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Vilanova Resort
Ranked #131 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Just returned from my Hen do here. We were lucky and got placed in a brilliant apartment (block 4) which was at the entrance of the hotel, over looking the pool.

Hotel was clean and apartment was spacious, room for 5 comfortably.

Main reason we chose this hotel was for its location, directly behind the strip it's ideal for those on stag or hen do's or a short break with friends. During the day the street is quiet with plenty of places to eat and a 15 minute stroll brings you to a beautiful beach with restaurants on the front (there is however a big hill to contend). At night the strip gets busy around 10pm as everywhere is open until 4am. You cannot hear this from the hotel though which is a bonus.

Overall the hotel was cheap and cheerful but a lot better than expected and would return for a short break with the girls. We went Monday to Friday and the place started fill up Thursday afternoon for the weekend (about 200 men!) so if you prefer it quiet I would recommend avoiding weekends.

I personally wouldn't recommend this hotel for a family unless you don't mind the possibility of it being a bit rowdy.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Looking for a cheap April break we booked a studio apartment, however, on arrival, were upgraded to a one bedroom villa. Beautiful layout with the villas curved round a huge grass area surrounding the pool area. And only a minutes walk from the heart of The Strip. Only downside of the villa is the very steep stairs up to the bedroom. Made up for by the beautiful wake - up view as you stroll onto your private patio looking down towards the pool. The place shows its age but is kept spotless and tidy. Great break. Would recommend.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

basic accomodation but clean - maid service every day. Staff very friendly and helpful, This is our second visit - central to all bars/restaurants and a stroll to the beach. I would definitely book again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews before we went on holiday ( 8 lads ) I knew what to expect, the staff at the hotel were pleasant and the hotel area pool ect were kept in good condition, would recommend this hotel if going on hen/stag not for families as its close to the strip it can be quite noisy until about 4am but to be fair I slept ok. Could do with a lick of paint and a upgrade inside but for what you pay its ideal!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Went on a stag party of 19 and enjoyed this resort very much right on the strip. Despite the location I found it quiet enough pool and bar very good. Yes the apartment furnishings are dated but found it clean 2 bedroom 2 bathroom on the ground floor in block 3

Yes it was full of party people but if your looking to park your clothes and have the occasional sleep then look no further for a short stay any longer then head towards the old town for luxury and more stars and more money.

One incident in our group of 19 was we weren't allowed to check in until 2pm so they allowed us to put our baggage in a large room behind reception and we headed of to the pool bar to start our holiday. However when we all checked in 3 hours later one of the cases had vanished but appeared a day later intact..... Beware though it could be a haven for such episodes as stated before this place is ideal for large groups of young men and women.

The strip itself ticked all the boxes busy loud and cheap enough. If your staying for more than a night spend the day in the old town as well very busy plenty of beach bars restaurants and more.

Give it a go am sure you will enjoy this hotel and resort.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Was on a stag do and stayed in a two levelled room which slept four. Room was clean and hotel right on the strip. Fair walk to beach but pleasant during the day. Party area and hotel does the trick.would I come with my Mrs?Maybe not but group of people no doubt

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Was given a free upgrade to a one bedroom apartment as I had mistakenly booked a studio, although resort could do with a lick of paint the accommodation was good for the price and very clean. Loads of stag/hens so if you are looking for a quiet holiday give this one a miss.

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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: £11 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vilanova Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 226
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Vilanova Resort Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

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