My husband and I stayed for 7 nights, half board (18/3/2012 - 25/3/2012), on arrival we were checked in with the minium of fuss and were shown to our room, we were offered an upgrade to a seaview suite at a price which we turned down and in fact when we got to our room although we were on the side of the hotel (Room 204) we had a good seaview anyway. It was a lovely big room very clean and well appointed, large shower in a very nice marble clad bathroom with seperate toilet inside the bathroom with its own door. Bathrobes provided. As stated in previous review it could do with a kettle in the room, not every one likes coffee although it didn`t affect us as we always take a travel kettle. Fridge and safe in room at no extra cost. Pool andpool area was very clean, we didn`t use it as it was to cold. The food was not 5*, the breakfast , we thought, was better than dinner, cereals, pastries, meats, cheeses, eggs (boiled, fried,scrambled), fresh fruit, breads but everything was only luke warm even when it was being replenished. For dinner there was not much selection for the main course and I tended to just have salads, there was a good selection of desserts. It lacks a grill station where you can have a chioce of meat and fish and have it freshly cooked in front of you, at breakfast it nice to be able to have freshly made pancakes or waffles. The restaurant at dinner was very understaffed, the staff were always very helpful and worked very hard, some people were clearing their own plates away, I think staffing levels need to be looked at. My husband played 3 rounds of golf and Maria at the front desk was always very helpful in arranging the golf and the transport for him, nothing was too much trouble. All the staff were very helpful. At the end of the day for what we paid it was very good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Totally renovated, the Hotel offers 327 spacious rooms and suites, all with private balcony, individual air conditioning, wireless high speed internet, TV, Nespresso coffee machine and in room safe. Other facilities include a dedicated Golf Reception desk, an outdoor Putting Green and a Multi-sports area. The Almond Tree Wellness Spa includes treatment rooms, Hamman and dry Sauna, a modern Fitness Center, indoor heated pool and extra large whirlpool. Also available is an outdoor pool with apx. 1000 m2 and a large sundeck, with full view over the Vilamoura beach. Local and International gastronomy is available in the Restaurant Cataplana with daily buffet, a la carte options as well as dinner Al Fresco in the Patio. The Caravela Bar & Lounge by the pool area is the perfect choice for enjoying a drink or having a light snack. For Meetings & Congresses the Hotel offers 1488 m2 of meeting space, all on same Floor, equipped with modern technology and benefiting of natural sunlight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Vilamoura - Algarve Hotel Vilamoura