Parque Mourabel Apartments
Travel Blogs from Vilamoura
... but what I realise now is that we're not looking to move to a huge region, we're not looking to move to a whole country. We looking to transform one tiny patch of land into a creative, productive and efficient habitation which impacts as lightly as possible on its surroundings. The ingenuity is not in the discovery of a remarkable space, although this would of course be attractive, but in having the knowledge to transform and build upon it. And that could happen ...
We made it to Faro, our last stop on the southern shore of Algarve. Trying to avoid the concrete nightmare and crowds of Albufeira beaches, we drove slightly to the east to reach a 3km stretch of white sand called Praia da Falesia. Still pretty busy, but as people were spread out it wasn't so bad, and the water was the warmest so far (maybe ...
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 ...
... down stairs to actually get to the beach. We had 3 hour wait for the next shuttle so there was a lot of time to play in the clear, but chilly water. Dinner started shortly after we returned so I quickly got dressed and went searching for the chef. Luckily, he was there. I mentioned that I would like to ask some questions at some point, so we both agreed on meeting after closing time. When I returned later ...
... without middle man. Can book on website etc. consumers are much more interested, fair price and accepted by consumer so it works. Still many opportunities to develop and make sustainable. Strong contrast region- high end coastal luxury resorts right next to untouched natural coves with amazing wildlife, otters a little more inland. Vilamoura. New tourism very different to that of the past - They want back the old traveller that wants to know the history ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Travelers also recommend:
Historical Traveler Reviews Parque Mourabel Apartments Vilamoura
Lovely Hotel but........
Ron & Sheila Newcastle upon Tyne
We stayed in PE-DO- LAGO, it was nice but needed a paint job , the rooms were ok, the towels were changed every day and it was very clean but old. Go to Il Carpo just down the road , it is a very good restaurant. The hotel bus takes you to the marina and stops outside Rui's go through the square at Rui's and turn left and go to O Colonial it is a superb restaurant and very reasonable. The marina is a great place to eat and drink you can't fail to enjoy yourselves.
Me and my husband stayed at the mourabel for 3 nights in June, we stayed in a one bed studio appartment,i must say that we were pleasantly surprised how spacious it was and the whole appartment was spotless.There was complementary milk, bottled water,tea bags,and sugar in the kitchen on arrival.There is a warm friendly bar at the back of reception with entertainment, we had loads of laughs in there!.The pool area is lovely with lush green garden areas all around,the bar is very close to the pool which was good.There is a complimentary minibus service from the reception area to Vilamoura centre about 4 or 5 times a day and it will bring you back at certain times as well.There are a few other bars and places to eat close by which are nice.All the staff were extremely kind and very helpful, and the locals are the nicest people we have ever met. We would definatly go back there again.
Lovely for familes
I have just come back from a lovely week. 4 adults and 4 children 12,12,9 and 7. The pool was a great hit with the kids, not alot more for the kids to do. The rooms are dated but had lots of room, but who goes on holiday to stay in their room! I would say most rooms had got a sea view. We had the buffet breakfast (great value) and went out to eat in the evening. other guests said that the food was lovely.
We walked into the main area around the marina it took about 1/2 hour, we didn't rush.We got a taxi back for about 4 euros.
I would go back again and recommened it to families and people who want a quiet holiday not one in the middle of a 24hour party!!
We stayed at the Parque Mourabel in Feb 2006, it was booked via the internet. I had read up on the accomodation and everyone had stayed at the Oasis village. I only wish now that we could have had the opportunity to stay there!!!
We stayed in an appartment under the jurisdiction the Mourabel complex in 1997 and got a good impression of the place and new our way around.
Just Got back
Just returned from The Parque Mourabel today and overall I would say that we enjoyed our stay there. The food was exelent (Half board menu) and the staff were nice and helpful. The rooms were slightly disapointing although they were clean.
I would advise anyone taking children not to stay here as there is very little in the way of entertainment for them, unless you are prepared to drive or spend lots of time on busses.
Being middle aged and without young children this place was ideal for a quiet break. The marina is fantastic and it is close by. There is a free mini bus daily to it and to the nearby beaches.
we have just returned from our first trip to the Algarve. We chose the Parque Mourabel complex because it was a good price and we just wanted a quick budget holiday. We flew with Jet2 from Manchester and the flight
We stayed at the Parque Mourabel complex but it was the other part of it called Pe De Lago. The apartment was big and roomy and it was good to have a separate bedroom. My son was only 14 months when we took him and they had a baby pool which was good for him. We really enjoyed Portugal and are planning to go again this year and will definately return to villamoura and not Albeferuia (Blackpool with sun!) we would maybe consider this compex again because it was a quiet place for my son but perhaps just a bit too quiet. It is situated at the back of villamoura so would maybe consider going closer to the marina. But be prepared it is not cheap to drink out especially the champagn sangria. It is a good priced complex for what you get.
Stayed in The Parque Mourabel Apartments for a week at the beginning of September with my boyfriend. The worst thing about it was the hotel bar - full of English people drinking too much and singing Elvis songs on the Karaoke! The 'restaurant' was adjacent to the bar and we only eat there once (that was enough) the karaoke was a bit much when you're trying to have a quiet meal! The apartments themselves were good. We were very lucky and had a huge terrace/balcony. Used the pool round the corner rather than the hotel pool - it was a lot quieter. The maid service was good - we had clean towels nearly every day. The bed was pretty uncomfortable, made a horrendous squeaking noise if you dared to move an inch once you were in it! But we found if you drank enough local wine you passed out immediately anyway! All in all a good place to stay. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful, and the excursions from the apartments were welll worth the money, especially the super safari and the portuguese night.