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.
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Riu Palace Tenerife
Nice seafront location; out of the way but a nice walk into town.
Great decor, great food, comfy beds. Pillows could be better.
Staff really nice and helpful, except for the ones at the pool bar. They are just too slow ! Reception staff and cleaners were wonderful.
No tea and coffee facilities - take your own.
Bathroom - amazing shower. No bathtub. Double sink unit. Nicely done.
Sea view a must. Some rooms have horrible view of road. Loads going on to watch on the ocean.
Pools lovely and not too cold. Adult infinity pool looking out to sea a real treat.
Loved Costa Adeje. Lovely landscape and lots to do. Food and drink for every budget.
Our main niggle - drinks in the mini bar and hotel bars generally a rip off. For example, we had 2 smoothies (11 Euros) and they were full of ice and syrup. Yuk. I expected fresh fruit !
Overall though, a really nice hotel. Would go again and be more prepared by getting more drinks from the supermarket. I've been used to 5 star all-inclusive Egypt / Turkey recently and guess I've been spoiled with regards to value for money.More
This was the first time back to the Riu Palace since their refurbishment last year and I must say, what a great job. The rooms are fresh and modern and the reorganisation of the bar/entertainment space on the sixth floor is so much better than before.
The food in the self service/buffet restaurant is still excellent, no shortage of choice. Staff are always delightful and very helpful.
My only complaint would be the old one of towels on the sunbeds to reserve them early in the morning and then nobody appears until much, much later.More
Great Location - Nice modern rooms - free wifi
Had a week in April and was not disappointed, the hotel has undergone a very good quality re-image, rooms are spacious and very well appointed. the hotel was very clean and the staff were well trained and efficient. The buffet offers a great selection, what it lacks in fine dining it makes up in volume and variety.
Will defiantly return later this year.
Avoid the Spanish theme restaurant, foods not great and the service is slow.More
Andrew W, 186525
Accommodation, facilities and staff excellent. If you are a foodie you will be disappointed although they do have 2 speciality restaurants in addition to the buffet restaurant. Buffet has plenty of choice (even for vegetarians) but nothing very exciting. Good facilities for children.More
We stayed at the Riu Palace from 17th - 24th April and it is an absolutely gorgeous hotel! I had not seen the hotel before it's renovation but it has been updated beautifully. The decor is very modern but still comfortable. We had a room on the 7th floor, it did not have a pool view however we still had a side view of the sea and view of the mountains which was lovely. The rooms are very spacious with a big double bed and a sofa, huge bathroom with 2 sinks,powerful shower and decent hairdryer. The cleanliness of the hotel and particularly the rooms cannot be faulted, they were spotless with clean sheets and towels every day (they also come back in the evening to ask if you need another change of towels).
There are 3 pools, one of which is an adult only infinity pool. Plenty of sunloungers, we never struggled to find one at any time of day and were always able to find them on the man-made beach area which looks straight onto the sea which was lovely. (should be noted that the bed sun loungers are for junior suites only). Fresh towels are provided each day free of charge. Again all areas are spotlessly clean.
Great variety of food both at breakfast and at dinner, never a problem to find a table with both inside and outside seating areas. there are also 2 a la carte restaurants which you are entitled to dine in once each, free of charge, however we did not sample these as we found the variety of food in the main restaurant to be enough.
As a young couple (both 22) we did feel that the hotel was catered more towards mature holidaymakers, with the entertainment being not as lively/interactive as you get at a lot of other hotels. However they have a good band on and lots of lovely seating areas.
As for location, we normally stay closer to Playa de Fanabe, this was around a 25 minute walk from the hotel, however you can walk the whole way by the sea with lovely views and a taxi back at night is only around 5 euros which is very reasonable. The area close to the hotel is fairly quiet.
Finally the staff at this hotel cannot be faulted, all were so friendly, polite and couldn't do enough to make sure you were having a good time.
We had a fantastic week and would definitely recommend this hotel! :)More