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. Kids club is dependant on availability.
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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.
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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Just returned with my husband from a weeks stay at the clubhotel Riu Guarana, this hotel is situated in In what can only be described as a small village with a few shops bars & restaurants access to the beach is via 350 steps down a cliff side ..or via a path 5 minutes away to a small cove sea needless to say is cold!! With regard to the hotel itself it is large spotlessly clean, room was a good size & would appear to have recently been refurbished & was in excellent condition free safe & fridge. There a great number of sun beds with parasols & we had no issue finding a sun bed although around the larger of the two pools it was very cramped. The entertainment team work very hard filling the day with various activities if you are into that sort of thing, My score of average is down to two things the location (as already stated not much in Olhos D'Agua) but mainly the food in the hotel which we found to be lacking in variety pork is the staple diet it would seem one night we had what was described as "pork loin" "pork ribs" & "pig" if you are a pork lover this is the hotel for you. There is an Asian & Grill restaurant which run alternatively over two night periods something you have to book at reception to attend ... again the food is nothing to write home about. To sum up the weather was fantastic our holiday was ok but we would not return for the reasons mentioned i.e. Location & food More
Linda D, 580430
Look no further, absolutely perfect!!
Everything we needed and more!! We went all inclusive as all we wanted to do was relax for the week and that's exactly what we did! Beautiful hotel close to all hotels and bars. Beautiful walk to the beach via the wooden steps.....idyllic!More
Mr and Mrs R Gorton
This was a return visit together with friends which we met during our stay in 2016. Our refurbished family room overlooking the large pool was lovely and very quiet at night despite being over the disco. The new flat screened TV's are great but we would have liked a BBC news channel. The hygiene in the hotel is of a very high standard and the staff at all levels are friendly and work incredibly hard. We used the small pool and our only complaint was the use of inflatables despite a notice to the contrary and on mentioning this to a member of the management team we were told that they have to be "flexible". Sun beds were always available. The food was of a high standard but very repetitive this year and some of our favourites were missing. We tend to eat salad at lunch time but there was a lack of cold cuts or cold fish to have with it. Didn't see a sardine once during our stay. We have also enjoyed the poached fruit in the past but this appeared once. During the early part of our holiday the main restaurant at times was over loaded but as occupancy decreased this of course lessened. The grill bar, which was a refuge from the noise and chaos in the main restaurant at breakfast, was sadly closed during the latter part of our stay. We are not big fans of the evening entertainment and like to sit outside and chat to our friends but there was always a shortage of chairs and tables unless you got there early. We experienced this last year too. We went to the magnificent beach everyday. It is just a short walk away unfortunately uphill on the way back but well worth a visit and if you go via the village route you can meander through the friendly bars and shops. We are seasoned travellers and have stayed at several RIU Hotels in the past in different countries but came away this time feeling that sadly RIU are cutting corners and don't think we will be returning to this hotel again. More
Now I know what club Rui means
We started our holiday after the kids had gone back to school, thank goodness. There were about 5% kids which was just about right for us. It seems to cater well for the little ones and those who want a quieter holiday can sun bathe around another pool which is peaceful. The atmosphere seemed to be about having a lively time but there is absolutely no pressure to get involved. On arrival we found the reception to be well organised and friendly. Our room was on the fourth floor facing the pool, very nice too. The good - They have just completed a €4M Room refurbishment so the rooms were very nice and well appointed for its star rating. - The pool and communal area's were very nice. Decent sun beds too. - Staff at all times were brilliant in all their duties. - The entertainment, done by the staff, was surprisingly good. - The reception staff were helpful and friendly. - The reception meeting, I rarely attend these, was excellent. Best I've ever experienced. The rep even took us on a guided tour of the resort. Not so good - The pool was cold as with all European Riu's - The bar staff were good but the spirits and wines were not top brands. - The dining experience was frenetic and at times overwhelming, that's the nature of buffet style service. Food was ok with a good choice. - The dress code for the evening meal was more relaxed, i.e. Short trousers permitted, which was comprehensively abused by some guests. Beach wear is not suitable attire for an evening meal. I wore tailored short trousers and a short sleeved collared shirt. - didn't really gel with the surrounding area although the beach front looked good. Conclusion Will I return, sadly not. The Club style Riu hotels are not for us. Also there was not enough to see and do outside the hotel complex. If a lively club style child friendly holiday is your choice then this would be ideal for you. More
30 Degrees and rising !
Just returned from a very hot Portugal and a very welcoming and enjoyable hotel.Rooms were a good size, as were the beds, and it was clean and comfortable.Staff were very customer friendly, and tried hard to solve requests.Loads of shade around pool areas and no problems obtaining sunbeds even though hotel was full. The hotel is ideal for families, especially with babies and toddlers, but oldies like us also enjoyed the space, the pool areas, and the food. The all-inclusive drinks kept the price of the overall holiday reasonable, as prices were about the same as home if you went to an outside bar.Drinks ranged from cocktails to beer to wines to spirits.This isn't the place to come if you want loads of nightlife and discos as everything closes down at midnight.Go to Albufeira if that's what you want from a holiday. THe thomson rep, Angelo, is a gem.He was so helpful, organised and funny that we will certainly consider booking again next year.We enjoyed the trip to Saville, used the "Hop on Hop off" bus to go to Albufeira, and the local bus to get to Villamoura. This hotel is 5mins away from a smallish village with several bars and restaurants. there are a few shops including a supermarket, pharmacy and wine store. The food in the hotel was very good, loads of fish and pork dishes and excellent breakfasts. It got a bit "sameish" by the end of the hols though, so we treated ourselves to the ManzoSteakhouse in Olhos de Agua. Best Steak and Rack of Lamb we have had in a long time.Riu hotels are always good value for money, but this one excells at providing relaxation areas, and fun areas. the Rui animation team are hardworking and very professional entertainers. We enjoyed all their shows, especially the 60's to 90's compilation of dance moves- that was amazing! Thank you Riu Guarana. We'll be back!More
Maureen M, 1071013
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