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Vilanova Resort
Ranked #135 of 162 Hotels in Albufeira
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice resort close to the action”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

We stayed at the Vilanova Resort 2 weeks ago.
It is a simple resort but within easy walking distance of the strip and the beach.
The reception checked us in promptly and the maids cleaned every day. However there was no clean sheets or towels provided during our 5 night stay.

Plenty of nice restaurants around and pubs for a quiet beer.
Will be returning to Albufeira soon as it was an enjoyable stay.

lovely breakfast for only 3 Euros as you walk away from the strip and cross the road heading up the hill - on your right hand side.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KJB508
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

The location is great but the resort is no longer suitable for families. The parks on their website are not there anymore, the pool was green until the final 2 days of our holiday and to top it all on our last night there we found a cockroach in our villa!

On a positive note the apartment was cleaned daily.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cathpie
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Drogheda, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

Situated right at the top of the Strip which is full of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Good buzz about the place and was busy for September. My boyfriend and I went together and it was exactly what we wanted. The old town is only 15 minutes away on a train-which picks up right outside the resort. Old town is more chilled out and calm than the strip and was nice for chill out evenings-nice pubs, street music, restaurants and stalls. Beautiful beach there aswell! Would recommend wandering away from the main town areas for food. We went to a fabulous portugese restaurant off the strip-and it was top class! Staff were friendly-food was lovely, and so cheap. €33 for 2x starters 2x Mains (one of which was a steak!) 2x deserts, half bottle of wine, pint and coffee! Food on the strip is nice but more expensive than this-but still cheaper than home!!

The resort itself is quite basic. You get what you pay for. The apartments had a bathroom, and a kitchentte/bedroom/living area. The beds where basically 2 matresses in the shape of an L. On a raised cement and tiled area. We pulled the mattressess on to the floor though and it was fine. But do be aware of this-because we arrived and were expecting a bedroom!! The complex is kept very clean. Beds were made everyday, and floors cleaned. Pool is very big and clean. Not alot of sunbeds-considering the size of the complex! But we went down to the beach most days which was lovely and only 15minute walk away. Plenty of sun beds to rent for day.

Staff had very little English. Just don't be expecting to get helpful information off them-they don't have the words to articulate any, or else they are just ignorant..... Would recommend the Slide and Splash Water Park. It was a great day out. The bus was only €8 each-return. The park was €21 adult. Really good fun!

All in all, I would recommend this resort. Location is great-so many things close by! Best of both worlds- the madness of the strip and the chilled-out old town. Room is basic but clean. Just remember the mattresses so you are not surprised. Food and drink is cheap. Air con in the room, huge balcony, grand shower. Staff don't have good english and aren't the friendliest, but everything is at your disposal. Considering how close you are to the strip, you cant hear any music or noise at night time, if the door is closed. Some nights people coming home were quite loud-but that's to be expected.

Room Tip: Request air con. And be aware of the mattresses in apartments for 2 people.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Roger-That24689
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ellesmere port
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

We,ve just come back from the vilanova, it was a nice place to be.Yes the apts are basic but liveable. At first we were given a 1st floor apt opposite the strip, wasnt too happy as i knew this was gona be noisy which was why i,d requested ground floor as far away from the strip as poss. By 5am on our 1st night id had enough and went to complain at reception, i was ready for a good rant but the staff were so kind and understanding about it . I was told to go back at 11am as they will have people checking out and they would move us. Sure enough without any quibble we were moved to a ground floor over looking the pool away from the strip as i had originally requested on booked.So it pays to complain, even if you dont get moved in the first day they will move you asap. It is popular with groups of girls n lads, some are ok , some are loud, its the luck of the draw im afraid. Otherwise the rooms were clean, fairly large and air conditioned and well equipt, ie toaster,oven ,microwave.The pool area is lovely, great for the kids to play as the shallow end is large as well as having a kids seperate pool. Not alot of sunbeds but the grassy area around the pool was nicer anyway.Its handy for the strip and supermarkets though its a distance to the old town , not really walkable, its a 5min taxi ride at 5 euros, or the train goes frequently but would be 16 euros per day for a family of 4. Its worth hiring a car to go to places abit cheaper than using local transport. we hired our car from the reception at 90 euros for 4 days.The beaches are all beautiful, portimao, silves and villamoura are all worth a visit. Would return to the algarve again, though may stay in a different resort thats a little quiter. All in all we had a fab time, so if you,ve already booked and you get a room your not happy with, see them in reception till you get what you want, its worth it to have an enjoyable holiday, dont think we could have stayed in our original room for 2 weeks, but the second room was just perfect.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 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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Thank debnrick
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Crieff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

5 of us stayed here for 3 nights in august, we were a group of guys looking for somewhere cheap to lay our heads after a good night of drinking.

The vilanova is cheap and cheerful, our 3 bedroom bungalow had not been decorated since the 80's but was an excellent size and kept very clean. The rating of this resort would be around 2 stars by uk standard but i'm giving it 4 out of 5 for value for money (£240 for 5 adults for 3 nights in august), location and service.

There is a massive pool on site, with diving boards etc, the pool area is generally pretty clean and there is also a nice pool bar serving drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. The resort is right on the strip in the new town with hundreds of bars and restaurants within walking distance.

Vilanova is a good place to stay with mates for a few nights although i prob would not bring my family here as we prefer to be somewhere a little more quiet

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank p3ck3r
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

Don't go here if you are over 25 or you have a family.Don't let them put you in block 1 2 or 3 as there is no air conditioning whatsoever,i(f you call a small square fan in the front door).The furniture is very old and falling to bits.Blocks 4 & 5 are a bit better,(as we complained about the aircon & were moved to block 4 & our friends were moved to block 5.)nicer apartments BUT they are right infront of "the strip".Noise off the pubs & people singing,shouting ,swearing & also inside the apartments.I had earplugs in & could still here everything.NIGHTMARE.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dawnlulu
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

Please Please do not stay here under any circumstances. We only stayed one night, then got travel company to move us ( which cost an extra 600 pounds ) The resort was disgusting, villa was filthy, staff were rude and unhelpfull. If your not robbed here, you would get all kinds of bad illnesses.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janice m
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Property: Vilanova Resort
Address: Areias de Sao Joao, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#13 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Vilanova Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 226
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