Ratings based on 587 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Portugal

Good hotel next to the marina

Posted Dec 9, 2017
Pros: Location is excellent.
Had to wait at check in as all 3 staff were serving. Apart from this short delay a fast and efficient service. Room was upgraded to sea view, very comfortable and spacious. Bar staff helpful, we were attending a Christmas function and the food and service were very good.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from England

Beautiful hotel

Posted Nov 20, 2017
We stayed for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. The whole hotel was spotless and everyone was really friendly. Pool was lovely, food was great.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 3, 2017 by Real Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment and for having such a great opinion of our hotel. It’s very special for us to see that you had a very pleasant stay with us. It truly is for comments like yours that our team works every single day. We look forward to welcoming you again hopefully soon. Kind Regards, Miriam Alexandre
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Dublin

Posted Oct 14, 2017
Rooms are spacious however they are starting to look a little tired. Carpets in the hallways need to be cleaned or replaced as there are stains where the aircon has leaked. Bar staff are very protective of their glasses anytime we asked for some ice to take to the room we were given small plastic glasses.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 6, 2017 by Real 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. Please be assured that all of your comments and suggestions will be taken into consideration and that we will do our utmost to improve wherever we can. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, Miriam Alexandre
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Harrogate, UK

Lovely location and close to eateries and bars

Posted Oct 8, 2017
Pros: Location, hotel quality and view
Cons: Breakfast food options a bit bland but clean and staff very efficient.
Location: Views of marina and Isla Culatra plus ferries and boat tours nearby for trips to Ria Formosa.
Stayed here because of location opposite marina and proximity to ria Formosa and islands.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 12, 2017 by Real 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. Kind regards, Miriam Alexandre
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from london

Not 5 star

Posted Oct 7, 2017
Pros: Staff
Cons: Food
Location: Watch fishing boats
OUR SEVEN NIGHT STAY LEFT US DECIDING NOT TO RETURN AGAIN TO THIS AREA. The hotel itself was nice, staff were great, facilities were OK but the biggest let down was the food, Breakfast was very basic (3star).dinner was not any better possibly ok if you had fish every night otherwise not much choice, again (3star) To summarise.( hotel in a fishingport)
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 12, 2017 by Real Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We regret that your stay at our Hotel did not entirely correspond to your expectations and would like to thank you for your constructive feedback. Please be assured that your comments and suggestions will be taken into consideration and that we will do our utmost to improve wherever we can. Thank you so much for your review. Kind regards, Miriam Alexandre
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Uk

Lovely Seaside Hotel

Posted Sep 20, 2017
The hotel staff were super friendly and helpful. Room was large as was the bed. Short walk from town centre. And you can catch boat right outside the hotel to the islands.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 12, 2017 by Real Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, It was a real pleasure to read your review and to learn how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for all your compliments to our staff. We will make sure that all of your comments are transmited to our team. They will be delighted. Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully soon. Kind regards, Miriam Alexandre
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from vancouver

Would recommend

Posted Sep 12, 2017
Great staff and very nice facilities. Was there on a layover and it was great !
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 13, 2017 by Real Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment and for having such a great opinion of our hotel and staff. It truly is for comments like yours that our team works every single day. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully soon at the Real Marina Hotel & Spa. Kind Regards,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Exceeded expectations.

Posted Sep 10, 2017
Pros: Good location, friendly and helpful staff, clean and well maintained.
Cons: The evening entertainment in the main restaurant. We did not eat there because of the dreadful noise, though the food is supposed to be very good.
Location: Close to Olhao town and many good restaurants. Also close to the train station for travel further afield. Close to piers to visit the islands by boat.
This was one of those places that is a pleasant surprise, not because of anything major, but because everything is done well, and without fuss or annoyance. The staff are friendly and helpful without being intrusive or overbearing, the hotel is clean and well maintained in both private and public areas. The food is good and the location is convenient for both local facilities and travel further afield.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 11, 2017 by Real Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment and for leaving us your great opinion of our Hotel. It’s very special for us to learn that your experience was great and you had such a pleasant stay with us. It's for comments like yours that our team works daily. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Miriam Alexandre
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 5, 2017
We had a very relaxing stay. Great value for money. Hotel was 15 minute taxi ride from the airport. Quiet, but that was what we were hoping for. Breakfast and lunch in the hotel were very pleasing. Local restaurants were within walking distance. Boat trips were available to nearby beaches at a reasonable cost opposite the hotel. Perfect for a long weekend to recharge the batteries!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 7, 2017 by Real Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. They were very kind and we absolutely loved them. It is really gratifying for us to learn how enjoyable your stay was and that you were pleased with our service. Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback about our Hotel and we hope that we will have you again for another great time. Kind regards, Miriam Alexandre
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

General overview

Posted Sep 2, 2017
Pros: Everything was just perfect
Cons: N/A
Location: Local fish market & general market nearby, Lovely Marina view, Train station just 10minutes walk away , Ample restaurants just a short walk away
Hotel was lovely , Nice & clean ,Friendly staff & Good location
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 4, 2017 by Real Experience Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, It is really gratifying to learn how enjoyable your stay was and to know that you were pleased with our service and staff. It is always a pleasure to know that a guest is completely satisfied with our Hotel. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your review. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Miriam Alexandre