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“Does it get any better than this?”
Review of Villa Candy

Villa Candy
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Villa Candy
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Does it get any better than this?”
Reviewed October 21, 2011

Stayed at Villa Candy September '11 & found the location to be nigh on perfect for a relaxing week. The villa is a 25min drive from Faro. It's a beautiful villa which has something of a "Tardis" about it as the rooms are certainly larger than the photos on Thomson depict. It was beautifully clean & very well equiped. There was absolutely no smell of damp washing mentioned in the previous review - maybe the maid doesn't use the spare room for this anymore. In fact, we never laid eyes on the maid as she attended whilst we were out. The Old Village (5 min. stroll) provides a number of bars & restaurants plus a convenient grocery store. The Marina is a 5 min. car ride & the town is remarkably well kept. We are looking forward to returning to "our" villa next summer.

The old village

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

This Villa is not on Melvin Jones as described everywhere, even by the travel agent, its about a 5 minute drive away tucked up in the back of Vilamoura's residential area. As far as I am aware you can only book via Thomsons. Make sure you get the correct address from them. If your Monica from Friends, (I am), you will not have an issue with the cleanliness of this Villa. When we arrived it was immaculate. The rooms were all clean with fresh bedding and the kitchen & appliances spotless. The only thing, & it hits you as soon as you walk in, is the smell of damp. It is constant and I couldnt decide why, as the Villa is not damp. Once the windows and patio doors are open its not noticeable but as soon as they are closed, back again. It gave me a sore throat during the night. Then I found the reason why, the Maid, who is pleasant & doesnt have a word of english, does washing at this villa 3 times a week. There is a locked bedroom at the end of the small hallway & in here she hangs all the wet washing to dry!
The villa has 2 bedrooms for guest use, a double and a twin. The beds are very hard and take a bit getting used to, by husband liked them as it helped his bad back. The double bed is a small double, but as we have kingsize at home it might be we're just used to more space between us. The twin has ensuite with full facilities and there is another bathroom, again with full facilities. There is a seperate toilet at the front of the villa, this was clean but had very stron smell of urine. I kept this door closed at all times!
Kitchen has fridge, washing machine, cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker and all utensils are provided. Nothing else is provided and I mean nothing, you must provide your own toilet roll, washing up liquid, dish cloths, bin bags etc, etc, although t-towels are there. Sitting room has table & 4 chairs with a sofa & 2 arm chairs, limited cable TV & radio/cd player. Pool is lovely, takes your breath away but once in is great, lovely & clean as on a timed filter & the pool comes twice a week. Small table & 4 chairs are on the patio & 4 sun loungers are pool side with 2 umbrellas. 2 of the loungers have tears in them & water soaks into the sponge so if you use them you do end up wet as they soak back through the covering. The advertisement boasts of a 'roof terrace with stunning views of the golf course'. Thats as maybe but no access is allowed onto the roof terrace. The villa has its own driveway to park on and is about 15 min walk into the 'Old Village'. There are a handful of resturants and a supermarket, which closes at 8 pm, plus an internet access point open until 10 in the evening. The walk to Vilamoura Marina is around 30 mins, but its fairly straightforward to get there, a taxi is 5 euro.
If you want to be in the heart of the action, this is not the villa for you, but if its a quiet holiday witht the benefit of a private pool, go for it.
Bottom line - would I recommend this to my best mate - Definately.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Villa Candy
Address: Vilamoura, Melvin Jones, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Vilamoura
Number of rooms: 5
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Villa Candy Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve

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