Only two more days to go before we leave our spacious two-bedroom apartment at Villas Barrocal. From our arrival on February 7, we've been very impressed with the kindness and help provided by Nuno and Christina in the office. We have excellent maid service 3 times per week.
The grounds and pool area are very well maintained. There is ample and secure parking.
Pêra is approx. 3 km from the larger town of Armacao de Pera, which boasts a beach that stretches a long way east. Construction of a new boardwalk is well underway - an alternative to walking on the sand.
We have travelled to the eastern and western areas of the Algarve and, each time, have been so happy to return to Villas Barrocal at the end of each day, often sitting on our spacious terrace to relax. This was especially true following our 3-day, interesting and busy trip to Seville/Tangiers/Gibraltar.
There is a small restaurant on the main street in the village that serves excellent and reasonably-priced food. Our favourite little spot for a coffee and a pastel de nato - or whatever you select to eat- is Ourimar, a pasfelaria/snack bar located very close to the resort. It is spotlessly clean and run by Catarina and Nilhu, a kind and friendly couple who make everyone feel so welcome. Nilhu's delicious sandwiches are made to order on freshly baked bread.
The TV is old and very little in the way of English-speaking programs are availabke. However, we understand that new, flat-screen TVs could be in each apartment/villa later this year. Despite efforts by the resort staff to improve the situation, WiFi reception has been weak and intermittent
In conclusion, we can honestly say that this has been one of our best and most interesting winter getaways. The Algarve is a beautiful area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relaxing HolidaysThe Barrocal Villas & Apartments rest in the small village of Pera near the lively resort of Armacao de Pera, just a 5 minute bicycle ride to the spectacular Praia Grande beach on the vacation paradise of the Algarve. Featuring a group of 20 villas and 32 apartments composed of either one or two bedrooms, this 3 Star property is a comfortable base for couples and families wanting affordable accommodation close to a host of activities and attractions, including plenty of golf at the Oceânico Nick Faldo Course, the Oconnell Course and the Salgados Course.Albufeira and Portimão are just a 10 and 15 minutes drive away and Faro International Airport is approximately 55 km from the hotel.Local Tips: The hotel is perfectly positioned for visits to the historic town of Silves with its Castle. Also check out the Salgados Lagoon for an ideal place for bird watching and cycling.Hotel FacilitiesFood, drink and entertainment: Self Catering accommodation. Barrocal Villas & Apartments has a local pool bar available for light meals or snacks or breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villas Barrocal Hotel
- Villas Barrocal Portugal/Pera, Algarve