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Marina Rio

Faro, Portugal (FAO)

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Standard Room

Standard Room

2 beds
178-sq-foot (16.5-sq-meter) room, balcony with city views

Entertainment - Free WiFi, LCD TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - A pillow menu and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, phone, and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
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Standard Room, Marina View

Standard Room, Marina View

2 beds
178-sq-foot (16.5-sq-meter) room, balcony with water views

Entertainment - Free WiFi, LCD TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - Refrigerator and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - A pillow menu and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, bathtub or shower, bathrobes, and free toiletries
Practical - Safe, phone, and iron/ironing board (on request); free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Marina Rio
Avenida Dos Descobrimentos Apartado 388, Lagos, Portugal 8600-645

Make yourself at home in one of the 36 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.

Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.



The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 10 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Free Breakfast
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 499 reviews
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 17-05-2016
Spent a week here from the 2nd May. Why cant the staff in other hotels be as pleasant and helpful as here. It was my second time to stay here,last time was August 2013 as informed by the receptionist. The room was excellent, very clean and comfortable .New onsuite since my last stay. Breakfast was excellent.Great selection of breads and meats including Hot selection. It was my companions first stay,and she was delighted with it. Could not recommend this Hotel enough
from Bolton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-05-2016
Last time I reviewed this hotel after my visit in May 2015, I wrote that it was "as good as ever". Never thinking that it could ever get better. IT DID. We arrived this year to find a beautifully refurbished bathroom with a "walk in" shower rather than a shower over the bath. Brand new deep mattresses on the beds with a choice of pillows. The other aspects of this great hotel are still up to the previous standards
from Essex
Submitted on 20-05-2016
I booked this hotel after reading all the positive reviews and was not disappointed. The room was very clean, as was the bathroom. The room was cleaned immaculately, with all the toiletries replaced daily (not always the case in hotels these days). The location was perfect, with close access to both the town and the marina where there are many restaurants and bars. The only improvement that could be made is in the restaurant. Due to the lack of space, access to the food was often difficult, with... Read more
from Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-05-2016
Once again stayed at the Marina Rio Hotel excellent spotlessy clean , breakfast very good with plenty of choices for everyone. Staff always very polite and helpful, Recommended to some friends who have travelled all over the world ,visited same time as us and said it was the best holiday ever and are looking to return again next year as we will also..
from Lancashire
Submitted on 22-05-2016
I've just returned from a week at the Marina Rio. This was my first visit to the Algarve and I chose the hotel after many hours researching Trip Advisor, it was the numerous positive comments and its location that helped me make my choice and I certainly wasn't disappointed. I've nothing negative to say, I was spending the week with my mum whose mobility isn't what it used to be so location was perfect, a five minute walk across the bridge onto the Marina where there's a good selection of bars a... Read more
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-05-2016
We stayed at Marina Rio for a week , our room had a view over the Marina and yes there is a busy road where the hotel is situated but that didn't detract from our stay. The staff were all very pleasant especially Miguel who helped sort out our safe , also Jorge who was on reception when we arrived and left. Our room also had a courtesy tray and our toiletries when replaced without having to ask. Fresh towels every other day. I would certainly go back to this hotel. I could say more e.g. small po... Read more
from Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Submitted on 04-06-2016
This hotel is truly one of the best hotels I've stayed! The staff was always "on", smiling, greeting and there to help with any request I had. My room was clean, the bed extremely comfortable and the shower was excellent! Even though I didn't have a marina-facing room, my room was quiet and I went up to the roof-top pool and lounge area to enjoy the views - as well as just walking out the front door to the marina which is virtually across the street! The location can't be beat!! Especially ... Read more
from Peterborough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-06-2016
It is a great location very close to the old town, beach and bus and train stations. Clean rooms and a varied breakfast. There is a quiet pool at the top. A very nice touch was they loaned us towels and a shower so we could go to the beach before taking the afternoon train.
from Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Marina Rio is a small hotel it is in a central location with the Marina across the road. The hotel is of a high standard and is very well maintained the breakfasts are very good with fresh fruit, cereals,meat,cheeses,salmon and cooked bacon,eggs and beans. Bar is on the small side but enough for the size of the hotel. Roof terrace is good overlooking the Marina and pool is more a splash pool but it is very relaxing area. Rooms are of a good size with new bathrooms and the bed was very comfortabl... Read more
