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.
These twin rooms are a great base for exploring the local area, and they come with either a balcony or terrace, giving you that extra space outside. You'll also get a sofa bed, TV, ceiling fan, and air-conditioning.
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Lovely, all inclusive hotel, with excellent facilities and beach. Does get busy at weekends, and height of season. There are always places to find peace. Good for people watching, lots of different nationalities, and a good sign when mainly Spanish. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Felicity B, 1606526
Very friendly staff
This our second visit to this hotel we e mailed to see if we could get the same block as our previous visit and were pleased that we got the same room. The food is excellent as there is something for all tastes. The sweets can be a bit repetetive but there is still a wide choice. The grounds are kept beautifully kept and all the staff are very friendly. They respond even more. if you try to speak a little spanish. The entertainment team work very hard and considering they are not professionals they do some very good shows which they all appear to enjoy. The spanish do take over at the weekends but if we had the same in UK we would do the same. The beach is great and should you want to you can walk into Nova Santa Petri in about 30 minutes. The booking in is very slick as you are greeted off the coach by the entertainers to give you your arm bands and once all the signing is done your cases are taken to your rooms.Overall this a great Hotel and as they say i will be back,.More
Bernard P, 190745
Me and my boyfriend (aged 24 & 25) travelled to this hotel between June 10 - June 17th. I thought the hotel was absolutely wonderful in all aspects.
Our room was big considering it was a standard double room. It had everything we could possibly want. We found that the cleaners were incredibly prompt. We would go for breakfast and it would be cleaned by the time we came back.
The grounds of the hotel were well maintained with 3 pools. Two adult pools were massive and one children's pool. I can't comment on anything relating to the children's facilities as we travelled as 2 adults only. There was a less than 5 minute walk down to the beach which was pleasant. The beach itself was stunning with 2 or 3 places to drink/eat.
The food and drink at the hotel was great! There was always plenty of variety available and other restaurants on site to go to if you so wished. The local beer of cruzcampo was served. There was also peanuts served at the bar in the evenings which I thought was great!
I can't comment on the entertainment nor the daily activities as I was too busy sleeping by the pool but it looked like there was plenty if you wanted to participate.
The only downfall (although I haven't reflected this in the rating) was the location. I personally like to independently go out and about for day trips however if you want to get a few day trips in I would book it through the rep. The excursions offered by Thomson / first choice are the only things you can do during the day.
I also want to make the point that YES there are Spanish customers at the hotel. Fancy having Spanish people in Spain? I found them to be lovely and not arrogant at all.
In summary I found the hotel and the beach itself absolutely perfect. There was nothing more I could ask for. The only negative is the location of the hotel meaning that very little day trips could be sought. More
Lovely hotel great staff and food
I visited this hotel with my 2 daughters and husband from 3rd June 016 for 2 weeks.
The hotel was lovely - we were a little worried having read reviews about the hotl going overrun by locals at the weekend and yes the hotl was busier but I wouldn't say overrun.
We easily got the sunbeds we wanted every day and no mega early morning bed saving needed.
We tried all three of the speciality and found the italian which opened 2 days before we left was the best - I've been to hotels with much better speciality restaurants (db Seabank in Malta) byr this hotel had probably the best buffet restaurant with the best selection of foods.
The entertainment them are very garde irking and the shows were all very good.
1) for my husband more English tv channels
2) air conditioning in the gum - even at 7.45 in the morning you couldn't do much longer than 30 minutes due to temperature of the room
3) basic first aid kit available 24/7 - my daughter had an allergic reaction to our sun screen and her leg blistered one evening - as the pharmacy was shut we asked the reception if they had a dressing we could use and were told that no whilst they had a first aid kit they were t allowed to use it and told us to go to pharmacy in the morning - a little disappointing but didn't ruin the overall experienceMore
Fabulous week read this
My wife ,granddaughter and my self have just returned (17-6-16) after a fantastic holiday .
The area is beautiful unspoilt, totally natural a real treat unspoilt Spain .
The hotel is set out beautiful nothing above 2 floors high the grounds ,gardens are lovely.
All the facilities you would expect from a riu hotel free pool towels ,spa,gym ,tennis, football, shooting,etc etc etc the list goes on.
The rooms are spotlessly clean ,free safe, tv limited English channels ,fridge, No kettle , hairdryer no diffuser ladies,shower gel ,bath gel soap, etc .
The food is very good something for everyone all day ,reviews which have said the food is only ok don't believe and I would love to eat at there home as it would be superb .
Now to the staff absolutely fantastic very friendly from reception to cleaner all lovely friendly helpful people.
The entertainment team really good they work tirelessly ,they are brilliant with the kids ,some of the evening shows good and funny very entertaining ,some which involve getting people out of the audience crap. The kids mini disco very good our granddaughter loved it every night .
Some reviews have moaned about many Spaniards at the weekend ,come on guys we are in Spain and if they use the hotel at weekends it Must be good .it is no problem .
Went on Gibraltar trip great value for money do this trip really good saw they apes ,Dolphins the cave etc .a special thanks to the guide Mariska Garcia she was brilliant for the whole day a credit to TUI (I got my passport ).
would I go back Yes
Is it value for money Yes
Did we have a great time Yes
Would I recommend this to you guys Yes
Guys this is a true reflection of this hotel don't believe the negative reviews book it and enjoy
Will defiantly return.More