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Amazing Tres Islas
Stayed at the Tres Islas over the Christmas and New Year period, the hotel is just fantastic as are the staff who are very attentive.
The food is wonderful from morning till night especially the ala carte restaurant. New Years eve was out of this world and cant wait to go back this Christmas.
Well done Tres Islas.
A weeks Peace At Tres Islas
Have just returned from a one week stay at Tres Islas.
You cannot fault this hotel, it was full , mainly with people of our (retired) age, but there is plenty of elbow room in all parts of the hotel.
The staff are fantastic with excellent attention to detail.
The island does not have a lot to do so you you need a nice hotel, with good facilities and good food.
Loved the Tres Islas
Have just returned from a relaxing week at the Tres Islas.
Fantastic location right on the beach, you can not fault this hotel, rooms are furnished to a high standard with lots of wardrobe space. We had a small electrical problem in our room on the first day, this was fixed within 20 minutes.
The whole hotel is spotlessly clean, even by the pool there are people sweeping up throughout the day.
Food - lots of choice at both breakfast and dinner, always vegetarian options. Eat in the snack bar some lunchtimes where you could get anything from soup, salad or sandwich up to a full meal, again very high standard.
Pool area, very large, never feel that you are sitting on top of someone.
All the staff are very friendly and can not do enough for you.
Would highly receommend the Tres Islas
Peaceful and quality
We stayed at the Riu Palace Tres Islas for a relaxing week in early March. We wanted a hotel on a nice long beach where we could walk for some distance and we were not disappointed. The hotel sits right on the beach with the sister hotel Riu Olivia on the other side.
Our room was very clean and a good size with two armchairs and bathroom which only has a shower, no bath but fine. Our balcony looks directly on to the beach and the sea and we could hear the waves all day and night, it was so calming, It was a little too windy to sit out on the balcony (In March).
We booked half board and found the buffet breakfast in the hotel very good with a wide choice and excellent service, the evening meal was done in two separate sittings we just couldn’t fault the food at all, and such a variety to choose from. We also found all the staff very pleasant and worked darn hard, nothing was too much trouble for them, and just how it should be.
The hotel is alone on the beach and only one supermarket and a bar/restaurant at the end of the road.
The pool area has lots of beds and it wasn’t a case of having to get up early to reserve your bed, there were ample beds and most cases people weren’t arriving at the pool area until after 10am. The Riu hotel supplies beach towels free of charge.
All in all a great place to go to chill out in warm weather in winter and enjoy a relatively quiet break.
If we went back to Fuerteventura we would have no hesitation what so ever staying at the Riu Palace Tres Islas, it certainly lives up to the Riu reputation.
Excellent - once again
Stayed at this hotel a few times prior to refurb.
Excellent (but dont tell anyone) - great location, good food with a lovely room facing the pool and beach.
Gala dinners for Christmas night and New Years Eve - fireworks for New Years Eve. Everyone dressed up and made the effort - lovely. Therefore pack a suit (not necessarily a tie) if you are in the hotel for Christmas Day / New Years eve - otherwise smart casual.
Not many children staying at the hotel.
I cannot fault this hotel - staff great who remember you from previous visits.
That good book for next New Year.
The most relaxing holiday ever
Stayed for a week half board with my wife at the end of January. Simply couldn't fault the place except that they can't do scrambled egg in bulk.
Other than that the food was superb, varied and plentiful.
The staff simply couldn't do enough for you, the rooms were spacious and excellent and the whole place very comfortable.
However if you're looking for an action filled holiday this is not the place. It's for eating, drinking, relaxing, sun soaking and gentle exercise.
We visited the a-la-carte restaurant and weren't too impressed. For a start, you have to book the night before with the maitre d'. You have no idea what's on the menu until you are actually seated. If there's nothing on the menu you fancy then you're stuck.
The beach alongside the hotel is one of the best I've ever come across.
Be aware that the hotel is 5km away from the town of Corallejo - a 5 Euro taxi ride. The town is nothing much apart from down by the harbour which is quite pleasant.
I would say the hotel wouldn't be enjoyed by young people looking for nightlife.
My husband and I stayed here for a week to escape the horrible weather at home. The hotel is beautiful, bars, rooms, pools etc. We only found two faults, one, we arrived at 3.30.pm after leaving at 6.30. a.m. in the morning to find that we could not get anything at all to eat. The snack bar closes at 3.30. and there was no food available at the pool bar or any other bar, as we were booked for the second sitting for dinner at 8.00.pm. it was a very long time to wait for food. There must be many people who ariive mid-afternoon and require a snack. The second thing is the fact that the pool towels facility closes at 12noon. Therefore if you have a swim early afternoon you are left with a soaken wet towel for the rest of the day. Other than this we found the hotel a peaceful haven and the foot was very good.
Great beach and a good rest
Trying to find some sunshine not too far away from England in December isn't easy. We'd never been to the Canary Islands and thought we'd give it a try.
The hotel is lovely and, having driven all over the island during our stay, we definitely think it has the best location of any hotel on Fuerteventura. The beach is just gorgeous and it is a pleasure to walk along the beautiful sand beside the blue and azure sea, or even swim in it (a spot chilly in December, but not too bad). The hotel is excellent: spotlessly clean, well designed and decorated, with friendly and efficient staff. A wonderful place to stay for rest and relaxation.
Our room was beautifully decorated and we had a great balcony (with two chairs) overlooking the sea. I have to say, however, that I do hate the European habit of a "double" room being two single beds pushed together! Having to untangle two separate sets of single bed linen and blankets in order to have a cuddle is annoying.
As mentioned in other reviews, the majority of the guests are older, but, being in my fifties, I found this an advantage as it was calmer and more peaceful without too many children around.
The quality and variety of food is good, but, in my opinion, not up to the standard of Club Med. It was also a shame that the pool bar doesn't serve lunchtime food - you have to eat in the restaurant. It would have been better to have the ability to buy something less substantial. Being able to take your breakfast onto the terrace, rather than inside the large buffet restaurant, is great - but you either have to be punctual or lucky to get a table there.
This hotel is nowhere near the town, which in this case is good because it adds to the beauty of the location, and the town of Corralejo is pretty tacky.
We hired a car from the car hire facility in the hotel foyer and drove around most of the island. It is fascinating, with a kind of barren lunar landscape and some great hillside views - the town of Betancuria was our favourite place and we lunched at a wonderful restaurant called Casa Santa Maria there. Wherever we went, we found the Fuerteventurian people were smiling, friendly and hard-working. The roads everywhere were amazingly good.
Having gone to Fuerteventura in search of some warmer weather in December, the weather was not that wonderful ... the sunshine was warm, but the wind was very strong for at least half the week, making it too cold to swim. It also rained a bit. However, arriving back at Gatwick in a particularly cold and frosty spell just prior to Christmas, we realised it had been great to be able to walk around in t-shirts for a few days.
A lovely week away !
Just come back !
Travel with husband, and three children ( 16, 14 and 11 )
Hotel is about 40 mins taxi from airport ( roads put ours to shame - no pot holes which is a suprize for Spain ! )
Hotel beautiful and right on a lovely long stretch of beach. One pool was heated slighlty so later in the afternoon is was perfect for swimming, the other "bit" chilly ! Pool area nice and tidy and clean. Never had any trouble findy a sunbed ( although there are alot of our German friends there and they still get up earlier than us !!!!! if you know what I mean ) Pool bar served ice creams, drinks, tea, coffee etc but no food. The Snack bar inside serves until 3.30 but quite limited menu- but the kids always found something.
There is a supermarket about 10 mins walk away for essentials ( outside front of hotel and look over to your left you'll see a restuarant - it's behind that ! ) they sold bread rolls etc if you fancied a picnic on the beach )
Hotel shop sells sweets, sun creams, paper etc but nothing much else ( ie not fresh food /food ) the other shops in hotel are a jewellery shop, shoe shop, clothes shop, and swim wear shop.
Beer about 3.50 euros. Bus to Corralejo was 1.10 euro each/each way. If you stay on until it reaches the marina you are nearer the front, we got off too early ( as everyone else did we thought it was the right spot ) you catch the bus just up by the supermarket - to the left !
We had a walk around Corralejo - ok but nothing wonderful.
Entertainment was aimed very much at the retired market - very low key and more mature music ! not alot for kids to do but as mine were happy digging bloomy great holes on the beach so it didn't bother us.
Food - always plenty at breakfast and dinner ( the sea food looked wonderful - but as I don't eat it couldn't comment ) again always found something to eat.
Staff VERY helpful but not in your face. Rooms spotless.
VERY windy ( as the islands name suggest ) but don't be fooled - you will burn to a crisp - we saw dozens of red sore people.
All in all - a nice break from our gloomy winter - would I go back ?
No - time to try somewhere new I think ! as we have been to Jandia as well. Would I recommend it - YES,
Great location by beach. Hotel is excellent with very attentive staff. Good food (including scrambled eggs!). Great for couples looking for a relaxing, quiet break.