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Real Marina Hotel & Spa

Olhao, Algarve, Portugal

About this hotel

Real Marina Hotel and Spa is an opulent and majestic accommodation set in Olhao. Overlooking the Ria Formosa National Park, crowned one of Portugal’s Seven Natural Wonders, and close to the city of Faro, Real Marina Hotel and Spa is a unique and tranquil accommodation. Indulge in one of the many spa treatments, immerse yourself in the natural landscapes, and explore a secret side of the Algarve. This 5-star hotel has both an indoor and outdoor pool, with sea views, and 10 treatment rooms within its luxurious spa. Real Marina Hotel and Spa is a fantastic place for families, couples, or solo travellers, as it brings Faro’s rich beauty, history, and culture, to your doorstep.


Just 5 minutes from the city of Faro, and 14 minutes from Faro airport, Real Marina Hotel and Spa is also close to the stunning islands of Armona, Carol, and Culatra, which can be easily reached in 15 minutes by one of the frequently running ferries. The real stand-out feature of Real Marina Hotel and Spa is of course its setting alongside the ever-changing Ria Formosa, where nature thrives: join bird watchers from far and wide, learn about the many sea creatures that mature in this prosperous lagoon, or spend the day trying to spot a chameleon!

Room Types

Real Marina Hotel and Spa maintains 144 rooms and boasts furnishings and colour palettes coordinated by national decorator Graca Viterbo. Each room has a balcony or terrace with stunning views of the Ria Formosa and other greenery, for a truly natural wake-up. The Standard Rooms at Real Marina Hotel and Spa are welcoming, and the Suites, with separate lounge and bedroom areas, are exclusive and distinguished. All rooms are soundproofed and come with TV, phoneline, and air con, to keep guests comfortable, plus a minibar as standard. Real Marina Hotel and Spa is handicapped accessible.

Food and Drink

Real Marina Hotel and Spa invites guests to dine at any of its three on-site restaurants; sample an artisanal burger, including veggie and fish options, or dine outside on the inspiring Portuguese cuisine. Real Marina Hotel and Spa is also home to Real Bar, where mixologists shake and stir signature cocktails. Special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request, and children’s options are available. Real Marina Hotel and Spa is surrounded by a variety of restaurants which serve traditional Portuguese foods alongside Western dishes. Faro offers some of the finest eateries in the Algarve no matter your palette.

Sports, Games and Entertainment

Real Marina Hotel and Spa offers guests two pools with panoramic sea views, and a kid’s pool for families to relax in. The hotel’s on-site spa offers numerous treatments and packages, including massage, facials, and saunas, and beauty services can be booked. Real Marina Hotel and Spa sometimes installs art galleries and exhibitions, depending on the season. Truly the adventure begins outside the resort as boat excursions and watersports are easy to book, or on land, theatre performances and scenic marinas may spark your curiosity. The Church of Sao Lourenco is under 10 miles from Real Marina Hotel and Spa and relays some history of the area.


Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 12noon
Pets are not allowed
Cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard

Other Information

Distance to Culatra island: 2.4 miles
Distance to Faro: 4.6 miles
Distance to Modelo Supermarket: 4.7 miles
Distance to Lethes theatre: 4.8 miles
Distance to Faro Downtown: 4.8 miles
Distance to Church of Sao Lourenco: 9.9 miles
Distance to Vilamoura Marina: 15.7 miles

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