Stayed here last year had a had a decent apartment for the money, this time not so good. The wardrobe's full height mirror door was broken and off the track, if we'd had small children I would have been worried. The kitchen wasn't in great condition, the fridge was rusty, the drawers in the cupboards in the lounge were glued in as they were broken. The cleaners weren't great, we had to ask several times for clean towels. We couldn't have a sun bed for the balcony as they didn't have enough to give every apartment one sun bed each.
On the upside the staff are really nice and friendly and always helpful. There are some great restaurants round about and the restaurant at the beach is great for snacks. The beach itself is fabulous.
It looks to me as if the owners keep tarting up the outside of the buildings to make them look attractive in the photos but don't do any improvements to the interiors.
The holiday itself wasn't expensive but on reflection I think I would rather pay a little more and have a decent apartment, which is a shame really as the Vila Gaivota is in an ideal situation if you want to just chill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vila Gaivota resort sits on a unique idyllic hillside position facing out to the ocean, only a few minutes’ walk from one of the top beaches in Portugal, Praia do Caneiros. This picture-perfect white washed resort nestles among lush landscaped gardens and leafy trees. With a choice of one or two bedroom apartments and townhouses, this secluded resort delivers a perfect peaceful holiday within beautiful natural surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gaivota Ferragudo, Portugal - Algarve
- Vila Gaivota Hotel Ferragudo