After booking a mini break for me and my 11 year old daughter, I was terrified of going here after reading some of the reviews, however I need not have worried. I'm only saying that some of the points are not true however it is no where near as bad as some people make out or perhaps I am just a bit more laid back than others. We stayed in block 4 in a one bedroom apartment.
I will start with the negatives : yes the beds are not the most comfortable that I have ever slept on and to be honest after the first two nights I spent the last two nights on the sofa in the living area which was much more comfortable.
Unfortunately there were about 20 Irish lads who were also staying in our block that decided it was a good idea at 4.30 in the morning when they came in to make so much noise everyone knew they were home, the walls are very thin which does add to the noise.
It is true that some of the buildings could do with a bit of paint but it's hardly a major issue.
Now the positives: the rooms are very clean and we had maid service 2 days out of the 4 that we were there. There is everything you need in the apartment, the shower was lovely and powerful and always warm water. The room was very spacious.
I saw no problems around the pool, there was a big mixture of people, families, older people and young groups.
The service at the pool bar was good and the food lovely, staff friendly. I never had any problems with any of the reception staff and encountered about 5 different people on the different occasions I went. I thought the safe near the reception would be a bit dodgy but it was absolutely fine and is in a room off to the side of the reception.
The hotel is in a prime location for all the bars and restaurants, the beach is not too far away either.
All in all we had a good time, this is not a billed as a five star hotel and therefore that is not what you are going to get.
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- Also Known As:
- Vilanova Hotel Albufeira
- Vilanova Resort Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve