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“Home away from home” 4 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 103 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have stayed in this apartments only for two days but we got some rough idea about this place. Firstly I need to warn you that main enterance doors are not that welcoming, my wife bruised her hand because the key hole it's located to close to the edge of the door. the setup of all rooms in the apartment is perfect and it's really spacious place. We got the place with the garden for a bit extra so we could enjoy breakfasts outside, there is not much privacy since bushes are not that tall and there is a path behind every garden that leads you to the swimming pool so courious people sometimes where staring to check what's is inside the garden. There is no loud music policy so be aware that you might have neigbours who like listen techno music all day. The good thing about the hotel is location, it's walking distance to Castelo Beach and 12min drive to Algarve Shopping Center where you can eat lunch and shop around, so a car is a must for long stay. Staff was pleasant and helpful so no worries there. Rooms are in good quality the main room has an ensuite bathroom, although some repairs should be considered especially to shower cabin. Our room had some problem with water outlet so the whole toilet water was going through bath thub in the main bathroom. But it didn't affect us much since we discovered fault at the end of our stay. I recommend this place for couples and families, looks like you can accomodate min 4 people in there there is an additional sofa in the living room too. It's really spacious place comparing to other apartments around. Last thing wifi worked like a charm.

Room Tip: Away from swiming pool, for the sake of noise? I thing numbers 110-106 are the far away from the poo...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • 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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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Ferragudo, Algarve /Portugal
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Vila do Castelo

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 103 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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