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 visited several Riu hotels and find them to be excellent in every way. First time for us in Tenerife and we really enjoyed our 2 weeks stay. Food choice at both mealtimes was fantastic and Maria, our waitress was very friendly and efficient. Very glad to see that the policy of no shorts for men at dinner is adhered to. Our room was on the top floor (6th) and it was rather smaller than we had expected but this was because of the tiered 'wedding cake' design of the hotel. We had actually requested an upper floor so couldn't complain and it was fine. Unlike some people we enjoyed the firmness of the bed.
We caught the local bus, just outside the Riu Arecas which is next door, to explore other areas such as Los Gigantes, Los Christianos and the market. Entertainment every evening was usually a German band called Celebration who were very good and also flamenco show, Chinese acrobats and Brazilian group. We also enjoyed the pianist who played in the bar area before dinner every evening. All the staff were very friendly and seem to work very hard. We would highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for somewhere with high standards which is away from the crowds but near enough to walk to the busier areas. More
Set back behind its sister hotel which is on the seafront. Had half board and food was lovely with plenty of choice. Didn`t get a seaview but the room was cleaned to a good standard daily. The activities provided daily were very enjoyable - especially the boules. The tennis courts are also of a decent standard. Some local bars are within 5 minute walk. Del duque top restaurants about 10 mins away. Good walks on the front - towards La Caleta and the other way towards Los Christianos (about 70 mins). This our second stay and would recommend this hotel.More
Huddsnj, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
We have just returned from 10 nights at the Riu Palace. I can recommend this hotel. The staff were outstanding; cheerful, smiling, helpful and friendly, they are a credit to the hotel. We had a room on the 6th floor and could not change as the hotel was full. The room was small but functional and spotlessly clean. The bed however was dire and we kept rolling into the centre, causing disturbed sleep. I understand the hotel is being upgraded so assume beds will be replaced. The restaurant was great, food tasty, fresh and plentiful. We have never eaten so healthily on holiday before with plenty of fresh fruit available every meal time. The meat and fish on the menu were delicious. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and we would certainly go back. More
Scottyness, York, United Kingdom
Just returned from a wonderful holiday @ The Riu Palace Tenerife. This hotel is Fantastic. We arrived to a wonderful welcome and this continued throughout our wonderful holiday .some of the reviews say the hotel bedrooms are tired but in my opion our bedroom was lovely and the seaviews are amazing. Met some lovely people and had a fantastic holiday. Hotel is well situated nice and quite but if you like walking it takes about 15mins to walk into costa adeje or a cab10 euros. Hopefully we will be back next year for 2weeks (1 week was not long enough).pauline and dave.More
david e, Manchester, United Kingdom
Pretty good, but not the best
This is not the easiest hotel to get to! The accommodation is below the reception/entertainment area and does take you a little time to get used to that.
There is easy access out of the back of the hotel, but the front is not so easy as it is very hilly (not wheelchair friendly)
The rooms were good, a bit outdated. I believe the hotel are closing for a couple of months for a refurb, definitely time.
The food, again, is okay, although we went to Riu palace Gran Canaria in May and found that to be far nicer!
The entertainment, was to be honest, very very average. Considering a lot of guest chose to stay at the hotel in the evening, I'm sure the hotel could afford something better!!
The pool side bar was great and didn't charge ridiculous prices for the food, drinks or ice creams, in fact, we found that to be the best place to eat at lunch time, rather than go along the sea front.
All of the staff made a huge fuss over the German guests, who outnumbered the rest of the guests by about 60%. It is very German orientated.
Overall, it was okay, the gardens were beautiful and well maintained.More
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