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Vilabranca Apartments
Ranked #12 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
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London
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“Lovely Vilabranca, BUT . . .”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I have the similar views as previous reviewers, BUT it's not a 10-15 minute walk to the beach and to town, (it would be if you were Mo Farah). It's nearer 20-25 minute walk and to return uphill from one of the beaches and town in 28 degrees. Yeah whatever!! Hence the amount of hire cars parked up on site.There are only a very few places to eat nearby (pizza), so you really need to go to town to eat. And the town restaurants are superb. Vilabranca Apts is clean and spacious with friendly staff and good food and drink prices. For us it was a little remote.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Just returned from a four night stay at the Vilabranca in Lagos, this really is a fantastic place to stay. We arrived at complex at 12.00 and were quickly checked in by a friendly receptionist & shown to our accommodation. The apartment was on the ground floor and was more like a villa that an apartment. it was very spacious with a well equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need to self cater, a hob, oven, microwave, kettle, toasted, coffee maker and a big fridge.
We had a lovely terrace area which was overlooked by lemon trees. This place really has great character and was very clean.

The complex itself has two swimming pools & plenty sunbeds. always a choice of one even if you arrive at pool area later in afternoon. Ate in the bar on two occasions once for lunch & once for dinner, both times food was great. Try the chicken pitta, not what I was expecting but delicious. Also had few drinks in bar, barman is very friendly & makes fantastic cocktails.

The complex is about a 20 minute walk to centre of Lagos & has a bus that runs three time a day or its approx €5 in a taxi if feeling lazy!!

All in all a fantastic complex with great staff & I will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Despite being around an hour from the airport, the wait was well worth it! The apartment complex was nicely kept and looked modern and clean. The apartment itself was larger than i had expected- we had the one bedroom and it was perfect.
Rooms were clean, adequately sized and for the price we paid for the week it was fantastic quality.
There were two pools- neither heated but both large and plenty sunbeds for everyone which makes a nice change!
The restaurant on the complex 'White Coffee' was reasonably priced with great food and drink. TIP:The hamburgers are fantastic! Also, let yourself be at the mercy of Migeul and his drink making! He is a fantastic bartender- friendly and good at his job!

Location wise Vilabranca was great. Taxis were not expensive at all and there were regular free shuttles to the beach and town centre.

We went for a week and had a fab time- if we come again we will be staying here again! :)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Just back from a 10 night stay here. The staff were great in reception and Miguel and Rodrigo in the bar/restaurant were fantastic. Our apartment was very spacious with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, we are a family of 5. The apartment was cleaned every second day with fresh towels. We stayed in a top floor blue apartment overlooking the pool with great views of the coastline. There are two good sized pools here, one each at each set of apartments with kiddies pools at each,and plenty of sun loungers for guests. Perfect location between Lagos and Porto De Mos beach a 10/15 walk to both. Taxi from town to Villabranca was less than €5 and a courtesy bus runs to both town and beach from Villabranca at scheduled times. We have been to the Algarve twice before and I would have to say we would happily recommend Villabranca to anyone. We Can't thank Miguel enough for making our stay fantastic, this guy should be working for the Portugese tourist board, so much more than a bar manager aided superbly by Rodrigo. Will definitely be returning in the future. Lagos is a great location for fantastic beaches and superb restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are just back from a 5night stay in Vilabranca.The apartment was perfect-spacious,clean,with a powerful hot shower, coffee maker, kettle, toaster etc and most importantly a lovely balcony overlooking the pool.We liked our balcony especially given that it was on the corner and got the afternoon and evening sun. The only thing missing in kitchen was a chopping board and the bed was two singles made up separately and pushed together as opposed to a double. This didn't bother us much.

The swimming pool was a great size and always immaculately clean. As a swimmer I really appreciated this.

We liked Doña Ana beach only a 10/15 minute walk away but there are other beaches at same distance. There is also a little supermarket directly opposite the complex which had everything. Lagos town centre is also only 15 min walk which we enjoyed.

All in all, this place is great value with helpful and friendly staff in a peaceful location yet still close to beach,shop,restaurants. What more can you ask for. We'd definitely go back.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Woodford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Great place to stay. Close to the various beaches. Pool by the apartment if your feeling lazy. Great bar & Restaurant on complex "White Coffee". Loads of restaurants nearby too. Defiantly going again.

Stefano Guazzelli

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
#6 Family Hotel in Lagos
#7 Romantic 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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