We stayed at the Pinhal da Marina the middle 2 weeks of May 2014. It's about 25 minutes from Faro Airport by Taxi (~€35) and it's about a 20 minute walk to the Marina in Vilamoura (with our Child in the Buggy). The staff were exceptionally welcoming and polite at all times and made sure our Apartment had both the Cot and High Chair before we arrived. The Campus is quite large, and is centred on 2 different pool areas. The Main Pool has a Bar and Restaurant, while the second Pool is deeper into the Campus and is set among more apartments. We booked our apartment based on the recommendations on Trip Advisor for the second pool - which is apparently among the more recently refurbished apartments (Blocks 80). The Apartment was nice and clean and Spacious. The Kitchen capability is basic enough but all we needed - a Microwave, 2 hotplates for boiling or frying, kettle, etc. TV with some English news stations. There is a WiFi across the Pinhal da Marina but it's signal strength is stronger closer to the Main Pool & Bar than where we were, although we still had a decent WiFi signal at most times.
Overall - we were very happy with our 2 weeks in Pinhal and we plan to go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pinhal da Marina Apartments 10/15 minute walk to the Marina for restaurant's, bar's, shop's, and the casino, with a choice of 2 excellent golden sandy beaches either side of the Marina. The Vilamoura golf courses are all within a five minute drive. "Pinhal da Marina" itself comprises of 128 apartments (from studio to 3 bedroom apartment) all furnished with air conditioning in the living room, heater in the bedrooms, satellite tv, a safety deposit box, and if your clients are eating in, the kitchen's are equipped with cooker's, micro wave oven, toaster, tea-coffee facility's and cooking utensils. A feature of the apartments is the spacious veranda's overlooking the gardens or swimming pools where you can sit and watch the sun go down with your favourite beverage in hand. "Pinhal da Marina" host's two large outdoor swimming pool's, a child's paddling pool, a children's playground, restaurant/bar, tennis court, and football, volleyball, basketball area's. Wi-Fi is free of charge in common areas (pool and reception) at Pinhal da Marina Pinmar restaurant is located at Pinhal da Marina by the main pool and it is open from Abril to October. Every day you can have meals a la carte or choose to have half / full board regimen. Also you can have a snack or drinks all day long. Continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am (extra cost per person/ day). O Pinhal da Marina is a great place for family holidays and self-catering holidays all year around. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pinhal Da Marina Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve