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“Pleasantly surprised - Perfect location”
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Dom Pedro Marina
Ranked #9 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 January 2010

After reading some of the terrible reviews on this hotel i was getting quite worried at what i might be letting myself in for, but it could have been much worse. The location of this hotel is perfect right by the Marina & beach.

Granted the hotel isn't 4 star, however it met our needs & in our eyes we hadn't paid much to stay here for 2 weeks. When we had booked this i had originally wanted to stay at the Tivoli but it was twice the price.

The staff on reception were very helpful particuarly when i was ill & needed to see a Doctor at 6am. They called the house doctor who arrived 2 hours later. (the illness wasn't anything to do with the hotel)

Also the staff at the pool bar couldn't do enough for you.

The rooms could have done with an update, the balcony was tiny, some of the plug sockets were hanging off the wall with bear wires & in the UK would be considered a serious hazard but we didn't spend much time in the room so it wasn't too much of an issue.

The pool area was nice not very big but we could generally always get to swim in it & always get a bed around the pool & it was fairly quiet & relaxing mainly because the hotel didn't seem full of kids may be this was because the pool was small. I'd definately say not enough for teenagers to do here.

We only had breakfast in the hotel thank god as the hotel seriously lacked atmosphere in the evenings. As other members have stated breakfast was a bit bland but they always had a nice selection of fruit. There are quite a few bars around the Marina that do a full english & we went to those some days for a bit of variety & lets face sausage & bacon abroad is hardly ever the same as what were used to in England.

As we were therer for 2 weeks i'd say we ate at nearly all of the restaurants along the Marina & a few that were in the squares at the back, we didn't have a bad meal.

We spent many nights in the irish cabin as they had live music on every night from about 11pm till 3am although they generally sang the same stuff every night but if you like Oasis, Kings of Leon, Rolling stones etc you'll have a good night.

We also went on a lovely boat trip, it was all day & they take up to a lovely secluded beach where you have a bbq, best sardines i have ever tasted & plenty of other food & wine to go around.

Overall we had a lovely holiday if i had of paid 4 star prices i would have been a bit upset, If i went again i would probably try & stay in the Tivoli instead but i wouldn't cross this hotel completly off the list if your looking for a reasonably priced summer holiday in a great location.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2009

To call this hotel a 4* is simply bonkers. Whilst the location is as good as you could hope for, and it is incredibly good value for Vilamoura, the rooms are truly awful. This is the sort of place that should get no more than 3* and the rooms are the reason. Location wise, this is in the perfect location for the Marina in Vilamoura and the golf courses around. The hotel is in need of serious refurbishment. This is not a hotel for families, the pool is tiny, but it is ideal for a short golf-break if you are not bothered about the accommadation. The breakfast is as you would expect for the money but the bar is rather expensive.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 November 2009

Dome Pedro Marina, very nice hotel. Rooms clean and tidy with balcony. Small pool but always able to get in. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Lots to do in the area. Marina really ice with alot of good places to eat. Oberall a good place for a holiday with the family. 4/5

Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 November 2009

BAZ FROM EDINBURGH.
Stayed at the Dom Pedro Hotel with eight of my golfing buddies,rooms were basic,and not cleaned very often or to any great standard.Breakfast was more than a bit iffy. at one point i thought i was having scrambled egg soup for breakfast,Also didn,t like the fact i was paying for doubles at the bar and getting singles,(otherwise called skimming) Reception managers were not very helpful to say the least. But as the saying goes you pay your money and you take your chance.wouldn,t recommend it to anyone, far less family or friends.

  • Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed 28 October 2009

As with some other reviewers, I was a little apprehensive as some of the reviews had not been complimentary. However my husband and I have just had a long weekend at the hotel and were very happy with it. We arrived on an early flight and so were in the hotel by 10am. With no prompting the receptionist changed our room number so that we could have a room that was already prepared. We found all the staff pleasant and effiicient. Breakfast was fine though might be a little boring if you were staying for a long visit. Room was very comfortable and quiet with efficient air-conditioning. Position onvenient for the marina and beach. Can recommend the Petunia restaurant, just behind the hotel for good local cooking and friendly service at very reasonable prices.

Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2009

After reading some of the reviews i was a bit worried about the hotel i'd booked for a weeks holiday with my wife and our 16mth old son, on seeing the hotel and meeting the staff all these fears were put at ease. Check in went smoothly and the reception staff were very friendly especially with our son. Our room was 420 a senior suite overlooking the sea and part of the marina, the room was very large with 2 bedrooms, lounge/dining room, 1 ensuite, separate bathroom, walk in wardrobe, 1 large terrace/balcony and another balcony off the main bedroom, other bonuses were a fridge and a t.v in each room. The decor is a little dated but the rooms are very clean with made service everyday. Bad points for the hotel are they seen to charge silly amounts for everything e.g 7.5 euro charge everytime you use room service and 3 euro a day charge for safetey deposit box. Breakfast was ok, same everyday though although a good selection, to have eggs other than scambled there was another silly charge of between 2.5 and 5 euro per egg. Poolside great and clean although we used the beach (200yds away) most days. Marina 100yards away, absolutely fantastic wide variety of bars and restaurants. il lamparo and tai tai our pick of the restaurants although can be expensive, for cheaper restaurants try opposite the irish cabin bar, theres 3 squares there with plenty more bars and restaurants casa de pescador is a must especially for a steak. shop around for prices for e.g beer prices can range from 1.5 euro to a massive 8 euro. one last tip for a great full day out try the zoomarine at 20euro a head (under 5s free) its a must my 16month old lad love it. Happy travelling!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2009

stayed at the dom pedro marina for 5 nights not what we expected. breakfast was terrible room was never dusted. male receptionist was rude and off hand he didnt tell us about the safe in our room or what to do about towels we felt like burdens

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mugginsathudds
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Address: Avenida Tivoli | Lote H4, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#10 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
#13 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range: £65 - £326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dom Pedro Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facing the Atlantic Ocean, Dom Pedro Marina is only a short stroll away from the cosmopolitan Vilamoura Marina, affording a variety of bars, nightlife, restaurants and shops. An informal and familiar ambiance is provided at the hotel, with private gardens overlooking the swimming pools. Guests can also enjoy the hotel jacuzzi. A beach bar and sunlounger area are exclusively dedicated to Dom Pedro guests, available seasonally on the beach. ... more   less 
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