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“Noisey, musty smell needs a total re-vamp!” 2 of 5 stars
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Dom Pedro Meia Praia Beach Club
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Meia Praia, Lagos 8600-315 , Portugal   |  
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Ranked #37 of 54 hotels in Lagos
Rathnew, Ireland
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“Noisey, musty smell needs a total re-vamp!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

We stayed here for 8 nights in August 2010 after Alpharooms double booked our original apartments(Vilabranca)
I travelled with my husband and 6 year old son. We arrived in Lagos late and it took us 40 mins to locate the apartments after several calls to the reception who had very bad english.
Upon arrival we were shown to a one bedroom apartment, there was a terrible musty smell in the room.
We were so tired we dumped our bags and went to sleep. Well we thought we were going to sleep, we were located to the front of the apartments, here runs a very busy road and a train track, I think I counted 4 trains that ran throughout the night each time waking you up! So needless to say we didnt sleep!
The next morning I went down to reception n asked to be moved I was just told "we are fully booked" and walked away. I found the reception very rude.

The apartment was actually a good size, kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and bedroom with two single beds. There was a pull out sofa bed in the sitting room.
The pool was small enough but adequate, inside reception you could buy ice creams n drinks, quite expensive €2.20 for a magnum and they were €1.50 in all other shops.
We ate in the restaurant one night, Atlantico,this was nice but was expensive €84 for 3 of us, our son got a steak and we were charged €14, we ate in other restaurants in the town and price was €4.50
The location of the apartments are 1.5km from the Marina but note there is part of the road with no foothpath and its poorly lite at night. Many people walked in or got a bus and taxi back
Plus side beach was across the road!
Would I return or recommend? No, needs a complete re-vamp.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

i stayed here for a week in dec 2009 in a one bedroom apartment on a self-catering basis. for the money i paid (£18.00 per night) it was excellent. with paying so little, i wasn't expecting much more than somewhere to lay my head every night. i was so pleased when i got a lovely apartment with a great sea view and a large terrace. the beach was just across the road and the staff were very friendly and helpful. overall excellent value for money and i will definitely be staying here agin next time i visit Lagos.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

Great location, right opposite beach! A 15 minute walk into Lagos, although not safe on an evening.. need a car or cab as a dirt track! Hotel staff weren't very friendly and I don't think the guy on reception looked at us once during check in!! Could be so much better as happy staff make such a difference! Clean rooms, beds so uncomfortable! A big let down! Im a flight attendant so stay all around the world and these were the worse beds i;ve ever slept in! Good pool area, nice and quiet! Ok hotel, if you can cope with a rough nights sleep!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Just came back from a 2-Weeks vacations in the Meia Praia Beach Club and have to say; if you look for party and comfort and some staff that carries your bottom after you - that´s the wrong place! But if you; like me, want to spend a quite nice time, relaxing in the sun and want to spend this time in a quiet nice hotel with no much "whawha" with an excellent location the Meia Praia Beach Club is your place to stay! It´s a small hotel with simple furnishment in surpiselly big rooms but it has all you need and for the price it´s probably the best you can get especially because it´s just a 3 min walk awy from the beach - you just have to cross the street! Sure; the furnishment in the apartments is a little worn out and really simple but the rooms are clean and the hotel is taken well care of! The pool-which is well sized too- has been cleaned every day and so were the rooms! The hotel offers no evening-entertainment so it´s quiet and cosy in the evenings. You can have a glas of wine in the restaurant or take a 20 min walk to the city where the night-life is fun! We didn´t have no meals at the hotel `cos there are lot of nice restaurants and bars in the city plus you can prepare your own meals in the kitchenette in your apartment if you want to safe some money. As i unterstood every apartment has a well sized balcony; many of them with a seaview where you can sit on and enjoy the view. The stuff is a little "smile-shy" which may appear as unfriendly but i think it´s just the way they are :-) At least they try to help you where ever they can. We rented some bicycles and thet was fun too! You can rent some bikes directly at the hotel but better is www.algarveadventure.com :-)
I would recommend this hotel to my family and friends - so i can recommend it here!
The only thing i didn´t like about the hotel is the fact that there is no front desk- clerk there at nighttime or in the early hours when you might have to chec out - the only person you find is a nightkeeper who doesn´t speak any other language than portuguiese so checking out could become an advanture :-) but i think there are bigger problems than that!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

compared to other hotels and apts i have stayed in in tha algarvethe hotel studios were in need of refurbishment looked very shabby.the hotel reception staff were pleasant but not very informative or helpfull about the area etc.clean apts lovely views and a nice walk to the marina.stayed for a week and the towel change was on the5th day which seemed strange. all in all enjojed the holiday lagos is wonderfull but would stay elsewere

  • Liked — views
  • Disliked — rooms
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2007

We booked into this place the morning of. It was off season and it was well worth the 28 euros per night. The place is OK for a few days with nice beach location. The furniture needs to be replaced. It is a bit worn and quite uncomfortable. Add some new curtains and bed covers and this would be more like a 3 star. Hot water runs out pretty fast. This would be a good spot for families or spring break types. I know our son decided to return with his friends the very next weekend! This place can be hard to find at night- look for the restaurant in front.

  • Liked — Location and killer view
  • Disliked — Worn out furniture
  • Stayed November 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2006

Stayed at Dom Pedro Meia Praia with my wife and two daughters, August 2-5, 2006. It was a surprise... Specially when Expedia call it a “Modern beachfront resort”...
This place was old, dirty and the staff played as they didn’t know much about anything.
Although the rooms where cleaned everyday, there’s no cleaning that can fix an old degraded place. From far away the hotel really looks modern. But what was modern in the seventies, and never had any improvements, it’s old now. The bathrooms smell musty and mildew and have no exhaust. The kitchenette cabinets where old and falling apart from years of use, and the stove was dirty from grease accumulation.
While the rooms where cleaned everyday, the outside of the hotel was falling apart. Paint pealing, ceilings falling, dirty surroundings and I even found dog poop on the lawn around the pool.
If you get a room over the dusty restaurant at the hotel, please ask to be moved (if you have a chance). Even after the restaurant is closed they let people hang around and make noise through the night. Also, there’s a dog living in that restaurant that never stops barking.
If you are in the lower floors watchout for the people above you. People will throw anything from their balcony and will land on the bottom ones. (Check the attached pictures). Cigarette butts kept showing on my balcony, and we don’t smoke.
Just stay away from this place. Do yourself a favor and spend a few more Euros... get a better place.
Did I mention that you have to cross a dusty field and a dangerous train track before you get to the beach? ...and the wind keeps bringing dust clouds into the pool area?
Dom Pedro was the highlight of my Portuguese vacation... NOT!

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Additional Information about Dom Pedro Meia Praia Beach Club

Address: Meia Praia, Lagos 8600-315 , Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dom Pedro Meia Praia Beach Club 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnificently located in the biggest beach in the Algarve (Meia Praia) and 2 Kms from the picturesque village of Lagos which boasts an International Yacht Marina. With 77 Apartments including 51 studios with kitchenette and a small inside bedroom, 20 one-bedroom apartments with living Room and kitchenette and 6 two-bedrooms apartments with living room and separate kitchen. Meia Praia Beach Club offers adult and children's swimming pool, games room, gardens and bar with night entertainment during the summer. ... more   less 
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