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“Excellent holiday at the Riu Oliva Beach Resort Fuerteventura” 4 of 5 stars
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ClubHotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Avda Grandes Playa, 35660 Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain   |  
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Ranked #15 of 45 Hotels in Corralejo
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excellent holiday at the Riu Oliva Beach Resort Fuerteventura”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Just returned back home from a weeks break at the Riu Oliva in Fuertevventura. Have to say we had a very nice break . We found the Hotel to be clean and tidy, when we arrived we were greeted and made to feel welcome. We stayed in a room over looking the pool in the Annex. The girl on reception asked us to get something to eat and drink while they sorted everyone out who had just arrived,after eating went back to reception where we were given a room number and a map of the complex, they said leave your bags and someone will bring them to your room. We decided we would take them,but thank you anyway.
Our room was clean and tidy with an excellent shower,an old style fridge tv beds and sofa etc,not 5 or 4 star but clean and ideal for getting a good nights rest in.
The next day went down for breakfast,excellent--every thing you could want and every sort of style from eggs and ham to fresh fish to fresh fruit,all juices,different teas,different breads etc. The staff and our first real impressions of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, I MUST STRESS that during our weeks stay all the staff were very friendly and helpful, 10 out of 10 .
We have travelled to Cuba and Antigua on full inclusive holidays and the staff were not as good tho not un friendly.
The Drinks flowed all day from 10.30 in the morning ,wine and local beer were on tap all day, you just helped yourself . All spirits served by bar staff, these were also from 10.30 till past midnight .
lunch time and evening meals were all very good and again plenty of variety.
The hotel is situated on about the best beach I've been on,mile after mile of sand and sand dunes,it's now a protected area and has been designated a national park that is now protected from any development .
The Hotel was built before this and when the area was made a national park the hotel had a fight with the authority's not to be knocked down,they have now won that fight due to the monies it brings in to the local communities and that it was there beforehand. During this court battle where rooms were once refurbished obviously this stopped so YES some of the complex does looked tired,we understood work will now commence to start refurbishing the rooms .
This review is based on a 3 STAR hotel,not a 4 or 5 hotel,but pound for pound we found it to be excellent value for money and intend going back for a total relaxing break.
I've mentioned the excellent beach that the hotel looks out over,in side the hotel are two decent size swimming pools with bar and food areas next to each.
My one annoyance would be that it states on your welcome letter not to put towels on the pool sun loungers to reserve them, well maybe only the British received these welcome letters because even before dawn broke on every single day the Germans were out reserving their Beds I used to think it was a English joke,not any more.
That said this used to be an exclusively German hotel so maybe they don't won't any British there.
Out and about, lots to see and do and for 140 euros get the bus into Corralejo.

January hot when the sun is out but a chill when it goes behind a cloud. Also strong trade winds, still laid out everyday and got a tan .

Room Tip: The annex we sated in,peaceful and overlooking the pool .
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at Oliva Beach between 18th and 25th December. It was our first foray into the world of the all inclusive hotel and we loved it! So much so we have booked a return visit in May.

While I agree with some reviewers that the hotel is a little tired and could be doing with some TLC, it is spotlessly clean, serves good quality food and employs friendly and helpful staff; all of which makes up for its decorative shortcomings makes. Also the setting is fabulous. It no wonder that this area of Fuerteventura is a designated national park.

We stayed on the fourth floor in the hotel's main building in a room overlooking the pool and enjoyed uninterrupted views of the white sandy beach and sand dunes. The room itself was warm and comfortable, benefited from a small fridge, offered more than adequate storage space and provided a safe.

Ladies, if you want to dry and style your hair properly, I would suggest taking your own hair dryer as the one provided in the bathroom was slow and not particularly hot.

Corallejo is a short taxi ride away and offers many shops, pubs and restaurants- particularly attractive is the harbour area where you can catch the ferry to Lanzarote

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would recommend this hotel with its laidback atmosphere to anyone

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

visited in june 2013 had a great time with a room overlooking the pool. so different this time as we were allocated a room on the otherside overlooking the waste bins and grubby staff quarters.not only that the first night was sleepless from the noise from the disco which went on till after 2am. we were on the 4th floor and the house music boomed through the floor, if you opened your balcony door it was quieter on the balcony!!!!!"Who was at the disco was a mystery as the average age of the guests must be near 60 than 20???? staff obliged and moved us to another room on the other side overlooking the pool.Rooms are tired but clean has a fridge but free water is no longer included. gym equipment is outdated and the pool tables are covered in drink stains. Last year it cost 1 euro to play pool this year its 2 euros a 100% mark up.The entertainment is very poor all mimed to music tracks and only lasts from 9 till 10pm.Food was ok plenty to eat try the mandarin chinese best meal of the week. Staff were first class from the cleaners to the reception but the shabby look of the hotel lets it down.Dont stop here if you want a good night out as the hotel is completely cut off from any local bars or restaurants. Beach is the best we have been on although the wind is cold at this time of year.There is some naturists but they are discreet behind the dunes or wind breaks so dont go if your a prude.The biggest bug bear was the germans rude and pushing in lifts and queues. more than once i kept a door open for another guest and they just look through you. IT WAS OUR HONEYMOON TOO!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: insist on a room on the pool side......they are quieter with a lovely view
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Borlange, Sweden
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Olivia Beach resort is alittle bit like Las Vegas in .the sand dunes of Corralejo. The highrise main building is malplaced in the national park and does not fulfil the environmental standards of today. The resort village adjoined has a pleasant pool area , especially for families with Children. But travelling in January means that night temperatures are around 16 C and this the level you also will have inside the apartments as there are no heating facilities. It is actually colder inside than here in Sweden with outside temperatures of about -15 C, On the other side, food and Beverages , service were very good and at a bargain price.

Room Tip: choose a room to the South west with evening sunshine as there are no heating facilities and room te...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We went to this hotel last February 2013 and May 2013, (as it was so amazing) and it was one of the best hotels, I have ever stayed at. We went as a family and it is fantastic for families. I would say it is aimed at families rather than couples,but I don't want to put you off.

Swimming Pools- They are too cold really to go in in February, they do say they are heated but there was some brave people that went in. I did go in a couple of times but not for long. In May they are absolutely fine. The pools are well kept. They do have pool towels that you can use for free and they are really good quality as when we were there they were opening new ones. Sunbeds.... well, there are plenty. February is less busy and no one leaves towels on the sunbeds, but in May people do and that become very annoying.

Drinks- Fabulous!!!! We went all inclusive and it is so worth it. Through out the day they service cocktails and more but the cocktails are the highlight for me!! My favorite is the fruit cocktail and that is alcohol free and you see children just walking up to the bar and ordering these cocktails. Also, they have slush puppy's and everything is for free. The alcohol is good quality as they even have Bacardi.

Food- Is FABULOUS!!! We never ate the same thing twice.They service hot and cold and you can have as much as you want. The service is great. They don't look at you in a funny way when you have been up more than a million times. They are great. They never run out either, the chefs are continuously making more.

Beach- Beautiful. Now when it comes down to beaches I am dead fussy. I only like beaches like the Caribbean and Thailand. (tropical beaches). White sands and clear blue water. This beach is like it is in the Caribbean. The only thing that is bad about it is it is windy, but that is what Fuereventura Is like, windy! There are plenty of fish in the rock pools at the side of the beach, children love playing in them for hours. The hotel is right on the beach (Which is allot nicer than other beaches in the town) Then the beaches leads into the Dunes which is sand from the Sahara dessert. Absolutely wonderful!!!

Entertainment- Great, there is a show on ever night sometimes two. They have two or three acts a week that come in to perform. They speak all languages.

The town is all right, not much there though. There is a market on which is alright, not much there though.

I really want to go again because it's fab. If you have any questions about it please ask.

Room Tip: Choose a room over looking the sea or the pool, but if you don't like you room, just go and ask...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lancashire
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This was the worst RUI hotel we have stayed in, everything very shabby and in need of update, on arrival we were given a room north facing which was freezing dark and gloomy not a good start this was despite 23deg outside, we asked for a room change were told would have to wait until following day, so had to spend first two nights frozen despite having two blankets, we did ask for heater and were told we could hire one!!!!. Dining room very canteenish and extremly self service even had to collect our own utensils. food was a little hit and miss and was very much aimed at the Germans though you couldnt starve. The al carte options Asian was really nice but Canarian exactley same food as in main restaurants. One thing which was not very good was food was always cold or lukewarm and always queues at micro wave (mostly english ) to warm food up
Entertainment again was in the main hit and miss and in German.Didnt really bother us as we went down into Corrallejo or into music bar. The staff were pleasant enough but didnt really seem very interested. We have stayed in much better RUI hotels than this just felt this one has been missed somewhere along the way in updates, the best thing about the Olivia was the fabulous location but I am afraid even that wont coax us back.

Room Tip: High floor in main hotel south facing room
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A first time away at this time of year and a first flight for a few years
Flight times and punctuality was excellent both ways in and out of Glasgow but I had forgotten how little space that you get
Transfers punctual and brief
Hotel and staff were excellent very friendly and went out of their way to help
We were in the annex and the apartment was clean large and well decorated room cleaned every day to a high standard
Room also included free security box and tv with a few British channels available
A variety of pool areas available always clean and we'll looked after as we're all communal areas
Food and drink very good quality and plenty of it and tables were immediatly cleaned and dirty glasses,dishes taken away by very pleasant and cheerful staff
Hotel location in beautiful but isolated position this suited me and my wife to a tee but if you are looking for busy night life this is not for you although transport to local town nearby plentiful and inexpensive
Entertainment we'll let's say they tried hard and that's about all I can say
Large groups of mostly German tourists would arrive before night time shows watch it and seem to enjoy then leave on mass as soon as it ended but hey ho each to their own
Overall an excellent holiday that I would highly recommend and consider again
Ps weather for the most excellent for this time of year

Room Tip: Go for room in annex More space and sense of freedom
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avda Grandes Playa, 35660 Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Spain
Location: Spain > Canary Islands > Fuerteventura > La Oliva > Corralejo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Corralejo
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Corralejo
#10 Family Hotel in Corralejo
#14 Romantic Hotel in Corralejo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — ClubHotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 401
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 5 km from Corralejo. 7-storey main building and 2-storey and 3-storey annexes, surrounded by a 35,000 m2 garden, Situated on Grandes Playas sand dune beach, 5 km from various shops, 35 km from the airport, 200 m from a bus stop, Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners. ... more   less 
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