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Vilalara Thalassa Resort

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Praia das Gaivotas Alporchinhos, Porches 8400-450 Portugal
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50 kilometres from Faro airport (FAO, ALgarve - Portugal), the Blue&Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort is a lakeside haven of style, comfort and exclusivity. As you gaze out and enjoy the setting you will realize the resort’s true essence and magic. This is a fascinating place where every detail has been designed for your wellbeing. Located on the Praia das Gaivotas cliff overlooking the sea, with a 12-hectare area consisting mainly of magnificent gardens, the Resort has 100 junior suites, 11 suites and 13 apartments. The low-rise architecture is marked by soft lines and colours and appears to have been inspired by Gaudi. It includes one restaurant of Portuguese cuisine and gourmet, low-calorie menus, and another with theme dinners and barbecues. It also features six outdoor pools of fresh and sea water and one of its main trademark images: the Thalassotherapy and Spa Center, the first in Portugal and one of the most respected in the world. soft lines and colours and appears to have been inspired by Gaudi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Helga M wrote a review 13 Sep
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This was the third time that I came back to Vilalara and each time it's a wonderful experience. I can't rave enough about the beauty of the park, the rooms and suites, the restaurants and the beach. Everything is relaxing and of outstanding quality. The front desk staff was incredibly nice to follow up about a bag lost by TAP. During all the time, they made me feel comfortable and not worry about a thing. In addition they kindly upgraded us to the Prestige Suite, which was absolutely beautiful. Staying at Vilalara is like entering in an oasis of peace and beauty. The services at the Thalassa SPA are absolutely fantasitic! I highly recommend them. Food and drinks are lovely and I always look forward to tasting them, whenever I arrive. After many 5-star-hotels, in which I stayed, I must say that Vilalara is definitely my favourite place! I will surely come back!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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MargaridaArez wrote a review 8 Sep
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The ground and gardens are beautiful. It’s a relaxing atmosphere. The service and food however is not 5 star quality. I wouldn’t say more than one night and I wouldn’t return again. I hope they can turn it around bc their staff is nice and mean well but they don’t know what they are doing. It’s poorly managed; we experienced randomized confusing incidents that also coincided with the worst food I’ve eaten in Portugal by the pool. B&G is not worth the prices - just opt for the regular grill. Avoid the desserts. They don’t have a pastry chef making them fresh everyday. You eat better food in an everyday coffee shop here. I’m not sure why they have so much wrong in their kitchen but they are doing a lot right in their room decor and landscaping.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah L wrote a review Aug 2021
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We travelled to Vilalara Thalassa Resort for a week in June. It's a beautiful 5 star resort, with direct access to and stunning views on to a gorgeous beach. We loved the luxurious sun beds dotted around the resort for relaxing in! The rate we got was very good value for money. One of our party was unfortunately forced to stay a week extra in Portugal (as someone had tested positive for Covid on her plane over). She had to stay isolated in the room at Vilalara Thalassa. We were worried about leaving her alone, but the staff at Vilalara (especially Robert and Alfonso) could not have been more helpful or reassuring. As well we helping us significantly financially, they made sure food (including pina coladas!) were delivered to the room regularly, and were more than happy to do trips to the supermarket etc for us. I'd highly recommend this beautiful and friendly hotel!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Hendy wrote a review Aug 2021
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland49 contributions59 helpful votes
Hotel grounds are nice. Rooms are large overlooking the large “kiddy pool”. Didn’t use the spa facilities. As a family of five staying here during 10 days, we had a nice holiday. The beach is not very large, you have to reserve your soirs for everything: meals, tennis, beach. The resort felt swarmed by Portuguese tourists. The restaurants are not very interesting at all! The menus in both restaurants were the same during 10 days. The staff is nice enough, although they didn’t seem always very efficient! Having to wait for a coffee for twenty minutes at breakfast became tedious. If you stay for a longer period of time, may I suggest you have some of your meals elsewhere outside of Vilalara resort. There are no sailing boats available except a paddle or kayak you can rent at extra cost. The price of this hotel is excessif for what it offers. I don’t think our family will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: See if you can rent an appartement much better
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Etienne F wrote a review Jul 2021
Sion, Switzerland1 contribution
Unpleasant and poor level of service at the front desk. It is a pity because it means a lot as you call them every time you need something. Besides that, the hotel is very nice and in a great location. But again the staff is definitely not up to a 5 stars hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$180 - US$490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PortugalAlgarveFaro DistrictPorches
NUMBER OF ROOMS
131
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vilalara Thalassa Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Vilalara Thalassa Resort?
Nearby attractions include Nossa Senhora da Rocha Beach (0.5 km), Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha (0.7 km), and Praia da Senhora da Rocha (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vilalara Thalassa Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tasca 26 - Restaurante & Tapas Bar, Ocean Restaurant, and Indian Curry House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Vilalara Thalassa Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vilalara Thalassa Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Vilalara Thalassa Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Vilalara Thalassa Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.