This stylish adults-only hotel comes with panoramic views across Lagos’ sandy beach.
This hotel offers two pools, two restaurants and two bars, as well as a luxury spa that specialises in made-for-two massages.
Thanks to the hotel’s design, ocean vistas can be seen from almost every angle – including the pool and most of the room balconies. From May 2016, this hotel will become part of the Thomson Sensimar collection.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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2 outdoor pools
Both the pools are framed by wooden decking and there are comfy cushioned sunbeds to lounge on with a drink from the pool bar.
Open for breakfast and dinner with flavours of the Algarve as well as international favourites. You can enjoy your meal indoors or out on the terrace. Remember there is a dress code here, gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers.
The spa has an indoor pool, Jacuzzi® and Turkish bath as well as rooms for treatments such as massages and body wraps.
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double with limited sea view
Double rooms are spacious with contemporary and stylish furnishings. The neutral tones of the décor create a relaxing atmosphere. The bathrooms are what make these rooms special with stand-alone bath tub, two sinks and separate shower. Outside you have a balcony or terrace with a limited sea view.
double room with pool view
Double rooms are spacious with contemporary and stylish furnishings. The neutral tones of the décor create a relaxing atmosphere. The bathrooms are what make these rooms special with stand-alone bath tub, two sinks and separate shower. Outside you have a balcony or terrace with a pool view.
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Agree with most other reviews.
We can confirm that the reviews on here already are generally fair. Main issue of course being food. Breakfast is excellent. On the first couple of nights we thought people were being a bit unfair about the dinners but then night after night we began to agree that it is disappointing at best and dry, tasteless and unimaginative at worst. We've definitely had better food at similar, but 4* hotels. Lunch is available at a couple of places on site and mainly consisted of pizza, salads, toasted sandwiches and burgers. We did pay for a chicken bbq one day (16 euro) which included salad, fries and unlimited sangria and was enjoyable). We did find service in the various restaurants to be very good with plenty of staff so maybe this has now been rectified. The sunbeds are great in as much as they all have comfy mini-mattresses and pillows however they are dirty and occasionally frayed (similarly the seats on the bar terrace outside were frayed and holey which I thought was very poor). Layout of the pool area is a bit odd, with one area where you have to negotiate a pool across the path on the main route to the rooms. Plus a 'water feature' which is basically some steps with water running over them. And yes, there are damaged tiles and boards around the pool. It was a shame the staff didn't come and take drinks orders round the pool and I think they've missed a trick there, surely they would make lots more money! Pool was very cold. Location is ok. There's not a lot near to the hotel but it is very easy and relatively cheap to get into Lagos. Near to the hotel is 3 restaurant bars on the beach and a mini-supermarket. Finally a big congratulations to the great British Public - every day we were able to get up and get breakfast around 9 without the usual rush to claim a sunbed! In fact at 9 most of the beds were still available.More
Great hotel with a really chilled vibe. Our second time here and superb value for money. Sea view rooms have a superb spec and the double soaker baths are fab! Buffet at breakfast and evening meal is excellent - don't be tempted to try everything; instead create your own three or four courses rah evening and you won't go wrong. Lagos is well worth a visit and easily accessible by walking along the beach or by train or bus.More
I am normally in charge of organising our holidays but this time I let my husband decide the hotel. Reading previous reviews I was very concerned, especially the bits about the food. I have to say that I loved that hotel from the moment I went through the entrance doors and I did not complain once to my husband. The reception area is stunning. We arrived at 10am in the morning and the receptionist informed us that we were upgraded to a suite. Wow! Not a bad start! Now I did say that I loved this hotel, and still do, itâs stunning, but in my review I shall mention also things that need improvements in order to make it a proper 5 star hotel. This has already been mentioned in previous reviews. ROOM The room was lovely, modern & spacious. We were surprised by the fact that the mini bar was empty, we would have