Marina Club Lagos Resort
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... wall leading down from the house today, to edge a flower bed and contribute to the positive feng shui by breaking up the straight line of the path to the front door. We're joined by two Germans, Hanas and Inken. Like all 20 something travellers they are fabulous switched on and friendly and they cheerfully bobbed about the site in the back of the tractor tailor collecting strangely shaped stone which Ol and I tried our best to jigsaw into the wall. The connection ...
Departing from our first Portuguese placement early left us in a lull. Then the messaging service on 'workaway' declined to work for a couple of days....so all things considered we decided it be best to go to the beach! ....and we've just had the most exhilarating 4 day holiday camping on windswept cliffs watching the Atlantic rollers roll in. So much of the crumpled strata, pebble and sand bays and wild ocean spray reminded us ...
Quiet day today, as we had to find a place to watch the France - Germany game before 5. In hindsight I'm not so sure why we bothered, the game was largely soporiphic. The only comfort is that the Portuguese seemed to be rooting for us, thanks guys! But anyways the campsite is nice and family oriented, the swimming pool is big, and ...
... and we finally managed to have a swim in the sea (I think I stayed 5 minutes inside). The beach itself, Dona Ana, was actually very pretty, down a cove between cliffs, deep green water... making it a tropical paradise for Northern Europeans. You can count on them to be here to enjoy it with you. For dinner, a short walk in the old town and we set our minds on a seafood restaurant again. Cataplana, bacalhau, seafood rice, fish soup, everything fresh, simple ...
Today we reached the end of Europe, to be precise the southwestermost point on the continent mainland, the Cape of Saint Vincent :). A barren place with tall cliffs directly above the sea, the only human landmark being a lighthouse, a few trucks/shops selling wool pullovers and bratwurst(!), and fishermen fishing fish from the top of the cliff(!!). So, after reaching a dead end on the north - south axis, we switched to the west - east one, in the direction of ...
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Better than home!! Exellent,i will be back next year!
We have just returned from two weeks at the marina club. The hotel is magnificent and we have never experienced such incredible service before. It was so lovely that it felt just like home. there is a beautiful beach just a ten minute walk away. the hotel is right on the marina,it is so peaceful and lovely. We hired bikes two days in a row,and we cycled around and took in the beautiful scenery. My children loved the place! Ciara (7) niamh (10) aoife (14) Sean (17) Our room had a view of the pool and the balcony was huge. the weather was magnificent! We have already booked to go back next year and i can wait! hope this review helps people,and i advise that you book your holiday here. Well we did and we dont regret it!
Superb high standard hotel
we booked a late school holiday break my self and my two teenage chidren.i was a little worried thinking all the better standard hotels would be fully booked and we could end up in a so called four star hotel!! so when we arrived i was very pleased to find this lovely clean foyay with helpfull pleased to see you staff.we arrived before our check in time but our spotless room was ready and to say i was relived was an understatment.the pool view room was bright and the kitchen would rival some homes with its modern s,steal and enough plates pan and glasses to hold a small dinner party.crisp clean white bedding and towels compleated the lovely surprise .having had a nightmare new year holiday in spain in a four star!!!! this really was a great start to a very good holiday .the whole set up works so well and the staff are more than helpfull and very polite. i would not think twice about useing this hotel again when i return to portugal
I always use Tripadvisor to review accommodation and once again it has come up trumps.
Very Clean and comfortable - best apartments I have stayed in. The housekeeping staff was great.
The pool was great for young children as there was a slow gradual ramp into the pool that allowed the children to exit it very easily. Location was nice and quite - there is about a 10 minute walk into town but it is along the marina so it is quite a pleasant walk - And yes there is cobble lock everywhere but did not seem to bother my daughter or the buggy. The beach is also a 10 minute walk - but what a beach - so clean and child friendly. I would recommend these apartments and Lagos without hesitation. However as other reviewers have stated - this is a quite resort - don't expect the disco's and bright lights (and load drinking parties). All the things I DID WANT to avoid.
PS - also used a transfer company recommended by another Tripadvisor reviewer.
Service was excellant and they provide car seats for children.
We stayed here for 2 weeks from 7th May to 21 May with a 19 month old toddler.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Our only problem was security for our toddler - she was able to open the apartment door even when it was locked and could let herself out onto the second floor which had a railing balcony overlooking the foyer. (we were on the 2nd floor). Also our balcony which overlooked a carpark and school (with very distant views of the sea!!) had bars on it which she tried on many occasions to climb so that was a no go area but the views didn't entice us to use the balcony anyway. The hotels front door was also automatic which led out to a row of steep steps and a road which also posed a hazard for us.
