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location when trying to leave no once would open the gate. staff were chatting
the hotel its self and room maintaince work around pool and spa closed for 1 day
Comfort of room and privacy when out on balcony,quietness at night and very pleasant staff. Indoor pool and spa were closed for half of our stay to carry out maintenance work.
very relaxing value for money will recommend to friends nothing
Rooms had the wow factor,unusual but lovely bathroom area,glass wall shower different than anywere we stayed before.staff were very helpful and polite.pool area was lovely and very large pool. did not like the card system to get your towels for the pool.there are easier and more simple ways,if pool was busy it would be a bit confusing.they seemed to do a lot of maintance work to a new hotel.sections were closed off for the duration of our stay[indoor pool]etc.we booked this hotel for a number of reasons and the indoor pool was one because of the time of year we were going [nov]with it being a new hotel i persume these were teething problems but we would return again
The location and view is excellent. They were busy with renovations and the noise was very annoying
Convenient Spacious Friendly Yes, as I was attending a wedding I needed to iron a shirt at the last minute...the hotel could not locate anyone to iron (though they were going to charge extra) or they could not provide an iron for me to iron just one shirt.
We stayed in a quiet period which was good for us , the staff were attentive and the hotle was very clean and cared for Groups of golfers who acted like small children let out on their own
I liked the friendliness of the staff. The hotel was pure luxury- the food excellent. Lovely decor. Everything was just perfecft as it has been on the previous three occasions that I have stayed there.
location heated p-ool steam roombeach i tried to book directly and was told no availabilty plenty room in fact
The food was probably the best we have had in an hotel (albeit 5*) and we are fairly regular travellers
The hotel was very good indoor pool excelant food good staff helpful have stayed a few times here and will be going back again
Very Pleaseant Atmosphere and Helpful Staff Not Problems
very friendly staff and nice bar
It was very central
My wife and I spent the first 2 nights of our honeymoon and we could not wish for a nicer start to our married life.
Location was perfect, hotel service is 5 star and the breakfast was great! Rooms were dirty! Walls looked liked they hadn't been wiped down in a long time. The carpets on the sides of the bed looked as if they hadn't been washed in years. This is definitely not a 4 star hotel, it's a mediocre 3 at best.
close to the beach and the marina no
Location is great if you have a sea view. Coffee at breakfast is diabolical, not in keeping with 4 star status.
the staff are very helpful and friendly the room was lovely we had junior suite a walk in shower would have been nice The overall experience was great just a couple of things that need improving the breakfast was always tepid but a microwave in the buufet area would sort this and the beds are very uncomfortable
the tranquil atmosphere, the hotel was beautifu on the sea front and the suite was very comfortable and clean
All aspects of the Hotel were excellent.
The kindness of the staff
had a very good stay at your hotel staff were always very pleasant ,as I find the portugese people always lovely ... the only thing I can say as a negitive we could not get water ,had to go to the supermarket for it ,thats ok when you have settled in .I think some in the room would be so nice ..
location helpful staff good breakfast
Excellent location close to beach and marina with good value accommodation in clean modern hotel basic facilities in standard room with horrible plastic and barely functioning air dryer stuck on bathroom wall, poor breakfast fare and lack of modern IT facilities e.g Staff could not print out my boarding card from computer because there was no printer attached.
If you have kids and want to stay on an hotel that has everything for you and your kids, this is the one. Amazing pools (one with sand), garden to walk and relax and a great place for our kids to play. One thing that i do not like, in this hotel and the other 5 stars hotels, is when we get to the pools, all the sunbeds are with towels and we do not have none where we can lay down and rest. The hotel should have a person to check the sunbeds that have towels but the persons went to their room to relax and remove them so other guests could relax by the pool.
Reception staff very helpful and friendly. Room very comfortable and room service very much on the ball. Public areas a bit odd - lacking warmth and character,but made up for by the room.
500m waking to the beach. 500m waking to the center...the best hotel in portugal...
