A Hotel in Olhão facing Ria Formosa
With a privileged view over the Ria Formosa National Park, chosen as one of Portugal’s 7 Natural Wonders and just 15 km away from the city of Faro, the Real Marina Hotel & Spa is the ideal location to visit the Algarve leeward.
Found all the staff very cooperative, pleasant and willing to help in any way they could. All public rooms and bedroom except the main lounge seating area. The staff in the restaurant always particularly pleasant and the supervisor in the restaurant that handled a complaint very well and professional for us. The beds in the bedroom were the most comfortable we have experienced, and overly cleanliness of the hotel was excellent.
There is absouloutely no comfortable seating in the main lounge/lobby. The food in the restaurant was good quality but lacking choice apart from fish. Also, there was a conference on and this tool first place in all areas and guests attention was taken away. Not good when you are there to relax. Music all over hotel monotonous and repetitive. Better off with easy music. local english people walking into hotel, not residents asking for your british hotel newspaper whilst still reading them.
Staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was good with great orange juice and coffee, fresh ingredients.
Didn't like that they charged €10 to use the sauna and steam room. A sauna and steam-room!!!, it's not as if we're getting a massage for the day. We went in November and one day it rained constantly, what else is there to do? If you are a resident, after paying good money for the room, you should be able to use these facilities.
Nothing was too much trouble for the excellent staff,we had an early flight so they sent a lovely breakfast up to our room.We also loved the night time chocolates with a little card to say "sweet dreams"
The comfortable bed and the pool.
no tea and coffee making facilties, drinking water not supplied
The hotel is in a good location-just a few minutes stroll from the town where there are plenty of restaurants. All the staff made eye contact and could not have been more helpful. The food both at dinner and breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. There is quite a wide variety of price for the wines so care needs to be taken when ordering. A nice touch is the interactive TV in the room which has plenty of channels and enables you to see the running total of your bill.
An outside area for coffee after dinner would have added to our enjoyment. Having to leave the hotel was also disappointing. We would love to have stayed longer.