We returned form a 2 week holiday at Joinal Villas at the end of July. We have previously stayed in these villas in 2004 and again in 2005 when our eldest son was just a toddler. We absolutely love it here however I have to agree with the previous review from VictoriaT. The gardens, pool and exterior of the villas are immaculate however these villas have not changed inside at all in the last 8 years. They looked dated back then. Sadly, they now look shabby as well as dated. and I would go as far as to say slightly grubby too. When we arrived the batteries for the air con had packed up, some of the bulbs had gone in some of the lights in the villa. The villa is overall generally clean and comfortable, the worst for dirt was definitely the kitchen which quite frankly needed a really good scrub! The kitchen was also badly equipped in terms of crockery and cutlery with items missing. I know that several of our neighbours also experienced the same problem. Even the tiny old fashioned TV could do with being replaced and at least a DVDplayer for the kids and we are really not ones for coming on holiday to watch TV!! The tiny sofa and chairs are also not comfortable at all if you sit for more than half an hour on an eveningr!
Also, a tip for Thomas Cook. The bag of items for our arrival was gratefully received however the box of matches would be better replaced with a dishcloth instead! The oven is electric and we weren't firing up the BBQ on our first night there however I did need a dishcloth within the first hour of arriving so this would have been much more useful.
I really hope that this feedback is received by the owners/management and holiday operators for these villas not just potential holidaymakers because overall I would wholeheartedly recommend Joinal Villas. The kids love it here and made lots of friends, it's secure and private and very relaxing. We love this area where it's quiet yet easy access to everything we might want to do, the beaches are beautiful......But in terms of what you get for your money (2 weeks for the four of us was over £3k) the actual villa is not at the standard that you would expect for that money.
If we are to come back here again, i'd either be looking for the price to be alot cheaper or for the villas to be updated with newer furnishings in the lounge and kitchen and much more well equipped.
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- Joinal Hotel Albufeira
- Joinal Hotel Apartments
- Joinal Villas Apartments Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal