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... with us as we needed our waterproofs up there! We stopped in a lovely bar and had drinks and then had a meander around the very small town. Then back to the hotel and played a couple of games of Sequence while sipping some alcoholic beverages!! Soon off to the town again for ...
... we decided to head down to the beach close to our hotel and what a beach! It was pretty much deserted with incredible cliffs surrounding it, clear blue water and lovely soft sand – a post card look you might say. We decide a spot of lunch on the beach might be a good idea and it was – €3 for a sandwich and coke, could have stayed there all day. Our hotel actually overlooked this spectacular beach with its own jacuzzi ...
L' aereo per Porto č alle 13:20 e ci hanno consigliato di avviarci abbastanza presto per essere sicuri di effettuare presto il check-in in quanto la Ryanair č troppo meticolosa nel controllo bagaglio sia nelle dimensioni che nel peso. Noi comunque siamo in regola. Un ultimo giro per Faro, cosa che ci riserva due sorprese: la prima č l' incontro con una vecchia Fiat ...
... sul lungomare e nei giardini, seduti fuori un caffč a guardare le barche i gabbiani e la gente in in giro.
Torniamo a Faro. Ci aspetta il ristorante O Castelo! Questa volta cena a base di straordinari
gamberoni! Tornati in albergo ci godiamo le ultime vedute notturne di Faro, una cittą che ci resterą impressa nella memoria.
Domani partenza in aereo per l' ultima tappa: ...
... osservato in tutta l'estensione dell'isola. Facciamo una passeggiata per le strade di questa comunitą, piccola ma accogliente. Arriviamo al faro, per ammirare una vasta spiaggia di sabbia bianca e fine bagnata da acque calme e ma un poco fredde.
Ci fermiamo in un bar sulla costa. Ci sembra di stare in Brasile per la musica e il colore della gente che serve ai tavoli e parla portoghese. Bella gente.
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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.
Do not stay in the Mourabel Apartments
We have just arrived back from staying in The Mourabele Apts, All I can say is dont do it. The apt we were show to had not been updated or even painted since the 70's. It was dirty, unsafe and unclean.
After having a few very serious words we were offered another apt for the night ( we had no choice but to accept, it was 11.30pm and we had a very tired and grumpy 7 year old with us). After some more very serious words, we were offered an updated version of the apt and had to accept it ( the boat show was on for the week in the Marina and every where else could only offer us a couple of nights here and there)
Pools were okay, resteraunt was very poor and plastic garden chairs in a bar isnt quite our thing.
Stay in the Old Village instead, beautiful location and far more civililised ( Trip Advisor will help you )
Had a lovely time
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!!
Poor Quality Accomadation!!
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 at the Parque Mourabel.........
Our apartment smelt, was so old, it was like taking a holiday in the seventies, the decor was at least 30 years old.
First impressions were terrible, single beds, the bathroom was horrible, you couldn't take a shower beacause the cheap shower head would fall off and soak the bathroom!
The taps in the kitchen would pull off too!
The telephone had no connections as well! pick up the phone and well - nothing!! not very good in an emergency!
All in all we were very disappointed, the apartments really need updating.
We did complain but were told all apartments were the same..........
If you need a very basic stay in the algarve then I would suggest somewhere else, I would NOT recommend this to anyone.
By the Roadside
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.
(The appartment was private and let out via Mourabel)
This time we booked on Expedia for Hotel Mourabel/Oasis Village/Pe Do Lago as it was a fair price and like I say above had been there before.
We ended up in the Oasis Village which I guess is a mix of customers and privately owned appartments.
The Oasis Village is a Triangle with appmnts looking inwards and some outwards basically.
We were allocated a outside looking appartment on the side of the triangle next to the main road. Lovely. (but South facing)
I requested a change on the grounds that I live futher away from a main road and this was a holiday not a traffic census. I could hear the cars through the patio doors on the rough tarmac rubbling along. Not major busy but constant enough to notice at all hours.
I was put off for three days on the grounds that they were full!!! Its October
and it was clearly not maxed out in my view.
They said they would leave a message for me when I could move but that never came anyway.
The more stuff came out of the suitcase the less we were going to move so in the end we gave up and stayed put for the week.
Didnt spend any money in their bar or restaurant though by way of protest.
In my opinion if you get the £200 each holidays from expedia.com you will end up in Oasis Village for sure. Maybe the Hotel itself but Pe Do Lago seems very new and appeard to have Air Con in most rooms and I cant see you getting in there for £200 incl flights
Other than that though we had no problems and for £200ea for a quick blast of sun prior to Christmas it was fine fine fine.
Comfortable distance to the beach via a new road which isnt on all the maps dotted about town.
All the shops, cafes, restaurants were open as normal in, what is to the Brits, out of season (which means anything other than the Last week in July first week in August madness)
Food in the Marina area is genarally no better for the extra price you pay than what you get outside of the marina area (a few exceptions Im sure)
Would I go again in October for £200? Yes.
Would I stay at Mourabel again? No, but only because Ive been there twice but if I did Id like to be away from the road.
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.
1st trip to the algarve
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
was fine and on time. The Parque mourabel is made up of three properties
the parque mourabel/oasis/lago. We stopped in the Oasis complex. The apartment was large , a little old looking, but bathroom , bedding etc very
clean, (the cleaners were in every day). The complex is in well tended gardens, and the pool area at the Parque Mourabel was nice with sunloungers there was also a snack bar and bar. a couple of minutes walk down the road there is a small complex which has a supermarket , couple of bars and restaurant which does breakfasts and nice lunch time snacks. The Marina where all shops , restaurants are is approx 20-25 minute walk, a taxi cost approx 4 euros. The Marina on an evening is nice to have a walk around and something nice to eat, there is plenty of choice, average cost of a meal for 2 approx 40 euros. Nightlife is limited its all catered for the golfers with bars showing sport programmes. The holiday was ideal for a relaxing break and the weather was nice, we would visit the Algarve again.
Villamoura - Where you find a better class of tourist x
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.
Enjoy your holiday and remember its better than being at home ...in the rain!!
Good base for a budget holiday
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.