Visited in May for 11 nights with husband - had read previous reviews so expected a quiet holiday and that is exactly what we got. The clientele average age must be mid-60s at least so as a couple in our 40s it was nice to feel amongst the youngest in the crowd and the hotel was very peaceful, almost library like round the pool and lounge areas at times. The downside to this is if you want a bit more life you have to go into town - 8 euros each way in a taxi or 1.80 on the bus.
Decor is what I'd call classic and suits the general guest base although a couple more years and with a bit more wear and tear, this could be verging on classed as outdated. Cleanliness excellent throughout.
Entertainment at the hotel wasn't to our taste + the resident band played same tunes every night + all in bed by 11.30 pm. Although the bar advertises its open till 1 a.m. nobody stays up + on the one occasion we went into town + came back just after midnight the place was deserted.
Food was good and varied although somehow the two sitting idea for dinner, whilst it allows the hotel to accommodate all guests in what is a relatively small dining room for the amount of people thete, does create a mad rush for the food stations which I was glad to leave behind after 11 nights. I know what the last reviewer meant by the 'being stared at comment', think we were sat quite near them + hope this didn't refer to us (?!) but it is rather funny. Having your own table is quite nice though. Food in the A La Carte venue excellent but again zero atmosphere, library-like hush with no background music and stiflingly hot down there.
Room was lovely - emailed ahead and requested dune view with sun in the evening and also requested matress toppers in advance having read about the hard mattresses - all requests were met no problem and slept soundly.
Beach is really amazing - enjoyed that aspect of the holiday the most + would be the draw for me returning to the island, if at all. Beware the wind though - when it whips up you can get sandblasted - should probably have invested in a beach shelter - many used them and saw them for about 12 euros in supermarket in town.
All in all a very relaxing holiday with fabulous beach - would I go back? Probably not - prefer somewhere a tad more upbeat and scenic in terms of overall island landscape.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located 5 km from Corralejo * Renovated in summer 2007 * 5-storey building * Situated on Grandes Playas sand dune beach * 5 km from various shops * 35 km from the airport * 300 m from a bus stop ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Tres Islas Hotel Corralejo
- Riu Palace Tres Islas Corralejo
- Hotel Riu Palace Tres Islas Fuerteventura/Corralejo