Hotel Marina Rio
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Marina Rio Lagos
Lovely hotel, very friendly staff.
We have just returned from 8 nights at the Marina Rio. It was supposed to have been six nights but we had such a good time here that we decided to stay on.
Our room overlooked the marina and, as per previous reviewers, I would recommend paying the additional few Euros for this - although the road can be busy, the double-glazing means you can't hear it and the view is excellent.
All of the staff were very friendly - always happy to help and willing to chat.
Breakfast is standard continental fare, although I'd avoid the coffee at breakfast and buy one either from the bar or one of the local cafes!
Lagos is a lovely resort: not over-run by hordes of tourists, it still retains a lot of its charm via the maze of cobbled streets and little squares. There are a number of good restaurants and pavement cafes to suit all tastes and pockets and excellent beaches within easy walking distance.
We're certain to go back soon and will almost certainly stay at the Marina Rio.
Noisy hotel, excellent resort
Hotel was very noisy at night times, breakfast was satisfactory and pool was small. Lagos as a resort was excellent, restaurants were first class and the Bom Dia BBQ Cruise is highly recommended. Unsure if we would book this hotel again but would definatley return to Lagos.
Just returned having spent a week at this hotel.No complaints, whatsoever staff at all times were friendly and nothing was to much trouble for them.The rooms and the hotel in general were very clean. We had a room overlooking the marina and I would suggest that for the little extra it costs, it was well worth it.
Good Value for Money
The staff at this hotel were very friendly and welcoming however we were on the 3rd floor in a room overlooking the bus station and situated quite close to the lift. There was some noise from the tannoy system used at the bus station and the lift made some very strange noises. As we only stayed 2 nights we managed with it but for a stay of any longer, I would have requested a room change. Great location for an easy 5-10 minute walk into the centre of Lagos and directly opposite the marina (not that there's an awful lot there!). The breakfast was ok, nothing special but then again for the price we paid, around £30 per night for a double room you can't have too high expectations.
Excellent well kept hotel
Excellent well kept hotel : in the quiet winter period (Feb 2005) it is a close call whether to pay a few euros more for a great Marina view but suffer some traffic noise and no sun after 10.30am or have a bus station view and sun on the balcony for most of the day. Good location for train sation as well. Nice roof top pool area. Good breakfast.
A gem of a hotel
What a little gem!
It was our first time in Portugal and this hotel was a great way to be introduced to the Algarve.
A great location, walking distance of both the beach and the mian centre.
The hotel staff were very friendly. Within the first day the staff called us respectfully by our names and were always helpful.
The breakfast was fine, the 'plunge pool' and roof terrace came in handy.
The rooms were very clean and kept so on a daily basis.
We could have done without the 'alarm call' from the local cockeral who had poor time keeping - but you can't have evrything!
A hotel we can totally recommend - good value too!
Very welcoming, reasonably priced and with a rooftop pool
We - my eight-year-old daughter and I - stayed here just one night at the end of July 2003. It was a spur of the moment decision so I booked without really checking the location; I was therefore relieved to find that it was nice and close to the bus station where we arrived from Salema up the coast. We had a very comfortable room with a balcony - and what a view of the marina! After an afternoon stroll in the old town we gave into the heat, and headed back to the hotel, where we took advantage of a wonderful rooftop pool. After getting showered and dressed for the evening, I tried to order drinks so we could enjoy a drink on the balcony but couldn't make the phone work so sent down my daughter to ask how we should order our drinks. Five minutes later she returned with the drinks - carried by a very friendly female bartender!
Breakfast was quite American/German in style rather than Portuguese but all good quality so we didn't mind. A wonderful hotel - a real holiday within a holiday!
Very good value!
We made a trip through Portugal, Spain and Italy for 4 weeks and Marina Rio was without a doubt the best hotel on our trip. Very friendly staff, nice breakfest, big airy rooms with balcony and an excellent location. Prices were very affordable. I can defintely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Lagos!
Have stayed in marina rio over 10 times and service is still the best you will find both in friendly staff and owner mrs gomes l
marina rio hotel in lagos
is the most friendly hotel you will find anywere you treated as friends not a number hotel staff are first class and room service is also first class
I stayed here in 2001 and loved it! The hotel was very clean and friendly! The tiled walls added such a nice european touch to our stay. The only thing that I didn't like was that you were not allowed to leave the hotel with your room key, but besides that we had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend it to anyone!
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Marina Rio Lagos
Travel Blogs from Lagos
... the rocks and they felt fuzzy and soft, like velvet. Once the tide comes back in, all this will be submerged under the ocean again and the cliffs only visible from a distance or from the water on a boat. We felt lucky to see them today and enjoy their beauty. After our walk we went to the Galley café where we watched a para-glider take off from the cliffs and sail through the air above the ocean. We drank ...
... rock formations or dolphins, and go out fishing. Old town still has some of the very old, like 15th century, walls and an old military fort that guards the harbor. The streets are narrow and all cobblestoned, lined with restaurants and shops. A beautiful old church is at one end of old town and the old fort at the other end. We shopped for a new shirt for each of us and then ...
... on along the beach to determine our favorite. We've probably enough time in the next month to do a real study of this. Last night we ate at the restaurant in the resort, lasagna and spaghetti de mara. Today we had tuna salad and an omelet in the beach restaurant.
Today we both got much-needed haircuts at a very nice salon about a half block away. We were pleased with the woman ...
... and prevented any real waves building up.
It seemed as if Lagos would be a perfect spot as we rounded the rocky headland before it; the wind had dropped away entirely to leave glassy water and a beautiful beach. We headed over to the beach so we could find a supermarket and some provisions, but by the time we were returning the wind had vastly increased. This was the wrong moment for our little electric outboard to die and we found ...
Lagos was such a cute little town with one main shopping area and not much else except clubs and beaches. After the first night Alex left us to go travel with her boyfriend before going home. We had a nice dinner and cocktails for her farewell. During the days here we explored the different beaches, caught a boat to see all the Grottos of Lagos and discovering the town. In Lagos we had some of the best Indian food I have ever tasted along with the best burgers I've ever had ...