Having stayed at some wonderful hotels, this has to be amongst our favourites. We stayed for 10 nights in September, we had a partial sea view room on the third floor, there was a lovely balcony with views across the bay to Lagos. Lovely location with a spectacular beach. The room was excellent and spotlessly clean. Some people were complaining about the food, but we enjoyed it, the fruit,salad and fish being excellent. I would recommend the Italian restaurant, which you could book with no additional charge. Thank you Yellow Lagos Meia Praia Hope to see you again soon.More
A T, Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Hotel with STYLE
Just back from a weeks stay at this fabulous hotel. Having read all previous reviews we went with open minds. From entering the stylish reception area you could immediately see this place is special and unique. Our room was wonderfully located on fourth floor overlooking pool and had an amazing sea view.
We found the food to be very good with plenty to suit all palates. OK it has been mentioned the evening entertainment (or lack of it) was limited but we sat in the reception area lounge each night and enjoyed some good company with other guests.
Lagos itself is delightful and easily reached from the hotel. Our favourite was the walk into town along the fabulous beach. All in all a lovely relaxing time in a wonderful hotel even though the weather was not too good. We would certainly return to this hotel and could recommend it for a quiet, laid-back holiday. ENJOY!!!More
Lynda B, Durham, United Kingdom
Lovely Hotel and Adults Only is the best!
First time to Portugal and this an Adults Only hotel, but not first time in a 5 star hotel. On arriving no porterage service, so lose star there already. Nice and spacious inside with lovely rooms albeit a weird layout with open plan bathroom and toilet/shower with 1 door between them. in reception area no leaflets of what to do or free maps of Lagos, nothing to suggest you are actually in Portugal ie no pictures on walls.
Food was hit and miss but on the whole ok. Lovely pool area next to pool bar which we used (not the top one) as was nearer our floor/room. Being out of season lots of loungers to choose from!
Beach access easy just across the way a 5 minute walk if that! couple beach bars if you want a coffee or beer.
Lagos an easy 30 minute walk via side of railway over wilderness area (as I call it) into road next to apartments, over makeshift bridge finally reach train station (this is where I call arriving) then you get to Lagos Marina. Lovely spot to relax with coffee our fave place below Pizza Hut. Then over bridge to Lagos itself. Walked in a number in times and got tourist train (noddy train) back if to tired to walk back. Spent a fair amount of time in Lagos itself a lovely town!
Recommendations from us
1) Seafaris Dolphin Watching (much cheaper then Thomson)
2) Pizza Hut coffee
3) Sweet and Temptation cafe past Doc Fish (another recommend!)
4) Meu Limau Tapas bar (near church)
5) Orangery Bar&Grill for Strawberry Daquiri
6) for glass of Port (various places) everywhere does Port tho!
7) Coastal walk from last point tourist train goes where lighthouse is to Praia D'Ana then either back into town or catch train again if tired.
8)Trips from Thomsons (VIP Journey to the End of the World, Sunset and Moonlight and Authentic Algarve and Winery)
9)Meal at restaurant at end of Meia Praia beach before you come off especially with sunset, surprise bonus at end of meal!
10) water taxi to Alvor (give 20% discount voucher when booked through Days of Adventure)
If you want a relaxing holiday with some fun times, trips and walks come and enjoy Lagos, Portugal and Yellow LagosMore
l0trfan, Manchester, United Kingdom
5 star, that is the question!
We have just returned after a week at this Hotel near Lagos in Portugal, lovely modern design Hotel set in spacious grounds a few hundred yards from the sea, you are "wowed" on entry to the Hotel by the open plan reception area and lounge, this continues as you walk to your room through clever changing light corridors, again another "wow" on entering your room, huge double bed and clever design with the bath and twin sinks open plan, the single door for both the shower and toilet took a bit of getting used too though. We had the perfect room on floor 4 overlooking the pool with sea views and Lagos in the distance. The room lighting was all wall mounted with no overhead lighting which did make the room a little dark, especially in the art of makeup! The TV is very annoying as it's switched on every time you put the key card in the slot. The outside hotel staff should have been more aware of the inclement weather as the sunned cushions were left out all the time and were therefore soaking wet when you came to use them.
The actual location however was not ideal as we like to walk out in the evening and there is nowhere to go other than one or two local bars beachside. Having said that, local transportation during the day was excellent, the land train providing the best service in and out Lagos at 3 euro's per day. We found the food rather bland and repetitive, definitely nor 5 star with no theme nights, a bit disappointing, breakfast was always good but why can't they find a way to "make toast" those toasters take forever. It was a Thompson package from Exeter and always it is hard to fault the service they provide, nice clean aircraft, plenty of leg room and cheerfully and attentive staff, on time transfers with plenty of information on the way and usually good hotels, one criticism however was the lack of decent entertainment, the majority of guests were in the hotel most nights but the bar entertainment left a lot to be desired as most guests left the bar to sit in the lounge! More thought perhaps on this subject as there is nowhere to go in the evening.
A nice break which should have been away from the UK weather but unfortunately we did have the occasional storm, what I would call "iffy weather"!More
Paul H, Newquay, United Kingdom
We stayed for a week in early October. The hotel was terrific, well designed, spacious rooms and very attentive and professional staff. Our room was described as 'partial sea view' but had a pretty good view of the sea and surrounding area. The food in the restaurant was excellent, plenty of choice, particularly fish, and a good choice of wine. Contrary to some reports the prices were quite reasonable for drinks. We used both pools and also popped across the road to swim in the sea, a 5 minute walk. The hotel is handy for the train station to Lagos or the other way along the coast to visit other towns if you want to explore, as we did. It is only a 20 minute walk into Lagos anyway, along the beachside track. For a relaxing break it is hard to better this hotel, highly recommended.More
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