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“Our 3rd holiday at vale de carros” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vale de Carros
Ranked #42 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Our 3rd holiday at vale de carros”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

My wife and kids have stayed at Vale de Carros three times now and have had a great time each time we have stayed. The rooms are a little basic and could do with a bit of modernisation but are cleaned every day by the maids. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and they other a free minibus to the beach and albufiera town on a daily basis, there are two swimming pools to choose from so usually always somewhere to sunbath, and the food is very nice and at a good price.We will be going back again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights witth a large group, the one bed apartment was clean, I missed the electric kettle but the one bed room apartment was big enough for the 3 adults and child.
The food at the bar was fairly priced I nd cooked breakfast was enough to last all day, for €5 well priced.
The main plus were the staff who were fr u endly accommodating and added to the overall atmospherethe evening stroll.was lovely
Although way the weather was kind and

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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derby
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33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Before booking this you need to consider what you are looking for in a holiday. If its 5 star luxury this is not the place for you. If its a cheap break with clean accommodation then go for it.

The good

Value for money ( we only paid £250 for the week)
Nice pool at the quiet end
Reasonable size room with fridge, kettle and hob
Huge private balcony with sun loungers and table
Easy walk to restaurants
Supermarket close by
Spotless clean room
Hot shower

The not so good

Rooms are dated but clean and tidy
We had a strange push together bed set up that wasn't the most comfy
Thin walls (I was lucky the hotel was quiet but it might bother you if it's busy)
Miles to the beach

For the money we paid I was happy with what we got but personally I prefer a little more luxury.

Room Tip: Ask for room by bottom pool if you are a couple wanting a quieter time
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

Apart from the weather being not very good for the first few days these appartments are gre, not lots to do for children but very relaxing for adults me and my husband stayed here for a week end of September . Loved hugos tapas bar for food really nice and free wifi . Cost us 8 w
Euros in a taxi to the main strip in alberfira which had a fab beach would go again but not with children nothing for them to,do . Appartments dated but fine the amount we stayed in there bar area great and really cheep x

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Siemcamjude
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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

We chose these apartments after reading the encouraging reviews by other travellers but were very very disappointed by what we actually found.
The apartments were clean but quite tired and as no clean towels had appeared by the middle of the 5th day of our 7 day stop I complained to reception. Sheets were not changed at all.
As it was the cleaners spent a max of 5 mins when they did visit our room, emptying the rubbish bin, straightening up the bed and giving the tiled floors a quick catlick.
The full English breakfast at 4.95 Euro was disgusting, the tea stewed and luke warm. Try the restaurants nearby instead for the same price - or less
The location isn't rural but rather down a back street off a busy main road and folks it is a 12.60 Euro taxi fare to Albufeira Centre if you want some night life otherwise get your compass out to find the beach.
Cheap it was but not my idea of cheerful - be warned!

Room Tip: As far away from the bar and main pool as you can get
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Basic but very clean ,beds very uncomfy and lumpy pillows , and lack of a decent mirror for us girlies that like to check themselves before a night out ,
staff were very friendly and helpful , I ate in the bar a few times and the fgood was very good and well presented.
They are a little way out from the beaches but I chose it so i could get plenty of walking in,
Quite a rural location , lots of orange groves around,
my room overlooked the road and there was lots of noise from dogs and cockeralls.however the hotel cannot help that.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Methil, null, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Stayed here for a week in September. I have absolutely no complaints about the hotel what-so-ever. Although it is a bit dated it is clean and friendly. the food sereved in the bar is fine and for us on a chilled out holiday the location is perfect and quiet with a short taxi ride to the strip or old town (11 euro,s) if you fancy a bit of the nightlife

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Vale de Carros

Property: Vale de Carros
Address: Apartado 6015 | Olhos d'Agua, Albufeira 8200-925, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Vale de Carros 3*
Number of rooms: 111
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