Ratings based on 161 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from England, UK

A wonderful Family Holiday by the beach ..

Posted Aug 13, 2014
Pros: spacious, clean, food, staff, (we didn't have any trouble with sunloungers btw!), 3 pool areas staggered throughout hotel
Cons: kids club/family evening entertainment after dinner,
Location: Old Town visit by shuttle bus (check out timetable going there and back), Aquashow (is a must!!), splash & slide, Villamora Marine
Driving from the airport to the resort, it did cross our mind as to what my husband had booked (driving through the villages/towns etc) .. but having gotten to the resort, we were most pleasantly surprised. A lovely, spacious, clean resort, by the beach. The resort caters for all, young and old alike. The food .. you really couldn't ask for any more of a selection. we opted for half-board. went out and about after breakfast and ate lunch out, before heading back to the resort for late afternoon. We stayed at the resort for a week in a one bed apartment. there was wifi available, but only in the lounge of the apartment, which was sufficient. Hotel staff were helpful. There's a shuttle bus that goes to the old town and new town. The OLD town is a must has a fab beach (so take your swim wear and accessories) and shops/market square. The New town isn't as exciting (mostly restaurants and bars) and has the shopping mall (we weren't that impressed to be honest). We even had reason to call out the Dr at the resort for my son - spoke perfect english, had a great bedside manner and gave treatment there and then. (cost was 100 euros !!)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Southern England

Perfect for a relaxing holiday

Posted Aug 9, 2014
Amazing! We've been before and we'll go again. A perfect location for young families - quiet and safe. Located near the beach with lovely swimming pools and friendly staff. Shops a short walk away.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from formby liverpool

Holiday

Posted Aug 9, 2014
Fantastic in every way especially the children's club staff they made this vacation special for our kids
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from t

Lovely apartment

Posted Aug 5, 2014
We had a lovely time here, a lot of children/families which meant pool was very noisy so beaware of this. Was not blown away by the place have stayed in better five star resorts but very clean and tidy and staff generally are very helpful. Would recommend self catering apartments
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Enjoyable stay

Posted Aug 3, 2014
Had a lovely 4 night break and enjoyed the stay, but found the bed and pillows very uncomfortable. Requested double bed but got twin beds pushed together...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from belfast

Excellent location, and close to all the needs any

Posted Aug 2, 2014
Pros: It's my 3rd stay but not my last. Says it all I think.
The whole atmosphere is relaxed. The breakfast is excellent with some special touched like a glass of bubbly. The staff are all excellent and there is a real sense of luxury at the Grande Real.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, UK

Fabulous

Posted Jul 29, 2014
Beautiful beach location with close access to nearby marinas and waterparks, spacious apartment, very family-friendly. We will definitely be back!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing service and location, can't fault it

Posted Jul 26, 2014
Stayed for 10 nights in the classic room with sea view. Received faultless service throughout, attention to detail was excellent, the room was bigger than anyrhing I've stayed in before and was extremely clean. The food was impeccable, we tried many restaurants in the area, non of which matched the quality of the hotels. Would definitely recommend staying there if you're looking for a quality hotel next to the beach in a quiet spot but not too far from albufeira.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Hertfordshire

Location great !

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Pros: I liked the location and layout of the hotel.
Cons: It is not a 5 star, more like a 4* as rooms dated. Bar/Snacks around pools much too expensive and not appetising, drinks very pricey !
Location: The location itself is ideal as on a lovely beach. Only 10 mins from Albufeira old town and courtesy bus available. Walk into local shops - 15 mins.
Lovely hotel, location perfect for beach. Ideal for families.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovely relaxing hotel

Posted Jul 10, 2014
Good facilities, close to beach, nice restaurants at the hotel, supermarket 5 mins walk and other restaurants/ bars 15 mins walk away in Oura.