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Domes Resorts add Domes Lake Algarve to Marriott’s Autograph Collection

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We’ve written a few times about the Greek resort brand Domes, as many of the resorts are Marriott Bonvoy properties and they provide a consistent format for luxury stays across Greece.

From my experience, the hotels are well-designed, stylish and have excellent service. The family-friendly resorts have both a creche and kids club and are well equipped if you have a young baby and adult-only resorts are equally thoughtfully designed.

The Domes brand is growing quickly, with 11 resorts open this summer including three new additions to the portfolio.

You can read our full guide to the resorts here.

Domes Lake Algarve

Introducing Domes Lake Algarve, Autograph Collection

There’s now a new resort within Domes’ Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, but interestingly this resort is not in Greece but in Portugal.

Situated in the popular coastal resort of Vilamoura in southern Portugal, Domes Lake Algarve, Autograph Collection is set within the protected Formosa environmental park, but is also just a 20-minute walk from Vilamoura and a 30-minute drive from Faro airport. It additionally benefits from being the only hotel with access to Portugal’s stunning Praia da Falesia beach.

As part of the conversion process, Domes implemented a full renovation and reimagination of an existing hotel – the Lake Spa Resort, to bring it in line with Domes’ stylish approach to quiet luxury. Similar to the other Domes hotels, you can expect lots of natural tones and materials and plenty of greenery at Domes Lake Algarve.

Domes Lake Algarve

As well a full design makeover, a new adults-only swimming pool has been added, and Domes has brought some of their signature concepts to the resort such as the seafood restaurant Topos – familiar to anyone who has stayed at the more established Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection or Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection – and Soma Spa.

The popular kids’ club ‘Kiepos’ has also been included with access to some fun-looking additional children’s activities such as horse-riding and sailing.

Domes have also introduced ‘Residences’ to this property – large suites that can comfortably host families, or alternatively can be booked by up to 5 adults. This is perfect for any small groups of golfers, with several excellent golf courses on the resort’s doorstep. However, it is important to note that The Residences are not booked through the Marriott Bonvoy site, but through Domes Lake Algarve’s proprietary website here.

Domes Lake Algarve

As part of Marriott Bonvoy, you would be able to earn points from your stay and access any elite status benefits (excluding the Residences). Depending on the brand and your status, this could include free breakfast, upgrades and the ability to use Suite Night Awards.

Offers at Domes Lake Algarve

Currently there are a couple of offers live for Domes Lake Algarve, Autograph Collection when booked direct      :

  • Stay longer and save – Book your stay for a minimum of ten nights at one of the Residences and enjoy a 15% discount
  • Family moments – Book your stay for a minimum of 3 nights at one of the Residences and enjoy a 5% discount, plus complimentary access to the under-4s creche for one session per stay,

You can book or see more about Domes Lake Algarve, Autograph Collection using this link. Rates start at about £240 per night or 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, during the low season.

Comments (10)

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  • Craig says:

    I’ve stayed there in summer and while the hotel is lovely it’s incredibly busy around the pool area and with so many screaming kids and a fight to find a lounger it makes it far from relaxing!

  • Clare says:

    We stayed there last month as it switched to bonvoy – a group of 5 couples. To say is benefits from direct access to the beach isn’t really true – you go out a gate at the back of the resort and walk across a public car park!! And no adults only pool last month. And check your bar bills every time if you go – about 50% of ours were overcharged for drinks we didn’t have. Staffing a bit of a challenge on daily housekeeping too that was a bit erratic. But otherwise a pretty good resort.

    • Pam says:

      I was there as well earlier this year. Indeed no adult pool yet, but they said they will have it later this season (it is needed..). As for the beach, they have a concession and the walk is pretty nice. Much closer to other hotels in the region TBH.

  • David S says:

    Completely agree on the beach access. The only hotel that does actually have proper access is Pine Cliffs Hotel (Sheraton Algarve) .
    The hotel has rebranded several times in recent years and on a positive note is less than 20 minutes to the Marina

    • Pam says:

      I have stayed in both (as they are both part of Marriott). In Pine Cliffs you need to seriously walk down the hill to go to the beach. In Domes it’s all flat and a nice walk too! Key difference for me!!

  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    Does anyone understand the logic of why one of the Domes resorts is a Curio by Hilton rather than affiliated with Marriott? Is there any plan for any future Domes resorts to be Curio affiliated?

    The other odd Curio is the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas which I believe is the only Virgin/Curio hotel and the others have no affiliation to a major hotel group.

    • Rob says:

      No idea. Was discussion this with Preferred Hotels recently and they didn’t know why VS Vegas wasn’t with them either!

      May be a competing Marriott nearby.

    • Tom says:

      Domes Resorts is hospitality group and not a brand. Their brands, as per their website, are: Domes Originals (luxury – high end luxury), Domes Noruz (lifestyle adult only), Domes Reserves (high end luxury – tailor made), Domes Aulus (upper upscale AI). As such they can co-brand with different international chains I guess.

  • m says:

    Yikes! 60,000 points? I suppose the days of me staying at any Marriott property using points are gone.

  • jannis says:

    really eye-watering to IHG member

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