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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Offering a themed buffet twice a week and some live cooking stations.
Main outdoor pool
A huge pool with plenty of space.
Get some well deserved rest in the spa and beauty centre.
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Will be going back
Impressed with what this hotel offers, all the staff are very helpful and friendly. This is a great place to base yourself, if you wish to explore southern Spain, or if you want to spend your days on a outstanding beach or by the pool. The only down side for us was we posted two postcards to friends in the UK in the box at reception they have still not arrived and its now been 9 weeks.More
Fantastic Holiday, with just a few little niggles...
Our trip to the beautiful Riu Chiclana in July'14 was fantastic. We sought a cheap getaway to the sun, all inclusive and simple. We booked through Thomson for one week at the beginning of July costing around Â£500 each. Upon arrival the hotel was beautifully clean and the welcome party was well handled. A lot of people were checking in and they dealt with us very quickly, very well organised! The room was fine, nothing extraordinary but for the price we paid it was clean, fairly presented and at the end of the day if you have enough time to niggle about your room when you're on holiday, you're not out in the sun enough! Food was surprisingly good, being able to choose from a number of 'cuisines' (though there was quite a lot of crossover between them!). The variety though was much better than I've had on other all-inclusive holidays. The drinks were ok too, just the local stuff however once you've had a few you can't taste the difference! They used a pre-mix for their PiÃ±a Coladas which although you'd expect to be rough was surprisingly good. We did venture out a couple of times to walk down to Sancti Petri though don't get too excited as it is mainly a shopping centre and a couple of cafes. A must do whilst you're here is the day trip to Seville. It's stunning (and very very hot). Only reservations is that the trip we were on was a mix of Germans and English so the guide went through everything twice. This is particularly annoying if you have a good ear for German (though I do, luckily my other half does not). All in all a great holiday for simply doing nothing, don't book if you want to use this as a base for making your own adventures, it's location is not ideal. But for relaxation in a very good hotel then go for it! More
JBeale-Fletcher, Reading, United Kingdom
Amazing hotel. Caters for everyone
As a travel agent, I was keen to try this hotel myself as all the information I had sounded fantastic. We travelled as a group of 3 families with 5 children under 9. Jerez airport very easy to get through and transfer took around 50 minutes. First impressions of the hotel were very good and I have to say throughout my weeks stay during October half term, my impressions never changed, beautifully well kept grounds, spotlessly clean throughout. Pools were fantastic and you can change your provided pool towels as many times as you want. Food was varied and of a very high standard. They catered for everyone. Was speaking to another guest who was a coeliac and they couldn't do enough to cater for her dietary requirements. Entertainment was fairly low key and finished around 10.30. There are help yourself drink stations (hot and cold drinks) which did attract wasps. However if you want a really good coffee with cream on top, order this from the bar instead. I liked the fact that there were a lot of Spanish here. Made it feel more authentic and made me feel I was actually in Spain rather than butlins abroad. No typical Brits abroad here. Perfect for a low key family holiday. Would definitely return again without hesitation.More
tribeymeercat, London, United Kingdom
Very impressed with the hotel and it's facilities. All inclusive was well worth the money and ideal for the kids to "help themselves". Only down side as visited in the October half term the hotel was nearing the time for shutting down so not all of the bars and restaurants were open as they had started to let staff go! Luckily enough the hotel wasn't full to capacity so didn't notice so much, only when you wanted to get a drink which wasn't as close to the pool as before. Entertainment was pretty good and the team was very welcoming. Rooms really nice but as classed as their winter (but hot to us Brits) the air conditioning had been switched off and only had the over head fan which as it was quite hot didn't cool you down as much as hoped. Pricey perhaps for just one week but it was official half term so if had booked 2 weeks would have got a better deal going before the half term break. Friendly staff. Food option and choices great for 1 week but may have been fed up by week 2 but still very enjoyable. Water in the pools very cold but soon got used to it. Beautiful beach only a short walk away and down some steps but lovely and sandy and in October not overly busy. Great location and plenty to do offsite if wanted excursions. Safe environment for the kids. Overall a very good break and would recommend to others :)More
Diane H, Enfield, United Kingdom
An excellent "chill out" resort for all.
This is the first Riu hotel I have ever stayed at but, given this example, I will be pleased to visit more in th future. The resort was immaculate in every aspect, cleanliness, staff and the food offer. If you want a lively resort then this isn't for you but, as wel did, if you are looking for a great venue to relax and unwind it hits the spot :) . The accommodation is well proportioned and of a good standard. My only comment would be aircon would be useful during the low season when temperatures hit 30 deg C :) I believe that our holiday represented fantastic value for money and I would recommend to anybody.More
adeyjune, Sleaford, United Kingdom
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