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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- Lifts: 4 in the main building and 4 in the annexe
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks. Weekly themed buffet.
Local beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, until 24.00. Nightclub drinks, until 02.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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4 outdoor pools
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.
International buffet restaurant
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.
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twin room with balcony or terrace
These twin rooms come with either a balcony or a terrace, with an extra child's bed in the bedroom on request. Your room includes air-conditioning and a TV.
1 bedroom family room with balcony or terrace
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.
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I've stopped in a few Riu resorts in the past but this must rank in the top 2. Firstly the room was spacious, spotlessly clean best shower ever and a comfortable bed/pillows The food was excellent loads of choice/variations and freshly cooked Staff were a massive plus right from the Gardner to the main man/director they all made an effort to acknowledge everyone and try to accommodate you 24/7 Animation staff superb and being xmas and new year put some fantastic shows on Pool area superb with ample sun beds always free Easy to navigate around the resort Simply faultless Although it was extremely windy at times it was also warm out of the wind Not even a 15 minutes road trip from the airport to the resort 15 minute walk into Porta Del Carmen with no hills and a short Journey into Playa Blanca the opposite way Miles and miles of sandy beach Will revisit which is something I don't normally do More
Club Paraiso Lanzarote
Just back from this hotel. We go wth First Choice lots of holidays and at xmas time especially to canaries. Very annoyed as a specifically requested to First Choice week before our rooms not to be over the bridge. They cdnt hv put us further from the hotel if they tried. Every night it was a trek over and back and hvg a 12 and 15 year old felt very unsafe in evenings for them to walk bk to their room. This part of the hotel was deserted at any time of day. Staff in hotel are all lovely. Food we couldn't hv faulted but I was disappointed for Christmas Day. We didn't score well wth the weather until our last 3 days. Very cold at nig ht like being bk home wth that wind. Bring thick jackets or cardigans. Entertainment at night was vetch good. But would hv liked a bit more on through the day. Lanzarote very pretty More
Four Star Hotel, one star room
My wife and I stayed at this hotel a few years ago and decided to return for some Winter sun. This time as I am now a Riu Gold card holder I requested an upgrade which was granted. Starting with the hotel overall it was very good with respect to the food in the buffet and Asian and Mexican restaurants, housekeeping, staff efficiency and attitude, cleanliness, pool areas were well maintained and the gardens exceptionally good. However our upgrade room (N0. 49) a disappointment. The front curtain was marked where the front door had been closed on it, two drawers in the lounge were difficult to open, the TV had no channels which did not have interference, the ceiling fan was so noisy we did not use it, in the bedroom both bedside lampshades either had holes or water damage, safe difficult to open, bathroom mirror needs replacing, the hair dryer next to useless, the bath drainage mechanism did not work and was replaced by a rubber plug. Presumably our upgrade just meant a bigger than normal room. These items were mention to the Thomson rep who took some photos. We would return to the hotel but not if we were offered the same room.More
My husband and I very much enjoyed our weekâs holiday at this hotel. We arrived after a good flight and coach transfer to the hotel. On alighting from the coach my husband dragged our luggage up a slope into reception. We left it it there for it to be sorted out whilst we had a late lunch. When we arrived back at reception we were allocated a room in the main hotel. I had written requesting this, as a few weeks previously, I had chipped my eighth vertebra and had only recently had my brace removed. I was so thankful that the receptionist managed to agree to my request. The hotel is lovely but it is very large with much of the accommodations situated in the extensive grounds Our room was very nice with a balcony overlooking the swim pool and I was so relieved to see that in the bath with shower there where two good grab handles, one just outside the bath and a large one inside of the bath (I obtained my damaged back by slipping in a shower on my previous holiday). We enjoyed ALL of our meals in ALL of the restaurants including The Asian and The Mexican. The selection of dishes was amazing. As a diabetic I very much enjoyed the selection of fresh fruits, available at all of the meals and in spite of the large number of guests we always managed