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Pool at Vila Marachique
Pool area at Vila Marachique
The children's pool area which is lovely and shallow
The Kitchen Area
views of the Harbour
the hall and kitchen area
Alvor beach view
Childrens play area which is right by the pool area
the promenade by the harbour
the  lifeboat station in alvor
a view of the harbour and mudflats from one of the many Restaurants along the promenade
the entrance to Vila Marachique
One of the many street cafes and fountains in nearby Portimao
the pool and surrounding area
The huge beach at Alvor... from one end ,its 3 miles long!
The beautiful village of Ferragudo
The view from the boat of nearby Carverio harbour
A boat trip to the amazing caves along the coastline
Alvor beach the praihina end
the dunes walk with kite surfers and beautiful wildlife
The second bedroom
The master bedroom
Living area
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Alvor, Portimao, Faro District, Algarve

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jonkarit
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Superb accommodation”
Reviewed July 1, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This is a superb apartment that is kept in perfect condition. The equipment in the kitchen is very good, the beds are comfortable and the two bathrooms are in very good condition. The living area and balcony are just right. TV and wifi are a bonus. Facilities at the location are excellent too.
The town is an easy 20 minute stroll with lots of coffee shops and restaurants. There is an excellent restaurant just across the road from the complex too. Portimao is a 10 minute drive, with lots of supermarkets shops and a huge range of restaurants.
This end of the Algarve is much cheaper to stay in and yet its under an hour from the airport.

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Liked best: The overall ambience
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Gary G
1 review
“Great apartment with everything you need and excellent pool facilities”
Reviewed June 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The booking experience of the apartment was excellent. Linda (the owner) replied promptly and ensured everything was in place for our arrival.

There was 5 of us staying (my wife, toddler & my wife's parents) and we were very happy with the condition of the apartment. It was very clean, spacious & accessible (Second floor via lift or stairs).

The pool area & pool bar was excellent with the staff being very friendly. They were particularly great with the children and you felt safe with the gated garden area.

Alvor town centre was around a 20 minute walk/5 minute drive from the apartment. Across the road from the apartment was a few lovely restaurants (also great with children) and a 5 minute walk further was a lovely local bakery.

The local supermarket was a 10 minute walk from the apartment but a bit pricey so I would recommend going to the larger supermarkets in Alvor town centre.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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robinjone...
Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Vila Marachiqe is not a resort”
Reviewed November 24, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

When reading reviews please remember that Vila Marachique itself is not a commercially run resort / aparthotel etc.. It is a development of privately, individually owned apartments, some of which are rented out by their owners for holidays (and some, for example, are where people live permanently).

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Garrett L
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Great Family Location”
Reviewed June 23, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Had a great holiday in Alvor, myself, my wife and 4 kids aged 4-14. Vila Marachique great apartment with everything you need for your holiday, the kids pool is fab for the younger kids and the main pool great for adults.
Alvor is a fabulous village with a great family friendly atmosphere.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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fionab116
County Meath, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best holiday..ever!!”
Reviewed June 15, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

First time in Vila Marachique and renting Linda's apartment. It was very well laid out with good spacious, comfortable rooms that are tastefully decorated, 2 fully tiled bathrooms that were very clean, well equipped kitchen and we felt very relaxed and 'at home' in the apartment. All the rooms had everything we needed for our stay.
The directions from Faro airport Linda sent us were very helpful as we hired a car in Faro. The large balcony with comfortable chairs and a large patio table was lovely to sit at in the mornings with the warm sunshine filling the balcony which is accessible from both the twin bedroom and the lounge by large sliding patio doors.
The lagoon style swimming pool was wonderful with beautiful, (great childrens pool also!) well kept gardens surrounding it- lots of space for families and a very safe, gated and secure complex.
The complex is about 8 minute drive outside Alvor and about 10 minute drive to an amazing golden beach with an endless variety of beach restaurants.
Alvor is a lovely area with a great variety of fish on the menu in many restaurants, also a wide variety of European flavors and menu's.
It was a great holiday, definitely not long enough!!

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Liked best: The apartment and beaches
Liked least: Going home after only 7 nights!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Barry T
Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An excellent apartment and base for an enjoyable holiday.”
Reviewed March 13, 2015 for a stay in October 2014

The large apartment is well fitted with everything you could possibly need. It is home from home with pleasing decor, comfortable furnishing and in a quiet location on the edge of Alvor. We felt safe and secure around the complex, especially the wonderful pool and the surrounding gardens and lawns.

The apartment is a short drive from the town of Alvor with a wide choice of restaurants and bars, good beaches, supermarkets and a lovely decked walk through its' nature reserve leading to the sea, a great place to start or finish the day with either a stroll or a jog.

Alvor is an excellent base for exploring the western end of the Algarve nicely positioned for accessing the many resorts, nature reserves and other features the Algarve has to offer.

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in the apartment and the surrounding towns and areas and are looking forward to going again this September

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Liked best: Home from Home comforts
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Gem_kerri...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Break. Lovely Apartment.”
Reviewed September 30, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Myself and two friends stayed at this Apartment in September 2014 and had a wonderful time!

The apartment had everything we needed and the WIFI was a bonus! All the rooms were clean, tidy and generous in size.

Having stayed at Villa Marachique before I knew what to expect. For my two friends it was their first experience in Alvor and they fell in love with it! We were sad to leave!

We all plan to return next year :)

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