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Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Porches
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This hotel is fantastic in every respect. It is set in beautiful grounds on a cliff above a beach. The surrounding area is ok but the hotel provides a real feeling of calm and pampered luxury. The staff are friendly, the breakfast buffet is excellent. There is access to a lovely beach via some steep steps and you can also join a coastal path from the same place. The rooms are comfortable with Claus of Porto toiletries. The swimming pools are very well maintained with several options ranging from heated, salt water, kids etc. hanging swings above the pool to relax on were very nice. Fantastic and large kids' club with great carers. Overall a fantastically well run hotel with all amenities but with a very friendly welcoming feel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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KGillig, Gerente geral at Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2014

Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you on behalf of my team, for taking time to write a review on your recent stay at Vila Vita Parc and for pointing out our accommodation, the location, breakfast service, and our hospitality.We are looking forward to welcome you again.
With kind regards.

Kurt Gillig
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

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First I have to say my review is a personnel perspective. Having returned from Villa Vita last week we were very impressed and don't say this lightly, having stayed at Sandy Lane Barbados, Burj al Arab just to name two. All very sumptuous good service, exquisite surroundings.

Villa Vita had something a little special for us, the staff clearly hand picked genuinely friendly but not pushy or overbearing, this made it a real pleasure to stay at this fine hotel the week passed far to quickly.

So thank you and your great staff for a wonderful stay thank all your staff at the next team meeting, it meant a lot to us holidays are a special time.

All the staff really tried there best, but a extra thank you to Sara front desk who went out of her way to help with any special arrangements we requested always a real smile priceless, we felt we had made friend's with the staff in the first 5 minutes. Aladdin more on that latter.

Rooms In the main building have been refurbished and very pleasant with a shower that was just the best, very comfortable Bed and spotlessly clean every where.

The resort is lovely open gardens and well placed, the mini golf course was lots of fun with 60 mt holes.

Food was of the highest quality, breakfast in the adult only restaurant was just superb with every thing you could wish for, fruit that I Haven't tasted so fresh and naturally rip in a long time.

To those who review Villa Vitta and suggest it is expensive, I'm not sure what they expect, if you want service and quality expect to pay for it, if not rent a tent. You cant have it all ways.




Always book your restaurants to avoid disappointment's when you arrive.


Ocean first class, we had 5 course but three would probably suffice, but well worth a visit we have fond memories of the evening.

During the evening the head waiter explained each course, around course two having explained the first in perfect English, only to come back on the next course to explain in German of course we had no idea what he was talking about, seeing our puzzled look he obviously, cursed him self in German and went implacably to continue in perfect English, smiles all round.

Only comment on Ocean service one young Lady who served cutlery, did give the impression of being a little sir` ley, that needs to change.

Aladdin big thank you to the chef and his assistance, we enjoyed our dinners at Aladdin very much, so much so we dined four times during the week, quality produce.

The chef was particularly busy one evening as the outside area was also taking orders, this increased the weighting time a little, what does the hotel do, the restaurant cant win, don't take orders and upset the guests or try to accommodate additional guests with slightly longer order times. They chose the second probably rightly so, at busy times it may pay for the waiters to explain to customers before the orders are taken.

In the four nights this only occurred once and only around 8.30 pm.

Whale, for family's probably ideal, but lacked a little spark and food while more than respectable did not have the presentation or taste that Aladdin Adega had.

Sadly a none resident and been drinking in the whale restaurant clearly for some time, became a little loud and obnoxious, the waiters did nothing until I complained immediately a manager was called. At the same time this particular person decided to leave.

This individual needs to be bared from the hotel to avoid any further guests complaints, alternatively the waiters call the manager in the first instance.

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Wonderful Gardens idyllic location all in all top class hotel. We will certainly love to go again.

Comment for other Guests to observe.

The Hotel is probably to polite to say but.

If the hotel refers to smart casual, don't turn up in shorts to restaurants, others haven't so why should you.

Don't use your phones in restaurants, others want to enjoy there evening in peace not listen to puerile rambling's. Same applies to sun beds and open areas.

