We just come back from Gran Canaria on 24th October, staying in RIU , Palmeras.
Hotel is very clean, nice food, good entertainment every night. Close to the beach ( 5 minutes walk from hotel).Swimming pool is clean and very organised. We had a premium island tour organised by the hotel which was excellent. 59Euro per person ( lunch included) which was worth a trip.
The only thing which were not happy was the check in at the reception. When we arrived we were told that we have only one room booked. We booked two rooms ( 1 for 2 people and 1 for single occupancy). Our hotel accommodation vouchers confirmed this. We were stressed at that point. After few minutes, the middle age man at the reception checked it again and told us that, he found another room for us.
We have requested " higher floors, sea view, rooms close to each other". we did not get any of these. we were told by this gentleman, that this is our request, but they will give at their availability. So, what is the point of putting special request in when we choose this hotel.
There are 7 floors in this hotel, we were given rooms on 3rd Floor.
We can see sea through trees from 3rd floor. You need to be at least on 4th Floor to see a glimpse of sea. I asked him, if We can pay extra to get better rooms. He said "No". That was our only disappointment with this hotel.
Most staff in this hotel are nice and helpful, especially Jonathan at the reception. This young man is lovely. Answer all our queries and no job too small or big for him.
Apart from the mentioned above, we enjoyed the trip.
According to Accu Weather, we should have rain two days during our 7 days holiday. But, rain was so light and lasted only few minutes. We can't even call this rain, more of a drizzle than rain.
Supermarket in front of hotel has many good restaurants .Weather was Sunny most days at the temperature between 22.C to 25.C.
We walked towards Maspolomas sand dunes every morning or afternoon.Good exercise and it is pedestrian only walk area. Beautiful.We will go back to GC again, but will try different RIU Hotel next visit. Our rooms are on 3rd Floor close to outdoor entertainment area, so we can hear the music until late every night. We can only go to sleep after entertainment completed.
Dr K H S
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Riu Palmeras/Riu Palmitos is located in Gran Canaria, Spain, and is ideal for enjoying holidays as a family, couple or with friends and soaking up the good atmosphere radiated by the island. In the calm and central resort of Playa del Ingles beach, you will find this comfortable 4 star complex that offers the service and quality that can be expected of RIU Hotels & Resorts. Everything you could need for relaxing and fun-filled holidays is within easy reach. It includes a fresh water swimming pool, a solarium-terrace and a gym as well as many water sports and two golf courses. In the surrounding area you can also rent a bike, play squash, mini golf or tennis.Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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