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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Location

With a stay at ClubHotel Riu Buena Vista – All Inclusive in Adeje (Playa Paraiso), you’ll be close to Golf Costa Adeje. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Plaza del Duque Shopping Center and Barranco del Infierno Trail.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 509 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and in-room child care (surcharge).

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor tennis court and a fitness center. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.

Food & Drink

This hotel is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

ClubHotel Riu Buena Vista – All Inclusive
Calle Horno, 35
Adeje, 38678 Spain

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 3645 Reviews
Hotel Riu Buena Vista
Reviewed 16 hours ago

Overall an excellent hotel. All inclusive was really all inclusive (food, drinks, towels, courtesy bus into Las Americas,safe, late check out courtesy room - but see comment below) with the strange exception of Wi-fi - but hey you are on holiday ditch the internet you CAN live without it. The hotel is exceptionally spacious so leave time to get to where you are going. We booked only a few weeks before the holiday and opted for a 'no sea view' room - when we got there it turned out to be a spacious family room (lounge, bedroom, toilet, and shower and bathroom) - with a side view of the sea. Can't guarantee that applies to everyone but we didn't question it :-). Food was good but not spectacular and after 2 weeks got a bit boring. The thematic restaurant overlooking the sea was a good for a change. We usually went to the beach first (no parasols or loungers) and came back to the pool and always found loungers and a parasol. The room was very quiet - we rarely heard any outside noise.
Negatives - a few minor ones:
Check in was strange - we could not go to our room straight away and had to wait 50 minutes - it was not explained why.
Nearby beach is very coarse black sand so take swim shoes - swimming only good at high tide alternatively there is a slightly better one 10 minutes walk away
Rooms - beds were average quality / air con just about coped (October)
Entertainment - a couple of evenings it was dire but on the plus side there was always two options (singer on the terrace / show downstairs)
We had a late checkout and asked for a courtesy room - they allocated only 30 minutes so it was very rushed for two people to get changed and repacked in that time.
However if the negatives don't phase you then it is the place for you. Would we go again? Well we never have gone back to the same place but I can see why people would go back again

Brilliant holiday in a brilliant hotel!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just returned from a week away with my husband. We’d been recommended the hotel by family members and we have to agree with everything they told us.

Check in
On arrival at the hotel at about 9pm, we checked in at reception. We were given our red wristbands and told to place our bags in the luggage room then go and eat some dinner before returning to reception to complete our check in. After eating, we were given our room keys, large bottles of water and information about the hotel’s facilities. It was a really quick procedure and we were glad of the offer of a meal on check in as we worried we would have missed the evening meal.

Rooms
We stayed in A230 which was a large family room; there was a bedroom with two large beds pushed together, bathroom with shower, bath and toilet, additional toilet, living room and large balcony. Our balcony directly overlooked the villas but we could also see the sea and pools to each side. On the balcony we had a table and two chairs with one sun lounger plus a drying rack. The room was spotless and all facilities were great. The beds were rather hard and creaked a lot when you moved around but we still managed to sleep well. The maids came into the room each day to clean and make the beds but you could choose wether to have your towels and bedding changed which is great for the environment. We asked for ours to be changed mid way through our stay which was adequate. Only issue with the towels though was that they were rather small, could really do with towels the same size as the pool towels.

Pools
There were two large pools available with lots of sun beds and parasols round each. The lower pool is where all the activities take place like aqua aerobics, water polo, aqua zumba and other games like a Total Wipeout style sprint along a floating mat while swimmers through balls at the runners (great fun to watch!). The other pool was an infinity pool and was much calmer though it was also definitely much colder than the bottom pool - I couldn’t stay in it very long! Both pools have easy access in with areas of really shallow water - I don’t think anywhere was more than about 1.5m deep. There was also a small children’s pool to the side of the quieter pool with a slide and sun beds right round it so it was an ideal place for families to base themselves. You could change towels between 8am and 4.30pm in a space in between the two pools.
On our penultimate day, the quiet pool was closed for the majority of the day as a child had been allowed in without a nappy and the offending result had to be removed.
There are lots of sun loungers and for the majority of our stay there were plenty of spare beds. However we noticed that for a large portion of the day many of the beds were reserved with towels but that were not sat on until sometimes 3/4pm! I know this happens in all hotels but it was quite ridiculous that this was not managed by the hotel. We were able to predict who would turn up to each set of beds as it was the same offenders every day - they would reserve several beds in prime spots round the pools all day and only use them for an hour or two. We went out for the day and knew we wouldn’t return till at least 3pm, it didn’t even occur to us to reserve our sun beds for our return as we knew we could sit elsewhere when we got back and wanted to allow others the chance of the beds but it seems lots of other people don’t follow the same thought process as us.
Over the weekend we did notice an influx of guests wearing green/blue bands (as opposed to the regular red ones) and the pool areas became rather manic with large groups of friends and family. They all arrived on Friday and left by Sunday evening so at least the chaos didn’t last too long.
One bugbear we had in the pool areas was the amount of people smoking - it seemed we were in the minority as non smokers. It would be great for areas of the pool to be designated as smoking areas to try and limit the impact of the smoke on non smoking guests.

Food/Drink
There are two restaurants on site; the main restaurant which is split into a larger space and a smaller one which wasn’t always open plus an outdoor restaurant that overlooked the sea.
Breakfast was served in the main restaurant and there were lots of choices; cooked options like eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, beans etc, cold options like ham, cheese, salads, fruit, yogurts etc and bakery items like croissants, various breads, cakes and pancakes. On a few days of our stay there was also churros and chocolate sauce which were amazing.
You could get a continental breakfast in the outdoor restaurant but we didn’t have it during our stay.
Lunch was served in both restaurants. The outdoor one served pasta, burgers, pizzas, hot dogs, toasties and chips as well as a range of salads and soup. In the main restaurant you could also get the same snack style choices alongside options like cooked meats, rice, potatoes - basically anything you could think of! Both restaurants always had a range of desserts, fruit and ice cream on offer.
In the late afternoon the outdoor restaurant served a range of baked items but we didn’t feel the need to indulge in these.
For dinner you could either eat at the main restaurant or reserve a table in the outdoor restaurant that became a themed one on evenings; Asian, Canarian and Italian. The food options varied each night and we never found anything we didn’t like! Particular highlights were a beautiful vegetarian lasagne, chickpeas with beef (also known as ‘old clothes’ for some reason), grilled salmon, tempura peppers and pumpkin soup! We read on here that people complained that the food was repetitive and if you filled your plate with everything on each night, then yes it would be. However we found we could eat a completely different meal each night; beef and veg one night, chicken and rice the next, fish and salad etc. We loved the food and had no complaints about it at all!
We were a little disappoint that on our last night the outdoor restaurant was closed due to “weather conditions” and the themed night was transferred to the smaller section of the main restaurant. We’d looked forward to watching the sunset over dinner and we couldn’t see any difference in weather to other nights so didn’t understand the change, however the food was still lovely and we had a great night regardless.
There was a range of drinks available throughout the day with many of them being self serve. Soft drinks and fruit juices were available alongside beer, lemon shandy, various spirits, slushes (with or without alcohol), chocolate milkshakes, hot drinks, iced teas, white/red/rose wine and cava as well as a range of cocktails. You could drink alcohol at all restaurants and bars at any time of day (bar during breakfast) - it was generally around 10.30am when you started seeing people going for beer and cocktails. We were very happy with the level of choice available. Water was also available from the self serve machines which we used during meals, choosing to get a large bottle of water from reception for our room and when we were round the pool.

Entertainment
There is an animation team that run the events during the day and perform in the shows on the evening. They were all really friendly and didn’t push you to join in with their fun and games. We watched the Michael Jackson show and the Hollywood show in the indoor theatre space - I’ve got to admit they weren’t the best unfortunately. Some members are definitely more talented than others (particularly the dark haired woman who played Janet in the Rocky Horror section - she is an incredible dancer!) but they did have a good connection as a team and we still enjoyed our evenings despite having seen better hotel entertainment elsewhere. On evenings there was also always a singer performing on the bar terrace - again, some better than others. We would spend our nights playing cards, enjoying drinks and keeping one eye on the performer.

Staff
The hotel staff were all extremely welcoming and were always smiling. From the maids to reception staff, barmen to waiters - everyone was friendly and approachable.

