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Quinta do Milharo, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 08200 Portugal
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  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#7 of 12 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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Quinta do Milharo, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 08200 Portugal
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normamorgan5 wrote a review 12 Sep
Glasgow, United Kingdom18 contributions9 helpful votes
Just arrived home from a great holiday at his hotel yesterday. First time at this hotel and in this pat of Portugal. The hotel was absolutely spotless, more than enough hand sanitisers around the hotel, pool toilets, restaurants, pool bars etc all cleaned to a high standard. Hotel room was bright, clean, very comfortable, plenty of storage and had a fridge and free safe. Bottled water was also given out at reception whenever you needed it. Pool area was great, plenty of sunbeds and plenty of room to social distance. Food was good, plenty of choices and always something there for everyone to eat. Also it was my birthday when I was there and a bottle of champagne and a hotel beach bag was put into my room from the reception team, very nice touch. But I think what made this hotel great was the staff, everyone from entertainment staff to cleaners to restaurant staff to receptionists, everyone of them were so nice, helpful and always very pleasant, they worked very well as a team 10 out 10. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Our rooms were at front of hotel, very quiet and nice view
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Freddie7@ wrote a review 11 Sep
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We took a last minute holiday never been to Portugal turned out most relaxing holiday for us both . Hotel is immaculate staff are so friendly and hard working . We loved it only wish we’d stayed longer ! Plenty of variety with food chefs & waiting on staff never stop we did prefer the main restaurant but used the poolside one a few times as it was slightly quieter . You won’t get an English bacon & sausage but there are plenty of choices and went out once for a late breakfast which was full English . Do not have any complaints we would definitely go again it’s certainly a very well run hotel with a friendly atmosphere and high standards. We don’t have kids but every evening the animation guys got the kids singing & dancing it was really cute even the little ones joined in . Thank you for a lovely holiday ♥️
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t be put off by queues to restaurant they go down fast.Plenty of sun beds no rushing to get...
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Claire S wrote a review 9 Sep
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Myself and family have just returned from this fantastic hotel, our room had a great view of the pool area and the sea. The drinks and food were great and plenty of choice too. The cocktails in the evening were great and the bar staff were all so friendly. The all inclusive more or less ran all day, we ate more often at the restaurant near the family pool as found it was a little quieter than the main restaurant. The pool area was spotless always and we could always find a bed around 10am. We ate out one night at the Indian down the road from the hotel, the food was outstanding and the best curry we have ever ate abroad, the bar next door called Pinocchio was very reasonable also if you wanted a night away from the hotel. Would 100% return to the hotel and resort.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
lindalikesdislikes wrote a review 9 Sep
Lancaster, United Kingdom25 contributions53 helpful votes
Very clean and covid aware hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful throughout. Although some people complained about the food I can truthfully say I loved every meal and as I love fish I was very happy with the choices. Room (402) was clean and comfortable shower gel supplied but you will need to bring conditioner. Entertainment was variable but obviously not up to usual standard due to restrictions. This is a beautiful location and I recommend the dolphin and coastal boat trip. Nice walk down to quiet beaches and into small village with the usual shops. The sparking wine is very nice and I enjoyed and recommend the strawberry mohito. I couldn’t say whether other drinks are less alcoholic but I don’t drink much anyway so was happy with drinks. All in all fantastic value lovely clean hotel would certainly return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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brookie0079 wrote a review 9 Sep
Rothwell, United Kingdom194 contributions60 helpful votes
We returned last week after spending 11 days at the Guarana; 4 adults and 4 children We absolutely loved our stay here, the hotel is immaculately clean and tidy, lots of space and the pools are lovely. The entertainment staff are first class, their enthusiasm is infectious; the children loved spending time doing activities with them each day! The water aerobics was a great hit, I have never seen so many people doing water aerobics in my life; the pool is full of people joining in, I must say though the days Andre does it are my favourite; such good fun, he's a credit to the hotel! The evening entertainment was restricted during our stay due to Covid which is a shame but nothing the hotel could do about it; I imagine the staff would have put on an excellent show as well! There were singers on most nights and every couple of nights the entertainers came in and got everybody up dancing which was great! The reviews on food and watered down drinks before I left made me worried but wow both were excellent; the choice is amazing every meal time, so many options and everything red hot as it doesn't get chance to go cold due to the number of people in the hotel. The drinks were fab as well, especially the fizz; they are definitely not watered down as somebody claimed........have a few and you will soon realise :) Overall this hotel was perfect for our family, in my opinion the moaners on the food are looking for somewhere with english breakfast and sunday lunch; if this is what you're looking for go elsewhere in the UK not to Portugal. I would go back to this hotel tomorrow, if I could, but we will be back in the future! Whilst staying we booked a day trip to Aquamarine which was excellent; we booked with the little tour shop on the top road, great price and service. We also used the large taxi who waits at the door to take us in to Vilamoura, 25 euros there which was good for 8 of us but we used a taxi on the side on the road on the way back and it was only 19 euro for us all! I would recommend doing both!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Pool view room is a must
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PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictAlbufeiraOlhos de Agua
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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 (0.5 km), Olheiros de Água Doce (0.3 km), and Oasis Sports & cocktail bar (0.2 km).
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 Symbiosis Pub & Bar, Restaurant SLEEPY DONKEY, and Cabana Cocktail Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Guarana?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, 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 centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre 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 travellers enjoy visiting Jardim Dos Amuadas (15.2 km) and Convento de Santo Antonio (14.9 km).
Is Hotel Riu Guarana accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.