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Fisherman in Harbour with Fishmarket in background
Busy Lagos harbour
Lagos Marina
1st Hole @ Palmares Golf. 3 km away
Colour on Meia Praia Beach
View of Promonade and Harbour
Kiyaking in The Grottos
Sea View from Dona Ana
Batata Beach with Meia praia in background
Two pools and Restaurant
Large 700 sq ft  Private Terrace
Meia Praia Beach
Praia Dona Ana
Ferragudo Castle
Dining on 700 sq. ft   Roof Terrace
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Lagos, Faro District, Algarve

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emma m
Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic apartment in a great location, already planing our trip back next year!”
Reviewed 17 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed for one week in the apartment and had an absolutly fantastic time, the apartment was lovely - we especially enjoyed making use of the large veranda and bbq! It was in a fantastic location, everything you wanted was in walking distance - lots to do! Will be going back for sure!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Joanna C
Lynton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Home from home”
Reviewed 28 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this apartment. It was spacious and well appointed. The roof terrace was spectacular although the weather during our week meant we didn't spend as much time out there as we would have liked! Its ideally situated being a couple of minutes from the marina, 5 minutes from Lagos centre and 10 minutes from the amazing Meia Praia beach. Being November it was a very peaceful stay, however I got the impression that it wouldn't be too loud even in high season. We are definitely hoping to return in June.

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Liked best: the roof terrace
Liked least: smell of the drains (sometimes)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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477Caz5
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic Holiday and Amazing Accommodation!”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Excellent accommodation and location. Appt was way beyond our expectations. 2 adults and 4 teenage girls more than comfortable with plenty of room inside and outside. Swimming pool very close to appt and food in poolside restaurant simply delicious. Very accessible to everywhere, 5-10 min walk to beach, supermarket and Lagos marina. Truly great holiday which entire family agree!!! Just one word of caution, Careful on zebra crossings ............

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Liked best: Appartment and it's location
Liked least: Zebra crossings
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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BDIreland
ireland
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“Definately worth a visit.”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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My family visited Lagos for first two weeks of July. We booked the apartment privately through the DoneDeal website. The photographs on the website did not do it justice. The apartment was very spacious with two large bedrooms and a pull out couch double bed if required. The kitchen was well equipped & had welcoming food & beverages for us on our arrival.
By day we lazed by the pool - which was almost vacant for the first ten days. It only started to become busier towards the middle of July. [ The first two weeks in July was great - not overcrowded in Lagos & plenty of sunshine]. The first two evenings were cooler [ so bring a sweat top] - however all other evenings were breeze free.
The Marino is a two minute stroll - great range of restaurants & Lagos stalls and town centre can be quickly accessed over the bridge from the Marino. We booked a car from the airport but hardly needed it.
The sea was freezing- even by mid july - so we used the pool more often. The accommodation is spacious, very clean & excellent value - I intend to return for another visit in the not too distant future.

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Liked best: The actual accomodation, proximity to Marino & Lagos & the pool.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ais00
Letterkenny
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3 reviews
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“Excellent hoilday”
Reviewed 23 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

I travelled to Lagos with my wife, her Mum and our two kids (ages 7 & 3). We found the Condominio Do Mar on the holiday lettings website and it seemed to tick all the boxes for what we were looking for (pool, beach access, proximity to restaurants and shops etc.)
The apartment and the complex as a whole were fantastic. Everything was just as described on the website, it was very clean and homely, the beds were comfortable, the rooms spacious with plenty of wardrobe space and the sun terrace was fantastic.
The kids enjoyed the two pools immensely. The pool area was kept very clean. The proximity to the beach is a huge advantage to this property. A 5 minute walk will take you to a beautiful clean strand with lifeguard supervision. The marina area is a 2 minute walk from the apartment and the town of Lagos itself is just 10 minutes or so away.
Overall we very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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FM6W
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“Spacious well-kept apartment close to beach and town centre”
Reviewed 24 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We spent a fortnight here in July and the apartment was great - loads of space, a huge terrace balcony and well-equipped kitchen and living area. The temperature was in the 30's which we found a bit too hot but the pool is just outside the apartment so it was handy to cool down. We could usually cool the apartment by leaving doors open but on still days the aircon was great. The restaurant beside the pool was very good, has wifi, and the owners kindly let us recharge our kindles using their computer's USB.
The closest beach (Meia Praia) is about 5 - 10 minutes walk away and is very nice. There's often a cooling breeze but the sun is very strong and it's easy to burn - keep slapping on the sun cream. The Bahia restaurant at the beach is good.
The marina and Lagos centre are about 10 minutes walk. The fried shrimp in the Adega da Marina are great. The old town is nice to stroll around.
For things to do - we bought cheap bodyboards for the kids because it was about the same price to buy them as rent them. We did a day surf trip with Jah Shaka which was great and would have gone again but there was no swell on the days that suited. Slide n Splash water park is about 20 minutes drive away and is good fun. On Meia Praia we rented jetskis which the kids loved.
We had hoped to canoe around the base of the cliffs but we booked a trip with a company that bring you by boat near the cliffs then supposedly launch glass-bottom canoes from the boat. The problem they don't warn you about is that the glass-bottom canoes need a really calm day or else they start filling with water so when we got to the cliffs we weren't able to launch due to a tiny swell. The annoying thing is that if we'd been told in advance than we'd have booked with someone else with better kayaks.
The cliff top walk is nice from Lagos out to the point with lots of postcard views. The path we took was a bit rough in places but we may have taken the odd accidental detour.

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Liked best: Good location
Liked least: Lagos too hot in July
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ScottX5
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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5 reviews
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“Lovely apartment with fabulous spacious terrace”
Reviewed 11 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in this fabulous apartment for three weeks July/August 2012 with our 3 sons aged 17, 15 and 12.
We used Yellow Fish Company to transfer from Faro airport to Lagos and they provide an excellent service.
The apartment has a great location- 10 minute walk to the beautiful Meia Praia beach with lots of water sports and sea view cafes and only 10 minutes from the marina and footbridge which you cross to walk into the centre of Lagos. A large Pingo Doce supermarket is a 15 minute walk.
The apartment complex has a lovely swimming pool and small children's pool with plenty of sunbeds around it. There is a restaurant on site which serves food all day and we went there twice during our holiday and got delicious food at a very reasonable price.
The apartment is modern, spacious and well furnished which includes a large fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. The television was much appreciated as we were able to watch some of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The apartment has a very large furnished terrace with dining table and chairs, 4 sun beds and cane sofa and chairs which were very comfortable. We spent a lot of our time on this fabulous terrace enjoying the beautiful Portuguese weather.
We really enjoyed our stay here and John the owner was a pleasure to deal with. We would definitely recommend this apartment and hope to return.

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Liked best: Spacious furnished terrace
Liked least: Having to leave to go home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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