Its location may be hard to find if you drive there yourself, but it was easy once you followed the signs from anywhere around it. It gives the impression that it is isolated, yet we could go anywhere along the Algarve quickly or slowly depending on the route and method taken. You can walk to the nearest beaches but why bother. The Hotel provides a bus service to drop off and collect to most of the local beaches. Last resort, use a taxi service.
The main thing is that the hotel was a delight to stay at. For us the location was perfect, apart from the odd barking dog in the neighbourhood (just like anywhere in the world). The staff provided excellent service and always happy to provide information on the hotel and area.
The outside facilities, especially the pool area, are very good. Having breakfast almost pool side in the sun, is just such a great way to start the day. Take your time as we did, no rush and no hurry, just the way it should be. Everything at the pace you want.
The Serenata Restaurant at the hotel has a good ambiance, a varied food and wine menu, excellent service and overall it was great value for money. But do try other local restaurants and experiment. We did and the Serenata compared very favourably with them all.
From the moment we arrived there we were made welcome and it was like that for the ten days we were there. All in all we had a great stay and look forward to going again next year.
A big thank you to our friends who recommended it.
Traveller from Northants
This family-friendly Carvoeiro hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Marinha Beach and Senhora da Rocha Beach. Portimao Town Market …More
We had a spacious ocean view 2 bed 2 bath villa with a fully equipped kitchen plus washing machine, huge fridge. The rooms were well furnished and spacious, with clean comfy beds. The lounge had a patio door leading to a grassy terrace with table chairs and sun loungers right on the edge of a cliff with stunning ocean views. Above the bedrooms was another floor leading to a roof terrace with a large table, chairs and parasol. It honestly felt like paradise. The whole resort was well maintained with pergolas and thick Bougainvilla everywhere. We had a free car park space straight outside our villa. The staff were lovely. Very nice pool, comfy loungers. It was a short walk to a beautiful sandy clean beach right by caves that you could explore by boat. 2 minute drive to nearby town with good restaurants, ( or a 5 euro cab ride) LOVED IT!!!!!!!
Traveller from gloucestershire
Situated near the beach, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vale Centeanes Beach, Vale de Milho Golf, and Algar Seco …More
Very good stay. The only suggestion for improvement is that it is very difficult to find if you drive in and have never been there before. The road signs for it are confusing, small or non-existent. Would definitely stay there again, now that I know where it is!
This family-friendly Carvoeiro apartment is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Alfanzina Lighthouse, Vale …More
I stayed at this hotel mid July with my boyfriend. The location of the hotel is absolutely perfect. It is 10 seconds from the beach with loads of restaurants, bars and cafe's all around the hotel. The room itself was basic but clean and was just what we needed. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. The only slight negative was the breakfast; there was a variety but it wasn't a high standard. However there are lots of places around to eat anyway. I would definitely recommend this hotel, and if I visit this area again I will definitely pick this hotel.
Traveller from London
Situated in the heart of the traditional village of Carvoeiro, the hotel is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and …More
This hotel has very nice apartments in a quiet neighborhood, was surprised on how much space we had and rooms where cleaned daily, pool and bar was well equipped and staff very helpful, there was a small beach about 10 minute drive down the road and plenty of foods stores nearby if willing to cook for yourself, definitely benefited from having a car though as this resort is out the way, would definitely stay again and would highly recommend to anyone looking to get a quiet spell away.
Traveller from Uk
This family-friendly Carvoeiro resort is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Paraiso Beach and Carvoeiro Beach …More
At the head of a long verdant valley the popular, pretty little resort of Carvoeiro opens onto a small golden cove. Steep cliffs dotted with traditional houses rise to either side while the surrounding area has been heavily developed with low-rise apartments. Fishing boats ferry holidaymakers to less busy picture-perfect coves at Benagil, Carvalho and Marinha. Adjacent, the curious eroded rock formations of Algar Seco are worth exploring.