Hotellet låg fint och nära till stranden. Tyst och lungt och inget busliv. Man bör ha hyrbil för att kunna ta sig och äta någonstans
Fint och stort poolområde som passar bra för barnfamiljer och bra med en uppvärmd inomhuspool. Bra frukost. Lugnt läge och trevlig och hjälpsam personal. Eftermiddagssol på balkongen. Långt att gå till närmaste supermarket och vettiga restauranger, hotellet ligger lite avsides. Aningen kallt vatten i utomhuspoolen. Dyr mat i restaurangerna.
Storlek på rummen, läget vid stranden.
marvellous place! excellent dinner. Not so good service for price and quality of food. Improvement is needed in staff. We ordered a glass of "Morgado de Ste Catherine" and another wine was served with no explanation.
Wonderful grounds everything on site
Spacious room, fully carpeted, well furnished; low rise accommodation; beautiful gardens and cliff top location. Daily change of complimentary pool towels. Restaurant prices are much too high.
Excellent hotel in beautiful gardens, very nice staff, perfect for a resting family holiday. High standart new rooms. We were there a couple of years ago and will return for sure in the future! The Spa is wonderful. Only quite expensive. More attention should be given to room cleaning for this luxury hotel
The resort is fascinating with breathtaking views of the beach. The view overlooking the pool is spectacular. The hotel has its own private beach which is beautiful. The hotel is landscaped very well with beautiful plants and flowers. The rooms are big and spacious, and the staff is very courteous. Would certainly recommend the hotel to anyone considering visiting Faro. The hotel should have had a tea/ coffe maker in the room. For the price you charge, this is an expectation. To call for room service costs 5 euro per person which normally other similar resorts worldwide do not chanrge
The Vilalara is the most beautiful relaxing , peaceful and magical place I have ever stayed at. The staff are exceptional , the location is unimaginable and the peace and quiet is a tonic for life. I will visit the Vilalara many more times in the future without doubt. We have traveled extensively but this has got the be the top of our list for summer vacation. We hereby thank all the staff at Vilalara for a wonderful stay. there truly is nothing to dislike
Superb location, great facilties and very friendly staff
Comfort and quietness. Should have towel service at beach
A peaceful retreat with plenty of places not to do anything...... restaurant choices on site were limited
Dålig isolering, om man bor på nedre vaning man hör hur andra går på övre.Det finns tjuvar i närheten och ingen som tar hänsyn till det. Hotell har vakter på sommaren
Det var rent och snyggt, på hotellet och i poolerna. Mycket skönt väder och klimat. Fina stränder.
Det mesta. Nej.
location and services of aparthotel. didn't like studio room, transferred to a 1 bed apartment
Near to good bars and Restaurants, but not to near so the hotel is not noisy. Beach is not to near, but not so far that it would make you unhappy Internet could be cheaper or free if you have your own laptop.
Location is good and pool big but needed to be cleaned more. Nice place for money paid. Hotel charged for bus from airport even though bus never turned up. No doulbe beds, two singles pushed together. Pool should be kept cleaner.
Room was modernly decorated and very clean. Staff were friendly enough. Nice swimming area. Good value for money. Swimming pool was so cold
Complex had good location to all amenities, far away enough from nightlife but close enough to walk. Entertainment in hotel could be improved, quite a long walk to beach
Got the pool view that was asked for when booking,only 10 minutes from the strip,cheap and cheerful plesent stay Towels only changed every 4 days,and bed sheets only once a week Race for sunbeds which had no cushions, very hard on back
Pleasant hotel and staff. Very good value and good facilities. Would return. One noisy guest at 2.30 am. just only once.
it was close to the shops and bars, it had a lovely swimming pool and nice gardens the extra beds in the apartment were not very good
The rooms were very clean. The staff were very helpful. Very big outdoor swimming pool and very small in door pool. Very close to the Montechoro strip with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. Nothing
Good hotel if you want to enjoy the Portugese sun and swim in the pool. There were quite some noisy hotel guests (night disturbance, loud discussions at pool side)
nice clean comftable hotel having to pay to use gym etc
The hotel itself is very good, with a nice entertainment area (bar, restaurant, pool,...). It has a good location since it is outside Armação de Pera and very close to the beach. The staff really needs to be renewed since they have no experience at all and are not nice as they should. The rooms are not correctly cleaned day after day, specially the bathroom.
pool and pool bar and restaurant bar service
The staff are very friendly and helpful
The staff was so courteous and the proximity to the beach was great. The breakfast was fantastic!! There was not one usable electric outlet in the room or bathroom with the exception of the one used for the TV. Also, there were only 2 bedside lights for the entire hotel room. It was quite dark at night. Our housekeeper also wanted to clean our room one day at about 5pm after we had already gotten back for the day. We have a child so this was not going to work for us. Subsequently, we ran out of toilet paper and tissue and our very small trash bins were overflowing. Also, our room was also not incredibly clean when we got there. The main elevator was broken for some time one of the days.
