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Vilamor Apartments Hotel
Ranked #2 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Alvor
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“family run”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Good value clean and tidy did feel a bit like staying at your aunts for a week. Staff very friendly and helpful, 15 min walk to centre of alvor all down hill, worth the 4 euro for a taxi back. Only had breakfast here and have to say it was spot on.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank thomas f
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Kildare, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Myself ,hubby and 2 kids stayed for two weeks, 2 bed apt is actually a little house upstairs also, very spacious, huge, staff very friendly, Joes is great very welcoming and great for a snack or Cool beer, location is good, ten min stroll to Alvor, only down side is the rooms need a good clean a lot of cobwebs ect.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank audssa
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Kilmurry, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

This review is a long time coming and with nothing but good things to be said. I have been going to Joes place (Vilamor) for 7years running and can't wait for my 8th year this July. My family consists of my wife and three great boys who can't wait for the next trip back, since going to Alvor we have meet some of the best people you could ever meet and definitely life long friends starting with Joe, Liz and the girls, Pedro who can't do enough for you as well as the staff. Although the Vilamor is a little dated it's the warmth and welcome we get each time we arrive is outstanding and people would be very foolish not to try it out.
Alvor itself has a lot to offer in the sense of calm and relaxing streets with some of the best restaurants around within walking distance of 10mins and plenty of taxis about if needed,the beach also is only a 15min walk and is so relaxing at anytime of day, (can't wait for morning walks).
If you're looking for a relaxing holiday with late nights at the bar,meeting new friends, and kids of all ages looked after by everyone then Vilamor is the place to go too ( don't think, just do it )

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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11 Thank Vincent H
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We booked a cheap last minute Easter break, we didn't really have any expectation as we did not pay very much. There were 2 couples and we booked a one bed appt each, i was pleasantly surprised when we first saw the appt as they were really large with everything you could need. A separate bedroom, toilet and kitchen with a large dining/lounge area, plus a lovely balcony overlooking the pool (think all the rooms overlook the pool). There was also a sofa bed in the lounge and another pull out (single) bed in the cupboard so perfect for a few more people. The hotel was well looked after and clean.

The negative points - it was very dated, many of the doors got stuck when opening them (which was really annoying and noisy). Our front door would not open, the lock kept getting stuck so we resorted to leaving the balcony open and entering via our friends apartment (not a good/safe option) The bed was very uncomfortable and made a noise every time you moved, the pillows weren't much comfier either. We were provided with lots of blankets though which came in handy as it was particularly cold in the evenings (no heating/air con noticed). The bedrooms (7 and 8) backed on to the main road which was quite noisy at night with the traffic.

The location was perfect for us as we had a rental car, there was good parking outside and underneath the hotel. The hotel is about 10-15 mins walk from the centre of alvor which is a nice walk if the weather is dry and a good 15 minutes from the beach (uphill on the way back). Although the town is fairly small, but the beach is really lovely with a few beach side eateries. Im not sure if there is a shuttle service to the beach as we did not need to use it.

Wifi was available, if you sat close to reception.

All in all, the place was fine for us as we did not spend long there at all and the price was very reasonable...Although i was really looking forward to my own bed by the last night.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Asmt603
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Cork
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Visited here in 2005 and received a warm welcome on our return. Staff are very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Apartment was clean & tidy with washing machine & microwave along with cooker, cutlery, etc. No a/c in our apartment, not a problem in mid Oct, but might be needed during a hot summer.
About a third full during our stay with a good, friendly mix of families, young and older couples.
On the last day we weren't due to leave for the airport until 6 o clock - as our room was due a new resident, we were kindly asked if we could vacate by 11. Without asking, we were given another room for the day which was typical of the friendliness of the staff at Vilamor.
Certainly enjoyed our stay and hope to return sooner, rather than later.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TedC
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galway
Level Contributor
45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

I booked this apartment last minute online and glad i did. When we got there the staff greeted us and were very helpful throughout our stay. Our apartment was on the ground floor which was handy due to luggage. I would recommend this is you have buggies ect. Our apartment was lovely and clean and very very big! There was a sofa bed and another bed in the cupboard so it would suit many more people.There is a proper kitchen so you can cook. There is also a fridge/freezer so you can do shopping and stock up. There is a shower/bath too. The maid comes every 3 days and we had plenty of towels ect. The pool is nice and big bit deep at the end so be careful! We ate in the restaurant most mornings for breakfast and it was nice! The 4 cheese pizza is so so yummy!!!! I came home at 1am and the man at the bar kindly made one for me even though the kitchen was closed! We walked into town everyday its about 15mins straight walk.My card wouldnt work when i tried to pay the first day and the staff were so laid back and relaxed. They could of easily made me feel bad and akward but instead explained where the nearest atm was and to pay anytime before i left no rush! The woman at reception is so nice and helpful. I would stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank tigerliyfudge
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Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Just got back after spending 2 weeks at the Vilamor.

The hotel was clean,the staff were excellent, friendly and helpful and I didn't lose any sleep to rowdy Irish people in the bar. The only negative was that its a long walk back from town/beach with younger children

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank Sbruce0005
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Additional Information about Vilamor Apartments Hotel

Property: Vilamor Apartments Hotel
Address: Edificio Vilamor Urbanizacao Mar e Serra, Alvor, Portimao 8500-783, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Vilamor Apartments Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 349
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