Stayed here for a week and main issue is service.
It would be better to advertise more clearly that there is only a weekly maid service. This is the main source of our disappointment. It is accepted that the apartments are not directly affiliated with the 5* hotel but the implication is that the residence accommodation is 5* and in my opinion it is not. We felt like we were a bit of a hindrance to the main hotel and did not feel integral to it.
The apartments are well laid out, well furnished and reasonably well appointed although ours was showing some signs of wear e.g. laminate flooring cracks, stains on sofa, etc. The tv does have some English channels (itv1 &2 and bbc 1 &2) but it is very small and appears disproportionate in the context of the living room.
The pool area in the hotel is very nice and if staying for a while we would recommend buying 8 sessions at €36 rather than a single €10 session but suppose this depends how much you would use it!
Never had breakfast or ate out so can't comment on this aspect.
Olhao is a nice spot, but the stink from the nature reserve can be pretty overwhelming at times. A car would be recommended if staying here.
Overall, we enjoyed our time here but it was slightly tainted by some disappointment and a bit of misrepresentation.
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- Also Known As:
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- Real Marina Residence Olhao, Algarve, Portugal