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“Just home after a one week stay” 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 #59 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Lurgan, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just home after a one week stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hotel was very clean and pool staff, resturant staff and cleaners were very friendly. Sadly night time bar staff not so friendly. We were all inclusive but after one week food was always the same for example snack foods could have more variety. Bedrooms were very spacious and cleaned every day which was lovely with kids teddy tucked in bed etc. bedroom doors would need a safety chain high up as kids could open door so we had to put a case across the door incase they went out. Entertainment and kids club was very disappointing. Same music played at kids disco and adult entertainment didn't happen. Hotel rule of 2 drinks per person was very awkward considering we had 4 adults and 3 children which made getting drinks very difficult. On the last night we got talking to another person who tipped the bar man who then was allowed 4 drinks every time forhis whole stay. It would be nice to be able to choose a sit down meal and order for example a steak.
There also is he issue with the hotel bus we never got on. It as it was always full. This needs looked at as people were then waiting 40 minutes plus for a taxi.

Room Tip: Facing the garden was lovely and quiet and not windy at night to sit out.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the positive opinion about our staff, the cleanliness of our hotel and our rooms.
Thank you for the suggestions, we will analyze them as a improvement opportunity.

Regarding the comment about the entertainment, we will share your opinion with the department head in order to analyze the situation. Our team makes all the efforts to provide unforgettable experiences to our guest!

We regret that you don’t agree with the drinks rule, this rule makes easier for us to provide a great service to every guest. It’s a rule to maintain the “All Inclusive” system organized in terms of equipments and material avoiding waste at the same time.

We will take in consideration your comment and will analyze all the situations pointed for you in order to improve our service every day.

We hope for your next visit at Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Best Regards,
Rita Machado
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was very pleasantly surprised by this hotel, even after hearing good reviews on here. Upon arriving at the hotel, we realised we had only booked the room for 1 person .. this was easily remedied with an extra 30 Euros for breakfast as the price is per room. The room was very spacious , very clean with plenty of storage. The floor is carpeted but i personally thought that it was lovely super clean and meant less noise from the other rooms.The bathroom was also huge and well lit. The hotel was 10 mins walk to the old town which is beautiful. Great nightlife with lots of very good live bands. There were also a few good pub/clubs a perfect night out. In the day time the beach here is gorgeous too with an escalator down to the beach! Very clean and its of sun beds. The strip is about 15 mins walk .... i found this a bit like skegness... a bit on the cheap side and very dirty a lot of younger people looking for trouble.. i preferred the old town at night.The beach at the end of the strip however is lovely and nice cafes for the day time. We stayed bed and breakfast at this hotel the food was great. Lovely view from our bedroom and the staff were very helpful. I would and have been recommending this hotel . A very quiet and comfortable stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

We really appreciated your kind review and were happy that we were able to exceed all your expectations.

Thank you also for your detailed description of our services and facilities, but also our location as well as the services closer. We are sure that these will be greatly appreciated and very helpful for future guests.

We would like to appreciate your feedback about our Hotel on Tripadvisor and we hope that we will be able to welcome you again for another good time at Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

We remain at your entire disposal for any assistance you might require.

Kind regards,
Rita Machado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have just returned from a 10 night stay B&B at this great hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived. Room nice, spacious and clean. Plenty of choice for breakfast and always well stocked up. The hotel is approx 15 minutes walk from the top of the main strip and 20 minutes walk from the old town. They are both easy pleasant walks which we did once or twice each day/night. Overall I would defiantly recommend the real bellavista hotel and would not hesitate to book again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are happy that you have had a thoroughly enjoyable stay with us!

It’s fantastic for us to know that our guests enjoy our team and the entire experience with us!
Our team will be very happy with your comment!

Thank you so much for your review and we look forward to welcome you again, hopefully soon at Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA.

Kind regards,
Rita Machado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just returned from this lovely hotel. Staff were very friendly and very helpful. Room was spotless and had everything we needed. Rooms have air conditioning at no extra charge and free WIFi.

We stayed bed and breakfast. At breakfast there was plenty on offer for everyone. In the evening we headed to either the strip or the old town for food there were so many restaurants to choose from and very reasonably priced so we were very happy not to have gone all inclusive.

The hotel operates a shuttle bus service dropping off at the old town, strip and Santa Eueleir beach. This is free of charge. There are 27 spaces so if it's busy you may need a taxi. Reception can call you a taxi and they are there in minutes and it's usually around 5 euros to get to the old town or strip.

The only reason this hotel doesn't get a 5 from me is the pool was a bit too cold and the beds were a little hard. I would recommend this hotel to anyone but go bed and breakfast there's better food available in the town.

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Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the comment.

The biggest compliment that our team can have is your recommendation.

We are very happy that you enjoyed the quality of our food and the rooms, our team makes everything to provide unique experiences.

Regarding the comment about the pool, it is not sustainable for us heating the outdoor pool but it is possible to use the SPA pool which is warmer.

We regret that you were not totally satisfied with the comfort of our beds. We would have been very pleased to prepare your bed with mattress toppers, which we have available for guests that prefer softer mattresses than the ones we offer. By using them, we are almost always able to prepare the bed according to the preference of our guests, which, hopefully, would have made your stay more enjoyable and relaxing. On your next visit please let us know in advance.

We hope to be able to welcome you again at Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA!

Best Regards,
Rita Machado
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We paid quite a low price for a all inclusive week away for the family of 5.
Food is fine and plenty of it.
Drinks again great for all inclusive
Pool area is more than adequate with plenty of sunsbeds in the hotels gardens if you esnt some quiet time.
The STAFF were all very attentive snd alk seemed to be happy working at the hotel whivh I think reflected their good approach to the guests. Overall we would come again

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Once again we stayed in this lovely hotel in May on all inclusive basis but still went out alternate days to the old part , service and staff exceptional. Lots of choice for breakfast , cereals, juices, eggs bacon sausages, breads jams and marmalade tea and coffee. Lunch and dinner always soup, pasta, pizza, fish, potatoes,meat vegetables, salad lots of types of bread fresh fruit and an amazing selection of sweets, wine, beer, juices and water. Lovely pool area with a poolside bar with Joao Goncalves always happy and gives great service every day. On an evening Jorgiz Oliveira also gives exceptional service in the bar at night, plus Fernando Rocha, Hugo Correia are great members of staff who go the extra mile.

Room Tip: We had at the side room on 3rd floor very quiet
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoteis_Real_Alg, Gerente at Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

It’s very special for us to read your comment.

Thank you very much for your feedback and for having visited us again.

We are happy that you enjoyed both stays with us and we hope you consider returning again, which is definitely the biggest compliment a hotel can hope for.

Thank you for the comments regarding our staff, please be assured that we will pass them on, they will be delighted!

In fact, our F&B team makes all the efforts to provide a great selection of products in order to suit all preferences.

We hope for an opportunity to welcome you again, hopefully soon at Real Bellavista Hotel & SPA!

Best Regards,
Rita Machado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited this hotel in March of this year girl a week - husband, I and 2 daughters. All inclusive. The food was excellent and of v good quality- fish dishes all sorts you name it and desert was fab too. The drinks were great and the whole family looked forward to meal times. The rooms were clean and tidy with linen and towels changed daily. The only flaw was there was no entertainment in the evening for kids. The entertainment was geared towards the elderly and it was nice to watch the old couple waltzing. One evening they had reptiles and my kids enjoyed this. I would definitely go back and highly recommend. The kids club was good and the kids loved it. I was pleased with the service and felt comfortable leaving the kids.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
#20 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#30 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#39 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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