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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201-902, Portugal
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Vila Joya
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Ranked #11 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I meant to write this review months ago but just never found the time to so this place justice. We stayed for 4 nights in November '13, the weather was still a balmy 21C and the hotel was a revelation. We had one of their amazing terrace rooms, which was beautifully appointed and very large, and this led straight out... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

When traveling, I make sure to choose great hotels (at least most of the times!). I know some people don't care so much about accommodations but I feel it is a big part of the vacation. When I chose Vila Joya I wanted it to be exceptional, and it was! First, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Second, the... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I was sceptical going to Vila Joya and spending €110 for lunch,how good could it be? Stupid question, it was the most exceptional food experience that I have ever had.We had a ten course taster lunch and I don't think I'll ever forget the sensation of being giddy over every mouthful.The service was impeccable and the setting was stunning.We did... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This place was amazing. We stayed here for two nights. This place is paradise if you want a get away for a bit of R@R. This place is all about attention to detail. The staff are very friendly but very professional. We did have the evening meal which was a six course meal with wines. The whole experience was amazing.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We just returned from our second stay at Vila Joya and it was fantastic. The hotel is really a romantic gourmet & spa escape. It is set in a beautiful garden, your meals are on a terrace overlooking the sea, dinner is served by candlelight and every staff member we met was so polite, and pleasant. The meals are complicated... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Stay here if you wish to pay a fortune for a below standard experience. Main disappointment is that the staff are extremely rude and is not what you would expect from a hotel of this standard. I hope the management review their training to ensure their staff are offering equal customer service to match their hefty price tag. Sadly we... More 

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VilaJoya, Manager at Vila Joya, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, Firstly we would like to apologise that you felt you had a below standard experience as it is our aim to make sure all of our guests have a wonderful time at Vila Joya. We have spoken to our staff to try to ascertain why and who was rude to you as this for us is a very... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Vila Joya is what many resorts would like to be. Just Perfect! I went there with my wife and daughter and each one of us had a special reason to be very happy about the stay. For my wife, the paradisiacal small beach and the beautiful landscapes did the trick. For me, a massage given by Dr. Jacob, an authentic... More 

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Carthage, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wife and i went last summer. Had planned some excursions away from the hotel, but once we were there we did not want to leave. Beautiful grounds and a great staff. Dinners were over the top! Lazy at pool and beach during the day and 2.5 hour dinners in the evening. If you like that then you will love this... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is a very very well located small 5 star outfit. With a beautiful view on the antlantic, kind of private beach and large garden with two swimming pools. Service a very friendly and helpful. The two star restaurant is excellent, with each day a different 6 course diner. Prices in this restaurant are absurdly high; almost 400 euros for... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

What a wonderful stay we had at the Vila Joya, with it's little private and cozy beach. The cocktail bar at the beach is just stunning and the atmosphere relaxing. Rooms are top quality, very spacious, we even had a jacuzzi in our room (well, we paid about 900euros per night!) We did not eat in the Michelin star restaurant... More 

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Address: Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201-902, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vila Joya 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Vila Joya Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Vila Joya Hotel Albufeira
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Albufeira
#8 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#10 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#22 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira

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