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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We returned last night from 9 nights at the Pinhal da Marina, we would highly recommend this complex, it was spotlessly clean, our apartment had a terrace and a pool view, it was very spacious, the kitchen is spotless if you decide to cook in, we strolled to the Marina every night (took us approx. 10 mins), we dined out every night at various restaurants on the Marina, did not get one bad meal, the food is absolutely excellent at the Mayflower restaurant on the Marina, and the Irish coffees and pizzas at Pizzeria Gelateria Capriccio (also on the Marina) were just fantastic, and the staff couldn't be nicer.
The Akvavit restaurant is also excellent on the Marina
We went with our 2 children (ages 3 and 5) and they had a ball in the kiddies pool, also a Kid's Club started up last Monday (so we only got to go for 2 days as we left on the Wednesday) it will run through for the month of August, the lady (can't remember her name) who ran the kiddies club was so nice and friendly, great with kids. It was very quiet while we were there, not over crowded, but not dead either, there was no problem getting sun loungers, I think though August is their busiest time.
The only thing we felt that they could improve on is their on site restaurant, not the food, thats fine for what you pay, however, they have nothing on display, they never have change if you pay by notes, we just felt if they put a bit more effort into the restaurant, they would sell a lot more, like snacks on display etc.
Overall though this is one excellent complex and we would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Lynda C
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Maria Manuel L L, Gerente geral at Pinhal da Marina, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Dear Lynda,

Many thanks for your comments. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Pinhal da Marina. Your suggestions about the restaurant are taken on board and we’ll make sure they are implemented when you visit us next time!

Kind regards,
Pinhal da Marina Apartamentos Turisticos

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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a relaxing stay at Pinhal da Marina. We booked independently and chose a 3 bed town house (recently renovated) it was very large and clean in a sunny position - a very relaxing break.

The reception were really helpful and friendly. The complex was very clean and although quiet we loved our time there. The bar served lovely salads which were good value, making great start on our first night.

Would recommend these apartments and loved the stroll to town in the evenings.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Karnyw00
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We have just returned from a 5 day break with our 3 teenage kids. We found this hotel to be great value. Lovely part of the Algarve. Staff always helpful and smiling, especially john at the restaurant. The market on a wednesday is well worth a visit. costs aroud 5-6 euros to get there. We will almost certainly be going back to the Pinhal Da Marina.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank steve8888_13
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

As two hard working, tired parents we need a quick get away (sans children - thank you Mother in law!) and this hotel was perfect. Facilities are fabulous, room was large, well equipped and very comfortable.
Grounds were very clean and tidy as were the pools and surrounding areas. All we wanted was some hot weather and nice food which we had in bucket loads! The hotel breakfast was Ok, nothing special but plenty of it but the service was good and the evening meal on the first night was far better than many a british restaurant. The walk in to the Harbour area was a nice distance, making you appreciate the food and drink on sale in abundance once you got there.
We will definitely return (with children next time).,

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ian V
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We booked at very short notice via expedia. I could not fault the staff, they work very hard to make your stay enjoyable, the room was spacious and spotlessly clean and the kitchen was very well equipped should you wish to cater for yourselves - however from 4.40 euros you can get a poolside meal at the bar such as burger and chips/omelette etc (breakfast is even cheaper) . This is a hidden gem, most of the people we met had been going back year after year. I certainly plan to take the family back again as soon as we can. It is a good walk to the beach or marina, but there are bikes to use at reception and also Vilamoura has a bike scheme where by you can pick up and drop of their bikes at many various points around the town/marina areas Don't expect a 5 star hotel but it offers much better standards than many of the more expensive places we haved stayed in and in my opinion it represents great value for money ..we were delighted with our stay.

Room Tip: As per other comments, I understand that some rooms are newer than others, however our room had been refurbished and I couldn't fault it. I am sure the reception staff would do their best to resolve any issues though.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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