This resort was part of a Merit Travel Longstay ( Feb/March 2014). I have to say that the Villas D’ Agua is definitely NOT A 4 STAR place to stay. I would rate the apartments 2 star at best. The apartment units are all EXTREMELY TIRED, and furniture upholstery was faded, worn, and DIRTY (covered in spots of dirt). The beds were very narrow, with the springs poking through the mattresses. The bedding was worn, tired, and the whites looked like they had been through too many washings-not very appealing. The pillows were very worn and very flat. The drapery was dated in desperate need of a cleaning. The shower water had difficulty adjusting to the correct temperature as the fixture itself was worn and its attachment to the wall was loose. I felt I was in a worn out University dorm. The lighting inside the apartment is poor—when you walk in you feel like you are in some hovel despite the balcony and patio doors. There needs to be lighting over the kitchen table, for example, and more lighting generally. The whole place does not give you a very great feeling—very bad feng shui, I’d say.
The only redeeming factor of our apartment was the million dollar view of the ocean! We did luck out in getting ocean front, with the best view possible! )This was because our group of 13 were the only ones in the entire resort for the last weeks of February)
The first days at the apartment we called for repairs to the sliding doors (which would not lock and the repairman had to come twice), repairs to the dishwasher (which would not go through the cycle), and a replacement of the coffee table in the living room which had the arborite stripped right off all the way around its edges and looked like it needed to be thrown out. (Which it was). As we left, the kitchen sink plumbing had sprung a leak underneath the sink. The oven was FILTHY—We smoked the place out the first time we used it to warm up a frozen quiche. Needless to say, we did not use the oven again.
The whole of the VIllas D’Agua complex needs repainting—there is paint chipping off everywhere off all units and balconies. Our balcony had worn out , faded, dryed out plastic chairs and table, with no cushions and no chaise lounges in which we could get comfortable to read a book. Pretty hard to read a book on small hard plastic upright chairs.
We were very disappointed that the restaurant on site at this resort WAS CLOSED FOR THE WINTER.
**The only redeeming quality of this resort property is its front office and bar staff. They were extremely helpful and accommodating.
The ‘cleaning ladies’ did not really clean. Our bathtub never got cleaned the whole month we were there. As mentioned, the oven had not been cleaned over several tennants, it was that dirty.
Bottom line: I would not stay there again. And I think Merit Travel should re-consider using this property in the future unless major renovations are done to this complex.
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- Also Known As:
- Villas d`Agua Hotel Olhos De Agua
- Villas D'Agua Portugal/Algarve - Albufeira