Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
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... sun shines and of course I will have brought all the wrong clothes! As I said, within 15 minutes we were whisked off for tea, then a walk to the local supermarket and a coffee in their favourite cafe, then a walk down to the beach, then back to their place for a meal - pork in tomato sauce with mushrooms and lots of veg. - and wine and port! All very pleasant. And ...
... of any kind! Up ahead were some stairs ascenting high past the cliffs, which we slowly climbed. We had been at it for 3 hours. It turns out the stairs were private access to the Pine Hills Golf & Country Club. We slithered past the posh pool and grounds like thieves in the night towards the Clubhouse. Then we ducked in to the locker rooms for a much needed urinary extraction. After that, with some difficulty, we found an exit, then a bus stop, and made it ...
... Then called it an early night. This morning 7 us us met in the lobby, then hiked to the local Gypsy market, which is held every second Tuesday. What a zoo! After buying some figs and underwear, we gave our women some cash and us men went to the outdoor cafe for espresso and churros. A few hours later, 10 of us now, we hoofed it to the firehall for lunch. I had blue shark and boiled potatoes (see photo) and a lovely baked apple for dessert. Carafs of white and red wine ...
... for me, and asked if we wanted to join their group for a bike ride tomorrow. "Sure, we're in! We are taking a bus about 5 towns East down the coast: Quinteira (about 45 minutes). Apparantly it is lovely, and flat. He has about 8 bikes reserved (13 euros for the day) and it will be up to us if we want to keep up their pace, or go our own way. It is now 3:30 and we have come in from a lazy day around the pool. Dawn is ...
... the local market: Eggs, cheese, chips & salsa as well as beer wine and water. Albufeira is a larger town than I remember. We have gotten lost a few times during our rambling walks. We are situated near the bullfighting ring ( now out of season) which all the locals know. So, "where is bull ring?" Will get a finger pointed in the proper direction. The food is amazing. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
We have just returned from a very relaxing weeks break at this hotel.
I really couldn't fault the hotel, the location is first class, choose you view, either overlooking the marina or a pool and sea view.
Very nice hotel
I´ve been at Tivoli Marinotel at the beginning of April 2005 , and it was really nice. I would say that the location off the hotel is superb. Very good service , good facilities , wonderful golf desk and very profissional staff. I´m sure it was one off the best hotels i have been.
This hotel is in a perfect location...shopping, food, casino, beach...everything you need in walking distance. Rooms were nice, but not a 5-star...maybe a 4 star...but worth the money we paid. Staff was nice. The A/C didnt work, but the weather was beautiful...good thing we had a room w/balcony. Lovely place overall...very happy and we will return.
Excellent 2 night stay at the Marinotel
Excellent hotel at an affordable price. Our standard room was a nice size, very comfortable bed and a good sized balcony that looked directly out onto the beach below and ocean beyond!
Excellent full breakfast was included in our rate.
Only negatives were housekeeping staff. Room was immaculate but housestaff ignored "do not disturb" signs and interrupted a much needed nap on one day;
Failed to make up the bed and clean room until very late in the day our second day there, then of course came while we were trying to catch a nap.
The location of this hetel is perfect with fabulous views over the beach or harbour (depending which rooms you get). The rooms are well appointed & comfortable. The quality of food on half board option was very poor with limited choice & often cold. The a la carte restaurant was better but more costly. The staff were attentive throughout, until the Amway conference started when the hotel was full & they appeared unable to cope. Unfortunately, the grounds were ruined by an ENORMOUS marquee erected for the conference. The building of the marquee was very noisy & disruptive & spoilt our enjoyment cosiderably.
Room noise unacceptable
The hotel was generally very good and the diving staff excellent. HOWEVER, we had a very good room and excellent views but at night the room shook with the noise from the bar below us.
This was EVERY night from at least 9.30 until midnight and I am sorry but this was unacceptable.
We had gone for a rest and this was not relaxing at all. I complained and the hotel did offer to move us but I did not see why we should have to forgoe the good views so we could sleep at night. We were on the 6th floor and I would guess the same would apply to those on the 4th floor.
A wonderful Experience
Have just enjoyed a fantastic 3 night stay at this wonderful hotel.
Everything from start to finish was just perfect!
All the staff were extremely polite, courteous and efficient - nothing was too much trouble. Enjoyed wondeful buffet breakfasts, afternoon coffee and mouthwatering cakes and a fabulous meal in the restaurant.
All the rooms have magnificent views over the beach or marina, although for the sun all day, the beach side is preferrable. Would highly recommend this hotel and will definately make a return trip.
Loved the Tivoli Marinotel!
This was one of the best hotels we've stayed at. The food was excellent, the rooms were superb and the staff were very courteous, polite and helpful. The hotel is also a beautiful building. We've been there twice now and would recommend it.
just to tell that it is too expensive, staff very rude, the air conditioning didnt work, the cleaning of the room was very bad, 45 minutes to have breakfast, i ask several times to speak with the general manager and it wasn't any time availlable.paying 245 per day...
for a 5 stars with all of this, i will never return to this hotel.I stayed with my wife and my kid (4 years old) and they didnt permit that i take a coffee in the bar with my son.Nice view to the marina, it is the only good think that is ok for the hotel