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“Exceeded are expectations..It was perfect” 5 of 5 stars
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Vila do Castelo
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Rua da Torre Velha | Rua Da Torre Velha, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #28 of 104 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Exceeded are expectations..It was perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We have just returned we went Mid May so wasn't height of season it was really peaceful and quiet.

It is a perfect break for a more chilled and relaxing holiday.
(you can get to the busy areas--old town which is about 8-10euro taxi ride for busy bars/restaurants..the 'strip' in the newer part of town is meant to be even busier with hen and stag do's etc..we didn't go but its not too far away if that's what your after, there is a few local quieter restaurants in walking distance from the resort, which were good.)

We stayed in number 105, this had a patio that led on to the pool area. Our villa was really spacious and was a lot nicer than we were expecting.We had a lounge, big bedroom,a lovely double sink bathroom and well equipped kitchen. The rooms were immaculate and cleaned very well, the maids came in daily.There is air conditioning.

There are a few beaches a short hill and walk away,the one on the left down the road has a reasonable priced restaurant, there is a beach called evaristo and is about a 15 min walk.. its beautiful, with a stylish bar and restaurant and they do nice jugs of sangria you can take onto the beach their fish restaurant is expensive they have a snack/lunch bar which is reasonably priced.

Bus stop outside the resort. The staff all helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: 105 is right by the pool
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Ferragudo, Algarve /Portugal
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Vila Castelo at Ferragudo village is delightful and sometimes we get mixed up with this place near Albufeira
We have been here for over 15 years and should still be happening, would be nice if on your description you explained it is near Albufeira and not Portimao.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Just returned from a week stay at Vila do Castelo - Unfortunately our arriving flight was a night flight and we arrived at around 2 am, slightly worried that we may be out on the street, so to speak, due to the late hour. We need not have worried as we were catered for, room ready and although reception was not open all was prepared for us. The room totally perfect everything you could possibly need lovely and clean. What more could you ask for??? The cleaners came in each day towels changed cleaning done.
Firmino in the reception just couldn't be more helpful if we wanted / needed anything he made sure we got it ( not that we needed more than was already there ). We were allocated the room furthest from the pool which we couldn't be happier about - in fact we will be asking for the same room when we return in April - although the pool would only be a couple of hundred yards from our room anyway!!!
The beaches are a short walk from the accommodation but 10 minutes tops to Castelo Beach and they are beautiful well kept beaches with cafe facilities on each.
We ate out each evening and only bought breakfast groceries from the Hapimag which can be slightly pricy but if you are sensible you will find where to collect the bargains from.
Martha at the Torre Velha provides meals which are perfect for everyday if you have a special occasion maybe look a little further afield - it was my partners birthday whilst we were there and we had a meal at the beautiful fish restaurant on the Everisto beach - absolutely LUSH - more expensive but I would say worth every penny.
Busses run pretty frequently into Albuferia if thats what you want (we didn't) but did have a little look on a cloudier day - too commercialised for us!!!
Dont expect to be able to get to Albufeira in 5 mins as its a good 15 minute taxi ride or bus ride.
We are definately going back - the sooner the better - thats it - BOOM - found our perfect haven.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Skanninge, Sweden
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed here 7 nights in September. When we booked the room in July we wrote that we wanted a room on the ground floor. Despite this, we got a room on the 1st floor. The reception was supposed to open 7 pm, but at 7.30 the personnel still hadn't arrived. A mediocre hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Leek, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have returned today from Vila do castelo and i was very pleased with everything the apartment was great size it was immaculately clean the staff were extremely helpful ,rooms cleaned and towels changed daily. The grounds and pool attended to everyday and kept to a a great standard will go back. loved it !!!!
If I was to nit pick needs a shop as its self catering ..... But great anyway!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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liverpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

we stayed her for 5 days in april we had a lovely ground floor villa which was lovely cleaned every day the pool area is excellent the on site café does wonderful food and at a reasonable price would recommend staying here as we will be returning xx

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wirral
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This was a lovely apartment as far as the location due to being 2 min walk from castello beach. We requested a room with a garden prior to our stay which i would recommend. These have good access to the pool if you have kids to run in and out all in your sight. The rooms which were on top of the pool have no outside space or privacy 105 was one of these. You literally opened your door onto the loungers with who knows sat at your window! at 650 euros for 5 nights i thought that this accommodation was ridiculously overpriced, for the condition and facilities it should have been half of that. The one thing that really ruined my stay here was the smell. There was no point in complaining to the management as there was nothing they could do about it. Basically it smells like a 1970's pontins camp, musty like nothing has been updated for years. It was so bad we left our clothes in our cases and got them out when we needed them. Every cupboard we opened released the smell even more intense. I think the only way of getting rid of it is to replace the old tired fitted wardrobes and kitchen/bathroom cupboards that the smell seems to be radiating from. There is also no extractor fan in the bathroom so im sure this has contributed to the damp smell. We had to request for our towels to be changed after 4 days, and our shower broke. To be fair it was fixed within 2 hours and the management were super helpful when we did point out a problem however im quite certain that they couldn't magic the smell away so i didnt bother to ask them to. As the other reviews say it is very quiet if all you want is to get away from it all. it is a nice area but the pavements are not built for walking in that area its just road... and well the side of the road/grass, which we found lots of dog mess?? dont know where it came from because there were hardly any dogs?? If you love the beach then this area is good to stay in because of the walking distance to lovely beaches.

Room Tip: get a garden room the balconies looked tiny. avoid the ones that open out onto the pool as your out...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua da Torre Velha | Rua Da Torre Velha, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 104 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vila do Castelo 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The unit Vila do Castelo-apartments is a 3 star complex, situated in Albufeira - Algarve, just 5 minutes walking distance from the Castelo Beach and Evaristo Beach, both with excellent beach fascilities and quality resturants. Vila do Castelo is implanted in a green area with enchanting cliffs, ideal for walks or bike ridding, a perfect interaction with nature. The apartments are very comfortable, air conditioned, TV and DVD, free wireles and well equiped independant kitchens. It offers private parking, a green leisure area, childrens playground, adults and childs pool and an excellent area for Bar-b-que`s. An ideal unit suited for someone looking for rest, comfort and security. ... more   less 
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