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Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Barranco Fundo | Lagoa, Algarve, Carvoeiro 8401-904, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Carvoeiro
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We have just returned from a two week stay, and had an absolutely fantastic time. We had a two bed townhouse with a pool view, which was very spacious and very clean, and well situated within the complex. WiFi and AirCon were included, and were excellent. The town house was visited every day, the beds made, and towels changed.

This place had everything we were looking for - a nice sized pool, pool bar for light lunches and drinks, ice creams etc, a gym, tennis courts, and good quality accommodation.

We booked the bed and breakfast option, and I have to say the breakfast was superb. A wide range of food, and all very tasty!

The staff at the hotel were truly excellent, very friendly, very professional, always smiling, and always there to help.

The hotel is located about 10 minutes from Carvoeiro town centre by car, which costs about 9 Euros in a taxi. We hired a car, but won't bother next time! It was handy for the supermarket, and the waterpark (which was also excellent). The hotel run a shuttle service, and have a mini market on site for the essentials.

I have read other reviews mentioning the food, we found the food both at the pool bar (BBQ at lunch), and the restaurant to be good. The prices at the restaurant were a little high though in my opinion, which is why I marked value as very good.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vale O, Front Office Manager at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Nick,

Thank for telling us about your recent stay. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you as well for your comments about the food and the restaurant, we appreciate your feedback.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Steenken
Front Office Manager
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The townhouses are perfect for families, furnished and equipped to a very high standard, lots of space and a nice environment to spend time together. The resort is well designed, nice layout, good pool area, gardens etc. The breakfast was good although it can take a while to get tea/coffee. We didn't eat in the restaurant in the evening as we felt it was overpriced and not on a par with any of the local restaurants we ate at. For example €30 per person including children for the BBQ buffet is overpriced and I think the lack of other families eating at the resort reflected the prices, which is a shame as it's a lovely setting and I'm sure the food would have been good.

The gym was well equipped and the fitness centre in general was well run. I had a pedicure in the spa and would definitely recommend.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would recommend to other families.

Location: for some reason we thought it was walkable to Carvoeiro, which it isn't. You definitely need a car unless you want to stay on the complex for the holiday as there are no restaurants/supermarkets in walking distance (there is a mini-market at the hotel for basics). We hired a car to visit beaches and restaurants nearby. We didn't like the centre of Carvoeiro as we found quite 'brits abroad' and tacky, the beach looked nice but is too close to the shops/bars etc and was very busy.

We found Ferragudo to be a more traditional town which wasn't so touristy and ate out there most of the time. Fim do Mundo was excellent, huge portions so book and go hungry!

We went to the Sagres area one day and loved it, the beach at Beliche is as good as any I've been to in the world. We went to Lagos on the way back, which I don't recommend, very busy and not that nice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A wonderful five star hotel on the Algarve. The reasons why are as follows:

Amazing staff that will do anything to help

Lovely pool

Town house apartments were fantastic..fully self catering with everything you could possibly need, down to the washing machine.

Each town house also has a little patio with table and chairs, as well as private sunbeds on your own little garden......great touch

Fantastic food in the restaurant. A little expensive but worth it

Shuttle in and out to the beach if you so wish

Great spa....we had treatments every day of our stay....top notch

Really well equipped gym, with all you need for a good workout. The indoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi also add to the experience

We don't have kids but there seemed to be a great kids club in the hotel. Listening to band one night at the pool bar there we members of the animation team doing colouring with a couple of kids...at 9.30pm!

We don't often say we'll go back to a hotel but we will definitely be coming back to stay here again. Thanks everyone at Vale d'Oliveiras for the wonderful stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vale O, Front Office Manager at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to leave such kind words following your recent stay at Vale d’Oliveiras.

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, especially the service and facilities. I will be sure to share your kind words with the team and hope to welcome you back for another memorable stay soon.

With kind regards,

Karen Steenken
Front Office Manager
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Let me start by saying my wife and I aere from Pennsylvania in the U.S. and after spending a week in Portugal, we are dumbfounded as to why more Americans don't travel to Portugal. It was beautiful! The people are fantastic, the climate, the beaches, etc......all terrific. We've been blessed to travel to many nice places but Portugal has taken the place at the top of the list. And, it was all made better by our stay at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa. The resort in centrally located in the Algarve making it an easy drive to any points East or West. Daniel at the front desk was exceptional offering suggestions and directions. And after missing our connection in Lisbon and arriving 15 hours late in the middle of the night, the security guard on duty (Marco) could not have been more helpful. The resort is only 7 years old so everything is basically new. We were in one of the hotel rooms which had ample space. Plumbing, lighting, air conditioning, etc was perfect. I can't fathom having stayed any place else.

