Carvoeiro, in the municipality of Lagoa, surrounded by vineyards, hills and beaches carved out of the cliff, is where you will find Vale d’El Rei Hotel & Villas, a peaceful place just steps away from the Algarve’s most charming beaches and, consequently, the perfect choice for a relaxed stay. Whether you prefer to relax by the pool or spend the day at the beach, do water sports or go walking, play a round of golf in an idyllic setting or enjoy a family activity, Vale d’El Rei has everything you need to turn your stay into an unforgettable experience!
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Love It! We have stayed in this Hotel several times now, Have stayed in May/June when the Hotel does have groups of British Stags & Hens, it can get a bit loud around the Pool during the day but it can be... Read MoreBowdy207/31/2019
Bel hôtel ! Nous avons séjourné 10 jours dans cet hôtel (vu sur la forêt de pins et l'océan). Nous y avons passé d'agréables moments. Le personnel est gentil. Le hall où est situé le bars et l'entrée du restaurant est magnifique. Notre... Read MoreClémence L8/14/2019
Beautiful hotel Stayed for a week in October during which it was my husband's 50th birthday. On return to our room there was a lovely (very tasty) little chocolate cake plus a note to say go to one of the bars for... Read MoreShev111/10/2019
Great Return Visit 2nd visit to this great hotel it is spotless in every area with great staff from reception,bar and restaurant to cleaners (who very rearly get mentioned) in ideal location for visiting lots of places either by hire car (secure parking)... Read MoreClare S10/03/2019
Great Hotel Been to portugal twice,each time for a wedding.First time i was only one from wedding party to stay here,but second time most of wedding party stayed as they loved it when i stayed,
Great Location,lovely decor and great spacious clean comfortable... Read Moregettingthere-72/24/2020
Good location, great breakfast Good location, close to many restaurants. Ask for higher floor for best view, even partial ocean view will be enough. Very good breakfast buffet with many choices of fruits, bread and cheeses. Friendly staff, speaking good English.polenasia12/30/2019
Nice stay Lovely little hotel, clean rooms and service from the staff all excellent. Small pool, which during our stay was mostly occupied by a hen party which could be a bit loud but didnt spoil it for us. Good locations with... Read Morekw90271/01/2020
Simply the best Just returned home from a wonderful week in the hotel California we can't praise this hotel high enough ,the staff are all wonderful and nothing is of any trouble to them,when checking in to checking out the staff could not... Read Morekai6118/10/2019
Einfach TOP Wir waren zum ersten mal dort und haben uns auf die Fotos im Internet verlassen. Es war genau so wie auf den Bilder. Die Wohnung war sehr gross und hat unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. Es war sehr ruhig und sauber. Gutes... Read MoreLoveLapeno1/28/2019
Great experience!!! We had a wonderfull experience! It was our first time in the Algarve and had amazing weather, clean room and the staff is very frindly - André did our checkin and he was the best. We will definitely come back... Read MoreHHC-645/19/2019
Loved loved loved it Me and my wife just returned from a stay at the velamar boutique hotel which is only rated as 3 stars but it is up there with some of the best hotels we have stayed in. First of all the... Read MoreAustycurran10/20/2019
First visit and would like to return We had a wonderful family holiday here .Excellent accommodation .The grounds are gorgeous and it is all so beautifully kept .Fabulous planting and it was all in flower.The rooms were spacious ,very clean and quality linen .
Good breakfast and terrific... Read Morelorenzo014/19/2019
Amazing!!! We just got home from a ten day holiday here and it was amazing I will 100% be back,the pool area is just beautiful, possibly could be over crowded In the summer but was just perfect when we were there.... Read Morekatiemcgettigan110/13/2019
Rekommenderas Väldigt mysigt hotell, fräscht och fantastisk service. Allt känns väldigt rent och bra frukost. Vi uppskattade den fina utsikten på terassen under frukosten.
Det är enkelt att ta taxi till centrum, men det finns även en del bra restauranger tillgängliga i... Read MoreLillaflisen7/05/2019
Lovely hotel We spent a week in this hotel. I found all staff including reception lovely and helpful. Rooms and balconies are small but adequate. We had a side seaview room at the back of the hotel so was... Read MoreBilly W7/24/2019
Quiet and friendly stay! We chose the hotel based on two features - adults only and well designed. Extremely picky (Normally we don't care), but we thought we'd treat ourselves.
The staff are very helpful and friendly, and the rooms are immaculate. No matter how... Read Morehappymonkeyshoes10/21/2019
Relaxing break Hotel is lovely leading on to a beach which is a short walk.
