This prestigious hotel from 1926 was stylishly renovated as a boutique hotel in 2019. It is superbly located on the Guadiana River - the border between Spain and Portugal - which flows into the sea 3 kilometres away. Vila Real de Santo António was wiped off the map by a tsunami in 1755. It was rebuilt according to a sophisticated urban structure with sleek architectural structures. Enjoy the beach club, which you can access with the free shuttle, or visit the salt flats of Castro Marim, Faro or Huelva. Junior butler GRAND is the owner's water dog and warmly welcomes all the guests here.
Newlyweds receive sparkling wine and strawberries in their room. There is a welcome drink for all Caractère clients.
This hotel is open all year round.
You can check in from 3 pm. Check-out is before 12 noon.
Price from 421,20 euros.
Meet the junior butler, Grand, a sweet, social water dog. The hotel's zip line allows you to zip from Spain to Portugal.
All rooms are very bright and pleasantly decorated with the finest materials and have wooden floors, a safe, a minibar with free water, and a sitting area.
The grand suites offer an elegant mix of Art Nouveau elements, a sophisticated baroque touch and contemporary furniture.
The outdoor pool is open according to the weather conditions and offers sun beds at the trendy Grand Beach Club, 2 km away by free shuttle, with cocktail bar and restaurant.
You can enjoy massages and treatments and rent bikes. Nearby you can play golf at nine kilometres, go horse riding, practice water sports and take boat trips.
There is a very high-quality breakfast buffet with lots of home-made products, including granola, marmalade, chocolate, etc. In the stylish Grand Salon restaurant, you will enjoy a mix of regional and international dishes in the evening, based on regional and seasonal products.
The hotel has a splendid location, right on the river that flows into the sea about 3 km away, dividing Portugal and Spain, and is separated by a road from the marina in the historic centre of Vila Real de Santo António, the easternmost town in the Algarve. It is 2 km from the Grand Beach Club, which you can access with the free shuttle, and along a pleasant promenade with beautiful views. Castro Marim, known for its salt pans, is about 4 km away, Tavira about 24 km away and Faro about 63 km away. Spain's Huelva is at 60 km and Seville at 148 km. The Ria Formosa nature reserve is 51 km away.
The airport of Faro is about 66 kilometres away.
A transfer from the airport of Faro and the hotel is available for 98 euros per journey. You can pay this amount on site.
Free parking with valet service is available. There are charging stations at around one kilometre.
It is a recently renovated stylish hotel with a great location near the sea and a nice centre. Professional and friendly service in an elegant setting, delicious cuisine and a fantastic beach club - always with great attention to detail - characterise this small-scale and cosy boutique hotel. Absolutely top notch!