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Vila Alba Resort

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On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
In-room safe, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
32-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, TV

Overview of Vila Alba Resort

Vila Alba Resort

5.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Map
Praia de Albandeira, Lagoa, 8400-403

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAlbandeira Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMarinha Beach20 min walk
  • Popular LocationNossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel15 min drive
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)49 min drive

Room options

About this area

Lagoa

Located on the beach, Vila Alba Resort is in Lagoa e Carvoeiro, a neighborhood in Lagoa. Portimao Town Market and Aqua Portimao Shopping Center are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Albandeira Beach and Algar de Benagil. Traveling with kids? Consider Trilhos do Algarve and Slide and Splash Water Park. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives and game viewing.

What's nearby

  • Albandeira Beach - 5 min walk
  • Marinha Beach - 20 min walk
  • Cova Redonda Beach - 14 min drive
  • Nossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel - 15 min drive
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Silves Station - 24 min drive
  • Faro Intl. Airport (FAO) - 49 min drive

Restaurants

  • Jardim do Farol - 9 min drive
  • A Rampa - 9 min drive
  • Restaurante Vale de Milho - 10 min drive
  • Porches Velho - 10 min drive
  • Rolha Wine Bar - 10 min drive

About this property

Vila Alba Resort

5-star luxury hotel located in Lagoa e Carvoeiro
Consider a stay at Vila Alba Resort and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a terrace. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location and beach towels. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or hot tub, and indulge in a body scrub, a manicure/pedicure, or a facial. The onsite Mediterranean cuisine restaurant, Morgadinho, features ocean views and a poolside location. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and a playground.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage
  • A TV in the lobby, a front desk safe, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, beach locale, and helpful staff
Room features
All 50 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning and bathrobes, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bidets, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, childcare services, and electric kettles

Languages

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 25-35 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Morgadinho

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free children's club
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - sports

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Window screens

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 1:00 AM - midnight
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 15 and February 28.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between EUR 25 and EUR 35 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 90 per person (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
A swim cap is required for the indoor pool and spa tub.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility or spa tub, while guests under 17 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, and spa tub with adult supervision

Property is also known as

Alba Resort
Alba Suites
Suites Alba Resort Spa
Suites Alba Lagoa
Suites Alba Resort
Suites Alba Resort Lagoa
Vila Alba Eco Resort
Vila Alba Resort Hotel
Vila Alba Resort Lagoa
Suites Alba Resort Spa
Vila Alba Resort Hotel Lagoa

Frequently asked questions

Does Vila Alba Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

Is Vila Alba Resort pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Vila Alba Resort?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Vila Alba Resort?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Vila Alba Resort?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Vila Alba Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of EUR 90 per person applies.

Where is Vila Alba Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Lagoa e Carvoeiro hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Albandeira Beach, Marinha Beach, and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos. Senhora da Rocha Beach and Nossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 237 out of 363 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 97 out of 363 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 21 out of 363 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 363 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 363 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 0%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Eduardo
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed for two nights at this property, our first stop in Portugal arriving from Spain. A very nice property! Small but cozy, it has everything needed for a great vacation…breakfast buffet, options for lunch and dinner, a small bar, two swimming pools plus the beach is less than a 5-minute walk away. Rooms have been recently updated, very nice decor and comfy beds! Special shout out to all the staff, from the guys at the reception to the staff at the restaurant everyone was great!!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

ANDREW
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Robert
Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We arrived on a Friday afternoon and were staying for our son's wedding at the property on Monday. The road to the property is a bit of a nightmare in that it's single track and for a few hundred metres there is nowhere to pass as there are walls on both sides. Parking is good when you get there. Our reception on arrival was disinterested at best, though there was no-one else in reception a disembodied voice from an office called out would have to wait a few minutes. Unfortunately this was symptomatic of the staffing at Vila Alba - beyond slow and obviously a lot of very inexperienced waiting staff some of whom couldn't speak English (this is supposed to be a 5 star resort). Getting service for drinks around the pool and even at the restaurant seating area was next to impossible at times and we and others resorted to going to the bar inside in order to get service. The food at the restaurant was nice enough without ever reaching a memorable level and pretty expensive for what it was. We ate out in Carveiro one night at the Chefs Kitchen which was excellent and attempted to do the same at Benagil but were unable to get an Uber taxi willing to come to the property and we had to cancel our reservation. The two bedroomed apartment was dated with missing cobbles at the entrance and only had a bath with shower. inside. Various cobbles were missing around the resort and the pool also had quite a number gone AWOL. I could go on but I've reached the limit. Very disappointing.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Robert
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
We arrived at reception at the time we had specified. First words from a disembodied voice in an adjacent office were you’ll have to wait - this proved to be a potent of things to come. We waited at reception, at the bar and at the restaurant throughout our stay. The staff seemed harassed all the time and to be honest most had little training. As an example on the first night two waiters struggled with a jug of fish soup before depositing its contents all over the table. To get service during the day sitting in the restaurant was not sufficient to get service you had to actually go to the bar each and every time. The pool area could be stunning but the upkeep of the area is poor. Glass around the pool was not cleaned during the 4 days we stayed. Food was ok but not inspiring and generally overpriced. The room itself was dated with the fire extinguisher hanging off the wall ready to fall at any minute - I removed it and placed it on the filler where despite the room being cleaned every day it remained. An iron and a hairdryer worthy of the name were unavailable. I could go on but suffice to say attention to data was non existent and service was at best reluctant.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Jacqueline
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was modern and well finished. However 2 coffee pods on arrival and nothing after that. No bottled water which is unusual for a 5*. Breakfast poor and just 1 restaurant which is also poor. Id advice to rent a car. But overall I wouldn’t recommend this resort at all. There are many other 5* resorts in the Algrave that truly deserve their 5* rating.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Scott
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great Place. Rooms are nice. Restaurant is awesome and the beach area is beautiful.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Paul
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A good hotel. Clean and bright. With friendly service. A little remote if looking to use taxi/Uber to get around. Also please start to put water in the rooms :(
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

James
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Super quiet and stunning location
Super quiet for recovering from hectic travels and enjoying the beach and stunning walks. The two bed apartments were a good size and more than adequate for our group of three and would be preferable for two as well.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

2/5 Poor

Lucas
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
Pros: quiet location, water views, playground for kids, suite with 2 separate bedrooms, good breakfast Cons: we booked specifically because there was a heated pool and we were visiting in Dec. After arriving, they informed us the heated pool would only be open 3-7pm because the hotel wasn't very busy (pool has no lifeguard or attendants... they just refused to unlock it for us). The gym consisted of a few aerobic machines. Mattresses were terrible, could feel the springs. Lunch for a family of 4 cost 90euros and felt like a ripoff. 14e for a bad margherita pizza. 18e for a bowl of pasta. No idea how this is a 5 star hotel. If it wasn't so expensive we wouldnt have been so disappointed.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021