We booked a last minute break over half term with our 2 kids (12 & 9) in a one-bedroom apartment. The resort did feel a bit out of season and not all facilities were open (pool bar and spa). However, this didn't stop us having a fantastic holiday. The apartment was fitted out to a very high standard - powerful shower, very comfortable bed and a washer/dryer. Added bonus was that it was cleaned every day! Would recommend ground floor apartment if you have kids. The 2 swimming pools were fantastic, both huge with a plentiful supply of towels and very comfortable sun loungers. 2 good tennis courts. Beautiful gardens. Excellent beach nearby. We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant but plenty of choice locally - at the beach and in Lagos. Would recommend hiring a car, although the hotel did offer to pay for 2 taxis a day to go in and out of Lagos. We would definitely like to come back again.
Coco from Manchester
Situated near the beach in Lagos, this luxury hotel is close to Porto de Mos Beach, Mos Beach, and Camilo Beach. Also nearby …More
Having stayed for two weeks with my wife and 17 month old daughter, I can't recommend this family resort enough. We stayed in a three bedroom Bay View house, which had all of the home comforts needed - and very well set up for children. The staff had set up a travel cot with bedding before we arrived, and were always polite and helpful. We used the Creche and Kids Club a couple of times, and the various play areas by the different swimming pools were all well specced and safe. We ate at each of the restaurants, each offering a reasonable choice and always something healthy for the little one. The onsite shop had almost everything you could need, and lovely fresh bread each day. There were a number of areas you could relax, either by one of the pools or close to the beach. The general setup and facilities are very well considered, and we will certainly be returning for another holiday.
Traveller from Cheshire
This Sagres hotel is located by the sea, nestled on the beach a short distance from Martinhal Beach, Baleeira Beach, and …More
4th time here over past 2 years --this time in main building in refurbished room which is very well done --no waste paper basket in bedroom ! Bit strange but small thing --as before all staff very friendly well trained and genuinely pleased to see us back --breakfast in both Whale and Bela Vita is excellent --good choice of restaurants on site as well as Arte Nautice fish restaurant on beach where wines are noticeably cheaper than in restaurants on site
We ate twice in arte nautica and adega (portugese traditional)but were a bit diappointed that Whale menu was a lot changed and to our taste not for better --it seemed that it had been made a bit posher but we missed a couple of really nice simple pasta dishes and generally Whale seemed less popular than on previous visits and not open as often for either lunch ot dinner --we asked about changes to menu but were told it was ,, result,, of research !maybe it was but we were not impressed ! We didnt fancy Aladdin which again had changed menu and seemed to have gone upin price --ate lunch at bar outside Residence and really good simple food pizza baguettes wraps and salads --all staff here were justoutstanding --really very friendly including a couple ofplacement students
david from dublin
This Lagoa hotel is by the ocean, on the beach within minutes of Porches Castle, Praia da Senhora da Rocha, and Praia Vale do …More
amazing staff, really friendly. We went there for my wife's birthday, and they left a surprise beautifully presented, high quality birthday cake in our spacious apartment - free of charge. She was delighted.
Jonny from Lagos, portugal
This luxury aparthotel is located in Monchique (Caldas de Monchique), where area attractions include Foia, Portimao Circuit …More
The suites were very large and comfortable. All rooms were air-conditioned (separately) and there was also a small outside patio with table/ chairs and a couple of sun loungers just beyond that. The main seawater pool was exceptional, although a little on the cold side - we didn't try the smaller fresh water pool or inside pool.
The breakfast buffet was fine - at the expected level. The evening meals were very good, although limited menu and a bit pricy.
There were a couple of weddings held while we were there but there was no noise or disruption to us at all.
David from Brentwood, UK
This Lagoa hotel is located by the sea, nestled on the beach a short distance from Albandeira Beach, Praia da Senhora da …More
On the whole a good hotel. It's a 5 star resort but just to mention that the outside pool was very cold (indoor pool was warm though), breakfast was fine but not much variety day in day out & the beauty spa was very limited. The hotel is up a very steep hill quite a way out above Carvoeiro. There is a shuttle bus into the village which returns about 6pm at the latest. A hire car offers the best flexibility. We would recommend a visit to Silves (Moorish castle), Monchique (day trip to mountains), beaches eg Dona Ana, Albufeira and the lighthouse near Sagres (best sunset). Our 12 yr old liked Slide n Splash waterpark but thought Zoo Marine would be better for younger kids (not cheap €29). We were disappointed with Portimao as the old BBQ sardine restaurants have been moved to a not v nice area. We thought the restaurants in Carvoeiro were a bit pricey & preferred nearby Ferragudo. Beware the midges! We had an early morning return flight & the hotel kindly made us a packed lunch to take to the airport. Any request was always promptly dealt with.
S from West Sussex, UK
Situated near the beach in Carvoeiro, this luxury resort is close to Paraiso Beach, Carvoeiro Beach, and Algar Seco. Also …More
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