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 if you'd like to enjoy your meal al fresco. Breakfast is served with a whol section dedicated to a range of baked goods, and offers lunch and dinner with show cooking.
This fun pool has a pirate boat, water cannons and jets. There's also a sheltered seating area if you'd like to enjoy some time to just chillout.
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superior twin room with sea view
Superior twin room with sea view sleeps 2, with Privilege Service, which includes benefits such as exclusive check-in and -out, daily newspaper, bathrobes and slippers, 1 free entry per person to the thalassotherapy centre, breakfast and à la carte dinner in El Volcan, exclusive area for lunch service in the main buffet restaurant plus access to the exclusive Privilege Lounge with free bar with branded drinks, press, TV, and internet. Minibar and safety deposit box at a charge. These rooms are not suitable for kids under 12.
twin room with garden view
Twin room with garden view sleeps up to 4. Minibar and safety deposit box at a charge.
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Nice Hotel but too many kids!
Holiday From 9 - 19th October 2014. All Inclusive. Huge hotel with rooms over a huge complex. Spa area . 2 alternative restaurants - Italian & Oriental Great hotel - great food (sometimes samey) Nice cocktails. Great Room/suite 7002, great view, but the bed was unbelievably hard. The room air conditioning is poor. We had it checked by a technician who said it was fine!! believe me when I say I can blow harder and colder than that unit . Beds by the pool are different and less harsh on your back, made a nice change. Lovely Pools but they are only 70cms deep but that was not a problem. The largest pool is in desperate need of being re-tiled. The evening entertainment is geared up for either kids or the older generation( piano bar). We always holiday in June and October and were shocked at the number of children in the hotel. both English and Spanish. You do find that you need to be constantly dodging them in the main dining room, which is why we opted for the adults only restaurant , which also had babies in high chairs at 9pm in the evening!! so much for adults only!! Our children are adults now so we try to opt for hotels less geared up for kids, this time we were not successful. The nearest beach is 15/20min walk - to the left of the rear gate. But you can sit in the bars facing out to sea and pop into the supermercado for shopping. I recommend that you pop in for at least one drink , which are served in frozen glasses ! heaven. All in all we had a good holiday - met some nice people , relaxed, ate lots , drank lots and came back nice and brown.More
Went for 7 nights for a winter holiday and it was great. The hotel was lovely, with fab restaurants and friendly staff. We had an all inclusive package which included one night in the al la carte restaurant which was delicious. The all inclusive restaurants had a great selection of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The room was lovely and spacious.More
not all it is cracked up to be.
Short review ---Stayed at the Rubicon palace 1 th to 15th October booked the hotel half board option, was made to feel straight away@reception the odd couple, after two days up graded to allinclusive,to fit in. hotel is so far from any shops bars town was brisk 40minute walk poorly lit at night or 4euro taxi.each way, going out for food not an option looking at the web site was lead to belive marina and beach meters from hotel, the hotel is at the very end of the island, food and rooms fine plenty of towles fridge staff very nice,main restaurants lots of rocking tables good food large varity plenty of drinks,booking in house restaurants a joke.More
patrick k, Western Ireland, Ireland
Second visit already in the pipeline...
When booking this holiday, I tried to read as many reviews of the resort, hotels and surrounding facilities as possible, and this place was no exception. I wanted a quality, adult experience with sun just to kick back for a week after a busy last few months. This place delivers in every way. From the greeting you get the moment you arrive to the parting 'adios'. I was hugely impressed by the hotel, facilities and staff at the Rubicon Palace. Yes there were 'niggles' - you cannot please all of the people all of the time. Mine were; children - the place was overrun with them even a week before the UK half term break. Food & drink was also something I had an issue with. There are six dining areas comprising a buffet 'canteen' (Janubio), an adult only/Privilege guests buffet (Tabaiba), pool/yacht bar (La Choza), a la carte (Volcan - which I didn't rate at all) plus chinese & italian restaurants (Sakura & Dolce Vita) respectively. Food is plentiful, usually overcooked, if sometimes lacking in heat at the point of consumption. Drink again was available by the bucket, but even the staff were unclear as to what guest could drink what within the All-Inclusive & Privilege packages. But on both counts, if you work your way around the bars and food areas there is something for all. But that is the point of this hotel, you can pretty much distance yourself from any issues. With six pools dotted around the site, five bars and six separate eateries, it isn't that hard. I had also signed up to the 'Privilege' upgrade offering larger rooms with sea views (oh, and free mini bar), exclusive dining areas, a private lounge with terrace offering complimentary food/drink, free access to the spa & gym and branded drinks within the 'All Inclusive' deal. On a general note, the site is built on a hillside and spread over 6 floors. I counted 88 steps from the reception (6th floor) to my room ground level sea side (#9824). There are four lifts and good disabled/push chair access, but be warned! If nothing else it keeps you fit. As for the rooms, they were spotless - a credit to the hard working housekeeping staff. I've travelled a bit, and this was as good a room as I've seen. Two services per day for Privilege customers - including a turn-down service. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, but please digest my honest appraisal. I will go again - probably next spring, and will take up both the all-inclusive and Privilege options - it makes sense to - especially for the couples. As I've mentioned there are a lot families, there are a lot of elderly people as well as people of all nationalities. As for the evening entertainment there is a huge piano bar, show bar with weekly revivals of the musicals by the entertainment staff (we endured 'Glee') and the obligatory karaoke in the 'Beefeater' sports bar. It's not great on entertainment for adults and that is disappointing. As for the kids, it's abundant including kiddy cine, pirate ship pool. As for the other facilities take your pick from crazy golf, petanque, handball/basketball, outdoor chess, a cinema, a small range of shops. There's an aviary and five real live tortoises!! Please, as I have already said, this is telling how it is and not a criticism of the place. I've read other reviews and they say how great it is. I agree with them. But I've also read some bad reviews. It isn't THAT bad, but you need a balanced view to make your decision before booking. To all the staff at the Rubicon Palace a huge 'thank you' for making my stay so enjoyable. I will be back, and provided the food is hot, will be back many times more.More
grayskyblue87, Margate, United Kingdom
Myself, husband and my parents stayed her for 8 days from 27th Sept 2014 - 5th October 2014. From tips on trip advisor we requested rooms near to reception as my father has limited walking ability, we were given rooms 6040 and 6044 which was extremely handy. The rooms were fabulous, much better than I was expecting. Reception area - extremely nice, staff were always pleasant but it was extremely slow at times. Lifts - not good for me as they were glass - freaked me out but had to use them because of wheelchair and they were probably the slowest 2 lifts I have ever been in. Gardens an Pool areas - this is a huge, well planted, clean area, all pools were clean and well maintained. We are more beach people so I can't really say what it was like as did not spend too much time around these areas. Restaurants - only used the 2 main restaurants and the food in both was exceptional, I really enjoyed the offering at both evening time and breakfast - have been craving the pancakes each morning since our return. The restaurants were clean and the main one had a huge offering, plenty of variety. Location - For me I would consider this hotel to be 5* - the only thing that lets it down is the location and lack of beachMore
janina b, Hertford, United Kingdom
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