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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family (wife, my 2 year old and parents) stayed here in early March 2017. We had 2 rooms out of which one was upgraded to their newly renovated Prestige Suite. The second was a Garden view room. Both rooms were great. The suite was just amazing with the highlight being the balcony that looks over the pool. The rooms...

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Trier, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a facial today by the "doctor" Joana. I asked for a microdermabrasion and instead she chose to give me ultrasonic exfoliation. My skin was looking great before I did whatever this was supposed to do. She didn't open up my pores before starting the spatula over my face, she passed over my chin several times trying to force...

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BlueandGreenHotels, Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa Manager at Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Hudson, We appreciate your feedback and feel very sorry about this occurrence. We would like to inform that all our health professionals are certified and are enrolled in the Health Regulatory Entity in Portugal. Dra. Joana Santos has specialties in both Preventive Medicine and in Aesthetic Medicine, performing hundreds of aesthetic medicine treatments every year with a very...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn't get much better! Quality and attentive in all aspects, responding to the needs of the individual, staff extremely professional, talented and passionate about what they do. Highly recommended! It's one of those places you experience and would sure go back!

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BlueandGreenHotels, Gerente geral at Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mike, We are delighted to hear that you have truly enjoyed your stay at Vilalara Thalassa Resort, and particularly the service of our extremely professional and talented staff. Rest assured that your feedback has been shared with the team. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Portugal and Vilalara before long. Warm regards, Katja Hekkala General...

Annecy, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived a few days after they opened for the season last week. So, not everything was in place ... pillows on loungers, etc. However, the staff was friendly, our room with pool view was good. The room consisted of a big bathroom with tub/rain shower, toilet and two sinks. The couch was positioned in front of the windows and...

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BlueandGreenHotels, Gerente geral at Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest, On my behalf and my team, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor. It is a delight to us that you enjoyed Vilalara including the Spa experience, the atmosphere and the breakfast buffet. Your very positive comments have been shared with the entire Team of Vilalara. We are...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best hotels in the Algarve. The sorroundings of the hotel and the rooms are wonderful. Try the Superior Suite, with its 75m2 and bathtub beyond the bed. The food is great both for dinner and breakfast. The views of the sea and coast are also breathtaking.

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BlueandGreenHotels, General Manager at Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Bruno Dias, Thank you so very much for taking the time to review Vilalara Thalassa Resort on TripAdvisor. It is a delight to us to know that you enjoyed our resort. Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our spacious rooms and your great culinary experience at breakfast and dinner. It was lovely to have you staying with us...

New York City, New York
Reviewed February 4, 2017

A wonderful spot even out of season to enjoy a great climate, excellent food and an incredible thalasso spa. The hotel staff are very attentive and friendly. The hotel is built into the Algarve cliffs and cascades down to the water. Even in mid-October I was able to swim in the sea and sunbathe and use the pool. Not too...

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BlueandGreenHotels, General Manager at Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ms.Silvia C, Thank you for sharing your experience from your stay with us at Vilalara on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to know that you found the settings of Vilalara wonderful and that your culinary experience was excellent! We are grateful for your kind words about our staff being attentive and friendly. Rest assured that your very positive comments...

Germany
Reviewed January 29, 2017

We were this hotel for 1 week holiday. Golf and beach holiday.... Really beautiful hotel with a swimming pool. The breakfast was also excellent. This is everyone's dream holiday... staff were very friendly too.

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England, Northampton
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We visited for the second time in 2016, this time treating our daughter and son in law. Rooms are all junior suites, very large and with double sized rain forest showers to die for. The extensive gardens are a delight and with five swimming pools to choose from, it never feels crowded. And then there's the kabana beds... The breakfast...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 28, 2016

If you're looking for ultimate paradise and relaxation, this is your place! Unbelievable setting, hotel rooms are totally faultless and the resort is extremely well looked after. You pay the price but it's worth it. Thalassa is lovely will all sorts of treatments on offer. Three different pool areas, all very well kept and lovely setting especially the one overlooking...

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 7, 2016

Vilalara is a beautiful 5 star resort with a glorious location in impeccably maintained gardens set on cliffs above its own beach. It has spa , gym ,tennis courts and 5 swimming pools and a magnificent restaurant with prices to match. There are ample sun beds parasols with very attentive staff. My favourite relaxation was lounging on the day beds...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
50 kilometres from Faro airport (FAO, ALgarve - Portugal), the Blue&Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort is a lakeside haven of style, comfort and exclusivity. As you gaze out and enjoy the setting you will realize the resort’s true essence and magic. This is a fascinating place where every detail has been designed for your wellbeing. Located on the Praia das Gaivotas cliff overlooking the sea, with a 12-hectare area consisting mainly of magnificent gardens, the Resort has 100 junior suites, 11 suites and 13 apartments. The low-rise architecture is marked by soft lines and colours and appears to have been inspired by Gaudi. It includes one restaurant of Portuguese cuisine and gourmet, low-calorie menus, and another with theme dinners and barbecues. It also features six outdoor pools of fresh and sea water and one of its main trademark images: the Thalassotherapy and Spa Center, the first in Portugal and one of the most respected in the world. soft lines and colours and appears to have been inspired by Gaudi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort

Address: Praia das Gaivotas | Alporchinhos, Porches 8400-450, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Porches
Price Range: $179 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Hotel Porches
Blue And Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort
Vilalara Thalassa Hotel
Sofitel Armacao De Pera
Vilalara Thalassa Porches
Sofitel Thalassa Vilalara
Blue & Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort Algarve, Portugal - Porches
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Porches
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Porches
#2 Spa Hotel in Porches
#2 Family Hotel in Porches
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“Beach view rooms are far from main areas of the resort. If no parking near your room, opt to leave car and keys with reception”
 of 5 bubbles Adios2takkfyrir, 6 days ago | Read review
“Few rooms have a sea view ( only 8 we were told) so the next best is a first floor room with a pool view”
 of 5 bubbles martinarthur, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful with or without see view”
 of 5 bubbles marcv60, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“I would opt for garden view, they are a little bit more peaceful not that the pool rooms are not peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles Dellboy2you, Oct 1, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms by Pool”
 of 5 bubbles stephen1102, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
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