15 girls went for 3 nights here recently. Bedrooms are great, poolside brilliant. Supermarket just a short walk away. It is however up a dirt track making it secluded and unfortunately on our second night we were burgled. Police said we were easy targets as it only take someone to walk by during the day & hearing us all round the pool and then it going quiet at night. Police were very helpful & luckily the majority of us put our money in the safe (which the burglars didn't touch) Miguel wouldn't board the broken window up so we were left with an insecure house.
We had two power cuts whilst there too - one which cut the power off to the kitchen meaning we lost everything in the freezer. It seems it can't cope with more than one hairdryer being used at once - not good when groups of girls are getting ready. Again Miguel wasn't helpful when we rang with the electricity prob saying he lived 40km away and would take too long to come & help us!!
Taxis are cheap - the strip is fab particular wild & co with the amazing cocktails making tricks & live band. Would also recommend Bank in the old town - lovely restaurant for early evening but turns into a lively bar with amazing tunes at night!
We didn't let these things spoil our holiday though and had a really good time, the weather was excellent and the pool much needed!!
The Villa and its amenities were perfect for our group of 18 ladies on a Hen Do. It is 5 minutes walk to the supermarket and 15 minutes to the beach. It feels secluded but is still close enough to anything you would need and taxis to Albufeira are only 8 Euros.
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We came here on a hen party and had the most amazing time. The supermarket just minutes to walk to and the beach with lovely restaurants and friendly staff just a short distance too. A short taxi ride to old town and new town at low cost prices. Will certainly go back and hopefully to this villa with the family.
12 of us are just back from staying at villa torre for a hen party. The location is great, 5 min walk from a massive supermarket with bakery and off license, and also taxi/bus stops. Just under €5 to new town and about €9 to old town. Villa itself is great, very clean, plenty of bathrooms, all furniture is high quality not cheap like you would expect when accommodating large parties. Outside area and look are fab. Only one thing I would say is that a mirror in each of the bedrooms would be great as 12 of us all had to share the one big mirror in the kitchen. Also, maybe keep the address of the villa written down when you go out as very few taxis new exactly where the villa was and we were getting left off down the road and had to walk. Miguel was very helpful and also so was Patrick as I'm sure I must have sent him about 20 emails asking for info before we arrived, all of which he answered very quickly. Great idea for the drop box at the villa gate for the keys so you can leave them there when you go out for the night then use the code to unlock it for the keys when you return again. Overall the villa was excellent and a great time was had by all, I would definitely recommend this to anyone and will defo be back to stay at another of Patrick's villas in the future
I booked this villa for a hen party of 12 people. Booking was made very simple by Patrick and we were in frequent contact with him to ask questions which he always answered promtly.
On arrival at Faro airport we booked transfers with a company called Yellowfish who were a reasonable price, easily booked online and were easy to find in the airport. I received great customer service from this company- especially when some flights were delayed. Transfer took around 35mins.
On arrival at the villa, the property manager Jimmy opened the villa for us and gave us a very quick tour around. However, we got no information on wifi services and there was no welcome pack which would of been handy to explain all the amenties after he departed.
The villa is HUGE, lots of bedrooms and bathrooms for each room. A large living room downstairs, a large kitchen area and balcony with a snooker table and outdoor eating area. The villa has its own private pool with sunbeds for each person. BEWARE of the cold showers- only about 4 people out of 12 got hot showers each night before the water became freezing! We could not find a water heater and wern't informed this would happen so the advice would be to shower first! It was rather irritating- obviously no-one wanted a cold shower!
The villa is located up a dirt track road which gives the villa much needed privacy, especially with a big group. The location to the shop is very close but includes a walk over a sandy field which can be difficult when pushing/ hauling a shopping trolley of groceries back to the villa! The main strip in Albuferia is NOT within walking distance- it takes about a 10 minute taxi drive which costs roughly 7 euros- we used a taxi number found in the villa and the taxi service had 3 taxis within 5mins of a phonecall so a really reliable service.
The main strip has lots of great nightclubs (Patcha was our fav!) which dont close until around 600 in the morning- taxis are on the strip at all times so its easy to get home (unless you forget the address of the villa lol). We ate out on the strip too and there are some nice eating places which dont cost alot.
Overall, I would def recommend this villa for large groups- its so private and has so much space indoors and outdoors! The only downfall was the cold showers and no wifi- which are both necessities for a bunch of girls lol! We also needed to buy washing up liquid, a cork screw and tablets for the dishwasher which we think would of been handy if provided. Also some more mirrors would be good as there was only 2/3 for the whole villa!
Amazing holiday and perfect villa for a Hen party! Thanks Patrick!
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