Blue & Green The Lake Spa Resort
Travel Blogs from Vilamoura
We had a good sail to the Algarve. Another bit of chaos with the jennaker which nearly got launched overboard and a poor little tired out bird which hitched a ride for many miles keeping us amused. The coast line is absolutely fantastic... Rainbow of colours. I thought Dorset pretty spectacular but this comes a close second. Met up with a couple we knew from ...
... the city about 10:30). Once we found somewhere for what was now going to be lunch, we were told that the kitchen did not start cooking until 1pm (it was now 12:40)! Thankfully the waiter was able to direct us to another restaurant with an English menu so we could finally eat.
With full bellies we were ready for some ...
... and it was well worth the performance. We left with stronger stomachs from laughing and a list of quotes: "Thank you very much" was pronounced "Shank you very much", "I think" sounded more like "I sink". In all, it was an amazing visit and I was thankful to be in the company of such sweet and caring friends. It was great to reunite with Dara, as of 8 years ago she went to England to marry Glyn and though we have kept in touch, ...
This morning we had planned a relax day so we both slept in and then spent the morning reading and answering emails seeing as we had free wifi for the first time in a very long time. For lunch we had the left over tapas from the day before without the chorizo, we'd eaten all of that. We ...
We drove into Seville in the morning to have a look around the city before heading into Portugal, but the traffic in Seville was crazy! it wasn't that there were lots of cars on the road, but that they were parked everywhere you could fit a car! It was insane, the parking guys, who you have to pay when you park your car, were e en stationed on tiny back streets with cars pointing out in all directions around them. ...
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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.