Hotel Vila Vita Parc Hotel 5 star
Alporchinhos Porches, Portugal
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Vila Vita is superbly located overlooking the Atlantic. It has been named as one of the "Leading Hotels of the World" and is chic but not uptight . It is particularly well equipped to welcome children and teens, a little less to welcome sportspeople, except golfers. Very beautiful fitness center.

This review is a translation from our French website,, by Traducteo.

  • Seaside
  • Family
  • International Standard
  • Well located
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    • Hotel Vila Vita Parc

      Vila Vita Parc   -   © Igor Lubinetsky / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Vila Vita Parc

      Vila Vita Parc   -   © Igor Lubinetsky / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 10.0 /10

    The Vila Vita is 4 miles away (15 min.) from the small town of Armacao de Pera and 28 miles away west of Faro international airport ( 50 minutes by car). To get there, follow the "Armacao de Pera" signs. 1 mile after leaving the city, follow the billboard (on the left) indicating Sofitel Vilalara hotel. Turn left after the Valeiro hotel sign.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The rooms are spacious, with blue dominating and reminiscent of the Greek style of Cyclades islands. Storage are numerous, the facilities complete : individual air conditioning, international telephone line ( with direct access dialing to reach the hotel different services), safe with electronic lock, full minibar, television (excellent satellite reception, 33 channels), a lounge with a convertible sofa, table, chairs, desk and a large balcony with table and chairs. The bathroom has a bathtub, a washbasin with a double basin, hair dryer, towel-warmer, scale, magnifying lens, many welcome products. Lighting is functional, umbrellas are in the closet, should they be needed. A bottle of water and a fruit basket are presented to new entrants.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    The hotel has a privileged location facing the Atlantic, overlooking two beaches separated by high ochre cliffs. The environment is pleasant - white villas (belonging to the property) nestled among the profuse vegetation. There are 192 rooms and suites housed in white moorish style three-floor buildings ( round chimneys, roofs with pink tiles). The latter are situated in a sumptuous park planted with palm trees, magnolias and fragrant eucalyptus, decorated with ponds with water jets. The decoration of the common areas is refined (azulejo tiles, a monumental chimney, large Oriental carpets, dark wood, Chinese vases). You are welcomed by a friendly valet wearing a hat and a frock coat. The very pleasant fitness center in plain colours has a sauna, jacuzzi and hamam plus many care treatments ( ayurvedic massage or shiatsu, reflexology, aromatic baths...). Deckchairs, sunshades and beach towels are provided from June to October.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    Seven restaurants share the field. They have Portuguese, Italian , grilled meats and an international menu and meals are served in a bright, refined, comfortable setting. "L'Ocean" is gastronomic. It wants to be intimate and so does not accept children of less than 16 years, plus there is a dress code. Its relaxed and rustic opposite, "L'Art Nautic", is on the Armaçao de Pera beach. It serves a "practical" cuisine and suits families very well.

    Beach 8.20 /10

    The Vila Vita is just behind two public beaches separated one from each other by a cliff wall. The hotel has a concession for renting deckchairs and sunshades on the larger of them, Armaçoa de Pera, which has also a water sports club in summer. Located 1.2 miles away, it is accessible by regular shuttle. Direct access to the smallest of the two beaches is through the garden.

    To know

    The Vila Vita is classy, discreet and efficient with guests to whom it suggests a specific dress code in bars, restaurants, and public spaces. It is a member of the very exclusive Leading Hotels of the World chain.
    The institution cares for babies from 3 months to teens of 19 years with an intense and diverse daily program of entertainment and excursions.
    A pleasant walk along the cliffs will get you to Armacao de Pera in fifteen minutes.


    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, (paying), gym, golf, mountain bike, jet ski, (paying), sailing, (paying), kayak, (paying), paddle boats, (paying), canoe, (paying), squash, water-polo, fitness, sports

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room


    • The surroundings : the ocean as a background.
    • Pleasant and well equipped beaches.
    • The architecture of the hotel and its park.


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