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“Fabulous”

Review of Vila de Praia

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Alvor, Portimao, Faro District, Algarve

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Swee79
1 review
“Fabulous ”
Reviewed 3 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Very hard to find fault with this fabulous apartment. We stayed here for a week at the end of March and while the weather wasn't the best, the apartment made up for it. It is a lovely comfortable apartment with everything you would need while away from home, and spotlessly clean. It also has brilliant wifi!!
Perfect location, and within walking distance to beach and town, where there is a wide selection of restaurants. The beach is beautiful, and there is a boardwalk close by too for with fabulous views of you like a stroll!
Gary was a pleasure to deal with and we received a warm welcome from him on day one with some tips about how to get around.
I had to contact Gary during our stay also as one of our party became sick, and I needed a few things..... and he called that evening and was so helpful, I was so grateful.
Again, a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend him and his apartment to anyone.

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Management Response
29 Jun 2016
Hi Maeve, Many thanks for your nice and honest review it was a pleasure meeting you all , it was a pity the weather was not great but hopefully we might see you all again in the near future.
Kind regards Gary & Trina.
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dodeEnnis
ennis
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Hard to Find a Fault”
Reviewed 25 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The apartment was spotless, spacious, and modern. It is equipped with a full kitchen - if you need it. The ground floor balcony opens onto a lawns and a very well kept garden area,
Location is perfect, inside a gated complex with its own pools, but also less than 10 mins walk to the best beach in Portugal.
The apartment & Alvor in general are great for young kids, it feels very safe. The village and shops / restaurants are also well within walking distance. You really wont even need a car staying here.
Gary & Trina were a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely recommend this apartment.

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Liked best: Location & Cleanliness
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2016
Many thanks for your review.
Kind regards Gary & Trina
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BlitzH
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous Apartment”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I can`t praise this apartment enough. Well situated, furnished with everything you could need on holiday and set in beautiful well looked after gardens. To top it all kind and friendly owners Trina and Gary who meet you on arrival and are there on the end of the phone if you need anything. This was our 5th year at the apartment and another fantastic week in the sunshine. We always manage to find new restaurants to eat in. This year we found Alvor Wines, a lovely little tapas bar. Excellent food served by lovely staff. Booked for next year and looking forward to it already. I would highly recommend this apartment.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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ROTHERHAM
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Nice Apartment, a few teething problems”
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed at the apartment in August and were met by Trina who showed us around and explained that there was an issue with the boiler; and that someone would be repairing it shortly.
On the first day we popped out for 45 mins to an hour to check out the pool. We left the aircon on in one of the rooms and when we returned we were met by a clearly peeved Gary, who made it clear that, in his eyes, we had broken it - apparently it's common knowledge that you don't leave aircon units on for this length of time?!. I still have the rather accusatory note he left us.
Over the next 10 days we had numerous issues with the shower and hot water, and the electrics (I was encouraged to fiddle around with the fuse box and the fridge had defrosted on 2 occasions). We didn't use the aircon again despite the heat as we didn't want to jeopardise the return of our deposit, which judging by some of the texts and conversations we'd had with Gary was by no means guaranteed. I have to say that in the main, my calls and texts were answered quickly.
Problems aside, the apartment was lovely; very spacious with all mod cons and in a good location.
Our stay was expensive, and had our time been trouble free it would have been much more enjoyable.
I'd like to return to Alvor one day, but would think again about dealing direct with the owner. I understand that we were staying in their property; and that this is their livelihood, but in our case we were clearly not to blame for any of the issues we encountered and had the uncertainty of getting our deposit back at the end of our stay. This was posted back in our apartment without a note in full.

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Liked best: Lovely pool
Liked least: Constant issues with hot water, shower and electrics
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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BlitzH
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Fantastic Holiday”
Reviewed 25 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Back at Trina and Garys lovely apartment at Vila de Praia for the 4th year. Once again we had a fantastic holiday. The apartment is so well situated for everything you could possibly need on holiday. It also has everything in it that you would need too. We took a taxi up to Silves for the day, not expensive shared between the 3 of us. A lovely little village in the hills. A lovely day out away from the beach. We managed to find a couple of new restaurants in Alvor, Georgets and ALota both really lovely meals. We always seem to find something new when we come. We are booked again for next year and are looking forward to it already. A big thanks to Gary and Trina for all their help.

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Liked best: The fact that going to this property is like going to your own holiday home.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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