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“Waste of time and money . . .” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Maresia Beach Bar Vilamoura

Maresia Beach Bar Vilamoura
Praia da Marina de Vilamoura, Vilamoura 8125, Portugal
+(351)289 316 840
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Ranked #63 of 147 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
London, UK
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Waste of time and money . . .”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I agree with the poster below - the earlier reviews for this place MUST have all been written by staff, family, friends and the owners !!!

Completely pretentious, ridiculously over-priced and surly 'pretty' staff whose only care was about how they looked - they quite clearly had no interest in the satisfaction and welfare of their customers.

There are SOOOOOO many better bars in Vilamoura - don't waste you time and money here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Not sure what all the fuss is about”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Went to the bar having read the reviews on TA and i can honestly say i am not sure what all the fuss is about. It is a nice beach bar in a good location, but the drinks and food are really over-priced and although the music was ok, it was nothing special - i wouldn't go out of my way to pay a visit again

Visited September 2013
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rochdale
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Waste off money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We were looking forward to trying this bar after reading all the reviews on trip advisor . This one place that we will not go back to .

Visited September 2013
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Newbury
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56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Hard to believe the other reviews are genuine as they are all so similar.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the crowne plaza and went there for a drink and a snack. The description of the music was fair but it was so loud you had to shout to make yourself heard. This may be fine in the evening but not at lunch time. The staff were rude - everything was too much trouble. They didn't have the ice creams we ordered so they just brought out some alternatives and got quite arsey when we said we didn't want them.

Cocktails were low quality and we went to pay at the end and they informed us they didn't take credit cards - despite having a sign saying they do. I was then embarrassed into having to get all my party to turn out their pockets to scrape together the bill.

Shame really because it is a great location and we would have eaten there and drunk there every day.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Maresia - One Of The Best Bars I Have Visited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Fantastic bar on the beach. Good for day time and evening visits. Never too crowded. In the evenings the DJ and sound system were amazing. One of the best sound systems I have ever heard and great relaxing beach music. We could let the kids run around on the beach while we sat and drank and enjoyed the music. The staff were friendly the service was excellent. Visiting this Maresia was a highlight of our holiday, and although its a summer beach style bar its open all year round.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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