Villas Barrocal0.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We spent 10 days at the property. It is well located, close to Armação de Pera and with easy access to every beach of the area. The apartment is great for a family like mine, couple and 2 children (12 years old), it has two bedrooms with air conditioner just like the pictures, very clean. The kitchen has all the appliances needed, you can even make a BBQ in one of the grills that the property offers. The pool is very nice, sometimes it can be a little bit crowded but that wasn't a problem to us, the snack bar has good options for a quick meal and the price is fine. The property is very safe so the children can walk freely trough the property while the parents enjoy the sun. Free wi-fi in public areas is not the best but it's fine. If I have a chance will definitely once again stay at Villas Barrocal, I also recommend it to people who looks for rest and a family place. To rent a car is advisable in Algarve, this will give you freedom.
Clean and well appointed accommodation but I was unable to sleep at night due to the lack of sound proofing in the apartments, with their tiled floors overhead and even plumbing noises coming through the walls. We had to pay 50 euros to move upstairs after 3 days of no sleep, but still experienced noise from next door - including snoring from the next bedroom. We have previously stayed in a villa there without a problem.
As an older couple we hd a great week before the children break up for summer. I wouldprobbly not like staying ere during the summer as many families with children seem to use this venue. lovely apartments , great pool, and a good base for visiting other parts of Portugal and a car is more than useful. Pera is a small village but relaxing and Armacao is not far with some nice beaches and restaurants.
Just had a two week holiday at Villas Barrocal the complex as clean and well kept. We had a one bedroom apartment, two bedroom was down stairs and one bedroom upstairs ours had fantastic views across the fields, beach and nearby town. Nice size pool and the pool side bar served snack type meals throughout the day, although closed at 6.30pm. Our apartment was cleaned about 4 times in the 2 weeks and the sheets and towels were change each time. Pera is a very small place with a couple of shops, cafes and restaurants with no entertainment and rather boring. There is a bus service all be it very limited. A taxi to the beach/town varied between 6.5 euros to 10 euros and we were never charged the same by any driver. A taxi to Albufeira was between 13.5 and 20 euros again never charged the same. I think a car is essential if staying at this complex I wish I took my driving licence, the information in the advert about this complex say short walk to beach and nearby town, this, in my opinion, is not true. If we were to go back will definitely hire a car because we missed a lot of what the area offers.
Had 4 power cuts in one week as cable was over loaded and asked not to use the A/C OVERNIGHT by staff knocking on doors at 10pm and waking children and babies.No wine glasses in apartment. Long list of rules but nobody policing them eg ball games in and around pool area. Not enough sunbeds, probably a ratio of 1:3 No complaints procedure.
Booked for 10 days but we stayed for 24, we were very comfortable and within easy reach of coast and a large variety of restaurants though a car was needed for this. The Local cafes were small and friendly. Our apartment was vey clean (cleaned every other day) and spacious, we were there for most of May 2017 and feel we had very good value for money. The small local shop was very convenient and friendly. We would recommend to family and friends.
We have just spent a fab week here. We had a 3 bedroomed house and a 2 bedroomed apartment. I have stayed in lots of villas and hotels in the algarve have to say this is one of the best . Everyone very friendly and helpful. Cleaned to a very high standard. Pool excellent always sunbeds. I would go back but you must have a car to get around, wonderful beach at Gale.
On arrival at the apartments after 10:00pm we were greeted by closed reception with a contact number to ring, if it wasn't for our taxi driver who kindly rang we wouldn't have had a way to contact them for the whereabouts of our keys, where they were found on a window sill. You cannot fault the apartment itself, it was immaculately clean, with brilliant services such as excellent air-conditioning. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would possibly need. Wifi is average in most spots in the apartments, around the pool area the service is strong. The pool bar has a very small selection of drinks but exceptionally good value for money, a pint of local beer 'Sagras' was priced at €2.20. The bar itself needs refurbishment. It has a very dull atmosphere, needs music. Cleaning service isn't great, only got one towel change in a week. It is a very secure apartment complex. Pêra is a very run down town, with only two little shops and a small cafè which is cheap. There is an ATM outside shop which is helpful. A taxi is essential unless you hire a car, We spent a fortune on taxis into Albufiera in 6 days costing between €17-€24. Armação de Pêra is not worth the money of taxi! I wouldn't recommend Villas Barrocal for young people who don't plan on hiring a car. It is more suited for families or elderly couples.
Just returned from another stay at these apartments. We stayed for a week in one of the refurbished first floor apartments with a large balcony overlooking the pool. Our arrival was late at night and I was able to arrange for the key to be left at a safe place without any issue. Also we had a late flight home and I was able to stay in the apartment to 3pm without any extra cost. The reception staff are very helpful and approachable and the cleaning staff are very meticulous with the apartments clean every other day. All public areas are kept clean and maintained. We usually visit in autumn or winter but this time we were able to use the pool area with ample loungers. The area is secure and safe for families and perfect for a relaxing break near many amenities. WiFi is a bit temperamental but sufficient for checking emails and keeping in touch with friends and family. The apartment is fully equipped including washing up sponge and washing up liquid! There is even a dishwasher tablet for your first wash. I highly recommend these apartments for a quiet relaxing stay within a traditional village setting but yet convenient to local towns and resorts. A car is recommended if you want to get out and about.
Lovely place to be with the whole family, complete houses, with everything you need for cooking, gets cleaned everyday, air conditioning in all rooms very calm, great shared swimming pool, very close to beautiful beaches, totally recommend!
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
- Free parking
- Pool bar
Located in Pera, Villas Barrocal is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as Zoomarine and Fisherman's Beach Armacao de Pera. This apartment has 52 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like a poolside bar, a marina, and free self parking. It's in the historical district and also close to Senhora da Rocha Beach and Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck.
For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served weekdays for a fee. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
The 52 soundproofed apartments feature patios and afford space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. For entertainment, guests can expect to find satellite TV. Bathrooms offer spring water baths and bidets. Washers/dryers, private yards, and refrigerators are also standard. Limited housekeeping is available.
Guests staying at Villas Barrocal enjoy access to a marina, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a terrace.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 193 reviews