We are a family of four currently on vacation at the Hilton. We have two lovely rooms on the third floor with nice views of the main pool area. We also have perfect views of the queue for the sun beds which starts at 8.15 am. We are usually back from breakfast at 9.00 am just in time to see the race start, once the gates are opened - people literally running to reserve the sunbeds. Within a couple of minutes all reserved with few occupied. We refused to take part in this farce and so we never got sunbeds at the main pool area.
The upper pool area is a little less frantic and we usually got sunbeds there shortly after 9.00 am. Until, today there wasn't even one sign around the pool stating that sun beds were not to be reserved. Today I saw a staff member putting up a couple of notices at the upper pool bar to this effect but nothing at the main pool where the real problem exists..
The upper pool bar usually opens at around midday. Before noon guests need to go to the main pool area to be served.
There is a small shop in the lobby and seems to sell only one English language newspaper, but is closed on Sundays.The nearest shop is about 10 minutes walk away.
As other reviewers have stated the hotel runs a shuttle bus to the Marina, which is very helpful. However, we have walked back to the hotel most evenings, because once the service finishes it is very difficult to get a taxi - a good 20 minutes brisk walk.
Breakfasts are ok, but not exceptional.
We find it difficult to think of a reason to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat yourself to a fabulous spa weekend, enjoy a fun-filled family holiday, or experience the perfect golfing break at the award-winning Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa, one of the leading family-friendly Algarve hotels. This attractive, modern Algarve hotel is situated in five acres of glorious manicured gardens in the heart of the sun-kissed Algarve, Portugal. Set amid the lush greenery of some of Portugal's finest golf courses, the Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa is replete with distinctive Moorish architecture, spectacular covered and outdoor pools and glorious cascading waterways. ... more less
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