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Vale da Lapa Resort & SPA
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We had the pleasure of staying in a stunning, large and fully equiped 3 bedroom vila with it's own private swimming pool, parking bay, barbaque, large balconies, imaculate kitchen and well kept gardens for 1 week as a family. Staff were extremely polite and attentive to all our needs and we put on a few pounds for sure, with the delicious and huge variety of food, not only for breakfast but for the evening buffets too.
We took long walks in the gardens and played football and bascket ball in the small but well kept court. We highly recomend Vale da Lapa to all families looking for a peaculful, safe and wonderful location.
Cant wait to go back next year as I keep such fun and fond memories of our last family holiday.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

travelled here in may this year and was pleasently suprised by the exquisuite villa and surroundings at vale de lapa. the villas are beatifully decked out in lovely marble however we found it almost to much as there was so much room and space, however i believe a family would revel in it and it would be more than usefull for a self catering holiday as the appliances in the villa where all of a high standard and cleanliness. the site itself seemed very well maintained with the garden areas kept trim and proper.
the outside pool was nice but a little cold but i think that was more down to the weather than anything. the inside pool was warmer and jacuzzi was good if a little small for busy periods. also you are required to wear a swimming hat in the inside pools, to which the lady couldnt fathom to explain why...i just purchased it to keep her quite i think it was about 3 euros.
breakfast was fairly average but fine and what you would expect. lunch was a bit better and had some nice elements and was never dissapointed. however it was the eveining menu which had the best food in my eyes the lamb, duck, viel etc was delicous and went down very well. they also catered for my fussy girlfreind by cooking her a simpler dish off the menu such as chicken and veg to keep her happy. an element neither of us couldnt fault hats off to jose luis for that ;-). overall happy with the food and drink selection slight criticism of a lack of variance with the food (ie same menu for the whole season), also would not pay the prices quoted but i was all inclusive so wasnt really an issue.
would also highly recommend a car for this resort as visiting other places would have been a nightmare and car hire was failry simple, i rented a car for 5 days and was well worth it as we got to visit all the local beaches and the zoo marine park which was excellent and well worth a trip. we also had a boat trip which took you inside the caves which was enjoyable and got to see the beautiful limestone coastline from a different aspect.
the staff at the hotel were very good special thanks goes out to ana, joao and jose luis who were all very helpfull and freindly. the reception staff were also very good and had no quams for arranging anything for us.
the spa we did not use as it seemed a bit overpriced for the treatments however there were discounts offered.
overall an enjoyable stay for me and my girlfreind and would recommend a visit. thanks vale de lapa for the lovely stay

Room Tip: get one close to the pool as it can be a bit of a walk
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We had a wonderful relaxing stay celebrating my hubbies 60th birthday if you do want to go out and about a car is essential. The beach is a 30mins walk down hill so a taxi back is a must. The accommodation is exceptional of a very high spec and the food and presentation very good would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Desmond B
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The suite is actually a full two storey villa with loads of space - the master bedroom alone is large with balcony, dressing area and large bathroom. Its modern and very clean. Staff were so attentive and friendly. Buffet breakfast was very good with lots of choice. Lunch and dinner were both delicious every day and not buffet style. Waiting staff extremely efficient - nothing was too much trouble. Only complaint was we had to leave!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Very relaxing and calm place for busy buddies like me that lives and work all year round in central London.will definitely recommend it toa friend and family.

Friendly staff and food was good. Clean environment and rooms well equipped especially kitchen.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Lovely hotel. Would reccomend. Just be prepared to travel to see things as a bit out of the way. Great value for money. Very clean. Breakfast very good
. Great selection for breakfast and always being topped up so you still get everything on menue even if you go down late. We had a room with kitchen qhich was great. Kitchen very modern and spotlessly clean. Nice seating area.

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We loved the accommodation in our villa which was clean and had everything you would need especially for families. But we had frayed towels and holes in our small bath robes and a blood-stained sheet was put on our bed! Breakfast was good but the evening meal was far below 5* standard especially with an al la carte menu which only changes 4 times a year! We wish we had just bed and breakfast only and we certainly would not recommend all inclusive. The hotel is too far from the fishing village of Carvoiero and you need a car or get a taxi which usually cost 6.5 euro one way. The hotel does not have a shuttle bus.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vale da Lapa Resort & SPA

Address: Estrada das Sesmarias, Carvoeiro 8400-535, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Carvoeiro
#4 Family Hotel in Carvoeiro
#5 Romantic Hotel in Carvoeiro
#5 Luxury Hotel in Carvoeiro
Price Range: £43 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vale da Lapa Resort & SPA 5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amid extensive landscaped gardens and manmade ponds, this 5-star resort offers luxurious villas with free wired internet. It boasts an on-site 9-hole putting green and, outdoor pools and a Spa. All apartments are situated in 2-storey duplex villas that feature modern and stylish decor. Each unit has a large living room and a bedroom with a high ceiling and balcony. There is also a full kitchen. At Vale Da Lapa, guests can enjoy the exclusive clubhouse featuring a design restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace. Guests can sample regional flavours and carefully selected local products. Agua Hotels Vale Da Lapa also boasts a jogging trail, 2 paddle tennis courts, and a multi-use astroturf pitch. Children can have fun at the play area and children's pool. Vale Da Lapa Hotel has a private entrance to the neighbouring tennis club and several golf courses can be found in its vicinity. Caneiros and Carvoeiro beaches are less than 5 km away. ... more   less 
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