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“nice room shame about the hotel” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Rio Real Golf Hotel
Ranked #30 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“nice room shame about the hotel”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

The only positive thing about this hotel, was the fact that our room was beautiful and spacious,
If you do not play golf this is not the hotel for you, the pool was no bigger than a postage stamp, the loungers had no mattresses on, only a towel, which became very uncomfortable after a while, the food was very well presented, and of a high quality, unfortunately we were the only 2 people dining, apart from 2 stray cats constantly moving around our table and meowing!!!
Would have been nice to have had music playing while we were eating, and some ambient lighting. Also a car is a must, miles from anywhere

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Karl J
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

Our facilities are on size according to hotel capacity (30 rooms) and of exclusive use by our hotel guests.

We really appreciate your comments about our restaurant area and we will pass this information to our F&B manager in order to improve our service.

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

Thanks again, we would be really glad to greet you in our hotel on your next visit to Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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glasgow
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

2nd visit to the Rio Real and loved it just as much as the 1st time we were there so much so that we are returning in August.
Friendly staff, excellent breakfast, spotless rooms, towels, bedding etc.
Small & intimate, never crowded.
I wouldn't stay at any other hotel whilst in Marbella, only drawback is you need a car.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jam56Glasgow
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your second positive review of Río Real Golf Hotel and for awarding us such fantastic ratings; it is great to hear from our guest that we are best hotel in Marbella.

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 our hotel.

Yours sincerely,
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

I booked a three day Golf stay for my partner +3 through costalessgolf.com and EVERTHING about the hotel (and trip) was EXCELLENT. The staff at the hotel couldn't have been more helpful....the rooms were fantastic - with excellent views, mountains, golf course and sea (for the rates we paid, which included golf we really didn't expect such outstanding quality and service). Someone on Trip Advisor had written that the Breakfast wasn't great - but that couldn't have been further from the truth - it was also excellent. It's a beautiul hotel - very tranquil....but yet just minutes from Marbella....you don't even need a car as it's just a few euros in a cab and the hotel staff ordered the cabs for us. Lovely golf club too.....the Course is superb....undoubtedly one of Marbella's finest with a great bar for a few apres-golf beers, too!
I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a Golf break or just a few days in the sun....first class. Thankyou to everyone at Rio Real Golf. See you again soon !

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Teresa A
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 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, 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 Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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tenterden
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Just come back from a golfing break at rio real. Great hotel - large quality bedrooms, lots of quality finishing touches, great shower, fluffy towels, toiletries, ipod dock etc etc.
Previous reviewers have criticised the breakfast - our experience was of a good varied menu , with the hot food cooked to order extremely well, pleasant staff, a choice of cereals, fruits, breads, croissants, pure fresh orange juice - served on the balcony overlooking the course - sitting in the sun - what more could you want.
Great course - bit pricey on buggies and trollies, but our break overall through Costaless golf was incredible value - hope to go back.
If youre not a golfer its only a £10 taxi into town, is quiet, safe, secure and beautifully decorated mini resort.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Nick A
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 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, 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 Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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glasgow
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a week in june 2011 before our summer holiday. Beautiful hotel very clean.Nice & quiet, pool area quiet also, with great service from bar for ice cold water etc, plenty of thick fluffy towels for sunbathing.
You feel you have been transported back to the glamorous era of the 50's with lots of black & white photos along the corridor walls of bridgete bardot, david niven, lisa minelli etc.
Enjoyed it so much we are returning in June for a week.
One downside walls are like paper if you are unlucky enough to have neighbours.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank jam56Glasgow
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HotelRioReal, Director de Recepción at Rio Real Golf Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 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 Marbella.

Yours sincerely,
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

Very nice indeed!
My wife and I stayed at the Rio Real for a week of relaxation during September 2011. Neither my wife or I play golf, however this did not spoil our break in any way, in fact it was nice to sit and watch the golfers teeing off (or whatever it is they do) while eating breakfast. The rooftop pool was mostly deserted so was nice to sit up there and enjoy the sun (watch out for badly hit golf ball though). We dined in the restaurant a couple of times and on each occassion the food was very well prepared and was splendid.
The hotel is a bit out of the way and I would recommend you hire a car (unless you're a serios golfer who doesn't get out much).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank rpaters
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Hillsborough
Level Contributor
32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

Myself and 3 friends took a short break lastvweek tobthe Rio Real golf hotel in Marbella.
It wasn't our first visit and I won't be our last.
The hotel (5km from Marbella) is sited on the Golf Course and is a small boutique style with about 30 designer rooms. Although not a good when opened 10 years ago, the rooms are splendid ( overlooking the course) and the staff very friendly & helpful.
The Clubhouse is also excellent and just a few paces from the Hotel. It too isn't as impressive as it once was but nonetheless still retains it's appeal.
The Course is maintained to a high standard with many very challenging holes.
I would recommend it highly not least because of it's close proximity to down town Marbella.

Room Tip: Go for the standard "Par Superior" room - you won't be disappointed
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank bh249
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Property: 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #30 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rio Real Golf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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