Ants were our only other problem!!
Other than that the apartments themselves were nice - spacious, modern and bright and the daily maid service was excellent.
We should probably have asked for a ground floor apartment overlooking either the pool or marina but as the days went on and we had settled in we decided it was too much hassle to repack and move so we just had to be extra careful with our little girl.
So all in all the Marina Club was a lovely place in a fab location but be careful if you are going on holiday with an energetic toddler who has no sense.
First class apartments
Myself and my wife first stayed in the marina club on our Honeymoon 3 years ago, we've been back every year since. last year it was with our 9 month old daughter.
The apartments are immaculate and the staff are so friendly and willing to help in anyway they can.
The pool is great and it's all ideally situated a nice walk from the beach and stroll along the promenade into town in the evenings to many great restaurants.
Palmeras golf course is only up the road also.
if you do have under 5's who like climbing then request a ground floor apartment because as someone mentions elsewhere there is a railing on the upper floors looking down to the main foyer which could be tempting to climb.
They also offer babysitting if you feel you need a break although i've never taken this up as I'm just not sure about leaving the little one with someone i don't really know no matter how nice they seem.
we're going back for 1 week at the end of May, i can't wait , i wish it was for longer though.
Home from Home
August 2005 was our fourth trip to the marina club and once again we had our home from home Holiday .Apartments were excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for you, from the chamber maids to management.
Once again this year we will be returning to the Marina Club to see all our friends, you should try it you won't regret it.
Good accommodation - nice location
Spent a week here with my family in mid August. Apartments were very spacious - we had a two bedroomed/two bathroomed unit and eventhough it could accomodate six we were four. This meant we did not have to convert the living area to a bedroom. Our apartment overlooked the garden which we had not realised in advance - assumed we had a pool view from the pictures. Strange thing was we had to go out onto the promenade of the marina and back in another entrance to get to the pool/reception. There was no direct access and at night it meant having to travel through the working sprinkler system!!
Apartments were modern, spacious and well equipped. Only fault was that there was no lift in our building (three floors) and we noticed that parents with young children had to leave their strollers at the ground floor door to avoid carrying everything up the stairs. Cleaners arrived very early (sometimes before 9.00 am) however, they did leave and come back in the afternoon when asked. The main problem we encountered was the poor sound proofing between the apartments. Every footstep and crying child could be heard.
Despite all this we found it a great location, good facilities and close enough to town/beach etc without being in the centre of things. Lagos was an old town which still retains a little of it's old character, has nice, very reasonable restaurants (try Dom Sabastiau in the middle of town and the Bistro on the Marina) and the modern marina was a joy to walk around. Having a hired car we travelled to see other areas of the Algarve and if you want a nice athmosphere without the neon lights and superpubs then Lagos it is a good choice.
You will not be dissapointed
Having read previous reviews on the Marina Club i must say i was not dissapointed when i arrived. The apartments are modern, spacious and have the facilities of a 5 star hotel with everything you will need in terms of kitchen equipement if you decide to eat in. This is unlikely as there are lots of lovely restaurants and bars both on the Marina and in Lagos itself. Lagos is a beautiful town all cobbled streets and squares in which musicians play in the evening. The atmosphere is very pleasant and mainly family orientated. I would recommend the Marina Club and Lagos to anyone looking for a charming, relaxing holiday with the prospect of pleaseant strolls in the evening and plenty of places to stop ad have a bit to eat or a refreshing drink.
Just so you know the Marina Club is 10 mins from the beach, a supermarket, the town centre and is basically ideally located with facilities to match. PS Don't bring any towels as they are provided at the pool and in your apartment
Best apartments ever stayed in
Have just spent 9 wonderful days in the Marina Club apartments which are the best quality apartments we have ever stayed in. it has a large pool and a good bar area serving quality meals at a good price . About 5 minutes walk takes you into the town centre with a wide choice of good restaurants.
A very relaxing resort to visit with not much tourist tack
Best Apartments Yet
These are the best apartments we have stayed in during the last twenty years of apartment holidays. Ideal location on the Marina with a great pool area. Lots of excellent eating places within a couple of hundred yards on the Marina front and a five minute walk in the evening takes you into the heart of Lagos with its pedestrianised streets, with a wonderful atmosphere and an abundance of excellent restuarants. The perfect place for a relaxing sophisticated holiday.