My wife and I visited the resort on 14th October, for a week. We drove to the hotel from Faro airport and on arrival, Ana at reception was very welcoming and helpful. Tito parked our car and showed us our room. He also gave us a quick tour of the main facilities at the hotel which we thought was very helpful.
The room is modern, spacious and very clean. We had tea and coffee facilities, a mini bar and a safe. I would have liked a desk/table rather than the large settee. The air conditioning was good and the views from the balcony was stunning. The bed was comfortable, lovely soft pillows and the room was cleaned daily.
We did not realize we were on half board and that was a good surprise. Breakfast was well stocked with very good variety. The quality was superb. There was freshly cooked omelette and pancakes, and the staff especially Colin and Eduardo, made it an enjoyable experience every morning.
The resort being so close to the beach is ideal. It also has the biggest pool I have ever seen at a resort. There are three pools in total. With the good weather we had nearly all week, relaxing by the pool with a cocktail or two was one of the highlights. Ahh, Miguel will appear from somewhere and ask you to play a game to win a free cocktail. Brilliant idea.
For dinner, I think the buffet system worked very well. The Sushi restaurant and Mama Mia Restaurants were also available at a discount for hotel guests. We did not use those. The choice of food was endless. The quality was superb and the staff were polite and very helpful. Marisa, Neuza and Pedro were always at hand. Pedro does excellent cocktails!!!!!!
Overall, the location of this resort is ideal. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centres, good for quiet times, overlooking a golf course (and if you play all the better), and right next to the beach.
I am looking forward to my next visit already.
- 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