We arrived at the hotel early hours one morning to be greeted by a receponist who was polite and helpful.
The rooms were very basic and slightly dated. We opted for a studio apartment that had a small bathroom and kitchette. The bed was a very small uncomfortable double sofa bed, the corners of the bed turned up resulting in myself and partner constantly rolling into each other on a night.
The balcony only had one chair to a small table.
The bathroom had missing plugs to the bath and sink, also the hot water was very slow. We did not use the kitchen about from the fridge but did notice all the cupboards were flaking and needed replacing.
The maids only changed the towels once in the week and never changed the bedding. Only making it the once the day the towels were changed!
We would both get up around 09:30 - 10:00am and hope to get a spot around the pool. The sun beds were numbered and had a issue a few times with people getting up reserving their beds then not coming back to the pool till go 12:00!! Most of the beds were also broken and needed to be replaced.
The pool was nice but chilly, lovely to cool down in mid afternoon as the weather was 28oC, 29oC each day.
Both myself and partner enjoy to go abroad to relax and time to time also enjoy a afternoon tipple. The pool bar was not too badly priced for the Euro but we found it was so quiet! No one ever spoke and no music playing in the back ground.
Overall we would not return to this hotel but at the end of the day we got what we paid for (1 week with flights, luggage & transfers for 2 adults £389) so we can not complain!
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- Rio Apartments Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve