Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice accommodation, good quiet location

Posted 31-Aug-2014
Pros: Quality of accommodation and location.
Location: Good location, quiet area within easy walking distance of Villamoura Marina & Quarteira, supermarket & good walk/cycle paths. Try Algarve Segway Tours
Lovely big, clean room within easy distance of pool, restaurant and reception. Pleasant helpful staff. Good location, quiet area but within easy walking distance of Villamoura Marina & Quarteira.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Swansea, Wales

Wonderful hotel, wonderful location!

Posted 28-Aug-2014
Pros: Beautiful grounds, location of hotel, amenities provided free of charge - wifi, air con, safe, etc. Overall excellent accommodation!
Cons: I can't think of anything that needs to be improved in this hotel - best accommodation I've ever had abroad!
Location: The marina is the closest place to go with a vast choice of restaurants and bars and also a selection of shops.
This was our first visit to Portugal and after this holiday we will definitely be returning! The hotel is located in a lovely area and the marina is only a short walking distance away - although if you're lazy like us you can get a taxi for about 3 Euros which is a bargain! The hotel itself is set in beautiful grounds, with two pools to choose from and a central restaurant/bar. We were greeted upon arrival in reception by two very friendly receptionists who gave us all the necessary information for our stay and then also showed us to our apartment. We couldn't get over the size of the apartment - it far exceeded our expectations! Very clean, with all the necessary mod cons if you wanted to do the full self-catering - cooker, microwave, dishwasher, etc. We were lucky enough to be given a second floor apartment which gave us a prime balcony which have two sun loungers and a table and still have plenty of room on them! Perfect for sunbathing without even leaving your apartment! As it was only a long weekend we were staying for, we didn't really explore much of the area other than the marina but I saw adverts for water parks, theme parks, boat rides, etc - plenty to keep you busy if you're after that kind of thing! Overall I can't recommend this hotel highly enough, it really did help to make our holiday perfect and when given the chance, we will definitely be returning!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from York

Excellent accommodation and close to the Marina

Posted 22-Aug-2014
Pros: The apartment was lovely and clean and very spacious. The pool was lovely and clean.
Cons: A table and chairs on the balcony for the number of people the apt accommodated, rather that 2 sun loungers.
Our experience at the Pinhal de Marina was great.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Superb apartments, excellent balconies!

Posted 25-Jul-2014
Beautiful apartments with superb balconies with sun loungers. Peaceful location, very helpful staff!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Croydon, UK

Doesn't have wifi in rooms! Overpriced and old.

Posted 20-Jul-2014
Pros: The front desk staff attempted to make-up for a mix up at check-in. Unfortunately, too late as it had left a sour impression.
Cons: Rooms, facilities, check-in process, location.
Location: It's far from most everything unless you rent a car.
The amenities list wifi in rooms and they definitely DON'T have it, barely works in the public space. When I asked the front desk about it she laughed it off and said that her manager must done it because they definitely don't have wifi in the rooms. This hotel is way too expensive for what you get. Whilst a huge apartment it doesn't look like it's been updated since the 70's or 80's. It's about a 20-25 minute walk from the marina and beach. Many other hotels in the area that are similar or cheaper in price that I would recommend staying at instead.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Sheffield

A great location for a relaxing holiday!

Posted 03-Jul-2014
Pros: Spacious apartments, choice of two pools, good restaurant and bar facilities, friendly staff
Cons: Sofa bed could have been better, kitchen could have included washing up liquid/sponges and tea/coffee
Location: Spar supermarket nearby, great marina 15 mins walk, beach 20 mins walk, Albufeira only around 20 mins in a taxi
Pinhal was a great experience for our short break. We stayed in a one bedroom apartment overlooking the main pool and we were very happy with our apartment. Dora at reception was extremely helpful upon arrival, giving us tips for nearby shops and directions to the marina and beach, as well as showing us to our room. We arrived at around 11am and despite the 5pm stated check-in time our room was ready for us to check-in. The apartment was very well equipped, with the exception of washing up liquid/sponges or tea/coffee for the kitchen. The beds were very comfortable and the apartment was spacious and light, although the sofa bed was only a single pull-out which could have been slightly better. We spent most of our time at the second pool which was very serene and relaxing. We ate at the restaurant on site one day and the food was very nice, the drinks were reasonably priced the staff were all very friendly. The nearest shop was around a 5 minute walk which proved very useful! The marina is around a 15 minute walk and we dined out most nights, a great selection of restaurants for all budgets. We ventured to the Vilamoura beach which is around 20 mins walk, a beautiful beach with great parasols and a few restaurants, although it was a bit too windy for us to brave the sea! All in all we had a great time and the apartments exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a nice relaxing break.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Fantastic, peaceful hotel

Posted 16-Jun-2014
We arrived at Pinhal de Marina to friendly staff who showed us to our room. The room was tidy, well maintained and had all the amenities we required for our stay. We were on the ground floor and had a large balcony/garden however this was shared with our neighbours (not a problem to us). The pool area was well looked after with a good sized pool and poolside bar for food and drinks. The hotel is a pleasant 10/15 minute walk to the picturesque Vilamoura Marina which had a great selection of restaurants and bars. A lot of these you are able to eat right next to the marina which allows for a great dining experience. Overall, I would highly recommend Pinhal de Marina for a quiet, relaxing holiday.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by ct from devon

Great location.

Posted 15-Jun-2014
Apartment is within easy walking distance of the marina about 20 min from beach, lots of restaurant nearby and on marina, plenty choice, room cleaned daily, plenty space, kitchen had everything you needed, also a dishwasher, which I think a washing machine would have been better use, also bathroom had a very good powerful hair dryer which was handy, tv was small only English news channels, could have done with a free view tv, for evenings. Wifi was handy and free, staff at reception were very helpful and also helped call my shuttle to pick us up on our return trip back to the airport.2 large pools one next to bar, which food prices were reasonable and ice cream was good prices to, wifi available at the bar. Plenty lounges to use by pools. Restaurants I would recommend are behind the main marina, like a broa, Bella vita Italian, news bar, braganca mar plenty food choices try the Portuguese steak - amazing! Desserts are great, Portuguese tart are great too, I would recommend this hotel for families, couples, groups.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Nor from Marlborough UK

Great place to stay.

Posted 04-Jun-2014
We always like to stay in apartments when we go on holiday, and Pinhal lived up to our expectations. There is everything you will need in the apartment. It is serviced every day. And the beds are comfortable. The pillows are a little small, but not too bad. It probably takes about 20 mins to walk down to the marina, but it wasn't uncomfortably hot so quite a pleasant walk. The staff are all very helpful. Nothing is too much for them. We loved our stay and you can't go wrong by staying here.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

Lovely family holiday

Posted 15-May-2014 on Hotels.com
Excellent service+apartments were clean+spacious. Would definetly return to these apartments :)