The Hilton Vilamoura in the Algarve was a wonderful choice and a great surprise on my last visit to Southern Portugal, this last May 2016. After a short period relaxing at home, back again reviewing some of the best properties in the world!
Hilton Vilamoura, a luxury 5-star hotel, has been voted Portugal’s leading golf resort and ranked one of top best hotels by expedia. And I can now understand why. Hilton Vilamoura is now on tripadvisor Hall Of Fame, awarding their outstanding service over the last 5 years in a row.
Algarve, in Portugal, has been considered one of the best places to spend summer vacations in Southern Europe, and Hilton is only 30min from the international airport and very close to the beach.
Uppon arrival we were greeted by the nice staff at the reception, by Ana Rita, who pointed our room that was ready to receive us and kindly asked if we needed any help parking our car at their private garage.
We were granted with one of the best apartments/suites of the resort, their unique Two-Bedroom Apartment Pool View, allowing a total of 5 guests, featuring a kitchen, one large living room, one suite and one bedroom with extra bathroom and shower.
Once arrived at our luxury apartment, had some fresh fruits, mineral water, tea and some pastries to welcome us at the Hilton.
The Hilton Vilamoura is also know for it’s unique and amazing SPA, the 7 Seven SPA, built as the biggest in the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain), and one of the best I have been lately. We had one of the top luxury experiences that I recommend for anyone staying here, or even just passing by.
The experience was so unique and intense, that aside the highlights, I will be writing a separate review just covering this wonderful morning spent at their SPA.
We were given the most complete treatment, the 7SPA SUITE L’AMOUR III, covering over three hours, at their VIP Suite, a nice Welcome drink, 2 relaxing massages with facial, an unforgettable Chocolate “fondue” with seasonal fresh fruit at the Jacuzzi after enjoying their recommended massage, together with 2 Flutes of Champagne.
This has a price of 296EUR, but is totally recommended and I can promise will worth every euro spent.
A special thanks to Catarina and Rita, the two nice spa therapists that went with us through the morning.
We had reservation for dinner at Cilantro, one of their best restaurants. It was a great surprise. Very quiet and romantic, perfect for a relaxing moment, enjoying what the Portuguese gastronomy has best to offer. All dishes were very well prepared, with ingredients freshly cooked, presented by the Portuguese chef Andre Simoes.
On a different day we had also a chance to try the Moscada Restaurant (where also breakfast is served), and they have a nice buffet dinner with great variety and different choices available. I would recommend try both options, along with a drink at the Rubi Bar, specially the gin cocktails.
They offer also a wonderful venue for events and weddings. We were shown some of their best spots, escorted by Nicole through the morning around each corner. And they have been very sucessfull as well, you can understand instantly how organized and helpful they are.
Below you can see more information about the Hilton Vilamoura, and their contacts:
Hilton Vilamoura Golf Resort & SPA
Prices from 230EUR to 804EUR on high season, depending on room chosen.
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