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“Perfect for us.”
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Hotel Marina Rio
Ranked #4 of 50 Hotels in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Port Talbot South Wales
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30 reviews
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“Perfect for us.”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Swift check in, friendly staff, especially Miguel who had valuable local knowledge and interesting conversations. Hotel is spotlessly clean throughout. Room was modern and beds were comfy. Didn't feel bathroom needed upgrade as others have commented; compared to places like Greece they're absolutely fine. Sheets and towels seemed to be changed frequently. Breakfast did the job, fresh and varied range (hot and cold) that set us up for the day. The hotel was fully booked yet every morning we got a breakfast table with no wait.

Great location - opposite fab marina, short walk to Old Town and to the smaller beaches. Not too far a walk to the bigger beach with water sports etc. The marina view balconies were already booked so we had one backing onto the bus station. Whilst it wasn't great to sit overlooking the station, the noise did not bother us or wake us if the balcony door was closed.

Restaurants nearby and places to book trips - Days Of Adventure we found to be well organised and reliable. Also get a 20% off voucher for other trips you book and in a few restaurants/bars which was handy
Can't recommend O Alberto restaurant enough! Outstanding fresh food there, cooked in front of your eyes. Go behind the bus station, follow the steep road around and it's the one at the top on the left.

Very good value for money with things you usually have to pay for included for free; fridge, air con and safe. Would definitely recommend and would return.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marina R, Owner at Hotel Marina Rio, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Sarah,

Thank you for a wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Especially Miguel was very happy when he read your comments. For us it is also very important to know our guests opinions because Miguel only works for us a couple of months and we are very glad that he is so well accepted among our guests.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Stay well and kind regards,

Gabriele M. Gomes
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

A lovely little hotel with impressive decor and good-sized rooms with balconies - but does back on to a noisy bus station! The breakfast was good and there is a small-ish swimming pool and large terrace on the roof. The rooms were fine and I really liked the art-deco (I think?) interior. The rooms have free wifi with decent connection and there is a very small bar on the ground floor. The hotel has two parking spaces out the front other wise you have to pay to use the next door car park (you get a five Euro fine if you get caught out!) There are bars and restaurants in the marina just over the road opposite but the old town with more to do is just 10 minutes walk away. The only reason I could not score it a five is because of the bus station at the back which has buses starting their engines at 5am!!! (But this isn't the hotel's fault of course...)

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Marina R, Manager at Hotel Marina Rio, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Hi, and thank you for writing this kind review. We are always pleased when we have satisfied guests.
Unfortunately, we have to admit that the busses and especially their drivers are quite a nuisance. We tried several times to convince them not leave their engines working for such a long time, but without any success. We even tried the police, but the answer was that this is the bus terminal, so what! I think we have to live with that until the city council finally decides to move the terminal to the outskirts of Lagos – a long time promise.
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Gabriele M. Gomes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

As previous reviewers have said, this hotel is spotlessly clean, has great staff, and is in a very good location. It was great having air con, and a fridge in the room, during the recent heat wave, when temperatures were hitting the high thirties. It was also great that the staff prepared an early breakfast for us on the morning we left, as we were due to be picked up at 06.20, and breakfast isn't usually served until 07.30. Would definately stay here again if we return to Lagos.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We had another lovely two week stay at Hotel Marina Rio. The public areas and rooms are very clean and the choice for breakfast is excellent. The staff are very professional, helpful and friendly. We arrived on my birthday and they made us feel very welcome and all wished me a happy birthday.
The hotel is in an excellent location and very close to the beach and the town. We will certainly return.
We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the management and staff.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marina R, Proprietário at Hotel Marina Rio, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear guests,

We are very happy to read your comment about our hotel and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt so welcomed.
Your words will incentive our staff to continue their good work.
Kind regards and we hope to see you again soon.

Gabriele M. Gomes
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We had 2 weeks at an apartment in Praia Da Luz which was wonderful and then moved to the wonderful Marina Rio I have waxed lyrical about the hotel before and we love it. There is only breakfast served in the hotel and that suits us fine as there are lots of fantastic restaurants in Lagos within a short walking distance. Thankyou to all the staff.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marina R, Proprietário at Hotel Marina Rio, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for your kind words and we will forward them to our staff.
It is always a pleasure to see that their work is appreciated and we will do our best to maintain our standards.
We hope to be able to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards,

Gabriele M. Gomes
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Clean & suitably spacious air-conditioned rooms and friendly, informative staff - noise from the aforementioned road saw off any chance of daytime tranquility on our marina-facing balcony, but sleeping was unaffected thanks to double-glazed doors.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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doncaster
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Lovely hotel in a great location, walking distance to beaches, train station, bus station, marina and town for shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel was clean, modern and facilities were very good. The staff were extremely helpful particularly Miguel on reception. Good quality choice at breakfast, my only criticism would be the breakfast room was a little small so sometimes had to wait for a table. Definitely good value for money and we will be making a return trip very soon

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Property: Hotel Marina Rio
Address: Hotel Marina Rio Avenida dos Descobrimentos | Apdo. 388, Lagos 8600-645, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lagos
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
#5 Best Value Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Marina Rio 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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