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Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa
Ranked #43 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Perfect location and great service from the shuttle bus. 2 mins from the old town which is amazing and highly recommend!! Food in this hotel is top class and although there isn't a huge variety it is fabulous food and out of all top 5 star hotels I have been the selection was always great. Pool is quite small which is a downside and would be good if they served drinks later on. Cannot complain and would definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Guest,

It was a real pleasure to read your review and how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for all your compliments about the details of our service. Small details, big differences is our purpose! We will make sure that your comments will be passed on to our team, who will be delighted.

Our guest satisfaction is our daily motivation.

Thank you so much for having left your feedback about our Hotel on Tripadvisor and we are very excited that we will be able to welcome you again, for another excellent experience at the Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Best Regards,
Rita Machado
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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Stayed 1 week,reviews sounded okay so expectations weren't high.
Room on 4th floor,back of hotel,had great sea view,looking down onto quiet grassy area with loungers and parasols. Nice little balcony with chairs.
Room was really nice,plenty(actually lots) of storage space,mirrors,power points,chairs and table alongside dressing table,small fridge and safe.As others have said the bathroom was large for a hotel, even a bidet and lovely soft bathrobes-premium room .Air-con. brilliant. Didn't find the beds hard-slept great.
Food plentiful,never went hungry, Chef definitely managed his budget well with a good selection to choose from. Chef and helpers were constantly replenishing trays etc and were very helpful-a real credit to the hotel. Very clean food areas and tables well set..Dessert was delicious,back to the diet again now I'm home! 2 sittings for meals-we had the late one but many times we went early especially if we were going out , never a word said and never a problem. Blue wrist band was early sitting and yellow band was the later one. Felt like we were eating all day!
Self service drinks at meals-and yes- all good too. Sangria and beer my favourite.Oh yes gin and t lovely.
Bars well stocked and queues, if any moved along very quickly.Nice staff-pool bar staff were the best!
Large TV room with bar alongside large games-room and the best gym (real modern) that I've ever seen in any hotel,really brilliant,honestly.
Didn't go to the spa but prices seemed good.
Cleaning excellent, loads of towels,pity about the carpet-clean but I can't stand it.
Check in fast and would you believe they even sent bubbly in ice bucket to our room for my sons birthday- (never said anything about it,but they take a copy of your passport and maybe the birthday cards gave it away) thought that was really nice.
However,our last day, 2 large groups arrived-one was a group of 10+ men and the other,def. stag, were so many. I couldn't count.They took over the pool,kiddies pool and pool bar.Thank God we were leaving the next day. Age range in the hotel was mainly 40-70yrs with some younger people and families - so you can imagine the problem with stag do's- management should really decide what type of hotel they want to be known as.
Would we go back again... no stags !!!

Room Tip: 4th floor.back of hotel,sea view
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Guest,

It is very special to see how enjoyable your stay was and that you were pleased with our service, our staff and with the hotel in general.

Please be aware that it is not possible for us to know in advance if those groups of clients come for Stag parties, most of the times they do the bookings separately. That is why we would like to inform you we are the first ones to take an action in situations that guests have an inappropriate behavior, whether they are part of stag parties groups or not.

Thank you for the qualification of your experience as a “nice time”. Only the best guests make possible that we are the best hotel.

We wish you give us another chance and look forward to welcoming you again soon at Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Kind regards,
Rita Machado
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

At first we were a bit dubious as we seemed to be in the middle of nowhere but we were soon put at ease. The bus went into the old and new town daily and it was free. The doors to the poolside were not opened until 9 am to stop people booking the beds but it didn't make much difference because as soon as the doors opened everyone was out there saving their beds. We didn't get a bed by the pool once. On our last day we found another area where there were beds which was round the back. There was a lovely garden area there which would have been nice if we knew about it sooner. The food was ok. Something for everyone. The entertainment wasn't very good and there was a man and a young lady doing a dance routine one night which was quite provocative. I'm not a prude but there were a lot of children present. It wasn't appropriate. The beds were as hard as rock but don't get me wrong. We had a nice holiday and the staff are very friendly

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Alaningrid
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I am just back from an excellent week long break at the Real Bellavista with my girlfriend. Overall the hotel was first class, the rooms were a good size with a large bathroom and balcony. The staff were very helpful and the food was tremendous. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the hotel are a bit quieter, rooms overlooking the pool have a better view
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the comment and for the great opinion about our hotel!

