Myself and my son went on a 7 day holiday to Pe-Do-Lago with my mother and have just returned, my son is 12. On arrival we had to wait on our apartment getting ready for us, as we arrived just after 12pm and had to wait till after 4pm I found this very frustrating, and then had to walk from the main reception up and around the corner to our apartments, the apartments had a security gate which was good, but only one pass was given and found this a pain if myself or my mum wanted to go out separately. we were so disappointed to b so far away from the beach and main attractions, on speaking to the staff we were promised they were within a 15 min walk, only to find it would take abt an hour to walk, There was a courtesy bus that ran to the Marina but only ran 3 times a day last run was 4pm. The train was good and ran every hr and cost 2 euros for an adult and 1.50 for a child under 12, but last train bk was 8.25pm, taking a taxi we found they cost different each time between 4-6 euros. There was no entertainment for kids of any age and finding on arrival you could only get WIFI WITHIN THE RECEPTION AREA AND NOT IN THE APARTMENT this meant my son spent most of time and ours walking back and forward to reception to enable my son to play his ipad, we also found out 3 days into the holiday that the 24hr internet that costs u 4 euros each time, was actually 24hr use not to b used within 24hrs this I found shocking the staff continued to take 4 euros a day from us. The apartments themselves were basic but very clean, our tv was the size of a postage stamp so never had it on, maid service was everyday and got clean towels everyday which was good, the lifts in the apartments kept sticking between floors aswell. The pool area was spotless and so was the swimming pool, there was never a rush for sun beds and plenty around, the pool area didn't open till 10am which wasn't a problem and was shut up at 8pm. The Marina itself was a disappointment, the boats were gorgeous and the restaurants amazing, but very expensive, the shops were very disappointing, I enjoy looking round shops on holiday, but I could count on one hand how many were at the Marina and again very expensive, all in all I would no come back to Villamoura or the Pe-Do-Lago apartments and wouldn't advise any families to stay here, I did enjoy my holiday it was very relaxing but not a place for kids.
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