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urbanizacion Golf Rio Real S/N, 29603, Marbella Spain
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#25 of 83 hotels in Marbella
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4.2
Cleanliness
4.6
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4.3
Value
4.2
This property is 12 minutes from the beach. The Rio Real Golf Course is a luxury resort situated 5 km outside Marbella. The hotel has an 18-hole golf course, wellness area and outdoor swimming pool. Free on-site underground and open-air parking is available. The rooms at the Rio Real Golf Hotel are stylishly decorated and feature balcony with views of the hotel golf course. All air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and private bathroom with separate wash basins. Other facilities at the Río Real include tennis courts, terrace, club house and restaurant. The hotel wellness area offers a range of massages. A free shuttle service to the beach is provided to guests in July and August. Located on the Costa del Sol, the Río Real is located close to several beaches. Puerto Banús and the Sierra Blanca mountain range can be reached in under 30 minutes, by car.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Car hire
Massage
Solarium
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
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Smoking rooms available
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English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Martyn H wrote a review Nov 2022
6 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a review of Rio Real’s accounting problems rather than the hotel/ golf facilities. Visited in September and once home found an incorrect debit on our Euro contactless debit card. Long story short, the hotel admitted that another party’s drinks were added to our bill without authorisation and would apply a credit. That was October 2nd and despite many emails since we are still awaiting refund a month later. Now in the hands of our bank. Poor show by the hotel , which is unfortunate as everything else was fine.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Sam V. wrote a review Aug 2022
Pulpi, Spain2 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed 2 nights at Rio real and loved everything about this hotel. Very kind welcoming at the reception desk. Beautiful and very nice decorated room, overlooking the fairway,Played 18holes, nice course and not to difficult. Breakfast is as it should be. We had some of the tasty burgers as lunch. Overall, great staff, very friendly, good course, good food. And not expensive at all. Would definitely visit again when in Marbella !
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jason wrote a review Jun 2022
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Showed up on Sunday to shop and confirm our tee time. Wonderful young lady helped us. Came back Tuesday to play, checked in 6 mins before our tee-time and he laughed us off and told us we were late, even though no one advised us to be early when we were there Sunday. Had plenty of time, considering there was no one on the 1st tee box, no one in the fairway, or even practicing but he made us wait 30 mins. Once we started playing, there were people working on every single hole and the workers made very little consideration for the players. They were cutting grass, digging trenches, building bunkers, and riding in and out of the fairway. They made no attempt to stop and allow you to hit. Half way thru the front 9 the course Marshall drives up to us gets on to us for playing too slow. 3 on us walking and we were well on track with normal pace of play, finished #9 right at 2 hrs. Absolutely rude. We didn’t finish the course even though we played for 18. And no refund was offered. I would suggest trying a different course. There are many in and around Marbella which will treat you better.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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John P wrote a review Jan 2022
Oakville, Canada53 contributions13 helpful votes
Rio Real was a fantastic choice for a quick golf getaway in the Costa del Sol region. I chose Rio Real because this quick trip (I booked the 3 nights with golf booking) was a solo trip with golf, and a little touring, being the focus. The Rio Real is smack dab in the middle of the golf course and you've got fewer than 50-100 steps before you're in the Pro Shop. Drew and the team were very welcoming and accomodating for my entire stay, and I think for any group looking to have it all on one property this is an excellent choice. First, the golf course - as it's off-season the course did have a couple of holes being worked on (closest to the sea), and because it's off-season there were a few holes where the fringes were quick bare. While that was unfortunate the entire golf experience was still fantastic (it's -20 back home after all). Overall the course was in fine shape. There are multiple tee boxes for any level and the bunkers and greens were maintained and kept up by staff even though the number of players was low during my stay. It was easy to pick tee times and the Pro Shop staff was very helpful and very flexible. I rented clubs during my short visit - they were very solid (Ping Woods and Callaway irons) and I was quite pleased (they even set me up with a left-handed putter - Canadian that I am). The Pro Shop is fully outfitted for any needs. They had nice pricing and very high-quality merchandise. Second - hotel. My room was tremendous. It was very comfortable and spacious (King Bed/Small Sofa/writing desk/etc.) and the extras made it a fantastic spot to rest up. With warmer temperatures they do have an outdoor pool and they are adding to a fitness centre in the coming months. I didnt' book any spa style treatments but you can book massages in advance (or upon arrival). Restaurant - I just love Spain! The wine and food is excellent and the pricing is so reasonable. A nice buffet-style breakfast is available and the restaurant staff were happy to create omlets to your preference with no issue. All in all a great Hotel/Restaurant setup. While the temperatures might have kept some locals away for anyone from a colder spot (Canada for example) the temperatures were completely fine for golf in January. I would definitely return and stay there again. It's a short hop into Marbella. The Casino is fun and there are plenty of fantastic restaurants for any price point. If you are looking for a great burger check out CHEAT - just a short walk from the Casino.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: The rooms all face the 10th hole. 'm not sure there's a 'best' floor but if you...
