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“Excellent modern, spacious villa”
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Villa Pinecliffs
area next to living room looking onto pool and garden
Path to the front door and leading to pool
Located on a quiet road
View from the private terrace on the 1st floor
Kitchen
Fully integrated kitchen
Bedroom 2 on 1st floor
Main Bathroom
Pinecliffs beach
Sheraton Pinecliffs golf course
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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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NicL
Kingston Upon Thames
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Falling very short”
Reviewed August 19, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The villa itself was ok - located where we wanted to be, on a quiet side road, nice enough building, pool good (but small, photos make it and the outside space look much bigger than it is). Pool table barely usable (on a slope).

Probably ok for a group of a young mates on a bash (if they can afford the £400 per night peak season rate).

However, for the price paid it fell well short on the following:
- Mattresses were utterly awful in all rooms except one - springs poking out everywhere. Most of us are not particular fussy about beds but believe me these were shocking and sleep is important on holiday and it simply was not acceptable.
- Towels. Knackered old towels in all the bathrooms but no towels whatsoever for the pool. Really? £400 a night and you can't invest £50 on a load of basic pool towels?
- Kitchen and bathroom. Bare minimum of equipment. One bin liner only i.e. buy you own, no washing up liquid or cloths i.e. buy your own. No loo rolls other beyond the one on the holder i.e. buy your own, no soap at all i.e. buy your own....you get the picture.
Wifi - guy wanted 15 euros in return for him giving us the password....this is 2015...wifi is a basic amenity these days. It all just left a bad taste.

So in summary, it positions and prices itself as a premium villa but delivers a mean and 2 star budget experience.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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franshals...
Hamburg, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
“Poorly equipped for a group more than 8”
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The house is good situated near the beach (access via Pine Cliff Resort or by car) and all facilities (supermarkets, restaurants in Acoteias).
The pool area is well equipped to relax. But the house isn't equipped if more than 8 people want to dine together, neither in the living room or the kitchen, nor outside (not enough chairs, no table which is big enough).
The kitchen is poorly equipped for more than 8 (coffee machine for only 6 cups, only one baking plate). Even scissors, mixer or juice squeezer is missing.
It was disappointing that some of the problems already mentuioned in threads/user feedbacks haven't been resolved like:
- ant problems in the kitchen (o.k. that happens in southern regions)
- sink problem in the shower
Unfortunately in 2015 construction area with truck traffic just in front of the house

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Liked best: Pool area
Liked least: House poorly equipped for greater group
Travelling group: Erweitertem Familienkreis
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nein.
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channii70
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa improvements could be made”
Reviewed September 22, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We stayed at the villa on a hen weekend with 13 girls. Te location is lovely and quiet and the pool is beautiful. A short taxi ride away from the strip and a short walk to the nearest beach.
The villa is lovely and I would recommend a visit however I think the owners could improve it to make it excellant with a few little extras.
There needs to be 14 of everything-eg glasses sunloungers mugs (we struggled with this)
No corkscrew (we had to borrow from another apartment)
More tea towels (we had to buy some)
Light bulbs blown in bathrooms
Very bad drainage in one of the showers & subsequent smell to go with it. A plunger would be useful.
A table that seats 14
More mirrors in bedrooms
More door keys (only one set between 13 guests proved difficult)
An information folder in the area including taxi numbers, supermarkets, directions to beach
We had a fabulous time but these little amendments could make it brilliant!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Andyemwes...
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent modern, spacious villa”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We stayed here for 1 week in July 2014. We were a large group of 11 adults and 2 small children. The villa was very spacious and had enough bedrooms and bathrooms to cater for everyone. The pool area was clean, tidy and well looked after and the kids loved it especially. Everyone loved the villa as it catered for everyone's needs and exceeded our expectations.

There are bars, restaurants nearby and also a local supermarket 2 mins away at the end of the road ( this can be quite dear so try to use the other supermarket which is about 5 mins away, turn right at the end of the road and follow the road the supermarket is on the left hand side).

The beach is not very accessible, we had to walk around 20 mins to get there (we accessed the beach through the pinecliffs resort and took the lift down to the beach). If you can, take a trip into albufeira old town 10euro in a taxi as the beach there is lovely and has lots of amenities.

If you need a taxi take time to read the information in the villa and use the taxi number provided, taxi's are not reliable enough for large groups of people at the taxi ranks and it is advisable to pre-book. Also, there are not many minibuses available so if you are a large group like us you will need to use 4 taxi's to get anywhere.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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218JennyS
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely villa with everything you need in a perfect location”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I rented Villa Pinecliffs for a hen weekend and there were eight of us in the group. All the rooms were in good order and a similar standard so no bad feelings about some having the better rooms! Plenty of bathrooms and really spacious communal areas including a roof terrace, pool area, lounge and kitchen/diner. It was perfect for our long weekend - a 2-minute walk to the supermarket and local bars/restaurants; plenty of sun beds and a nice pool for the daytime; approx 15 mins taxi ride to the Strip and only 10 euros. The owner organised transfers to and from the villa and we used the same company to drop us off to the Strip and Villamoura in the evenings, they were really reliable and friendly. We had the best weekend with lots of fun memories.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: We did ask the local caretaker to provide wifi but he never came round.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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keefandky...
london
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Casa Perfect !!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We cant rate Villa Pinecliffs highly enough. Its modern,spacious,clean and obviously well looked after. The beach is a bit if a hike down the cliff path but only 15 mins. Everything else from supermarket and lots of bars and resturants just 5 mins.. Great location ! Communication with owners was great and local caretaker Jimmy was just a phone call away and always enthusiastic to help. We also took the advise on the transfer company which was excellent service too .. Its a large villa but felt like our home for 2 weeks .. Highly recommend a stay !!

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J5ELK
West Linton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stunning property”
Reviewed January 8, 2014 for a stay in October 2013

Exactly what it said on the tin - good location, quiet but not too far from supermarket, restaurants. 15 minute leisurely walk to a stunning beach. Def value for money & the 'on site' management team were always available to resolve little issues. Slight mix up as to was the villa WI/FI'able or not but sorted in the end.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: only issue was wifii but resolved amicably
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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