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Rio Apartments
Ranked #23 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Miles from marina and, therefore, restaurants....5 Euro each way in a taxi. Noisy.....inside the room you could hear everything from what seemed like all the other rooms. Poor quality door locks...didn't feel secure. Very thin, poor quality mattress...not only could you feel every spring they made a noise as well! Very few channels on a prehistoric TV. Very short of sockets for gadgets. I stayed 1 night happily forfeiting my prepaid 4 nights and moved into a proper hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Good clean apartments, basic yes but spacious and most rooms seem to have a balcony and the standard of cleaniness was good with the staff changing sheets and providing clean towels regularly. We hired a car as Vilamoura is a large resort and anyway we wanted to get out and about. As it turned out the weather wasn't good during our holiday so the car was essential. Comments have been made about reception staff not about regularly, but we found that their open hours were displayed and when we had questions they were helpful. We would recommend these apartments with the caveat that yes it is a good 20-30 minute walk to the marina. The local supermarket is small but quite well stocked.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Great hotel. Very friendly staff and great big rooms. Not the best of locations for a family as you need to walk a good distant to places. But it was a great holiday no problems. Cheap & cheerful but ideal for a weeks break in the sun.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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3  Thank Jenlou89
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Basic apartments which are clean but dated. Kitchen had been updated. Reminded me of a 1980's Butlins chalet! Two sing,ex pushed together to Make a double but were comfortable so slept well.
15 minute walk into town and the marina and closest beach. Supermarket within two minutes. Beware , everything comes to a halt on Sundays and Mondays and end of season the restaurant owners seem to open when they feel like it. Often felt like an inconvenience to them so tended to go into town to drink.
Ideal for a budget holiday, however we would not return here

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank FOH2013
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Very good service, receptionists very pleasant and helpful. Cleaners friendly and efficient. Room good with balcony, clean, comfy beds, kitchen facilities. Quiet pleasant location, short walk to town.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Have used these apartments before this time we opted for a 2 bed apt this was above the restaurant and had views of the pool area.the apt was very spacious with 2 bathrooms 1 for each bed room,the bedrooms1double and 1 twin had very comfy beds.the living area was massive this had a large settee which also doubled as a double sofa bed.the apt decor was a bit dated but not too bad.we used the pool which was very cold.ate in the restaurant once recommend stone steak. We had a few drinks in the Topazio bar down the road we found this cheaper and more social than the bar at the rio.
overall we had a great time here and would recommend this to friends and
Family .

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
2  Thank jdhuddy
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Brilliant!! We read reviews but decided to make our own minds up, we were overlooking the pool on the 2nd floor, the apartment was exceptionally clean and had all facilities needed, reception staff were very friendly, although take a mobile with you as reception is not always manned so you have to ring a number, it is quite a walk to the beach and marina although it is a pleasant one but does take about 25 minutes, I read other reviews stating the furniture is dated? Not sure what they expect? Maybe full on Ikea!! The furniture is fine, clean and sturdy and for the price you will be hard pressed to find better value! The towels and beding were changed 3 times in the week that we were there.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Elaine H
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Additional Information about Rio Apartments

Address: Rua de Franca 80, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-476, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 36 Hotels in Vilamoura
Price Range: £15 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rio Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rio Tourist complex consisting of 64 apartments of typology T0, T1 and T2, recently remodeled, all have kitchen, bedroom, balcony, bathroom and television. They are integrated in green areas, which include swimming pool, restaurant / bar and reception. ... more   less 
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Rio Apartments Vilamoura, Portugal - Algarve

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