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Jardim Do Vau, Portimao

Praia do Vau Praia da Rocha Portimão Portugal 8500-820 - Map
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Jardim Do Vau Overview

The Jardim Do Vau is set on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve and with direct access to the Praia do Vau beach, Jardim Do Vau will certainly provide you with remarkable holidays, all year round.

The walks along the beach, the unforgettable sunsets, fine golden sand and the fresh ocean breeze are merely some of the inspiring elements that make up this magical scenery.

Winner of several accolades for Excellence, this 4 star resort allows you to enjoy energizing holidays in a warm family atmosphere.

Strategically facing the south, the apartments at Jardim Do Vau are bright and airy with sliding doors opening to ample private balconies inviting you to lazy moments of relaxation on the sunbeds. Enjoy an early morning breakfast whilst watching the sunrise or relax with a cocktail at sunset.

Jardim Do Vau Apartments

Standard Apartments, Comprising of 1 or 2 bedrooms are located on either side of the main reception building and can either be on the ground-floor or first-floor. These do not have a sea view.
Sea View Apartments, Comprising of 1 or 2 bedrooms are located on either side of the main reception building (Blocks B or D), between the ground-floor and third-floors, with views of the ocean and beaches.
The Penthouse is located on the last floor of the building. Spacious and bright, these apartments offer a large balcony leading to a private terrace with stunning views of the beaches, swimming pools, gardens and Pool Bar.
(Services and amenities may vary depending on room type.)

'O Jardim'Restaurant

Due to its privileged climate, the Algarve is also known for its typical and matchless cuisine, which has often been described as colourful with an abundance of rich ingredients and singular flavours. The menu of the “O Jardim” restaurant reflects the same gastronomic richness and offers traditional tastes from the Algarve mingled with international savours, all especially prepared to offer you a unique experience. 
     
Located in the main building in Jardim Do Vau. Open all year round for breakfasts (8.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.), lunches (12.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.) and dinners (6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.).

Cocktail Bar

Catch up on the latest news in the cosy and friendly atmosphere of this spacious bar. Happy Hour: 30% discount on all drinks every day between 6.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. Open every day in winter, from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and in summer, from 5.30 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.

Pool Bar

After a refreshing dip in the sea or swimming pool, enjoy the tranquillity of the esplanade and indulge in one of the many light meals whilst sipping a natural juice or simply ask for one of their delicious fruit milk shakes or an ice-cream.
Open in summer from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Please Note: Following our annual maintenance program, and proceeding with our continuous endeavors to improve our facilities, this time to replace some kitchens, we would like to inform you that Jardim do Vau will be partially closed on the following periods:
 
Building B: closed from the 6th November 2017 to the 22nd December 2017, inclusive
Building A: closed from the 3rd to the 26th January 2018, inclusive
 
Any reservation you receive which includes special location requests for these buildings, please note that we will not be able to fulfill those requests.
Nevertheless, please be informed that all the other apartments and facilities will not be compromised and therefore we will still be available to accept your reservations.”

Jardim Do Vau Overview

The Jardim Do Vau is set on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve and with direct access to the Praia do Vau beach, Jardim Do Vau will certainly provide you with remarkable holidays, all year round.

The walks along the beach, the unforgettable sunsets, fine golden sand and the fresh ocean breeze are merely some of the inspiring elements that make up this magical scenery.

Winner of several accolades for Excellence, this 4 star resort allows you to enjoy energizing holidays in a warm family atmosphere.

Strategically facing the south, the apartments at Jardim Do Vau are bright and airy with sliding doors opening to ample private balconies inviting you to lazy moments of relaxation on the sunbeds. Enjoy an early morning breakfast whilst watching the sunrise or relax with a cocktail at sunset.

Jardim Do Vau Apartments

Standard Apartments, Comprising of 1 or 2 bedrooms are located on either side of the main reception building and can either be on the ground-floor or first-floor. These do not have a sea view.
Sea View Apartments, Comprising of 1 or 2 bedrooms are located on either side of the main reception building (Blocks B or D), between the ground-floor and third-floors, with views of the ocean and beaches.
The Penthouse is located on the last floor of the building. Spacious and bright, these apartments offer a large balcony leading to a private terrace with stunning views of the beaches, swimming pools, gardens and Pool Bar.
(Services and amenities may vary depending on room type.)

