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Residencial Marés

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Front of property
Superior Double or Twin Room, River View | Balcony
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Standard Double or Twin Room | In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Residencial Marés

Residencial Marés

3.0 star property
Riverfront hotel in Santa Maria e Santiago with restaurant

8.2/10 Very good

316 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
Rua Jose Pires Padinha 140, Tavira, 8800-354
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Car hire on-site
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Restaurants
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Sauna
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Terrace
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Maria e Santiago

Getting around

  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Conceição Train Station - 12 min drive
  • Tavira Station - 14 min walk
  • Vila Real Santo Antonio Cacela Station - 21 min drive


  • Flavour Café - 3 min walk
  • Pastelaria Tavirense - 3 min walk
  • Pizzaria Mamma Mia - 3 min walk
  • A Barquinha - 1 min walk
  • Gilão Restaurante - 2 min walk

About this property

Residencial Marés

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Residencial Marés. After relaxing in the sauna, guests can grab a bite to eat at Restaurante Marés, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • On-site car hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Sauna


  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided
  • Blackout curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Restaurante Marés – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts major credit cards and cash.</p>
Property registration number AL\3165 - AL\3143

Also known as

Residencial Marés
Residencial Marés Hotel
Residencial Marés Hotel Tavira
Residencial Mares Tavira
Residencial Marés Tavira
Residencial Marés Hotel
Residencial Marés Tavira
Residencial Marés Hotel Tavira

Frequently asked questions

Does Residencial Marés offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Residencial Marés does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Residencial Marés?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Residencial Marés?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Residencial Marés?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Residencial Marés?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Residencial Marés and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Residencial Marés also has a sauna.
Are there restaurants at or near Residencial Marés?
Yes, Restaurante Marés offers al fresco dining.
What's the area around Residencial Marés like?
Residencial Marés is located by the river in Santa Maria e Santiago, a short 2-minute walk from Ria Formosa Natural Park and 5 minutes' walk from Roman Bridge. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.



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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great stay! Perfect location for sightseeing, parking and meals. Breakfast included which was great and comfortable room. Did not enjoy being the first room as there was a lot of foot traffic but not too noisy since it was off-season. Would stay again!
Jennifer, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Convenient place, needs new pillows
The condition of the rooms was crusty. The bathrooms were musty, as were the rooms. There was mold. A lot of condensation on doors and windows. Our pillows were awful. Every last one. The water pressure was problematically strong. Shower was painful, toilet flush scary. Cute and convenient location, off site parking was easy in February, restaurant below with free breakfast. The breakfast was maybe 7/10 but convenient and well staffed. I’d return (if they get new pillows) but I’d only pay so much to stay here or inquire about the quality of other family sized rooms.
Kaleen, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Quirky Mares
A quirky little hotel, which might not suit everyone, but we thoroughly enjoyed it; terrific river views from the balcony, really friendly staff and possibly the best location in Tavira. As others have said, it doesn't have a lift and isn't all mod cons, but that was part of the attraction- very traditional and run by lovely people.
Iain, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A Very Pleasant Surprise!
I stayed at the Mares pending the Final Deed (referred to in the US a real estate closing). The river view is enchanting and the location is unbeatable in this uber walkable city. And although I stayed there during the low season season, breakfast was included in the rate.
8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Hotel w/Kind Staff
So far, really good 👍 Very friendly staff has been very kind as I attempt to speak Portuguese! I am staying several more days and happy that I selected this hotel.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

eileen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Patricia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel close to everything with friendly staff. Highly recommend.
Andrew, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Will stay again
Sorry for the late review. Residencial Marés is a charming hotel that offers good breakfast. Paulo was friendly and helpful. Thank you so much!
4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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