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Rio Real Golf Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
This property is 12 minutes from the beach. The Rio Real Golf Course is a luxury resort situated 5 km outside Marbella. The hotel has an 18-hole golf course, wellness area and outdoor swimming pool. Free on-site underground and open-air parking is available. The rooms at the Rio Real Golf Hotel are stylishly decorated and feature balcony with views of the hotel golf course. All air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and private bathroom with separate wash basins. Other facilities at the Río Real include tennis courts, terrace, club house and restaurant. The hotel wellness area offers a range of massages. A free shuttle service to the beach is provided to guests in July and August. Located on the Costa del Sol, the Río Real is located close to several beaches. Puerto Banús and the Sierra Blanca mountain range can be reached in under 30 minutes, by car.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Golf course
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Tennis Court
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Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Rio Real Hotel was excellent. Spacious room facing the beautiful Golf course. Room was excellent with all facilities. Comfortable beds. All required amenities. Very clean with a nice balcony overlooking the Golf course
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Lovely staff, hotel, breakfast, dinner. Golf course very mature (53 years old) with beautiful greens and not too many quirky holes like you often get in the Costa Del Sol. Some peripheral wear to the cart paths. Beautiful views from the clubhouse and hotel. Nothing else in the
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Response from HotelRioReal, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Real Golf Hotel
Responded 6 Jan 2019
Dear Mr Goodwin, Thank you for reviewing Río Real based on your recent visit to Marbella. Yes, indeed, our golf course, established in 1965 by legendary Spanish designer Javier Arana has been a jewel of the Costa del Sol. A quiet surrounding and not much in the area, its true, but a serene location for the ideal golfer and for those looking to stay at the 30 bedroom hotel, with views over the golf course and the mountains as the backdrop; an idyllic and peaceful surrounding. We are only 5-to-10 minutes away by car from Marbella and 2 minutes away by car from the beach. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Río Real on a future occasion. Sincere regards from the Team at Río Real.
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No doubt this golf course is one of the best, even for us not playing golf. The view from the terrace is wonderful and the best place to meet after a round at the course. But the service and food is not at all to the expected standard. We have visited the restaurant on a
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Response from DHLNorth, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Real Golf Hotel
Responded 26 Nov 2018
Dear TRE1805 First and foremost I would personally like to thank you for your frequent visits to Río Real’s Bar & Restaurant and the time you have taken to leave your constructive feedback regarding your last visit to our restaurant. I have passed on your valuable feedback to our Catering Manager for their assessment with the aim of improving the overall offering of the restaurant and the service team. It is true that our golf course is indeed one of the best along the Costa del Sol. Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback. We do hope to improve your opinion of Río Real’s restaurant and bar. Sincere regards, The Team at Río Real Golf & Hotel
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My wife and I decided to stay at Rio Real in Marbella. We wanted a hotel with a good golf course and relatively close to Marbella in order to be able to pop into town in the evenings without a hire car. Rio Real was much better than we expected. On arrival our room was
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Response from HotelRioReal, Front Office Manager at Rio Real Golf Hotel
Responded 29 Oct 2018
Dear Thomas W, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment extensively and in detail regarding your recent trip to Río Real Golf & Hotel on your visit to Marbella. I recall our brief meeting at check out and appreciate the comments you and your wife shared with me regarding our website and the hotel. I have since taking on board your constructive feedback and we are reviewing our website for better online marketing. Once again, my sincere gratitude for your valuable feedback and kind words. I do hope to have the pleasure of meeting you again on your return visit to Marbella. Sincere regards, The Team at Río Real
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I played this course as part of a group of eight and we all agreed that the course was in great condition. The greens were fast and true and were in excellent condition. There were some tough par 4's that if you aren't a big hitter will be a bit of a challenge to reach in 2. My
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Response from HotelRioReal, Guest Relations Manager at Rio Real Golf Hotel
Responded 14 Oct 2018
Dear _pjgladwin, I am delighted to read your 5 star review regarding your experience here at Río Real and in particular our fabulous golf course. I appreciate the comments with regards to the halfway house and the food and drinks cart; these are important for us. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, The Team at Río Real Golf Hotel
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Dear KittyKat19, Our transfer service is generally organised for the months of July and August 2019. It takes about 25 - 30 minutes to walk down to the beach.
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I’m not sure about this. Please contact the hotel directly. Warm regards Camilla
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Hello, the best way to get to the hotel is by car, transfer or taxi. You can take a taxi from the airport to the hotel. The price will vary depending if it is weekday, weekend, day or night time. Alternatively the hotel can organise a transfer for you at a fixed price in a private vehicle. Depending on the number of persons, it is one price or another. Should you be interested please feel free to contact the hotel's reception desk directly. Kind regards, Reception at Río Real
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Hi sorry for late response. Renting a car is best so you can go to Marbella too.
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About 15 euro , RIO REAL is a great set up whilst understated and not too commercial
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"All rooms face the Golf course. Some are larger than others depending on what you want"
"Most face out on to the 11th fairway, and are quiet."
"all rooms offer course views"
"We stayed in room 208 and were very happy with that."
"get golf course views and your own car"
US$142 - US$310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SpainAndaluciaProvince of MalagaCosta del SolMarbella
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