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Vila Petra Aparthotel
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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Perfect hotel!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a week as a couple and couldn't fault the hotel at all. The hotel arranged our transfer for us and it all went smoothly. When we arrived the receptionists were lovely and told us they had given us a free upgrade! Our room was great, we arrived on my boyfriends birthday and I had arranged with the receptionists beforehand to have a bottle of bubbly in the room, that was there nice and chilled in a bucket of ice when we got to the room, 5 minutes after been in the door bell rang and the hotel had brought a cake for my boyfriend which was a really nice touch!

The apartment was big and spacious and we had a great balcony that the sun shined on from around 3pm until sunset which was perfect when we got in from the pool to chill out on for a bit.

Hotel was very clean, maids came on a daily basis, we heard no noise whatsoever and we were in the main building (no stag or hen parties like mentioned on previous posts) lots of families and couples enjoying themselves.

Pool bar really good price and the snack bar was perfect for a quick lunch. Again the staff at both were really nice! The pool area was lovely and clean, always sun bed available too!

5 minutes walk to the strip which was handy. We walked one morning to the old town and it took ages on main roads so would definitely recommend a taxi for the sake of €5! We personally preferred the old town, lovely place and some lovely restaurants and bars! Some have beautiful views of the beach and sea! One of our favourite restaurants was 'Urban Pizza' in the old town, would defo recommended! Also a little place around the corner from Vila Petra called O'leaos which does lovely steak on a hot stone at a really good price with lovely staff!

One little tip for the ladies is that it can get quite chilly on a night so I would suggest taking the odd cardigan to keep warm :-)

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is one of the nicest apartment hotel that we have stayed in. The Hotel is always spotless, the staff very freindly ahd helpful. The one bed apartment is very spacious and very well equiped. The poolside bar is a very nice addition to the comples. We couldn't fault it and would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms that have a pool side view get the sun in the morning.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your contribution on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted to learn that you have had a wonderful vacation at Vila Petra. Your comments regarding our hotel are extremely valuable to us and motivate us to continue to improve our services and our guest’s enjoyment.

Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

This hotel was the best hotel I have stayed in to date. It had everything that you could ask for. Indoor and outdoor swimming( pool for children) ,Tennis courts, games room ( dart board, pool table , table tennis) sauna room , massage room and a turkish bath room. Hotel had a built in shop on the side so you no need to go out on the strip everything you at your fingertips. Room has air con. And bathroom was a nice size. A lovely restaurant and drinking area with a big tv projector The room are big and very clean. The bed are nice and comfortable to sleep on but the sofa bed did it for me, was quite surprised how comfortable they were. Every time I lay down on them I ended up sleeping. Not going to lie I prefer those to the actual bed. Would highly recommend this hotel. A nice friendly and peaceful environment. The staff are very friendly and helpful and helps you when needed. room service is good and the cleaner clean your rooms and restock every two day. Come to think of it I think it was everyday. Will definitely come back if I travel to Portugal again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Guest,

We highly appreciate your feedback and we are happy to acknowledge how much you have enjoyed your stay with us.


We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is a lovely complex. We books a studio apt and have to say its very spacious with kitchenette.
Its just off the strip and only €5 in a taxi to the old town.

The balcony was quite small and didn't get much sun and the shower head was in the weirdest position, across the bath not parallel with it, facing towards the sink, with only a curtain saving a serious mess on the floor.

That being said, it is great value for money and a very clean complex with free acess to gym, indoor pool and Jacuzzi..

We were also allowed a late check out to 1pm which was very helpful. If staying in albufeira, its worth staying here

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Guest,

We highly appreciate your feedback and we are happy to acknowledge how much you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Your remarks were worth of our best attention and we would like to thank you for taking the time to bring this to our consideration.

We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Killarney, Ireland
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Just back from a week in Villa Petra. I would certainly recommend these apartments. We were in apt.334, with a pool view and it was perfect. Apartments were lovely and were kept spotlessly clean. We had no dealings with reception staff, so I cannot comment on them. The bar was nice and the staff were nice there. Entertainment used to finish quite early. The pool was big and very clean. We had no problem getting sun loungers any day. You are at the top of the strip in these apartments and that is nice and quite. We eat in The White Stone, which is a little bit more pricey then others, but is excellent food. We also eat in Freddies and JJJ's, all close by the Villa Petra. We would have no hesitation in returning.

Room Tip: Room 334 got the sun in the morning but was lovely and cool in the evening.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Guest,

We highly appreciate your feedback and we are happy to acknowledge how much you have enjoyed your stay with us.


We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

On arrival at the Vila Petra, the welcome could not have been more friendlier. We felt at home straight away. Our apartment was a one bedroom one, quite large and had everything we needed in the kitchen. Our balcony was very large and an awesome suntrap for an extra hours sun once you had come back from the pool. My husband used the Gym & was more than happy with the facilities available. The outside pool was a little cold in our first week but after a couple of 30-35 degree days, it was more than fine and a very welcome relief from the Summer Sun. As per other reviews, it is about five minutes from The Strip, but far enough away to not be disturbed by the frolics on the strip at all. The supermarket was ok, and I found it reasonably priced but our favourite supermarket was across the main road, past the bull ring, heading off down that road for about 5 minutes. Our bed was ok really, I was wary as I had read reviews about it being a bit hard, but we were provided with an over mattress and it was perfectly fine for us. We found the WIFI pretty good actually. On a couple of occasions we were downloading films and watching them just to chill out a bit (usually because of hangovers!). The maid service was really good, the apartments were kept really clean and fresh. The gardens were beautifully kept, it was just great really. We might fit in a cheeky week away before the year is out and go back. ;-)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your contribution on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted to learn that you have had a wonderful vacation at Vila Petra. Your comments regarding our hotel are extremely valuable to us and motivate us to continue to improve our services and our guest’s enjoyment.

Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Orpington Kent
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Started great when upgraded to a larger room on arrival. Room serviced daily to a high standard.
Asked and was told the hotel was built 16 years ago. Location was perfect and though only 150 yards from The Strip there was no noise.
The staff gave an excellent service. Disappointed with the breakfast which lacked imagination - there was no change of menu during our 1 week stay.
A really enjoyable time.

Room Tip: Will all be to the same high standard.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_Vila_Petra, Gerente at Vila Petra Aparthotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Guest,

We highly appreciate your feedback and we are happy to acknowledge how much you have enjoyed your stay with us.
Your remarks were worth of our best attention and we would like to thank you for taking the time to bring this to our consideration.

We look forward to welcome you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,

The Manager
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Property: Vila Petra Aparthotel
Address: Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque | Areias de São João, Albufeira 8200-356, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 125 Speciality Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Petra Aparthotel 4*
Number of rooms: 141
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