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Ved wrote a review Jan 2022
Malaga, Spain296 contributions36 helpful votes
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We did not stayed at hotel but we had lunch in a lovely restaurant overlooking golf course. Food and service was excellent. Big nice fireplace in the lobby gives cousy atmosphere. We had breakfast couple of times before and was excellent as well.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rocky Frankham wrote a review Oct 2021
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😡 please do not be fooled by the gallery pics of the course we walked off after 8 holes I have never played a worst condition course the tee boxes were a disaster the greens was poor the price was a rip off at €130 €40 at best la quinta golf club was much better and cheaper at €105. with buggy and drinks I kid you not rio real must be the worst 18 hole course in the Costa del sol it put a downer on are intire trip being it was are last day and looking for a nice course it's a no no from me
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from RioReal RioReal, Otros at Rio Real Golf Hotel
Responded Nov 20, 2021
We thank you for taking the time to post your opinions about our course on TA. Your comments have been passed on to our Golf Club. Sincere Regards, Rio Real Golf & Hotel
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Barrie P wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel, golfing experience, restaurant could not have been better..very attentive staff, good food and a brilliant golf course...HOWEVER, after 3 days in the hotel room, each morning I had been badly bitten, I thought at first it was mosquitoes.... BUT, I was mainly bitten on my feet, legs and body. Finally, when I returned home, I had a multitude of really bad bumps and bites. I wrote an email to the hotel....no reply... I think I was bitten by bed bugs!!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from RioReal RioReal, Otros at Rio Real Golf Hotel
Responded Nov 20, 2021
Dear 809barriep, We thank you for taking the time to comment about your trip and stay at Río Real Golf & Hotel. We are saddened to read your opinion however we did not receive your email about this matter. Since we did not receive the email, no further action was taken to take the room out of order for inspection by a third party specialised in this area. If it had been the case that you mention, it would not be an isolated incident, as there would be many more cases and more comments about this but yours is the first and only mention of this. Mosquitoes can be bad during the hot season and especially due to our greenery, the mosquitoes are prevalent. On another note, we are pleased to read that the hotel, golf and restaurant experience was good. Sincere regards, Rio Real Golf & Hotel
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Bernard S wrote a review Aug 2021
Oudenaarde, Belgium83 contributions15 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay very much, very nice rooms with high end finishing, very spacious junior suite. Good atmosphere but don’t expect a trendy hotel. Service is good in line with 4 star hotel. Restaurant is in the golf club house, both diner and breakfast we like very much.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a quite room as the main road is 1 km away
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Responded Nov 20, 2021
Dear Bernard S, We thank you for taking the time to post your opinions about your visit to Río Real Golf & Hotel and that all aspects of the visit were to your satisfaction. Sincere Regards, Rio Real Golf & Hotel
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Cavit Y wrote a review Jul 2021
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Such a nice facility in stunning nature and moreover such a dedicated and friendly staff. The room, the kitchen, the golf course were beyond our expectations. We definitely recommend for those who look for peace and well treatment. Already started dreaming about next trip.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 20, 2021
Dear Cavit Y, Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Río Real Golf & Hotel. Sincere Regards, Rio Real Golf & Hotel
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Peter wrote a review Jul 2021
Horgen, Switzerland10 contributions
Perfect location for relaxing days in a quite environment on a superb golf course. Small but nice pool area. Because of closeness to Marbella, the missing dinner capabilities in the restaurant is no problem and doesn't impact the stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Eagles suite with "Stay & Play" is a perfect choice for golfers.
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Responded Nov 20, 2021
Dear spepet, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your trip to Río Real Golf & Hotel. We are delighted to read that we met your expectations and we do aim to improve upon them. We are still coping with the awful months we all have endured but are glad to be open once again. Sincerely Rio Real Golf & Hotel
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$225 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainAndaluciaProvince of MalagaCosta del SolMarbella
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Real Golf Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Real Golf Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dust Devils (2.6 miles), Flamenco Marbella (2.9 miles), and Eco Reserva Ojen (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Real Golf Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rio Real Golf Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Real Golf Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Rio Real Golf Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rio Real Golf Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Playa Europa, Yaba Of, and Wabi Sabi Marbella.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rio Real Golf Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rio Real Golf Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Rio Real Golf Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rio Real Golf Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Rio Real Golf Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rio Real Golf Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.