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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Carvoeiro, Faro District, Algarve

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Patricia...
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing Holiday”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A beautiful place to stay especially having a swimming pool. The security is first class and the Villa is very clean and tidy.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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hayleigh1...
1 review
“Everything you could want in the Algarve under 1 x Villa roof”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

The standard of the villa is very high with all the peace and tranquility of the Algarve pace of life just sitting by the poolside.
Yet for just a few minutes away the clubs and bars and the bustle of what was just a fishing village 30 years ago fulfilled my teenagers dream!
The weather was mid 20s which seems to be the norm in October and November as Carvoeiro seems to have its own micro climate in the Algarve.
This is our 3rd trip to Villa Gemma and with all the team at villaview and especially Paul and Cindy who we would like to extend our warmest thanks for making our stay so enjoyable,it will deffinatly not be our last.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sandi2013...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Great high quality family villa”
Reviewed 27 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This villa has everything you could want - We are a family of five (children 6,9,9), Grandparents and sister with partner. Spacious accommodation plus every room has a bathroom so we didn't feel on top of each other. High quality decor, lots of gadgets and luxuries. Pool fab but I would recommend you have the pool heating on. You will probably need a hire car but the local taxi service is great. We felt very looked after by the house managers and felt we could ask for help at any time. Planning to go back next year!

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Liked best: Quality of villa
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Michele L
East Grinstead
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic villa !!”
Reviewed 26 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have not long returned from our holiday in Portugal at Villa Gemma. The whole extended family and friends flew out there for a family wedding. I chose very carefully accomodation that would give the separate families a little bit of privacy and space they would need and Villa Gemma did not dissapoint. We were recommended VIP Chauffeurs to pick us up from the airport and return journey, they were on time and easy to find with a billboard in our name. We travelled in a Mercedes, air conditioned minibus with TV !! Great value - 80 euros each way accomodating 6 adults and 2 children with car seats. The Villa was exceptionally clean and well layed out to cater for families. Each bedroom having a separate en-suite was fantastic. Paul & Cindy were very welcoming and so kindly did a little shopping for us for our arrival (even though my list was getting longer than the normal food pack - they covered everything which meant we didn't have to worry about car hire straight away !!) It was a really pleasant stay - we had many a barbeque as the villa could accomodate many of our 'visiting family' as the grounds were so spacious with the lovely top terrace a brilliant bonus ! Once we got our bearings it was only a short walk to restaurants near Rocha Brava Apartments where we had a lovely meal. We didn't attempt to walk to Carvoerio as taxis were very reasonable - around 5 - 6 Euros. Just a small note, there is only one large bedroom with en-susite on the ground floor and not two as advertised. There is one Master Bedroom and 3 no. twin rooms on second floor - all bedrooms were spacious and decorated tastefully. The play room was a brilliant - well equipped addition to the villa, it was used everyday by our toddlers and older visiting children. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you would need. Maybe the pump for swimming pool could be built in a brick shed to drown out noise - but it wasn't enough to worry about, just a suggestion. I would definitely return to Villa Gemma !! Thank you Paul & Cindy for all your help and advice.

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Liked best: Everything !!
Liked least: Only the swimming pool tiles were slippery when wet, children soon learnt not run. Maybe some mats or grooved tiles could be laid near the steps to pool and steps down to grassed area for safety.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Marie H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Holiday!”
Reviewed 23 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

From the very start Paul and Cindy made my family and I so welcome. They were on hand if any problems should occur, however, Villa Gemma was so perfect we had none! Every room was spotless, the layout of the villa was perfect especially having two young children who could use a playroom! The pool and surrounding gardens were well thought out and easy to use. Being a frequent Carvoeiro visitor the location of Villa Gemma is perfect for both the beach and all local amenities. We can't wait to go back next year!

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Liked best: Pool, Garden, Cleanliness, Everything!
Liked least: There was nothing we didn't like
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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