Ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Perfect for a September chill out break

Posted 09-Oct-2014
Pros: The manager and staff The location
Cons: Small thing but it would be useful if there was a dishcloth The key is huge so you need some space in a bag for it!
Location: 15 minute walk to marina - multiple bars and restaurants 20 minute walk to Quarteira - great fish market and huge beach promenade
I was a little nervous about staying here as it was a little way from the marina and was a lower star rating than we would usually stay at. However we had the most fantastic week. The weather was perfect which helped but from our arrival and lovely welcome to our departure we really enjoyed our week at Pinhal. The rooms are large, the shower was great, we loved the loungers on the balcony and everywhere the property was immaculately maintained. The kitchen has a sizeable fridge and small freezer section, dishwasher, 2 ring hob and a fair selection of crockery, cutlery, utensils etc. Apart from a couple of dishwasher tablets it did not have any washing up things - liquid, cloth, brush etc. It is about a 15 minute walk to the Marina (it got shorter as the week progressed!), we enjoyed this, it is not a particularly difficult walk, it is on smooth ground without a lot a lot of traffic although there is a slight slope on the way back. It was very peaceful (apart from the works being carried out in a nearby villa not connected to Pinhal) at this time of year. I would very happily return.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Bury, Lancashire

Nice apartment with patio doors

Posted 28-Sep-2014
Pros: The reception staff, spacious studio apartment, access to swimming pools, grounds (trees, plants, flowers), towels changed on a regular basis.
Cons: Cleanliness of apartment on arrival (bathroom mirror and area around wash basin and kitchen tops Floors dirty, table top dusty). Pillow too small.
Location: Located about 5 - 7 minute walk to supermarket. Nothing to do nearby. 15 - 20 minute walk to Vilamoura Marina.
leading to a spacious verandah with sun loungers overlooking a swimming pool and surrounded by trees and plants. Reception staff were welcoming, friendly and informative. It was my first experience of not staying somewhere where the beach was visible and was pleasantly surprised at the benefits of being able to sunbathe and access the pool in the comfort of the holiday apartment and get a drink and something to eat without having to go through the routine of leaving and going back to the beach. I would definately recommend renting a car if staying at the apartments as it is a good 15 minute walk to Vilamoura Marina and there is no public transport in the vicinity, leaving taxis as the main source of transport to explore surrounding areas.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom clare, Ireland

Great place, quiet area

Posted 28-Sep-2014
Pros: Location
Cons: Pool bar, some of the staff were not helpfull
We stayed in a studio which was large, and very well equipped
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Essex

Perfect hotel for a relaxing holiday.

Posted 18-Sep-2014
Pinhal was the perfect place to stay for quiet and relaxation. Close to the marina and always room around the pool, didn't want to leave!
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 travellerfrom 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 travellerfrom 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by visitor from irelandfrom no

Posted 15-Aug-2014 on Hotels.com
Very enjoyable stay eventhough if we stayed again, we would definitely request a pool view apartment, they seemed to be more modern and brighter.We were unfortunate enough to have noisy neighbours for the first few nights of our stay, kept us up all night. Very helpful staff, however wouldn't advise to book a taxi from the reception, felt we were ripped off on morning we left by taxi driver. Charged us €42 to faro.
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!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom dugny

Super hôtel et personnel accueillant

Posted 21-Jul-2014
Nous avons 2 bonnes semaines. Le cadre est accueillant et le personnel disponible et serviable.