Our stay at the Four Seasons could not have been better. The staff were extremely polite, from the reception to the bar and restaurant. We booked breakfast as an option which worked extremely well with the apartment style accommodation, which was excellent. Two large bedrooms, one ensuite, another shower room, large fully fitted kitchen and living room and a balcony large enough for dining and sun loungers with a lovely view over the gold course. Television with all sports channels too. There are four pools, one for toddlers and kids, a middle one, a top one which is deep and an indoor pool with jacuzzi. At the top pool there are outdoor settees and coffe tables and no kids running about. Plenty of sun loungers. Breakfast was a joy - lots of delicious fresh fruit and yogurt, cereals and of course, hot cooked foods. There is a guy cooking omelettes to your choice. The girls particularly liked the donuts and cake for breakfast. Wonder why? It was easy to buy things in the nearby mini market and make lunch at the apartment which had two fridges. The hotel runs themed dining nights and the Brazilian barbeque we tried was great. They have a happy hour each evening and the drinks were very cheap by UK standards. The Old Village nearby is in fact a condo development with a few restaurants but I guess built twenty odd years ago. As a result it has matured beautifully and is awash with colour from the various well chosen climbers and trees. The restaurants are nothing to shout about though. We found Trip Advisor reviews generally were very accurate. We walked down to Vilamoura in about 15-20 minutes and the taxi back was only 5 euro including tip. Again, trip advisor reviews were pretty accurate for the restaurants by the marina. Let's face it, they only want you once and next week is a different crowd. Land of the frozen chip. Pricy too. Star eats of the stay were Zu Yi Chinese, Vilamoura, Marufo 1 (suggested by the taxi driver, a roadside chicken shack but delicious, in Quarteira) and the hotel itself. This meal was as a result of confusion on our booking. They thought we were leaving a day early and, realising their error, had to move us to another apartment for our last night but offered us a meal in their a la carte restaurant as an apology. No big deal, we were going to have to pack anyway and go out for our last night's meal to celebrate my sons birthday. Thing is, the food was exquisite. Really good, a touch of fine dining, one of the best meals we had in Portugal, and when you compare the prices, about the same as the Old Village or the marina. I chose an expensive wine at 27 euro because I assumed it would be on my bill and because the food was on the house. Nope, it was all complimentary. All in all a very well handled situation by the management. Would I go back? Absolutely. Without hesitation. Thank you for a wonderful stay, your staff are a credit to you.
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Seasons Vilamoura
- Four Seasons Vilamoura Hotel Vilamoura
- Vilamoura Four Seasons
- Four Seasons Vilamoura Portugal - Algarve