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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Food & Drink
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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.
Rooms ► View all
1 bedroom family room with terrace
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.
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We spent a week here last October 2016 ,It was super ,the rooms ,the food ,the location the staff,all excellent,the beach is the best in Spain,plenty of good walks ,if l had to make a complaint it would be the lack of No Smoking areas, it's a same because there are lovely outdoors areas but all allow smoking ,other than that one of the best places we have stayed in ,will definitely be going backMore
A successful return
We returned in September with great anticipation. Last year we'd had for us the perfect apartment, but were concerned whether we would get the same one again. We joined the queue to get our keys only to find we were behind an enormous group that kept growing. In frustration I spoke to the Thomson rep and was immediately taken into an office where they had all our keys and stuff ready and waiting for us. Fantastic greeting flowers, fruit and fizz delivered to our apartment. This was the start to another fantastic fortnight of fun, sun and being treated as special guests. For such a large resort the service is very personal. Greeted with smiles and genuine friendliness by all staff from gardeners,cleaners and management alike. We can't imagine a better standard of food and service. We met several friends from last year, German, Spanish and English. It was a perfect reunion, all by some fluke turning up for the same two weeks. So many people return over and over. Why? Because it is a resort with everything, quality food, great friendly service by all staff, spotless public areas and room service, beautiful pools, superb beach to walk off lunch. We did leave the resort sometimes and used the bus service to go to Chiclana which is a totally Spanish town. We have booked again for June 2017 and look forward to meeting friends again that work there. That's how we view all the people working there because they treat us as friends. There is so much that could be said about individuals, but that wouldn't be fair if we didn't mention every single one. Over all I recommend this resort as the best I have ever experienced. Just go there and enjoy the whole experience as we have.More
Fantastic week away
Went mid October for a week and honestly can not fault this hotel, far exceeded our expectations after reading other reviews on Tripadvisor. Food and drink: Lots of choice for everyone and plenty of it only minor fault was sometimes it wasn't hot enough but otherwise fantastic. Entertainment: The Riu Team were friendly and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed the pop legends night followed by Discotheque afterwards, it was amazing by the end of the week everyone knew The Riu song and dance! Thomson Day Trips: We did Seville and Gibraltar, transfer only and really enjoyed it, Our guide Mariska made it interesting and enjoyable. Room: Room was what we expected, always being cleaned and looked after. Bed was a bit hard for our liking. Will be returning that's for sure!More
Mike M, 4043989
A lovely week
Came here for a weeks holiday with my boyfriend. Beach was incredible and only a 2 min walk away, hotel was lovely, room was lovely and every single staff member could not possibly have been nicer. The entertainment was stand out - Absolutely incredible how they put on those enthusiastic performances every night and never looked bored or tired. Drinks were good - Food was decidedly very average and all the restaurants served pretty much exactly the same food apart from the main restaurant which was slightly better, but always packed. Would come here again for an all inclusive break staying in the resort, although the area itself is very quiet and empty, so if you're looking to leave the hotel and find something to do you are completely out of luck.More
Great Hotel, Superb Holiday
Stayed here for a week at the end of season. Superb hotel, could not fault it. Family of 8 travelled of different ages (from 7-82), and there was something for everyone. Rooms lovely,spacious and cleaned daily, Food,great selection and enough to please the fussiest of palates,and good quality(lamb chops/king prawns/steaks to name a few)Great swimming pools and a wonderful beach on the doorstep. Great evening entertainment, for children and adults alike. Only downside was there wasnt much to do when we had 2 days of rain, but it was October, and the hotel can't gaurentee the weather. Day trip to Gibraltar was excellent and well recomended. This is not your typical british holiday resort in spain, its very spanish with a lot of locals at the weekend and plenty of germans, so nothing like benidorm et al... Would recommend this hotel to families/couples looking to explore a peaceful Spanish side of Spain holiday.More
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