from Bristol
Submitted on 23-06-2016
This has 36 rooms - 18 at the front, 18 at the back - avoid the back ones that overlook the bus station. Everything is included in the price - aircon, safe, fridge, pool towels. Rooftop sunshine area and small pool. Cleaners there every day - very clean public areas and rooms. Breakfast good - no other meals available. There is wifi in public areas (which may, if you are lucky, will reach your room).
from Edinburgh
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Fourth visit to this small, traditional hotel, and it still as great as ever! The Marina Rio is situated close to bus and train stations and is a short, flat walk to old town Lagos where there is an abundance of excellent restaurants to choose from. The hotel is spotlessly clean with charming bedrooms and now, in most rooms, the addition of new bathrooms. It is worth paying the extra for the rooms at the front of the hotel overlooking the marina. The roof terrance with small plunge pool is quiet... Read more
from Plymouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Just returned from 2 weeks staying here, some reviews complain of waiting for breakfast, I visited at different times between 7.30 and and never waited seemed the last minute people at 9.45 had a problem, easy go earlier. Also noise from bus station was deemed a problem I was on first floor overlooking the station, yes if your door is open you hear the buses but at night time when the door is closed I heard nothing. Also I was in 111 at the top of the stairs to reception, you hear a gentle ... Read more
from Horsham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
My daughter and I stayed here last week and were very impressed. On arrival met by very genuine friendly receptionist, all staff are so friendly and all work with a smile on their faces and so obviously enjoy working in this hotel. Everywhere was spotlessly clean, bedding and towels changed daily, bath robes in room, nice to have a little fridge to keep some wine nice and cool! Breakfast is a feast of cooked and continental foods, we were spoils for choice. Beds very comfortable and the aircon a... Read more
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-07-2016
This was our third visit to Lagos but our first at Hotel Marina Rio. What a great hotel it is - friendly, happy staff, everywhere spotlessly clean, great breakfasts with plenty to choose from. The rooms are a good size with beautiful new bathrooms ( big walk-in showers); we had a third floor Marina View which was well worth the money; there is a small fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a free safe. The hotel is in a good position within easy reach of the marina, town and beaches (also ... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 07-07-2016
We chose this hotel for its location and good reviews. Right across from the marina, public parking next to the hotel at 3 Euro per day. Short walk to the old town with lots of shops and restaurants. This is an older hotel but very clean and well maintained. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are spacious with a very comfortable bed and a good size bathroom (although a bit dated), bathrobes, safe, flat screen tv with some English channels. Breakfast was delicious with a wide variety of food. ... Read more
from Maastricht, The Netherlands
Submitted on 07-07-2016
This review is difficult. This hotel has his pro's and con' s Pro' s Its close to the city center, close to the harbor and a 10 minutes walk to the beach The rooms are clean, the breakfast is okay. The con' s it s close to the bus-terminal and about 5:00 the diesels start their engines almost under your window. The rooftop pool is a little worn out. The personnel is sometimes very adequate and friendly and others don t look up. The hotel has an expensive parking facility but you can park just op... Read more
from Derbyshire
Submitted on 09-07-2016
This is a lovely little hotel right opposite the Marina. We had a marina view room and enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the lifting bridge operating and the large yachts coming and going. The room was spotless and modern with a huge walk in shower, free safe, individually controlled air con etc. The rooftop pool and sunbathing areas were clean and perfect - never any problems getting a sunbed too. Pool towels are free after a returnable deposit with as many changes as you like. Access to ... Read more
from Stourbridge
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Do get a Marina View room - wonderful facilities. We had breakfast included and it was well worth it - excellent choice and also available early on the day we left. I cannot recommend this hotel too highly - staff extremely helpful and friendly. Facilities are everything you could want for a holiday stay. Not far to walk to a large number of excellent restaurants.
from Rotherham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Recently returned from the wonderful Marina Rio after a terrific week's stay. This was our fifth visit and it's now becoming an annual event! You won't find a more convenient, comfortable and welcoming hotel in this fantastic resort. The Marina Rio is on the doorstep of all the major attractions - beach, marina and bars/restaurants and is great for adults wanting a nice quiet break. Yes, it's on the main road but it has a terrific view of the marina and old town - great for watching the world go... Read more
from Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-07-2016
As part of a family holiday I booked three rooms. The party consisted of my wife and I, my parents and our eldest daughter with her partner and baby , All of the rooms were very well presented and clean. The views over the marina were well worth the extra cost. And the beds were easily the most comfortable I have slept in on any holiday abroad. The staff are very friendly and the breakfasts are very good for a serve yourself buffet. All of us would happily return to the Marina Rio.
