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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vila Channa Hotel

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Vila Channa Hotel
Ranked #2 of 30 Albufeira B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Southend, Australia
1 review
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“Gem of a hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Just returned from villa channa after 9 wonderful days. I dont think you could find a more friendly, personal peaceful hotel with such lovely staff. Nothing was ever too much trouble and Omar always made sure he took the time to speak to all his guests no matter how busy he was.The bed was amazing so comfortable I have never slept so well, clean towels every day,room kept spotless , fab breakfast. Booked purly on reviews , I cant praise this gem of a hotel enough. Book now you won't regret it.Thank you omar, rita, mim & julia for all you done. P&A

  • Stayed April 2014
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Stayed here August 2012 and have compared every holiday since to this one. Lovely, quiet, relaxing accommodation, great pool, yummy breakfast, nice big spotless rooms, but by far the thing that makes Vila Channa really special are the amazing owners. They absolutely could not do enough for you, even giving us a lift down to albufeira one evening when we couldn't get a taxi. Difficulty getting a taxi was the only downside to the great location as, aside from this, it is in close proximity to a number of beautiful beaches (Sao Rafael is particularly beautiful).

Walkable down to the Marina where there are a number of bars and restaurants.

Overally a brilliant little B&B if you want a nice quiet holiday in very pleasant surroundings.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Very good quality /price. Spacious rooms, very clean. Very good breakfast. But , as others pointed also, what makes hollidays special here is the atmosphere created by Omar . We also visited the great restaurant in town where general manager is Omar's wife, Channa.
We will come again for sure! Thank you Omar and Channa !

We stayed in end of May 2013, 3 couples coming from Romania

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

We just had 2 nights here and were overwhelmed with the personal approach of owner Oma. We were so glad to be staying at San Raphael which is much nicer than busy old town you can walk to the beach but can drive to about 6 beaches in no time.
the rooms are really spacious, nice bathroom and very different to a hotel chain. the breakfast was generous and varied even though there were only a few guests. Oma was so nice and accommodating and we enjoyed many chats and his personal interest in our well being. the pool is really big and plenty of space for the lounges. There are restaurants close by and a little supermarket.Weloved our stay here and would be very happy to recommend! Thanks so much Omar!!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We have just returned after a weeks stay in this lovely hotel. The feeling you get is more one of being a guest in a good friends home, rather than a hotel.
Omar, Chrisina and all the staff work hard to make sure you get the best from your stay and are some of the most helpful people we have had the pleasure to stay with.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Beautiful, quaint, and quiet hotel with a very peaceful and laid back atmosphere. Spotlessly clean, wonderful breakfast and the loveliest staff we have ever come across! Muito obrigado to everybody at Vila Channa for making our stay so special, especially Omar and Christina who can not do enough to help you. Literally can not fault the place. Numerous beautiful beaches within walking distance, particularly Praia Coelha. The old town is also only a 5 minute drive away, and there are plenty of amenities very close by. Do not hesitate to stay here when visiting the Algarve as the place really isn't too good to be true. Unbelievable value for money. We can not wait to return to Vila Channa!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Vila Channa in a group of 10, half our group had been here before & had told us how good it was, we were not disappointed, Omar & his staff could not do enough for you. The breakfast was continental with heaps of choice, snacks throughout the day from hamburgers to salads, the pool & sunbathing area were great & spotlessly clean as were the rooms. Our room slept 3 & was really comfortable with loads of room, the rooms were cleaned every day along with fresh towels, I have honestly never stayed in a hotel where every part of it was so clean & well maintained. The beach is about a 10 minute walk & the town centre about 10 mins in a taxi & is a great night out with some lovely restaurants especially The Bailote & loads of shops & bars. We will definitely go back to stay at Vila Channa.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Vila Channa Hotel
Address: Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
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Ranked #2 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Vila Channa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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