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Vila da Praia Holiday Apartments
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Alvor
Coventry
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“Superb apartment complex!”
Reviewed 19 April 2012

I love Alvor and this is the third time I've been and I have to say that this is my favourite complex.
Our apartment is owned by Trina and Gary who were really friendly and informative. They own several apartments on the complex.
Our one was on the first floor overlooking the pool and it was absolutely gorgeous! The apartment was spotless on arrival, spacious and beautifully furnished. The kitchen was well equipped and the balcony was large with good views. The kids were absolutely thrilled! The whole complex was very quiet (just what we like) and immaculate! It was also gated and extremely safe for the kids. The weather was unusually 'British' for the Algarve for this time of year so the unheated pool was too cold to swim in but lovely to sunbathe around when the sun did come out.
Alvor harbour and town centre are 5 minutes walk away with a food lovers paradise of scrummy fish restaurants in particular, bars and boutiques.
The beach is also 5 minutes walk away and if you like the sheltered, rocky coves another 15 minutes walk along the wet sand. Very beautiful and also some lovely beach side bars and restaurants here.
The next apartment block - Dunas has a selction of bars, snack restaurants and shops. You have to pay a visit to the Cactos Bar! 1 Euro for a large beer! And cocktail happy hour every day! The snacks are also yummy, football coverage if required and superb entertainment! The owners are very friendly and take the time to get to know you all.
I would return to these apartments and would recommend Gary and Trina's apartments!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

Booked through holiday rentals again - 2nd year running here. Complex gated so secure and clean. Grounds well looked after and lifts or stairs to first and second floor apartments. One larger pool used by adults and children alike, sometimes inflatables and balls brought in but usually possible to get time for just a swim too. Smaller childrens pool too. Plenty of sun loungers usually, all free of charge. Pool area monitored and kept clean. No reception or bar/snack bar on site but excellent location. Snack bars and bar just round corner with excellent minimarket selling good range of products and fresh bread etc too. 5 to 10 minutes or so walk to beautiful uncrowded beach or other way along river front into town. Many excellent restaurants, variety of cuisine and children welcome and well catered for. Family and couple type place mainly, are bars too but not a resort for louts. Easy access to surrounding places in Algarve by public transport or hire car. Apartment we visited was clean and well equiped with balconies overlooking pool where we ate and hung washing. Would love to go back.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2009

Having read the one and only review for these apartments we decided to go ahead and book as we were able to book for five days only [not in high season] and they seemed ideal. We were not disappointed ! everything in the previous review was true ,Fully equiped kitchen[bring a couple of dishwasher tabs/washing machine tabs if you want to use these facilities] spacious,modern decor and spotlessly clean. We would certainly stay here again if we were to return and have to say that Alvor was much nicer than other parts of the Algarve. If you want an extra special meal we would recommend The Captains Table just alittle way from the harbour.
We would also say "thank you" to Trina and Gary who manage several apartments here for their help.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2009

We found Vila da Praia on a website and took a chance on booking an apartment there. We were absolutely delighted. The apartments are modern and really well equipped and in a fantastic location in Alvor. We were only a 5 minute walk in one direction to the harbour and town centre and 5 minute walk in the other direction to the beach.

The apartment complex was very quiet – some days there were only ourselves and two other couples sunbathing round the pool. Not the usual battle for sunbeds that can take place! The only slight criticism I would have had is there was not a bar/snack bar on the complex. That said, we only had to cross over the road and there was plenty of choice at the Dunas Apartments. There were a number of snack bars in the courtyards by their swimming pool – our favourite being the Cactos Bar. The staff there were so friendly that we usually popped in for lunch and a drink (€1 a pint happy hour!) but, more importantly, it was by far our favourite place to go at night. There was live music every night provided by the owner, Mark, and the prices were a lot cheaper than the other live music venues in the town.

Although there were good self catering facilities in the apartment, we preferred to eat out as we were spoiled for choice for good restaurants. We had some really good lunches at the Cinco Quinas restaurant on the beach. At night time our favourites were Porto Bella and Vagabondo (on the terrace). It’s nice to have a cocktail at Mourisco’s on the main road whilst you watch the sunset.

The beach is absolutely beautiful and very uncrowded. If you like walking, the further east you walk the prettier it is with rocks and hidden coves.

We are just booking again for this year and can’t wait to go back to this really pretty friendly resort.

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Property: Vila da Praia Holiday Apartments
Address: Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Alvor
Number of rooms: 236
Also Known As:
Vila Da Praia Holiday Apartments Hotel Alvor

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