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Vilabranca Apartments
Ranked #13 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
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Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very good for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

We stayed at Vilabranca in May 2013. The staff was very friendly, and we couldn't believe the size of the rooms. It is not in the city center of Lagos, but it's close enough. Two downsides: the pool was incredibly cold and the WiFi did not reach our apartment and we had to go to the reception/restaurant area to get a connection. Then again, we were on holiday so not having WiFi was not a big deal for us. Given the price (and compared to other accomodations in the area) this is one of the best places to stay at.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Seline H
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I choose the vilabranca purely on its tripadvisor reviews and must admit I was slightly disappointed.
Looking at all the 5 star reviews I was really looking forward to my bargain find! The vilabranca is no more than a three star in my opinion.... Things that let it down....
The broken sun loungers around the pool..
The icy cold swimming pool
The grubby poorly equipped kitchens...
The hard beds....
The location ( a good 20 minute walk! Not nice in the evening along a main road! Taxi highly recommended.... Not good for those with pushchairs/ wheelchairs as the terrain is uneven...
Yes there is a shuttle service... Only runs three times a day and can take no more than 16 people.


Lagos is such a beautiful little place.... Just wish I hadn't gone solely on the reviews so much.
Maybe the 'Win a free trip for a good review' Poster has something to do with all the 5 star ratings?

Overall I loved lagos... The vilabranca is picturesque just dated! And could do with some TLC and a recurb in parts, then it could be as wonderful as all the reviews are making it out to be.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Emma4995
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SMVilabranca, General Manager at Vilabranca Apartments, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Dear Emma4995,

I am sorry to hear that your stay has been somewhat disappointing. We appreciate your comments and we will certainly do our best to try to do better next time. We have refurbished all apartments with new furniture this year.

Regarding the contest. Vilabranca exist for almost 20 years and we always have good reviews without any contest given. Last year we wanted to award a guests for putting a review, either good or bad.

Thank you anyway and hopefully we can welcome you back to Vilabranca to show you our improvements.

Kind regards,
Lai Liu
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Vilabranca is well worth a visit if you are going to Lagos. A 15 minute walk away from the City Centre the complex has swimming pools, a bar that serves snacks & breakfast. The apartment I stayed in was lovely clean, enough equipment and utensils in the kitchen. Bedrooms were comfortable with a good working air con unit, bathroom good and was cleaned on a regular basis. Nearby there are several supermarkets, tennis club, gym and local bar. Whilst slightly outside the city centre it is a pleasant downhill walk and the complex offers a minibus during the day. After visiting a hotel I ask myself would I book again and in this case yes.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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4 Thank Cavey53
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lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

I cannnot say enough about our stay in these apartments could not believe how big the rooms were. We have stayed in other self catering places but never had a toaster, microwave, kettle and all matching crockery before for the price that we paid to stay there. The only complaint that we had was that there was a bit of damp on the wall next to the safe in the wardrobe. We were close to all the amenities. The bar come restaurant on the complex did a superb omlette and chips, also a good continental breakfast and all at reasonable prices (which is very rare).
We are going again next year and staying here.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank nellyLancashire
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London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We have stayed in Vilabranca during our trip in October. Lovely apartment, basic but adequately equipped kitchen. Good location, walkable distance to the beach and town centre. Very helpful staff. We have really enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Julia G
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Vilamoura, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Amazing friendly staff, good location, excellent pool area, very clean, so it was a very good experience. Not far from all facilities by car and Lagos is simply beautiful.
Everything you look for in a self-catering apartment for the perfect holidays!
We highly recommend!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

We stayed here in Sept 2013 and found Vilabranca a fantastic apartment. We had a two bed apartment. I was most surprised by the size of the apartment. Couldn't get over how big the apartment was. It was well cleaned with regular change of sheets and towels. One down side was that you do have to bring your our soap, shampoo and shower gel.

The bar serves tasty bar food. The pool and general lounging area were ideal, no complaints. There was great atmosphere during the day and then quiet at night to get a good night's sleep. There is a very handy supermarket located just outside the apartments. So you never have to go to far for anything. The bus service is handy too, Pity it doesn't run more often. But then the bus service is free so cannot really complain either.

Staff were always polite, friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Vac14
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Property: Vilabranca Apartments
Address: Rua Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lagos | Torraltinha, Lagos 8600-621, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Lagos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Lagos
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lagos
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Vilabranca Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vilabranca offers a high standard of accommodation which feature a wide range of amenities within the complex. It is the ideal choice for families and those seeking a relaxing break close to Lagos. Clients can benefit from being away from the bustle of the resort, while remaining within comfortable walking distance of the centre of Lagos and Porto Do Mos Beach. Vilabranca has won many awards for its excellent service and friendly atmosphere. Lagos is a bustling old walled city, with great night life with fantastic restaurants, bars and shopping. You can spend hours pottering around the picturesque lanes. Lagos is very proud of its history and there is plenty of sightseeing from the ancient slave market to the 17th-century moated fortress overlooking the harbour. ... more   less 
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