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Ponta Grande Resort

4.0 of 5 Sesmarias Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We very much enjoyed your stay at the Ponta Grande Resort. There were some snags in our unit because we had 2 guests some New Zealand joining us and needed a few more things. Although the unit was spacious and very comfortable, the fridges (2 small ones) were broken a bit and there was no coffee maker, or sink stopper..... More 

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Brixton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a wonderful stay here and will be back. The staff, from Management, to reception, to room attendants, cannot be faulted. Great location near the beach.(5 minutes) From the airport we use Yellofish taxis, reliable,english speaking drivers, the kids loved the WIFI on board.

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West Midlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Recently back from a two week vacation at this resort. Overall we had an enjoyable stay but suffered from not choosing to hire a car as the resort sits just outside of the main town of Albuferia. There is a local bus that you can catch but is does not run on a frequent basis. The walk into Albuferia takes... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Four of us stayed at the Ponta Grande Resort last week and had a lovely time. Staff are very helpful. When we could not find English channels on TV a member of staff came to show us within a few minutes. Staff at reception were very pleasant and answered any queries. We ate several times at the resort and meals... More 

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The Wirral, UK
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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 hotel reviews
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were booked into this resort via our Club La Costa Vacation Club points. From reading a previous review from a CLC member, I was horrified and nearly cancelled. CLC assured me this would not happen again and that the matter had been resolved, so we took a chance and went ahead with the booking. This resort is primarily made... More 

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We are just back from the Ponta Grande Resort and have to say it was exceptional. We booked through holiday rentals and stayed in number 26. The owner has his own website which we found had some excellent advice of things to do, beaches and places to eat etc,. It's called miholidayhome.com. The resort is spotless with great facilities for... More 

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São Rafael G, Front Office Manager at Ponta Grande Resort, responded to this review

Dear Derval999 We are very pleased that you have shared your memorable experience at your recent stay at Ponta Grande São Rafael Resort. Ponta Grande Resort team wants to thank you for this initiative. We are particularly grateful for pointing out our facilities for kids, restaurant and location (a few top 20 beaches in Europe within a short distance). It... More 

3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Two bedroom terraced villa, reasonably spacious. Good sized pool but tired furniture and when busy not enough sun loungers. Tiles falling off pool sides. Annoying music played from 9am. Bar covered in football scarves & football on TV all the time. Restaraunt very average but inexpensive. Pool good for kids, lovely beaches & good restaraunts nearby.

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Dublin Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I cannot recommend this resort at all. While the location is near a fantastic quiet beach there isn't very much else around. You need to take a taxi to the town. The grounds themselves are nice enough but trying to get any service, even as basic as food or drink is like an episode of fawlty towers. The pool is... More 

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Dulles, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were traveling as a family of 4 and stayed at Ponta Grande resort this month. We were a bit anxious after reading the negative reviews. When we checked in, I was really honest and told the front desk lady about my concerns from the reviews. I asked to see the rooms before I paid. She was very understanding and... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We used points from our Club La Costa to stay at what can only be described at best as 1 star accomodation. The Villa (no 18) was dated and furnished with what looked like furniture rescued from the tip. Included the 1970's TV. We complained about the condition and was told that we could not be moved as the resort... More 

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Address: Sesmarias Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ponta Grande Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Ponta Grande Hotel Albufeira
Ponta Grande Resort Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
#44 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira

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