We booked this holiday via Direct Holidays. The villas in the complex are very tired and need a good overhaul. We stayed in Villa 39. It was filthy. The maid changed the towels twice during our 14 night stay and didn't mop the floor once. I had taken bugs away wipes and was I glad I did! You are supplied with 1/2 a toilet roll on your arrival and that's it - you supply your own and your own soap. The satellite tv was non existent - in villa 39 you get CNN & Eurosport - the rest of the channels are german and you cannot get a remote control the change the polarity.
There is no microwave and as we travelled with our 8 month old daughter asked to hire one - they don't do microwaves. It took 5 days for someone to come out and fix the cooker so my daughter had to eat cold tinned food as I had no means of making her food for 5 days. The supermarket only opens from 9 til 1 and the woman who does it runs the snack bar too so you either have to hang around to get a drink from the snack bar or hang around the supermarket til she comes back.
Reception staff are really really unfriendly. Reception only opens from 9 til 1 and again from 3 til 7 but beware - they do not change traveller cheques - you have to go into Luz to change money.
This resort is quite hilly and has 40 steep steps from villas 1 - 14 up to the pool and snack bar. There are steps or a steep ramp up to reception. I would not recommed this resort for anybody with a baby or with walking difficulties but of course the brochure doesn't tell you about this.
We paid for a private pool - what a waste of money. There where so many chemicals in the pool my daughter took really bad nappy rash and had a really sore bottom so we couldn't use the pool - apart from the fact it was filthy too - full of dead spiders and flies. I did ask to get it cleaned and it was but by the next morning it was filthy again. There's no net to fish the dead bodies out with either. A total waste of £400!!
On the plus side taxi's are cheap and Luz and Lagos are beautiful. We spent most of our days here as the villa was so depressing. I'm looking at Lagos for next year but a word of warning - if you are thinking of booking monte sao pedro - don't. If you have already booked - enjoy - but don't be expecting 4* accommodation cause you aren't going to get it. There are only very basic facilities in the villa and if you go to villa39 take cleaning stuff with you - you're going to need it
- Also Known As:
- Monte Sao Pedro Holiday Village Hotel Lagos