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Vila Castelo
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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“Lovely holiday guaranteed”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We visited Vila Castelo 2 years in a row and, whilst we haven't visited since 2012, I'm certain we will return one day. The resort itself is very well maintained and the staff are really friendly and welcoming, with a lovely family vibe. Definitely the sort of place people return to year on year. The area of Ferragudo is also beautiful. A lovely little sanctuary, very peaceful with a relaxed centre that holds some great cafes and restaurants (though we have only ever been there in early July, so off-peak and outside school holidays!). Would highly recommend paying Vila Castelo a visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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VilaCasteloResort, Manager at Vila Castelo, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Hello good afternoon

Very many thanks for your recent review which was so much appreciated and we do hope to see you again down here shortly,
take good care
alice and all at Vila Castelo x
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Excellent holiday again at Vila Castelo, I have been visiting for about 10 years and it just keeps getting better !
This time it was a golfing vacation with a few friends the service is perfect for us, Sergio picks us up at the airport and the pleasure begins, we get taken to/back from the golf courses, even to the local Lidl if required, Alice cooks our breakfast every morning at the pool bar, from a full English to every combination down to a plain cuppa and toast, if you get the chance try Alice's dressed crab for lunch exquisite.
Already planning my next visit with the family, wonderful location and the village of Ferragudo is everything you would expect of a typical Portuguese fishing village,fantastic

Room Tip: all the rooms are great ranging from studios to 3bed/3bath apartment with wonderful views
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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VilaCasteloResort, Manager at Vila Castelo, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Dear John & Friends !!!!

So nice to hear from you and that you back home well and sound after a golfing week…Nice to hear you had a good time and enjoyed each others ‘challenges and bets !

Its always a pleasure to assist you and make your stay pleasant and hope to see you again soon with the family,

Take good care, best wishes from us all
Alice and all at Vila Castelo xxx
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Raheny, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Going back to Vila Castelo in August for our third year, friends introduced us and it suits all our needs. Everything is within walking distance from the resort, apartments are very well maintained & clean. All staff are pleasant, helpful and will go out of their way to ensure you have a relaxing, fun holiday, we have recommended it to other friends and they are joining us this year. Roll on August.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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VilaCasteloResort, Manager at Vila Castelo, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
hello Martin & Marina,

Your family is having a super time and today are at Zoomarine !

They are loving the area and trying different local restaurants and off course have had our flambe prawns by the pool, you soon will be here to enjoy our sangrias and SUNSHINE ...

take all good care and say Hi to Elaine and the family,

cheers, thanks again for your great review, see you this summer again
alice and all at Vila castelo xxx
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

This was our 6th visit and again it never fails to impress!!

Alice and Sergio, little Sergio too are amazing hosts and now friends.

The accommodation is second to none and the communal pool and bar area is aways welcoming, no towels on beds and it's never long before you are chatting to others around the pool.

In Ferragudo there are some lovely restaurants with a great choice of cuisines, again all are very friendly and especially family friendly.

I can safely say we will be visiting again!!

Stayed July 2013
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Ferragudo, Manager at Vila Castelo, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Thank you so much for your review and it is always a pleasure to welcome such a lovely family ! hope to see you all again soon specially our Will & Ed
Take great care
alice and all at Vila Castelo xxx
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We had rented an appartment next to the to the pool/bar area but not owned by Vila Costelo. That was lovely and met all our expectations but our abiding memories of the whole holiday ( and that includes our children) was the incredible hospitality afforded to us all by Alice and Sergio. We have holidayed previously in Nerja, Spain which had a huge pool area and so the children could have been excused in preferring Nerja, but they will tell you that the pool was absolutely fine and the pool table great, but the atmosphere was what made being there so good. We mentioned that we were thinking about a sea fishing trip and un-asked, Alice had 2 options the following morning and had negotiated the price down on one. We also wanted to do some kayaking and it was arranged. They know everyone and everywhere so whatever you want to do, they will have suggestions. Oh, and Alice can cook in style, has a zest for life that is infectious and makes you feel so relaxed and welcome. You only have to talk to other guests (who Alice introduced us to), many of who had been there for years, that gives you confidence in how genuine Alice and Sergio are. (And note Alice is a solicitor and they are developers!).
I have never written a review in my life so that bears testament to just how fondly we remember this holiday. Nerja is lovely but out now, we will be back to Sergio and Alice next year for some more laughter and fun, you should sample some, it's worth it
Alistair Knott

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Ferragudo, Manager at Vila Castelo, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Alister and family !

