time you have finished the room would be ready and your luggage and anything hanging up would be transferred. Good to their word, this happened and we didn't have to lift a finger. We had read the reviews about the restaurant manager, but we found him quite a character and although he ran a tight ship, he was always goods with the hotel guests. By the time we were due to return home, we were so relaxed and ready for the next time. Would definitely return to the Riu Tenerife and resort.More
julie s, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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