The hotel was modern,well designed and has superb rooms,beds,swimming pools,gardens,spa and location. The staff are generally well trained (with 2 exceptions!) polite,motivated and efficient. The breakfast was excellent and our entire stay was very enjoyable and one of our best ever experiences. The gym was a bit weak in comparison to the rest of the hotel and could have had better weights and better air conditioning
chic graet servive
Very relaxing, with everything we needed within the hotel grounds.
the location, the staff,the room,the facilities all superb.
excellent service, clean, relaxing and comfortable
everything breakfast fantastic and spa so proffesional cant wait to return but i work on a budget so will only be able to go when rates are good
This is an excellent resort that I would recommend to others. The staff in particular was first rate.
The hotel was very comfortable and clean
A very well located and friendly hotel, with a good breakfast included. We had a room with a huge balcony overlooking the city. The pool is also very nice. The restaurant close by (Alfonso III) is very good value.
the location being in the town
Staff were very nice and helpful. Breakfast was great. Hotel is in nice quiet location close to the centre of Loule
Convenient for business trip in Loule. Friendly staff. Parking difficult.
It was unpretentious and great value for money. The breakfast was excellent.
It was very relaxed and comfortable. The staff were very helpful.
Location, room and staff were all brilliant!!!!
Friendly and kind staff. Good room service. Not very impressed with coffee machines in breakfast room. When I wanted to buy water or a drink from the bar, there was rarely change available, and cost had to go on my bill. I prefer to pay as I go. Television channels different in both rooms I stayed in. Perhaps televisions could be retuned?
Cleanliness of rooms was excellent, location was ideal for exploring the town Couldn't fault it for a short stay but not a place to stay if you want anything other than a base
we loved it staff were fantastic dissapointed not to get free upgrade however they presented us with champagne and a cake as it was our wedding anniversary!! no
Excellent service, overall cleanliness of all aspects of the hotel
Tha extra bathing resort they have at the Ocean is marvellous! You write that based on the card number no deposit will be charged but Hilton did this, the next day after I made the reservation they charged the full price onto my card; more than that when I arrived they charged me again the full amount plus deposit and when I checked out they asked me to pay again. This is really upsetting! They said it was due to their old IT sys which I barely believe...
The staff were extremely helpful and mannerly at all times. The cleaning staff were always so polite and respecting your privacy. The rooms were spotless clean. No, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
This new hotel (or renovated) is wonderful with nice rooms and pool area with great service at the beach (free shuttle, chairs and towels). In addition, the buffets (breakfast and dinner) were georgeous - my husband and I have travel quite a few times and would recommend this hotel without any hesitations.
Have stayed here before, is spacious, clean with good rooms, pleasant on the eye, not too far from the main centre of Vilamoura. Not enough english TV channels,also the shop could do with a bit more variety, like bottled drinks, the bar is too formal just to buy say, a bottle of water.
The setting was magnificent the rooms were luxurious and all the services were excellent .
The staff were very accommodating. We had no complaints at all. THe hotel was exceptional in every aspect and we will have no hesitation in returning.
The hotel was everything that we had hoped for and expected from the descriptions. The staff were extremely efficient and friendly, and almost all were completely fluent in English. The tone was set on our arrival, when we were informed that, due to high occupancy, we had been upgraded to a junior suite....the room was fantastic! The pool areas were superb and there was never any difficulty in getting a lounger. Despite the hotel being about 2 miles from both the beach and marina, the courtesy bus service made venturing out beyond the hotel very easy. The breakfast buffet was excellent, with an extensive choice. Only a minor criticism, as the Marina offered more than enough choice, but during our stay, one of the hotel's restaurants was closed, and the other main restaurant offered only a limited choice on the menu.
good location close to marina , beach and good access to golf. poor sunshine around pool deck / noisy on a couple of nights late ie 3/4pm
Location, pool area, steam room. Whilst adequate and reasonable value at the reduced price, the room was not to the stated standard and not worth the full, high season price.
