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Urbanizacion La Herradura, 38670, Adeje, Tenerife Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#23 of 86 hotels in Adeje
Travellers' Choice
The Adults Only Hotel Riu Arecas opens all year round and is situated in the south of Tenerife, near Costa Adeje, with its own direct access to the promenade and just 450 m away from Playa del Duque beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Costa Adeje (4 km), Playa de las Americas (4.5 km) and Tenerife South Airport Reina Sofía (TFS) (22 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, has 401 comfortably furnished rooms with free WiFi and offers many amenities. Relax in our wellness centre or get in shape at the gym. 2 outdoor pools and 1 infinity pool, 2 of them heated in winter. Evening entertainment, as well as various watersports and golf courses available in the vicinity. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations and themed buffets at our main restaurant, as well as a Spanish restaurant; 3 bars located in different areas of the hotel.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Car hire
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Squash offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Adults only
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Private bathrooms
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Pool view
Good to know
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 4 more
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Life in the sunshine wrote a review 20 Jul
Tenerife, Spain13 contributions26 helpful votes
I love love love this hotel. My friend and I stayed here for a relaxing weekend and even thought it was only 2 days, it felt so much longer. All the staff were very professional and helpful. A big thank you to Nestor (by the infinity pool) and Nuria (at reception) for making our stay extra special. This was the first time in 4 years that we both left our partners and children at home and we will definitely return once again, hopefully soon!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Great location with parking included The beach zone infinity pool is amazing!
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pwill64 wrote a review 9 Jul
wales99 contributions59 helpful votes
booked a week at the Riu Arecas, never stayed before but have stayed in the area many times. Adult only hotel, modern, 2 great heated pool & loads of sunbeds. no entertainment team, however, there was entertainment every night on the terrace, which was different every night. Check in was quick & friendly, dinning room was much the same as other Spanish hotels. Food was fine, we are both vegetarian, there was a small dedicated section specifically veggie & we found more than enough to chose from. Men could wear shorts to dinner but dress code was monitored at the door. pool was lovely, temperature was just right & plenty of pool towels available. room was perfect size, bed was comfortable. small fridge & plenty pf plugs. they did not have USB for phone charging tho. Bathroom was great, usual wall mounted hair dryer, walk in shower etc. however, other than a shower gel dispenser, no other products available. i did ask for a shower cap & reception sent one straight up. all in all, a great hotel, adult only where you can be left alone to rest & enjoy hotel. the area is great, just a short walk to many bars etc. there's a handy supermarket across the road (from the front entrance) & there was a great Italian bar too. there's a COVID test centre charging €35 for the antigen test to return to UK, results within an hour., results printed for you. you can also access the Riu Palace & facilities, entering from the side gate (from path leading to the beach) with your hotel swipe card.
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Date of stay: July 2021
3 Helpful votes
Ksusha74 wrote a review Apr 2021
New York11 contributions26 helpful votes
It’s our third time at this resort with last two stays during the pandemic. Things aren’t the same as before which is expected including much less stuff, restrictions, etc. However what was absolutely shocking is how they handled Covid Testing which is now required by US government in order to enter the country. First, and MOST importantly, they do not provide the guests with information that Antigen Covid Test is FREE of charge for All Inclusive guests and $50 for Timeshare guests. They ONLY provide guests with paper that has link to schedule PCR Test for which they charge $100!!!! When I asked at the front desk about Antigen test I could tell they were given instructions not to answer, so I had ask for manager who swore to me that by 9:00 PM I will get a paper which will have appointment time for my test. Of course I didn’t receive anything soI went to front desk again and confronted them. Long story short, we spoke to multiple people at the resort and not one single person at All Inclusive and Timeshare received information that resort provides guests with Antigen Test which is accepted by CDC. Shame on you RIU Palace!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Arecas
Responded 22 Apr 2021
Dear Ksusha74 , Thank you very much for choosing Riu again and for sharing a review. We regret that you encountered some inconveniences in regards to the PCR-tests which are offered during our guests' stay. Your comments will be shared in order to ensure your experience is not repeated in the future, or in case our standards have not been fulfilled at some point. Unfortunately, we have not been able to track your case with the information provided. For this reason, we kindly invite you to raise a formal and detailed complaint through our After Travel Customer Care at complaints@riu.com. It is our hope to get an opportunity in order to serve you again in the future and improve your experience with us. We wish you all the best, Hotel Riu Arecas Online Reputation Manager
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Jadranka M wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Have stayed at the hotel several times and that says a lot. Nice staff, good cleaning especially this year when this is so important. The rooms may need a facelift but the most important thing is that they are thoroughly cleaned. There has always been good food at the hotel both for breakfast and dinner and so it was this year as well, maybe less selection but that is completely understandable. Very good Christmas dinner.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Scott wrote a review Dec 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fantastic hotel, wonderful staff, nice food, all felt very clean and safe in these covid times. The beach club is a superb addition to a hotel that is not quite on the beach, and the location is great, being far enough away from the cheap bars and tat shops, but not so far away that you can't go out and enjoy yourself. Our only minor complaints are as follows, but we did not feel them worthy of removing a star. 1) The room was a little tired in places, some chips on the drawers etc, and the general decor felt a little dated (although the bathroom felt extremely modern and to a very high standard). 2) The wifi has a limit of 2 devices at once, it is possible to log out (although not super obvious how) so you can log in with a new device, but this system feels totally unnecessary. 3) A charge to use the safe in the room does not seem to fit in with a hotel of this calibre where I would have expected it to be free.
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Date of stay: December 2020
US$111 - US$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Arecas
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Arecas?
Nearby attractions include Centro Comercial El Mirador (0.4 km), Acanto Cocktail Lounge (0.4 km), and Playa De La Enramada (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Arecas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Arecas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Arecas?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Arecas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wotherspoons Cafe Bar, Fish & Lobster Tenerife, and Secret's Tasca.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Arecas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Arecas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Arecas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Casa Fuerte (3.7 km), Mariposa (7.7 km), and La Fuente de los Tres Chorros (4.0 km).
Does Hotel Riu Arecas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Riu Arecas accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.