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Client Reviews for Papoila


Despite the pretty wet weather we had a lovely week at Villa Papoila and it's environs. Although the temperature barely hit 18 degrees we made good use of the very warm pool. The log fire was a bonus to dry off on. A great house and well stocked - thanks for the welcome pack which saved a trip to the supermarket late in the evening. Lara loved the fluffies and that alone made it the best place she has stayed at. As for excursions we all liked Zoo Marine the best. The park was almost empty and the interactions with the dolphins were much enjoyed by the children and adults! For a rainy day the trip to the Science Museum at Lagos was well worth the short journey. Thanks Daphne and Keith for a very comfortable stay - we had a good time.

This has been a most relaxed and enjoyable week's holiday. Villa Papoila certainly met our expectations and more! Superb facilities - a most comfortable house, great pool and terraces and a thoughtful and generous welcome pack. Great location near to Armação de Pêra and surrounding towns. We appreciated the very useful recommendations for restaurants, places to see and so on. Thank you Daphne and Keith for ensuring that our holiday was so special

Thank you so much for a truly superb fortnight in Villa Papoila, Your welcome since our arrival has been friendly, generous and informative and the quality and spaciousness of the villa has made it feel like a home away from home. We have enjoyed excellent facilities and the pool, terraces and barbecue are a delight. We have done plenty of exploring thanks to your helpful advice but returning to the comfort and tranquility of Villa Papoila each day has brought us the most pleasure. Many thanks to you both for making our holiday special and to Charlie and Vintage Travel for another triumph.

We have really enjoyed our stay at Papoila - fantastic facilities and so very comfortable in so many ways. We loved using the pool each day. Highlight of our visit was the boat trip to see the caves at the "Liana". It gave us a great perspective of the wonderful beaches in this area. Thank you so much to Daphne for your help - it was lovely to meet and talk with you...we would indeed love to return sometime soon.

Thank you Daphne & Keith and Vintage Travel (Charlie) for a most wonderful fortnight at Villa Papoila. The pictures on the website we felt didn't do the house justice! A real "wow" on first entry - the scale, space and size of this home from home were a wonderful surprise....we could not have felt more comfortable and the pool was first class. Days out at Silves and the beach at Galé were a success. Indeed all the info in the folders provided by the owners and Vintage were most welcome. Our children loved "Slide & Splash" Aqua Park - be sure to take an umbrella from the villa, packed lunch and head to the green and quiet lawn at the rear of the park next to the Lido - we were able to relax in peace and quiet and have the thrill of the rides! A superb holiday. Thank you!

We have had a wonderful week here. Loved the villa, the pool and all the facilities. Jessica (7) loved all the toys especially the big teddy! We spent a day at Zoomarine which was great - although spent too long queuing for lunch so in hindsight should have taken a picnic! The sand sculptures are well worth seeing. We saw them by day but Jess wants to come back to see them at night. The 100 steps to Praia da Cove Redonda are well worth tackling - it's a gorgeous beach with loads of shells and some shady areas....All in all a wonderful week, thank you.

We have had a wonderful fortnight at Villa Papoila. The villa is brilliantly well equipped and everything is of good quality. The welcome pack including food was great. The pool has been the best feature and much needed in the heatwave we've had for a number of days, with the boys going in up to four times each day! The PS3 has been a big treat for them too. It has been lovely to have different dining areas according to the time of day. The shutters and fly screens were a godsend too compared to other villas we have stayed in.

We are a group of 5 family and friends who have tried many villas over the past 25+ years and this is one of the best - if not the best - villa we have stayed in. You can tell it is well loved, well laid out and everything is good quality. The "welcome" pack is the best we have ever had and greatly appreciated. The salt water pool is the best we've had and excellent idea with the cover. We have been lucky with the weather and there is always a shady spot to relax. Keith has provided a private haven with excellent landscaping and Daphne a welcoming host and obviously works hard to give her guests the best experience. This is our first booking with Vintage Travel. An extremely positive experience with both the office and local rep Charlie. In addition to the wealth of knowledge provided at the villa by Vintage and Daphne & Keith, the local free town maps are very useful. We have had a fabulous holiday.

Our party are all long term customers of Vintage. What you see in your brochure is what you get. Our second year at Papoila and Daphne and Keith were once again excellent hosts - their welcome pack is exceptional. Pool was spotless, though it was expensive to heat, but our choice to do so. Loved every second of our holiday there and will be looking to go back in the next two years.

After a 20 year gap, we have thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Algarve. The villa is fantastic and thank you to Daphne for all the thoughtful touches. The kids particularly enjoyed the beach and pool. Visited Zoomarine which was a great day out.

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