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. And this place had a top-to-toe refurb for July 2015.
These junior suites come with a balcony and have a partition that separates the bedroom and lounge areas. Your room will include air-conditioning, TV, safe* and minibar*. The image shown is the planned appearance.
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We have just returned from a most enjoyable 11 days stay at the Tenerife Palace.
We chose this hotel because of the positive reviews it had received since it's recent refurbishment and must say that on arrival it surpassed all our expectations.
The accommodation was first class, large airy rooms with good balconies.
The restaurants were spacious and provided a wide selection of well prepared and presented food.
The gardens and pool areas were beautifully presented and well maintained.
The only real criticisms we have are that the pool bar menu was very limited in terms of lunch options and the evening entertainment lacked imagination and did not match all other aspects of the hotel.
We shall return next winter!
Refreshed and revitalised...
My husband and I have just returned from our 11 night holiday at the Riu Palace Tenerife which was fully renovated during April to July 2015. We worried about the changes to the more modern style from the traditional but we have not been disappointed with the impressive make over and we have again had a brilliant time!
The hotel is meticulously clean in all areas both inside and outside and it is obvious that staff of all the various departments are happy here and take pride in what they do.
The common areas throughout the hotel are generous in size with comfortable seating in a variety of styles which are continually but discretely kept clean - a mammoth task in its self!
The bedrooms are of a good size, with walk in showers, comfortable beds, sufficient hanging/ storage space, adequate sized balcony etc. The laminate flooring throughout the bedroom/balcony can be quite noisy though if you happen to get 'neighbours' who insist on clumping around in high heeled shoes!...a problem which can be quickly resolved with a quiet friendly word. The flat screen TV's do have a number of English speaking channels if you want to catch up with the world about.
The hotel is horseshoe shaped and the views from the sea view rooms are fantastic....so look at what you are booking as the garden rooms either face an apartment block on the east side or a hotel on the west side, however, the rooms themselves are all similar.
The food is excellent but as in all hotels seems to be repetitive although the vast choice is there for your selection. All dining is 'open sitting' with no reserved seating. The choice between inside or outside eating areas with warming gas burners in the evening can also be made. It is also satisfying to see evening dress codes are observed, with long trousers being worn by gentlemen.
There are two speciality restaurants which can be booked via reception as often as you wish, obviously dependant on availability. The 'Krystal' offers a menu providing avant-garde cuisine, offering fusion dishes merged and combined to satisfy the palate, while the 'Espanol' offers more traditional Spanish food...... Yummy!
Bar areas are well staffed and very efficient, including the pool bars....snacks are also available during lunch times.
Outside gardens, beach and pools are immaculately kept and sun beds are plentiful and quite easy to find at various times of the day.
During our stay this time, there were a small number of young children who unfortunately can spoil the relaxed ambiance with their excited loud voices/screams, but credit must be given as they were closely supervised by their parents and very well behaved. Lovely to see their enjoyment!
No actual pool area is designated adult only although there is a child's pool and small play area for the youngsters... There are also daybeds near the infinity pool but these are specifically reserved for guests who have booked accommodation in a suites.
Finally, the Riu Palace Tenerife has to be commended on its amazing staff in all of the various department areas, they are first rate!
Efficient, polite, friendly, trustworthy, hard working and impeccably dressed are words that spring to mind when we thinking of the staff....they always make you feel welcome so much so, it has been our pleasure to re-visit this hotel again. They are a credit both to themselves as well as to the visible and approachable management team, Alexis Acevedo (Director) and Henk Hoppe (Sub-director) who, as well as various heads of departments like Pilar Castro (reception) Paco Quintero (restaurant) to name a few, all do an amazing job, leading staff by example with no task being to small for them to undertake....
An excellent job done by you all!..... Well done and thank you......We will certainly be back again!More
On arrival we were welcomed by Gwen followed by a glass of wine/ champagne or orange. She was very approachable and friendly and explained everything about the hotel very well. The porter carried out luggage to our room and we were on the 6th floor. For us it was the best floor as the gym, spa, restaurants, bar and entertainments were on that floor. We had a limited sea view room and the room is absolutely stunning. There is a mini bar but there is an extra charge for it, quite a few English channels to choose from on a large TV Screen, the shower is big enough to fit 4/5 people in it, the beds are extremely comfortable with no risk of falling in between the two twin beds. We also got a bottle on ice and some fruit for our arrival! Robes are supplied in your room too.
The Wi-Fi is very good; the only downside was it lost connection when I stopped using it to sleep until the morning when I tried to use it again and took between 30 minutes- 1 hour to get back.
The food is excellent quality!!! I wish they would offer more than half board, but it is well worth the wait from Breakfast to Dinner. Breakfast serves everything from Full English, to continental, pancakes, various pastries, fruit, cereals and fresh juices. At dinner they have a healthy corner which is fantastic which served what I call traditional Spanish cuisine- octopus, cuttlefish etc. which I was amazed to see, and then you have a selection of meats, fish, Italian etc.Â The staff at the restaurant were very attentive and they wanted to do everything they could to make sure you enjoyed your dining experience.
As expected the majority of the sun beds near the pool side were taken, but there were still plenty going spare. They have cushions on the loungers so they are very comfortable to lie on. All the swimming pools seemed to be a depth of 135. It was definitely sunbathing weather too. The staff walk around whilst you are sunbathing in case you want to purchase drinks.
We used some of the facilities, but not the gym; however this looked very well equipped. The steam room is good, however for me to feel the benefits I had to stand up on the seat. The spa was always quiet, but itâs great that it is part of the package and you donât have to pay anything extra apart from the treatments.Â
The hotel grounds, pools, restaurant, piano area, everything is immaculate.
As you come out of the hotel there is a small supermarket in case you want to purchase your drinks there. The water from the shop for 8 litres is only 1.85Euro.
Coming back July this year!
Vicky J, 187062
Travelled with my husband and 18 month old son.
The rooms are beautiful, very comfy beds and a great power shower. The wifi also worked well in the room which was good for us with our son, since we had a few early nights we could watch films on Netflix in or outside our room.
Pools are lovely all salt water and heated, also a small children's pool and play area with sand which kept the kiddo and Husband entertained.
There wasn't many children at this hotel (we were out of school season) but it didn't bother us, we felt it was family friendly. The hotel staff were fabulous and always very attentive, our son thought he was a celebrity!
Great location on the beach and shops/ restaurants were only 5 min + away. Bus into Adeje centre was 5-10 min on the bus and â¬3 for a couple.
Food for breakfast and dinner was great with a large selection, never went hungry. The fusion restaurant packed more flavour than the Spanish restaurant, but both worth a visit.
Make sure you check out the amazing sunset before you go into dinner from the top bar.
Would definitely return to this hotel and will always look at a Riu hotel in the future. More
Even better after the refurb
Having previously stayed at The Riu Palace for the last 2 years, we were delighted with the extra facilities now provided after the refurb. New indoor pool and spa and additional outdoor dining on the terrace. The 2 sittings for dinner have been replaced with any time dining in the evening, which now includes extra seating on the terrace to dine outside. The hotel is now very modern, and we did miss the Spanish architecture in the corridors. All that white made it look rather clinical - and who thought a glazed panel between the bathroom and the bedroom was a good idea!!! The food is still excellent, the staff still efficient and friendly and the whole place immaculate. Lovely gardens and safe swimming. We will be returning!More