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Vila Branca
Ranked #76 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We have just spent 8 nights at the Villa Branca and I think we made a good choice. We knew we were going to stay in a basic hotel and for the cost no complaints about anything.A good sized room,en-suite,clean, well furnished,excellent air conditioning,quiet,and very friendly staff. We were offered a kettle for the room almost straight away, so don't be afraid to ask for the use of one! It's a short walk to the beach,restaurants and bars ideal location for us.They also kept our cases secure because of our late departure flight and they provide shower and toilet facilities.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We spent 7 nights at Vila Branca and I must say that I was happily surprised, as we had booked the room for a very reasonable price and the reviews on tripadvisor were sometimes very different.

We had a double room ensuite with small balcony, refrigerator, satellite TV (many channels in English), air conditioning: the room was spacious enough and had also a desk with a big mirror and stool plus a wardrobe. Thumb up for the bathroom that was absolutely clean and newly renovated..very good!
The rooms were cleant every day except on Sunday.

Breakfast included bread, ham, salami, cheese, coffee, milk, cereals, butter, yoghurt. In my opinion, it could be improved with some fruit, vegetables or jams, but we ate well and on the whole I cannot complain about it.

I recommend the position to those who want a quite venue and a short distance from the beaches (5 mins walking) and the old town city centre (same way...5 mins).

The staff were very nice and helpful, most of all the lady at the reception who is a lovely pleasant person.

The pool next door can be used only by those guests with a Thompson reservation, not with Booking.com, for example.

We had a very enjoyable stay for sure.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Marica_C85
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

The room was small but bright and clean and with a little balcony. The shower was poor as the nozzle could not be adjusted so the water poured out just like a hose! Also there was a sign in the bathroom asking that paper is not flushed down the toilet. There was a small fridge in the room but it stopped working after the first night. There was also a kettle and cups which came in handy. The doors banged loudly which may not suit light sleepers. The hotel was a short walk, less than 10mins to the old town. I'd recommend it as a budget hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

The hotel is located in the centre of Albufeira and is very near to the beaches, bars and restaurants! It´s location is great but hotel rooms are very small, furniture is quite old and bathroom may not be as clean as you could wait from it. Breakfast is very basic and does not contain any fruits or vegetables. If you would wait for tomatoes and cucumber at least, there is only bread, ham and cheese! There is no swimming pool in the Hotel and you can not use the pool in the oppsosite side of the streed either! So if you will get the room cheap, take it, but otherwise it´s quite overpriced!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mihkel
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Overall the hotel is good. The rooms are clean, service is good and the location is perfect.

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Dont be misled by previous reviews. You CANNOT use the pool next door at Casa Mitchel, even though it owned by the same people.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stayed one night for around £23 including breakfast, free wifi internet in a smallish room with two twin beds pushed together. It has air con and a fridge with a reasonable bathroom with a shower over a very small bath. The hotel is close to The Old Town.

The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. She changed breakfast from 9 am to 8 am as we had to leave early for the airport. The food was fine but rather basic. You had a choice of 2 juices, one type of bread (a roll) which you could toast or have with the ham and/or cheese. The drinks machine (for coffee etc) produced luke warm produce. There was some cereals and yogurts. All in all a basic breakfast fine for a night or two.

The TV was basic – only useful for BBC news. There was a very good balcony with table and chairs and a sun lounger offering good views over Albufeira and the sea.

It is good for a few nights given the facilities, location and price. Sorry but it simply could not ever be excellent.

The room is tasteful, spotlessly clean but we did not like to see a notice telling us not to put toilet paper down the loo, but to place it in a bin in the bathroom! Must have some plumbing problems??

Overall we enjoyed the stay and would recommend it as a good value 3 star hotel for up to 2/3 nights stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

We have recently returned from Vila Branca from a 7 nights stay,we would highly recommend this B&B,it is spotless and the owner makes you so welcome,she is a lovely lady.We can also recommend Casa Mitchell which belongs to the same owner.We are returning to Vila Branca later in the year,also to Casa Mitchell,we would not stay anywhere else when having a holiday in Albufeira.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vila Branca

Address: Rua do Tenis 4, Albufeira 8200-186, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: £21 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vila Branca 3*
Number of rooms: 109
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