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The spectacular 5* Grande Real Hotel in Albufeira on Portugal’s stunning Algarve will host the 2020 WINTER FOLK DANCING Holiday from the 23rd January – 6th February 2020.
From the moment you arrive you will become immersed in a truly joyful and happy atmosphere, with lots of music, lots of dance and bags of opportunities to mingle and mix with really nice people. You will, without doubt, be made to feel welcome from the outset and even if you can’t dance, there will be bags of opportunities to learn at the workshops! These are conducted under the stewardship of Ivan Aitken, Hilary Vare and Maggie Hosking all of whom make the learning process so much fun! The music of course is presented by a group of thoroughly professional musicians and it is a absolute joy to just sit and listen to them even if you never put a foot on the dance floor! Their reels, jigs and hornpipes etc. are delivered in a foot tapping, handclapping style that is difficult to resist!
We are delighted to introduce one week of Contra Dancing (commencing the 26th) alongside the English Folk Dancing into this Winter Folk Dancing festival on the Algarve. This form of dancing can be found all round the world but mostly in the United States and in the UK. It will sit very comfortably with our Winter Folk Dancing friends. Although it has a rather mixed pedigree, coming from English, Scottish, Irish, and French dance styles it has one great advantage – You can attend without a partner! As the lines of dancers are formed and throughout the dance you can progress up and down the lines and dance with several other people and what’s more you will have excellent callers including Cis Hinkle, on hand to make sure that you don’t make any mistakes like dancing with two people at the same time! Sounds fun though! Eh!
Join Musicians; Bill Keys, Meg Winters, Frances Oates, David Bradley, Mike Green, Rosie & Brian McMinn and callers; Frances Oates, Maggie Hosking & Ivan Aitken for a fortnight of live music and English country dancing from 1651 to the present day, along with daily workshops and activities in this amazing location.
Either book online or if you require more information please call us now on 01254 445050
|ROOM TYPE||7 NIGHTS||10 NIGHTS||14 NIGHTS|
|Sea View Twin/Double||£934||£1,138||£1,410|
|Two Bedroom Apartment (3 sharing)||£789||£931.21||£1,121|
|One Bedroom Apartment (2 sharing)||£771||£904||£1,083|
Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa welcomes you to a 5 star Resort and Spa Hotel. An exclusive ambience, class, refined good taste and harmonious wellbeing are the elegant standards with which the hotel provides relaxation and a perfect balance of body and mind.
Close to Albufeira, the Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort and Hotel Spa has all the peace and tranquillity of an Algarve beach setting, the sense of fun that comes with a holiday in a tourist area, the style and technology for a business meeting and all the charm of a fairy tale.
The Grande Real Santa Eulália includes accommodation that will fit every ones’ need. Each room, suite or apartment comes with air conditioning, satellite TV and a balcony. The restaurants on site offer a variety of options to guests from Portuguese to International cuisine. In the evening guests may relax at one of the 3 bars on-site. In addition there are 3 pool bars serving refreshments and snacks.
The Real Spa Therapy includes 17 treatment rooms, a pool with Thalasso Circuit, massage rooms, relaxation areas, a sauna, a cocoon, a hamman, a gym and other wellness facilities.
The Albufeira Old Town area is 2.9 miles away while the lively Oura Strip is just 1.1 miles away. The extensive Falésia Beach is 2.1 miles away and Faro International Airport is 22.4 miles away.
Take in a fresh breath of morning air while facing a sea or garden/land view from the balconies in the classic rooms. Ideally suited for single and double guests, these rooms will invite you with their warm decorative colours and delicate details.
With wireless Internet, satellite TV, a radio, mini bar, a large double bed or twin beds, relaxing in these rooms will be the best way to enjoy your leisure time.
Air conditioning, a direct-dial telephone, a safe, as well as a complete bathroom with a bathtub and a hairdryer complete the amenities in your accommodation.
For those who prefer spacious areas, the suites will be the right choice for you. With views of the gleaming sea or of the garden/land from either of the two balconies, a cosy living area (with a sofa bed), as well as a room with twin beds or a large double bed make the suites a fantastic choice. These suites provide excellent facilities for 2-3 guests and include: Air conditioning, a direct-dial telephone, a satellite TV, a radio and wireless Internet, a mini bar, safe and two complete bathrooms (with a hairdryer) have all been arranged for you. A hydro-massage bathtub is also a wonderful treat these suites provide too.
Studio For 1
Ideal for an intimate retreat, the studios integrate a pleasant balcony for guests, as well as a delightful living room and bedroom that share a common area. A fully equipped kitchenette and a complete bathroom are other integrated sections.
All studios possess a safe, mini bar, radio, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, together with wireless Internet. Decorated with a perfect touch of tranquillity and class, this choice will guarantee you experience an ultimate carefree holiday.
Apartments For 2 – 4 people
Designed for those who are fond of wide spaces, luxurious facilities and a refined décor, the resort apartment suites are a perfect match to your requirements. With the possibility to accommodate 2 to 5 guests (1 or 2 bedrooms per apartment), a sophisticated living area and a complete kitchenette, this option has been set to cater for the most demanding of guests.
A satellite TV, a radio, safe, mini bar, air conditioning and wireless Internet are additional features. A bathroom with a hairdryer has also been included. Perfect for travelling families and friends, this accommodation choice will provide you with a great holiday home with pleasant garden views, making your holiday at the Grande Real Santa Eulália Hotel & Spa a truly memorable one.
Back by popular demand:
Rosie & Brian McMinn
The English Contra Band
The entertainment featured above is correct at the time of publishing. In the unlikely event that an artist is unable to appear for whatever reason, Enjoy Travel cannot be held responsible. However, Enjoy Travel is happy to confirm that the entire programme will still be performed.