We arrived late to the hotel, about 11:30pm. Unfortunately there was a mix-up with our booking. We had booked through Hot Wire who apparently passed the booking to Expedia. I would never use Expedia as I have always found them expensive when comparing prices. So be careful when using a little known company. I think they are popular in USA. Anyway, back to the hotel, the reception staff informed us that we were booked into an apartment, not the hotel. As we were disappointed and very tired we were given a room in the hotel the first night. The following day we were given the opportunity to stay in the hotel room (to pay an extra €15 per night) or move to the apartment. We viewed the apartment , we were very pleasantly surprised , transferred our luggage with lots of help and spent a lovely week in a Studio apartment. It was spacious , well equipped, cleaned daily, including the dishes! Lovely extras in the bathroom and towelling robes. I am so glad we chose to move , as the Hotel is basically like any other 4/5* hotel I have stayed in in a popular holiday area. This hotel and some of the apartments are quite close to the beach. This resort is big and nicely spread out. With lots of swimming pools distributed throughout. The Spa, indoor swimming pool, Thalasso Spa and treatments were, as I have said, like any other 4/5* hotel, extremely over priced. In my opinion you are paying for the location and maybe a quieter type of clientele, we stayed 21st-28th Sept. Overall we found the staff pleasant and helpful with us and other guests.
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- Grande Real Santa Eulalia Hotel Albufeira
- Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort And Hotel Spa
- Santa Eulalia Portugal
- Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal