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Reviewed December 30, 2016

Spent a week here in November, were really pleased with the location, friendly staff, and a very comfortable hotel.Breakfast buffets usually get a bit repetitive after a few days, but there was a huge choice at this one. If you wanted it's possible to order omelettes, poached eggs etc, and all very good. Nice area, quiet while we were there, took the train to Faro and Tavira for a change of atmosphere.Reception staff very helpful, printing off naps and timetables for us. Ate in dining room three times, not a big menu , but on last night had a traditional fado evening, which was wonderful. Well worth the cost. Live music, and a tasty Portuguese menu. Best dinner we had there, loved it.
Rooms large, and bathroom also spacious. Always kept clean, even had a choc on pillow at nightly turndown service. All staff were really friendly, except for one barman who took offence when we wanted to take our drinks to our room! Insisted he would have to bring them, that resulted in us not drinking at the hotel bar anymore. We went to the local village instead. Lots of cafes and restaurants in village, a short walk away.
One member of staff stands out as especially helpful, I believe his name was Pedro Alfonso? Worked at reception, having asked about fado night nenu, was waiting for us on return from a walk with a print out if the evening menu, thanks for that , a personal touch. Used the indoor pool almost every day, hubby swam in outdoor pool which was cold, but to be expected in November . Very relaxing break, no pubs as we know them, but we loved that .Would recommend for a quiet breakaway .

Room Tip: Sea or pool views nice, but only have sun for half the day. All rooms have a balcony
  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Real_Hotels_Group, Gerente at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Dear Guest,
It was a real pleasure to read your review and to learn how much you enjoyed your stay with us.
Thank you for all your compliments to our staff.
We will make sure that all of your comments are transmitted to our team. They will be delighted.
Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully soon, at the Real Marina Hotel & Spa.
Kind regards,

Karine Brites
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Real Marina Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Nice hotel and facilities.
Outstanding breakfast.
Lovely front desk staff.
Surrounding area to the hotel can be improved.
Disappointing pool bar staff.
Enjoyed our stay.
Decor to the hotel can be improved.
Thoroughly enjoyed spa and indoor pool.
On the whole a lovely 2 week family holiday.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Real_Hotels_Group, Gerente at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the feedback and your constructive comments. It’s always important to know our Guests opinion to maintain and improve our service every day.
We're very glad to know that you enjoyed our staff and our service in general. Our Guests' satisfaction is our main concern.
We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future at the Real Marina Hotel & Spa.
Kind regards,

Karine Brites
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Real Marina Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Very clean and spacious rooms. Breakfast everything you could want. Evening meal was ok. But nothing to rave about. Buffet style which is not my favourite and selection limited. Just been across road to steak and co. Restaurant a must try as steak superb and chicken was lovely. The only thing I think that lets the hotel down is the evening buffet. Would expect a better choice and freshly cooked food. Maybe as its Christmas and not busy it's the easy option for them. But perfectly adiquate Cafes and bars open along seafront even xmas day. Visited faro shopping outlet. 20euros by taxi. Nice day out. A trip to the little islands is worth it by boat. Wifi in hotel is really good and fast. ( unexpected ). And free. All in all lovely hotel and was a cheap getaway.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Real_Hotels_Group, Gerente at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your review, especially for your kind comments, which were really appreciated.
We are happy to learn that you have had a thoroughly enjoyable stay with us!
Thank you for mentioning the points that, in your view, need to be improved.
Please be assured that your comments and suggestions will be taken into consideration and that we will do our utmost to improve wherever we can.
We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind regards,

Karine Brites
Hotel Manager
Real Marina Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the real marina hotel for a week in December. I really enjoyed my stay and the rooms are very nice and breakfast is amazing. Don't recommend eating there for dinner or lunch it's a bit pricey you can get better food in the local restaurants. Front staff ware very nice but some of the sap and bar staff seemed very grumpy.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Real_Hotels_Group, Gerente at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the feedback and your constructive comments. It’s always important to know our Guests opinion to maintain and improve our service every day.
We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future at the Real Marina Hotel & Spa.
Kind regards,

Karine Brites
Hotel Manager
Real Marina Hotel & Spa

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Reviewed December 22, 2016

Lovely hotel location not far from the old town of Olhao and its restaurants near the market.
The hotel staff were very welcoming and accommodating when we arrived well before check in time. We got upgraded to a room over looking the sea front. Our housekeeper was very helpful and Breakfast in the hotel is very good with a wide choice to satisfy any palate.

Stayed: December 2016
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Real_Hotels_Group, Gerente at Real Marina Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Dear Guest,
It is very special to learn how enjoyable your stay was and to know that you were very pleased with our service.
It is always a pleasure to know that a Guest is satisfied with our service, our staff and with our Hotel in general. Thank you for the qualifying your experience as excellent.
Only the best Guests make it possible for us to be the best Hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you again to the Real Marina Hotel & Spa.
Kind regards,

Karine Brites
Hotel Manager
Real Marina Hotel & Spa

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