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Hotel Vila Recife

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Twin Room (Breakfast Excluded) for 2 people Special Offer Summer

  • One Double Bed
This room opens to a balcony. A refrigerator is provided. The room has an ensuite bathroom. Air conditioning and a direct-dial phone are included. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Twin Room for 2 people - Hotel Vila Recife - 1

Twin Room for 2 people

  • One Double Bed
This room opens to a balcony. A refrigerator is provided. The room has an ensuite bathroom. Air conditioning and a direct-dial phone are included. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Hotel Vila Recife
Rua Miguel Bombarda no. 12, Albufeira, Portugal 8200-158

Based on 593 reviews
from CHESHIRE, ENGLAND
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Hotel is in a great location close to the beach and old town, it is surrounded by some great little bars. The rooms are cleaned everyday and clean towels supplied, this is a basic hotel but if you are paying £20 a night you really cant go wrong. Having said that we were allocated room 300 which is in reception, the room its self was fine but the inconsiderate people who come past the door thinking its ok to shout and scream at 4am are a joke! this is no fault of the hotel but have some cons... Read more
from leeds
Submitted on 26-05-2016
This is my third visit to this honest little hotel but in truth its "vintage" charm is beginning to slip over into serious decay. The staff were as usual polite and efficient, the rooms were kept clean and tidy and its position only 10 minutes from the town square is still a compelling reason to stay. That said, the owners need to reward the faithful few with a serious maintenance program. My room had a shower cubicle that was almost in a state of collapse and the sunbeds are ancient. Vila Rec... Read more
from Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Had 9 nights there on 16th may 2016. After reading some reviews, I was a little concerned BUT for a small budget hotel, I found it very good. Pleasant staff, clean rooms, towels changed daily and 10 mins slow wander down to the Old town. Didn't use the pool as there were towels out early each morning (Mainly English there, so can't blame the Germans either!!) Though, the beach is so near, that why would you want to lie there every day! lol Will be returning next year. Excellent value for money H... Read more
from Wigan, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-06-2016
This is the second time we have stayed here and is ideal for a cheap , clean & friendly hotel ideally situated just up from the old town square. Although we didn't use the pool it was a bit on the small side & not many beds. Rooms are basic but clean & tidy , towels change everyday , along with maids cleaning on the 6 out of 7 days we were there.
from Dunkeld, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Just back from a 3 night stay at this hotel. Rooms very clean and had everything that you need (including fridge). Rooms cleaned every day. Hotel only a few minutes walk from all the bar and cafes. Would certainly return to this hotel
from
Submitted on 08-06-2016
Rude reception staff. Tiny, ill-equipped rooms. Don't waste your time and money. Book somewhere else. I even asked the night manager for a light as I'd list my lighter and wanted a cigarette. No chance. He was not only unhelpful but downright rude. I can't believe that a hotel doesn't have so much as a match lol
from west midlands
Submitted on 11-06-2016
Just returned from a weeks holiday very old & basic hotel.terrible breakfast..the main reason we stayed here was for the location that's perfect 3 minutes to the beach & 3 minutes to the centre of old town.room 118 was very old & strong smell of damp.probably the worst room I've ever stayed in.rude & unhelpful staff on reception asked for a bath mat for the bathroom as I'd got a young child & a elderly person very dangerous.her reply was bath mat like we'd gone mad & mentined something about a c... Read more
from Worcester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Just returned from a week stay here, and you couldn't ask for a better location, beautiful views from almost every balcony (higher the better). A short walk to the main square where you're spoilt for choice with restaurants and bars. From mine and my girlfriends view, the hotel staff were very helpful, helping us with excursions and bus timetables etc. One thing I will add which let the hotel down is the breakfast, don't pay for it, save your money and get one on the beach for cheaper than a Cok... Read more
from Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
First time in Portugal, stayed here, nice hotel, clean, maids in every day, fantastic location, main square 5 minutes and the beautiful beach 5 minutes, will definitely return here, met some lovely people in the little back Street bars and had some fab meals
from St. John's, NL
Submitted on 27-06-2016
