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“Warn but adequate” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dom Pedro Lagos

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Dom Pedro Lagos
Ranked #27 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
St. Paul, Minnesota
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“Warn but adequate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2007

We booked into this place the morning of. It was off season and it was well worth the 28 euros per night. The place is OK for a few days with nice beach location. The furniture needs to be replaced. It is a bit worn and quite uncomfortable. Add some new curtains and bed covers and this would be more like a 3 star. Hot water runs out pretty fast. This would be a good spot for families or spring break types. I know our son decided to return with his friends the very next weekend! This place can be hard to find at night- look for the restaurant in front.

  • Liked — Location and killer view
  • Disliked — Worn out furniture
  • Stayed November 2007
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2006

Stayed at Dom Pedro Meia Praia with my wife and two daughters, August 2-5, 2006. It was a surprise... Specially when Expedia call it a “Modern beachfront resort”...
This place was old, dirty and the staff played as they didn’t know much about anything.
Although the rooms where cleaned everyday, there’s no cleaning that can fix an old degraded place. From far away the hotel really looks modern. But what was modern in the seventies, and never had any improvements, it’s old now. The bathrooms smell musty and mildew and have no exhaust. The kitchenette cabinets where old and falling apart from years of use, and the stove was dirty from grease accumulation.
While the rooms where cleaned everyday, the outside of the hotel was falling apart. Paint pealing, ceilings falling, dirty surroundings and I even found dog poop on the lawn around the pool.
If you get a room over the dusty restaurant at the hotel, please ask to be moved (if you have a chance). Even after the restaurant is closed they let people hang around and make noise through the night. Also, there’s a dog living in that restaurant that never stops barking.
If you are in the lower floors watchout for the people above you. People will throw anything from their balcony and will land on the bottom ones. (Check the attached pictures). Cigarette butts kept showing on my balcony, and we don’t smoke.
Just stay away from this place. Do yourself a favor and spend a few more Euros... get a better place.
Did I mention that you have to cross a dusty field and a dangerous train track before you get to the beach? ...and the wind keeps bringing dust clouds into the pool area?
Dom Pedro was the highlight of my Portuguese vacation... NOT!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2006

Booked with Alpharooms, got for £61 a night - seems a lot, but it is the high high season, so not too bad DONT BELIEVE IT HAS AIRCON!!!!!!!! On alpharooms it says it does - have complained and will take it further but it is not the fault of the aparthotel I guess.
The location is pretty good, across road from the main beach, miles long and really clean and lovely even in high season.
has a really nice clean pool and palm trees and plenty of sunloungers.
About 2km walk from the local town,( windy rough road - no path in places) which, although touristy a bit, has a really great lovely atmosphere and is equally full of Portuguese as other nations - a great place for families and couples like us wanting a totally relaxing place to holiday.
Accomodation and facilities of the hotel are pretty basic and the staff, although not unfriendly seem pretty depressed, and used to dealing with foreign tourists unhappy at lack of aircon.
Rooms have twin beds in airless bedroom area of accom, with no aircon or fan. This can get uncomfortably warm in hot summer.
Beds are extremely hard (common in Portugal we found, but these were extreme) so we slept in the spare beds in the lounge - these were much softer and a cooler area with balcony doors open - moved our sheets every day.
Selfcatering is usually a bit lower quality than straightforward rooms, so it is ok - everything works and there is a really great range of utensils, plates, even a sharp knife and bottleopener. Has a working fridge, freezer and 2 hobs, plus a balcony, dining furniture, cable tv, as well as balcony furniture.
At first we were dismayed by the look of the place - esp the dodgy old lifts. The whole place needs a good refurb.
But we did tick all the boxes we wanted - relaxing, quiet, nearest to beach possible, walk to old town, nice pool and relaxing area, being left alone and feeling like we have our own space, with fridge and facilities to make our own snacks and tea and cold drinks whenever we wanted, so we can't really complain too much - other than that it didn't have aircon. Maybe there are better places to stay, but this is ok too, esp if you are stuck. we didnt use the main bar aarea or breakfast area but it looked pretty dismal and dreary.
Notably we were going to stay at the Tivoli Lagos, and we watched their bus pull up to the beach beside us regularly throughout the day, but we were glad to have a bit more space, privacy and quiet. Stil when we arrived and wanted to cahnge accom the Tivoli Lagos prices had skyrocketed and we couldnt afford to change accom(even though when we booked originally ther Dom Pedro was £61 and the Tivoli was £75, Tivoli was then £200 on expedia )!
Best part was trying the restaurant located by Dom Pedro - called 'atlantico' The best taste and best value food we ahev had in many a long year. Highly highly recommend it. You can also pay less for a smaller dish e.g. I had a 100g fillet for 13.5 euros (£10) and it came with gorgeous veg, potato and sauce and I can't believe the perfection. Totally wow! for such dodgy accom to have such wonderful resturant is such a contrast. Well worth a taxi ride if you are staying in the old town or marina, avoid the dodgy tourist haunts and come out here!!!

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Property: Dom Pedro Lagos
Address: Meia Praia, Lagos 8600-315 , Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dom Pedro Lagos 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dom Pedro Lagos beach club apartments Located 100 meters from the beach of the Meia Praia, featuring a large stretch of golden sand, a calm sea and natural caves, the Dom Pedro Lagos is the perfect choice for those who wish to spend some days relaxing on the beach. Guests can choose between the comfort of a studio with kitchenette or an apartment with kitchen, all of them with a large balcony, and most with a sea view. They can also enjoy separate pools for adults and children, a playground, gardens with loungers, game room and a bar. The 24-hour front desk can help to arrange popular activities in the area such as diving, water skiing, windsurfing or boat trips. Only 4km from Lagos, a traditional city in the Algarve, there are various historical monuments, the International Marina, a vibrant nightlife and a great variety of bars and restaurants. ... more   less 
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