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4.3 out of 5

"Fully equipped large apartment, close to restaurants. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 24 May 2019

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Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£129* Per night/room 25 Jun - 26 Jun

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Pool View

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

The clean apartments at Vila Petra get high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from The Strip. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 2 outdoor pools. Built in 1998, this upmarket aparthotel has 143 apartments over 5 floors. Each apartment includes amenities such as free WiFi and a kitchen.

  • Each apartment offers a kitchen, a furnished balcony and an LCD TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include 2 restaurants, a coffee shop, a swim-up bar and a poolside bar
  • Continental breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor and 2 outdoor pools
  • Services include a free children's club, dry cleaning/laundry and a concierge
  • On-site recreation includes an outdoor tennis court, a gym and a steam room
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the clean guestrooms
  • Steps from Albufeira Bullring and a 3-minute drive from International Health Centers Albufeira
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Vila Petra ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Vila Petra

Everyone (11) Couples (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Oct 2019

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5 out of 5
Fully equipped large apartment, close to restaurants.

Posted by on 24 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jul 2019 by FOM

Thank you for the Review! Looking forward to welcoming you back.

5 out of 5
Staff very welcoming and helpfull. Overall the holiday was perfect in every way.

Posted by on 12 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5
Absolutely fabulous hotel, couldn’t fault a thing. Staff are a credit to the hotel. Always always helpful nothing is to much trouble. Spotlessly clean. Great holiday. Thank you.

Posted by , from Birmingham on 8 Sep 2018

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5 out of 5

Spacious and clean

Pros: 2 kids loved the inside pool on the rainy days
Excellent , staff were helpful and friendly. good breakfast selection and convenient location

Posted by on 17 Apr 2018

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2 out of 5

Disappointingly Falsely advertised

Pros: Rooms were clean
Cons: Politeness of staff, definitely the food, atmosphere and amenities.
Location: In the middle of nowhere, you will need to travel in order to sightsee, go to the beach or shop.
Free breakfast? No. The breakfast is 8€ each. Buffet breakfast? Lies, there was only cereal, a warm bottle of water, rolls & biscuits. They then said we cook bacon and eggs upon request. We requested, the bacon was wafer thin & salty and the egg tasted of cardboard. We should have known better because we were the only ones that came for breakfast, it was just us all morning. Most of the staff don't speak English and those who do are not very friendly at all. Very abrupt as if you're bothering them. One of the main reasons we chose this hotel is because it's advertised to be near the old town. This is false. Old town is a 25 min walk or 8€ in taxi. This hotel is in the middle of nowhere with no local shops or anything for that matter so you will spend a lot on travel. Sauna/Turkish bath is advertised but they will charge you 10€ each to use it. Ridiculous right? Oh & you can't just go when you feel. You have to book 30mins ahead and can only stay on there for a period of time. The tap water contains a large amount of chlorine so it is not suitable for drinking or making cups of tea. You will need to buy bottled water to. The cleaners are very pushy to get you out of your room so they can clean so set your alarm clock! The interior of the hotel itself is very basic and food is horrible. On the bright side, the rooms are clean. Sorry but I will not be returning and I write this to warn others as I wished I was warned.

Posted by , from England on 27 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice place

Pros: Cleanliness and spacious apartment.
Cons: Snack bar near the pool. Should have a bit more choice and not so expensive.
Location: Location is good in the new town area. Really close to the strip, with bars and restaurants. Pingo Doce supermarket, 15mins walk is excellent.
Stayed at Vila Petra for a long weekend. Great spacious apartment, excellent kitchen facilities. Everything was very clean and in great condition. You can tell the management focus on cleanliness and keeping the place ship shape. We didn't eat in the restaurant as there are so many great places to eat in the immediate vicinity, but we did use the pool snack bar one day and found it rather expensive. Pool and pool deck area is large, with plenty of sunbeds and very, very clean. Can't fault the place, we had a great stay.

Posted by , from Newcastle on 29 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

lovely hotel

Pros: the staff,pool,location.
Cons: get better beds,the living rooms could do with sofa beds,fumigae the rooms to get rid of the ants
Location: perfect
my experience at the hotel was lovely but one thing that put me off was that ant were all over the place,every time something with sugar spilt,th ants showed up in large numbers.I think the rooms should be fumigated atleast before a guest enters oh and the beds are not comfy too.we had a room that was meant for two adults and two children,that was according to the information they gave but when we arrived ,it was a single room with two single beds joined together to make a double,so you can imagine how the two beds keep moving apart while sleeping.we had to sleep in the living room which was very uncomfortable.But to be honest,the overall experience put a smile on our faces cos we had apool and the place is two minutes away from the beach and its close to all ammenities.

Posted by on 9 Sep 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to beach and nightlife

Pros: Everything, value for money!
Cons: indoor pool closed at 7pm, should extend till 10pm.
Location: The strip, bars and clubs nearby
Nice, good value for money. I recommend getting an apartment as there is a mini market located in hotel. You can eat cheaply for example breakfast and snacking and also they are in close proximity to pool. Nice sized pool never felt over crowded and we were there start of august. Very clean!

Posted by , from ireland on 3 Aug 2016

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5 out of 5
Gut eingerichtete Küche im Studio, nettes Personal, immer am reinigen dadurch sehr sauber.

Posted by on 16 Oct 2021

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Property Features

Vila Petra offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, an indoor pool, and a health club. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this aparthotel measures 1636 square feet (152 square metres) and includes conference space. A children's pool, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the family-friendly Vila Petra. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking is available. This Mediterranean Albufeira aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 143 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 1636 sq ft of conference space
  • 152 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1998
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Corner/local shop
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Albufeira - Ferreiras Station (5.4 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Vila Petra offers 143 accommodations with DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Accommodation at this 4-star aparthotel has kitchens with fridges, stovetops, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Climate control
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Vila Petra – This brasserie serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor tennis court and a health club are featured at the aparthotel. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a kids' pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Guests aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Personal motor watercraft nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Vila Petra offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and high chair

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Parties and events are allowed on site

Long-term renters welcome

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Host has not indicated whether there is a carbon monoxide detector on the property; consider bringing a portable detector with you on the trip

Host has indicated that there is a smoke detector on the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and high chair. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, debit cards and cash. Parties and events are allowed on site. Long-term renters welcome. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in all accommodation. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property does not use a professional cleaning service
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 2
  • Events/parties allowed
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines Clean & Safe (Portugal)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property registry number - 2
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Online penalty collection


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash Breakage deposit: EUR 300 per stay
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 31 March, EUR 0.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April - 31 October, EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: from approximately EUR 15.50 for adults and from EUR 7.75 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 80 per vehicle (return)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Petra Vila
  • Vila Petra
  • Vila Petra Albufeira
  • Vila Petra Hotel
  • Vila Petra Hotel Albufeira
  • Vila Petra Aparthotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
  • Vila Petra Aparthotel Hotel Albufeira
  • Vila Petra Aparthotel Albufeira
  • Vila Petra Aparthotel
  • Vila Petra Albufeira
  • Vila Petra Aparthotel
  • Vila Petra Aparthotel Albufeira

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the aparthotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children aged 2 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Green Key (Foundation for Environmental Education) – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Key (Foundation for Environmental Education)
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