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Very good
17 reviews
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Fully equipped kitchen
Bedroom with queen size bed
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Apartment terrace
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Gardens
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Alvor, Portimao, Faro District, Algarve

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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Paul B
Telford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed May 25, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We were pleasantly surprised how good the apartment was. Very convenient location for walking to marina and centre of Alvor, good security with well protected garden, plenty of secure car parking, very nice pool area, and apartment had all the facilities that we needed. We felt this was very good value for money.

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Liked best: Location and security
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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54abbie
Orillia, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location, location location”
Reviewed February 7, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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I spent a month at Vila da Praia and loved it. The condo was spacious , clean and had everything I needed as far as utensils, linen, wifi and English TV channels for those rainy times. I felt very safe, the beach, harbour and old town just minutes from your door step. There are 2 large grocery stores just minutes away and don't forget the Sunday market at the harbour. Loved my stay, Alvor is a gem.

Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tandmmiln...
Lanarkshir Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Perfect quiet holiday base”
Reviewed October 28, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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First impression of this one bedroom (sleeps four) apartment was brightness and spaciousness. Furnishing was contemporary (maybe IKEA) Scandinavian style in light wood finishes – beech and birch at a guess). There was ample storage for a longer term stay, and extra bedding for cooler nights, which we encountered. A four ring cooker (three gas, one electric) and gas oven anchored a really well-equipped kitchen, containing fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washer-dryer, microwave, kettle, filter coffee maker, juicer, toaster and blender, all pretty new and in perfect condition. A large flat-screen TV receives its signals through a cable box, but unfortunately the only English language programmes are old films and the only news we could get in English was CNN. Our on the spot contact, Marta, at first could not believe this, but a spell of fruitless searching seemed to confirm our experience.
The apartment could not be better located in Alvor. It is part of a gated development which is near as makes no matter equidistant from the beach, the fishing harbour, the village (with restaurants and souvenir shops) and the two supermarkets – the nearby smallish AliSuper and the slightly further, larger and smarter Pingo Doce.
The apartment is part of a complex of three-storey buildings of high architectural quality, with lots of parking and extremely well planted and maintained gardens. Central to the complex is a surprisingly large swimming pool with a smaller paddling pool adjacent. Although the water is not heated, it was, even in October, surprisingly comfortable for lazing about in as well as swimming vigorously. Note that the pool is not supervised and is used at the bather's risk.
The apartment's french windows give out on to a spacious verandah, from which it is just a step down to a beautifully maintained lawn backed by fences and very high hedges, which gave the feeling of a very private garden. (We note that other reviewers have commented on the noisy road, which is just the other side of "our" hedge, but in our time here we were only occasionally slightly irritated by a particularly noisy motor bike or Formula 1 aspirant.)
Although there is no central reception or maintenance function in the complex, the apartment owner has a representative, Marta, who is charming and helpful, and who attends cheerfully to any requests you may have, as well as meeting you with keys on arrival.
The next question here is whether we would recommend this apartment to a friend. Well, we are asking the owner if it is free for the month of October next year. We can give it no higher recommendation.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No English language news or up to date TV programmes
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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iancp2014
Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A luxurious apartment, well situated”
Reviewed October 25, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

The apartment is on the top of three floors in a well-maintained and well-managed gated condominium. The lift works perfectly. One of the two balconies faces towards the sea, and receives the sun for most of the day. The fittings in the apartment are clean and luxurious, and everything is there for a comfortable stay. The location is good, being a ten-minute walk to the beach and a fifteen-minute walk to the town centre. As a retired couple, we were most comfortable.

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
Reviewed November 5, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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England
Reviewed August 1, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Liked best: The fact that it was on the ground floor and had a garden area
Liked least: furniture could be updated
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 7, 2012 for a stay in January 2012

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Liked best: The sunny terrace and locality to the town and beach
Liked least: Cool nights - spaciousness is good during sunny days but can have opposite effect in winter evenings
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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