I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights as a single traveller. The room was lovely, the decor was contemporary and the king size bed was great. The pool and grounds were beautiful, well maintained and perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun. There was only a small number of children staying at the hotel and that for me was also a bonus as it meant a quieter […] and more relaxed atmosphere. The spa was fantastic, I had a great facial and massage and used the sauna, jacuzzi and steam room everyday. The only small disappointment for me was the food, the buffet breakfast was good although wasn't really restocked so if you arrived later the choice was limited, the food at the pool bar was nice but the evening buffet was disappointing and over priced. This was just a small disappointment in an otherwise really enjoyable stay and I'd definitely go back again. Highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic hotel highly recommend"
Just come back from spending a week in this hotel. The staff were amazing the hotel is so clean I couldn't fault it. The most relaxing holiday I've ever had. I highly recommend it the food is stunning. Beaches are clean and beautiful.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very impressed all round. Our stay was also a check for our daughter's wedding guests who are booked in in September. We have no worries and thoroughly enjoyed our over night stay before we could move into our villa. Well done!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Car advised, but close to good beaches by driving/ taxi. Service good. Breakfast buffet variety pretty good also.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Will never stay here again."
After calling many hotels to request a double bed (1 bed) for two people, we settled on this place after they ensured us we would have 1 bed. I then emailed them to make sure our request for the bed was settled and they confirmed. Apon arrival the receptionist even made a comment joking about the double bed. All was good in our world, we had a lovely […] dinner in the restaurant (ala cart menu, set menu looked poor) however, after the first night the ala cart menu was cancelled since their head chef left, real shame, surprisingly good food. So we get to our bed and guess what, 2 mattresses pushed together. I went down to reception and all they could offer us was a downgraded room now overlooking the parking lot just above the reception, or we pay more for a suite. Their response to not fulfilling my obviously important request was ' well we have had many requests for the same thing and they have found the topper on two beds to be sufficient'. This spoiled the trip for me. They were very friendly staff around the whole hotel, but this was an unacceptable response and then to put us in a slightly smaller room with an even worse view overlooking a parking lot was just poor in my book. I will never stay here again, nor will I recommend it to anyone. I also booked it because of the 'cheaper' massages, except when we went to book, they only had 1 masseuse that worked part time that day and she was full. Not to mention the place is out in the middle of nowhere with many dogs barking. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Lovely hotel, very relaxing. Breakfast excellent with plenty of choice. Room good size and bed very comfortable and clean. Overall really enjoyed our time at this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A great find."
A haven of peace and tranquility. Delightful and attentive staff. Would go for a room up grade next time - there was a noisy extractor fan on our balcony which was not just extracting air from our room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great relaxing family hotel"
Lovely hotel in a tranquil setting yet only 10 minutes to the beach. Great for families as it has the surrounding parkland area and a little stream full of fish and frogs. Also lots of free parking and WiFi. The staff were very friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"More Waitrose than Asda"
This is a quiet Hotel, beautifully maintained, situated a little off the beaten track. That said it really is a great chill out place; lovely grounds, clean and no rush for sun beds. At the risk of sounding like a complete snob, the clientele were more Waitrose than Asda and consequently the experience felt more like a villa holiday than a 4* Hotel […] . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic value ideal business location for me.Three stays over the last 3 years and all been up to my requirements,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hübsches Hotel im Nirgendwo"
