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The Old Village Apartments
Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
dublin
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful resort. Very relaxing holiday.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed in the old village for a week in June. Booked out apartment with village4u lettings. We stayed in a studio apartment 27a river valley gardens. It overlooked the dolphin pool so was a lovely setting.
The studio apt was newly refurbished and was lovely and bright. The kitchen was very very well equipped for a self catering apartment. Everything you could need- massive fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine. There were a lot of glasses, plates and every utensil you could need.
The apt opened out onto a garden terrace which was lovely to eat breakfast on ot lie on the loungers in the afternoon. The TV had a wide range of channels including sky sports.
The complex itself is so well kept. The gardens are fabulous. there are lots of bars and restaurants to choose from.
We ate at the following:
il Gecko- this was a tapas restaurant. The food was ok but was really cheap so that was good.
Princess Gardens- highly recommend this restaurant. It was fabulous. The fillet steak was lovely. It cost 70 euro for both of us that we had two course meal and wine etc.
Bucaneers bar is a lovely spot. It is in behind zanzibar resaurant. We went here most nights for a few drinks. But they also have the option to order italian, chinese or indian takeaway to either eat in the bar or take home. We got the indian and it has to be one of the nicest indian meals I have ever tasted.
In Vilamoura we ate in the Thai restaurant across from Mc donalds twice. Again it was lovely.
We ate in nosolo italia on te marina one night. it was packed every night so we thought it must be nice. It wasn't!!!! Salad I got was bland. Service was slow etc.

Overall a fantastic holiday in Vilamoura and I would highly recommend the old village:-)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

I have just returned from a two week stay. It was my first time in portugal and really loved it. These apartments are great. I booked a 1 bedroom and was given a 2 bedroom so we had plenty of space as it was just me and my partner that went. I booked my transfer through the old villiage website and am so glad I did. The gentleman was so helpful. I booked my holiday with the cooperative travel who then booked the accommodation through beds4u which was advertised by villiage4ulettings. When we got there we had no idea about this at all all the offices were closed. When we finally found ours there was a notice to call the security guard however we both decided since we were away to leave our mobiles at home. So we had no way to contact this guard. But the guy who picked us up used his phone for us as the supermarket was also closed so I am glad I booked through the old villiage website for my transfer otherwise a taxi would have just dropped us and went on their way. Definitely something to look out for before you go.
The apartment itself was nice enough and had a little garden. The shower could do with being better though. It was connected from the taps but as soon as you turned it on the head wouldnt stay still and the bathroom was soaked. It also seemed the cleaner came 5 times a week but sometimes only emptied the bin and didnt leave any clean towells or sweep or anything. Also the bedding wasnt changed. On one of the days we moped about she knockes the door to change the bed etc however my partner was having a nap so ahe said will change on the monday but she did not. Then towards the end of our stay she didn't bother coming at all and no clean towels. Also she never left anymore toilet paper when she left clean towells etc so we ended up having to buy some. Also the walls are quite thin. We never went to the pool as we were out most days and sat in the garden other times. Im not quite sure why you have to pay for sun loungers by the pool. 1.50euros for half a day so can be quite costly if u just want to lie by the pool every day. We hired a car for three days went to lagos sagres cape st vincent a few bays along the west coast which are simply breathtaking. We also went to lisbon for the day. The resort is fantastic the apartments are also great apart from some minor things mentioned above but dont let that put you off. They put so much effort into maintaining the gardens etc the restaurant s onsite are very nice. Would go back and will stay here when I do.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Booked the Old Village for myself, my husband and 5 month old baby for 9 nights. Resort is stunning and very well kept and manicured, definite WOW factor. All staff from supermarket to reception to restaurants were brilliant, so friendly and helpful. However the apartment we were given (13a Scottish Road) although roomy and perfectly located, was grotty and in a serious need of an update. Cleaning was sporadic and floors were never cleaned properly, dust bunnies under beds and sofa, smell from toilet, dirty throws on the sofa etc, towels changed once, bed linen never changed. I actually went out and bought detergent and cleaned the kitchen and bathroom (1st time I've ever had to do that on hols). I would stay at the Old Village again in a heartbeat but would be a bit more choosy about the apartment.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vonnser
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Liverpool
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

A last minute holiday on an exchange with RCI. Upgraded to a1 bed having reserved a studio. Top floor great views back and front. Well furnished and well kept. Old Village superb with amenities for all you need,nice restaurants, supermarket delightful setting. Four Seasons was a great choice,especially being located in the Old Village, we were stunned by its beauty and charm. All you would want on your doorstep, but only a 15minute easy walk to the Marina. We can absolutely say what a great spot and choice, as this was out first trip to the western Algarve last year it was to the east (Cabanas) were we chilled, this year we were chilled with charm and comfort. For young families its an ideal location as the
Four Seasons has all the facilities you could want to keep them occupied and happy.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Arrived at the old village on the 3/06/13 and was perfect from start to finish. Had booked a two bedroom apartment with pool view. Apartment was basic yet fully functional. Such pretty views all over the old village. Like a little bit of heaven, set in a tranquil area. Lovely restaurants as well, especially the Zanzibar. Would recommend to everyone looking for a peaceful, beautiful apartment. Can't wait to return in a year or so. Easy access o vilamoura marina by taxi, approx 4-5 euros. Stunning old village :) so glad I choose it for my holiday accommodation.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa Z
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Old Village is a really beautiful, quiet place for a relaxing holiday. There are a few very good restaurants, a couple of cafes and bars. Food and drink to suit all tastes and a supermarket so you never really need to leave the complex. If you want a bit more life, the Marina is a pleasant stroll away. After reading previous reviews about the varying standard of the accommodation I went through Holiday Lettings and picked an apartment in the Old Village Prestige. It is a secure gated complex next to the Old Village. We had all the comforts of home (even a dishwasher!). There is a shared private pool and the gardens are beautiful and well kept. We found it so peaceful and we had a large roof top terrace which got the sun all day and the other half got Sky sport on the telly. We used Yellowfish transfers, as recommended in a few previous reviews, and were pleased with the efficient and friendly service. The owner of our apartment had given us directions as to where to get dropped off and our driver made sure we were in the right place and that the key we had fitted the gate before he left us, assuring us we would be picked up in the same place. The driver for our return journey was also friendly and willing to talk about the area. It cost 50 euros for the return journey. Don't think we would have gotten anything cheaper and could not fault the service. All in all we had a peaceful relaxing holiday which is what we were after although one of the bar owners said that it was early in the season and did get a bit hectic during July and August. PS all the restaurants and cafes we visited in the Old Village had free wi fi so good for my other half to download his daily newspaper!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Nice apartments overall. Our studio was a little dated but it had absolutely everything you could want or need. Sky Sports and a wide range of english channels was a big plus. The pools, grounds etc of the old village are great (very well kept) and the staff seem friendly and helpful.

However you have to keep asking for clean towels/new bed sheets and the rooms are not ever really cleaned properly. The cleaning staff are either overworked or just lazy because I tipped them on the first day but they were still fairly useless. The other frustration is paying to use the swimming pools. I know its only 1:50 EUR per half day but its annoying. I never had to do it anywhere else.

Vilamoura itself is boring and more suited to families or groups of golfers. Its not great for couples. Very little fun to be had there. I like the Algarve but would not return to Vilamoura.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Old Village Apartments
Address: 14A Church Square, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Vilamoura
#11 Family Hotel in Vilamoura
#12 Romantic Hotel in Vilamoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Village Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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