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Pool and Terrace
Aerial
Games Room and Bar
Cinema Room
Large Lounge Area
Outside Dining Table and BBQ
Rear of Villa from Garden
View of Games Room
Fully Equipped Gym
Spa with SJacuzzi Bath
Bedroom 1 King Size
Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Bedroom 1 Outside Bath and Terrace
Bedroom 2 Twin Beds
Bedroom 2 Bathroom
Front of Villa
Bedroom 3 Bathroom
Bedroom 5 King Size
Bedroom 5 Bathroom
View of Garden
Apartment King Size Bedroom
Apartment Lounge
Apartment Bathroom
Chandelier Hallway & Entrance
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Villa -
9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Tavira, Faro District, Algarve

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Ali1623
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Paradise”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

After we booked this villa we were convinced it was all too good to be true, we couldn't have been more wrong!!
Booked for a friends hen do, 16 of us arrived tired and bedraggled after a late night flight, we were greeted upon arrival by the agent (lovely lady - forget her name!) along with champagne, beer & snacks, instantly we all perked up and were overcome by how spacious the villa was. We were running round like children in awe at everything on offer - when the steam room / sauna were found we knew that poor weather wasn't going to impact this holiday at all.
Things only got better in the morning - waking up to the fabulous view and lovely infinity pool all plans of exploring Tavira went out the window!
There is so much space at this villa you could easily find a quiet space if needed, and the self contained annex was great.
Thanks to being able to pre-book a breakfast basket upon arrival there was no need to dash to the shops. When we did venture out there are two options - a 25 minute walk to the shop in the local village (I think we cleared them out of beer!) or a 10 min taxi to the big supermarkets in Tavira (about €20 I think).
The villa people have a good relationship with a local taxi firm so we could always get the 8 seater taxis to come get us - and they always knew where we were going come home time
The overall finish and quality of furnishings is to a high spec and there was nothing we missed.
Already planning our return visits with the families / children - all that is needed would be a gate by the pool to make it a little safer for younger children.

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Liked best: Outside dining area
Liked least: Could do with lie flat sun beds round pool
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Therese M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Five Star Accommodation and Service”
Reviewed 31 October 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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When we looked at the website for this villa we were impressed at the standard of accommodation and amenities shown. Given the ubiquity of "Photoshop", and the natural tendency of owners to show their property in the best light possible, we had prepared ourselves to accept compromises....things might not be as perfect as portrayed. I'm delighted to report that no compromises were necessary. If anything, our expectations were met and exceeded! The villa itself is beautifully appointed and wonderfully private, with a small village 15 minutes walk away. The agent and owner were available when required, responsive but not intrusive. Couldn't recommend this more highly!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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DEBS_BED2...
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful villa. We felt really at home there.”
Reviewed 5 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A great villa. Really clean and tidy with everything we needed. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and much appreciated. Rachel managed to get the property ready for our arrival so we had no waiting around. This was really helpful as we had young children in our party. Our thanks go to Mark and Rachel, who were really helpful replying to emails quickly and answering any questions we had. This made our stay even more pleasurable. Mark the chef was fantastic and cooked for our party of 21 on 2 occasions. The children enjoyed the pool, football pitch and all the space for running around. Lots of good memories made that will last forever.

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Liked best: Customer service and wonderful facilities that made it home from home
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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JenMas_11
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We have just got back from a weeks stay at Casa Raposa. It was truly amazing!!! We were a group of 18 - 9 adults, 9 children (ages 1-9). This place was totally perfect for us. The finish on the property is to a very high standard and the facilities were brilliant. The pool area is really lovely and we spent hours out there. The kids and men loved using the football pitch and we all enjoyed a game of pool. If it got too hot, the cinema room was perfect for the children to go and watch a film (there are loads to choose from) or play on the x box. They also used this a lot in the evenings. The screen is huge so they all did feel like they were in their own cinema. There is also a big selection of comedy DVDs which the adults watched a few times in the games room. The games room has the full sky package so the men enjoyed keeping up with the Ashes! The hous really is a dream holiday home.

The location was good too. We had no problems finding it with the detailed instructions that were given to us. Tavira is a ten minute drive (you will need a car). The town is lovely. We visited a few times. We went to the beach once which was lovely. The ferry is every half hour but gets busy so be prepared to wait. The ladies of the group also had a night out in the town. With a recommendation, we went to a place called D'Gusto. It was fabulous! Tapas style food. Good service and very reasonable. It's really busy so you will need to book.

After reading the reviews, we booked chef Mark for the second night we arrived. It was first class! We asked for the waiter (Serge) who was fantastic. Really friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious. Mark and Serge came, laid the table, served all the food and drinks then cleaned everything away. It was brilliant. It felt like eating in a restaurant but we could eat without the children and them being happy and safe in the cinema room. It was so good we booked them again which was equally as good. His link is http://markwilson98.wix.com/chef-to-you-tavira.

Finally I want to talk about the over all service we received. We really could not of asked for better. Firstly Mark, the owner, was incredibly helpful. I sent numerous emails on the run up to the holiday and he was always really prompt with his replies and nothing felt too much for him. He left us a welcome pack (free of charge) including beers, bread milk etc. which was a really nice touch. Then, there was Rachel. She looks after the villa for mark. She also was helpful with emails before the holiday and met us on the day. She had the villa all ready for us and showed us around. She was so friendly and gave us lots of tips. We phoned her a couple of times for advice and she was great. Could not of been any more helpful.

I know this is a long review but I really wanted to get across how great this place is. We all hope to return as soon as we can. Thank you to all involved in making are holiday so wonderful

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IanSimpso...
France
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great for a big family group”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Chose this villa because of the number of bedrooms and variety of activities (just in case weather let us down).

Easy to find but a little away from Tavira and the small local village.

In the event this mattered little as we enjoyed excellent weather throughout and the video/games room and the gym were little used.

The space allowed our varied group to spread out and chill in the own way.

Not totally without problems - the Playstation and Xbox caused some frustration (but were fixed by Management Company - Thank You Rachel); the ice making machine broke down and the TV setup caused some confusion. Nothing serious though.

The owners had left beer, water and bread but with such a large group we were shopping every other day.

In terms of the accommodation, the upstairs bedrooms and apartment were fine, but those who used them found the three downstairs bedrooms a bit dark.

We also employed Mark Wood, a chef recommended by the owner, for a celebration meal which was excellent and a welcome change from BBQs.

Tavira is a nice little place - easy to walk around - with just enough shops and plenty of restaurants. The offshore beach, reached by little ferry, is excellent with loungers, shade and plenty of bars/restaurants on hand. (Tip - use ferry point just south of town - Quatro Aguas - which is quicker and more frequent than the main town ferry point which was very crowded at busy times)

Overall an excellent stay with few problems.

Thank you Mark.

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Liked best: Size and facilities
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Large groups
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