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.
Having just returned from an amazing holiday in a beautiful part of Tenerife, I highly recommend this hotel. I was a little concerned having read a mixed response on this site, but there was absolutely no need.
Yes, our room was a little small, but the view from the balcony with really comfortable loungers ( not the usual plastic chairs) and spotlessly clean, made up for it. A welcome bottle of Cava and fruit were very unexpected!
The staff were amazing, naturally friendly providing excellent service. Although the hotel was full, we had absolutely no problem getting sun beds, without having to set our alarms to do so. The pool area and bar were lovely and a beach walk for approx 10 mins brought us to some lovely bars and restaurants. I would recommend the bar with the guitarist (Arcana I think).
Drinks in the hotel were very reasonable- under â¬4 for a beer and â¬6 for a quarter bottle of Cava and the gin and tonic was amazing!
A beautiful quiet location, we can't wait to returnMore
JArm4688, Bristol, United Kingdom
Just returned from a week at the above hotel. Excellent all round. Staff are amazing and cant do enough for you. Food choice is great and plates/food always hot! Champagne and fruit delivered to our room which was a nice suprise. Entertainment was a little weak some days but resident band were good and lots of dancing. Have heard refurbishment due so hope it doesnt spoil the character of the hotel.
One minor niggle....pool towels have to be picked up and returned to reception area which is on the 6th floor so up and down in the lifts. Would be more sensible to have towels at the pool!More
GerryC060, Bexhill on Sea-East Sussex UK
Great welcome late at night. We were given a nice buffet. Room excellent sea view
All the staff were so helpful. They could not do enough for you. I couldn't believe the negative reviews at all. I would live to return but it is now being refurbished I don't know why. I hope they don't do away with all the nice things this hotel has to offer. Excellent holiday ðMore
Riu Palace Tenerife
Just got back from our second visit to this outstanding hotel. Super location right by the sea. First day as usual we received free bottle of champagne and fruit. Spotlessly clean, food excellent (you could say too much choice as don't know what to have!), staff as always very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Can't find any faults with this hotel and would recommend it wholeheartedly.More
Janice C, Bromsgrove, England, United Kingdom
Another treat holiday but maybe the last?
We have spent many great holidays here but the scale of the refurbishment will change the whole character of the hotel so maybe won't return. The staff are as brilliant as ever but things like the complimentary bottle of cava in the room have stopped. While some changes are really needed since the hotel hasn't been updated much since it opened in 1999 the wholesale modernisation seems too much. Bathrooms will feature a walk in shower ( no one will miss the smelly shower curtains!) so that's a plus point. However the floors will all be tiled and the interior door between the bedroom and bathroom corridor will not be replaced which will make the rooms more noisy. The wardrobes will be in the passageway using some of the space from the bathroom. The flower boxes on the balconies are being removed and replaced with a Perspex front which makes the exterior look a bit like a municipal building. Apparently the design for all Riu hotels is going to be the same- Riu Meloneras is the first one finished. Each one will be identical and for me that's the problem a brand has become a chain and all of the traditional Canarian features will be gone.
So if modern tiled and glass front appeals to you then this will be the place to come from Sept next year as its location in the quiet part of the resort is the best.More
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