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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 1051 reviews
 

Above average

19 April 2015

Above average for Albufeira with spacious public areas.Rooms are small and careworn with an upgrade needed. Decent pool area although the 3 pools are too small and very cold apart from...

Above average for Albufeira with spacious public areas.Rooms are small and careworn with an upgrade needed. Decent pool area although the 3 pools are too small and very cold apart from one. Breakfast standard reasonable but evening buffet selection little changed each evening and long queues at peak times with food choices slow to replenish when empty. Most other food outlets in the hotel closed out of main season . Beach easily accessible and clean. Hotel on the outer edge of the resort with 15 minute walk to nearest noisy bars and burger restaurants. Hotel shuttle bus to Albufeira old town unreliable and often full . Staff friendly but reception failed to rectify small room faults despite repeated requests to change light bulbs,provide chairs on the room balcony. Tips: Do not book with a major tour operator as you can save 50% by booking with an independant web site. Go B+B and eat locally as the choice is more varied. Ask for a sea view room but away from the disco. All in all ,good value if you dont pay brochure prices.

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Peaceful delight in the Algarve..

18 April 2015

2nd visit to this hotel and again another excellent experience. Well run, friendly staff & overall great! Highly recommend to all, couples and families. The hotel has excellent facilities. Breakfast...

2nd visit to this hotel and again another excellent experience. Well run, friendly staff & overall great! Highly recommend to all, couples and families. The hotel has excellent facilities. Breakfast is abundant and there's something for everyone.

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1st-9th April

17 April 2015

We stayed here over Easter it was a lovely place, It didn't have the feel or the noise of a large complex the apartments where private enough. The beach was a private beach and the restaurant over...

We stayed here over Easter it was a lovely place, It didn't have the feel or the noise of a large complex the apartments where private enough. The beach was a private beach and the restaurant over looking the beach was really good. The staff were helpful and friendly. The only problem we did have was on 3rd day we woke up to the bathroom flooded this was due to a burst pipe upstairs apartment. We called the front desk and the problem was dealt with swiftly, we ended up moving apartments the general manager and duty manager could not do enough to help. I would recommend this complex to anyone a really relaxing and fun stay we all had

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Easter holiday break.

14 April 2015

Stayed here for a week April 5th to 12th.Firstly the hotel and all the staff where fantastic.We had a suite on the second floor with a sea view.very nice and very spacious suite with two bathrooms...

Stayed here for a week April 5th to 12th.Firstly the hotel and all the staff where fantastic.We had a suite on the second floor with a sea view.very nice and very spacious suite with two bathrooms .Rooms where cleaned every day cleaners do a fantastic job a credit to the hotel.We stayed bed and breakfast.good choice every day..all quite nice .dining staff also very polite .Bar prices seemed quite expensive,and also food prices on an evening quite expensive but it is a five star hotel.suprised that you also had to pay to use indoor pool 20 Euros each.main outdoor pool was freezing smaller pool okay which most people used.so quite busy.The hotel itself is situated about 10 to 15 mins walk to nearest shops and bars okay if weather is fine we had a couple of day of rain.not so nice.And its only 25 minute walk to bottom of main strip.Courtesy bus goes to new town and old town about 4 times a day but only caters fof 27 people at a time don't know if it would be any different in high season.so overall hotel 10/10,and location 8/10.

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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