A spacious beach is the icing on the cake at this hotel, which comes with 4 pools and restaurants.
This huge place is split between two main buildings and annexe blocks across the gardens. Just over the road there’s a huge sandy beach, and Puerto del Carmen is a half an hour walk away, or 5 minutes in a taxi.
The hotel does well for pools, with 4 plus a couple of extra ones for kids. There’s a quartet of restaurants, including a Mexican. As for activities, there’s a range of things to choose from.
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Full Board buffet meals. Snacks. Weekly themed buffet.
Local beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, until 24.00. Nightclub drinks, until 02.00.
All are included except where indicated.
Jump in or take a dip in any of the four pools. Two are heated from November to April. Sunbeds and parasols are dotted around the sun terraces for you to relax on.
The international buffet restaurant is where you'll find breakfast, lunch and dinner on offer. There's also show cooking, watch the tasty dishes being prepared right in front of you. There's a themed buffet once a week, with poolside seating.
The entertainment programme is suitable for adults with a combination of live music and high calibre shows, there's definitely something to offer everyone. Just check the entertainment programme for more information. You may prefer to dance the night away at the disco under the bridge between the hotels. The disco runs from 11pm to 2am.
The junior suites come with either a balcony or terrace. There is an extra bed in the lounge on request, air-conditioning and a TV.
The 1 bedroom family room comes with a lounge and either a balcony or terrace. You will also get an extra bed on request in the lounge, air-conditioning and a TV.
Best experience of a family holiday.from the start of arrival at hotel.the staff are so friendly the whole hotel/pool/restaurants/rooms exceptionally clean!!would definitely go back.The entertainment was fun for kids plenty of bits to do to keep it fun for them. I couldn't find a fault if I wanted too,definitely check it out if your looking into booking in lanzarote :)More
Stayed in this hotel in Sept 2015. lovely hotel and very clean. Very close to the beach and in between matagorda and the puerto del carmen (new town). We hired bikes out just 5 minute walk from hotel (best renting them out on a Saturday for a full day as you'd have to leave bikes back on a Sunday but the shop closes so you get an extra day) Hotel is a bit big for those who struggle to walk. Good choice of food in all restaurants. We were a good walk away from the restaurant and our room over looked the pool, pool bar and had a sea view, this part of the hotel seems to be quieter that over by the main hotel area which suited us. Would stay here again. More
All the staff are brilliant and the hotel and grounds are spotless. The food is excellent overall but the Mexican was less so. We went as a couple and soon discovered that there was nowhere to get away from the noise and have a quiet drink. We accept it is a family hotel but we were advised by our Thomson office that there were places to sit and relax away from the noise. The hotel is let down badly by not catering for couples in any way. Even trying to have a quiet drink at the swim up bar was impossible because of lilos and balls being thrown about despite there being signs saying they were not allowed there. Getting a sunbed was difficult if you were not up early enough again, there were signs saying reserving the beds was not allowed this did not happen. There really needs to be another bar area on an evening, ideally the unused reception area would be just the place to have one. We have been to several RIU hotels and this is the only one we would not return to unless changes are made. This hotel is great for families but not for couples.More
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Just returned from a two week holiday here and need another holiday to recover..... VERY overcrowded! More and more sunbeds added to pool side to the point you could barley move! Sunbeds reserved by people so unless you got up at 7.30AM you had no chance of a sunbed. Beds in room extremely hard and uncomfortable! Not enough seating areas, you could not find a seat to have a drink in the evenings, people were having to sit on sunbeds.More
From the moment we arivved at the Riu the staff were excellent! Faith gave us our bands and told us to leave our luggage and get something to eat in the dining room. Afterwards she checked us in and our bags were sent to our room. I had read that this hotel was two in one so i requested a room in the main building, a quiet one with a pool or sea view, i had all of this with both a view of pool promenade and sea! We had room 214 it was near the reception but very quiet. The hotel is spotless!! People said it needs upgrading as old fashioned, i didn't find this i like classic and not white leather cube furniture!! The food was what all inclusive food is a buffet style lots of rice pasta and chips! We had three nights in the hospitality rest which is unusual it's usually only one. The mexican was excellent but the Asian divine!! So delicious!! They had a fab terrace snack bar where you could make up your own burger, salad fries pasta and pizza if you didn't want to go into the dining room. Sunbeds were busy but they always are in July/Aug but we didn't fail to get one even when we came back form an excursion at lunch time. The animation team are probably the best we have seen. Yes they mime to songs but with great personality and comedy! There was also a magician who was very good, i think the best holiday for entertainment we have had! Can't fault the staff or the hotel we would return. Well done Riu!!More
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