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“Great stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Magnolia Mar

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Magnolia Mar
Ranked #22 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
Cork, Ireland
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“Great stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights while here in Lagos and really loved it. The staff were extremely friendly especially Fernando. It is so close to beautiful beach of Porto mos however is about a 20min walk to Lagos centre. The apartments were clean and bright. Only bad thing I can say is that the hot water wasn't very plentiful but other then that was pretty great!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

Been a long time since anyone reviewed this place. Well I can tell you there seem to have been many changes, most notable the owner/manager and how the place runs day to day. So Fernando and wife are a delight and full of information. He greeted us on arrival 2.00am with chilled water. Since all shops were closed this was fantastic. He was also able to sell us beers. After driving I was so wired I needed them!!
Anyway I would say now this place is less a hotel and more a holiday apartment.(No bar, no restaurant, no pool- fernando says next year) Large room, large balcony (GF) dining table area, decent kitchen, bathroom all to decent standard. Decor nice enough. View from south facing balcony is of very nice hotel but sea can be seen if you try. So the upside is location. a 3 minute walk to the best beach in Lagos!!. Small supermarket a 20 min walk and town maybe 30 min walk. So if no car, a lot of walking!! Its no luxury villa but if price is right and you can walk its brilliant. We loved our stay here. Btw, Fernando can recommend some EXCELLENT restaurants!!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2009

We arrived at Magnoliamar Beach Club hotel on March 25th. The hotel was closed, there was no one from staff. We met some people that helped as to get hotels manager’s phone number. When we called hotel manager he said that hotel is closed for maintenance. I asked how it was possible to make reservation if hotel is closed, manager said that this is not his problem and I should ask this question agency which provided me the reservation. So we were left by ourselves...

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2009

Well i have read some of the other reviews below and it would appear we stayed in one of the nicer rooms with a see view etc.
There is building work still going on but the grunt of that seems to almost be over. I would say that for those that went there and were not informed, they may be upset.
When you book make sure you get a sea view/south facing (feel free to mail me and I will tell you the room/floor numbers) and with it only being 200m to the beach is great with 2 very good beach food and evening dinner restaurants.
The walk into town is ok 15mins and then a 5 euro taxi back isnt going to break the bank....(you could always walk off that lovely dinner)
If you want a holiday to spend time in your room maybe look somewhere else but thats not me...
I will be going back... feel free to mail me

  • Stayed November 2008
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Hampshire
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2009

The rooms are very very basic, had to request kit that appeared to be poached from other rooms. Bedding not changed frequently and ran out of toilet rolls on a regular basis. Staff were polite and friendly and helpful but you had to ask all the time.
Food was cold and not great from the restuarant so we only used it once in 2 weeks, other guest complained regularly on the food being cold !

And then their is the building site...........no longer a beach view !

Be prepared for Hills and Steps and cobled streets in Lagos - not for the physically impaired or those whom may struggle.

Lagos is pretty and the food and bars are great so not a complete disaster !

  • Liked — proximity to the beach
  • Disliked — the dark rooms, the building site, lack of facilities, poor resturant
  • Stayed December 2008
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Preston
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2008

4star never in this world has this hotel been 4 star we booked this hotel half board what a mistake! breakfast same every day evening meal choice of only two things one being fish sweat choice of two eg. jelly in small dish or water melon ate out most days so cost a fortune in meals and and taxi fares to get there as there is nothing round about hotel to walk to (nearest shop half hour walk) Arrived Sunday first time towels changed Wednesday sink had big crack in it .Building site next door so every thing covered in dust balcony never swept all week so reluctant to use lift not working told on arrival it would be back in use in 2 days but out all week so had to carry cases up and down to third floor pool bar open but nothing in it unless you wanted water or beer (no ice cream or chips but both advertised on the bar ) chap serving food in dining room in football type t shirt (red) and jeans hardly hygenic beach nice with good bar but approx 90 steps to get there so same to climb up on way back

  • Liked — pool area view
  • Disliked — cleanliness and maid service
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed for 5 nights at Magnolia Mar just recently and it wasn't quite up to our expectations. There is no way that it is a 4 star rating. We had a self-catering studio, the room was a big size, however the kitchenette had no pots or pans to cook with. I had to go to reception and ask for these. The bathroom, I don't feel was cleaned properly before our arrival and had a urine smell to it. We weren't provided with proper towels but instead short small towels, which later I found out were the wrong towels. Our room was meant to be cleaned twice in our stay and it got to the 3rd or 4th night and our room still hadn't been cleaned or towels changed, like they are supposed to be. I again had to go to reception and the lady looked in her book and our room was supposed to have been cleaned the day before, at this point our rubbish bin was getting pretty full and was told it would be cleaned the next day. By this stage we were coming to the end of our stay so wasn't much point but it was done the next day. I was also given fresh towels by the receptionist then and there, when I realised that we weren't given the correct towels, as we had normal-big size towels given to us! Also they claimed to have 'sea and land' views from every room...well our room looked right on to a massive construction site and every morning was woken to hammering and drilling, which of course was quite annoying. The positive was that it was only 200m to a nice beach and managed to find a spot that wasn't crowded with people. We also hired a car as it was getting too expensive to get a taxi to lagos town centre which ranged from 4-5 euro each way. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone unless you want to wear earplugs and not expecting too much..

  • Liked — The location for the close by beach
  • Disliked — The lack of service and of course the construction site next door
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Magnolia Mar

Property: Magnolia Mar
Address: Praia do Porto de Mos | Beco das Piteiras, Lagos 8601-909, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Lagos
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnolia Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The apartments Magnolia Mar is located just 200 meters from Porto de Mos Beach. The studios and apartments have access to a garden, a tennis court and a playground. All apartments have a private entrance, seating area with sofa and TV, private bathroom, kitchen and balcony. Some units also have a washing machine. The kitchen has all the necessary utensils and equipment for guests to comfortably prepare your own meals. It features an outdoor area with barbecue facilities. Several local restaurants specializing in fish and seafood dishes are available within a 5 minute drive from the apartments. The property has a bar overlooking the beach, where guests can enjoy a drink and relax. The building also has an outdoor pool with a view of the Porto de Mos beach, a tennis court and table tennis equipment in the games room. Guests can rent a bike or a car through the front desk in order to better explore the surrounding area. The apartments Magnolia Mar, are a 3 minute drive from the center of Porto de Mos, which has many shops, cafes and restaurants available. These units, which accept pets, are an 8-minute drive from the center of Lagos. The property is a 7-minute drive from Lagos Tennis Club, where the Portuguese Open is held every year. Mos port is 10 minutes drive from several quality golf courses. Faro International Airport is 59 minutes drive away and the property offers a shuttle service, for an extra fee. ... more   less 
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Magnolia Mar Beach Hotel
Magnolia Mar Beach Club
Magnolia Mar Beach Lagos

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