The ClubHotel 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 ClubHotel 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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Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
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.
1 Bedroom Family Room with Terrace
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unspoilt part of Spain
We booked 1 week here having read a few reviews, we have been to Costa de la Luz before, the part nearer Portugal, and knew it would be basic as far as tourist fascilities go. This is a big place, and can accommodate 2500 guests!, however this time of year is best for seeing the area at its best, and the place did not feel too crowded. Staff here are really friendly, and always say hello. The nearby beach is superb, the sea is a little rough. it is the Atlantic, but the beach is smooth and shallow, sunbeds are available. A lot has been said about the food, it does seem to be very similar in all the restaurants, but quantity and variety is first class, the pizza offering deserves special mention. Drinks are available all day, and are good quality and selection. Getting a sunbed is the usual hassle with so many people reserving them from early morning then not turning up until mid afternoon. We booked a trip to Jerez, and can honestly say that it was probably the best trip we have been on, and as others have mentioned seeing the real Spain is a great reward. We flew into Jerez airport, which is quiet and peaceful, drove past salt lakes full of flamingos, fields and fields full of sunflowers, far from the usual. Although the temperatures were in the high 20's low 30's, and the aircon in the room was not exceptional, we had a large ceiling fan in our room which did the job just as well. We liked the vibe at this place, we liked the area, and would certainly go back.More
such a brilliant family holiday
great food selection as im a veggie and staff very friendly hotel so clean every day their must of been 15 to 20 staff everyday cleaning every where in the hotel nothing was to much trouble if i asked for any thing, the entertainment was just brilliant the staff know have to capture the guests had a wonderful stay and definatly would come again when the revamp is all done in october and very kids friendly the staff as very good with the children More
Lovely week spent at this hotel. Food very good - plenty of choice - didn't really see a great difference between the bookable evening ones (Andalusian and Grill) and the main restaurant! Rooms could do with an upgrade, particularly the bathrooms although housekeeping do a fabulous job keeping them absolutely spotless. Air conditioning not really fit for purpose as we got the room cooler by opening the patio door & letting in the cool early morning air. Animation team work their socks off and we were impressed by the evening shows, even though other reviewers seem not to be - but perhaps we are easily pleased! We cried with laughter at The Titanic sketch in their Comedy show! The staff at this hotel are a credit to RIU - they are fabulous - always cheerful and nothing is too much trouble. Brits are definitely in the minority - lots of large excitable Spanish family groups - particularly at the weekends - so definitely not the place for a quiet romantic getaway for two!!! Overall a good stay though not sure we would return. More
Just returned from a fantastic two weeks in "real" Espagne!
The first thing you notice about this part of resort is that it is nothing like the Costa Del Sol, this is unspoilt Spain. We requested a quiet room on an upper floor and got exactly what we wanted, the third floor of block 6 has sea views, free wifi from the balcony, and is quiet and away from the entertainment area and outdoor bars. All of the bars are now open (as of last week), including the swim up pool bar, the all-inclusive package also includes a good range of cocktails. Bottled water is available free from reception. The food is excellent and there is plenty of choice. Traditional Spanish, Grilled meats, pastas and pizzas. Plenty of fish options and a great salad bar. Not to mention the cakes The entertainment team do a fantastic job and the reception staff are the most efficient I have ever come across. The hotel culture is to ensure you have a great holiday and we had no problems at all. We also noticed on several occasions that the senior management were always to hand and would drop in to help the waiting and reception staff at peak times. There is a supersol supermarket about 15 minutes walk away or for more choice including clothes shops, restaurants and a small supermarket walk north along the beach for about 20 mins and then 10 minutes up to Novo Center. The excursion to Jerez is pricey but worth the money….A visit to the town centre, Dancing Horse Show, Lunch, Flamenco and tour of the Gonzalez Byass winery. Another must do is a trip to Cadiz, Speak to Sandra (TUI Rep) for bus details which requires one change and a 10-15 minute wait, but the cost is only around 9 euros each way. The bus takes you straight into the edge of the old town and from there you can see everything on foot. All that’s left is to say a big thank you to the team at Riu Chiclana and Sandra the TUI rep.More
Loved this part of Spain and the Rui
Booked back in February after experiencing a Rui in Cape Verde. After an easy drive down from Jerez airport (Warning would not use Goldcar again, trying to rip you off with extra insurance especially when you had already signed up for extra here). Hotel is excellent and area is really nice. Great Beach and walks. Rooms clean, food excellent, staff very helpful. Slight downsides are Gym needs more equipment for those that want to use it but a run/walk along beach in morning is a great substitute. Also needs air conditioning that works. The booking of the two restaurants needs looking at. Too many people and not really any different from the main dining area. Would be nice for a proper restaurant experience by making it for less people and waiter service. Air con in room was not brilliant but did not cause any real problems. Excellent maid service. Weekends they seem to allow locals in with lots of kids which was not keen on. We did not realise it was half term when we booked and next time we will go out of school holidays. But if you wanted to escape you can easily do by walking to left on beach. Fantastic beach. Surrounding area is lovely with lots of golf courses. No high rise and I think it is like Spains Cornwall with the beaches and surfers. Tarifa down coats has a great Surfing vibe and lots of whale watching plus lovely countryside on way down. Lot son lovely areas to sit and have a drink. Bar Staff work so hard Despite my few moans we will be back and Hotel is great value for money.More
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