Liked the vicinity
Clean, comfortable & fairly priced Treadmill in Gym not working - Sauna also not working
We received a free upgrade to a senior suite as they could not accommodate request for adjacent rooms. The suite was perfect, on the top floor with a large balcony offering fantastic views over the marina. Very clean, very good standard of housekeeping. The food offered at breakfast could have been more varied and the hot food could have been hotter. I would have expected some made to order breakfast items Eg omelettes, fresh fried eggs, pancakes etc. in a 4star hotel. Bar / foyer area could be better furbished and the indoor pool area is poor.
Third year in succession, staff & location excellent, friendly and relaxing.
Value for money and beside the beach
the hotel is too old an is not a four star grade
location, service mini bars have been removed since I was last there. they have a silly little idea of charging for the safe locks. they would be better charging the price they actually want for the room.
Good value for money and the location close to the marina was great. The room was excellent and we had all of the facilities that we needed Nothing comes to mind
The apartments are fantastic. We didn't travel with our children but will definately stay again and will take them. It's a shame that the Hotel does not offer room service to the apartments and it was dissapointing to arrive to a totally empty fridge. The first thing you have to do when you arrive is find the local super market and stock up, I had been told that a welcome pack would be there on our arrival..
Excellent resort; our 3 bedroom appartment was equipped to a high standard; one bedroom with a king-size bed .. the other 2 rooms had 2 twin beds put together ,, so can easily sleep 3 couples. Breakfast was fresh and good selection. General manager allowed us to check out late which meant our last day felt like another full day of vacation. There's a very nice 1-star restaurant called Willie's next door ... Would recommend to all (if you're willing to pay 15-20 for starter and 30 euro for main)! if you want to be close to the beach .. this hotel doesn't offer shuttle service off-season. Wasn't a problem to us at all (we had a car) .. but just be prepared for a nice walk .. because of the 'winter' season some bars weren't open .. again didn't feel it presented a problem as remaining offer was more than enough ...
Appartment fantastic,immaculately clean.bit out the way but a minibus always available to take you to the beach or marina.to quiet for our kids who are 16 an 19 but fab for me.great location for all golf courses,so the hubby says.would defo go back. We tried to check in at the front reception of the hilton hotel because that is were I thought id booked and you can use all these facilities,its all the same complex.but the man on reception treated us like the poor people and sent us round the back to another reception,which was like the tradesman ent.there was no need to talk down to us its the same hotel and without us he wouldn't have a job.
Luxurious apartment in quiet location. Fantastic spa / facilities. Welcoming extremely friendly and helpful staff Nothing to criticise.
The apartment was lovely, well decorated and modern. The hotel had a great atmosphere and the staff were very pleasant, especially Marco and the restaurant staff.
the apartment was well laid out and very spacious distance from main centre - marina
location and accesibility no information in rooms about hotel or town, couldnt get room serivce
Lovely surroundings, great weather, near golf courses. Nice rooms. Excellent breakfast. Would need a car as a outside villamoura . Problems a couple of mornings at breakfast in having to wait to be seated. No bowls or plates left for cereals. Other mornings no cereals. Also only one restaurant open in evenings with mostly buffet service.
Excellent hotel and facilities, very well furnished flat with everything anyone could want. We will be returning to this hotel.
Superb weather in October, south facing very private well equipped apartment, great location - not in the town but close enough. Barking dogs from house overlooked. Not incessant but enough to get on your nerves at times.
I have stayed at the Formosa Park Hotel 4 times and have had a great experience every time. The staff are great, the 2-bed appartments are fabulous. The proximity to the beach and the nature reserve are an added bonus. The pool is lovely - one of the best hotel pools of my experience.I have no fault to find with any aspect of this hotel. The fact that we go back year after yera speaks for itself.
very family friendly, very relaxed, professional staff, great breakfast
Big apartments. Hotel location - quiet and near the beach. Away from crouds Room decoration could be improved.
