6 Sep 2015

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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 1223 reviews
 

Excessively small room and overpriced venue

28 August 2015

The room is very small and we can see some stains on the floor carpet. We can also see wear signs on the furniture. No wifi pass was transmitted on check in. Only positive comment is location...

The room is very small and we can see some stains on the floor carpet. We can also see wear signs on the furniture. No wifi pass was transmitted on check in. Only positive comment is location near the beach.

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Not 5 star !!!

26 August 2015

I stayed here for a week in August with my husband it wasn't cheap either but it is very dated carpets & decor are from the 80s great location and facilities but staff too relaxed not helpful we...

I stayed here for a week in August with my husband it wasn't cheap either but it is very dated carpets & decor are from the 80s great location and facilities but staff too relaxed not helpful we ordered a sandwich for lunch the waitress just put food in front of us never asked if we wanted salt & pepper then disappeared you have to chase them all the time. Breakfast is a nightmare you have to queue I don't mind kids but too many running round and people pushing push chairs around buffet area it's not a relaxed atmosphere at all. In a 5 star you should get better service then this could go on more but won't I would rate it 3 star and I won't be staying here again the staff need to be a lot more attentive and on the ball, it is a shame as this let's it down. One more thing you have to pay €10 a day for a sun bed on the beach !!! We have stayed in 5 star several times and do'snt compare.

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Nice hotel but not suitable for couples when we went in August

25 August 2015

Stayed for a week in August at the Grande Real Santa Eulalia. Overall had an enjoyable holiday. Hotel of good quality rooms clean. We had a room overlooking the resort which we found to be better...

Stayed for a week in August at the Grande Real Santa Eulalia. Overall had an enjoyable holiday. Hotel of good quality rooms clean. We had a room overlooking the resort which we found to be better than paying for a sea view as the sun is on that side of the hotel late afternoon so nice to sit out on the balcony when you go to your room.The hotel is a bit remote for our liking nothing around it a bit of a walk to the new town which we found to be a bit tacky and run down. Old town a bit better but seems to have gone down hill a bit since we were there last . Long taxi queues to get back to hotel. Went to Vilamura for the day, lovely Marina better quality śhops and bars but a bit far to go every night. Waiters and staff very friendly and helpful I would not recommend this hotel for couples as it seems to attract lots of families - quite noisy. No children free areas. Dissapointed that we were not able to use indoor pool without having to pay extra. It would be nice to have smoke free outside areas for dining and poolside as this became quite a problem for us as most smokers have no regard for others. Wi-fi was very poor.

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A nice Getaway however certainly not cheap!

24 August 2015

Has everything one would expect from a 5* hotel besides the poor wi-fi. Breakfast was lovely and with a generous selection of foods. Wi-fi was disappointingly poor! We were in room 236 and the...

Has everything one would expect from a 5* hotel besides the poor wi-fi. Breakfast was lovely and with a generous selection of foods. Wi-fi was disappointingly poor! We were in room 236 and the wi-fi was not good enough. So much so that the Messenger app for Facebook actually failed to work properly during our stay at the hotel. The rooms themselves were nice with cleaners coming on a daily basis. Impressed with the selection of restaurants within the hotel premises. Our favourite was the one beside the beach which also has some wonderful ice cream. Each restaurant area has live music from 8-11 which is of very high quality. The hotel offers a shuttle bus service into both the New Town and the Old Town 6 times per day finishing around 8 (I would recommend the Old Town.) Taxi's back from the old town are cheap, no more than 7 euros but beware that there can be a very long queue (up to 1 hour) before getting your taxi due to the high demand at night time. 3 main swimming pools were disappointing, they are circular shaped and not really made for swimmers, more for children and families. Worth noting that it is a very short walk down to the beach (3mins) with lovely views.

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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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