Vilanova Resort - Albufeira

Areias De Sao Joao, Albufeira, Portugal, 8200-262  show map
 3 stars
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Vilanova Resort - Albufeira

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site parking

24-hour

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Private swimming pool

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Game room

Children's pool

Cribs available

Private beach

Beach umbrellas

Beach chairs

Overview

The attractive Vilanova Resort is rated 3 stars and comprises 216 rooms with homely comforts. Residing in a 4-story building, the hotel was opened in 1970 and renovated in 2008.

The hotel is set in the middle of a tourist area around 15 minutes' walk of San Vicente de Albufeira Statue, Beach of Santa Eulalia and Albufeira Marina. The sandy beach is set 500 meters away.

A tower, a museum and a church are set within walking distance.

Guests can reach Vilanova Resort by car from Faro airport in 25 minutes.

Rooms

Vilanova Resort offers rooms with a traditional interior, a sofa, a sitting area, TV, a kitchenette and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms at Vilanova Resort have a view over the street. Room facilities also include a toaster, a fridge and a dishwasher for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with continental breakfast served at the restaurant. A fine variety of local dishes is offered at the small restaurant onsite. There is an onsite Snack bar to relax in. Guests may find the grill bar The Cockerel Country Kitchen within 300 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The on-site comforts include a lift, a cloakroom and free self parking.

Relax

Vilanova Resort provides guests with a playground, cots and a game room for their children. Guests will take advantage of tennis, hiking and diving available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   216.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Souvenir shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Pool view
  • Street view
  • Resort view
  • Partial View

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • CD player

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Vilanova Resort - Albufeira Albufeira location
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Hotel Address:

Areias De Sao Joao, Albufeira, Portugal, 8200-262

Get directions
City Center
  • Albufeira
    1.4 mi
Airports
  • Faro (FAO)
    15.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Tunes Train Station
    5.2 mi
  • Train Station Loulé
    9.3 mi
Restaurants
  • The Cockerel Country Kitchen (cuisine: English)
    900 ft
  • O Lusitano (cuisine: Portuguese)
    1700 ft
Beaches
  • Praia dos Pescadores
    1.2 mi
  • Falesia Beach
    1.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    216

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Rooms and availability

Premium Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Classic Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • General:Terrace
Room Description:

Standard|Room - Sea view

Vilanova Resort photos Room
Classic Studio
Garden view
  • Room size:

    325 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Sofa beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

STANDARD STUDIO (3AD). BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Vilanova Resort photos Room
One-Bedroom Villa
Garden view
  • Room size:

    540 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds and 2 Sofa beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Patio
  • Seating area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • CD player
Room Description:

Villa|Standard Villa (GardenView)

Vilanova Resort photos Room
Two-Bedroom Villa
Garden view
  • Room size:

    810 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 4 Single beds and 2 Sofa beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Villa|2 Bedrooms Standard Villa (GardenView)

Vilanova Resort photos Room
Three-Bedroom Villa
Garden view
  • Room size:

    810 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    8 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 6 Single beds and 2 Sofa beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Patio
  • Seating area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • CD player
Room Description:

Villa|3 Bedrooms Standard Villa (GardenView)

Classic Suite
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Grand Two-Bedroom Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Classic Junior Suite
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Vilanova Resort photos Room
Apartment
Garden view
  • Room size:

    435 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds and 2 Sofa beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • CD player
Room Description:

Apartment|Standard Apartment (GardenView)

Vilanova Resort photos Room
Two-Bedroom Apartment
Garden view
  • Room size:

    540 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • CD player
Room Description:

Apartment|2 Bedrooms Standard Apartment (GardenView)

Three-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Room Description:

3 BEDROOM VILLA. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Family Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Family Two-Bedroom Apartment
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Superior Room
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • General:Terrace
Superior Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Superior One-Bedroom Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • General:Terrace
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Superior One-Bedroom Apartment
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
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  • General:Terrace
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Superior Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Terrace
Deluxe Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Deluxe King Suite
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Deluxe Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Deluxe One-Bedroom Quadruple Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • + More
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment
Pool view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • + More
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Deluxe Two-Bedroom Apartment
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private pool
    • + More
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Economy Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • The Strip - Albufeira1000 ft
  • Oura Beach2700 ft
  • Beach of Santa Eulália4300 ft
  • Pau da Bandeira Belvedere1.2 mi
  • Old Town Square1.4 mi
  • City Center1.4 mi
  • Fisherman's Beach Albufeira1.4 mi

Places of interest

  • Fishermen's Square1.2 mi
  • Fisherman's Beach1.2 mi
  • Old Town, Albufeira1.4 mi

