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Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa

Estrada da Gale Praia da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-416 Portugal
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FEELS LIKE HOME, TASTES LIKE PARADISE! Vila Joya is located above the Atlantic and is surrounded by an evergreen garden with direct access to the sea. With its 13 rooms and 9 suites, a two Michelin star gourmet restaurant and 350m2 spa and fitness area, this Moorish style building - formerly the private summer residence of the German Jung family - is now one of the most beautiful privately-run boutique resorts in Europe. Open from Februray 25th to November 16th, 2019
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Free internet
Public wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
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Grade: 70 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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From start to finish we were impressed with Vila Joya. We were greeted and whisked away in a super Tesla car to an immaculate property with a friendly welcome from the staff. The property does indeed feel like your own personal space - the entrance hall with large white comfy sofas , candles and birds chirping. Our room was stunning with large sitting area, a fireplace ( it was still chilly in April) dressing room and large terrace. Champagne was on ice and the sun was shining - all perfection! Breakfast was excellent - I loved the juices in the morning each one with the actual ingredient on a slate in front of the carafe to tell you what was what. To sit in the sun on one of the outdoor round tables and take in the view whilst drinking you coffee or a glass of champagne was what a holiday is all about. The pool area was spacious and immaculate - I personally don’t like properties where you are lined up like sardines around a pool - I like space, privacy and perhaps a little bit of grass under my feet! Service around the pool was slow and more attention needed to be made to the guests. The beach restaurant was cool, minimalistic and chic - we enjoyed sushi there on a number of occasions. We didn’t eat I the Michelin star restaurant as the night we were due to eat there my partner was ill. The area around the hotel had not so much to offer - a pizza restaurant which was good if a little sterile and a small basic bar serving beer and spirits. There was a very good supermarket a short walk away which we brought some local food items to bring home. I would return to Vila Joya in a heartbeat, we were sad to leave the hotel and friendly staff.If you are looking for a high calibre hotel this is it!
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Uniquely designed with jaw-droppingly beautiful views and gardens, Vila Joya is striving hard to offer that divinely memorable experience you seek whilst in the Algarve. Shockingly expensive also but for a short special stay it is perfect for some decadent lounging around in the tranquility of its grounds and small beach. Worth getting up early to try to get that beach to yourself for a bit. Felt cocooned also by the superb cuisine and service of the restaurant, pool bbq bar, and beach hut. Some quibbles: no coffee available in the room, or without fuss elsewhere. Very limited menu for room service and around the pool - one can't dine 2-michelin all the time! Not a lot of privacy from neighbors with the ground floor rooms. Overall, an exquisite choice and experience.
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We had a truly memorable experience at Vila Joya - both with our suite and with the restaurants. We travelled in June 2018 for our anniversary and I am not sure if the hotel was full, but the grounds were peaceful, never crowded, and felt private. Room was gorgeous and huge and we enjoyed our private covered sitting area outside as well as grassed terrace. Every meal was EXCEPTIONAL ... from breakfast to the seaside Japanese style restaurant to the Michelin starred main restaurant. There was one loud, obnoxious, ostentatious couple who must have thought they were very important (loudly on phone at breakfast and by pool a couple of times, and making extravagant entrances) but mostly the other guests were quiet and respected others' privacy. Price would prohibit us from taking every vacation here but it was exactly what we were looking for for a gastronomic getaway that was romantic and luxurious and we hope to return again!
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Huge on service- detail- hospitality- professionalism- views- rooms and quality of anything and everything. A small property with 22 rooms but big in all things that matter. So very relaxing- peaceful and tranquil. If you consider staying at the nicest hotels, stay here.
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the hotel is unique but check the prices - terrible expensive but if you can afford it, it is surely worth while. i have seen the suites - great luxury. garden, pool, beach bar are very special. only went there several time for the most fantastic kitchen you can dream off. the Austrian chef is an artist - he has only 2 stars Michelin but i am sure that if the restaurant would not be in a hotel he would have the 3 stars of excellence
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$145 - $1,836 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Praia Gale (0.2 miles), Praia do Evaristo (0.7 miles), and Metz Bar (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Planet Fusion Bar, Restaurant Vila Joya, and Mr Singh.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Gale.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Vila Joya - Home, Restaurant & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.