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Pestana Vila Sol, Vilamoura
Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
devon
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“Fabulous Stay Will Return”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We stayed at the Pestana Vila Sol Hotel for one week in January.The hotel although quiet was a superb place to stay.Our welcome from the reception staff was excellent nothing was to much trouble. We had a room in the main hotel no 323 which had a lovely balcony with all day sunshine and as the weather was wonderful each day this was a bonus and the rooms are extremely well appointed. As in previous reviews we can only reiterate that the breakfasts were plentiful and superbly presented to a very high standard.
We can not over estimate the truly exceptional staff not only the hotel but the golf course as well all of which are assets to Pestana.During our stay it was my wifes birthday and the hotel even made her a cake with a signed card which was a wonderful surprise for her.
The Vila Sol golf course was extemely well presented with super speed greens especially on holes 19 to 27.We have played this may times in the past years and found that this time it was the best.We found a super restuarant at the entrance to Vila Sol at the roundabout called Passiegem and if you love fish this a wonderful place to visit and we were surprised at the very reasonable prices for such high quality food.We also visited Oscars Bar which is opposite the Passiegem restuarant and this place serves excellent food and great entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights again at very reasonable prices.If you wish to visit these places they are about a 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the hotel
There is also a supermarket at the entrance to Vila Sol.We did have one meal in the evening at the hotel again excellent presentation and high quality.
This was our fisrt time staying at this Pestana hotel and we will return and would definately strongly recommend others to do so.Thank you again Pestana for such a wonderful stay and to Yourgolf travel .com for such a organised and trouble free holiday.

Room Tip: Room 323 was excellent as had all day sun
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We've just had a long weekend at Pestana. We were given a lovely, spacious room with a fabulous view of the golf course (to husband's delight). The room had all the regular amenities and there was an indoor pool area with excellent facilities as the outdoor pool was way too cold! Breakfast was superb and the choice was excellent. The staff at the hotel were wonderful, helpful and polite. The golf courses are fabulous and the leisure staff were also incredibly helpful. Our weekend was fantastic and definitely somewhere we would visit again!

Room Tip: In the winter, choose a room in the main part of the hotel. Golf view rooms are lovely. In the summe...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Hook, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

We had a very enjoyable stay at the hotel over Christmas in a garden suit.The rooms were quite comfortable and spacious. The King bed in our suit was around 2 metres wide and very comfortable,the bedding changed several times during our weeks stay.The breakfast buffet was very good, we only wished the orange juice was freshly squeezed. We found the food was excellent especially, the lunch of the day at the golf club.10 Euro which includes drink.
The staff were excellent, very friendly and could not be faulted.
Yes we will return.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

I stayed at the hotel for a long weekend in June. We drove and It wasn't easy to find. The common lounge area is not particularly comfortable or attractive. The rooms were large and quite comfortable and the pool area was nice and spacious. The breakfast room was very cosy and the breakfast buffet was good, even though the orange juice was not freshly squeezed, which you would expect in a hotel like this. The staff, although friendly, knew very little about the surrounding area, which is strange. The Spa is very far from the hotel itself, so not very convenient. The beach was far, you have to drive. Not a hotel I will be staying at again, considering the wide offer of hotels in this area of the Algarve.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

Very nice hotel,ideally situated near vilamoura,great golf courses on site,booked through a agent to include hotel for 3 nights and 3 rounds of golf,had a very enjoyable time,are room was spacious with a large bathroom with all facilties,small balcony overlooking the golf range,only had breakfast ,buffet style with a ommelett bar,very nice range of english and continental food,only downside was that we found the bar prices very expensive,

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Sutton Surrey
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

I arranged and escorted a party of 12 novice golfers here, advised by Vilamourra Villas because of the 9 hole academy course and that since Pestana had bought the hotel they were encouraging golf professionals like my self to bring parties of newer golfers and they would be welcomed on the course unlike most courses in the Algarve that only want experienced golfers.
This proved more than true, the hotel and particularly Vanda the group organiser and the golf director Tony were first class in their help and organisation. They made everything run smoothly for my group even though the hotel and the golf courses were really busy.
The hotel was perfect, we had the garden rooms, have stayed in the hotel block before and would always prefer the garden now, food was excellent, but we were there for me to teach my group golf on the driving range and the golf course and all the facilities were perfect for that and although some of the golfers in my group were really new, they all got round the academy course on all 4 days and the feedback from them is they loved it and we are arranging a return visit in Feb

Room Tip: Rooms numbered 1200, 1300 1400 are a long walk from the hotel, for us they were perfect as they were...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

Flight outgoing spot on via Ryanair Liverpool, as was the pre-booked taxi transfer to the hotel, very slick and well organised.
The hotel is very nice, but not 5*, possibly a 4 or 3+, the place needs money spending on it to spruce it up, lots of stains on the restaurant furniture and some of it was falling apart, other than that, the hotel is very clean and all the staff we encountered, wonderful in every way, our room was excellent and always kept clean and tidy.
The hotel is situated out on a limb, the nearest shops or bar are a good 20 minutes’ walk, a taxi to Vilamoura (15 minutes duration) is 10 Euros from the hotel and 6 or 7 Euros back to the hotel (not too sure why?) The golf courses are fantastic at the complex (but very pricy to play 18 holes even with the hotel discount and on top of that even for hotel guests golf trolleys are extra for every round at 5 Euros) but anyone who just wants golf or a good rest, this is the place, it is very professionally run and lots of quality space in or out of the hotel to rest and unwind.
Bar drinks and lunchtime snack costs are what we expected to pay and the food in general was very acceptable, the big issue was, if the hotel had large group/guest booking (which happened 6 times within our 10 nights) the evening meal was reduced to buffet style and not silver service as we expected for half board, the buffet was not in the same league for quality/standard, we also noticed that staff levels were a little on the low side when coping with the large influx of additional guests, maybe a sign of the times and time of year.
We were on half board and based on taxi costs to Vilamoura to dine out this is a good option to consider.
We booked a couple of trips whilst not golfing and the "Historic Algarve" was very good, the other trip to visit the gipsy markets at Loule was a waste of money and time, we wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless they are into car boot sales.
The trip back home was not as good, but this was due to severe storm damage to the airport building and the knock on effects with flight cancellations and late arrivals, the taxi transfer to the airport was again spot on, very well organised.
We hired the golf clubs direct from a company at the airport, this proved to be great and again their operation was very slick and easy to deal with, I would recommend this if sports baggage costs are high from the airline companies being used.

To conclude, quite enjoyable but pricy, golfers with lots of disposable income will find it heaven, but a great place to stay and relax.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pestana Vila Sol, Vilamoura
Address: Morgadinhos | Morgadinhos, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-307, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Vilamoura
#9 Spa Hotel in Vilamoura
#14 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
#15 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#15 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Pestana Vila Sol, Vilamoura 5*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pestana Vila Sol is a 5-star hotel in Vilamoura, in the Algarve. It is perfect for those looking to take a family vacation and to relax with a round of golf or tennis, or simply take a dip in one of the swimming pools. It is located just 7 minutes by car from Vilamoura beach and 5 minutes by car from the marina. The hotel offers one restaurant and 2 bars. You can also make use of the gym, indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi. For the youngsters, we offer a game room, a playground and a Kids Club available during the summer months. Each room includes a private balcony or patio and has Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pestana Vila Sol Golf Hotel Vilamoura
Pestana Vila Sol Golf And Resort Hotel
Vila Sol Hotel
Vila Sol Resort
Pestana Vila Sol, Vilamoura Portugal - Algarve

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