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4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Lagoa, Faro District, Algarve

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neil s
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Everything You Could Wish For”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We visit the Algarve twice a year and have stayed in some fantastic properties however Villa Gourmet is the best. The thought that has gone into the design is truly amazing. I think each family will find a particular part of the property they like; for us it was the outside kitchen. It had everything; a huge BBQ, TV, music system, fridge/freezer, pizza oven and loads more. This leads out to the pool area, hot tub and sun loungers. Howard is great attentive without being obtrusive, we know most of the best restaurants anyway but he is only a phone call away even when we got lost!!! I have no doubt any family will love this Villa and we will be returning next year . Thank you Howard and staff regards Jane and Neil Sexton

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Liked best: Everything, would be unfair to pin one thing down!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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realgyles
Edgware, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“THE BEST VILLA EVER - 100% LUXURY”
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We cannot recommend Villa Gourmet enough. It truly is the BEST villa you could ever possibly imagine and more. Howard is amazing and was there for us if ever we needed anything at all. 2 wonderfully fully equipped kitchens, YES 2!!! One big kitchen inside and another outside with seating areas everywhere. A fantastic walk in FRIDGE, games room to keep the kids occupied, a clean and superb pool plus children's pool too! Every bedroom was spacious and with 2 of the upstairs bedrooms have terraces with sun loungers too with spectacular views including the sea too, you just can't put into words how FABULOUS Villa Gourmet is. It was luxury with comfort all the way. We were a family of 5 to start with which included myself and my husband, our 2 boys aged 14 and 11 and my father-in-law too followed by 3 days later with my brother-in-law flying over with his wife and their two children aged 7 and not even a year old and Villa Gourmet caters for every single one of us. It is so big that you are not on top of one another yet all together in the most wonderful surroundings. Forgot to mention the brilliant garden which the boys played football on too! The minute you drive up to the Vila, you know you're holiday is going to be the best you've ever had. It was for us. The mini golf course too was such fun and my father-in-law loved the gym everyday too for a quick run on the running machine. Air conditioned throughout and every day the lovely Helena comes into clean and make the beds etc etc and she was gorgeous. So friendly and so happy. We looked forward to seeing her everyday. The list is endless as to what we could write about Villa Gourmet, it is PERFECT in every single way. Nothing to complain about at all, just praise all the way. If we could rate it out of 10, we would give it 11, that's how perfect it is. I wouldn't hesitate to book because if you, you might lose out to someone else booking it. Howard, you are the best host and we cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us. You really made our holiday special. By the way, forgot to mention the Sonos music system with over 70.000 songs that Howard has on his list but you can add to it if you have an iPhone or iPad etc. The quality of the sound is unbelievable and sitting by the pool or in the house listening to your favourite tunes is brilliant. Also the playstation for the kids was a real hit too! As you can tell by our review, we LOVED Villa Gourmet. Seriously the BEST Villa ever and why spend money on a hotel room when you can get luxury in a Villa like this. The local supermarket is not far at all, about a 5/10 min drive and they have everything including English food too. We hope one day to return as it was the perfect holiday for us all and we can't stop talking about it. The Algarve is beautiful and everyone is so friendly. Don't take our word for it, BOOK it quick and see for yourself.

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Liked least: Liked everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jonghm
Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Truly relaxing and great for the whole family”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Looking for a villa for parents and kids; look no further! My kids were entertained the whole day with the swimming pool, trampoline, fish tank and nearly spectacular beaches. We had the best time pizza baking and cooking in the outdoor kitchen. My parents went biking with the good quality bikes. And me? I was able to relax, because there was a cleaning service every day!!

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Liked best: Every day cleaning service
Liked least: far from supermarkted
Travelling group: Extended Family
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399Steve
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best Villa by far”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We have been renting Villa's in Portugal for the past 18 years and have always found something with all of them that has never offered the complete package we wanted. Villa Gourmet has changed that view and without doubt it is by far the best we have ever stayed in and is exactly as advertised. We always look for a villa with good outdoor facilities due to having 2 young children in our party. This villa has plenty to keep them entertained and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The pizza oven and barbecue area is fantastic and great for an evening meal. The pool, jacuzzi and total outside space is immaculate and we'll thought out. We are definitely going back next year.
A special mention also for Howard as he went out on a limb to ensure our stay was so memorable. Also Helena the cleaner who kept the villa spotless and was so accommodating.

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Liked best: Outside living area
Liked least: Nothing I can think off
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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SEBenson
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pizza Paradise”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My family (age 5 months - 65 yrs) stayed here over Easter and had an absolutely wonderful week away. The location is great, though would recommend hiring a car if you want to explore the local area. We ventured out for a few meals - the best being Restaurant Oasis (great service, hearty traditional food) in Carvoeiro and O Pescador (lovely views and fresh fish) in Benagil. The beautiful Praia da Marinha beach is only a 20 minute walk away and well worth a visit.

The house itself has everything you could possibly need or want for a week away. The kitchens (yes, two!) are both better equipped than mine at home. The external kitchen is absolutely stunning! We opted to stay in most evenings to make the most of the BBQ, pizza oven and SONOS system and had a lot of laughs along the way.

The pool area is also superb with a good size, warm and well maintained pool and extremely comfy sunbeds.

For the few wet afternoons we had we truly made the most of the pool table, ping pong table and SKY TV which were a great bonus.

My only criticism is that the bedrooms are perhaps a little dated for my taste - but they are clean and well equipped so cannot fault them there.

Overall we had a great time and would have no hesitation in recommending the house to others or using it again ourselves. Thank you Howard for letting use your beautiful villa!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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