On a separate note, rent a car. You MUST rent a car. It will make your entire stay easier and provide opportunities to see things you might otherwise not. Caneiros Beach (gorgeous! our favorite)) is literally only a 5 minute drive and Carvoeiro is beautiful and only minutes away. The National 125 highway is very easy to navigate with plenty of signs and a simple map is all you need to get around rather comfortably. I could go on for much longer about what a wonderful place both the resort and the Algarve are. If asked to return to one place in my life I have already been it would easily be the Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa and the Algarve in Portugal.

I would be happy to answer any questions at darkonlbes@aol.com

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vale O, Front Office Manager at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to post them here.

I am delighted to read how much you have enjoyed your stay with us and especially how much you enjoyed Portugal! It is great to hear of a guest making the most of the surrounding area and what is has to offer.

It will be my pleasure to share your comments with the staff, especially with Daniel and Marco.

We look forward to welcome you back soon.

With kind regards,

Karen Steenken
Front Office Manager
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Fabulous place - lovely apartments, staff are terrific, pool is fabulous, local beaches beautiful. All good - except the food, particularly by the pool. I would definitely go again but would be so happy if the food improved.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vale O, Front Office Manager at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent stay at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort and Spa.

I am pleased you enjoyed your overall stay with us, especially the service and facilities. I am however sorry to read that the food did not meet your expectations.

We are looking forward to hopefully welcome you back in the near future.

With kind regards,

Karen Steenken
Front Office Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed here for a week here and it could not have been more better.There was a problem with our credit card and vale de oliverias couldn't have helped enough.Until we where Able to purchase euros they gave us complimentary food and drink.The rooms were very big and clean and the pool and indoor pool were lovely too.The tv had a wide selection of channels including British. Channels too.The staff where lovely and so was the resort.The staff were very nice and kind.Thank you vale de oliverias for. Very enjoyable stay

Room Tip: Garden view is good
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vale O, Front Office Manager at Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your stay at Vale d’Oliveiras.

Your feedback on the service and facilities is invaluable and much appreciated.

I will be happy to share your feedback with the rest of the team and look forward to hopefully welcome you back soon.

With kind regards,

Karen Steenken
Front Office Manager
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Great hotel, excellent 2 bed garden view room, p07.....ended up being put in the wrong room first night which was a bit of anightmare second day as we had unpacked n had to repack to move. No apology of free meal etc.......kids loved it made loads of friends, kids club reps very good with the kids......day n night. Meals in olive tree nice but set three course meal 'stunning' reccommend swordfish n onions and tomatoes. Drinks at poolbar, bar jasmin n live tree wayyyyyyyyy over priced n u could tell as hardly anyone bought from there n very quiet.five euros for not even a pint of beer, yet you can buy a litre at onsite shop for 1.25?, very limited on helpful info, like shuttleservice unless ur aware of it ur unaware of the service, breakfast was ok but again unware ofthe. Extrasyou an ask for, fried egg, boiled egg, omlette, pancakes etc...... Wasnt awareyou HAVE to book for evening meal..... And. Defo would reccommend a shuttle service to local suprmarket as if you were like us we didnt have a car n was on b n b basis, onsite shop great for brekki/ dinners but not for evening tea......loved the added extras in the rooms, dishwasher/microwave/washer etc we also had iron n ironing board. Noneedto bring any towels. Loved it would defo go again but know now to bring more food less clothes!,,,,,, or have a car! For shopping.......b
ALSO FEEL HAZARD SIGNS SHOULD BE PLACED AROUND POOL DECKING AS LOTS OF KIDS BURNING THERE LITTLE TOES DUE TO THE HEAT....but miles better than tile......hope to see you next year xxxxxx

Room Tip: Any of the p rooms are fab, pool n garden view rooms-bar the one next to the recycling points
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Barranco Fundo | Lagoa, Algarve, Carvoeiro 8401-904, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Carvoeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Carvoeiro
#1 Family Hotel in Carvoeiro
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carvoeiro
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carvoeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are on a family break, golf trip or incentive travel, our goal is always to surpass your expectations! Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa is an elegant 5-star hotel and resort with 22 rooms, 2 suites and 80 townhouses. With an exceptional location, only 5 minutes from Carvoeiro and Ferragudo and close to some of the finest beaches and golf courses, Vale d'Oliveiras is a unique place to relax and discover the best of the Algarve! All rooms and townhouses are fully equipped with the highest quality fixtures and fittings and are designed to provide all the comfort you may need, whether you are on a leisure or business trip. The Monchique hills and Gramacho golf courses are the backdrop to this magnificent landscape. In addition, the resort has an abundance of stunning gardens carefully framed by the surrounding landscape. The traditional local architecture with Moorish influences provides a calm and tranquil environment. The hotel has a typical but striking interior courtyard complemented by Moorish arches and tiles designed by local artists. The low density construction integrates you fully into the landscape, making our townhouses the ideal choice for families with children or for long-term holidays. All have a typical Algarve chimney. ... more   less 
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Vale D'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa Carvoeiro, Portugal - Algarve

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