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7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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VChaturve...
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolute con! DO NOT STAY HERE!”
Reviewed 28 September 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Portugal is amazing, Albufeira is decent ,the Villa and the company that manage it are complete con artists!

On the face of it the Villa had everything we needed, private pool, lots of space, good lounge, close to amenities and we were all set for a great stay. The stay itself was good- the Villa and the facilities were standard but we weren't looking for luxury so no problem there.

The problem came when we were continually monitored by the management company on a dialy basis with their unannounced impromptu visits for no apparent reason- not exactly what you want when relaxing by the private pool! Anyway this was all tolerated and forgotten about, the real problem came when we were returned £100 out of the £500 deposit placed when booking the Villa to our complete shock! The justifications given were an absolute joke-an example being the breakage of one single IKEA plate meant that they had to charge us for a whole new set of plates and incorporate the hourly rate to go to IKEA and the petrol costs!!! This is not an exaggeration and no word of a lie, still can't work out the logic here- oh actually its just finally clicked, the whole deposit thing is a scam and Mr Sri (the owner of the Villa) had no intention of returning the dposit.

So in conclusion, find a far better Villa in this lovely region and avoid dealing with con artists such as Mr Sri and the sloppy management company he employs.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The Villa and the owner
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
4 Oct 2012
Please disregard this completely undependable review as this review was written by the same person who initially gave 4.5 rating for this villa in this same column!
This was a group booking for eighteen young men who left the property in shambles. The number who stayed was more than requested in the booking hence breaking their contract. This review was rewritten by Mr Vap after we deducted all the breakage and cleaning costs from the deposit as agreed in the contract which in fact shows who the con is! The review conveniently failed to mention that the breakage involved decorative pieces which are irreplaceable as a unit and which they admitted to at the time of vacating. Mr Vap and his group agreed for the cost to be deducted from the deposit and then contested it with unreasonable expectations.
Notwithstanding this, Mr Vap then tried to shift the blame of breakages to another extremely decent group that had stayed in the villa prior to them.
Regarding 'daily visits', these are very much appreciated by other guests as the aim is to ensure the guests are settled and to clarify if any questions arise.
Please beware of such reviews and let this response be a caution to other owners who may come across this party.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Quiet situation but still close to amenities
Liked least: Sunbeds need mattresses and it took 3 weeks to get security deposit back
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
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Thomas B
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“luxurious villa and helpfull staff, we had an amazing week!”
Reviewed 21 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We went to villa saromani with 15 people. Everybody had good bedrooms, and there were plenty of showers for all of us. We spent most of our time in the garden at the bbq or at the pool. It was 10-15 minutes walk to the strip and and 10 minutes with a taxi to old town.
When we needed help with planning trips or anything, Allison and Steve were very helpfull.
We all enjoyed our week very much. The only thing that we regretted was that we didnt book for more then 1 week.

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Liked best: the pool
Liked least: the first day we found a couple of cockroaches
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
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Richard R
Southend on Sea
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Accomodation”
Reviewed 18 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Stayed in this villa with 18 lads all of a similar age (30ish) for a stag do for a week.
The place was ideally located just a 5 minute walk from the strip, or a five minute taxi to the Old Town (and taxi's are very cheap).
All bedrooms were very clean, and most had ensuites too.
The living areas were very large, and comfortably sat all 18 of us whilst we watched the Euro's.
The outside BBQ area and games area was brilliant, and was perfect for beer pong, table tennis, eating, cricket etc.
Having a private pool was great, and plenty of sun loungers to sit all, and with plenty of shade for those that needed.
Alison & Steve (the managers of the property) were extremely helpful in arranging trips to the water park and a boat trip, along with transfers to and from the airport.
Had a great week there and would definitly go again.

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Liked best: Pool / Games area
Liked least: hardness of teh matresses
Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
4 Oct 2012
please see a later review by this guest
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