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“Villa Marachique”
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Vila Marachique
Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
ireland
1 review
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“Villa Marachique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2008

"My family & I are just back from a weeks stay at the beautiful Villa Marachique in Alvor. The apartment was lovely. very clean & spacious. It has lovely sea views and a fab view of the pools and garden area. The pools are fantastic. The children pool was great (very safe) and the adult pool was great, plenty of room to swim. The garden area was an added bonus, kids can play or you can relax on it. One thing i was really impressed by, was the security system. You have to have a special guests key to get in or out of the pool area, so children cannot wander off. I felt my children were very safe there. Alvor is a nice little town with some lovely restaurants (i highly recommend vagabonds). We would highly recommend this apartment and we hope to visit it again soon. It is located [--]

Rebecca & Family"

Stayed June 2008
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4 Thank mummy01
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, Scotland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2008

We booked our apartment on the understanding that it was self catering but we found the apartment sadly lacking in quite a few areas. There was only a small two ring electric hob on which to cook, there was a gas hob next to it but was not connected up to a supply. There was a fridge and freezer but there was no grill or oven only a toaster, no microwave, no kettle, no iron, no ironing board, no hair dryer, no means to heat the apartment as it was quite cool at night which also means there is no A/C if you need it in the summer. There is nothing to hang damp clothes over other than the hand rail on the balcony, no telephone although there was a socket there. The apartment was kept very clean and the kitchen units were also new. For the 7 nights we were there, we ate at restaurants on 5 of them which was more than we had planned. When we arrived the reception was closed and remained closed for the entire week. We had to go to another hotel within the town a mile from our complex (which we had no idea where it was located) to get our room key. There were no sun loungers available at the pool for the entire week plus there were workmen there carrying out maintenance work around the pool every day we were there. There were so few people there we felt that the place was closed for the season. We have no children so if our apartment is typical of the others, I would recommend that families do not consider staying there. The nearest decent supermarket is about 15 to 20 minutes walk into town or a 5 minute bus journey. Needless to say, we will not consider Vila Marachique in the future nor recommend it to anyone as it lacks so much. It is clean and the grounds are well looked after but when you arrive and find that the only thing you can reasonably cook is a tin of soup or a basic fry-up, it is a bit disappointing.

  • Liked — There was a bus stop outside the complex as you are 1 mile fron the town centre
  • Disliked — Its lack of facilities
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank RobertMilne
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lincs, england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2007

Really like this hotel. Usual stardard of accommodation perfect for exploring the lovely algarve. I loved the village in Alvor and at night the village comes alive with the smell of grilled sardines. Truly beutiful place. Praia de Rocha is obviously more built up and touristy but has some lovely places if you go for a a walk along the beach near the lighthouse.

  • Stayed September 2003
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4 Thank funkymunkyuk
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2007

We booked our holiday independently as we had been to Alvor previously and loved the village. The apartment at the Vila Marachiique was quite simply out of this world - spotlessly clean with air conditioning in each room. We had every mod con we could have wished for - washing machine, toasted sandwich maker, vacumn, hairdryer, CD player, SKY TV, so much so that you could have moved in and lived there quite comfortably. The owner was extremely thoughtful as he left us a food hamper and lots of basics which saved us from having to make that first trip to the supermarket. The apartment pool and gardens were fabulous, plenty of sunbeds no matter what time of day you went out. The bar served snacks up until 6 although we only ate there a couple of times. I would recommend these apartments to anyone. They are located a little above the Alvorferias and across from the restaurant Por do Sol. The walk down into Alvor at night is lovely and taxis are cheap if you cannot face the return journey. I am going back again this year and although not suprisingly this apartment was booked out, we are still staying in the same block with another agent.

  • Liked — Extremely well equpped
  • Disliked — no dislikes
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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10 Thank travelled-annie
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Additional Information about Vila Marachique

Property: Vila Marachique
Address: Urbanizacao Vila Marachique, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Alvor
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vila Marachique 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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