May be the hotel could create by the adult's only pool a quiet garden area no phones or electronic devices Bliss !

Smoker's don't puff your smoke into others faces while eating outside, you don't smoke when you eat as a smoker, so don't expect none smoker to put up with it, alternatively a outside no smoking zone.

Keep young children under control. Not the safest thing to allow very small children to run around the reception.

Now I've got my Grumpy old man bit out of the way, this is a great hotel only let down by the odd inconsiderate Guest.

Again, this hotel is one of the best.

Booked through Classic Collection also very good

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank simmo228
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KGillig, Gerente geral at Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for your sincere and kind review on your recent stay at Vila Vita Parc.
It is a pleasure to learn that you have enjoyed your experience, thank you for recognizing our staff members such as “Sara” at the Front desk, your comments are much appreciated, and also for your kind words regarding our accommodation, the service, the grounds and the food.
The feedback from our guests is very important to us in order to improve our service
towards excellence.
We are truly looking forward to welcome you back again at Vila Vita Parc.
With kind regards from the sunny algarve.

Kurt Gillig
Managing Director

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Our honeymoon began with 6 nights here and then 7 at another 5 star Algarvian hotel. We wish we had stayed at Vila Vita for 4 more days! The staff and location make this a very special resort. You will not find a better staff in the business! Prices are high but that is understandable when you experience the service and quality of accommodation and food. We intend to return annually!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Peter D
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KGillig, Gerente geral at Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Dear Guest,

On behalf of my team I would like to thank you for such kind words, it makes us very proud to learn that we were indeed able to meet your expectations on all levels.
Thank you for mentioning our staff, your comment is much appreciated.
We are looking forward to welcome you again at Vila Vita Parc.
With kind regards

Kurt Gillig
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

For our holidays we had the pleasure to stay at the Vila Vita Parc hotel in the Algarve. We booked through the travel company Silverjet. They did a wonderful job with the reservation, booking, transportation to and from the airport of Faro etc. Really the way everyone would like to go on holidays ! And than the hotel! Great location, next to the beach. The hotel consists of serveral buildings that are spread out over a huge tropical garden. We stayed in the main building in a just recently renovated room ( thank you Silverjet!). Beautiful! Soft colors , great bed, nice bathrooms , wonderful living room, with couch and great long dinner table. Balcony facing a swimming pool and the gardens. Here you really can relax. Furthermore the staff is wonderful. They really make you feel welcome and did everything possible to make our stay a special one. The hotel has several restaurants with quality food and again , such nice staff. I can recommend this hotel to everyone!

Room Tip: I think any type of room in this hotel is nice. All buildings are low, so it does not make you feel...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Eric L
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KGillig, Gerente geral at Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure to have you staying with us, thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay. It is a pleasure to read your feedback and all the details that you have pointed out i.e. our location, the service, our restaurants, and the staff.
I would like to thank you on behalf of my team.
We are truly looking forward to welcome you back again in the near future.
Thank you for recommend Vila Vita Parc.

With kind regards from the sunny Algarve.

Kurt Gillig
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

I often book our holidays in January to get over winter blues, and then forget where I have booked until a few weeks before we leave..this holiday was excellent..in my opinion the 4 seasons brand is one that I believe is at the top..but our visit to vila vita was pretty much up there with them..the hotel was superb from the minute you walk through the entrance to the wonderful refurbished rooms..the staff are so friendly and many guests we met were returning for there 2nd/3rd/4th time etc ..we don't normally go back again to our summer vacation , but in this case I think we just might..you have to go..

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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KGillig, Gerente geral at Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for your feedback on you recent stay with us,It is a great pleasure to read that you have enjoyed our service and our new refurbished rooms, and to learn that you truly have had an excellent holidays at Vila Vita Parc.

We are truly looking forward to welcome you back again.
With kind regards

Kurt Gillig
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We had a fantastic week in this very classy resort. Beautifully designed so that although the hotel was full, it never felt crowded. Plenty of pools and restaurants to choose from and activities we did ranged from watersports, diving, boat trips and tennis. I liked the food - we ate in a different restaurant every night, especially the one on the beach and the summer BBQ on Friday evening. If you are looking for a resort, and are willing to pay these prices, this place is hard to beat. We have previously stayed in Forte Village in Sardinia and we much preferred Vila Vita.

Any complaints? The cost. Not just the room but the food and activities too, border on the extortionate, especially as there are no cheaper options. The service in all the restaurants was very slow and a bit hit and miss, which it shouldn't be at a hotel of this calibre. But these are minor grumbles. We enjoyed it loads and would definitely return.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
5  Thank Mark L
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KGillig, Gerente geral at Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for taking time to share your recent experience at Vila Vita Parc, and also for mentioning your preferences to other readers such as, the restaurant Arte Nautica or our BBQ Summer buffet at the restaurant Bela Vita, the numerous pools and restaurants, the several activities that we have available for our guests.Your compliments are much appreciated.

We value your feedback, as it helps us to review our services to strive towards excellence
and are looking forward to welcome you again at Vila Vita Parc.
With kind regards.

Kurt Gillig
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Exceeded all expectations. Excellent staff, restaurants, rooms, and sport facilities. Rooms come with wi-fi internet, bottled water, fresh fruit, a coffee machine with unlimited coffee, and chocolates at night. Nice thick, plush towels in the bathrooms and for the beach.

For golfers, the pitch and putt is perfect for working on your short game. For a normal round of golf, a 15 minute taxi ride will take you to several good golf courses in the area. Fitness centre and indoor pool are more than sufficient for a good work-out. Dry and wet saunas plus a snow room are a nice treat. The beach area is picture perfect with nice sand and is very safe for young children. Snorkelling is possible directly in front of the hotel beach and scuba diving is possible by either boat or from the beach. Several tennis courts available and not all are sand which is nice in case you don't want to bring along a special pair of tennis shoes for the red sand.

It never feels crowded because there are several pools, restaurants, and bars spread out over a large area. There is no race to grab lounge chairs in the morning.

The breakfast buffet has everything you could wish for and is of very high quality. Adega, the Portuguese restaurant was our favourite and we could have eaten there every night. We didn't try all the restaurants, but the ones we tried were great. There is also ice cream and homemade cookies for the sweet tooth.

Why would anyone stay anywhere else in the Algarve???

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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KGillig, Gerente geral at Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you on behalf of my team for such a detailed review on your recent stay,
It makes us very proud to know that we have exceeded your expectations and are thrilled to learn that you have enjoyed so many things during your stay.
It is great, when people take the time to find the positive aspects to highlight them,

Thank you once again for visiting us, we are all looking forward to welcome you back again at Vila Vita Parc.

With kind regards.

Kurt Gillig
Managing Director

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Address: Rua Anneliese Pohl | Alporchinhos, Porches 8400-450, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Porches
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Porches
#1 Green Hotel in Porches
#1 Family Hotel in Porches
#1 Luxury Hotel in Porches
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Porches
Price Range: £145 - £489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
VILA VITA Parc celebrates the best of Portugal, immersing you in a luxurious and lush seaside oasis with every imaginable service, amenity, activity and pleasure. Portugal's finest five-star resort is the ultimate escape to a pampered world of personalized and diverse experiences, flavoured with Portuguese culture and hospitality. Endless views to the horizon blend with the luxuriant greenery of our gardens and the sparkling blue of the Atlantic Ocean, creating an extravagant display of vibrant colours and filling the air with the sounds and scents of sunny days at the beach. Your holiday destination VILA VITA Parc will not only meet, but exceed the highest expectations of the most discerning traveller. Set on 54 spectacular acres of lush, blooming subtropical gardens in front of a striking coastline, at VILA VITA Parc a choice of exquisitely appointed accommodations can be experienced, from rooms and suites to villas with terraces and ocean panoramas. Perched above the cliff top and located in various distinct buildings, each having its own character and architecture, the different accommodation types exude an air of sophisticated, refined luxury and are all surrounded by a spectacular park landscape offering breathtaking views. ... more   less 
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