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Villa Eber
Ranked #48 of 119 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Yorkshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2009

Myself and my husband stayed at Villa Eber from the 29th September 2009 to the 13th October 2009. We had a fabulous time! The villa is excellent, and were were made extremely welcome by Andrew and Ana. We stayed in the 2 bedroomed 2nd floor apartment and found this to be spacious, very comfortable and very, very clean. The villa made an excellent base and i feel that the accommodtion could not have been better even if we had stayed in a four/five star hotel. The pool area and the gardens are extremely well maintained. The pool is very clean and always looked inviting We stayed around the pool a couple of days and this was very quiet and relaxing. My husband likes to soak up the sun, but i was able to sit under a large patio umberella and read. We shall definitely return to Villa Eber and look foward to seeing you again Andrew and Ana!! Once again thank you Andrew and Ana for a lovely stay.

Jeanette and Stephen

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BerrysYorkshire
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2008

My wife and I wanted a self catering apartment in the Algarve with a relatively private pool. Villa Eber turned out to be just that. The villa is quite new, broken into 4 apartments and the pool is only for use of those in the villa. As it turned out there were only ever 4 people round it. The owners are very accommodating people and the place is kept very clean. Although it is outside Albufeira, we got away without a car for 10 of our 15 days, there's a shop and restaurant within a 20 minute walk and taxis are €4. I'd recommend the villa for any couple or family holidaying in the Algarve.

  • Liked — Private pool
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Effone
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ramsgate kent
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2008

Four adults stayed at Villa Eber last Sept, Andrew was very nice, polite and welcoming, the villa very clean cant say well equipped because it wasn`t, they had a dishwasher but we personally would have prefered a washing machine, towels changed regularly, swimming pool very clean and safe, the villa was too far from anywhere really, you would definatly need to hire a car as walking would be too far even for the fitest of people, so all i can finish off with is great villa poor location.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — to echoeeeeeeeee
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank tamirra
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2007

Read the previous review and had high expectations of the villa. It was certainly a lovely villa on the outside and clean on the inside. I cannot complain about the cleanliness of the place.We were greeted with two beers by the owner, but that's where the generosity ended for me.

We were two adults and 3 children (10, 12 and 15). We rented the 2 bedroom first floor apartment. A fold up bed was provided (at extra cost, of course).

Almost from the first day we were informed by the youngest 2 children that the owner's wife had asked them to keep the noise down in the pool. Next , she paid us a visit in the apartment to tell us how we should close the internal doors (turn the handles down first apparently ), stating that we must take care of the door frames.

From then on in we were worried about making too much noise and reminding the children not to play too loudly. The spec clearly says 'family friendly' and this was summer holiday after all. Maybe they meant "only if children can be of the quiet sort". Not acceptable for me, i'm afraid!! If you are going to advertise as family friendly then you should expect children to want to have fun and make an 'acceptable amount of noise' whilst doing so.

When a family left one of the other apartments they were kind enough to offer us some useful bits and bobs they no longer needed (sun creams, etc) but according to the cleaner these items belonged to her! We didn't quibble (after all, we English rarely do!) but the owners did not step in to clear the matter up despite being aware of the promise made by the now departed family.

By far, the owner's wife was far more irritating than the owner. Both of which live in the villa.

Good points:
Towels were changed regularly
bedlinen and cleaning was of a good standard
very pleasant and quiet location
located quite near old town (20 min walk)
Supermarkets very near by.
Willingness to give advice on where to eat (not good at that!)

Bad points:
Over-bearing owners
Rationing of Dishwasher tablets (5 all week!)
General minimal provision of cooking facilities (e.g. one sharp knife)
Pool access times (9am - 7pm only)
Having to ask to borrow the one iron among the 4 apartments
No BBQ facilities for guests (only owners use).

In conclusion, I would have preferred a more relaxing experience especially with 3 children in tow and to be made to feel more welcomed. We were made to feel as if we had to tip toe around the apartment as if to concern ourselves that we were making too much noise.

If you don't expect to make any noise - or don't have children in tow that do - and would probably eat out most evenings then you may find this a welcoming experience. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The Owner's wife pettiness
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
5 Thank ViewFrom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2007

This is actually a villa we hired out in Portugal, it is absolutely gorgeous. Its a huge villa split into 4 apartments, in a very quiet but beautiful location in the Old Town of Albufiera. The owners are fab, & the apartments & swimming pool & gardens are kept so clean, its like a home-from-home.
There were 4 of us that went, & we mainly got taxi's to the Old Town every night but I would recommend hiring a car as the nearest supermarket is about 30 min walk & we couldn't carry beers & wine back up the hill!!
Great place to stay, absolutely brilliant holiday!

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Amylovesolidays
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Additional Information about Villa Eber

Property: Villa Eber
Address: Urbanizacao Quinta dos Calicos | Caixa 97A, 8200 - 397, Albufeira 8200-666, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
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Ranked #48 of 119 Specialty Lodging in Albufeira
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Villa Eber Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve

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