Excellent hotel, great breakfast choices, super-friendly staff throughout. Nice pool. Perfect location for beach with variety of other restaurants and bars all in close proximity. Nice week in June. Weather decent but a little cloudy, cold at times and windy for the time of year.
There is nothing to fault about this beautiful and stylish hotel, except its location... Nothing wrong with where it sits overlooking the Ria Formosa and close to the beach etc. But if you want to go to a restaurant/shop etc. it is a long taxi ride with nothing walkable apart from one beach restaurant. So its car hire, which negates restaurant exploring! That said, the recently open Bovino next door (although a 20 min stroll on the road) is likely to become a firm favourite of steak loving visitors.
tastefully decorated hotel with a modern vibe. Rooms are on the small side but well laid out and adequate for a short stay if you are reasonably organised ( we were there 5 nights ) Breakfasts are good and staff are friendly and helpful . The hotel is located about 5 mins walk from the Quinta shopping centre and 15 mins from some excellent restaurants in the other direction .The problem is there are no pavements so to get anywhere on foot you have to walk on the stoney edge of a busy road. Manageable if you a a fit adult but definitely not for anyone with mobility issues nor for children
Amazing resort with even better staff, made me and my wife feel extremely well looked after. Receptionist able to deal with any requests and always with a smile no problem to big or small for the VDL staff. The resort it's self is beautiful with only a short walk to the beach where an abundance of fabulous restaurants and the resorts pool facilities. Evening time was even better with live music playing every night and wonderful food. The internal resort shuttle one of the best ways to get around with only the quick call to reception a shuttle would be outside your apartment within 5/10 minutes to take you to any internal destination be it the beach, the pool or the supermarket. Overall I am extremely pleased and thankful to VDL for the wonderful holiday and facilities. Also forgot to mention the gold course looks magnificent however not being a golf player we didn't use it. Only one down side would be the lack of wifi in our apartment causing me to rack up a bit of a internet bill on my phone! Beautiful resort ideal for anyone.
Nice tidy friendly hotel good golf rates good food a car necessary to do all you may need but a great quiet place to stay either as a couple or family or golf group. Would defiantly go again. Thank you.
Got a nice villa but not the one on Expedia site bit dated but had everything you would require including sky sports and Atlantic.
Resort facilities are excellent but if you want to go anywhere suggest you hire a car to get around.
Found the resort for eating out a bit more expensive than other resorts in algarve
Overall a nice experience but golf was 200 euros per round at vilor do golf
We turned up late in the evening knowing reception was closed. The security guard provided us with the keys to our room and was very friendly. Our stay was for fitness training, and we trained twice a day on the local roads in Quinta do Lago, and used the superb fitness amenities on-site (gym, sauna, steam room, pool) frequently. The gym was reasonably well kitted out and.
Our room itself was far better than I was expecting. We had a large, comfortable living room, good sized bedrooms, lush bathrooms and the kitchen was fantastic - it had more utensils than my kitchen at home!
We cooked our own meals in the evening but ate poolside at lunchtime and the food was excellent - we were particularly fond of Sr. Carlos's chicken with African rice!
The staff were very friendly - we didn't have much reason to talk to them, apart from to assist us with hiring a car, requesting an extra dressing gown and sending someone to unlock the room when we'd locked our key in the room (doh!). They were very helpful when we did need help, and there was a cleaner waiting to let us in when we got back! My only criticism here is that reception could be open for longer hours. The actual village of Almancil was very nice and we did drive over to Albufeira two nights. It's about 30-40 mins away and €40 each way by cab.
I will certainly be staying to train again next year. I would say that this hotel is ideal for a family holiday and with so many golf courses in the vicinity it'd be ideal for golfers
Just 15 minutes from the airport in Faro, the small town of Almancil is typical of the Algarve and known for its local pottery. However, Almancil is best known for being close to the top-end resorts Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, which offer luxury accommodation, top-notch food, and excellent golf.
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