Shopping areas

  • Albufeira Shopping Center4000 ft
  • Modelo Shopping Center4000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Sagrada Família Chapel2300 ft
  • Albufeira Main Bus Station1.1 mi
  • Traces of the Old Castle Wall1.3 mi
  • Clock Tower1.4 mi
  • Misericórdia Chapel1.4 mi
  • Parish Church of Albufeira1.4 mi

Stadiums

  • Bullring Albufeira700 ft
  • Albufeira Stadium4000 ft

Museums

  • Municipal Museum of Archaeology1.4 mi

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Balaia Golf Course1.2 mi

Public parking

  • Parking Garage Albufeira1.2 mi

Local attractions

  • Praia dos Pescadores1.2 mi
    AlbufeiraPortugal
  • Xorino Cave1.4 mi
    Old Town, Albufeira
  • Praia Sao Rafael3.2 mi
    Praia Sao Rafael, Albufeira
  • Falesia Beach1.4 mi
    AlbufeiraPortugal
  • Olhos de Agua Beach2.1 mi
    Olhos de Agua, AlbufeiraPortugal

Restaurants nearby

  • The Cockerel Country Kitchen900 ft

    Address: 35 Rua Alexandra Herculano
    Phone: (00351) 289 542 609

    85% likes this, based on 259 reviews
    Cuisine: English

  • Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro2000 ft

    Address: Rua Almeida Garrett, 30, just off The Strip
    Phone: +351 963 176635

    82% likes this, based on 603 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian

  • O Lusitano1700 ft

    Address: Avenida Salgado Zenha
    Phone: 289 592 217

    72% likes this, based on 140 reviews
    Cuisine: Portuguese

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    216

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Vilanova Resort Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Vilanova Resort

Average guest rating

5.8out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 87 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
6.0
Rooms
1.0
Service
1.0
Value
3.0
Dining
0.0

Guest reviews

  • 0.2

    The pool.

    Worst hotel I ever stayed in. Filthy disgusting kip. Says family friendly but nothing but stags and hens. Staff are unfriendly and unhelpful. Kip kip kip.

  • 0.4

    Near to the nightlife.

    Reception staff unhelpful - room didn't have a balcony we complained on arrival and given keys to the only room available with a balcony. The corridors were smelly and dirty and the room was on the top floor. The balcony was loose and very unsafe. Didn't accept this room and asked for them to keep us informed if anything better became available. We were never informed if anything had become available. Facilities in the room were poor and not many utensils. No Wifi - kept asking when they would have this repaired! didn't once again get a helpful response. Wifi was off for the whole time we were there. I did email you several weeks ago and have not received a reply. The pool and gardens were very good but you need to 1. Get better Reception staff as they are representing your Apartments 2. Get rooms updated with better facilities inside the rooms. When a balcony is requested to make an effort to do this for the customer. Make the beds more comfortable. The list is endless really! We didn't let it spoil our holiday as the weather and Portugal are fantastic. Wouldn't go back to these apartments unless all of the above were improved. You also have a lot of bad reviews which when I checked before my holiday I was dubious about going. PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK WITH SOME SORT OF COMPENSATION. Thanks.

  • 0.8

    Close to the strip and not far from beach. Nice pool area and gardens.

    The Apartment is in much need of an update! Not good facilities in the room, no wi-fi when we were there! No Air Con! No balcony. On our day of arrival we were disappointed we hadn't got a balcony as well as everything mentioned above. The reception staff were not good at all! Asked to see another room and we were handed a key to take a look. The area leading up to the room was dirty and smelt of urine which was off putting. We went to enter the lift but wouldn't go in as the floor of the lift felt unsafe. We got to the room and it was on the third floor and we asked for a lower floor. We had a look at the balcony and the rail was loose and unsafe. We then went down to reception to inform them the room was not suitable and asked if they would let us know if anything came on the block we were in (Room 2106 was the room we were in). We regularly asked the unhelpful staff and they seemed uninterested (we arrived 14th June for a week). We then went to our room! After a few days we noticed the room below us were leaving the following day. I then went down to the reception staff and asked if we could have this room, we were told to come down in the morning. In my opinion, they could have made a note to ask the morning staff to allocate this room for us. We went down the following day and were advised by a female member of reception that the room had been allocated to someone else! She also was unhelpful. At this point we gave up. To summarise, you should concentrate on the rooms and facilities in the room that need to be updated and employ more helpful staff as these people are the first we meet and represent the Apartments. Also repairs to wi-fi should be dealt with within a day or two. Await your response.

