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Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

Overview of Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

5.0 star property
Beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, near Vila Real Santo Antonio Harbour

9.6/10 Exceptional

57 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Avenida Da Republica 171, Vila Real Santo Antonio, 8900-203

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 44 min drive
  • Vila Real de Santo Antonio Station - 11 min walk
  • Castro Marim Station - 15 min drive
  • Vila Real Santo Antonio Monte Gordo Station - 15 min drive


  • A Caçarola - 2 min walk
  • Joaquim Gomes - 2 min walk
  • Cantinho do Marquês - 3 min walk
  • Sem Espinhas - 3 min walk
  • Snack Bar Monumental - 3 min walk

About this property

Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

When visiting Vila Real Santo Antonio, Grand House - Relais & Chateaux is a great choice to consider. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Grand Salon, one of 2 restaurants, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff.


English, French, German, 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/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 5 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (1 per room, up to 22 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 10 per day)
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Fishing
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1926
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Grand Salon - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.
Grand Salon - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.
Grand Rooftop - This rooftop bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.0 per person, per night for adults; EUR 0.5 per night for guests aged 11-13 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per accommodation, per day


  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 10 per day

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 and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

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).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - 510913199

Property Registration Number 8210

Also known as

Grand House Algarve Hotel Vila Real Santo Antonio
Grand House Algarve Hotel
Grand House Algarve Vila Real Santo Antonio
House Algarve Vila Real to An
Grand House Algarve
Grand House Relais & Chateaux
Grand House - Relais & Chateaux Hotel
Grand House - Relais & Chateaux Vila Real Santo Antonio
Grand House - Relais & Chateaux Hotel Vila Real Santo Antonio

Frequently asked questions

Does Grand House - Relais & Chateaux offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Grand House - Relais & Chateaux 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 25 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux?
No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Monte Gordo (14-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Grand House - Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Snack Bar Monumental (3-min walk), Snack Bar 2000 (3-min walk), and Restaurante Pisa II (3-min walk).
What's the area around Grand House - Relais & Chateaux like?
Grand House - Relais & Chateaux is located by the river, a short 6-minute walk from Vila Real Santo Antonio Harbour and 12 minutes' walk from Santo Antonio Sports Complex.







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10/10 Exceptional

Evan, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Great location and beach club and transportation to it was great! Unfortunately the dining room on the property while charming had terrible service and food was sub par for a high end property like this. Go someone else to eat. Beach club food for lunch was much better.
Charles, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Small dated rooms Staff was excellent as was the bar and breakfast
Frederick, 2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

DAVID, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing staff and magical place.
Paola, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Edward, 7-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Not Relais Chateaux standard or quality in any way.
Lee, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel, hard to fault. Beautiful rooms, friendly staff and tons of little surprises! 100% will be back!
Rupert, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A Hidden Gem
This is an exceptional hotel, a gem in a beautiful corner of Portugal. It isn’t cheap so I arrived with high expectations and the Grand House and it’s staff did not disappoint and in fact my expectations were exceeded. The staff were elegantly presented and their service levels were second to none. The food was beautiful, my room was fabulously spacious and comfortable as were the lounging areas of this fabulous old building. The transfer service to and from their beach club (5minutes) was consistently available with friendly and helpful drivers. The beach club itself was glorious, amazing views over the sea and a few dolphins even swam by to perform for the residents. Again the service, comfort and food at the beach club were real five star.
The Grand House at night
A view from the breakfast table
A healthy breakfast option
A night time view from the restaurant
Joseph, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Grand House was just wonderful!! The hotel was so gorgeous, the town was so beautiful, the food was absolutely delicious, and the staff was just amazing! Tatiana at the front desk was so sweet and Ricardo the driver was just the best! Joachim in the bar was incredible! He made the best drinks and was just a delight to speak with. Everyone was so warm, helpful, and inviting! We will absolutely be back and recommend the Grand House to everyone!!
Spencer, 2-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review