to find seats in the restaurant. I was very happy to see a member of the management team walking round the hotel and standing at the entrance to the restaurant talking to guests. We find this personal touch most impressive. I did ask the Thomsonâs rep. if it was possible to get to The Cesar Manrique house by bus and was told NO. I then went to the reception desk and asked the same question. I spoke to Munia who told me that it was quite easy to do, and printed out the times of the connecting busses for me. The following morning again on Muniaâs advice we visited The Cactus Garden and again she printed out the connecting bus timetable for us. Munia was so helpful and without her interest we would have missed both of these very interesting visits. The bus stop is quite near to the beach entrance to the hotel and the change of busses in the bus station in Arrecife is quite easy. The hotel is very well situated to travel by bus to Playa Blanka (â¬5.50 return),Puerto del Carmen (â¬2.80return) Affecife (â¬3.30return) and Teguise (â¬5.90return ), which on the advice of a receptionist we visited to see the huge Sunday Market. We managed to do all of these visits in spite of my back (though we did take it easy) and being 80 and 82 years of age The island is very nice and certainly exceeded our expectations, and the Riu hotel was, as others we have been too, so well managed with great staff, food and amenities.More
Pamela H, 186361
Not as good as last year
I love to speak the language, so on arrival at the reception and told them that I had a reservation in Spanish. I was greeted by a young German lady, that spoke to me in English and very abruptly. I explained that I held a RUI card and that we had requested a quiet room on a low floor with a walk in shower. She barked back that we had not been there before. I said no we were here last year last year and that we knew the drill. The room was no 159 and near the room we were in last year but we had people above us this time, which is fine if they don't smoke continuously on the balcony and slam doors at three in the morning. In the corner next to the window there was a damp smell and in the drawers next to the bed at the window. The room did not get the sun until 1pm ish, but did keep the heat for the evening. The pool and the service round the pool as just as good and the entertainment was better this year. Food was your box standard buffet; the staff in the dinning room are very helpful and polite and the same staff as last year. The booking buffet restaurants, were as good as last year with the Asian Fusion being the best again. The queue for the bar seemed to be longer this year, with not a great selection of drinks. The Tia Maria was at least the right colour unlike the last hotel I stayed in in June. The management sent a letter and a rose to the room, thanking us for booking again with them, which seemed to mean nothing on our departure on the Thursday. I was finishing off packing and a couple started banging on the door, stating that I was in their room. Thankfully the maid who was next door came out and explained that the room was not available till 11am. They came from 105 which was cold and had no sun, and they wanted to know how warm the room was. I was flabbergasted that the management allowed this to happen. I explained that the room was ward from 1 pm onwards, but did not let them know about the noisy neighbours or the gurgling from the pool filter which becomes really noticeable in the early hours. I told the management that we had been approached by room 105 a Belgian couple who thought they could just barge in. The manager on reception was not impressed and she said that they should have not have gone to see the room till we were out. I felt that she should have done more. On the Tuesday someone had left ash in the wardrobes, which I was concerned about, and that the staff again at reception did nothing, my German receptionist, who by the way does not put your name in for the courtesy room, so check! I have been very disappointed with the service from the reception and I don't think I will be spending time there next year. I should have booked the IFA Catarina. On our departure the hotel could not even instruct the taxi driver that we were waiting at the front, they told him we booked out at 11am, but I had booked the courtesy room on the Wednesday night again! and handed back the keys not that long ago. If you have medication that requires refrigeration you may have problems with this if you have to leave at 11am. I ended up putting a freezer pack round mines in the case in a the luggage room. If you need to be taking it before you leave you have to had in to reception, who put in the main fridges? where they require time to retrieve it, so if you are a diabetic you will have issues. Not impressed and I stated this before I left! So much for nothing is a bother. I honestly think all hotels should take a leaf out of Gleneagles book and service is everything, and yes it costs more than the average four/five star, but I have never ever found anywhere that lives up to their standard of service.More
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