The pool was great for children. Good Towel service. Got upgraded to pool view.
The hotel was immaculate, rooms very comfortable and staff both efficient and friendly. A very enjoyable experience.
Location is amazing - beach & golf.. Pool v. good. Didn't receive sleeping arrangements we had booked.
Swimming pool and how clean it was, lovely gardens, peace and quiet, nice not being surrounded by high rise apartments or other hotels Not a complaint but it would be nice if there were a few tavernas near by for a drink by the beach
Uniformly excellent. The staff are always friendly, helpful and pleasant
To be a quiet place Yes ,I didn't like, at the bathroom, the fact that the shower is attached to the wall by a stiff device.It should be flexible in order to be orientated towards your body.If not you have to stand almost against the wall
size of modern bathroom and cleanliness of room. very difficult to find even with GPS. felt that the dining facility was expensive. No others nearby.
people very friendly felt it was a little tired
Easy for golf, lovely pool and very helpful staff Nothing - every thing was good.
This is a 3 star hotel - certainly not a 5 star. Rooms are tired and require refurbishment. They don't even have proper showers. The pool area is crowded and too small. Totally overpriced. Tired rooms. Simply not 5 star by any stretch of the imagination.
Hotel staff, relax atmosphere, luxury No
The Hotel was in an excellent location within minutes of the beach and restuarants of Vale Do Lobo, the rooms were spacious and staff were extremley helpful when required. Bedrooms are a little tired and ready for a refurb but not to the extent of being shabby
the peacefullness pool side service was terrible and tv coverage for 5star was poor
We unfortunately got some bad news very early into our stay at the hotel and the staff were magnificent in assisting us to re-arrange flights home. Staff were brilliant
Location of hotel close to restaurants and beach Dated room. Uncomfortable beds.
good food and athmosphere
Proximity to Faro, and the location near the beach and Val do Lobo restuarants. the hotel is generally tired and in need of an up-date, however it is still good, but perhaps not worthy of 5 stars.The breakfast is anly average and would benefit from real fresh jusices, not canned and also more variety, especially grapeftruit juice. Also, the fresh fruit was limited ansd several options were canned fruits.
Location of the hotel to the marina was excellant. Rooms were cleaned daily.My sister had to go to a dentist and the receptionist on duty kindly drove her there. Unfortunately I cannot remember her name but she went out of her way to assist and help us.It is not ofter you get this kind of service so well done to you all. I would like the bar to be open a bit later in the evening
Location, cleanliness and great value for money Breakfast was very average
Very high standard of comfort and excellent (very helpful) staff, particularly Lilian-Hoey-Manuel
excellent value for money front desk could be a bit more friendly - especially the men
good pool close to marina very old and temperamental lifts
Friendly staff. Good central location. Rooms are very spacious-truly an apartment size parking not easy. breakfast was a bit ordinary -orange juice was very bad
staff is courteous T2 rooms are very spacious
Good size of room. Need WiFi on all floors.
Pleasant stay. Centrally located - minutes from Marina, shops and restaurants. Apartments were large and very clean. Staff very helpful and pleasant
First of all look for the hotel Olympus. It is not Luna Olympus. The hotel offers a great location in the centre of Valmoura which was an ideal location for us. We hired a car and drove around the Algarve. Recommend a visit to Silves and Alte with all its narrow streets and charm. The hotel is close to the marina, shops, restaurants, golf courses and the coast. All the hotel staff were welcoming and very helpful and spoke English. The breakfast had a good variety. The room size was plentiful and had sufficient cutlery and crockery if you wanted to dine in. Our room had a balcony with some views. Our room had a sofa bed in the main room which we only used as a couch. However this was not very comfortable. A safe deposit box is available at 1.5 Euro's per day (Jan 2010). Overall we had a great experience through our six day stay and would return and recommend Olympus Hotel and Valmoura. The uncomfortable sofa bed as a couch.
