Blue & Green The Lake Spa Resort
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... do my park bench concert and decide to move on.
One memorable experience is a little bar that caters to Cape Verdian. There's a live band playing Cape Verde music--which is a bit different from any I've heard--sort of half West African, half Caribbean, with repetitive melody, accordian and quick tapping sound... and couples dancing at very close quarters...
Nice little glimpse into anothe culture I hope to explore more thoroughly some day...
... burgeoning veg plot and a shady stable for their Shire 'Ben' and Irish tinker pony. Olaf has taught himself to make tipis and two 8m tipis stand proudly on the land. Their sun bleached canvas gentle tugging with the breeze which thankfully skims across the slopes. the swimming lake is blissful! The dark 6m depths are home to carnivorous fish, frogs and dragonflies, edged with dense bull rushes. We drove away from the wind whipped coast yesterday so we've been ...
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 ...
... the influence came from more current interactions. He also mentioned that there were a lot of African/Afro-European chefs throughout the country which I find very interesting. Fabio's input today was a great start and definitely helped me brainstorm and draft more questions to ask as I move forward throughout the continent. And it was right on time because tomorrow I will be on the road again. Next stop, Seville, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Blue & Green The Lake Spa Resort Vilamoura
We stayed here for 12 nights in August with our 3 children aged 8,6 and 3. We were recommended by our travel agent, even though the hotel has only been open a year. We are well travelled and always stay at 5 star resorts.
Just returned from a 12-night stay in a 1-bedroom apartment with my husband and 2 kids (aged almost 4 and 10 months). My in-laws joined us for 5 days and stayed in a standard garden view room.
My wife and I stayed at The lake resort in June 06 for 5 days, we booked a lake view room, on our arrival we were upgarded to a sea view room, which was higher, bear in mind the hotel is only 5/6 floors so you aren't in the clouds!
We have just returned from a well earned break - without our five children. The hotel is superb. The bedrooms are large, well designed and immaculately clean. We asked for a double bed and ended up with a fantastic 2 metre by 2 metre, unbelievably comfortable bed! The towels were changed twice a day. The bathroom, which is separate from the WC and bidet, is unusually designed and forms part of the bedroom with sliding doors all around it allowing you to watch tv and look out over your balcony ath the panaoramic views.
my wife, one yaer old baby and myself stayed here in mid june, we had a panoramic apartment with amazing views, the place is beautiful and the staff are very friendly and attentative, with no request not satisfied. the walks alone around the lake were fantastic as were the interesting seating areas outside for evening drinks, the restaurants were all fantastic and the fusion restaurant was our favourite. my wife enjoyed the spa and was well looked after there.
This place is awesome. The staff is amazing, the view is amazing, the pools are amazing. The beach is a five minute walk away - it is the cleaniest beach I have ever seen. The price for food and drinks are rather expensive for Portugal, but I've paid way more for food that wasn't even 1/2 as good as this place in other resorts. The breakfast buffet is incredible, it has everything you could ever want to eat from waffles to omlettes, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, etc. They have 3 pools, one is salt water, one is unheated and the other is heated. It is a 10 minute walk to the marina where there are great restaurants and fun pubs. We stayed here for our honeymoon and would definately stay here again. The rooms are large, the beds comfy, the spa is beautiful. We had no complaints at all. Get a panaromic view - you won't be disappointed.
My wife and I plus another couple spent 4 days in this wonderful resort. Accommodations were great, the service impeccable. Well worth the money we paid. Keep up the good work!
Ned from Toronto
We were excited on entering this plush, grand 5 Star Hotel. We had parted with a lot of money to spend a week in the sun. After been escorted to our apartment we found that there was no information pack, commonly distributed in other hotels, informing us on the facilities. Lunch at the pool restaurant, 1 hour for a cold toasted ham & cheese, service a joke. People served raw chicken! Kids club not operational, no equipment. Cheaper to feed & water yourself by the MARINA, hotel prices extortionate, coke, coffee etc. GAming facilities not operational e.g. pool tables at 45 degree angles. Staff excuses in response to complaints pathetic. NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!!!
5 star Quality hotel in fabulous location
Having been reccommmended this hotel by our trusted travel company Design Holidays , who heartily suggested we visit the Lake Resort in Vilamoura.
They have not got it wrong yet !
The hotel & spa were superb and the location was 'to die for' with such close proximity to the marina / beach !
The rooms were fabulous and the vistas quite something !
To not return would be a travesty !
We stayed at The Lake Resort in Oct 2005. It had only recently opened and was far from full, although it was fully staffed. We had originally been booked into a different hotel but our travel agent recommended we give this one a go. We are forever in her debt as we had our mostluxurious holiday ever (and we've stayed in sme nice places!!). We stayed in a pool view suite that had 2 bathrooms, a living area and a bedroom with 2 balconies overlooking the beach pool and Vilamoura Marina. The staff were more than attentive and the place itself is beautiful. There's a pool that is a beach!! The sunbeds are on sand that gently slopes into the water but then there is a filter half way and then it's clear pool water. There are two more pools, one of which is heated.The hotel has direct access to a great beach, about a 4 min walk but really you don't need to leave. Breakfast is fabulous, fresh fruit, cereals, meat, cheese, bread, yoghurts, juice and then hot food cooked to order. Very reasonably ( for 5 star) priced lunch menu, brought to you by the pool if required!! Beautiful bars next to the hotel lobby. We even tried the in house baby sitter (first time for us)and she was great. The hotel is a 2 min walk from the marina where there are loads of nice restaurants and bars.