ClubHotel Riu Buena Vista

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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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


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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Outdoor pool

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.

Buffet restaurant

Offering 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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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 2 - can be sold as a single, with a mini-fridge.

twin room with mountain view

Twin room with mountain view sleeps 2, with a mini-fridge.

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Fab holiday

Quick honest review ,staff really friendly,pools lovely even though a bit cold ,food was lovely ,great for kids and older people if your a young couple you might be a bit bored in the nights ,rooms and public areas very clean ,overall a lovely hotel and would stay again ,views from room are lovely .More

nelmsy1234, south wales

Great Holiday...Travel Agent review

After booking this holiday I was a little unsure what to expect as the reviews are a little mixed. I have been fortunated to visit some amazing hotels in the past. We were greeted by very friendly staff.. Who were Extremly helpful and happy to assist with thing we required. We were allocated a room In block A Room 229. The room consists of 2 Large bedrooms with a seperate living area with each beds in if required...2 Ensuite bedrooms and an extra Toilet. The room size is very large and the location of this room was fantastic. We had a huge main balcony with sunbeds and a table and chairs, also an additional side balcony which had a table and chairs. We had sun from Morning to evening with amazing sea views. Take a travel Iron though as the hotel does not have this facility. The pool area is clean and well keep but could do with a slight update. The childrens pool is plenty big enough for the amount of children at the hotel during our stay but maybe in the hight of the season could be a little crowded. Plenty of sunbeds around the pool area, in my opinion maybe to many as it did feel crowded and a little on top of each other, but they were needed for the amount of guests this hotel has. There is the usual problem with people putting towels on the sunbed to reserve but the hotel does not allow this to happen before 8am . towel Cards are provided for the pool area and you can get clean towels throughout the day if needed. The hotel has 2 different areas to eat... the sea front reastaurant needs to be book the night before, but has a choice of 6.30pm or 8pm time. This restaurant has different themes ranging from canarian, italian ect... The main restaurant is large in size and has plenty of seats available.. altough I think some more waiter staff are needed as the tables where occationally left with empty plates and needed setting quicker to accomodate the other guests coming in. I'm an extremly fussy eater and also travel with my 3 year old.. I thought there was plenty of choice and of a good standard... I found more than enough choices of food to eat without having to repeat on a daily basis. Riu have a kids club available, although on this holiday we did not use this facility but were informed they entertained the children well and they staff were fantastic with them. We did make use of the Childrens disco in the main bar area every evening this started at 8pm (which i thing is a little late) but my son who is hard to please loved this. Once the Kids club finished the adult entertainment begain but unfortunatly many guests allowed there children to run riot... and near bumping in to some of the adults dancing(my child was under control!!). The location of the hotel is a short walk from the Main town which has a selection of tourist shops and bars and restaurants... although being All inclusive we didn't need this but it was good to know it was there. There is also a chemist and natural Chemist in this area. If you use the beach access to get to the town there are hills to climb but this route is quicker then walking the main road route. The hotel provide a Daily bus service to Las Americas this runs 3 times a day but the drop off area is a little walk from the main strip and shopping area of Las americas.. We often jumps in a taxi to get there to save my son's legs. On one occation we decided to get a taxi back and this was only about 10Euros. The beach Area for the hotel is very small and the traditional black sand.. With us travelling in November the Sea on a few days was to rough to swim in but we are not really beach people so this didn't matter to us. The room was cleaned daily and we could request the bedding and Towels were changed as often as we required. This was done to a really good standard and the staff again are really friendly. the hotel provides entertainment throughout the day and you can find a list of what is on offer in your room. Over all we had a really good holiday.. I do think this hotel is due a little TLC but over all it was very clean and a nice location.More

Jodie B, Kent, United Kingdom

OK for the price we paid

I found the staff, especially in the restaurants and bars really friendly and helpful. Unlike another poster on this hotel we did not give up our all inclusive arm bands when we left so maybe that has changed now. We visited during November and incorrectly assumed most kids would be in school, well the English ones must have been but there are masses of Scandinavian visitors with their kids there so don't be caught out! There is definately a mix of a lot of nationalities staying there. Things I didn't enjoy about the hotel were that the Thompson broucher said all rooms have part sea view - wrong, we were on the 9th floor looking over the tennis courts and mountains. The towels in the rooms are like carboad. They were awful and we used the pool towels instead. What I disliked most was people smoking in bar, restaurant and pool areas. There is not a no-smoking free area at the pool so can can be pended in by loads of smokers. Same in the outside bar, and someone can be smoking when on the other side of the hedge you are eating in the outside dining area. Lots of people smoke outside the main building, but each time you walk back in you have to go through the smell of smoke. In the restaurant near the sea there is an outside eating area and you can be eating your lunch and if the next table have finished theirs and they want to smoke they just do. Being used to non-smoking areas in the UK I found this disgusting that I couldn't safely enjoy my lunch without someone smoking on the next or nearby table. So I guess the place will suit you if you smoke.More

