8 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 1229 reviews
 

Enjoyable!

30 August 2015

Stayed in a one room apartment for a week. The apartment had a outdoor patio with two chairs and table and was in a green and quit part . Very well equiped , with micro oven, coffea maker, toaster...

Stayed in a one room apartment for a week. The apartment had a outdoor patio with two chairs and table and was in a green and quit part . Very well equiped , with micro oven, coffea maker, toaster , well functioned AC , big flat screet TV in two rooms, very comfy bed, nice bathroom with clasic bath products from Porto. Cleaning was exelent. The interior was a bit dated, but everything functioned well. Only one minor detail, the pillows where not comfy. The WiFi was also a bit unstable. The rest of the resort was tastefully done , and all the personell was friendly and helpfull. Good selection of food in the morning and in the evening buffet - free sparkeling wine (Cava-type) in the morning Splendid view from the terrace. The bus to old or new town was free, and on time. Just be there 5 minutes before. Nice to take a swim in the pool in the morning, it was empty! The two pools belonging to the flats are much more calm than the main pool on the terrace. There were a lot of portuguese families in August, but well behaved kids and no problem. It is not far to walk to the nearest Minimarked , just outside to the right (in the Alfama complex has a well stocked Minimarked) and only 10-15 minutes to the beginning of the "Strip" if you take a left out of the complex. Tried the Spa and had a Vicy shower massage (back massage) - very good! All in all a very relexing resort with a lot of space and green areas, but not like a 5 star hotell in Northern Europe - expect a Family resort 4+ * I would say

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Family holiday with friends: not 5 star, but definitely met expectations

29 August 2015

We spent 6 days and nights at this hotel for our summer holiday with our two boys: aged 4 and 1 and also our friends who have a 5 year old boy. I agree with other reviews that this hotel is not 5...

We spent 6 days and nights at this hotel for our summer holiday with our two boys: aged 4 and 1 and also our friends who have a 5 year old boy. I agree with other reviews that this hotel is not 5 star. There are parts of the hotel that need redecorating and small things like having a shower curtain with the bath/shower make it more like 3 star than 5. Despite this, it was everything we expected, wanted and needed. The buffet on an evening was actually quite good. Kids are for free; we went b&b. I've read some reviews that don't rate the evening buffet, but we felt it was really good. We visited zoo marine one day and the old town one night. If you go to the old town, we highly recommend Shalom 2 who have the best ribs we've ever tasted! The boys absolutely had a ball. It's very close to the beach, which is a lovely beach with handy caves to get shade for free if you have young kids! The fish restaurant and cafe bar as a part of the hotel, but on the beach front are good places to eat. We found the fish restaurant overpriced though. We were very happy with our room and the cleaning service. Our boys had their own room linked to ours by a hall so it was just a perfect set up for us. They had their own bathroom too. We booked a family suite with resort view, but ended up with a sea view which was a real bonus. The coach transfer through jet2 was longer than advertised and this frustrated us. Taxis are inexpensive and the bus service running until 7ish at night to new and old town is useful. Lastly, do not order a hot dog from the pool bar. It arrived cold and I mean cold with a topping of grated carrot and crisp shavings: pretty much the oddest thing we have ever eaten! On the flip side the cocktails at the bar terrace near reception were fantastic and we got to see Louis Figo at the bar, Portuguese Real Madrid ex captain. Apparently a regular!

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Great 5 stars resort and a hidden gem

29 August 2015

I was there in August 2015. Coming early to the hotel, expecting to wait to be checked in, but the staff were very helpful and friendly, and made their best to provide the room as early as possible...

I was there in August 2015. Coming early to the hotel, expecting to wait to be checked in, but the staff were very helpful and friendly, and made their best to provide the room as early as possible. Resort facilities are great, it is a huge resort with a great view. Beaches, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants and gardens are all provided and well maintained. I have booked a double room but instead get a big apartment as a complementary upgrade. The apartment consists of a living room with full kitchenette, entrance, balcony, bathroom and a big bedroom. I do recommend this hotel for families as well as for couples.

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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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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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