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Cheerfulway Vila Alba

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a basic place don't expect anything more. Only one cockroach in the whole week which I was rather impressed with. Not another bug in sight. Bit of a delay actually getting into our room on day of arrival for a series of different excuses. Most uncomfortable bed I've experienced in any apartment, springs etc. Just a bit boring...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I've staying in hundreds of hotels so far and this is the worst. Where to start. 1st room they took us to the smell was so bad could not get past the front door.damp stank so bad . Asked change room straight away. 2nd room the pictures will show u what that was like. But I did manage to get...

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed in this hotel 23rd-25th September just for a last minute weekend away. We stayed in room 233.. We could only check in at 4pm so when we got into the room my partner put his phone on charge in the living room area of our room.. And we went into the bedroom and started putting...

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

When we arrived at the accommodation that we had booked we were told that they overbooked and we were being sent to Cheerfulway Minichoro. It was 10.30pm and we were ready to relax! We were extremely put out by this. We showed the staff member our booking confirmation which was with Vila Alba. Her boss was on the phone and...

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1Thank Edina H
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Having arrived to the hotel on 16 August 2016 at 11:30 we were told the room will be ready to check in at 13:00, in which me and my family (wife and 4 children) went for a walk to check there area out, and then arrived back to the reception at 13:00 ready to check in, only to be told...

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4Thank johncairnes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I have just returned from a two week family break in Portugal staying at villa alba (we left on the 29th). We arrived in the afternoon so got our room key and found the apartment to be a major disappointment. The room we were given was very dated and in need of some TLC and a lick of paint. We...

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1Thank mark h
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was the most horrible apartment we have ever stayed in .got there at 11.20 in morning only to be told we could not move in till 4 in afternoon , it came and went and it ending up me losing my rag at 4.45 in afternoon when I demanded to see the rep and that was just the start,...

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3Thank Paul H
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I recently visited this hotel as part of a 12 man, 4 day trip to celebrate my dear friend Pauls pre nuptial celebrations. We arrived at the hotel at 10pm. Tina was there to greet us with a smile that could feed a thousand African children and to inform us that we had to pay €100 deposit per person. Apparently...

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5Thank Adam L
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Would rate zero if possible. Shocking facilities (with the exception of the pool), rude staff and countless schemes to make easy money. Beware of large deposit on arrival, though with a bit of negotiating it soon falls despite previously stating there was nothing that could be done to alter it. Don't waste your time attempting to speak to the manager...

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4Thank Harry C
Crook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I am honestly amazed that this place is still open and allowed to trade. Our apartment was disgusting. When we arrived (we booked a Jet 2 package holiday via Hays Travel) it was around 12:00 midday. We went to reception to be told by the person behind the desk in a very discourteous manner that we could not check in...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Cheerfulway Vila Alba

Address: Rua Adriano Correia de Oliveira 160 E | Montechoro, Albufeira 8200-084, Portugal (Formerly Vila Alba Beach & Sun Club)
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: $48 - $693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheerfulway Vila Alba 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Vila Alba Beach & Sun Club Hotel Albufeira
Vila Alba Beach And Sun Club
Vila Alba Beach Sun Hotel
Vila Alba Apartments
Vila Alba Albufeira
Cheerfulway Vila Alba Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
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“Don't go there”
 of 5 bubbles X4289IMpaulh, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We were in room 011. Avoid this hotel completely, but if you cant then definitely avoid room 011.”
  • Another shot of our morning wake up call
  • Our morning wake up call
  • Our glorious 4 coat hangers for 2 people for 2 weeks
  • Our long dead cockroach that roomed with us for a week
  • My best friend, the electric trip reset switch
  • Filthy cheesegrater
  • Broken television in wardrobe
  • Light hanging off the wall
 of 5 bubbles AlanM755, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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