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Reviews of Vila Formosa AL

Urbanização Monte Fino - Rua da Estação da CP nº1, 8900-406 Monte Gordo, Portugal

#1 of 7 B&Bs and Inns in Monte Gordo

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Based on 447 hotel reviews

9.3

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.7

  • Comfort

    9.4

  • Location

    8.8

  • Facilities

    9.2

  • Staff

    9.7

  • Value for money

    9.3

  • Free WiFi

    8.3

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  • Reviewed: 30 August 2018

    8.3
    Nice place outside of monte gordo
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    On the map the location seemed quite central, short stroll from the beach. but in real life it was near the main road, and quite industrial (we did not like monte Gordo at all).

    Thr place was nice, the owners friendly, the rooms quite big and clean.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2018

    9.2
    Outside area where kids could play on the grass, staff...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Economy Double Room with extra bed
    • Stayed 1 night

    Probably you need to have car or a bike for your holiday. We did, so location was not an issue for us

    Outside area where kids could play on the grass, staff (special thanks for the restaurant that you have recommend), parking. Obrigado!

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 July 2018

    10
    Very clean and the location is very nice!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very clean and the location is very nice!!! Quiet place and the continental breakfast is very good!!! All the staffs are very nice!!! Very good for family!!!

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 June 2018

    9.2
    Perfect value for price!!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Maybe just the location next to a roundabout but really not annoying

    Everything! The room is comfortable and well equipped, very clean, the tenants are very nice and helpful, and the breakfast included so all in all very good value for price, would totally go back if I return to Monte Gordo

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2018

    10
    The hosts were welcming and helpful.
    • Solo traveller
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Vila Formosa is situated close to the Monte Gordo railway station in Monte Fino. This makes it ideal for guests using the train to travel in the eastern Algarve. It is also good for watching flamingos which can be seen from the station platform or the salt marsh of Monte Fino. Storks visit the field across the road in the evening when there are sheep - perhaps to roost. Mullet and other fish can be seen in the clear water of the estuary on the other side of the tracks. The continental type breakfast includes a variety of fruit and yogurt.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    10
    Have a quiet break here.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to dislike. Property as good as I hoped it would be.

    Very well designed with adequate accommodation for two. Well maintained and spotlessly clean.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 February 2018

    10
    Excellent place to stay, really good value
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Could not find anything to complain about.

    Excellent value for money, lovely staff, good breakfast, lovely spacious room and bathroom. Nice private terrace to sit. Would highly recommend.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2017

    10
    Excellent, will stay longer next time
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    We have nothing to moan about. We liked everything

    We liked everything. It is the cleanest place we have ever stayed. An excellent welcome, and staff were more than helpful. Excellent breakfast. Owners really have given attention to detail in the rooms and to their service. Will definately return.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2017

    10
    Excellant value!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Was excellant value,really nice room, very clean and comfortable, and well maintained. Friendly staff. Lovely breakfast. Will definitely go again. Very peaceful, and not far from the town. Lovely garden , and great parking.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2017

    10
    Quiet nice place 800 m from beach with parking.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Quiet nice place 800 m from beach with parking. Much better for pleasant stay than in the center of monte gordo if you are not afraid of walking 10 min to the beach. Fresh orange juice for breakfast.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    10
    The best place that we have ever stayed!!!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    The room was spacious, the level of quietness was great, the location was perfect (not in the centre of nightlife, but not far from the beach), the staff was incredibly nice, cosy and welcoming, the breakfast was really good with a plenty of choices, variety and perfect taste!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2017

    10
    The personal attention from the owners - a taxi was...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The personal attention from the owners - a taxi was organised, and a booking (on very short notice!) for us to one of the finest seafood restaurants in the area.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2017

    8.8
    Clean and comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Premises on a road corner. Traffic noise if sitting outside, but not discernable in the room, due to double glazing.

    Premises was Eat-of-the-floor clean. Excellent breakfast, plenty of food. Bathroom suite very good quality. Insect screens on sliding doors. A lot of thought put into making the house smooth and comfortable.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2017

    10
    The best small hotel we have stayed in.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I would not fault this small hotel one of the best we have stayed in.

    The room was first class and the breakfast excellent The staff where very friendly and nothing was to much trouble.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2016

    9.2
    Very decent and cozy guesthouse run by a friendly owner and...
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing really.

    Very decent and cozy guesthouse run by a friendly owner and his wife (?). We had a spacious enough room with a terrace with a comfy large bed and very clean bathroom. Just off the main street, quiet at night, walkable distance from the beach (without a car you cannot get around much though). Breakfast was just fine, freshly squeezed orange juice was superb! Had a pleasant stay for 3 nights, thank you!

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2018

    9.6
    3 very nice days
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Very nice and helpfull owners.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 July 2018

    10
    Confortable few days!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The bathroom needed more hangers!

    The bed was very comfortable. The staff is extremely nice and competent!

