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Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Carvoeiro
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Have just spent 10 nights here and cannot find anything negative to say. Stayed in a one bed townhouse with garden view. The accomodation was clean, spacious, had it's own router which gave perfect wi-fi throughout our stay. Wi-fi also available in other areas of the resort. Spent some time in the pool area and there was no shortage of sunbeds. Sometimes preferred to use the sunbeds outside our townhouse when we wanted complete peace and quiet. Ate in the restaurant five times and received excellant service and fantastic cuisine. It is a little expensive but well worth it. Used the shuttle bus to Carveiro and walked to Ferraguddo using the map supplied by the hotel so we didn't get lost. You do need to use taxis some of the time but these are reasonably priced. Plenty to do if you want to go out and about. Would recommend the road train from Carveiro to Ferruguddo which runs on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. You get to spend a couple of hours in Ferraguddo before returning to Carveiro.
I think the townhouses with garden view are by far the best located accommodation as you can enjoy complete peace and quiet away from the pool area when you want to.
We enjoyed a few lunches in the pool area bar and were treated exceptionally well by the staff there. The resort well deserves it's five star rating. All of the staff are really keen to make your stay as pleasant as possible. When our safe needed a new battery the maintenance man was out within ten minuites to fix it. The rooms are cleaned daily to a very high standard.
Will definately be returning to this resort again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vale O, Marketing Assistant at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion with us. We are happy to hear you had a great stay at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa.

Making guests feel special is what we strive to do each and every day, and that is why any smallest request is handled with top priority! This type of comments makes us proud of our daily effort!

It is an honor to hear you will choose us again, and we truly look forward welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards,

Anne Geerlings
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was our first holiday away with our 2 younger children....and we feel we really lucked out on the place . Beautiful setting in the countryside buts still 10 mins in a cab to anything you could possibly want ..some incredibly beautiful beaches in the area ....( Praia des Marinhas being exceptional in my view )...courteous and efficient staff ...thanks to Miguel and Nuno for looking after our every request immediately ....and the wonderful staff in the kids club who made up all kinds of games for the kids in the pool and around the gardens ...the kids haven't stopped talking about it ...... would recommend the garden view townhouses to anyone looking for peace and complete comfort .....I would come back here in a heart beat ...a no brainer ..... worth every cent....

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Vale O, Marketing Assistant at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for leaving such kind words regarding your stay at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa.
We are glad to know that you especially enjoyed the Kids Club as well as your accomodation.
I will make sure to share your comments with the team here and especially with Nuno and Miguel as they were able to provide you an unforgettable experience.

It is an honor to hear you will choose us again, and we truly look forward welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards,

Anne Geerlings
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

What can you say that hasn't already been said about this fabulous place, arrived for a 10 night stay on 27th June and it has been excellent, accommodation perfect, we were self catering so didn't use the restaurant at all. Carvoeiro is a gem compared to the usual holiday locations scattered around it, lots of great eating houses and bars for an after dinner drink. Staff at the hotel are so helpful and courteous and nothing is too much trouble. We had a 2 bedroom garden view townhouse which was great. Being out of town requires a car although the hotel has a courtesy bus service available.

Couldn't rate this place highly enough.

Stayed June 2014
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Vale O, Marketing Assistant at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion with us. We are happy to hear you had a great stay at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, thess type of reviews make us proud of our day to day effort.

Making guests feel special is what we strive to do each and every day, and that is why any smallest request is handled with top priority.

Next time you come back to Carvoeiro, we hope to see you again!

Kind regards,

Anne Geerlings
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North Yorkshire
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

This is our second visit in the last two months, both times we stayed in a self catering apartment. In July, Vale de Oliveras does have more families and children but it is still as tranquil as ever. There are plenty of facilities and all are maintained to a high standard which is good to see. The staff (all of them-including cleaners, maintainance etc) are exceptionally friendly and eager to please. Problems are fixed immediately-nothing is too much trouble really. We still haven't eaten here yet-partly because we like to cook, but also because the restaurant is lacking in atmosphere (not enough customers)! I think this needs addressing because you don't always want to go off site to eat. There is a regular mini bus that takes you into Carvoeiro and to a local beach which means that you can have a meal and get a taxi back. The big attraction, especially in autumn and winter is the golf! Two great courses two minutes away and another round the corner with many more in the surrounding area. I think that this place has the makings to be a fantastic resort and spa-the management need to make sure that the food/restaurant is of the same high standard as the rest of the facilities. We did attend a charity function and, if the food served at this function was the same standard as that served in the restaurant I'm
afraid I couldn't recommend it. Overall though, a great place to unwind and relax!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Vale O, Marketing Assistant at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to send us your opinion regarding your stay at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa.
It is really nice to hear that you have chosen to stay with us again after your first stay.

