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Real Marina Hotel & Spa
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Olhao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 July 2011

I went with my boyfriend in March and stayed in the Real Marina Apartments they were just perfect, super clean, modern, english television, brand new kitchen bathrooms etc the list goes on.... everything about the apartments themself was just faultless! We ate most nights at the Real Marina Hotel and were given complimentary starters which were amazing also - steak and mushrooms as a free starter! We also ate in the pool bar restaurant most days which again had amazing food - the Prego Real beats everything! Cocktails were brilliant too and the staff are more than happy to help! We loved everything about the hotel and apartments especially the roof top pool we had in our apartment block which was virtually just ours every day- only thing the pool was freezing - then again it was March so maybe this has changed! Spa treatments seemed quite pricey too! Lovely town aswell with busy markets on most days - the fish market looked amazing! GO HERE!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2011

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review.
We are very glad that you did have an enjoyable time. But as it gets frequently mistaken, we would like to take this opportunity to explain that the Real Marina Residence, is not part of the Hotel Real Marina Hotel & SPA. The Real Marina Residence belongs to the Hotéis Real group, but it is an independent apartment complex. It is not a 5-star unit as the Real Marina Hotel & SPA, but just holiday apartments with no star-rating and does not supply services you would expect from a 5 star Hotel, like daily cleaning or towel changing service or supply of pool towels. It also does not include complimentary access to the facilities and services of the Real Marina Hotel & SPA.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to clarify this. We are very pleased that the stay at the Real Marina Residence corresponded or even exceeded your expectations and we really hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the Real Marina Residence.

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Jorge Teixeira
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Real Marina

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Reviewed 7 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights, for a short relaxing break and this hotel gave us exactly what we wanted. The staff were absolutely wonderful and the hotel is a true gem in a wonderful fishing village.
On arrival, We were upgraded to a sea view room and we were given 2 bottles of liquor (nice touch). Everything in this hotel is five stars: bathroom products are all Azzaro brand, the complimentary chocolates at night in the room, the great heated pool, the spa facilities, the varied breakfast and the staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them and that makes all the difference.
I'm sure we will return to this hotel.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank shethinks
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2011

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are really glad that you have had a perfect stay at the Real Marina Hotel & Spa and that you enjoyed everything about the Hotel, from the location, to the facilities and staff.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Real Marina Hotel & SPA. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance you might require.


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Jorge Teixeira
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Real Marina

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Reviewed 5 July 2011

We stayed at the Real Marina Hotel for one week at the end of June returning yesterday. I have nothing but praise for this hotel. We had booked an apartment and though this was beautiful it did not have the sea view thta we particularly requested. On mentioning this to the duty manager he immediately offred us a room in the hotel (which would have been considerably more expensive) with free breakfast thrown in. The room was sea facing and was without fault. The breakfast was fantastic even offering my partner, who is a vegetarian, many options. The pool, the bars and the staff could not have been better. There were lovely touches such as dressing gowns in your room and chocolates delivered to your room at night wishing you 'sweet dreams!'. The area was lovely, locals friendly and hospitable. Previous reviews have surprised me as I think that there is plenty to do in the evening if you are willing to have a glass of wine and watch the Portugese go bt in one of the friendly bars. No there is no nightclubs but that was part of the attraction. I cant fault this hotel, the helpfullness of the staff and the town.
Definately take a boat ride to one of the beaches....it is a peice of paradise. Also try the dolphin watching and the snorkelling. We went snorkelling one day and although the trip was only scheduled for 90 minutes we were gone for three hours as the guide wanted us to see the seahorses and seemed geniuenely intent on our satisfaction.
Would without doubt return.

Room Tip: Sea views are definately the nicest.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, General Manager at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2011

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review and feedback.

We are very glad that you have had such an enjoyable stay at the Real Marina Hotel & SPA and that the Duty Manager was able to help you when you expressed your dissatisfaction regarding the view of the apartments in the Real Marina Residence. However, and in order to avoid that future guests’ disappointment, we would like to note that this was very unusual and under normal circumstances not allowed. The Real Marina Hotel & SPA and the Real Marina Residence are separate properties, one being a five star Hotel and the other Holiday Rental apartments. They are independent units and offer completely different services, facilities, prices and are aimed at different markets, therefore, we normally do not offer complimentary upgrades from one property to another. For whom a sea view is very important, we recommend to book a Sea view room or Suite in the Real Marina Hotel & SPA since the apartments only have lateral sea view or village view.