Submitted on 14-07-2016
We asked for leaving cooling blocks in the freezer of the hotel. This was very important for us because we travel with insulin that stops working if it gets hot. Thus my husband explained why keeping them in the freezer the staff in the reception did not care to put them there. We arr now stuck in Lagos' until they freezes and are delayed in our journey.
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 17-07-2016
When we arrived by bus we found ourselves across a parking lot from the back of the hotel. Convenient...but the front is a different world: overlooking the promenade and the marina, a delightful view and a perfect location for walking to Lagos's many sights and restaurants. Near the pedestrian bridge for crossing to the other side of the marina, although we only went there once (not too exciting). We were welcomed kindly at the front desk and, throughout our stay, everyone there was friendly... Read more
from Sunnyvale, California
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Right across the hotel you have Lagos marina where you can book tours or enjoy some food. The Hotel is about 5-10 minutes walk from the center where you will find plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy a delicious meal. The beach (praia de ana) is not far and the train station about 10 minutes away. The room include a cute balcony but the one in room#209 was facing the bus station. There was free WIFI but the connection was not good at all, it actually almost never worked. Breakfast, was inc... Read more
from Louth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
From entering the hotel we were delighted with the whole experience....All reception staff and staff in the restaurant very helpful and friendly. Fantastic room with all the facilities you need. Though, our balcony overlooked the bus station that didn't matter. We loved the roof top pool and spent hours and hours there. Amazing buffet breakfast with plenty of choice. Love the Marina opposite and only a few minutes walk into the town centre. So disappointed it was fully booked for our holiday dat... Read more
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We have stayed in this delightful hotel on several occasions and it has never failed to exceed our expectations. Ii is in the most perfect location overlooking the fabulous marina of Lagos and only a short stroll to Lagos centre with its vast array of restaurants and bars. The hotel is small but perfectly formed with a lovely terrace overlooking the sea and the beaches beyond and it also boats a small rooftop swimming pool. Don't expect a flashy 5-star hotel, this is a spotless small family-run ... Read more
from central
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Stayed a couple of nights whilst touring. We have stayed before and will stay again if we are in the area. Excellent service from first arriving to leaving. All the staff we encountered were top rate. Clean spacious rooms with all facilities including a kettle. Handy location for either the town or the marina. If boking ahead and staying for more than a couple of nights I would recommend paying the extra fro a marina view on the front. Ok you get the noise from the street, but you get a v... Read more
from Uddingston, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-07-2016
We stayed here for the final night of our holiday after a disappointing apartment. It was a treat - a lovely room with a fabulous view over to the marina. Very clean throughout the hotel and the rooms have everything you could ask for. The rooftop pool is small but had great sunloungers around and sun all day. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We had a late flight next day and they stored our luggage and offered towels for use at the pool for the day as well as showers for our departur... Read more
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Just back yesterday from a week's stay at the Marina Rio hotel with my wife. Excellent little place, very quaint and traditional inside, staff always pleasant and welcoming. Miguel in particular, really chatty and you can tell he has such pride in both his place of work and what the resort of Lagos has to offer...a credit to the hotel...! The beds in the room, although separate single beds placed together, were up there with the comfiest we've ever slept on anywhere on holiday, so much so that ... Read more
Submitted on 29-07-2016
well this is our 12 th visit and again always clean perfect relaxing and lovely staff who will always do any thing to help .breakfast I love also my husband was poorly so we spent the day by the pool where we met a lovely family who also were from Bristol al I no is there first names but they were lovely and made our day a good one .. may be one day will all meet again thankyou marina rio don't change any thing apart from new bathrooms in the back please ! see you all again very soon
from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Great small hotel in an excellent position rooms clean and a decent size,plenty of choice for breakfast,two free parking spaces directly in front of hotel,helpfully pointed out by the very friendly guy on reception there is a small car park next to the hotel for only 4 euro a day.We only stayed 5 nights for a short break first time in this hotel but we have been to Lagos on many occasions,we would definitely use this hotel again a big shout out for all the staff on reception very friendly and in... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 12-08-2016
At the time of my visit, Lagos was at 98% occupancy, and I booked Hotel Marina Rio because it was the only hotel with availability. It is located on the marina (as the name suggests) so it is a little bit of a walk from the nearest beach (about 10 minutes, 20 minutes to the nicer beaches). I initially saw this as a deterrent, but honestly, the location is phenomenal! The views over the marina are beautiful and the walk to town and the beaches is enjoyable. If you don't want to to walk, the h... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 31-08-2016
We were well pleased with our choice of hotel, from its great location looking over the marina to its close proximity to the boardwalk, bus and train station. The room was lovely and the bathroom was beautifully spacious. The staff were very helpful and I would certainly recommend this hotel as a perfect place to holiday and relax. The pool and sun bed area were a lovely bonus.
Submitted on 01-09-2016
Location is absolutely perfect, in the middle of everything so never had to pay for transport, we walked everywhere. Right next to the historical town so we went out to a different place for dinner each day and lunch and if you are looking for a nice night out with cocktails then it is just a five minute walk from the hotel in the historical town! We had a room facing the buses which I have read some people complain about the noise, we were on the first floor but I did not hear a single bus dur... Read more
Submitted on 02-09-2016
Had a very nice stay in this hotel. We like the smaller hotels and this was perfect. Friendly personel, good breakfast and all facilities were very clean. Would definitely go back here in the future if we decide to return to Lagos!
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 03-09-2016
Such a pleasant surprise - close to town but far enough away from the craziness, nice and helpful staff, and an absolutely immaculate room. This is a great little spot, and a perfect home base for hanging out in Lagos. I extended my stay in Lagos an extra day because this was such a cozy little place (and a great town as well). Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if I'm ever back in Lagos. Be forewarned, however, that at some point in the night. If you happen to find some sailors from New Zea... Read more
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Stayed in this hotel for a week with a friend it was lovely , centrally located on the marina near shops , pubs and some lovely beach walks. The breakfast was great every morning as was the service, if I am ever in Lagos again I will definitely stay .
from King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-09-2016
We had 2 nights here and were absolutely delighted. The staff were very helpful, it was close enough to the centre to walk everywhere but far enough away to avoid too much noise and the rooms and common areas were first class. We had a lovely view over the marina and slept like babies in a big comfortable bed. Breakfast, whilst unexceptional, was fresh and filling. Definitely the place to stay in Lagos.
from Rhondda
Submitted on 16-09-2016
We stayed here for a week at the beginning of September. This was my first time in Portugal, so I was a little apprehensive. I shouldn't have worried. The Hotel was spotless and the staff were the friendliest bunch I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Nothing was too much trouble and the bar staff were so informative about the area, it was like having your own personal guide! Well done guys. The room was clean, spacious (Balcony a wee bit small) with all the mod cons. I especially liked the fac... Read more
from Glasgow
Submitted on 19-09-2016
We stayed here for 11 nights and it was good value, very friendly and breakfast was really good. 18 rooms face the Marina which we had not requested (booked with my Avios and had a Standard room) even although we booked one year in advance. The other 18 rooms face a very busy Bus Station at the back which was very noisy and you could smell the fumes from the diesel when sitting on the balcony. It was busy from 6.15am to 10.00pm so you could never escape from it. This said we had a lovely hol... Read more
Submitted on 20-09-2016
many times yvonne and i visited portugal and stayed self catering. mind you, the only self catering we did was open a bottle of wine. so, one year for a change we stayed at hotel in lagos marina rio. truly lovely. the hotel foodwise only does breakfast which is first class, not room here to describe it and the top lady delivers with style and a smile. nice furnished , marble floors and leather arm chairs in the lounge, small friendly bar and nice rooms although the rear ones overlook the bus sta... Read more
from Alaska
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Wish we had spent out whole stay here, however we booked an apartment ahead of time that had a high rating and turned out to be a very sorry choice and had to pay more money than this lovely hotel. Be careful of the reviews as the apartment we stayed at had high reviews and it was a dive. This hotel lives up to its reviews and is great value for money. We stayed here because we arrived a day earlier than our reservation for the "casa apartment".
from Northampton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
I cannot speak highly enough about this hotel. From the Reception staff (particularly Miguel) , breakfast ladies and drivers to the beach - everyone was friendly and helpful. From start to finish this was a brilliant stay. Rooms immaculate, good choice at breakfast and the view over the Marina to die for. Reviews have commented about the bus station being noisy but we had a room on the back and once the doors are closed it is fine - even having our door ajar at night did not disturb us much. It ... Read more
from Lancashire
Submitted on 27-09-2016
First time in this hotel, having previously stayed quite a few times at the Tivoli; wanted a change. It was really great. Breakfast was really good, plenty of choice for anyone. All fresh. The room was very clean, not huge but plenty big enough for purpose. I actually enjoyed overlooking the bus station at the back; good to just watch the world go by now and then; no noise issues at any time. The corridors were lovely, beautifully done. I enjoyed looking at the beautiful view of the Marina, from... Read more