Villa Nova Apartments Reviews

ALBUFEIRA, ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

Reviews for Villa Nova Apartments, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

LOCATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

ACCOMMODATION

4 out of 5
4 Stars

KIDS FACILITIES

4 out of 5
4 Stars

OVERALL RATING

4.3 out of 5
4.3 Stars
The Villa Nova villas and apartments are special because family fun is the name of the game, with a host of organised activities for the whole family, six days a week. At this large‚ enclosed complex, parents enjoy relaxing on the lawn while kids make friends in the pool.
"Really enjoyed the 8 day break with family of two adults and 2 children (ages 12 & 8), w..."

Really enjoyed the 8 day break with family of two adults and 2 children (ages 12 & 8), would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone, lovely surroundings, gardens well maintained, lovely, but cold (at first) swimming pool with 3 diving boards.

The hotel is ideally situated near all restaurants, bars etc and not too far from the beach.... the hill that they call cardiac hill is no way near as bad as some in Gran Canaria... it's a doddle, no problems and wouldn't hesitate to return.

Sunderland

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"BEEN TO ALBUFERIA A FEW TIMES. FIRST TIME IN THESE APARTMENTS. EXCELLENT, WE WERE IN THE APA..."

BEEN TO ALBUFERIA A FEW TIMES. FIRST TIME IN THESE APARTMENTS. EXCELLENT, WE WERE IN THE APARTMENTS, NOT THE BUNGALOWS, WE HAD 2 VERANDERS AND A ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT. IT WAS VERY BIG CLEANED EVERYDAY, ALL THE KITCHEN ITEMS YOU COULD WANT, THE STAFF WERE VERY PLEASANT AND FROM WHAT WE COULD SEE EXCELLENT FOR CHILDREN.
WE WOULD RECOMEND THESE APARTMENTS TO OUR FRIENDS, VERY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY WE HAD A VERY GOOD HOLIDAY CENTRAL TO BARS and restaurants not far to the beach. pat dunning

RHYL

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

EXCELLENT HOLIDAY HAD BY ALL. LONG WALK TO BEACH. PLENTY OF BARS / RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA - WITH A VARIETY FOR ALL. (NEWPORT)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars

We paid £98 each (price based on two adults includes accomodation and flights and transfers) and the accomodation was a bargain. Lovely resort, excellent accomadation, places of interests near by. If you want to travel around portugal you can buy a tourist bus ticket for 20 euros for the whole week and travel anywhere within portugal, visit lisbon and other cities.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Apartment was nice and clean, was surprised to have 2 bathrooms - 1 with a proper bath which..."

Apartment was nice and clean, was surprised to have 2 bathrooms - 1 with a proper bath which was great to bath baby in. Went at the end of November so was glad to have cable tv in room. I personally didnt go in the pool - my eldest son and partner went in and said it was freezing. Eldest son went to Kids Club almost every day and Donna and Karan who ran it were lovely and friendly. Evening entertainment for kids was not long enough - disco usually about 30 mins.

Restaurants were really nice. Luigis is to be recommended - they do magic shows at the table which pleased eldest son.

I think we went at the wrong time of year as alot of things were closed. We went for 2 weeks - should have gone for a week.

To many people also trying to sell you tickets to things. (Stockton on Tees)

LOCATION:
4 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
4.6 Stars

A fantastic holiday in a stunning resort. On entering the resort you would not believe it is situated right on the strip in the middle of the town. Plenty grass and trees surrounding a lovely big pool. Kids reps were brilliant and entertainers equally good. All reps in general were really nice people and couldn't have been more helpful. Hotel staff extremely polite and helpful also. A big thumbs up all round. A great holiday for families. (Arbroath)

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Just got back from one of the best holidays we have ever had! Villanova has something for ev..."

Just got back from one of the best holidays we have ever had! Villanova has something for everyone.We had a two bed villa which was around the pool and was great.A little bit old worldley in decor but was very big and had everything we needed.The bathrooms must of been updated as it was very modern and had a proper power shower.No trickles or lack of water here! The pool was great,if not a bit cold,loads of sunbeds,or if you missed those masses of grassy areas on which to sprawl.Superb daily entertainment programme for the kids and adults,starting at 11.00am and going on till 4ish finishing with a daily quiz.My kids loved it here with so much to do.
On the strip which is just outside the Villanova there are loads of bars and restauruants catering for everybody.Highly recommend Tom and Jerries Diner for breakfasts,proper danish bacon,tomatoes,mushrooms,eggs,sausages fried bread,coffee and juice all for 4 euros.Bargain!! Excellant veggie range as well.Come out of the Apts and turn left,straight down the strip until you comr to crossroads.Take a right and bear to the left and found on the left hand side past Juice Bar.
Best entertainment for the kids has got to be Coconuts bar.We ended up here every night due to high mythering from kids! This place is great! Resident entertainer Martin is brill with the kids! You can enjoy all night to yourselfs,and let him take over.Unfortunatley you can end up slightley worse for wear and forget you have kids! Starts at nine (but get in a bit early to get good seats),with a quiz,then pass the parcel plus all the party games you can think of,with really good prizes to be had.We had a Gladiators night which was the best fun for the kids they had to dress up and push each other off a low beam.Was hilarious and the kids loved it! Beer is reasonably priced but watch the alcopops and shorts!Albert the owner comes round every ten minutes to keep you topped up.Hence why you can end up sloshed!If you end up at this bar (which you should )Tell Martin the entertainer you read about it on this website,I think he thought I was pulling his leg when I said it existed!
We had a wonderful time at this resort and will definatly be going back.Something for everybody weather young or old.Enjoy!

