We spent one week here in early July. The hotel is very clean and well presented. We had already stayed at the Riu Palace in Mexico and hoped to find the same elegance that we had there, and were not dissapointed.
The restaurant is large with breakfast buffet style and evening Buffet or table service you choose on the evening which you prefer. They have 2 sittings 6pm or 8 pm (although you can change if you advise them beforehand), and you are allocted a table which you keep for the period of your holiday - nice if you like the people you are seated next to (we did - hi Julie & Vaughan). No shorts allowed in evening and everybody dessed up for dinner, which i really like.
There are two pools (plus a small baby pool), the sunbeds around the pool area are quite crammed in, but we sat over on the sanded "beach" area which was much more spaced out and had a lovely view of the sea if you got nearer to the front - we didn't manage this every day as people will reserve beds with towels at some unearthly hour of the morning. There is a small bar here too. Two more pool bars by the other pools, one which serves lunch - either a full table service or you can just have the salad bar which is just right for a lite lunch. We chose to walk out for lunch as if you walk in either direction you come to some really nice beach restaurants in Playa del Duque or La Caleta. The beach in front of the hotel is mainly pebbles with a small area of black sand but the sea is lovely to swim in and very safe. The Playa Del Duque beach 5 mins walk away is one of the most well kept beaches i have been on and although a bit busier than on previous occassions we have been still not over crowed for this time of year.
Evening entertainment was a bit hit or miss really, two evening we had shows (Michael Jackson tribute - V.Good, and a magic show - not so good!). The resident band played most evenings on the Terrace, they were ok but slightly holiday campish? But you can always go out for a walk or grab a cab into Las Americas if that's your thing I suppose.
Our room was very well decorated and clean, if slightly smaller than we have experienced in recent years. In fact the night we arrived we were given an "upgraded" room, which we slept in one night (as we arrived at gone midnight) but asked to be moved as it was a twin room and had no view, so we were downgraded to our original room which to us was much better and had a lovely view of the sea. (beware of this as i have notice others saying exactly the same in their review). We had no complaint about this room at all and it was nice to return to the room on the 2nd evening to find complimentary Cava & fruit from the management.
I would definately recommend this hotel if you want to be slightly away from the bustle of the main resort and yet still be able to reach it. We hope to return at some point in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on Costa de Adeje* 9 storey building* Located on the seafront * 21,000 garden * 150 m from Playa del Duque beach * Entertainments and shopping centre are within 1,8 km distance in La Caleta * 22 km from Internacional Airport Reina Sofía Tenerife Sur (TFS) * 150 m from a bus stop * The hotel has been completely refurbished in spring/summer 2015 * Accepted Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Tenerife Adeje
- Hotel Riu Palace Tenerife Adeje