White Shell Beach Villas
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White Shell Beach Villas

Quinta da Sra. da Rocha, Porches 8400-489 Portugal
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Poolside bar
Car hire
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms

Location

Quinta da Sra. da Rocha, Porches 8400-489 Portugal
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Faro Airport
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AcidentalTourist wrote a review Oct 2021
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a 4 night stay last minute via the hotel website. Pre booking communication with the resort was excellent, and they emailed in advance to ask for special requests. All the staff was super attentive, polite and helpful.
The grounds of the resort are well manicured and immaculate and I'll be curious to check in a few years time, how the all vegetation and plants have grown and blended with the resort.
The room was outstanding, definitely boutique feel and super luxurious. We pick this resort in particular, as we wanted to cook our own meals, and the kitchen area of the room had all the kitchenware, including nice wine glasses, and gadgets to make lavish meals. We did look at the prices of the restaurant, however, we felt they were extraordinary inflated. The menu looked nice though but definitely an experience to have in a special occasion/celebration.
The bed and pillows in the bedroom were super comfortable and we had very good night sleeps. The all room is stunningly decorated, from curtains, towels, throws and cushions, not to mention a clean and practical bathroom.
We did not used the pool or spa, as we spend our all stay in the beach, a mere 5 minutes walk from the resort. Also, at a short distance, you can find a big supermarket (10min walking), and many restaurants, bars and cafés.
There were some small issues during our stay, expected in a brand new resort but nothing that affected our overall experience. I will be curious to see what happens with this resort in the coming years, as places like this that are so luxurious and high end, are normally not affordable to me. However, I hope they keep their prices as they are so that I can come back year after year.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from White Shell Beach Villas, Outro at White Shell Beach Villas
Responded 8 Oct 2021
Dear AcidentalTourist, Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to White Shell Beach Villas. We truly appreciate how detailed you described your experience with us. It is crucial for us to hear our guest’s experience so we can improve our service constantly. We are pleased to learn of your overall satisfaction with our services, in particular: staff hospitality and care, the comfort and fully equipped “beach villas” and our beautiful grounds. We took good note of your comments regarding our menu, which we have shared with our Food and Beverage department to analyse. It was a great pleasure to have you staying with us and we really look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, White Shell Team
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Maria Burke wrote a review Jul 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you for a wonderful stay at White Shells it really is a 5 star resort. We had a great time.

The houses are great! They are clean, modern and fully equipped with everything you need. You really
could live there. The air con was great to have and the showers were fabulous. I loved the fact the cleaners came in everyday to change any towels, restock toilet roll, empty the bins and give the rooms a quick clean. We had a lovely rooftop terrace and there is a table and chairs to eat outside and also a few comfortable chairs and loungers outside each house. The gardens are beautiful with a wild English countryside look.

The pool is gorgeous and we spent most of our days at it. It is massive so it never feels busy. The sun beds were lovely and comfortable and it was great to have the sun umbrellas for some shade. The kids really enjoyed the outdoor pool but also the indoor pool if they wanted a break from the sun! Our teenage daughter loved the gym. The kids also loved the tennis courts and played a couple of times. There are also bikes which can be used while there.

We ate at the pool bar twice while there
and both times the staff were lovely, as was the food. You can order drinks and snacks which are brought to you by the pool!

The customer service was brilliant before and during our stay. I must say Ana Rita was of particular help prior to our visit answering all my questions and organising our airport transfers. So thank you Ana Rita.

The location is great. It is not in a resort as such, but there are several restaurants and bars within a few mins walk. You can walk into Armacao de Pera in 30 mins, mainly downhill so very easy but we got a taxi home as it is all uphill on the way home. Cost of a taxi is only €5-€6. Loads of bars, restaurants and shops in Armacao and a good holiday buzz. There is a large and well stocked supermarket within 10 mins walk. We walked it daily for fresh bread, so no need for a car if you don’t want the extra cost. There are two beaches within 10 mins walk so very accessible but we walked into Armacao de Pera to the beautiful long beach there and spent the day there. To be honest the resort is so beautiful we were more than happy to spend our days at the pool.