Wir haben 8 Nächte in diesem Hotel verbracht. Das Personal war freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Hotel hat eine schöne und grüne Parkanlage. Die Auswahl beim Frühstück war groß, aber auf Dauer leider eintönig und nicht für Vegetarier gedacht. Nur die größeren Zimmer im Hauptgebäude sind wirklich ruhig. Wir hatten zunächst ein Zimmer zum Pool- und Frühstücksbereich, […] das natürlich morgens recht laut war. Daraufhin wechselten wir zum Parkplatz, allerdings war es hier auch nicht viel ruhiger. Etwas nervig waren die Fliesen in den Fluren, auf denen alle Rollkoffer sehr laut waren. Das Hotel bietet einen Bus-Service zu einem schönen Strand und in einen größeren Ort. Wenn man mehr sehen möchte, benötigt man definitiv einen Mietwagen. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
toller aufenthalt; nettes team; schönes, kleines zimmer; ruhige lage; mietwagen erforderlich; gutes frühstück; abendessen in buffetform separat erhältlich; wlan ausbaufähigGenuine Expedia guest review
"Det perfekta hotellet för en avkopplande semester"
Besökte detta hotellet för tredje gången på fyra år. Mycket trevligt läge om man gillar en semester i lugn och ro. Söker man närhet till strand eller uteliv är det däremot raka motsatsen, men nu var det inte det som vi var ute efter. Hotellets vidsträckta anläggning är som en oas utanför småstaden Lagoa. Nära med hyrbil för att besöka de trevliga restaurangerna […] runtomkring. 10 minuter körtid ifrån hotellet ligger några av Algarvekustens vackraste stränder, som till exempel Praia da Marinha och den något mindre Praia de Albandeira. Rummet vi hade denna gång hade balkong mot restaurangen och pool och ändå var det hur lugnt som helst både kvälls- och dagtid. Balkongen var rymlig och badrummet hade badkar. Wifi fungerade också bra. För den som vill äta på hotellet finns det buffé varje kväll, vilket vi inte provade, men även hotellbaren serverar prisvärda rätter som man blir mätt och belåten på. Frukosten är övre genomsnitt, men blir extra trevlig om man unnar sig ett glas mousserande vin (som ingår i priset). Personalen är alltid lika trevlig och ett av skälen varför jag väljer det här hotellet vid Algarvekusten gång på gång. Trivs verkligen bra där, men hyrbil rekommenderas starkt om man vill röra sig utanför hotellets faciliteter. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel perfeito para o descanso"
Adorei a estadia, o serviço, os empregados, a comida, o espaço, tudo muito bom.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A proximité de merveilleuses plages..."
Hotel en parfait état situé à environ 5 km de très belles plages. L'aménagement des abords est particulièrement réussi. Le prix de la location est très compétitif mais nous n'avons pas été impressionnés par le service : petit-déjeuner de qualité moyenne, serviettes de bains payables à la journée, prix exorbitant des consommations dans les chambres, […] ... D'autres petits détails nous ont gênés tels les chats affamés qui rôdaient autour des tables en miaulant (pourquoi l'hôtel ne les nourrit-ils pas ?), l'état du petit lac devenu tout vert par manque d'oxygénation avec des poissons qui semblaient en difficulté, ... Bref, rien de rédhibitoire mais à savoir avant de réserver. Nous le conseillons hors saison pour la farniente en bord de piscine ou sur la plage mais pour l'escale romantique dans un hôtel typique, il y a mieux ... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mooi complex te ver van strand en stad"
Heerlijk hotel het personeel was fantastisch wil je het echt naar de zin maken zonder te slijmen voor een fooitje! Prachtige tuinen,heerlijk eten,goed uitgebreid ontbijt,mooie kamer ruim goed bed,badkamer ruim,schoon,waterkoker voor thee,handdoekenservice in het zwembad echt relaxen. Roomservice uitstekend , prima koelkastje voor je water etc. te koelen. Aan […] de receptie is ook niets teveel om je te helpen met opladers voor telefoon,tom tom I-pad enz. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hübsches Hotel, zentral an der Algarve"
Etwas abseits gelegen, macht aber durch freundliches, hilfsbereites Personal super wieder wett. Sehr angenehmes Klientel, super Frühstücksbuffet. Abends haben wir immer ausserhalb gegessen. Zimmer sind sauber, platztechnisch völlig ausreichend für zwei Personen. Leider durch angrenzende Grundstücke mit Hunden nachts immer mal wieder lautes Bellen - […] wofür ja aber das Hotel nichts kann. Wir waren nun schon zum zweiten Mal dort und würden es jederzeit weiterempfehlen. Wer etwas von der Algarve sehen will, sollte sich am besten ein Auto mieten. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour! Voiture obligatoire pour pouvoir visiter les alentours et les magnifiques plages. Et n'oublier pas d'aller dîner chez Leão de Porches, dans le village voisin. Fantastique!!! L'hôtel mérite ses 4 étoiles, très agréable, beaucoup d'espaces pour se détendre tranquillement.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfekt i alla avseenden!!"
