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Marina Plaza
Eastbourne
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58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

This apartment was so big we were rattling around. It had four bedrooms three on suite with the fourth having a huge wet room across the hall. The dining room was massive and the lounge so roomy. Balconies on all sides with two bedrooms having their own personal rooftop sun trap. I will book again in and recommend that anyone staying in Villamoura do so as well. It is a 1 minute walk to the main Marina area and so beautiful.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

I stayed here with my boyfriend in October 2013 for a long weekend and I would definitely return. Firstly, we arrived late at night and used the highly recommended Yellowfishtransfers.com, who as always were excellent, complete with free bottle of red wine which was lovely to start off our holiday! As we arrived out of hours, reception was shut and we were met by a man who gave us our keys and took us to the apartment. This isn't really ideal as you dont actually meet any staff face to face, so if you had any questions they would have to wait til tomorrow! First impressions were WOW due to the absolutely stunning view of the marina at night from the balcony. We were on the second floor, above one of the marina facing shops and it really was the perfect location.
For what we were there for, it was great, you stepped out from the room and were right in the middle of everything. There was an Irish bar facing it which done great breakfasts and a shop below for the essentials, cigarettes, alcohol and gifts. Loads of bars and restaurants to chose from, right on the water and plenty of cocktails which was great! Continue walking round opposite end from the Marina Plaza, and the gorgeous Feleacia beach is about a 15 minute walk away, a must visit and we were very lucky to get great weather 2 out of the 3 days we were there.
Service is hard to review as we didnt have much contact with anyone until we checked out. The office is a short walk away from the actual rooms.
The room itself was surprisingly spacious, which we werent expecting for all we had paid for the room which was a real bargain! We didnt use much of the kitchen but after a quick look through it it seemed to have all you would have needed. Plenty of wardrobe space, sitting area and a table with 4 chairs. Clean and basic, but perfect for exploring Vilamoura. If you are here for a relaxing pool side holiday it would not be for you, but in my opinion perfect for young couples/ groups who want a base and a decent place to lay your head, with an excellent view! Oh and those with kids, it can get a bit noisy at night! :) Dont expect the Ritz but you get what you pay for and we were certainly happy with our choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank aeah1710
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Co Cork
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

Very close to all amenities with lovely views could do with a little TLC though!
We used YellowFishTransfers.com for our airport transfers and I can only say that the experience was excellent and the young man who collected us on arrival actually phoned the company's out of hours phone no when no one was there to give us the key to our apartment.
The same young man collected us for the return transfer - he was mannerly and made polite conversation the taxi was spotless inside and out I would highly recommend them.

Room Tip: The maids were excellent it's the actual apartment just looks a bit grubby. Ask for a room with...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank tyrone_8
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

The apartments have a great location, really central, you can just park the car (car park included in the fare) and walk everywhere. This is clearly the upside.
The apartment also had a lot of domestic appliances - microwave, washing machine,... and the rental conditions were very clear about cleaning and other fees.
This i a great place for long stays and if you wish to have schedule flexibility.

The downsides; the decoration and the cleaning staff seem to be a bit sloppy. You could really notice that the apartment hasn't undergone a deep cleaning in quite a bit of time.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view to the marina.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank damenax
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

Travelled 31.3.13 - 5.4.13 with my husband. Lets get the negative's out of the way first - having visited Villamoura for the past 10 years this is the first time we have stayed at these apartments. Because the weather for the past week has been the coldest we have ever had in Vilamoura we did spend more time than usual in our apartment. The apartments are very old and in desperate need of upgrading - expecially the bathroom and the kitchen. The top of the cistern on the toilet had been cracked and stuck back together again, some of the tiles were cracked also. The shower curtain could have done with being replaced as it was dirty at the bottom. Overall, very tired and dated. The kitchen did have everything that you would require from a self catering aspect - if you choose to eat in. The kettle - we had to stand it on top of the microwave as the lead was only about 4 inches long and would have never reached the plug socket from the work surface. The building itself was freezing...we only had one portable heater for the whole apartment. We choose to put this in the bedroom as this was the smallest room and stayed warmer for longer. I think that there should be more heating. The bed was the most uncomfortable and squeeky we have ever slept in..the covers didn't fit the bed they were far too small more to fit a single bed I think rather than a double. ..the pillows could have done with being replaced they were quite lumpy and obviously old. Personally, I think all the furniture is a little dated, and made the apartment feel quite dark and dull. I think the emphasis for these apartments is the prime location...I also feel that in this day and age there should be some form of satillite tv..all we had were Portuguese channels...We were on the second floor in a 1 bed apt and I would imagine that in the height of the season it would be quite noisy especially if you have young children..You are probably reading this and thinking that I have done nothing but moan!!!..The location of these apts are absolutely fantastic and if you get one with the view of the marina you won't be disappointed - how amazing to wake up to that view every morning or to sit on the balcony and watch the sun set!!..The points mentioned are purely I feel to bring these apts into the 21st century...Would I stay at these apts again??.....yes probably but only during the summer months as they were far too cold..

Room Tip: Try to get an apartment with a view of the marina - it's well worth it!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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8 Thank 4JaneJ4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

We moved here after we booked somewhere else which we didnt like at all. We let ourselves in and immediately saw the view for the Marina, i couldn't believe our luck. It was absolutely gorgeous so definitely worth paying the extra!

The first floor 1 bed apartment was extremely spacious and very clean. I know this as im a cleaner myself and i couldn't fault anything!

Staying on the Marina there was so much choice for eating out it took us a while to decide which one to choose!

Shortly after our return we booked again. Going back tomorrow and very excited. A week isn't long enough though! Everything perfect and staff very friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank connie12801
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

This hotel was very nice it was clean and the food was lovely the staff where very friendly over all a great hotel

Room Tip: The rooms very nice and clean
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Wrodgers
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Property: Marina Plaza
Address: Avenida da Marina, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-401, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
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Ranked #8 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Vilamoura
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Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Plaza 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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