Ratings based on 55 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Uk

Favourite autumn escape

Posted 11-Oct-2015
Pros: Amazing staff Immaculate rooms (big apartments) Nice small pool Quiet location / quiet beach
Cons: Terrible gym, hazardous equipment- needs updating badly. Most equipment broken, electric leads trailing everywhere. Stuck in the 1970's
Location: Ten min walk takes you to around 4-5 lovely restaurants, the fabulous not to be missed Black Cat Bar (old fashioned, full of character)
We just had 2 weeks in the autumn sunshine, peaceful, end of tourist time. Location is very out of the way from the main area so perfect for a peaceful break
3out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Review of Clube Maria Luisa

Posted 21-Aug-2015
Cons: Neither of your reps mentioned this e-mail and I never received an e-mail confirming the changes to my itinerary. Awful customer service from Expedia
The apartments are spacious however the furniture and fittings are very dated and need upgrading. It is very close to the beach and 10 or 15 minutes from restaurants and shops. The main issue with our holiday was the poor customer service from EXPEDIA. We had booked 2 apartments for 7 nights which was confirmed by e-mail in June 2015. On Monday 10 August 2015, 3 days before we were due to travel, Expedia sent an e-mail saying that the apartment reserved for my daughters could not be honoured and that they would have to stay in a hotel, 5 miles away, for 2 nights. When I phoned Expedia to find out why I was told neither apartment could be honoured and that all 4 of us would have to stay in the hotel 5 miles away for 2 nights. This was unacceptable as we had family members staying at Clube Maria Luisa. Despite spending over 2 hours on the phone to Expedia in the US at my expense, this could not be resolved. When we arrived at the hotel in Portugal they informed us that they had no reservation for us. They phoned Clube Maria Luisa and were informed that the apartments were now available for the 7 nights. When I spoke to the manager at Clube Maria Luisa to find out how this had happened I was informed that Club Maria Luisa had sent an e-mail to Expedia on Monday 10 August 2015 confirming that both apartments were now available for the 7 nights. I never received confirmation from Expedia of this e-mail. I spent over 2 hours on 2 separate phone calls to Expedia on Monday 10 August
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London, UK

Great place, fab beach, amazing people

Posted 11-Sep-2014
Pros: location, staff
Cons: Breakfast
Location: Great location, very close to the beach, fantastic walk along the coastline.
The apart-hotel is great, cosy and quiet. It is close to the beach, 10 min walk from the shops and a bit outside Albufeira city centre. The staff is great and Ricardo recommended the best places to eat. We will go back!
3out of 5
by Buckalec66 from Ireland

Showing its age...but helped by staff.

Posted 17-Aug-2014 on Hotels
Clube Marie Luisa is sadly showing its age. The decor and amenities reflect its 20+ years with no apparent modernisation. No Aircon in the rooms and curiously no available plugs in the tired tiny kitchen. Our toilet and washing machine failed and the fridge was more like another cupboard...such was its strength in chilling! All that said, the staff could not have been more helpful or pleasant. The rooms are cleaned very regularly. The area is quiet, with little or no passing traffic. Close to a busy beach...though not an easy access.
3out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice hotel, close to beach.

Posted 21-Apr-2014
A quiet hotel, near to beach. 15 minute walk to nearest stores so taxi needed to transport heavy shopping, esp larger bottles of water. Staff very helpful
4out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Paul from England

Home for a while

Posted 30-Nov-2013
Pros: The lifts worked well and the kitchen was well equipped the apartment had a great view. I was quite sad to leave
Cons: The bar was very basic and the wifi was expensive unreliable an only in the foyer
Location: Local bars were good the village was quite dead out of season but great to relax in
It was about 20minutes walk to the super markets and the village of Vilamoura . Although transport was available I liked the walk. The locals an the staff were very friendly which was a bonus. You can get a bus to Faro for about €3 which was a pleasant trip.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by G.C. from Scottish Highlands, UK

Great base.

Posted 08-Oct-2012
Pros: Quiet but centralish.
Cons: No bar or restaurant.
Location: Beach to the right shops and bars, ect. to the left.
Not really a hotel, but a great base to travel from and return and relax just the same. It is a shame there is no longer a bar or restaurant. There are plenty of places close by but it was nice in the past to come back from a long drive and have a beer before getting changed for the evening.
5out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from West Yorkshire

EXCELLENT PRIVATE HOTEL LOVELY GARDENS AND NEAREST TO BEACH I HAVE SEEN

Posted 29-Sep-2011
Lovely private hotel never crowded well kept gardens, right on the beach via the stone steps and the beach is the prettiest in the area after exploring surrounding beaches. Staff exceptional although only there 9-6, but will help you with anything you need. Really spacious - room number 7, view over pool lounge with dining area, full kitchen even has a washing machine small hallway and large bathroom. Twin beds which can be put together for a double, and sofa bed in lounge. Lots of storage space and safe. Two pools just big enough and very clean. Housekeeping great - towels changed beds made floors swept. Only went self catering as a solo traveller and never felt intimidated in hotel or town even on the strip where bars and clubs were. The hotel is so quiet and hidden away from people making their way to beach. Don't normally go to a place twice but would definitely be going there again. Rooms styled in traditional way do not expect contemporary plush 5 star, but that's what made it so nice you knew you were in Portugal, some 5 star rooms are all the same and you could be in the UK (except for weather) very quaint accommodation. All in all a great time had, relaxing and friendly polite staff. Nothing going on here as in entertainment or restaurant but plenty of choices within walking distance. Not really for children
3out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Southampton, United Kingdom

An ok hotel if you're on a budget

Posted 16-Nov-2010
We had some problems with the check-in (waited almost 5 hours to get our room), and the staff didn't really give us any info about local attractions (maybe because we were there out of season?), but overall it was ok, staff friendly. The room was a bit dirty and needed refurbishment, but consisted of a living room, bedroom, separate, fully-equipped kitchen (kettle, microwave, washing machine, dishes, cutlery etc.) and bathroom - plus a spacious balcony. There was a heater in the bedroom, which was good, because it got cold at night (we travelled to Algrave in November). We had room service almost every day, there was a medium-sized swimming pool, and pool table at the bar - unfortunately, at the time they only served hot drinks - again, because it was out of season. It's a good hotel for those who are on a budget - don't expect many luxuries. It had one huge advantage: its location. Loads of stairs to the beach, but if you're fairly fit, it's three minutes walk, and the beach is lovely. We'd recommend the walk on the beach - when you get down the stairs, turn left, and you get rewarded with some beautiful views, soft sand and grottos. Alternatively, walk on the cliffs - it's breath-taking. The hotel is also near to the supermarkets, bars, restaurants and about 40 minutes walk to Albufeira, which is worth visiting. The hotel surroundings, however, are very quiet, which was great. Our room was facing the car park, but we still got a bit of a seaview from the balcony.
4out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from London

Would go back again

Posted 22-Oct-2010
Good location, right next to the beach and a nice area to stay in. Not far from the main restaurants and bars. Would recommend to hire a car and see places around the algarve. The hotel was very nice. It is basic and all you need really. It is quite and a pleasant place to stay. Might need to bring your own towels and a little kettle though. More suited to couples and those who want a quite and relaxing holiday.