BASED ON REVIEWS FROM PAST GUESTS, FLIPKEY HAS AWARDED THIS PROPERTY:
Top Vacation Rental (Silver) 2013; Top Vacation Rental (Gold) 2012; Top Vacation Rental (Gold) 2011
This is a brand new, spacious (165sq metres), interior-designed three bedroomed/two bathroom penthouse apartment located in the exclusive Quinta das Palmeiras complex in the historic old town of Lagos in the Algarve.
Fully airconditioned and with three balconies (80sq metres) giving views of the Marina, the beach and the old town. Extensive luxurious living and dining space accomodating 6 people. An electric awning covers the outdoor dining area on the bal...cony to provide shade while eating al fresco or just relaxing. A TV (50 inch), DVD and satellite tv installed.
There is a separate kitchen with granite work-top and high gloss units which is fully-fitted, including dishwasher; microwave; washing machine; central vacuuming and also a table with six chairs. The kitchen terrace has a BBQ and table and chairs for alfresco dining.
The master bedroom, totalling 29sq metres has a private en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and bidet. Two sets of double doors lead onto the full-length balcony which spans the entire side of the apartment. Two additional bedrooms with either twin or double lay-out possible. One has it's own private balcony. All have extensive storage in fitted wardrobes and drawer units. The apartment is equipped with travel cot and high chair.
The complex has two swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor; a gym; jacuzzi; sauna and children's play area.
Secure parking for three cars or sports/boating equipment in the basement garage.
The location is superb as it has everything within five to fifteen minutes walk - a car is not necessary as the Onda bus service is also available, directly outside the complex, for trips outside of Lagos itself, to neighbouring towns and beaches.
Shopping for food is not a chore here as the new extremely well stocked Pingo Doce supermarket is two minutes walk away or, do as the locals do and stroll the eight minute walk to the famous Lagos market and stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and of course, the fish caught fresh that morning ! Alternatively, take the easy way out and pop into Cafe Fresco - the on-site newly cafe where you can enjoy a delicious home-cooked breakfast, lunch or just a coffee or beer !
Accessed within 5 minutes is the Marina with it's bars; restaurants and shopping - the perfect location to enjoy the amazing sunsets Lagos has to offer while sipping your favourite tipple and while the kids enjoy an ice-cream.
The main beach of Meia Praia (5km long), has a Blue Flag and is a fifteen minute walk away with lots of beach activities and opportunities for leisurely lunches from salads to sardines - while you escape the hottest part of the day. Even in peak season the beach is never over-crowded or too busy but still offers water-sking, banana boats, para-sailing and other family activities. Of course, for those who are not so adventerous there is the 5k walk along the water's edge ! Several other beaches nearby such as Porto da Mos and Praia Ana are lovely for 'a day at the beach'.
Within ten minutes there is the town of Lagos with it's historic streets; restaurants with the best of Algarvian food including amazing seafood and local wines; there are many quirky shops and boutiques to explore - and all only a ten minute stroll from the apartment.
Locally there are ample opportunites to enjoy Golf; Fishing; AquaParks; Tennis; Surfing and many more activities. Nearby towns such as Ferragudo; Portimao; Alvor and Carvoiero are worth including as you get to know the western Algarve.
A complimentary Welcome Pack awaits you in our apartment as does a personalised Meet & Greet service from our local Lagos based agent; optional Airport Pick-up; mid-week towel change.Read more
Left on 08/10/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A TripAdvisor Member
Palmeiras is a well designed and managed urbanisation. Our apartment was situated on the top floor, giving exceptional views of Lagos along with the very essential cooling afternoon breezes. All rooms were spacious and with three outside decks, couples could enjoy absolute privacy. Any small problems that arose were quickly delt with by our host's manager who worked nearby. The apartment was central to everything, bus station, Saturday's market, the supermarket and numerous cafes, all a couple of minutes walk away. We loved our six months in Lagos and never tired of this apartment.
Left on 08/01/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Morag
We had a wonderful relaxing holiday in Lagos and staying at this apartment made it all the more special.
Apartment is very spacious and tastefully furnished.
A really spacious and comfortable place to enjoy yourself in.
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | kr worcestershire
In april/May 2012 we spent five lovely weeks in this apartment, felt at home as soon as we arrived. It isn't your typical budget kitted out holiday let, where someone is looking to maximise a return on an investment.
It's obviously a place where the owner spends quality family time, and as such it suitably equipped for every occasion, so that immediately after some necessary shopping, you can function as if at home.
The overall feeling is one of space, (there are 3 sliding patio doors in the lounge alone), the balconies being sited at both sides of the apartment catch the best of the sunshine for sun lovers, whilst the opposite balcony can enjoy the heat but in a shadier location for the non sun worshippers.
There is a lovely pool area, good for families, with a playground too close by, within the pool area.
At the time we were there, it was mostly a little too cool for the pool itself.
Eating outside is easy and a pleasure, even a stone BBQ is sited on the balcony for evening cooking..
Access to the all of the main town of Lagos, including the marina is easily walkable, and the bus station is only 2 minutes away.
The beaches are best got to by car, what with beach equipment etc, but there are many really easily accessible car parks within 50 yards of what effectively is 5 miles of beach, but there are also lots of other hidden quiet beaches spread liberally around the Lagos area.
Huge underground parking at the apartment, and a lift operates right to the front door...Nb no lift noise whatsoever.
