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“Cheap and Cheerful”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Vila Recife

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Hotel Vila Recife
Ranked #85 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
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21 reviews
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“Cheap and Cheerful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

For the price this place is excellent don't expect anything and you will be pleasantly surprised. Small rooms with free air con and tv and ok beds.
I would say this place is ideal for a short break of 3-5 nights any more and you may feel a little disheartened.
Grounds are lovely with a nice bar area.
Pool area very small with tiny pool and around 20 sunbeds but there is a roof terrace.
As titled it's cheap and cheerful but if you want something modern and more luxurious don't stay here.
One down side is because it's so cheap there are a lot of groups of youngsters.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Stoke-on-Trent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

You do get what you pay for
Reception staff never smile and rarely speak, they're also happy for drunken guests to come in 2,3 & 4am and walk around shouting and banging doors. Balconies too small for two in fact only room for 1 chair
Rooms very clean and cleaned regularly by pleasant housekeepers, location is good
Would I stay again No, would I recommend No would I visit Portugal again most definitely

  • Stayed June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

LOCATION:
In the heart of old town next the church. 5 minutes walk to the beach and town square. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are several English style pub and few restaurants, most popular being Grill Restaurant 52. It serves some excellent sea food. The next door church rings a regular hourly bell chimes, including early hours in the morning. For Saturday evening mass and Sunday morning mass the chimes go for prolong periods and can be pretty loud.

For those day to day basic food and drinks items, there is a supermarket just across the road.

THE HOTEL
Very basic twin bed rooms, TV, bathroom / shower, one wardrobe with safe inside, dresser and tea making kitchen top with a kettle and a fridge beneath. Safe cost €30 per week, with €15 refunded at the end of the stay. Rooms cleaned every other day with supply of fresh towels and toilet papers. Wifi is available only in the yard immediately outside the main door of the hotel. Breakfast bar is also just outside the hotel. Swimming pool is on the small size, however they are plenty of sunbeds and parasols. For more sunbathing the hotel has 2 sun roofs on the 4th & 5th floors

STAFF:
Personally I found receptionists unhelpful & unsmiling. But the chambermaids are wonderful, with always a smiley face and chatty attitude.

Room Tip: Rooms with odds number on floors 4 or 5 give nice view of town and the beach
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

For the cost its very good,nice and clean with plenty of towel and sheet changes.
Would I go again ? it would be a YES.
As for some of the other comments about noise of other (drunken tourists) when they had booked in 15 people Ill bet that they made enough noise between them.If there is a problem with noise book next time further up the hill by the windmill.
We did not have any noise problem and we were facing the square from the window,all we had to do was close the window and put on the air conditioning.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We had a week's stay here. The keywords are: Small room, being well-cleaned, balcony only for one person at a time. Pool area fine, but swimmers and sunbathers compete with sea gulls who leave their spots. No pool bar - in fact no bar open at all ! There are a lot of bars in the neighborhood though and the noise is to be heard most evenings and nights until around 4 o'clock in the morning. If you love South American flute players, their stuff can be enjoyed most af the daytime from the balcony. Breakfast: Two kinds of buns, toasts, cheese, ham, jam, oranges and a coffee machine that could have been adjusted more properly in my view. Staff seemed quite reserved to me, not many smiles.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel is comfortable if somewhat dated. The location is excellent a few minutes walk to the old town and the beach. There are some excellent restaurants close by. The pool has sunshine until early afternoon and after that the roof terrace is a great place to top up the tan. We felt it was great value for money.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Just back from a 1 week stay in this place. Hadnt stayed in Old Town before and therefore was a bit aprehensive of the place and the area. Shouldnt have worried. This is a great place to stay if you want somewhere which is within easy walking distance of the Old Town Square and surrounding area and doesnt break the bank.
While the hotel is showing signs of age it is very clean and tidy and the staff are brilliant and couldnt be more helpful.
It is a bit of a climb back up from the square but my father who is 86 was with me and he managed without difficulty
The continental breakfast is fairly basic in terms of choice but plentiful and there are many cafe's etc within a short distance if you want something more substantial
I will definetely return

Room Tip: Even numbered rooms on floors 4 & 5 give the best view over the area
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Vila Recife
Address: Rua Miguel Bombarda 12, Albufeira 8200-158, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Vila Recife 2*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Residencial Vila Recife Albufeira
Residencial Vila Recife Hotel Albufeira
Hotel Vila Recife Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

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