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Pinhal da Marina
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
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Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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“Good value for money”
Reviewed 5 October 2010

We stayed here based on other reviews and were more than happy. We wanted a quiet place away from the Marina but with pool, bar, restaurant etc and got what we wanted. The rooms have everything you need including a dishwasher! They were clean and spacious. The marina is just over ten minutes walk away or a couple of minutes in a taxi for less than 4 euro's. Enjoyed it lots.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2010

Just had a great time in these apartments with a group of 12 friends. All apartments were very clean and spacious, even having a dish washer. Great pool area and lovely staff in the snack bar next to the pool. Staff couldn't do enough for us. The walk to the marina took about 15 mins, it was quicker to walk than wait for a taxi which took 30mins to come on the saturday night, because it was so busy on the marina. The nearest supermarket was 10mins walk away near the marina.
Great time had by all and will be going back next year.

  • Stayed September 2010
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teesside
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Reviewed 21 September 2010

visited for three nights with 11 ladies and have to say that the pictures do not do it justice.The apartments were clean and spacious with everything we needed for our stay. There are two pools to choose from, and an adequate and cosy bar area. We ate in the resturant one night and found the food good quality, and the sangria excellent! From arriving to leaving all the staff were helpful and very friendly, nothing was too much trouble. A nice peaceful location, just a 15 minute stroll to the marina and beach.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Ireland
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

I am just back from a week long trip to the Pinhal da Marina Hotel with my husband and sxi year old child. We had a lovely time and I would have no problem recommending this hotel to other travellers. I would definetly think the hotel was more Three Star, than four but a very nice three. The apartments were lovely and spacious and clean, very clean, with fresh towels every day. Full cooking facilities which were great. . The food in the restuarant was very nice anytime we had lunch there and we had an evening meal there too which was nice. However be warned, do not be in any hurry, the service was very slow, but if in the mood to relax and take it very easy then that should not be a problem. Also the reception area seemed to be closed alot which was also a little disappointing but the girls at reception were more than friendly. A
Would definetly recommend hiring a car, it is a good fifteen minute walk from the hotel to the centre of Villamoura, we used drive our hire car down in the evening and if we had a glass of wine we took a taxi back which only cost 4 euro.
Overall would recommend this hotel and would have no problem in returning again as it represents good value for what you get compared to other hotels.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Leicestershire
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Reviewed 20 August 2010

Having been upgraded to room 7001, we were pleasantly surprised by the size, amenities and quality of the accommodation. The Pinhal da Marina is well managed and organised establishment and is kept clean and tidy both inside and out. We were delighted by the tranquillity of the grounds, which seemed to be reflected in the attitude and behaviour of the other residents. We ate at the poolside restaurant twice and on both occasions found the food to be of a high standard and at a reasonable price. Be prepared for a medium length walk to any of the resort's facilities. It took us around 15 minutes to reach the nearest restaurant (My Fondue) and around 25 minutes to the marina. Both worth the walk - ladies take some flat shoes to walk in (I took my high heels in a bag with me)! 'The Old Town' is worth a trip but be prepared for the opposite! It is a very smart newly developed replica of an old town. A few nice restaurants and a couple of bars, mainly a golfing community. The area between the hotel and the marina has good and bad points. The tree-lined boulevards are lovely with a convenient cycle/pedestrian pathway. However some of the areas are quite ugly, blighted by graffiti! We found the following worth a trip: Roman themed mini golf (next to the ruins), 3 hour boat trip to caves with free wine/juice (Rocks & Caves cruise 15 euros- with the company Cruzeiros-da-oura in the marina), My Fondue restaurant on the boulevard leading to marina.
Overall we found enough in and around Vilamoura to pass a very pleasant week despite some initial disappointing sights in Vilamoura and neighbouring Quarteira (buildings, graffiti etc). We found the hotel staff very helpful with tips on local buses and activities nearby.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

I would recommend these apartments. I travelled with my girlfriend and another couple in July for one week. On arrival we were met by very friendly and informative staff who also spoke excellent English. This is a nice quiet setting with a short walk to the marina and away from the hustle and bustle of the marina. You can phone taxis from your room and speak to other rooms for free in the evenings. Rooms are cleaned very well every morning. Restaurant is well kept and staffed with Friendly waiter 'Juan'!

Only downside are dogs barking in the early hours as it's residential and the shop likes to have an extra long siesta in the afternoons, but small things really.

I'll definitely be going back.!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Donegal
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Just arrived back from a 10 day stay in Pinhal Da Marina.Would recommend the apartments to everyone! great base as only a short walk from the marina in Vilamoura which is a beautiful area and has lots of lovely bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. The resort is very well kept with trees ,shrubs and green grass and provides shading from the hot sun !The staff were very friendly and helpful .Apartments were lovely with air conditioning available 24/7 without any additional charge .There are 2 swimming pools a tennis court and many more facilities to occupy the children (: The only downside would be that the bar /restaurant at the resort is quiet at night but with the marina only a short walk away, night entertainment is not an issue! Of all the other areas surrounding Vilamoura (Quirteara ,Albufeira etc) it is by far the nicest location in my opinion .I would recommend this resort as a great base for your holiday !

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Pinhal da Marina
Address: Praca 3 Caminhos | Quarteira, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-439, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Vilamoura
#5 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
#5 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
#10 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Pinhal da Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 128
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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