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.
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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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lovely hotel and holiday
Flight over from UK was good and we landed early only to have to wait about an hour for our bags then a drag waiting on the coach, anyway got to the hotel which isnt too far from the airport to a warm welcome from the reception team. Checked in and then was told that we had been upgraded to a suite FOC which was a lovely suprise. Our room was lovely and big with a great view of the pool. Evening meals were great and loads to choose from, anyone saying that they couldnt find anything to eat need to have a word with themselves. Beer and wine were help yourself with beer taps in the restuarant. Lovely outside area to enjoy a drink and sit around and have a catch up. Didnt stay in the hotel in the evenings and the entertainment in hotels isnt really our cup of tea. Beds in room were massive and really comfy, we did have to ask for an extra pillow which arrived within 10 mins of asking. Breakfast was brilliant but of advise use the toaster on the far left of the restaurant its so much quicker, loads of choice, fruit bread, cheeses and of course your full cooked breakfast. All in all a lovely hotel and all the staff are really friendly and always saying hello, nothing was too much hassle for them. In the evenings we went out of the hotel onto the seafront walkway, turned left and walked about 3/4 mile to a brilliant bar called Marcos and Aless, they have live music everynight, service is great and cheap beer, i know we were all inclusive in the hotel but entertainment is deff not for us. If you stay in this hotel you will not be disappointed, but go out occassionally and see some local bars. Thanks to the hotel for a lovely week away.More
Having loved a holiday here in June with my friends, I switched a holiday in Gran Canaria so my husband could experience the Clubhotel Riu Paraiso Lanzarote this November too. And we weren't disappointed - the holiday was smashing. Every member of staff here is exceptionally friendly, happy and hard-working - even the lady who cheerfully cleans the ladies toilets outside the bar area. Food selection - plentiful & delicious. All the a la carte's are especially good. Drinks - free flowing with lively fast service until midnight. Prosecco in the substantial polycarbonate champagne glasses by the pool are a favourite treat. Pool - relaxing - never any problem finding sunbeds - and good sized towels which can be changed anytime. Rooms - perfect for purpose. Cleanliness - abundant! Everything about the Riu is just lovely ...then comes the real winners - - the Entertainment - this hotel's entertainment team work really hard - and the evening shows particularly are fantastic. My hubby couldn't stop saying 'brilliant' throughout each one ..they were consistently fabulous & made for such uplifting experiences! - Location - left out the back of the hotel takes you to Matagorda. Right goes through Puerto Del Carmen new town - all the way to the old town & the harbour. We absolutely loved our week and will have no hesitation in returning again. Given how great the staff & everything else is, I would love to have awarded a 5/5 rating. My 4/5, however, is based on 3 things (which I wouldn't want anyone to be put off by because the hotel really is perfect - and there are workarounds to my little 'niggles'). 1. Smokers Unfortunately the lovely areas to sit outside and enjoy your food or a drink are designated 'smoking areas'. The tables behind the smoking are outdoors but covered - but the key problem is that the Lanzarote on-going breeze means all the smoke blows into the no-smoking zone. This was particularly horrible at breakfast time when all smokers seemed to descend en masse. 2. Noise from Aquarobics The aquarobics is well attended & looks great fun. If, however, you prefer to lie by the pool and relax, the 'boom boom' from the music can be difficult to withstand. 3. Hectic Mealtimes The buffet stations can get absolutely manic at mealtimes. Top tip would be to sit outside for breakfast & lunch (though away from the smokers if you're a non-smoker) ..& to go to the a la cartes or later in to the restaurant for your dinner. As I say - a week here and you will not be disappointed ..& thanks again to the hotel for another great stay!More
McFamily A, 186527
This hotel is clean, well run and organised. 2'pools heated. A little cramped around the pool. Entertainment not my thing. Food was fine didn't try the Asian and Mexican so can't comment. Very near the airport. It is a large hotel and lacks something. Bar area feels like being in a shopping mall and lacks atmosphere. Very old clients but that may be the time of year. We are 50 and were amongst the youngest. Not a lot in the area that's within walking distance if you have any walking difficulties. Ate out a few times but didn't really find a decent meal. Beach was big and clean but uninspiring. Returned to Puerto del carmen old town which is undergoing some work so felt a bit run down then it did when we last visited 9 years ago. We did get it at a very good price and was good value for money.More
Staying here now
Staying here now , arrived 24/11/16 for 10 nights. Fabulous place , this hotel actively encourages you NOT to stay in your room , feed you in some form or another from 8am to 9.30pm , so far eaten in main buffet that unless you are really picky there is something for everyone, all excellent, Chefs take real pleasure in providing top quality food , all Staff excellent , can't do enough for you , eaten in the Mexican restaurant once it was fabulous, completely free all they ask is you make a reservation, you can eat there as many times in your holiday as you like. Get used to saying hello to every member of staff you meet , even the Ladies cleaning and grounds men say hello. Only thing I would say is unless you are a family do not book a family room , we are in number 96 which is right over other side of complex , that's not the issue lovely walk through grounds back to main area but they are family rooms with families with young babies around you , so far every night have been woken by screaming baby and 6am in the morning, being a mature couple it's the only thing spoiling our holiday, they are beautiful suites but really are for families, so wish we had booked a twin room with sea/pool view, not the hotels fault we were upgraded by First Choice and obviously though yay lots of room. If you are a family these suites are perfect. Only bad thing about the hotel... Ladies bring your hairdryer, the hotel ones really are rubbish when they actually get hot enough to dry your hair they cut out as too hot, see so many of us Ladies with longer hair going to dinner with the ends wet , Ladies with short hair you can't style with this hairdryers...but saying that there is a fantastic hairdresser here ....brilliant place. Puerto Carmen is a good 40 minute stroll to the harbour about 60 minutes but the buses stop outside every 30 mins . Shops and restaurants in Los Pocillos are just a 10 minute stroll. Just a heads up pool towels are provided free of charge as is your safety deposit box key.More
Large, clean hotel for those who like all inclusive
We went in the October half term, the hotel was full and incredibly busy, especially at dinner times where the food is self service and nobody seems to take the time to sit down and eat with each other, they just rush around getting food and then standing up and getting food. The food was plentiful but nothing special although not bad, the wine was awful as were the cocktails. This was our first time all inclusive and it is not for us but if you like it then it is fine. Sun loungers very close together and the pools were freezing but we spent a lot of time on the beach which is clean and the sea is lovely. For such a mammoth operation the hotel is well run and very clean and the staff are hard working and friendly. It is a long walk from reception and the restaurant to the far end of the property in what was the other hotel but if you want it quiet that is the place to be, near the swim up bar. The walkway is not that bad but you would not want to be in the rooms directly overlooking it.We went out to eat a couple of times - there is not that much locally really but it was ok around the harbour. A taxi cost 10 euros to get there. We hired a car for two days and it was nice exploring the island. A good quick break but we wouldn't return as neither the island or the hotel are that interesting but it was value for the price paidMore
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