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.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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This pool hosts all the water activity sports, plus there's a water fountain at the edge. It's heated in winter, too.
Playa buffet restaurant
The buffet restaurant offers Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks, also includes a self-service drinks counter. Themed dinners are put on in the evening.
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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1 Bedroom Family Room with Limited Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These family rooms come with a lounge area and a balcony or terrace for some additional space.
1 Bedroom Family Room with Mountain Side and Balcony or Terrace
These spacious 1 bedroom family rooms are a great base for your holiday. They'll include either a balcony or a terrace, offering that extra space outside with a mountainside view. You'll get a twin bedroom, lounge, air-conditioning, a TV, a sofa bed, and a bath and shower.
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Couple things to improve
Hmm.Don't really know where to start but I think RIU Buena Vista will be perfect hotel if some changes will be implemented. Every year our family (for last couple years) spend summer holiday in Spain so I think we have a good view to compare. In my opinion Riu is a good hotel but 4 stars are a wee bit too ambitious.The rooms are dated(old TV,old furniture),on positive side they were big and clean with nice pool and sea view. Food - plenty choice however quality not best-try veal three days in row but can't cut through-taste like shoe sole,desserts very repetitive : cakes with cream and melons play main roles.Good choice of vegetables and salads. As we spend the holiday with kids we are looking for hotel offer something for them and RIU offer nice big swimming pool with plenty of sunbeds,but that's all.Our kids are not keen to go to kids club so we tried organised something for them at the hotel.Well two pool tables(one out-of-order for 3 days) and one air hockey table is not enough for couple hundreds guests.The outside playing area is for small kids and children over 7-8 years are too big to enjoy. The hotel is locate in very quiet area so you can't go outside to find some activities for kids also(just couple shops and restaurants within short 10-15 min walk). Another thing is : over last couple years travelling around Europe I never ever have to pay for Wi-Fi ?! Come on RIU is 21st century and even 2-3 stars hotels offering free wi-fi for their customers! So dear hotel managers I'm happy to back to your hotel but please improve couple things: - Let main restaurant manager taste all meals before serve to customers - Improve entertainment for kids(some games room,outside play park,maybe couple tennis tables or even couple trampolines-will not cost much, but will keep kids happy) -Know that hotel has plenty rooms so start upgrade them systemically as they are not to current standards compare to other hotel chains(like Melia,or Barcelo) Overall I have a pleasant stay but couple details mentioned above was annoying and if improved I will defiantly recommended to everyone. Best regardsMore
Fantastic staff and great vibe throughout the whole week!!!
The whole week was fantastic, the hotel really go cater to your needs from the room to the food. The staff are extremely friendly special mention to Edgar and Giorgia who really went out of their way to assist our family. I would say the only thing that makes this a 4 would be the fact there is a lack of vegetarian food, their is plenty of fish, meat and the basic vegi food like chips and pizza but I wish they did have more. But overall a fantastic experience would recommend!!!!!More
Another great Riu Hotel
Me and my family have stopped in several Riu hotels and this one doesn't disappoint. Had a fab week in the sun with our 2 year old. food great, kids entertainment good and the hotel was very clean. We took advantage of the hotels shuttle bus to Playa de Las Americas a couple of times which I would highly recommend as there isn't much going on in the resort and the beach isn't that nice. Overall a great all inclusive week in the sun!More
Excellent experience for a chilled out holiday
We had an excellent experience at this hotel. We booked through Thomson and they made sure that the transfers from the hotel were in place (which only took around half an hour). On arrival around midnight, there was a cold buffet put on for us, which was a lovely touch. Our room was a family room and it was spotless. An added feature which we loved was that there were two bathrooms, one with just a toilet and a sink, and one with a bath, shower, toilet and sink area. This made it easier for the three of us. We had a fridge in the room which we used to keep the water cool. There was a hairdryer in the bathroom, and whilst it was not the most powerful, we managed with no issues. The balcony was big and had a towel rail as well, allowing us to try towels and swim wear effectively, as well as two seats, a table and sun bed. There was air-conditioning in the room, but it was not as cold as we had imagined. It did make the room slightly cooler though. The room also had a safe which was free to use, and locked by a key that we were provided on check in. We were able to get a sunbed every