About Dom Pedro Marina

  • high speed internet in room
  • swimming pool
  • restaurant
  • free internet
  • bar lounge
  • wifi
  • suites
  • public wifi
  • room service
  • air conditioning
  • dry cleaning
  • meeting room
  • non smoking rooms
  • laundry service
  • flatscreen tv
  • concierge desk
  • banquet room
  • family rooms
  • multilingual staff
  • breakfast buffet
  • airport transportation
  • outdoor pool
  • baggage storage
  • conference facilities
  • car hire
  • english amenities
  • fax photocopying
  • french amenities
  • 24 hour front desk
  • free breakfast
  • minibar
  • private balcony
  • breakfast available
  • sun terrace
  • bicycle rental
  • darts
  • spanish amenities
  • hot tub
  • poolside bar
  • portuguese amenities
  • billiards
  • evening entertainment
  • entertainment staff
  • karaoke
  • safe

Reviews summary

4
Good
( 1412 reviews)
Brilliant
522
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Awful
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16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

This was the first time me and my boyfri...

4
Good
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Reviewed Sun 11th of November 2007

"This was the first time me and my boyfriend stayed at the Dom Pedro Marina.
When we arrived we immediately upgraded to the presidential suite on the top floor as we knew that having a jacuzzi would make our holiday so much more fun. We were definitely right to upgrade as the holiday would have been completely different if we didn’t have the jacuzzi to relax in after a few lovely hours sunbathing at the nearby beach. Our balcony was huge and situated perfectly in the sun.

We did have a few probs with the jacuzzi not working a couple of times but the technician was on hand to fix the problem ASAP.

Didn’t really like the cleaners they seemed to have a problem with us as we are quite young and they thought for some reason that we could possibly afford to stay in the presidential suite. Our balcony was a little bit dirty so when we put a few towels down so we wouldn’t slip after getting out of the jacuzzi the miserable cleaner lady told the reception that we had stained the towels and so asked us for 150 euros to replace them but once we stated how dirty the floor was to the manger the issue was quickly resolved.

Lovely breakfast and plenty of nice restaurants nearby. Very peaceful and relaxing, would definitely revisit.
"

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  • Travel date: Sun 11th of November 2007

We have visited this hotel for the past...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Wed 20th of June 2007

"We have visited this hotel for the past 6 years (and stayed at the Dom Pedro Golf for 3 years prior to that).

Have always had an excellent holiday, good accommodation, good breakfast, and good a la carte evening meals.

Service by all the staff has been excellent, friendly and have basically made our holiday more enjoyable - hence our keep on returning.

We do not have children so tend to holiday outside of school holiday times. The pool is fine, although I prefer to go to the beach.

I am looking forward to our 7th visit to this hotel.
"

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  • Travel date: Wed 20th of June 2007

A lad’s long weekend. Perfect for gol...

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Reviewed Sun 20th of May 2007

"A lad’s long weekend. Perfect for golf, fitting in 3 games in 4 days.

Rooms spacious and clean and had all we needed. Continental breakfast, just the job before a round of golf.

Lots of bars nearby and great restaurants. Plenty of places to choose to eat and very reasonably priced.

The pool was a tad cold so we just sunbathed instead. No kids at the hotel but we didn't go in school holidays.

Flew BA from LHR, ok airline prefer Air Portugal.

This is the 3rd year running the 'lads' have stayed at this hotel for golf tour and we'll be staying there again next year."

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  • Travel date: Sun 20th of May 2007

Having just spent 7 nights at the Dom Pe...

4
Good
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Reviewed Sat 9th of September 2006

"Having just spent 7 nights at the Dom Pedro Marina hotel I wanted to put my review on this website to say what a lovely week it has been.

The location of this hotel is fantastic and it is well worth paying the extra for a sea view, our room overlooked both the sea and the marina and was beautiful. When we originally booked the hotel I put a request in for a high floor room with a double bed, not only did we get this but we were also upgraded to a suite!

The pool was small but nice, the gardens pretty with plenty of shade and the 'Marina' hotel seemed to have a lot more atmosphere and was more personable than the 'Golf' hotel (sister hotel just down the road), so an excellent choice as originally I was unsure which one to book.

Lots of families with small children which didn't bother myself or my boyfriend but if you are looking for a quiet poolside then this might not be for you!

The reception staff were friendly and helpful and the waiters and waitresses by the poolside bar were great, lots of smiles and personality! The room was cleaned daily and linen changed every other day.

Breakfast was not the most creative and eating there for 7 days tended to get a little boring but there is plenty of it and with a reasonable choice.

