Vila Alba Resort

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On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub, Sea View (Double) | Minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains, free WiFi

Overview of Vila Alba Resort

Vila Alba Resort

5.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
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 Chapel17 min drive
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)49 min drive

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About this area

Lagoa

Located on the beach, Vila Alba Resort is in Lagoa e Carvoeiro, a neighbourhood 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 Falesia Beach and Albandeira Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Algar de Benagil 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
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach - 15 min drive
  • Nossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel - 17 min drive
  • Cova Redonda Beach - 17 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Vila Alba Resort

Beachfront hotel with calming spa services
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a spa tub and a fitness centre.
Vila Alba Resort offers 50 accommodations with minibars and a safe. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include dressing gowns, slippers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. This Lagoa hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Guests aged under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials and body wraps.

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 or hotter
Follows the 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 sanitiser 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 public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • 24-hour return 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 centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

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

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • 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 sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

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

Accessibility

  • If you have any 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 stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • 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

  • Dressing gowns
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Window screens

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday:
  • Fitness facility
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between EUR 25 and EUR 35 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 70 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

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
This property accepts credit cards and cash
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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club

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

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 234 out of 359 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 96 out of 359 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 21 out of 359 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 359 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 359 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.1/5

Eco-friendliness

2/5 Poor

Travelled 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

Travelled 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

Travelled 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

Travelled 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

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

Travelled 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

Travelled 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

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One night
Nice play to stay for a couple of days. Very calm
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My husband and I stayed here during part of our honeymoon trip, and the Vila Alba Resort was truly a highlight of our trip. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate all of our needs - even providing an early check-in and late check-out! The property itself is absolutely stunning - with an infinity pool and outdoor restaurant overlooking the cliffy beaches. The rooms seemed newly updated and were super clean. This resort has everything you need yet offers a small, boutique feel - a bit away from the other touristy areas. We loved it!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Nice Resort - Few Minor Things to Watch
First of all, let me state that the surrounding area (cliffs, beach) is just gorgeous - you can't stop taking pictures. The resort is well maintained, although slightly dated, however it's being remodeled, which is both good and bad (IMHO). We booked a deluxe room, which looked quite nice on pictures and we were surprised it costed about the same as a 2-bdr unit, When we arrived and checked in, we were shocked to see how small the room was. Everything was sparkling clean, brand new and automated. The bathroom was on a smaller side as well, but manageable. The shower door, that opens outside, touches the floor and pushes away the mat in front, so you have to step on the slippery tile floor when exiting the shower. After spending a night, we asked to change the room and we were offered a 2 bedroom unit for no charge - many thanks to the resort administration. This unit was a bit dated, but we really did not care about this. We later heard (not sure if it's true, but seems to be) was that the resort splits 2-bdr units into 2 and we got a smaller part of the split. The breakfast was very nice, lunch and dinner had somewhat limited menu, but it was fine. One more thing - the road (2-way) to the resort is very narrow and curly, so be very careful driving and watch for the signs to yield to upcoming traffic. I am still giving this stay 4 stars because of the staff, grounds and location - we really enjoyed it - you can hike all the way to Benagil caves.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021