We stayed at this hotel from 18th April and thought it was nice hotel for the price and probably a 3 star hotel.
We stayed in the Annex building and thought overall it was a better place than the hotel part. The hotel side seemed a bit overcrowded the only benefit I could see was it was close to the beach and free Wi-Fi was available in the lobby area for internet. Also pick up your free bottles of mineral water every day from reception.
I emailed the hotel 3-4 weeks before hand stating when I was arriving and that I had a 8 month infant so wanted to be close to the pool and on the ground floor. They replied straight away saying that they will accommodate as best they can. When arriving we got a great room, which over looked the pool and from the back you can get straight to the pool area.
This was good for the sun lounger issue that many people have reported here. Yes the loungers do get taken up, but if you plan to get to the pool area at midday then your obviously not going to get any, we saw people coming to the pool area 1pm frustrated there were no loungers, that’s what you expect. We did see one incident where a French lady removed someone’s towel from the lounger to ‘steal’ the lounger, she got caught and carried on like its normal, no apology.
We were lucky as from the back of our room we can get to the pool side where we placed our towels down and went to breakfast.
Beach towels are only for hotel side guests but if you ask reception they will provide annex side staying guests beach towels, after they say they shouldn’t but will accommodate.
Not enough parasols as usual, so if you need one, you need to get up early to get one.
The food was repetitive unfortunately, that was the downside of the hotel. Not much variety, breakfast and lunch expect the same food and for dinner you’ll get a few different dishes but it mostly the same. The quality of the food was great, fresh and plentiful.
I recommend the Mandarin restaurant, it was nice change to the repetitive food. Must be book 24 hours before hand and only open 3 days a week.
There are a lots of French and Germans guests there, but unlike some reviews found them polite and smiley, probably more than young British guests.
The Annex rooms are a bit dated, the beds are old and squeaky and can do with an overall update, but was clean. The house keeping ladies were great and nothing was any trouble. The TV is old had Sky News, Nat Geo and some good film channels. Safe was free to use in the room, you get a key with the room key.
We didn’t venture into town itself but went to Campio a market and shops area, about 7 Euro taxi ride, worth going to get out on a cloudy day, we picked up some key rings and small gifts.
The beach is perfect, windy though, clear water and gold sand.
Would we go back to the hotel, yes.
Would we recommend, yes.
- Also Known As:
- Riu Clubhotel Oliva Beach Corralejo
- Riu Oliva Beach
- Riu Clubhotel Oliva Beach Hotel
- ClubHotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort Corralejo, Fuerteventura
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 5 km from Corralejo. 7-storey main building and 2-storey and 3-storey annexes, surrounded by a 35,000 m2 garden, Situated on Grandes Playas sand dune beach, 5 km from various shops, 35 km from the airport, 200 m from a bus stop, Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners. ... more less
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