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Spa hotel set amidst 10 hectares of tropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Portugal's Algarve coast.
Guests can enjoy water sports at the private beach or the five pools, or indulge in spa treatments at the Thalassotherapy centre.
Air-conditioned suites open out onto furnished balconies with garden views; all have satellite television and minibars.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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Vilalara Thalassa Resort
At your hotel
Sun-worshippers can spend the day sipping cocktails by one of the five swimming pools, one of which is heated all year round, or head down to the private white sand beach, which is accessed from the property. Guests can take a stroll through the lush gardens, while the hotel offers a programme of daytime and evening activities and excursions including sporting pursuits and live entertainment.
Relaxation comes in the form of a range of spa treatments including facials, massage, wraps, stone therapy, shiatsu, and deep tissue massage. The spa baths offer hydrotherapy treatment pools, underwater massage, hot tub, and seawater relaxation sessions, as well as more specific treatments such as shiatsu, reiki, reflexology, osteopathy, or chocolaterapy. After some serious pampering, guests can enjoy the tranquil relaxation room, Turkish baths, sauna and solarium, or go souvenir hunting in the gift shop.
The property offers complimentary, wireless Internet access in public areas. More active guests will appreciate the four tennis courts and the fitness centre, where trained instructors are on hand to offer advice and arrange personalized fitness programmes; classes including aerobics and aqua gym are also available.
- Outdoor pool
- Children's pool
- Poolside bar
- Steam room
- Spa services on site
- Spa tub
- Health club
- Room service (limited hours)
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Total number of rooms - 131
- Hair salon
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Babysitting or childcare
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Arcade/game room
- Barbecue grill(s)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free self parking
- Direct access to private beach
- Private beach nearby
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Year Built 1970
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Park your car
Free self parking
In your room
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Separate sitting area
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Private bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- In-room safe
- Sofa bed
- Complimentary bottled water
- Cable TV service
- Free Wi-Fi
- LCD TV
Eat and drink
Gastronomic Restaurant - International and Mediterranean dishes served in a modern restaurant offering seafood specialities. The terrace offers views of the bay from the clifftop.
Dietético - Restaurant with terrace overlooking the sea featuring a menu of light meals with up to 400 calories per serving.
Gaivotas - Poolside restaurant serving seafood, meat and poultry grilled on the barbecue. Varied buffets and desserts served. Open for lunch and dinner.
Cocktail Bar - International and exotic cocktails served in an intimate Indonesian-style bar with a balcony overlooking the ocean. Open daily until midnight.
Thalasso Bar - Relaxing health-conscious café serving low calorie cocktails, freshly-squeezed juices, smoothies, and a large selection of speciality herbal teas. Open during high season.
Snack Bar - Poolside bar serving a range of snacks and drinks for adults and children. Open during high season.
Guests enjoy use of four onsite tennis courts, with tuition available, while the hotel's games room has arcade machines, a pool table, and table tennis. The property's private, white sand beach offers a number of opportunities for water sports (surcharge), including jet skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and motor boating. For children there are indoor and outdoor playgrounds and a kids' club with activity programme (for children aged 5-12) during high season. Some of the region's numerous golf courses are located nearby.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Snorkeling nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Scuba diving nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Pilates classes on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
- Golf lessons available nearby
The Vilalara Thalassotherapy and Spa Center occupies a 2600-square meter area and provides modern equipment and treatments. Designated by the Condé Nast Traveller magazine as one of the five best Thalassotherapy centres worldwide, the Vilalara Thalassotherapy and Spa Center is managed according to strict rules and complies with the conditions set out in the Quality Charter of the International Federation of Thalassotherapy.
- Sports massage
- Hot stone massage
- Thai massage
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Thalassotherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
The fine print for Vilalara Thalassa Resort
When you arrive
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
We should mention
Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.