'O Jardim'Restaurant

Due to its privileged climate, the Algarve is also known for its typical and matchless cuisine, which has often been described as colourful with an abundance of rich ingredients and singular flavours. The menu of the “O Jardim” restaurant reflects the same gastronomic richness and offers traditional tastes from the Algarve mingled with international savours, all especially prepared to offer you a unique experience. 
     
Located in the main building in Jardim Do Vau. Open all year round for breakfasts (8.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.), lunches (12.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.) and dinners (6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.).

Cocktail Bar

Catch up on the latest news in the cosy and friendly atmosphere of this spacious bar. Happy Hour: 30% discount on all drinks every day between 6.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. Open every day in winter, from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and in summer, from 5.30 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.

Pool Bar

After a refreshing dip in the sea or swimming pool, enjoy the tranquillity of the esplanade and indulge in one of the many light meals whilst sipping a natural juice or simply ask for one of their delicious fruit milk shakes or an ice-cream.
Open in summer from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Please Note: Following our annual maintenance program, and proceeding with our continuous endeavors to improve our facilities, this time to replace some kitchens, we would like to inform you that Jardim do Vau will be partially closed on the following periods:
 
Building B: closed from the 6th November 2017 to the 22nd December 2017, inclusive
Building A: closed from the 3rd to the 26th January 2018, inclusive
 
Any reservation you receive which includes special location requests for these buildings, please note that we will not be able to fulfill those requests.
Nevertheless, please be informed that all the other apartments and facilities will not be compromised and therefore we will still be available to accept your reservations.”


Our customers think this is great for...

88%

Close to the beach

76%

Family friendly

76%

Quiet


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Billiards
  • Business centre
  • Children's club
  • Children's playground
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi - Public Areas
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Hot Tub
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of Rooms 131
  • On-site car rental
  • Pets not allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa on site
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Table Tennis
  • Wedding services

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub and Shower
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cooking facilities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Dishwasher
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe (Surcharge)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking only
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite television service
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Sofa bed
  • Toaster
  • Wake-up calls
  • Washing Machine

Customer Reviews

8/10 Great Based on 18 Customer Reviews

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7/10 Good

03 September 2017

good location

Great location, clean spacious apartment. Very close to beach. Strange lady on reception on departure sort of ruined our overall impression.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
5/10 Average

14 July 2017

Lovely Apartment pity about the food

The apartment was lovely - no complaints. We had booked half board. The breakfast was ok but the dinner was inedible. We tried outside at the buffet at the pool and we also tried the restaurant. The food was cold and every night we returned the food and complained. We ended up having to eat out - after paying for half board!!! We complained to the catering manager - Matius - but to no avail. He was polite but didn't want to know and more or less told us it was too bad! I would recommend going to this apartment on a self catering basis.

The best thing about my stay was...

Right beside beach and also has lovely pool.
8/10 Great

13 October 2016

Good and not so good

The position and facilities were good. The rooms were well tended and the hotel staff helpful and friendly. I could find no fault. However it transpired that the catering operations were franchised and the contract was ending. This meant that the staff were short handed and the service suffered. Let's hope the next franchisee is better. Those staff were generally good (the senior barman) and it will be disappointing to loose the ones that tried to make up for the shortfalls. Management take note

The best thing about my stay was...

Sun, facilities, local bars and places to walk to easily
8/10 Great

12 October 2016

Great place manager not good

We had a wonderful holiday but food in hotel restaurant poor manager was very poor!

The best thing about my stay was...

The barman fernando was great! All the chamber maids reception staff great ! Hotel position great!
10/10 Amazing

22 June 2016

Fab location

What a lovely hotel. Superb location next to the beach, great shallow kids pool, spacious bright apartments and friendly staff.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
10/10 Amazing

15 June 2016

lovely holiday yet again

We have stayed here several times before but the last time was more than 5 years ago and they still remembered us( In a good way)! They offer good rooms, well equipped quite spacious with good size balcony the beds have improved, definitely more comfortable.all the rooms are basically apartments with kitchen lounge bedroom and bathroom ours had air conditioning so its easy to self cater if so desired. They have a good system with shutters and blinds which allows for good security even with with doors and windows left open. Is in a perfect position just a few steps down to the beach which is beautiful, unlike nearby Praia do Rochas which is very high up above the beach over 100 steps in most places! The hotel is busy but remains quiet and relaxing, The restaurant is excellent we didn't bother to go anywhere else all the food is beautifully prepared. 2 good swimming pools one indoor one outside with plenty of sun beds around plus 2 small pools for the little ones. there is no need to travel for basic food or drink with a shop on site and spar nearby. A walk up to the top of the hill gives you lots of shops, restaurants, ATM, the supermarkets are a short bus ride away and are huge you can get everything there. there is loads of parking near to the apartments if you hire a car good places to visit are Lagos on the coast and Monchique up in the mountains.

