Stayed at the Riu Olivina apartments in Lanzarote for 11 days form 16th April 07.
Apartments we very tired looking - ours backed onto the main road. Be careful as we were burgled even though we were on the first floor - man on reception sadi 'you aren't the first and you won't be the last' - so beware! Bumped into lots of people in the actual resort of Puerto de Carmen who had also been burgled - ironically my husband found this out when he went to the police-station the next morning to make a statement.
Despite repeated requests about the sound quality of our television it didn't get fixed. No kettle or toaster in the room - we were not offered them when we checked-in - someone told us later on that you had to hire them - have stayed in basic accommodation in Greece and have never been asked to rent basic utensils which should be automatically supplied in s/c apartments.
99.9% of the clientele are German - nice people but if you don't speak the language you will feel very isolated. All the staff at the hotel/apts speak German but very little English.
This is the worst holiday we have ever had - so disappointed as Riu usually have a very good reputation - this is not a typical Riu - hotel wasn't bad but the apartments we very sub-standard - the whole place could do with renovating - and security should be put in place - you are very isolated in the apartments - anyone can walk round 24/7
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 250 m from Playa de los Pocillos beach. 1-storey apartment buildings. Surrounded by a 5,000 m2 garden. Next to the Hotel Riu Olivina. 2 km from Puerto del Carmen. 400 m from various shops. 8 km from the airport. 200 m from a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Apartamentos Riu Olivina Coral Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
- Apartamentos Riu Olivina Coral Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen