This family-friendly place combines kids’ pools with gourmet dining. And the beach is just a short walk away.
Set in beautiful gardens, this hotel has the sea out front and Montana Roja in the background. There’s a small beach less than 5 minutes’ walk away and Playa Blanca is about 5 minutes’ ride in a taxi.
The hotel has 5 pools as well as kids’ pools, 1 of which has a pirate boat. Taking care of meals is a selection of buffet and à la carte places, including a poolside Italian. At night, there’s a chilled-out piano bar.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Snacks. Ice-cream 11.00-18.00. Italian, Asian or El Velero à la carte dining - one visit to one of these per stay - on request, limited availability.
Selected alcoholic beverages including some premium brands, soft drinks, beer and mineral water in all bars with self-service, 09.30-01.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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A luxurious spa that offers specialist massages and treatments such as facials and body wraps. Plus spa family sessions are availabe daily for 2 hours for children 4 years and over. Book beforehand to avoid disappointment.
Janubio buffet restaurant
The bigger of the two buffet restaurants, Janubio serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's a special kids' buffet with different themed evenings and show cooking. The chefs can cater for specific dietary requirements on request, and there's also outdoor seating.
3 kids' pools
There are three pools in total that are just for the little ones. One is for over 4s and has a pirate boat, water cannons and jets. Another is very shallow with a mushroom sprinkler. And there's a third one available too.
Rooms ► View all
twin room with garden view and balcony or terrace
The twin room with garden view comes with a balcony or terrace and can be sold as a single. The room comes with satellite TV and air-conditioning. Also included are an extra bed and a child's bed. This room includes Wi-Fi
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Lovely Will Definitely Return
2nd Time at this hotel and this time we went Privilege,and it was well worth it. Rooms in the bungalows with a sea view are gorgeous. Food in the restaurants gorgeous. All inclusive drinks - amazing. We went for a special birthday with the family - there was 25 of us. We booked direct with the hotel and there was a bit of a mix up - we arrived a day early. However, I cannot fault their response, got us all a room for the night and then got us into our privilege rooms the next day. Remember there was 25 of us and they handled the situation really well. Will definitely be going back and will definitely be going Privilege.More
Donna D, Essex, United Kingdom
Vile and worst place ever stayed
We stayed here though 2nd-12th November it's the worst placed I've ever stayed when we arrived thought was amazing the hotel is very deceiving! we went with friends who had a family of 4 the room was not big enough they got room service to squash another bed in there completely shocking! We went up and spoke to a manager who was the most rudest vilest human being ever set my eyes on should not be a manager his name was migal! The food was luk warm and whilst your in there your fighting of the flys disgusting! We found dead flys in the ice cream! The worst bit was the ants in the bed and bathroom just vile when I complained the head of management Elizabeth looks horrified! She did send house keeping down to clean but the bugs still returned! This hotel is one big bad nightmare and I couldn't wait to get on that plane home!!! More
Acceptable 4 star AT THE MOMENT
By way of explanation of this review title if the Management do not start being pro active with regards to the maintenance and decoration of the rooms and communal areas in a big way then this Hotel will fall well below the star rating it has very shortly. Rooms are in need of modernisation and areas are suffering from neglect they cannot continue to max out on bookings while doing little to update. Good points are the food in the buffet restaurant and the 3 speciality ones which we tried all of, plus the drinks being top shelf. Cleanliness and table clearing in bars is not good owing to insufficient staff on duty, also bars and terraces available to us mere mortals (Not Privilege) were overcrowded while their areas remained under used I'm talking half a dozen on a terrace the same size as ours, as Management cannot determine the amount of people stupid enough to pay for the privilege package in what is already an expensive hotel ( by comparison to any Riu ) why don't they share outside facilities and give them the privileges there where they could feel special amongst us all? Reception comes in for criticism quite a lot on TA we were told at 3 00pm on check in that our room was not ready we were given a pager for them to call us when it was and told to go for a drink and some food in the sunshine, such hardship. If you are thinking of or have booked this Hotel depending on what you have paid for it it will be a good choice But watch out for the ''Special guests'' with the black wrist bands and expanded egosMore
Stephen W, Swansea, United Kingdom
Best holiday ever
Returned to the Rubicon Palace for the second time, first time on a Privilege all inclusive. Room couldn't be faulted, food in all the restaurants was first class, hotel facilities were excellent, recommend the water circuit in the spa. Our highest praise must go to the staff who made the holiday, nothing was too much trouble and were always pleasant and professional. Already planning our return next AprilMore
Wonderful food in "Volcan"!!
Just returned from a second visit , both times on "priveledge" A.I. for us the facilities that it offers suits us wonderfully. The second visit was better than the first! We had a refurbished room on 7th floor with open sea views. The refurbished "Volcan " al a carte restaurant was absolutely fabulous, food and service the best we have had in any Hotel over many years. Tried one of the speciality Asian restaurant but walked out after waiting 45 mins and not an order taken! Returned to " our" reserved table in Volcan where we were greeted warmly. We were lucky with sunny weather most of our week. Rooms cleaned well, mini bar restocked daily at no charge. We will definately return.More
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