Om man möjligtvis ska säga något lite negativt så var det att det var samma problem på Vale del Rei som på andra hotell. En del gäster lägger ut handdukar på solbäddarna innan frukost och "bokar upp" dessa för resten av dagen. Kanske läge för att någon gång emellanåt lägga ut en lapp om de regler som gäller och som finns angivna på skylten vid pool […] området Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Super relaxte plek!"
Heerlijk hotel, prachtig gelegen met een lekker zwembad en een mooie tuin. Meer dan vriendelijk personeel die je op alle fronten in de watten leggen. Een aanrader voor een short trip naar de zon!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Angenehmes Hotel in beeindruckender Umgebung"
Ruhiges, überschaubares Hotlk etwas abseits der Küste, dennoch konnten wir vom Balkon unseres EG-Zimmers in der Ferne das Meer erkennen. Mietwagen, wie bereits häufig erwähnt zwingend erforderlich. Personal stets hilfsbereit und bemüht; trotz englisch-sprachiger Äußerung von unserer Seite wurde vereinzelt versucht, uns auf deutsch anzusprechen.Ansonsten […] englisch kein Problem. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel zum Wohlfühlen"
Das Hotel liegt ca. 5 km von Carvoeiro und damit vom Meer entfernt. Das Hotel bietet 3x am Tag einen Shuttlebus-Service zum Strand an. Trotzdem ist ein Mietwagen für evtl. Ausflüge sehr zu empfehlen. Genügend Parkplätze vor dem Hotel sind vorhanden. Das Hotel selbst und die dazugehörigen einzelnen Häuser haben lediglich 2 Stockwerke. Zum Hotel gehört […] eine wunderschöne Gartenanlage mit Teich, kleinem Wasserlauf, eine große Wiese mit zahlreichen Liegen und Sonnenschirmen. Der Pool ist auch bestens für kleinere Kinder geeignet. Wir haben mehrmals im Restaurant gegessen. Die Qualität war immer ausgezeichnet. Preislich fanden wir das auch in Ordnung. Es wird auch ein Set-Menü zu 35 Euro für 2 Personen (1 Person für 20 Euro) angeboten. War auch ok. Beim Frühstück waren wir von der mäßigen Wurst- und Käseauswahl enttäuscht. Das Büfett ist da wohl eher auf englische Besucher ausgerichtet. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Das perfekte Hotel"
Besser geht es nicht! Sehr persönlich und weit entfernt von den üblichen Hotelburgen. Absolute Empfehlung, jederzeit wieder!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"En lugn oas vid centrala Algarvekusten"
Semester vid Algarvekusten i en oas långt bort från alla turistcentrum? Då har du hamnat på Vale Del Rei Suite and Village Resort. Vi hade bokat två rum och blev glatt överraskade när vi kom fram och blev erbjudna en två våningsvilla med eget kök, balkong, stort vardagsrum och egen parkering. Dessutom till samma precis som hotellrummen. Från hotellet […] är det nära med bil till några av Algarvekustens finaste stränder. Är man sugen på en dag vid poolen går det bra det med. Hotellets fantastiskt vackra trädgård är en riktig grön oas. Frukost, lunch eller middag äter man direkt vid hotellets poolbar. Från hotellet är det även nära till städerna Lagoa och Carvoeiro som båda ligger inom 10 minuters räckhåll med bil. Hotellets centrala läge vid Algarvekusten möjliggör även många bilutflykter. Det är varken långt till västkusten eller till Faro. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Schöne Tage in Portugal (Juli 2012)"
Ideales Hotel für die Erholung, sauber, luxuriös, aber nicht ganz billig. Das Hotel liegt ca. 5 km von der Küste entfernt, so dass man einen einen MIetwagen benötigt. Es gibt zwar auch einen Shuttle-Service zum beliebten Marinha-Strand, aber da ist man ziemlich eingeschränkt angesicht der mindestens 6 Traumstrände, die es im Umkreis von 10 km zu erforschen […] gibt. Das Hotelpublikum ist ziemlich international (Deutsche, Engländer, Holländer, Franzosen ..) und das Hotelpersonal spricht gut englisch. Vom Hotel aus kann man viele Ausflüge in die nähere Umgebung machen (Portimao, Silves, Lagos, Albufeira ...), wo es viel zu entdecken gibt - nicht nur neue Strände ! Wer nur Übernachtung / Frühstück gebucht hat wie wir, kann entweder das Abend-Dinner bei Bedarf dazubuchen (14 €/Person), nahe gelegene Restaurants besuchen oder sich auf dem Balkon des Zimmers gemütlich mit Wein/Käse/Baguette versorgen. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Zeer grote tuin,veel plaats en ligstoelen,zeer goed onderhouden.Restaurant is buffet. Er is ook een restaurant met keuze aan de kaart.Er is veel plaats om buiten te eten.Zeer uitgebreid ontbijtbuffet. Grote parking bij het hotel.Prijs-kwaliteit uitstekend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really Nice Hotel"
