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Parque Mourabel Apartments
Ranked #18 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Cheap hotel but you get what you pay for.
Hotel advertised wireless but please note wireless not available in rooms only at reception and at a price. Kids went to reception with their iPods and had to buy a wireless code each.
No entertainment for children, nothing in area for children.
Rooms not particularly clean.
Spar shop across the road selling basics.
Pool area clean and kids pool clean.
If I went back the algarve I' def pay more and get a better hotel.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Booked this holiday online with Easyjet for a very good price for 2 adults & a teenager. Location in a nice quiet area on outskirts of Vilamoura very near the oceanico golf courses. Check in was good & quick, man at reception nice, directed us to our apartment in the 'Oasis Village' part of the hotel actions the road. Our 4th floor apartment was very nice & spacious, 2 bedrooms , large living area with 2 sofas, big dining table & well equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, kettle , fridge/freezer & toaster. Bathroom was good size too, furniture was slightly dated but seemed almost new condition, large flat screen TV with 4 English channels. Builders were renovating 4 appartments in the 'mourabel' part whilst we were there. Maids came every day to clean appartments. Pool area in 'mourabel' was nicely kept but always very busy, lots of sun loungers but couldn't always get one it was so busy, a lot of families with young children at this pool. There is another pool at 'pe do lago' down the road which is slightly quieter, both pools exact same size etc.

Good sized Spar Supermarket located right next door in the Lago Azul apartment complex around 200 metres walk. Another supermarket just down the road at the 'a Carpa' restaurant about 7-8 mins walk.

We were self catering & didn't eat in hotel restaurant so can't comment on food there. Few restaurants nearby, one right next door in the 'Lagos Azul ' appartments, 'a carpa' just down the road, 'chez Carlos ' beside the 'a carpa' all within less than 10 mins walk. We went slightly further to the 'pizza loca' (15 mins walk) where you can get all you can eat pizza /pasta for €12.80 per person, very very tasty & great value for money, you even get dessert pizzas - strawberries & white chocolate pizza, caramel pizza, cheesecake pizza , definitely recommend.

It's exactly 30 mins walk in to the marina area, through a lovely park/garden area in between the dual carraigeway . We walked it every day although the hotel did provide a free shuttle bus in the morning time. Tourist trains stopped at hotel every 45 mins or so. If you like golf it's exactly a 30 min walk to the oceanica Laguna golf course, you can book tee times at the tourist office down the road for around €45 (special offer) & hire clubs etc at the clubhouse .

Stayed: June 2014
6  Thank unique c
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We love this place having now been for 6 years running.
Cheap as chips, always clean and friendly.
Decent bar, nice pool and lovely grounds.
The meal deal is great value at less than 13 euro for an evening meal and breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I booked this via Jet2.com, have had really good experiences with them in the past, so trusted their discription and photos of this complex, first mistake. We booked a studio apartment self catering, looking at the pictures the studios looked clean, large and up to date, so when we arrived on a chilly monday afternoon and were directed by the receptionist to a large hideous 1970's/80's block of apartments 100 metres away from the main building we were confused. Upon opening the door the smell hit us, smokey, dirty, fusty, the apartment wasn't a studio but a 1 bedroomed apartment, large furnished with dark dated wood, stained, chipped and so outdated it was untrue. The bathroom was tiled, dirty cracked stained tiles, a loo you wouldn't dare sit on. We picked up the blankets on the single beds, they were so tatty and smelly, within 2 minutes my husband and I had both been bitten.

We headed for reception where i asked firmly for another room, was given one over the road in another slightly newer block, we were on a corner, overlooking the very busy road, nice views over the road to the golf course. The winds howled around us all night every night, the windows and the doors constantly rattling, made it difficult to sleep.This apartment too was so dated, dirty , its a very basic form of cleaning only they provide, the towels were not nice, again the heavy wood kitchen units and wardrobes all heavy, stained ill fitting dirty looking wood, I really didn't see anything near to the pictures we'd viewed on line, so disappointed. I spent the next hour cleaning so we could at least relax.

