Name of hotel
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Style and ambience
One of the Algarve's largest and longest-established five-star hotels, enjoying a prominent position overlooking both the marina and the beach in Vilamoura, with the space and flexibility to be ideally suited to the leisure, business travel, conference and wedding markets.
383 rooms including a Presidential Suite and 16 Junior Suites, plus a wide variety of twin, double and family deluxe rooms. All rooms have either marina or beach views, and much of the accommodation was extensively remodelled and refurbished in 2016.
Food and drink options
The food is international, with a Portuguese twist.
Chilli restaurant, overlooking the gardens, open for breakfast
Oregano restaurant, overlooking the gardens, serving Italian cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, and throughout the daytime for snacks
Pepper’s Steakhouse, overlooking the marina, open for dinner
Canela Bar, inside bar overlooking the marina, open all day/evening
Side Bar, outside bar overlooking the marina, open all day/evening
Açúcar Bar, next to the pool, open all day during the summer
Purobeach Vilamoura bar and club, including beachfront and poolside. Open in summer.
2 outdoor swimming pools (1 for children)
Indoor heated swimming pool
Health Club (sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath and gymnasium)
Putting Green (12 holes), practice and bunker
Guaranteed starting times on selected Algarve golf courses
The hotel's Tivoli Spa includes eleven treatment rooms offering a range of exclusive treatments.
Plus: meeting space for up to 3200.
What could be improved?
The hotel is undergoing an ongoing refurbishment courtesy of its new owners (see below), so whilst the bedrooms are ultra-stylish, some of the public areas currently look a little dated.
When to go?
A year-round hotel. Ideal for the summer holiday market, short breaks at any time, and conferences in the spring and autumn.
Many people think the hotel is only for residents, but Pepper’s and the Side Bar in particular are perfect if you are in Vilamoura and fancy a great steak or a relaxing drink with a panoramic view over the marina.
Tivoli offers a range of Experience programmes, including sports, gourmet, family and romantic options.
Is it part of a chain or a marketing group?
Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, which also has hotels in Vilamoura, Lagos, Carvoeiro and Portimao, as well as Lisbon, Coimbra, Madeira and Brazil.
In 2016, was acquired by the Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group, which currently manages 145 hotels and serviced suites under the Avani, Anantara, Per Aquum, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis and Minor international brands and operates in 22 countries throughout Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.
An integral part of Vilamoura Marina. Well-signposted. Plenty of free parking.
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