Central location for accessing other places.
Very clean, staff mostly helpful, cleaning staff very helpful.
Small pool only slight problem of towels being left so unable to sit next to... Read Morecaggez6/25/2019
Agradavelmente surpreendido Hotel muito agradável com decoração moderna, muito próximo da praia e mesmo no coração da cidade de Albufeira. Pequeno-almoço variado e de óptima qualidade. Quartos espaçosos e com ambiente muito clean. Todos os funcionários foram muito simpáticos e prestáveis.
Ficamos... Read MoreMauroS28156/07/2019
Great Hotel in a Great Location Stayed here for a week from 23rd Aug. Checked in to room 315...a lovely room with great view of the pool and sea. We had some bubbly and fruit brought to our room for our wedding anniversary which was a... Read Morepaul-heff8/31/2019
Holiday I have just recently returned from my holiday in Portugal we stayed at the velemar hotel the staff are very friendly and extremely helpful the beds in the rooms are very comfortable they provide an excellent breakfast selection Sergio and... Read MoreEsure8/02/2019
Tolles Hotel, ruhig gelegen Wir haben 5 Nächte in diesem Hotel verbracht und waren sehr begeistert. Vom Flughafen in Faro ist es ca. 45 Minuten entfernt und sehr ruhig gelegen. Das Personal ist durchweg freundlich - besonders hervorzuheben ist André an der Rezeption! Er... Read More90danielag5/28/2019
Lovely 8 day stay Having been to this hotel a number of years ago.
I was glad to see a vast improvement to the velamar. Since details took over. They have totally transformed this hotel.
Everything was just so perfect. Including the staff. One of which... Read MoreKeithjulie3/04/2020
Vacanza per compleanno!! Ottima struttura con parcheggio,è vicina al centro storico e metà strada fra Faro e Lagos!!
La stanza grande,confortevole,pulita e con terrazzo.
Bagno grande e pulito.
Colazione super dal dolce al salato con mille varietà di scelta.
Personale sempre disponibile,gentile,ti coccola dall inizio alla fine... Read Morechiccomoretti7/14/2019
Fantastic Stay here from the 28th till the 3rd oct for our 40th wedding anniversary the hotel is absolutely lovely very friendly staff and extremely helpful unfortunately for me I was I'll for the whole time I was there and had... Read Moreanita h10/07/2019
Buena relación calidad/precio El hotel en su conjunto está muy bien. Algo alejado del centro histórico, y situado en una zona de ocio. Es cierto que enfrente hay una gran discoteca pero al menos en Septiembre, estaba tranquilo y no lo notamos. El... Read MoreUrkobcn10/01/2019
Uma semana de férias a repetir! Esta semana de férias hospedada no Hotel Califórnia urban beach, em Albufeira, excedeu as minhas expectativas a todos os níveis. Começando pelo staff, que sempre nos recebeu com a maior simpatia e fez de tudo para garantir que esta semana... Read Moreleonormorim7/31/2019
Buena opción para el Algarve Buen precio, parking, limpieza, tranquilidad y restaurantes cercanos. Una playa a escasos 10 minutos andando. Cerca de la albufeira, de Loulé y de más sitios que poder conocer
Desayuno bien surtido para un 3 estrellas, en una zona desde donde vemos... Read MoreIsabel_acda5/26/2019
Velamar Boutique hotel Hotel lovely. Very clear in all areas of hotel, comfiest beds we've ever had on holiday, all staff friendly and excellent to deal with, pool small but adequate to cool off, prices for snacks and drinks at pool bar very... Read MoreGordon C7/13/2019
Family Holiday Family holiday for five adults. Holiday arranged at short notice so unsure of area. Welcomed by friendly staff following 45minute transfer from Faro Airport. Rooms clean and well presented with stocked mini fridge. Prices displayed for items in fridge and... Read MoreSharon F10/05/2019
"Experiencia única" Uma boa localização fica mesmo no centro de Albufeira, a praia fica a cinco minutos a pé, se preferir pode ficar na piscina do hotel, local muito agradavel e bem equipado, onde têm um bar com uma boa esplanada.
O quarto... Read Morereginareguinae9/22/2019
trés bien Hotel trés bien situé , grande chambre bien décoré , trés bon accueil et check in rapide , petit déjeuner parfait car beaucoup de choix , nombreuses acivités , ménage oublié une fois durant notre séjour , temps mitigé !
mais... Read MoreLeitchr8/21/2019
Great hotel. Spent a lovely weekend here. Great fun watching lads enjoy themselves.
