by Whitebits_Travels on May 07, 2013
This was where my wife and I went for our Honeymoon. We had a massive room that the hotel even laid on a free cake and bottle of champagne (I told them prior to traveling that it was a honeymoon and the put it on for free with compliments).
The resort had a golf course and spa on site as well as outdoor / indoor pools, gym equipment several restaurants and a pianist every night in the main bar.
The staff were friendly and some became friends after the stay, we would love to go back again.
by Themanagement on Apr 30, 2013
We have checked in one of the suites on offer, staff are very helpful and will do anything to make our stay more enjoyable.The cleaning is excellent.We had a three course meal at night , it was worth the money. Compliment to the chef. Many thanks to the duty Manager who is always available to listen to customers feedback.
I will certainly come back again.
Thank you again
by sashkow on Apr 30, 2013
First with the challenges: according to me the hotel is 4 stars instead of 5 and the food- breakfast, lunch etc could/should be better.
Otherwise the course and the area are wonderful and you could have great vacation. After all
by Simone_7 on Apr 26, 2013
We spent a week for golfing there in the end of March, unfortunately the weather was not so good, cold and rainy.
The hotel itself is a bit dated and dark in the evenings, needs more lights. Dated are also towels and bathrobes, no luxury feeling but thin and worn out.
The bathroom was ok size, but there was absolutely no place to hang your bathrobes! Not a single hook. No place to put your toiletbags, could have been a shelf or a cabinet under the sink. I was happy to have a magnifying mirror but not so happy to have a hairdryer which soon shut down because of overheating.
There was also too little space in the cabin for too person, not too even speak about only a few coat hangers. The hangers are annoying fixed hangers and placed too high for my 168 cm height. We asked more and got some metal laundry hangers. I missed especially drawers, there were only two under the desk and one of them was practically unusable because of the table shape.
The bed was huge but very hard, a top mattress would help! By asking I got an extra duvet or something on top of the bed. Soundproofing was quite poor, from the neighboring room we could here everything. And the common problem in the older hotels: Not enough sockets and none next to the desk or bedside table. WiFi was expensive, free in the bar and lounge area.
The spa had no place for changing. The hotel guests can of course come with their bathrobes from the rooms, but the spa is also used by the neighboring hotel. And if you have a late flight and want to use the spa and sauna after golfing? All the showers were totally open and washing yourself properly before and after going to sauna and pool is not possible.
They have a "Finnish" sauna, ventilation is not in order though, because obviously the builders had no idea how to make it. It is just a cube put on corner and then the ventilation openings are covered by insulation:). The sauna worked ok though. There was also a steam bath, but I'm not so fond of it, no comments for that.
Restaurant was nothing special and the food was just ok. Breakfast was the very same every morning, enough food but not variable. Getting hot coffee refill was clearly depending on who was in charge of your table. Some mornings no problem, some mornings it was difficult even to get an eye contact to aske more.The bar area was nice even the sofas and chairs were not so comfortable. Very friendly service.
Ask recommendations of good resturants nearby, you can even get a shuttle bus. They didn't mention Fortaleza do Quincho which has a Michelin star. An excellent restaurant with outstanding service and very nice surroundings. Definetely worth of visiting!
We didn't know when we booked, that Onyria hotel is in the same complex, it would have been much better for golfing, because the first tee is next to it. On the other hand the driving range is next to Quinta da Marinha. Shuttle bus worked well though.
Club restaurant on the golf course was really nice with very friendly staff and good food.
Being just two players we found it annoying to be placed almost every time with the same couple who unfortunately didn't play on the same level with us. That became a problem because when they were slow players we all were delayed and of course were pointed out by the Marshall. The staff should be responsible to keep the hcp limits and vary the players you play with.
by CollyEngland on Apr 19, 2013
if its relaxation you want this would be an ideal destination the hotel is clean and the staff are lovely a little disappointed with the breakfast and found the food in the hotel very expensive
the golf was a let down as you had to team up with other people to go around in fours no golf etiquette whatsoever saw people playing in jeans and trainers and tee off times all over the place
loved the sauna and steam room and would consider going back if just to see the lovely staff
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