About the villa
Things you'll love
- 2-bedroom townhouses
- 3-bedroom villas
- 2 pools & spa
- 3km to Carvoeiro
- View Location
Air-conditioning , DVD player , Satellite TV , Outdoor shared pool in the complex , Kids' pool , Restaurant , Spa* in the complex , Tennis* , Indoor pool , Bar in the complex , Gym* , 9-hole putting green* , Multi-sports astroturf pitch* , Playground .
Private pool at 3 bedroom villa
Very enjoyable stay
06 Nov , 2019 Kosh72
We really enjoyed staying here, the apartment was very clean and spacious with a nice garden area at the back with a stream full of frogs which were very noisy at night but strangely relaxing (They cant be heard with the windows and doors shut). The breakfast was tasty and we ate there every morning, we also had dinner in the restaurant a couple of times and the food was delicious and traditional Portuguese, don't expect burgers, chicken nuggets and chips! Staff were very friendly to us at all times and we even had an interesting chat with the manager about Brexit ;-) We would certainly stay here again.
Nice place to stay in a quiet location near Carvoeiro
05 Sep , 2019 Dan R, 186605
Nice 2 & 3 bed apartments. Very comfortable and nicely laid out. Air conditioning in every room and works well, especially welcome during the summer months. Lovely setting with a stream running through the middle of the resort. This was our 3rd stay here. In general it is nice but a few things could be improved especially as it is rated as 5 star accommodation. 1. A checklist should be in place to ensure all apartments have required things like coffee machines, cutlery, etc. This should be validated before new guests arrive. 2. Some of the sun-loungers at the pool are old and worn and a bit grubby. 3. Some of the staff at reception are nice and pleasant while others are a bit unfriendly, especially if dealing with complaints. Maybe some customer training would be worthwhile!
21 Aug , 2019 Jeninabox
We are just over half way through our stay and I was nervous about arriving given some of the negative reviews. We had nothing to be nervous about. The location might not be for everyone. It’s a good 3km from Carvoeiro beach / main square with not much in walking distance but taxis are easily available and reception is happy to arrange for you. We have also visited Portimão while we have been here - about 15-20 mins in a taxi for about eur18 each way. We are staying in one of of the townhouse / 2-bed suites. There are 5 of us - 3 adults and 2 kids. The suite is a brilliant size and is clean and modern with a well equipped and well maintained kitchen (mainly Bosch appliances) including a large fridge and separate freezer, a microwave, dishwasher and washing machine (in addition to an oven and hob as you would expect). All are clean and in good working order. Air con is decent and blackout shutters a plus. The master bedroom has a large bathroom with separate shower and the second bedroom has a good sized shower room. There is an additional toilet downstairs and a reasonable sofa bed there too. There is a terrace off the living room with table and chairs overlooking well maintained gardens and there is a good-sized balcony off the master bedroom. If I was going to pick fault with the accommodation then I would say that some outside furniture for the balcony would be nice and there are only enough plates etc for 4 really. Not a huge issue for us as we are only eating in for breakfast and sometimes lunch but it would be tricky if all 5 of us wanted to eat an evening meal. Neither of these were big enough issues to knock a mark off and I am sure we could have obtained additional plates etc if we had asked. Beds are comfortable and everything is very clean. There is ample wardrobe space and a safe in one of the wardrobes. Pool area is nice with a larger pool and a smaller splash pool. The pool feels cold when you get in but is very pleasant - I’ve been in far colder pools in the canaries. We haven’t used the indoor pool or other spa facilities. There are no slides etc or poolside entertainment but we knew that before we booked. Staff are all friendly and helpful. We have used the bar daily and found it to be reasonably priced for a hotel bar. We have also had lunch at the hotel and while it wasn’t particularly quick, the food was good (mainly burgers, pasta etc). The on-site shop is pretty small but has water, beer, crisps, toiletries, inflatables etc and is open 24 hours. If we were coming back to the area then we would definitely consider this accommodation again.
Needs a Major Revamp
11 Aug , 2019 Psjb2610
This was once a really fabulous resort which we have thoroughly enjoyed staying in over the years but unfortunately it has become run down and unloved. The villa's have all become tired and worn. They need to be painted, new furniture and updated. The setting is lovely and the potential is there but unfortunately it's seriously laking some love. The entertainment which was once so much fun is gone...no kids club staff...no games at the pool. No music...icecream/drink shop closed...brakfast horrible....watered down concentrated juices....no eggs, pancakes, omelettes cooked freshly in front of you. Waiting staff unfriendly. Pool area used to be meticulously cleaned. ..not anymore, rubbish left from previous visitors was there a couple of days. Overall we were disappointed and really hope that Vale de Lapa can be restored to its former glory. We stayed a couple of days at Monte Santo...this is a true 5 star hotel, Vale de Lapa is a 4 star at a push....yet prices still reflect 5 star accomodation. We love Carvoeiro and the Algarve and will return again but unfortunately will look elsewhere to stay...
TheFirst class apartments
19 Jul , 2019 davejames90
I stayed with a group for 4 nights. The apartments were first class, and spread over 2 floors. They were very spacious and clean, as where the gardens and pool area. The only downside, was that there was no shops nearby, and it was a taxi ride to the town/beach. This taxi cost was around 6 euros. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was good. It was a nice restful place away from the hustle bustle of the town
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