It is very gratifying for us to see that your experience was special and you recommend our hotel!
Is for comments like yours that our team works daily.

We are very happy that you want to return and look forward to welcome you again at Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Kind Regards,
Rita Machado
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

I am just back from a fantastic stay at Real Bellavista. Very big rooms (huge bathroom), friendly staff, nice pool and sunbathing areas. Good big screen for the football! Perfect location for old and new town (15 min walk either way) No rowdy crowds which was great. Breakfast was good but not brilliant (sausages average) strongly recommend a stay!

Stayed June 2014
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for such a positive feedback.

We always look for the small details to make big differences and our main objective is that the customer feels it.

It is really gratifying to see how enjoyable your stay was and that you were pleased with our service and staff.

Thank you also for your detailed description of our services and facilities, but also our location as well as the services closer. We are sure that these will be greatly appreciated and very helpful for future guests.

Thank you so much for having left your feedback about our Hotel on Tripadvisor and we hope that we will be able to welcome you again for another good time at Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Kind regards,
Rita Machado
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

A most enjoyable stay at the Real Bellavista.The food and accommodation first class .Very friendly staff. Shuttle bus service free to the old town a real bonus.Excellent choice of food .Caters very well for families.

Room Tip: Rooms at rear of hotel have nice sea views
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Brian F
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review, especially for your kind comments about the friendliness of our team, which were really appreciated and please be assured that we will pass on to them.

We are happy that you had a thoroughly enjoyable stay with us and you enjoyed the quality of the food. Our team do the best to serve high quality products with a huge variety suitable for all kinds of preferences.

We look forward to welcome you again to our Hotel, the Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Kind regards,
Rita Machado
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I have just returned from one week at the Real Bellavista. First appearances are that the hotel is clean with staff willing to help. Check in is quick and efficient. Rooms are clean and maid service is daily. Our room was big enough for 2 adults and one child and had adequate storage space. Lunch and dinner times are allocated, however, we emailed the hotel before and requested the evening sitting of 7-8.30pm and this was done for us. There were several groups of men/women but they did not cause any problems, as I see some people have commented regarding hen/stag doos. There were not many families in the hotel and although we travelled with children we did not use the kids club. Evening entertainment is certainly of a poor standard and there was only a children's disco twice. Apparently in the summer months this does happen nightly. The pool area was nice, the door to the outside pool area is not open until 9am so avoids people getting up and saving their sunbeds very early in the morning. It is however a rush between everyone who has queued at 9 to get to the best beds! Snacks are available from the poolside bar between 10 and 1230. The food was the same most days with very limited choice. There was always something edible but choice was not an option! There was no chef/show cooking which we would have expected from a 4* hotel. It is a nice walk from the hotel into the old town/fisherman's beach, took us about 20 mins with 2 young children. A return taxi back in around 4 euros. We used the hotel's bus a couple of times but it runs at limited times. Overall this hotel was nice, clean and reflected in the price we paid. I would probably agree with most people and grade it as a 3* hotel rather than a 4. It wouldn't however stop me from returning if it came up at the right price again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank ju_a79
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Guest,

We regret that your stay at our hotel did not entirely corresponded to your expectations and would like to thank you for your constructive comments and feedback. We are constantly reviewing, inspecting and carrying out maintenance work in order to keep everything in good, clean and safe conditions. 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.

We do our utmost to offer an as diversified and high-quality choice of food as possible but we will pass your opinion to our Executive Chef in order to study new possibilities to integrate the buffets.

You seem unhappy about the entertainment program, fact that left us very surprised since usually this point is praised by our guests. We should inform you that our hotel has a kids club “Realito Kids Club” that is opened from september to May on tuesday/thursday/friday: from 10 am to 1 pm and on saturday/Monday/Wednesday: from 3 pm to 6 pm. From July and August the kids club is opened daily from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm. Plus the Kids Club we have daily activities and thematic days to keep the fun not only for the children but also for the adults.

Thank you so much for your review and we look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully soon at the Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Kind regards,
Rita Machado
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Property: Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa
Address: Av. do Estadio, Albufeira 8200-127, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#16 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#20 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#30 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#31 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
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Hotel Class:4 star — Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 195
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