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Vitor's Village Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ferragudo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

We booked Vitor Village off the back of many of the good reviews on here and we were not dissapointed. The apartment was a generous size and cleaned very regularly...i agree that the bathrooms are a liitle on the small side and the clothing storage could have been more as others have mentioned but that i think is being hyper critical. The staff were excellent and always available to help. The general feel and atmosphere of the place was good and a decent mixture of all nationalities. Pool/s were nice and always got a sunbed at whatever time we decided to go to the pool.

Ferragudo is a nice little village with about 15 odd Restaurants.....we didn't have a bad meal..although unsually you are advised to book some of them. The best was a place called Sueste which was a seafood restaurant. The restaurant on site is also good...shame it is not used more in the evening or the Skyline bar which was often empty....probabaly too much choice elsewhere. We were b&b and the breakfast was really good.

Shopping wise we went to Lidl as advised but to be honest it is a really long walk...even longer on the way back with bags of shopping for the odd few euros saving it was not worth it. We just went to the shop on site or the couple of smaller shops in the village. just as good and not as much hassle.

The hotel organised our 2 trips...the Dolphin watching was excellent.

We will definately be going back...which is always the telltale sign of a good holiday for us,

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Just got back from a week in Vitor's Village staying in a one bedroom apartment. What a great holiday!! The Village is on the top of a hill so has fantastic views of Ferragudo harbour and village. Bit of a pull back up but the hill isn't too steep nor is it too far. Lots of greenery and flowers in the grounds of the resort which are well kept and maintained.

The apartment was very well equipped and we couldn't ask for more in the way of kitchen equipment. Just remember to take a dish cloth and some washing up liquid! Air con units in both the living room and the bedroom and very pleased that the maid didn't take my Boots Advantage card out of the power slot when she cleaned so the room was nice and cool when we returned:) Bathroom a tad on the small side and no storage space for toiletries but then again, why would all the family try to be in there at once? Mop and bucket and brush and dust pan provided as well as a very large airer on the balcony. Not many English channels on the TV but who goes on holiday to watch the telly? There was a USB port so you could always play DVDs through it if you have a laptop or player. Plenty of coat hangers in the wardrobe as well as an iron and board.

Facilities were good - we did breakfast one morning and there was plenty of choice and the food was top quality. On site shop does fresh bread but you have to be there early. Other stuff is expensive but there are local shops in the village where you can stock up from - a fantastic bakery to the right of the square and a little grocery shop at the bottom of the hill just to the left on the other side of the canal. We also did Lidl on the first day - a bit of a trek which took us 20 minutes one way but you can always get a taxi back or work out the bus times. There were 3 swimming pools, the lower of them being a quieter one. However, guests pay no regard to signs saying "No Ball Games" and they certainly cannot read when it comes to the age of children that can go in the jacuzzi. The age limit is 12 and one day there was a child in there who could barely walk :@

We didn't use the free bus service to the beach because we walked it - about 15 minutes away but well worth it as the beach is very clean and the facilities are great with restsaurants, water sports, toilets and cheap sun bed hire.

In the evening, we walked down to the village square which has about 7 restaurants. All much of a muchness in terms of choice and quality. We paid on average about 60 Euros for 3 adults for a 3 course meal, including drinks. There are a few bars on the back streets but there is no nightlife to speak of - go to Praia da Rocha for that: about 7 Euros one way in a taxi.

Only downside for me was the check in time. We arrived at 1230pm (ish) and were not able to check in to our accommodation until 2pm. We had a spot of lunch and a walk around but still felt longer than 1 1/2 hours.

Would recommend this holiday to anyone who is looking for a quiet relaxing break.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Negatives first.
We booked a pool view apartment and on arriving late on the first night we were given a river view. Was ok, but we asked for the pool view. Shown two the next day - one wasn't a pool view, however, we chose the second which was light and spacious. I've since read other reviews of this ' management' of rooms. We did also end up with ants on a number of occasions in the second apartment. Reception staff indifferent about our situation.
Positives.
Once earlier issues sorted we had a great hol. Pool area very nice and location great. Food in resort restaurant very nice and given free bottle of wine from there on arrival. Being on top of a hill meant excellent views of surrounding area - Ferragudo, river and Portimao across the river. Ferragudo town centre a short walk down the hill and popular square with bars and restaurants. Beaches nearby too.
Recommend visiting Lagos, Zoo Marine and Portimao, although you'll need a car. Beware of electronic toll roads also - pay at post office before you leave.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

We have just returned from an 11 night stay at Vitor's Village and are definitely planning a return trip next year. We stayed from 27th July to 7th August.

The resort itself is fab; very safe and secure and the staff are extremely helpful and all speak English very well. We felt completely ok in letting our 9 and 6 year old wander off to the games room by themselves while we stayed at the pool as it is such a safe environment for guests.

