Hotel has nice rooms (we had a family room), pool is quite nice but unfortunately no view of sea (and is middle of quite deserted holdiay area). Food was very average - very mediocre buffet at night. Beach is lovely, only 5 minute shuttle, but as wehave small kids we had to have lunch at the hotel pool bar. This is the major gripe of our stay - £5 a beer, £10 for a very average and ham and cheese sandwich. Simple lunch for 2 adults and 2 kids came to over £50 every day and as there wasn't another option we ended up feeling ripped off by the hotel (and Mark Warner). The hotel staff were quite rude too. A couple of nice waiters but on the whole they weren't particularly helpful and often a bit moody. We have holidayed with Mark Warner in 4 different resorts so we know how good they can be when they get it right. We won't be returning here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ria Park Garden Hotel - Algarve A relaxing hotel set in decorative gardens within the Ria Formosa Natural Park. In the peaceful atmosphere of its secluded location, it plans to offer good quality accommodation that suits a wide range of holiday makers. The hotel is just 20 minutes away from Faro International Airport situated in Vale do Lobo and 800 meters from a beautiful sandy beach, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, on the south coast of Portugal. Ria Park Garden Hotel is set among pine trees in the Ria Formosa Natural Park near Quinta do Lago, is ideally placed to take advantage of some of the best beaches and golf courses the Algarve has to offer. The Algarve, with its pleasant climate, is a perfect place for leisure and sports enthusiasts. Golf is particularly high on the list of things to do, and there are numerous golf courses to test even the most ardent player. At the hotel, of course, there are reduced green-fees at most of the vicinity golf courses, available only for our guests. Horse riding facilities are within four kilometers of the hotel, and numerous water sports activities and deep-sea fishing are within ten kilometers. The nearest town, with Roman remains, shops, entertainment and a casino, is Vilamoura, just 12 kilometers away. Estoi (20 kilometers) also has Roman ruins. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ria Park Garden Almancil
- Ria Park Garden Hotel Portugal/Algarve - Almancil