If you like glass and chrome you will love this hotel. Fabulous rooms and helpful and friendly staff. Wonderful sandy beach a short walk away with cafes/ restaurants on the beach also. Used the train( 5 mins walk) to go to other Algarve resorts for very reasonable fares (0.5 price for over 65's with your passport). Despite some reports I loved the food in the main restaurant. Could do with a hotel map for the first couple of days as some lifts do not go to every floor due to the scandinavian design. 3 great pools and a gym. The only downside was the limited evening entertainment but a taxi into Lagos for 6-8 euros makes up for that. All in all had a great timeMore
Christopher V, Coventry, United Kingdom
Beautiful hotel, food was questionable...
Perfect place to go if you want a peaceful holiday. Wonderful location! Exceptionally clean.
The snack bar by the lower pool was delicious! Best burgers I've ate in a long time, definitely recommend for lunch, clean food :-)
Pools were freezing ( we braved it and went in, it was very cold )
Meat ( we went half board) at night led to upset stomachs.
The shower handle fell off??!
Disappointing breakfast, sausages tasted strange.
The open planned room lacks privacy, the door for the toilet is also the shower door?
No ventilation in the toilet.
Lack of tourist attraction information.
Lack of entertainment at night, Infact no entertainment. Even a
Games room would have been nice?
The smoker next to our room, constantly blew smoke which bellowed on to our drying clothes and our clothes smelled. Perhaps they should make one
Side of the building non smokers?
Don't the cons put you off, there were some great things about the hotel:
Bedroom- beautiful, luxury.
Modern styled hotel.
Great black out curtains
Air con was good
Balcony was great!
Sunny in October :-)
Shower was amazing!!!
Clean hotel, immaculate!
Gym was good, cross trainer- top of the range.
Spa- Turkish bath was relaxing.
Indoor pool is heated and refreshing.
Dessert- always scrumptious!
I'm 22 and my boyfriend is 25, we are quiet people, this hotel was perfect for us. I
Would strongly recommend this hotel. I wouldn't recommend the evening dinner. The first night it
Was great, every night after it was downhill. However, the dessert was delicious, lots of various cakes, Ice cream, fruits.
I really liked this hotel. The food disappointed me. The location is perfect.
Great time in the sun
I agree with other reviewers that it is not quite 5 star. The hotel itself is beautiful and the room is fine. The staff are well trained, friendly and attentive. No problems there. The food was OK but could have been better. (Coffee at breakfast was cold all week!). However, there were half a dozen nearby restaurants all selling excellent food. (Fish a speciality!)
The location was excellent, quiet but within easy reach of Lagos and within 2 minutes walk of a 5km beach full of fabulous soft, warm sand.
On the down side, we thought the evening entertainment was disappointing although this may have been because we went at the end of the season. The hotel needs a little shop here you might buy sun cream, post cards etc and it definitely needs to improve its tourist information. Reception are very knowledgeable if you ask them a question but some folders you could browse with leaflets advertising tourist attractions and restaurants etc would be useful. Above all they need to change their muzac. It was dire!
Overall we had a really great time. Lagos is a really attractive resort and we are planning a return visit.More
Malcolm K, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Nice modern hotel
Lovely big modern rooms
Main areas very clean and modern
WiFi free and available throughout the hotel
Lovely food in the a la carte - but you have to pay
Near the train station so Lagos is easily accessible
Lovely pool restaurants and Italian (would be nice if they changed the menu for the day and evening in the Italian as gets a little repetitive)
Near the beach - some lovely restaurants on the sea front for lunch or dinner
Food in main canteen in evening is very poor and cold - we eat out a couple of times
Took a long time to get served in the lobby bar - also a shame there isnt another bar to go to in the evening
Not enough sun loungers - make sure you get up early to get one - on two days we didn't get a sun lounger which is not acceptable for a 5* hotel
Our shower door was cracked when we arrived during our stay it was fixed but we were told we weren't allowed to shower for 24hrs and would need to use another room - we complained and it was resolved and they provided money off our bill.More
Louise E, Nottingham
Our wonderful Portugese holiday
We flew out to Portugal on the 19th October for a seven night stay at the Yellow Lagos Meia Praia hotel - a Thomson 5 star couples only break on the outskirts of Lagos town.What a lovely surprise was waiting for us. Upon arrival at the hotel after a stress free Thomson flight to Faro we found the beautiful hotel, all glass and white marble. The staff were very welcoming and our double room was fantastic. Mirrors everywhere which gave the room a sense of so much space, there was white fluffy dressing gowns, slippers and towels, the linen was so white on a massive bed with lots of pillows. The shower was one of the best we have experienced. The room was serviced every day and kept so clean. All the hospitality staff were so polite and the dining room was large and airy with all meals being good, one criticism we found was that the evening meal had a limited choice of hot food, all the salads and fruit etc was delicious, but the meat was not very good - thin pork escalopes, veal escalopes, or sliced lamb I hasten to add this wasn't the same menu every evening but it hardly differed although there was a fish alternative. The bar for after dinner drinks was quite good but the evening entertainment let us down a little but at least one could wind down after a busy day getting to explore the surrounding area. Both my husband and myself said that we would visit this hotel again in the future and hire a car as we had done this time, it is the best way to get around visiting beautiful villages and seeing the country. The hotel has two lovely outside swimming pools plus one inside. The spa is very good and offers different kinds of treatments - heavenly. We found the Portugese people so friendly and helpful. All in all we had 7 perfect days and nights.
David and Vivian KerryMore
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