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“Great hotel, but for a few big issues” 4 of 5 stars
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Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Do Estadio PO Box 2445, Albufeira 8200-127, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #60 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great hotel, but for a few big issues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Rooms were good, premium rooms added a living area and a fridge(not minibar as advertised), although carpeted floors aren't to some tastes
Food varied between poor and very good, some really nice fresh fish one day along with some poor hot dogs and weird soups..cream of lettuce anyone!
location was an issue as the tiny bar wasn't up to the crowds and the free shuttle stopped at 6.
all inclusive was the usual, local drinks, beer and cocktail of the day. although the bar was small and it could take a while to get served. the barstaff gave some grace after the all inc ended.
I didnt get near the pools, but they seemed ok. Free sauna and steam room is a bonus as well as a good gym, squash court and badminton.
entertainment was provided, I was ok, if a little cheap. usual holiday fayre.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are happy that you have spent an enjoyable time at the Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA and would recommend its services and facilities.

Thank you very much for having shared your experience with the Tripadvisor community and we look forward to welcoming you again for another pleasant stay with us.

Kind regards


João Máximo
Assistant Manager
Hotéis Real Algarve
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Just back after a 10 day all in. stay at this hotel. rooms large and spotless,cleaned every day.food was good plenty of variety. the staff were very pleasant. the location is in a quiet residential area ,about a 10 mn downhill walk to the oldtown and similar to the strip. the enter tainment wasnt exactly las vegas standard , but hey! get real what to you really expect. so in a nutshell its a thums up from me

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review, which we really appreciated.

We are pleased that all services and facilities corresponded or even exceeded your expectations and that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us.

We look forward to welcoming you again to the Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA and remain at your entire disposal for any assistance you might require.

Kind regards


João Máximo
Assistant Manager
Hotéis Real Algarve
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Stayed here for 1 week all-inclusive ,no major complaints regarding this hotel.Rooms were of a good size,we had a room at the back of the hotel which was fine.There was always a good selection of food at meal times,drink was also fine,local beer superbock went down well!!Evening entertainment was a bit low key,but we usually just got a taxi into Albuferia for 4 euros.There was a courtesy bus which ran every day from 10am to around 6 pm which was handy if you wanted to go to the beach.No wi-fi,which i thought a 4 star hotel should provide was dissapointing.The hotel has a great gym,indoor pool,steam room,sauna etc.Overall we had a great week at Real Bellavista.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

It was really rewarding to read your kind review and learn that you have spent a great week at the Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Thank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you once again to our Hotel. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance you might require.

Kind regards


João Máximo
Assistant Manager
Hotéis Real Algarve
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

we stayed at this hotel from the 13th oct-20th oct,we can not fault this hotel for the price we payed,we were all inclusive and found the food and drink to be super,seen a lot of bad reviews about the hotel,but all we saw was the value and how clean and friendly the staff were,especially Jorge the bar manager,super guy,the restaurant manager was also very friendly,i would say this hotel would be very busy during the summer,when i go back it will always be after september,as this seems to be less busy,we walked to the old town in twenty five minutes and we are in our fourties,so this will give you an idea of the distance from the hotel to the old town,once again i will say we loved this hotel,also thanks to Fatima who cleaned our room every day ,you are a credit to the hotel,thanks again.

Room Tip: we stayed in room 321,very quiet
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are grateful for all review, but the ones we enjoy reading the most are the ones like yours from guests whose expectations were all exceeded and who have had an excellent time at our Hotel.

Thank you so much, also on behalf of our team and especially Fatima, for your kind and rewarding comments.

We look forward to welcoming you again to the Real Bellavista, hopefully soon.

Kind regards


João Máximo
Assistant Manager
Hotéis Real Algarve
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dublin
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We took a short all inclusive break here recently and overall were very pleased with everything. The hotel in general and the rooms in particular were very clean. We had a large suite - lots of space, and some great views over the countryside and along the coast. The hotel isn't on the front of Albufeira, but towards the back, in a more or less residential area. Considering the amount of bars and clubs in Albufeira, being out of the centre is actually an advantage - much quieter. It's a fairly quick walk to one of the shopping centres, maybe 10 minutes, and then a bit more onto the beach. The food was fine - plentiful, varied and hot when supposed to be hot. We opted for all inclusive so that we would have a really easy stay in Portugal and not have to worry about cooking or finding a nice restaurant every day. So, for us the all inclusive was ideal. The kids loved the pool and gardens - couldn't get them off that big swing. And the entertainment team were lovely, as were all the staff we dealt with.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review, which we really appreciated.

It is very rewarding for us to learn that you have had a thoroughly enjoyable stay with us and that our team, in particular, the entertainment team were able to make it even more special.

Thank you once again for your kind feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again to the Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Kind regards



João Máximo
Assistant Manager
Hotéis Real Algarve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I love Portugal and have had four holidays there and everyone has had its own level of excellence I have been to a villa an apartment and hotels and couldn't fault any of them .the real bella vista was a very nice hotel the staff were very helpful I went on the tours that saga supplied and enjoyed faro trip very much

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

It is always a pleasure to read our guests review, especially the ones from guests, like you, who have had a perfect stay at our Hotel and country.

Thank you for your kind comments and we hope that we will be able to welcome you again for many more excellent holidays in Portugal and the Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Kind regards


João Máximo
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Hotéis Real Algarve
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Galway, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I stayed in this hotel on an all inclusive package deal & overall was quite pleased with the fare. Large bedroom with a good size balcony although it was facing west & no nice views. Staff were pleasant except for a few instances. Food was just ok & the drink was quite adequate. No wi-fi which is a negative. Bus shuttle service was good & a reasonably priced taxi system operates there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Manager at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review.

We are happy that you have had a pleasant stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again to the Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any assistance you might require.

Kind regards



João Máximo
Assistant Manager
Hotéis Real Algarve
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Additional Information about Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa

Address: Av. Do Estadio PO Box 2445, Albufeira 8200-127, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#21 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#30 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#40 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 195
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