I am sure this hotel was a genuine 5 star when built, but it is now about 9 years old and some parts of it are in need of a refresh/refurb. Overall, it still remains a good place to stay, with much to commend. The staff are very friendly, helpful and well trained although sometimes there are not quite enough of them on duty - queues at reception and slow clearing of breakfast tables for example. We had a suite with sea view in the main hotel and the room size and facilities were generally good. However, the carpets and soft furnishings are definitely on their last legs and it has certainly been a while since I saw huge box televisions in a decent hotel. The sea views are genuine full width views from the more easterly side of the hotel with a pleasant outside balcony to sit on. Some of the rooms in the larger western side of the hotel looked as though the view might be a case of "only if you sit sideways on the balcony". I did see inside a room with resort view (ie car park view) and this looked as though it had been refurbished so maybe its a case of asking when booking. The pool areas are very good, and the service around the poolside is very friendly and attentive. The hotel is situated immediately above its own private beach with direct access - and there are the full range of facilities from pedaloes to jet skis. It would be difficult to come to this hotel and not have a good time, but if you are expecting genuine 5 star as defined by, say UK, US or Middle East standards you might be a teensy bit disappointed as it's really a 4 star. However, as the rates are really quite reasonable - we paid 200 euros a night for the suite - I think it represents good value and makes for a very relaxing stay.
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- Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal