Ratings based on 136 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Surrey

Wonderful family friendly hotel, great facilities

Posted Sep 6, 2017
We've stayed here twice and will probably go back again. Perfect for families, amazing beach, lovely hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, UK

Nice hotel near the beach. Great for families!

Posted Jul 31, 2017
We stayed for 5 nights, with our 2 children (under 5). The hotel is about 40mins from Faro. It's a lovely, clean hotel. Staff are attentive and more than happy to help with anything. Slight annoyance on arrival that the hotel didn't pass on my email about early check-in and this holiday was for our anniversary. Easily rectified by management, thank you Suzanne. The breakfast buffet is amazing! Dinner buffet is good, but few options for vegetarians - this is an area the management should look at improving. The other restaurants are great, tasty food and lots of options (although we didn't dine at the Japanese so cannot comment on this). Rooms are very spacious. The bathroom is open plan (except toilet and shower), we didn't find this an issue though. The shower is amazing. Toiletries provided are nice. The mini bar is not stocked - you need to call if you would like anything. Cleaning wasn't great on arrival, but after speaking to management this improved. Only comment would be to remove any used bottles of water etc, otherwise rooms were cleaned nicely. Sofa bed is folded way in the morning - this is great, as you have space to use during the day. The sea view & pool view rooms do lack some privacy -face the communal areas. We enjoyed our stay at Vidamar and wouldn't hesitate coming again (as long as dinner buffet improves on vegetarian options). This hotel is more for families, I would recommend to couples. Pools and kids club amazing! Loved pool Zumba!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from dubai

Family holiday hotel stay

Posted Jul 30, 2017
We had a fabulous time at this hotel with our family and children. The half board offer was great and the food in the main restaurant was pretty good. It's definitely worth visiting the other restaurants - Italian, Japanese and the independent seafood restaurant on the beach. We did get bored of the buffet restaurant after a couple of nights. The swimming pools are brilliant and the kids one was perfect for our young children. The beach access is literally 2 mins walk within the vacinity and the hotel catered to all our needs so much so we didn't leave during our stay (7 days). It would be nice if there was a kids room with some soft play or toys available. As there's nothing indoors for young children who can't participate in the kids club.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 19, 2017 by Customer Service, Hotel Management
Dear Mrs. Nancy, We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Your positive comments about us have been really appreciated and we sincerely hope that your travelling plans bring you back to Algarve and to Vidamar Resorts Algarve. Best regards, The Management.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel for families

Posted Jul 30, 2017
Lovely hotel, the staff, food, pool and beach were brilliant. We stayed with a group of 6 adults and 4 children age range 5yrs to 1yr and we all loved it. Brilliant pools nice walk to beach super friendly staff. Good kids club and food we would highly recommend it.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 19, 2017 by Customer Service, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Many thanks for the most kind review from your recent stay with us at Vidamar Resorts Algarve. We are most happy to know that you had a great stay with us. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back. Best regards, The Management.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from montreal, quebec

wonderful

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Well situated to visit other towns. Great value, beautiful resort with great breakfast. Friendly and great for families. Not so great gym is all I can find wrong.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 19, 2017 by Customer Service, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Vidamar Resorts Algarve. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. Looking forward to welcome you in our Resort, again, in a near future. Best regards, The Management.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Cardiff

Great hotel made even better by then friendly staf

Posted Jun 10, 2017
We were really impressed with the Vidamar, the staff were excellent and set this place apart from other hotels we stayed at I think. Kids loved the pools and the activities put on by the kids club. Food provided on half board basis was great although can get a bit monotonous after a few days however the other restaurant choices on site broke that up a bit. Beach near by is very good although you have to pay for the use of sun loungers and umbrellas separately i.e.: doesn't belong to the hotel. Overall an excellent experience for us, highly recommend the place, not strictly a 5 star but not far off.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from UK

Lovely and relaxing stay

Posted May 26, 2017
Pros: Very good selection of food for breakfast and evening meal, plenty of sun loungers available, short walk to beach and friendly staff.
Cons: The room - our toilet light was not working and one of the towel hooks was coming away. Communication - room not cleaned for when requested.
Location: Lovely location for beach. Not much else to do without transport but free shuttle bus takes guests to the Old Town - well worth a visit.
Overall we had a lovely and relaxing stay at the Vidamar. There was a good selection of food available for breakfast and dinner. There was a different theme for dinner every evening during the six nights we stayed (Italian, Mediterranean, etc). The bed and the pillows were very comfortable and the shower was amazing. The beach was a short walk away. There were always plenty of sun loungers available at the pools and on the beach. The staff were very friendly. I would recommend this hotel to others; we visited mid May and this is an ideal time to visit as the weather was good (late 20s) but it was not too busy. It felt like a very inclusive hotel, ideal for families but also younger and older couples. It's a lovely hotel but not quite a five star. There were some minor issues during our stay - our toilet light was not working, one of the hooks for towels was coming away from the wall, I asked for my room to be cleaned before 3pm as my daughter has a nap but this was not done. The following two points may have been an oversight on my part but I didn't recall reading anything about them: We stayed half board but had to pay for our drinks during dinner although this was the first time I had stayed half board anywhere so that may be standard. We had to pay 10 euros for two sun loungers on the beach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from london.

Very nice hotel, good food good location

Posted May 22, 2017
We a good experience staying in the hotel. I would recommend it to anyone.
5 out of 5
by Jacqui

Fantastic hotel

Posted Feb 1, 2017 on Hotels
Fantastic 5* hotel in every way. We always hire a car whilst in the Algarve, so being away from the town doesn't bother us but may be of concern if you wanted to go out at night and not use the hotel's restaurants.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 15, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. Looking forward to welcome you in our Resort, again, in a near future. Kindest Regards, The Management
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Close to beach And pool beautiful view/ location

Posted Jan 30, 2017
As we went here to prepare for our wedding it was beautiful staff were very friendly and helpful. We took beautiful pictures and we're taken care of very well
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 15, 2017 by Customer Service, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve for such a special event as your wedding. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us, your positive comments about us have been really appreciated. Looking forward to welcome you in our Resort. Kindest Regards, The Management