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Typical twin bedroom
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Typical double bedroom
Private heated pool
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Ensuite bath
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Basement games area
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8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Vilamoura, Quarteira, Faro District, Algarve

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Dean K
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed July 5, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I have just got back from my stay at Villa Cacador and all I can say is WOW.
There were 14 of us on the weekend break and not one of us wanted to leave.
The booking process was clear and professional. I was assisted with contacts to arrange transfers. All this this was spot on and someone was there waiting to pass me the keys and then show me around the villa explaining everything.
From the lovely outdoor pools and water feature to the brilliant games room and memorabilia this place has it all. For friends breaks to couples getaways it really is a great place. Only a 15 minute walk from the Marina or beach. Provided with Towels and there was an Iron, Washing Machine and a large number of fridge freezers.
I was gutted to leave but felt so happy with the experience and am already planning my next visit to return.

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Liked best: Games Room / Pool
Liked least: Small Showers
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reilly84
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Brilliant Villa for large groups or extended families.”
Reviewed May 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We recently stayed at Villa Cacador for a stag weekend and honestly couldn't find fault in the accommodation for the purpose of our stay.
The large communal areas both inside and outside are excellent for socialising and the pool area is lovely with three different depth pools for swimming or lounging. The games room downstairs is a brilliant addition for when the sun gets too much or you get the urge to do something a bit different. We had planned to play golf however we decided to knock that idea on the head once we realised how nice it was to simply spend some time in and around Villa Cacador.
The location is superb, it is a walk to the Marina or Supermarket but only 10-15mins and the taxis are plentiful and only 5 euros if the heat gets too much or you have bags to carry.
Finally I must mention how easy and efficient the booking of this Villa was, good communication was maintained throughout and our security bond returned within 48 hours of arriving home.
All in all a great trip and we are frantically planning our next visit for 2017.

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Liked best: Pool and Communal Areas
Liked least: Some of the decor and furnishings are a little dated.
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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DanWhitin...
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing Villa, Must stay!!!”
Reviewed September 28, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just got back last Friday from villa Cacador. As the villa organizer i knew the lads would give me stick if i had let them down. This place was incredible, as soon as the lovely Jackie showed us round we knew this place was perfect for our stay:
Plenty of beds, 2 kitchen areas, en suite in all the rooms, large basement games room and just the best pool to name a few! Not once did we find anything wrong with the place during the stay and for a large group of fussy golfers, even they couldnt find fault!
I would like to thank Kerry and Jackie for making us welcome and the customer service was 1st class, especially as they had to send us back over all tht we left behind! (too many beers to blame for that)
About a 1 min walk to the marina which we did not mind atall, literally cost us 5 euros to get back which is soo cheap, nice breakfast around the corner which was an easy decision to make most mornings!
id literally rate our stay and holiday 10/10 and i know the rest of the lads would agree.
Brilliant!!!

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Liked best: Spacious, amazing pool and games room
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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oldbrian
York, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A beautiful and well situated villa with superb outdoor facilities.”
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This property is large and impressive. The lounge/dining area is huge, with an enormous white dining table and quality lounge furniture.
Two galleries lead to the bedrooms giving the area a "baronial hall" atmosphere. The lounge opens on to a huge terrace with good outdoor dining facilities for 16+ guests, and there are two barbeques.
Beyond the terrace, the three swimming pool grassed area is just a dream. Three heated pools of different depths cater for the needs of all. There are sufficient sun loungers, chairs and tables for everyone.
The eight bedrooms are comfortable and quiet.
The villa has two small well equipped kitchens with good fridge/freezers.
In the basement is a laundry room with ironing facilities.
A surprising asset is the games room in the basement. Well equipped with pool table, table tennis, darts etc, it has a collection of sporting memorabilia around the walls. Signatures of the England football teams, a letter handwritten by Sir Don Bradman , individually signed shirts, footballs, cricket bats and much more. Fascinating for the sporting types.
The villa is a twenty minute walk from the marina, but a taxi costs only four euros (£3)

Everything is not prefect however. The bedrooms are sparsely furnished and there are a few basic maintenance issues which could be addressed by a more enthusiastic management service, but these are of a minor nature and should not spoil your holiday.