Overall the service was excellent
the staff were extremely nice, great selection at the breakfast buffet, nice rooms and nice surroundings. Huge Pool and loads of sun loungers. the beds were very uncomfortable and they didn't have the room we requested and paid for available. Also the hotel is situated in a very quiet area where there are no resteruants or entertainment.
Very nicely specced out hotel, lots of facilities like a gym; plenty of entertainment for bored holidaymakers in the evening. The wi-fi internet access was not available on the 5th floor - we couldn't get any coverage at all and had to sit in reception to send and receive e-mails, which was a nuisance and not really good enough for a hotel that advertises availability of wi-fi access throughout the hotel.
Hotel breakfast excellent- facilities reasonable. Good location, if you enjoy walking! Very near the sea . The question of the hotel providing a two-tier price range is debatable. The question of the sea view (at extra cost needs defining specifically as our room had a view towards the sea, but the sea view was miles away!!!
The breakfast and the outside pool was excellent, staff were friendly. The room had 2 single beds pushed together to make a double. The Jacuzzi was cold and the turkish bath smelt of damp. The gyms facilities were also very basic
Well kept hotel and equally smart guests. Excellent food & beverage. Interior decor style needs updating.
excellent service by staff, beautiful grounds, private beach & overall pleasant ambience. Good buffet breakfast Forget the bar snacks - both too expensive and very poorly prepared. The main restaurant was acceptable - just. The food was OK but not exceptional however the prices were very high. You can easily find a better dining experience outside the hotel so only go to this restaurant if you really don't want to leave the hotel surroundings.
We were impressed with the staff who were very friendly and helpful. They have a lot of repeat clientele for that reason The Hotel has a few restaurants to choose from so you can choose to dine in any one of them. We liked Arte Nautica as it is on the beach in Armacao de Pera - stunning location and brilliant fish, or you can have a snack The location isnt so great as it is out of town. If you are not mobile you will need to hire a car or take a taxi which are cheap and plentiful. The staff seemed to push their very expensive New Year dinner and there wasnt much choice. to dine elsewhere. They also naughtily put the costs of two New Years dinner on our bill when we hadnt even booked or attended the event which goes to show that behind the staff smiles there is the pound signs motive to make as much money as possible from their guests! We were not convinced the hospitality was genuine for that reason especially when the staff all repeated the same sentence - is there anything we can do for you. It seemed they attended a management school and were taught to say that
hotel was of a very high standard and we were very well treated by the staff. not really
Everything was brilliant,with the exception of below. Food was not up to a good standard, but was not overpriced.
The variety of facilities, the high standard, the staff, and the wonderful gardens. Beds could be better. Do not like two singles pushed together to make a double or king. Need better beds.
Variety of restaurants, quality of food, amazing beach with beds and professional level of SPA. Servants in the restaurants expressed quite strong dissatisfaction if the tips were less than 10 %.
In addition to the above, I liked the peace & tranquility & space in general, in particular the spacious grounds, gardens etc. I was disappointed with the quality of furniture on my balcony given the fact that I observed furniture of quality in similar suites where I was based, furniture on my balcony was that of a 1 or 2 star Hotel, I have already indicated my disaproval on the personal questionaire at the Hotel, I would at some stage like a report directly to me regarding the unsuitable furniture on my balcony, I stayed in 7 Oasis Parc at the Hotel.
Calm, awy from city busttle
Everything was very good except for the cleaning of the room. The toilet was cleaned with dirty water. The horrible smell was throughout the entire floor.
It was very relaxing and quiet (particularily at night time), villas were very clean and spacious, with good distance between each, adding a sense of privacy. We noticed that some guests allowed their children to use the kiddies pool without any clothes on, this happened on more than one occasion. At one point, one of these children started pee'ing in the kiddies pool, I thought the bar staff should have asked the parents to put swimming shorts/diapers on the children, but this never happened.
