The Hotel Riu Chiclana doesn't scrimp on facilities. This lively hotel teams access to the beach with great pool and dining scenes, and a packed entertainment schedule.
The Hotel Riu Chiclana is a grand-looking whitewashed property, spread out among manicured lawns and palm-lined walkways. It’s got peaceful surroundings, but is only a 10-minute walk from the beach. There's plenty in the way of activities here, too.
This hotel does family-friendly with a deluxe twist – the pool area has a faux lighthouse and a children's splash park, the buffet restaurant is all dark wood furniture and linen, and you can upgrade to a roomy family suite.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3 additional dining options in summer. Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks until 24.00 from bars, 01.30 in the nightclub. Cakes and coffee.
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You'll find a variety of dishes on offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner here. There's a themed buffet twice a week and some live cooking stations.
Main outdoor pool
This huge lagoon style pool comes with a wraparound sun terrace with plenty of space for sunbeds for you to relax on.
Get some well deserved rest in the spa and beauty centre.
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These twin rooms with their colourful soft furnishings can sleep up to three or they can be sold as a single. They come with a ceiling fan.
twin room for up to 4
These twin rooms with their colourful soft furnishings can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children. They come with a ceiling fan.
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We have just returned from a two week stay at the Riu Chiclana. We stayed at the hotel 10 years ago on our honeymoon, we loved it then and are happy to say we still love it following our holiday. We stayed in a double room with an open balcony...cracking view of the sea! There is plenty of room to hang clothes in the wardrobe and drawers for all your other clothes. Our only gripe about the room is that the beds were like bricks....so uncomfortable!! You have free air conditioning and free use of a safety deposit box.... such a change from other hotels were you are expected to pay for the pleasure. There was a decent hairdryer in the bathroom so don't bother using up your precious baggage allowance with your own heavy one! The shower was very power which makes a nice change for a hotel. The room was kept very clean with daily maid visits. The maids were always very pleasant and we eager to show off their towel art!!! There are 2 main pools with lots of sun bed and parasols, again free of charge and you are given a pool towel which can be changed daily. Towards the end of our holiday the staff crammed more and more sun beds in which gave very little room to manouvre. The food at the different restaurants was very good, when you consider that they have 5 or 6 different nationalities to cater for. Yes it did get a bit samey but the food was always freshly cooked in front of you and always plenty of it!! Diet hard before you go......ð You can help yourselves to wine, beer (Cruz Campo onlyð) and soft drinks, ice and slices of orange or lemon. Spirits you did have to go to the bar for....we were always happy to order 'dos triple sec y Sprite'....if only they would serve more diet drinks I would be happier! The water was perfectly fine to drink so don't be afraid of having ice in your drinks. The Reception readily hand out litre & a half bottles of mineral water which you can keep in your own fridge in your room. We aren't overly 'pool' people we love the beach....and what a beach La Barossa is....it goes on forever! If you are feeling energetic take a walk along the waters edge towards Novi Santi Petri or turn the other way and head towards Roche where you will find a lovely restaurant bar. We did a day trip to Jerez which was brilliant. It worked out cheaper to book in the resort but it was well worth it. You get a couple of hours to yourselves to look around Jerez then are taken to watch the Spanish horses perform. We then had a tapas lunch at a bodega and were entertained with Flamenco which was brilliant. Following lunch we went to the Gonzales Byass Bodega were the famous Teo Pepe sherry is made. Very interesting tour and the signed barrels by the different stars and celebrities make for interesting reading! At the end of the visit you get to try 3 of their sherries....not to everyone's taste but well worth a try. A very enjoyable day with all transport, food and drinks included in the price. This part of Andalucia is totally unspoilt so if you are looking for Benidorm on the Atlantic Coast you will be very disappointed... the people are lovely and are more than happy to help you with your feeble attempts at Spanish....they don't laugh....too much! We will definitely return....we can't wait âï¸ðªð¸ Our only concern about the hotel especially following the atrocious attack in Tunisia is that Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Italian guests all wore red wristbands whereas all British guests wore a turquoise wristband....thus clearly identifying the Brits...perhaps the hotel chain should reconsider this in light of recent events????More
AdeleFoz, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Lovely - But!
