Fantastic holiday in Lanzarote!
The Clubhotel Riu Paraiso Lanzarote Resort is in an excellent position, opposite the beach and 10 minutes walk from the start of Puerto del Carmen to the right of the hotel, and 10 minutes walk from the centre of Playa de los Pocillos.
The hotel is a very large one, originally 2 hotels, but now joined together either by the connecting bridge or the garden walk. The main hotel is where the entertainment and the restaurants are featured, plus the reception and 2 of the swimming pools. The other hotel ( the Palace side ), are the other 2 pools, daytime snack bar, bar and swim - up bar, other shop, gym , spa and hairdresser are situated.
There are 3 childrens clubs for various ages and activities for adults as well. In the evening the animation team put on a show, alternating with professional acts. I can honestly say it's the best hotel entertainment I've ever seen, the entertainment room was packed every night .
There are 4 restaurants here; the main restaurant, Mexican, Canarian and Oriental. You are allowed to go to the themed restaurants once a week, and you book these with the reception.
The bedrooms are of average size, clean and well furnished. There is a television, but only a couple of English speaking channels, there aren't any tea / coffee making facilities, so bring your own if you like to have a cuppa in your room. Also the hairdrier isn't very powerful, so again bring your own if you need one.
When we were here, which was in August, people would put their towels down to reserve their sunbeds by 8.00a.m, but whether it would be like that out of season I don't know.
It can get breezey in Lanzarote, so it might be advisable to bring a jacket or jumper for the evening. Also bring some mozzy cream, as some holidaymakers got bitten.
All in all we had a wonderful holiday in Lanzarote staying at the Clubhotel Riu Paraiso, and wouldn't hesitate in booking another holiday back here.
October 13, 2012
excellent hotel and area for children
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at riu paraiso, staff were excellent, not too in your face but very helpful. Location of hotel was very good, just across road from nice beach. Have recommended to friends.
April 4, 2013
Another great holiday at Riu Paraiso
2nd time at this hotel and can't wait to go back
Staff and service were superb as always
March 29, 2013
Stayed at the Rui Paraiso Hotel, Lanzarote from 7th till 14th March and it was a great holiday.. Best thing about the hotel was the entertainment team who worked so hard and were so friendly along with all the staff at the hotel.. Hotel is very clean and is set in beutifull surroundings.. The choice of food and drink could have been slightly better but it was still great value for money.. Oh and the two heated pools were great . Would definately go back!!
March 16, 2013
Good Riu Set up in Lanzarote
We had a good xmas break in Puerto Del Carmens Clubhotel Riu Paraiso Lanzarote Resort. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The location is okay, the pools are and layout is very good, but not ideal for those with limited walking or mobility.
The complex is not as good as other Riu set ups we have stayed in across the world. Particularly the lack of dining choices and also the food wa not up to the normal Riu standard.
We recommend the overall complex and staff.
The prices would need to be reviewed/reduced for us to cionsider going to this one again as it really is not up to the normal Riu luxury.
The rooms are not plush and the beds are in serious need of replacement. Walkways and lounging areas do not have that extra touch normally found with Riu.
The showroom is set out all wrong as a theatre type set up, so is not somewhere you can drift in and out of as wanted, It needs tables and lounging chairs for a drink and relaxation. The terraced/bar area is more outside than in and this does not work well in the cooler winter evenings and also loses and atmosphere or intimacy to relax and have a drink before and after your evening meal, but is okay in the mornings and afternoons.
The complex is in need of refurb and improvemnts.
January 3, 2013
great escape at christmas it;s all there for you they give you bottles of water on arrival for your room fridge extra pillows beds very comfy if not a topper will appear in your room fitted for you nothing is to much trouble they just want you to have a great time... right from reception,very clean rooms,good food and drink, good shows every night (look out for pepe he;s fantastic)very clean pools, all staff very polite and friendly just a fantastic relaxing holiday all credit to the management they do a great job. location good for walks and shops and we had great weather too. we will definatly return!!!!!!!!!!!
December 29, 2012
the hotel and the staff where amazing service was second to none
but i would not book with thomas cook for this hotel seen the holiday rep once in the week when i was there very poor and bad service
the thomsons holiday rep was more help
December 29, 2012
fantastic time in lanzarote
couldnt fault hotel when arrived asked to go and relax and get lunch then come back. this was great and calmed us down after the flight etc. very professional staff and friendly. waiting staff were efficient and unobtrusive. One of the best holidays we have ever had and we have had quite a few. entertainment was fantastic
November 19, 2012