Lovely, quiet location, very peaceful, helpful staff. Some of the facilities closed unexpectedly, probably due to the fact there were so few guests. The restaurant was closed unexpectedly, and sometimes didn't open in the evenings, and the same was true for the shop.
The hotel and apartments themselves were clean I couyld write an easy here- the hotel first and foremost is not 4 star- the accomodation and apartments were bog basic and for the money we paid for it I odnt think it was justified at all. We were there for a wedding and most of the wedding party were staying accorss the orad in "presa De Morra" apartments & villas- which turned out to actually be cheaper than our accomodation and un comparible in terms of comfort- presa De Mora is 10 times more luxurious then Colin Da Lapa and a much nicer resort in general. When I went to management to complain that I was mislead by the internet infomration/pictures etc for Colina Da Lapa and its star rating, mamagement were not helpfull at all. Minimarket is never open either- another false service lis
The villa was clean, spacious, light and airy. Majority of staff were excellent and happy to help out when asked - a couple of the bar staff had a bit of an attitude which let the rest of the staff on site down. Gardens and surrounding areas were well looked after. A suggestion to help improve on comfort/relaxation would be better quality patio furniture and furniture on the balconies.
ease around the site.
The apartment we had was spacious, well equiped and clean, the staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. The complex itself is set in lovely grounds with plenty of space between each residence. The mini-market, bar and restuarant were all closed, although it's low season I think this situation needs addressing.
Bra spa med riktigt bra gym, squashhall, nära till att hyra tennisbana, minigolf och fotbollsplan 5/7 - a side Tyvärr fick inte barn under 16 använda gymmet eller få spabehandlingar. Squash, och pool samt var tillåtet för barn.Kuddarna var bedrövliga, hade tre st, då var det OK.
Mycket bra service! Rent och trevlig personal.
The staff are fantastic and make you feel special. The location is beatuiful and the gardens are maintained very well. The accomodation is ideal for a family. This is our 3rd visit to Pine Cliffs and we will be back again.
Beautiful - absolute luxury. Very expensive food and drink
The resort was beautiful, lots of birds, flowers, grassy areas. The facilities were very good and they were well set up to cater for children. Porto Pirata, the indoor pool and the beach provided lots of entertainment for little ones and there was the option to pay to have your children cared for by a wonderful team of girls in Porto Pirata if you so wished (see negatives in terms of expense!) Our two bed residence was large, clean and extremely comfortable - the actuality exceeding the pictures shown on websites (not a frequent occurance in my experience). Staff were very friendly and helpful. There are lots of activities organised every day. Lovely Italian restaurant. Resort was so well tended - it was a wonderful holiday Childcare in porto pirata was excellent but expensive, especially if your children were under three years of age. Food was good but expensive comparatively speaking with nice restaurants outside the resort. We were there in quiet season so many of the restaurants in the hotel were not open. If you book a residence by prepared for a good walk to breakfast, it may be only in the quiet season but we had to walk nearly a kilometre (albeit along a pretty path) to the hotel for breakfast each morning. In high season there is a train that takes you but in low season be prepared for leg work - I lost about four pounds in nine days!
Läget var fantastiskt, stranden på ena sidan hotellet och gamla stan på andra sidan. Stora fina rum alla med havsutsikt. Internet för 20 kr i halvtimmen på en gammal och slö dator var ingen höjdare.
Mycket rent, utmärkt läge, lugnt, trevlig personal i restaurangen och trevlig städpersonal. Bra service med transfer till flygplats. Prisvärt för 60-75 euro. Bra balkonger (liten risk för att barn skulle falla ut). Brandlarm. och brandvarnare. Frukosten trist. Ingen färsk frukt. Dyr Internet som inte gick att få på rummet.Fick betala en extra natt för att få ha rummet till 16.30 avflyttningsdagen (det brukar gå med halv avgift). Inomhuspoolen och dess omgivningar kan de lika gärna göra sig av med. Den såg inte fräsch ut på botten och det fanns inte möjligheter att klä om.
Läget, närheten till havet samt närheten till centrum. Fin balkong. Bra frukost. Hjälpsam personal. Inget.
Mycket bra läge på stranden och i centrala turiststråket. Trevlig och hjälpsam personal. Det strandnära läget gjorde att det lät en del på natten. Frukosten var sådär, men tillräcklig.