04/19/15 Paul H Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Just had a very enjoyable week with family, at this hotel. We had a 2 bedroom townhouse which was very well equipped, and looked out onto one of the pools. All of the staff were friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We were booked on half board, and both breakfast and dinner were well in excess of our expectations.The grounds of the hotel are extensive, and very well kept. I would think even when the hotel is full in the height of the season there will always be a spot for some quiet relaxation I have no reservations in recommending this hotel to anyone. Free WiFi all over hotel
"Revisiting this excellent hotel again"
04/15/15 mike b Braintree, United Kingdom
My wife and I stayed in this hotel two years ago we had a great time and stayed for seven nights. We are due to visit again on the 4th May 2015 but this time for ten nights. we have been visiting this area of the algarve for the past 24 years and cannot believe we have not found this jewel in the crown before. we would highly recommend to anyone who is visiting the algarve this is the only hotel to stay in. we cannot wait to be there on the 4th May 2015. Lynda and Michael Barter.
"A marvellous week in late March..."
04/10/15 nicebutdim22 OXFORDSHIRE
We had the immense pleasure of staying at this superb hotel from the 22nd to the 29th of March; we were given a two room suite -room 210- which was south facing and had two balconies [and two aircon units!]. Having a suite was brilliant –so big and so relaxing- thank you Fleetway Travel! The enormous bed was very comfortable, and there was a wide sofa, two armchairs, a mini-bar fridge, as well as a table and chairs in the lounge. The ‘management’ pictures of the rooms are very accurate. The hotel grounds are extremely impressive; there are many different areas including a vegetable plot and a pond with frogs whose croaks are audible from the hotel room at night! We took breakfast on the pool level. There were all types of cereals, cold meat and cheese; excellent fried/scrambled eggs, bacon/local sausages, mushrooms, baked beans. I counted at least three different types of bread. The pastries varied from day to day. The pools were great; an infinity pool by the breakfast area and a smaller heated one down by the Townhouses. The infinity pool had a shallow ‘shoreline’ and would have been suitable for children, but apart from table tennis that was about the only thing there was for kids in late March. The smaller pool was heated; the bigger one was not, but we found it very refreshing! We would recommend a hire car [ours only cost £30 more than the airport transfers] as the hotel is some way from the coast; there is a regular shuttle bus to Carvoeiro, which has loads of restaurants, cafes and a nice beach. But a car would also allow you to go further afield and explore Portimao, Alvor, Lagos, Luz, Sagres and so on [our favourite place is Martinhal beach, on the Sagres road]. The Algarve beaches, almost without exception, have beach cafes where a glass of beer or wine can be bought for under €3; a snack is only €4 or so even in the hotel! We were very impressed by the staff at the hotel, who were always helpful, considerate and did everything to make our stay extremely pleasant and memorable; there were even four or five staff at the breakfast buffet! We hope to visit again, and recommend the superb Vale De’l Rei Hotel without hesitation. PS excellent wi-fi and hairdryer provided in bathroom!
