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Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

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On the beach, fishing
On the beach, fishing
Outdoor pool
Infinity pool

Overview of Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Avenida Da Republica 171, Vila Real Santo Antonio, 8900-203

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRia Formosa Natural Park13 min drive
  • Popular LocationCacela Velha Beach15 min drive
  • Popular LocationCabanas Beach21 min drive

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About this area

Vila Real Santo Antonio

Located in Vila Real Santo Antonio, Grand House - Relais & Chateaux is in the city centre and on the beach. Shoppers can visit Islantilla Shopping Centre, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Monte Gordo Beach and Verde Beach.

What's nearby

  • Marques de Pombal Square - 2 min walk
  • Vila Real Santo Antonio Harbour - 6 min walk
  • Ria Formosa Natural Park - 13 min drive
  • Cacela Velha Beach - 15 min drive
  • Cabanas Beach - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Vila Real de Santo Antonio Station - 11 min walk
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 44 min drive


  • Grand Salon — 1 min walk
  • Grand Salon — 1 min walk
  • Pizzaria Honoratos - 2 min walk
  • Snack-bar Jardim - 2 min walk
  • Joaquim Gomes - 2 min walk

About this property

Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

5-star luxury hotel near Vila Real Santo Antonio Harbour
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has 2 bars/lounges and 24-hour room service. Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 30 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Comforts include Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
Grand House - Relais & Chateaux offers 30 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available (EUR 10 per day)
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Beachfront location
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Renovated entire property – October 2018
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Individually decorated
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 5 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per accommodation, per day
1 per room (up to 22 lbs/10 kg)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.0 per person, per night for adults; EUR 0.5 per night for guests aged 11-13 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 10 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
Tax ID - 510913199
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Property registration number 8210

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Grand House Algarve Hotel Vila Real Santo Antonio
Grand House Algarve Hotel
Grand House Algarve Vila Real Santo Antonio
House Algarve Vila Real to An
Grand House Algarve
Grand House Relais & Chateaux
Grand House - Relais & Chateaux Hotel
Grand House - Relais & Chateaux Vila Real Santo Antonio
Grand House - Relais & Chateaux Hotel Vila Real Santo Antonio

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 24 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 24 reviews
4 - Good 4%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 24 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 24 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 24 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A wonderful setting in a very attractive and unspoilt little town looking across the river to Spain. The Beach Club was also outstanding. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming in both locations. We attributed the lack of nuts/olives in the cocktail bar to Covid restrictions!
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A hidden gem!
We absolutely loved our stay at the newly refurbished grand house Algarve and already look forward to returning. The hotels interiors are decorated to an extremely high standard, contemporary yet with a distinct colonial grandeur feel. The room was comfortable (make sure you book a category facing the marina!) and very clean. Then the staff is what really makes this hotel, from reception, to management, to our friendly bartender Philip - everyone was extremely helpful and took great care of us and our special requests. The beach club which is a short drive away was also a fantastic place, we loved the atmosphere, the food and drinks on offer and had a great time relaxing. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough! It may not be in the more "popular" part of the Algarve but it is definitely worth the trip to celebrate a special occassion or just to enjoy an indulgent little break. Thank you to everyone at the Grand (including Grand the dog) for making our stay so memorable and, well, grand!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Calm and relaxing beautiful decor and helpful staff. Couldn’t ask for more.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020