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8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Vilamoura, Quarteira, Faro District, Algarve

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faye-918
North Wales, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely Outside Area, needs major improvements”
Reviewed 13 January 2015 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed at the villa for 2 weeks in September 2014 and on our journey from the airport we became very excited to see what the villa looked like judging the properties we were passing on route....however you could not contain the look of disappointment when we arrived at Casa Cacador....what looks a beautiful building in the photos is actually a huge once beautiful building needing a major lick of paint.
Once inside we chose our rooms to find that they had all nicely made beds with fresh beddings and clean towels, we had no complaints about the bedrooms, however a point must be made on the bedrooms that had balconies...we found these to be extremely dirty and again needed a lick of paint.
The overall house was lovely...the furniture mainly the sofa in the living room and the one in the playroom needed to be thrown away not a deep clean they were filthy and we found ourselves washing sheets to put on them so we could sit in cleanliness.
The kitchen was average however for a villa that holds 16 people I imagined the kitchen to be a lot bigger and more equipped with up to date utensils than it was.
The outside area was by far the main highlight of our holiday...our children loved the pools as did we and they were cleaned by the maintenance men every day who were also lovely!
The gardens were well kept and looked lovely.
If you have any elderly members coming with you I would certainly hire a car or make sure you book taxis in advance as we were told the marina was a short walk when in fact it was quite lengthly for elderly members of our party.
The area was beautiful to walk around and we enjoyed trips up to the old village which is such a pretty area!
The marina is extremely overpriced but as expected...we did tend to eat in a lot of nights because of the time taken to walk to the marina and the price.
There is a beautiful hidden gem on the way to the marina....a bar/restaurant called Chiccos....by far the best place we ate this holiday Chicco himself is one in a million and the food was spot on :)
I forgot to mention there is a roof terrace which should provide a little getaway from the noisiness of down below...however this was also unclean and full of cigarette dumps yuck!

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: The outside area i.e pool and patio
Liked least: The lack of clean furniture
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
17 Feb 2015
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to place a review for Villa Cacador. I am very sorry to read the negative comments and can confirm that the entire property is being painted & treated this month - we have had to wait for a period of time when there were no guests at the property and no rain. In addition I have asked our management company based in Vilamoura to provide a full report of the interior of the villa to me for review and update where required.

Regarding the distance from the villa to the marina, there is a picture on our advertising which clearly shows the villa is 1.7km from the marina, however, I am aware that you booked this holiday through an agent and therefore it must have been them who misinformed you and I apologise on their behalf for this.

I'm sorry you did not relay your concerns to our management company during your stay or myself on your return, as feedback is always welcome and I know that our management company are always available and on hand to help with any issues.

Again thank you for your review.
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Tillytonk
Sleaford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great holiday”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We were a large group of family. The villa is spacious, air conditioned and the pools were lovely. The villa needs a bit of renovation and modernisation. Although the bedding was clean the seating, sofas etc could all do with a deep clean. There is plenty of fridge and freezer space and the hob oven and microwave worked perfectly. The villa is a 20 min walk from the supermarkets and marina and getting a taxi is difficult. Fine if you are just walking but lugging water, shopping etc back was hard work. The beach is about 30 mins away. The marina is great but restaurants like the ancora and those along that strip were much better and were cheaper.the alcohol shop in the marina sold everything you could want!

Date of stay: August 2014
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Angela S
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent owner and communication”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

I stayed with a group of 15 at the villa for 3 nights and this place is fantastic. The contact Kerry was very helpful and quickly provided all information and details.

The villa itself comfortably held 15 and has a beautiful pool. The villa gave privacy and was around 15 minutes walk from the marina at vilamoura. The local management team were very helpful and accommodating.

For a large group the villa is perfect and the basement has a pool table, table tennis, fuss ball and projector screen.

Highly recommended and good people to deal with.

David

Date of stay: March 2014
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Wendy2750
Ruislip, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fabulous Family Christmas celebration!”
Reviewed 12 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We were a group of 14 family ranging in age from 23 to 89 and we had a great week's holiday together celebrating Christmas. The villa was perfect - offering us all the opportunity to be together and just as importantly the option to depart to our rooms if required. We are all still speaking!! Perfect location and villa exceeded expectations - loads of room and the games room very popular with the lads. Hope to repeat the experience

Date of stay: December 2013
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Liked best: The swimming pool
Liked least: security bars at windows
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Wassa77
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A perfect Villa in an excellent location. The boys loved it!!”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

The villa was used by 16 lads as a send off to my brother who is emigrating to Australia.

We wanted a place to stay that would enable us to drink, gamble, laugh and reminisce about the old times. Villa Cacador was perfect for this and we spent hours playing pool, table football, table tennis and using the pool (whilst emptying the local spar of all the alcohol we could).

The villa was large enough for everyone to have their own space if required and also has a room that lovingly became known as the 'chamber'. I will allow you to discover this for yourself.

I would highly recommend this villa to anyone who wants to get away with friends.

Date of stay: November 2013
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Liked best: The facilities the Villa provided
Liked least: The lack of sky sports but that is a very minor thing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Tracy W
Coleraine, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“relaxing break away”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Very nice place to stay. would recommend it to a large group or extended family. Maybe more utensils in the 2nd kitchen would be idea. But overall a lovely villa.

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: overall layout
Liked least: the stairs and very slow wi-fi
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway 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?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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254kimmy
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC VILLA , FANTASTIC LOCATION , FANTASTIC HOLIDAY”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We stayed here aug 2013 a big family group of 14 for my dads 70th birthday.
When we arrived we were greeted by Lesley who was very helpful. The villa was soo much better and bigger than photos show. This is an ideal villa for 4 families or large group of friends. The pools are great and enough loungers for everyone. Every room has its own bathroom which was nice .In the basement is the fantastic games room with cinema screen tv , pool table , table football and darts !
The marina is a short walk away and is beautiful with lovely bars , restaurants and shops. We had several teenagers with us who said the nightlife was great .
Would highly recommend this villa. Great water park nearby which was fun for a day out. supermarket within walking distance prob get taxi back which was about 4€ . The only problem was we only stayed for a week !

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: The pools and games room
Liked least: Kitchen a bit small but not a prob
Travelling group: Extended Family
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?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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