Luna Valmangude Jardim
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... whereby you need to take up while wearing nappies to be any good upon approaching your quarter century in life. If you don't, let me tell you, it is incredibly frustrating as you enter the drink wave after wave despite the amount of wax you have slathered your board in. Though like anything in life, stick with it and you will/do gradually improve. Perhaps it was the surfing instructors that did it for us though. Tanned, sun bleached ...
... warm water. Our hotel had a couple of restaurants to choose from and we enjoyed a delicious bbq dinner our first night there. Lagos is definitely a popular holiday destination and the old town was packed. We wandered around the stores once or twice but preferred the marina for our evening meals and a walk in the sun. The area between Praia da Luz and Lagos is famous for it's many grottos and stunning beaches at the base of high cliffs. ...
... and comes back saying “ive got some good news and bad news. The good news is toilet paper is on the way but the bad news is, as they didn’t have any behind the bar the 5 girls waiting to use the girls bathroom know that your stranded in here” My luck. So i got myself in order and held my head up high as I left the bathroom with eyes upon me.
As I walked out we spotted two people lining up for the challenge, two Irish guys got their shirts off and ...
So annoyed that my phone died for the whole first day we were in Lagos. So no cool photos of the beach or their neat little town centre. Unless I steal Emma's photos. The beach was beautiful. White sand beaches with crystal clear water that looked devine. But it was deceiving. It was bloody freezing. So freezing there was no chance ...
... we were way too sober for this! The following day it was off to the beach, Jed hadn't seen the sand and sea for a few days, and my pathetic attempt of a tan was looking even more pathetic! The weather was bloody hot, and the ocean freezing cold! Extremely refreshing. I was trying to be brave and dive under and everyone else was fafing about on the shore line, I wadded on in, took a breath and went for it. I got major brain freeze and I couldn't catch ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Luna Valmangude Jardim Albufeira
Noise level unbelievable.
Just back from Valmangude Apartments, Albufeira. Arrived looking forward to a bit of peace and relaxation - not a hope. Arrived 10 pm at night to be placed in the apartment right next to the bar and entertainment area. The noise was unbelievable, so much so on some occasions that the light fittings were rattling in the room. There was no escape as even the sitting area was level with the bar so you heard everything being ordered and clinking glasses. You arrive looking to de-stress and the opposite happens. Couldn't be moved for 5 days and when that did happen - it was much better. Sound proofing is needed though in this establishment, even people walking barefoot in the next door apartment sounded like they were in your room. In the first apartment there was also cockroaches aplenty! I would pity a family being put in that apartment - it should only be rented out to young partygoers who would no doubt be up "The Strip" until the small hours of the night and wouldn't even have realised there was a problem.
Albufeira itself was nice, good restaurants and the staff of the Valmangude were always helpful.
Would certainly not return to Valmangude.
A Wkd Holiday!
Hey Peeps! Jus got bk from ma hols here n it were gr8! Met loadsa nu friends.....billy, craig, peare, jamie, jenny, shainy, laura, helen!! gr8 place! Wkd pool n stuff! We all jumpd in on our lst nite @ half 1 in d mornin! lol go if ya can! Loveya xxxx
"Best Girls holiday ever"
I just wana say Albuferia is beautiful and it was the best girs holiday i've been on. The apartments were very big and clean and were situated in a good place, as they were near the strip and the old town. Visit the old town to eat as there's more variety of restaurants such as italians, chinese and steak houses. In our hotel the bar staff Armando, Carlos and Jose are great very friendly and entertaining. Also i wana say that are rep Danny is brilliant, He was kind and very helpful. (Kristy, Sarah and Joanna).
had a wkd time...staff were friendly ... especialy coctail bar staff! would deff go again!
AS LAST YEARS ENTERTAINER
Hi there to everyone reading this im 1 half of last years entertainers and i just wanna say that myself (Lell) and Simon both had a fantasic summer at the valmangude and wanna thank n e 1 that was there, and to n e 1 that is off there this summer we would like to apologise for not being here in 2004..!! but we hope u have a good time... and dont worry bout the cockroaches as i never see many ...!!!! have fun..xx
Noisy, cockroach infested and overrated
When you read the brochure and arrive at the apartments then you will think, looks nice. The rooms are a good size and the pool and snack bar are fine.
We had a room on the ground floor to the right of reception ( you are looking at the hotel from the outside ). The noise from the reception area when the 'entertainment started was unbelievable.....no way could you sleep until it was over and with two kids you just had to sit and endure it. We asked to be moved which couldn't happen for 5 days but when we did we were told it was to a quieter part of the hotel......so they knew they had a noise problem and obviously ignored our booking request for a quiet room.
By the way the cockroaches in our first room were plentiful!!!!
If you do not have kids or if you do and they don't need to go to bed by 9pm and you like the 'here we go' type holiday then book now. If you like a more relaxed, clean and subtle type of holiday then book elsewhere.
Best holiday ever.
This was the best holiday i've ever had i met loads of friends including gaz, kat, matt, chris, tom and christy and loads of others.
It was great the day time activites were good fun (thanks lell and simon btw its shaun here.) I just hope the next holiday is just as good.
i just wanted to say that the holiday i had at this hotel could not be beaten. i went last year and despite it being excellent before, this year it was better. i think this was mainly down to the entertainment duo this year as last years werent as lively. their names were simon and lell (by the way if lell or simon reads this, its gaz) there was always something going on and they hepled everyone enjoy their holiday even more. anyone going there before december will be lucky to have them around the place. they made the holiday what it was! thanks guys!
I went to this hotel a few weeks ago it was very entertaining especially the entertainment crew who ran throughout the day. There was one entertainer in particular who was very helpful her name was Lell, if your reading this its Keith and Jonny the SILEBY BOYZ. This hotel was the best not only for the entertainment crew, lell in particular but it was lively and well set-up so if you get a chance to go then take it with both hands!! Keith n Jonny SILEBY
My friend and our 2 children stayed at this Hotel last year. I found the staff very helpful and friendly. The pools were great. Also the food available at the Pool Bar was varied. The rooms were comfortable, maybe could have been slightly larger. The only downside was that we were next door to Tanya's Bar which wasn't a problem at night because we werent in, in the morning though they were clearing up and moving tables and chairs which was very noisey if you were trying to have a lie in. The hotel was at a great location just far enough away from The Strip so that you weren't kept up with people coming home from the discos and pubs later on.