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Rio Real Golf Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Urbanizacion Golf Rio Real S/N, 29603 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #16 of 77 hotels in Marbella
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Played the course only but if the rest of the facilities and services are anything like the golf then it must be 5 star. Course was great views fantastic staff excellent from arrival to leaving.
Play if you get the chance. Cant recommend highly enough.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your very positive review of Río Real Golf and for awarding us such fantastic ratings.

Also for all the information you have included in your review about our golf course.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Río Real Golf Hotel.

Yours sincerely,
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Just back from a first visit to this hotel and golf course. Room (Birdie Suite) was excellent, peaceful with great views of the antics on the 11th. Did not find one member of staff who was other than charming and helpful. Restaurant food was very nicely done, at a fair price for this type of venue.

Taxi into Marbella was around €15 (10 minutes) each way giving loads of options for eating and drinking.

Played the course 3 times in 4 days, and found it well kept, occasionally quirky and great fun. There was plenty of "holiday golf" being played, with many walkers (non buggy). Some of the holes were therefore a little slow, but with these surroundings, who cares.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your very positive review of Río Real Golf Hotel and for awarding us such fantastic ratings; it is great to hear that you would return.

Also for all the information you have included in your review, which we trust any traveller will find very useful.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Río Real Golf Hotel.

Yours sincerely,
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We've been visiting Rio Real Golf Club for a number of years. This year we decided to spend a night at the hotel there. We booked a superior double and it was superb! The room was very large, with a lovely terrace overlooking the golf course. The bathroom was spacious with a walk-in shower and a large bath. The pool area is small but idyllic. The most disappointing part of our stay was the continental breakfast - a croissant and two bread rolls! Lunch was also slightly disappointing - the chicken caesar salad was a chicken and bacon salad with a mustard dressing - not caesar dressing. My partner meanwhile ordered chicken stuffed with mushrooms and blue cheese, but when it arrived it was chicken covered in shiitake mushrooms in a coconut and red curry sauce. All in all however, we love this place, and we will certainly go back.

Stayed September 2013
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Río Real Golf Hotel.

We take note about your comments regarding our restaurant services.

About continental breakfast, we recommend you for your next stay A la carte breakfast that has more variety.

We endeavour everyday to improve our quality of service and it is very important for us to hear all comments from our guests.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Hotel is new, rooms on ground floor definitely 5 star, hot tubs on the balcony, lovely close up view of the course and mountains behind, wet room and very spacious. Food and beverage of high quality at town centre prices. Only 3 Kms from centre of Marbella, and about 3/4 Kms from beach.

The golf course is well maintained, a classic traditional layout, plenty of trees, not too many fairway bunkers, some water hazards and Rio Real river. Good for ladies, many of them playing. Definitely one to play in the area as matured nicely, built in 1965.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your very positive review of Río Real Golf Hotel and for awarding us such fantastic ratings.

Also for all the information you have included in your review about our hotel and golf course, which we trust any traveller or golfer will find very useful.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Río Real Golf Hotel.

Yours sincerely,
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london
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We are regulars at the restaurant and the bar as we live by the golf course of Rio Real .
The cats are NOT stray and the are resident of the hotel and very lovely and they Do NoT annoy any one !
We love the the cats here and so dose all the other regular customers and we look forward to seeing them

Stayed June 2013
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The hotel surroundings are gorgeous but the room we had required extensive updating as it was very dark and the TV was old with a bad signal.

No kettle in the room to make tea/coffee or free still water which after staying in numerous hotels should be essential. Mini bar prices are also over priced as well as the breakfast.

Had to ask reception for an iron and ironing board as there is none in the room. Was told another guest was using it and had to wait 45 mins!

When we did receive the iron the first time, the plate had come away and was very dangerous which resulted in us having to wait another while to receive a replacement.

The hotel is not cheap so small things which you expect in a standard hotel should be essentials at Rio Real.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay from last year. We endeavour everyday to improve our quality of service and facilities, it is very important for us to hear all comments from our guests.

Some improvements have been done in 2013.

New flat screen TV´s have been installed in every room. Also, we reinforced our ironing assests in order to match our guests needs.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Rio Real hotel with a friend from 20th May to 24th May. The 40 min coach transport link from Malaga airport to Marbella was very good at 8 euros per person and then it was a short taxi ride to the resort costing 10-15 euros.

The hotel staff were very pleasant on arrival. The Par Superior room was amongst the best hotels I have stayed in, clean and spacious featuring free Wifi and an amazing view from the balcony of 11th hole.

The golf course was a good challenge for golfers of all levels and the green keepers were out early every morning to ensure it is kept in prestige condition.

The breakfast included was limited but you could pay for optional extras. The lunch and dinner was very good quality and value for money.

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone whether you play golf or are just looking for a quality boutique hotel a short taxi ride to Marbella town. I will certainly be returning in the near future.

Stayed May 2013
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your very positive review and for awarding us such fantastic ratings.

Also for all the information and photos that you have included in your review, which we trust any traveller will find very useful.

It is great to hear that you would recommend our hotel and you would return.

Thank you once again from all staff, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Río Real Golf Hotel.

Yours sincerely,
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Additional Information about Rio Real Golf Hotel

Address: Urbanizacion Golf Rio Real S/N, 29603 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Real Golf Hotel 4*
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