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Parque Mourabel Apartments
Ranked #18 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We spent twelve nights (19th September-1st October) in the Pe do Lago apartments. Jorge on Reception was particularly friendly and helpful in general, and our wait for our room to be ready was not overly long, allowing us time to have lunch and explore. (It should be borne in mind that the check-out time at the hotel is 12 noon so the maid service require time to clean the apartment from the previous occupants.) We were self-catering in a superior room, which was extremely clean, well equipped and with a pool view. The maid service was very good, with towels changed every two days and sheets changed once a week.
The on-site supermarket was very well stocked and good value compared to the Spar 10 minutes walk away. The Indian restaurant nearby was excellent.
The hotel bar and restaurant served up a great variety of well cooked food, and the staff were always friendly. There is a restaurant, A Capra, ten minutes walk from the apartments which was fantastic!
The walk to Vilamoura Marina, along a beautiful tree-lined walkway, took around thirty minutes.
Wifi needs to be extended to more apartments and more shade at the pool areas would be good - these are my only suggestions for improvement.
Our holiday was quiet and restful which was what we were looking for, and we would certainly stay at Parque Mourabel again.

Room Tip: Superior room with a pool view
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This was quite nice considerimg. I wasnt too sure about the place after some reviews but the room was fairly clean and we had a maid service each day. We could sleep 6 if pushed which made the two of us with loads of room. Self catering was the deal and we had everything we needed. A shop really close was perfect. I would certainly recommend this place for the price. Great staff as well.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the Parque Mourabel Apartments are dated & shabby. Having stayed a week in a Pé-Do-Lago superior apartment which includes a safe & air-con. I shudder to think what a standard room is like. The free WiFi is only available in reception, (not reliable) password is changed every 3 days.
The bedroom had 2 beds & a double wardrobe. Small bathroom with shower over the bath, shower curtain was a tad shabby. Well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. Small patio with table and chairs. Television has only 3 English channels one being sky news so don't expect too much especially if you have children. Free courtesy mini bus to the marina every day at 9am & 11am from outside reception. Or if you prefer it's a lovely 30 minute walk to and from the beach & marina. Sunlounges and umbrella can be hired for €11euros per half day or €16.40 for a full day at the beach. Beware of the "Looky" men who can be persistent & annoying with their fake bags and purses. The PR lady - Fiona at reception needs to smile more, not a very good advert for public relations proper miserable...
If you want a quiet, cheap, basic holiday with the odd bawdy stag do thrown in then this is for you. Little shop tucked away behind the Indian restaurant stocks all the essentials, not as big as the Spa supermarket 5 minutes down the road but just as good.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Maggibuttercup
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a week in September and found it to meet all of our needs. My Mam and I stayed in a studio apartment in the oasis side of the resort which we could not fault. A little dated in decor but no more than other holiday apartments. The studio had everything we needed and most items such as kettle and iron were brand new. We had a lovely corner balcony. The apartments and pool area were so quiet and allowed for a very chilled holiday.
We were greeted and showed around by Fiona who was very helpful and friendly. Most reception staff were the same to be honest and helped with directions, taxi bookings and restaurant reservations. Bar staff were funny characters who appeared to both be called Fernando and charged a different price for wine each time but only by a Euro so not worth arguing over! We booked a trip through the hotel and this was very well organised and easy going. We had the delight of meeting Lance, who is a local resident but is more like a member of staff, he came along on our trip as our guide and was a very lovely and witty man. The entertainment was quite good for a small hotel, the usual karaoke and do not miss Elvis, he is such a diva and was more like a comedy act without him realising ha ha.
Lots of guests we spoke to were returning customers and were all very friendly.
Whole hotel very clean and pool area well landscaped.
The hotel is a 30 minute walk from Vilamoura and it is a pleasant walk through a park type area. Very safe area. The hotel offers a shuttle bus which we never actually used but the driver was very friendly and funny! The hotel will call you an Uber which appeared to be €7 to anywhere in the area, public taxis on the return journey were a little cheaper. The land train also stops outside and the public bus routes to faro and albefuira were a short walk away too.
There is a cheap mini supermarket minutes walk from the reception which was well stocked with a lovely bakery (try the ham and cheese croissant) and the staff were very nice.
Only downsides were the bathroom was tiny which was only a real problem during a middle of the night half asleep nature call when we stumbled into things! Not the end of the world though! Towards the end of the week our cleavers did not arrive until very late (after 5pm) which was not ideal as we had wanted to be showered but needed the fresh towels. We were on the second floor with 36 steps to our apartment which for two fit ladies wasn’t a huge problem except for humping the luggage on arrival and departure days. It added to our exercise on the holiday but can appreciate it may be an issue for some. Overall a great base for a holiday and I would return in a heartbeat!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stayed for 3 nights on a self catering tariff. I was in one of the other buildings down the road which did not have a reception area. No phone in room to take an early morning call if required. However I could make use of all three premises and the facilities in each. I had a car hire so it was easy to reach Villamoura centre, marina, beach. However it is quite a way out from this if walking.
I would have preferred to be nearer the centre.
It was quite a drab apartment block with very poor to no passage and corridor lighting making it initially difficult to find the door lock.
The apartment was spacious and well equipped.
I mentioned to reception that a kettle was missing and they must have gone out and bought one because when it came it was boxed and new.
Overall at £20 a night it is good value if that is what you want.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Gordon M
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Additional Information about Parque Mourabel Apartments

Address: Caminho do Lago, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-423, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range: $19 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Parque Mourabel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Vilamoura at 2 Km from the Marina and Falesia Beach, the Mourabel apartments have a modern decoration, with balcony and fully equipped kitchenette, operating like an Aparthotel offering full hotel services such as cleaning and others like a normal hotel including service in Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks in our Restaurant. Guests can use for free the 3 pools and Tennis Court from the complex. Live Music in our Lobby Bar 4 to 6 times a week. Tree free daily transfers from the hotel to Vilamoura. ... more   less 
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