Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

Located in the Algarve’s easternmost corner, Grand House - Relais & Chateaux is a Belle Époque hotel and the first 5-star hotel in the historical town of Vila Real de Santo António. Located by the Guadiana River, it offers views of the harbor and the neighboring Spanish town of Ayamonte.

Honoring the hotel’s rich history, the 30 rooms and suites boast an array of design details, including intricate molding, antique pieces and crystal-festooned chandeliers. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a mobile butler, wireless Bluetooth speakers and free WiFi.

Within the fully-restored building from 1926, guests will find an esteemed fine dining restaurant, a beautiful speakeasy-style bar and a rooftop terrace overlooking the old town. Just down the road, guests are welcome to relax at the Grand Beach Club with its infinity pool and laid-back restaurant. A buffet breakfast is served daily at the property.

Guests can benefit from a complimentary transfer to and from the Beach Club, which features an infinity pool. In addition, guests can enjoy a massage at the Spa Suite. Tavira is 16 mi from Grand House - Relais & Chateaux. Faro Airport is 40 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Grand House - Relais & Chateaux has been welcoming guests since Jan 21, 2019
Hotel chain/brand: Relais & Châteaux

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast Info


Private parking available


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4 reasons to choose Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Playa de San Bruno

    8.5 Very good beach
    3,300 feet from property
  • Praia de Santo António

    Praia de Santo António

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.3 miles from property
  • Monte Gordo Beach

    Monte Gordo Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1.6 miles from property
  • Playa de Isla Canela

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.8 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • How close is the complimentary car parking?
    The hotel has a few spaces right in front of the entrance but, if not any available on arrival, a member of our staff will be more than happy to park your car nearby (street parking). All parking costs will be supported by the Grand House.
    Answered on May 17, 2022
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?
    The closest beach is just 3 km away and it will take 3 or 4 min drive to get there.
    Answered on July 23, 2020
  • Do you have tennis courts
    There is a local Tennis Club with clay/hard courts just 3 Km away from the hotel.
    Answered on May 8, 2021
Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
2 Restaurants On Site

    Grand Salon

    Food: Portuguese, International

    Grand Beach Club

    Food: Portuguese, International

Amenities of Grand House - Relais & Chateaux
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Live music/Performance Off-site
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 10 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool bar
  • Pool with view
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Spa Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

House rules Grand House - Relais & Chateaux takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


1:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
4 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
€ 80 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Grand House - Relais & Chateaux accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Grand House - Relais & Chateaux of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 8210

FAQs about Grand House - Relais & Chateaux

  • Room options at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Suite

  • Check-in at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Grand House - Relais & Chateaux has 2 restaurants:

    • Grand Salon
    • Grand Beach Club

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Grand House - Relais & Chateaux by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 45min

  • The prices at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Grand House - Relais & Chateaux offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Cooking class
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Themed dinners
    • Beach
    • Live music/Performance
    • Swimming pool
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Spa facilities
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at Grand House - Relais & Chateaux can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Grand House - Relais & Chateaux is 1,300 feet from the center of Vila Real de Santo António.