Sammie20, Andover, United Kingdom

Great Hotel holiday November 2014

Read some bad reviews regarding food quality and location of the hotel so was very apprehensive about going. However these reviews in my opinion were totally misleading. The food is very good with a vast selection at breakfast, lunch and evening dinner. The location of the hotel is just a short walk from local shops and a few bars, which we found sufficient as we were all inclusive. As with other Riu Hotels it was kept spotlessly clean, and my small concerns was that they could have done with more waiters as tables were often left without being cleared, and the pool was showing signs of needing refurbishing. But please don't be put off this is still a great hotel, the entertainment staff work hard throughout the day and evening.More

David F, Rochester, United Kingdom

Book it, you won't regret it.

Spent 10 days in the Riu Buena Vista with my wife and 8 month old daughter and had a great experience. Overall, the key thing with this hotel is to expect everything to be pretty good, but don't expect spectacular or opulant luxury. We found the staff and cleanliness to be the hotel's biggest plusses. Everything was easy to do (check-in, book local free bus, etc) and everyone we encountered was friendly, efficient and ALWAYS said good morning/evening with a smile. The serving staff always made a fuss of our daughter and did everything they could to make mealtime with a small child as stress free as possible. The room we had was in A Block, just above the kids club access. The family rooms are great - more than enough room, including a seperate toilet in the lounge side which has clearly been thought through as it means you don't have to disturb a little one if they are asleep in the bedroom in the cot. The balcony is huge and a real plus for those with children. Room has fridge, tv, well finished bathrooms although no kettle by default. We needed one to make up bottles and a quick call to housekeeping sorted us out within an hour so no probs there. We found the food to be perfectly acceptable. Plenty of fresh fruit and veg, usual mix of safe options such as pizza, burgers, pasta, etc but they were also cooking several proteins fresh each night, and if you take your time you'll notice some custom dishes on the self service counters. Bit range of sweet + cheeses. Food tends to divide people with these sorts of hotel. We're not fussy eaters, but we expect a certain level of cleanliness and choice. Likewise, we don't go expecting Gordon Ramsay to be working the pass and creating signature dishes so the hotel met our expectations. If you're not a miserable sod who complains about everything, you will be TOTALLY fine. Trust me. If you're the sort of person who actually queues at 5.50pm in your pressed slacks to get into an all-inclusive buffet that opens at 6pm and runs 3.5 hours you'll have complaints of some sort I'm sure. These people are best avoided in life in general. Small tip - the lower "pool bar" at the front of the complex is substantially quieter for lunch and, whilst the options are limited as its smaller, its worth a little walk down. Alcohol is a mix of self service and bar which is easy to use and creates almost no queuing for drinks. The lager tap can be a bit lively, and the wine glasses are a bit small. Next tip : use the beer glasses for wine and marvel at the looks of disapproval you'll receive from a minority sat in silence with their partners, who've conveniently overlooked that treble measure in their G&T. On the mix of holidaymakers, actually 95%+ were great - normal people doing normal things. You will find a few who treat mealtimes as some sort of speed competition, or HAVE to be the first onto the free bus but that's just people, right? Sunbeds were zero problem - hotel guard removes any towels before 8am but in reality any time we went down we had lots of options. You can trade towels in as much as you like for fresh. Entertainment isn't the hotel's forte, I'd say, but it's sort of classic holiday stuff. Again, don't go expecting the West End production of Cats on Tour, or The Who live and you'll be fine. I'd thoroughly recommend this hotel based on the above feedback. If you're pretty sure you want to book it but a couple of the reviews have put you off, just book it - you'll have a great time. Few last quick tips: - They keep bottled water in the luggage storage room, which is open most of the time. I *think* its meant for new arrivals (they give you a bottle when you check in) but no one seemed to mind if you helped yourself. Saves a few Euros - It's worth a walk round the bay to the West (as you look out to sea). A few really nice bars and if you keep going there's a little group of them on the peninsular. Really friendly people and at about 1.50E a beer worth a change of scenery even though the hotel is all inclusive. - Little street around the first bend has supermarket, places with free wifi and doctor - Don't be late for the free bus back from Playa. Those dudes do NOT hang around. - They let you take bottles of sealed Cava to the room. - Wifi isn't free. Probably the only thing that really irked us but hardly a deal breaker. - Music plays until about 11pm (ish) and then it's pretty silent for sleeping. - It's on a hill. Might sound obvious but everything is pretty up and down - worth noting if you have mobility issues or with the buggy. Hope this helps.More

dpgough, London, United Kingdom

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