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Vilabranca Apartments
Ranked #12 of 51 Hotels in Lagos
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Alexandria, Virginia
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89 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“HUGE apartments”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Our first impression upon entering the Vilabranca apartments was how BIG ours was, especially by European standards. We were rattling around in there--we definitely need to invite some friends next time!

The apartment was very large and furnished rather sparely, but was comfortable. The kitchen had all we needed to make our meals and the TV got a ton of channels. You can tell the place has been around for a bit--there were some cracks in the walls and the fridge was pretty old, but it is a beach apartment so you expect it to have a little wear and tear.

The Vilabranca is in a good location to many of the most popular beaches in Lagos--we were only about fifteen minutes away from most of the beaches. Although the apartments are a ways out of town, it is only about a 20 minute walk into the main part of Lagos. There is also a well-stocked market across the street from the apartment and a large grocery store a short drive away.

All the staff was friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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SMVilabranca, General Manager at Vilabranca Apartments, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Dear Rachel,

Thank you very much for wonderfull review on Vilabranca here on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we surely look forward to seeing you again here in the future. Vilabranca and Lagos will be happy to receive you again.

Best regards,
Lai Liu
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

As we were on a return visit for our family holiday We had high expectations of the vilabranca on arrival we stayed in the same apartment as last time There was new couches curtains and things seemed fine over our 10 day stay we had 2 towel changes and on 1 evening the towels were hung over the outside line after we left them in the bath as cleaners were not in every day we even bought extra toilet rolls Very disappointing and we will think twice about returning to the vilabranca.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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SMVilabranca, General Manager at Vilabranca Apartments, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Mrs. Cooney,

Thank you very much for your review on Vilabranca here on Tripadvisor. I´m sorry to hear that your stay has somewhat been dissapointing. We surely take your comments in account and we hope to welcome you back again in the future to show you our improvements.

Kind regards,
Lai Liu
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Lovely clean apartments with very friendly draft. Would definitely go back there, great value for money in a good location for town and beach. Only negative was beds were rock hard!! Lagos is a great town with lots to do. The apartments were in a good place to walk into town in the evening to the good varsity and restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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SMVilabranca, General Manager at Vilabranca Apartments, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Dear Deborah,

Thank you very much for your review on Vilabranca. It is much appreciated and I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. All the mattrasses were baught new this year, that is probably why you find it hard. I apologize for the inconvienence it has caused. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the future.

Kindest regards,
Lai LIu
General Manager
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Just returned from holiday at Vilabranca 20-28th May. It was my first trip to Lagos and enjoyed the area with beautiful town and beaches. The apartments at Vilabranca are very spacious and well fitted out with all one could need on holiday. The staff were most impressive all spoke perfect english, were so helpful with advice on restaurants, trips and things to see and do. They supplied daily transport to beach and town. I would recommend these apartments to anyone who is willing to use the transport or has there own - as it is a good walk to the town and beach with lots of hills and I am a good walker. I will certainly be back to Lagos - but may try accommodation nearer Marina or town or will hire a car and stay at Vilabranca- Thanks to all the staff who were the best yet at any resort I have stayed - so attentive. Louise - Cork

Room Tip: The apartments at 305 side facing the pool were lovely and quiet and had good sun. Would stay there...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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SMVilabranca, General Manager at Vilabranca Apartments, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear Louise,

Thank you very much for your comments on Vilabranca here on Tripadvisor. It is very appreciated as we work very hard to provide the necessary services to our guests. Although you might want to try somewhere else next time, we hopefully can welcome you back again in Vilabranca.

Lai Liu
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

2nd visit and will be back .Staff excellent especially Inês at reception who helped carry our cases when we arrived and showed us to our room explaining where everything was. Nothing was too much trouble for her, she always had a smile. Rod was also really nice and chatty, very friendly. The apartments were spotless and had everything you would need. Cleaners came in regularly ,bins emptied towels changed bedding changed, floors mopped. Food in the restaurant was reasonably priced and the choice was good. I have no complaints, had a great holiday.


Top Tip: Fools and horses pub, food is good and their Irish coffee is great. No Patio restaurant is 1st class

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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SMVilabranca, General Manager at Vilabranca Apartments, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Dear M,

We would like to thank you for your nice comments on Vilabranca and the staff. It is our main goal to satisfy our guests and it is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Vilabranca will be happy to welcome you back again in the future.

Lai Liu
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Huge apartments inside a development of villas. Nice environment as lagos is not over developed (no tower block white monstrosities everywhere). Super clean, decent sized kitchen facilities, mini supermarket 2 mins away.Does what says on the tin to a good standard. Location is 20 mins walk up the hill from the old town. We quickly formed a habit of walking down hill into town for the evening and catching a taxi back up at about 2am after gorging on cocktails. Very quiet, not heaving with kids despite it being half term. Easy to do cliff top walks to several beaches from here. Lady on reception very helpful when I initially couldn't get through to shuttle transfer company and had me sorted out in no time.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank foodietraveller13
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SMVilabranca, General Manager at Vilabranca Apartments, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Dear foodietraveller13,

We would like to thank you for taking your time to review on Vilabranca. It pleases me to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff being helpfull. That is very important to us.

We hope to welcome you back again in the future to our lovely town Lagos and that you will visit us again.

Kindest regards,
Lai Liu
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Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

My sister and I had a 7 night stay here, end of May. The room was cleaned twice, the towels replaced twice and the bedding replaced once. The towels could have been thicker, but did the job. Initially we were in Block 2 but there was electrical failure so we were moved to Block 4 - many apologies and a bottle of wine as thanks for understanding. Apartments were well decorated though somewhat tired and the kitchens are very basic.

Neither of our rooms had a bedside light which would have been useful.

Snack bar has a reasonable selection and the staff in the bar and reception were very helpful.

There is a small supermarket about 2 mins. walk away and a large Intermarchet about 5 mins drive away.

Lagos town is lovely, windy cobbled street, marina, fort and museum........... everyone was very friendly and helpful - even to the point of a man being very concerned that we hadn't bought a parking ticket and wanted to warn us about it. Lots of good bars and lovely restaurants.

The apartments are about 15 mins walk from the town (down hill, uphill on the way back!!) and beaches a short distance away.

We hired a car so spent each day exploring other villages and the vineyard half an hour away.

A lovely place to visit.

Room Tip: Block 4 seems to be of better quality and the layout/rooms seem larger than Block 2
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Pauline M
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SMVilabranca, General Manager at Vilabranca Apartments, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Dear Pauline M.

Thank you for your review on Vilabranca Apartments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for your understanding on the electrical failure during your stay.

Regarding the bedlamps we have purchased them now and are starting to furnish all apartments with them.

We like to thank you as well on your comment on our beautiful town Lagos.

Hopefully we can welcome you back again for another excellent stay.

Best regards,
Lai Liu
General Manager
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Lagos
#6 Family Hotel in Lagos
#7 Romantic 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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