I spent a week here with my husband and 3 year old son from 11th-18th March. We were looking for an AI hotel which had a heated pool and wasn't too far from the beach and shops, etc. And for us the Riu Olivina ticked all of the boxes!
The drinks were good I've certainly had worse in an AI hotel, we particularly liked the cocktails and sangria. The food was your usual AI fare however I fail to see how someone could ever go hungry as there was always lots to choose from. If you want A La Carte food then don;'t go AI! Some reviews on here say that you had to eat in sittings in the evening (6:30 and 8:30) and once you had your table in the restaurant you had to sit there for the rest of the holiday - this wasn't the case you were free to sit wherever you wanted and could come and go in the restaurant whenever you pleased (within the opening times).
Our room was cleaned everyday with the exception of Wednesday which wasn't a problem. The beds were comfy. There wasn't any air con in the room however we didn't need it in March.
The staff were all very friendly stopping to chat with my son all the time particularly the ones in the restaurant and the porter who was always in reception. The bar staff in the evening were always smiling and the entertainment staff were good however if you didn't want to join in with the activities then that was fine too!
The evening entertainment was quite good however the Argentinian Tango dancers were fantastic well worth watching.
My only small complaint would be that the toilets that serviced the main pool area were up by reception which when you have got a small child is quite a long way to walk. It was also a way to go if you were wet after getting out of the pool and not everybody wants to walk past the restaurant and near the bar in the swimming kit!
We had a great holiday and would definitely return to the Riu Olivina!
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Olivina Hotel
- Relaxia Olivina Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen