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“First class service and reasonable price”
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Ria Park Hotel&Spa
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“First class service and reasonable price”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Just returned from two night stay. We were hugely impressed with the service and the friendly atmosphere within the hotel. The staff really wanted us to have the best experience possible and went out of their way to achieve that. Breakfast very good, nice frequent shuttle bus for the two minute drive to the beach, pool excellent. Good air conditioning. This place is highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

we and another couple have just returned from a three night stay at ria park hotel and spa it was a lovely hotel and the staff were extremely good and very helpful the b.reakfast was excellent,the pool was delightful. a very good experiance

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We checked into the Ria Park Hotel & Spa for 4 nights and it lovely - nice rooms, although the decor is a little dated (but that's just a personal preference). The pool area and gardens are gorgeous too and the staff very helpful and friendly. We also ate in the hotel restaurant one evening and the food was first class and the service great.

They also provide a shuttle to the beach but you can walk it as it's only 5 minutes away.

If i had to pick fault I would say the outdoor pool isn't very child-friendly. We had a 5 year old and a 20 month old in our group and it was far too deep for them. Although they were happy in the indoor pool so maybe that's the point. I'd also keep watch on the lads running the poolside bar. Lovely lunch food and service but they frequently added extras to our bill. We got savvy to them and caught them out a few too many times to think it was a genuine mistake.
Also charging for beds onthe beach seemed a little mean when you're paying 5* prices.

All in all though a good hotel - maybe closer to a 4* than a 5* but would go back for a short break in the area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Nottinghamshire
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

What a lovely hotel. We visited here for a 4 day break and had a wonderful time . The rooms were lovely with fantastic views a nice private balcony and fresh fruit in the room on arrival .. The room was cleaned daily with fresh towels every day . The breakfast was lovely with a wide choice for everyone . The food at the pool bar was also lovely . We didn't eat in the hotel at night as the prices were quite high but on advice from the reception staff we took a short taxi ride into vale de lobo . Which we found fantastic !! It's a small square Set on the beach front with a selection of restaurants , 2 Italians , Mexican , seafood , grill , chinease , an open air bar , selection of small shops , to top off this beautiful setting there is a live band playing at night in the square for you to enjoy while eating , the restaurants are beautiful with really good 5* food and service , the prices are very reasonable we ate at 3 of the restaurants during our visit and will be back again to try the other restaurants. The whole area is very upper market , a premium area of Portugal the villas all around are amazing and very grand the whole area is so clean and well kept . The beach is amazing a short 10 min walk or a free shuttle ride from the hotel , we enjoyed a Thai massage on the beach which was out of this world and very reasonable in price , there is also a few restaurants on the beach which on a Sunday afternoon gold beach parts with love bands great atmosphere . Golden beaches for miles very clean and well kept . Although the sea is freezing !
I can not rate the people of Portugal enough this was our first visit to Portugal and by far of all the countries we have visited the Portuguese are the most friendly people we have come across their manners are impeccable , always smiling and willing to help in anyway they can . The hotel staff were fantastic and so was the hotel we can not recommend the place enough and will 100 % deffinatley be returning for a stay . We flew jet2 and the flight was easy and comfortable with good leg room , only a 2hr 50 min flight and 2 and half back the hotel was only a short 20 mins from the airport and cost €30 in a taxi . Highly recommended and sad to leave

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Have just returned from our trip and have to say this hotel is far-far away from a 5Star. I would give it a 3 Star rating only. (1 Star for the service)
Most of the Staff we came contact too was rude, uninterested and completely lacked customer service. They also lied to us: we had to bring our tablet with their website to the them to admit what room they have.
If you book this hotel be prepared being lectured by a member of staff what double and twin means.
Breakfast: ridicules. It is not even a 1 Star quality and range.
Be prepared to be overcharged for basic services you would expect in a hotel. ( hidden charges for things you would assume are part of a 5 Star service.)
Pictures and information on the website are untrue and misleading on our first night we have been put into a smelly room with SHOWER CURTAIN overlooking the main road.
The management is clearly trying to save money on everything or overcharge the guest which comes across very petty. The guest care is clearly not part of the deal here.
I would not recommend to anyone to stay here!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northants
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Following a cancelled flight by easyjet, our party of 11 were put up in this hotel for 3 nights until our next avilable departure. Well to say we were impressed is an understatement. We were allocated 5 rooms in a seperate villa which the rooms were amazing.
on arival at about 1.00am we were quickly allocated the rooms and requested we visited the restaurant for a buffet meal before beingshuttled to the rooms.
For 3 days we received breakfast , lunch and evening meals and use of all the facilities of which the indoor and outdoor pool areas were fantastic.
With the onset of an unexpected 150+ guests, all of the staff were extremely helpful and made us really welcome.
Immense thanks to the management, all hotel staff and also to the Easyjet customer service deptwho had to deal with the crisis of the cancelled flight late on weds evening.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Keb1993
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The reception staff were extremely helpful and very friendly on our arrival. The hotel is fabulous and extremely clean. The pool area is so relaxing and in lovely grounds. The breakfast staff ensured you had your tea or coffee as soon as they saw you sit down. I would recommend this hotel. Also they provide a free shuttle service to the beach

  • Stayed June 2014
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1 Thank love2travel026
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Property: Ria Park Hotel&Spa
Address: Urbanizacao Vale do Garrao | Vale Do Lobo, Almancil 8135-170, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Almancil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Almancil
#3 Spa Hotel in Almancil
#4 Luxury Hotel in Almancil
#5 Romantic Hotel in Almancil
#5 Family Hotel in Almancil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Ria Park Hotel&Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO THE RIA PARK HOTEL & SPA The Ria Formosa Nature Park and the Ria Park Hotel & Spa welcome you to a world of luxury and excellence in the exclusive Vale do Lobo valley. Situated in the Algarve, the Ria Park Hotel & Spa is surrounded by a verdant valley from where you can see the beach and the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Characterised by elegance, charm and luxury the Ria Park Hotel & Spa offers modern comforts and amenities with vast open spaces and breathtaking views. Surrender to the delights of our Spa or discover the best golf courses situated around the hotel. Sample the finest Portuguese and International cuisine at the Terrace of the Lusitano Restaurant, or indulge in the simple pleasure of savouring your favourite drink at the Lobby Bar while watching the Ria Formosa Natural Park. With over 300 sunny days a year, the Ria Park Hotel & Spa is the perfect destination for your holidays, throughout the year. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ria Park Hotel Almancil
Ria Park Hotel And Spa
Ria Park Resort
Ria Park Hotel&Spa Portugal/Algarve - Almancil

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