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“Lovely oasis on edge of Lagos”
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lagos, Faro District, Algarve

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Ralph B
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely oasis on edge of Lagos”
Reviewed May 1, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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The apartment is situated in an area that is currently being developed and is quite far from the town if you are walking. But it is a very short walk to the beach which is a definite plus. Well maintained central garden with unheated pool, nicely landscaped. The apartment itself is very nice but the furnishings are not of the same high standard. The beds were uncomfortable and the bedrooms quite spartan. Overall, we were quite satisfied with our stay at "The Sanctuary" as we had a car and like peace and quiet. Younger families with children or without a car may find it less desirable.

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Liked best: Apartment layout and garden
Liked least: Uncomfortable beds
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SMDaly
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
“Great accommodations. Too far away from everything”
Reviewed October 3, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The rental company was professional. They drove us to the location, gave us maps and drew maps where to find groceries and gas. It was extremely well equipped but a car ride from the grocery store. It was a really long walk from the main city and beach activities. Much too quiet and remote for us.

The back deck was lovely with visiting cats. Overall, the place was clean, well secured and well equipped - except for a coffee maker.

It was nicely laid out with lots of storage closets and two large bathrooms.

Unfortunately, the hot tub wasn't heated nor was the pool so it was too cold to swim in September.

Overall we had a nice stay.

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Liked best: overall cleanliness, amount of space and back terrace
Liked least: the location was too far away from grocery store or beach - car required
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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meredithk...
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Beautiful close to the beach”
Reviewed April 20, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We had a great stay at this apartment! It was only about a 5 minute walk to the beautiful Porto de Mos beach, where we were able to do a kayak tour through the caves from. The apartment itself is nice, modern, and comfortable. Perfect for a trip to Lagos!

Traveling group: Friends
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Ruth0720
Berlin, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gracious Living”
Reviewed November 16, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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people found this review helpful

We spent fantastic holidays in October 2014 in Sanctuary, with summerlike weather until 27 °C. We enjoyed terrace, garden and pool very much. Appartment is large and comfortable, surrounding is very quiet (off-season).
We managed without car, taxi is about 8 € from Lagos; bus is operating from Port de Mos, trails direktly from housing complex.
Gracious Living for low price.

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Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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698peter
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A tranquil oasis”
Reviewed October 17, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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people found this review helpful

First impression suggested it was far too remote without our own transport but a friendly taxi driver ensured we could cover all our needs. The highlight - breakfast on the terrace in the morning sun overlooking the lovely garden.
The shower room looks like an accident waiting to happen - no grab rails and nowhere to park your clothes. The broken shower head is inclined to detach jtself and descend like an angry snake spraying water everywhere, leaving the floor like a skating rink.
Be prepared to supply everything from washing up liquid to loo rolls.

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Liked best: morning sun on the terrace
Liked least: remote from local facilities
Traveling group: Friends
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Gillard24
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“The Sanctuary - pure rest and relaxation”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
people found this review helpful

The Sanctuary offers excellent accommodation for both us as a couple and our two teenage sons. The veranda offers privacy to both relax on the sun lounger or eat as a family around the table. Excellent WiFi service in all rooms. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. The pool and Jacuzzi are excellent for both families and adults. The apartment is part of a small block, offers good parking and is only a short walk to an excellent beach. We all had a great holiday and plan to return.

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Liked best: The atmosphere and design of the apartment
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Carissaan...
Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Big Apartment”
Reviewed May 15, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Good spacious apartment, sitting area outside, looks over the pool. Large rooms, 2 bathrooms. Location gd, not in town but 5 min drive to beaches and supermarket. NOTE - nothing at all provided (such as in other apartments booked) for example soap, body wash, shampoo & conditioner, tea/coffee, dish washing liquid - great apartment, but just be aware that you will need to take all of these things yourself (all other apartments we stayed in while on holiday provided most of these). Great apartment though, would book again!

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