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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Olhos de Agua, Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Julie B
Bristol
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Still a lovely villa - in a good location and resort”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This was our second stay at the Casa Gonzaga and will definitely use again if staying in the area. There are 4 good size bedrooms, three of which were en-suite. Lovely terraces and pool area. The kitchen maybe considered compact, but included everything including a dishwasher, tea-towels, various size crockery and utensils. Sandra provided information about the villa prior to our stay and can arrange airport transfers if required. Sandra also provided contact details so that we could keep in touch with her during our stay in case of problems. There is a small supermarket close to the villa, next door to the spa villa d agua, which sells most basis items, if you require a bakery turn left out of the villa, pass the bins and take the right fork (looks like a gravel track) follow the road to the end and straight across the road is Caffe Creme - if you need a bigger supermarket about a 2 minute walk away from the Caffe Creme (heading towards Balaia) you will find a supermache which will cater for your weekly shop, including meat and fish for the BBQ, there is also another shop opposite the Calheios restaurant, in the opposite direction. If you want to visit the beach use the signs for Passaro Azul, please note that whilst this is the quickest route there is some steep steps and therefore not suitable for people with walking difficulties. Sunbeds for half day 10 euro or 15 euro for a full day, there are toilet and shower facilities at the Passaro Azul. Enjoyable relaxing weeks stay.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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annaV8784...
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1 review
“Lovely & clean villa”
Reviewed 17 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Me and my friends had a very pleasant stay in Casa Gonzaga. Although the accomodation is meant for 8 persons, it was no problem that we came with 9. The ninth person slept on the sofabed. The communication with the hostess was good. She arranged our transport from and to the Faro airport. Her friend picked us up with a minibus. She gave us the telephone number of the local taxi company, and some useful tips for our stay (supermarket, bakery, local beach etc.). We appreciated that the house was being cleaned after 3 days.
Furthermore, the location of the villa is nice. With a walk of 10 minutes you reach a very beautiful beach, which is not very touristic. Me and my friends also visited the nightlife area in Albufeira. To get there, we took the taxi (5-6 euro's, 10 minutes), but it is also possible to walk (30-40 minutes). I would definitely return to Casa Gonzaga!

Travelling group: Tieners
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Laugen83
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 22 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed at this lovely villa. My partner and i have a 3 year old and grandparents also came with us.
The villa is spacious and very clean. It had everything we needed and all equipment worked well.- a home from home. We had lots of fun in the pool, plenty of sunbeds and parasols. We even had a party for other friends and family so the BBQ and pool were well used.
Great location approx 5-10 mins from shops, restaurants and the beach.
The owner Sandra was very helpful, she arranged our transfers whom the drivers were on time and seemed very efficient. We were able to contact Sandra with any queries we had throughout our stay and she was most pleasant and helpful.
The neighbours were also friendly.
The only thing the villa would benefit from would be a welcome pack to help orientation.
Would definately return to this villa.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“location was good”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

very good location for beaches , supermarkets and travelling , .the problems we did have was the map to the villa did not relate to the map,and we had to ask in several places if they knew of the villa,we weren't given a key box number to gain access to the key to let ourselves in , there seemed to be only one aircon controller for the 3 upstairs bedrooms [which during the night caused problems],one of the portable fans wasn't working , the barbeque needed cleaning ,cushions on sunbeds had seen better days,towel rail in on bathroom was hanging off ,though there was plenty of drinking glasses there were not really any of a good size,we found the safe 2 days before we left.i have rented many villas in olhos d agua and felt on this occasion the communication was poor.,this does sound a bit damning but a holiday is what you make it and we did have a brilliant time,would have been far better without the minor issues.would I rent it again [maybe] I have probably been spoilt by the standard of all previous villas ive rented

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Liked best: location
Liked least: lack of communication
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Liked best: Location and pool/BBQ area
Liked least: The farm behind us has a stupid bird scarer that it basically a bell, got quite annoying till sum1 in another villa complained and made them take it down!
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 25-34
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