Grand House Algarve

A luxurious boutique hotel with a rich cultural heritage, offering 30 rooms and suites.

Set in a beautiful part of the Algarve, untouched by mass tourism, just a short hop across the border from Spain.

Guests will love the hotel's beach club, set by the mouth of the river, with exceptional views.

Facilities at Grand House Algarve

Air Conditioning
Boutique Shop
Swimming Pool

When to go to Grand House Algarve



Grand House Algarve sits in a prime waterfront position on the Rio Guadiana, the river that divides Portugal from Spain. Originally built in 1926 as the Algarve's first five star hotel, this property has now been meticulously restored to its former glory. Built in a traditional Portuguese style, the whitewashed exteriors give way to cool tiled interiors. The hotel feels like a private members club from a bygone era with celestial white interiors and original décor throughout. The colonial inspired 30 rooms and suites pay homage to the hotel's heritage and retain much of the hotel’s 1920’s charm with a mix of art deco and contemporary furnishings. 

Grand House Algarve is set in Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal’s most eastern town, just a short hop across the border from Spain and only a 90 minute drive from Seville. The eastern Algarve is known for its pristine beaches, beautiful nature reserves, white washed fishing villages, wineries and groves of cork and olive stress. Villa Real de Santo António itself is an idyllic town with pedestrianised streets full of boutique shops leading down to verdant riverside gardens. Local attractions include natural mud baths, the regions famous white flamingos and local restaurants serving freshly caught lobster and tuna. 

The closest airport to Grand House Algarve is Faro which is just 45 minutes away. Guests can also fly into Lisbon (3hrs), Seville (1.5hrs), Cordoba (2.5hrs) and Madrid (4hrs), making this an excellent hotel to pair with countless destinations. 

There is nothing quite like a historical hotel that has been sympathetically restored to its former glory. The detail that has gone into renovating this property stands out in every room and it has a delightfully welcoming and comfortable feel that guests are sure to love. As well as the delights of Vila Real de Santo António, guests can also enjoy the Grand Beach Club, giving them a wonderful experience in town as well as the perfect spot to relax on sun loungers by the pool and soak up the views from the beach club before a delicious evening meal back at the Grand House. 

The region of Vila Real de Santo Antonio is completely unspoiled, reminiscent of Puglia 50 years ago. It works as a destination in its own right, a unique spot at the meeting point of Spain and Portugal. Many guests also include it as part of a road trip through either Spain, Portugal or both. 

A Relais & Chateaux property

Children of all ages welcome

Dogs accepted at an additional charge



Visit the salt pans of Castro Marim
Boat trip and visit to an Oyster Farm
Morning walk with the flamigos
Ria Formosa tour
Salt Spa
Grand history tour
Beach horse riding
Helicopter trips
Border crossing by zip line
Sailing tour
Painting courses with local artists
Visit a local olive oil farm
Cocktail master class
Kite Surfing
Village Tours