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“Great holiday!”
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Estrela da Luz
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Luz
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“Great holiday!”
Reviewed July 23, 2009

We stayed at the Estrela da Luz over New Year and had a fabulous time. We rented a 3 bedroom apartment which had an upstairs and downstairs. The apartment was beautiful, clean, very well furnished with all the latest mod cons. We used the gym which is very well equipped and the inside pool and spa (very relaxing). I would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

Absolutely would recommend - went for four nights with three kids - place was so clean and kitchen well done. Bathroom so clean and quality put together. Great pools (although would have been better is outdoor one for kids was heated) and super friendly staff. Super find.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2009

This is a fabulous hotel with great facilities. we stayed in a studio apartment, which was suprisingly large with a very well equipped kitchen. We had a sea view/glimpse from our balcony and it also looked on to the well manicured gardens of the hotel. The studio was cleaned three times whilst we were there, the only issue we had was our patio door wouldn't lock so we had to keep the shutters down when we went out.

We used the adult swimming pool, which unfortunately some families clearly didnt understand, the clues in the name!! There was another pool for families to use but we found that several would just ignore the signs and come to the adult pool and let their kids scream and disrupt couples that wanted a bit of peace and quiet. That said the pool was lovely and warm and very clean. There was never a fight for sunbeds or parasols. Towels were provided.

My partner and I made good use of the gym and used it everyday. All the equipment is TECHNOGYM, which we use in our local club and we pretty much always had the gym to ourselves.

The staff were very friendly and even allowed us to stay on in our room past the 12pm checkout time for no extra cost. They always greeted us and were very helpful.

The location was just right, only a 5 minute walk into town/beach but just far enough away not to be noisy. The local supermarket (BAPTISTA) was a two minute walk away.

Would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone!!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Portugual
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Reviewed February 25, 2009

I am really surprised to read negative comments about this resort. I had a lovely holiday with my two children and could not criticise anything except some of the other bars in the town that are sometimes a bit expensive! The location is fabulous, and especially handy for dragging kids to the beach by foot. We organised some football training for my big boy (13). I am just looking to find updates about the Kid's Club, which I'm hoping to book for this year at this resort or one of the other too Oceanico Resorts in Luz. I think the most important thing is to feel safe and looked after on holiday, and this is why I'm going back.

  • Stayed September 2008
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Dublin
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Reviewed October 20, 2008

Be warned this complex has gone downhill a lot over the past few years since we first stayed here.

Staff were surly and distant and the cleaning service was very poor and apartments are starting to look a bit shabby, old style tvs, worn looking sofas, dated decor.

Our biggest criticism was the poor pool facilities, inadequate for a complex of this size especially considering it wasn't even full. Plus Luz itself is a shadow of its former self as families still seem to be staying away, judging by the empty bars and restaurants.

We'll try somewhere else next time in Luz. Estrella has lost its edge.

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  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Estrela da Luz

Property: 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
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Luz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Estrela da Luz 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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