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Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Anneliese Pohl | Alporchinhos, Porches 8400-450, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Porches
penn
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17 hotel reviews
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“First class service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Travelled to Portugal as part of a golf trip . From check in to check out the staff at this hotel were amazing - from the bell boys to the spa staff - from housekeeping to room service the training has obviously been first class .
Every part of the hotel is maintained to the highest standard and it is luxurious without being ' blingy'
The food is first class although a bit pricey and the wine cellar evening was memorable .
There were a lot of German people staying ( it is German owned) but there was only one English Channel on the tv and about 60 German ones!!
Would definitely stay again

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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surrey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We travelled with our 6 year old. The hotel is fantastastic, spread out over a big site so you feel more like you are in a village. We found all the restaurants great but used the Whale and the adega the most just because they suited us as a family more and quite casual. We stayed in the oasis suites which was a 1 bedroom with a sitting room with a rollaway. We spent most of our time by the big pool near the oasis suites. The beach is quite small and the sea was quite refreshing! However the staff at the beach operate the beds with great efficiency and will get drinks etc. the hotel works for singles/ couples or families as it has so many different areas and child free restaurant which is a good idea. Management and staff were all first class and couldn't do enough to make your stay perfect. It's expensive but worth it. Special thanks to Joanna in the kids club and the rest of the girls, they were fantastic!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Vila Vita is a oasis or luxury, comfort and delicious food. There is a huge difference between going to Algarve and staying in Vila Vita!
A great combination of beautiful nature and modern comfort.
Unforgettable holiday !!!
We loved every moment of it.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We came to Vila Vita last September and had an amazing time. Came back for 2 weeks this year and it was even better. We had one of the newly refurbished, 2 bedroom, seaview Oasis Suites - it was so lovely. Perfect for us and our two year old. They've put in a lovely new pool, kids pool and pool bar. Cannot wait to go back!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Our third visit to this hotel, and we were not disappointed. Here are a few mentions and apologies to those missed. Jolita was a star, when we were not happy with our initial room, she found us the ultimate jewel in the crown, on the cliff top overlooking the ocean...perfect spot! We cannot fault the staff, Ariana on reception, smiling and helpful as always, Samuel in the bar, so glad his son is enjoying school, and Jaoa, Jorge, Manuela, Fernanda, and many more , the names escape me! It's like going back to the family. That is the key to this hotel. The staff create that atmosphere. Yes, the restaurants are pricey, but we are in 5 star here and a short walk out of the hotel will take you to a variety of local restaurants. The Gardeners work tirelessly in the beautiful gardens and we are very happy with the breakfast in the main building, Olga cooks my eggs to perfection. We were blessed with 6 cloud free, blue sky, warm days this time, a bonus! My only gripe is that the water temperature in the lovely new pool is rather on the cool side! However an escape to the Spa did the trick. Nevertheless we will be returning to our "home" on the Algarve sometime in the future. Thanks to all who made our stay special.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was one of the best vacations we had every had can't wait to go back next year ,the staff was wonderful !!!!! Especially Simon,and the Assistant manager Jose Vila Nova
The grounds were impeccable flower every ware.
The Restaurants were excellent a little pricey but well worth it.We stayed in Villa # 46 with a roof top terrace with incredible view.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Vila Vita Parc is a beautiful property in Porches Algarve. The hotel has several buildings and kids clubs, mini golf and the staff is absolutely wonderful. The maids are into your room twice a day, service is above and beyond!

The restaurants in our opinion are way over priced! We are comparing to North American standards. Local restaurants are equally as good and a quarter of the price.
We found that smoking is permitted in all outdoor terraces at Villa Vita Parc, so while eating outside on warm evenings you are surrounded by smokers! It was disgusting! What was worse, one evening while at their German restaurant we had a cigar smoker, who puffed away without a care all evening. We changed tables and it was still disgusting. We were somewhat outside but the area, had a roof over it with windows so the smelly cigar smoke stayed in our vicinity! What was
worse was that most of the offenders were German and British and we know for a fact that they are not allowed to smoke in their outdoor eating areas in their respective countries.We were in Germany last fall and have currently been in London so we know that smokers are not allowed to puff in outdoor eating areas.

Th residence has rooms on the ground floor, great for upping and leaving to the grass or the beach but with absolutely no privacy, the least they could do would be to have sheers, otherwise you had to have the blackout drapes closed all day.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Anneliese Pohl | Alporchinhos, Porches 8400-450, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Porches
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Porches
#1 Spa Hotel in Porches
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Porches
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
VILA VITA Parc celebrates the best of Portugal, immersing you in a luxurious and lush seaside oasis with every imaginable service, amenity, activity and pleasure. Portugal's finest five-star resort is the ultimate escape to a pampered world of personalized and diverse experiences, flavoured with Portuguese culture and hospitality. Endless views to the horizon blend with the luxuriant greenery of our gardens and the sparkling blue of the Atlantic Ocean, creating an extravagant display of vibrant colours and filling the air with the sounds and scents of sunny days at the beach. Your holiday destination VILA VITA Parc will not only meet, but exceed the highest expectations of the most discerning traveller. Set on 54 spectacular acres of lush, blooming subtropical gardens in front of a striking coastline, at VILA VITA Parc a choice of exquisitely appointed accommodations can be experienced, from rooms and suites to villas with terraces and ocean panoramas. Perched above the cliff top and located in various distinct buildings, each having its own character and architecture, the different accommodation types exude an air of sophisticated, refined luxury and are all surrounded by a spectacular park landscape offering breathtaking views. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vila Vita Parc Resort And Spa
Vila Vita Parc Porches
Vila Vita Parc Portugal
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa Algarve, Portugal - Porches

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