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Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

We decided to do a weekend trip from Sevilla to Portugal and chose Albufeira. Little did we know we would be staying at one of the most incredible hotels we have ever stayed in. Vila Joya is located on a perfect section of the beach and has the most beautiful property, the room was beautiful with a sea view that...

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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Villa Joya is perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, about 40 minutes drive from Faro airport. It has 21 rooms and a two Michelin star restaurant. We had a three night stay here in March 2015 (room 6). There is an outdoor heated pool, and our ground floor room had a small terrace with table, chairs and sun lounger...

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2Thank Andy Hayler
Reviewed 22 January 2015

This is one of the most beautiful places to visit. The food is exquisite along with the setting, overlooking the sea. The understated elegance and attentive service makes you feel incredibly relaxed. It is just divine.

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1Thank AngelaHerbert-Bell
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Vila Joya is an amazing hotel in an exquisite location. My wife and I stopped here for two days during our honeymoon and could not have been happier with the service, the food, and the views (we stayed in the Galé room). The staff was welcoming, the vibe was warm, and we immediately knew that we would love it here....

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1Thank justapunk
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2014

A very special and unique small hotel. A memorable stay : the finest food (and loved the invite from the Manager for cocktails in the kitchen before dinner), stunning setting and beach, lovely homely informal public rooms with attentive and helpful staff. A wonderful place.

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Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

More than a 5* hotel, Vila Joya's atmosphere makes it feel like an unique and an one of a kind experience. For the ones who are looking for peacefulness and to forget about the world itself, this is the place. From the welcoming tour with a beautiful champagne glass over the Atlantic, a beautiful beach with very difficult access for...

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1Thank raulpianissimo
london
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Travelled as a couple in may/june for his birthday. We stayed 7 nights. As soon as you arrive you know how special this place is, the staff are excellent. Check in wasn't the quickest but nothing to complain about. Room - This is the reason why this place is not getting 5 stars from me. I was very disappointed with...

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2Thank Thelmaequi
Reviewed 19 August 2014

What can I say about this wonderful place have being here over 12 times and we just love the place it's so special and we bring our twins we love the food best ever and the service is so friendly we really enjoy staying here and the setting is pardise thank u to all the staff and see u all...

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2Thank Neven M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stayed in Gale and spent an afternoon at the Spa in Vila joya, i would recommend this to everyone, steam bath, sauna and massage were fantastic, if you stay in Gale then you must give this a go. The pool was peaceful with great views of the ocean, go on treat your self

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4Thank RichieSw
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Beware of the room you have booked. I booked a room for my 20 year anniversary (The Terrace) I called just to ask if we had the ground floor which I was very happy to hear we had. I then asked another question and the lovely lady from reservations informed me that this room wasn't refurbished. I said that I...

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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 )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Vila Joya
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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $460 - $1,404 (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
#3 Spa Hotel in Albufeira
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Albufeira
#3 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#22 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
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