The pool area ok, nothing at all going on, felt so sorry for the families, not even a swing for the children, we were bored so goodness knows how bored the kids were, the pool was absolutely freezing!!! It didn't help that the builders were renovating a couple of the apartments overlooking the pool all through the day, noisey and dusty.

No shops other than the spar, couldn't even buy a newspaper, the spar's choice limited and the fruit looked as depressed as some of the holiday makers!!!

We were self catering so walked to the Marina every night for dinner, this walk takes at least 30 minutes. The hotel's restaurant didn't look at all inviting, frankly if the standards of cleanliness were the same as everywhere esle I couldn't bring myself to eat in it.

We used the mini bus service a couple of times, could really do to provide a more frequent service and larger bus too.

There was one plus, it's a little cafe/restaurant where the spar is, if your heading to the spar turn left, it overlooks one of the pools, never saw one person in this pool, but the staff , the food and the standards leave the Parque Mourabel standing, try it.

I really wouldn't recommend this place to anyone , it's like the complex time forgot and left in the middle of nowhere!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank LOYORK
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

As i type this, i am a guest of the Parque Mourabel. It is a very nice quiet location. Local bars, shops and supermarket all within walking distance. Bad points.....apartment is dirty, bath and showers all moldy. Not cleaned properly and not enough towels left (we are a party of 7)
The "free" transport is not very well organised... in fact is is useless. The bus can only take 8 people at a time. If you wait patiently and queue, people will just push in which is extremely rude and the driver just stands there and does nothing, despite knowing who had been waiting. This caused an unnecessary argument this morning which has spoilt the last few days of the trip.The system needs to change, the size of the bus needs to change.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank lisnoopy20
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

My wife and i stayed here for a week in the middle of May this year, we we're looking for a nice relaxing week and got exactly that. We requested an upgrade before we left and got one of the newly refurbished apartments and it was clean,spacious and had everything you would need for a week of self catering.
I can understand why some people are giving it the thumbs down as parts of the complex we're in need of some TLC but it looked to me like they we're working on that whilst we we're there and if our room was anything to go by they should be up to standard by the time they finish.
It is a bit out of the town but the walk to the marina area is lovely and takes about 20 minutes.
The marina is nice but has the normal resort feel about it, menus thrown in your face every 20 yards and people pestering you to come into there bar or resturant which im not a fan of.
We went in a couple of nights but then we discovered A Carpa resturant at the bottom of the road from the hotel and did'nt want to go anywhere else. We also had a meal in the hotel one night but the portions we're pretty poor and the prices higher than anywhere else so once was enough for us.
Overall we had a nice time here and would return although i did get the feeling that some of the reception staff could'nt be bothered with the customers sometimes and we're quite sharp but i would'nt let it put me off.
Oh and another thing, this hotel seems to be part residence too and some of the residents have dogs which barked quite a bit and in the morning too which if your looking a lie in is'nt good.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank garpal
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Excellent holiday with very friendly staff. We were self catering and nice small supermarket down the road was sufficient. Could go further into marina area if you want more. Its a nice walk into the marina about 20 mins but its through nice park with seating etc if you want. Good restaurants close by - "A Carpa" and "Chez Carlos" are very good and not expensive. There's also a very good Thai restaurant on the Main Street down to the marina. Would definitely go back.

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Address: Caminho do Lago, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-423, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range: £21 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Parque Mourabel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Vilamoura at 2 Km from the Marina and Falesia Beach, the Mourabel apartments have a modern decoration, with balcony and fully equipped kitchenette, operating like an Aparthotel offering full hotel services such as cleaning and others like a normal hotel including service in Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks in our Restaurant. Guests can use for free the 3 pools and Tennis Court from the complex. Live Music in our Lobby Bar 4 to 6 times a week. Tree free daily transfers from the hotel to Vilamoura. ... more   less 
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