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Hotel Belavista da Luz
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-147, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Luz
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Really pleased to have found this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Excellent hotel. Rooms are very good, all have balconies overlooking the pools. There are a few suites with an extra sitting room. Strong 'Brit' feel through the breakfast menu, beer selection and Sunday roasts. 2 good sized pools, one heated and one unheated, pool bar open all day with food available. Games room with sports channels, snooker table, gym and spa. Above all a really friendly atmosphere thanks to the staff and many guests who seem to revisit regularly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine B, General Manager at Hotel Belavista da Luz, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are also glad that you found us and hope to offer you our hospitality again in the future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Warrington
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 93 cities Reviews in 93 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have used this hotel so , so many times we have lost track , & I am sorry to say its my oversight for not posting an excellent review before , Yes it does have a club feel with the guests whats wrong with that when so many places give average service . The B/ V goes out of its way to give A 1 service in all depts . On most evening particular in the season they provide a wide selection of live music which makes a great atmosphere, with some theme evenings as a bonus . if you are reading this before booking , you will not be disappointed , it fully deserves it recent Trip Advisor Award .

Room Tip: If your budget allows go for one of the suites on the top floor , loads of space , beautiful sea vie...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Catherine B, General Manager at Hotel Belavista da Luz, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you for your generous comments. We are glad that we have not disappointed on your visits and we will strive to maintain and improve at all levels. We hope to be of service again in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Can't say a bad word about this hotel. Was a great week. Pools are fantastic, 1 heated and 1 not which is perfect depending on what you fancy. Non-heated is huge and the pool bar does food and drink at affordable prices. Room had a nice balcony and fridge, was clean and had everything we needed. Service is the 1 thing that stands out with the most friendly and kind staff, they will do anything for you and really helped make our trip special. We stayed bed and breakfast which was very impressive. Would recommend this hotel to anyone who is wanting to get over to the Algarve and stay here.

Room Tip: All rooms are pool facing so you can't go wrong!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Catherine B, General Manager at Hotel Belavista da Luz, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Pickering, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We along with three other friends have just spent a wonderful weeks holiday at the hotel Bella vista. We were highly delighted with the hotel, it was first class and all the staff were wonderful, we felt part of a lovely family. The food was out of this world and we cannot wait to book a return visit.

Mr & Mrs White
North Yorkshire
England

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine B, General Manager at Hotel Belavista da Luz, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you felt welcome as it is our aim that you do and we hope that we can extend our hospitality again in the future.
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

A wonderful hotel where every guest is made to feel very welcome. The staff are all happy to work there and have years of experience working at this fantastic hotel.
We have just come home after a weeks' break, having visited it two years ago, we are already looking forward to nexy years' visit.
The food cooked by Danny is outstanding and another matter worth mentioning is the excellent coffee served by Mr. Vincent.

A big thank you to all the members of the staff for making our stay so wonderful!!!!

Mrs.Heleen Hart

Room Tip: All rooms are spacious and clean and each room has their own advantage
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Catherine B, General Manager at Hotel Belavista da Luz, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will strive not to disappoint you on your next visit.
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Spalding, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We have recently returned from our first visit to the Belavista and fully endorse the many complimentary comments made by other guests regarding the friendly, helpful staff, cleanliness of the rooms, quality of the cuisine and, although the hotel sits well back from the sea, the very good and convenient location, with views of Luz Bay. Unfortunately, though, we hit upon a week when a high percentage of guests were "regulars", so much so that, for "first timers", it felt as if we were joining a "club" ! Most people knew each other from previous visits. On our first morning a fellow guest "welcomed" us to the hotel and was proud to advise us that she and her husband had been to the Belavista 20 times in 18 years. We have encountered this sort of "club" experience in other hotels, over the years, but, in larger establishments, groups of regulars are more easily absorbed. This is a relatively small hotel and, for new guests, non-english speaking guests and reserved, diffident couples, they could well find the Belavista "club" atmosphere somewhat intimidating.
There is no doubt that this is a very good hotel but, somehow, the management and staff should endeavour to discourage regular guests from "taking over". Maybe they should accentuate the welcome and service to couples and individuals and make less response to those groups who seek to impose themselves without little or no sensitivity to others. One particular family group, from the wider London area, was led by someone who acted as if he owned the hotel - calling to waiters, in the restaurant, in an over-familiar way and one morning they had put their towels on 9 sun lounders, around the pool, by 7.15 !!

Room Tip: We were happy to have the sun shine upon our balcony in the morning.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine B, General Manager at Hotel Belavista da Luz, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We are well aware of our 'problem' with returning guests, to whom we are very grateful, but it is fairly normal for people to feel at home when coming back to the same place particularly if they come two or three times in the same year , and indeed it has always been one of our aims to make guests feel welcome and at home on arrival so that they may start to relax from the first day. However,the fact that you felt excluded in some way shows a shortcoming on our part which I hope that we will be able to improve in the future. As far as the behaviour of our guests is concerned I am afraid that it would not be appropriate for us to comment on them feeling able to welcome a new face. I do hope that this will not put you off a visit in the future and thank you again for your comments.
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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

A return visit - delighted to report everything as high a standard as experienced in previous occasions. Friendly genuinely helpful staff who ensure guests are well cared for. If your looking for a quiet relaxing spot on the algarve it would be hard to find better.

Room Tip: Suites have best views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine B, General Manager at Hotel Belavista da Luz, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We continue to try hard to maintain our service and hopefully try to improve. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Additional Information about Hotel Belavista da Luz

Address: Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-147, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Luz
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Luz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Belavista da Luz 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With beautiful beaches and mountains and less than 1 hour from Faro Airport, this is paradise for the short-haul flyer. With old cities to explore and mouth watering menus to choose from Hotel Belavista awaits your pleasure. We provide, satellite tv, tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer, hi-fi, personal attention at all times. Heated small pool, large pool, tennis court, gym, health club and games room. ... more   less 
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