As first impressions go, this one’s up there. The lobby’s all wicker sofas, grand pillars and marble floors. And once you’ve made your way outdoors to the pools, you’ll realise it’s not just the inside that turns heads. We’re talking two lagoon-style numbers – linked by a waterfall – with fantastic sea views. Better yet, wander downhill for a minute or so and you’ll find a sandy beach. It’s not the biggest, granted, but it’ll more than do the trick for a change of scenery. Later on, when it’s time for food, there’s a buffet restaurant and a seafront à la carte – the latter comes with views of neighbouring La Gomera.
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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.
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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We stayed all-inclusive in the ocean view suite, the rooms were spacious and clean. The TV is really small and old, but works. The bathroom is nice, although a little aged. The beds are quite hard and you can actually feel the metal spirals in the mattress. After a call to the reception they added a small layer to improve comfort, which was better but not optimal. The food in the buffet restaurant is quite nice, but lacks variety. Seemed a bit the same everyday, however the fish is great! The theme restaurant is not so good. Italian and Asian theme food days are simply bad. There was nothing I was just happy to eat to stuff myself. We left early on to go to the normal buffet restaurant. On the positive side... The canary food theme days were great! The cocktails are nice and included in the all-inclusive formula of this hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful, which made us feel comfortable and relaxed. The surroundings are beautiful and quiet.More
Pre Xmas chillout
Stayed week before Xmas , weather was nice and warm, staff always very cheerfull and polite, with one exeption the Thomson rep. Food was pretty Good especialy fish and mussels my fave, drinks mostly selfservice, cruz campo on draught was nice , nice walks out side hotel, Good mix of guests not all brits, met a family from sweden , also a couple from Greenland not often you Meet a couple of eskimos in Tenerife, we broke the ice over a couple of drinks HaHa , overall a nice break Deffo return , thanks every one at riu buena vista ,cu all dec 14.More
gpopeden, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
The food was well below the standard expected and the staff lacked motivation. When we entered for dinner the atmosphere was chaotic and the food display lacked any sense of presentation. The plates were often cold and the food selection similar each evening. We often went to the expense of eating out so we could have an enjoy the experience of hot good quality food which was severely lacking in this hotel. The drnks were also very poor the cocktails consisting of a slush puppy style with basic brands of alcohol added to it. No drinks, of any kind, available after midnight. The fridge in the room switched off when the room was vacant and hence leaked water when defrosted. The beds were hard and the double consisted of two single beds pushed together. Severe lack of drawers and the air conditioning was switched off. This hotel is certainly not of the standard of RIU hotels in other locations. A & S ParrMore
Great for kids!
I stayed here in may 2013 for 2 weeks with my partner and 16 month daughter. This was our first family holiday abroad and it was fantastic! Upon arrival starving hungry and shattered when checking in the lovely receptist let us leave our cases and go for some food which was much needed. When returning to check in the receptionist automatically upgraded our room to a family room which we were so greatful after seeing the room we should have been in. The family room was brilliant had a bedroom and separate living room with tv which was handy so we could chill out while our daughter was asleep in bedroom. Large bathroom with bath and seperate shower. Rooms were cleaned to a very high standard every day. And the cot had a proper matterss in rather than just a rubbish travel cot. And it had a large balcony which was very safe and had a sunbed. To be honest we actually spent most of our time in our room as our daughter had the freedom to run around and play while we relaxed knowing she was safe and not hastling anyone Food is great but can get boring. All the staff are super friendly and great with kids, every day there is a riu mini disco for kids where they dance to music ect which my daughter loved. There is a nice park with swings slides ect which we went to everyday. Nappies are more expensive over there than here. Not massively though and I struggled to get her size, went in to 5 shops before finally finding some size 4 nappies. Hope this review is helpful. I would definitely reccoment this hotel if you have young children and are wanting a relaxing break. But make sure you book a family room. The other rooms are very small with a small bathroom and small balcony with chairs rather than sunbeds. More
pkwhite, Rotherham, England
All expectations met
As a family of 5 we had superb service at this excellent hotel, we had two adjacent family rooms where each had loads of space, bathroom with both bath and shower, loo and basin set in marble top, a separate loo with basin off the lounge area and balcony with two patio doors one off the bedroom and one for the lounge area. The view was semi sea but the balconies both had sun from morning through to mid afternoon. The block we were in (block C) was quiet but I believe it is fair to say that any of the blocks stand just as much chance of being quiet as there is no passing traffic or bars in the near vicinity. The food was varied and all of us enjoyed a good selection of meals with the opportunity for our boys to sample plenty of different food that kept everyone happy. The staff throughout the hotel are superb and are friendly all the time. The meal times were absolutely fine and the system ran like clockwork, we quickly found the area of the dining hall where we could find a table for 5 and the waiters always sorted us out and laid the table and offered water or Coffee depending on the meal of the day. Plates were quickly removed when finished with but there was no pressure on us to leave the table. The majority of clientele at the hotel were from the Nordic countries along with Germans but there were no issues with this, everyone got on well and there were no badly behaved children and there were plenty of sunbeds, maybe a bit close together but when your eyes are shut in the sunshine what does it matter.We were warned by our rep that the top pool was an unheated plunge pool and that no one would be in it - it is true to say it was a bit cool but our 10 and 14 year old spent hours a day playing in it with plenty of space for uninterrupted fun. As noted in a number of other reviews the hotel itself is a bit isolated with no alternative eateries within walking distance, although Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes and Los Christianos are all within a short bus ride. All in all we would be quite happy to make a return visit.More
Graham B, Minehead, England, United Kingdom
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