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
5 Stars
KIDS:
5 Stars
OVERALL:
5.0 Stars
"Did not go there on holiday...worked a a rep. One comment to make: read the brochure, it tel..."

Did not go there on holiday...worked a a rep. One comment to make: read the brochure, it tells you everything you need to know about the hotel. yes, it needs work on certain rooms, the pool area is the largest in albufeira, the drinks can be expensive in the casablanca. Go and see your reps if you have a problem- how can they help if they don't know about it!!!!! Good entertainment programme for families. Request blocks 1 2 3 or 4 overlooking the pool and it will be quieter. Block 5 and 4 overlook road on one side so you will know the kareokee songs back to front after three nights!!! Villas around the pool more modern and private.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
4.7 Stars
"THE VILANOVA IS IN AN EXCELLENT POSITION ON THE STRIP. THE POOL AND SURROUNDING AREAS WAS S..."

THE VILANOVA IS IN AN EXCELLENT POSITION ON THE STRIP. THE POOL AND SURROUNDING AREAS WAS SPACIOUS AND EXCELLENT FOR THE SHADE AS WELL AS THE SUN. THE APARTMENTS HOWEVER NEED SERIOUS REFURBISHMENT. THE BATHROOM HAD A STENCH THAT WOULD MAKE YOU RETCH AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY AND NIGHT. AFTER LEANING ON THE BATH THE ENAMEL STUCK TO MY HAND. THE KITCHEN IS VERY SMALL AND NO ROOM IF YOU WANTED TO MAKE ANYTHING TO EAT. SAME GOES FOR CUPBOARD SPACE NOWHERE FOR FOOD TO BE KEPT. MATTRESSES HAVE SEEN BETTER DAYS AND ARE ROCK HARD AND LUMPY - SPENT MANY A NIGHT WITH DEAD LEGS/ARMS AND ACHING BACK. WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THE PILLOWS - WELL ! JUST PICTURE 200 GOLF BALLS IN A PILLOW CASE AND YOU HAVE GOT THE JIST OF HOW HARD AND LUMPY THEY WERE. NO AIR CONDITIONING WHICH MENT BOILING HOT ROOMS AT ALL TIMES. THE CLEANERS JUST SWEPT THE DIRT ABOUT AND NEVER MOVED ANYTHING AND MOPED OVER THE DIRT - BUT THEY DID MAKE THE BEDS ALTHOUGH IF YOU LEFT ANYTHING ON THE BED IT WAS MADE INSIDE IT! CUSTOMER SERVICE GIRL CALLED CLARE WOULD NEED TO BRUSH UP ON HER PEOPLE SKILLS AS SHE WAS RUDE AND UNHELPFUL. POOL BAR DRINKS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE - BETTER TO BUY OUT OF THE MARRICHINO SUPERMARKET AND KEEP IN COOLER BOX AT POOL - ALTHOUGH THE FOOD HERE WAS OK PRICE WISE AND VERY NICE. THE CASABLANCA BAR HAS TO BE AVOIDED AS DRINKS ARE ASTRONOMICAL - BARCARDI BREEZER IS 4.50 EUROS AS AN EXAMPLE. ENTERTAINMENT NO GOOD ANYWAY. IF BOOKING TRIPS OR NIGHTS OUT DON'T GO USE THOMSON REP - USE THE LOCAL AGENCYS ON THE STRIP - PRICES CAN BE UP TO 50% MORE EXPENSIVE. PLACES TO EAT SIZZLING STONE - WIND SURF - LIZAS PIZZA - MARY ANN IF YOU WANT HOME COOKING AND BIG PORTIONS - LA BAMBA FOR ICE CREAM AND MILKSHAKES. PLACES TO AVOID EURASIA CHINESE (PEOPLE WILL GIVE YOU LEAFLETS FOR THIS 15% OFF YOUR BILL ETC) IN SAYING ALL THESE BAD THINGS I WOULD RETURN TO THE VILANOVA IF IT WAS MAINTAINED TO A HIGHER STANDARD. IT IS A SMASHING PLACE IN AN EXCELLENT LOCALITY JUST PITTY ABOUT THE APARTMENTS.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
3 Stars
KIDS:
4 Stars
OVERALL:
3.8 Stars
"The holiday was brilliant and the overall facilities in the complex were good, however we ha..."

The holiday was brilliant and the overall facilities in the complex were good, however we had booked two 2 bedroomed apartments and 2 studio apartments. On checking in we discovered that there was no difference to the rooms. Our 2nd bedroom was a converted balcony which opened onto the main apartment by sliding glass doors. To get to the bathroom at night our young son had to open the glass doors and come through our bedroom. There was absolutely no privacy and the rooms were boiling hot. We complained to our rep who was really very rude and unhelpful, however after speaking to a different rep a few days later we were offered a move to another room. This had two proper bedrooms but overlooked a busy road and childrens play area and was very noisy. As we had already unpacked we decided to grin and bear it.
Having said all this it didnt spoil our holiday, as I said before the place itself is brilliant and we would definately go back. The area is Sao Jaoa in Albufeira. Try it you'll love it.

LOCATION:
5 Stars
ACCOM:
4 Stars
KIDS:
0 Stars
OVERALL:
4.2 Stars
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