We are currently staying at the hotel with my husband and two children aged 3 and 6.
The rooms are large and very clean with soft towels and robes. The rainwater shower is lovely after a swim in the hotel pools. The pools are all fabulous, very very clean. The large 70m pool is wonderful for swimming, where as the children's pool is bath water warm, which is ideal for the children.
Yes it cost 6 euro to open the fridge but for that you also get included 2 beer, 2 coke, 1 apple juice, 2 water, peanuts and a small chocolate bar... So good value we asked for it to be refilled at 6 euro last night.
The hotel is full but there are not any delay of note for breakfast or evening meal... Then again we eat early. Plenty of sun loungers and bean bags for beside the pool.
3 times we have eaten at the other restuarents, Portuguese and also Japanese, very good value you get a credit of 15 euro per adult and 7.5 per child. Apart form drinks we have never spent more than an addition 10 euros for our family.
The buffet breakfast is exellent and evening buffet is what I would expect of buffet food. Some thing that suits everyone. There are items such as suckling pig and large crevettes togther with meat cooked to order from the grill. All very good for buffet food, plentiful and often replenished.
There is lots of children, but then again this is a 5star family hotel...not a 5 star business hotel. most of the families are Portuguese.
There are loads of staff who are very helpful, reading the previous reviews the organisation must of improved as this could not be faulted.
All the prices for drinks etc are very reasonable for this class of hotel.
My only negative comment for improvement would be to clean the balconies as well as the rooms as there are a few dead flies on there and have been for the last few days.
The hotel is remote but the hop on hop off bus stops about 50m away, a bit unpredictable on timings.
All in all we are having a fab time and would definitely recommend this for families who want a bit of luxury.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5-Star beachfront Hotel enjoys a fabulous location: on Salgados beach sand dunes, alongside a golf course and nearby a nature reserve. The Vidamar Algarve Hotel Guests can experience the MAR laid-back experience with the lively VIDA family facilities. All hotel Guests stay on Half Board basis and can take advantage of the Dine Around concept, whereby you can sample a variety of cuisines at a selection of restaurants. This Hotel offers 250 double rooms and suites, with different views. Doubles rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children 0-11yrs. The Aquatica Kids World is designed around children and their daily needs. From 3 to 11-year-olds, the emphasis is on fun in a safe, secure environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vidamar Resort Algarve Albufeira, Portugal