We would definitely return to White Shells and will most certainly recommend it to friends and family. It is a great resort.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nicole C wrote a review Jun 2022
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What can I say. Myself and my partner stayed here for 3 nights and from the moment we arrived we were blown away. Outstanding service. Beautiful villa and complex. I was 29 weeks pregnant and staff went above and beyond to ensure maximum comfort for our stay. We emailed prior arriving that our flight was early and we were given an early check in… and an upgrade to our villa! The cleanliness of all areas was 10/10. Such a chilled ambient vibe to this place, the villas were decorated beautifully very minimal chic, with all the latest appliances. The attention to detail here is second to none! We have already priced coming back next year and bringing more family with us. Thank you for such a warm welcoming and unforgettable stay! Of all the places we have stayed over the years and over the world this has truly been one of the best! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from White Shell Beach Villas, Outro at White Shell Beach Villas
Responded 17 Jun 2022
Dear Ms. Nicole, Thank you for choosing White Shell Beach Villas for your stay in the Algarve and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to know that we have exceeded your expectations regarding our services and facilities. Our main goal is to provide unique experiences and memorable stays, we fell that our purpose was succeeded. It was a great pleasure to have you staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back in our shell. Kind Regards, White Shell Team
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Zuzanna S. wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited with my mom and my sister for 2 nights (wished we stayed longer!) and everything was abolutely perfect. Everyone was so attentive and helpful, we felt very well taken care of at all times. I can also recommend the breakfast, delicious, we tried everything on the menu :) The facilites are very spacious, beautifully designed and each detail is thought through. Amazing beaches are just a short walk away and you can also relax at the accommodation. All you need and even more is there. Can't wait to come back !
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from White Shell Beach Villas, Outro at White Shell Beach Villas
Responded 28 Jan 2022
Dear Zuzanna_Roksana, Thank you for choosing White Shell Beach Villas for your stay in the sunny Algarve and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to learn of your overall experience, it is amazing to receive such a positive feedback from our guests! It was a great pleasure to have you in our resort , we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, White Shell Team
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Diermann P wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We (2 people with a small dog) have enjoyed the week in the perfectly furnished apartment - beautiful stylish rooms, clean and modern bathroom, comfortable bed, laminate flooring, from ironing board to coffee maker everything available - very much. The friendly helpful staff and the good breakfast complete the positive impression. We will be happy to come again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TravelDad75 wrote a review Aug 2022
New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here with our teenagers for 3 days while exploring the Algarve region. I feel like once word gets around about this property, people will flock here. The rate was a bargain for a family of four in a 2-bedroom villa. It has a fully loaded kitchen, washer/dryer in one, and all the usual hotel essentials.

The villas are beautiful and we were given a full tour by Ameer, who checked us in quickly and efficiently. I drove here from Lisbon and the property had a garage with an electric charger for my hybrid car. The outdoor pool is gorgeous. The indoor pool is small and usually filled with toddlers.

There is a grocery store that is a ten minute walk. It is also easy to drive around from this property to Marinha Beach and Bengli.

The only downside here is the food. Its below average. Breakfast is fairly good and lunch is bland. We had dinner here once and, there's no other way to say this, but all four of us couldn't eat the food. It was that bad. Just bad flavors. This was disappointing because we thought we would be getting some great fish in the Algarve. I think they need to source better food and ingredients. Eat off property.

