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Last 5 reviews
Great resort. Fantastic service and amazing food
Just a short break to Portugal to see what travel post covid was like. You need to be quite organised to do all the passenger locator forms and make sure you have all the vaccination certificates and tests done. My initial trip was cancelled as the testing company mucked up the PCR test to let me fly (before the rules changed). The hotel was great, clean, very covid aware. Facilities were thoughtful and people were mindful of covid precautions and social distancing. Food was amazing, room was excellent, weather was gorgeous, pool was clean and quiet, golf course was exceptional. There is a shuttle service from the hotel into Vilamoura and local taxis are easy to book from the desk. Really can't fault the staff or the quality of the food in the Emo restaurant.
Miles from anywhere cold pool. Avoid.
Perhaps if you love golf this is a hotel for you, as the golf course looks amazing otherwise avoid. The room is a good size, clean and nice toiletries. The pool is freezing. You cannot enter it at all. The hotel is located so far away from anything. It is around 90 minutes walk from the marina. The hotel advertises several restaurants which are mostly closed and you're left with a buffet restaurant some days. I wouldn't recommend this place at all. Avoid.
5 Star slipping
Rooms are tatty and tied in need of an update. Many things in the kitchen are missing or broken. Shower you need to run for ages to get hot water. Very disappointed. Been here for the last 6 years and it’s got worse, all the management are interested in is money. Won’t be going back.
This hotel is stunning, we would return in a heartbeat - thank you for a lovely break! Service: We cannot fault the service at Anantara hotel. Every single staff member was polite, attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Rooms: large, comfortable and clean. The only fault was there was no iron in the room although I’m sure it is available on request Breakfast: the buffet selection was always varied and pleasant. A specialty egg station cooked to order as well as large spread of almost anything you can think of from fresh fruit to fresh honey and full English breakfast to name just a few. You are served tea and coffee to your table, and once again the staff are amazingly attentive. Dinner: the buffet at Victoria restaurant was average and not 5*. We were half board and only here for a short stay so ate here once only. You are able to use your half board at the other restaurants with €25 per person credit. We ate at both the Emo restaurant (fine dining) and the Peppers restaurant (steakhouse) in the sister hotel Tivoli and the steak was the best I have ever eaten! The experience of the marina views and a live singer it was very romantic. Would highly recommend! Location: the location of the hotel is not near anything specifically as it is located on a beautiful golf course but there is a free shuttle bus available from the hotel to the Mariana at request all day until 11:30pm - Uber is also accepted out here at €5/€6 euros one way - this was perfect when we wanted to stay out a little later. The Marina itself is full of bars and restaurants with live singers - the Atlantic bar is worth a visit. Pools: there are two pools, one large for families with a bar for snacks and bed service all day as well as a smaller pool for adults only. This offers another smaller champagne bar. Both serve tasty food to either you leave bed or sit at the bar. Purobeach: the hotels sister hotel Tiovli has a beach club, this is available to book from the hotel reception. With free beds, water and fruit on arrival and a DJ from the afternoon this is a perfect way to break your stay up from the pool. Elegant but chilled vibes. We loved having this option. To summarise, we would recommend this hotel to anyone, families and couples alike.
Just arrived back from a 4 night stay. What an amazing hotel. One of the best we have stayed in. They have a free shuttle to the marina which is great & staff are so friendly. They also have bikes to hire which we used to go to the beach one day. What a relaxing place, we can’t wait to come back next year!
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