It’s the pool scene that people can’t get enough of at the Riu Paraiso. This place has four pools to jump into, including a jumbo-sized lagoon number with a wraparound terrace, and a figure-of-eight-shaped one with a swim-up bar. They’re all a quick hop from the beach, which is just across the road. When it comes to dining, the Asian à la carte is a real talking point, and there’s another two dishing up Mexican and Canarian food. Plus, the poolside buffet restaurant comes with a big terrace, so al fresco meals are sorted. If you fancy a night out, the restaurants in Puerto del Carmen are a 30-minute walk along the beach.
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- Buidings: 1 main building plus annexe
- Rooms: 598 - main building 501 and annexe 97
- 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 4 pools. With sunbeds and parasols. Two are heated from November to April.
International buffet restaurant
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. A great place to visit for late breakfast after a lie in. The international restaurant also performs show cooking, so you can watch the tasty dishes being prepared right in front of you. Themed buffet once a week, with poolside seating.
Open in the summer months.
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This is a lovely hotel with very pretty grounds and pools. We had a lovely week here. The food is nice and drink selection good. Puerto Del Carmen is a really lovely place and we enjoyed staying here. The only downside was the weather, we only had 3 good days out of 7 and the wind can be very cool, especially on an evening.More
Great Apart From The Return Airport
We have just returned from a great break at this resort. Good room, very clean, lovely pools and weather, good food, great location, friendly staff - all fab! BUT - don't fly with Thomsons on a Sunday. The airport for the return flight is totally congested by Thomson flights. We queued from 1800 until we got onto our plane at 2010. There is simply not enough capacity for all the Thomson flights and having queued for over an hour to bag drop we had to do the same again for security. We got through just in time to board our flight. It was hot, stressful and of course included the usual aggro from idiots pushing in. There were no seats for the elderly or infirm, no drinks available and no sign of Thomson reps (I don't blame them really). AND - it was exactly the same last year (we had assumed that was a one-off). A rotten end to a great holiday - we wont be going back to Lanzarote.More
CJB4321, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
The hotel was clean, active, spacious and very incredible overall. The rooms were decent, not special, but who would spend their time cooped up in their room when they can be out in the pool or doing zumba with RiuFit or RiuArt? The staff were incredibly friendly and full of life and encourage children and adults to take part in open activities. They are very energetic and take on many roles as entertainers, RiuFit instructors and game supervisors. Not only do they do all this, but they organise an active and balanced Kids Club where they play original games to boost confidence in children. The bar has a selection of alcoholic drinks for the adults and non-alcoholic drinks for children and adults that are very fruity. Dinner has a large range of food that is prepared before your eyes and served on the buffet. Since it is all-inclusive, you get incredible value. Snacks are always available outside the restaurant, so those who are hungry out of meal hours can occupy themselves. Soft drink fountains are around the same area as well as a hot drink machine that produces drinks such as regular coffee, latte, cappuccino and hot chocolate for the kids. Entertainment in the theatre is lovely! There is always music and dancing and energy that lasts. You can tell that the staff are like family and embrace their energetic jobs. Although the resort isn't central, buses for tours and flight pick-ups come around the front to pick up customers. I would strongly recommend this, however it is slightly chilly in the winter time-frame. I recommend spring to make the most out of the weather, but by then the resort might be a bit crowded. It is an incredible resort hotel. We LOVED our stay.More
farcher216, Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Relaxing Easter break in the sun
What a good hotel! Staff were always really friendly. The place was really clean, almost to the point of obsessive. The food was always good. They catered for British tastes as well as other Europeans (HP sauce at breakfast;) ) but I did miss stronger spices in the menu, including at the Asian and Mexican restaraunt where I expected to be able to get my chili fix. The stuffed jalapeños being the !most spicy dish. The pools were clean and plenty of deck chairs and umbrellas, in good order. Food and drink was always on tap and the buffet kept fresh and replaced regularly. Entertainment was a bit of a disappointment. We are not one a to use day clubs etc. But the evening cabaret was not what we'd expect. It was not terrible but not great either, this could be due to our visit being out of season. The stage area was good, with comfy seats and good stage lighting etc. So could be better, what enetertainment that was on perhaps suited the German guests (in majority) at the resort. "Dinner for two" was performed on stage which is always a hit. The hotel has a access controlled gate to the beach and you can walk 10mins to a SPA shop and 20mins to many more tourist shops. Regular buses also run from outside but we never used them. To sum up- Great staff, good food, clean, comfortable and relaxing.More
Celeronmaster, Eppstein, Germany
Need serious organisation! PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOUR GOING TO THIS HOTEL, GO HALF-BOARD 2 of the 3 restaurants require several days in advance to book, of-which you get one visit. This is due to everyone wanting to avoid the main dinner area which is: *CRAMPED - Dinner restaurant is full of a stampede of un-organised mess, hundreds of people trying to get from one end to the other, racing to get food in-time to get a table. This resulted in incredibly stressful evenings. *BLAND SOGGY FOOD - every day is a set buffet, of the same 'mushy' food, that you can only eat a small plate of before you feel ill, the desserts were also not even worth the hassle of someone stealing your table. *STRANGE CULTURE FOR HOTEL - trousers/jeans MUST be worn for all men during dinner, or refused entry by the doorman; at 6:30pm the weather is still hot, and it is not pleasant to walk from your excursion/pool to your apartment, then to the dinner hall, then back to the apartment to change back into shorts just to eat! - there is no other option unfortunately. FOOD AFFECTS YOUR HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE - CAUTION IF YOU BOOK INCLUSIVE *Note the conditions are also the same for the entertainment room, cramped and no room. ISLAND IS WORTH GOING, THIS HOTEL IS NOTMore
James M, Southampton, United Kingdom
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