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.
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- 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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Relaxing holiday, good value for money
My friend and I stayed at the Riu Waikiki in August for 1 week and we enjoyed our stay. We were looking for a nice, relaxing holiday to end the summer and came across this hotel. We felt it was great value for money especially as we were all inclusive. I had actually never been on an all inclusive holiday before so I was excited about having a good range of food and drink to choose from. However my friend and I were not particularly impressed with the food! We felt it was more catered for Europeans specifically and did not seem to be very varied. The breakfast and lunch selection was ok, you could usually find something. However, we did struggle to find something we liked for dinner some nights. The food was probably my only complaint about this hotel. The bar was well stocked with a good range of cocktails and beer on draught where you can help yourself. There was also juice machines so you could help yourself to draught juice and water. The hotel and room were very clean, the maid was in everyday. Fresh towels everyday too. The room itself did not have air conditioning which we were aware of before we went. There was a ceiling fan which we had to have on all the time but I felt it didn't really cool the room down that much. We had to leave the balcony door open at night too. The pool area was very busy, you would definitely need to be early to put your towels down! My friend and I actually preferred lying up on the terrace up the stairs from the pool area. There is a good selection of beds up there. However, the sun starts to move about 4PM from there and leaves you in the shade, so keep your eyes out for any beds downstairs after that! Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Riu Waikiki however, I don't know if we would necessarily return due to the fact that it was a bit too quiet for us and the surrounding area. Although, this could've been because we went at the end of the summer season. I think we would've preferred to be closer to the main part of Playa del Ingles. But I would recommend this hotel. Good value for money, beautiful hotel, very clean, friendly and helpful staff.More
NatalieM89, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Excellent value and everything you need
Whilst clearly an older hotel it's ideally situated for the shops and bars of Playa Del Ingles and just a ten minute walk to the famous Yumbo Centre. The hotel has five identical towers consisting of 8 floors, rooms are a little tired and in truth need at least a sparkle but they are very clean. The restaurant is very busy and all meals are buffet style. Dinner is served on two sittings 18:00 & 20:00 the latter being my preferred choice, you are allocated a table at the start of you stay for dinner so make sure you are happy with its location, it gets busy around the food cooking points. The food is good, it's fresh and hot but a little repetitive and lacking imagination! Overall it's a great hotel with a great entertainment team I would definitely recommend it More
for the money you pay its great
got home from the WAIKIKI on 24th nov 2014, great stay lots to do if your not a lazy git like lots are , but in saying that its up to you what you like to do . we had 2 weeks there met lots of holiday makers , from all over , games team do a very good job. carabeana ( rifles) putanka , vollyball shoolback , water polo ,darts keep fit in the pool , so if you dont like Germans then maybe not for you , but we have been to this hotel 5 times now , and will go back next timeMore
bikerlad707, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Adequate hotel but won't stay here again
I booked a week holiday with five friends through Thomson and this hotel was chosen from a recommendation as it was an all-inclusive hotel and we paid Â£561 for the week's accommodation. First impressions of the hotel were good. The reception staff were very friendly and informative on check-in. We passed the bar and pool area on our way to the rooms and liked the layout. The rooms were basic and in much need of a refurbishment as it looked dated to the 1980's. The beds were two singles pushed together so kept falling through the middle at night. You were supplied with one pillow with was thin as paper. I had to fold it twice to get comfortable. No extra pillows were available when requested. There were no net curtains, just blackout curtains. So you either had a room in pitch black when curtains shut or offered a view for all your neighbors to look into your room as the other room's balconies faced onto ours. In the bathroom there were two sachets of shampoo and two small bars of soap. Had to request to get them replenished on a few occasions. Same issue with the towels. The staff would hang our towels over the balcony instead of replacing with fresh ones. No aircon. Just a ceiling fan which barely generated a breeze. Had to pay for internet. I chose the â¬20 for 7 days option. They offered one, seven and 14 day internet options. Wifi was throughout the complex but dropped very often. I have to re-login numerous times a day. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner buffet had very good food. Great salad bar and dessert offerings. Mains were staple fish, chicken or pork and rice, vegetables and pasta. Pool was wonderful. Didn't have the issue with sun beds being toweled at dawn. Tennis and basketball courts and a gym that is very basic. Outdoor bar was ok. Had a selection of premade cocktails in slushie style machines and 6 standard spirits. Which was very weak with the measures they pored. Possibly watered down. The bar staff acted as if we were a nuisance to be served. Most of the hotel staff were rude and acted as if we were a nuisance to be served. Of all the staff I encountered, one front desk, one security, our room maid and a handful of restaurant servers were friendly. As the hotel was all-inclusive you had to wear a wristband and no visitors were allowed. If you tried to bring in visitors you were stopped by security and they were made to stay in the lobby. As we had friends in other hotels we chose to meet them at their hotel after two occasions, where myself and another friend registered in our group, were embarrassed by the way we were treated by security and lobby staff when unknowingly tried to accompany our friends through the lobby. We were given a harsh telling off likened to a child being punished after being caught doing something they weren't supposed to by their parents. This hotel felt like a shabby Premiere Inn and needs a major upgrade if it continues charging Â£561 per person for a seven days stay. I definitely will not stay here again. More
NGC77, Seattle, Washington
Great 3 star hotel!
Stayed here for 11 nights at the end of October into November. We only wanted to go for 1 week from Saturday to Saturday but paid Â£600 less for 4 more nights?!?!? Going Thursday night to Monday night due to half term rip off pricing by TUI. Hotel showing signs of age but very clean due to amazingly hard working staff, pleasantly surprised by this unpretentious 3 star hotel, the entertainment was so bad it was fantastic, again due to amazing energy from the animation team that had to fill in for lack of professional entertainment. Food plentiful and good in quality and variety, 3 fussy teenagers had no problems finding stuff they liked, loads of choice, meat, fish, vegetables, salads, etc....self service drink dispensers cut out any queing. If you fancy a stroll about in a cosmopolitan mediteranian seaside town, best of luck, the place is a Hithole! I thought? You will find better hotels in better resorts and you will pay for the privilege, however if you're after a good honest hotel to spend some quality time in a good location with your friends or family and aren't afraid of sharing it with some other nationalities then dive in (great pool!) Weather as always fantastic in the Canaries but make sure you remember to book in online for your return flight as our coach transfer turned up an hour late which lead to our family of 5 all sitting apart for the return journey, TUI may pay the price for that when I book my next holiday ;O ) In short, we booked a 3 star hotel during half term and got what we paid for, apart from the school term supplement; Would we go again? Deffo!More
Jim W, Heswall, Wirral
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