We are very glad that you not only enjoyed your stay at the Hotel, but also the city of Olhão and thank you for your detailed and useful tips about what to do in Olhão.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Real Marina.


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Jorge Teixeira
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Real Marina

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Reviewed 4 July 2011

I have just returned from a 1 week holiday to the Real Marina Hotel and Spa with my husband. We had a fantastic holiday and can highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for luxury hotel set in a peaceful location. From checking in on arrival to checking out on the last day the hotel staff were ever so friendly and helpful. I had booked a room with a city view but on arrival I was told we had been given a free upgrade to a Sea View Room. The room was beautiful, very spacious with a lovely view of the marina. The hotel is very clean and modern. Our room was cleaned everyday and two chocolates were placed on our pillows everyday which was a really special touch. We booked bed and breakfast and the breakfast was fantastic. It is buffet style and you can eat as much as you like. There is a wide choice of fruit, toast, cakes, full english, cheese and even on offer is champagne every morning. We also choose to eat at the restaurant on 4 of the nights and the food was of very good quality would recommend the Real Marina Pizza yummy! We will defiantly be returning this hotel in the future and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday in a true Portuguese location.

Room Tip: Recommend booking a Sea View Room.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2011

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review. We are very glad that you have enjoyed your stay so much that you are already planning to return and look forward to welcoming you back to the Real Marina Hotel & SPA.

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Jorge Teixeira
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Real Marina

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Reviewed 28 June 2011

We stayed in this hotel for a week and enjoyed it very much. If you want a quiet relaxing holiday, you would be very happy. The hotel was 5 star and we have stayed in many. The room was lovely, clean and modern. The breakfast choice was plentiful, fruit cooked breakfast, cereals, cold meats, bread, pastries, cakes. The staff were all very helpful. If you require your room a bit longer on the day of departure, you only have to ask the day before. Very enjoyable, would stay there again. only complaint, the time went far too quick!

Room Tip: Pool view has good view, side room has all the sun
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2011

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the Real Marina Hotel & SPA and our only regret is that not all complaints are like yours… We are also glad that our reception team was able to give you a late check-out. To avoid any disappointment for future guests, we would just like to add that this is not always possible, and especially during the next few weeks it will be very difficult to give late check-outs, as our occupancy is going to be very high.
We hope that we will be able to welcome you back, for an hopefully longer stay next time.

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Reviewed 26 June 2011

Stayed here June 2011 for 3 nights as part of a holiday, it has well sized rooms, I would recommend a sea view room as the view to the back of the hotel could be better. The pool area and bar/restaurant were all excellent and the staff couldnt do any more for you. Olhao is a short walk away and there are plenty of reasonable restaurants and boat trips etc. If you are travelling in this area i would highly recommend a stay at this hotel

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2011

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad that you have had a pleasant stay at the Real Marina Hotel & SPA and really appreciated your kind comments, especially the ones regarding the service provided by our team.
We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the Real Marina for, hopefully, another enjoyable stay with us.

Kind regards

Jorge Teixeira
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Real Marina

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Reviewed 24 June 2011

If you want peace and quiet, less crowds and public beaches you'll stay in the Eastern Algarve; and THIS is the hotel you should stay at. If you want crowds, private beaches, high rises, drinking and lotsa tourists go to Albufeira and West.

The service is great and you'll receive a very cordial greeting at the reception desk. The hotel is new, rooms are clean and modern and you'll get a private balcony. (Great for drying hand washed clothing!) Wi-Fi is expensive and we had a hard time logging in with our i-Pad. Ample and delicious complimentary breakfast buffet is included.
I DO NOT recommend the restaurant for dinner because it is expensive. Go down the street 3 blocks and you'll find plenty of seafood restaurants at far more reasonable prices and higher quality. For example, we had prawns for $25/kg which is huge and enough for four people. I suggest .65kg at the most for two people.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Avenida 5 de Outubro, Olhao 8700-307, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Olhao
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Bar / Lounge 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
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Olhao
Price Range: £47 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Real Marina Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 144
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