Have never posted a review before, and am doing so as we were very impressed with this hotel.
Having just read the few recent negative reviews, it just reminds you how people's expectations and perceptions differ wildly. One person's "it's in the middle of nowhere is the next person's "it's a peaceful oasis".
We traveled as a family, with our 2 sons aged 8 and 11. We found the staff courteous, professional and very helpful, Yes, you wait a little occasionally, but so what, we're on holiday. Rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. The pool was never crowded and the garden's provided extra space to sit around and chill out. Our boys enjoyed the table tennis, the tennis court, the pool table and the lovely pool.
OK... the evening buffet was fine, rather than great, but meals in the upstairs restaurant were very good and more reasonably priced. If you're looking for a boozy, party environment with nightly Karaoke, wall to wall kids clubs, football shirt clad fellow revelers, then think again.
I'd go with the vast majority of reviews for this lovely hotel, which are positive.
I would say the Vale De'l Rei would struggle to satisfy teenagers, party animals, or true foodies. For us it was special and just what we all needed.......... we intend to return. Thanks Anna and all the staff.More
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