The apartments are decent sized and are cleaned every day, they have a laundry drying rack on the balcony and although the mini market sells detergents I would say because of the size and price it would be worth you taking some travel wash with you rather than buying it there. The same for a bit of washing up liquid and a kitchen sponge for the plates and mugs you use in the apartment. They provide an iron and travel hairdryer too so that saves on space.

The apartments are all only one bedroom with a sofa bed in the lounge that sleeps two. The beds are not very comfortable but are extremely clean and the sheets are serviced daily.

Ferragudo is very quiet so this is not really a holiday for older teens or anyone who is looking for night-life as there is none (literally!). There are lots of lovely places to eat and little shops to visit but there is only really one bar in the whole place!

The only real bad point: the sun-loungers are extremely uncomfortable!

All in all a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

i booked a condo as i had been before and didnt want a hotel room facing the unfinished unsold houses and scrub land . when we booked in guess which room we got . ......the kitchen was tiny , balcony terrible and bathroom tiny . similar to the one on the plane but with a bath .I asked to be be moved and was shown one room facing a wall and another in a dark part or the hotel . when a fave room came availible i was told i couldnt move as they where more expencive , because of the river view , which i know it doesnt have as i have stayed above it many times . The hotel seems to be cutting corners , no bathroom soaps or shampoos replenished , the hot tub turned it self off after 30 seconds .adverts for ice cream and fizzy drinks all around the pool aiming for familys . Dont book a two bedroom as they dont excist and the hotel will just make children sleep on the couch in the front room . they must know expedia are advertising two bed room condos ...cleaning staff hard working

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Very Nice and huge apartment, Clean and comfortable. One of the girl was sleeping on the sofa and the other on the mattress from under the sofa.

Was had a view on the mountains and partial water view.

The surrounding is ok but there are a lot of villas that are for sale and look like they are inhabited.
Nothing is falling apart though.

This place is close to Praia da Rocha and quite central in Algarve between Sagres and Tavira. So this is good if you are planning on doing some excursions.

We had a full corner room with the full balcony on both sides. I think it is the only appartment with such a big balcony we could always choose to eat either in the sun or the shade depending on the temperature.

There is a grocery store close by (5-10min by car).

The pool was very nice but a bit cold. The buildings and grounds are very well maintained.
The is a mini market with bread and some food for emergency.
There is a restaurant but we didn't try it. The view from the lounge on the room is nice too.

There were 3 ac in our apartment so we were very comfortable.
The town of Portimao on the other side of the river is a whole bunch of 10-15 stories white condos buildings. Not very attractive to me.
So if you go on the beach go on the right side from the big rock. Down there you don't see the buildings because of the red cliffs. The scenery is also very nice with the caverns and rocks on the beach. On the left side the beach is bigger with more services but looks ugly to me with all the buildings.

Personally, I wouldn't choose an apartment too close to the main lobby as there is some music sometimes during the evening. This was only during one evening during our 5 nt stay so no big deal.

Have a nice trip.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Groenekan, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

After careful consideration we decided to go to Vitor's Village in the peaceful fisherman's village of Ferragudo, just outside the touristic hustle and bustle of Albufeira and it's surrounding towns. The complex is situated on a hilltop which offers views to Ferragudo and across the river towards Portimao. The main pool area is covered by a shield of glass, which is very well thought through because the prevailing winds can fire up by the end of the day and this windscreen prevents towels, balls and sun-beds from blowing off the terrain. The staff is welcoming, kind and forthcoming, always ready to provide the best suggestions as you wish. The apartments are clean and maintained by a kind staff of cleaners daily. I do have a few suggestions, the cleaning patrol came by at random hours which is not always good. The cleaning itself does not behold much, time spent to clean is 5 minutes tops, but it smells fresh again and the basics are covered mostly. We stayed for three weeks and some of the top layer bedlinen stayed there the entire three weeks. That is just too bad and not in line with the rest of the organization. When you are going there mind you that the store is quite expensive for Portuguese standards, not at all for Western standards. The restaurant is at a decent snack bar level and the girl that helped us most was not the brightest, but she is kind and does not mean bad. Sometime she comes by to take your order, but mostly not. I don't know what the policy is, but the snack bar could easily improve to a much better experience which so many great local products in the area and especially with all those Portuguese mamas who can cook everyone's socks off. In all, I give V'sV a 'very good' because of the total experience which was just as my headline states...I liked the crowd because no one ever left garbage behind or was too noisy, it was all very very decent.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Vitor's Village Resort
Address: Sitio da Passagem | Apartado 88, Ferragudo 8400-230, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Ferragudo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ferragudo
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Hotel Class:4 star — Vitor's Village Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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