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Overview
The Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort is the perfect choice for an unforgettable, upscale holiday. Set directly on the renowned Santa Eulalia Beach, this spectacular hotel was opened in 2004 and is a member of the prestigious “Great Hotels of the World”. The Grande Real is beautifully designed and furnished with elegantly appointed guestrooms. Set directly on a lovely beach with lush landscaped gardens and a selection of wining and dining options.

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel is located 50m from the beach

Distance from Airport
This hotel is located 35km from the Faro airport

Rooms
The hotel has 344 luxury rooms including 155 luxury resort suites (studio, T1 and T2 resort suites), 189 rooms, among them 27 suites and 2 Grande Real suites, on the five floors which make up this Spa hotel. All units are equipped with full bathroom, air condition, direct telephone access, internet access, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe deposit box, rooms with connecting doors, and kitchenette in resort suites. Non-smoking and specially rooms for physically disabled people are also available.

Food & Drink
The hotel's main restaurant serves at standard mealtimes breakfast, lunch and dinner, all from a buffet or a la Carte, which can include special diet, on request. The Pergula is an a la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine (open only for dinner). The hotel has three pool bars open from 10.00 to 18.00 (summer) which also serves snacks (sandwiches and salads). The Real bar with a fine wine cellar is an elegant high quality bar open from 09.00 to 01.00. Please note that from 01.06.2006 the half board service (dinner) will be either Table d Hote, A la Carte or buffet depending on the occupancy. In the Resort there are also the Restaurant Santa Eulalia and the Restaurant Le Club Dinner & After Dinner.

Sports & Entertainment
There are two tennis courts with artificial grass, a fully equipped gym with cardio-fitness equipment, four outdoor heated pools. including one seawater, and direct access to the beach, and three outdoor heated pools for children. Please note that the number of outdoor heated pools available depends on the hotel occupancy and the season. For children aged 3-12 there is a mini-club, Rea Lito with specially trained professionals, and here is also an 1000 m2 Thalasso Spa Centre (from 16 years old). And also animation programme for all guest and children.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 1012 reviews
 

Fantastic 4 night break !

24 February 2015

We have just returned from a fantastic four night break at this lovely hotel. We stayed in a studio apartment which was well equipped and spotlessly clean ! The hotel staff are very helpful and...

We have just returned from a fantastic four night break at this lovely hotel. We stayed in a studio apartment which was well equipped and spotlessly clean ! The hotel staff are very helpful and friendly, can't do enough for you. This was a surprise trip for my birthday from my partner and on the day the hotel sent over champagne and a birthday cake to our apartment !, lovely gesture :) The hotel has it's own private beach and lovely grounds, water features etc. We didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on the food/drink etc. The old town is quite a walk away (easier going into town than coming back due to the large hill !) but a taxi from the hotel to the old town square was around 7 euros. There are shops/restaurants/bars etc just 5-10 minutes away turning left out of the front of the hotel. We would recommend Ranni's restaurant in this area... good food, good atmosphere and superb staff ! There are only a couple of little niggles. The beds, they are hard, this didn't really bother us... but the zip connecting the two mattresses in the middle was a real pain, very uncomfortable ! It woke me most nights having fallen asleep on it :( Ask for the mattress toppers when booking, I'm sure this would solve the bed problems. Although the kitchenettes are well equipped with pots, pans etc.. there was no washing up materials and no salt/pepper etc... I'm sure these could be provided without too much expense. All in all we had a great holiday for our first time to Portugal and we would certainly look at staying here again !

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Excellent Hotel

24 February 2015

We stayed at this beautiful hotel from 15th - 22nd February, my hubster and 13 year old daughter. We had a fabulous room with 2 separate bedrooms, our daughter had her own bathroom, tv, balcony etc...

Beautiful hotel. Restaurant food was exquisite and staff were lovely. Balconies had a good view but were relatively small. Pools were small too. Brilliant location if you want to spend time on the beach as the hotel is very close (you can even hear the waves with the balcony doors open). Outside of albuferia but the shuttle bus was handy. Nice hotel overall but it can be very quiet. Perfect for a weekend getaway

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Good

23 February 2015

Beautiful hotel. Restaurant food was exquisite and staff were lovely. Balconies had a good view but were relatively small. Pools were small too. Brilliant location if you want to spend time on the...

We have just enjoyed our second stay at this lovely hotel. We stayed from 3rd February to 10th February. We enjoyed our stay just as much as last year. Once again, we have had an excellent, wonderful holiday. All the staff at the hotel are exceptional,very hardworking, friendly and helpful. As a surprise on our wedding anniversary the hotel gave us complimentary wine on ice and traditional Portuguese cakes and chocolate strawberries. The room we were in had a sea view (which is a must) The food was excellent and the service in the restaurant is outstanding. There was entertainment in the bar one evening, which was a lady violist and singer. She was also very good, though it's a pity more people weren't in the bar to enjoy it. We will be back again!

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Another fantastic stay

23 February 2015

We have just enjoyed our second stay at this lovely hotel. We stayed from 3rd February to 10th February. We enjoyed our stay just as much as last year. Once again, we have had an excellent...

Had a week stay at hotel absolutely brilliant staff very attentive very clean food lots of choice and fantastic would go back again lovely waking up to sea view own private beach had a lovely walk across cliffs to old town

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon
  • Language Portuguese
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Bath
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Living/ Dining Room
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool (Salt Water)
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • Turkish Bath
  • TV Lounge
  • Whirlpool
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Tourist Information

Weather

It may be cold, wet and grey in the UK, but the weather on Albufeira holidays couldn’t be more different. Summers are hot and dry and last right through until October, while winters are much milder than British ones. With so many great beaches around the area and great sunshine, your Albufeira holidays will be packed full of great memories.

Jabs

Hepatitis A - Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel

Electricity

230V AC, 50 HZ, two-pin plugs are standard

Visa

No visa required