With its plum sea-and-mountain setting, the Hotel Riu Palace Tenerife showcases this Canary Island at its best.
Views don’t come much better than this hotel, with volcanic slopes to the rear and sea views to the front. And location-wise, you’ve got a little beach on the doorstep and Costa Adeje is a 20-minute stroll away.
The hotel’s curved design means lots of the rooms look out to sea. They’ve all got a classic feel to them, with carved wooden headboards and tie-back drapes. And this place is getting a top-to-toe refurb for July 2015.
We have just spent a week at this hotel and was very satisfied with the result. The staff were very friendly, the food was varied and well presented and the rooms were very nice, large balconies, plenty of space. There were only two slight problems we encountered, the Wifi signal was only in the Bar & Reception areas and there were not enough Ironing boards to go around, so take a travel iron and a kettle for the room, if you like a cuppa in the room. A visit to Jacks Bar in El Beril-La Caleta is a must, especially for the Steak pie and Lamb Shank on Sunday's. It's a 10 minute walk from the Hotel.More
Lovely peaceful week
Arrived at midnight, lovely welcome, free upgrade and our evening meal waiting for us in the restaurant. Very nice cold buffet and a bottle of water. The room was very big, on the side of the hotel, but with a sea view. The beds were very comfy and huge. The only negative was the 20 euro charge for the hire of the safe for a week, I do think that in a 4 star Riu hotel this would be included.
The restaurant choice was excellent, I would challenge anyone to find something they couldn't enjoy, if anything there was too much choice. You were allocated a table on arrival for your evening meal, this was your table for the duration of your stay, only for the evening meal though, it was sit anywhere for breakfast, including a very nice outside terrace, which was very popular. There were two sittings for evening meal, and you had a choice at the start of the week, also you could have changed table if the position they allocated you did not suit.
The pool area could not be faulted, clean and spacious, the usual sun lounger reservation was happening, but if you go abroad regular you will be used to this, we never really had any problem getting a nice spot close to the pools. Pool towels are included, and could be exchanged daily.
This hotel is situated nearer La Caleta, and as a result of this, if you want to go to out for a coffee or to shop be prepared for a walk. We used the bus service into Playa de las Americas and walked the 5 miles back along the geranium walk, very pleasant.
The Thomson rep Caroline was great, kept the welcome meeting to the new duration of 15 minutes, this is much more bearable. Booked two trips a visit to La Gomera and Freebird gold, both excellent value and very enjoyable.
Overall great time was had by all, however if you prefer to be nearer shops and bars, go to an alternative hotel on the geranium walk such as the Guayamarina Princess.More
Debbie P, Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom
Second time round not quite as good.
Had an enjoyable trip to this hotel having first visited two years ago. the Hotel is to undergo a major refurb next year and does need updating.The food was not as good as previously and the standards in the Krystal restaurant had declined markedly in terms of all round quality.
The staff were though exceptionally courteous and helpful at all times, with a special mention for Diego on reception.
Our room was spacious and comfortable and the maid service first rate. However this was only after we had upgraded from the box we had been allocated on the fifth floor, such is the design of hotel that rooms get smaller as you go further up.
The swimming pool area was very well attended and the poolside bars etc very good.More
Having just returned from an amazing holiday in a beautiful part of Tenerife, I highly recommend this hotel. I was a little concerned having read a mixed response on this site, but there was absolutely no need.
Yes, our room was a little small, but the view from the balcony with really comfortable loungers ( not the usual plastic chairs) and spotlessly clean, made up for it. A welcome bottle of Cava and fruit were very unexpected!
The staff were amazing, naturally friendly providing excellent service. Although the hotel was full, we had absolutely no problem getting sun beds, without having to set our alarms to do so. The pool area and bar were lovely and a beach walk for approx 10 mins brought us to some lovely bars and restaurants. I would recommend the bar with the guitarist (Arcana I think).
Drinks in the hotel were very reasonable- under â¬4 for a beer and â¬6 for a quarter bottle of Cava and the gin and tonic was amazing!
A beautiful quiet location, we can't wait to returnMore
JArm4688, Bristol, United Kingdom
Just returned from a week at the above hotel. Excellent all round. Staff are amazing and cant do enough for you. Food choice is great and plates/food always hot! Champagne and fruit delivered to our room which was a nice suprise. Entertainment was a little weak some days but resident band were good and lots of dancing. Have heard refurbishment due so hope it doesnt spoil the character of the hotel.
One minor niggle....pool towels have to be picked up and returned to reception area which is on the 6th floor so up and down in the lifts. Would be more sensible to have towels at the pool!More
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