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Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa
Ranked #12 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 March 2012

I m not going to write too much as its already been said this is a truly outstanding hotel in anybody' s book , a real treat .
We also chose a transfer we were very happy with yellowfishtransfers were good value ,nice vehicle and punctual.
The area is gorgeous beaches ,restaurants etc.
Convenience store s close by .
Would do it all again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Rhina S
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, General Manager at Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your review and recommendation.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much that you will happily return, which, in fact, is one of the biggest compliments a hotel can hope for.

We look forward to welcoming you back for an, hopefully, another enjoyable stay with us.

Kind regards



Lourenço Ribeiro
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Hotéis Real Algarve

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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We stayed at the Grande Real Sant Eulalia Spa Hotel for 1 week in early March in a studio apartment which is located behind the main hotel in 2 storey townhouses. The studio was decorated with lots of colour and a 'Mexican' feel to it but very pleasant. All the balconies faced the sun all day so it was lovely to sit on the balcony or terrace. The studios are all on the 1st floor and the bigger apartments are on the ground floor. It was very, very quiet when we stayed which suited us. The hotel was lovely. The staff were always friendly and helpful. Their spa and gym facilities seemed excellent, although we did not use them. There was a spacious swimming pool area in front of the hotel which overlooked the beach and all guests had easy access to the beach via a key locked door which was very handy. There is a beach cafe/bar called Cafe Bar Atlantico (seems linked to the hotel) just below the hotel which is very popular for lunch, snacks or breakfast. The beach is beautiful and very quiet out of season. Great place for walkers. The hotel provides a very good free shuttle bus service to Albuferia old town and new town 5 times a day which we thought was excellent. The main swimming pool is heated. We would recommend this hotel if you are looking for a quality, peaceful location with very good facilities.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to get the sun all day long.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Gemini999
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, General Manager at Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2012

Dear guest,

It is very gratifying for us to learn that you were completely satisfied with every aspect of your stay, from the accommodation to the facilities, location and the friendliness and helpfulness of our team and we sincerely thank you for your kind and detailed review.
There are just two minor points that we would like to clarify in order to avoid misunderstandings. As you mentioned, all Studios are located on the first floor of the buildings. The two-bedroom Resort Suites are also located on the first floors, so reserving a bigger Resort Suite does not automatically mean ground floor. Also most rooms get sun, but the rooms facing south, which in the case of the hotel main building would be the sea view rooms, get sun during a longer period than the rooms facing north. If a sunny room or balcony is very important for you and you are planning to stay in the Hotel main building, we would recommend reserving a seaview room.
We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to a sunny, relaxing and peaceful stay at the Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel SPA.

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Hotéis Real Algarve

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

I recently stayed at the Santa Eulalia at a buyers conference and had a great time, I really enjoyed the hotel, even if I didn't get to try all of the facilities.
The entracne the hotel is amazing with a massive lobby with lots of glass, all very bright and welcoming, the reception staff handled the mass arrival of several coaches very well and I was quickly able to check into my room. I didn't have a sea view (my room looked directly onto the car park) but from what I was told the sea room views are definitely the place to be. The room itself was very comfortable, a lovely sized bed, that although a little hard for my tastes was comfortable enough. The room was clean and well stocked with dressing gowns and extra pillows. Although there was no kettle and coffee nor an iron.
Overall the decor looked a little tired almost like the fading glamour of the Brighton Grand, little chips of paint here and there and could probably do with a bit of a make over.
However, the staff throughout the hotel complex were exceptional, absolutely fantastic service everywhere I went, the food was good quality, the drinks were reasonably priced and the staff were friendly considerate and helpful.

All in all a very nice hotel that I hope to bring my wife back to next year.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Neil R
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, General Manager at Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review.
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the service and friendliness of our team.
It is a pity that you were not able to try all our facilities, but we hope that you will have more time available during your next visit with your wife. We hope that until then some of the points mentioned by you have been corrected. We are constantly carrying out maintenance works in our Hotel and Resort. Some of our Resort Suites for instance, have just been painted, and we have already scheduled further renovation works in some of our rooms for the weeks following Easter. There are no plans however to equip all our rooms by standard with kettles and irons, but these items are available upon request.
Thank you once again for your detailed feedback and we look forward to welcome you back, hopefully, soon.

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Lourenço Ribeiro
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Hotéis Real Algarve

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Reviewed 16 March 2012

We have just returned from a week at the Grande Real. I have to say that from start to finish it has been an absolutely fabulous experience. Although a small mix up on our suite on arrival, this was soon sorted and I have to say that Sovereign holidays were amazing. The staff and in particular the Kids Club staff were amazing. My 4 year old daughter just about had one on one attention, which she loved. The Spa is amazing and once again all the staff are wonderful. Your every need taken care of without the staff being too intrusive. We had the hotel just about to ourselves which was perfect. Our daughter had a fantastic time, made even better my her new little friend she met at the club and we also enjoyed the company of her parents as well.
All in all a truly wonderful holiday and we are in the process of booking to return next year.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Anne-Marie B
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, General Manager at Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2012

Dear guest,

We appreciate all reviews and comments, but, of course, it is especially gratifying for us to read a review from a guest that has spent the best holiday ever at the Grande Real Santa Eulália. Thank you very much for your kind and considering comments, also on behalf of our team.
We look forward to welcoming you back next year and hope that you and your daughter will enjoy your next stay with us as much as you did this time.


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Hotéis Real Algarve

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Stayed at this for a few nights during the month of August.
Room was a nice size and very comfortable.
The hotel is situated on the beach which was great considering most hotels in Albufeira require long walks to get to the beach.
Breakfast was included and they offered a great selection.
The hotel has a couple of bars onsite and is fairly tranquil and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Great outdoor locations for a nice night out

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank layer8
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for your review.
It is very gratifying for us to read reviews from guests, and especially from those that enjoyed everything about their stay as you did. Thank you very much for your kind comments and we hope that we will be able to welcome you back one day to the Grande Real Santa Eulália.

Kind regards


Lourenço Ribeiro
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Hotéis Real Algarve

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Address: Praia de Santa Eulalia, Albufeira 8200-916, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#6 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#9 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#10 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#10 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: $80 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 344
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