This is the second time I've stayed here with my family. My wife and two kids (6 & 4) are having a great holiday. The issue I think this place has is that it presents itself as a high end luxury 5 star resort when really its a little bit shabby around the edges. The star rating system isn't universal and most are based on facilities, so I guess technically this is 5 star. The problem is that people expect 5 stars to mean perfection or at least very high end luxury. The hotel resort grounds and reception/bars are excellent. our room is a 1 bed apartment and its a bit shabby in places. For example the bedroom smells a bit musty, the chairs outside are fraying, some of the woodwork is broken, our toilet seat was broken, no batteries in the tv remote. To their credit when I told them about the toilet seat and batteries, they sorted it within the day. The service is generally pretty good. The location is amazing right on a large beach with plenty of sun loungers. The pool area by our apartment is great and we've never struggled to get a sun lounger. Only downside to the location is that you need to drive to get anywhere else, unless you you're OK for a 5 mile or round trip. We would be up for that but the kids are a bit too young. The food in the bars is OK but avoid the seafront "fine dining" restaurant. Its over priced, mediocre service and unexciting food. Best tip I have is walk left out of the front gates of the resort and 1 min down the road is Martins. It looks a bit basic, but the food is amazing and really reasonable priced. All in all this place is great and I think reasonable value for money, as along as you don't expect it to be the Ritz by the sea! 6
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- Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal