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“Time to relax...............”
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Hotel Luz Bay
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Luz
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“Time to relax...............”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We booked this hotel on a website under the name CLUB HOUSE CASA VELHA DA LUZ and were told to check in at HOTEL LUZ BAY which ended up being where we stayed. The first thing we noticed about the hotel was how quiet it was at 1pm when we checked in. The receptionist said they weren't full but it was always like this. Our paperwork told us we wouldn't be able to check in until 2pm but our room was ready for us. One tip would be to make sure you are given information when you check in as we were not and heard others later in the week being told everything they needed. We were not told about breakfast times and procedures, not given a map of the resort, not told about the safe rental or where the laundry room was so they lost points from us for that. Very spacious clean rooms which had towels changed daily and beds made everyday. 3 pools (one adult only area) and no problems to get a sunbed (use the blue not the green as they are much comfier). There was a small indoor bar and a pool bar open until 6pm serving drinks and snacks, nothing special. 2 nights at the indoor bar there was a guy with a guitar singing who was popular. If you want to play tennis take your own balls as they have courts and rackets but no tennis balls believe it or not! Great location as the beach/bars/restaurants are a couple of minutes walk. The beach is lovely and quiet and clean. M wife got a beach massage for 40 euros for 1 hour which she loved. There were sunbeds and shades to hire but we were happy with our towels. Some great restaurants to eat at were THE DOLPHIN just past The Bull pub around the corner - South African food great quality, FORTALEZA DA LUZ on the hill opposite the church - great views if you go at sunset and THE GALLEY on the seafront. There is a Spar supermarket near the church crossroads , just up the hill which is handy for drinks and snacks as you have a fridge in your room. You can get a can on SuperBock for 1 euro at the supermarket when a small glass id 5 euro at the pool. We got the bus from outside the church one day to Lagos for a couple of euros which is worth a trip to the shops and marina. Be aware of bus times back though as they are not very regular. If you need a taxi give yourself a little time as the only company is in Lagos and has to travel to you when you call. Look out for the free red maps outside some shops as they give god info on bars and restaurants. Overal a great place to realx, dont expect to party too hard as it's very quiet!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Katowice, Poland
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Luz Bay for two nights. It's a really nice and relaxing place, 5 minutes away from the beautiful Luz beach. Appartments are clean and tidy, include big bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom and a small terrace.

The regular rate is quite high, aimed at British budgets I assume, but look out for online offers. I was surprised that wifi connection or deposit boxes were not included in the price. These are just minor drawbacks and overall experience is superb.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Just got back from a week's stay at the luz bay. Gardens are immaculate and everywhere is really clean & tidy. Our room was a bit basic but very spacious and with a lovely terrace overlooking the pools. Never a challenge to get a sun bed and the pool area was really quiet at this time of year. We stayed on a B&B basis, all fine with a lot of choice if a bit repetitive! Only a short walk to the beautiful beach and some great restaurants ( I can also reco cafe a fabrica!). Would def come back as it makes for a really relaxing time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

very well kept resort, gardens are immaculate, rooms spacious and clean, staff very attentive. Hotel in perfect location approximately 5 minute walk to the beach where you will find a variety of restaurants and a few gift shops. Jakes restaurant is a must, up from the sea front past the church, excellent food at reasonable prices. Catch the bus from Praia da luz to Lagos where there is a wider variety of shops cafes and restaurants.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Kildare
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Spacious, clean, friendly hotel. A very relaxed place. If you're looking to "party, party" it's probably not the place for you but if you want to get away from the world it's lovely. We had a really spacious room - I think they all are from talking to other guests. 3 pools - one for adults only, one paddling pool for kids with an adult size pool beside it. There is a kids club but they're rarely in the pool area so if, like me, you're there without kids it's not a problem. Plenty of loungers in sun or shade. Snack hut beside the pool: drinks are a little expensive - a local beer is €4 here compared to €2.50 in the bar by the beach, salads are lovely and fresh, menu has not much local and a lot of fast food (probably by demand), only 1 woman working it all day so you might have to wait a few minutes as she tries to take orders and serve and cook all by herself. Breakfast is good: a wide variety of continental & cooked options. Wouldn't recommend the dinner though: it's a buffet and pretty limited - especially when there's some great restaurants close by. (especially recommend Cafe a Fabrica - looks like a burger joint but the chef really knows flavour) It's about a 4-5 minute walk to the beach. (assuming you're walking at a snails pace to avoid overheating). Bus stop to take you to Lagos is at the top of the hill about 2-3 minutes walk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We have just returned from a wonderful relaxing stay at the Luz Bay hotel. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds and the rooms are spacious and clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is really good too. The surrounding areas are beautiful. It's well worth hiring a car to visit the amazing coastline. We wouldn't hesitate to visit again.
Warning to other drivers, do not follow sat nav directions they lead you to the hospital in Lagos! Check out directions on map before you arrive. Otherwise absolutely fab holiday to Portugal.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Luz Bay
Address: Rua do Jardim | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-565, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Luz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Luz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Luz Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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