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The Lake Resort & Spaportugal

Wednesday January 23
INSIDE SCOOP HELEN SAYS There's no need to head for the beach with the hotel's sandy-edged pool. scoop image

About The Hotel

The Lake Resort offers an ideal location in the centre of Vilamoura close to the Marina and its local amenities. Part of the Blue Green Group this resort offers luxury family accommodation with a choice of restaurants, a kids club and sporting facilities. The hotel is located on the Falesia Beach which is a 10 minute stroll from the main hotel grounds. The 9km public beach stretches up to Praia de Falesia and the hotel has its own concession with snacks, drinks and sun loungers available in the high season. The resort boasts 2 outdoor pools one of which is heated seasonally as well as a fantastic spa and beauty centre.

For children aged 3 to 12, the resort has the Koala Kids Club (chargeable), open seasonally. A baby-sitting service for children up to 3 years of age can be used here, with fees payable locally.

There are a choice of apartments, rooms and suites for families to enjoy. All rooms have private balconies with either panoramic views of the resort, gardens or the sea. The decor is elegant and in neutral tones and the stylish bathrooms are extensions of the bedroom with just sliding doors separating the areas, leave these open and enjoy views of the sunsets from the bath tub. Interconnecting rooms are available here. One bedroom suites are available to give families a seperate sleeping area for parents and children. The apartments are formed of 1 or 2 bedrooms, each has a fully equipped kitchen (excluding washing machine) & parking.

A choice of 3 restaurants at the hotel including the floating restaurant on the lake specialising in seafood and grill cuisine. The resort offers flexible dining including taking a meal plan for part of the stay and changing from dinner to lunch. There are a wide choice of local and international restaurants at the Vilamoura Marina to chose from as well.

The resort’s private salt water lake is great for non-motorised watersports but bathing is restricted.  The hotel has access to 5 local golf courses with discounts on green fees and complimentary shuttle if you book tee times via the hotel.  A small ball court is available for ball games. The concierge can arrange for different activities such as horse riding, tennis, scuba diving or tours. The sports field offers activities such as football, basketball and tennis.

The hotel offers the Blue & Green Spa, promoting peace and harmony through their wide range of carefully selected treatments and spa services.  The Blue Spa offers the latest in hydrotherapy and The Green Spa a range of treatments from Japaneses Shiatsu to Ayurvedic Massages from India.  The resort also has a beauty centre for body and facial pampering treatments and a hairdresser on site.

Read more in our blog about Lake Resort >

Your Tots Too Expert for the Lake Resort is Helen.

Family Facts

Cots available on request on a complimentary basis

Babysitting can be arranged locally for €15 per hour, €22.50 after midnight for up to 2 children

Sorry no creche but younger children can be taken into the kids club by a parent or babysitter

Koala kids club available for children 3-12 years. Charges apply : €10 for half day morning, €15 for half day afternoon including snack or €20 for full day including snack. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.

Pushchair friendly

20 minutes from Faro Airport and child seats can be provided for transfers

Doctor on call

There is a family pool with its own sandy beach but no dedicated kids pool

Bottle sterilizers & bottle warmers can be requested locally, free of charge

Car seats provided in hotel transfers

No teen club but lots of sporting activities available

 

Reviews

  • Helen of Tots Too 17 March 2012 Helen from the Tots Too team says, "Approaching Vilamoura, the Lake Resort stands proud and quite imposing on the far side of the Marina, but the welcome that awaited me was warm and personal. This resort really ticks all the boxes for a great family holiday: large grounds, a choice of pools, spa, kids club, inter-connecting rooms and suites or self-catering apartments.

    A range of restaurants ensures that there is something for everyone and incorporates Mediterranean and fusion dining, themed buffets, snacks at the pool bar and grills at the Mare Nostrum overlooking the lake. Being so close to Vilamoura however, families need not feel restricted to dining in the hotel. Vilamoura has restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budgets and most of these have terraces with lovely views across the marina with its exclusive yachts. Boutiques and souvenir shops are dotted around the marina and tucked away just off the waterfront, I found a couple of small supermarkets.

    The highlight of the Lake Resort for me really lies in the outdoor space which is huge. Two main swimming pools for me were overshadowed by the lovely ‘beach pool’. The hotel has created a pool with its own sandy beach which gently shelves into the water just like the sea. Other outdoor features that kids will love are the boating lake and the outdoor playground with its attractive wooden play equipment.

    The Koala Kids club for children aged 3+ overlooks the pools and garden area, so parents will never be far from little ones. The kids club can be used by younger children, when accompanied by parents.

    The Blue and Green spa has a wide selection of treatments and treatment rooms that reflect different areas of the world. The Blue Spa’s jet pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and sensation showers can be enjoyed by all guest free of charge.

    The hotel features deluxe rooms with a choice of garden or pool view. Sea view rooms and suites can be found on the top floors. Rooms are nicely appointed with modern decor and bathroom separate from the toilet. There is free WiFi in rooms and all areas of the hotel. One extra bed or cot can be placed in the deluxe rooms. For something larger, there are 9 one bedroom suites which offer really spacious accommodation for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The lounge has two sofa beds and can be closed off from the master bedroom by a sliding door.

    Some families may prefer the convenience of an apartment. The apartments are located in blocks around 5 – 10 minutes walk from the main hotel. There are one or two bedroom apartments with large lounge/diner and fully fitted kitchenette. The apartments are fully serviced and guests can use all hotel facilities and enjoy room service. There is no washing machine in the apartments, but a laundry facility is available in each block and tokens can be purchased at reception.

    10 minutes walk out of the hotel and across a bridge takes you to Falesia Beach. This is a beautiful sandy beach which if you fancy a long walk, stretches for some 8 km! The beach is easily accessed by those with buggies or wheelchairs with ramps as well as steps. The beach is public, so sun loungers/umbrellas have to be hired. These are available during the main tourist season when you will also find a couple of beach restaurants open."

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