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Pestana Vila Sol, Vilamoura
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great location, lovely place with 27 beautiful golf holes and a golf academy make this an attractive place for a long weekend or a mid-week of golf.
Rooms in the main building are very comfortable and have a very nice view of the golf amenities. Big bathrooms are very well equiped and maintained very well. The whole place looks well kept, except for the main Restaurant. The chairs all have spots and smudges and most are a little rickety. We had the half board buffet style meals once, but never again. So disappointing! This is really not the 5 star lay out you'd expect. The hotel management urgently needs to do something about this.
Breakfast is ok, and you can order eggs and pancakes from the kitchen. The scrambled eggs should be left alone, they're made of the usual hotel powder+water stuff and taste like it.
The front desk people are very helpful and friendly and will do everything they can to accommodate you e.g. at early check-in.
All in all a very nice place with a little room for improvement.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top florr of the main building to have a great view and sun most of the day.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank tge_7
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Lovely hotel set I lovely grounds, surrounded by shrubbery ,
There is also villas and apartments on the same complex.
Great hotel if you want to be in Good location for golf . The via sol has it's own course and is also close to at least 5 or 6 other courses .

It is closer to Quarteira than VIlamoura .

If you have golf clubs you will need a transfer company to get you to the hotel . Regular taxis can't always carry clubs as they are too small .
So I suggest yellow.fish transfers com as they have cars and minibuses . Book them on line and tell them what you are carrying and they will make sure the vehicle is big enough to cater , they are competitive rates and well organised .
Good golf monthes I think are jan - may sept -oct .

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Camilla C
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you wish to golf I can't tell you if this is a good choice because I haven't.
But if you wish to stay in an excelent hotel, with a 5 star package that includes service, staff, breakfast/lunch and location, I can tell you that this is it.
The Clubhouse terrace overlooking the golf course, is a great choice for a meal with the family not expensive and with an excelent quality.
The vilas are romantic, very private and quiet (don't know about the rooms).
We had the perfect sunny winter weekend and we recommend.
Also well located! A five minutes drive takes you to Vilamoura marina.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank rcorreia
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Travelled to this hotel as part of a group improving our golf! Great stay - rooms and breakfast all very good, as were the golf facilities. Made to feel welcome and the staff were outstanding. Having played golf on the final morning, our checkout was extended to allow time to clean-up and pack but in haste I left gloves, scarf and hat behind. I realised this when I arrived home and unpacked and e-mailed, receiving a swift response. Housekeeping had found these items and reception would post them on to me in the UK. They arrived by post as promised, today!

Having travelled extensively and stayed in a variety of hotels worldwide, this service and the customer care shown by staff at the Pestana Vila Sol was outstanding! I highly recommend this establishment and will be returning. Well done!

Room Tip: Stayed in a Garden Room which was quiet, warm and comfortable.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

i will start with the positives,,,the staff were friendly and efficient ,,check in and check out was easy , the breakfast was very good,,,location was good,,, Now for the rest ,,,,this hotel was a big disappointment ..im afraid its best days are long ago,,,,it is in a dire need of a makeover ....too many instances to list but start with the bathroom nothing wow about it so 30 years ago ,,the bed itself was comfy but a tiny and i mean tiny tv,,,,,no coffee and tea facilities in the room and a mini bar whose only alcoholic drink is a bottle of heineken really isnt worthy of a top rating .....a gym that had only the very bare minimum of equipment etc ,,,the only plus side was the price i booked on a discount site and got a good discount,,,,Around this time last year i wrote a not too flattering account of the hilton in vilamoura and i have to say i did them a dis service as it is light years better than the pestana,,id only revisit if it gets a makeover or if it continues to trade at a big discount sorry to say this as i normally try to be constructive ,,,,oh last gripe charging 15e for a gin and tonic just because the mini bar doiesnt have one is very naughty ,,,,ps i dont play golf but can see its a great base for those that do but even that said there are better hotels in the area that cater for golfers too

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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