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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We liked the hotel although a little dated but classic. Our room was lovely and clean , service good and the reception staff excellent. Food was nicely presented and breakfast fine . Pool area a bit small for us with some families reserving beds early mornings , we are British and get annoyed when this happens it seems to be...

Thank fairyc
Warfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We have been to this hotel twice before, but that was ten years ago. It hasn't really changed that much, other than being a lot busier, (the word has got out). If you like a quiet, relaxing holiday, in a very picturesque setting, then I recommend it. There are other reviews regarding the hotel, which refer to its 5* rating....

Thank Peter W
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is a great family hotel. Beautifully located near Vale Garrao beach and its restaurants. Particularly friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable and well serviced rooms. Lovely pool. We have been back 3 times now and I'm sure we will return again.

1Thank Simon & Christi... E
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The hotel itself has that old beautiful classic feel, large classic entrance hall, beautiful pool (should be heated) and the middle of palm trees and it's located in vale lobo one of the best and most expensive places in algarve. But as soon as you enter the room you become disappointed, it doesn't have the typical 5 star amenities, outdated...

Thank Frederico_23
Buenos Aires
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Having a previous poor 5 star vacation in Portugal (at another hotel) my expectations were set low for our week in the Ria Park. This time we were delighted with our stay. The overwhelming friendliness and professionalism of the staff made us feel right at home and the views from the 6th floor suite a delight to wake up to...

Thank BuenosAiresFifi
The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Very instabil and slow internet, wifi weak. Despite the many complaints, it seems to be difficult to get this fixed.The beds very hard! Breakfast uninspiring. Restaurant is common. Pool is not relaxing. Pooltoilets are not cleaned sufficietly. Plastic chairs on the small balconies where one can sit in the hot air coming out of the airco-installation. The total interiour of...

2Thank Linfromholland
RiaParkHotels, General Manager at Ria Park Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First and foremost, we are sorry to read that your stay did not meet up to your expectations. During your stay we were experiencing some issues with our WiFi and try to solve them immediately with our provider (Vodafone), unfortunately with no success. Thank you for your kind words regarding our personal. They are one of our greatest...

Reviewed 1 August 2015

Location Excellent location, 10 mins to the beach with some excellent bars and restaurants beyond that grab a taxi and go down to the praca which is fab to eat or having a few drinks! Taxis The hotel insist on ordering black private non registered taxis who will charge you double to that of a legal registered taxi. when i...

5Thank Honeycombebeach
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Excellent hotel staff, facilities and ambience. Thank you for making our family holiday a success. The hotel location is a short walk to the beach where you'll find an excellent range of beach-side restaurants. Highly recommended hotel!

Thank shire_cottages
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A fantastic, luxury hotel with great facilities, spotless throughout, with very friendly and helpful staff. The location is perfect if you want a quiet holiday, away from the main tourist areas, but just a 5 minute walk to the beach and some fantastic beach-front restaurants (Maria's, Julia's, Eduardo's, Fin's). The courtesy minibus will take you to, and collect you from,...

Thank Karl W
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My recent stay at the Ria Park Hotel was quite disappointing. The hotel stands at a stunning location and looks great from the outside, but once you're in, the glow quickly fades. No doorman, no valet parking, nobody to help with the luggage, not even after checking in! Huge marble entrance hall and lobby complete with a dramatic spiral staircase,...

Thank PortoTraveller

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WELCOME TO THE RIA PARK HOTEL & SPA The Ria Formosa Nature Park and the Ria Park Hotel & Spa welcome you to a world of luxury and excellence in the exclusive Vale do Lobo valley. Situated in the Algarve, the Ria Park Hotel & Spa is surrounded by a verdant valley from where you can see the beach and the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Characterised by elegance, charm and luxury the Ria Park Hotel & Spa offers modern comforts and amenities with vast open spaces and breathtaking views. Surrender to the delights of our Spa or discover the best golf courses situated around the hotel. Sample the finest Portuguese and International cuisine at the Terrace of the Lusitano Restaurant, or indulge in the simple pleasure of savouring your favourite drink at the Lobby Bar while watching the Ria Formosa Natural Park. With over 300 sunny days a year, the Ria Park Hotel & Spa is the perfect destination for your holidays, throughout the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ria Park Hotel

Address: Urbanizacao Vale do Garrao | Vale Do Lobo, Almancil 8135-170, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Almancil
Price Range: RM696 - RM1,598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ria Park Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 252
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Also Known As:
Ria Park Hotel Almancil
Ria Park Hotel And Spa
Ria Park Resort
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Almancil
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Almancil
#4 Luxury Hotel in Almancil
#5 Family Hotel in Almancil
#5 Romantic Hotel in Almancil
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