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“A Fantastic Holiday!”
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Estrela da Luz
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 27, 2014

What a wonderful apartment complex! We had a two bedroomed apartment that was huge and very well equipped - it had everything we could possible need for our stay! There was milk, water, tea and coffee on our arrival and also dishwasher tablets and washing machine tablets. The apartment was spotless and cleaned regularly and clean towels supplied. The gardens around the complex were really well maintained and the pool area immaculate. We particularly liked the adult pool for the over 16's. Everyone was really helpful and friendly and made our stay so enjoyable. I would highly recommend these apartments and Praia da Luz for a marvellous family holiday. We'll be back!!

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have just arrived back from a weeks stay in Estrela da Luz. When we arrived we were told that the room we had booked was no longer available and we were upgraded to a large apartment immediately. The apartment was spacious, comfortable and well equipped with all appliances in kitchen as well as 2 separate balconies. The only issue with our room was the fact that it was above a bar - loud music some nights until 2am did get annoying. Our room number was C1E.

There is a separate pool for children so we were able to spend our time by the adults only pool which was relatively peaceful. The pool area was always clean and we never had an issue finding a sun lounger. The pool bar did serve food at lunchtime which was reasonable. There is also an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and a very well equipped gym that all guests can use free of charge.

The hotel is only 5 minutes walk to the beach and the numerous restaurants/cafe's along the seafront. We were unaware but it is very difficult to get a table in some of the nicer restaurants without booking during peak season. I would highly recommend The Dolphin restaurant as well as a new restaurant opened this year called YOLO.

I would highly recommend this hotel to others.

Room Tip: Room C1E is directly above a bar so try to avoid if you want to get a quiet nights sleep!
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Lynney500
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed in a One bed apartment. have never been to Portugal before and was astonished at the friendly Portuguese. The apartment complex is beautiful amazing pools for the kids, apartment itself is huge and would easily do a family of four. Restaurant on site good food and well priced. Praia de luz is a beautiful destination and the restaurants are good value along with drink also. Pizza Real gorgeous pizza. Will definitely be coming back here have had a fab time really loved it felt really at home in the place and really relaxed atmosphere for children.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank DUBDORS
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

The apartment was huge - 2 full sized bedrooms and bathrooms. The bed was one of the largest I have ever slept on. Apartment well kitted out with waahing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing board. Even though i have gievn it 5 stars, there were some tiny niggles.
We were given 4 dishwasher tablets for a 2 week stay. why cant housekeeping provide them on a daily basis when they clean?
There were tea towels but no dish cloth. When we asked at reception for one, they said they would send one to the apartment. They didnt, deapite repeated requests.
A sky box was provided but didnt work. When we asked at reception, we were told they no longer had Sky tv. Surely, get rid of the boxes then?
Housekeeping was sloppy at best, the apartment never properly cleaned. There was dirt all over the bathroom door (I think it was blood stains but didnt want to get too close) They were there when we arrived and when we left 2 weeks later.
There were no instructions for anything. The dishwasher and washing machine were self explanatory, the tv took some working out, the air con a constant mystery. Just provide manuals or basic instructions please.
The wifi was great as long as you sat within 3 meters of the router.
That said,overall I would definitely go back to this complex and would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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5  Thank donna3101
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Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Cannot fault this place. Clean, spacious apartments. Children's and adult pool. Short walk to beach/bars. Clive's cocktail bar very friendly. All the restaurants were good. Book! You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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4  Thank bella139
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Just got back from 5 days in a two bedroom apartment here. It was fab - huge, clean, 2 bathrooms, huge terrace at the front overlooking the sea and small at back overlooking pool. Lovely staff, great value and will definitely return. The food in Hugo Beaty restaurant was good - the fish, gutted and then cooked in front of you, was delicious. Lovely place altogether.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Diseydoos
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Recently returned from great holiday here. 2 bed apt in block D would strongly recommend it's location. Really spacious. Never overly hot but good A/C anyway. Serviced twice a week with sheets changed once a week perfectly adequate. Water milk and tea a nice touch on arrival and kitchen so well equipped a pity not to use the facilities. Staff all very friendly and reception staff v helpful. No mad towels on sunbeds. All of which added to the great relaxing atmosphere. Spent most of our time at adult pool for over 16s. Should've listened to reviewer who said to bring own hairdryer. One in our room a bit dodgy as was comfort of bed too hard for my liking. Good value food in restaurant. Would love to return soon. We found Luz to be a small quiet easy going place

  • Stayed: July 2014
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4  Thank ClareLaois
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Additional Information about Estrela da Luz

Address: Rua Professor Manuel Augusto Alves Catarino | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-136, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Luz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Luz
#1 Spa Hotel in Luz
#2 Romantic Hotel in Luz
Price Range: $60 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Estrela da Luz 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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