A 3 night golfing break for my son and my husband plus me as a non golfer. We had a standard appartment which was excellent with a private roof terrace plus jacuzzi and a seperate balcony (it's possible we were upgraded it really was that good). I cannot fault the appartment and with its barbecue facilities built into the roof terrace it would have been possible to self cater.
The golf package came with 2 rounds and this was extended to 3 at a 50% discount. The spa is great and although treatments are expensive they come with use of the sauna, pool etc which would normally cost 25€.
Others have mentioned the discount card when paying cash. There are lots of cash points and so it's well worth doing this.
I wasn't prepared for the vastness of this place. The bus is essential and never took longer than 10 minutes to arrive and usually quicker.
We found staff friendly. Spikes was best for lunch which we always enjoyed as there was a good choice of salads. The Praca has atmosphere but feels manufactured and is too expensive for the pub food on offer.
While I enjoyed the break and would certainly go again the downside was without an expensive taxi ride (or of course a car trip) you are restricted to the Vale do Lobo itself. The packages (golf or spa) are quite good value and it is the cost of food, drinks etc that really bumps up the total cost. 100€ for Dinner for 3 with no wine and only 2 courses for 2 of us in Monty's for what is really pub food wasn't untypical. Your budget needs to take this into account.
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- Also Known As:
- Vale Do Lobo Hotel Almancil
- Vale Lobo Hotel
- Vale Do Lobo Resort Portugal/Algarve - Almancil