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“Peace and quiet...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vale d'El Rei Suite & Villas Hotel

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Vale d'El Rei Suite & Villas Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lagoa
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32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Have been visiting the Algarve for over 25 years and so am very familiar with the region....not stayed here before but would certainly re visit....peaceful and well looked after, this was an ideal location for a few days rest on my own. Having booked just a double room within the main hotel, I was delighted to be upgraded to a delightful villa which was super and well equipped. Very friendly and helpful staff and although desperately quiet at this time of year, the somewhat remote location was perfect for me. A car is recommended of getting around and Carvoeiro is just a few minutes away for those needing a beach and a choice of restaurants and bars. Highly recommended.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

its a bit tucked away, about mile from gorgeous beach ( nice cycle ride ) , just what i needed, quiet, pretty, super super staff , all friendly + smiley, thanks to ana for moving us about so we got a sunny balcony ( and back again 8-) . pretty pool but cold in oct\nov , could do with a couple of black painted rads and a solar pump just to get the temp up a few degrees.... We did half board, damn good food. wish i was still there......

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

My wife and I went to the Algarve for our first time on 27th October 2013. We were amazed when we were dropped off at our hotel - it was breathtaking! We received a wonderful warm welcome from our hosts and nothing was too much trouble throughout our stay. The size of the accommodation and how well equipped it was impressive. We stayed in half board in room 208 which was large, and so clean. We spent many happy hours lounging in the sun beds appreciating our surroundings overlooking the pool and the gardens. It was a real pleasure to stay at this hotel - top quality. The food was superb and the hotel staff all very attentive. Free shuttle to the beach and Carvoerio came in very useful. We could not fault the hotel and hope be returning to this stunning hotel again in the future.

Joao Costa thank you for a great time, you should be proud of ALL your staff they are a credit to you.

Room Tip: Room 208 away from pool, gets the late sun.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Nice, clean, accommodating place with excellent customer service.

However, we were charged to use the facilities, such as the spa (relaxation area) and the gym. The relaxation area could only be booked for 45 minute sessions. There was no interactive TV service-no movies! The restaurant changed its menu to a fixed menu within 2 days of our stay, which minimised our choice. From reading other people's reviews you may also be charged for using the tennis court. Pool table, computer use, and play station also charged which I feel for guests should be included. The double room we booked was a twin room with beds put together we a make-shift mattress.

Mini bus to town is free and helpful. Restaurant Brasserie Rosal at the back of hotel is a must.

If your looking for a hotel to do absolutely nothing in then this is the place for you.

We wouldn't return to this hotel due to the location. A car is necessary to see more.

If your looking for a no frills home style cooked meal go to Al Forne in the town. Piri pir chicken mmmmmmm! Beware of chili sauce so hot! But very yummy.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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isle of man
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

4 of us stayed here for 7 nights from 10th October and find it most excellent. We know that it was quite isolated before booking and this was part of it's charm for us - quiet and relaxing. We did not rent a car and found for 10 euros each way you could get to the huge Jumbo hypermarket in Lagoa, so we did our main shop here. The shuttle into Carviero was handy and there was also an option to stop off at the nearby beach. I would say that a car would be useful in general, I just do not want to drive personally. As a travel agent I have visited and stayed in a variety of properties over the years and this one up amongst the best. Usually the reception staff can be quite stuffy and robotic but here they were wonderful and went out of their way for us. I toured all of the rooms on a site visit to ensure I got a feel for the place. The standard rooms are well appointed with good views from the balconies and are more than sufficient for most travellers. The suite has the same facilities but with an added lounge and dining area and a huge balcony, ideal for couples wanting space or families with smaller children. We stayed in a townhouse which was very spacious and cannot recommend highly enough the superior properties, villa 25 was fab and the block we were on was directly facing the small pool which we almost had to ourselves. Overall cannot recommend the place and enough and cannot wait ti go back.

Room Tip: Block where 25 is situated.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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manchester
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115 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

What makes this hotel special? Location and staff! The hotel is immaculate in every way. The staff are so friendly that you soon feel like a part of a family, which they appear to be. They work together as a united team to welcome and look after every guest. Yes, it may appear a little slow at times in the pool bar and restaurant area but it is us who need to learn to chill out and benefit from relaxation.
We have stayed for many years in properties to the rear of this hotel and even saw the beginning of it's construction. We have previously frequented it to eat, breakfast, lunch and dinner. We decided to finally stay there and are very glad we did.
It is too rural for some, if you are the Blackpool or Benidorm type then do not visit. We love the peace and quiet but do hire a car for a few days to explore other beaches and local restaurants.
When we arrived our holiday company had failed to convey to the hotel that we were half board. The receptionist told us not to worry about it, to just go ahead and have our evening meal and she would contact the company the following day to rectify matters, which she did. The whole holiday for us was stress free. Transport from the airport, this avoiding the settling of the stupid toll system; immaculate rooms; fantastic buffet breakfast.... Which WAS HOT; shuttle service to and from two different locations; immaculate grounds; not having to shop for and prepare food after deciding what we would cook. Special mention for Jose Pedro, Anna and Isabel on whom I practised my fledgling Portugese.
Although we have already booked our other place to stay in April we will be back to eat and drink with you and say Bom Dia!
We look forward to booking to stay with you again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carrickmacross, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I found this hotel on one of the deal websites. It cost 509 euro for 2 adults with 5 nights full board.
My friend and I booked our flights and went in September. We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw the hotel.
The hotel is quite rural with beautiful gardens. The location may not suit everyone it was perfect for our needs. There wasn't a sound while relaxing in the garden, no children around or loud music.
We enjoyed the spa very much and cost is very reasonable.
The staff were exceptional, food delicious with plenty of choice. The hotel is spotless at all times.
It is the most relaxing holiday we ever had. I'm watching my mails for another offer for this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Vale d'El Rei Suite & Villas Hotel
Address: Quinta Vale d'El Rei, Lagoa 8400-421, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lagoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Vale d'El Rei Suite & Villas Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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 - Suite & Villas Hotel 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 Suite & Villas Hotel Portugal/Algarve

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