When it comes to sea views, this hotel doesn’t miss a trick – the 2 pools and themed restaurant soak them up.
This hotel is in a quiet spot with a mini-beach a few steps away. The courtesy bus makes regular trips to Playa de las Americas – and from there it’s a 5-minute walk to Siam Park, Tenerife’s famous waterpark.
The 2 big pools really make the most of the sea views. One of the pools is an infinity number, too. On the food front, there’s a buffet restaurant plus a snack bar that changes to a themed place at night.
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Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 24.00.
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All are included except where indicated.
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This pool hosts all the water activity sports. There's a life guard and the pool is heated in winter, plus a water fountain at the edge.
The buffet restaurant offers Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks, also includes a self-service drinks counter.
Riu daytime activity programme
Meet by the pool for a range activities. For example those who are interested in the local cuisine there are tortilla, paella and sangria demonstrations.
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A very happy holiday experience
When my girlfriend told me we were going to Tenerife for a week long holiday, I was a little apprehensive. However the moment I set foot in Riu Buena Vista I knew everything was going to be fine. A short ride from the airport, the hotel is situated in a relatively secluded area away from the hustle and bustle of the local towns, yet close enough to visit if required. The hotel itself is immaculate, incredibly clean and offers a warm welcome from all the staff. All the employees (at least the ones we met) were multi lingual so there's no need to panic about the language barrier (can I get a refund on my Spanish phrase book please?!). Check in was painless and we were at the pool within minutes of arrival. Our room was fantastic, quite basic in the grand scheme of things however sufficiently equipped for everything one would need for their stay. A few nice touches included a hair dryer, television (with at least one English channel) and having both bath and shower facilities available. Each room, as far as I know, also comes with a decent sized balcony. The view from our room wasn't great, overlooking the construction site of what I imagine is another hotel, however guests in other rooms could enjoy poolside and sea views. The pool itself was great, providing an 'infinity pool' for adults as well as a more general pool for children and families, which included things like water polo and children's activities. There was a sufficient number of sun loungers surrounding the pools, and it wasn't difficult to find space, even if arriving a little late (I would recommend setting up a base at 8:00 to get the best spot!). So I guess you're wondering what the downside was? And in the interest of fairness and honesty I picked up only two faults throughout our entire stay. The first was the food, and fault may be too strong of a term to use here as the food was definitely above average. Catering for a large number of people is never easy, so the food served was often mass cooked and very accommodating to suite everyone's taste. There was a wide selection of meats (both hot and cold), salad, fruit, vegetables, pasta, pizzas, fish, bread, cakes & pastries. In terms of quality, at least of those of you from the UK, I would equate it to that of Red Hot World Buffet. For the evenings they did have an amazing theme night, having options of either Canarian, Italian or Chinese food, depending which evening you attended. The food here was of much better quality, so I would recommend having your evening meal here when you can. My only other area for improvement, which some will argue depending on your lifestyle, was smoking at the hotel. Myself, a non-smoker, found it very hard to isolate myself from people who did want to smoke. Smoking was not permitted inside the restaurant or hotel buildings itself, however was allowed in the outside bar areas, or the balconies and at pool side. This was probably the thing I found most off putting as it was literally pot luck if you were sat next to a smoker or not, and thus I had to move around a lot to find a location where I could breathe easily. I would, like many hotels in the UK, like to see designated smoking / non-smoking areas to accommodate everyone. This again was not nearly enough of an issue to ruin the holiday though. In closing, I would recommend this hotel to anyone, whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, or with family or friends. We are already looking at availability for next year we enjoyed it that much :)More
SamuelCaulton, Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Well done again Riu
Room 608-C lovely sea view, clean & comfortable plenty of space with a nice roomy balcony Plenty of choice at meal times and particularly enjoyed the mussels Canarian themed evening at restaurant by the sea was very niceMore
wellierose, Wellington, United Kingdom
After having our family holiday to Egypt canceled due to current terror alerts,we were offered this hotel to swap to within 24 hours and was our only option or a refund. Had not looked into the hotel due to the situation and when we arrived the place put a smile on our faces until we left on the bus transfer to the airport. This hotel is ideal for family's with young kids as the characters walk round the pools daily and interact with kids. Food at this hotel is quite repetitive after a few days but there was always something nice to eat,just could be doing with more of a change sometimes. The room we stayed in was a suite with pool/sea views that views were amazing,the room had a living area with a tv and mini fridge then the bedroom was massive with the downside of two single beds to make a double bed this made sleeping a but uncomfortable at times. The service at the hotel was great reception staff could not been more helpful and the waiting staff in the food areas and bars where so friendly and so happy.Sergio from the buffet area especially went out his way to keep our kids happy and welcomed us every night with drinks at the table. The only other downside to the hotel was the wifi to offer here.you can only get this at reception/lobby area and its chargeable(â¬5/day or â¬10/3days)this was very poor as the wifi was not strong enough at times to connect too. In general we would return to this hotel if we get the chance too again in the future the service we had and hotel cleanliness was never at question.More
JasonTom, Glasgow, United Kingdom
More Great Service
Just visited the hotel, again. Service was fantastic. Food quality and variety has improved. Enjoyed every meal. It was very very hot for the time of year. The air-conditioning in the room worked a treat which made for a very comfortable stay. Just a note. The hotel is a Blue Village destination which means it is about 80% families so the hotel is crammed with children.More
J B, Haydock, United Kingdom
We stayed at this hotel school 1/2 tern in Oct 2015. The room was huge as was the balcony, with a super view of pool and sea. Exceptionally clean, maids are a credit to the hotel, always cheerful. Only a couple of complaints, 1) the bed was soooo hard, spoke to management and they are replacing but obviously not all at once, and the child's bed could have been better. The other moan is not the hotels fault, it's the power of the towel, why oh why do people do that!!!!!!! The food was plentiful and varied, we had 2 picky eaters with us and every day they found something that suited them. All of the staff were so polite and very very helpful. Unfortunately an old and loved member of the family was to lazy to get up to catch the flight and got left behind, tucked up in the bed sheets. After a quick email, the lovely staff scouted round and located the missing family member, Mr Snuggles, who has been a constant companion to our 5 year old granddaughter, he is very worn and scruffy, but the amazing staff have kindly despatched him back to his very upset owner. We can't thank them enough. The hotel is a 10 min walk from the main part of Playa Parasio, so if you are looking for night life close by you will be disappointed. We would not hesitate to go back to the hotel.More
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