First off, we had trouble finding the place as the GPS took us to an empty lot, and typing the name of the hotel did not turn up anything. Finally found it after several calls to the hotel. We were exhausted when we arrived as we had a long, harried day of traveling troubles, and I have to say when we arrived I didn't feel very welcome. Not one bit of sympathy for having been lost. Maybe cuz we looked so terrible. Anyway, the Hotels.com site said this place had 2 twins and a sofabed, so I reserved it for me and my 2 adult daughters, but when we got there the gentleman took one look at us and said, sorry the room will not accommodate 3, and we do not have any triples in the hotel. I asked what is would cost for another room and he said, you booked through expedia, you will have to do it through them. Not sure why he couldn't just quote me a rate, but oh well. He did not want to help me at all to find an alternative solution and was curt. I used their guest computer to book right there in the lobby and printed out the reservation for him. Then everything was fine. After that, the service was great and the same gentleman was very helpful. Breakfast at the hotel was excellent, which was included. Location is close to the beach, rooms were nice, although I wasn't near my daughters. Upon checkout I was charged for 3 minibar items that I didn't use, didn't even know there was one in the room, and they reversed the charges even though I think they didn't believe me. Would I stay there again? Not sure.
- 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 Portugal/Algarve - Almancil