Escape to a resort where you can bask in luxury while experiencing the true essence of the Algarve. Beach, golf, nature, ocean living – all in one place. In this place, special attention was given to the smallest detail in order to bring inside the calm and relaxation that the external environment conveys allied to the comfort and originality.
Campo de Golfe de Palmares Lagos 8600 - 250 Portugal
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We stayed in room 205, arriving 24 September and departing 27 September. The property was easy to find using ApplePlay guidance. The property is is stunning. It is a very large sprawling complex with villas, town houses, golf courses and a small hotel. Parking is right outside the entrance making it easy to pack, unpack etc. The gorgeous professional landscaping suits the environment and extends throughout the property. Check in was easy ( we booked on Booking.com) and help was offered to carry our luggage. We had a welcome drink which is nice but when I ordered another rather than adding it to our room bill, I was asked to pay right then and there. That was strange. Our room was small but beautifully appointed and immaculate. The cleaning staff paid attention to detail. The room was serviced 2X daily and a treat was left on the bed. Since storage was somewhat limited ,this required a bit more effort to keep the room neat and tidy. There was a desk behind the bed but not in view and a couch for separate seating. The room had a lovely balcony overlooking the golf course and out to the beach, the ocean and the town of Lagos. Thankfully the bed faced the view so credit to the designers! Each balcony is private with 2 chairs and a table. The bed was comfortable and climate control easy. There were no USB ports but enough outlets to use an adaptor and chargers. Be sure to bring those since USB ports are not common in Portugal. The bathroom was nice…good shower, water pressure, plentiful towels, robe, slippers, toiletries, hair dryer etc. Breakfast was very nice. The dining room has large windows and sliding doors for both inside and outside eating. The breakfast starts with a 3-tiered plate with meats, cheeses and sweets on separate layers. A bread basket with a very good assortment is also provided. In addition juices and coffee etc are served. There are also choices included from a menu. The eggs were excellent. This was actually a welcome change from a buffet. We had dinner at the hotel and although the food was good and nicely presented the menu was very limited and it was a bit of a challenge to find something we wanted to eat. The concept was a bit fussy and also overpriced. Service was very good. We drove into Lagos each day . The drive is very easy and parking in Lagos equally so. It would have been nice if we were made aware of other eating options on the property itself. We did find a booklet in a drawer when we were packing to leave that outlined particulars of the hotel as well as dining options. We do recommend this property…especially if you play golf. We did not have time to do so nor did we use the pool or beach. We needed more time! Compliments to the staff.
We stayed at the hotel for a week mid September in order to guarantee tee times & a buggy for our golf games which was very well organised by our golf booking agency.The situation of the hotel is perfect overlooking Meia Prai beach/ Lagos Bay & over to Alvor Bay & the mountains. The design of the hotel is lovely,modern,peaceful and all bedroom facilities are very good re quality & supply.However lots of elements missing- not 5 star are —- butter & preserve portions at breakfast,paper napkins,cheese & ham of the plastic non flavoured variety, tables outside are not large enough to provide space for all crockery etc at breakfast/ items served on cake stands- most peculiar including your fruit! Hot dishes were good - all the staff are very pleasant but there seems to be very little enthusiasm from any of them - the hotel lacks a soul ! Swimming pool in poor condition/ tiles coming off/ NO handrails at all therefore not safe - only 4 shade umbrellas for 20 rooms?? - I saw people going into the bar from pool to order drinks & taking these back themselves — - sorry —- staff should have delivered the drinks to quests - very poor service! We ate on two occasions - food / service was pleasant/ atmosphere zero - on. Friday evening at that time they had live music & a buffet type dinner service— not advertised to guests - only found out when arrived at reception to go out to a local restaurant- had we known we may have stayed - very poor marketing - information should have been in the hotel reception area previous day???? From my perspective there would appear to be no General Manager/ Manager — I’m not surprised because a 20 bedroomed hotel of this type could not sustain the salary attached to the position- this is where the hotel falls short of a good solid Manager/ Supervisor to install some enthusiasm to the staff - this would give the hotel some life. Understand that adults, as we are, come for peace & quite which is guaranteed in the situation but a little more life around the establishment / staff training & a re check of required 5 star standards need to be carried out - by whom???????
Stayed 4 nights recently and loved the hotel. Beautiful views and nice rooms with porches/balconies. Staff very polite and helpful. Breakfast was good. Liked the location with a rental car to be able to drive East or West to nearby towns and beaches. Would definitely stay here again, really better than anticipated.