Fodor's Expert Review Vila Joya Boutique Resort

Estrada da Galé, Albufeira, Faro, 8200-917, Portugal Fodor's Choice

Foodies, take note: Austrian chef Dieter Koschina oversees one of Portugal's most highly rated restaurants, and it's right on the grounds of this jewel of a resort; you receive a discount on dinner if you book prior to your stay. Stylish rooms and suites have a decadent feel, and some boast indoor or outdoor whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Outside you'll find beautifully landscaped gardens with a heated pool and access to a semiprivate beach.

PROS

  • crème da la crème of fine dining
  • exclusivity at its best
  • nice spa
  • fine dining in an intimate atmosphere
  • exclusivity at its best, without stuffiness
  • service is attentive yet discreet
  • wonderful list of amenities
  • memorable meals

CONS

  • a short drive from main town
  • concealed location
  • high-end luxury travel with prices to match
  • not much in surrounding area–-need a car to venture further
  • concealed location a little difficult to find
  • not much to do in surrounding area
  • location is a little difficult to find
  • pricey rates

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Sophisticated
Near the beach
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 289-591795 | -289 591 795

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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