Name of hotel
Style and ambience
Modern five-star property with a relaxed feel that appeals to golfers, holidaymakers and conference delegates alike.
Main features of note include the large open-plan atrium lobby, the central gardens with cascading waterfalls, and the adjacent spa, the largest in Portugal.
176 rooms, with a choice of Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Plus, Family Suites and Apartments.
All rooms and suites have either twin or kingsize beds and a balcony, with views of either the pool, Vilamoura or Pinhal golf course.
The decor is in neutral, pastel tones, and the marble bathrooms feature distinctive Portuguese ceramic tiles.
The rooms are spacious and light, and facilities include a walk-in shower, bathtub, high-speed internet access, 26” LCDTV with cable and satellite channels, a mini-bar and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Food and drink
The main Moscada restaurant seats 220 for breakfast and dinner, and serves international cuisine and themed buffets. It is open daily for breakfast from 7-11am and for dinner from 7-10.30pm, with entertainment for adults and children on selected nights.
The all-day Rubi Bar seats 140 and serves a selection of light-bites and snacks, as well as drinks and cocktails. It is open daily from 11am until 1am in the morning (but opens slightly later, from 3pm, between June and September, when there is also the option of the outdoor bars and the beach club).
Aquarela is the hotel’s outdoor bar and restaurant - with the option of shade - which overlooks the pools and gardens. It seats 120 and serves salads, snacks, light meals, food from the grill, and drinks. Open April to September between 11am-5pm and also for dinner in July and August between 7-11pm.
The hotel also has the Club H20 Beach Bar on nearby Falesia Beach, open from May to September, and runs a shuttle bus service from the hotel. The bar serves drinks and light meals and is open every day from 9am-6pm.
Six swimming pools (including a heated pool), golf centre, the 7 Seven Spa (see separate review), kids’ club, fitness room, snooker room, business centre and meeting facilities for events up to 350.
When to go?
Popular with families during mid-summer and other school holidays. The rest of the year it has a broad appeal to leisure travellers, groups, business executives, conferences and golfers.
Is it part of a chain or a marketing group?
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has over 540 properties in 78 countries. The Hilton Vilamoura is a sister property to the Conrad Algarve in Quinta do Lago.
One of the key selling points of the hotel is its international status within the Hilton group: staff are well trained and very friendly, an aspect that gives it a distinctive edge over some of the non-branded five-star hotels in Algarve.
On the outskirts of Vilamoura next to Pinhal golf course.
GPS: N 37º 05' 35” W 8º 06' 43”
Address: Rua da Torre d'Agua, Lote 4.11.1B Vilamoura 8125-615
Free parking is available.
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