This is a great chain of hotels, the Marina was closed for the winter but was moved to sister Hotel (Golf) 500 meters away again excellent this is my 5 time staying in a hotel of this chain.
The location was excellent, and within five minutes was the Marina which had all things you required. The staff were friendly and helpful, the initial booking was for the Dom Pedro Marina but someone contacted us prior to us leaving home and gave us details of the Dom Pedro Golf which was within two minutes of the original hotel We enjoyed our stay so we had no real issues
The staff ,The location Prices little expensive
Staff very helpful, location for marina & beach. Quite, less children. Parking. quality of hotel fixtures fitting etc
A good standard of hotel and courteous staff
Buffet Breakfast. Huge choice of dishes Limited Parking
centrel,relaxing,hotel facitilys,ideal holiday for chrilden lack of coffee making facilitys in rooms
The staff and facilities were perfect. The hotel organised our golf in advance of our stay which we also thoroughly enjoyed. I would highly recommend this hotel as a destination. n/a
We were upgraded free of charge on arrival as our suite was not yet available.The staff were most helpful and some very entertaining The cooked breakfast was not very palatable,but we were happy with the continental breakfast
Friendly helpful staff I had to pay to use the Spa facilities
The hotel and apartments were beautiful. Even though the. Complex was a 5 minute drive from the marina a complimentary bus was provided and if the times were not convenient a taxi was only 7 euros. The apartments were well equipped and the furnishings a very high standard.. The restaurant in the hotel was very expensive and a limited menu. They were catering for the golfers not the familys.
To find the hotel is an experience. It take us more than an hour. - The parking spaces are very, very small.
the first class facilities and wonderful staff no
+ nice design + minibus to marina - quite expensive - far from beach
The Staff were excellent and the apartment we had was more than we needed and a great price
The Residences at Victoria appartments were immaculate and had all the facilities required and more, they were extremely comfortable and serviced each day to a very high standard. We used the pool at Tivoli Victoria and beach facilities at Tivoli Marina hotel which were both fantastic. The breakfasts were fantastic and the food in the gourmet resteraunt at the Tivoli hotel was lush. A lovely hotel vith very accomodating and helpfull staff.
Hte restaurant Staff
The tranquility of the place, huge rooms, very good service.
very nice and new....luxury.... very noisy appartments....due to the floors...when neighbours walking or moving chairs....you hear it all very clear...too clear.
This is a new modern hotel very pretty and very comfortable.Excellent breakfasts. However the rooms which are very comfortable and modern were not serviced properly and the beds had an awful smell, later we were told that it was from tyhe feathers used in the bedding. Not enough towels, floor mats or even soap. the housekeeping.
staff very helpful and prepared to go the extra mile
The location and the extremely friendly staff (it was very quite in the hotel so that might have positively influenced the friendliness of the staff and our very pleasant, relaxed experience). However, we have been there multiple times before and we always had a good experience we have no complains whatsover
quality of food, cleanliness, friendly and helpful staff small bath, wine list not very descriptive (who knows anything about portuguese wines!).
Everything. Staff were so courteous. Service excellent all the small touches added just made holiday. Just could have a little more choice for eveing meals. Nothing wrong with quality which was excellent. Which would have kept us in hotel on evenighs
Fantastic location and view. The hotel is difficult to find by car.
The stff were delightful and the hotel well appointed and peaceful
We have stayed over many years,one of our favourites in Europe NA
good room,nice view, generally pleasant staff, excellent included breakfast main restaurant closed on the 3 days of our stay. stroppy attitude to relatives using pool for 3 hours.
The location is perfect if you want to really get away from it all. It is situated up in the hills and the quiet and peacefullness of the location are wonderful. No noisy night life up here as it is completely isolated. Ask the barman to make you a Caipirihna (kai-pee-ree-nya) with some organic limes from the hotel's fruit farm. The hotel also possessed a sauna but there did not seem to be any instructions as to where it was located or what hours it operated.