First holiday with 14 month old grandson , son and daughter in law, absolutely brilliant for children, really geared up for them, safe, entertaining, clean and plenty of food choice for little ones even prepared baby food, the grounds were immaculate as were all public areas. We arrived late and they kept the buffet open for us which was very welcome. The staff are fantastic. Riu you should treasure them they are your biggest asset, nothing too much trouble for them always smiling and happy to help. Now the but - my daughter in law chose paella one day and it came complete with fish heads and eyes and a 4" bone - not nice, on the same day my Husband chose sardines which when he started eating them spilled blood all over his plate, quite off putting. I know they are catering for a large number of guests but this is basic stuff that should not happen and is dangerous. One other thing - my daughter in law wanted to store some milk in the room fridge for a late bottle for the little one, On enquiring at Reception she was told it was not a fridge but a cooler and if she wanted to obtain milk for a 2 o'clock feed she would have to ask the kitchen staff if she could use their fridge, even kitchen staff have to go home sometime surely, I doubt there would have been anyone around to assist at that time of the morning, anyway baby didnt have his 2 o clock feed and woke at 6am every morning not a problem as I am an early riser and I get to spend more time with him. Would I return - definitely if children are coming on holiday with me - if not Hubby and i will probably look for an adult only Riu. I have to say we had a great holiday visiting Chiclana, Conil and Cadiz which were lovely with some really good tapas bars and the Staff at Riu Chiclana were the best..More
gaynorfisher, Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
First trip to Spain for many years.
Booked this at quite short notice / good price /short flight. Hotel is lovely, ticks all the boxes - clean, spacious rooms, friendly staff, PLENTY OF SUNBEDS/BROLLIES, good quality food. Made a change not to have to get up early on holidayððð. We had a junior suite in block 6 and it was very nice to have a bit more space than a normal room, especially as we were unlucky enough to have over 3 very rainy days out of 7. Apparently this is out of character for the area in June but we made the most of the good days. Met some nice people out of the 10% of Brits here. It's about 70% German, 20% Spanish (weekends). Three restaurants serve a reasonable variety of good quality food but there is not much difference between them in terms of what is on offer. Service is swift and efficient considering the resort holds somewhere in the region of 2,200 guests when full. Pool towels supplied so saves some rooms for extra clothes in your suitcase.! Only downside, not much in the immediate areas. We didn't do any trips but if staying 2. Weeks you would want to go somewhere else a couple of times.More
I can't understand the negative views on this hotel. We (my husband and I) have just come back after a week. My son, daughter in law and 4 year old grand-daughter. What a great hotel. Well run, such friendly and helpful staff, so clean, lovely rooms, great food (several restaurants to choose from) wine and beer, spirits and cocktails, available whenever you want them. We never had a problem getting sunbeds. The entertainment may not be to everyone's taste, but that would never, ever happen. You can't please everyone. But what we saw we enjoyed. Our grand-daughter had a wonderful time swimming in one of the 3 pools and dancing at the mini disco each evening. There's a kids club if needed/wanted. We had lovely rooms, with sea views. We had one small problem on arrival and it was sorted within the hour. Great service. Nice TV if that's your thing on holiday and we were able to watch world news, and my grand-daughter watched cartoons etc. But we spent our time outdoors so the TV wasn't an issue. There isn't any tea and coffee making facilities but we took a travel kettle. The safe is free and there's a little fridge for your water. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. It isn't quiet as it has lots for kids but you can always find a quiet spot if needed. There isn't much around the area but there's a bus stop just outside for anyone that wants to venture. We went to Chiclana on the local bus and from there you can go to Cadiz. The beach is 80 steps down from the hotel and its really lovely. All in all, a great family hotel and we would definitely return. Thanks for all your hard work to all the staff at this lovely hotel.More
Nancy S, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Fantastic resort and excellent staff
We visited with our ten month old daughter and couldn't have asked for a better trip! Beautiful setting, lovely food, friendly staff and great facilities. Entertainment at night started from 10pm so a little late with a child but fantastic effort by the animation team. Will definitely return!More
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