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Hotel Riu Arecas

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#21 of 73 hotels in Costa Adeje
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4.4
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The Adults Only Hotel Riu Arecas opens all year round and is situated in the south of Tenerife, near Costa Adeje, with its own direct access to the promenade and just 450 m away from Playa del Duque beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Costa Adeje (4 km), Playa de las Americas (4.5 km) and Tenerife South Airport Reina Sofía (TFS) (22 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, has 401 comfortably furnished rooms with free WiFi and offers many amenities. Relax in our wellness centre or get in shape at the gym. 2 outdoor pools and 1 infinity pool, 2 of them heated in winter. Evening entertainment, as well as various watersports and golf courses available in the vicinity. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations and themed buffets at our main restaurant, as well as a Spanish restaurant; 3 bars located in different areas of the hotel.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Entertainment staff
Car hire
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Squash offsite
Taxi service
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Pool view
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Catalan and 3 more
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Hotel Riu Arecas garners praise for its spotless cleanliness and its serene location that's conveniently close to beaches and attractions. The atmosphere strikes a balance between vibrant energy and tranquil relaxation, though some areas could benefit from an ambiance boost. While the hotel offers commendable amenities and friendly service, some guests suggest improvements and noted service inconsistencies. Room experiences vary, with cleanliness appreciated but noise levels and dated decor occasionally detracting from the stay. The value proposition receives mixed reviews due to additional charges for essentials.
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Diane T wrote a review Feb 2024
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Unfortunately our stay was cut short due to illness. Hotel is very comfortable and clean. Staff are helpful and pleasant. Dining room busy but well run and selection of food excellent. Our room was nice, although overlooked a car park and no sun on our balcony. Pool area and garden are lovely. Was very disappointed that the only access to beach area was via 5 flights of steep steps. Surprising as most guests were senior. Also it was a long walk to shops etc. so not an easy stroll to do in the evening. Majority of guests on our stay were German so everything including tv and notices were in German. It was nice, but won’t choose it again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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CT1 wrote a review Jul 2023
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First time we've ever returned to the same holiday hotel and would definitely go again! Hotel is clean and well maintained and staff are so friendly and helpful. We found the food varied and enjoyed every meal we had in the main restaurant. The vegetarian/vegan selection was better than anything we have ever had at a European hotel with tofu and seitan options a couple of evenings and plenty of choice other nights. At breakfast there are lactose free and soya milks and again plenty of choice with allergen labels on every dish. My husband celebrated a special birthday whilst we were there and the cake I pre ordered from the hotel was absolutely amazing and we also returned to the room one day to a bottle of cava which was a lovely touch. We went with our two adult children aged 19 and 22 who also really enjoyed their stay. The hotel is in a quiet location but only 25-30 minutes walk to bars/restaurants if you want to venture further afield. There was never an issue getting four sunbeds together given the choice of three pools. We love the peace and quiet of the hotel and whilst adults only, doesn't seem to attract the stag/hen party market which suited us all fine but I imagine some might find it a bit quieter than they expected from a holiday in Tenerife. I think my only slight negative would be that it would be useful to have water coolers/free water by the pool bars but we bought our own insulated bottles and bought water at the Spar opposite to ensure we were fully hydrated in the heat. Don't think the drink prices are actually that bad at the hotel, but just think free water coolers would be a nice touch. Thanks again Riu Arecas for a lovely holiday and I'm sure we will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded Jul 18, 2023
Dear UserColT, We definitively have the best guests. It is us wo wish thank you very much for your heart-warming feedback, on behalf of our lovely staff. It is very gratifying to read you enjoyed your holiday so much! Hoping to see you again! Loving Regards, Hotel Riu Arecas Online Reputation Manager
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Escape06218735323 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Thoroughly enjoyed our week at this Hotel. Very warm welcome when we arrived, refreshing drink and dealt with the registration process quickly and efficiently. Room was ready when we arrived, very clean and good size and location ( room95), courtesy call from reception to check all was ok . Restaurant and pool area very good. All the staff we met were friendly, helpful and extremely hard working. Sun beds were not an issue as there was plenty to go round, even though some people still put their towels out early … why!! Food was generally of a high standard, no issues at all. Bar prices were very reasonable, entertainment of an evening was not our choice, but , it’s difficult to get the balance right. Visited the Spanish Restaurant, which made a nice change.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Russell wrote a review Feb 2024
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This was the second time we have stayed in this hotel. It's clean, the staff are very friendly. A special smention of Ricardo in the restaurant. The quality of the food is also very good and very varied. Plenty of options in the buffet.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Calum S wrote a review Feb 2024
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We recently returned from a 7 day stay at RIU ARECAS Tenerife. Overall the hotel and staff were both good. My only criticism with our bedroom is the glass sliding bathroom door which offers very little sound reduction. Otherwise the room was of a good standard. All hotel staff were very pleasant, friendly and helpful. We will revisit in the future.
