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Vila Petra Aparthotel
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque | Areias de São João, Albufeira 8200-356, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #11 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Dublin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Couldn't have went better.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stayed here for a week with my wife and 2 kids along with the brother in law and his kid. Picked this hotel from the good reviews on Tripadvisor and I believe it's high rating is fully justified. Was a bit worried about some reviews that mentioned noisy hens/stags at night but even though there were groups of both around during our stay we never were disturbed at all. We had room 224 and it was plenty big for the four of us. 2 beds in the bedroom and 2 sofa beds which were surprisingly comfortable. Tv in bedroom and flat screen tv in the sitting area was great as was the DVD player which came in handy. The kitchen was also fully stocked with everything you like from fridge, cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle etc. Staff were top class and the hotel is spotless. Outdoor pool and little one for the kids also very clean as was the indoor pool too. Located very conveniently with a 5 minute walk to the strip or a fiver into the old town/fisherman's beach by taxi. Overall everybody enjoyed the stay and on our next holiday in Albufeira we'll be definitely back to the Vila Petra.

Stayed July 2014
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

We highly appreciate your feedback and we are happy to acknowledge how much you have enjoyed your stay with us.


We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
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The Manager
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Big aparthotel. We had a nice apartment overlooking the pool. The complex is located away from the busy areas of Albufeira, so it's nice and peaceful. Pool is great, lots of facilities and nice staff. It's not new but well maintained and clean.

Stayed July 2014
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

We highly appreciate your feedback and we are happy to acknowledge how much you have enjoyed your stay with us.


We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,

The Manager
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preston, lancs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Really enjoyed staying here..the apartments are really nice and cleaned every day . We stayed on a HB basis and in hindsight this was a mistake as Vila Petra is more geared towards people who stay there on a self catering basis. The food in the restaurant is not that great for people staying there HB..i got the impression that people who went there and paid for food from the menu got much better food..HB people while we were there just had a mediocre buffet to choose from. But this would not put me off returning but would go self catering next time as there is a large supermarket not far away and the kitchens in the apartments are very well equipped. The location is excellent..not far from the strip which we really liked and Oura beach which is also nice. The Old town is good for walking around in the evening ang going for a meal. The reception staff were really helpful and we found them to be very nice people..all in all would definately return to the Vila Petra. Almost forgot..a visit to ZooMarine is a must..the shows are amazing especially with the dolphins which must rank amongst the best in the world.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

We highly appreciate your feedback and we are happy to acknowledge how much you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Your remarks were worth of our best attention and we would like to thank you for taking the time to bring this to our consideration. Ee have forwarded your comments to the respective Departments Heads so that our services can improve in the future.

We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,

The Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Me my husband and my 3year old stayed at Vila Petra for two weeks I didnt sleep much because of noise. When we arrived they put us in a room at the side of reception I should of known better. The first Friday night there was awful and I am not exaggerating when I say it sounded like a riot it echoed through our room it started at about 2.20 pm and went on till gone 4pm. The noise then stopped the nxt evening but then happened again on Sunday. After a week we got a new room in a different building first night great but then a stag party moved in opposite and above us I couldnt believe it. This has got to be the first holiday I literally cried I was just so tired. We complained to reception and I even confronted the lads who were from Leeds but no joy they couldnt remember the conversations we had. Although I have to say all the staff were amazing and friendly it was really clean and hotel and pool beautiful food was exellent and facilities really great lovely place to stay. All I can say is in the busy stag and hen season they just need extra security on through the night. I would stay again but not same time of year and perhaps pick another room.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

We regret to learn that your stay did not correspond fully to your expectations, for which we would like to apologize for.
Your remarks were worth of our best attention and we would like to thank you for taking the time to bring this to our consideration. We have forwarded your comments to the respective Departments Heads so that our services can improve in the future.