certainly enjoyed a few selection of drinks and snacks which we could have consumed on our balcony in the evening looking out at the stretch of sea in front of us. Anywayâ¦ a bottle of water was ready in the room when we arrived. On our final day there we were made aware of a mini-market, just 10 minutes away from the hotel, people go there to fill up their fridges. The room had 2 plasma tvs (please watch the Algarve channel, very handy, with information and activities that you can do in the area), hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and towels changed every day. POOLS The hotel has two pools. We loved the one on level zero. Thereâs music and in the morning you can join the entertainer Caz for stretching, aqua zumba and other games. Thereâs nobody attending the pool, and this is really a shame. You go there in the morning and you will find all sort of things on the floor (straws, lemon slices, glasses from the day before). The wind is pretty strong, which offer some sort of comfort while sunbathing, but can tip the parasols over and this is quite dangerous. Thereâs no service from the bar to the parasols. You have to get your drinks and bring them over to your seats yourself, for a five star hotel you would expect a better service. Last year we stayed in a marvellous four star hotel in Monterosso, Italy, the pool was attended and the lifeguard was opening and closing parasols for the guests and went around to close them when the wind would have represented an hazard. FOOD Breakfast: really good: omelette made to order, English breakfast, cereals, pastries, smoked salmon, bread, salami, fruit, nuts, yoghurt, tea/coffee, fresh juice Dinner was ok â the salad bar is the best, lots of different types of salad. Every evening different types of: pasta, rice, meat, fish, sides, cheese, desserts/cakes, fruit, bread, soups, ice creams. When we booked the room via Booking.com the only option was half board, normally we do breakfast only as we prefer to go out every evening exploring local restaurants, but decided to try the half board anyway. It was ok, but certainly last time we do it, not for the food, but for personal taste. The restaurant has a balcony overlooking the sea, wonderful, we dined there every evening. The restaurant inside is pretty bland, they need to put some dividers here and there, a few plants and some local paintings. The hotel has also an a la carte restaurant, we did not try it, but we saw the set menu one night and looked really nice and for only â¬35 (drinks excluded). Ah I forgot to mention that on each bottles of wine you order with your meal (not included in the half board) you pay 12.5% on top. There are two bars where you can have lunch, the first one is called Fresco and is on level 2 by the main pool, this bar offers pizza and salads. The other bar on level zero by the second pool, offers one type of salad, hot dogs, burgers and panini. I didnât like being in Portugal and have panini for lunch, I have to admit. We all eat panini during the week when we get our lunch break and a panini is the last thing I want to see on holiday. If you are like me cross the road and have lunch in one of the beach bar, more variety there! GYM Small but has everything you need. Negative points: no water machine & no air con! SPA We had a massage and we tried the Jacuzzi and the steam room. The SPA is nice, very relaxing, the Jacuzzi lacks of power, but it was good enough. The SPA is not included, to use the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam you have to pay â¬9. It is free if you get a treatment. BEACH Meia Praia is a 5 minute walk, but itâs not part of the hotel, so you can use the parasol there but you will have to pay â¬10 per day. There are lifeguards on this beach, but be aware that the water is freezing, no kidding. MOVE AROUND Very easy. The town is 10 minutes away by bus (â¬1.20 1 way per person). The bus stop is just outside the gate on level 0, so handy! If you prefer to go by cab, this will cost you 7-9 Euros. You can also walk into town, but it will take a good 45 minutes. We walked to the Marina and it was approx. 25 minutes. Tip: the same bus will also take you to Dona Ana beach, Camilo Beach is just 10 minutes walking from Dona Ana! We visited both beaches, I do recommend this trip! Stunning views! STAFF They all speak good English, they are extremely polite, friendly, they ask about your day, gives you tip on places to visit, lovely people. WIFI Available for free everywhere SUMMARY Stunning hotel, modern rooms, beautiful view, good location (1 hr by car from Faro airport, 10 minutes to Lagos town centre, 15 minutes to Dona Ana beach), staff friendly, great breakfast, WIFI good. To improve: pool areas - make the parasol heavier and clean the areas around the pool properly; air conditioning in the gym; offer more choices for lunch.More
Ale037, Epsom, United Kingdom
Nice but not 5 star
A very nice, modern and sleek looking hotel, all be it in need of a new carpet, the cleaners seem to have had a bleach related accident a few times on each floor staining the carpet. All comments below are made with the fact that this is a '5 star' resort in mind. The good: 1. Comfy sun loungers, sometimes not enough umbrellas but they will bring you one if you ask. 2. Very pretty views from balcony 3. Massive beds 4. Great showers/baths 5. Rooms in general are modern and clean. 6. Well stocked gym, although no air con. 7. Free Wifi in rooms, common areas and some pool areas 8. Very nice sandy beach 5 minute walk away. All be it with the freezing Atlantic! 9. Great breakfast choice and variety. The bad: 1. Charged 1 euro for a glass of ice. Lady at the bar was also rude when I questioned why we are getting charged after receiving free ice on a number of occasions before. 2. Bar staff not knowing how to make drinks on the menu (ironically that same day they had cocktail training for guests. Bar staff should have attended too!) 3. No shorts or flip flops rule for dinner. Fine but it's a buffet and really doesn't need to enforce a dress code. Apparently backwards baseball caps are ok though as one guest was allowed to wear, but my smart shorts are a no no, doesn't make sense to me. 4. Air con is not cold enough, our cleaner also kept setting ours to its warmest setting. If we didn't check when we came back to our room it would cook us alive! 5. The hotel is a maze with some Lifts only going to certain floors, staircases leading you to various fire exits which look like you shouldn't be there (you should, and can use these fire exit doors) and very little signage. 6. Room service is available but with an additional 10 euro charge per person(!) per order!! A few pointers if your coming here: 1. Lagos is walkable in about 45 mins via beach or road. Road is paved 70% of the way, the other 30% is dirt track. 2. There is a tourist train but don't trust the times on the timetable, it pretty much turns up whenever it feels like it. 3. If you're going into Lagos, the taxi rank has a monumental queue by 10pm. Go early if you don't want to wait 45mins for a taxi home. 4. Get the sun loungers closest to the building if you want wifi by the pool ;). 5. Buffet dinner is ok. Meats are usually dry but the pasta is usually decent. Summary: All in all an enjoyable stay, just not up to 5 star standards in my opinion. The 5 stars may be relative to surrounding hotels, but id say this is a decent 4 star, and I personally would return. More
gary p, London, United Kingdom
Great for a relaxing couples holiday!
Building: The facility is absolutely beautiful. It is only available for 5 months in the year so everything is new and clean. The LED lights on the exterior and interior of the building are wonderful; gives the hotel class and a modern look. It is in a very quiet area but the beach is a 5 minute walk at the very most! Great views down to Lagos and the Meia Praia beach. Taxis are around 8 euros to lagos and buses are 1.20 euros for a single, Easy to get around, Room: Myself and my partner stayed in the hotel for 2 weeks. The room was by far one of the best things! We had a ground floor pool view double room. It was very beautiful, the shower is huge with a rainfall shower head. The bed is enormous and hugely comfy. I enjoyed living in the room for 14 days. Staff: Most of the staff are very friendly. The receptionists are helpful but sometimes you have to ask questions to drag out the information you are really looking for. The bar staff at night are great; energetic, friendly and good at making drinks - simple as!. At dinner however some of the staff take a while to clean away tables and even order your drinks. Not a huge problem though. Facilities: The gym and spa facilities are very good, The gym has limited equipment but for someone like myself I could still use weights that I would expect to see in a normal gym. The indoor pool and spa facilities are delightful. The ladies that work at the spa are very friendly and helpful. The outdoor pools are cool but when the temperature is plus 30 degrees then it is wonderful to get yourself in the cool water. Sunbeds are very good standard with comfy pillows and mattresses. Food: Like most hotels around the world with a buffet restaurant the food is never consistent. The yellow lagos is no different, With that being said the meals changed every night with different fish and meat being served. Some things were slightly cold but things could have been worse. The food at the snack bar and lunch are enjoyable with a good selection, Breakfast is consistent but boring after 14 days, Overall; Wonderful stay! Couldn't have asked for more for what we paid. Clean, pristine and comfortable hotel! Must go!!More
James L, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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