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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 1013 reviews
 

Unbelievable Bargain!

26 February 2015

My Partner and i fancied a budget Febuary warm up as we always do this time of year so arranged for 4 nights half board with sea view room at a unbelievable price via Blue Sea Hols keeping our...

My Partner and i fancied a budget Febuary warm up as we always do this time of year so arranged for 4 nights half board with sea view room at a unbelievable price via Blue Sea Hols keeping our fingers crossed for some good weather. Having been to the Algarve on 3 previous occasions with varied levels of comfort I can say that the Grande Real is a genuine 4 star hotel very well maintained with professional staff and fantastic beach front location. The Sea view room was as good as it gets and with settled weather of around 18c, clear and sunny we pretty much hit the jackpot here. The breakfasts were plentiful (my partner loved the free prosseco) and the buffet dinners better than expected. The Hotel has an indoor pool & Spa (although we never used it) and large indoor and outdoor terraces to take in the fine views. Also a free shuttle to Albufeira Old Town (10 mins away) which was a nice touch. Due to low residency on our last night they changed from Buffet to Al a Carte menu and we had probably one of the best meals we have had in the Algarve ,Clams and Seafood Cataplana etc. (Although they need to drop the best of Phil Collins Cd on continuous replay....) All in all a wonderfully relaxing break walking the cliffs and beaches eating fantastic seafood and drinking good Potuguese wines. Highly recommended. I am sure we will return!

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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...

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 so she could have some peace and quiet from us!!!! Our rooms were carpeted which reduced any noise above us with shoes/chairs etc. The hotel staff were all fabulous, so helpful and courteous and could not do enough for us. We never came across one bad staff member. The food was buffet style for breakfast and evening meal and although there was plenty of choice, I am not a massive fan of buffets but bearing in mind the distance from the hotel to the restaurants, we were glad we chose half board otherwise it would have been a taxi ride each evening. You could however choose a la carte in the restaurant or the buffet I think and there were some great bar snacks in the bar, but not sure what time they stopped serving food in the bar area. The downside for us as a family was the SPA. It was 20 euros each for anyone over 16 for 1.5 hours. Our daughter was not allowed to go in as she was only 13. A few of the hydro machines weren't working when I went in and I don't think it was worth the 20 euros. My hubby and I used the gym and it was good but I got into trouble for filling my water bottle up going out of the gym as I was naturally thirsty and hot - I was asked to use one of the plastic cups instead as apparently hotel guests were filling up their water bottles for use in their rooms!!!!!!!!!!! I found this slightly offensive, but the staff member did approach it in a nice way! I had a full body massage one day, but it was nothing to write home about - 95 euros, with a 25 euro discount I think. Again it wasn't the most pleasant of experiences. Overall I would recommend this hotel but not sure if we would return as we prefer Vilamoura and there is a great 5 star hotel there where you can take your children into the spa for 10 euros per day if over 12 years - a great bonus for us as a family if the weather isn't too great. We met some lovely people at the hotel and we have very fond memories of our week at the Grande Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa.

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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...

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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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