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Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Morgadinhos, Vilamoura 8125-307, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #8 of 35 hotels in Vilamoura
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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“excellent centre for golfers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We travelled as a group of 12 golfers and was accomodated in 6 garden rooms situated 100 yards from the main hotel building.we were bed and breakfast only.
The rooms were a standard size with the usual ensuite facilities The twin beds were very comfortable.my room 1208 had a fish pond outside the 'balcony'
The breakfasts were first class with every type of meal you could imagine.a lady cooked eggs and wonderful omlettes to order.
The golf courses were in good condition,unfortunately we had heavy rain on the second day which logged the courses abit.
The only down side to staying here(which we were fully aware of)was the location.We used the courtesy bus to Vilamoura each night for our dinners,and returned by taxi with the fare about 10 euros.not too bad between usually 4 of us.On previous golf trips we had stayed at the Don Pedro hotel and was able to walk for our dinner at a time to suit.
On a good note the room safe was completely free.On my earlier holiday in Spain 2 weeks ago i was paying 4 euros per day.Another plus was the use of a locker for golf clubs situated just behind the reception area.This was wonderful as you did not have to carry your clubs back to your room.The best bit was the price ,it was free although when first asking for it i was told "yes sir 50 euros per day".It was their little joke,and to finish all the staff were polite and very kind.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hotel accomodation very good,staff helpful,breakfast fine,evening buffet moderate & expensive.Hotel shuttle into the marina should go hourly.Golf clubhouse and food good.Golf course a decent test and greens excellent.Fine outdoor pool and layout of the chalets around the grounds very pretty and effective.Maintenance item attended to immediately.Will be happy to return in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was our second year at Pestana Vila Sol ( 10 golfers ) and we find it a great base. Had a little more time this year so had a few hours round the pool and used the jacuzzi which was cracking to soothe the bones after 3 rounds of golf. Staff are very nice and the barmen make a mean bloody mary. Breakfast is really good too. Have noticed they tend to put groups of male golfers out the way in the garden rooms. We were in 1101 which was well away from the hotel but wasnt really a problem.
The golf was great again, although the greens werent as good as Quinta North which we visited the middle day. Have noticed some people saying the course is average, but it is unfair to make a comparison with other bigger and more expensive resorts. To play 3 or 4 oceanico courses high season, its over £400, just for the golf. For a working man like myself thats too pricey. Whereas 2 rounds at Pestana and 1 at Quinta North 4 nights b and b flights and transfers cost us £450 all in. Holes 3-7 are great; other standouts are the downhill par 3 12th par 5 13th and par 4 18th. Already looking to book next year.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed for 6 nights in September. Very enjoyable stay at this hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were great - large, clean, comfy beds, TV, outside area.
Outdoor pool was a nice area. Plenty of sun beds, pool was a bit chilly but if you wanted a warm swim then there was the indoor pool.
Breakfast was fantastic, plenty of choice and good food.
Gym was good. had enough equipment for a good workout.
Also had a bit of fun in the games room - air hockey, pool and table tennis.
Made good use of the free wifi in the lobby area where there were plenty of sofas.
Also made good use of the free shuttle down to the marina/beach. This is where we had dinner most nights. Got taxi back for €10. Did eat once in the bar at the golf club which was reasonably priced.
Great golf course at Vila Sol.
Only slight negative about the hotel was the price of soft drinks at hotel so we got plenty of drinks at the supermarket instead.
Not sure about the 5* rating but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from a 14 night stay at the villa sol. Our room which was a superior room on the 3rd floor was even more luxurious than we had expected. It was spacious and well decorated and the bed was the largest and most comfortable bed we'd ever slept in. The housekeeping was spot on and linen and towels changed daily. The balcony was also large enough for 2 loungers table and 2 chairs. It overlooked the garden and was quiet and peaceful. I would say that if you stay at this hotel you need to hire a car as the marina and local restaurants are not within walking distance. Also drinks at the hotel were very expensive a litre bottle of water was €5 and the soft drinks and coffees €3.50. There was a shuttle bus to the marina however the times were not very flexible and a taxi was €10 each way.although we had no issues with our room we found that some of the public areas were in need of updating it order to maintain the 5★ rating. The paintwork around the pool area was a little shabby and some of the chairs and parasols were broken and in need or replacement. Breakfast was fantastic and there was something for everyone. We also had the Portuguese buffet on our last night. The staff were friendly and helpful . If you have not been to this resort before I would say that other than the marina and the golf courses there is not a great deal there. The marina is lively and pretty but other resorts nearby have more to offer. Overall though a fabulous hotel but location meant that without a car we would have felt a tad isolated.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stayed in garden suite first room had orange water coming out of it 4hours later finally moved to another suite breakfast was okay very expensive for drinks nearest resort was villamoura which was like magaluf hotel was definitely not 5star which was most people's opinion overall very disappointed in hotel and too far from anywhere staff were very helpful

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was fantastic. Good food and good service. Nice and clean rooms. The staff was servicemanded. Nothing to complain about. Short way to the colfcourse, which was nice. Excellent colfcourse. Really enjoyed the stay. Recommend this hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Morgadinhos, Vilamoura 8125-307, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Vilamoura
#6 Luxury Hotel in Vilamoura
#7 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
#9 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pestana Vila Sol is located 5 minutes from Vilamoura and a 10 minutes ride to Marina de Vilamoura and the beaches. It has a 27 hole golf course, extensive green areas, fountains and small lakes. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pestana Vila Sol Golf Hotel Vilamoura
Pestana Vila Sol Golf And Resort Hotel
Vila Sol Hotel
Vila Sol Resort
Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve

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