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Located in front of Gilão River within Ria Formosa Natural Park, Marés offers free WiFi and a relaxing sauna. Many of Tavira’s historical sites are a 5-minute walk away. Air-conditioned rooms at Residencial Marés are simply decorated and include private bathrooms. They are all equipped with a TV set and some open out onto private balconies with panoramic views. Daily buffet breakfast is served in a room overlooking the Gilão River. Marés Residencial also has a sunny terrace with lounge chairs. Residencial Marés guest’s can reach the beach of Tavira Island’s coastline using the boat service that stops in front of the hotel. Quinta da Ria and Benamor Golf Courses are within a 3-km drive. The 24-hour reception staff at Residencial Marés can provide a shuttle service from Faro Algarve International Airport upon request.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Residencial Mares has been welcoming guests since Apr 18, 2008

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Tavira, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!

Breakfast Info


FREE parking!

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Room Type
1 twin bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 full bed
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Linel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Convenient location. Interesting design of building interior and great rooftop terrace! Great breakfast!
  • Emma
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location, across from ferry + near free carpark Wonderful breakfast (excellent dinner) Traditional style building but very comfy, great roof terrace
  • Barbara
    Great location, delicious breakfast, and helpful staff.
  • Francesca
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hotel was a in great old historic building. Loved the windows that opened up. Our room was very clean. It overlooked the river Gilão and ferry access, if you wanted to go to the beach. Many restaurants were nearby and walkable. The hotel...
  • Trevor
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location, the staff were very helpful and the breakfast was excellent
  • Pauline
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Well located on the river front. Good value. Great breakfast I. The adjoining restaurant
  • Christine
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Even with the superior sized room, the space was extremely limited. we did love the balcony though! Breakfast was excellent each am, and the location was fabulous.
  • Margarita
    It was as perfectly located across from the ferry to the island of Tavira- plus we had free parking
  • Breda
    very clean, great location, you can rent towels for beach, nice breakfast (pancakes for the kids)
  • W
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location across street from ferry that takes you to beautiful, long stretch of beach with excellent facilities. Helpful service, great breakfast, rooftop deck with sitting areas.

Property questions and answers
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  • hi are you open for business from tomorrow until sunday and if so are you doing breakfast?

    yes will be open tomorrow, but friday its closed
    Answered on 13 January 2021
  • Hi Want to stay in march 2023 what room gets most sun with a balcony please. Thanks

    Is the balcony room no view. thank you
    Answered on 21 October 2022
  • Hello is there somewhere safe I can store my bicycle during my stay?

    You can keep the bike with us
    Answered on 16 November 2022
  • Does this property have lifts or is it only stairs

    Hello only stairs. thank you
    Answered on 4 November 2022
  • If I am coming from Canada, with 3 vaccinations, is there anything I need to show you to have a room at Residencial Mares? Much appreciated K

    Hello, no Sir thanks
    Answered on 24 March 2022
  • I’d like to book 3 nights (25-28/2) at your place, but have a car. Is there free, safe parking very close to you? Is it certain I will find a space?

    Hello Sir, yes you have a free parking very close of the hotel. in the moment of check in i help you. thanks
    Answered on 24 February 2022
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Host Info

Company review score: 9.3Based on 2,740 reviews from 5 properties
5 managed properties

Property info

In our house you can still feel the true portuguese spirit, both in its furniture and in its architecture and materials used. From hand-painted tiles, through the floor made in handmade ceramics. There are several room types and depending on the view or the existence of balconies in some rooms, the price varies for all types of guests. Here you will feel like a portuguese.

Languages Spoken


Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurante Mares
    • Cuisine
      Mediterranean • Portuguese
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options

Amenities of Residencial Mares
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

House rules

Residencial Mares takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM



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.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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 - 2 years
Crib upon request
3 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
6 - 17 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 15 per child, per night
Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed upon request
€ 20 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card American Express Cash is not accepted Residencial Mares accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that some activities and services cost extra.

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Restaurante Mares: Closed from Wed, Dec 29, 2021 until Tue, Mar 29, 2022

Sauna is closed from Wed, Dec 29, 2021 until Tue, Nov 01, 2022

License number: 3165/AL

FAQs about Residencial Mares

  • Residencial Mares offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beach
    • Horseback riding
    • Bicycle rental

  • Residencial Mares is 1,150 feet from the center of Tavira. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Residencial Mares is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Guests staying at Residencial Mares can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • The prices at Residencial Mares may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Residencial Mares include:

    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Family
    • Double

  • Residencial Mares has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurante Mares