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Vilabranca Apartments
Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Lagos
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Cheshire
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135 reviews
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“Another stay at Vilabranca, another great holiday”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Another stay at Vilabranca and yet another fantastic holiday. All of the staff were as always very friendly and first class at making sure you have an enjoyable stay.

The apartments are spacious and have everything you could need to enjoy your time there. Housekeeping ensure they are kept clean and change both towels and bed linen 2/3 times per week.

Gardens & pool areas are very well maintained and the shuttle bus to both town and beach comes in handy when you don’t feel like walking.

I have no doubt that this won’t be our last stay here and we both look forward to returning before to long.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

To quote Mike Brewer , Villabranca apartments are "champagne accomodation for lemonade money"!, excellent reception staff, could not fault it.
We arrived on a bus which had dropped holidaymakers like ourselves at other accomodation on the Algarve. Judging by the other apartments we had seen along the way , we were not expecting a lot . We were pleasantly surprised however as Villa Branca are quite upmarket apartments .
From the outside the apartments are attractive while inside, the rooms are large and clean. The shower is strong and the bathroom has plenty of room in it. The kitchen had everything you would want including a microwave ,it is a decent sized kitchen with everything you need.
The view onto the pool was very pleasant from the balcony , lots of flowers etc. It was cleaned three times in the week while we were there, fresh bed linen and towels along with floor cleans etc etc.
The reception staff ,Tiago and the two girls could not have been more helpful They not only recommended car hire but did the ordering for us ( 25 euro /day). Tiago even did my Ryanair online check in for me! (Give them a bonus David O Leary!)They made our week run smoothly.
For the sort of money we paid , Villa Branca was top value. We would go there again for sure.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view room , high up.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Read reviews on apts prior to going & were impressed by the comments. We loved Vilabranca , the grounds & gardens were beautifully kept (the girl doing the gardens was so friendly & her English was perfect). Reception staff were really helpful, polite & kind, & again spoke good Engish. We enjoyed Lagos, walking to town was pleasant, & the harbour front was interesting, again nice places to stop & have coffee, especially the Oasis on the marina. Thankyou everyone at Vilabranca for our lovely break. We will be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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SMVilaranca, Director of Sales at Vilabranca Apartments, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear guest,
we are very happy to know that you had a good experience in your first visit to the Algarve.
It was a pleasure to welcome you at Vilabranca and we hope to see you in a near future.
Thank you for your charming comments ;)
Best regards,

Tiago Espinho
Sales Manager
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Just got back from a week's holiday at Vilabranca which I booked after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. The accommodation is in a residential area so very quiet and the apartment was clean and large with all mod cons including English TV and a washing line! There are two pools with sun beds and a pool bar at one of them. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The free shuttle bus comes in handy as it is about a 20 minute stroll into Lagos and to the beaches but uphill walking back. The beaches are excellent. There are a variety of places reasonably priced to eat out. I would recommend Vilabranca to anyone who, like me, was looking for a low budget holiday but good value.

Room Tip: Ask for a west facing balcony to get the sun in the afternoon. Less noise second floor rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is the first time we have stayed here, but it will not be our last.
The accommodation was excellent. Very clean and roomy. The cafe bar had very friendly staff, who went out of the way to assist in anyway possible.
The pool area was lovely too, with sun beds and huge bean bags that were a delight to relax on.
I would recommend these apartments to anyone.
Already considering booking again for next year!!!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Cannock
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

I booked the Vilabranca on the strength of the reviews on tripadvisor and I was not dissappointed, We were there 3 weeks and had no complaints at all, The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The apartment was spacious and very quiet even though all the apartments were full.As it is set in a residential area it does not feel enclosed and the setting is as you see it on the photos and is very pretty. It is an easy stroll to Lagos but it is slightly uphill back, There is a no 2 bus that goes every hour in the day except in afternoon when it is every 2 hours. That plus the shuttle bus means that you dont have to walk to lagos or beach. There are lots of restaurants near by. The Onda Norte is excellent both for quality and value. We will certainly go back again,

Room Tip: Ask for a room with the afternoon sun as part of the complex is shaded by trees.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Not long been back from a weeks holiday at the Vilabranca and can confirm previous reviewers opinion about this excellent hotel
The staff were all very friendly and helpful
With free air conditioning, free bus several times a day to both the nearest beach and Lagos town as well as room clean every day the Vilabranca is a class above most other self catering apartments
Our room, 234, was enormous-with an en-suite with bath, bathroom with bath, fully fitted kitchen with fridge/freezer and full cooker, separate lounge with tv -incl. BBC1 we would recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere reasonable priced on the Algarve
Rather than use the shop just outside the main entrance go up the road opposite for 50 metres to the LOCAL supermarket - its much cheap[er for milk, water etc. For somewhere different to eat at night try the BRASOA RESTAURANT which is a few metres away from this shop. The proprietor is a lovely man cal;led Silva who will give you a very warm welcome and an absolutely delicious meal

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vilabranca Apartments

Property: Vilabranca Apartments
Address: Rua Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lagos | Torraltinha, Lagos 8600-621, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Lagos
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vilabranca Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vilabranca offers a high standard of accommodation which feature a wide range of amenities within the complex. It is the ideal choice for families and those seeking a relaxing break close to Lagos. Clients can benefit from being away from the bustle of the resort, while remaining within comfortable walking distance of the centre of Lagos and Porto Do Mos Beach. Vilabranca has won many awards for its excellent service and friendly atmosphere. Lagos is a bustling old walled city, with great night life with fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping. You can spend hours pottering around the picturesque lanes. Lagos is very proud of its history and there is plenty of sightseeing from the ancient slave market to the 17th-century moated fortress overlooking the harbour. ... more   less 
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