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Hotel Baia da Luz
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
glasgow
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Above expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

I don't normally book beach holidays but wanted a change and booked a one bedroom apartment at the Vila Baia. I wasn't expecting the apartment to be exactly the same as the photographs on the website as hotels normally show only their best rooms but my apartment was exactly the same as the photograph. The apartment was spacious, comfortable and with all mod cons. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and went out of their way to offer advise on where to eat and how to get to various places. Luz is very quiet but I had a truly relaxing and restful holiday which was made all the better by the accommodation

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank cheekybg
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

These apartments are spacious with excellent facilities and of a very high quality. Our apartment had a large balcony overlooking the gardens where we could have our meals or an evening drink. There are two well maintained swimming pools with ample sunloungers and there is an excellent restaurant in the complex as well. The staff at reception were friendly attentive and helpful as was the resort management. The village of Praia da Luz is just a short walk away and has several restaurants, shops, and bars. The beach is superb with full facilities in the summer months.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Alan M
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights. The apartment was spacious and clean though the bed was very hard. All modern fixtures and fittings. Pool area was nice. Only 2minutes to the beach, bars etc. Would defiantly go back

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tory M
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glasgow
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

I don't normally book beach holidays but wanted a change and booked a one bedroom apartment at the Vila Baia. I wasn't expecting the apartment to be exactly the same as the photographs on the website as hotels normally show only their best rooms but my apartment was exactly the same as the photograph. The apartment was spacious, comfortable and with all mod cons. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and went out of their way to offer advise on where to eat and how to get to various places. Luz is very quiet but I had a truly relaxing and restful holiday which was made all the better by the accommodation

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cheekybg
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed at this upscale hotel/apartment complex with friends for a week in early May. The pictures on the website looked good but the reality of the duplex we stayed in far exceeded our expectations. Spotlessly clean, superb kitchen, Sky tv, great location - absolutely perfect. The extensive grounds are immaculately kept, the pool area too is spotless and we enjoyed the free tennis courts too. Just a short stroll to the village for the beach and plentiful eateries and supermarkets makes this a great holiday destination. The hotel staff too, especially Isobel, were extremely helpful. Minor gripes were the beds seemed a bit hard and the other guests with children ignored the signs by the adults only pool about over 16s only and let their little darlings shout and splash where they shouldn't have been.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Dovinesque
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Montreal
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37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were 4 Canadian couples that stayed here for two weeks. The accommodations were beyond words. We enjoyed the close proximity to the the town. We walked every night to the numerous restaurants available. Could have a glass of wine without having to worry about driving. The town is quaint and quiet. It is also very close to the larger town of Lagos.
Lots of great golf courses around the area. Close to Spain for side trips.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LaceyGreenTraveler
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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Baia da Luz is an impressive complex in many ways. The apartments are enormous, beautiful and very affordable off season. We paid 75 Euros for three bedrooms, three bathrooms, one balcony and one terrace over two floors. The location is very good; close to the beach and the small town of Luz. The on-site Italian restaurant serves excellent food and the service is great. Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay.

There is one heated pool in the complex, which we were able to use in spite of the relatively cool weather. However, this required us to violate a rather unfriendly and ridiculous house rule. Incredibly, a sign posted next to the pool informs guests that the heated pool is for adults only! Apparently, the proprietors (and, it would seem, a fair number of reviewers on this site) think it is ok to reserve the only pool that is usable off season to grownups, and expel children to the freezing cold kiddie pool. Luckily, we were not the only ones practising civil disobedience - several other families chose to disregard these silly and discriminatory regulations and no one seemed to object.

Another unpleasant surprise was that the bed sheets were not clean when we arrived. In all three rooms, the linen was infested with the distinct scent of sweat. We asked reception to change the beds, which was taken care of. With the major exception of the bed sheets, the cleanliness of the apartment was impeccable.

A minor source of irritation was the unavailability of reception staff both upon arrival and departure. When we left, we simply had to leave our key outside the locked reception door as no staff members were available, even though we had informed them of our early departure beforehand. The few staff members we did come in contact with, were friendly and helpful.

Wifi is available in reception and pool areas only, but the staff told us they were working on expanding this to the apartments.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank KariDag
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Property: Hotel Baia da Luz
Address: Rua Alfredo do Nascimento Baptista | Lote 35, R/C - Urb. Da luz, Luz 8600-152, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Luz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Luz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Baia da Luz 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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