I must say the birthday boy was extremely good looking and certainly packed out his speedos.
The man with the whistle certainly did his job properly which can't be... Read MoreMikejs06/20/2019
Very pleasant stay! Super helpful and friendly staff. Clean and lovely rooms.
You’ll get everything you need for your stay.
Our room had a balcony with a nice pool view.
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Highly recommended for a relaxing stay!sarines20147/22/2019
Vollkommen in Ordnung Wir haben uns aufgrund der guten Lage für dieses Hotel entschieden. Von hier aus kann man die gesamte Algarve super mit dem Auto (unbedingt erforderlich) erreichen. Auch zu den Stränden in der Nähe gelangt man nach ca. 10 Minuten.
Das... Read MoreDorisP2019/14/2019
another fantastic stay 3rd time at this hotel. We just spent a week relaxing by the pool after celebrating our daughters wedding in Quinta da Lago.
Still exceptional hotel, we love it here, away from all the hustle & bustle but you will need... Read MoreNovemberblues9/25/2019
Very Good Always a pleasure to stay here. Lovely rooms with great views, nice food provided for breakfast and a lovely bar and pool area. Also there is a secluded beach just a short walk away from the hotel, and positioned within... Read MoresuepR105OI11/29/2019
A very relaxing stay We enjoyed our stay a lot! This hotel offers big rooms with are tidy and bright.
You can have some delicious breakfast offered as a buffet. As for people with celiac disease (like my girlfriend): You will get gluten-free bread... Read MoreXplorerVibes1/01/2019
Fantastic place to relax This was our second visit to this hotel . Things have changed the hotel is under DETAILS. Ironically there is noticeably a lack of Attention To detail.! The pool/bar restaurant has a very slow we waited an hour yesterday for... Read Moretravell10006/28/2019
AMAZING!!! Well what can i say...First time in Portugal,and it certainly wont be the last.I would definatley say this is one of the best hotels i have ever stayed in.From the moment we checked in the staff were superb,so friendly and... Read MoreEileen T9/03/2019
Review Hotel Califórnia Sempre soube que o Algarve era encantador, mas desde que abriu o renovado hotel Califórnia, ainda ganhou mais encanto!
Passei 7 noites e outras tantas se pudesse!
O staff super atencioso e prestável,foi a coqueluche da estadia.
O quarto (tipologia S) é incrível... Read Moregazzette9/07/2019
Muy buen hotel Buen hotel, tranquilo y con grandes servicios. Las habitaciones son amplias y muy cómodas. Las comidas son espectaculares así como el buffet desayuno. Situado en una zona con mucha oferta de ocio y a 5 minutos de la playaMellaviraul7/30/2019
Great Hotel I loved this hotel, the rooms were lovely and clean, staff were always helpful and happy and the breakfasts were the best.... I looked forward to mine every morning and I'm not a breakfast person... would definitely return to this... Read MoreFarAway271115718046/04/2019
Wow! This hotel is marked as a 3 star but deserves so much more than that. Rooms a spotless, bed was huge, breakfast was excellent, so much choice, cooked, continental fruit and yogurt bar. Beach 10 minutes walk away again spotless,... Read Morejessiej6410/09/2019
A Resort Ideal to discover Algarve The Resort is very beautiful and offer a lotl of services. We had a very comfortable and well soundproofed room, comfortable bed and efficient bathroom.We found a very efficient and helpful staff. The breakfast was quite varied but too standardized;... Read MoreP8371PRgiorgioc5/23/2019
Good After reading reviews after i booked the hotel 🙈 must say i was worried but honestly after spending 6 nights there i would definitely recommend it.
Check in at 2pm but they gave us our key at 1pm.
We stayed... Read MoreBubblesdog10/12/2019
WILL YOU MARRY… HERE?
YOU DREAM. WE PLAN.
Appreciated for its green spaces, Vale d’El Rei offers an extensive outdoor area featuring a Mediterranean-style garden that is perfect as a venue for a dream event… Like your wedding day!
Tell us your dream… And we will take care of every detail!
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Enjoy unique moments in a peaceful and comfortable setting that offers a relaxing atmosphere and excellent service. Relax, take a deep breath and feel the invigorating energy we will be passing on to you through pleasurable sessions of massage, holistic therapies and beauty treatments. Our Day Spa features well-equipped massage and beauty treatment rooms, a jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna and a room where you can relax and enjoy our tea ritual.
Vale d’El Rei Bridge Club
Vale d’El Rei hosts a weekly meet up for Bridge players.
Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon, the group meets to play Bridge and socialise, while they savour delicious tea and cakes.
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