Ratings based on 199 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by A verified traveler from Surrey UK

Very comfortable apartment close to waterfront

Posted Mar 24, 2017
Pros: Warm! Modern. Well furnished. Quiet. Lifts. Walk in shower in one bathroom. Decent internet connection. Nice terrace. Good kitchen utensils.
Cons: Why no washing machine? There is a handbook, but the machine has obviously been removed. Hotel laundry prices are prohibitive for long stayers.
Location: Walking along the waterfront - always something to watch. Saturday market. Ria Formosa nature reserve. Estoi and Roman ruins. Faro and Tavira.
We traditionally escape British winter and come to Portugal in February, and enjoy staying in Olhao with its blend of tourism and 'real' Portugal. The modern apartments in the Marina complex are ideal for us - an added bonus was walking into a warm apartment late on a February evening. There's always something to enjoy on the walk along the waterfront to the market and into town, which seems to become prettier every year as more buildings are renovated. Although there are not the beautiful cliffs and beaches at this end of the Algarve, we enjoy bird watching on the Ria Formosa, and trips out to nearby towns such as Faro, Tavira and Loule. We had a memorable day out at Estoi - gloriously hot and sunny - when we visited the Roman ruins, lunched in a restaurant full of local people - hadn't a clue what I ordered but it was delicious, and then wandered through the palace gardens, climbing long flights of steps in order to admire the state room in the hotel there.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Scotland

Lovely rooms.

Posted Feb 17, 2017
Plenty of cookware and pots pans etc. Powerful showers. Close to shops and restaurants.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 19, 2017 by Customer Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We are very happy with your positive feedback and we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We're very glad to learn that our apartments were to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Colchester

Great Apartments - review to the point

Posted Jan 16, 2017
Pros: Price
Cons: Free use of Hotel indoor Pool
Location: Ferry Boat to nearby Islands
Good Points : Spacious apartments Fully equipped kitchen Indivial Wi-Fi very good for streaming or downloading Large balcony with dining room table and chairs Quiet location Clean and modern Lifts to floors Pool on roof 24 hour reception (check in/out) Excellent reception staff with local knowledge Was able to extend checkout free to 12pm with no hassle Free secure parking Not so good : No beach 20 min walk to shops 10am checkout Indoor pool in Hotel was around EUR 13 per person including compulsory "dork" swinging hats Pull out beds very uncomfortable Location on the edge of town Curious bad eggs smell on low tide Small TV with only Sky News English language channel
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 1, 2017 by Customer Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for the feedback and for your constructive comments. It’s always important to know our Guests' opinion in order to maintain and improve our service every day. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future at the Real Marina Residence. Kind regards, Miriam Alexandre
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

convenient location. no hassle stay.

Posted Dec 19, 2016
stayed in self catering apartment and didn't use hotel facilities. advise taking your own tea towels, washing up scourers, dish washer tablets and bin bags for a medium sized swing bin to make your stay go a little more smoothly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 4, 2017 by Customer Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment and for leaving us your opinion of our Apartments. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon at the Real Marina Residence. Best Regards, Miriam Alexandre
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Nice apartment with good location

Posted Dec 12, 2016
Very spacious, nice one bedroom apartment, very good location close to the market. Nice view. One could buy fresh seafood and cook oneself.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 4, 2017 by Customer Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We are very happy with your positive feedback and we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us such nice words. We're very glad to learn that our apartments were to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully soon. Best regards, Miriam Alexandre
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Posted Nov 30, 2016
Very good location.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 7, 2016 by Customer Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comment. We're very glad to learn that you enjoyed our location. We hope that you stay with us again, hopefully soon. Kind regards, Miriam Alexandre
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Suffolk England

Excellent accommodation

Posted Nov 30, 2016
Pros: Location very clean and spacious
Location: Good choice of restaurants bars and ferry to Islands excellent area for bird life on the Ria
Clean comfortable and spacious accommodation close to fantastic choice of restaurants bars and ferry to Islands would highly recommend
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 7, 2016 by Customer Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive comment about the Real Marina Residence. Our focus is to completely satisfy all our Guests' needs and to provide them with a great and unique experience. We are very proud to learn that you were so happy with your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully soon. Kind Regards, Miriam Alexandre
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 21, 2016 on Hotels
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Crawley West Sussex

Posted Oct 9, 2016
The apartment was very spacious,clean and comfortable,it had every thing we needed and more. The location could have not been better,near the ferries for the beaches,the station for exploring other places,and all the restaurants you could want. All in all we had a fantastic time in a great place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 25, 2016 by Customer Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We are very happy with your positive feedback and we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us such nice words. We're very glad to learn that our apartments were to your liking and hope you plan to return. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Miriam Alexandre
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 15, 2016 on Hotels