We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Hotel Casabela(Ferragudo)
$242
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Villas Vitor's(Ferragudo)(Great Value!)
$112
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Tivoli Marina Portimao(Portimao)
$212
Official Site
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
ONE2SEVEN(Ferragudo)
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Dipti's(Ferragudo)
Booking.com
View Deal
Retiro da Canada(Ferragudo)
Booking.com
View Deal
Reviews (533)
Filter reviews
533 results
Traveler rating
260
208
44
15
6
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
260
208
44
15
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsskyline barvitor's villagefishing villagesnack barmini marketminute walkpraia da rochataxi boatferragudo squareshop on siteself cateringlovely little villageclub naufim do mundoacross the riverlocal beachessteep hill
Filter
Updating list...
269 - 274 of 533 reviews
Reviewed June 4, 2010

Vitors village is a great place to avoid the usual hustle and bustle of resorts in the Algarve. Ferragudo is a quiet place. Vitors village is even quieter. Everyone seems to go to sleep at about 10pm. Sit on your balcony and drink your wine. Perfect!!
The grounds are spotlessly clean. The gardens are tendered everyday. The Pool area is just right. Plenty of sunbeds and safe pools for the kids.
The apartments are well equiped, but the beds are a bit hard. Aircon works great.
Wifi available. I paid 3 euros for an hour.
Nice touch is a library where people have left books they have finished reading. I left one and took one.
onsite restaurant is fine, but use the Farragood at the bottom of the hill, it is superb.
The mini market is very expensive. take a 15 min walk to E.Leclecrc or Lidl for cheap groceries. They are next to each other.
Free bus service to the beaches is great. If you want to go to Porto Mao, use a Taxi. It only costs about 4 euros each way. cheaper than the bus if there's two or more of you. Note. taxis can take a while to arrive, so book with reception in good time.
Explore the back streets of Ferragudo, you'll be amazed at what you see.
By the way. there is no local market in ferragudo, not in the sense we know it. Everyone directs you to the local covinience store when you ask for the market!

Overall you will not be dissapointed with vitors Village and Ferragudo. Unless you were expecting a boozy Brits, disco all night long holiday.
Peace and quiet is the order of the day. I loved the place. I usually never holiday in the same place twice, but I would go back to Vitors village and Ferragudo.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank davidgeorge123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 14, 2010

Ok, so this place is pretty new and offers more modern/ high quality apartment accommodation than most places on the Algarve.
Its also on the quiet/ lower rise side of the river, facing the bigger Praia da Rocha/ Portimao.
Farragudo also has the feel of a place in transition, in a good way, as it still retains more of a fishing village - still operating as one- whilst new, more 'controlled' development which is low rise is happenign around it. So thats good news if, as we were, looking for a slightly more authentic town to stay than the strips of hotels found in other centres along the ALgarve.

My only complaint is that we went just prior to Easter, and it was evident that the occupancy rate in the hotel was pretty low, but we got put in a north facing apartment which never ever got any sun. with evenings being chilly in March the apartment was cold and only warmed up with having the air conditioning on heat setting all evening.

What a shame when 90% of all the other apartments were empty and had loads of sun on the balconies.

We didnt change as we were only there 2 days but if you were there longer i'd make sure upon check in you ask for any apartment other than those that never get the sun!

Apart from that, so long as you know its not a packed traditional tourist resort that has loads of bars, then it will be fine.

The whole complex around the pool area felt very nice.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank thecoaster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 12, 2009

Just returned from a great week at Vitor's Village. The hotel reception were very helpful and friendly. They had all our paperwork ready so check-in was fast. We drove from reception to our apartment, and were able to park very close to unload our luggage. The apartment was spotless. The only negative of the whole stay was that we had no hot water when we arrived. We found out the day later that you need to run the hot tap for sometimes upwards of 10 mins. It would then come through very hot. This really needs to be addressed, but was a minor annoyance and doesn't prevent me from giving a V Good rating to this hotel. We paid for B&B. Breakfast was comparable with most other Portuguese hotels we've stayed in - bread, cheese, hams, cereals etc. There was a limited hot buffet - scrambled eggs, bacon and beans with sausages in - my vegetarian wife could not therefore have the beans!
Pool area lovely and safe - we travelled with a 16month old. Great children's pool; the main pool has a gentle slope in which was also good for children to splash about in.
Shop - quite expensive and sparse. There is a Leclerc and Lidl close by. The Leclerc was much better.
Ferragudo - lovely Fishing village. Ate in Toc Toc - great Fish dishes. Also ate in one of the Fish restaurants along by the harbour. Best Sea Bream (dourada) I have tasted.
Portimao - a short drive across the bridge. There is a great fish restaurant underneath the far end of the bridge. Best sardines I've ever had in Portugal!
Car - I would recommend a car, especially if you have children. We did a few day trips to the surrounding beaches and towns, and even up into the mountains. I'm sure a car isn't essential if you are happy staying around the hotel pool. Ferragudo is only a 10 min walk.
Best thing about hotel - Very friendly staff, especially at Breakfast
Worst thing - Time taken for hot water to come through!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank JGFBWiltshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 3, 2009

We have just returned home via First Choice holidays to Vitor apartments and were extremely impressed.
The accomodation was very clean and modern and as we were late in the season, things were pretty quiet (which is what we wanted). Although we had people both sides of us were hardly ever heard them
The reception were pretty good, although we felt they could have had their own agenda with some of the 'advice' they gave, so we made sure we asked around about taxis, buses, etc.
The pool and surround was always clean as was the whole complex.
There is a small supermarket which had very little in it, especially so near end season (they are closing down end Oct), however there were bigger supermarkets within 15 minute walk, which was very pleasant, unless you had loads to get, we only ate a little at lunch and went out for dinner every night, so didn't need much.
Ferrogudo was a lovely little village, but beware, there are some steep areas which were sometimes awkward for me as I have cancer and get puffed easily.
Porttimoa was also lovely, we also walked there, which took about 40 mins, had lots of shops and we also enjoyed a river trip to Silve from here.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Rev58
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 1, 2009

A superb experience!
Vitors Village is new and has a few minor teething issues to iron out, but generally it is a well equipped resort with an upmarket feel- but not an upmarket price.
Even the things I would criticize are only constructive suggestions, such as the Purple Restaurant- great food, great service, great value- BUT, very harshly lit- a dimmer switch and some candles would round this lovely restaurant off a treat!
Simiarly with the Skyline Bar- superb location and happy hour is very good value, great ambience, etc- except that the music repeats a lot- every hour, every day...!!
Pools, nice but could do with being heated, although we were there in September, so becoming cooler.. Mini market is good, but a bit sparse, looks like its about to close down..!!
Ferragudo is a small fishing town, with no frills but this adds to the authentic Portugeuse experience, so this isn't a problem.. you don't have much choice for where to eat, but sometime too much choice isn't necessarily a good thing.. Would particularly recommend Restaurant O'Barril, behind the mains quare, very hidden, look out for a chalk board towards to the far right of the square.. Superb Pork with Clams, Cataplana, Algarve Gazpacho, etc..
Would also recommend the Italian Pizza place down the street to the harbour, can't remember the name sorry.. The fish restaurants on the front are also good, if you like fish!
Hope this review helps- you won't find oodles to do at Vitors and Ferragudo, but then again- you're on holiday, so chill out!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank michaeljp1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews