We enjoy a family holiday at Club Hotel Riu Gran Canaria
Club Hotel Riu Gran Canaria.
Where is it?
In Maspalomas on the southern coast of Gran Canaria.
What is it?
A renovated, all-inclusive family resort with children’s pool area and restaurants, with views over the Atlantic.
Is it family friendly?
Yes, we think all-inclusive is a great option for young children and this hotel has a wonderful children’s pool with slides.
The hotel has 600 modern rooms. Every room has whitewashed interiors with modern furniture and flat screen TVs with most balconies overlooking the sea.
Food and drink
The hotel is all-inclusive and the food is great, it is all buffet-style and the main, large restaurant can’t help but have a school canteen feel.
Fortunately there is also a smaller restaurant which overlooks the sea, this is definitely the best spot for breakfast and dinner.
The hotel is a 10-minute walk to the nearest beach – you can either turn left along a pleasant promenade to Maspalomas, or head right to the smaller but quieter Playa de Las Mujeres.
The hotel is in the heart of the town so if you want restaurants or shops then you won’t have to walk far.
* Sea view restaurant. A great spot to enjoy breakfast and dinner, this smaller restaurant overlooked the ocean and was a lovely spot.
* Children’s pool. One of four pools, the children’s one has been designed to impress little ones. Dragon slides and shallow waters makes is safe and fun.
The only problem if you are travelling in winter is that it isn’t heated.
Thankfully there is a larger heated pool and an adult-only infinity pool with sea views.
*Children’s club – there’s a RiuLand Club for children aged four to 12 and, our son wanted to try it out – we stayed with him and he loved it.
*Calu – this giant turtle is the Riu mascot who makes regular appearances through the day and at the evening entertainment. The children can’t get enough of him!
*Children’s evening entertainment – our son also loved the evenings when the energetic entertainers lead music and dancing for the excited children.
Club Hotel Riu Gran Canaria, Urbanización Las Meloneras, Avenida del Mediterraneo, s/n, 35100 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain.
How to book
For prices and information visit the Club Hotel Riu Gran Canaria website.
(We received free accommodation, all views are our own).