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The Venue

Dyalog '22 will take place at The Real Marina Hotel link. The Real Marina Hotel is located in Olhão in the Portuguese Algarve, just 15km east of the city of Faro (which has an international airport) and has a view over the Ria Formosa National Park link, one of Portugal's seven Natural Wonders.


Check In and Check Out

The hotel reception is always open. You can check in from 15:00 on the day of arrival and will need to check out by 12:00 on the day of departure. You can leave your luggage at reception between checking out and departure.

Internet Access

Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel; log-in details will be provided when you check in. There is a room near the hotel reception with a PC (with a Portuguese keyboard!) and printer that is available for use by all delegates. Please ask at the hotel reception desk if you need help.

Hotel Facilities

All hotel bedrooms have a balcony, TV, desk, fridge, hairdryer, en-suite shower room, and Nespresso coffee machine (pods are chargeable); a kettle is available on request (subject to availability so you might want to bring one with you). The hotel has a Fitness Centre on site with a fully equipped gym; it is free to use, as are the indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Use of the on-site spa is not included in the user meeting fee. There is a bar near the outdoor swimming pool – please remember to settle your bar bill when you check out.

Opening hours:

  • Gym: open 08:00 to 20:00
  • Indoor pool: open 08:00 to 20:00
  • Outdoor pool: open 06:00 to 20:00
  • Outdoor pool bar: open 10:00 to 23:00
  • Spa: open 08:00 to 20:00

Smoking Policy

Although smoking is not permitted anywhere inside, it is permitted in all outside areas and on bedroom balconies (please ask for an ashtray at reception).

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Local Area

Thinking about staying on for a few days after the user meeting? If so, there's a lot on offer. Information on the attractions in the surrounding area is available in the hotel's reception...here's just a small selection to whet your appetite.


Explore the town and enjoy the many bars and restaurants that are within a 10 minutes walk of the hotel. Investigate Mercados de Olhão link, a vibrant bazaar on the seafront, or take a boat trip in the Ria Formosa (details and booking in hotel reception).
Wikipedia link TripAdvisor link 18 Best Things To Do in Olhão link

Tavira (25km NE of Olhão)

Visit Tavira for a medieval castle link and a historic centre featuring cobbled streets and Moorish remains; its islands have sandy beaches and salt pans for birdwatching.
Wikipedia link TripAdvisor link Tavira Guide 2022 link

Vilamoura (33km NW of Olhão)

This glamorous town has several golf courses and the Roman ruins of Cerro da Vila link in addition to extensive shopping opportunities.
Wikipedia link TripAdvisor link My Guide to Vilamoura link


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