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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- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
- 4T and 5T hotels
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.
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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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The hotel itself was huge and wonderful, the staff were amazing, all so friendly and all of them spoke to us as we walked past, the entertainment staff were always trying to get people involved in activities which was good. However the night entertainment was awful, it didn't start until 10 pm as the kids entertainment was on until then, it was only on for one hour and then the bars all shut up around 12. The location is very remote you have to get buses everywhere which only come hourly and theres not much to see but I think the hotel put on enough activities during the day for you anyway. The food was absolutely amazing!! such great choice and very well cooked, when we left the chefs put on an early breakfast for us all to eat before. didn't realise how much of a family hotel it was, lots of children and families everywhere, wifi was slow if lots of people were using it, but otherwise great hotel and great staff.More
luke p, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
In this resort you can have a very good food in one of the 4 restaurants, drinks everywhere, inclusive inside the swimming pool. Absolutely recommended. The only thing bad is the price but depending of the offer can be really goodMore
Victor M, Madrid, Spain
Fab hotel just a bit remote
Arrived home yesterday from a weeks stay at Rui Chicalana with husband children and friends, ten of us in total. On arrival check in was quick and staff very welcoming. Our room was ready straight away which was a big bonus after a 6am flight. The room was nice but maybe was expecting it a little bigger for a platinum hotel. The actual hotel is big, took a couple of days to get our whereabouts. All the grounds kept immaculate and plenty of staff around looking busy. The pools were a big hit with everyone. Enough variety to please non swimmers and young swimmers through to confident swimmers within our group. The pools never felt over crowded and we always got Loungers although later in the day means ones not that near the pool. The food was pleasant but by day 4 felt very samey and a couple of us struggled to find things we wanted to eat. The desserts and ice creams were always a big hit though ! The near by beach is just gorgeous. Well worth a visit or two ! The walk back to the hotel is a bit of a killer on the legs though ! The entertainment team are fabulous. The disco they put on for the children every night is always performed enthusiastically and our children ranging from 6-12 all enjoyed it. The adult entertainment is well worth a watch too especially the musical night. Their dirty dancing and full monty routines are not to be missed ! We always got served quick at the bar and the cocktails went down well too. Downsides to the hotel is how remote it is...we loved the pool and beach but would of been nice to have more to walk too other than the local supermarket. Also found Things got lost a bit in translation with the Thomson reps at times. All in all a fantastic holiday had by allMore
Visit to hotel spoilt by sound system
Sitting in reception to get away from the bad sound. HINT TO STAFF... IT SOUNDS BAD SO DONT KEEP TURNING IT UP TO MAKE IT EVEN MORE DISTORTED. Rest of hotel is ok. Quite remote so dependant on public transport which is a bit hit and miss.More
UK_Grandad, Kent, UK
Probely the friendliest hotel we have stayed at!
We were a bit daunted when we arrived with three other coaches at check in, but it just got better and better. The hotel was excellent in all respects, from the friendly staff to the food on offer and the freedom to help yourself to drinks at the many drink stations around the complex. We particularly liked the Grill where you could get drinks and help yourself to lunch and afternoon tea, all adjacent to the pool area. The gardens through the gate leading to the beach were a delight to walk round. If like us you check Tripadviser before booking have no worries you are bound to have a great time. A great first choice holiday.More
Kevin T, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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