04/10/15 Gordon54785 Forfar, United Kingdom
Recently visited Algarve to look at property and stayed in Vale d'Rei, what a lovely hotel. The room was spacious and comfortable and the standard of cleanliness was good. The staff were both helpful and courteous and nothing too much to help you and always had a smile. It was not busy but the peace and quiet was enjoyable and the facilities were good. The pool bar and restaurant served quality food and at a very reasonable price. I would gladly return for a holidy break
"wonderful villa & location"
04/09/15 shayne7779 county durham
Just returned from 8 days at Vale d'el Rei beginning of april we stayed in villa 12 a 2 bed townhouse with garden views without having to read further, if visiting the algarve don't hesitate in booking to stay here, great value and super venue the accommodation was airy, clean, modern & spacious, 3 bathrooms/showers, good sized beds and plenty of terrace areas upstairs and down for outside seating. décor was fresh and furnishings fine if you wanted to the kitchen was more than suitably fitted for preparing and cooking meals, oven, hob microwave, dishwasher and washing machine as well with all utensils breakfast included was all fresh, plentiful and varied options no problems and staff helpful and friendly we ate out each night so no comment on other foods provided wifi everywhere on the grounds (teenage kids thought this was fantastic) drinks at poolside bar reasonable and excellent service, plenty of sun loungers and areas to relax and enjoy the sun infinity style pool was good size and mainly empty, not heated with a smaller child pool below, there is another smaller pool at the other side of the complex though did not visit plenty of green grassed areas with loungers and tables for variation and catching sun tennis court was good and maintained as was all other areas, gardens are pretty throughout the grounds and paths between areas reception very helpful when required, nothing was pushed in your face, all folk very helpful and quiet the hotel/villas are about 10 minute drive into carvoeiro, 20 mins from portimao/alvor and around 40 mins from albufiera, it is a quiet location very much for relaxation, though with a hire car a good place to be based and better standards and quality than most hotels in the area really would not hesitate to stay again if travelling to the Algarve (in fact would not look elsewhere) a really pleasant hotel with everything you could want from a relaxing holiday
"A relaxing few days in March"
04/08/15 mohughes Rochester, United Kingdom
Very comfortable hotel and staff more than helpful and extremely friendly. The gardens are immaculate including their own allotment! Due to the hotels location a hire car would be advantageous although a courtesy bus operates to the village and beach daily.
"Lovely hotel,shame about the food"
04/08/15 sheebz2 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Really well looked after and stylish hotel,set in beautiful grounds.staff were polite and helpful and obviously proud of the hotel.It is a good distance from Carveoiro(which is gorgeous) but the shuttle was really good,although the last shuttle into town was at 5 which we felt was a little early. Another couple of points of constructive criticism would be some wardrobe space for ladies dresses (our room had only trouser and shirt space) and more significantly some work on restaurant food which was deeply disappointing and not a good representation of the quality of the rest of the hotel..That said there are some amazing restaurants in town,well worth a visit
04/07/15 Paulb13053 Exeter, United Kingdom
Our family of 4 spent last week at the Vale D'El Rei and had one of our best holidays ever! From the moment we arrived the staff were fantastic, very helpful, attentive and friendly. Reception were extremely good at sorting everything out inc organising transfers and a hire car. The restuarant staff were brilliant too. Breakfast was a well provisioned buffet, lunches simple and just right, we tended to eat out or have room service for dinner but the restuarant was good with a quality menu. All prices we found reasonable. The cleaners and ground staff do an excellent job because the rooms, main areas and gardens are all spotless and very well kept. Our suite was big and well equipped. The pools were a favourite, again spotlessly clean and salt water which means no chlorine. Kids loved the small heated pool in particular. This hotel is in a beautiful area away from the busy centres of the Algarve so we hired a car and did some exploring. Recommend Lagos, Sagres and a wonderful fish restuarant at the end of the quay in Ferragudo. Overall this hotel is very worthy of 5stars.