We were a large family party and the villa was ideal for our needs. It is a paradise for children. We shall certainly go back again but probably hire a car net visit.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Wiganbird...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Brilliant Place To Stay”
Reviewed July 14, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This was our 2nd visit to Villa Cacador. We were a party of 14 females of all different ages ranging from early 30's to almost 60. Villa Cacador ticks all boxes. The pool area is fantastic and really well kept and the pool's are very clean. The villa its self has everything you need. Two kitchens with loads of fridge and freezer space. The rooms are all air conditioned with plenty of towels. We were greeted at the villa by a lovely scottish lady who explained everything we needed to know and was quite happy to take the time to tell us a bit about the surrounding area & how to get places. There are 2 BBQ's outside (although we didn't use them) and two big outdoor tables for food and drinks before venturing out for the evening. The games room in the basement is a fantastic man cave and a good place to cool down if you fancied getting out of the sun for an hour or two. We spent all our day time at the villa as it is so relaxing and has the sunshine all day with shaded areas if needed. Big garden area which is also great for kids. There is a small cafe about 5 mins from the villa if you can't be bothered cooking breakfast. The marina is about 20 mins walking distance but we just rang taxis each evening which arrived promptly and cost under €5. There are some great restaurants with food to die for and some great bars. We stuck to the ones we liked which had live music on each evening. There are Supermarkets about 10 mins walk away but I would advise to ring a taxi to come back as it's too far to carry all the food, water and wine! Whilst at the villa we were discussing where to go next year for our girls holiday but have decided to return to the Villa again as nowhere else would match up. It's great that everyone can get up at different times and you don'y have to get dressed to go to the pool or fight for sunbeds. I can't recommend this villa highly enough. I have only 1 complaint. The pool was heated and actually too warm for the 100 degree heat. I was sweating even in the pool it was like a bath!! But I can live with this being our only complaint as the place is just perfect. Can't wait to return next year. Without hesitation and I would recommend it to anyone!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Martin T
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great place to stay!”
Reviewed June 30, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I booked this for a stag do, there were 15 of us in the party, of all different ages (although 10 of us were mid 20's) so it was imperative to find something that suited everyone.

Villa Cacador ticked all of the boxes, the pool area was really well kept and the pool's were very clean and an incredibly inviting site when we arrived. The house was spotless and we were welcomed and introduced to the site in a friendly and relaxed manner by the owner who showed us around and was quite happy to take the time to tell us a bit about the surrounding area & how to get places.

The BBQ's were big enough to cook for everyone and there was plenty of space for all 15 of us. The games room was fantastic and a good place to cool down if you fancied getting out of the sun for an hour or two. We tended to spend a lot of time at the Villa, such was the quality of the place rather than wandering in the day times.

The Villa is convenient to the local marina (about a 25 min walk) and to the beach (about 35 mins), we walked fairly casually though so if you wanted I'm sure you could cut 5/10 mins off the time it took us. The marina's nightlife wasn't crazy but it suited us as there are a few good bars and clubs that did the job. Supermarkets are fairly close, although, if like us, you are planning to buy in bulk it's advisable to take a taxi back as the walk is just too long to be carrying crates of beer given the heat!

The airport transfers were organised through the Villa's management and we couldn't complain at all, the transfers were on time and very friendly. Throughout the whole booking process any questions that I had were answered quickly and in full & the reimbursement of the deposit was paid in a timely manner.

We all left feeling like the right choice had been made with the Villa and with absolutely no 'If only....' or 'It was good but...' which is possibly the highest compliment you can pay a place. We would definitely come back without hesitation and I would recommend it to anyone!

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Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Cas B
Coleford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This villa was everything it promised to be. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The grounds are georgeous. We dined out twice that week and barbecued the rest. We dined at Julius by the marina. A lovely restaurant and very child friendly. the Cassidy group could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We were paid our deposit back within a week of returning. I would recommend this villa to anyone.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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