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay including the staff.

We will certainly take in consideration your review as a good way to improve.

I truly hope to be able to welcome you back very soon.

Kind Regards,

Anne Geerlings
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Brilliant 1 week stay with excellent service throughout the hotel. Good location for surrounding golf courses and beaches and a special mention to the restaurant which produced consistent top quality food.

Definitely would stay again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Vale O, Marketing Assistant at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for leaving such kind words regarding your stay at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa.
It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your holidays as well as the service from our team and the food at the restaurant.

I will be sure to share your comments with the team here and I very much look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit.

Kind Regards,

Anne Geerlings
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We visited in June, and had booked a standard room, which was disappointing as it doesn't have a balcony large enough to sit out on, but were upgraded to a room with a balcony. There are lots of good facilities here and well maintained, but everything is very open plan and centred around families - the childrens' play area and swimming pool is just a few feet from the main pool. The main restaurant is nice, but there isn't an adults only restaurant. The whole "oasis of calm" ambience of the resort can be (and was) shattered by a single noisy family, as the sound travels everywhere.

Staff were very helpful, pleasant and keen to please. It's a long walk (45mins-1 hour) to the coast on quiet paths and country roads - Caneiros beach is very nice with a great fish restaurant. You really do need a car to make the most of this location.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vale O, Marketing Assistant at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to send us your opinion regarding your stay at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa.

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay including the service and kindness of our staff however we are sorry to read that your experience did not live up to your full expectations.

We will certainly take in consideration your review as a good way to improve and we truly hope welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards,

Anne Geerlings
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Wolverhampton
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I chose this hotel because is was voted the best 5 star hotel in the area. I was not overly disappointed. The service was good, staff were very helpful. The location was a bit secluded for my liking. If you don't have a car, and miss the shuttle buses which go into the next towns including Carvoeiro, you will be looking at pouring money into taxis to get anywhere, so keep this in mind. The hotel is self sufficient and you will find all you need including a mini market on the complex. That said this resort is more for families with children I feel. Breakfast buffet is very good and has come thing for everyone. The Olive Tree restaurant is very good and they kindly kept the kitchen open for us as we checked in late to the hotel. The rooms were good with all the usual things where they are expected, however there was only one bedside table!! This is aparantly how the rooms are furnished which I thought was ridiculous, as surely nobody wants to be putting necessities on the floor? Lastly I left my t shirt in the room, which was not recovered or found when i emailed the hotel a few days after checking out. Make of this what you will.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vale O, Marketing Assistant at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for having taken the time to send us your opinion regarding your stay at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa. Your comments help us to evaluate and improve the experiences of our guests.

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay including the restaurant. Your feedback will be passed amongst the team so that we are able to improve on the service provided.

We look forward to welcome you back very soon.

Kinds Regards,

Anne Geerlings
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Property: Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa
Address: Barranco Fundo | Lagoa, Algarve, Carvoeiro 8400-553, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Carvoeiro
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carvoeiro
#2 Spa Hotel in Carvoeiro
#2 Luxury Hotel in Carvoeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are on a family break, golf trip or incentive travel, our goal is always to surpass your expectations! Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa is an elegant 5-star hotel and resort with 22 rooms, 2 suites and 80 townhouses. With an exceptional location, only 5 minutes from Carvoeiro and Ferragudo and close to some of the finest beaches and golf courses, Vale d'Oliveiras is a unique place to relax and discover the best of the Algarve! All rooms and townhouses are fully equipped with the highest quality fixtures and fittings and are designed to provide all the comfort you may need, whether you are on a leisure or business trip. The Monchique hills and Gramacho golf courses are the backdrop to this magnificent landscape. In addition, the resort has an abundance of stunning gardens carefully framed by the surrounding landscape. The traditional local architecture with Moorish influences provides a calm and tranquil environment. The hotel has a typical but striking interior courtyard complemented by Moorish arches and tiles designed by local artists. The low density construction integrates you fully into the landscape, making our townhouses the ideal choice for families with children or for long-term holidays. All have a typical Algarve chimney. ... more   less 
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