Ria Park Hotel & Spa

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Beach nearby, free beach shuttle, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
Beach nearby, free beach shuttle, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
Beach nearby, free beach shuttle, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools

Overview of Ria Park Hotel & Spa

Ria Park Hotel & Spa

5.0 star property
Almancil beach hotel with spa, free beach shuttle

8.8/10 Fabulous

269 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is €284
Price available on 16/09/2022
Urbanizacao Vale do Garrao, Vale do Lobo, Loule, 8135-951
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free children's club
  • Free beach shuttle
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Almancil
  • Vilamoura Marina - 23 min drive
  • Faro Marina - 27 min drive
  • Faro Old Town - 32 min drive
  • Faro Island Beach - 29 min drive
  • Falesia Beach - 34 min drive
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água - 33 min drive
  • Oura Beach - 44 min drive
  • Praia dos Alemães - 44 min drive
  • Olhao Harbour - 40 min drive
  • Albufeira Old Town Square - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Portimao (PRM) - 50 min drive
  • Loule Station - 15 min drive
  • Faro Station - 25 min drive
  • Tunes Station - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

About this property

Ria Park Hotel & Spa

5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Almancil
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, 18 holes of golf and a round-trip airport shuttle at Ria Park Hotel & Spa. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with sunloungers, a free beach shuttle and beach umbrellas. Indulge in a hot stone massage, a manicure/pedicure and a body treatment at the on-site spa. The on-site Portuguese cuisine restaurant, Lusitano, features pool views and al fresco dining. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a poolside bar and a rooftop terrace.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Bike hire, 2 outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour front desk
  • Wedding services, a porter/bellboy and meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guest rooms at Ria Park Hotel & Spa include perks, such as 24-hour room service and climate-controlled air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Childcare services and free infant beds
  • Showers, bidets and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Balconies, daily housekeeping and desks


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 175 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Tennis
  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (10215 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1998
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and reflexology.


Lusitano – Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specialises in Portuguese cuisine. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
Lobby Bar – On-site lobby lounge. Open daily.
Cocktail Bar – This rooftop bar overlooks the garden.
Pool Bar – Overlooking the pool, this café only serves light fare. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 15 November and 15 January.

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Property registration number 1257

Also known as

Ria Park Hotel Almancil
Ria Park Hotel
Ria Park Almancil
Ria Park
Ria Park Hotel & Spa Portugal/Algarve - Almancil
Ria Park Hotel And Spa
Ria Park Hotel Spa
Ria Park Hotel & Spa Hotel
Ria Park Hotel & Spa Loule
Ria Park Hotel & Spa Hotel Loule

Frequently asked questions

Is Ria Park Hotel & Spa currently open?
The property is closed between 15 November and 15 January.
How much does it cost to stay at Ria Park Hotel & Spa?
As of 20 August 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ria Park Hotel & Spa on 16 September 2022 start from €284, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Ria Park Hotel & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ria Park Hotel & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ria Park Hotel & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Ria Park Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Ria Park Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ria Park Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Ria Park Hotel & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ria Park Hotel & Spa?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 AM. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an on-site casino at Ria Park Hotel & Spa?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Vilamoura (21-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Ria Park Hotel & Spa and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring and ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa, soothe your senses in the hot tub or go for a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Ria Park Hotel & Spa also has 2 bars, an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ria Park Hotel & Spa?
Yes, Lusitano offers al fresco dining, Portuguese cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Xenia (4-min walk), Parrilla Natural (2 mi) and O Tanque (2.1 mi).
Does Ria Park Hotel & Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Ria Park Hotel & Spa like?
Ria Park Hotel & Spa is a short 9-minute walk from Garrao Beach and 16 minutes' walk from Praia do Ancão. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Service was good. Breakfast was the only downfall. The food was cold for the 3 days we were there and for a 5* hotel I would have expected better. Good from the restaurant however was fantastic and the front desk were very accommodating and lovely.
Robyn, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Scott, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Great pool and the area around it, staff are very friendly and helpful. However this hotel does not look like a 5* property, normal rooms are really small and old-fashioned, indoor pool has very limited sitting area, pricing is too high
Arseniy, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

John, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel. Very quiet and great staff
Douglas, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Justin, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Nice setting but overrated star ranking
Ria Park boosts 5-stars, however, this is far from true in an international comparison, more like 3.5-4 stars. It has a a nice setting, with a lovely pool area and guests also have a private beach access, with friendly staff, within a short walking distance or shuttle service. However, many small items were quite bothersome; e.g. the keycard system was very sensitive and I had to revalidate the door card once or even twice per day. None of the maids spoke English and they were quite late in the day with cleaning service and one day I had to ask for this at 4pm. The fire alarm was activated once, however, there was no follow up message to hotel guests as it was a false alarm. The outdoor breakfast area was full of wasps, and despite complaints, the staff seemed to ignore this. The hotel bar area was uninviting and no music or other entertainment was offered. I was left with the feeling that the hotel management was not at all attentive to the guests wishes and remarks, and remained unresponsive.
6-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tremendous staff from housekeeping to front desk, all so friendly, kind and efficient. Love the timeless quality.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great but went a bit late (in the season!)
Very nice clean hotel, only criticism, was due to close for winterbthe day we left so a few services weren’t available when we were there including private beach area.
Paul, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Miss-communication at check in Apart from that no problems
Andrew, 3-night business trip
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