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Vila da Praia Holiday Apartments
Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in Alvor
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Returned last week from a two week holiday in this beautiful complex. The one bedroom apartment which is owned by Garry and Trina is on the first floor and was very spacious and had every bit of equipment that you would ever require. Pools and surrounding areas very clean and well cared for. Apartment is in a wonderful location 10 minutes walk from beautiful beaches and 5 minutes from the lovely fishing village of Alvor. Would highly recommend this apartment to anyone and considering booking again for next year

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We stayed at these apartments from 11 to 21 July and loved every minute of it. The apartments are extremely clean and spacious. The pool area and surrounding grounds are the same. There is an entry system into the apartments, therefore not allowing any random people being able to enter the apartments. We were on the first floor with our balcony looking over the pool area and surrounding grounds.

We dealt with Debbie Burton in the arrangement of our stay at the apartment and have to say that she was lovely, extremely helpful and very efficient. We arrived at the apartment to find a welcome pack provided by Debbie of bread, butter, cheese, ham, wine (red and white), beer and water - this was very welcome given that we arrived at the apartments at around 9.30pm - with a three year old toddler in tow.

The facilities in the apartment are excellent - washing machine, fridge freezer and dishwasher - in fact all my holiday washing was done before coming home - which made a difference.

Cannot recommend these apartments or Debbie Burton highly enough.

We are very keen to return next year with our toddler and new baby in tow!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

We have just arrived home from a 10 day visit to these apartments. This was the best holiday yet. Have been to Alvor before but this was the first time self catering. We rented a one bedroom, ground floor apartment overlooking the pool. This was just magnificent, loved it! The complex was very secure and the pool area was very spacious. We have two children, aged 6 and 2 and this was great for them. We could easily see the kids in each pool as it was never overcrowded. The apartment itself was very well equipped with washing machine and dishwasher. There was a cupboard full of kids pool toys and a float belt, which my 6 year old wore in the pool every day! The location is central, ideal for families and on the flat. The other people who own/rent in this complex were lovely and keep returning year after year! Says a lot! I will definatly try to book again!! The kids were happy, which made our holiday even better!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

We have just returned from a nine day holiday at this beautiful complex. What can I say except that it surpassed all of our expectations. On arrival, Gary (one of the owners) was there to meet us and show us around. The apartment was immaculate and really well laid out. The furnishings are modern and very comfortable. There are four of us including two young teens so the extra bathroom in this two-bedroomed apartment was very welcome. It was almost dark when we arrived and our delight in the interior of the apartment was only outdone by the lovely outdoor area and the complex in general. The pool area is great and there are ample sunbeds for all - no towels on beds! We didn't self-cater on this occasion but the kitchen was extremely well kitted out should we have chosen to do so. The location of the complex is, as other guests have stated, a leisurely walk to the town and ten or so minutes to the beach. We had absolutely no complaints while we stayed here and high praise is indeed due to Gary and Tina Bergin for a job very well done. We certainly hope to return. Great apartment, Great complex, excellent hosts. Thanks Guys!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Just back from 10 fantastic days in Alvor. This is the first time we have stayed in this resort, and was not disappointed,lovely harbour and town,days were spent on the magnificent beach or traveling around and most nights visiting Cactus 11 bar,a gem of a place ,thanks Mark and staff from Mr & Mrs ROYAL Leamington Spa!! The apartment we booked was from holiday rentals.com (1016648) it was on the second floor overlooking the sea and the balcony had the sun all day. the flat had everything you needed (apart from a kettle!) and was very clean and well furnished. the complex is very quiet and secure, the most we saw around the pool was 6 people! just a very short walk from Vila da Praia you will find Dunas complex where they have bars and resurants and a supermarket. will definitely visit again and can highly recommend this apartment and complex and resort.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

This was our first family holiday abroad with 2 children (aged 5 and 2) so we were initially nervous about booking a rental accommodation (instead of the usual package deals). We need not have worried...from the initial communication with Gary it instilled us with confidence that things would go smoothly.
Gary met us at the complex when we arrived and showed us round the apartment. We we were very impressed with what was going to be our home for next 11 nights. The kids were especially pleased with the large box of beach/pool toys that we could use for the duration. The apartment was spacious, clean and there was nothing that we could have wanted for. The TV had Sky (all important for the CBeebies channel). The location of the complex is ideal, just a short walk from both the beach and the centre of Alvor. Can also recommend (as other reviews have mentioned) the 2 bars at the nearby Dunas Complex are very well priced. Couple of minutes walk further and there is a good supermarket that stocks all the essentials. The complex itself is securely gated and there is no noise in the evenings to disturb a good nights sleep.
We made good use of the kitchen, the dishwasher and washing machine were particularly useful.
In summary, an excellent apartment, ideally located in lovely Alvor. We had never been to Portugal before but we will definitely be returning and Trina and Gary's apartment will be at the top of our list.

Room Tip: Apartment 41477, 2 bedroom ground floor apartment is ideal for families.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

vila da praia is ideally positioned, unspoilt view to the sea, lovely pool, even had a lifeguard!
Rented te apartment from Trina & Gary, it was very clean with all the mod cons, ideally positioned with the evening sun blazing into our balcony, fab way to start our evening with an aperitif before going out! Centre of Alvor 3 min walk away, very quiet, no rowdy teenager parties, ideal family complex. we will be back :)

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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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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