Location
The hotel sits overlooking the sea which makes a great view when lounging round the pool or sitting on the balcony on a late afternoon/evening. There is a nearby beach which has a windy path down to it - it’s a rocky beach with no sun loungers so we chose to stay by the pool. We didn’t venture into the immediate local area but heard other guests talking about visiting the nearby Hard Rock Hotel for drinks and a meal. The hotel puts on daily buses into Playa de las Americas which you book onto the day before you want to use. The bus takes about 15 minutes and drops you off near Siam Park. We walked from here into San Eugenio and then got a taxi along to Fanabe (€5) to visit the market. We had booked a spot on a later bus back to the hotel but chose to get a taxi from Las Dalias instead - it cost us €15.

Check out
We enquired about keeping our room on our last day until our bus pick up at 5.30pm as check out was at 11am and we wanted to shower and change clothes. We were originally told this would be ok but would need to confirm on the morning of our departure at 8am. At this point we were told the hotel was full so we couldn’t have our room past 11am - I find this hard to believe as the hotel was much quieter at this point than it had been a few days earlier so we knew it couldn’t be full. However, we were offered the chance to book a shower room for a 30 minute slot. We booked in for 4.30-5pm which worked out well. The room was pretty dire to be honest! Completely bare bar one white plastic chair and a desk - a comfier chair would have been appreciated. There were plenty of towels on hand and a bin to dispose of wet, used ones. The bathroom had a toilet, sink and shower but the shower cubicle had no light above it and when you pulled the shower curtain over the cubicle, you ended up in darkness! We chose to put towels on the floor and leave the curtain open so we could shower in the light. We understand that the room doesn’t need to be fully dressed as you’re only in there to shower but it wasn’t a welcoming space at all.

Overall, we had a fantastic holiday and couldn’t really find fault with the hotel. Any complaints we had came down to the guests rather than the hotel (the amount of people smoking, guests playing music round the pool and reserving sun loungers unnecessarily) though it would be nice for the hotel to address these issues for future guests. We would highly recommend this hotel to families and couples and we would certainly consider returning in the future.

Great resort
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a very quiet family room (booked with tui) It was large had two toilets and a very large balcony with sunbeds and small table and chairs It was clean and we'll presented but the actual furniture (drawers table etc.) Were very shabby and need to be replaced. We had room A125 which overlooked the sea and ravine. We also had the sun on the balcony from about 2 pm until 6pm.This room was at the very bottom of the buildings next to the villas.Loved it and especially the very quiet snack bar in the small bottom restaurant. Food choice was limited to mainly pork and fish
lovely salads and great soups.Sweets okay with plenty of fresh fruit.
You can walk to Playa Parasio in one direction and Calle SalVale in the other. Both with small beaches.Good holiday

Fab
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well this was first visit to this hotel for myself and my husband we were here for 10 days(23rd Sept- 3rd Oct),we had a little wait for our room as we had arrived before the check in time so we went down to the buffet restaurant for lunch.
We checked in and taken to our room on the 7th floor we couldn't believe how big they were,you had a separate lounge area with a sofa,t.v. and unit,also a separate toilet and sink,then you had the bedroom with a bathroom that had a bath and a separate shower,we had a lovely balcony and a fab view of the ocean and pool area.
There were 2 restaurants the main buffet one and an al a carte which you can visit as many times as you like but you need to book there are only 2 sittings 7pm+9pm the themes they had there during our visit was Italian,Asian and canarian,we did Italian and canarian the food was lovely but we preferred the buffet restaurant there was plenty of choice.The staff were very friendly and helpful the rooms were comfortable and clean,we had fresh towels everyday,to have your bedding Changed you need to leave the maids card on your bed.
There were 2 big pools but like alot of hotels people were putting towels on the sunbeds quite early in the mornings so beware,you can change your pool towels daily if you wish no charge.
We did 2 trips during our visit we did the island tour which was interesting and the tiede at night which was really good we would recommend that one.Altoghter we had a lovely stay and wouldn't hesitate in going back the only thing I disagreed with is having to pay for the Wi-Fi.

Fab stay.
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our 3rd time at this hotel.. 2years since our last stay.... It shows, hotel in need of a bit it tlc, beds not as comfy and very creaky and noisy when moving.
But can not fault the staff, the food, the room attendees.
Our room was cleaned throughout to a great standard. Staff in the hotel were friendly and brilliant with our children.
Food is great plenty of choice.
Only downside.... (And it's just inevitable with time) that some upgrades need to be made to the actual hotel.
Still a fantastic time spent at riu buena vista!