  • 1.0

    Room was ok for the 2 of us as we were just there to chill, beds are made of concrete with a hard single mattress so sleeping wasn't great, no air con, although a good bit from the road it was still very noisy traffic wise, great pool which we couldn't use as the place was overtaken with drinkers from 10am to 8pm, taking children is not advised.

    Full of drunken people and no one to keep check on them, they were allowed to do what they wanted, not suitable for families.

  • 1.6

    Although we were in bnasic accommodation (which we knew we were going to be in) the rooms were cleaned every day and towels etc changed daily too. The staff were always willing to help should you have a query.

    None as everything was as we had expected it to be. Would recommend as you can't beat the price.

  • 0.2

    Near the strip. Print out boarding pass free, cheap but you get what you pay for.

    NOT cable TV only 2 English channels, no heating in rooms!!! Out of season and I was still put in a room facing a bar and had balcony with NO sunlight at all. Room was cold all the time!!! Microwave never worked, never had dish washer. Water heater was close to sink and above electrics would leek anytime I used the shower. Very basic. WOULD NOT RECCOMED.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    Vilanova resort is in a great location for access to the (New Town) Strip in Albuferia. Our accomodation was a very comfortable villa-style apartment with parking at the door and direct access through a private patio area to the pool. I would recommend this property as suitable for families or groups but just remember this is not a 3 or 4 star location by Irish or British standards

    The pool-water was green for most of the week but after lodging a complaint at reception staff seemed to be employed to treat the problem over the last few days -however it was too late for us. The property generally looks run down and there is not half enough sun beds for the number of guests accomodated. The pool snack-bar offers a poor choice which means having to leave the property for lunch etc,. Furthermore there is quite a walk to the closest beach and potential guests should keep in mind that the livelier and larger Old Town area and the other beaches are a bus ride away.

  • Older travelers
    8.4

    I liked staying in the hotel because it was at the centre of the strip and close to everything

    i didnt like that there was a lot of ball playing in the swimming pool and it was hard to swim without getting hit with 1 of them using footballs, rugby balls , tennis balls

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    The staff we're excellent and always there to help. The pool and surrounding area was fantastic and so spacious. The Villa had an excellent Balcony and was perfect for our needs. Thank you.

  • Family with children
    5.0

    The large pool and surrounding grassy areas.

    Lack of sunbeds around the pool, many of them were broken. We were accommodated in block 4/5 which seems to be where all the young groups of girls/boys are, during the day they were very quiet but coming in after a night out, they were unbeleivably noisy and inconsiderate- usually between 4 and 5 am! Also our room overlooked the strip which again was unbelievably noisy at night. If at all possible, request rooms around the pool area, the bungalows are the best ones to go for.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    like the fact that it was right next to the strip and as we were on a stag do the location was perfect! The place in general was good!

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    The location of the resort is good with easy access to a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops. The old town is within walking distance for those who a relatively fit. If you should hire a car, then getting around to the other resorts and places of interest is quit straightforward. The staff are frierndly and helpful. The pool area is regularly cleaned and the gardens are reasonably well kept.

    The rooms are in need of renovation (villas). There can be some noise from the bars depending on your location within the resort. The rooms are cleaned daily but they do not clean/sweep outside on the patio area. Sun beds are of a premium. Be careful when walking on the pavement or road as they are uneven and very slippery when wet.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    Fantastically situated, right on the strip in Albufeira. We took our dog as there is a huge garden and pools with a diving board available. Hotel staff are very helpful.

    The only thing I didnt like about the hotel was the beds. Each room has two single matresses on the floor. Although they are elevated, they are still on the floor.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    The complex is very good. the rooms are spacious and have front and back patios where we had bbq's every night. The swimming pool area is enourmous.

    The rooms could do with a bit of updating, but then again you get what you pay for, and for the money paid its fine.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    I liked everything it was a lovely apartment staff were very nice and very helpful.. Would recommend

How to reach hotel

hotel Vilanova Resort - Albufeira Albufeira location
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Hotel Address:

Areias De Sao Joao, Albufeira, Portugal, 8200-262

Get directions
City Center
  • Albufeira
    1.4 mi
Airports
  • Faro (FAO)
    15.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Tunes Train Station
    5.2 mi
  • Train Station Loulé
    9.3 mi
Restaurants
  • The Cockerel Country Kitchen (cuisine: English)
    900 ft
  • O Lusitano (cuisine: Portuguese)
    1700 ft
Beaches
  • Praia dos Pescadores
    1.2 mi
  • Falesia Beach
    1.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    216

Hotel Awards

PortugueseHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAlbufeiraVilanova Resort

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in Portugal

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