Vilar Do Golf
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Vilar Do Golf

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4.5
#1 of 3 resorts in Almancil
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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The four star Vilar do Golf is situated in the prestigious 2,000 acre Quinta do Lago Estate in the Algarve, Portugal. It features indoor and outdoor pools, a children’s pool, whirlpool, fitness centre and spa. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The air-conditioned villas include a well-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. Each villa has a private bathroom with bath or shower and balcony or terrace. Satellite TV, a DVD player and iHome alarm clock are also provided. With stunning views of the Quinta do Lago Golf Course, the Bobby Jones restaurant serves a delicious range of local and international dishes made using fresh local ingredients. The seasonal pool bar and grill serves light meals and refreshments, while the Noa café serves breakfast, lunch and snacks. For your convenience a grocery store is also available on-site.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Concierge
Convenience store
ATM on site
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Kitchenware
Room types
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Green
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Quinta Lago, Loule 8135-903 Portugal
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 55 out of 100
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Faro Airport
Portimão Airport
32.1 mi
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1 Attraction
within 0.75 miles
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stephidennis wrote a review Mar 2024
Sheffield, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I had an amazing holiday at Vilar Do Golf in Portugal! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality. The accommodations were spacious, clean, and comfortable, providing the perfect retreat for our family of four. The hotel's amenities were top-notch, from the beautiful pool area to the well-maintained grounds. The staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay was memorable, offering excellent service at every turn. The location was also ideal, allowing us easy access to nearby attractions and stunning beaches. Overall, our experience at Vilar Do Golf exceeded our expectations, we would recommend this hotel to families looking for a perfect getaway in Portugal!
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Luis Catarino, Diretor-Geral at Vilar Do Golf
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Good morning dear Stephidennis We are very happy that all our services and the team hospitality made everything right for you. The team is very proud that they have contributed for your amazing experience and that you had a great vacation Thank you very much for your comments and evaluation :-) We hope to be able to welcome you back to our resort See you soon Luis Catarino
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diannedavis2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Would definitely recommend this location. The unit was spacious, clean and modern. The onsite grocery was well stocked with food, toiletries and wine/liquors and reasonably priced considering it was a 25 minute walk or 12€ taxi ride to the next closest store. Golf course looked immaculate, shuttle to beach allowed plenty of beach walking trails or restaurants. A rental car would be recommended if you wanted to sightsee as taxi was quite expensive 90€ round trip to Faro. Apparently most use Uber app.
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Review collected in partnership with RCI
Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Diamond R, Diretor-Geral at Vilar Do Golf
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear Dianne Thank you for your lovely review about your recent stay with us at Vilar do Golf. I have shared you review with all the team. I'm sure they will be very happy to know the great experience they have provided again. Thank you so much on behalf of all the team! Looking forward to your next visit. Best Regards Luis M.Catarino Resort Manager
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Vacation44693958066 wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Vilar do Golf is very well located in Quinta do Lago and the facilities are of a high standard. The 2-bed villa we stayed in was recently modernised and was spotless with cleaning twice during the week we stayed there. The reception staff are pleasant and very helpful and the food offerings are comprehensive.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Pedro Herdeiro wrote a review Jul 2020
Lisbon, Portugal11 contributions22 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Having been a regular visitor to Vilar do Golf , it is a beautiful spot and has all the potential of being a great holiday destination .

However I am disappointed to say that on my recent visit I was faced with a ViIlla infested with ants. They were all over the kitchen floor , in my food , in the shower and bathroom. This was definately not what I was expecting .

I was keen to find a solution , so asked the reception staff for their help . Instead after waiting hours , I was faced with a staff member telling me that I needed to find the nest and apply a spray . Having a small child in the house, I was not sure of the dangers of using these products near food etc. I tried my best to apply the product and woke up to an entire kitchen crawling with ants . This time a cleaner was kind enough to apply the product and try to clean the apartment . It was clear from her face she was shocked by the amount of crawling ants.

We had to spend the whole day out , due to the chemicals used in the Villa. However this attempt to clear the ViIlla of ants was not successful.
To my disappointment , the receptionist´s response was that the Villa is located on a Natural Reserve and this is normal .

