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“The Bistro par excellence” 4 of 5 stars
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Prado do Golf
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Avenida do Parque, Vilamoura 8125-507, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #20 of 35 hotels in Vilamoura
UK
2 reviews
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“The Bistro par excellence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

I visited the complex whilst staying with friends and was recommended to go to the Bistro, the food, was very good value for money, i found the staff both courteous and willing to make you feel welcome. i would recommend Paula and Baz and their staff at the Bistro to anybody thats wants a good meal and to be made welcome.

Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

The Do Golf complex is about 3 kilometres from Vilamoura. It's a perfect place for relaxing, especially if you don't play golf as the pool area is virtually deserted during the day. (The water was freezing but bearable).
Great one bedroom apartment, so spacious and very clean. Halogen hob, microwave with convection, fridge, toaster, kettle etc.
All you can eat buffet breakfast with both hot and cold choices so anyone who complains needs their heads examined!
Courtesy bus to the local supermarket at 9.30am, collects you at 10.40am. Bus also runs four times a day to golf course, beach and marina, (last one 5pm)
Taxis to marina charge about 6.5 euros.
Evening meals in hotel good value at 12.5 euros for a 3 course set meal. A la carte also available and it's really not bad. More more choice in Vilamoura restaurants and our favourite was the Casa Do Pesca with brilliant food, service and value. Just ask the taxi driver to drop you off there.
Entertainment in hotel is low key but pleasant.
All staff were friendly and helpful, we were even given a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary!
Would thoroughly recommend the Do Golf to everyone (except perhaps teenagers who might find it too quiet for them).

Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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south wales
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Stayed here for 2 nights in August and had a good experience.
The hotel is good value for money, the rooms are large and very clean.
Has 1 pool which is a decent size , it's very quiet by the pool you could hear a pin drop.
Breakfast at the hotel is average as is the lunch.
Decor in rooms and hotel is slightly old fashioned but the hotel rooms are very clean.
Hotel is a fair distance from the marina but a shuttle service is provided.
Overall if your looking for a hotel on a budget in Vilamoura then I would recommend this place. Very quiet though so if your looking for somewhere with a bit more life then go elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

The service we recieved was excellant from start to finish, at the reception welcoming us and when booking trips for us. Silva at the bar/bistro was lovely and very chatty, my partner struck up a friendship with him chatting footie each day. Really nice people.

Apartment was excellant we had a one bedroom villa (D1) which was really roomy, Loads in kitchen area including dishwasher, microwave and toaster which you dont always get. Just remember to bring dish towels, washing up liquid and tablets to save buying when there. Terrace area was lovely to chill out in out of the sun or have breakfast or a romantic evening nightcap. Very quiet place to stay so great if your looking for a peaceful holiday where your not kept awake with noisy bar music till all hours. There were families with children in the complex however the apartments are so well spaced out that you can still have privacy if you wish it. The pool and bar area is nice and never too crowded even in August. The food available was excellant and good value for money if you dont want to travel into the marina area of the evening.
The apartments are not in the main drag however if you enjoy a nice walk each day as we do it is a very pleasant scenic walk to the beach/marina. Also if you are keen on keeping fit there is an excellant running/cycling/walking path leading into the centre area with outdoor gym aperatus which is great fun to use if you like to keep fit and work off the holiday treats.
Overall a wonderful place to have a holiday and to stay. Weather amazing, lots of not too expensive day time activities to take part in if thats your thing, yes the marina can be expensive to eat and drink but it costs nothing to stroll round this very glamous area admiring the plush boats and very flashy super cars!!!
So if you want a inexpensive sunshine break close to the lavish resort this is definately a fab bet!! Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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London
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

Me and my girlfriend stayed here and were very pleased with this resort. I call it a resort as its like a collection of apartments scattered arcross a very green and eye pleasing surrounding. The rooms were great, we had a ground floor villa/apartment. Very spacious with double bedroom,big bathroom suite, living area, open plan kitchen and patio with table and chairs. It had a very homely feel to it, and we could watch the sunset from our patio while enjoying a glass of sangria! Pool area is nice, always sunbeds available and relaxed. This place is located out of the centre, but there is a bus stop right outside and it cost 2 euro per person to jump on the bus to the centre/Marina which takes about 5-10min. The buses run every hour approx. If you want a taxi then this will cost 6 - 10 Euro depending on the route the driver takes! some decide the longer route better.....if you are someone that likes to be 5min walk from everything then this place is not for you. However if you want a quite, relaxed and homely feel and don't mind hopping on a bus then i would highly recommend.......

