We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
ClubHotel Riu Guarana
If you like this hotel, you might also be interested in
US$224
US$154
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Falesia Garden by 3HB(Olhos de Agua)
US$122
US$113
Hotels.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Clube Humbria by 3HB(Olhos de Agua)
US$235
US$227
Orbitz.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Falesia Mar by 3HB(Olhos de Agua)
US$116
Travelocity
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Apartamentos do Parque(Albufeira)(Great Value!)
US$100
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
PortoBay Falesia(Albufeira)
US$130
US$122
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
TUI BLUE Falesia(Olhos de Agua)
Hotels.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotels.com
View Deal
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Reviews (2,220)
Filter reviews
2,220 results
Traveller rating
1,117
805
238
42
18
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
1,117
805
238
42
18
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsasian restaurantswim up barentertainment teammain restaurantthe grillself serviceasian nightwelcome meetingevening entertainmentbar staffgreat holidaymattress topperbehind the scenesfree safequiet poolplenty of choicewelcome drink
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
1,197 - 1,202 of 2,220 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2011

I can't fault this hotel. Great hotel, spotless, staff were more than happy to help on every occasion, food plentiful and varied. We did the rounds of the three restaurants. The main restaurant is the busiest. Great for children and teenagers. Tips - if you are English and like your cup of tea you need to hire a kettle from reception. If you want a quiet room don't have one overlooking the pool. Non pool view rooms are fine and are not overlooked by another hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank SFPR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 July 2011

I stayed with my girlfriend in Riu Guarana from the period between 12 to 17 June. It was a pleasant stay, with very good weather.

Positive: proximity to the beach (about 5 minutes walking), the hotel's pool, the food (abundant and good quality), friendliness of the employees, spacious room with balcony.

Negative: adult nightlife in the hotel was poor, few desserts in the buffet (lack the Portuguese desserts), although a large variety of fruits.

In general, I recommend this hotel for families or couples, it's ideal for rest.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view to the pool.
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Tiquiss
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 July 2011

This was our 1st visit to Portugal and 1st time at a Riu Hotel staff were excellant . Thiago in dining room was brilliant with us for 14 days we were there he was teaching us Portugese every time we visited the dining area ( and not in a nuisence way ). Nelson who collected the glasses at Bar and Pool areas was great as well all the Portugese people are so nice and not pushy . Rooms were 1st class and hotel was spotless . Food was excellant. Entertainment was passable but if you go for a 2 wk hol it is same Entertainment as the 1st week . Entertainment team were excellant and try so hard to Entertain everyone in the budget they have they all work very hard during the day and at night . We will defo be back . Olhos de Agua lovely we quaint fishing village with small beach but ideal on the other side of the rocks is an amazing beach . THANK YOU TO ALL FOR GREAT HOLIDAY

Room Tip: our room was next to reception and was nice and quiete not a noisy hotel
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank AnnBoli
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 July 2011

Although we have never stayed in any other Riu hotel to be able to compare it, this hotel was spotlessly clean throughout. The food was excellent and varied. The All inclusive was brilliant cos you could just help yourselves to lager, coke, water etc. The cocktails at the bars were very refreshing. The rooms were of a good size with a comfortable bed. The pool area was nice with a pool bar. Yes the water was freezing but once you have been brave enough to get in, it's lovely. It is quite a large hotel mostly full of Spanish famillies and probably not for those who want a really quiet holiday without children.

This was our second visit to the Riu Guarana and we choose to come back as we found the hotel staff and entertainment team are the friendliest we have ever come across. The entertainment team in particular work so hard all day long, all with smiles on their faces and really try and make sure everyone has a good time. The young adults we travelled with all did many activities throughout the week having been gently pursuaded to and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. My husband and myself travelled with our daughters 17 and 21 with a friend and boyfriend. The only thing I would say is that the evening entertainment was not quite as good as 2 years ago when we first came, having said that, it was still far better than any entertainment we have come across in any hotel we have stayed in.

Not sure if Portugal is always windy but both visits have been quite windy with parasols blowing across on occasions. Very hot between 29 and 34 degrees.

Hotel is on a hill but not a very long one. Not an awful lot in the actual resort but we spent a day in Albufiera which is nice with plenty of bars to sit and chill in.

We all just love this hotel as there is such a lovely atmosphere about it and would not hesitate to go back a third time.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank Roofamily
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 July 2011

We had a great holiday at this hotel. After excellent flight times we had alovely welcome drink at reception. The staff were very welcoming. Our room was agood size with a good bathroom and shower. The food was excellent tasty and hot. The wine was very good but the bacardi they offered was awful. The entertainment was not to my taste so can't really comment. The location was quite pretty but I would look for a slightly bigger resort next time. Portugal is lovely and I hope to back soon.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank heljim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews