Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa, Albufeira Portugal
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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A spacious village like complex of prestigious villas and an extensive hotel. Some ground floor rooms and villas come with a private plunge pool and many have a sea view.
This spacious and well-landscaped development has a distinctly peaceful and upmarket approach and presents itself as one of the area’s top-drawer establishments.
Attracts luxury seekers and golfers as well as those who tempted to use the extensive spa facility, with its 17 treatment rooms and various communal facilities.
A grand off road entrance gate has an adjacent lodge and security post. A series of well-spaced individual villas is located on the inland side of the property, overlooking a tranquil valley and lawns.
The long, sea facing hotel building is approached along a wide, cobbled driveway to an inviting, although business like glass panelled entrance. All accommodation has a wide, airy terrace or balcony with many overlooking the sea.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Storeys: 2 & 4
Built Year: 1990s
The spacious and airy lobby appears rather grand and upmarket with floor to ceiling windows offering views out along the coast.
A grand, central staircase descends to a lower level with its main restaurant and bar offering plenty of space, well-arranged tables and elegant but simple decor.
A fine dining option is more intimate and pristine with ornate tableware and pristine linen. A large sea facing bar is popular during the early evening and is often frequented by those attending conferences.
The well-landscaped gardens are a feature of the property and give some guests little desire to venture outside the perimeter hedges. There is an abundance of lush vegetation, including many mature trees, flowering shrubs and well tended plant displays.
Steps lead down to a spacious sunbathing area and there is ample space around the generously sized pools. Wide parasols and luxury sun-loungers add to the upmarket and stylish ambience and there are 2 attractive pool bars and a pleasant restaurant for alfresco dining.
Area Type: Located 2.5km to the E of the resort’s old town area, almost in the suburb of Belaia, on the edge of a cliff with splendid views over the sea and along the coast towards distant Faro. There are very few local amenities in the immediate vicinity apart from a couple of local shops. There is a bus stop outside the main gate for those wishing to visit the amenities of the modern resort centre, from 1km away.
Nearest beach: immediate (Praia de Santa Eulalia)
outside to Bus
Map Ref: 68
- Poolside bar
- Beach bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- All-buffet restaurant
- Main restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Freeform (28 yds)
- Freeform (24 yds)
- Children’s pool/section (6 yds)
- Public facilities
- Children’s daytime entertainment
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Fitness room/gym
- Indoor covered pool
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Personal Parking
- Tennis courts
- Turkish Baths/Steam Room
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- Room(s) for disabled
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- TV (English language)