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Rio Real Golf Hotel
Ranked #32 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
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123 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

We just returned from our 3rd visit to the Rio Real Hotel & Golf and we just love this hotel. Yes, some of the rooms should get a make over and appear a bit old but the hotel compensates more than enough with its charm. Staff is super friendly, great breakfast, restaurant is very good etc... The swimming pool area is very quiet and great to relax. Pool is small but mst people are there to relax post golf anyway. The golf course is great by the way. We will be back....

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 26 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your very positive review of Río Real Golf Hotel and for awarding us such fantastic ratings; it is great to hear that you would return.

Also for all the information you have included in your review, which we trust any traveller will find very useful.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Río Real Golf Hotel.

Yours sincerely,
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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

The only positive thing about this hotel, was the fact that our room was beautiful and spacious,
If you do not play golf this is not the hotel for you, the pool was no bigger than a postage stamp, the loungers had no mattresses on, only a towel, which became very uncomfortable after a while, the food was very well presented, and of a high quality, unfortunately we were the only 2 people dining, apart from 2 stray cats constantly moving around our table and meowing!!!
Would have been nice to have had music playing while we were eating, and some ambient lighting. Also a car is a must, miles from anywhere

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 27 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Río Real Golf Hotel.

Our facilities are on size according to hotel capacity (30 rooms) and of exclusive use by our hotel guests.

We really appreciate your comments about our restaurant area and we will pass this information to our F&B manager in order to improve our service.

We endeavour everyday to improve our quality of service and facilities. It is very important for us to hear all comments from our guests.

Thanks again, we would be really glad to greet you in our hotel on your next visit to Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

2nd visit to the Rio Real and loved it just as much as the 1st time we were there so much so that we are returning in August.
Friendly staff, excellent breakfast, spotless rooms, towels, bedding etc.
Small & intimate, never crowded.
I wouldn't stay at any other hotel whilst in Marbella, only drawback is you need a car.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank jam56Glasgow
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 26 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your second positive review of Río Real Golf Hotel and for awarding us such fantastic ratings; it is great to hear from our guest that we are best hotel in Marbella.

Also for all the information you have included in your review, which we trust any traveller will find very useful.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to our hotel.

Yours sincerely,
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

I booked a three day Golf stay for my partner +3 through costalessgolf.com and EVERTHING about the hotel (and trip) was EXCELLENT. The staff at the hotel couldn't have been more helpful....the rooms were fantastic - with excellent views, mountains, golf course and sea (for the rates we paid, which included golf we really didn't expect such outstanding quality and service). Someone on Trip Advisor had written that the Breakfast wasn't great - but that couldn't have been further from the truth - it was also excellent. It's a beautiul hotel - very tranquil....but yet just minutes from Marbella....you don't even need a car as it's just a few euros in a cab and the hotel staff ordered the cabs for us. Lovely golf club too.....the Course is superb....undoubtedly one of Marbella's finest with a great bar for a few apres-golf beers, too!
I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a Golf break or just a few days in the sun....first class. Thankyou to everyone at Rio Real Golf. See you again soon !

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 26 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your very positive review of Río Real Golf Hotel and for awarding us such fantastic ratings.

Also for all the information you have included in your review, which we trust any traveller will find very useful.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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tenterden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Just come back from a golfing break at rio real. Great hotel - large quality bedrooms, lots of quality finishing touches, great shower, fluffy towels, toiletries, ipod dock etc etc.
Previous reviewers have criticised the breakfast - our experience was of a good varied menu , with the hot food cooked to order extremely well, pleasant staff, a choice of cereals, fruits, breads, croissants, pure fresh orange juice - served on the balcony overlooking the course - sitting in the sun - what more could you want.
Great course - bit pricey on buggies and trollies, but our break overall through Costaless golf was incredible value - hope to go back.
If youre not a golfer its only a £10 taxi into town, is quiet, safe, secure and beautifully decorated mini resort.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 26 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your very positive review of Río Real Golf Hotel and for awarding us such fantastic ratings.

Also for all the information you have included in your review, which we trust any traveller will find very useful.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a week in june 2011 before our summer holiday. Beautiful hotel very clean.Nice & quiet, pool area quiet also, with great service from bar for ice cold water etc, plenty of thick fluffy towels for sunbathing.
You feel you have been transported back to the glamorous era of the 50's with lots of black & white photos along the corridor walls of bridgete bardot, david niven, lisa minelli etc.
Enjoyed it so much we are returning in June for a week.
One downside walls are like paper if you are unlucky enough to have neighbours.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank jam56Glasgow
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 26 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your very positive review of Río Real Golf Hotel and for awarding us such fantastic ratings; it is great to hear that you would return.

Also for all the information you have included in your review, which we trust any traveller will find very useful.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

Very nice indeed!
My wife and I stayed at the Rio Real for a week of relaxation during September 2011. Neither my wife or I play golf, however this did not spoil our break in any way, in fact it was nice to sit and watch the golfers teeing off (or whatever it is they do) while eating breakfast. The rooftop pool was mostly deserted so was nice to sit up there and enjoy the sun (watch out for badly hit golf ball though). We dined in the restaurant a couple of times and on each occassion the food was very well prepared and was splendid.
The hotel is a bit out of the way and I would recommend you hire a car (unless you're a serios golfer who doesn't get out much).

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rio Real Golf Hotel
Address: urbanizacion Golf Rio Real S/N, 29603, Marbella, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Real Golf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 L'Occitane toiletries. Other facilities at the Río Real include tennis courts, terrace, club house and restaurant. The hotel spa offers a range of treatments, including massage, facials and wraps. 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. ... more   less 
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