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We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa West.
We were met on arrival by the hosts, who actually had to chase us down the street to point out where to park, they were extremely friendly and helpful despite the language barrier.
There was a welcome pack of essentials (including a bottle of wine) and the hosts explained about the villa and how to operate various items of equipment.
Apart from a periodic visit from the pool/garden maintenance man and one visit from the cleaner (these always knocked before coming in) we were very much left to ourselves, which is exactly what we wanted.
The property is very well maintained and ideally proportioned for four people. Lets face it you don't really want to be spending too much time inside, and the garden is a very comfortable and relaxing space to spend time. So much so we only went to the beach once during our stay rather than every day which we do usually. The garden "can" be overlooked in part by a couple of neighbouring villa's roof terraces but we saw virtually nobody on them during our stay.
The bedrooms are perfectly comfortable with tonnes of storage and the bathrooms are clean and spacious. The kitchen has all of the usual facilities (inc an oven!) although there was no kettle (there is a coffee maker instead) or anything I would recognise as a can opener (which caused a bit of amusement getting into a can of beans).
The pool is big enough to float around in and certainly didn't need heating but then it was Aug/Sept, there is a heater for the colder months. It was well looked after and always clean despite it being pretty windy on some days. There is a function to turn the flow up in the pool (into an "endless" pool) if more energetic than us.
Location wise it is ideally suited away from the thumping music of Playa del Ingles, but close enough if you want to taxi (3-4 Euro), and close enough to the beach (approx 20 - 30 min walk). Faro2 shopping centre is close by, but its only redeeming feature is a Hiperdino, but that is good for picking up essentials. This place is obviously almost derelict and be warned you may well have to dodge a zombie or 2 on the way through! The only sound was from a nearby hotel who had a bad Elvis impersonator, but luckily he went to bed at 9pm.
Overall we loved our stay here, and were loath to put this review on until we had booked our next stay. Thank-you to team who looked after us and we look forward very much to visiting Villa West again.
There are a lot of 5 star reviews and they are fully deserved! The property is incredibly well equipped and the layout is perfect for chilling out on your Holiday. The open plan layout combined with the fantastic outside space work really well.
Great pool (which the kids loved) and supermarket on the complex, which is amazingly peaceful - we were really struck by how little noise there was from other properties.
Great location away from the hussle and bussle, but really easy to get out and about as only a couple of minutes from GC1 and GC500.
Ger provided lots of really useful information and is a genuinely nice guy who can’t do enough to make your stay.
I would recommend to anyone!