This is my home in Portugal. I absolutely can't fault the service, the comfort & the food at Grand Real. The views from the hotel are breathtaking and you have as good as a private beach on your door step. There are two pools and an excellent kids club if you want to lose the little ones for a couple of hours or the whole day. The breakfast buffet is huge, you're almost spoilt for choice, there is literally something for everyone. Try the hotel restaurant on the beach front, it serves authentic Portugese cuisine at a very reasonable price. Whether it's your first time to the Algarve or you have been a few times, a stay here will not be regretted!
Everything was perfect ... big rooms with big bathroom super nice golf view ... perfect food superfriendly staff
.... only bad point is far from some other beaches and resthurants and no public transport in algarve please be aware in algarve u spend some money on taxy also visit the adventure park other water based activities specially don't forget have ur dinner at evaristo it's best fresh food and spectacular view around 6.30 to 9pm it's so romantic I love it better go by taxi we walked from our hotel to there around 40 min but middle wen to a beach .. about from that it's best hotel ... spend half day at at hotel pool and golf and night party stuff
Lovely hotel, friendly staff and a great location for chilling. It's on the outskirts of Albuferia but if you want to visit the old town its about 8E in a taxi. You can walk down to the beach and then walk to Villamoura which is worth a visit. Takes about one and a quarter hours but is very pleasant. We booked this holiday with our two teenage girls for a chill out after GCSE/A Level exams and it met our expectations.
The hotel was fantastic for us 3 to stay at as a girl/beach holiday. It was beautiful however located slightly further out from all the activities we would like to go to or the town centre/ the strip. The hotel staff was helpful but almost every time we go to the reception there's only 1 staff that is able to speak fluent English and the rest are not very fluent and often does not understand what we are trying to ask. When we asked about the activities that we can go during our stay, the staff expected us to know what we wanted instead of giving us all the options until we asked them to show everything to us, and they are unable to tell us how far the location will be and how much taxi would costs. However, the hotel was a fantastic stay quiet yet enjoyable with all the bars in varies locations and absolutely beautiful.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to couples or families instead of a girls holiday since it is quite a distance from the strip.
The former little white fishing village of Albufeira, now densely developed beneath a sea of apartments and mid-rise blocks, is the region’s most popular resort. The pretty Old Town is wall-to-wall restaurants and bars, though some local establishments and residential areas still remain. Its picture-postcard Fisherman’s Beach, with spectacular ochre cliffs and rock stacks, remains an iconic, albeit often very crowded, Algarve sight.
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