We found this place through the help of a travel agent whom we gave a very strict list of requirements we wanted during our stay. We have a young child - 3 next birthday - and keeping her entertained for a two week period was going to be a challenge.
When the agent returned with this location, others being rejected after reading reviews on Tripadvisor!, we plumped for this one. We were not let down at all! The location is great - although not really walking distance to beach on a hot day with young children (but not sold as that). 15-20 mins pleasant walk into Town for dinner was easily achieved. The facilities were excellent including all four pools, children’s playground area, restaurant & bar, and especially the very friendly and helpful staff throughout the complex. Nothing was a problem and we were made to feel extremely special and very well looked after.
Do I have any criticisms? No not really! Everything was as it stated when choosing this apartment. The rooms were large and clean, bathrooms were cleaned regularly everyday and the free minibus service into Town every evening (except bank holidays) was an extra bonus. Pools were cleaned daily and always enough sun loungers for everyone by the pools. Even the food was excellent at the bar and the restaurant! A special thank you to Miguel who was easily the most helpful and friendliest bar staff over the whole holiday!
My daughter had a great holiday and made plenty of new friends by the pool. Loved the whole two weeks so much, she stills talks of going back to the apartment and not wanting to leave!
A very special holiday for us and one not forgotten in a hurry, all made all the better for staying at such a wonderful aparthotel complex. i hope this helps you decide to choose this resort as it truly was the making of our holiday.
And restaurants in Town - you MUST try Arrabelle - Rue de Barroca (Portugal’s oldest restaurant) and say "hi" to Rita - also check to see if my daughters' artwork is still on the front door!!! Also try the Navagador Restaurant - same street behind the main drag. The Chateaubriand is SOMETHING ELSE!
Also, attractions wise, a must for all children is Zoomarine (Guia) and also KrazyWorld (Algoz). Different ends of the entertainment quality spectrum - with the latter being a bit more rustic - but a great day had at both with excellent rides, shows, displays and interaction.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vilabranca offers a high standard of accommodation which feature a wide range of amenities within the complex. It is the ideal choice for families and those seeking a relaxing break close to Lagos. Clients can benefit from being away from the bustle of the resort, while remaining within comfortable walking distance of the centre of Lagos and Porto Do Mos Beach. Vilabranca has won many awards for its excellent service and friendly atmosphere. Lagos is a bustling old walled city, with great night life with fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping. You can spend hours pottering around the picturesque lanes. Lagos is very proud of its history and there is plenty of sightseeing from the ancient slave market to the 17th-century moated fortress overlooking the harbour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vilabranca Apartments Hotel Lagos
- Vilabranca Lagos