We spent 7 days in this great apartment at the end of the summer holidays. Despite it being peak season the complex was fairly quiet and there was always room around the pool (which was well maintained, I saw it being cleaned on a couple of occasions during our stay). In fact the whole complex is modern and well maintained. Keypad security locks on the main complex doors offer added peace of mind and the whole place felt very safe and secure.
The apartment itself was very large and airy with more than enough space for our family of 5. The whole place was very clean and well equipped. All the kitchen appliances worked well. My favourite thing had to be the large balcony which overlooks the pool, lovely for alfresco meals and catching the sun from around lunchtime onwards.
There were little extras such as parasols, cool bag, air pump etc. which make a big difference.
In relation to the marina the apartment is an easy 15 min walk. It is in a quiet enough area to be relaxing but close enough to the main action! There are cash point, chemist and supermarket 5mins walk away and a petrol station 2mins drive!
We used the transfer service offered and have to say that the service was excellent, prompt and comfortable and a very reasonable cost €90 return (for 5 people).
We also requested a basic welcome pack with milk , bread etc as we were arriving late at night and wanted to make sure we had something in for morning. All the items were waiting for us as requested.
All in all this is a great apartment within easy reach of the marina, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it! Thank you for a lovely stay!
We spent 10 nights here from Friday May 19th. 2 of us. 2 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms.
Big kitchen. Great balcony. Air con if required. TV. This APARTMENT has got the lot. From initial contact with Gordon the owner to being took back to the airport by taxi provided(€70return) we cannot find fault. Very steady 15mins stroll to the marina through lovely set garden paths. Special mention to the team in the resort. We had a problem with the balcony electric shutter door and Isabel and Rui were on hand and fixed the problem whilst we were out. Thanks for that. Shop is a good 6mins away !!! Next door is the ATM. There are plenty sorted round the marina. All plans and arrangements were spot on. Airport duties especially. The pictures don't really capture the inhouse facilities that are provided from washing up liquid to shampoo in the bathrooms. Key CODE LIFT, gardens and APT really make for a safe environment. Met some great neighbours/owners all happy to answer any silly niggling problems which can bug your arrival day. When you've filled the fridge and you get your bearings it really is in a lovely quiet location. Will not think twice about returning. Great pubs, restaurants in the marina. Give you 3 to help you out.
Ruis - steak, seafood.
Thai Thai in the marina ...
Naitraz - Indian near the big Irish pub !!!
All in all a great holiday
Non voyage peeps
The apartment has everything you could need and more. We spent 10 days and would love to return. The Marina is a 25 minute walk and the Beach is just a 20 minute walk away. Gordon was excellent and we had the option to arrange our pick up and return to the airport by just giving him our flight details. The pick up had us at the apartment 1 hour after the flight landed and cost just 35 euro each way. Wi-fi, and lots of TV channels are all provided including Irish & UK channels and also a selection films are supplied. The complex is very clean and secure. Gordon and Niall are great owners to deal with, they have given excellent attention to every detail.
We spent a week in this apartment with our two year old son. It's very spacious, clean and and modern and has everything you need. There's free wi-fi which stretches outside to the swimming pool area, and loads of TV channels to choose from. If you're heading to the Marina or the beach it's a 20 minute walk, although the tourist train does pass by every half hour for most of the day. Alternatively, a taxi will cost you about five euros and we sometimes went in our hire car and parked in a free car park next to the Lake Resort. There weren't many people around the complex while we were there, so it was generally quiet in the pool area for most of the time, but I can imagine it gets quite busy during the summer. Overall we thought it was excellent value for the price and would recommend.
This was one the most enjoyable/peaceful holidays we've had so far.
Holiday arrangements and correspondence with Gordon/Niall has been excellent and has given us peace of mind leading upto the holiday as this was the first time we did all the arrangements.
We opted for the airport pickup to be arranged by the owners and we're really glad we did, the service was excellent and gave us peace of mind, you can get a taxi cheaper if you arrange it yourself but we'd definitely pay the 35Euros each way again, we even got a little tour around Villamoura for restaurants etc which was a great help.
We were provided with all the entry codes etc for the apartment which was very simple to do, security at the apartment block was excellent/ the grounds and the pool were well maintained and you have the use of 4sunbeds.
The apartment itself was very clean and well maintained, incredibly spacious/ I would suggest putting different furniture on the balcony for comfort of an evening, I totally understand why there is 4 plastic chairs and table to accommodate a family but when there is only 2 it would be nice. But not a deal breaker.
Kitchen has everything you need.
2 lots of towels were provided.
The block was very peaceful for most the week so around the pool it was great. You could really relax.
We'd definitely go the last week of September again, a lot quieter.
We spent most of our evenings walking round vilamoura and loved it, we ate at the marina most nights, great views and we only had one bad meal.
The food at La Fragata was amazing, we went there twice which is rare for us(steak was amazing.
Haven restaurant was great to.
We will definitely be back soon.
Vilamoura is amazing but I'd imagine in high season is crazy!!
The beach in vilamoura was clean and peaceful.
You can get to the marina in 15/20mins depending on speed and 10/15mins to the beach.
We walked all week and it was really nice to walk round all of it and felt very safe.
Hope this helps.
Thankyou Gordon and Niall