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Hotel Riu Palace Algarve

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Quinta do Milharo | Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 08200, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 162 hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second summer holiday here in a row and it was as good as we remembered. We booked the hotel and flights independently this year for added flexibility and a better overall price. Although this isn't the height of luxury, the hotel does give a high quality experience for the price. Breakfast is great, but dinner can be... More

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent 2 weeks in Riu Palace and enjoyed the stay. The staff are without doubt superb. Very efficient but most of all very friendly. Huge variety of food and while at first I though that the fixed seating and buffet style would drive me mad, the quality and variety made it a non issue. Very well run. Good grounds/reasonable facilities... More

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Northumberland, UK
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel from late July into early August. We paid for a sea view and were very happy with the room, it was on the corner so it was spacious and had two balconeys. The hotel is clean and tidy and all the staff were friendly and helpful. The pool area is not too crowded and we... More

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Aberystwyth, Wales
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed 14-21/8/14 (just returned). Overall, this is a lovely hotel with nice food, an excellent pool/terrace area and a good bar. Pool area and bar service was very good. We are interested in a return visit but are waiting to see who takes over from Riu in October 2014. The rooms are a bit dated and dark and the entertainment... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Riu Palace Algarve for a week in August 2014. Here are the pros and cons ending up with a wrap up paragraph. Pros: - clean hotel - very quiet if you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere - climate is more pleasant than in the Mediterranean - pleasant staff - convenient if you are looking to... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good 4 star hotel with a large area around the pool and very beautiful gardens. Coffee shop in the garden and restaurant. Large outdoor area with sunbeds under palm trees. Large terrace overlooking pool area with waiter service. Food excellent buffet type in main restaurant, but another fine dining restaurant next to pool with excellent food. Close to Albufeira... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the palace at end of june for two weeks stay, we loved this hotel in 2009 so we decided to go back it was just as beautiful do admit some things need upgrading but it was just as lovely as we remembered, entertainment needs an upgrade so after a long day you can enjoy the evening at... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a last-minute break at the Riu Palace at the beginning of April, on a half-board basis. A very warm welcome with some cool sparkling wine was had by all new arrivals. I should point out that the same sparkling wine was also freely available at breakfast for those that wished to make a Buck’s Fizz, or just to... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A week of pure luxury. Check in very quick and smooth and then escorted to our room by one of the porters. Bathroom was very well equipped and the bed was extremely comfortable.. Room overlooked the gardens which full of the most beautiful flowers.Guests at the hotel were a mix of about 30% British and 70% German, all very nice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All in all it wasn't bad, but this is definitely not a 4 star hotel, a solid 3 maybe. Good things - the staff is friendly and helpful and the location is good, swimming pool - rather clean. For a fairly pricey resort the food is just ok. If you like a good coffee you not gonna get that at... More

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Address: Quinta do Milharo | Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 08200, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Palace Algarve 4*
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Located in Olhos d???Agua in the Algarve. 4-storey building standing on a cliff. 15 minutes' walk from Praia da Falesia beach. Access to a small cove from the hotel is via cliff side steps (an approximate 10 minute walk). 8 km from Albufeira. 500 m from various shops. 35 km from the airport. 500 m from a bus stop. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa, Diners. ... more   less 
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