Hotellets läge nästan på stranden, centum med restauranger och affärer utanför dörren. Balkongen ut mot havet och skönt med en AC som verkligen fungerade när vi hade 38 grader i skuggan ute. Personalen var inte så trevlig, framför allt inte städerskan.
Wonderful location and relaxed attitude. The cornflakes and bacon - very cheap and not good enough!
saying 'goodbye' the stairwells were covered in pigeons excrement for the whole 2wks we stayed - it's a health hazard and despite seeing cleaners everywhere I never once saw the feathery pooh disappear
Access to the Beach, good restaurants, Breakfast buffet not 5 *****
Perfect location, excellent facilities, friendly and helpful staff. Great food if a little pricey.
Excellent hotel! Yard was nice! Swimhats... :)
Great location - helpful people Poor and expensive internet access - no wifi . Ocean view was really only ocean glimpse when on the balcony - very disappointing
comfortable and well appointed and managed location - too islolated
The space around the hotel provides a relaxed environment and its cliff top location gives great views out to sea.Overall it has a nice ambiance. The on-site restaurants are expensive and although the food is good it lacks originality.
Nice and big territory!!!! Wonderful beach!!!
Good facilities, helpful staff Pools too crowded at times, restaurants are fairly good but prices exorbitant.
A very enjoyable weeks break was made all the better by the kindliness of the reception staff who helped us on several occasions with the minimum of fuss.Much appreciated..
relaxing environment safe friendly well placed to visit other areas in the algarve good pool.
I found that the facilities were top class. I was impressed by the large indoor and outdoor pool.The resturant was very good. It was very good to have housekeeping everyday.The people on the reception were most helpful.It was also large enough to suit our family. Th pricing made this made it attractive. The rooms whilst large are dated and are in need of an up grade.There are not enough plugs in the kitchen.The apartments need to be improved.
The big spaces in the apartments.
Great location, excellent facilities
i thought the hotel was run in a quiet and very efficient way. profesional
the atmosphere. friendly staff. breakfast was excellent. ocean view from our room.
Great location Older hotel. Big rooms that wasted space. Didn't have a refrigerator in the room.
Love the position - and the pool etc
It was next to the beach
access to the beach superb..loved the breakfast on the outdoor terrace Hotel is overlooking the beach. great happy hour from six till eight pm which we only discovered on the second last day! lovely long beach for walking in the morning breakfast is good great coffee handy location if you have a car as you can tour easily from here.. hotel is quiet bar closes at 12 am which is a bit too early if you are out late for dinner and would like to relax and have a drink before going to bed... make sure you get sea facing room although balcony is very small but great view
Overall location of the hotel ( best in the region!!) the location of room - direct access out , view ( -1 floor) Nice breakfast, friendly staff The roomservice was poor.
The fantastic view and location
relaxing atmosphere no sky films as advertised
good family hotel very good staff good room service would have liked better view we were looking out at a roof top at the front of the hotel otherwise i could not fault the hotel should review there prices for bad room views. would recommend hotel for familys with children
The staff were extremely helpful and on hand 24/7. This hotel has amnemities to suit all. The only downside I have is that the beds and pillows were too hard. I barely slept my whole stay.
Third time I have stayed at this hotel. 10 minutes from the Old Town, ten minutes from the Strip. So great location. Large apartment. Good value. Staff very helpful :):):) Would certainly recommend to anyone !
The size of the apartment meant we had plenty of room, two bathrooms was a great advantage. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Plenty of things going on for everyone.
indoor pool was a plus since it was too cold to swim outside staff was rude and when asked simple questions about anything they did not have a answer.
Excellent facilities provided in the hotel.Friendly and helpful staff.Excellent nightly entertainment. No bad points.
the room was quite large and well thought out, with maximum use of space membership to use the gym was expensive and then you had to pay for lots of extras for the experience. indoor pool good idea but had to buy a swimming cap to use it. 8 internet terminals that never worked. basically lots of hidden extras to fork out for.entertainment awful!