We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Spent a week here in early June with family. Our group included an energetic 19 month old toddler and elderly grandparents as well as adults. Plenty of activities for kids - beautiful big immaculately clean pool, separate toddler pool, indoor pool and small jacuzzi. Indoor playroom stocked with toys, outdoor play park with a small football area with two goals on either side. The hotel also has squash court, small gym, beauty therapy facilities and an indoor games room of sorts for older kids/grown ups. Not to mention the spacious and well maintained gardens.
Apartments very well equipped, spotless and spacious. No complaints.
Only downside for us was the length of time it took for food to appear at dinner times. Food was of a reasonable standard, and salad bar and dessert were presented buffet style. However, the main course seemed to take an interminably long time to appear by which time our toddler had well and truly lost all patience. Although the older members of our group loved the live music at dinner time, so the wait for food did not bother them as much!
The poolside snack bar had a variety of options for lunches, all reasonably satisfactory. We were full board so only had to pay for ice creams and drinks, food was all included. Loved the flexibility of being able to order anything at anytime, especially handy with kids.
Breakfast buffet was extensive and delicious - no complaints other than the weak coffee!
The onsite shop was useful and well stocked with most things you might need.
Staff were friendly and obliging. However, on our arrival the welcome was a little stilted and the staff did not give a comprehensive explanation of facilities and meal times.. but this was soon made up for by how helpful all other members of staff we encountered were. Maid service was daily and brill!
There appeared to be exercise classes held daily also, and perhaps a kids swimming class in the indoor pool (we did not partake in either though).
Also there was a laundrette on site at the front of the hotel beside the shop. We didn't use it as only staying 1 week, but imagine it would be handy for if one was staying longer.
All in all a wonderful holiday and we would consider returning.
If visiting albufeira be sure to visit "Pastelaria Riviera" - an unmissable delight, and the water/animal park "Zoomarine" is great for kids.

Stayed June 2014
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

We highly appreciate your feedback and we are happy to acknowledge how much you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Your remarks were worth of our best attention and we would like to thank you for taking the time to bring this to our consideration.
We have adopted a new system at dinner time for half-board / full-board clients so that you don't have to wait to be served. As the number of guests on half board basis is quite high we are now serving dinner in buffet style.

We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just back from two weeks stay. Had only three whole nights sleep due to noise from stag parties - four during our stay. The brochure says it's for families and couples that's why we chose Vila petra with our sons, daughter in laws and two grandchildren. If I knew they catered for so many stag nights I would never have come here. On the good side the maid service was great, apartments lovely and it was only 6 euros into the old town as the strip was awful. Would not return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

We regret to learn that your stay did not correspond fully to your expectations, for which we would like to apologize for.
Your remarks were worth of our best attention and we would like to thank you for taking the time to bring this to our consideration. We have forwarded your comments to the respective Departments Heads so that our services can improve in the future.

We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed with an 11, 15 and 17 year old all had a great time. Best place we have ever stayed in, all staff lovely and very helpful. Maid service great, even washed my dishes. Bring dishwasher tabs for dishwasher. Food great in snack bar and very reasonable. My boys went to slide and splash and it was dear 136 for 4 of us including transport but worth it. Pool is lovely at Vila Petra. Everything is spotless. Would highly recommend to anyone, yes you can hear a little bit of noise around but not much and mostly sound of little kids, we had a ball, would come back. Surrounding area is gone a bit run down, a good bit of graffiti around that no one seems to be cleaning up, that's my only negative, but the Vila Petra is a little Heven away from noise and in a great location literally 2 mins walk to top of strip.

Room Tip: We stayed in two bed roomed on first floor room 117 overlooking pool, it was perfect. Bring dish wa...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your contribution on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted to learn that you have had a wonderful vacation at Vila Petra. Your comments regarding our hotel are extremely valuable to us and motivate us to continue to improve our services and our guest’s enjoyment.


We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Address: Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque | Areias de São João, Albufeira 8200-356, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Petra Aparthotel 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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