day and the rule was that they could be reserved after 8am. However, no one was watching so many people did put their towels down earlier. This did not affect us as we managed to always have beds and a parasol where we wanted one. We went the week before a lot of British schools broke up, so English was a minority at this time. We really enjoyed that and chatted with a wide variety of different people. There was entertainment throughout the day around the pool, such as aqua aerobics, aqua zumba, tennis, water polo, water volleyball and football. The food was really good; the salad bar was extensive and there were the staple foods such as pizza and pasta. One of our party is a particularly fussy eater but she found something to eat at every meal time. Some nights the main restaurant had a theme, but the main dishes changed, leaving the staples. The main bar did not open until 6pm but the pool side bar was open all day, allowing slushey cocktails and other alcoholic beverages to be collected throughout the day. There was live music every evening outside the bar area, and entertainment in the bar salon every night too. The shows varied in entertainment value but there was always something on. Around the local area, there was not a lot to do. There was a small beach next to the hotel, but to get to other beaches was at least a 20 minute walk (we did not venture that far afield.) The Hard Rock Hotel is definitely worth a visit though, and is only a 5 minute walk away. We went to the top and took some fantastic pictures of the sunset, and there was no compulsion to buy a drink within the bar area, I think they were quite used to visitors. We did go on an excursion to Loro Parque, which we absolutely loved. The dolphin and orca shows were a particular highlight, and the bus collected us and dropped out back off from the hotel car park. We also got the public bus to Los Cristianos which was only 5 euros return. We had a wander round the town which was lovely. There was also the option to go to the market there on a free shuttle bus from the hotel. On our final day, we did not have a late check out room, but we were able to book on the day a half an hour slot in the hotel's shower room which enabled us to enjoy our last day by the pool. Overall it was a fantastic experience. It was relaxing and the weather was fab, allowing for the chilled out holiday that we intended.More
Great all inclusive holiday
There is so much to commend this hotel. In summary: Staff - all were super friendly and courteous. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble for anyone. Special mention to the bar team (Claudio, Edgar, Pedro & Lifang) who were always good fun and efficient, even when incredibly busy. Restaurant - there was a large main restaurant that we used for breakfast and evening meals. Despite it being peak summer season we never once had to wait for a table. We found the choice of hot and cold dishes to be more than adequate for us and our 16yr old daughter. There is also a separate themed restaurant overlooking the ocean that we used for lunch because it was a bit quieter and more relaxed. Again the choice was varied and plentiful. We did visit this restaurant one evening (pre booking required) for the oriental themed menu and we weren't terribly impressed. We thought that the hotel could use this area much better to focus on what they should do best, Canarian / Spanish dishes or tapas with some appropriate entertainment. Flamenco or classical guitar? We thought that there was a missed opportunity to do something more with this area of an evening. Rooms - our room was a family room and it featured a double en suite ( bath, separate shower, sink & toilet) room with a separate lounge with a put me up bed for our daughter. Both rooms led out onto a huge balcony area with a table, chairs and a sun lounger. There was a second toilet off the main lounge. The room also contained a fridge a free safe. Maid service was provided daily and everything was kept spotlessly clean and tidy by the maids. Ok, so the TV was old fashioned and some of the furniture was a little tired but if that is a big issue you probably need to be on a different type of holiday. Location - there isn't much going on in Playa Paraiso at all. A few shops, a supermarket and a couple of bar / restaurants. If raucous night life is what you are after then you won't find it here. I have to say that this suited us fine. Although the nightime entertainment at the hotel wasn't fantastic it was enough to keep us from getting bored. Pools - two large pools, one an infinity pool and a small toddler pool provided the focal points for most people during the day. They got very busy and reserving sun beds before 8am was essential to get your favourite spot by the pool. The entertainment team organised daily activities in the pool and the aqua gym session seemed to be a big favourite. Other facilities - there is a free bus running 3 times per day into Playa de Las Americas. Make sure you book the day before as it was very popular. There appeared to be lots of activities run by the animation team (shooting, football, tennis, kids club, water polo etc) for all ages during the day which we didn't utilise but again they seemed well attended. All in all we had a terrific holiday and would definitely consider returning here the next time we visit Tenerife. More
Mark B, 503928
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