The ClubHotel Riu Guarana serves up a double whammy of outdoor pools, as well as a healthy activities line-up.
The ClubHotel Riu Guarana packs a lot into its clifftop spot – including two big outdoor pools and three restaurants. And the beach is around a 10-minute walk away.
Palm-lined lawns surround a pool area that’s a hotspot for activities like water polo, aqua gym and al fresco sangria-making classes.
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- Floors: 6 in the main building, 2 in the annex
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks. Themed cooking twice a week. Choice of Asian or Grill restaurant - alternative days. Snacks.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks until 24.00 and in the nightclub to 01.30
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Main buffet restaurant
A mixture of international and themed meals are served here. And just so you know, for dinner smart casual wear is required, so men need to wear full-length trousers.
A range of treatments are available, from manicures and pedicures to facials and eyebrow-shaping. Massage options include head, face, full body and hot stone treatments. The saunas are open from 8am 'til 6pm.
RiuLand Kids' Club
There's two kids' clubs here - one for 4 to 7 year-olds and another for 8 to 12 year-olds. A range of activities take place from art classes to evening entertainment.
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Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
A twin room makes an ideal base for your holiday. It comes with a bath, hairdryer and a balcony or terrace so you relax outside.
Double Room with Pool View and Balcony or Terrace
Double rooms offer a little extra in the form of a pool view.. It comes with a bath, hairdryer and a balcony or terrace so you relax outside.
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lovely hotel in a beautiful location
Stayed at the riu 1St to 8th May arrived and was offered a cold drink which was most welcome. Our room was large and clean with a view of the pool. Food and drink excellent. Staff are very friendly and they all work hard. We didn't have tea making facilities in room but having read review took my own. Outside hotel turn left and stay on the path and go down to the village and you get to a lovely beach also a lovely beach at the back of hotel via some steps thankyou for a lovely holiday.More
Excellent hotel poor evening entertainment
Food plentiful along with choice 2 themes restaurants which are free but you need to book at reception Asian & grill - ok but preferred the main restaurant we has baked Alaska one night! Not too busy apart from breakfast which was mental! The Thomson rep Angelo was brilliant the welcome meeting wasn't too long or boring and the ramble he takes you on is worthwhile There were 779 guests in the hotel we had no problem finding a sun bed although in July/August it is full with up to 1300 guests in We went on a tour of the hotel with Matteo the animation leader which is good to take photos on the roof but it's an hour long as he takes you underground to the workshop canteen animation room backstage etc so be prepared! The resort is quiet a few bars & restaurants down the hill and then left again down the hill Indian pizza place Chinese and British pub which at the bottom is the small fishermans beach We ate out once ok but again no better than the hotel Didn't do any trips but I have been on the Guadiana river cruise twice before and its a good day out Taxis to the old town 8/10 euros it depends on the day and time of day or there are tuck tucks to use & buses The main beach is out of the hotel stop at the main road don't go down the hill turn right dead end sign watch out for a gravel path that leads to the beach 129 steps! Beach isn't the best but you can walk to villa outa from it takes about 1.5 hours Reception can't do enough to help you all staff were friendly rooms lovely& spotless lovely spa and indoor pool & jacuzzi on minus 2 floor If you get a room on the ground floor reception it is noisy as it faces the road and the kitchen is underneath so trolleys are up and down from 7am Really loved the hotel and the animation team are brill but the hotel needs to employ live acts and good live acts to get a perfect 10 More
Great Hotel the only downside was the eating arrangements