"Nice quiet villa hotel with lovely gardens"
04/07/15 KellyIom IOM
The hotel is nice - obviously not a 5 star but a good clean and well maintained 4 star, and the free breakfast is really quite good, although of course it is busy at peak times but that's no different to anywhere. I booked a regular villa for a very good rate with TravelRepublic and then for €10 a night we upgraded directly at the hotel to a superior villa which was a lot cheaper. The villas were nice but I think they should all have a DVD player in the living room as standard. Also there was no hairdryer in the main bedroom or bathroom which was annoying, and there was also no iron in the villa but there was an ironing board. Maid service was only once every three days which we weren't aware of when we booked, and if I'm being honest the sofa in the living room was not very comfortable at all (as a sofa, not as a bed because it was a sofa bed). Also for UK visitors there are only three English channels on the TV - two of which were news channels and one was CBS Reality (I think). Ordinarily not an issue for on holiday however as the weather was hit and miss and there is nothing to do in the immediate vicinity of the hotel we did notice it. We liked to walk around the grounds and see the lake that was full of frogs, and the pond that had lots of fish just waiting to be fed (they follow you around) so be sure to keep a bit of leftover bread from breakfast to feed them. If you are self catering we recommend driving to Intermarche supermarket as it will have everything you could possibly want with a good selection of fresh fruit and veg. It's only about a 7 minute drive. Oh and if you head out to carvoeiro one night seek out The Wolf Grill because it was delicious and well worth paying the extra. Ma-Ja's was also nice.
"Our first visit"
We spent the second two weeks of March 2015 at the hotel. Upon arrival we were "upgraded" to stay in one of the town-house villas in the grounds. The receptionist, Sara was so professional and explained everything we needed to know, before we asked the questions. The villa was huge for just two with sitting / dining and fully fitted kitchen and a toilet/shower room on the ground floor. Two bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms on the second floor, with balcony. All very spacious, very clean and well appointed. Rooms with air-con / heater The grounds of the hotel, swimming pools and all public areas are immaculately maintained There is a shuttle bus that does a round trip to the local village four times a day at set times. Usage needs to be booked in advance to ensure you can travel; no booking, bus doesn't venture out !! Wi-fi is free but (we were told) only allows one phone/tablet/laptop connection at any one time per username and password.........this actually proved not to be the case and I connected two phones to the same username simultaneously........may have been a fluke !! The wi-fi signal was good around the premises, including our villa but did experience occasional outages....verdict generally acceptable The spa facilities are good, if small and need to be booked in advance. We used on a number of occasions and were the only people there. We ate at the hotel restaurant and poolside bar occasionally, food was good but the menu was unchanged throughout our stay. We would have like more choice. Having a kitchen available to us, we did some self catering more from the lack of choice in restaurants than choice. This is just one local restaurant within walking distance of the hotel. We dined there on three evenings. Food there was reasonable but pricy for what is delivered. One aspect of the hotel that must be emphasised is the staff, they were exceptionally helpful, friendly and engaging. Too many to mention by name but Sara in reception, Paula and Diane in the poolside bar for breakfast service were exceptional. My wife prefers Earl Grey tea but on the first morning there was none available. The tea arrived on the second morning, personally delivered by Diane or Paula and every morning after throughout our stay. We hired a car for a week during our stay ( with help from Sara ) and this proved essential in order to be able to see the Algarve, public transport was not apparent to us and was therefore at best very infrequent. This hotel suited us perfectly as we were looking for a peaceful environment and our two week stay was enjoyed by both my wife and myself....... Strong recommendation The Waltons, Cheshire
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