Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
First and last time visiting this hotel, I stayed for a week over Xmas a week I won't get back. I had villa type room 10min walk from reception, path to room nightmare, tree roots had lifted the path so either walking from room or returning to room I tripped, very limited path lighting. Room very tired, first night no hot water, phone didn't work so if you wanted to let the hotel know it was 10 minute walk to reception. Hotel food was a joke I ordered a chicken sandwich from the bar for lunch, the next day tried to order same and was told only chicken available was club sandwich, so I ordered the club sandwich with no bacon, turned up with bacon, sent it back, it then turned up again with bacon, by this time I had lost the will to live. One night in the buffet restaurant one of the vegetables was crisps, yes seriously, couldn't tell if they were "Walkers" I could go on, this was only the tip of the iceberg on things wrong with the hotel.
This hotel claims to be 5 star but it is nearer 3 star or 2 star in terms of the quality of the food provided. Limited choice and either tasteless cold or meat so tough you will need new teeth. If you are playing golf you will find that you are paying Euro 45 for a buggy but then find other people in the hotel are paying Euro 30!!!! Good golf course but avoid the hotel like the plague.
The hotel was very poor, certainly not 5 star. It was isolated in location. It was taking the Michael out of it's captive audience with its bar and food prices. The Happy Hour was ridiculous in so much as it was entirely predictable that at 1930 hours 50 thirsty customers would require serving.....one barman was there every night for my 14 nights, one night I waited 15 mins to be served, guess I must have been invisible. I was in the isolated bungalows at the far end of the property, the pathways are dark and dangerous with missing and uneven monblocks. The lighting in the room was very poor. The starters and the deserts of the buffet were fine but the hot mains courses were not good often not hot and did not get replaced quickly as they ran out. The crockery and cutlery was whipped from the table as you were finishing the last mouthful. Buffet service every day is not what you expect from a 5 star hotel. (Christmas was a non-event). Hogmanay dinner was waiter served for starters and deserts only. The wine and water freely poured were the only redeeming factor for that one evening. Playing the same golf course was not ideal for 10 games. We should have been staying in one of the hotels behind the Marina in Vilamoura handy for the night life and in my experience of going every year with 11 other guys from my golf club playing a different quality golf course every day with shuttles included as most of the courses are owned by the hotel groups, including Pestana and at this time of the year are desparate for customers.
Just returned from a week at this hotel. My room was tired and needed a refurb. The carpet was covered in dirty marks. Furniture scratched and chipped. The food at dinner was a buffet and was extremely poor. We ate out three nights even though we were on half board.
Vila Sol is an hotel which doesn't care. Despite protestations was put in what are laughingly called villas. The block paving paths on which I had to walk 200 yards to reach an hotel door were raised by tree roots in dozens of places and as the path lighting is poor it was a hazardous return to my room each night. Food was limited and rarely at a temperature that made it appetising. I was in a group of 50 people and yet at 7pm when we all gathered in the bar, there was usually only one member of staff. Further during 'Happy Hour' (2 for 1) the wine was served in a glass of much lesser capacity than normal. Bar prices...5 Euros for half litre beer...12 for G&T...were unreasonably high. All in all a disappointing experience
I arrived at this 5* hotel last Saturday. No one at the door so icarried in my own bags. I was taken on a buggy out to the furthest part of the hotel estate, a bungalow room. The room is ok, clean but no mini-bar, which i would expect in a 5*. It is a golfing holiday, but the hotel are not linked to the golf operation. No one takes responsibility. First evening our group collect in the bar. One barman and we alone are a group of 50 people! Chaos. The restaurant, or buffet canteen that you might find on a motorway service station! The food generally cold, uninteresting and slow to be replaced when it runs out. The staff nice enough but see their most important task as getting you to sign for any drinks ordered. 5 euros 50 for a bottle of water! They run a happy hour at the bar when we are all sat in the restaurant and give smaller drinks. 12 euros for a gin and tonic! No management around a all for the first five days. The Spa, swimming pool area, Jacuzzi not working, steam and sauna auto switch of at 17.30 despite advertising as 20.00. This is a hotel that calls itself 5*, its not. Not a patch on several hotels I’ve stayed in in the last 2 years in Turkey, Cyprus, St Lucia. At best this is 3*, i and the other 50 who are in the group will not darken its doors again. Sadly i am booked to stay until Jan 6th and have taken to going out to eat even though i have paid for half board.
Very good hotel if you don't mind being a few miles from the marina. Staff at the hotel are great the young lady on reception went out of her way to be helpful. Restaurant and food were good and excellent value with a special offer of 3 courses and free beer for under 29 euro's. ideal for golfers as the club house is around 200 yards away and good rates for hotel guests. Hotel was quiet but then in December you expect that 10 euro's for a taxis to the marina but some good restaurants nearby also.
The hotel is beautiful , big and nice pools The breakfast are good as well, they make a omelete and have a good buffet Some staff need more training , for example someone couldn’t answer me where is the sauna , other couldn’t answer me about the sandwich that I asked The dinner at night was ok, the waitress was very good, professional but the food was very expensive for the quality that they served ... I recommend this hotel for the time that I stayed here, I liked
Amazing 5 star hotel at super rates in low season. Pestana group have 6 Golf courses and this is a great location. Rooms are spacious and very nice. Bathroom first class and excellent shower. Very quiet here in December but as a golf venue fantastic value. I want to come straight back in January. Weather here has been perfect for Golf and when the sun is out it’s T shirt weather!
Stayed here with a group of women for golf for three nights. Having read some of the very negative reviews I wasn’t expecting a good stay - but glad to report very pleasantly surprised. We stayed in the main hotel rather than the rooms around the resort. The bedrooms were very clean, but yes are a little dated with some damage to wallpaper but it really isn’t noticeable once you’ve settled in. Our bathroom was large, updated and no complaints there. Would have been nice to have tea/coffee facilities in the room. Breakfast is good with friendly staff, although there are language problems but that just adds to the fun! Golf course was in good condition with fairly fast greens. The red tee boxes needed some TLC, yellow and whites looked much better condition. The pro shop here seems to be like every other pro shop in Europe - one till point, so long que would form just to pay for a trolley. Staff at the golf restaurant effiecient rather than friendly. As to whether this is a 5 star hotel, the star system differs from country to country and this hotel has many facilities which probably bumps it up to a Portuguese 5. However you don’t pay top dollar to stay here so follow the adage you get what you pay for and you won’t go far wrong. This is a hotel for groups and suited us just fine.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Aqua Show Park and Oceanico Pinhal Golf Course. This 189-room, 5-star resort has 2 restaurants, a golf course, and an outdoor pool. Vilamoura Marina and Oceanico Old Golf Course are also near this Vilamoura resort.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy the golf course views at Green Pines, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the resort and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel's 189 rooms are soundproofed and provide balconies, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.
Guests of Pestana Vila Sol Golf & Resort Hotel enjoy a golf course, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 953 reviews