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C705AFjohn wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great hotel food great ,always plenty to choose from and a great selection of fresh produce. Staff always very helpful and knowledgeable always willing to assist the swimming pools were great and well maintained plenty of staff working around the pool area and the grounds were kept in an immaculate condition the whole ambience of the hotel was great we could not fault it.we would
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Dear John, We are so pleased to read that your experience was positive. We really thank you for your feedback, knowing that our guests are happy with the experience makes our day. The best news is reading you had a nice time. Kindest Greetings, John! Hotel Riu Arecas Online Reputation Manager
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Christine M wrote a review Feb 2024
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Everything about the hotel is great. The staff, accommodation, pool area never crowded and the choice aand quality of food excellent. The position of the hotel is very convenient, but there are quite a few steps to reach the promenade. There is a bus stop outside the hotel and the bus service is excellent.
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Dear Christine M, We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed our hotel so much, and we are also happy to know that we lived up to your expectations in the aspects that you value us. We hope that soon you will choose us again to spend a few days with us and, thus, live a new unforgettable experience. Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Arecas Online Reputation Manager
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Alan M wrote a review Feb 2024
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We really enjoyed our stay ( the second in three months). The hotel is clean, comfortable with good facilities . The restaurant is buffet style with so many choices at both breakfast and dinner, so nice to be able to sit out on the terrace to eat in mid February. We loved the beach club!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Alan M, We are glad to know that we have been part of your pleasant experience in our facilities. We appreciate your kindness in giving us such a positive review. We look forward to welcoming you once again. Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Arecas Online Reputation Manager
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Cookieboy wrote a review Feb 2024
Dereham, United Kingdom58 contributions
We stayed here for 10 nights. We arrived from our flight at about 1030pm. The staff were excellent in providing a warm welcome and even provided a meal for us. Roberto was great at helping us get our orientation and explaining the hotel facilities. We couldn't fault this hotel and the staff. The food was always fresh and tasted great. They Mainly catered for European tastes and we really enjoyed the food. It is a buffet service but well organised and fresh food was always being prepared. If you want to eat outside you just need to arrive at a less busy time or be prepared for a short wait for a table. We never waited more than 5 minutes at any time. Busy times fluctuated with the different nationalities staying each day. We managed to eat in the speciality Spanish restaurant, no charge but advance booking essential. This was really good and well worth booking. The room was cleaned daily to a high standard daily. The kettle with tea and coffee provided was a nice surprise as we did not expect this. You just need to let reception know and give permission for someone to enter the room if you want supplies topped up. The hotel pools are lovely and clean, when we went in February not very warm but OK for swimming. The local beaches are a short walk away and very enjoyable. Overall this was a relaxing, enjoyable break with great food, accommodation and excellent staff.
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Dear Uniquehandles, It is an honour to be recognized as a good hotel. Our staff are thrilled when they learn their efforts are appreciated, we thank you on behalf of our team, for your evaluation. We hope you come back soon! Warmest wishes! Hotel Riu Arecas Online Reputation Manager
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Van634 wrote a review Feb 2024
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In my opinion I would say it’s definitely a hotel for the over 60’s Nice infinity pool with pool bar (75 steps down to this pool or the beach front ) People still insist on reserving pool sunbeds which really is not necessary ( we always found 2 together) No Snack bar, snacks are only available up in the main restaurant on the terrace. Very clean hotel and pool areas. Most staff are excellent. No daytime entertainment at all !! Have never been to a hotel with nothing going on, not even a table tennis table here! Shouldn’t be charging for safe (11 nights = €30 😳) Evening entertainment is much the same most nights (after visiting other hotels in the evening it seemed at this hotel it is aimed at the older visitors). Needs some piano/background music in large reception area to give it a bit of atmosphere. There is absolutely no atmosphere in the hotel or pool areas! All in all a relaxing stay but not a great RIU hotel so will definitely not be returning.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Van634, Thank you for your review. We really appreciate that you took the time to evaluate your stay. As much as we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the hotel´s cleanliness, since we make every effort to meet our guests’ expectations and to provide a wonderful experience, we are truly disappointed to read that you may have experienced some challenges with us. Your comments will be forwarded to the relevant team to be taken into account for future improvement as we really hope you will give us another opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Hotel Riu Arecas Online Reputation Manager
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$181 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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riu arecas adeje, riu arecas hotel adeje
LOCATION
SpainCanary IslandsTenerifeAdejeCosta Adeje
NUMBER OF ROOMS
401
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Arecas
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Arecas?
Nearby attractions include Diamonds n Diamonds (0.2 miles), The Pub-Tenerife (0.2 miles), and Cafè Steps International Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Arecas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Arecas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Arecas?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Arecas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Delhi Darbar, Buenavida Vegan, and The Pantry.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Arecas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Arecas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Arecas?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Casa Fuerte (2.5 miles), Mariposa (4.0 miles), and La Fuente de los Tres Chorros (2.6 miles).
Does Hotel Riu Arecas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Riu Arecas accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.