Nice quiet clean part of town, and the apartment cleaners turned up exactly when they they had said they would.
Very close to good quality supermarket, I could be there and back with fresh bread, almost before the kettle had boiled!!
In conclusion a 'spot on' place to enjoy the town of Lagos.
Lovely apartment in quiet location but close to everything...
Left on 11/26/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | SJones
This was the third time we'd been to Lagos but the first time we'd stayed in an apartment. It was a late decision on where to stay and aileen couldn't have been more helpful as we had a very short time from booking to travelling. Rui, the property manager, met us at the airport and took us back at the end of our stay. He was very helpful and made us feel comfortable from the moment we met him.
The apartment is only 10 minutes walk from the Marina, 15 minutes to the town and maybe 20minutes from the beach (if you walk down to catch the ferry boat which takes you across instead of walking all the way round).
The welcome pack was appreciated especially with us arriving late but there's a shop a few minutes walk away so we were able to get fresh food the following day.
The apartment was well laid out and had everything we needed. Our son loved the extra space in the main room/dining area.
I think my only negative was that there wasn't much space to store food as all the cupboards were full of plates, glasses etc.
We would definitely look to book here if we returned to Lagos for a forth time!
A home away from home
Left on 10/14/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | M Arnold
Everything about the apartment was excellent from initial calls with aileen through to the check in/out service which Riu helped us with.
The photos do not do this place justice, from the decor to the comfort. Being able to get sun on one of the many balconies at any time of the day was just amazing.
The kitchen facilities are very good and there is a lovely barbeque out on the balcony which is very easy to use.
The welcome pack is an excellent little bonus, and there's lots of info about Lagos in the apartment. I would definitely stay again and recommend to friends and family.
Left on 08/10/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Mrs Macauley
We found our stay in Lagos extremely relaxing and this was largely due to the size and quality of the apartment. We travelled with family which included our nine month old son and the apartment was spacious and safe for him to move around freely and enjoy. It was equipped with all the essentials we needed to make our holiday comfortable with added extras like a decent coffee machine.The apartment itself was located in a central part of the town near the marina, which made getting around quick and easy.We would definitely go there again.
If you like space this is the place for you
Left on 08/01/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Stewart
Great apartment in a good location for everything with wonderful sized rooms to lounge around and a 50 " TV for those sporting moments. How nice to veg out with a cocktail jug and watch wimbledon after a long hard day on the beach.
Left on 07/29/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Minieme2007
This apartment absolutely made our stay in Lagos and we had a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable time.
The apartment is the best we have ever rented. It is very well positioned in the resort and the facilities are excellent.
The apartment is very spacious and very well equipped. It is furnished to a very high standard for a holiday home and it is very clean and tidy. Balconies to catch the morning and afternoon sun, and air conditioning in all the rooms, helped to make every day special.
We definitely look forward to returning in the future and would not hesitate in recommending it. Many thanks
Karen & Adrain
Fort McMurray Alberta, Canada
Had a great time in Lagos
Left on 04/13/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Karen & Adrain
We want to extend our gratitude; as the condo we rented during our recent trip to Lagos was fantastic. It enhanced the holiday! The acoomondations were 5 star all the way. The location was perfect - no need for a car - close to everything. Thank you.
Spacious and modern!
Spacious living in a modern apartment
Left on 03/28/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Spacious and modern!
My husband and I did a long term rental (2 months) at the condo. It was very spacious and modern and the owner was very responsive to any needs we had for this long term rental. The location is very convenient for bus and train transportation as well as to the centre of Lagos. I would highly recommend this property.
Left on 09/20/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Jen McTear
We loved this apartment. It is really central, 5-10 minute walk to the main square and to the beach. The furnishings are to a high quality including the balconies which are both sides of the apartment allowing shade or sun at all times of the day. The apartment is fully air conditioned but wasn't really necessary as the breeze keeps the apartment cool. The check in was easy thanks to Rui and the cafe in the apartment block was lovely.
The Bennett Family
A Memorable Holiday!
Left on 09/11/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | The Bennett Family
We had a a fabulous holiday. We had never been to Portugal and loved everything about Lagos. The weather was brilliant. The appartment was amazing and everything we could of wanted. The location was great and in walking distance of everthing. Would definately like to return!
Chris & family
Excellent customer service and high spec accommodation
Left on 09/05/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Chris & family
We had a super holiday, a very positive experience despite Icelandic volcano deciding to erupt during our stay and disrupt our return home. Aileen, Rui and all concerned were so helpful, allowing us to extend our stay at minimal cost and helping with arrangements as far as was possible.
The penthouse is fab - decorated to highest standards and all you could possibly need is on hand. Would recommend to anyone.
Excellent accomodation, location
Left on 08/13/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Francois
Large rooms, good facilities, good location, near local amenities and within walking distance to marina and town centre. Ideal for families or group of friends Read more
Left on 08/03/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | tiggy1
Our first stay in Lagos and we will definately be back. The apartment was so comfortable and spacious and kept immaculately clean. We loved the fact that you could stroll into the centre of Lagos in 10 minutes with its many fantastic restaurants and be able to go back to the peace and quiet of the apartment. Definately will recommend.
Very convenient location,peaceful/ very well fitted out.
Left on 08/02/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Eileen Scanlon
A great stay to be repeated. Ideal location close to all ameneties.No need for car,well serviced with bus and train. A very spacious apt. and a great nights sleep.
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