A small and basic hotel. Rooms were also very basic but clean and good sized. Mostly older people (Brits) staying here and overall very quiet. The breakfast was also very basic, nothing special but did the job. The buns were very nice and fresh, to make cheese and ham sandwiches. Front desk service was helpful and mostly very friendly, depending on who was working. Strange that to borrow a hairdryer from the front desk you had to leave a deposit of 10 euro...every time. I've never experienced th... Read more
from Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Great base and 4th time in this hotel - on a girlie holiday. Most of us were pleased with our rooms, but some are better than others but always clean. It's in a safe area and easy to walk to some great resturants. We don't usually pay for the breakfast here because there is so many other options. One of the beach front resturants do a lovely breakfast for 2.80 euros for example.
from Hull
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Hotel rooms cleaned everyday, towels changed too which was nice. Beds comfy. Free air con. The bar area was nice and was the only area you could access the free WiFi. Good location close to the square and beach. Now the downside! Balconies very small and unable to use really. No toasters for self catering and you had to ask for a kettle! Walk back up cardiac hill from the square or the beach was hard work for an unfit sole! Pool area was ok but lots of bird poop from nesting swallows and local s... Read more
from Sheffield
Submitted on 03-07-2016
We stayed here for 6 days and although we knew it wasn't going to be a luxurious hotel we were pleasantly surprised at how clean and friendly all the staff are. We stayed in room 054 which is located on the pool floor. Our balcony which is extremely small and only has 1 chair looked over the pool area. The pool itself is relatively small but is well maintained and the pool guy is there every night doing the various checks. The sun beds have seen better days and should be replaced. The area is a ... Read more
from Sheffield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Small basic hotel but excellent friendly staff and cleaners very hardworking.Small pool, shady at times but excellent roof terraces if you want them.By far the best thing is the location of this hotel just up a small hill from all main nightlife ,restaurants and beach but shops and bars also on the doorstep.Would definitely stay here again.
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Submitted on 11-07-2016
Well I placed my standards all the way to the ground knowing it was a two star but was still disappointed. Upon arrival we got there too early and was told to leave our luggage in the open and come back.... We took our luggage with us. After waiting for 3 hours of our holiday doing nothing but waiting, we were given our room key. With excitement we said thanks headed to our room and WOW.... It looked nothing like the pictures... Twin single beds for our 2nd year anniversary, mould on the ceiling... Read more
from Liverpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-07-2016
the hotel was excellently placed and the staff were friendly. The rooms were basic, but clean. The breakfast was monotonous, albeit filling. It was exactly the same every day. We were assigned a room on floor 2 and was facing the road, so had no privacy from roadside. A net curtain would have solved this. The pool was nice, but as the pool area was a heattrap, a few more umbrellas were essential. It was reasonable value for money, solely due to closeness to old town square. It does need a better... Read more
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Submitted on 16-07-2016
Very basic place but clean,location perfect tho dat Wud b a def plus. Don't know if d language barrier was d main issue but all except one lady behind reception wer friendly.if u r at cat lover like me don't rub d cats as I got bitten by one even after feedin em lol but over all pleasant stay
from Newbridge, Ireland
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We stayed for 4 nights in the bedroom above the bar/facing the road. It badly needs redecorating, there was mould on the walls and stains on the bed sheets. The pillows need replacing as they are extremely thin! The bathroom was clean but again needs updating, the window in the bathroom kept flying open to the courtyard below. There's only wifi in the bar area. This hotel would suit a bunch of lads on a stag weekend just looking to sleep/quick shower but I couldn't recommend anyone with higher s... Read more
from Belfast, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-07-2016
The location of this hotel is excellent but the rooms and service are basic and the basement rooms facing the pool are to be avoided if you have any desire for privacy. The bar facilities are limited.
from east yorks
