This huge hotel has a massive pool and is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach and Playa del Ingles town centre.
The Riu Waikiki really delivers on location. It’s a 5-minute walk from the heart of Playa del Ingles and the beach is only 10 minutes away on foot – even less if you take the free shuttle bus.
Rooms are spread out across 5 circular towers, arranged in a horseshoe shape around a large central swimming pool. All of them come with their own balcony or terrace.
Based on 983 reviews
- Official Rating
- Lifts: 10, 2 lifts in each of the 5 buildings
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board meals.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Heated during winter with sunbeds and parasols.
Two hard surface tennis courts, to show off your competitive side.
Mini-disco for kids, followed by a show. Professional shows provided twice a week, and for the remainder of the week entertainment is provided by the hotel.
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Get what you pay for 3 star not 4 as advertised in brochure!
Positives Good location for shops bars and local buses. Hotel and grounds well kept. Easy to get sun beds around pool. Staff generally helpful and polite. Free safe Negatives No free wifi in room or around hotel. No fridge in room or water. No hairdryer. No aircon in room just fan . Allocated table on first day in restaurant shared with strangers. Uncomfortable hard beds. Noise from dual carriageway in blocks d and e. Rooms get hot from sunrise. Food repetitive and meat of low quality. More
Just returned from a week staying here, from checking in with Quintana (who was just great to be checked in by) to checking out. I would say the only reason this hotel is a 3* is due to the room decor and the entertainment isn't brill. Decor in the room is pretty old, but shouldn't be complained about as you shouldn't really be spending your whole time in the room. Food was good, enough choice to suit both people, we did the 8:30pm sitting as gave us enough time to chill after being in the sun and then get ready, or you can choose to eat at 6:30pm and you will also get given the same table every night for dinner. Bar staff were good, but massive shout out to Dani, he was very nice and friendly but did top our drinks up with extra alcohol, as if they wasn't strong enough!!! If you get chance do go out to the Yumbo Centre, it's a great night out, pop in to Sparkles Showbar if you are into drag shows and a bit of comedy because you will laugh your socks off, get there before 10:30pm for happy hour!! All in all I cannot wait to return!!!More
DanTheeMan, Manchester, United Kingdom
Very basic, terrible food but good entertainment
I stayed here in October this year, I was so disappointed on arrival the hotel seemed nice. We got to our rooms there was no air con the rooms were extremely old and dated. We arrived late and receptoin told us we had ten minutes to get to dinner or we wouldn't have anything ( we had been travelling all day ). When we got to the restaurant it was like a cattle market. The waitress even tried sitting us on the same table as someone else until I said we didn't want to sit with people. On your first visit to dinner you get asked if you would like dinner at 6.30 or 8.30 and you get given a time (school dinners or what) food was terrible, all random things. Nothing to create a general dinner. Lots of fish and rice. ( note breakfast was ever worse, gammon peices and eggs with shells in ) Hotel is full of people from other countries, 1 English to every 100 I would say. Hotel entertainment was surprisingly very good, they worked extremely hard as a team. Paid over Â£600 pp for this holiday and I would never ever return! Not good value for money. !!!More
Great holiday October 2014
Let me start by saying this is a 3 star hotel! We had a great value for money holiday in a very clean, well appointed hotel that was not far from anywhere. The food was always hot and there was always plenty of it, we had no problems with it for the entire 2 weeks of our stay. The staff were friendly and efficient (a little too in the case of the room maid, who woke us a couple of times!). The safe was useful although a little annoying as it used a key, which you had to keep with you. The fan was a blessing. Not far from Yumbo, the beach (hotel supplies a bus if you don't like walking) and other shopping centres. Good idea to ask for a room in tower A, B or C on floor 4 or above and with a sea view. The TV had 4 channels that had English programmes, 1 x news, 2 x films and 1 x American police shows (NCIS, CSI, etc). Do not expect to be in the majority, there were Germans, Spanish, French, Italians and Scandinavians as well as English, which made bingo a little boring! Some things that could be better:- Air conditioning for the rooms; a more varied menu and the beds which were too firm. We will go again!!!More
tonrey, Luton, United Kingdom
I had seen good reviews for this hotel so as I was looking for a Gran Canaria holiday I checked it out. Positive feedback had me book it and we were not disappointed. This was my first experience of a Riu hotel and it won't be the last.. (I was told this hotel will be changing to Servatour) Turned up on our own so very quick at reception, clean and lobby looked good with a few computers for internet (1â¬ for 10 minutes) or a machine for WiFi access (â¬2 for an hour or various options) which covered the hotel well another guest told me. A stand of books (I left my holiday book on the shelf Emperor Of Thorns which is good if you like fantasy) and some literature on trips was available. Our room was in block E overlooking the mountains and the road. I was concerned about the noise but as we were top floor it was OK and we had been told we could possibly have changed rooms which was a nice option but we stayed as it was not a big deal to us. C and D blocks over looking the pool should have a good view facing towards the sea too. The room was good, clean, nice firm mattress, ceiling fan (nice touch), free room safe, TV with a few English channels. Pretty good.. Complimentary sparkling wine left in room which was a nice thought too. Pool area cleaned well, staff everywhere were very polite, allocated a late dinner time of 8.30 which suited us but you can choose between that and the 6.30PM option on the first night. This felt like the top end of 3*, the food was OK, a bit of repetition but that's expected on all inclusive. The local drink was not really my thing and I normally buy a bottle and a few beers out. The Mrs liked Love On The Beach cocktail. Help yourself which was good on loads of drinks which cut queues. Some of the meat was a bit pink but choose from the bottom of the hot plate and you will be OK. Entertainment was heavily themed on songs being mimed! Not really our thing, loads of dressing men as women etc, the crowd downstairs seemed to like it though. Considering off peak quite a few things happening from bingo to poker in the day. Children were well looked after it seemed. There was a strong gay presence in the area and in the Yumbo centre (out of the hotel turn right and then first left) there were gay bars and drag shows advertised. Loads of shops for holiday bits there too and in the evening there were little stalls and street performers so worth looking in the centre.. The beach and dunes and nudist beach can be found by turning left out of the hotel and then first right. Fantastic views on the dunes! Dodge the street sales people pitching holiday sales unless you want to be sold a few holidays!! A real international feel to this hotel and the first person I spoke to was Russian, the second was from Argentina and the third from Belgium. Met a nice couple from the Netherlands and ate with a nice Belgium couple. French gay man next to us was very quiet and the Germans seemed to keep to themselves. I like mixing with different people but if you are looking for an English (I am English) crowd then this may not suit you. We liked it and did chat with some English people too. I noticed this hotel on various sites so shop around. All in all a decent little hotel with good staff. I hope this helps, happy holidays :-)More
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