My sister and I stayed for 4 nights at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The hotel generally was very good and the facilities were excellent. It was great to be able to choose sunbeds on the beach or at the pool and the breakfasts were gorgeous, especially the fresh fruit and the selection of breads and pastries (personally not into cooked breakfasts but they looked delicious as well). Our room was described as a twin deluxe by the hotel but was fairly basic. The bathroom was small and had a weak mixer tap shower in the bath and the balcony was tricky to access due to the old rickety aluminium framed doors. The rooms that were really nice were the premium twin rooms which are more expensive but so much nicer and we will try and book one of these next time. We love the resort because everything is so handy and there is plenty of choice of bars and restaurants close by.
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.
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.
Although the hotel is comfortable it was a bit dated in its facilities and style. For example, the bathroom and bedroom could do with an upgrade. Although the hotel is rated 5 star it does not compare to other 5 star hotels we have stayed in.
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
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.