You can see the Marina Rio Hotel in Lagos through the rigging of yachts in the Lagos marina last weekend. This was our second stay of many visits to the very friendly family owned hotel on the banks of the Bensafrim River. I can recommend it strongly. It takes a comfortable four and a half hours by car from Marbella to Lagos on the Algarve.
We took a chance on escaping the seemingly continuous rain that had been falling all February in Spain. Sure enough as we crossed the Centenary Bridge over the Guadiana river separating Spain from France in the afternoon the clouds cleared and the sun came out. As we drove westwards into the setting sun I put my sunglasses on for the first time since the year before.
Check in at the Marina Rio hotel is a simple process and we were given room 201 on the corner of the building. With a parking place right outside the hotel on the pavement it was easy to ferry the bags from the car up to the room. You can see our room on the second floor on the left corner of the hotel building with a great view towards the sea. The marina is right in front and the Saturday morning market is right next to the hotel.
Internet access is better in some rooms than others but there is a strong wi-fi signal on the ground floor. The Hotel Marina Rio serves an excellent breakfast. Our room rate including breakfast was €61 per day including VAT. When we checked out the total was exactly what we expected, nothing more and nothing less.
Address and contact details for the Marina Rio hotel are:
Marina Rio Hotel
Av. dos Descobrimentos
8600 645 Lagos, Portugal
Tel: +351 282 780 830
Fax: +351 282 780 839
If you are arriving by bus, the Marina Rios hotel is just in front of the Lagos bus station. We travel on the Algarve frequently. Don’t hesitate to ask for any travel information over on the Gomarbella Travel Page.