Vilalara Thalassa Resort

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Private beach nearby, white sand
Private beach nearby, white sand
Private beach nearby, white sand
Outdoor pool

Overview of Vilalara Thalassa Resort

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Vilalara Thalassa Resort

5.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Praia Das Gaivotas, Lagoa, 8400-450

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCova Redonda Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSenhora da Rocha Beach14 min walk
  • Popular LocationNossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel16 min walk
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)47 min drive

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About this area


Located near a private beach, Vilalara Thalassa Resort is in Porches, a neighbourhood in Lagoa. Falesia Beach and Cova Redonda Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Aqualand Waterpark and Algar de Benagil. Travelling with kids? Consider Slide and Splash Water Park, or check out an event or a game at Albufeira Stadium. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and cave exploring.

What's nearby

  • Cova Redonda Beach - 6 min walk
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach - 14 min walk
  • Vale do Olival Beach - 15 min walk
  • Nossa Senhora da Rocha Chapel - 16 min walk
  • Albandeira Beach - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Silves Station - 23 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 47 min drive

About this property

Vilalara Thalassa Resort

5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Porches
Consider a stay at Vilalara Thalassa Resort and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a round-trip airport shuttle and a poolside bar. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach. Indulge in a facial, a manicure/pedicure and Ayurvedic treatments at the on-site spa. Enjoy Portuguese cuisine, ocean views, and al fresco dining at the two on-site restaurants. Pilates classes and yoga classes are offered at the health club; Vilalara Thalassa Resort also has a terrace, a garden and a playground. In addition to a hair salon and an arcade/games room, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool
  • Free self-parking
  • An outdoor tennis court, limo/town car service and an electric car charging station
  • A 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and barbecues
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All guest rooms at Vilalara Thalassa Resort have perks, such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and bidets
  • LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, balconies and separate sitting areas


English, French, German, 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)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
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
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • BG Restaurant
  • Terrace Grill

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Motorised watercraft
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Pilates classes
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Tennis
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Thai
  • Reflexology
  • Thalassotherapy


  • 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)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.
Check-in time is 4 PM for Apartment bookings.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 68 (roundtrip)

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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
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
Property registration number 3423

Property is also known as

Vilalara Thalassa Armacao de Pera
Vilalara Thalassa Resort Armacao de Pera
Vilalara Thalassa Resort Lagoa
Vilalara Thalassa Resort
Vilalara Thalassa Lagoa
Vilalara Thalassa
Vilalara Thalassa Resort Hotel
Vilalara Thalassa Resort Lagoa
Vilalara Thalassa Resort Hotel Lagoa

Frequently asked questions

Does Vilalara Thalassa Resort have a pool?

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

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 24 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 18 Oct 2022 start from €276.58, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Vilalara Thalassa Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?

Checkout is at noon.

Does Vilalara Thalassa Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of EUR 68 roundtrip applies.

Where is Vilalara Thalassa Resort located?

Offering direct access to the beach, this Porches hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cova Redonda Beach and Senhora da Rocha Beach. Vale do Olival Beach and Armação Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 425 out of 537 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 94 out of 537 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 14 out of 537 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 537 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 537 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful resort! Property was stunning and rooms were clean and relaxing. The grille for lunch was great, but somewhat limited options for dinner and not much nearby the resort. Staff was extremely professional. Service by pool could have been quicker for the price. All around a nice experience!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sophie, Tunbridge Wells
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful grounds, idyllic, clean, relaxing, friendly staff, wonderful breakfast selection
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our stay was heavenly! Attentive, warm, and personal service. Gorgeous grounds, facilities, and beach. Spacious and well-appointed suite with great balcony.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The most wonderful vacation!
The most wonderful vacation! My wife and I went June 2022 and from the beginning to end it was everything you could want in a resort, incredible and friendly staff, gorgeous room and views, breathtaking beach, we loved every second! Cannot wait to return :)
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Robert, Oakley
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This resort is really good and I will be going back! The staff are very very friendly and service-focused. The site is beautiful and very well kept but few minor gripes (and please keep in context that this is a place you should visit). I found the onsite restaurants very expensive and a bit dull with a limited menu, as a vegetarian menu didn't deliver much at all. The gym was poor when considering this is a spa resort, the equipment is old and the room is very warm. These are minor gripes but I would recommend a visit as staff were incredible and site is beautiful.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Location, private beach, staff, room everything was top notch
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We took the 2 hour private boat tour through dive spot. Highly recommend it! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, offered us snacks and drinks. Dont miss out on this opportunity to see Algarve from the sea. The entire hotel staff was friendly and took excellent care of us.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing stay!
Amazing stay. Very beautiful and peaceful resort.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2021