This was a last minute decision, for a 4 night break, to meet some friends who had previously booked a break here. We booked everything through expedia, and every aspect went like clockwork. We booked bed and breakfast. Although the booking in time is 3.00pm we arrived at 1000am, and our room was available.
There was a kettle in the room, but no tea making facilities, or cups. We had to ask for these, which were supplied very quickly. However replacement tea bags were readily replaced when the room was tidied. We had taken our own so it didn't cause us problems complementary water was supplied daily.There was a fridge for use with the mini bar service. If you wanted the service a pack could be purchased. We didn't bother, so an empty fridge was put to use with our own fresh milk and drinking water.
The buffet breakfast was wonderful, with a great selection of both cold and hot choices.
There was only one down fall with the Hotel was that there is a promenade being constructed betwen Vilamoura and Quarteria and there is no access to the beach area, thus making a half mile walk into about a mile and a half having to walk all around the houses! This could easily be eliviated if the Hotelallowed the guests to use the back gate which was locked shut. However would I use the Hotel again? - YES
Chose this hotel as it was away from the busy town etc. Got exactly what I wanted. It was lovely and quiet the pool had at most 10 people at it at one time. Pool was quite cold but you quickly got used to it.
Only issue I'd have is at lunch time. Only lunch available was at the club house. Which was fine as it was a short walk. However the menu needs to be improved. I didn't go to Portugal to eat chicken tikka masala and fish and chips every day. The option of fresh fish, vegetables and rice should always be available and not a once a week special.
Dinner is a buffet of €25 each. It's very well done and a lovely selection of food with good service.
Breakfast was the usual with the chef there to cook omelettes as requested.
At the end of my stay there was a very large group of men. Possibly a stag. They were allowed to take the conference room which is beside the games room. They were so loud on multiple nights I went back to my room to have some peace.
Overall was a good place to stay in October. If you want somewhere you can walk to the beach or the shops this is not the place for you. Ideal for peace away from the city and obviously if you enjoy golf.
We stayed at this hotel for 7 nights, the hotel is very nice. There are lots of things to do like playing golf, swimming, sun bathing, tennis, football, table tennis etc. There are three restaurants but all are not open every day, good quality and enormous quantity of food is served. Staff very helpful.
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.
this hotel is brilliant and we couldn't find a fault with it. The rooms are very spacious, bed extremely comfortable. Breakfast great , spa well worth a visit with daily specials at very reasonable rate. Staff very attentive and on the ball.
Outside area and pool are in tip top condition, this hotel is only open 4 years so everything is very modern. Our trip was also enhanced by wonderful weather. Will be back.!
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