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Penina Hotel & Golf Resort
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

A group of twenty can be hard to please, but we all had a fantastic time. The greens at Penina are absolutely superb and the course was a pleasure to play. The hotel was very welcoming and all of the staff are a credit to themselves and the hotel. Our rooms were very well appointed with superb views over the course.We will be back.

Room Tip: Go for a course view - it is well worth it
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Scuffer28
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LMPenina, Guest Relations Manager at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for having stayed with us recently with a group of golfers. We are indeed very grateful for your feedback and extremely positive comments on our hotel, Golf Course and the services provided by our team.

You have mentioned you will be back, and we certainly look forward to greeting you again soon.

Kind regards,
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

This was our second visit in the last 6 months as part of our annual 2 week golfing holiday, we stayed for 8 nights and were joined by another golf mad couple. Everything that we experienced was fantastic, all the staff bar nobody that we had contact with were brilliant, polite and helpful. Our room, which the guy at reception gave us as we were staying 8 nights was superb,he also drew our attention to the loyalty dining plan which we partook in , what fantastic value. The golf is what it is all about for us and again we were not disappointed.

People who give this resort a bad review must have been either very very unlucky or looking for some kind of refund.
It is that good we are heading back in June for a week.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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LMPenina, Guest Relations Manager at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review regarding your recent stay at Le Méridien Penina, which we have truly appreciated.

We are most pleased to learn how much you enjoyed your golfing holiday with us, and your observations about our facilities, our service and helpfulness of our staff keep us all motivated to meet and exceed our guest’s expectations.

Again many thanks for having stayed with us and for sharing your wonderful comments. We look forward to greeting you back in “Paradise” next June.

Kind regards
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We have been going to Penina now for over 15 years with more than 25 visits under out belt. It never fails to meet our expectations. The pool, golf courses and amenities are excellent. The private beach at Meia Praia is lovely and clean with good sunshades, beds and plenty of towels. There's a lovely restaurant too with good toilet and shower facilities at the beach. The Hotel has managed to retain many of it's key staff members which lends to a lovely welcome when we go back. This is a rarity as there is usually a high turnover of staff in the hotel business. If we are looking for a quick break where we know we'll be made welcome and feel comfortable this is where we go.

Room Tip: We usually take a room over the Sagres Restaurant wing as this overlooks the 9th hole of the Championship golf course and gets the late afternoon, early evening sun on the balcony.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lynne16Wallace
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LMPenina, Guest Relations Manager at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Dear Guest,

We have read your review, and we feel extremely proud with your preference over the past 15 years, and we thank you for having shared on tripadvisor your many positive experiences at LM Penina.

It is nice to learn that you have been pleased with our facilities, but it is most rewarding to read that our long term staff has made the difference, and that we made you feel welcome and comfortable.

Thanking you once again, we all look forward to welcoming you back soon, and remain at your disposal to ensure that we keep meeting your expectations.

Kind regards
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Stopped in the Penina golf resort last March and being a PGA golf professional I've been to numerous resorts. I cannot fault this place in any way. The golf course was in fantastic condition and the greens were the best we played all week compared to the other courses in Vilamoura. Everything is on site and no need for shuttles or long walks. I would recommend a golf course view as it gets the sun all day. I never ate in the restaurant at night but I have to say the breakfast is fantasic in a wonderful grand room. I would definately recommend Penina resort for a golfing group and Im booked up again for another party in march thjis year.

Room Tip: Definately want golf course view
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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LMPenina, Guest Relations Manager at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Dear Guest,

Great to see that you have considered our Resort as a “Golfers Paradise”, and we thank you very much for your feedback!

Your observations about the conditions of the Golf Course are most rewarding, and have been shared with our Greenkeeper and his team.

It will be a pleasure to greet you again in March. We look forward to welcoming you back, and trust it will be another excellent stay.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I came here for the first time over 10 years ago with my grandfather on a golf tripping.
I had fond memories of the place but I was apprehensive of coming back here as I wasn't sure how the hotel would have aged.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the hotel has been well maintained and the service is still above par (little golf joke). In regards to golf this is pretty much all there is to do at this hotel. Being pleasant as it is there is nothing really that exciting or easy to access nearby. The beach is far and there is nothing exciting about it.

All in all this is a nice hotel if you are planning on spending a lot of time playing golf. Other than that the restaurant at the hotel is average and so is the pool.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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LMPenina, Guest Relations Manager at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Dear Guest,

We are glad to learn that you have decided to return to our Resort, after your previous visit 10 years ago with your grandfather. What lovely memories this stay may have triggered ….

It was a great pleasure to read that we did not disappoint you and that the hotel was well maintained and service “above par”.

On the other hand, we regret to see that you did not find any exciting activities or worth visiting places outside the hotel. Our Resort is beautifully located in a quiet area, and with 3 golf courses on property, we are not at a walking distance to the nearby towns. We usually recommend our guests to visit the fishing centre Alvor, at 4 km from the hotel, Portimão and the local Museum at 7 km, Lagos with its historic ambiance related to the Portuguese discoveries at 14km. Also at 7 km there is a Racing track, and Karting track, Horse riding, water sports and boat trips. We are very sorry if we failed in informing you about those options.

We do hope that you will decide to return soon, for another golfing experience,

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