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.
Facilities ► View all
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. Kids club is dependant on availability.
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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.
1 Bedroom Family Room with Balcony or Terrace
These comfortable rooms offer a little extra space, with a double bed and an extra bed for an adult or two children. They each come with a shower in the bath, and a balcony or terrace to give you some outside space.
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I have just returned from an enjoyable week's holiday with four adults and a 2 year old toddler at the Riu Guarana. All the staff were very helpful and polite, the animation team worked really hard and the hotel was kept spotlessly clean. However we found mealtimes a bit of a problem with a toddler mainly because the evening dinner (although stated to begin at 7pm) was put back to 7.30pm on our second evening apparently for the rest of the summer and he was past eating by the time we sat down. A number of other children had dropped off to sleep. Some hotels have managed an early and later sitting to manage this. It also became very noisy towards the end of the week with a larger intake of visitors and the quality of the food tended to fluctuate.More
One to choose very good hotel
A very good hotel, with friendly staff. Typical buffet style food in the main dining areas. The quality of the food is very good and some of the ranges changes slightly. Plenty of choice. As others say we saw the managers frequently who were friendly so could be asked anything anytime.The hotel is kept very clean. This is typical of Riu so can be relied on. The hotel has a main pool a smaller pool and a children's pool. . The quieter pool often had inflatables that were too big and should be limited to the large pool where they are better for all.There are 2 additional restaurants a grill and Asian which open on set nights. As an all inclusive you get everything needed. We found it very comfortable. Yes the main dining area is busy and canteen like, but time your visit right ( early or mid session) and you get good chance to be in the open air areas. As with many continental hotels there is a no reserve of sunbeds policy with notices to that effect around the pool areas, sadly not enforced and mainly ignored by guests. There are plenty of beds and IF everyone used them as needed there would be no problem. You might need to ask the pool guy to remove "reserved" beds that have not been in use for hours. If people shared sensibly it would never be a problem. The hotel is situated close to the village centre and a short walk from two coves and two beaches . The beaches are down a long flight of steps (2 options). The village centre a walk down hill to a beach area and local shops. The entertainment team work hard all day providing events for a wide range of ages/interest and they give everything to ensure a happy time.Sadly though the chain ask them to provide the evening shows which are mimed to records are very repetitive in style and once seen are very same. I think Riu should re think this element as other chains we have stayed in provide varied live entertainment giving the formal entertainment team a well earned rest ( they do work 9- 11 every day) the evening shows at 9.30 are as a result a bit disappointing. Our cocktails seem to vary as some had alcohol and others tasted of ice ( like slush puppies for kids).More
I have just returned from a week in the RIU Guarana and enjoyed every minute of it. I booked this holiday for a relaxing week for my wife who retired the day we left on holiday. We arrived early evening and were checked in quickly in an informative and efficient manner. on accessing the room we were pleasantly surprised and found it comfortable with ample wardrobe space and drawers. The pool areas (there are two large pools and a kids pool) were extremely clean and well maintained. I swim every morning at 6:30 to 6:45 and found no restriction for access to the pool in place. The sunbeds fill up pretty quickly around 7:30 to 8 ish but you can reserve with towels there are no restrictions. The food in this hotel is exceptional, as usual for an all inclusive hotel there is repetition in some areas but the selection is varied so there is plenty to choose from and is of good quality. There is also an Asian theme dining area which is not to be missed. The staff in the dining area are very efficient and it was very noticeable that there were at least two managers on hand in the restaurant at all times and were extremely approachable and friendly. The entertainment team is without doubt the most enthusiastic and energetic team I have ever come across in any hotel I have visited. I have never witnessed over 70 people in the pool taking part in the Aqua Gym activity they were motivated by the absolutely crazy entertaining antics of RAFAEL and his team this Guy had me in stitches and you should really experience this absolute showman. The waiters and waitresses in all the bars are very friendly and efficient. NUNO you are a star. To sum up this hotel is OK for couples or families and and is excellent value for your money. I have no doubt we will return. The management in this hotel should be proud of themselves and the efficient comfortable and relaxing atmosphere they have created.More
Clean and comfortable hotel
Room was overlooking main entrance on 4th floor, very clean, comfortable and quiet despite being close to the lift. Food was excellent in all areas however we were disappointed that there was no waiter service/a la Carte dining. Drinks were varied and tasted good unlike some offered at other all inclusive holidays we have had. Entertainment team work very hard keeping holiday makers happy day and night, along with the bar, kitchen, restaurant and housekeeping staff! Despite being a very busy hotel we easily found sun beds in the morning however they are tightly packed around the pools which meant setting umbrellas and reposition of sun beds awkward and intrusive to other holiday makers. Surprisingly the grassed areas are not being used for sun beds which would offer a quieter place for those that didn't want to be involved with the somewhat noisy activity in the pools. Finally also pool related the use of inflatables and balls etc in the so called quiet pool, spoiled the enjoyment for others, the signage wasn't clear or policed. A ball in the face and large inflatables filling the pool caused some heated discussions. Should have been restricted to activities pool. If you like a busy activity filled holiday this will be ideal for you,More
Susan T, 186220
this place never fails to amaze
Once again, we have stayed at this hotel and once again, I have to give it a five star rating. They have updated a few things since last year the beds being one of them and a lot more comfy. The rooms have been upgraded and are immaculately clean and spotless. Nothing is too much trouble for all the staff at this hotel. New entertainment staff are brilliant. The guy in charge of entertainment even remembered us from last year. I appreciate that it is hard to please everyone but all in all, there is something for everyone. The manager was always at the evening meal to make sure everything was running smoothly. So much food to choose from and yes, for those 'picky' people, there was every type of meat on every night and a wide selection of fish. Just because chicken is there every day, doesn't mean you have to eat it. There was rabbit, veal, pork, beef and chicken. Plenty of it too. Even hot dogs, burgers and toasted sandwiches at 3 O'clock in afternoon. Copius amount of coffee, tea, and cold drinks. Well worth the price of the holiday. They have also added more sunbeds so there was no need to put towels out. (Although plenty did). Two large pools and a baby pool and a pool bar plus a jacuzzi, fab. I really cant praise this hotel highly enough and I for one will be visiting againMore
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