If I come back to Vilamoura I would definately come back to this hotel.
"

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  • Travel date: Sat 9th of September 2006

Far from impressed

3
Average
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Reviewed Tue 20th of November 2012

"The Dom Pedro Marina is at best satisfactory . From the start the reception is pretty dark and uninspiring and staffed by on the whole pleasant people, however there are one or two who do nothing for the group of hotels to which this one belongs. The bar area isn’t to bad, they have just decreased the price of drinks to get more people in. The week we stayed there August 2006 the height of season there were no more than a dozen people in there when we looked in. An organist does his best to provide some sort of entertainment but fell short after a few days owing to a repetitive song list.
The pool is tiny and is surrounded by beds I think someone from on high has read previous reviews and got some more in. There were always beds available regardless of the time of day. The rest of the area was grass which thankfully was shaded by palm trees which was a godsend when it got too hot.
The rooms were not up to much small, tiled floor and sparsely furnished. The balcony was tiny and barely had enough room for two people. Try and get a room on at least the third floor any lower and there is no view. The breakfast was good; again someone had been reading previous reviews and had decided to lay on a decent ever changing menu.
If I had children I would not go there, it’s just that there is nothing for them to do or space to run around. There is a hotel opposite called the Ampalius which seemed far better in fact I wished I had stayed there.
If you have a late flight and want to keep the room for a few hours more then be prepared to stump up 77 Euros. What a take on the most I have ever paid is 25 Euros and in better hotels.
The hotel is ideally placed for the beach 300 yards away and the marina across the road. There is also a bus stop directly outside the hotel. We got buses to Albufria and to Faro all for a few Euros. The buses are clean air conditioned and much cheaper than taxis. The buses run two time tables they both go too the same place but one is local that is slow and the other is Direct which gets you there in no time. Look for the sign on the front of the bus. The market in Quiteria is also accessible by bus however for a change walk along the beach on the way back it only takes about twenty minutes and is a nice walk.
The other problem is time share touts who for some reason hang around outside the hotel I didn’t see them any where else and they were a pain. I think it was because a few times I saw time share salesmen in the bar giving out the patter to couples who had taken the bait outside. When I am sitting down drinking coffee and reading the paper in the morning the last thing I want to hear is some greasy salesman extolling the virtues of time share.
If you can’t afford the extra for the room when you have a late flight home and have to use the hotel facilities don’t expect privacy the shower is in the toilets and doesn’t have a door.
The bottom line is would I go there again………I’m afraid not there are better hotels with much better rooms"

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  • Travel date: Wed 23rd of August 2006

Fabulous

5
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Reviewed Sun 9th of December 2012

"I'm so glad I didn't read some of these reviews before we went! This hotel and resort were recommended by our super local independent travel agent. Only 20 minutes by taxi from Faro airport to the hotel. The staff were very friendly, the room (on the first floor) exceptionally clean and well serviced, excellent and varied selection of hot and cold items on the breakfast buffet. No problem getting a sunbed any day we were there, nice mix of guests (some individuals, some families some couples of varying ages) and there was something for everyone, either on site or within a short walk. Loads to see, masses of good restuarants. Poolside bar very good value, great quality, good choice for a lunchtime snack and again, superb service from the staff. We had a brilliant time and would have no hesitation is recommending this lovely hotel to anyone."

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  • Travel date: Mon 24th of July 2006

Friendly Staff, Great Location

4
Good
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Reviewed Sun 9th of December 2012

"Stayed here for 2 weeks at the begining of July. Room was a good size and the sea view didn't dissapoint. the room was spotless when we arrived and was kept clean throughout.

The best thing about this hotel is the staff. Not only do they speak excellent English but they are friendly, happy to chat and went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

The worst thing is the breakfast. It's not awful, and there is a decent selection but it's the same every day and it's fairly bland.

Location is fantastic. The beach and marina are within a minute or two walk and there are plenty of excellent restaurants close by. I'd recommend going to the one's just behind the marina as the 2 meals we had on the marina itself were a bit overpriced and not nearly as good. The Dom Miguel, Don Alfonso and the Thai are all fantastic restaurants."

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  • Travel date: Mon 24th of July 2006

Good Location, Average Hotel

4
Good
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Reviewed Tue 20th of November 2012

"This is the first time we have stayed at this hotel, having been to Vilamoura 4 out of the previous 5 years. (Previously we stayed at the Marinotel twice - excellent, the Ampalius (OK) and the Atlantis (Good))

Knowing the location to be excellent for the marina and beach, we decided to choose this hotel over the others as it offered us a family suite for less than many of the other hotels were charging for a single!

Overall the hotel service cannot be faulted: Breakfast was not hectic and had a reasonable selection of items. The maid service was daily and the linen and beds and towels replaced each day.

The bar area was fine, with plenty of seating and sofas etc, and a musician played each night and/or sang to keep the oldies happy.

We did seem to be in the age minority when we were there - it felt more like a Saga hotel than a family hotel, but that may have had more to do with the time of year than anything else.

The hotel staff were friendly, and quite accommodating of our request for a late check out (for free!) on the last day to make the most of our time in Vilamoura.

Now onto the negatives: The pool was too small for the size of hotel, and was freezing cold and dirty on closer inspection (leaves, bugs, etc floating in the water), there were quite clearly not enough sun beds for all the guests so you had to get out early if you planned a day around the pool.

