We loved our stay at the Riu Palace Tres Islas! We would rate it 4/5 stars. It looks great from the outside and we had a champagne on arrival, our cases were delivered to our rooms for us. One of our cases was taken to the wrong room by accident, but it was sorted immediately. We had a junior suite on the first floor, which was amazing, with a separate lounge as well as a bathroom and bedroom, as well as dressing gowns to wear throughout our stay. I recommend being upgraded to this room. The beds are very comfortable, and the rooms have fans and are very cool, so we all slept very well. Our room had a pool view, two flatscreen tvs and sea view, which was lovely, some of the other rooms overlooked a car park and sand dunes.
The pool area was lovely. People got up early for sunbeds near the pool, but if you wanted a lie in you could probably get one further away from the pools, or on the beach. If you reserve a deluxe suite you get sunbeds on your balcony! There was two large pools, which were not too crowded, as well as a children's pool. There was also two Jacuzzis' - one near the children's pool and one behind the spa, which you can sit in while looking through the glass walls at the beach.
We never visited the spa, but it looked nice and was open 6 days a week. There was also a gym next to the spa, which was quite small but fine. At the spa you can get different massages, facials, hair treatments, etc.
The beach was amazing and reminded us of a Caribbean beach, the sand was almost white and the sea was very clear, a bit choppy, but there was lifeguards on duty, who kept an eye on everything and told people if they were heading too far out to sea. We spent some time by the beach, because it was breezier than by the pool so we didn't get as hot. There was a small restaurant on the beach, but the standard of the food there was very average. We mostly had lunch in the hotel, which was very expensive but nice, although we did notice that the bar staff gave free olives to some people as a starter before their meal, we worked out that this was for the people that tipped them, mostly the Germans.
The food was nice, however it was nicer in a 4 star Riu hotel we stayed in earlier this year. There were only queues if you wanted something like pancakes or omelettes, which the chefs were cooking constantly as they were so popular. The restaurant staff were friendly, and so were the reception staff and the maids, but the pool bar staff were miserable and seemed reluctant to serve us hot drinks. They seemed to prefer the Germans, probably because they left tips for them all the time.
This hotel is located right on the beach, in a quiet area in Correlejo. There are lots of excursions available. It is about a five minute walk to the local supermarket and bus stop, where you can catch the bus into the centre of Corralejo. There are plenty of shops in the centre, and also a cheap supermarket, as the local ones are expensive.
Overall, we had our best holiday yet and would love to return here!
- 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