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Vilanova Resort

Vilanova Resort, Albufeira Portugal

★    ★   ★

A popular self-catering option with extensive grounds although many areas are easily accessible to non-residents, especially as the reception area is at a lower level and out of sight.

Attracts a wide range of guests who appreciate the central location, spacious pool and large pool bar. The absence of an on-site restaurant is compensated by the close proximity of many options along the street outside.

Exterior

A well spread out and rather dated looking display of white painted apartments and villas with wide balconies and terraces. There is a mundane looking shopping arcade at the main entrance and the reception area is in a glass fronted basement room, which is approached down a steep staircase.

Property type: Apartments

Balcony/Terrace: Most

Storeys: 4

Built Year: 1980

Exterior: Blocks

Interior

A basic looking low level lobby has a long and sterile looking reception desk, terracotta tiled flooring and little else. There are no other internal communal areas.

Rooms: 217

Grounds

Well-maintained lawns and a wide pool surround are features of the spacious park like grounds. The large pool is particularly inviting and the surround with its ample supply of sun-loungers is more than adequate.

A poolside snack bar is well furnished and appears to be a meeting place for many of the English speaking fraternity, especially when there are important football matches on the television!

Location

Area Type: In the heart of the Areias de Sao Joao area, at the start of the busy ‘strip’ with a host of restaurants, bars and tourist shops all around. The bullring is located 100m away and the dual carriageway that runs the full length of the resort is 200m to the N. Bus and mini train stop outside.

Nearest beach: 800m (Oura)

Public Transport:
outside to Bus
outside to Mini-Train

Map Ref: 34

Facilities

  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
  • Pools
    • Angular (42 yds)
    • Children’s pool/section (9 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Indoor games
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Tennis courts
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Tea/Coffee making facilities
    • TV (English language)