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 in July 2015.
These twin rooms come with either a balcony or terrace and a partial view of the sea. Your room will include air-conditioning, a double sofa-bed, as well as a TV, safe* and minibar*. The image shown is the planned appearance.
These twin rooms come with either a balcony or terrace and a garden view. Your room will include air-conditioning, an extra sofa-bed, as well as a TV, safe* and minibar*. Rooms will have either a double or twin beds.
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This was our first visit to this hotel, but we regularly stay at the Costa Adele Gran hotel. In our review we compare the merits of each hotel. We selected the Riu Palace after our planned holiday to Valletta was cancelled at short notice due to the hotel refurbishment not being completed. We had to find another hotel with less than 6 weeks to departure date.
We booked via Thomson website which was very easy to navigate around.
We selected the Riu Palace because the Gran was full; and after checking reviews on the Riu via Tripadvisor.
Check in was quick and thorough - best to transfer by taxi and avoid the crush when a bus load arrives as complained about by some reviewers. Since the hotel was not full and it was our first visit we were allocated a room on the ground (pool level) floor. The room was amazing, very large, huge bathroom and shower and superior fittings throughout. Free wifi and USB charge points by bed.
Restaurant - superb, huge choice of dishes catering for a wide selection of tastes, and all of excellent quality, although there was distinct lack of seafood. Service by the waitrers(ess) was excellent and if you took the trouble to engage in conversation they enjoyed serving you. Sad to say that some guests treated the waiters like lesser mortals - awful! Prices of wine very reasonable - a bottle of everyday red wine for 16 euros.
Bar - had the best gin and tonic ever - made like a cocktail in front of us by Carmen - well done.
Entertainment was OK - resident group played a good selection of easy listening music most nights. Other acts mixed.
Pool/gardens/poolside snack bar. The lawned areas are well-kept and the pools are fabulous. The pool attendant made sure that children with inflatables were kept to their own pool so that the other pool was Ok for swimming. There is an additional tiny tots pool and an infinity adults only pool. The snack bar serves good quality food but the choice is somewhat limited. We were surprised that there was no pasta on the menu choice of only 2 sandwiches among other hot snacks.
Sunbeds - there was the usual problem of some guests reserving sunbeds from
6-30am, despite there being notices to stop this practice. The proliferation of Munchen Gladbach towels gives an insight into the offenders. Note carefully that this problem is almost eliminated at the Gran - the security guards remove all towels and personal items from unoccupied beds at 9am every morning. The Riu management should consider a similar regime. Good to see plenty of shaded areas under awnings to keep out of the fierce sun at midday.
Location - right on the promenade between Adeje and La Caleta. BEWARE - if you go out of the security gate onto the promenade look both ways or you may get run down by what we called the GT GERIATRICS - electric 3 wheel buggies hired by elderly people who drove them at excessive speeds - local police were checking behaviour.
We are already booked to visit the Gran in September when we will be able to do an up to date comparison. We suspect it will be a very hard choice to make, with the Riu winning on grounds/pools and superior ultra modern room and the Gran winning on availability of All Inclusive deals, loads of seafood and sunbed management.
However, we will be back to Riu.More
Holiday with friends
We have just returned from Costa Adeje where we stayed at the Tui Palace hotel. This is an extremely good hotel, the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. The hotel is spotless, clean towels twice a day, plenty of sun beds and brollies. Two very large pools, and an infinity pool.
There is an outdoor dining area as well and two others, the food is very good masses of choice, eat as much or as little as your like
Entertainment every evening , plenty of space to sit, the drinks are very generous.
Altogether a very good hotel in a very nice part of Tenerife.More
Sandra H, 552009
Not a bad word to say.
We arrived very late to the hotel around 11pm , we were greeted by lovely reception staff who said we could go to our rooms to freshen up and that they'd prepared a late night snack for us in the dining room if we wanted. This was perfect as we were both tired and didn't expect food until the morning.
Both Breakfast and evening meals were buffets and perfect selection of food everyday, it changed slightly everyday but could always find something we liked. If you prefer to dress up and have a more formal dinner i'd recommend the two separate restaurants as one is next to the pool overlooking the beach.
On the first day we were both very tired and greeted to a knock at the door from a women with a bottle of prosecco and a fruit basket which was a free gift from the hotel which made the start of our holiday perfect.
Cannot fault the rooms either, such a beautiful modern deco throughout the hotel and the maid cleans rooms daily if you want and we had a change of towels twice a day which was amazing.
The staff are the highlight of this hotel, constantly have positive attitudes at all time and always happy to help. With every minute of service in the restaurant they offer a friendly and vibrant atmosphere and every member of staff is a credit to the hotel.
The hotel is situated in a more quiet area of tenerife but we didn't see this a problem, we manage to still get out an about visiting places like Siam Park, Siam Malll, Loro Parque and Hard Rock Cafe ( playa des americas) by taxi for a maximum of â¬10. You can take walks along the promenade easily from the hotel either one side to a beautiful beach and bar in the area of caleta or the opposite direction theres a more lively beach, shopping centre . A thirty minute walk takes you to puerto colon which is a busier area with restaurants and water sports
Would recommend this to anyone either looking for a romantic getaway, relaxing holiday or even a go getter who wants to be surrounded with things to do, Riu Palace caters for everyone and i can't wait to go back!More
This was our first visit to a Riu Palace hotel for a few years and our first visit to Tenerife. We asked for a quiet room on the top floor which were allocated and were more than happy with. The room was modern, clean and well equipped. The maid service was absolutely outstanding. The buffet meals were of the highest standard with a first class choice of meats and fish. The hotel staff were extremely polite and efficient. Their dedication to ensuring we had a great time was exemplary. Overall, a fantastic hotel, brilliant staff in all areas and would have no hesitation in returning.More
Dont spoil a good hotel
This was our favourite hotel for many years but this year there was too many children they took over one of the pools with larg inflateables and left rubbish and a terrible din in there wake.Please dont spoil this lovely quiet peace of paradice for those who have enjoyed this hotel for many years.More