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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Guia, Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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samo9287q...
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely brilliant!!!”
Reviewed May 28, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this villa and I am continually looking through my photos as I am so sad it's over. We went with friends and our 3 small children. My friend found Joe's villas and I am so glad she did! It exceeded all my expectations. You read things on the Internet and you never think it will be as good, however this was even better. My experience of a villa before in the Algarve was nothing like this. Before I felt somewhat isolated with only a number to use for the firm we travelled with but with Joe's villas I felt we had our own personal travel advisor! Any issue we had was dealt with immediately by Joe and his wonderful wife Carol. The children named him super Joe and always loved to see Carol to say hello. The added bonus was the opening of coco loco the snack bar which Joe runs which you can see from the villa. The villa was immaculate, towel changes, linen refreshed & the villa cleaned half way through the holiday. I just cannot recommend this more. If you want a beautiful villa, brilliantly located with a real personal touch then make sure you book with Joe and Carol. We would like to say another massive thank you to them both and that we hope to see them again very soon!

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Liked best: Having the security of knowing the person who ran the villa was so accessible to us
Traveling group: Large Group
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Ian W
Seville, Spain
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Fabulous casa do prado”
Reviewed May 11, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Had a Fantastic 2week holiday in casa do prado with my boy friend and his family.
The villa caters for adults and children of all ages with the heated pool and the indoor games room. The village of Guia is a short walk away with Guias #1 restaurant palladium the first you will come across.
Joe&carol manage the villa to very high standard and are available 24/7 nothing is a bother. the newly opened Cocos snack bar just a stones throw away showing all sky and BT sports you never need drink and drive are use a taxi. The beautiful beachs are 5 minutes away and Albufeira 10 mins away.
Fab time had by all will definitely will be back soon.

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Liked best: The villa much bigger than the pictures show
Traveling group: Friends
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deepingpo...
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Thanks Joe and Carol”
Reviewed September 27, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We hired Casa do Prado for 10 nights (4th - 14th Sept 2015). Our party consisted of 6 adults, a 2 yr old child and an infant. We booked directly with Joes Villas and found all communications to be very prompt and helpful.

We booked an airport transfer with Joe at the cost of £80 return. He was waiting for us as arranged with his new mini bus (8 seats plus driver). Appropriate sized child seats for the two children were provided for their safety. About 30 minutes later we were in Guia where Joe gave us a quick tour of the village pointing out where most thing were prior to arriving at the Villa.

Joe gave us a quick tour of the villa. There was a complementary welcome pack provided consisting of water, milk, bread, butter, cheese, ham, tea, coffee, sugar, wine and beer. We arranged for Joe to take us to the supermarket the following day for our big shop. He fetched us another bottle of wine and a box of beers from his villa next door to keep us going on the understanding that we replaced them when we had been to the supermarket.

The next morning Joe took us to the Continente supermarket in the nearby Algarve shopping centre (€5 return). The supermarket is very large and has everything you should need. Make sure you buy plenty of your liquids (water, beer, coke etc) as the mini markets in the village are about a 10 minute walk each way.

The villa itself is very spacious with lounge/diner (balcony), kitchen (balcony), utility room, wc/shower and entrance hall on the upper floor. Down the stairs there are 3 double bedrooms ( 2 ensuite), family bedroom (sleeps 4), family bathroom with jacuzzi bath and a games room. Cots were provided for the children at a cost of £50 each including linen. Two highchairs were also provided. All bedrooms have air conditioning and have patio doors with shutters opening out onto the lower garden (lawn). Most things that you have at home are in the villa like full size cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, ironing board, toaster, kettle,TV etc. There was plenty of crockery, glasses, pans tins etc including plastic items to use by the pool. We thought that the rule on replacing any broken items with equivalents from the Makro store was a bit petty (we did not actually break anything ourselves). Wifi is included in the price and there is also a PC. Joe also provided some toys and inflatables for the children.

The swimming pool, sun terrace, BBQ and alfresco dining on the decking is all on the upper level. We opted for the pool heating at a cost of £130. This kept the pool temperature at about 28/29C as long as the pool cover was used at night to conserve heat. The pool gets deep very quickly after the roman steps (2m plus). Children need to be watched very carefully.
The pool is gated from the villa and also there is a gate to the steps down to the lower garden.

We found the villa to be very clean on arrival. We had a mid holiday clean including change of bed linen and towels were changed twice.

A 10 minute walk takes you into the village centre where there are a couple of mini markets and a selection of bars/restaurants. There is a footpath with lighting so waking back at night was OK.

We went into Albufeira twice during our stay. Albufeira is very commercialised and is a complete contrast to the village of Guia. We arranged for Joe to take us in the minibus (€10 each way). We also did the Cliff Richards vineyard tour (€7.50 entrance and €5 each way in Joes minibus).

It was my wife's birthday during our stay. As soon as Joe became aware of this he appeared with a bottle of bubbly.

On return to the UK our £200 bond was promptly credited to our bank account.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Casa do Prado. What makes this holiday stand out from others is the very personal service that Joe and Carol provide. They are always there if you have any problems (broken kettle replaced within 5 mins and additional parasol provided when requested). They will do what ever they can to make sure you get the most from your holiday.

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Liked best: Personal customer service
Liked least: Petty rule on replacement of broken crockery
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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jocK9312O...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fanstastic villa - location - owners!”
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We were a party of 9 - 4 adults, three teenagers and two younger children and stayed at the villa for two weeks. The villa was very spacious and clean and the pool was a good size and in constant use. We were a short walk away from the village where there were bars, restaurants and shops and the older children enjoyed the freedom of walking there daily. We visited the beach and Zoomarine as well as the many shops in a large complex which also housed a big supermarket. Joe was available to taxi us where ever we wanted to go and we also managed to celebrate our wedding anniversary at a wonderful restaurant called Jompra - Joe also kindly spoilt us with a bottle of wine to help us celebrate. I would highly recommend anybody wishing to visit Portugal to rent a villa off Joe & Carol as they provide such excellent service as well as being extremely kind and thoughtful. We will definitely be re-booking one of their villas in the future! Thank you Joe & Carol.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to come home!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Large groups
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rachaelsi...
rotherham south yorkshire
1 review
“All you can say is "SUPERJOE"”
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Stayed in July/August, amazing villa with super fantastic owners who really do go the extra mile!!
Can not wait to return next year.... The children have loved telling there friends all about "SUPERJOE" an his super wife carol an how nice the Villa is!!!
See you in 2016

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Liked best: Superjoe
Liked least: Loved everything
Traveling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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DanielleP...
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Great family holiday with service that was above expectation.”
Reviewed June 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a week stay. 6 adults and 4 children and couldn't have asked for more, perfect location and a lovely villa. Nothing was too much trouble for Joe and he would go above and beyond to ensure our holiday was perfect. Felt really safe and secure and will be returning soon.

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Ernie O
1 review
“Excellent service from the owner”
Reviewed June 7, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Had an amazing holiday. The villa was clean with everything that we needed. The owner (Joe) was a delight. He was patient, answered all our questions and went the extra mile. He drove us around and loves his job. You're a star Joe

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