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

Stayed for one week with my partner in an apartment with views overlooking the complex and golfcourse at the back. Prado Do Golf is a lovely, peaceful place with excellent and friendly staff who are very helpful. It was just the right place for us to recharge our batteries. The Marina is 5 minutes away by taxi and the next town Quarteria is 10 minutes. Previous reviews suggested getting a car and while I can see the benefits of this, you can get around just as easy without one. Taxis are usually around 5 Euros. Its very close to the golf courses if you are into the sport and i noticed they arrange transfers to and from the courses. The food in 'O Sino Bistro' beside the pool is lovely as are Christina and Silva who take time to chat and get to know you - cannot sing their praises high enough. Definately worth going for those who like a laid back, peaceful holiday.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

Myself and my Mum and her friend had originally booked to go to a friends villa but due to a family emergency we were unable to go there and therefore booked Prado 2 weeks before we were due to fly. We were not disappointed. We are used to going to a private villa with its own pool and therefore was very wary about booking something last minutes as had not done this before.

We arrived at the villas and although we were really early our 2 bedroom villa was ready and we ere able to checkin. We know Vilamoura well as we have been going there for sometime. I think you would need a car although there is a small train that stops outside. The beach is a good 15/20 minute walk. The nearest supermarket is a 5 minute walk but very basic. First impressions it was lovely. We unpacked and went out to stock up on provisions. When we came back there were Ants crawling all over one of the draws in the bedroom and all over the clothes.

I went to reception and they provided some bug spray but I said that was no going to be enough and they said they would send the maids to clean up. We went to the pool for an hour or so and when we returned the maids had been and all the ants were gone. This was the only complaint we had about the whole week. The Pool is lovely. The bar/bistro at the pool side is very nice. We had a couple of lunches there and the food was lovely and reasonable. The staff were all very friendly and spoke very good english. There were alot of portuguese at the site and I always think that is a good recommendation.

We found the villa to be quite warm at night although the temperatures were unseasonably hot for september. We had a nice spaceous terrace with table and chairs and we looked out over the valley with the lights twinkling in the distance. The layout of the villa was very people friendly. It is a very peaceful place and we have a great relaxing time, We wouldn't hesitate in going back there and the price was so cheap. It basically cost us £102 each for the week.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Prado do Golf

Also Known As:
Prado Do Golf Hotel
Prado Do Golf Hotel Vilamoura
Prado Do Hotel
Prado Do Resort
Prado Do Golf Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve
Address: Avenida do Parque, Vilamoura 8125-507, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Prado do Golf 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Prado do Golf offers guests a relaxed and calm base for a self catering holiday, ideally located in a peaceful corner of the stunning resort of Vilamoura, Algarve. Families, sports club groups, couples and independent travellers all agree that the quiet and pleasant surroundings, alongside the value for money ensure Prado do Golf is a popular alternative to booking into a larger hotel. Prado do Golf has 44 units of one and two bedroom apartments and villas (standard and deluxe) with off road parking, that are spread amongst the attractively maintained gardens. The heart of the complex is the large communal pool (not heated) with surrounding terrace and sun beds, besides which the bar and bistro terrace offers alternative areas to enjoy the sunshine and extended balmy evenings. This social and secure area is a sheltered haven for sunbathers and where parents can easily keep an eye on their children as they play and make new friends. Prado do Golf has a local bus stop outside the entrance for convenient transportation around Vilamoura, popular with those who do not wish to hire a car. At Prado do Golf, Vilamoura guests choose between one or two bedroom apartments and villas, the apartments are in blocks of 4 with 2 on the ground floor and 2 on the 1st floor. Those with restricted mobility are advised to inform staff at the time of booking to enquire about availability of the ground floor units for their convenience. The standard apartments and villas offer basic, comfortable, spacious open plan, value for money holiday accommodation, with plenty of space in the living areas for families and well equipped for self catering. Each apartment and villa offers:•1 or 2 Spacious bedrooms with twin beds and fitted wardrobes with drawers•Bathroom with a bath with a shower, bidet, toilet & sink•A well equipped kitchen including oven, hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, crockery and utensils•A generous open plan lounge/dining room with defined areas including dining table and chairs and relaxed seating to enjoy the cable TV•A private sun terrace or balcony outside opens through sliding doors from the lounge, with table and chairs. Additional features include:•A safety deposit box (2 euros per day)•Full length mirrors in the bedrooms•Hair drier•Ironing board and iron•Shutters on the windows•Maid service is twice a week, change of towels mid week (pool/beach towels are not provided), change of linen (more than 7 nights). Some guests prefer to upgrade their holiday and spend a little more to secure one of the deluxe apartments or villas which offer more contemporary furnishings with the added luxuries and convenience of: air conditioning, microwave, dishwasher. ... more   less 
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