Overally, this is a place that really hasn't been discovered yet. I would highly recommend it before it get super crowded.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Julia C wrote a review 13 Jul
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Villas were very comfortable, spacious and well equipped, ideal for our needs. Air conditioning can be controlled in the main living area and separately in each bedroom. The bathrooms are good sized too.
The whole site was well maintained, clean and attractive. The poolside area always had sunbeds available and the staff were attentive to ensure that noone reserved beds unnecessarily. The pool itself is freshwater and cold, which we really liked. There is a hawksman on duty each day to deter the seagulls.
The villas are in a quiet location, easy to walk to the beach and local restaurants (recommend Quirinu's and Aquaresto By Vilas Marrocha). We used Uber to travel around the area, which was cheap and convenient.
The WhatsApp messaging service at the Villas is excellent, we used it several times during our stay and were impressed with the quick response we received and the helpfulness of the team.
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Date of stay: July 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Use the WhatsApp service for prompt attention from Reception team
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King wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This brand new hotel will no doubt be hugely popular in the coming months and years if they keep doing what they’re doing. The attentiveness of the staff and service was superb - Beatriz on Reception was a star. The architecture and apartment layouts and facilities were classy and chic. The pool was refreshing which was much needed as the weather during our stay was well in the 30s. Cleanliness and attention to covid rules was excellent, we felt safe at all times.
The hotel arranged a boat trip for us from Portimao on a sun boat (powered by solar energy) which showcased the stunning coastline and they were happy to book us tables at the two local fish restaurants, both of which have the freshest fish on offer.
We moved on to a much bigger resort and already miss the outstanding breakfast bread basket (kids couldn’t wait to get stuck in every morning!), fresh orange juice and spacious balconies on our apartment!
Thank you for making it such a great stay!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from White Shell Beach Villas, Outro at White Shell Beach Villas
Responded 28 Aug 2021
Dear Mr. King, Thank you very much for you comments. It is a real pleasure to know that you had such an amazing experience with us. Our main goal is to exceed our guest’s expectations, it makes us very happy and grateful to see that our purpose was accomplished. We will make sure that your comments are passed on to our team, who will be delighted with your wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again! Kind Regards, White Shell Team
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TD79 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is fairly new and is of very high standard with low density. It's spacious with all the modern convenience that really made our stay comfortable and relaxing. The staff are very polite and the service they provide is excellent.
We would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to be close to a beach in the algarve and a quiet and relaxing environment.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Responded 1 May 2022
Dear TD79, Thank you for choosing White Shell Beach Villas for your stay in the sunny Algarve and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to learn of your overall experience in our resort, specially concerning our facilities and services. It was a great pleasure to have you in our resort , we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, White Shell Team
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Oxford29 wrote a review Jul 2022
Peterborough, Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our two bedroom villa was modern, spacious, nicely decorated and spotless. We had everything we needed for our 6 day stay. The facilities are clean and lovely. Even the parking garage is clean!

All the staff were friendly and helpful, offering tips and information about the area.

The breakfast included in our package was good with breads, pastries, fruit, cereal, overnight oats, eggs, bacon, mushrooms and cold meats and cheese. Everything was fresh and delicious.

The pool area is lovely and has a bar/snack bar with plenty of food and cocktail options.

The resort is quiet and located just up the road from two beaches and Senorha da Rocha. An absolutely beautiful spot with a chapel located atop a peninsula overlooking the ocean.

In the other direction was the town of Porches with a grocery store nearby and lots of options for dinner out.

We loved our time here and were sad to leave. We will be back again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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j0br0 asked a question Jul 2023
Warwick, United Kingdom26 contributions11 helpful votes
Is there enough to do here for a 12 year old boy, Does it attract families?
Answer from Kate L
9 contributions3 helpful votes
We went with twins of 13 and our youngest who's 9. They enjoyed the pool, tennis courts (late afternoon though as otherwise too hot) and e-bikes down to the beach (but with an adult). There's a gym which they didn't use. We spent a week there with no problems of them getting bored. Another good point of the resort is that it's small and safe, so they could come and go as they pleased between the villa and the pool.
Julia C wrote a tip 13 Jul
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom75 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use the WhatsApp service for prompt attention from Reception team"
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Olga Gentil wrote a tip Jun 2024
Basel, Switzerland15 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you are traveling with your family and want to stay in a quiet location close to the beach with good food. We will come back here"
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Tony M wrote a tip Jun 2024
Cumbria, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You will not find any issues only very found memories to cherish."
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Mann wrote a tip Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom21 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a car to benefit from the area "
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Raquel F wrote a tip Sept 2022
Lisboa141 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check their website to see the best rate, use their parking lot (indoor), the check-out is at 11am, confirm with the front desk if you can stay and enjoy the swimming pool "
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Shell Beach Villas
Which popular attractions are close to White Shell Beach Villas?
Nearby attractions include Praia de Nossa Senhora da Rocha (0.3 miles), Praia da Senhora da Rocha (0.3 miles), and Praia do Barranquinho (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at White Shell Beach Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at White Shell Beach Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at White Shell Beach Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at White Shell Beach Villas?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Shell Beach Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lords Algarve Bar, Ristorante Belmondo, and Vilarinho.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Shell Beach Villas?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at White Shell Beach Villas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at White Shell Beach Villas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at White Shell Beach Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to White Shell Beach Villas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Município de Silves (6.7 miles), Feira Medieval de Silves (6.8 miles), and Edifício Paços do Concelho (6.7 miles).
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