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Apartamentos Turisticos Coral do Vau
Ranked #31 of 78 Hotels in Portimao
Edinburgh EH16 6yr
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“coral do vau appartments”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Stayed in these lovely apartments from the 14th 28th May 2013. Having stayed in these apartments 10years ago agree with previous comments they could do with some updating especially around the pool area. We had a huge one bedroomed apartment BlockC 2 D. Lovely views of the beach. Restaraunts nearby not good value for money but bus stop outside apartments short ride to the lovely village of Alvor and also Praia Da Rocha. The 3 course menus for 7 or 8Euros are excellent value. You can pay a lot more for one course of sea bass and that was always on the 3 course menus. There is an easy walk into Praia Da Rocha.
Staff at the apartments were always very friendly and helpful especially Carlos. Staffed for 24hrs therefore very secure. The best thing about these apartments is the situation right across the road from a beautiful beach. There is a large supermarket 10 to 15 mins walk away that has a good variety especially fresh fruit and vegetables. Not worth the taxi ride into the very large supermarket on the outskirts of Portimao. This was my husbands first visit to the Algarve and he will be happy to go back again.

Room Tip: Apartment BlockC D2. One bedroom but easily sleeps 4. Brilliant seaviews.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kiwiscot
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

These apartments are right by Praia do Vau beach. Great size apartments, seperate living / kitchen/bedroom, lovely pool area, which is quiet.
Praia do Vau is a quiet resort but within walking distance of Praia do Rocha and a short cheap bus ride to the lovely village of Alvor

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 901smiler
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Tipperary, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

I have just returned from 4 days in Coral do Vau and I must say very enjoyable. The apartment was large with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate living and kitchen and 4 balconies. It was very well maintained and the staff were lovely, especially Carlos. The apartments are also next to the beautiful Praia do Vau beach.

Would totally recommend for value, location and comfort.

Room Tip: I requested a sea view which I got
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maralinka
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Having stayed here initially with my mother and aunty for a week at a time normally around Christmas time, we decided to try a longer holiday from mid February till the end of March, and we were not disappointed. The apartments are really well equipped, with a 4 ring stove, and a microwave and mini cooker, so it is easy to make a meal. A large fridge with a reasonable freezer also allows you to keep plenty of cool drinks if the weather is hot. Also the kitchen has a washing machine along with drying facilities, and iron and ironing board, so no need to take loads of clothes with you.

The lounge/diner is well equipped with 2 settees and 2 arm chairs, dining tables which seat 6 if necessary and plenty of chairs for sitting around to eat. Large sideboard which provides plenty of storeage space and of course the ubiquitous coffee table,

The bathroom had a reasonable amount of storage, although not massive, but the shower over the bath was adequate and there was plenty of hot water.

The bedroom also had a large dressing table and an enormous wall to wall wardrobe, with plenty of hangers, so no need to crush clothes when you arrive,

From the bedroom and the lounge area there were balconies which gave you lovely views of the sea. The balconies had table and chairs on one of them and table chairs and sunbeds on the other. So again exceedingly well catered for if you want to sunbathe on the balcony. albeit the sun was limited due to the time of year.

All in all a wonderful place to stay and we hope to be back again in future years. Just wish like other people have mentioned that there were more tv programs. Digital TV was switched on whilst we were there, but we still didn't get any improvement, just BBC World News and CNN, plus 2 Portuguese channels and a german one, so not ideal unless you can speak Portuguese or German.

The management cannot do enough for you, the apartments are cleaned 5 days a week and there is ample hot water, heating and towels etc.

If I was to add another constructive observation where improvements could be made, it would be to have smaller pans. The pans in the apartment are massive and more appropriate for a family of 6 or more, and as there was only 2 of us, it seemed such a waste to heat all that water to cook vegetables etc. We did ask, and we were given an additional small pan, which obviously helped.

Computer access is available in reception, however, it is easier to have a drink in Jacaranda's bar below the apartment complex where free wifi is available.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the front then you will get a sea view. Preferably on the first or second floor.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nanaimo, Canada
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

We stayed here in April 2012 for two weeks. Our apartment was on the first floor with an unobstructed view of the sea. It was well equippede and nicely furnished including a clothes washer. we had excellent weather while we were there.
The complex is just ascross the road from the beach at Praia do Vau, an easy level walk. The beach is quite safe for young children. You can walk for varying distances along the bech depending on the tide.
There are a number of bar/restruarants immediately in front of the complex with a greater selection available at Praia da Riocha, a 15-20 minute pleasant walk or a short bus ride. Many of these offer 3-course tourist menus at less than 10 Euros and the ones we tried were excellent value!. Should you wish, you can watch televised sporting events in many of these
bar/restuarants.
There is a bus ternius ourtside the complex. From here you can travel to Alvor, Praia da Rocha and Portimao as well as to a Continente shopping complex. Bus drivers almost all speak English and are generally very helpful.
The complex staff is very friendly and always helpful. The only drawbacks I would mention are the limited number of TV channels available and the rather limited access to the Internet.

Room Tip: Request an aparttment with an unobstructed sea view.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DavidMP
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Coimbra
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

This hotel is great for those who are travellin with small kids,including babies. It's on the beach (praia do Vau) so we can go and come from there when we want, by foot. The staff is friendly and provide everything we asked. There are many restaurants there but the supermarket is not in the hotel. the apartement was large with a large living room and the kitchen was also great for those who want to use it ;-)
Next year I'll be back!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LorisCoimbra
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County Down , Northern Ireland
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

This is the first time we have stayed at the Coral Do Vau having previously stayed next door at the Jardim Do Vau on two occasions. Firstly value for money the Coral wiins hands down, an equivalent apartment cost 3 times the price in Jardim with the only real difference being the indoor pool and Restaraunt at the Jardim Do Vau, the two bed apt we had in Coral was slightly bigger and every bit as good with everything you would require should you wish to cook a meal etc,staff,particularly Maria at reception were always friendly and helpfull,rooms were well presented and spotlessly clean as was the pool area. lots of good restaraunts to choose from in the immediate area to suit all budgets, Pai Thomas on the hill overlooking the beach does the best chips and coldest beer with fantastic view included, for evening meals we mainly ate in Alvor with Ababuja being our favourite although fairly expensive. will certainly return and have no hesitation in recommending as a great family location.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Paul R
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Property: Apartamentos Turisticos Coral do Vau
Address: Praia do Vau, Portimao 8500-820, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Portimao
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Portimao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Turisticos Coral do Vau 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in front of Praia do Vau. We are surrounded by field and walking paths that extend to Alvor Beach. We are 300 meters from Praia da Rocha and 2 km from Alvor. We have two supermarkets near the Hotel. We have parking inside the Hotel. There is a bus stop near the entrance of the Hotel. We have tennis court. There is a golf course at 250 mt. We can accept small pets, but need confirmation with management. ... more   less 
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