The Reception area is massive, and spacious. The two bed apartment had 2 bathrooms was very impressed with that, as i was under the impression it only had 1 bathroom. The pool area an sunbathing was brillant as there is so much green grass around to lazy about in the sun if thats the kind of break you looking for. They have pool bar which serves food which was great. Hotel is about 5-7mins or so walk to the Tuck Tuck train that goes to the strip and Fisherman beach costing 3.50 euros return and you can get on and off as you wish. Again the supermarket Modelo is also about 5mins walk, if you walk out the hotel and walk to the left cant miss it. It is massive like our uk version of Asda Sainsbury Tesco. Beds were really really hard and not the greatest comfort for sleep. The pool itself was not very well maintained, some the tiles on the bottom have being broken and didnt seem overally attractive, but it was bearable no big deal.
Location between Old town, Strip and Beach. Entertainment in hotel fantastic. Sun loungers by pool areas gone early each morning and some not used at all but reserved with a towel on them. Should be monitored.
Very well situated to nightlife etc. Well maintained, clean and tidy. Plenty to do.
The best of this hotel is the price. Breakfast also included. Not so far from the center, and the beach is close too. The rooms was always clean! The bed was too soft. It is maybe good for pensioners, but not for a young couple. The hotel is at the main road, so if your window looks there, you will have a noisy night. The light in the bathroom was poor. The other little bad thing is about the breakfast. It is from 8-10, but it is strongly advised to get there until 9, because there is almost nothing at 9:30.
Very clean, staff are friendly & helpful. Value for money. Very basic continental breakfast. Our room was facing main road and this is very noisy, we changed our room but ended up with room behind reception! Residents and people coming to hotel late at night make such a noise and sometimes conversations went on well into small hours of night. There are no sea view rooms.
The possibility of taking our small dog and the hotel giving good access for us to take the dog out the back Mould on the walls and not very well aired
Good staff. Location.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Liked that it was such a short walk to the beach. Hot part of breakfast buffet was not kept hot throughout the breakfast time and there were mornings were there was no hot breakfast. Rooms are advertised as modern and soundproof, this was not the case for us, our room was street side and often people were standing outside our room window, you could hear everything they said and the traffic is quite loud. Privacy is also not great for this room. Beds are unusally hard. The fan in the bathroom did not work and there was damp on the walls and shower curtain due to this. The bar on the occasions we ventured up there had no staff was no not an option for a cool drink. Room was not cleaned completely on our arrival, but was cleaned very well throughout our week there.
Clean and simple
Good basic hotel. Coffee facilities at breakfast and juice drinks not very good.
Welcoming and courteous staff, good clean room and conditions, breakfast very good and adequate for our needs. Forseeable Car Parking difficulties at high season and difficult to drive and reverse was not easy.
The map shows the hotel behind the BULL ring but in reality it is a further 4 KM, if the map was correct I would not have booked the hotel The map shows the hotel behind the BULL ring but in reality it is a further 4 KM, if the map was correct I would not have booked the hotel
Lugnt läge uppe på en kulle,fin utsikt,nära till det mesta. Hjälpsam personal.Ej AC men rummen är behagligt svala ändå .Lätt att parkera bil i hotellets närhet.Ingen fara att gå från o till hotellet,såvida man inte är i dålig fysik kondition. Gammal tv med usel mottagning.Ej Internet.Badrumsgolv angränsar mot heltäckningsmata Mycket liten balkong.Trist frukosterbjudande.Som en del skriver ,vid stark vind slamrar det en del i fösterluckorna,men reglar man ordentligt är det ingen fara .
Mycket för pengarna! Fint läge i den äldre delen av staden med grym utsikt utöver havet och stranden. Nära ner till den fina stranden (ca 5 minuters gångväg), samt ner till stan med alla restauranger och affärer. Bra bemötande från personalen i receptionen, vilka var väldigt trevliga och tillmötesgående; gav flera väldigt bra tips vid frågor om t.ex. utflykter etc. Kan rekommenderas! Rummen var lite gammaldags och det som vi hade låg på markplan i norrläge och var lite mörkt och litet men de var samtidigt helt okej - klinkers på alla golv samt kaklat badrum, stor uteplats med trädgårdsmöbel mm. Dock varierar rummen i storlek - vårt var bland de sämre i jämförelse. Vårt resesällskaps rum var exempelvis mycket finare och större med balkong, så det fanns varierande kvalitet.
Bra läge, ca 5 min till bad. Strålande utsikt. Fantastiskt trevlig och hjälpsam personal. Mycket värde för pengarna
Fin utsikt , trevlig personal , bra läge man får dock vara beredd på att gå i uppförsbacke till hotellet som ligger på en höjd.