Hotel Riu Palace Tenerife  


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.

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  • 5Floors
  • 296Rooms
  • 4Lifts


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Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner. Breakfast comes with sparkling wine.   

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2 outdoor pools

Heated in Winter and with plenty of sunbeds, parasols and towels.

Buffet restaurant

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.

Children's pool

Heated in winter.

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double room

Double room sleeps 2 with a double bed and a ceiling fan.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child with a ceiling fan.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

a lovely break!

We had a 4 night break at this hotel, our 1st time in a Riu hotel and we were impressed. It was our first time away as a couple since the birth of our son 16 years ago! - the little extra touches made our break more special. The hotel is built on a hill so when you enter at the front you find all the public areas but you are actually on the 6th floor, you then go down to the rooms and the pool and gardens and access to the beach are on level 1 at the back of the building! We were in a room on the 4th floor (420) with georgous sea views. The room was spacious, with good quality fixtures and fittings which did have a few scuffs and scratches from wear and tear. The beds were a little hard and we requested extra pillows, which was attended to immediately and followed up with a call up to our room to check the pillows had arrived and up to our satisfaction. We received a bottle of cava and fruit basket in our room on our first full day too. We stayed half board and found there to be plenty of choice of food both at breakfast and dinner. The restaurant is buffet style and there is a choice of 2 sittings for dinner and you are allocated a table for dinner on arrival for the duration of your stay. We enjoyed breakfast outside on the 6th floor terrace overlooking the sea, but be warned if you leave your table with food on it unattended the bird population will come down for their pickings! The staff were in our experience all friendly, helpful and efficient. There were little touches like complimentary dish of nuts whenever/wherever you ordered drinks and in the afternoons complimentary fresh fruit was given out at the poolside. The gardens and pools were lovely, very clean and spacious. We felt security of the grounds was good with use of swipe card in and out of the garden gates on to the beach. The hotel was quiet in that there were few families, mostly older couples while we were there, so no noisy poolside activities and evening entertainment was very low key, but this suited us. The hotel is in a quiet location too, so if you want "lively" then its not the place for you!More

vanetti, manchester


We went here worried about previous t/A reviews.Having stayed there for a week returning 10/4 It is our belief that the comments reveal SOME reviews to be from unbred,ignorant spiteful people .This hotel is classy(dated?) not modern,The average age being 50+.The food was better than the 5 star that we usually stay in. All of the staff were currently polite, smiley and couldn't do enough to help.If there was a problem, told them and they sorted it RAPIDO. ONLY negetive is that like many others, the pools are sun heated.At this time of year,it is not enough.One was freezing,the other flipping freezing!!(Will be fine in the summer) Overall VERY,VERY IMPRESSED.WLL GO AGAIN THOUGH NOT AFTER 6 /15 when RIU plan to 'Update'Ie make it for the unbred muppets!More

retreat_10, Woking, United Kingdom

Needs a little TLC

Spent 4-11 April at this hotel, fabulous location and the access to the promenade makes it so easy to go walking and explore the nearby coastline without having to get shuttle buses etc. The staff were all very friendly in the main. Mixed age group including a few noisy children running around which surprised us as , after reading previous reviews we expected to find a much older clientale! We had requested a mattress topper and our Thomson agent even contacted us to confirm this but it was not there when we arrived..decided not to bother and found bed was not that bad..BUT if we return l would try it out. We had 418, great views but time for some serious TLC..shower was appalling with horrible shower curtain,wafer thin towels,no body lotion, hand cream, hair conditioner supplied. Tiny TV for the size of the room....And a light on the balcony would be a good addition. The restaurant buffet was very good on most nights, lots of variety and ample choice for all palettes. We tried the Krystal for a change of venue which was lovely (only seats about 30 people)BUT when told the menu never made no sense to return as you are offered a choice of only 3 starters and 3 main courses, and only 1 of those appealed to me. A bonus was the lovely lounge area with evening entertainment..resident band good for dancing but the guest entertainers were slightly 'naff'! We did the Teide tour, a long day as the coach picks up from so many hotels, but it was worthwhile as it showed us that we were right in our choice of location, Costa Adefe seemed so 'refined' compared to some hotel & resorts we drove through which were obviously perfect for all the young people looking for lots of bars and clubs! This tour really demonstrates how different each part of this lovely island is. some fantastic scenery along the route, a good day out. If you turn right along the promenade to walk 20 minutes to La Caleta, Restaurant Masia del Mar y Piscis is brilliant for lunch.fabulous setting and good service. In the other direction we tried La Torre del Mirador.really good but a bit pricy. (For cigar smokers, alongside this restaurant is a superb stall selling local ,and some Cuban cigars..reasonable prices.) And behind the restaurant is the prettiest little shopping'll find a few quality shops such as Joseph Ribkoff. A lovely week of sunshine, and we will go back ..after the rooms & bathrooms have been refurbished!More

hayleybell, United Kingdom

Great Hotel Excellent Staff

e stayed in February 2014 with Thomson Holidays .Right from the start we were made to feel very welcome and comfortable. Within 30 minutes of asking reception for a softer mattress we had a new mattress cover fitted. I was not well one morning and asked reception to call a doctor. A doctor arrived at our room within 30 minutes. Spoke excellent English had the problem quicly diagnosed and treated perfectly.I recovered within a few hours. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace in the warm sunshine. The pool areas were meticulously cleaned several times a day. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful and always seemed happy. We had no complaints at all and thoroughly enjoyed our stay as did our friends. We would love to go againMore

John T, Southampton, United Kingdom

The best service and food ever!

Just been for a week, having stayed in Adeje before we thought we would go again but further down the promenade although unbeknownst to us this was the quieter end catered for the more elderly clientele! Despite this we still had a great time, everyone in the hotel was at least 50 or over except us 2 who are in our early 30s. The hotel staff confirmed we were the youngest guests they had ever had. There is no animation team or music by the pool its a very relaxed atmosphere which is you want a relaxing holiday its perfect and we had no complaints. On arrival we were greeted by the exceptionally helpful reception staff and informed that our room was upgraded to a suite at no extra cost. The following night we came back to our room to find a bottle of champagne on ice and a fruit basket which the staff confirmed was a gift for us to 'just enjoy' - we were made up. We have never been half board before, always going fully inclusive however we managed to spend less money this time round. The food is exceptional both in the main restaurant and at the pool bar. You are given a set table for dinner which is great as you don't have to go looking around and find all the tables reserved by a bag or a cup! The staff are fantastic. The service is absolutely flawless throughout. The rooms are impeccably clean and you never have to wait any amount of time to be served any drinks or food etc. The bars, restaurants and shops nearby are a bit more upmarket and quieter but the drinks and food are reasonable. There are no street sellers pestering you which is great. To walk back down to Fanabe beach and the younger side of Adeje is about a 20 minute walk but a lovely walk. Theres the odd bar and supermarket round the front via the Riu Aracus which is handy. Overall it was an excellent stay, the first night we arrived we were worried given the age group of the rest of the residents however we needn't have worried as it made no difference to us.More

Michelle G,

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