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2018

    9.6
    Limpeza
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Limpeza

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2018

    9.2
    Friendly and welcoming staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Friendly and welcoming staff

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2018

    10
    Excellent !
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Easy to find it. Owners very kind and helpfull people. Spacious rooms and very clean. Quiet surroundings.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 March 2018

    10
    Great stay really relaxing
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No hot breakfast

    The gardens they where peacfully and tranquil ..lovely place to sit and read

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 February 2018

    9.6
    Nice and cosy. Easy parking
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Spacy room. Minibar :-) Very familiar staff. Nice breakfast with croissants.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 February 2018

    10
    Owners are very friendly and helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Owners are very friendly and helpful. Good breakfest, room is clean and comfortable. Good location, close to the railway station.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 January 2018

    10
    Punching above its weight, high standard, good value hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It is not in a picturesque location

    Welcoming, immaculate, comfortable, great breakfast

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 October 2017

    10
    We would happily say again and recommend friends
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to dislike

    The owners were courteous, spoke several languages, attentive to our needs

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2017

    10
    Best Guest House in Portugal
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing, everything was perfect.

    Spotlessly clean, freindly, best coffee ever and breakfast.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2017

    10
    Wish we had more time. Excellent parking
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location, Very helpful staff

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2017

    10
    Everything was lovely and clean was like staying in four...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was lovely and clean was like staying in four star hotel breakfast was excellent only 15 min walk to restaurants

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2017

    9.2
    Very good and friendly people.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    All good

    Did not have eggs. The bread, cheese , coffee, juice , etc. Was good

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2017

    9.6
    Super!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Nothing

    Lovely accommodation. Spacious, clean and bright. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Perfect!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 April 2017

    9.2
    Excellent bed, free parking inside the property
    • Group
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Excellent bed, free parking inside the property

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2017

    10
    Why pay more for less?
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Fabulous Rooms, excellent value, wonderful staff. Perfect.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 February 2017

    9.6
    Comfort and value
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Sheets were soft

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 January 2017

    9.6
    Comfortable stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Excellent room (studio), clean, comfortable

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2016

    10
    very comfortable bed;
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    very comfortable bed; we were given a upper-level room with a view to the garden

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2016

    8.8
    comfortable and relaxing.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    nothing not to like.

    breakfast good quality and plentiful.Quiet but close to everything we wanted.. cheerful, friendly and helpful owners.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2016

    10
    Owner very friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Owner very friendly. Excellent bed and shower and breakfast excellent. Very clean. Really warm homely atmosphere and the owner could not have been more helpful and attentive.

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2016

    7.9
    The cleanliness, the great breakfast, the owners, the...
    • Couple

    Everything was good, The only the location next to a busy main road.

    The cleanliness, the great breakfast, the owners, the security, the private parking..

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2016

    9.2
    Very friendly and helpful family.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A bit of a walk to Monte Gordo centre but worth it.

    Very friendly and helpful family. Lovely clean room and bathroom. Great facilities and breakfast. Close to rail station

  • Reviewed: 14 February 2016

    9.2
    Extremely clean, comfortable large bed (mattress quite firm)...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing. The hotel is what it is, a small, simple family run hotel.

    Extremely clean, comfortable large bed (mattress quite firm) with quality linen, quiet, copious breakfast including fresh squeezed orange juice, safe parking, owners are a lovely couple (he speaks some English, his wife none, but both speak French) no bar but a mini bar in room at reasonable price, towels changed every day of our stay. This small gem of a hotel deserves to be busy. The value for money is incredible.

  • Reviewed: 17 December 2015

    9.6
    Superb facilities.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Only downside is that it's a bit isolated if you don't have a car. Can walk to Monte Gordo if you're reasonably fit.

    Superb facilities. Quite luxurious. Nice, helpful people. Only 400m from train station. Lovely countryside.

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2015

    10
    Truely welcoming hosts.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Wifi signal could be a little bit stronger.

    Truely welcoming hosts. Great place with garden to drink your own wine & eat tapas. Location is nice -about 10-15min walk from the beach. Conveniante parking on the property.

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2015

    10
    Large comfortable rooms.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No fruits for breakfast (but for the price, it's understandable).

    Large comfortable rooms. Beautiful decoration. Friendly staff. good location. Great price for the quality.

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2015

    10
    Friendly husband and wife team who have full control over...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Not much to complain about, only the mattresses are a bit too firm for my taste. But that is knitpickin'. All the other positives far outweigh this minor conmment.

    Friendly husband and wife team who have full control over the motel. Nicely homely decorated, modern style. Clean and crisp. Value for money? YES, best on the Algarve coast.

  • Reviewed: 28 February 2015

    9.6
    Very nice room (and excellent bathroom) with all the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Very nice room (and excellent bathroom) with all the amenities needed for a stress-free stay, peaceful atmosphere, good breakfast, friendly hosts. If you don't insist on having a sea view, the location is pretty good also (10 min walk to the beach with most restaurants along the way, train station 3 min.).

  • Reviewed: 19 February 2015

    9.6
    Everything!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Loved everything.

    Everything! Beautiful, Clean, Comfortable rooms. Super friendly staff. Great breakfast. Secure parking. Patio area. Convenient location to drive too for road trip.

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2016

    8.8
    Fantastic value!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Fantastic value!

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2016

    9.6
    the staff spoke English quite well, service was good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    all was ok

    the staff spoke English quite well, service was good

  • Reviewed: 8 January 2016

    9.6
    Comfortable,clean,quiet.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Shower needs updating.

    Comfortable,clean,quiet. Good breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2015

    10
    Fresh orange juice to breakfest
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Fresh orange juice to breakfest

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2015

    6.7
    the garden
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the breakfest should be more diversified.

    the garden

  • Reviewed: 8 March 2015

    9.6
    Value for money,proximity to Vila Real & Monte Gordo.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Value for money,proximity to Vila Real & Monte Gordo.Close to rail station.

  • Reviewed: 15 February 2015

    8.3
    Very friendly reception.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Very friendly reception.

  • Reviewed: 30 January 2015

    9.2
    everything
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    nothing

    everything

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2015

    9.6
    everything we expected an more.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    everything we expected an more. breakfast was great and very friendly staff. great value

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