The Hotel Riu Arecas is a 4-star hotel in Tenerife, Spain, specialising in Adults Only service. A balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it's a perfect place to enjoy singular views. The hotel offers RIU Hotels & Resorts quality and service to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

This recently renovated hotel near the Playa del Duque beach offers numerous amenities, such as two freshwater pools, an infinity pool right on the seafront promenade with a terrace-solarium on the sand, free WiFi throughout the hotel, all so that you can enjoy the good weather and the sun. It also has a wellness centre, “Body Love”, with a range of treatments and massages to help you relax in body and mind.

You'll be able to sample the varied gastronomic offerings of the buffet restaurant and thematic nights, or simply sit back and take in shows and live music. The warm climate that envelops the Hotel Riu Arecas in Tenerife year-round makes its beaches the perfect place to enjoy the sun and sea, and take part in activities and water sports, all under the watchful gaze of the Teide volcano and the spell of its lunar magic.


Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tenerife South Airport : 12 miles

Property Information

Total available rooms and suites: 401


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.  

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival. 

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment. 

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel. 

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 3274 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Another great stay at Riu Arecas

    Return for another amazing holiday at this hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great service. Entertainment every night which was very good apart from a last minute standin when the planned act was cancelled, which I guess can’t be helped. Good food from the buffet which changed daily. Would have liked an oriental night. We spent a couple of evenings in the Riu Palace across the road where you can pay for drinks and enjoy a lovely view of the sun setting. The acts are the same as the Arecas, just on different nights. The Spanish restaurant could do with more choice for the main course but still an enjoyable evening. Paying for the room safe as most other guests have said, is not good. Don’t pay at other hotels. This needs sorting. But sadly the hotel insist on this charge. We will return again. Hopefully not having to pay for the safe.

    May 19, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    10 days of total relaxation

    Everything is excellent about this hotel it is quiet with good swimming pools. The room is very nice and clean. The food is perfect. Even better than the last time we visited the hotel in 2023. Serving smoked salmon and caviar on several occasions at diner, and 2 mornings a week cava at breakfast is a plus. The food selection comes close to what is offerd at the Palace Hotels of Riu. The staff is very helpful and polite. The management is always around keeping an eye on things. Keep up the good work. Till next time...

    May 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Home again at the Rui Arecas

    The welcome from all the staff never changes from your first visit . We have visited here multiple times. There are so many people that revisit the Arecas. There are more fancy hotels in Tenerife but none with better staff. They always make us feel special and joyful in our return. Nothing is too much trouble. Thankyou all.

    May 18, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing week in the sun

    Hotel location is fantastic, close to the lovely village of Caleta and near shops and bars - although the 70+ steps down to the promenade can be challenging for those with mobility issues. The hotel is clean and our room was cleaned every day to a very high standard. 99% of the staff friendly and helpful, especially the lovely staff at the Playa bar. From a staffing aspect the hotel is very well managed. The food is mostly good and allergens are labelled which is really helpful. It was disappointing to see that foods which are naturally gluten free (e.g. rice, roast lamb) contained gluten which must have been added in the cooking process. Cava and smoked salmon on a Sunday morning made a nice change. Pros: Location Staff are generally lovely and really hardworking make this hotel a good place to stay Lovely infinity pool and bar overlooking the beach General relaxed vibe of the hotel - adults only Room size and cleanliness Good choice of gluten free food - bread and cakes available on request . However, could improve eg almond cake wasn’t gluten free, but so easy to make as the ground almond replaces the flour, no reason for rice and roast meat to contain gluten No smoking in the hotel or grounds Cocktails are good Cons Unpleasant orange “squash” given as a welcome drink Horrible thin, brown threadbare bathroom towels with holes (see photo) Entertainment very dated - we went out every evening, but often caught the beginning or end as could hear it from our room. The jazz player was good though. Charge of €18 to use the safe for the week - stayed at the Riu Palace previously and had to pay there too. Should be free in a 4* hotel Sun beds reserved from 1st thing and often not occupied until mid afternoon, also they are very uncomfortable. The over zealous waitress in the outside area of the restaurant who shouts “dos, dos” as soon as people arrive - not very relaxing or welcoming!! “Where would you like to sit?” is generally used in other hotels………she even chased one poor man half way across the restaurant yelling “dos, dos” at him before finally realising he was merely returning to his seat. Maybe some additional training is required? Thankfully other staff behaved in a more professional manner.

    May 17, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect holiday

    Beautiful hotel in the best part of Adeje as far as we are concerned. We had a pool view room overlooking the outdoor entertainment area. Probably better pool view rooms but we were hardly on it . Our room was spacious and spotless though I really hate those glass bathroom doors! No privacy lol. We found the food to be top notch and the drinks we ordered were massive lol ! Our favourite was the beach area . Heaven ! Though we did like both the upper pools with the submerged ceramic beds in the water. Only criticisms as mentioned before would be the no music round the hotel or pool. I think some soft relaxing music would make it feel more enjoyable overall , and the entertainment finished way too early but was very good . Our room cleaner was great . How she got that bed looking like that I’ll never know lol. And she also made the bathroom look like it had never been used ! Top hotel and very pleased with our choice . It’s a defo yes we would return .

    May 15, 2024
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