Name of resort
Vale d'El Rei, Carvoeiro
A high standard four-star family-friendly resort with a mixture of self-contained townhouses and more traditional hotel accommodation.
Located in the countryside but only minutes away from Marinha beach, the resort has been designed to be as relaxing as possible, with friendly staff happy to help with any aspect of the holiday.
The townhouses are perfect for family get-aways while the hotel rooms and suites are large, clean and spacious for anyone looking for a traditional hotel stay.
There are 39 double rooms and 15 suites in the hotel part of the resort. The double rooms are suitable for two people and the suites can accommodate either three adults or two adults and two children.
In the village part of the resort there are 22 duplex townhouses which can cater for either five adults or four adults and two children.
The pool bar is open daily and serves buffet breakfast as well as snacks and light meals through the day. It’s ideal for families and has a relaxed atmosphere and bright decor.
Upstairs there is the Serenata restaurant, which offers both an a la carte menu and a daily changing set menu. The food here is more refined but has a very strong Portuguese influence, and is a good place to try some local specialities if you don’t want to venture off the resort.
Guests in the townhouses tend to self-cater, but the restaurant and pool bar is open to all guests and visitors.
Why do you like it?
Despite the number of units within the resort, it is a very peaceful place for a holiday. Being a little further from the coast has the benefit of it being quieter, and with the large rooms and well equipped townhouses, there is little reason to leave the resort if you don’t want to.
Three swimming pools, tennis court, day spa and a free shuttle bus to Carvoeiro or Marinha beach.
The day spa offers guests free use of the jacuzzi, Turkish bath and sauna during the afternoons, and is a great place to unwind. The onsite therapist offers a range of beauty and massage treatments, with discounts available for guests.
What could be improved?
The steps between the main hotel and the pool bar and pool area could prove difficult for those with limited accessibility. The area can be accessed via the lift and through the day spa, but this is not ideal.
Is it part of a chain?
Vale d'El Rei is part of Details Hotels & Resorts, which also operates the Almada Hotel in Lisbon and the Aqua Pedra dos Bicos hotel in Albufeira.
Vale d’el Rei, 8400-421, Carvoeiro, Lagoa.
The resort is located near to Carvoeiro and can be found by following the signs from Carvoeiro. It’s not the easiest place in the world to find if you are not familiar with the area, but trust the signage and you should have no problems.
A standard double room costs from €105 per night. However there are often last-minute deals and promotions available on-line which can see the same room costing €80 or less at times.
Open all year