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Vila Joya

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19/06/2017 20/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I cannot say enough amazing things about this hotel, honestly it was one of the best I've ever stayed in. Small boutique luxury hotel right on the beautiful Algarve coast? What more can you really ask for? The hotel has a small number of rooms so it never feels crowded, always lounge chairs available by the pool. It felt more...

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Farmington, Connecticut
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We first discovered this jewel on greatsmallhotels.com and Trip Advisor and while making our way towards the Algarve we heard on the radio that Portugal won over 20 out of 90 of the best vacation categories in Europe. Vila Joya won best boutique hotel and we quickly booked a room while still available. To our surprise we were upgraded to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Was lucky enough to spend a weekend at Vila Joia - from start to finish every second we had there was amazing. Breakfast,lunch and dinner - no wonder I went home a kilo heavier! Excellent, excellent, excellent.

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Blaricum, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Last year I visited Vila Joya and unfortunately the high expectations were not fully met then, therefore I wrote a moderate review. Because of the persistent very good reports of friends and family about Vila Joya, my wife and I decided to return. And luckily we did!! Everything was above expectations, like was told by others. The room very nice,...

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Groomsport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2016

There really isn't anywhere here in Portugal that can touch this place. Sheer class and never ceases to disappoint. Food like nothing you'll have ever tried before. A must-visit when here in The Algarve. Stunning.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Located in the middle of a residential area, the hotel restaurant and rooms have superb sea views... However, the rooms are not spacious (we couldn't open our wardrobe doors fully as they hit the bed!), you have to walk through the restaurant to return from the pool area (not great walking around dining tables and diners!), pool snacks and drinks...

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Español residente en el extranjero
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This year was our second time in Villa Joya. We wanted to come back again as we have remembered our great experience in the cold winter of Switzerland. "Welcome to the paradise" - Says the waiter with a welcome champagne. And Its really a paradise: Stunning view of the ocean, the authenticity of the architecture and elegant-non pretentious decoration, impeccable...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic, great food and good service. All this with a view! Every dish was an enchantment. I just can't describe how good the food is there. Every night they change their menu, and the chef is a magician! I really advice anyone in the region to try the food there. We travel a lot and went to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

AMAZING!!! Food was the best we have ever had, service was impeccable, setting was beautiful and every detail was perfect! We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary here, and loved it! Six course taster menu, 175 euros each...became around 20 courses, due to 'chef surprise' extras, which were out of this world!!! Strongly recommend a visit, if you happen to be...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We splurged for the room with the hot tub and it was worth it. Highly recommend. So gorgeous. The grounds are immaculate. The concierge was okay. Not exactly 5 start caliber. Not sure if it was language barrier but often we felt frustrated when trying to communicate. I wish the hotel had chairs on the beach, but if you are...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Vila Joya
Vila Joya
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vila Joya resembles a small oriental palazzo and is nestled in a breathtaking garden setting on a cliff with stunning views facing the sea. Winner of the 2016 Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel Awards, this Albufeira beach resort also boasts a two Michelin star Restaurant and features luxurious spa resort accommodations, exclusive golf packages, and rejuvenating body treatments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Joya

Address: Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201-902, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Price Range: $774 - $3,489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vila Joya 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Vila Joya Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
Vila Joya Hotel Albufeira
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Albufeira
#8 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#12 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#22 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
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“Go for one of their master suites, most rooms face the ocean”
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