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Perfect location in the old town, close to the square, shops and the beach. Rooms are large enough for two with free air con, wifi in the reception area. That's the positives. The place needs money spending on it in most areas, the rooms smell damp, need brightening up especially in the bathrooms, they are lovely and clean though. The pool, now this is where the problems are, dirty area covered in seagull and swallow poo, the seagulls are a nuisance, constantly in the pool and around the side... Read more
from
Submitted on 22-07-2016
The great thing about this hotel is the location. 5 minutes to the square although up a hill or steps. The outside of the hotel is fine but between my group we have 3 rooms and all need investment. My bedroom is small, carpeted (strange in this climate), tiny TVs with no British channels, dated, low window, no balcony or view, a noisy fridge but no kettle etc, excellent air conditioning but smells of smokers. The bathroom is diabolical. Can't turn around in it. Shower attachment that you h... Read more
from West Lothian, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Good place to stay stayed with my wife for a week rooms comfortable and clean AC that was a bonus staff friendly good clean pool and plenty of beds would recommend place could do with some upgrading but overall pretty good
from North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Well located, rooms (in newer part) clean but tired. No frills. Would definitely benefit from a refurb. The rooms in the old part above reception are awful. We asked to change. Pool v clean, lots of the sunbeds are worn. Staff ok apart from one woman who goes out of her way to be extremely unhelpful.
from whitley bay
Submitted on 25-07-2016
This is a basic hotel ,the room we had was small ,but clean ,no frills here .Good shower and air con .I chose it because of the location ,very close to the resturants and bars .It is true you get what you pay for ,the staff were ok ,the bar was open interminitly .The breakfast was even more basic ,but you can eat out quite cheaply .There is a pool with limited sun beds ,and two roof terraces.It is ok for the money
from
Submitted on 06-08-2016
We left it late to book Albufeira, doing so on a whim, then realising hotel prices were insane (what was left) We didn't want to spend more than 1000 on weeks accom, and normally this would be enough to get you good digs. (add the 600 on flights, insurance, parking, transfers etc) before you have a drink!! But the resort was expensive, what was left and I didn't want to rent a car and be miles out. Booking here for 115 a night and then reading reviews AFTER I was tempted to cancel and try somew... Read more
from Windsor, Ontario
Submitted on 07-08-2016
We arrived the hotel and were greeted with a warm welcome at check in, the room was clean and the beds were hard but they changed the mattress upon my request it was reasonable for the area of tourism. I will take a rollup for sleeping on and I will certainly book a room again at this Hotel.
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-08-2016
The hotel Vila Recife is situated on a steep hill . is not suitable for elderly or anyone with a mobility problem ...was dissapointed with my stay here 1st room allocated was in floor adjacent to pool which smelt damp . was dark as windows were darkened so the sunbathers right outside room couldn't see in ..but you also couldn't sit on the small balcony as people where on sunbeds up against the balcony. ..we were moved when we requested without any trouble .this room was much brighter . but on g... Read more
from IRL
Submitted on 10-08-2016
I was apprehensive about this hotel as the reviews are very extreme here on trip advisor. However we were happy with our stay (although our expectations were low going)- basically you get what you pay for! We stayed five nights-it was enough! Beach is very close-five mins walking max. My mother had one swim in pool-'claustrophobic' is how she described it but got her swim in all the same. Emailed ahead to ask for fourth or fifth floor room-email was ignored-we got a first floor room (reception ... Read more
from Doncaster, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Super location for taking the short walk into town or down to the beach but be warned. When we stayed here our room smelled of turps for the first couple of days. I asked for the key for the safety deposit box and noticed that it was a little damp inside it. I don't want to go into too much detail but the smell was horrendous. When i complained it fell on deaf ears and they even had the nerve to charge me for it.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Location is fantastic, a very short walk into town and to the beach. Being close to the action comes with its downfalls though - we got back to our room at 12 am one evening and it was as though we were sleeping in a tent, the noise was horrendous! The hotel is very dated as are the rooms. The walls were in desperate need of a wipe down and the bathroom was very shabby. The aircon worked very well but leaked on the balcony so we had to be careful when hanging out wet clothes. We didn't have ... Read more
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