We booked a studio for four nights in June. Room was very basic but had a nice kitchenette that was very useful. The room did not look anything like the pictures on the website - it was very plain and seemed a bit dated. The toilet made a very loud noise for about 3 minutes after you flushed it, and the walls were very thin so you heard everything that was happening in the neighbouring rooms. Instead of a double bed, we had two single beds stuck together, which was quite uncomfortable. This did not feel like a four star hotel - it was much closer to a 2.5 star (in my opinion). If my expectations weren't so high, I would have been less dissapointed.
The pool was very nice and the lounge area was quite attractive. My main complaint would be the location, it was a little too far from the old city if you don't have a car. The walk to the city centre is about 20-25 minutes, and is quite desolate at night. My girlfriend really disliked the walk, because the city centre is where most of the nightime fun is in Lagos. Walking back at 12am was almost creepy, because there was no one else around and the hotel is close to several abandoned buildings.
On the plus side, the cleaning staff was very attentive and the hotel was very close to a wonderful beach. This is not a great hotel for young people who like to enjoy the nightlife Lagos has to offer, but it is a decent value for families with a car who like to spend the majority of their time lounging around the pool. I did not try to the breakfast or purchase any meals from the restaurant, but from what I saw they looked quite nice.
It is an reasonable value if you don't expect too much, but do not stay here if you want to explore Lagos without a car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The small 67 rooms & apartments Boutique hotel Costa d'Oiro Ambiance Village is located only 3 minutes’ walk from Praia D Ana and Praia do Camilo. The historic city centre of Lagos is 1 km away. The spacious guest rooms& apartments are uniquely decorated in different styles, all focusing on a Mediterranean theme. There are 4 outdoor pools, 1 covered swimming pool, massage room and free Wi-Fi. The “Restaurante do Village” offers bright, contemporary décor and a range of Portuguese dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Costa d`Oiro Ambiance Village Hotel Lagos