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Pedras d'el Rei

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I think some reviews of Pedras del Rei are unfair, but I guess that depends on your expectations. The sprawling resort is well established and offers easy access to the beautiful Barri Beach by a little train or an easy stroll. I stayed in a studio apartment which, along with the reception area, had been nicely and simply renovated. I loved the large, peaceful balcony and distant views of the Ria Formosa and the ocean. The A/C unit was a welcome addition. The hotel’s restaurant has a good atmosphere, serves wholesome Portuguese food (nothing too fancy or modern) and an excellent G&T. Additionally, there’s also a cafe, ice cream parlour, a good bar and a burger place (terrible service at the latter). There’s a supermarket on site which is fairly priced and stocks lovely fresh bread. The town of Santa Luzia is a 2 km walk away but there’s no need to leave the resort, unless you want to. I particularly liked the established trees and sleepy, lived-in village vibe. One minor gripe is the apartment was empty; staying for four nights I would have appreciated the basics on arrival; a bottle of water, washing up liquid, salt and pepper etc... It’s worth noting that this is a family resort so don’t expect peace and quiet at the pool. For those seeking solitude turn right when you reach the beach and you’ll easily find a quiet spot (and the naturist area if that’s your thing). At this price I have no major complaints and left feeling relaxed and recharged.

We had a relatively good stay----after we found our unit. The studio was ok nothing wonderful. The cleanliness was not an issue pool was nice but the real reason to go to this place is for the access to the beach. We did not stay on the compound during the day but enjoyed the long beach in the national park. The train ride out to the beach is included in the price.

I stayed in one of the houses with a couple of friends. The layout of the complex is what I found the best part: Thoughtfully organized so each condo has maximum privacy and green space. Loads of beautifully cared for trees. Decent restaurant and very decent staff. Great beach minutes away with soft sand and warm, turquoise water.

We visited Pedras del Rei last week and were disgusted by the sate of our room. (Studio apartment with kitchen) We tried to change it but the management would not help at all as they said they were fully booked. There were wild cats and cat food everywhere. When we put anything on the balcony overnight to dry the cats kept sleeping all over it. The furniture in the room was scruffy. The room was dark and smelled of mould. Only one small window. Our balcony safety rail was hanging off and had sharp nails sticking through it, the gardeners had been dumping grass outside our block so there was always a small of rotting grass. There was no air conditioning in our room so with temperatures into the 40 degrees the room was unbearable. Whilst we were offered fans as apparently the hotel does not guarantee air conditioning in every room this was no help at all. I understand the bungalows may be better but a terrible experience for us. Would def not visit again.

This was our fourth visit to this hotel and I am sad to say that it will be the last unless they do something about the disgraceful accommodation. My wife and I travelled to Pedras De'l Rei as part of a three week holiday with my mother and Aunt. Instead of booking a two bed apartment we thought we would pay the extra and book two studio apartments with kitchenettes instead so we would have a little more room. When we arrived we were told where our two apartments were on the complex and then we were left to find them. Common sense we thought would have said that if we booked two apartments together with the same name then we would want them fairly close together. Oh no!! What we were assigned was not only a 10 min walk between apartments once you actually found them but what I could only describe as the worst, dark dingy smelly, mouldy accommodation that we have ever stayed in. One apartment had no air conditioning, the other stunk of mould, there was only one small window that did not open, the furniture was tatty and broken, the fridge was all iced up with the previous occupants food crumbs still imbedded in the ice compartment.My mother cried as it was so bad. We immediately complained to the management but was told the hotel was booked to capacity so there was nothing that could be done. Whilst the following day we were assigned a different apartment closer together after two hours of arguing with them this was no better. A disgrace considering this was our fourth visit to this property. All we could do was try to make the most of the holiday ,stay out until late and just use the apartments for sleeping and showering. This totally ruined this part of our holiday however the management did not seem to care. All they were concerned about was obviously keeping the hotel at capacity using sub standard accommodation. The property itself was a health and safety hazard with huge cracks across car parks and paved areas. The Hand rails on the steps rotting away, the outside of the white buildings were covered in black mould, there were wild cats everywhere. The gardeners were using the area outside our apartment for dumpling all the grass cuttings so there was this constant stink of rotting grass. Just a total disgrace. We will be making a full complaint to our booking agent and the hotel owners. We have detailed photos of the disgusting accommodation and surrounding area which we will try and post on trip advisor and hopefully this will go some way towards helping other holiday makers so that their holiday is not ruined as ours was.