There is also no playground or facilities of any sort for children.

Having said all of that - you can use the facilities at the nearby Dom Pedro Golf for free - and their pool area and facilities are excellent.

Our family room, on the second floor, had no balconies - a nightmare if you are trying to get wet swimwear and towels dry!

The room itself, split into two distinct sleeping areas, was large enough and there were 4 single beds in the room (pushed together in pairs).

Our particular room had a nasty "cabbage" smell which we couldn’t trace that appeared mid-week, but opening of windows cleared it for a while - you just had to hold your breath for the first few minutes after having been out on return to the room!

That said, I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Vilamoura on a budget, but we won't be choosing this hotel in the future. Its well worth a 2 minute further walk to stay at the sister hotel, the Dom Pedro Golf."

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  • Travel date: Sun 2nd of July 2006

This is the first time we have stayed at...

4
Good
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Reviewed Thu 29th of June 2006

"This is the first time we have stayed at this hotel, having been to Vilamoura 4 out of the previous 5 years. (Previously we stayed at the Marinotel twice - excellent, the Ampalius (OK) and the Atlantis (Good))

Knowing the location to be excellent for the marina and beach, we decided to choose this hotel over the others as it offered us a family suite for less than many of the other hotels were charging for a single!

Overall the hotel service cannot be faulted: Breakfast was not hectic and had a reasonable selection of items. The maid service was daily and the linen and beds and towels replaced each day.

The bar area was fine, with plenty of seating and sofas etc, and a musician played each night and/or sang to keep the oldies happy.

We did seem to be in the age minority when we were there - it felt more like a Saga hotel than a family hotel, but that may have had more to do with the time of year than anything else.

The hotel staff were friendly, and quite accommodating of our request for a late check out (for free!) on the last day to make the most of our time in Vilamoura.

Now onto the negatives: The pool was too small for the size of hotel, and was freezing cold and dirty on closer inspection (leaves, bugs, etc floating in the water), there were quite clearly not enough sun beds for all the guests so you had to get out early if you planned a day around the pool.

There is also no playground or facilities of any sort for children.

Having said all of that - you can use the facilities at the nearby Dom Pedro Golf for free - and their pool area and facilities are excellent.

Our family room, on the second floor, had no balconies - a nightmare if you are trying to get wet swimwear and towels dry!

The room itself, split into two distinct sleeping areas, was large enough and there were 4 single beds in the room (pushed together in pairs).

Our particular room had a nasty "cabbage" smell which we couldn’t trace that appeared mid-week, but opening of windows cleared it for a while - you just had to hold your breath for the first few minutes after having been out on return to the room!

That said, I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Vilamoura on a budget, but we won't be choosing this hotel in the future. Its well worth a 2 minute further walk to stay at the sister hotel, the Dom Pedro Golf."

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  • Travel date: Thu 29th of June 2006

A lovely hotel for a relaxing break.

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sun 14th of October 2012

"We have just returned from a week long break at the Dom Pedro Marina.
The family suite was fine for our family of 4.
The hotel was spotlessly clean.We were given clean towels each day,and the bedding was changed twice during our stay.The breakfasts were good if a little repetative.
The swimming pool was great and the gardens well kept.
Reception staff not overly friendly,but all other staff were lovely.
A perfectly situated hotel for the marinas many bars and restaurants.
We would definately return to this hotel."

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  • Travel date: Sun 23rd of April 2006

Excellent Hotel

4
Good
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Reviewed Thu 15th of November 2012

"Found this an excellent 4 star hotel. It is well situated. Room was spotless and well appointed. Would recommend B&B rather than half board. There are plenty good restaurants within walking distance. We were there for the Golf World Cup and Hotel Reception was most helpful with information. Shop around the web sites for the best deal they differ a lot,I found mine on Easyjet hotel site."

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  • Travel date: Mon 28th of November 2005

Friendly Clean Hotel and Easy Access To All!!

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Mon 15th of October 2012

"My husband and I stayed at this hotel and as soon as we arrived, we were upgraded to the Presidential Suite for our entire stay and were able to have a late check out! The hotel is spotless, staff are very friendly and room service is quick and effecient. Buffet has a full variety of options whether it be fruit, continental or hot.

Although the are not many facilities within the hotel such as entertainment, we certainly felt that this hotel was situated in perfect position i.e literally a minute walk to the the bus stop / taxi rank / tourist trains and a 5 minute walk to the Marina. We had no problems finding food both vegetarian and non vegetarian at the Marina.
We recommend you to go to Thai Thai for Chinese for vegetarians and the Thai restuarant opposite the McDonalds. Also the Casino is a 5 min walk.

All in all, we wouldnt have wanted to stay anywhere else. Just make sure that you try to get a room on the 6 or 5th floor to get a full view of what is around."

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  • Travel date: Sat 22nd of October 2005

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