Dom Pedro Marina
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Great base for a holiday
Have just come back from a week at the Dom Pedro Marina and can't agree with some of the other negative comments. The room was spotlessly clean, and larger than many 4 star business hotels. The location was sensational - only about 200 yards from the Marina and about 400 yards from a great beach. The staff were fine, helped us with a late checkout and were generally friendly throughout our stay. It rained one evening and we decided to stay in the hotel for dinner - 20 Euros for a decent buffet which included monkfish or some pretty good pork as part of 3 courses seemed pretty good value to me. Only comment I would make is that the bed was in fact two singles rather than the double which we had asked for. Other than that would go back tomorrow.
Me and my husband have just returned from a holiday at Don Pedro Marina. In the brochure this hotel is rated a four star, We dont feel this hotel warrants a four star more like two star. First impressions when you walk in its very dull, dark, and gloomy. This can also be said for the bedroom. Even the balcony does not have a light. There are only 50 sunbeds to cater for over 300 people so you have to reserve one before going to breakfast otherwise you wouldnt have a chancre of getting one for the whole day. The breakfast is exactly the same every day. The only entertainment was a man playing a piano even in the bars and restaurants there was no night life. Even one of the restaurants advertised karaoke every night but we never saw this at all. One week would be long enough at Vilamoura. We definately wont be going back!!!!!!!!!! The only good thing about this hotel was the cleanliness so well donr to the maids !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fantastic weeks Golf
Just returned from Vilamoura. 10 work colleages all 30/40 year olds. We were on the 1st floor of the Hotel and although the room wasn`t fantastic it was more than adequate with all towels changed and beds made daily.
Unsurprisingly, we didn`t spend much time in the room so thought the hotel was great. As previously stated the breakfast is buffett style and service good. On seeing the price of the golf course fees, we got a good deal ! Some courses are £100 plus and we played 5 in 7 days.
So £680 for flights from Edinburgh to Faro, 7 nights bed and breakfast at the Dom Pedro a 5 rounds of Golf was FANTASTIC. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just returned from a week here. Resort is GREAT for golfers. Free shuttles and great courses. Marina is pretty. Resort is over developing and there will be a glut of property soon, so be careful about 'investments'. Hotel doesn't look as great as the web marketing. We found a brilliant deal through Expedia until we arrived at the hotel and hated the first floor allocated 'Expedia' room which was small, right above the main air-con for the hotel and , worst of all, had rock-hard beds. The next room on the first floor was just as bad. My wife had to cry ( she is pregnant ) to persuade them to put us on the fifth floor ( which I later saw allocated to Thomas Cook customers ). So, fifth floor, given we were paying £17 pp inc breakfast offers stunning value. Breakfast is excellent and the staff are good. First floor would be ( 2 star at best ) and to be avoided. Expect it though if you book through Expedia.
We have stayed here three times and fell upon it by accident. The Rooms are spacious and the family suites are just perfect, separate bathrooms and a beautiful terrace with spectacular views.
We stayed in the Dom Pedro Marina Hotel for one week in May 2004. The hotel is in an excellent location for access to the marina and beach which are lovely. We stayed in a junior suite which comprised of two rooms. The rooms were in need of some redecorating and we did not feel that the cleaning staff were as good as we had read about in the reviews. The reception area and bar were both lovely. Breakfast was good. We didnt find the staff friendly at all. It seemed like an average hotel and not what we expected from what we had read. A shuttle bus operates free of charge to all the golf courses from the hotel which is a great service. The golf courses in the are are excellent.
Great hotel in vilamoura - Dom PEdro MArina Hotel
I Stayed for 2 week in september and y love Vilamoura.Dom Pedro MArina Hotel is simply the best hotel in world. great view, great service, great place.Near the Hotel, there is a beach restaurant "buzios". I had luch and dinner there and for all the restaurants that i triyed during the two week, this is the great of Vilamoura. Is in from of the beach and the grill fish and meat are fantastic.
Such great hotel
Our stay at the Dom Pedro Marina Hotel, was a very enjoyable one. Rooms were spotless, we found the staff extreamly helpful. Breakfast included in our price was enough to set us off on the day. Having visited quite a number of eating places along the marina, we also found the hotel restaurant food delicious. One of those holidays, where we would be more than happy to return again, and chose the same hotel. P & Y.Barnett (UK)
The Dom Pedro Marina Hotel is a great place to stay in Vilamoura. Especially if you get the chance to stay in one of the rooms with a large terrace. Vilamoura is full of activities for all ages and provides a friendly and safe enviroment. Around the marina there are shops, cafes and restaurants. The restaurants offer a high selection of different foods like fish, meat, pizzas, burgers and there is a high range of oriental foods as well. The marina itself is the largest man made marina in Europe, with lots of desirable boats for viewers to admire as they stroll past. Either sides of the marina hosts beaches with white sand clear waters, which stretch a long the bottom of the red cliffs for miles. The scenery is breath taking. I would highly recommend the hotel and the destination to anyone who reads this article.
Stayed here last May and had a fantastic time. Villamoura is a lovely little harbour and the hotel was really good, with fantastic rooms, lovely freeform pool, tasty breakfast and good location. If there is one downside it would be that the staff were not very friendly at all, but I think that is just the dour mood of the portugese in general. Still, I would definitely return to this hotel, although whether Villamoura could hold my attention for longer than a week is debateable. The shops were lovely too though, and the restaurants very good.