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Casa da Moura
Ranked #41 of 53 Hotels in Lagos
Reviewed November 22, 2011

We recently stayed here for 5 nights (planned 4 but didn't want to leave!). From the moment we walked in the staff were nothing but hospitable and were always helpful if needed. Luis was great with pointing us in the right directions for delicious meals and buses to other towns in the Algarve.

We showed up about 2 hours before the stated check-in but we were able to check-in to our room right away. We were given a ground floor suite that opened onto the pool (literally) and terrace. We couldn't believe our £50/night got us such a nice room! There was water/wine and fruit waiting for us in the room which was such an nice touch after a long drive from Faro.

The room was so clean and constantly kept up during our stay. We could not have been more impressed!

Now, the best part, the breakfasts! The rooftop terrace where breakfast is served is so nice and a perfect way to start the day! Loved the fruits, pastries, cheese and meats buffet and the eggs-to-order were delicious! By about 2pm of each day I was already looking forward to the next day's meal!

The wifi was strong and easy to use, and the hotel still prefers visitors to pay in cash but they are able to accept credit cards now.

Location wise it was perfect for being in the old town of Lagos and just a short walk to the beaches, restaurants, marina and grocery (Spar). We also had a great jog from the hotel along the beaches one morning. Highly recommended! It's easy to find too if you're coming via car transfer (just inside the main gate) and or the bus (a 10 minute walk through the town).

The hotel would be great for young couples or friends, especially in off-season when the prices are a great value.

Room Tip: The rooms on the ground floor are amazing as they open to the pool and terrace. The hotel was quiet...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

We recently stayed here for 6 nights.

Emailconversations about the reservation and a transfer with Luis were quick and easy.
I had specifically asked the apartment above the pool since this one (and the one next to it) had a nice balcony with lots of sunshine during the day and early evening. This one is called Fez. The rooms at the ground floor did not appeal to me because you have no private sitting area there and the rooms at the front might a be a bit noisy and their balcony is in the shade for most of the day.

It is located up in the village of Lagos. So coming in you have to do a little climbing. About 5-10 minutes from the waterfront.

There were a couple of bottles of water and wine when we arrived and some fresh fruit.

The size of the apartment and the decorations were really terrific. From the photo's it is difficult to see the size since most are close-ups, but the living area and kitchen are really large. The bathroom is maybe a bit small but not a problem. The bedroom is a good size.
The kitchen of this apartment has no cooking facilities. Other apartments do have them. For us this was not a problem since we did plan to cook. We used the fridge for drinks and snacks.

The decorations through out are nice wooden furniture and beautiful Moroccan (tiled) decorations. We loved it.

There is airconditioning in the living room. We only used it a couple of times.

The apartment was cleaned every day and the maid also did the dishes (which was a good thing because there were no cleaning products).

The pool is not really large but great for cooling off. There are comfortable deckchairs and umbrella's.

The real bonus of this apartmentbuilding is the roofterrace and breakfast. The roofterrace has some nice seats and has a beautiful view over Lagos. We used it to have a last coffee at breakfast and also some evenings to have a drink and look at the view.

The breakfast is served on this roofterrace in a covered area and also has Maroccan decorations. The breakfast itself is buffet style and really really good. Better than at most chainstyle hotels. All the products are fresh. There is fresh fruit, you can squeeze your own orange juice, there are cereals and yoghurts. They bake (off) lots of nice bread and pastries (mini croissants, mini pecan pastries, etc.). There are about 6 sorts of cheese and 6 sorts of meat. There is coffee and tea and you can ask one of the girls to make you a Nespresso. On top of all that there is a list of egg dishes you can choose from every day. The girls that organise the breakfast are very friendly.

We had booked a transfer with Luis and he was right on time and drove us safely to the airport in 45-60 minutes. Because we had a late flight we could stay in the apartment until 3 in the afternoon which was really nice.

Room Tip: room Fez is above the pool with a private balcony that is in the sun until it goes under.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Dutchfemale
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

We found this place on Trip Advisor. It is a lovely old town house at the very top of the Old Town within the city wall . If you walked past it, you may admire its rustic appearance but unless you look carefully it does not look like a hotel. The hotel has 8 large apartments over 2 floors all decorated in a sort of gothic moorish style. I thought it very atmospheric with a large living room/kitchenette and very adequate and efficient fridge and an electric hob. There is loads of storage for clothes.

Contrary to some previous reviews we found the beds excellent and with shutters on the window guaranteed a really perfect night's sleep.

The breakfast is served on the roof terrace and the choice is excellent. It may look initially like yet another continental breakfast; don't be deceived as the bread is fresh and the
cheeses are extremely good. They keep all cold hams etc. in a chiller and fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice. The Portuguese oranges are exquisitely sweet and there is Cava in the ice bucket - how civilised !. There is also a cooked breakfast option with eggs and ommeletes in every combination.

