We have just returned from a wonderful last minute break at the Ria Park Hotel. We know the area around Val de Lobo very well having previously rented villas there on several occasions. This time because we were travelling without our family we decided to stay in a hotel and opted for the Ria Park because of its position and the excellent deal we got. How pleased we were with our choice. The hotel is a mere 15 mins from Faro airport and although we arrived quite late we received a warm and efficient welcome from the front desk staff. The hotel is not as high end as some of the other flashier 5 star hotels in the area but the housekeeping standards and facilities on offer are excellent; what really sets the hotel apart however is the quality of its staff. Without exception they are all extremely professional and well trained and yet friendly - nothing was too much trouble. This was intended as a relaxing break and personally I don't want to feel in awe or intimidated by my surroundings or the people working at the hotel. At the Ria Park we felt comfortable immediately. Our standard room was large and airy and the TV channels on offer were excellent which meant that we could watch Andy Murray win Wimbledon. It was cleaned twi ce a day. Breakfast which was included in our room rate was served on the shady terrace overlooking the magnificent pool and the choice was good. We did not eat dinner in the hotel as there were restaurants in the area that we wanted to try. The pool area was spotless and there were plenty of sun beds scattered around. The pool itself was lovely with clean cool water it was however very deep over much of its area and might not therefore be suitable for non swimmers or those nervous in deep water. There was a small childrens pool alongside but again one would have to be very vigilent if one had very young children. The other guests came from a number of different countries with no single nationality seeming to be in the majority.
We were absolutely delighted with the hotel and already planning a return trip at the end of the summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME TO THE RIA PARK HOTEL & SPA The Ria Formosa Nature Park and the Ria Park Hotel & Spa welcome you to a world of luxury and excellence in the exclusive Vale do Lobo valley. Situated in the Algarve, the Ria Park Hotel & Spa is surrounded by a verdant valley from where you can see the beach and the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Characterised by elegance, charm and luxury the Ria Park Hotel & Spa offers modern comforts and amenities with vast open spaces and breathtaking views. Surrender to the delights of our Spa or discover the best golf courses situated around the hotel. Sample the finest Portuguese and International cuisine at the Terrace of the Lusitano Restaurant, or indulge in the simple pleasure of savouring your favourite drink at the Lobby Bar while watching the Ria Formosa Natural Park. With over 300 sunny days a year, the Ria Park Hotel & Spa is the perfect destination for your holidays, throughout the year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ria Park Hotel Almancil
- Ria Park Hotel And Spa
- Ria Park Resort
- Ria Park Hotel&Spa Portugal/Algarve - Almancil