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Review of CASA BIRGITTA

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14 reviews
lovely pool outside all three bedgrooms
Casa Birgitta surrounded by trees & Gardens, only wallk to leading hotels
upper level patio overlooking pool & sea beyond
looki out from pool at panaramic sea view
large master bathroom with whirlpool bath and separate shower
the lovely whirlpool in Master bathroom
all 3 bathrooms are large
2nd bedroom with three beds
master bedroom with outsize king bed
sit and drink your coffee mornings and enjoy pool, garden and ocean views
large modern kitchen
formal dining
front room and t.v. area
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Carvoeiro, Faro District, Algarve

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Oli K
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 13 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
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Four of us stayed at Casa Birgitta in September 2016. The villa is in a great location, far enough out of town to feel quiet and secluded but within easy reach of a supermarket, a small selection of restaurants, the lovely beach - and Carvoeiro itself if you want to venture further abroad. If you're only staying for a week you can get away with not venturing more than 10 minutes from the villa if you want!

The facilities at the villa are very good, and as advertised. The pool and outside dining area are excellent with great views over the sea. Our only minor comment would be that some of the decor and fixtures and fittings could do with a bit of a refresh. But overall the accomodation is clean, safe and well maintained.

If I ever come on holiday to the Algarve again, I'll be looking Casa Birgitta up to see if it's available.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
14 Oct 2016
We just read the above lovely review of Casa Birgitta. It gives the assets of the place in a concise well written description. We appreciate this added five star commentation, certainly appreciate its honesty and accuracy. The one helpful mention included about updating some of the furnishings we will take to heart and improve for next season. We already have been bookings for 2017 and hope to please many others. Kind regards, Jess
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Tor_Malmr...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Dilapidated villa. Awful.”
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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person found this review helpful

The property was derelict and not as per pictures or price implied. According to the management company representative “we shouldn’t have this property on the books” and “we hate to rent this property out”.

First of all, there was no A/C. Granted that this was not listed as an amenity, but with the location of the property on the Algarve in the summer time, you have to be insane not to have A/C. At a minimum, there should be a warning notice.

Secondly, and probably partly due to the lack of A/C, the ant infestation in the bedrooms meant that the kids got bitten during night time when sleeping and the ants crawling into suitcases and everywhere. Can you imagine your kids getting bitten every night?

Thirdly, several rooms did not have proper lighting. A lot of the electrics simply did not work and nobody would be bothered.

Fourthly, no laundry facility. Ok, this was not listed, but in a property with 3 bedrooms for longer rentals, this is very, very odd. Who does not have a washing machine in a villa? Ok, Portugal is one of the poorest countries in Europe, but still.

Fifthly, water pressure and water heater not working properly. Jacuzzi in master bedroom was also completely covered in rust and unusable. Disgusting.

And would the owners care less? No. On arrival we had to wait for hours until the owner was contactable somewhere abroad. Panama apparently. Terrible.

Although we had rented the villa for the week, we moved out as soon as we had found alternative accommodation a two days after arriving.

And when we asked for a refund we got cold shoulder from holidayslettings.co.uk which is a subsidiary of Tripadvisor. They actually could not be bothered even replying. We will never ever book another villa with holidaylettings.co.uk

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Liked best: There is nothing to like about this property
Liked least: See long list in my review. Pretty much everything that could be wrong was wrong
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
13 Sep 2016
1. As you can see by all others they think the casa is clean and great.
2. Manager says he said nothing negative about the casa
3. We never advertised Air conditioning as all other guests agree not required in this very think walled Moorish style Casa.
4. Ants will come anywhere when sweets left open and in suitcase
5.Lights of course do work and we do have a washing machine.
6. We phoned the clients the morning of their arrival and instructed them once again how to enter the casa.
7. On your first complaint listed 4 times before your arrival requesting return of your security deposit was impossible to comply as you had not even arrived. The booking agent also contacted you directly on your complaints which you deny.
We hope you enjoy your next holiday and sorry we could not please.
Of course this only negative report we have ever had makes us sad and try to please more in the future.
Kind regards, Jess Henderson
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Ann G
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fantastic”
Reviewed 18 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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people found this review helpful

Casa Birgitta is much bigger than it looks on the photos, the view every morning was fantastic
. The beach is a short walk down road.The pool is a good size and crystal clear a good size and crystal clear.

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Liked best: very comfortable villa, felt completely at home as soon as we arrived
Liked least: could not get satellite t.v
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Apr 2016
Your very informative unexpected 5 star review is appreciated. We hope you will return next season to Casa Birgitta. We constantly try to improve this luxury well located casa to make all guests as happy as you. Kind regards, Jess
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Hattersaw...
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fab villa with great sea view”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for a week with our teenage daughter and her friend. We hired a car from Faro airport and the owner emailed us brilliant directions. The Villa is very spacious and well laid out with the bedrooms opening onto the pool area; kitchen, lounge/ diner and third bathroom are above, along with a large, shaded patio area. It is very well equipped; and includes beach towels. Alex the manager was most helpful and got us a phone charger as we had left ours at home! The cheerful maid, Alex, comes in daily unless you tell her not to. You can walk into Carvoiero very easily for lots of restaurants and friendly shops. Below the villa is an Italian restaurant , though we did not try it. Below that is the beach of Praia de Vale Centianes which has a café, toilets, sunbed hire, kayak and pedalo hire, banana boat rides and boat trips to the fantastic sea caves. A little walk along towards Carvoiero is a smaller beach, (accessible by the side of the Tivoli Hotel), this has scuba tuition (not tried) and a sea cave with a blow hole which you can swim to easily. Another bonus is being close to Algar Seco; nice restaurant set amid the rocks. We went inland to Silves (fab Moorish castle) and up to Monchique and Foia with its fab views. Not far away are wells stocked supermarkets ; Aldi, Inter Marche and Apolonia. All in all a really great villa with fab views in a great location; would recommend.

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Liked best: Spacious villa, pool and view
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
21 Jul 2015
We appreciate this 5 star review. We will continue to try to even do better to make clients have a problem free holiday in Casa Birgitta.
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Patfromfo...
Formby. United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic sea views”
Reviewed 6 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

By far the best thing about this villa is the magnificent sea views that are as a result of it being built on the side of a hill. We spent many hours sitting quietly nd enjoying the view. The villa is in the process of being updated with a lot of the work already completed. However, if the owner lets the manager have his head and incorporates all the new plans then Casa Birgitta will be in huge demand. At present a very attractive summer letting with a great pool and spacious living areas, all it needs to restore it to it's former glory is a little T.L.C. Within easy walking distance to the village and very close to a super, quiet beach. We would like to return to see the result of Alex's, the manager, labour.

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Liked best: Sea views
Liked least: A bit dated
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
6 Apr 2015
In the off season gave a discount, we informed this client our manager was upgrading. Was very pleased to have this intelligent helpful visitor give instructive info in ways to improve. Our quest in this great location is to make it really ultra desirable. We do thank the reviewer for his advise in making casa Birgitta the best possible. Hope he does return to enjoy.
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