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What We Love

  • A swish apartment stay for up to six on a relaxing Algarve golf retreat, near a beautiful beachThe home-from-home feel of your own blush-pink apartment
  • Getting a blissful two-hour massage in the spa
  • Being just two minutes' walk from one of the Algarve’s most impressive golf course

What To Know

  • WiFi access comes at an additional fee
  • Indoor and outdoor pools are lifeguard-supervised and have plenty of loungers
  • Apartment-style accommodations have full kitchens and washing machines
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Overview

A relaxing golf retreat in Quinta do Lago, with lush gardens, spa and easy access to a gold-sand beach - includes a spacious apartment for six

The Lowdown

Lying in the heart of southern Portugal’s exclusive Quinta do Lago region, where pine-clad forests and nature reserves meet sweeping Atlantic Ocean beaches, this is home-from-home, garden estate living in supremely relaxed style. Set amongst soft, blush-pink walls and verdant grounds, you’ll find an impressive array of leisure and sports facilities, indoor and outdoor pools and a spa.
With so much to court your attention, you might never feel the need to leave the resort, but if the pull of golden sands is to too strong for you to resist, then the beach is easily reached by a swift (and free) shuttle bus. Golf aficionados will be pleased to know that the nearest 18-hole course is almost within putting distance, with special prices available for resort guests. Such attention to detail has earned the resort a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Good to know
To make the most of the surrounding area it is advisable to have a car. Parking is available on site.
The indoor pool and Jacuzzi will be closed for refurbishment from 1 to 10 September 2017.
The resort requires a printed copy of your booking confirmation, alongside a valid credit/debit card to charge a refundable security deposit of €100 per apartment. Guests who are unable to provide the deposit will not gain entry to the apartment (please note that cash is not accepted).
There are also additional charges associated with late check-out, use of the leisure centre and resort facilities (including swim cap hire), extra cleaning services (apartments are not cleaned daily) and obtaining Wi-Fi access (charges vary); if you would like further information, please contact the resort’s reception team.
Please contact the resort directly for requests related to wheelchair accessible accommodation, and for making up sofa beds on arrival.

How to Get There

Vilar do Golf
Quinta Lago
Almancil, 8135-024 Portugal

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 404 Reviews
Great villa and resort
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The villa was great, everything we needed plus an upgrade to a two bed villa so we could put our suitcases in the spare room. Lots of space, super clean, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Dishwasher and washing machine with washing tablets supplied for both. Good cooker, toaster, kettle etc. Nice patio area outside with table and chairs and two lounger chairs.There is a charge for wi-fi though and quite expensive also for the security safe and pool towels too! The staff were helpful, small supermarket on site. We visited the Cafe Noa as the Bobby Brown? restaurant was being refurbished

Superb place to holiday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked to stay here last minute whilst on holiday in Vilamoura.
There was some confusion on check in but after a couple of hours it got resolved. Reception area is lovely with a coffee shop and well equipped supermarket offering fresh pastries.
We initially checked into a standard 1 bed apartment, it was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and very private.
As this is their basic accommodation type we thought it was very good value.
After the confusion was resolved we upgraded to a 2 bed villa. I cannot compliment them enough.
They are super modern with a large bright and airy open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen.
There were 2 patio doors in this area of the villa. A large tv with many uk channels and a blue tooth radio. The terrace was equipped with a super table with 6 chairs and a parasol. There were 2 excellent quality sun beds too (could do with 1-2 more) The kitchen was marvellous and had everything to make it home from home. Coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer etc.
All windows and doors had mesh fitted so if you wanted them open you didn’t need to worry mosquitoes were getting in. The air con was very efficient too. Upstairs was gorgeous. Large landing with a luggage stand. Large twin bedroom with air con and shutters and tv with a vast number of British channels and a clock with Bluetooth. There was a large shower room and the master bedroom with en suite was nothing short of fabulous.
Again air con, shutters, large tv with lots of channels, Bluetooth clock radio. The bed was enormous with superb quality linen. The en suite was very large with bath and shower over.
It had USB sockets in every room and the whole place was perfect.
The resort is large and impeccably kept grounds.
The swimming pool area again was glorious. The sun beds were good quality, a bar area and the pools were immaculate.
We didn’t get chance to use the indoor pool but it looked very nice. Probably not worth 12 euros each.
We usually stay in hotels and have stayed in budget and luxury. This resort opened our eyes to a new type of holiday and can’t wait to go back.
A car would have been useful but Uber were always local and allowed us to explore the area very cheaply.
Fantastic place to holiday.

A very nice apartment but......
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a week in a 1 bed room apartment. Recently upgraded and was in excellent condition. Very well appointed. Would I visit again? Yes.

A couple of niggles. Could not believe that Wi-Fi was a chargeable extra. Appalling. In today’s age it’s like charging extra for water!!! Also the safe us a chargeable extra. Not good.

Overall a really nice complex and villa.

What has gone wrong
Reviewed 1 month ago

Service in the resteraunt was poor. Forgot first course on one night. The on another brought out second before first was finished. 2 foul mouthed drunks on a third. Stopped using after that.
House keeping did not turn up on designated days during 2nd week.
Having said that the accommodation was of the usual high standard as we're the grounds

Nice place but lots of extra charges.
Reviewed 2 months ago

Just finished a one week stay at Vilar Do Golf. We stayed in a 2 storey, 2 bed Villa. On the plus side the area is very nice, the villas are kept to high standard and are well equipped.
However, on the day we were due to arrive we contacted Vilar do Golf and asked about the check-in time. We were told 4pm and that there was an early check-in charge of €20 if we wanted to check-in early.
When we were checking-in later that day we were informed that there was a daily charge of €10 per villa to use the indoor pool or a daily €12 charge which included the gym. We explained that this extra charge was not mentioned on the booking site and we were told "It didn't say it was free either". We were informed the outdoor pool was free but that isn't really an option with the weather in April.
The Wifi is €6 a day and its €2 a day to use the safe.

The washing machine was broken. It was replaced after a few hours of them testing it. We had to stay in the villa while this happened.

While we had a good stay at Vilar do Golf I was very disappointed with all of the extra charges especially for use of the indoor pool. They should be very clear about these charges at time of booking. It does not leave a very good impression.