Probably in times of United Europe is not politically correct to express some kind of judgment, but after spending a week in this resort I can only say that it is a place made only for the Germans.
The site is sponsored in 3 different languages (English, German and Spanish), however the 90% of the staff only speak German and all activities (including all the brochures they give you) are conducted and written in German. For those who do not play golf , there are not so many possibility of leisure.
The location is great but the environment is little relaxing as everything is very regimented, especially scheduled times for meals: after 9am you can no longer have breakfast and lunch is only served from 12:30 to 13:30.
Lunch and dinner are buffet style, with a selection of monotonous food (especially inspired by the German tradition) . In a country where fish dishes are the stars of the cuisine, they only served grilled panga (never bacalhau!), and there is no trace of regional food but ginger water (Portuguese don't know exactly what it is!)
Regarding services, I recommend you arrange some agreement with a local taxi driver, and call him directly. So you won't wait 30-40 minutes at the front desk and pay an additional E3 fee (applied from the resort , according to the taxi drivers). This way a trip to Tavira will cost you around E12 instead of the E18 if you book through the reception.
I have been told golf courses are undoubtedly good, so if you are planning to go only for this purpose, and have everything included in your fee that's fine.
Another tip: the Club House (the English one near by) is cheaper than the bar in the resort, as well as the golf items (cloths an so on) they sell.
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- Also Known As:
- Robinson Club Quinta Da Ria Hotel Vila Nova De Cacela
- Robinson Club Quinta Da Ria Portugal/Algarve