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“Wonderful holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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ApartHotel Vila Luz
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Urbanizacao Ponta da Gaivota, Lote 66 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-119, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Luz B&B and Inns
london
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I was a bit sceptical about this hotel as the photo's looked so stunning and, from previous experience, hotels normally turn out to be much 'shabbier' in real life. It was a pleasant surprise when we got to the hotel that the hotel, room and pool area are EXACTLY as you see in the photographs and on the website.

The staff were very friendly and helpful - supplied us with some very basic provisions when we arrived close to 1am in the morning and offered to drop us to Lagos one day [but we got lost in town and missed her!]

The hotel is settled among a number of villas but its still a very quiet location; stunning view from our balcony of the pool area and then the sea. It seemed for the first couple of days that it was only my friend and I and another couple who may have been on honeymoon [we didnt get the opportunity to speak to them though]. It was so peaceful that at times we thought we were the only ones in the hotel!

My only suggestions would be:

Hire a car
Although the little town is not far away, there is quite a hill to negotiate and when you've just had hip surgery, it can be a bit difficult! It's particularly hard when you've gone to visit the local Spar to get provisions and have to try and get back up the hill! Plus, the bus service, especially on Sunday, is a bit haphazard. We waited nearly 1.5 hrs for a bus into Lagos while some people got into taxis and others just gave up!

Internet access
Wifi access is only available in the lobby area. Being able to access the internet from either the room or the pool area would have been good.

All in all, I had a wonderful time and would definitely visit this hotel again. In fact, I've told the other half that's where we're off to in 2014!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We were here in March and it was not the peak season. So it was very quiet. Bit its a great place to stay with an ocean view. Its a short 15 min walk to the beach. Very helpful and friendly staff. Good value for money

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Bolzano, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We really enjoyed our days in this clean and comfortable aparthotel. It was just what we were looking for. The apartments are spacious and clean with a nice terasse with great view on the ocean. The walk to the village and the beach is pleasant and always by the seaside. The staff is very helpful and kind. Definitly a good choice if you are looking for a relaxing time away from the crowded hotels.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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The New Forest, Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

We adore our holidays in Praia da Luz! Last year we came across Aparthotel Vila-Luz by chance. We were shown around by Daniela and we decided to book for the month of June and September. We have just returned from our first month this year, it far exceeded our expectations! The staff are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble, it's very clean and very well looked after premises. Can't wait to go back in September and looking forward to seeing Daniela and Fabio who looked after us very well indeed.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

Wonderful quiet place to stay. It is like a piece of heaven. Staff are courteous friendly and just lovely. Everything about Vila Luz is just wonderful.
Mary Murray, Ireland.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

This is a great hotel. I would definitely recommend it. However, it is a 15 minute walk to the beach. If you wanted more of a beach-front experience, don't stay here.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

We stayed at here for 5 day for a friends wedding. The rooms were spacious and very clean, I could not fault the apartment. The area was beautiful, I can't wait too go back next year. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. I would recommend Vila Luz too all my friends and family 100% Fantastic

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Address: Urbanizacao Ponta da Gaivota, Lote 66 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-119, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Luz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Luz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — ApartHotel Vila Luz 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ApartHotel Vila Luz – Lagos, a small resort facing the ocean in Luz. Modern decorated with disabled facilities the apartments are fully equipped with kitchenette and bath. Balconies with sea views. large exterior pool, bar, lounge & reception. ... more   less 
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