Riu ClubHotel Gran Canaria
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... beer. The papas are boiled in very salty water with the skin and served like that, but its the mojo that is the important part of the meal. We then walked down the paseo by the sea for a while, on the left we had the buildings and moutains, and on the right we had the vast sea filled with ships, tankers, cargo ships and three oil drilling platforms under construction, so that scenery was not the best.
... t then I was scammed and would consider myself homeless in some unknown island, if they worked then I would have a bed and a roof and all would be good. Happy to say that the keys worked and I was greeting by my room mate Benedetta from Florence.
I unpacked all my belongings and went to out to run some errands to get my self acclimatized to the island. ...
... Vegueta. The architecture is Spanish and Canarian. Unfortunately, the Museum of the Canaries closed at 2 pm (on a Saturday!), but I did visit the Cathedral of Santa Ana and Columbus House Museum. Christopher Columbus stopped and stayed in the Canary Islands on each of his four expeditions, to provision his ships and prepare for his voyages of discovery of the New World (what he thought was India).
... a book perhaps. however just occasionally things go wrong, like mechanical failure with the autopilot. On my shift it decide to sail only in one direction. You can imagine it would be difficult to get to the Caribbean sailing in circles.
Like from Gibraltar there is a lot of banging on the boat. The further we get from land the less crashing occurs and the more other sounds keep you up. In low ...
... 430 so we headed to California and rented boogie boards to play with. It was a little harder then I expected but all we were doing was riding with the wave on our belly. Figured it was a good time to pull out the disposable camera and snap some shots. Hope they turn out alright. We returned the boogies and headed for the real deal! We put on our wetsuits, grabbed our boards and headed for the ocean! Our lesson lasted all of 5 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riu ClubHotel Gran Canaria Maspalomas
Just had a week at this hotel for the first time in July 04. First class hotel, very clean, wonderful food, quality drinks, superb entertainment day and night for all ages, lovely rooms, great location, customer service exceeded expectations, very well managed. We all had a great holiday. Nothing more to say but thank you RIU.
An excellent hotel. Staff are brilliant, hotel is nearly new (3 yrs old), immaculate. Food, again, excellent. All Inclusive is exactly what they say at this hotel, ALL INCLUSIVE. Try it or miss out !
Area is pretty new but well placed, a couple of Euros to Playa Del Ingles if you want to mix with riff faff or if you are like us, like a drink but with "normal people" not idiots, the local bars served us well.
Love the Riu Clubhotel Gran Canaria
We have been to the Riu Clubhotel three times in the past 2 years and it just gets better and better.Would recommend it to anybody. Staff friendly andefficient and the meals are out of this world.Looking forward to going back soon
A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY
First time in a Riu and if Club Hotel anything to go by then we won't be using any other group of hotels. The management couldn't do enough for you, the staff very friendly, the animacion team work outstandingly hard whilst always having a smile on their faces and the food and accommodation superb. Can't wait to go back, will be booking up asap.
Thank you RIU Club Hotel Gran Canaria.
My wife and I have just returned from the Riu at Melonaras and we really enjoyed the place.
Brilliant! Don't book so that I can ensure there's room for me!!
An excellent hotel with fabulous facilities and delicious food. The staff are only too happy to ensure your stay is positive. The best hotel/holiday I've ever experienced. The entertainment team put on a fabulous show most nights, but not always brilliant. No need to bring a towel, the hotel provide towels in rooms and for sun lounger. This hotel provides all the little extras. I am looking forward to returning!
This is the second time we have stayed in a RIU ClubHotel and again it was an excellent experience. The hotel was clean, the staff polite and helpful, the catering superb and the entertainment from the animation team was excellent. Just a few points to note:- If you are british you will be in the minority, most of the guests were German but this is not a problem as everything is in multiple languages and there are plenty of sun bed to go round and to be honest the rudest people there were probably the Brits anyway (sigh). The hotel is next to the beach, however it is a rocky beach that I would not want to use. The nearest sandy beach is the dunes some 800m along the seafront past the Faro lighthouse, however given that this is an all inclusive hotel you probably don't want to move away from the pool and all the refreshments anyway. On the positive side if you do go to the beach there are plenty of facilities there with a little shopping centre there to cater for every taste. We recieved a letter about 2 weeks before departure saying there were building works next door but the only thing we noticed was one loud bang from the site in the whole week so it really was a non-event. We dont have any children but if you do then they are well catered for, the animation team have dedicated entertainment for them and even their own pool and disco for them in the evening. To sum up, I liked it and would go there again.
Our best christmas ever
My husband, two girls and mother-in-law have just returned from this wonderful hotel. Food was far superior to that we have had in 5* All Inc Hotels in the Caribean. Staff all bear a smile and are extremely helpful. Quality and selection of drinks first class, public rooms and bedrooms very clean and well furnished, including comfortable beds ! Pool area spacious and spotless, evening entertainment well produced but somewhat repetitive, but no different to most hotels in Spain. All in all though fantastic, no problems and would return especially Xmas time which they made so so special.........
This is simply the best hotel we have ever stayed at. The hotel is all-inclusive with a rating of 4 star+ but quite simply feels like 5. The service everywhere was first class; the rooms spotlessly clean, bristling with all mod cons such as air-conditioning, hair-dryer, power shower, numerous razor and power sockets and all tastefully decorated. The food was amazing, (in fact there is so much on offer you have to pace yourself to stop rolling over!!) As for the entertainment well, how many times do you hear about in-house entertainment that simply isnt. But at the Riu Club boasted a dedicated entertainment or animations team putting on first rate shows every night in the comfortable show bar. The only whinges we could think of were no tea or coffee faculties in the rooms, and perhaps one more lifeguard or two around the pools. Apart from that we could find no fault and even sought out the manager to congratulate him on the hotels amenities. Something we would have never done in the past. We will DEFIANTLY stay again!!
Relaxation at the right price
We had a 14 day break at the Club Hotel Riu Grand. The rooms were excellent, the service first class. The all inclusive excellent value for money. The setting superb. The beach an easy stroll and worth the walk.
After a hectic year with work and a big wedding in the family, my husband and I wanted a relaxing holiday. We had been to Maspalomas the year before and were impressed with the standards of the Riu hotels. I did not realise that I had booked an all inclusive, I thought we were going to the sister hotel - I'm glad I made that mistake. I dont think I would have the relaxing ambiance that was at te Club HOtel. We will definitely go again.