My husband and I spent a week at this hotel at the beginning of May and had a lovely relaxing week. The room we were allocated was lovely and had a view of the pools and the sea, which was lovely in the evening when the sun was going down. The weather was mixed but we had some lovely sunny days. The staff are lovely and friendly and do enhance your stay. There was plenty of entertainment / activities if you wanted it around the pool each day and in the evening. The little town of Olhos D'Agua is quaint and the beach is ok, although the sea was a little rough when we were there. The only downside was the eating arrangements. I can only liken it to a school canteen. The food was never really hot and they provided 1 microwave for all guests to use if the food wasn't hot enough, which it never was for my tastes. I wasn't expecting fine dining so we just made do. I find it odd that people actually queued up to get in when it opened, bizarre! I would go back again but would eat out in the evening. It is worth giving it a try if you are not expecting too much from the dining experience. I wouldn't like to go in peak season as the buffet restaurant would not cope as it was busy when we were there and it wasn't even a quarter full. But on the whole we had a lovely time so thanks to all the staff.More
Totally average and not your typical Rui resort
We have sayed in RUI resorts before and unfortunetly it wasnt the same standard as we had enjoyed previously, it started with check-in which was an absolute shambles, they obviously hadnt expected to have so many guests check in at once so we spent some time queing only to be told that our room wasnt ready, we then went to the bar to wait and there were lots of smokers so it was hard to find a table where we could keep our 6 month old away form the fumes. The drinks selection on the all inclusive was extremely dissapointing as none of the cocktails were made on request they were all served from an iced slushy machine which took away alot of the enjoyment. When we finally checked in the room was clean enough and was situated overlooking the pool which is definetly much better than the main building. So onto reviewing the hotel as a whole; Food - It was nice and varied but the restaurant gets extremley busy so you have to get in early to avoid waiting for a table, the wine was decent enough and there was a great deal of choice, be prapared however for what I call the buffet zombies, im 6ft 6 and the number of people that walked into me or blocked me off was ridiculous, theres no system just a complete free for all, and some people were just weird, i mainly ran the buffet guantlet and got in and out as fast as I could!! We didnt try any of the a la carte evenings as we prefered to walk to the local resort and try some of the local resturants for a chang of scenery. Entertainment - Cheesey is not the word, I admire their enthusiasm I really do but it wasnt for us, it was a bit like being at Butlins (Or what I imagine Butlins to be like!!) lot of happy clappy people trying to get you to do Karaoke or take part in a quiz, as a young family we took advantage of getting an early night instead of taking part in teh themed nights in the main bar. Swimming Pool - As it was our first trip away with our 6 month year old son, I had envisaged taking him for his first swim which was something I was looking forward to, well it was near on impossible as the temparature of the pool was freezing, they dont heat it up whatsoever which is a massive shame as it is kept extermely clean.One thing we also found dissapointing was that they advertise a swim up pool bar, well it wasnt open once while we were there and it was probably a good thing as you couldnt of sat in the freezing cold water long enough to enjoy a drink anyway (Especially when they are practically ice cones anyway!!) On the plus side it was always easy to get a sunbed and parasol but it does get very busy from mid morning onwards. In summary we accepted that we had booked a cheap week away and my general opinion as mentioned before was it was simply OK.More
Stuart W, 187045
We returned to this hotel after 3 years and were not disappointed. From the start the staff at Reception were friendly and helpful, we were given a lovely quiet room on the 5th floor overlooking the pool. The hotel has been refurbished and the room was clean with comfy beds and spacious with a good amount of wardrobe space and free safe. Pool area was lovely with a good amount of sunbeds and we never had trouble in getting one even in the middle of the day, although many people do reserve them. Food was great, always a good selection at each sitting and never had an issue in getting table. We tried both speciality restaurants which again were great, so many choices to choose from. Never had issue in getting a drink at the bar, there were many bar staff on hand to assist you. Entertainment Team worked hard to ensure that everyone enjoyed themselves and had some good shows. The surrounding areas around the hotel are quiet and there are a couple of routes down to the beach, one of them via some wooden steps down the side of cliff with seating, which you could stop at various points and enjoy the views. The beach is beautiful and clean. All in all I would strongly recommend this hotel and would like to thank the Management and Staff for such a lovely holiday. We will definitely return again!More
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