We had read previous reviews saying this place was quiet and as that appealed to us we booked a week in may 12. When we arrived we were met by a lovely lady at reception who not only showed us to our apartment but showed us round as well. She gave us a map and marked where the supermarkets were and the Marina she said it was quieter than normal so the bar and restaurant were closed for the next two days which didn't bother us too as we're had opted for self catering . It was sad to hear that the recession was hitting lbusiness. The place was like a ghost town ( maybe due to time of year)with the pool bar and restaurant closed for 2 days due to the lack of customers there was no one else around. We were the only people around the pool. Well after the initial shock of just how quiet it was (didn't see any other guests until day 2) we really started to love the place and all its tranquility. It's so nice to be away from hustle and bustle of every day life at this place you have no other option but to relax. The apartment was spacious , spotless and well equipped ours was a little old fashioned in furniture but very comfortable (there are some newer apartments) we found the beds quite hard, The grounds and communal areas are lovely and well kept and again spotless. There are 3 nice pools (one children's pool). If you are s/c. The supermarket is about 10 min walk but beware the complex is up a steep road so coming aback with shopping can be tiring. We didn't have a car but if we come again we would have one for at least 2 days. We had a pleasant walk to the marina ( about 20 min) where are plenty of restaurants and a few shops but a lovely place the taxi back cost €4.50. In summary if you enjoy peace and quiet and like your own company this is the place for you . If you like a bit more going on and a choice of bars and restaurants then maybe this would be too quiet. Personally we like a relaxing peaceful holiday and would definitely return to this complex
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pinhal da Marina Apartments 10/15 minute walk to the Marina for restaurant's, bar's, shop's, and the casino, with a choice of 2 excellent golden sandy beaches either side of the Marina. The Vilamoura golf courses are all within a five minute drive. "Pinhal da Marina" itself comprises of 128 apartments (from studio to 3 bedroom apartment) all furnished with air conditioning in the living room, heater in the bedrooms, satellite tv, a safety deposit box, and if your clients are eating in, the kitchen's are equipped with cooker's, micro wave oven, toaster, tea-coffee facility's and cooking utensils. A feature of the apartments is the spacious veranda's overlooking the gardens or swimming pools where you can sit and watch the sun go down with your favourite beverage in hand. "Pinhal da Marina" host's two large outdoor swimming pool's, a child's paddling pool, a children's playground, restaurant/bar, tennis court, and football, volleyball, basketball area's. Wi-Fi is free of charge in common areas (pool and reception) at Pinhal da Marina Pinmar restaurant is located at Pinhal da Marina by the main pool and it is open from Abril to October. Every day you can have meals a la carte or choose to have half / full board regimen. Also you can have a snack or drinks all day long. Continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am (extra cost per person/ day). O Pinhal da Marina is a great place for family holidays and self-catering holidays all year around. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pinhal Da Marina Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve