We stayed at Villa 142 for 3 weeks in July 2012.
Very good, modern villa on a fairly new estate. Building on this estate has "stopped completely" due to the current financial crisis, though will double in size once normality resumes. There are around 100 villas now. Problem is that there are no facilities there yet, apart from tennis. The promised WiFi system was not working for the whole of the 3 weeks we stayed there.
Location is good, about 2/3 miles from Burgau.
Do not trust the "Cool Air" system. There is no air conditioning on site as this is a "green" development. We went in July, queried why the cool air system was not working, and were advised that it was, and was working to full capacity !! We slept a few nights by the pool as inside the villa was unbearably hot at night.
Facilities lacked a bit - nice space on the roof, but this space was wasted as there were no chairs or tables up there and none of the lights worked (six lights / no bulbs working)!! Four sunbeds by the pool, for six people !! Glass table by the pool which was certainly not health & safety compliant!! Problems with the drains whilst we were there!!
Could have been much better, £4,100 for 3 weeks was expensive for what you get.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AlmaVerde’s award-winning green architecture makes it Europe’s leading eco luxe development. Located 2 km from the picturesque fishing village of Burgau, the golden beaches of the Costa Vincentina are within easy reach. AlmaVerde currently comprises 100 beautifully designed villas, all with private, heated pools set in lush, landscaped gardens. Amenities include four tennis courts, mini football pitch, children’s playground, dance/fitness studio, mountain bike rental, and spa, offering a wide range of beauty treatments and therapies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- AlmaVerde Village & Spa Portugal/Vila Do Bispo, Algarve