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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Faro, Faro District, Algarve

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: Total relaxation
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Sep 2013
It was great to see you all there again and thank you for such a glowing review (again). As you know it's important for us to receive reviews so we can be sure to keep on top of things and keep the villa at 10/10.
We hear you are to return for a third year, fantastic news and thank you again for choosing A Vila Privada. The owners
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Charlotte...
Leeds
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fab return visit - here's to many more”
Reviewed 17 September 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This was our second trip to A Vila Privada and it was everything we remembered - tranquil, spacious, beautifully furnished, gorgeous pool - all wrapped in luxury. Everything from the ease of booking beforehand to the Egyptian cotton towels and robes was perfect. We wanted somewhere quiet and chilled, but with things to do in the surrounding area (Olhao is lovely) and cheap eats for when we just wanted to relax (Chicken Shack and Horta were particular favourites). If you're looking for luxury you've found it here!

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Liked best: The space and the pool
Liked least: No butler service to bring us drinks poolside!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Shirley M
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“Paraiso ! Luxury Filled Accommodation at it's Best”
Reviewed 12 August 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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A most fabulous jewel in the Eastern Algarve's crown. Set in beautiful grounds with fantastic views from all terraces. The outside space is absolutely divine, from the large pool and terrace area, with it's all too comfy loungers, cabanas to get out of the sun and enjoy your G&T, and the sunken garden which was an idyllic haven. The Outdoor Kitchen is ideally located, and has everything for that perfect Al Fresco lunch and supper.

Attention to detail throughout the entire accommodation is first class, the bedrooms are spacious with A/C and balcony, not forgetting the Egyptian Cotton bedding, Robes, Fluffy Towels, and provision of toiletries. These we thought were perfect touches. The main accommodation is luxurious, spacious, and extremely comfortable, along with Sky TV, DVD and WiFi, all provided. The soft furnishings and adornments are all very tasteful, and certainly give it that ' je ne sais quoi ' .

We found ' A Vila Privada ' to be in a superb location, totally private, but ideally situated to discover the surrounding area, with a 15 minute drive to the beautiful fishing town of Olhao, with many restaurants, all serving top class cuisine, boat trips out to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, or grab a ferry out to the beautiful island of Armona, or a trip out to Horta Harbour. An opportunity not to be missed while you are here, is the 5 minute drive to Sao Bras and a visit to Churrasqueira Paraiso aka ' the chicken shack '. Fantastic spot.

We thoroughly enoyed our week here, and can only say that this is luxury filled accommodation at it's ultimate best. Impeccable.

We will definitely go back.

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Liked best: Everything !!!
Liked least: Having to leave A Vila Privada and come home !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: The private location and high standard of the property
Liked least: coming home!
Travelling group: Friends
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Ickleton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: Everything!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Charlotte...
Leeds
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4 reviews
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“Amazing property, relaxed location”
Reviewed 30 March 2012 for a stay in November 2011
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We stayed with family in this fab villa, that I would thoroughly recommend for anyone looking to relax by a pool, chill out with friends or visit the beautiful sites near by. Spacious, luxurious and relaxed it's well worth the trip. Easy to get to from the airport and really peaceful location with stunning views - hard to come home!

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Phil M
Roydon
1 review
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“spacious and stylish with places to sunbathe, relax in the shade and socialise”
Reviewed 30 January 2012 for a stay in October 2011
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person found this review helpful

a wonderfully relaxing place to be. stylish, elegant and yet also comfortable with plenty of space inside, on the terraces, around the pool and in the gardens so that we could all relax, read, swim, do our own thing and come together to eat, chatter over a drink or play very competitive scrabble! We travelled first time with ourselves, our daughter and son in law and their 6 month old baby. This summer we will be back with the other 3 daughters and boyfriends as well so quite a crowd . Great facilities for cooking at home and plenty of local restaurants and bars to eat out as well. Also golf, walking and horse - riding nearby so plenty of options particularly for a large group of varying ages and interests

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Liked best: A lovely feeling of space with a lot of careful consideration on the decor and facilities
Liked least: nothing really
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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