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“Fantastic Holiday would highly recommend” 5 of 5 stars
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Quinta Do Mar Da Luz
Sitio Cama da Vaca, Lagos 8600, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #16 of 54 hotels in Lagos
Lancshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Fantastic Holiday would highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We found this little gem through a friend who invited us to their wedding which was taking place in a villa nearby. On arrival we were greeted with very friendly staff and once checked in we were provided with a Cheese and Ham Platter and a bottle of wine. The hotel is so peace full and relaxing after only staying 4days it felt like we had been there for a lot longer. Every morning there was a wonderful breakfast varying from cooked to continental there is something for everyone and it was so fresh every day. The Rooms were clean and beautifully decorated each one with their own theme I could not fault it at all. We hadn’t hired a car so relied on Taxis to get to the main town, they weren’t that dear to be honest (I was a little worried after reading on trip advisor about pricing of them) and we walked in to the local town Burgau which took 30mins along the coast which had breath taking sights. I would hire a car next time so we could venture further in to the Portuguese country side but for the 10day break we had we did not feel stuck in the same place at all.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who likes to relax out of the busy towns and would like a romantic getaway we will be back definitely if not more than once a year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here off the back of trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The apartments are set out beautifully with quaint plant edged paths in between. Lady in charge is a real gem, Nothing was too much trouble and she spoke many languages very well. We didn't hire a car and were B&B only, so the only thing we found tricky was that the resort didn't have any restaurants 'next door'. Not too big an issue though as we were happy to have an earlier evening meal and enjoy the 30 min walk back along the coastal path from Burgau whilst it was still light, or get a taxi from Praia de Luz. Nicely decorated, clean rooms and a wonderful selection at breakfast. Highly recommended. Did a jeep safari and canoe trip, and a (long) one day trip to Lisbon (2 day is recommended). The tour companies are usually happy to pick up from the resort. Thoroughly enjoyable week in Portugal.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Going in the hotel was a last minute decision, but I have no regrets at all.
This is a great romantic hotel with very friendly staff in a very quiet spot.
We had a very spacious and cosy double room with ocean view from the bed. Our balcony was right above the swimming pool.
The breakfast is at a terrace with ocean view as well. The whole complex is covered with beautiful trees and flowers.
The owner was extreme friendly and gave us lots of insider tips during our stay.
A great three star hotel with four star potential.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

It really is stretching too far to call this four star. Reception opens at 9am & is a quaint little hut with bar attached. The exception is the 4* excellent breakfast hut with freshly baked choices. There are no other central buildings. The bedrooms/apartments are clean & secluded; spread around several acres of lovely gardens; BUT almost all (including ours) looked very tired & in need of refurbishment. Typically they featured old-fashioned air conditioning & old mozzie window screens with gaps! There is a separate small new area (furthest from the sea) to which we did not have access, a handful of newer apartments with modern sliding terrace doors/windows & 3 adequate pools spread around the site. The few reception staff could not be more friendly & if it were 2/3 star it would be acceptable - if still needing a refurb - but not 4 star!!
As long as you a) have a car or b) enjoy (infrequent) buses/a half hour walk - which we do - Burgau is great for a quiet village/beach atmosphere with plenty of choice for quiet food & drink. There is a "reluctant" courtesy bus (you feel they are doing you a big favour to use it!). You are encouraged to get a taxi back (around £5).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

We paid 75 Eur for an apartment with two (!) identical bathrooms incl. bath tub, spacious bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and two TV's. The terrace was looking out to the pool. We found the apartment tidy and everything in perfect condition. Breakfast was plentiful and always replenished on time. You have got the choice between cakes and pastries (a whole table full), different breads, jams, fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, yoghurts, hot and cold drinks, dried fruit and cereals. The staff were helpful and friendly. You can bring your computer to the reception or use theirs for a small fee. The reception area also has a little bar, books, games and plenty of seating inside and outside. You will also find useful travel advice that comes in chunky folders. The reception area is a nice place to hang out.

