We traveled here in September 2012, we booked 2 apartments and paid extra for a pool view, 4 adults and one 8 year old. I think we paid about £930 Total! That is for flights accommodation and transfers, bargain, we booked with Travel Republic.
The journey from the airport to the apartments seemed to take hours (it was probably 3 hours) We know the area as we have visited Portugal a few times and believe me we went in circles dropping everyone off. My advice is pay extra and book a private taxi, the shuttle was a nightmare! It should only take an hour maximum.
On arriving at the Vitasol (used to be called Marina Park) we went to reception and received our room keys, we later realised that we had not got the rooms we paid for :-( we were tired so we went back to reception and asked if it was possible to change to the pool view rooms we had paid for the lady told us it was not possible today but to come back tomorrow and she would see. I think the lady on reception was called Suzanna she was very nice and helpful.
The rooms we were initially given were fine but did not have the pool view we requested and also had ants everywhere, the next day they moved us and we were more than happy and we had the large balcony and pool view which we paid for. Whilst in reception I overheard another couple complain they had not received the upgraded rooms they paid for however they would not move them! BE AWARE.The apartments are huge, clean and even have washing machines! the sofa beds are not comfortable but we used the pull out bed for Ryan (who is 8)
There was no entertainment on the whole of our stay, the food was basic but nice and reasonable at the pool restaurant/bar. The food elsewhere was very nice but they did not seem to do deals like they do in Albufeira.
We also rented a car... I highly recommend this to visit the areas around Lagos such as Portimao, Albufeira, Vilamoura Marina(Highly recommended) Sagres (not much here unless you are interested in History). Use Luzcar, they are in Lagos Town centre, they are brilliant, very reasonable, we wish we had hired one for the whole of our stay.
Lagos has a beautiful beach within a 10 minute walk down the hill and the main marina is just before the beach, you couldn't really be closer to the main attractions, you can book trips from the main marina.
We found Lagos quieter than Albufeira and a little bit pricier but generally we had a lovely time and would recommend these apartments.
If you go in September it can be very cold at night, take a jacket and ladies take some jeans, it is too cold for dress's and skirts, we did have a bit of bad weather for about 4 days but it did not spoil our holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vitasol Park is a modern complex crossed by an artificial watercourse, on the top of the historical and bustling city of Lagos and the marina, providing unique views of the city, the beach of Meia-Praia, marina and mountains. Surrounded by large gardens and leisure areas, Vitasol Park is waiting for you for those relaxing holidays that you deserve! Composed by small blocks of 4 floors, all with lift, with spacious one and two-bedroom apartments with large balconies and equipped kitchens, Vitasol Park is the ideal place to pass your days in the most relaxing way, without leaving "home", enjoying our many facilities as pool for adults, restaurant, tennis courts and children's pool and playground. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vitasol Park Hotel Lagos
- Marina Park Hotel Lagos
- Marina Park Lagos