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Vila Joya

#11 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201-902, Portugal
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Ranked #11 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Villa Joya is perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, about 40 minutes drive from Faro airport. It has 21 rooms and a two Michelin star restaurant. We had a three night stay here in March 2015 (room 6). There is an outdoor heated pool, and our ground floor room had a small terrace with table, chairs and sun lounger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful places to visit. The food is exquisite along with the setting, overlooking the sea. The understated elegance and attentive service makes you feel incredibly relaxed. It is just divine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Vila Joya is an amazing hotel in an exquisite location. My wife and I stopped here for two days during our honeymoon and could not have been happier with the service, the food, and the views (we stayed in the Galé room). The staff was welcoming, the vibe was warm, and we immediately knew that we would love it here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A very special and unique small hotel. A memorable stay : the finest food (and loved the invite from the Manager for cocktails in the kitchen before dinner), stunning setting and beach, lovely homely informal public rooms with attentive and helpful staff. A wonderful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

More than a 5* hotel, Vila Joya's atmosphere makes it feel like an unique and an one of a kind experience. For the ones who are looking for peacefulness and to forget about the world itself, this is the place. From the welcoming tour with a beautiful champagne glass over the Atlantic, a beautiful beach with very difficult access for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Travelled as a couple in may/june for his birthday. We stayed 7 nights. As soon as you arrive you know how special this place is, the staff are excellent. Check in wasn't the quickest but nothing to complain about. Room - This is the reason why this place is not getting 5 stars from me. I was very disappointed with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What can I say about this wonderful place have being here over 12 times and we just love the place it's so special and we bring our twins we love the food best ever and the service is so friendly we really enjoy staying here and the setting is pardise thank u to all the staff and see u all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed in Gale and spent an afternoon at the Spa in Vila joya, i would recommend this to everyone, steam bath, sauna and massage were fantastic, if you stay in Gale then you must give this a go. The pool was peaceful with great views of the ocean, go on treat your self

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Beware of the room you have booked. I booked a room for my 20 year anniversary (The Terrace) I called just to ask if we had the ground floor which I was very happy to hear we had. I then asked another question and the lovely lady from reservations informed me that this room wasn't refurbished. I said that I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We just arrived with two little children. They even arranged a bottle of hot Milk For our youngest one. Very Nice room and staff and stunning views. All seems very Nice! Will give a review the next coming days. We Will stay here For one week. We keep you posted.

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