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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0
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Description: Located in Playa Paraíso, close to the town of Adeje, the ClubHotel Riu Buena Vista, with its "All Inclusive" system, will make an ideal holiday destination for youngsters and families, with selected entertainment and sports activities for all ages.


Google maps location 28.123308° -16.777994°


Britcouple

Registered: March 2006
Posts: 529
Review Date: Mon December 14, 2009 Would you recommend this Riu Resort? Yes | Price paid per week?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Hotel and staff
Cons: Location

Standard process on arrival at the hotel seems to be to have the silver wristband fitted and be sent to have a drink and then come back and register after this.


This we did and we were allocated a family room (separate living room and additional toilet, with views from the room and balcony out over the ocean. Also a balcony view to both pools).


The balcony was large and was complete with two sun beds as well as the usual small table and two chairs.


The living room area was clean comfortable and more than adequate if not over exciting. The main bathroom was excellent although the separate shower enclosure was slightly on the small side (but adequate).


Beers, wines, coffee and soft drinks can be obtained 24/7 (I believe) from various locations around the hotel. Spirits are provided at the two bars.


The single speciality restaurant I believe alternates between Canarian and Italian cuisine (we didn’t try it).


The restaurant was busy, at peak times, but the trick is to catch the eye of a waiter or supervisor who will pretty quickly identify a suitable table and get this set up. Table cloths are changed every time new guests sit at a table. There is an outside area also attached to the restaurant. We ate out here a few times.


Based on what I can recollect from European holidays (before being a Riu convert) I think the food was good, but not to the same standard and with the same choice as is the Caribbean.


Suits (I assume Director and Sub-Director) were evident in the restaurant on several occasions, speaking to guests on entering the room and even serving fruit juices (a nice touch). The Riu ethos of “We’re all about you” was evident everywhere. The staff were arguably the happiest; friendliest I have come across anywhere.


There was some light entertainment (musicians/singers) in the Hotel main area of an evening with the actual main entertainment area being inside (but we never visited this I’m afraid).


There is a lovely snack/specialist restaurant area at the ocean end of the property with external patio seating and lawned area.


The reception area was large with lots of very nice wicker suite seating this overlooked (below) the main lobby area with probably three times as much similar seating with a small stage area in the corner.


There is a gymnasium at the hotel which is adequate but not fantastic.


The weather was hot or warm and alternated between sunny and cloudy. Evenings were warm enough to sit outside in short sleeved shirts.


There would seem to be paid for wifi available (a machine in reception that presumable gives out the appropriate access key code?) but I didn’t find out how much this was. There were probably about 10 coin operated Internet machines in reception.


All in all we had a great week with some good walks, but being beach people we did miss the white/golden sand (as opposed to dark brown/black) beaches that are our preference.


Would we go back? For the price we paid undoubtedly, especially in similar circumstances (hoping for a last bit of sun before winter in Blighty).

 


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