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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Olhos de Agua, Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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DavidP59
Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Absolutely First Class”
Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We booked the Villa Maria on the recommendation of a business associate. We were a party of 10 including 6 adults and a baby. All trip advisor reviews are positive and rightly so. The villa is relatively new and well appointed with all mod cons and good showers. Very good BBQ facilities. The property is totally secure with electronic gates. There are villas near by but basically the area is peaceful. We had 2 hire cars but it was easy to walk into town for restaurants and shops etc. Belita, the manager, was very helpful. We had paid for pool heating but the pool pump had developed a problem. Our money was refunded without a any quibble. As we had driven there we had problems with the directions, which probably need re-writing including a local location map. We used our satnav to get to Olhos and then Belita came and rescued us! Would highly recommend this villa - it lives up to all its claims.

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Liked best: The cleanliness of the villa.
Liked least: Finding it the first time
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
We would like to thank you for your wonderful review with so many details and kind words. We appreciate your comments very much, it's always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback. It will be a privilege to have you again and we do look forward to welcome you back.
All the best
Kind Regards
Bélita
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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people found this review helpful

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review about your stay with us and your kind words about our staff. It is very much appreciated. You all (The Alexanders, Finlays and Swalwell are a fantastic family. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again sometime in the near future.
Meanwhile we wish you all the best.
Bélita
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MalRobert...
Norn Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Unbelievably good.”
Reviewed 8 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Myself my wife, 3 sons, 2 daughter in law's and our 2 yr old granddaughter spent the most wonderfully relaxing week in this peaceful, fully equipped,luxury villa, for the same price as we would have paid to stay in a nearby hotel.
The difference was we had a "home" in the sun where we could do as we pleased. We barbeque'd as we wished, we relaxed by the large pool without having to worry about getting sun beds or chairs, we could watch the Euro championships (although we did bring a firestick to help with that one) without interruption or interference from others.
The location is exactly as described. We had no car but transfers were arranged for us at a cheaper rate than we could have arranged and we could walk or get a taxi, or a bus, to anywhere we wanted, Albufiera, Villamoura and Zoo Marine.
This was our first time hiring a villa and may well have spoiled us for future rentals in other locations because this was such an excellent venue.
That's not to say that we didn't have to make contact with the owners regarding a few minor problems which were quickly sorted.
Thank you Nunio and Belita for a wonderful experience and if we return to Portugal we wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
P.Sone complaint which had we mentioned it would have been resolved. They need a new wire brush to clean the barbecue grill

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Then slight mess not cleaned up by the gardeners
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
We are delighted to learn that you really have enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your comments very much.
It is great to know that as a family you made the most of everyday and have enjoyed your stay so much.
We thank you for your preference and it will be a privilege to have you back again in a near future.
Best wishes for you all specially Emily.
Bélita
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Albop83
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“5 star villa”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We booked this villa as three different families as my sister was getting married at the pine cliffs.

This was a truly modern villa with lots of space, you can request the pool to be heated which we did and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

We were a group of 9 and there was a mixture of adults and children each family had our own space due to the layout of the house, which meant if anyone was an early riser others weren't disturbed.

Finding the villa was slightly challenging but we managed it and the management of the villa were on hand by telephone if we got stuck or there were any problems.

This was a fantastic villa and I would recommend to anyone wanting a modern villa holiday in Portugal

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Management Response
14 Jun 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy to learn you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. It is great to receive this positive feedback.
Thank you once again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcome you back to Villa Maria.
Best Regards
Bélita
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Nikki E
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Amazing Villa”
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I'm currently writing this review whilst still at the villa glass of wine in hand watching the sunset.

The villa is pure luxury very modern with all mod cons. There are 9 of us in total, two families with an age range of 17 to 55! The villa has all the space you could need and took to escape if need be. Location wise Albufeira is around 25 euros return in a mini bus just call Sergio from the taxi company at the bottom of the road. Vilamoura is around 30 euros return and 20 mins away.
Supermarket is within walking distance as are some restaurants, although have to say we preferred going to Vilamoura or Albufeira old town(avoid new town unless you are young and wanting to party hard).

The pool is great I wouldn't pay for it to be heated as it is fine. Pool towels are also provided.

I struggle to find any negatives but this is what I have managed to come up with;
Only 2 wine glasses(I think previous guests may have broken them and they have yet to be replaced)
Sooooo many ants(not the villas fault)
Air conditioning didn't work for first two nights however Belita(villa manager) was very good and got the technicians out first thing Monday where we all learnt something new, you must not alter the mode on the air conditioning or they will stop working as they all have to be on the same mode! Press anything but the mode button(trust me you do not want to be without air conditioning at night)

And that's it really, all in all this villa is highly recommended and I don't think we could have got anywhere nicer. We never return to the same place twice but if we did I would not hesitate in booking this villa.


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Management Response
10 Jul 2015
Thanks for your wonderful review with so many details, we are delighted you are/have enjoyed that much your stay with us. That’s our goal.
I wish you have said something about the glasses for us to replace them.
The ants are very common in the gardens/countryside especially with this hot weather. We tend, not to use much repellent, thinking of children playing, bare feet in the grass...
You said “never return to the same please twice”, I’m glad we have more villas for you to choose, because I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you next year.
All the best. Bélita
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