It was also very wonderful meeting you all and sharing that lovely fish you got for us ...making special sangrias for you at the end of the day and on your return from the beach to our pool area,
well it is to be repeated again this year as you have booked for the summer again, thank you
see you all for more FUN
alice and all at Vila Castelo xxx
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Cohen's from Canada-

We spent 3 glorious winters at Vila Castelo! The staff made our stays so wonderful & took us in like family. They keep the resort spotless, which meant a lot to us.

The pool & facilities are wonderful. No matter what our needs were, Alice and her team looked after us. Due to health reasons we are unable to make the big trip overseas anymore and miss "our home away from home" very much.

If you are looking for a 5* place to stay! don't miss out on Vila Castelo!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ferragudo, Manager at Vila Castelo, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Cohen´s,

It has been wonderful meeting you and we just so sorry that you can´t make it down to us no more, but who know´s your afmily may travel here and see/check where you had another family !

We were delighted and enrished to have met you and shared happy moments together and wish you both and your family all the very best,

Take good care,
With Love

Alice & all at Vila Castelo xxx
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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Vila Castello with the couple Alice and Sergio as managers is the place for your vacation, that you just can't do without. Alice treats all guest as first class and both of them are remarkable in a kitchen. They have a fantastic bar with pool and they know how to accomidate you with wellness, happiness, relaxation, and food and drinks as you wish. We have been coming there for the last four years. Three times a year. We live in our flat 15 km from Vila Castello but we gladly drive the 30 minutes to spend great days at the pool. Our children and grandchild talks about going there all the times even though we have 7 km beach at our doorstep. I think that says it all. Just don't forget to order Crabs and Sangria at Alices bar cause you can't get it better anywhere else. Sign up for the barbecue night on Tuesdays but sign up quickly or you will miss out on a cousy well served barbeque in company with the hole family and friends of Vila Castello. Ohhhh i miss it. So glad I'm going again for Christmas. I have seen the housing for guests and it is all well aquipt and sparkling clean. The town Ferragudo where Vila Castello is located is a charming fishertstown where the local restaurants serve fish just picked up from the sea which you can view from your place at the restaurant. There is art, golfing and lots of historical architecture within a few km. Close to The Algarves second biggest town Portimao. You can take the ferry over there in minutes. The beach is beautifull with bars and restaurants and even an old Castle on the beach. Playground for the children on beach. Ball playground on beach. Livemusic at nights on the beach. What more can you ask for? :) :) :)

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ferragudo, Manager at Vila Castelo, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Vibeke,

What a delight having you with us by the pool, so appreciative of everything and a pleasure to ahve around your son/daughter/your granddaughter and even your lovely mum has visited ! More barbecues this summer and fish & prawns for you !

Hope to see you at Easter,

With Love

Alice & all at Vila Castelo xxx
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Property: Vila Castelo
Address: | Angrinha, Ferragudo 8400-279, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Ferragudo
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Ferragudo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Castelo 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vila Castelo is a beach front development with a unique collection of traditional HOLIDAY HOMES. All houses are south facing and enjoy from their balconies beach/sea and a medieval castle views. The location is superb on the south side to a very picturesque fishing village,Ferragudo, in the central Algarve with its micro climate. We are a short stroll to the beach of Angrinha and Praia Grande, via some steps with its children playground, a volleyball/football area/beach sun beds and umbrellas and many great snack bars/restaurants open all year round with live music. Many summer sports/musical events on Praia Grande and the village main square. A host of excellent national/international cuisine restaurants. many amenities within walking distance and book/ask advise at our RECEPTION for restaurants/slide park/zoo-marine/tours/tennis/Golf courses/events/dolphin/fishing/boating activities/trekking/nature walks all accessible.We provide during JULY and AUGUST FREE ACTIVITIES for adults-children at our pool area inquiry at pool snack bar/reception before/when you check in !!!! Open MONDAY to Friday in the winter and EVERYDAY in the SUMMER....Corporate/groups ask us and we can organize all for You ! ... more   less 
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