just returned last weekend from a 7 night stay with my partner. chose Thompson again as we felt they were very good all round last year and they did not disappoint . reps were very good, Angelo we felt was excellent, not only did he give us very useful info, but made us laugh with his jokes ....." welcome to Portugal".
however it was a bit of a hike form the airport to the transfer coach, would have been nicer if it was a bit nearer, we was lucky not to get soaked in the heavy rain like some others did.
transfer time made longer by having to drop others off.
we was very impressed with the hotel, very new, loved all the marble, dark wood and glass very cool, the lights were amazing and got a nice cool glass of juice on arrival. cant understand what all the fuss is about for lack of WI FI, we went on holiday to spend time together not hide behind a computer screen.
we did find getting around the hotel a bit confusing at first.
as some others have said they don't top up your tea and coffee in your room, we found this out from the last hotel we stayed at in Portugal, so took our own, and got milk and snacks from the shop down the road.
food we found to be overall very nice, we had no complaints, however the toaster took ages to brown your toast and it was a bit of scramble to make your tea, like others have said the restaurant looked a bit sparse and needed candles, flowers or like to make it look less like a works canteen.
we was told by the rep that gentlemen were expected to ware long trousers for the evening meal , we were then surprised to see guys in t shirts, shorts, scruffy jeans and flip flops ??? why was this rule not enforced.
we chose to sit out side as it had a bit more ambiance. entertainment was provided by two guys on guitar's who were excellent, played a wide range of music, and had some very amusing banter with the bar staff.
our room was very nice very clean loved the shower, I did pay extra for a see view, but it would have been better on the 4th floor ..we was on the 1st.
out side was lovely and green lots of trees and areas laid to lawn, just be carful as some of the paving slabs move as you walk on them, and my partner did trip up on one.
pools looked very nice but were far to cold for us, however, plenty of very comfy sun beds at any time of the day, the beach was about 10 /15 walk away and was lovey. Largos was about a 45 min walk away or a short cab ride. we took the train, one day, it stopped not far from the hotel and came back on the land train, a good way to see Lagos but the most uncomfortable form of transport I have ever been on .. we liked the marina area of Lagos and the area around the slave market, it looked much better kept and had less shops selling tat.
out side of the hotel we felt it looked very sparse, and a bit run down, buy the rail station was lots of rubbish and graffiti. we felt someone should just tidy this area up a bit.
went on the 4x4 and boat trip excursion and had a great time, guides were funny and very knowledgeable.
we did have a lovely relaxing time, and enjoyed our stay. Thompsons were very good.
the flight was very smooth and on time both on departure and arrival.
in summary then, for us to get a Five Stars;
would have been nice to have been served tea or coffee at breakfast, instead of having to endure the scramble to get own.
improve the ambiance of the restaurant, and gentlemen please.. smarten you self up.. you have all day to look like a bag of washing.
better toaster so we are not left waiting around
entertainment could have been much better, the guys were great, but the others were a real disappointment, we were expecting something far better.
tea and coffee should have been topped up daily in our room and a mini bar provided
would have been nice to have waiter service around the pool areas,
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