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 is getting a top-to-toe refurb for July 2015.
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We stayed on the 8th floor for a week in November.
The hotel has had a renovation since our previous stay, and it's really made the place very stylish. It's much improved the balconies and bathroom - although some people may miss the bath (which has made room for a really large shower and twin sinks). The lobby and pools are also much nicer now. The pools have been re-tiled, the rocks removed and a new infinity pool with in-water loungers has been added too.
The spa has been moved and renovated too - with a new pool. Sadly they've removed the jacuzzi, and they've switched the sauna for separate male/female steam baths.
The food at dinner was as good as before, and I appreciated the fact that we're no longer having to wait for a specific time. There's plenty of tables so it's fine to turn up whenever suits you.
The hotel has also gone for free wifi, throughout the hotel for up to 4 devices. We found this amazingly useful, and really well implemented. It was good enough for us to stream Netflix/Amazon. Much better than other places I've stayed in.
The location is great, about 5 mins walk from the main part of Costa Adeje, but near a couple of nice beaches: one tiny one right at the foot of the hotel - but with a nice spot of sand and great for a swim, and another beach a couple if minutes away, just past a viewing area.
The only real issue is that the walls between rooms are paper-thin. Now they've hung the TVs on the walls the sound carries more.More
AmandaKat, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Another fab stay - the refurb is splendid
We stayed for 1 week at the beginning of Nov and thoroughly enjoyed it. Again staff are welcoming and friendly. The transformation of the hotel from last year was amazing. The lobby is light and bright with huge windows, as is the dining room which has been extended. No set times for eating any more which gives great flexibility. We didn't eat at Krystal this time but enjoyed the 5-course set menu in the new Spanish tapas restaurant poolside (pre-booking needed).
Wifi is available in the rooms as well as shared areas and we even Skyped our families from our sun-beds, next to path by the sea! Rooms are stylish, modern and clean. Balconies feel more open with glass barriers (rather than white planters). Great power shower and daisy-head shower plus double sinks. Decent hair-dryer although button needs held in for a long time if you have long hair like me! The management kindly gave us complimentary cava to our room for our birthdays which was a nice touch.
The new pools are lovely and whole atmosphere at this hotel is calm and relaxing. Food at the pool-side cafe was improved since last year. You still get people reserving beds with their towels, but there are plenty. Hoping to return soon.More
MemmaM, Stirling, United Kingdom
Riu have excelled with this hotel's refurb
Can only reiterate what Howard and Neil-Laura have written about this hotel - the refurb has, in my opinion, made it by far the best hotel in Tenerife (and we have visited a few!!) Spotlessly clean, very friendly and cheerful staff, room very comfortable, superb bathroom, all 3 restaurants excellent. Also it has been very well designed for people with a little less mobility - ramps in public areas and easy access to the swimming pools. Due to there not being an animation team at this hotel, although it is not "adult only" it may not be suitable for families, i.e.no kids club although when we were there there were a few children.. As we are both pensioners, that suited us just fine!! Would also like to add, we booked a trip to "Teidi by Night" - one of the best trips we have ever done - would thoroughly recommend it. Advice would be to take warm clothes - inspite of our excellent guide Julian and driver plying us with carva!! and supplying blankets, it did get very cold. Cant wait to revisit Tenerife again in the spring and obviously stay at the Riu Palace.More
We stayed here in the middle of October for a week . The refurbished hotel is stunning , the rooms are fabulous , the bathrooms well I wanted to bring it home with us !! The rooms were cleaned everyday , and the same service was offered early evening. Our chambermaid Sandra was really good and looked after us .However , the dining room was very disorganised , plates not cleared away , drinks not arriving , and having visited other palaces the food did not live up to our expectations !More