We stayed in a 1 bedroom villa and had a cot bed provided for our 2-year-old daughter. The villa was tired but clean (and cleaned every day). The only appliance it lacked was a kettle so we boiled water on the hob when needed. I think we were the first visitors for this summer as it smelt a bit musty at first but was OK once we'd aired it and shoo'd the lizards out of the bedroom. The resort has a decent supermarket, restaurant, bars and a small pool area which our daughter loved. Free wi-fi is available at reception only. The staff there are very helpful. The beautiful Barril Beach is about a mile away but free travel on the small train (a narrow gauge diesel left over from the tuna fishing days) that covers the last 3/4 mile comes with residence at the resort.

Just got back from a three nights stay at Pedras D'El Rei in Santa Luzia. Although I spent a lot of summers nearby this was my first time at this place and loved every bit of it - minus the food. Booked a private apartment available at booking for 3 persons for 200 euros. With the resort access cards we had free entry to the pool and the train that takes you to the Beach through amazing Ria Formosa (1 km). The beach is quite good and you can visit the Tuna Museum there. The resort shows its age (40 years,maybe), but it is quaint, traditional, and the houses and apartments are very well laid out. The pool was also very good but a bit crowded, unlike the beach. I did not want to leave this place, and I didn´t for the last 4 days. ate breakfast at home (the studio was fully furnished), made some sandwiches to eat at the beach and ate dinner at Nora Bar (tried the restaurant but it turned out to be a big mistake - only one person serving 50+ angry people and mediocre food for the price paid (60 euros). Just mind the mosquitoes ( I was eaten alive at the restaurant). There is a supermarket, a bar, a coffee bar, a store...everything you need. Just go to Tavira for dinner and enjoy.

Perfect location near Barril beach, tavira and Santa luzia we had all the choice of restaurants and cafes we needed along with plenty of variety to fill our days with. The village itself is quiet and has a little supermarket which supplied us with everything we needed for our two week stay. There are various cafes and restaurants for a meal out or to just sit in the sun with a coffee to let the afternoon disappear. The pool is lovely and refreshing with a large grass area around it giving you plenty of privacy and space to lay down. Everywhere is very well maintained including the villa we stayed in. Don't expect 5* luxury but the one we stayed in (137f) was clean, well laid out and had everything we needed. This is the second time we have been to Santa luzia and will certainly be back again.

Don't expect luxury,is a quite of a rustic place but interesting place,the garden are beautiful,big swimming but only topless allowed,the rooms are clean and everything works fine,very friendly and helpful reception,we are a naturist couple and we pass all the time naked without problems(gardens,pool and room),free funny train to take us to a beautiful beach(Praia do Barril) nice facilities restaurants/bar,we went to the right side of the beach where is an official naturist beach. The place is similar to Vritomartis Naturist Resort but naked are not allowed in all the place Recommended.

Have just come back from a week here. Accomadation a little dated but very comfortable. Maid service in nearly every day. Receptionist very good but sometime the receptionist could do with some help when very busy. Receptionists some of the best that have served us. Near to a nice beach Travira island which we had a free ticket as we were staying at Pedras d'el Rei. Good supermarket and basic food in bar. We cooked for ourselves a few times. Nice village within walking distance. At first when my husband saw we were 5 km from Travia he asked where I had taken him for a holiday until he saw how near we were to the beach and how nice it was at Pedra d'el Rei.

Pedras d'el Rei, Santa Luzia Tavira

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Barril Beach
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Barril Beach is within a 5-minute walk of Pedras d'el Rei while other popular sites like Tavira Castle are within a few miles (5 km). This 3-star aparthotel has 150 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. On the waterfront, the aparthotel is also close to Roman Bridge and Terra Estreita Beach.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a English breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 150 apartments feature kitchenettes and patios, and there's space to spread out with sitting areas. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

At Pedras d'el Rei, guests have access to an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free beach shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly aparthotel include a free kid's club, a computer station, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Full 2 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 7

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 247 reviews