I have joined tripadvisor specifically so that I can write a review about this fantastic hotel! I booked this hotel to stay with my mum to celebrate her birthday, as a surprise for my mum. The hotel was exceptional. The decor is minimalist/modern and we were greeted at reception by Susana who was very helpful. We were upgraded from a standard room to a superior town house which was AMAZING! It had 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a large living room and dining room area. It had its own little garden and had sky TV in every room. The rooms were immaculately clean and the maids were superb. We went out for lunch and arrived back to find champagne on ice and a birthday cake for my mum. The attention to detail was fantastic and I have never been to a hotel where I've been made to feel so special. The spa was lovely as well.
This isnt really a hotel for children. Its a spa hotel in the middle of nowhere so perfect for relaxing. We enjoyed the food at the pool bar. There was a lot of choice (salads,burgers,sandwiches) for snacks and it wasnt overly expensive. Obviously you have to wait for the food to be cooked and it was cooked freshly so maybe that's why people feel there was a wait but we didnt experience this. The staff were busy but not moody. Breakfast was a good selection and very nice. The only thing which was not great was the evening buffet. It looked disappointing but we ate in the a la carte restaurant (Serenata) which was nice. There are places to eat nearby so there are alternative options.
I would stay here again no question!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a typical Portuguese rural landscape and just 60 km west of Faro Airport, Vale d'El Rei Hotel & Villas is near to the village of Carvoeiro, south of Lagoa on the way to the famous Marinha beach. Surrounded by flourishing vineyards, and endless stretches of Atlantic coastline, this is a unique place where nature imposes a slower pace life. A relaxed atmosphere, supreme comfort and authentic Algarvian hospitality ensure that each visitor enjoys a genuine "home from home" experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vale d`El Rei - Suite & Village Hotel Lagoa
- Vale d`El Rei - Suite And Village Resort
- Vale Del Rei
- Vale D'El Rei Hotel & Villas Portugal/Algarve