Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort

  • Closest airport: 40km from Faro Airport
  • 900m to beach
  • 2km to town centre
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The luxurious five-star Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa is situated on the sandy beach in the lovely resort of St.Eulalia on the Algarve. This hotel is perfect for ... Continue reading

The luxurious five-star Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa is situated on the sandy beach in the lovely resort of St.Eulalia on the Algarve. This hotel is perfect for both couples and families with its delicious dining choices, a good selection of sociable bars, excellent service and well-appointed accommodation with spectacular views. With direct access to Santa Eulalia beach, the hotel is ideal for holidaymakers looking for luxurious accommodation with a great location and facilities.

The Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa features twin rooms with sea or land views, suites that can accommodate up to 4 people with garden and sea views, studio apartments for 2 guests, 1-bedroom apartments that can accommodate up to 4 people and 2-bedroom apartments that can accommodate up to 6 people. Rooms are booked on a bed and breakfast basis and apartments operate on a self-catering basis. All units have a large double bed or twin beds, a complete bathroom with a bathtub, amenities and hairdryer, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, wireless Internet, satellite TV, mini bar, balcony with lovely sea or garden views.

Suites have hydro-massage bathtubs and apartments have self-catering facilities with a fully equipped kitchenette. Hotel facilities include facilities for disabled guests, family rooms, heating, lift, newspapers, non-smoking rooms and on site shops. Guests also benefit from a 24-hour front desk, barber and beauty shop, bridal suite, business centre, car hire, currency exchange, dry cleaning, fax and photocopiers, gift stop, laundry, luggage storage, meeting and banquet facilities, room service and free shuttle service.

Leisure entertainment at the hotel includes a children’s playground, entertainment staff, fitness centre, golf course (within 3km), hammam, hot tub, all-year indoor pool, massage, nightclub/DJ, sauna, spa and wellness centre and tennis court.

With the attractive old village of Albufeira nearby, this is a fantastic choice of luxury hotel for holidaymakers looking for deluxe accommodation, beautiful surroundings and excellent amenities.

Activities

  • Children's playground
  • Entertainment staff
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Massage
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Bridal suite
  • Business centre
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Shuttle service (free)

Facilities

  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops (on site)

Accommodation

Room facilities

The Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa features twin rooms with land or sea views, suites that can accommodate up to 4 people with garden or sea views, studio apartments for 2 guests, one-bedroom apartments that can accommodate up to 4 people, and two-bedroom apartments for up to 6 people. Rooms are booked on a bed and breakfast basis and apartments are self catering. All units have a large double bed or twin beds, complete bathroom (bathtub, hairdryer, amenities), air conditioning, direct dial telephone, safe, wireless Internet, Satellite TV, mini bar (on request), and a balcony with lovely sea or garden views. Suites have hydro-massage bathtubs and apartments have self catering facilities with a fully equipped kitchenette.

Other Information

Nearby Albufeira has an attractive old village with traditional low fisherman's cottages, churches and narrow cobbled streets. Definitely worth a visit!

24 hour reception, business centre, baby sitting and Nanny services (at an extra cost), Wireless internet access in public areas, internet access in hotel rooms (at an extra cost).

Please note: meals on 31 December 2016 do not include the Party; these will be normal meals, with a more elaborate menu than usual and with drinks included. Additional rates apply to be entitled to the New Year's Eve Gala Dinner (including party).

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort in Albufeira. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.

Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.

Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.

While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.

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Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.

Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.

One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.

Restaurants

Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.

Nightlife

After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.

Shopping

From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.

Negatives

During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Euro (€)

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Questions and Answers about Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort

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* 90m from the beach
* 500m from the nearest shops, bars and restaurants
* 4km from Albufeira resort centre
* Daily shuttle service to the resort centre.....2.9miles from the Old town
* Approximate transfer time 55 minutes

Added 5 months, 3 weeks ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Tonia, the hotel does have 2 bedroom apartments and suites subject to availability. Kind Regards

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By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Ali
Yes there are supermarkets near by and various smaller food shops

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By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Steph
The free shuttle goes to the centre of Albufeira.

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By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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in all the holiday apartments – Resort Suites you will find:

Air conditioning
Direct telephone connection
ADSL Internet connection
Wifi Internet connection
Hair dryer
Satellite Television
Pay TV
Radio
Minibar (personalised service, choose your won minibar contents)
Individual safes
Room service 24h
Kitchenette

the views would depend on the apartment that you have chosen for your availability and dates
if you are unsure when booking call our sales team and they can have a look if it specifies a view

Added 10 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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All roms in this property have a balcony or terrace, the rooms have sea or resort view.

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By Lisaw, loveholidays.com team member

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For a separate bedroom you would need to book an apartment, studios do not have a separate sleeping area .

Added 11 months, 1 week ago.

By Mandy, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Will, studios are simply a room which contains beds and kitchen area with a private bathroom. If you would prefer a separate bedroom you would need to book an apartment. Regards

Added 11 months, 1 week ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi Will

Studios do not have a bedroom, it's an open plan living/bedroom and kitchen

Only 1 bedroom apartments will have a separate bedroom

Kind regards
Jackie

Added 11 months, 1 week ago.

By Jackie.Parker, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, Studio rooms do not have a separate bedroom area. Regards

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By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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A private direct taxis takes aprox 40 minutes or the coach transfer is aprox 1hour.

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