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“Beautiful Cosy Villa”
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The secluded, spacious roof terrace overlooking the Quinta with a sea view and new soft furnishings
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21 reviews
The secluded, spacious roof terrace overlooking the Quinta with a sea view and new soft furnishings
The perfect spot for lunch in the shade.
The beautiful top pool - peaceful even in the height of the season!
The family pool next to the pool bar and riding stables
The uninterrupted view out to sea
Outside Casa Bela Vista. Hardly a sound day or night!
Just one of the many views of the pretty cobbled pathways around the Quinta.
The gated children's play area by the lower pool
The private entrance to Quinta Da Saudade - you start to chill when you go through those gates
Just one of the many beaches less than 10 minutes away by car.
Looking up at the Quinta from the bird sanctuary where you'll see some rare species
A view of this unique development built on a Portugese Orange & Olive farm
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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anne c
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cosy Villa”
Reviewed 3 December 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We have just returned from a month in the villa and it was fantastic.
Comfortable with amazing roof terrace and balcony with views over the bird sanctuary onto the sea.
The log fire came in very handy for the colder nights, warming the whole place up and making it cosy and warm.
The villa is ideal for two people but could easily hold four with the two double bedrooms. It is well furnished and equipped and Jo was a great owner leaving us a great welcome pack, which was ideal to get us over the first day.
I would say that you definitely need a car as there is not much locally and also to make the most of all the beautiful beaches.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Dec 2017
Thank you Anne for the lovely review. Pleased to know you had a good time. You’re right that a car is a must here. Although the beaches, restaurants and shops are close by, it’s just that bit too far to walk, especially in the heat. We’re here just now, enjoying the glorious December sunshine! Hopefully tou’ll Visit again. Best wishes Jo
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Sep 2017
Dear Marie & Phil, thank you for the lovely review. Delighted you had you enjoyed your stay in 3A and very much look forward to welcoming you back next year. Kind regards
Jo & Steve
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Alison B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous Villa, amazing location, stunning views”
Reviewed 11 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We have just spent a total chill out week in this fabulous well equipped villa. High quality beds and linen. So much thought has been given to make our stay comfortable. The roof terrace is outstanding, beautifully furnished and even a roof top fridge! The resort restaurant and pool bar were an added bonus delivering excellent service and great menus. Will most definitely be back soon to Villa 3A and highly recommend it.

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Management Response
11 Jul 2017
So pleased you enjoyed your break at the Quinta. We try to add a few more home comforts each year and it's great to know they're appreciated. Thanks for your kind review and we very much look forward to welcoming you again soon. Jo & Steve
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Carol M
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect relaxation from start to finish!!”
Reviewed 7 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We've just got back from spending a week with my sister and her husband in this absolutely beautiful, tranquil villa! The decoration is of excellent quality and the views from the roof terrace are absolutely stunning day and night!

The staff in the office and the people who run the pool bar and also the restaurant on site are so friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble.

We didn't go riding at the lovely equestrian centre, but for myself and my sister who are horse lovers, we spent many a pleasant hour watching the riders going out and waiting for their return!

The whole experience was a most relaxing and chilled out one from start to finish and we will most definitely be returning as soon as possible.

Thank you so much to Jo and Steve Kitchen for lots of useful information before the trip too about the villa and surrounding area.

Can absolutely recommend this villa!!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jul 2017
Dear Carol
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted that you had such a good time and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Jo & Steve
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384ClareB
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Having stayed approximately 10 times in last 20 years this is a great villa, stayed in many different ones and this has nice quiet location and great views too.

Good quality furniture on roof terrace and small terrace enhanced the feel of the property.We appreciated the air conditioning .The pool bar & restaurant are under new management enjoyed the food at both.Very friendly staff and after the restaurant meal we stayed chatting to people at the bar , was very good atmosphere. Only one small niggle really that when we arrived were only sheets on the bed in master bedroom the bedspreads were on washing line still damp. Both rooms have one firm and one soft mattress so choose which you prefer!

Husband and daughter used the stables And enjoyed a morning ride to the Beach .

Owner very easy and straightforward to deal with and owners of other villas who asked where we were staying always said oh she is Lovely! Will definitely be back again to the Quinta as it is a wonderfully relaxing place.

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Liked best: Top pool
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Management Response
7 Sep 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Delighted that you had another lovely stay at the Quinta and enjoyed 3A. Thank you too for the feedback regarding the bed spreads, I will address this with the office team as we have a full cupboard of linen which includes 4 spare bedspreads so they should have been on the beds for you on arrival. Much appreciated and great to know you'll be back! Kind regards Jo
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Anne-mari...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 29 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This year was the third time we had stayed in Villa 3a, and once again it was just perfect. The villa is beautifully maintained and decorated. The Quinta is a little piece of heaven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The villa has a wonderful roof terrace where we would watch the shooting stars whilst enjoying a drink and a barbecue.
The children love the freedom the Quinta gives them and spent all day in the pool.
A welcome addition this year was Mario in the pool bar, who makes the best cocktails and can offer advice on where to go in the area.
The restaurant and food in the pool bar were both excellent this year.
Can't wait to get back to the Quinta next year.
Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful villa.

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Management Response
29 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It's always so nice to hear from regular guests and we very much appreciate your continued support. We're looking forward to sampling the cocktails and BBQ next week and as always we'll be looking at enhancements for the winter months. New slimline wood burner this winter and some new bedroom furniture too hopefully. Thanks again and we very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Jo & Steve
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glynnh100
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Villa in a great location”
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This is the 2nd year that we have stayed at villa 3a after loving the place so much last year.

Firstly, the Quinta da Saudade is one of the nicest, picturesque places that I have ever visited. With the villa being located at the top of the Quinta the views in the morning, and evenings, are remarkable.

We would spend the early mornings sat on the balcony directly outside the living area having a coffee and watching groups leaving for an early beach trek on the horses. Evenings are perfect to sit up on the roof terrace and have a BBQ. We also regularly turned the lights off and lay on the huge cushioned furniture watching the stars with our little girl. The sunsets over the hills also made it a perfect setting for me to pop the question to my now fiancee. Words can't describe how great the place is really.

With the addition of a dishwasher to the villa this year it made life even easier and as said in other reviews the maids are great and will hang any washing out that is left as well as putting more in to wash if you need them too. You can't ask for better service than that.

The location of the villa is great and about a 10/15 min drive into the centre of Albufeira if you want a lively night and nice food.

More locally there is a restaurant on site which had changed ownership this year. The owners also run the lower pool bar and Mario, the barman, makes the best mojitos and other cocktails.

There is also a lovely Italian down the road called Prima Pasta (which also do take aways) and another restaurant called Musea dos Salgados which I would recommend.

There are 4 or 5 beaches a short drive away. Our favourite being Galé.

There's not much more I can say apart from that I've already booked for another 3 weeks next year when me and my partner will be getting married in Portugal.

If you want a peaceful location with breathtaking views around the corner from albufeira then this is the perfect place to stay.

Joanne and Steve also left us a bottle of bubbly and a card to congratulate us on our engagement which was a really nice touch.

It really is top class!!

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Management Response
9 Aug 2016
Dear Glynn & Steph,
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're delighted to have welcomed you back for a second time and even more so to have been able to play a small part in your wonderful news & celebrations. Wishing you all the very best in planning your special day next year and hopefully we can welcome you back in future years too.
Kind regards,
Jo & Steve
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