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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Lagos, Faro District, Algarve

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sarahsimo...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fabulous apartment for a young family”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We stayed here for a week in September with our 1 yr old baby. We were so impressed with the apartment and the complex. The apartment itself was spotless, with good quality fixtures and fittings and lots of added extras that you rarely get on a holiday. In addition to the large amount of inflatables and toys in the lock up, there were lots of childrens DVDs, a great highchair as well as things like bottle openers, plastic plates & glasses for poolside use.

We loved the automatic shutters on the windows as it meant there was total darkness when putting the baby down for his sleeps. The meet and greet was very professional and the information pack in the apartment was very comprehensive. The beach across the road is stunning and the pool area was quiet and well maintained.

We will definitely be returning!

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: The large terrace and poolside area
Liked least: The steps into the pool were missing alot of tiles but these were to be fixed in the winter
Traveling group: Young Children
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stevedJ99...
Rochester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“AMAZING! So good we are booking again....”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We spent an amazing 17 nights at Vista Baia in August 2013. After a rough year it was just what we needed. The apartment was amazing and the pool fantastic. We had the pool to ourselves most of the time, but our 2 daughters age 9 and 11, soon made friends. The apartment was everything we wanted and more! The location was perfect. The local area is lovely and the beach is stunning, clean and only a 3 minute walk away.
It was so handy having the extras in the lock up, beach chairs, inflatables etc.
Other guests all commented they thought we had the nicest apartment, we agreed.
We did hire a car and did explore, but a car isn't necessary.
Sam and Shaun were fantastic and we loved the time we spent in their gorgeous apartment.
We came home and wanted to book for next year but its already booked so we are looking at going back in 2015... Can't wait.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: The location of the apartment and the pool.
Liked least: we had to leave!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Debby B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“A truely wonderful place to stay - so good we booked up for next year within a week of coming home!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Vista Baia offers everything you could want for a quiet and relaxing holiday. We spent fourteen nights at the apartment and loved every minute of our holiday. Having been to Lagos before, we knew the area well. The apartment is very well situated with a nice restaurant next door and 2 beach bars across the road on the beautiful meia praia beach. These were ideal for lunch or dinner, or just a drink and ice cream! A stroll along the beach takes you to further beach bars and into Lagos.

We did not have a car until the last few days of our holiday which was fine. We took the train or the bus into Lagos - both a very easy walk from the apartment and a just ten minute journey time. Timetables are on hand in the apartment. It is walkable but with two young children we preferred not too.

We spent many days lazing by the pool. The apartment being ground floor is perfect expecially for families with young children who can easily come and go as they please. As there are only 9 apartments in the block, we very often had the pool to ourselves and there is no problem with guaranteeing a sunlounger as you have your own terrace. The facilities in the apartment were excellent. It was very well furnished and very nicely decorated, clean and exeptionally comfortable. Every need catered for. The security is of a very high standard.

The management company were on hand for any questions and to help with trips. We made trips to Zoomarine which was very good - an excellent dolphin show and to Slide n' Splash water park, again an excellent day out, (made even better by the coolbox and umbrellas on hand to borrow for the day). The management company arranged these trips for us with no problem at all.

Having the car allowed us to explore a little west to Sagres and experience again the beautiful beach at Martinhal and the great Nortada beach bar.

Lagos itself is one of our favourite places in The Algarve. We had not visited in 8 years but delighted to see that it had not changed and still retained its beautiful charm. It is sleepy by day but comes alive at night with a wonderful atmosphere. Lagos has some fabulous restaurants with so many to choose from that you have to return on holiday!

We thank Sam and Shaun so much for the effortless booking procedure and for arranging our transfer to and from the airport and to Michaela for being on hand over there to help.

What you see in the photographs is exactly what you get if not more - as you can read we were not disappointed!

It is just so lovely to know that we are returning next summer!

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: The apartment and all that it offers.
Liked least: Having to come home.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed July 24, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Jollycat
Ferryhill, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Lovely apartment with great location”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We loved this apartment and for the first time ever after staying somewhere have immediately booked to return next year. The apartment is lovely - well equipped, clean and with a great location. Everything was very comfortable and there was plenty of space in the living area for three people. You are just steps from a lovely pool and the layout of the apartments made it seem very private. The apartment is right by the beach with a restaurant next door, although it was useful to have the car for supermarkets and more choice when eating out. We travelled with my elderly mother and generally she managed very well: fairly flat access to the apartment (providing she got out before we went in the underground garage!), walk in shower in second bathroom and direct access to the terrace. Some handrails in the bathroom would make it even more accessible and the pool has only a ladder (no steps) so not suitable for anyone with mobility problems.
We have booked apartments independently many times and the booking process and arrival arrangements for this apartment were excellent.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: Location by pool and near beach
Liked least: Very tight access to parking
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Eynsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 8, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Date of stay: June 2013
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WindeVoge...
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous apartment, near beach!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We stayed in this apartment for 7 nights in May, 2013. Just before our holiday we had good contact with the owner and the management company and were already well informed.
The apartment was beautiful decorated and well equiped. A parking garage is located under the complex.
In front of the terrace of the apartment is a nice pool and garden, very pleasant and not crowded, especially if you assume that the complex consists of only 9 apartments.
We enjoyed the golfcourse and the beach so nearby!
Lagos is a very beautiful town with a lot of nice restaurants.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: Schoon appartement en de ligging vlakbij het strand en een golfclub.
Liked least: Geen internet.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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