The best thing about my stay was...

Weather and the food.
10/10 Amazing

15 May 2016

great family friendly accommodation

Great for families, playground, pools and beach on your doorstep. Only negative is the playground was closed at 7.30pm during our stay (beg. May) and the walkway to alvor was closed.

The best thing about my stay was...

proximity to the beach
10/10 Amazing

05 January 2016

Jardim Do Vau

excellent spacious accommodation, clean lovely staff.

The best thing about my stay was...

listening to the sea from the room, great location for walking along the beach
8/10 Great

06 October 2015

Great Stay

We stayed at the Jardim Do Vau around 15 years ago and our stay this time was just as good. The rooms perhaps need a little bit of modernisation, particularly the bathrooms but overall they are very satisfactory. The staff are brilliant and always extremely helpful. We had breakfast included and this was good value for money. We would certainly go again.

The best thing about my stay was...

So close to a great beach and with a pool that big enough for all who wish to use it. The food at the pool bar is excellent.
8/10 Great

15 July 2014

Holiday with Family

We loved this hotel. It's proximity to the beach, it's beautiful pool and it's spacious apartments made our stay with our 2 kids memorable . The staff are excellent, very friendly and most helpful.

The best thing about my stay was...

The location was perfect for a family. Taxis to Alvor or too the local restaurants are cheap . Great place for family.
10/10 Amazing

12 July 2014

fab

Loved every thing about this hotel room were spotless, cleaned every day but the staff realky make this hotel really nice and very helpfully. Totally felt as they appreciated that you chose their hotel to stay in loved it will definitely return

The best thing about my stay was...

staff & location
4/10 Average

09 November 2013

Great location, very tired hotel.

9/11/13 Having driven past this hotel so many times in the past and followed the reviews on TripAdvisor, we were disappointed when we checked in. The hotel's interior and facilities were extremely dated and in dire need of a face lift. The apartment had an awful musty smell and we had to buy air fresheners from town to combat this. I would be very surprised if the bathrooms and kitchen facilities are not the original ones from when the hotel was built, some 20 years ago. By the way, I had paid extra for a room upgrade prior to arriving. The photographs of the hotel, provided by the hotel, are of a different era. All that said, the hotel staff, maid service and location were fantastic. The beach was one of the best in the Algarve and we will certainly be visiting It again. Unfortunately not the hotel.

The best thing about my stay was...

The Do Vau beach is amazing!
10/10 Amazing

20 October 2013

Great location, service and facilities

We just got back from two weeks in October staying at Jardim Do Vau. We had a one bedroom apartment which was spaces and comfortable. We asked for a double room and this was resolved the next day as the bedroom was a twin. Good hob, larder fridge and nice size balcony. Sky sports one, Sky Movies family and BBC1 are the UK channels as well as CNN for news. Two bedroom apartments have a washing machine, oven and hob and a dishwasher with a very large balcony. The mini market is not too pricey for the basics (bottle of wine from €3.10 and fresh rolls from €0.33) and there is a courtesy bus that leaves at 9.30 in the morning to Portimao shopping centre or city centre and collects you at 2.30. The gym is small but ok for holiday use and there is a good indoor pool, sauna and steam room, (both for a small fee) as well as a jacuzzi. Full size snooker table and table tennis. There is also a fairly good library for your holiday reading. You can get a bag of laundry washed and dried for €5.00. Useful when flying Ryanair. The main pool is a good size but there is no shallow end, however, there is a paddling pool and weak jacuzzi designed for mothers and babies. Changing rooms are also at the pool side as well as a bar and snack bar which has free WiFi. The reception area also has free WiFi. The beach is about 100 yards from the pool and you can hire beach towels for a returnable deposit of €10.00. This can also be changed twice a week for fresh towels at the laundry. The beach is one of the best in the Algarve with locals fishing and collecting seaweed that ads to the atmosphere. The water is very clear with small schools of fish swimming whilst still only waist deep. You can walk along the beach to Praia Da Rocha in 15 minutes when the tide is out, or along the coast road. Just outside the Apartments you can get the local buses into Alvor, Praia Da Rocha or Portimao for a flat fare of €1.50. Taxis can cost between €5.00 €7.00 from Alvor or Praia Da Rocha. There is a great cliff walk that starts just outside the pool. Well worth it. A pint is between €1.50 & €2.50. Good restaurants are Fisherman's in Alvor by the Harbour. La Gioconda (Great wood-fired Pizza) and Fusion (must try the lamb) in Praia Da Rocha. Restautante Ao Mar. (The veal is a must), with one of the most romantic sunset views over the beach, between Praia Do Val and Praia Du Rocha on the coast road. Patrimonio in Praia Do Val has great service and great fish dishes. Finally if you are in Praia Du Rocha visit the Manhattan Bar for the cheapest beer and cocktails as well as being a great place to watch the footie!!!!

