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Jardins Vale de Parra
Ranked #77 of 152 Hotels in Albufeira
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The accommodation was very good with plenty of room and quite well equipped. We had a poolside apartment which is much better as there is quite a lot of traffic noise on the outer apartments. The complex is really pleasant and clean, both pools have ample sunbeds and parasols.
There are only 2 other bars apart from the one attached to the complex (Littrus Bar) within walking distance, all of them serve snacks. There are also 2 restaurants close by both of which serve really good food, our preference was the "Girrasol Restaurant" this was run by a very friendly couple. The beach is a good 35 minutes brisk walk away so a car would be handy. The local buses run on time and will take you to Albufeira (about 3 Euros per person) but do not run very often, but taxis are plentiful (10 Euros)
Overall the complex was very good, although a bit isolated perhaps more bars/restaurants will open later in the season.

Room Tip: Poolside rooms are quieter away from traffic noise
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

As resident in the country side we already twice rent an appartment after a food and wine pairing event in restaurant A Casa do Avó . The price is very reasonable for quality and the staff was so sympatic to give us the same appartment on request.
We got help immediately to regulate the airconditioning.
There are different options to rent (even to buy) for singles, couples and bigger families.
The beds are not the softest in our opinion but for others this can be a positive point and reason to spend holiday here.
It is not a 5 star complex but cleaner than some luxury hotels.
The swimming pool is big and the gardens with plumosa palmtrees are well entertained.
Looking forward for next stay there.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

We stayed at JVP in 2009 and enjoyed it so much when we were looking for a few days break in Feb we had no hesitation in returning.Arrived to a friendly welcome and were told that we had been upgraded to an apartment with pool view.The standards we remembered from the 2009 visit had been maintained,very clean and as much kitchen equipment as you would ever need(most of it new)even a washing machine.The only downside as others have mentioned is it's a hike to the beach,we always hire a car from Economycarhire free parking on site and even got an upgrade from them.Shops,Restaurants and a bar all within a two minute walk,take care as the roads around complex are a bit busy.Gale beach is the best known but down most of the side roads another superb beach is waiting to be discovered.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank planktonhead
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We had a one week stay last September at this little gem of a place. It is a perfect self catering base if you intend to hire a car and want a home from home in the sun. The apartments are clean and functional, the pools quiet and welcoming and Vale De Parra is a really nice little town which needs to be discovered but not by too many because it might just spoil it.

It's well worth a visit, we will definitely be back.

Tips. 1) You need a car. 2) Don't go expecting a 5 star hotel, be realistic. 3) Ignore the negative reviews, some people make me laugh with their expectations.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Davethemanc
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

We have recently stayed for a two week holiday and found it fairly basic in apartment facilities, the bathrooms are modern in design but need a general spruce-up (Tile grouting dingy and the floor floods when using the bath/shower, shower curtain in need of a holiday) but the linen was superb.
They claim to have Satalite TV but for English speaking guests there was only CNN and a very intermittent Sky news (it worked for two minutes and then vanished for the next ten minutes) they have no oven in the kitchen but the microwave has a grill/oven option.
The pools and grounds are excellent but there is little for children other than the pool to occupy (No means of kids tv or dvd entertainment) unless the kids learn Portuguese.
Overall we had a great holiday but dined out mostly and there are some really good local restaurants and beaches to visit and the staff are really helpful and hard working.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Thomas G
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Reviewed July 5, 2010

Spent 1 week here with friends, June/July 2010. The place is very clean & well looked after & provides all the basic needs for a sunshine holiday by the pool..( the poolside bar only opened on the 1st July) but the other 'Littrus' bar was open & the staff very accommodating. The town/village is very quiet with only 2 or 3 bars close by and 3-4 restaurants at most. We ate in a couple of the restaurants & the food was good & the prices very fair. The nearest & nicest beach ('Gale') on foot is an easy 1/2 hour walk, it is nice & sandy & quite spacious but it is a bit 'seaweedy' in the sea. This place was very popular with families & is a nice quiet place to stay (most days we had the pool to ourselves until about 3pm) but if you want shops & more nightlife you do need to go into Albufeira. The taxi fare was 10 to 11 euros one way, so if you want 'quiet', stay here but if you fancy a bit of life you need to budget for the extra 20 - 22 euros per day for taxis. (We didn't try the bus service so I can't say about public transport)

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

We went here with my 11 year old daughter for a weeks stay, I can't believe no-one has ever mentioned the traffic noise. The apts are on the corner of 2 very busy roads, one is the main road into Albufira and the other goes down to the coast, we nicked named these the M1 & A1. We were first put into an apt. over looking the A1 & over the bar (block 3) asked to be moved, which they did striaght away, but then we were sideways on to the M1 (block 0) with no view, if you can, upgrade to a poolside apt, the noise is alot less. We asked if we could upgrade, they said no. The apt itself was large, seperate kitchen(fully equiped), the beds are like sleeping on a board with very lumpy pillows.Our baloney was no more than a extended shelf (24" wide) couldn't sit out. They are very clean. The pool area again very clean, with plenty of beds, not so many parasols. The pool snack bar only opens in july & august . Both the pools were freezing. They are also open for the locals to come & use. There is 1 bar, 1 cafe, 1 supermarket, 1 indian resturant and that is it, you DO need a car. As for going the beach, we walked one day & at a good pace it took 45mins, along the A1, & thats with not carrying any bags/beach stuff. We would not go back here again.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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3  Thank AnneWirral
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Address: Vale de Parra, Albufeira 8200-427, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: $33 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jardins Vale de Parra 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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