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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Lovely, serene, welcoming, and simple too. Well constructed small boutique "resort" with a lovely little spa containing Steam room (with cold showers in it), Sauna, Tropical Storm rain rooms, a shower with a bucket of cold water you can dump on your head, a hot tub overlooking the ocean. The 2-star Michelin restaurant is something that must be experienced. Book...

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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is like a sanctuary and every time we come back your shoulders drop and you feel immediately relaxed. It's so close to the beach so easy to pop down for a dip. The two pools are lovely too. The one by the spa was a bit chilly and not used much. It's one of my favourite hotels. Only...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We went for a 3-night stay (a "special offer") with friends who have been going here for many years and raving about it, we now understand why. The hotel is located in a smart residential area but once you go through the gate you are in an oasis of calm. We were welcomed with a glass of champagne then shown...

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Haltwhistle
Reviewed November 2, 2016

This was our second visit to Vila Joya, we loved it so much first time round, and we were not disappointed. Once again the food was fantastic, and the service was every bit as good. The young man from Edinburgh really looked after us, as did all the staff. The meal started with an amazing selection of canapés, followed by...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We stayed here for the second time. After the previous marathon of 10+nights we - unfortunately - only stayed here for 3 nights. We felt very welcome to be back (thank you for the complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival!). The deluxe terrace room was certainly fabulous. Breakfast in the room was just perfect! And so were the dinners at...

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Braunston, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

You have a special occasion to celebrate, you're in the Algarve , where else would you go other than Vila Joya . This boutique hotel is unbelievable and this time we went for their best suite and whow!, words can't describe this suite. It's huge, the bedroom, the sitting room, bathroom with free standing bath , walk in shower with...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We just spent two wonderful days relaxing at Vila Joya. Where do I begin?? The location is perfect with amazing views of the beach and Atlantic. Wonderful tranquil gardens to relax in. Our room was luxurious, well appointed and it had a glorious balcony. A fantastic breakfast in the morning, lovely relaxing lunch service by the pool.....and then there was...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is a superb hotel. The staff are efficient and friendly. The facilities are excellent. The rooms are all sumptuously furnished. There is a feeling of space. In short it is a true delight. On a busy coastline this is an oasis of tranquillity

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed September 8, 2016

I cannot say enough amazing things about this hotel, honestly it was one of the best I've ever stayed in. Small boutique luxury hotel right on the beautiful Algarve coast? What more can you really ask for? The hotel has a small number of rooms so it never feels crowded, always lounge chairs available by the pool. It felt more...

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Farmington, Connecticut
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We first discovered this jewel on greatsmallhotels.com and Trip Advisor and while making our way towards the Algarve we heard on the radio that Portugal won over 20 out of 90 of the best vacation categories in Europe. Vila Joya won best boutique hotel and we quickly booked a room while still available. To our surprise we were upgraded to...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Vila Joya
Vila Joya
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vila Joya resembles a small oriental palazzo and is nestled in a breathtaking garden setting on a cliff with stunning views facing the sea. Winner of the 2016 Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel Awards, this Albufeira beach resort also boasts a two Michelin star Restaurant and features luxurious spa resort accommodations, exclusive golf packages, and rejuvenating body treatments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Joya

Address: Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201-902, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: $339 - $1,552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vila Joya 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Vila Joya Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Vila Joya Hotel Albufeira
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Albufeira
#4 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#6 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#22 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
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“Book a room with a panoramic view of the sea”
 of 5 bubbles 203Karin, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room where cupboard doors open fully!”
 of 5 bubbles CarolineS901, Aug 9, 2016 | Read review
“Go for one of their master suites, most rooms face the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles GFLX, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with terrace andere garden”
 of 5 bubbles Portugal180, Oct 26, 2015 | Read review
“We've been room Gale”
 of 5 bubbles 1blue1butterfly1, Oct 4, 2015 | Read review
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