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Hotel Vila Recife

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is an excellent base for exploring Albufeira. The rooms are very basic, but clean and cool. The pool is a welcome addition and the hotel's location is handy as it's just about far enough away from the centre to be fairly quiet but not too far that you feel out of the action. We would stay again when travelling with friends as we didn't spend any time in the room other than sleeping, so the slightly dated nature of the fittings didn't bother us in the slightest. One improvement could be the soundproofing of the doors as we got a lot of noise from the corridor (basement level). We'd recommend requesting a room on the 3rd floor or above.

Where can I start on entry looked nice ,then that's where it ended . We went to check not even a hello how was your trip no information about anything,then to the room we went to , door had been broken in before and never fixed when asked to be moved said no we fully booked we fix it tomorrow which never happened ,the patio door said lock when leaving for your own safety if that wasn't a sign of previous trouble .the dressing table was so stained and dirty ,mould on the bathroom ceiling dirty mirror and dirt on the walls ,hole in the door either from the last guest trying to escape ,pool area tiles lifted up ,breakfast was ham and cheese curled up with a so called toasted which was dated from the 1920,s you just had to laugh in the end ,and when checking out not even how was your stay nothing just I have the keys , but the actual town and people of the town are the most lovely people and the beach and restaurants and night life is amazing just don't use this hotel lots of better ones near by see the pictures and videos I posted to see the real state of it ,

Completely gave us what we expected., location amazing.. breakfast could have had a bit more choice.. eggs, fruit and more cereal choices would be better other than that perfect....would stay again!!!!!😀

booked last minute four night stay with partner and little one. No frills hotel but location more than makes up for it! View down to old town square. Merlin pub across excellent for night cap. Breakfast adequate. Very good value for money! Will be back

The Vila Recife Hotel was a bit rough around the edges but it's location more than makes up for this. Our room was comfortable enough as we didn't need it to be any thing more as we only slept in it. The pool is fine and adequate for our needs.

We have just returned from our holiday at the Vila Recife and it couldn't have being better, we stayed from the 27th July to the 3rd August 2017. This was our second time staying at this hotel and we had emailed in advance asked Arthur and Sonia to try to keep us the same room as we had last year and although, they hadnt the exact same room, the actual room they gave us (503) was equally as good, very quite, bright and comfortable with free Air Con. The rooms are basic but the level of cleanliness is 2nd to none in this hotel. The location couldn't be better, just a short walk down to the beach and the Town Square, its a bit of a pull up but not too bad. Sonia in reception was on hand to advise and book bus tours for us. The bus stop was just outside the hotel and up a little on the right . We found the food to be top quality at the C19 Restaurant, Shalom 2 and O Manjar, all within walking distance of the Hotel We would love to go back again and stay at the Vila Recife. B & V Ireland

No frills hotel , but clean .its ideally based for albufeira old town .it has a lovely courtyard with big comfy seating and overhead awnings for when its really hot .The pool is small and there isn't an awful lot of room for sunbeds but the beach is close by .The location is great just five minutes walk to the nightlife and square .

To catch our flight we had to leave the hotel at 745. As breakfast was not served until 8 we requested whether a packed breakfast could be made available and was told this was not a service they offered. We then asked if a refund could be offered and this was denied.

Came for a break on a package deal which isn't typically what we would do. The hotel looks ok on arriving and has a pleasant courtyard seating area and bar. The bar is only open for limited hours so don't expect a drink when you get back later in the evening. I had to search the hotel for bar service on occasion. The pool area is small, crowded and grubby if I'm honest. The sunloungers are in desperate need of a wash as a result of the local seabird population flying around! The toilets by the pool appeared not to have lights which made for an interesting challenge. The pool is in shade by back of 3 so don't expect to lie in the sun and cook into the evening. Room was tired and grubby - bath needed a very good scrub following years of flip flop footed beach goers dirty feet. We were in a room which had presumably been an office or storage area at some point and then repurposed. Funky smell in the wardrobe as well! On a plus point the air-con was magic! If you don't mind basic and you're looking for a place to rest your head after a day of sunbathing and cheap beer then this might be the place for you...not for me though!

Terrible hotel and the dirtiest I have ever been to,piss stains on the bed sheets to water leaking down from the Ceilings,not once did I see the pool get cleaned,for what I paid I could get a 4 star in Tenerife,when we checked in the receptionist put us in a room right in the reception wiv no balcony or anything and it had a skanky carpet which stunk,the beds were 10" years old and the bathroom woz disgusting,if you are thinking of booking this for a romantic few days or something similar please avoid!!

Rua Miguel Bombarda no. 12 Albufeira

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Located in Albufeira Center, Hotel Vila Recife is next to San Vicente de Albufeira Statue and Albufeira Old Town Square. This 92-room hotel has in-room conveniences like balconies, refrigerators, and TVs. Clock Tower and Municipal Archaeological Museum are a short walk away.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 92 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and safes. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Vila Recife enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 30 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace and a garden.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 692 reviews