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Vale do Lobo Resort
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed in a deluxe villa with infinity pool. It was the first time we had been away with our children for a number of years (25 & 23) the apartment was superb all it said in the details well equipped and well positioned. I thought that the villa was fantastically positioned and had all of the amenities that you could need. It was extremely modern and felt like a home away from home. It was close to some wonderful restaurants which catered to everyones taste. We will definitely be returning and couldn't ask for better accommodation and resort to stay in. A 5% discount card is given to all of your party to use in the Praca and such things as crazy golf etc. also a free resort bus which you just call reception to travel. Lots of wonderful golf courses in surrounding area.
We will say we think the Praca needs some better facilities and restaurants.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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ValedoLoboAlgarve, Marketing Department at Vale do Lobo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2013

Thank you for your review and for your fantastic comments. We are very pleased that you and your family were able to enjoy Vale do Lobo to the full and hope to welcome you back here again in the near future.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Several golf courses, a tennis academy, a hotel, hundreds of high quality villas and a central hub with restaurants, shops and an amazing beach. The restaurants are not for the squeamish when the bill arrives but the food is high quality to match the needs of its regularly VIP clientele. Security is heavy in a comforting way but very friendly. The supermarket on site was expensive and so trips into nearby Almancil added to the fun. A great place to do nothing or do lots depending on how fit you are and if you enjoy golf! About 30 mins from Faro Airport by car. Great place if you have a few quid!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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ValedoLoboAlgarve, Marketing Department at Vale do Lobo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2013

Thank you very much for your fantastic review of Vale do Lobo and for your constructive comments and tips for future guests. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to Vale do Lobo again in the very near future.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed in a beach villa, built directly on the beach, we had our own pool and one footstep brought you to the sand, amazing location, great restaurants and bars. Area has 2 golf clubs, high end gym, wirld renowned tennis facilities, something for everyone, Will be back.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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ValedoLoboAlgarve, Marketing Department at Vale do Lobo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2013

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Vale do Lobo. We are very happy that you had a memorable and enjoyable time with us in the resort and hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The resort is beautiful, clean, well maintained and friendly. Our villa was exceptional and close to all the amenities.
However I'm afraid there was a lot we didn't like. The Praca wasn't really up our street. Felt very much like a 'resort' rather than a collection of authentic local eateries. We ate in Monty's the first evening and La Terrazza the next night only to discover the food is all from the same kitchen! The staff all rotate between restaurants and we found the food in the four restaurants we tried was entirely average and exceptionally overpriced. Chicken (dry) and chips (cold) =18 Euros!?! The kids menu is *exactly* the same in most of the restaurants too so our kids were bored by the chicken nuggets and fish finger choices by night 3!
The beach is beautiful, however sunbeds are overpriced at 21 Euros for 2 beds and an umbrella. There is no discount for after 4pm which is common on many beaches.
The rotunda pool is great for kids with the lily-pad steps being a huge favourite with our 8 year old son. We tended to go down after 4pm as it would cost 30 Euros for 2 adults to go for the whole day. Even the promised evening children's 'entertainment' mentioned on the Vale do Lobo website came at a price of 3 Euros for 10 minutes on a tiny bouncy castle. Poor.
It think we just felt like we were getting ripped off every day for the priviledge of staying there.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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ValedoLoboAlgarve, Marketing Department at Vale do Lobo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2013

Thank you for your review and comments. We value all feedback from clients in Vale do Lobo and are constantly working to improve customer experiences. We pride ourselves on providing a luxury holiday experience for guests, however we are unable to dictate prices charged by businesses operating within the resort. Resort cards are available to provide discounts for many of the amenities and are provided to guests who book directly through the resort. For further information, please visit our website or contact us directly by phone or email.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stayed for a week in a "town house" with three bedrooms in the Ocean Club area. The overall accommodation was excellent, with a plunge pool in the garden. Upstairs is open plan, with a terrace to have your meals. As it was on the extremities of this huge resort area, a hire car is probably a sensible move for shopping off site etc. The resort shuttle buses do the rounds and takes you to/from the accommodation to the main area where the restaurants are situated. Other restaurants are a five minute walk down to the beach. Fins and Eduardo's restaurants definitely worth a visit. See separate reviews.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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ValedoLoboAlgarve, Marketing Department at Vale do Lobo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Thank you very much for your review and constructive comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Vale do Lobo. We hope to welcome you and your family back to the resort in the very near future.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I LOVE Vale do Lobo! It is nice to find such a beautiful resort only 2.5 hours on a plane from London.
We stay in one of the Elliot villas - huge for a family of four - which are kept very nicely, and are within walking distance to the Praca, the supermarket and all of the nice beaches.
The resort is so well presented and maintained, every member of staff is pleasant and helpful.
I honestly cannot praise this area enough!
We travelled in June, so not the busiest time, and always found it easy to get in to restaurants and find beds on the beach/pool.
There is a lovely beach in Vale do Lobo itself, but we prefer Izzys beach, which is a couple of km up the road.
Izzys and Julias beach bars are great - have entertainment on throughout the day, and offer a nice escape when the sun gets too much!

I have been going to Portugal for years, and will do for many more to come whilst resorts like Vale do Lobo are around!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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ValedoLoboAlgarve, Marketing Department at Vale do Lobo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Thank you very much for your lovely review and comments. It is always wonderful to hear about guests who have had a fantastic time in Vale do Lobo and we hope to welcome you and your family back to the resort in the very near future.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We are currently here for a week in a 2 bed apt with a hot tub on the roof terrace. The apt is beautiful, very modern with every convenience inc. Irish tv & sky sports ( crucial for the Lions matches :-) but somewhat isolated & quiet. We are approx 10 mins drive from the Praca where all the restaurants, the beach & the pools are. There are possibly only about 3 other occupied apts near us so it is extremely quiet at all times? The restaurants in the Praca aren't cheap but the food is fine and you're obviously paying for the convenience. There are plenty of beds available by both of the pools but be warned the area around the kids pool is like a cauldron, enclosed on all sides so very little breeze, my advice is go up to the big pool.
All. He staff we've encountered have been very friendly with excellent English.
The supermarket on site is quite expensive so a ip to Almancil (5mins) is well worthwhile.
We will definitely be back but will know to stay near the Praca next time!!

Room Tip: Try to get a property as close to the Praca as possible, there is a courtesy bus that will collect...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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ValedoLoboAlgarve, Marketing Department at Vale do Lobo Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Thank you for your review and constructive comments. We are delighted that you will be making a return visit to us and look forward to welcoming you in the very near future. May we suggest that on your return you consider trying our regular shuttle bus service. This service is free to resort card holders who book directly through Vale do Lobo and can take you to all locations quickly and easily, including the Praça, beach, supermarket and Parque do Golfe. Thank you again for your review.

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Address: Estrada Vale do Lobo, Almancil 8135-864, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Almancil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Almancil
#5 Spa Hotel in Almancil
#6 Family Hotel in Almancil
#7 Luxury Hotel in Almancil
Price Range: $100 - $553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vale do Lobo Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vale do Lobo Golf & Beach Resort offers a unique concept in luxury living. 1,500 residential and holiday properties, makes it the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal with endless facilities and services in a unique location in the Algarve ... more   less 
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