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“Peaceful location with nice views, older hotel with potentials but bad management, no free Wifi - on last legs?”

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Colina Verde Aparthotel & Golf
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Moncarapacho
Ulm, Germany
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“Peaceful location with nice views, older hotel with potentials but bad management, no free Wifi - on last legs?”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

This property was opened 2002 and part of a huge Golf residence project which has never been finalized (thank God!)

Apartments are spacicous and nicely decorated,lightning is very good! Kitchen is fully equiped for up to 4 people (in our T1 flat) - beds are very comfortable! Spacious bathroom comes with tub and floor heating! The separate ACs for each room were working very silent. However you can hear people walking in the apartments above you (if they use hard shoes)...

The problem with this place is unprofessional management and missing attention to details: old 24cm tube-TV (a no-go in 2012!!), several A/C-plugs in the wall were missing plastic housing, totally worn sofa in our room (sitting cushion), balcony windows required a technician to remove the locking system (was in "winter-position"), fitness equipment missing electricity (to be switched on by receptionist), showers next to sauna totally broken, dirty pool ("too cold to swim right now" even they confirmed by email that pool is open all year long...), cold inside jacuzzi inside, outside jacuzzi running 24hs (waste of electricity but they switch off fitness), broken lights in Gym men's toilet etc. etc.

Breafast was sold to us from Expedia as "Full breakfast" but it wasn't full at all: there wasn't even warm eggs or bacon? bread, ham, cheese and yogourt, juice and coffee - as usual - from a nescafe machine....

As we paid officially 70 EUR for the double occupancy, breakfast included I was bit disappointed as in other places nearby you'd pay 50% of that rate with BF, which would be adequate for such a old hotel in such a poorly maintained shape.

7 hole-Golf court looks untidy, mushrooms in the grass...

Wifi is 12 EUR per day - should be at least free of charge in the lobby.

In a nutshell: this hotel has huge potentials if they'd concentrate to details (some money required!) as the location is peacefull and has great sea views. The rates are too high for low season competing with sourroundig hotels who charge 35-45 EUR/double with BF (15 EUR without breakfast) - as we heard the property had several owners recently - sounds like they are on their last legs?

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Having never played Golf before I didnt know what to expect! Very pleasently surprised, Golf Pro Mat Gatrall was very professional and put me at ease and I actually learnt a great deal!thanks Mat.
Apartments were of a very high spec,clean and modern. Staff very friendly,although the breakfast could be improved somewhat.
Location great ,however a car is needed. Great local places to eat at very reasonable prices.
I will be booking to go back very soon. Great Place!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Just returned from a weeks holiday at this resort with a mixture of golfers and non-golfers. The one bedroom apartments were well decorated, very comfortable and completely self contained although a car was required to stock up from the local supermarket!! Breakfast in the hotel was adequate and the staff were always polite and helpful. The golf course was testing, although its a short course, and the lessons from Matt Gatrall allowed us to both learn and improve our golf. There are lots of inexpensive places to eat locally. All in all I was very impressed and would definitely go again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Just returned from a great family golf holiday. Thank you to all the staff at the resort for making our holiday special.
The golf course was in a excellent condition, and you could see the greens have recently had some major money spent on them.
While myself and the kids enjoyed the golf, my wife loved the gym and the spa treatments.
The reception staff were very helpful and friendly. The food and service in the restaurant was also one of the high lights during our two week stay.
The resort have a golf pro on site, which was handy when I had questions regarding the course.
I would highly recommend this resort.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Ipswich, Suffolk UK
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

We spent the day there to play golf with my son then have lunch whilst relaxing by the pool.

The golf course has not been maintained for weeks to the point there were large weeds growing on the greens. This course years ago used to be lovely and very busy but we were the only ones and with good reason.

After we played golf we complained about the condition of the course and reception actually refunded my sons green fees which was fair. In return we decided to have lunch and waited so long to be served we just packed our bags and went back home for lunch.

The hotel is only 10-12 years old and is clearly lacking in management, housekeeping and general repairs in the public areas which is normally the first that is kept on top of therefore i can only imagine the rooms are in for some serious need of repair.

Although the recession has hit Portugal hard this is the perfect example of how not to survive it.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Odivelas, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2010

The perfect place to relax outside the stress of city environment. The exterior zones are quite beautiful and magic. The food on breakfast is not so good, but enough. We lived there a magic time. Missing!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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ripon england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2007

still our favourite. just purchased by new owners who appear to know their business. restaurant quality and service shows immediate improvement. going back june 12 for 12 days, will report on our return. thinking of joining golf club there, could save 2000 e per year.

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  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Colina Verde Aparthotel & Golf
Address: Sitio da Maragota, Moncarapacho 8700-078, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Moncarapacho
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Moncarapacho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Colina Verde Aparthotel & Golf 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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