Wife and I went on 4 day golf trip early Jan, three courses 9 holes each, the blue course was closed due to repairs - wasn’t a big issue as it was the hardest course and we are beginners. The yellow course was perfect, green course holes 4,5,6,7 were water logged due to drainage, not great but usable nonetheless.
Food was above average for a buffet restaurant and very safe to eat indeed (I say that as there are too many buffet bad-tum stories).
Massive bedrooms, but you could hear people next door coming back late (we slept early on day one due to a very early start from London !! ) and playing “have I told you recently that I love you… made me smile”. Don’t worry the type of people who go to this place seem to be mature and prob will not make that much noise. TV volume is limited. I am not sure why I have spent so much time discussing noise, anyway lets move on …
Spa pool had crazy rules… we had free tickets for sauna, guess what we had to book the sauna – you can’t walk in. When we got there at our allocated time we were told the sauna was broken and we could use the steam room instead – that is what we asked for !! lost in translation. The Saunas are tiled in white, high ceilings like some Victorian hospital, makes you want to commit suicide, come on guys rest of the hotel is so nice. Just do the sauna’s up, bring the ceilings down a little, put some mood LEDs in there make it free for all… Onto the pool, indoor pool freezing, Jacuzzi warm.
We drove from Faro airport, car is required for general shopping etc – unless you are only doing golf. Made a trip to Saville, its another Spanish city, rip-off tapas, I can make better… That annoyed me. Sorry I prefer Barcelona for the whole Spanish Metro experience.
Nearby shooping area on the beach is quite boring and badly laid out and have a downmarket feel - the city planners needs to be shot as they missed out making the place a gem.
Staff were very helpful.
Location is OK but not fabulous for night time activity, Hotel is dead during the day and you have to use the Golf Shack restaurant for food/drinks. Beach nearby, obviously it was dead during Jan, but I can see it packed in the summer.
Recommended for golfers (beginners sort your hooks and slices before you come as you will hit the apartments laid out on sides of the green), don’t bring non golfers here they will go mad if they are not the type to sit down and read books and do meditation.
Hope to make another trip this year.
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