Mum, Dad, 2 kids aged nearly 5 and 18 months. We had a 2 bedroomed apt. Very roomy, 2 bedrooms, 1 with double bed, with 2 singles. 2 bathrooms, very large lounge, Terrace balcony and kitchen with dishwasher, washer dryer and microwave and all equipment. Cot for toddler made up already and in room on arrival. High chair and hairdryer on request. There are some apts that have been modernised (not ours) and we were in B block which is the "Thomas Cook" block. Great welcome from Diana on reception. All staff fantastic. Kids club open Mon-Fri, 2 hrs in morning, 2 in afternoon at a cost of €2.50 per hour for 3-12 yr olds. It is not used much though and sometimes our 5 yr old was the only one there. She didn't seem to mind though as she got to do lots of arts and crafts with Tatiana. Clientele about one third Irish, 1 third British and remainder a mix of Portuguese, German, Dutch and onther nationalities. Mostly younger families and retired couples, which was a great mix. 3 pools, one adult (deep all round pool, not for standing), 1 kiddie and 1 which is technically a jacuzzi but is now used as a baby pool. Pool towels on deposit. Pool Bar, snack bar, mini market on site which is not outragegeoulsy priced. Location is midway between Praia da Rocha and Alvor. Taxis approx €5 to either, including a large "Continente" hypermarket which is great for a large shop at the start of your holiday. Hotel calls taxis on request. Didn't dine in hotel main restauarant as restaurants in Alvor so nice. Also dined in Atlantis in Praia Da Rocha once which was great. Lots of families at the hotel were on repeat visits, for some it was their 3rd trip to the hotel, which is testament to how good it is. The Beach is just below the pool area. There are a few restaurants and bars around the hotel, inlcluding a few beach ones. Praia do Vau is a quiet resort with no wild nightlife. The beach is fantastic with great sandcastle making sand, toilets and showers available. We have never returned to the same holiday venue twice in a row but are seriously considering a return here next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right in Praia do Vau beach, 3.5km from Portimão centre and 2km from the entertainment area of Praia da Rocha. Jardim do Vau consists of 131 elegantly furnished apartments, which are composed of one and two bedrooms, equipped with kitchen (kitchenette in the one bedroom units) and balconies with sun beds. Facilities include 24 hour Reception, Outdoor Swimming Pools, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Pool Bar (summer), Mini Market, Junior Club (from May to September), Conference Rooms, Atlantic Club with Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Sauna, Changing Rooms and Natural Solarium. Free Parking available. Additional services: Restaurant Pool bar Cocktail Bar Mini-Market Hairdresser Fitness Room, Sauna and steam room Snooker Babysitting Ping Pong Volleyball Junior Club Playgroung Meeting Rooms Library Indoor heated swimming pool Outdoor swimming pools Wi-fi in public areas The two bedroom apartments, with a big furnished balcony, have one double bed in one bedroom and two single beds in the other bedroom. It features two bathrooms, separated and fully equipped kitchen, living and dining room. It has satellite tv, safe (€), telephone, hair dryer, iron and board. The one bedroom apartments have a furnished balcony, two single beds in the bedroom, dining and living room, fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom satellite tv, safe (€), telephone, hair dryer, iron and iron board. All apartments are daily cleaned. The sheets and towels are changed twice a week or according to client's request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jardim Do Vau Hotel Praia Da Rocha
- Jardim Vau
- Jardim Do Vau Praia Da Rocha, Portugal - Algarve