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“Great location, pleasant beach getaway” 3 of 5 stars
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Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Estrada do Porto Mos, Lagos 8600-153, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
San Diego, California
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“Great location, pleasant beach getaway”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The 1BR apartment was modern, clean, and tastefully decorated. Our room had a wonderful view of the Porto de Mós beach. The location was great. My husband and I hiked along the coast and walked by the beach every day. It was also about a 20 minute walk to the Ponte da Piedade- which is a must-see if you are visiting Lagos. The two restaurants at the nearby beach were very nice. If you have a car, you can easily go to the supermarkets and restaurants that are a short drive away. However, I wouldn't recommend driving (at night) to the center of Lagos if you are not used to driving on narrow streets surrounded by drunk people.

Unfortunately, we stayed here on their off-season so some of the facilities that I was looking forward to using was not functional (the jacuzzis). It didn't really feel like a spa/resort for me. On our last day, they also closed the gym early without posting a notice/sign the day before.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Had a really good week here in late October. The location is superb, less than 100m from a great beach with two nice restaurants. Short drive to the centre of Lagos. The hotel itself is good, average 4 star. The 2 bed apartment was fine, good kitchen, two balconies, washing machine and dishwasher.
Beds are like slabs of concrete like most places, this alone means I won't return. Shower is not great, no overhead just hand held in a holder.
Staff are very friendly and helpful. Good spa and indoor pool which is good for Oct. Bar is not appealing and we never ate in hotel with two good restaurants on the beach just down the road.
Apartment was only cleaned twice in the week.

All in all enjoyed the visit though purely based on location, not on facilities. I need a good bed and shower and this had neither.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Guest Relations O, Guest Relations Manager at Belmar Spa & Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Many thanks for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor.

We have found that many clients like our shower fittings as they can take a shower with the shower head attached to the wall, or hold the unit in their hands. Of course we appreciate this is personal preference.
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Clitheroe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

What a disappointment. The Belmar apartments are fine but is a souless place with poor food and public areas. The pool bar is a tiny bar with limited food and drink and two tables. The location is good for the beach but apart from two beach bars there are no local bars and shops within walking distance.


Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights on october (end of season). Hotel is really great : large modern apartments with kitchen, living room and spacey bedroom, private balcony with view at the ocean, pools, sauna, friendly english speaking staff and beach is two minutes walk away (there are two beach restaurants)... I recommend it to anyone who comes to visit portugal by car and wants unforgettable holiday !

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stayed here just 2 nights, and it was a very enjoyable stay. Room is spotless and everything is modern and new. Good to have things like an iron and a wine bottle opener readily available! Staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke excellent english. We got spa treatments done which were amazing and the lady doing them was very nice and helpful. It was a bit strange sleeping next to an oven though for a short break, there are no conventional hotel rooms here, but apartments, however I wouldnt let that take from the experience. The balcony in the room was class with a big sliding door and an electric blind that comes down when sleeping (for those of you that need pitch blackness!). Wifi was a great speed, and I have to stay I have never seen the amount of channels available in a foreign hotel, even RTE (Irish channel) was available! And I liked the way they listed them, and then grouped them into films, sport etc.
Location is a bit out of town but its a €5-6 taxi, would not complain about this.
Now for the cons - while the Spa is amazing, and has a 5 star feel to it, it was SOOOOOO disappointing that we couldnt go into the hydrotherapy pool - it was just too cold! And it looked to have a range of different jets/jacuzzi's etc, it did look class - maybe in the summer the cold water is welcoming, but the weekend I was there, the weather was getting colder. Maybe they heat this up for winter and I was unlucky I was caught between them?
Also we went into the restaurant at 1pm for lunch - there was a lady there hoovering - found this strange at what I would call prime lunch hour? Quickly retreated and went to an outside restaurant.
It would be nice also to have dressing gowns for going to spa, but this is a small quibble.
Overall, would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We absolutely love it here! We had a one bedroom apartment with balcony and view of the pool, and sea, gorgeous! The beach is a short one block walk from hotel, and if the ocean does not meet your swimming needs, the pools at the hotel are great! We were pleasantly surprised with how well the gym was equipped, plus loved the wet and dry sauna. The service at the restaurant, front desk, and house keeping was great! We did use our rental car a fair bit for groceries, sightseeing, day trips, we used this location as our home base for the Algarve. The most difficult part of our stay was leaving.....

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We were just blown away by the beauty of the hotel area. We loved the big room (attached to main building, separate bedroom, living room and kitchen). It was very clean and had everything you need in modern kitchen (we stayed with 2 kids). Cleaning and change of towels was every day even though we red before that it might not be so. The personnel was really friendly everywhere in the hotel, but especially in the restaurant. The food was really good and it was a nice choice for dining with kids as well. Our room was perfect as we could go from balcony (1 floor) to pools. The sea was very close but we mostly wanted to stay at our the pools that were connected to spa. Also, we drove to centrum of Lagos several times, and there are a lot nice shops to see. The food in the town was not always good but in the hotel it was. Highly recommend Belmar!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Belmar Spa & Beach Resort

Address: Estrada do Porto Mos, Lagos 8600-153, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Lagos
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lagos
#1 Family Hotel in Lagos
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Belmar Spa & Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belmar Spa & Beach Resort overlooks the beautiful beach of Porto de Mos in Lagos and comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments and two bedroom townhouses many of which have beach views. The fully equipped accommodation is of a high specification with luxurious interior design and includes satellite TV, DVD player, air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen (or kitchenette in the studio apartments). The Belmar Spa offers a wide range of luxurious spa rituals in addition to the indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and relaxing Chromotherapy suite. The outdoor leisure area comprises a tennis court/multipurpose sports pitch and a children's playground. There are four communal swimming pools, a children’s pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi and Hydrotherapy pool adjoining the spa. This luxury resort is just a five minute drive from the bustling town centre of Lagos. ... more   less 
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