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Villas Rufino

Rua dos Mareantes | Gale, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calm and quiet (keep in mind kids are around) and with a breathtaking ocean view from each one of the Villas terrace. Outdoor conditions are really perfect for a day at the pool or a meal with a great view. However, this family owned resort is getting back in some important things such as Wi-Fi, TV service, matress quality, kitchen... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been twice, excellent location, peace and quiet. The apartment has everything you can possibly want. Everyone is very helpful and it was totally hassle free. Even the wifi was reliable.... not always the case when the service is free.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here probably 8-9 times over recent years, depending on the numbers in our family group. Yes the villas could now do with a bit of refreshing but they are still clean and perfect for a quiet holiday, especially outside of school holidays when you are likely to be the only ones around the pool. We have watched... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I found the location of the villas to be quite tranquil and nice. However, if you are looking for quality amenities I would not recommend. Wifi could only be accessed from the outdoor patio (when it was working), and the television had only 4-6 working channels. The upstairs bedroom had mattresses that felt like hardwood. When reception was told about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our 3rd trip to Rufino - another longer one planned in July and the townhouses are still the best . Beds have been upgraded and double swapped to the larger front bedroom - only slight gripe is that the room is big enough for a kingsize bed so not sure why hoteliers still insist on buying the smallest beds especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stayed at Villa Rufino for the second time in a row. This time 8 days end of March, beginning of April 2014. Despite of the very bad weather (we experienced everything except of snow :-) ), we had a wonderful time in this great house. We discovered many small and beautiful hidden beaches just a few kilometers away from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in June 2013 and just loved it. The villas are spotless and have beautiful views. Furnishings are basic but all that you need for a holiday home. There is a large, well maintained pool and the beach is just a short walk down the road. Each villa has a terrace and BBQ which was great fun and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Just completed another great week at the Villas Rufino. Well done to all of the team. A beautiful setting we will be back again in 2014. Villa was spotlessly clean and serviced several times on the week by the friendly domestic staff who even clean the BBQ each morning. Gale beach is stunning and only 5minutes by car. Apollonia supermarket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at Villa Rufino as a couple. Location and the view just are awesome. Very calm and near the ocean (although not directly on the beach). The Vilas are fully furnish (pretty much everything you have at home) and are very welcome for a couple of days off of the routine. We would really recommend for couple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Our family of four with kids being 9 and 13 just got back after staying one week here. Had a really nice time in the quiet villa set in pretty grounds with a nice pool. It was not very busy and we learned that the most of the people there returned year after year as they loved it. I liked... More 

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