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Quinta do Milharo, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 08200 Portugal
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 10 hotels in Olhos de Agua
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The All Inclusive Hotel Riu Guarana is located in the southernmost province of Portugal, in the Algarve, near the Praia da Falesia beach. The beach is situated 15 minutes' walk from the hotel. The location is ideal due to its proximity to the next village Olhos d’Agua (500m) and Faro Airport (FAO) is approx. 35 km away. The hotel has 500 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax with a massage at our Spa del Mar or get in shape at our gym. 2 outdoor pools, 1 children’s and indoor pool. For the youngest guests, there is the RiuLand Kids Club (for children from 4 to 7 years & 8 to 12 years old) and Riu4U (for teenagers from 13 to 17 years old, depending on capacity), RiuArt atelier and for adults, day and evening entertainment as well as discotheque. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main buffet as well as Asian and Grill cuisine, 3 bars situated in various areas of the hotel.
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Parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
Indoor play area for children
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Aerobics
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun deck
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
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Mid-range
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Remco wrote a review Jul 2020
Almere, The Netherlands71 contributions15 helpful votes
We arrived as one of the first Dutch, after the COVID-lockdown in early July. We stayed for 16 day’s. The hotel was good prepared and sure safe to stay, with all the hygienic measures. The staff of the restaurant is super, with just a few, they did a great job, and always friendly ! A big compliment. Also the staff behind the bars and glas collectors gave a fine service. The rooms were very clean and the every day room care was perfect. For small children and adults there was enough entertainment, a little less for the adolescents. The life artists were not that great, and several times a week the same play-list. The country & western duo was really unbelieveble bad.......... so stay outside and have a drink...... or two. The disco and the speciality restaurants were closed, only the buffet-restaurant was open, the last five day’s of our holiday they opened restricted the other restaurants. The food quality was good, always enough, and a lot of live cooking and fresh products. The reception was not always that polite and professional. Despite of the Corona restrictions we sure had an super vacation, and all together a fine hotel to stay in the Algarve.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Riu Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Guarana
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for staying with us and sharing your valuable feedback. We are glad to read that the measures for the Covid-19 are respected, because our main priority is the health & safety of our guests and employees. We are glad to know that your overall stay with us was a pleasant one. We place great importance to give our customer a friendly and personal service and apologize if we were not able to demonstrate it this time. Thank you again for taking time to let us know about your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards, Hotel Riu Guarana Online Reputation Manager
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russ wrote a review Nov 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom8 contributions13 helpful votes
Just come back from a week at this hotel.The staff and Management team were excellent.Everything was done with courtesy and a smile that made you feel valued as a customer.We had a couple of minor issues that were sorted out very quickly and professionally. The best part of this holiday was the entertainment team though who never seemed to pass you without a conversation to check that everything was alright and made a real fuss of all of the children there. The bar staff and restaurant staff were also first class throughout our stay This is a well run hotel with an engaged workforce who are focused on delivering great customer service Well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Guarana
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Hotel Riu Guarana and would be glad to welcome you back for another fabulous stay! Meanwhile we can recommend you to become a member of the Riu Class loyalty program, so you can enjoy unique benefits on future stays. It's free and fast to sign up on our website! Kind regards Hotel Riu Guarana Online Reputation Manager
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Sarah1262014 wrote a review Nov 2019
Boston, United Kingdom87 contributions66 helpful votes
Stayed here for a week during Oct half term, hotel is clean and well situated near to Albufeira, few local shops and bars nearby, lovely area. Staff were excellent and hardworking even thought this was their last week of the season. Food was good and plentiful with variety everyday. Entertainment team were amazing, they work extremely hard, just slightly disappointed that the adult entertainment finished around 9.45pm. Rooms were spacious and clean, our balcony door didn’t lock but as we were on top floor wasn’t too worried. Although we took our own kettle would be nice to have one in the room. Overall had a fabulous holiday and would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Guarana
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Dear Sarah1262014, Thank you for your five-star rating! It's our genuine pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your time with us at Hotel Riu Guarana!! You can rest assured that we have taken detailed notes of your comment and that we will share it to our entertainment team for further consideration. We hope you will choose to stay with us again on your next visit. Perhaps you would like become a member of the Riu Class loyalty program. It is free and you will be rewarded for your loyalty as well enjoy exclusive benefits. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Guarana Online Reputation Manager
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316trudyi wrote a review Nov 2019
Northwich4 contributions10 helpful votes
My Husband and I stayed at this Hotel for the first time. What can I say what a great week we had. Friendly staff. Very clean and comfortable room. Cleaned every day. The food was great and had the choice to eat in different restaurant as many times you liked. Entertainment team worked very hard and did a wonderful job. With being a family hotel the kids disco at night was great the kids loved it. Well done to you all. Couldn't fault anything. Already looking for next year. It was my 52rd Birthday while we were there and the manager gave my a call to wish me Happy Birthday and left my a lovely bottle of bubbly. Which was a lovely surprise.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Guarana
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Dear Trudy, Congratulations to your 52rd Birthday! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for the high recommendation! It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay and nothing brings us more satisfaction than creating enjoyable and memorable experiences for our beloved guests. If you like to enjoy exclusive benefits on future stays, please feel free to become a member of the Riu Class loyalty program. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards Hotel Riu Guarana Online Reputation Manager
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porkpieloomey wrote a review Oct 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom3 contributions11 helpful votes
FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC holiday from start to finish, couldn't have wished for a better hotel.Stayed in alot of Riu hotels around the world but this one is top notch. Everything and everyone is so lovely and so hardworking all the staff are a credit to the hotel. The cleandiness is unbelievable such a high standard throughout and the food and drinks are very good. The animation team are very good and put some thought into the shows they performed really good also the barman are the best we've ever had so quick and efficient but always happy and pleased to see you. Will definitely be returning to this hotel for many years to come. Thankyou for a fantastic holiday.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Guarana
Responded Oct 30, 2019
Dear porkpieloomey, Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We are glad to hear that you had such a lovely stay with us! We would love to have the chance to welcome you back for another unforgettable experience! With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Guarana Online Reputation Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$153 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
clubhotel riu guarana albufeira, clubhotel riu guarana hotel albufeira
LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictAlbufeiraOlhos de Agua
NUMBER OF ROOMS
500
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Guarana
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Guarana?
Nearby attractions include Friends Bar (0.3 miles), Olheiros de Água Doce (0.2 miles), and Oasis Sports & cocktail bar (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Guarana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Guarana?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Guarana?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Guarana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Cat's, Symbiosis Pub & Bar, and Restaurant SLEEPY DONKEY.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Guarana?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Guarana have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Riu Guarana offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Riu Guarana located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Olhos de Agua.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Guarana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Guarana?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jardim Dos Amuadas (9.5 miles) and Convento de Santo Antonio (9.3 miles).
Is Hotel Riu Guarana accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.