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.
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.
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 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.
This hotel is absolutely stunning! Spotlessly clean and amazing rooms. Me and my boyfriend have just got back from a week stay and overall had a good time. A few negative comments on the treatment of guests which we found the younger you were the less important you were. We waited over half an hour to be served whilst older people who had just walked in were seen to straight away, in the end we just stood up and walked to the bar ourselves. On the last day we weren't getting picked up until 5 but had to be checked out until 12 which wasn't bad but the maids knocked on our room at 11 waiting to clean the room fine no problem. So we decided to go to the beach for a
Couple of hours when we got back I wanted to have a shower before travelling back. I asked reception and I was told I could use the shower downstairs,great. I asked the lady at reception if I could use a
Towel which she replied no only for hotel guests. So as you can imagine that annoyed me having spent so much money at this hotel and they wouldn't even let me use a
Towel. So I was again disgusted on the treatment towards us. Sun beds- even though reserving a sun bed was not allowed
People ignored this rule and still were selfish enough to do so which
Left me And my partner having to sit on our balcony. Food - we actually thought the food was lovely plenty to choose from! I think the people who have commented negatively on the food were expecting it to be a top London restaurant. We went on the sunset and moonlight trip which I would highly recommend great fun and to be honest the highlight of our week!!! Hotel gorgeous but I wouldn't recommend for anyone under 30! More
Style over substance?
This hotel is finished to a very high standard which sets an expectation. It has only been opened about five years and stands out given the surrounding area is relatively undeveloped. I agree with everything that has been said about the quality of the rooms and the cleanliness of the them, and more generally the appearance of the hotel. But while we enjoyed our stay, the hotel falls short in a number of areas which is a pity. With some relatively easy improvements though these deficiencies could be overcome which would transform the experience of those staying here. I appreciate Yellow is a small chain, but I feel that an emphasis on staff training that focuses on customer satisfaction would make a world of difference. Not all staff seem to hold the view that their job is to provide an outstanding experience for their guests.
There also needs to be more visible management. I was surprised by the lack of leadership to the various teams. Management should be providing direction for the less experienced staff. For example, the dining room staff are not focussed on looking after set areas of the dining room. Consequently, they flit about like butterflies and tables go uncleared, drinks orders overlooked, and place settings not replaced quickly enough. A proactive front of house manager, would help enormously. Only once in 10 nights did we see any visible management directing staff on what the priorities should be. There also needs to be more creativity in the food served. I am sure it is within the capability of the chefs. What stops them from preparing a menu involving processed frozen veg and tinned fruit, or only offering very limited and unimaginative salads and desserts? They are perfectly capable of providing an excellent breakfast. And to deal with the sterile atmosphere inside the dining room why not pipe some music in?!
Another example is the pool staff. Only once did I see a half hearted attempt to clean the lower pool. I actually had to insist they clean it again when I got fed up of sharing the pool with bugs swimming in it! The chlorine levels were never checked or corrected during our stay. I won't repeat the comments about the propensity of the parasols to fly across the pool area, but this needs to be dealt with before a serious accident happens. It's windy here - the hotel is on the Atlantic Coast - so why doesn't the management address a problem which litters these reviews?
And that brings me to my final point. One thing that strikes me about all of these reviews is that the management of the hotel have not replied to a single review. That speaks volumes to me. They either are not savvy enough to monitor Trip Adviser, or that they do, but just don't care. More
RobbyBubble172, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Another great holiday
This is our second visit to Yellow and although we loved our stay last year, some things have improved on last year. We had an issue with our room (not the hotel's problem, but Thomson descriptions not being clear) and our rep (Ruth) sorted it quickly and very satisfactorily. We loved the food last year and still loved it this year. Lots of fish, salad and fruit is my idea of heaven. I felt the range of food was much larger than before, so only the most picky of eaters would have a problem. We felt the entertainment was much better this year and felt more people were staying in the hotel bar each evening compared to last year. The new bar waiter service was great and our waiter who was lovely, got to know our order by half way through the week. All the staff are great. Very friendly and professional. The lady who cleaned our room was lovely and did such a fantastic job. The cleaning of the room was much earlier than last year.
The accomodation is still top notch and its a beautiful contemporary hotel. This year we spent most of the time at the upper pool. No issues getting a Sun bed after a lovely breakfast. This hotel is just so relaxing. The walk to Lagos seemed shorter this year than we remembered. It took about 40 minutes slow pace to the marina. Although we could have got the bus or train in if we were feeling lazy.
Just a comment about star ratings as this comes up in reviews a lot. Hotels in Portugal have their own star rating system. So you cannot compare to the UK, but you can compare within Portugal. The hotel does need to make a few improvements but this does not make me not want to go back again next year. I don't think I have stayed at any hotel that needs no improvements! My only gripe is that the hotel needs to ensure that the air con is working. We got ours mended after a few days, but it was not fully effective again by the end of our stay. With that only criticism of our stay, I would like to say a resounding well done to Yellow for another great holiday. We will see you again next year as Sensimar Lagos. More
Beautiful modern hotel... but not quite 5 Stars
Beautiful modern hotel in a good location, in the relatively undeveloped town of Lagos (Lagosh). Hotel itself is ultra modern and completely dedicated to its couples only persona. The rooms are equally as stylish as the main hotel itself, with a good size bed, lovely balcony area, sharing bath tub and massive shower. Only gripe with the rooms was the air con could have been much cooler, as it didn't sufficiently cool the room at times.
fairly remote location at the far end of the meia praia beach, away from the centre of Lagos. However the town is within walking distance (1.5miles), but two different bus stops can be found at the bottom of the road, also taxis can quickly be requested at the hotel desk.
I nearly didn't book this hotel after being put off by a number of other reviews slating the hotels food. However I found it more then acceptable, however I can see how it can might not be to some peoples taste. As it was two seafood dishes, usually a dark meat dish, and a number of sides, which at times were quite pretentious, and limited as we really don't eat seafood dishes ourselves. Breakfast was great however, cant beat free champagne for breakfast! how the other half live aye.
ps looking for somewhere else to go for tea, try the Orangery Bar n Grill, best steak ive ever had, as its cooked in a unique way on lava stones (google it)
they describe is as "low key" which in our books just meant it was a bit boring, with most nights just have a quiz and some karaoke level performances from the same acts. The male acoustic artist was pretty damn good though. Drink prices arent bad, but soon add up. The cocktails are very well made though.
Additionally, travel into Lagos and go to the Sky bar, for cheap and strong drinks! with a great tall view over the centre.
We have very mixed feelings about thomson, as our holiday last year was quite simply rubbish due to the hotel and a very lack luster thomson rep. However this hotel and their thomson reps were quite the opposite. Being very organised and helpful!
one note on thomson excursions though, whilst most are very good, im very weary of them now. As they don't always give you all the information, and omit certain details. Like small additional costs, or long transfers, length of the activities, and the sometime huge waits as the activities are spread across a large group.
Brilliant hotel, some minor gripes, meaning I believe the whole hotel and thomson experience deserves a 4/5 starsMore
The lightshow hotel
The Yellow Lagos Hotel was great. Efficient, professional staff and great facilities. We enjoyed the food, though it did run out before the end of service so be quick! If you want to be close to a resort this isn't the hotel for you, though the 3euro land train was a good service (if a little bumpy!) Great pools and all the reps were very helpful. Drinks were reasonably priced and generous.
Our room was very spacious but not a fan of the shared door for the toilet and shower rooms. You also couldn't see the TV from the bath in the bedroom so what's the point ;-) All in all a fantastic stay and we would go there again.More