Paying for 5 star accomodation , should not mean that Villas crawling with ants is normal!
I tried again to find a solution , even though the General Manager did not offer his time to help me .

I do not wish to cause more trouble , however I do not feel this experience is satisfactory and the approach that the staff have had has made me feel that I should not be complaining at all .

I only hope this does not happen to anyone else
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Date of stay: July 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ClaudiaBragaCunha wrote a review Sept 2023
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have a 4 year-old child, so I loved the fact that the resort has several pools (the inside one was great when it rained) and also has a playground for the kids to play without the adults ever keeping them out of sight. Plus, the presence of the pool staff was definitely a good thing (especially when some people didn't respect the rules of "a quiet place").
The pool bar was excellent and the staff simply adorable and extremely friendly.
Even though we had to climb some stairs to reach the villa, its location was very good.
Despite have experienced some minor problems with the villa's equipment, the maintenance staff was very efficient and always extremely quick to repair the stuff.
As for cleanliness, I just have one word to describe it: FANTASTIC.
The fact that you need to have your own pool towels or pay for those "provided" by the resort is definitely something that I can't understand in a place that is selling a "luxury vacation". I've been in several resorts in Quinta do Lago over the last 20 years and never experienced something like this!
When we arrived, the accessibility to the villa was a challenge because we had a lot of bags and more than our share of stairs to climb.
Parking the car was also a "not so good" experience due to the lack of parking slots (and we were there in September).
The villa was recently renovated, but the closets showed a lot of use (they were clearly left out of the renovation plan) and lacked space to hang clothes or storage most of the things we had (we were 2 adults and one child in a two bedroom villa).
As for the kitchen: there were no coffee cups (just 30 ml mugs), and the cutlery set didn't include desert forks, spoons or knives.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Rhys L wrote a review Sept 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I feel compelled to leave this review despite never usually leaving reviews. I have been coming to villa do golf once/twice a year for the past 24 years and it has slowly declined unfortunately.
Service with long serving staff here has been impeccable over the years however I believe the catering is taken over by new management? To list a few issues. There Is 1 bar man at the pool struggling to serve everyone whilst being incompetent with the till and charging different prices everytime. There was no chicken all week, no sauces for food and I also had two separate undercooked meals. I can appreciate covid having a big impact however people spend the premium price for the premium service. Lastly, the food at the new on site italian restaurant is satisfactory although yet again, the staff are not as hospitable as they should be.

Thanks
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maggie H wrote a review Apr 2023
Somerset, United Kingdom86 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our weeks stay here has been helped by beautiful sunny weather. Our accommodation is clean, comfortable and well equipped. Outside on the terrace, an umbrella, table & chairs & loungers make it perfect for a drink, sunbathe or afternoon nap. The on site supermarket has everything you need to eat between breakfast at Cafe NOA, or an evening meal at the on site Italian restaurant. We did not have a car but found the hotels shuttle service great. It dropped us by the boardwalk where you can walk across a boardwalk bridge to the beach, stopping at Gigi’s restaurant. Or avoid the beach, walk in the other direction across the boardwalk either to ‘the shack’ or a little further to the ‘Bold Octopus’ both really good. As we enjoy walking we walked back from these restaurants, however if you time it right you can get the shuttle back, or if not call a taxi. The swimming pool area is very pleasant, lots of sun beds, nice pools or an in door pool if you prefer. There is a pool bar that serves drinks & light snacks. The resort is beautifully kept, lots of beautiful trees & shrubs, it’s also amazingly quiet, just bird song & the occasional golf buggy. Our 2 bedroom villa (no.12) was close to reception & the supermarket.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JoRaw wrote a review Mar 2024
Merseyside, United Kingdom63 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just had a lovely few days stay at Vilar do golf in the newly refurbished apartments. Very impressed they were lovely and bright when we walked in to the nicely decorated lounge with open plan well equipped kitchen. The kitchen consisted of Fridge oven microwave washer and dishwasher and kettle and toaster. Also a nice little touch was washing up liquid in a hand sanitiser type bottle on the wall. Also a sponge and cloth tea towels and 2 dishwashing tablets and 2 washing tablets. Very handy as I had forgot to bring these so didn’t have to go out and buy them. Loved the colours in the living dining room. Upstairs was 2 bedrooms which consisted of one large double bed and 2 singles beds in the other room. Great storage space and televisions in both rooms. Lots of English channels bbc itv and news channels and sports and radio channels . Bathrooms well equipped with 2 sinks and good shower. Hairdryer was attached to the wall and this worked well. Plugs in all the right places. One by the mirror (which you sometimes don’t get in hotel rooms) . 2 either side of the beds and 2 more. Great landing space for suitcase to be stored. Another small toilet room downstairs. The heating was great and really warmed the rooms when it got cold at night. Really comfortable beds and pillows. Lovely terrace area outside with 2 loungers and table and chairs.
Didnt really use the outdoor pool but it looked very nice .
Overall I loved staying here and will definetely return in a refurbished apartment.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Luis Catarino, Diretor-Geral at Vilar Do Golf
Responded 5 Mar 2024
Good morning dear Jo Raw Thank you very much for your comments and evaluation. All our team members are very happy that you loved our resort and hope to be able to welcome you again soon. All the best Luis Catarino
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din82 wrote a review Jun 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would recommend Villa do Golf, we were so pleased with our stay, it exceeded our expectations! We booked a premium one bedroom apartment and when we arrived we were upgraded to a two bedroom apartment as they thought it would be more comfortable for us as we have two children. The staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We also enjoyed the pool area and the pool snack bar. Lovely place we will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Muskokahome wrote a review Mar 2020
Guelph, Canada59 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort is one of the best we have stayed at through RCI exchange and our only complaint would be the location. It is some distance from the ocean and beaches but a couple of kilometres from the Rio Formosa which has walking trails and a boardwalk access to get to the ocean. That is difficult for those with mobility concerns. Unless you play golf, there are limited activities at the resort during the off season. Staff were wonderful and very helpful and the unit was very clean. You would need a car to make the most out of this location near Almancil.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Diamond R, Diretor-Geral at Vilar Do Golf
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear Muskokahome Thank you for your lovely review about your recent stay with us at Vilar do Golf. I have shared you review with all the team. I'm sure they will be very happy to know the great experience they have provided again. Thank you so much on behalf of all the team! Looking forward to your next visit. Best Regards
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Answer from Luis Catarino
Almancil, Portugal
Good afternoon dear Suzie b. Thank you very much for your question. The refurbishments that where being done by Vilar do Golf have ended. Thank you
Gavin L asked a question Apr 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom
Is there an airport shuttle. How much does it cost
Gavin L asked a question Apr 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom
Is there any laundry facilities?
pamelarosejohnson asked a question Nov 2018
South Saint Paul, Minnesota3 contributions1 helpful vote
Do you need a car
Answer from Mitchell S
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes, in order to fully enjoy the area you need a car. It's not practical to Uber or cab everywhere.
Iamsilver wrote a tip Nov 2023
Guildford, United Kingdom114 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can get away without a car but much easier if you have one. Golf is amazing but head towards the Spanish border for lower cost gems."
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samann87 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Broxbourne, United Kingdom3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No need to buy bottles of water filtered tap Some hills are steep"
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Hal M wrote a tip May 2023
Fairfield, Iowa9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No public transportation so you want to rent a car or be prepared for Ubers and taxis."
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NormaStit wrote a tip Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom173 contributions137 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Perfect location for QdL golf courses"
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Meryl G wrote a tip Jan 2023
Southampton, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Car is required if you are intending to sight see."
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PRICE RANGE
£137 - £278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictLouleAlmancil
NUMBER OF ROOMS
181
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vilar Do Golf
Which popular attractions are close to Vilar Do Golf?
Nearby attractions include Mini Golf Quinta do Lago (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vilar Do Golf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Vilar Do Golf?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vilar Do Golf?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Vilar Do Golf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vilar Do Golf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Limoni Quinta do Lago, As Velas, and il Vero Italian Kitchen & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vilar Do Golf?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Vilar Do Golf have airport transportation?
Yes, Vilar Do Golf offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vilar Do Golf?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Vilar Do Golf offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Vilar Do Golf?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town Faro (5.2 miles), Muralhas de Faro (5.2 miles), and Nucleo Museologico da Villa Romana de Milreu (7.3 miles).
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