We stayed in a 2-bed, 2-bath apartment on a self-catering basis. The hotel was very quiet being October/November. The rooms were very spacious and modern and very well equipped, however we had several power cuts to our room when we attempted to use the oven & hob at the same time, BUT we were offered the apartment directly across the hall to cook in until the problem was rectified. There are 3 swimming pools inall, 2x huge adult pools and a pretty large sized pool for the children. Plenty of sun loungers around the pool, a large garden area as well as tennis court sand crazy golf to keep you occupied. For those wanting to keep up with the news etc, there is internet access via a few computers in the lobby (small fee payable) and a small news kiosk. Near the car park there is also a small mini-mart for basic essentials, however of course it is over-priced compared to the larger supermarkets. Praia do Vau beach is only a stone's throw across the way and the beach has a gentle slope to the water, very nice indeed. The only PITFALL we found, was the on-site restaurant. We only used it once during our whole stay, as the food on that particular night was terrible. The fresh fish (questionable) and vegetables we're totally overcooked and they had a limited amount on offer despite the menu offering allsorts (possibly due to the time of year?), even so it was still pretty abismal for the size of the hotel. The staff we're helpful but then again, we didn't request anything other than general enquiries. Overall a large hotel, very well set out in lovely grounds, nice rooms. Good value for money. Our only stipulation would be to go there on a SELF-CATERING basis and choose to eat outside of the hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Apartamentos Estrela Do Vau Portimão
- Turim Estrela Do Vau Hotel Algarve/Portimao, Portugal