My wife and I have just returned from a generally good week at the Clubhotel Riu Paraiso in Lanzarote. We both agree that we would return again.
The service in this staff is very good and the staff very helpful and friendly.
This hotel is good value. 2 swimming pools and 3 restaurants. It is worthy of it's 4 star rating and is in a good state of repair.
A little disappointed as the air conditioning was still on the winter setting, although, we felt that our room was very warm unless the balcony doors were open. The double rooms have twin beds that tend to slide apart easily. Individual beds are too small to fit two people.
The hotel is kept very clean. The rooms are cleaned on a daily basis and there appear to be staff everywhere, cleaning up behind the tourists. the gardens and buildings are excellently maintained.
The hotel is situated on the edge of Puerto del Carmen, which is a clean and friendly resort. It is about 5-10 minutes walk to the nearest bus stop to take you into the resort. Alternatively, a taxi will cost you between 4-5 euros, if you wish to travel as far as the harbour, which is sitatuated furthest away from the hotel. It would probably take an able person 45-50 minutes to walk the length of the resort from the hotel.
clean, modern but a little warm at the moment. We has a pool view on the ground floor. One thing of note. In every hotel that I have been, I have read a note in the bathroom about towels and preserving water/energy etc. I have mostly found that even when trying to be green and leaving towels hanging on hangers, the cleaners still change them. That does not happen in this hotel and your towels will only be changed if you leave them on the floor. the cleaners are also proactive in trying to clean your room quite early so leave your do not disturb sign outside if you need privacy.
I can honestly say that I am well travelled and very experienced in all inclusive food menus. I don't rate the food at this hotel as the best. It is nice but does lack a little varierty. More annoyingly was the fact that you would have to wait for the chefs to cook the meats all the time. With a buffet, I just want to select and go and sit down not queue for the beef or fish all the time. It just seemed that the food trays were quite small and not adequate to cope with the number of guests. This may sound a bit picky but I am just comparing with previous experiences. must reiterate though that the food itself was good. Also, you could book for alternative restaurants (Asian, Mexican and Canarian). I tried the first two and they were nice and less congested.
A couple of points that are useful for me to know when I book a hotel and may be useful to you -
Sun beds - this is the first hotel that I have ever stayed in (bar one in Egypt) where it is easy to get a sunbed in a good position (up to about 12-1300). There was not much of people getting up early to put towels on beds before going out for the morning.
Gym - if, like me, you like to keep fit whilst on holiday and are looking for a good gym, do not choose this hotel. Ok. The gym has a running machine, a rower, a cross trainer and two bikes for the cardio fan. However, the weights facilities can only be described as a joke. No free weights. Only an poorly designed mini multi gym.
Drinks - Excellent. A good variety of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are available. The variety is, in my opinion, comparitive with or better that other hotels I have visited.
All in all, this hotel is very nice and I would look to stay here again if I were to return to Lanzarote.
- Also Known As:
- Clubhotel Riu Paraiso Lanzarote Hotel
- Riu Paraiso Lanzarote
- ClubHotel Riu Paraiso Lanzarote Resort Puerto Del Carmen
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located 30 m from Playa de los Pocillos beach * Two 2-story main buildings and 1 or 2-story annexes * 2 km from Puerto del Carmen * 400 m from various shops * 8 km from the airport * 300 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners ... more less
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