I cannot omit the excellence of the staff and manager. The two young ladies we encounterd daily were Adriana and Tatiana who were delightful and so helpful. The Manager Luis will do all he can to make your stay as comfortable as possible as well as arrange collection to or from Faro airport.

Importantly the hotel now accepts credit/debit cards which was a downside on earlier reviews.

The area around the hotel is completely traditional and very quiet, with one or two small bars nearby. It is a 5 minute walk downhill to the main drag but be aware the hills can be steep. Lagos is a really perfect Portuguese town with just the right mix of restaurants, shops and attractions.

The Casa da Moura is highly recomended for travellers who appreciate what good really means. This is no Holiday Inn or Hilton chain - thank goodness, it is different and quite wonderful.

Adrian and Carmen

Leytonstone, London UK

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

We stayed here three nights. Rate it as really excellent.
The reception is not open until 2 pm and you can't even get into the hotel till then. When we were shown to our room we were surprised how big it was and how good the decoration of the hotel was. It reminded us of a riad on Morocco . The hotel has only 8 rooms and I'm sure they are all equally good.
The room had a bathroom and also some cooking facilities in the room and a fridge of course. There is a small pool and sunbathing area at the back of the hotel.
Breakfast is served on the roof terrace. It is a really superb breakfast. Everything you could possibly want, excellent coffee, fruit , cakes, cooked stuff, cheese, everything.
Its just a 15 minutes walk to some really good classic Algarve beaches.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

Had a few nights in a apartment there this summer."It was a apartment not a room" with a tiny pool just outside.Clean and ok place.Tiny useless tv,but why watch tv.Tiny fridge to chill water,beer etc,etc.Superb breakfast with nice cheeses,bread,cold cuts,egg in various types on request.Espresso on request.To hard beds.Either you like it or you need a drink to sleep.All in all a nice relaxing place.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank ritzkjeks
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

Have just returned from a weeks holiday in Lagos and had a wonderful stay at the Casa da Moura. Everything about the hotel was charming and very atmospheric. Before arriving I had read the trip advisor reviews and was not sure quite what to expect, both my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised. We had a couple of minor problems with fixtures and fittings in the very spacious apartment but they were fixed in no time at all, which probably would not be the case in a Best Western, and anyway if you were expecting five star luxury in an original, old refurbished building in the heart of the old town of Lagos then you are probably missing the point.
When we go abroad we like to feel that we have tasted a little of how it is to live in the particular place we are and that is certainly how we felt staying at the Casa da Moura.
The decor throughout is tasteful and genuinely Portuguese, absolutely wonderful. Having a swimming pool, although quite small, is a real bonus in this type of accommodation and the roof terrace has super views of the old town.
Many others have mentioned breakfast. I can now see why. Absolutely, a real high point to look forward to each day and served by friendly, efficient and charming staff.
Luckily my wife noticed the cash only policy notice on reception quite early in the week so we could organise ourselves but I can see how this could be a major problem if you were unaware.
To sum up, we had a really good holiday, loved old Lagos with its quaint old streets and many good restaurants and we loved the Casa da Moura too. The town and the hotel compliment each other. (If anyone gets to speak to Joe the ‘mature’ English busker, tell him the cowboy in the black hat sends his regards)
Many thanks to all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable. We shall hopefully return.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 9, 2011

We only stayed one night but couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough. The rooms are whole apartments, we had a huge sitting room with kitchen area a well as good size bedroom and bathroom and balcony overlooking the pool and old city walls. Staff were friendly, the hotel was clean and beautifully furnished and the complementary bottles of wine and water as well as fruit in the room was a really nice touch. The breakfast, served on a beautiful roof terrace with amazing views to the sea, was fantastic - fresh orange juice (I really liked the fact you could squeeze your own juice), coffee, a full range of teas (being English tea is important!), cereals, fruit, breads, an amazing array of jams, cooked breakfast, cheeses, portuguese pastries and cake...
It's only about a 5 minute walk into the centre of Lagos and only 10 minutes to fantastic beaches. If you're staying in Lagos and want somewhere a bit special to stay look no further.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rua Cardeal Netto 10, Lagos 8600-537, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Lagos
#17 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
Price Range: $51 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa da Moura 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a historic manor in Lagos, these apartments are a 10-minute walk from a sandy beach. The complex has an outdoor pool with sun-lounger terrace and offers air-conditioned accommodation with balconies and panoramic views.Casa da Moura apartments feature terracotta floors, woven rugs and Moroccan décor. They include a living area with a sofa and satellite TV and a kitchenette with cupboards for storage.In the morning, guests can enjoy breakfast in the courtyard or on the rooftop terrace. Offering a wide range of quality products with part of the offer being alternated every second day.Several restaurants serving local cuisine are situated less than 2 km away.Guests can benefit from the laundry and ironing services. A car hire service is available and free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.Casa da Moura is a 5-minute walk from the Church of Saint Anthony and is 500 meters from Meia Praia Beach Lagoon. Free public parking is possible on site. ... more   less 
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