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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Loved it tremendously fab hotel so beautiful to get married in also .... spa is also amazing new hydro pool etc just opened with Turkish bath relaxation room .. food also good too . Would like to have a bit more entertainment in it In The evening that’s my only suggestion

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Lorna R
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CardosoJ, Diretor-Geral at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Dear Mrs. Lorna,

Thank you so much for your preference for Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve and for your kind review.

It is a pleasure to receive positive and constructive feedback and we hope to have the opportunity in the near future to welcome you again!

Kind Regards,

The Management

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Whilst staying at this lovely resort thought I'd share my views early.

Positves of out stay

Great for food ( and we are fussy) noy michelin standards nor is it trying to be just a great variety in the ocean buffet every evenning.

Rooms are quite new so easy to keep clean. Nice spacious and clean. Come from an OCD house so this ticked the box!

Negatives

Teething problems with room service and l house keeping. There is a disconnection between who you call and who comes. Usually nobody.

Teething problems with indoor pool. They will charge you 5 euros for a cheap swimmming cap that is a 50 pence cap and doesnt work. Secodary to this, some guests will follow the rules others will not. We witnessed a silly security guard victimising a lady swimming with her baby. The security guard was too scared to tell 2 much bigger gentlemen the rules instead he went for the easy target. Overall strange behavior over a cheap swimmimg cap that should be complimentary. Petty classless behaviour.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Ravinder L
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CardosoJ, Diretor-Geral at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Dear Mr. Ravinder,

Thank you for choosing Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve and we appreciate that you took the time and effort to share your experience with us and sincerely apologize that we did not meet your expectations in certain areas.

We have shared your feedback with the respective departments as we continue to strive to not only meet but exceed our guests expectations.

When your travels bring you back to the Algarve, we look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again.

Kindest Regards,

The Management

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This was our first stay in a 5* hotel and we were blown away when we arrived.

Lovely friendly staff, however they tend to struggle under pressure when it gets busy and customer service does tend to go out of the window, we had drinks in the lobby area after our evening meal as you are not aloud to take any form of drink inside the kids entertainment section which I found quite bizarre?!!!

Mama Mia restaurant is lovely food is great too. Oceana restaurant is your usual buffet style and then there was a japenese style restaurant which you have to book.

3 lovely pools..... it’s just a shame the big pool was super cold, however I expected that from reading reviews prior to booking.

Please beware you have to wear a swimcap if you want to use the indoor pool which they charge at 5€ per swimcap....

Our room was always tended to when needed and fresh towels supplied so cannot fault the cleaners and room attendants.
Lovely spacious rooms and balcony, just one niggle we had was we booked a room with a golf view - however the palm trees which are situated outside the hotel rooms covered the whole view which was a shame as my husband was rather looking forward to that.

All in all we had fun as a family, however we would not return again ...... just because we like to go somewhere different each year !
Thankyou for having us vidamar

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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CardosoJ, Diretor-Geral at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Dear gemlar25,

We appreciate your comments (and the family photos, too!) regarding your recent stay at Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve.

It is always a pleasure to receive positive and constructive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your overall Vidamar experience.

Thank you for staying with us.

Kind Regards,

The Management

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this hotel during the Easter holiday. The room we stayed in was quite spacious for a family of 4. The location is nice and close to the beach with a private route to the beach for the hotel guests. There is an outdoor swimming pool which is a bit cold but they also have a heated pool outside for toddlers and kids to play in- the kids loved it! There is an indoor pool which is very nice but you must remember yo take your swimming hat else you have to pay €5 per hat as you won't be allowed to swim in the indoor pool without a hat! If you have kids who are not potty trained you will need to take swimming diapers along as well. There are about 4 restaurants in the hotel (I think) which includes an oriental restaurant. If you paid for half board, your meals are free at the main hotel restaurant (buffet style) but if you decide to dine at one of the other restaurants in the hotel, you will get €15 per adult and €7.50 per child contributory cash towards your meal from the hotel (however you are bound to spend more if you are a family of 4). Please note the drinks including beverages at dinner are all chargeable but all drinks at breakfast is free. Water is very expensive at the hotel and restaurants (between €2.50 to €3.50)for 1.5 litres depending on the restaurant where you dine. It's much better to walk down to the supermarket called Oceano which is about 10 to 15mins walk from the hotel- if you buy your water outside a 1.5l costs around 50cent which is very cheap! The weather was lovely around 19 to 20 degrees. If you decide to go on explore the city, there is a desk inside the hotel where you can make enquiries and book various activities. We went on the boat cruise and on a tour of the city on the famous red bus. There is a stop about 4 minutes walk from the hotel (stop 18) where you can hop on the sightseeing bus. If you decide to go on the boat cruise, the coach will pick you up from stop 17 which is outside L14 building a couple of minutes walk from the hotel. Be sure to ask the cust rep what time you need to catch the bus. You get free complimentary rubber slippers too! All the staffs are lovely and friendly on our back to London, Paulo Teixeira had just started his shift and we were looking for our shuttle bus, he helped us with our search and when we found the shuttle, Paulo helped us load our bags on and made sure we all got in with the kids- very lovely of Paulo and a big thanks to him!

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
2  Thank De S
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CardosoJ, Diretor-Geral at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a fantastic review and detailed account of your recent stay at Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve and share it with other travelers.

We were delighted to learn you had a very enjoyable time with us!

Thank you for your very kind comments regarding our swimming pools, hotel facilities and staff. We have shared your compliments with Paulo, who felt really encouraged by your remarks for his exemplary service attitude.

We look forward to welcome you back again.

Kind Regards,

The Management

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Vidamar Algarve is a lovely hotel with spacious rooms and very friendly staff. Great to have a kids club as well. Unfortunately there was a 10 euro charge per person for using the indoor pool at another hotel as there was work being done at the Vidamar pool.
The hotel was also a bit far out of the town centre for family activities although there is one bus a day to / from town.
Overall though a lovely hotel.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
2  Thank Safari764718
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CardosoJ, Diretor-Geral at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your preference and for your kind words regarding your stay at Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve.

We are glad to inform that our all-new indoor pool is now open and free of charge for all our guests.

Your positive comments about us have been really appreciated and we sincerely hope that your travelling plans bring you back to Algarve and to our Resort.

Kind Regards,

The Management

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