The best thing about my stay was...

The location and able to completely recharge the batteries
10/10 Amazing

15 October 2013

Will be returning again & again

Excellent accommodation, friendly staff. Towel hire & laundry service. We were part of a large group grandparents, parents, infants, toddlers and pre-teens and the location suited all groups. Close walk to Praia Do Rocha, short taxi ride into Alvor. Third time here and it won't be the last.

The best thing about my stay was...

Proximity to the beach
10/10 Amazing

16 May 2013

Just back from our 2nd stay at jardim do vau, cant wait to go back...

Juat back from a lovely holiday at Jardim do vau. We stayed there a few years ago when I was pregnant and loved it. Perfect if your looking for relaxing holiday with lovely pools and close to beach. And when i say "close" i mean close, you dont even need to bring your towels if you want to swim in sea or play on beach with kids. This time we booked a 2 bedroom apartment, and when we arrived we were not in best of form as flight and bus was delayed so we had 2 cranky children.. But when we saw apartment, totally changed our mood it was MASSIVE!!! Great start to holiday. The outdoor pool was little to cold for my 2 year old even though it was 28degrees it is still only May, but he loved the huge indoor heated pool.. you can walk to Praia do rocha where there is some nice resturants but i'd advice you to get a cab to alvor about 6euro {get receptionist to ask for car with booster seat for kids} It fab there lovely little fishin village.. For the shoppers there is huge new shopping centre Aqua portimoe, only 5 euro in cab.. Could never understand why people go back to the same place everywhere, but now i do, cant wait to book for next year..

The best thing about my stay was...

So close to beach, Pools, sunshine, option of indoor pool, Lovely fresh bread from shop in mornings
10/10 Amazing

17 September 2012

Everything I could have wished for!

Jardim Do Vau was a fabulous place to stay. I have recently returned from a week of absolute heaven! The apartment was beautiful, well equipped, and very clean. We had our apartment cleaned and towels changed every day. My daughter and I needed a relaxful break and we got it. The swimming pool is a delight as is also the beach which is literally through the gate by the pool. Lovely beach restaurant - superb grilled prawns and seabass. We found the staff very helpful and accommodating - we were even upgraded from a one bedroomed to a 2 bedroomed/2bath apartment. Although the place of Pria do Vau is very quiet in the evening (it was September), if you want an array of restaurants/bars/wonderful sea food, just take a taxi into Alvor. If you want noise/late night clubs go into Pria de Rocha.

The best thing about my stay was...

Weather, pool, beach, apartment, restaurants. If I could I would still be there!
10/10 Amazing

07 February 2011

safe,peaceful,value for money.

beautiful beach ,resteraunts, on doorstep ,3 pools for adults ,kids ,poolside bar ,food ,icecreams etc.play area grass garden to chase, play ball ,etc .apt s with seaview lovely . free hotel bus to local shopping center for all food etc 2bed apts have own washing machine ,drying space on balcony.indoor pool, liabery, spa, if raining, for meals out alvor 5euro by taxi, retail park 10 euro.

The best thing about my stay was...

safe family holiday .enjoy
10/10 Amazing

18 August 2006

Review of 'Jardins do Vau'

Everything about our stay was superb.Pool area was well supervised,no sunbeds being kept all day if you left the apts,beach right on your doorstep,staff would do anything for you and most important accomadation was spotless as was complex.

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