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Very good
18 reviews
Nearby Beach
Private pool and dining area
gated parking area
Outside covered dining area
Villa Colum
Large pool and sunloungers
Fully fenced off for privacy and security
private pool
BBQ area beside kitchen and pool
twin bedroom with ensuite facilities
2nd en suite facilities
twin bedroom 2 with ensuite facilities
ensuite facilities
double bedroom with ensuite facilities
ensuite facilities
main bedroom on the 1st floor, double bedroom with ensuite facilities and private terrace looking on
Swimming pool
Road outside the Villa
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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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Ciara O
Belfast
1 review
“Party of 16”
Reviewed May 7, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Booked this villa for a group of 16 and even though this is over the occupancy stated the owner provided enough beds for everyone and there was still plenty of room. Brilliant service from booking the villa right through to departure, would definitely recommend!
The villa is in the perfect location and within walking distance to everything. The private pool really makes it with enough sunbeds and chairs for everyone. We had an amazing holiday here and can't wait to go back already!!

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Everyday...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Ideal for mixed group”
Reviewed April 27, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Eleven of us stayed here for Easter week, five of us in our 50s and six 18-20 yr olds. The location is absolutely perfect for access to the strip (1 min walk) and no problem walking to old town (about 20 mins).

Villa itself was ideal for us - exceptionally clean throughout and very quiet despite closeness to the strip. Not everything worked perfectly and it looked a little tired on the whole but that was fine for us - we weren't worried about anyone breaking anything! The pool was really clean - although it was too cold to use.

All in all, a really nice villa for the price and we wouldn't hesitate to return.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: One toilet seat was detached, a couple of lights didn't work, not many waste bins
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Bwilliams...
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ruined and was told it was because it was end of season”
Reviewed November 12, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed here with our guests for our wedding and had discussed with Patrick the owner about suitability with wedding photos and scenery which he assured me would be perfect place.. This was not the case there had been a hen party before us and we could clearly identify 6 of then hens from stickers on chairs and tables on the patio ,there was smashed glass on the pool area which we found out there must have been a domestic as the main door was sticky and coated in glass from previous people, there was a horrible smell and we thought it was the toilets but it was no it was a loose tile in the hall which the smell attracted little flies so we dread what was down there so had to bleach the area daily just to stop the smelling, all the furniture was broken and worn the dinning table in the living room only had 4 chairs and on speaking to Miguel he brought us 3 more but were broken so couldn't use.. These photos aren't what the villa looks like at all it has a big brown aerial on the roof , and a extension off the side.. They haven't got fancy garden furniture or nice sunbeds nope it's all plastic which we were told that it was all put there for photo purposes ... Two of the beds were fifthy and had to washed again , pillows couldn't be called pillows they were shocking ? There were iron bars on all windows it was like being in a prision ? The bedroom upstairs had a double and single bed which we couldn't move due to large rust marks underneath .. This villa is perfect position for stag and hens but ruined by previous stag and hens I wouldn't return and I recommend that if u did go beginning of the season as we were told if we had gone in May it would have been perfect but at end of the season we had to expect it would be worn and tired :-0 really no excuses

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beansvill...
Ardee, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A very memorable holiday!”
Reviewed September 22, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Villa collum is ideally situated about 3 mins walk from the strip and 10 mins walk from the old town. The villa itself was clean but a little more dated than the pictures showed! We travelled as a group of 30+ ladies and had a very memorable holiday, this was my first time in Portugal and certainly won't be my last! The service we received from Patrick while booking to the service we got throughout our stay from Miguel the property manager was second to none! We will be booking with Patrick again for next year!

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Lily L
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Holiday”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed at Villa Collum with 12 friends as our last holiday together before everyone went off to uni and cannot recommend this villa enough! Miguel (the Villa manager) is lovely and incredibly helpful, arranging transportation too and from a watermark we wanted to go to. We spoke to Patrick whilst booking the villa who was extremely efficient and always got back to us quickly, every pre-arranged part of the holiday went so smoothly thanks to these people. As for the villa, the pool is big with plenty of surrounding sun loungers, the villa is massive and even with 12 of us there was a spare room. Cant fault the villa on location either as it was walking distance from the strip, a variety of restaurants and the beach so you have the choice of so much to do. Overall a fantastic place to stay that i cannot recommend enough. Thank you Miguel!

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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Roos R
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
1 review
“great location for groups of young people!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We went to albufeira for the second time this year, with a group of 15 girls around 18 years old. We knew Albufeira was amazing because we had been there before, but the location of our first trip was not ideal. This year, we booked villa collum. It was 2 minutes away from the strip which was perfect for us. The location could not be better. Also taxi places were not far away and the supermarket was within walking distance. Jimmy and Miguel, the people who are looking after the house were extremely kind and did everything to make us feel comfortable. The pool was great, the house was not very big, but good enough for our stay, because we were spending all of our time outside in the swimming pool. Also, we found it excellent that there were so many beds in the garden, so we did not have to argue about that. Only thing was that we were with 15, but there was only a table for 8 outside, so we had to put the table from inside, outside. When we arranged this, it worked perfectly though. The only thing I would recommend is better locks on the doors. There are bars in front of every window and door, which is great, but the doors can be forced easily.
So if you are looking for a place with a group of young people and like to go to the strip very often, this place is ideal!
Thank you Jimmy, Miguel and Patrick!

Traveling group: Large Group
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 22, 2012 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: location
Liked least: poor security
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Oct 10, 2012
Thank you for your review. Please note that this is for a stay in August 2011. Unfortunately due to a door being left open, it was reported that there had been items missing in the property. Since August 2011 we have now placed additional fixed metal bars on all windows and metal bars with key locking system on all sliding doors to ensure that this resolves the issue with security. We have not had any further issues since these new measures have been put in place.
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