The only downside to this popular destination is that Quinta Do Mar puts emphasis is on catering for the German tourists. You will find signs in German everywhere, most travel advice is provided in German and be prepared to be chatted up by other travellers in German as they assume you speak their language.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

We are totally satisfied with this hotel. It is not the cheapest but it's worth each cent.

We had booked the Suite Junior, which was in the new area of the hotel site. In front of the room was a very big terrace which was separated from our neighbors, so that we were able to enjoy this quiet in between palms. This new area of the hotel is also recommendable for its better construction than the old apartments, which seemed not to be very soundproof.

The atmosphere of this hotel site, which can be compared to paradise (because there is much more nature than concrete) was being transferred to its guests. All the guests/staff were so kind and friendly that each breakfast was a pleasure, like meeting good friends of family. When you eat outside, you can see the ocean above the palms, which offers you a fantastic view.

The rooms were very clean and in front of the reception you are able to log in the free Wi-Fi.

Its good to have a car, because the next beaches to swim are about 2 - 3 km away. With a car you are also able to see the indescribable beautiful coast of the Algarve.

We definitely will come back to this special place, ones!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

We booked this holiday blindly( without looking via trip advisor and so wish I had) . It was supposed to be a celebration of my daughters year end exam results and a chance to relax in style in a "4" star hotel. How wrong did I get it. !!! When we arrived I thought we were just stopping outside of a private residence, there were dogs and cats roaming around a small court yard and very dim lighting lit up a small "cubby hole" off to the right. This was it, this was the reception this was our first impression this was disappointing with no marbled 4 star walkways no good feel factor no welcome. - What have we done ?. Once registered we were taken through total darkness to our rooms. Second big disappointment a smelly dimly lit cell was presented to us- named as STALAG LUFTT for the next week. ...... We awoke to explore the next day and search for the breakfst room - this turned out to be a rotundal summer house with a patio area and no room to sit . We waited and eventually went round the bar to choose from a minimal selection of cold meat, cheese and stale cereals, when we found a seat we noticed no cutlery, on enquirying we were told that you have to register each morning for breakfast and a pack of cutlery which is issued daily for use whilst you sat squashed on plastic chairs and eat from plastic tables - 4 star ! I don't think so. !!!!!! . Back to the room/cell. The bathroom adjoined our neighbours bathroom with a dividing wall but with one odd difference - the wall had an opening vent type window which enabled us to look into their room and visa versa not to mention the air circulating from each others bathroom. With no fresh air circulating this gave the whole room/ cell a horrible smell. The location of this hotel and the surrounding area is remote from any where and you will need a car. A taxi ride to the nearest resort Playa da Luz costs about 10 euros and 20 if you wish to go to Lagos. The 3 pools are shared and if like us your room is not around the pool area you will be hard pressed to get a bed as space and beds are limited. Plus the fact that when you do get a place you are overlooked by the rooms surrounding the pool and due to theclaustrophobic abience you certainly feel like you are encrouching and intruding on the fellow guests space - The surrounding area has beds lying around but the grass/patchy mud areas are unkempt and baron like a wasteland. The hotel suffers from a poor phone signal for mobiles and inded the hotels own signal for phones disappeared when I asked to use it to arrange a car hire. Once a signal had returned to the area ( about half an hour) I waited for the car to arrive and took a seat in the cramped bar area which feels like someones sitting room and on asking for a beer was informed the bar does not open until 6 pm and closes at 8 pm as no one uses it !!!!! THIS PLACE IS REMOTE - POORLY LOCATED - POORLY RAN - POORLY EQUIPPED - FAULSELY CLAIMED TO BE 4 STAR RATING - in summary I felt cheated of £1500 and would not recommend to my enemy

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Quinta Do Mar Da Luz

Address: Sitio Cama da Vaca, Lagos 8600, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Lagos
#8 Spa Hotel in Lagos
#16 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
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