Myself and 11 other male golfers have just spent a week at the Pinhal da Marina complex in Vilamoura Portugal. On arrival the girl in reception was very nice, she quickly sorted our rooms and even got a member of staff to show us where they were on the grounds. The rooms where very spacious, we had four sharing each apartment with two bedrooms with twin beds. The apartments had everything you could want, a spacious lounge, nice bathroom with shower over bath and a good size kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, kettle etc. The rooms were cleaned daily with fresh towels and also had air conditioning at no extra cost. The grounds and gardens in the complex were very well looked after and very secure being fenced off from surrounding areas. The main pool and childrens pool were excellent, they were cleaned every morning and the pool area was spottless. The restaurant was very good and had breakfast from 7 to 10am which was continental, if you like a good fry up your out of luck but the continental was more than adequate to start the day. There is an all day menu with pizzas,sea bass and other simple foods but if you want an excellent meal there is another menu which you order for the next day which has some fantastic sea food dishes. I can highly recommend the "Cataplana" which is southern Portuguese dish of praws, clams, pork or monkfish. The prices at the restaurant were very reasonable for food and drink, and I would like to thank John and Manuel who were very helpfull with nothing being to much trouble. Also a thank you to the ladies in the kitchen who produced some excellent dishes, one of my friends Henry who is Spanish and a chef was most impressed with the standards. He went into the kitchen to thank the ladies and said the kitchen was spottless and very well organised. We didn't walk down to Villamoura Marina because we had hire cars but other guests said it was about a fifteen minute walk. This complex is just nicely away from the Marina and is very peaceful.
All in all I would highly recommend Pinhal da Marina to family's or couples alike, the place is spotless and the people are very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pinhal da Marina Apartments 10/15 minute walk to the Marina for restaurant's, bar's, shop's, and the casino, with a choice of 2 excellent golden sandy beaches either side of the Marina. The Vilamoura golf courses are all within a five minute drive. "Pinhal da Marina" itself comprises of 128 apartments (from studio to 3 bedroom apartment) all furnished with air conditioning in the living room, heater in the bedrooms, satellite tv, a safety deposit box, and if your clients are eating in, the kitchen's are equipped with cooker's, micro wave oven, toaster, tea-coffee facility's and cooking utensils. A feature of the apartments is the spacious veranda's overlooking the gardens or swimming pools where you can sit and watch the sun go down with your favourite beverage in hand. "Pinhal da Marina" host's two large outdoor swimming pool's, a child's paddling pool, a children's playground, restaurant/bar, tennis court, and football, volleyball, basketball area's. Wi-Fi is free of charge in common areas (pool and reception) at Pinhal da Marina Pinmar restaurant is located at Pinhal da Marina by the main pool and it is open from Abril to October. Every day you can have meals a la carte or choose to have half / full board regimen. Also you can have a snack or drinks all day long. Continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am (extra cost per person/ day). O Pinhal da Marina is a great place for family holidays and self-catering holidays all year around. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pinhal Da Marina Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve