South West UK Family (the eldest child is at school)
- Our second holiday with James Villas, the first to The Algarve.
Villa Roma is a beautiful villa, with good privacy, on the quiet edge of a nicely maintained complex. We had a few small 'teething' issues with the villa when we arrived but it was end of season so some of the items were expected, however the local James Villas rep, called by on our first full day and got on the case of the important matters. It was all sorted in 24hrs.
We were lucky to have super weather for the whole of our week in Villa Roma so outdoor living was the norm. The pool was very cold and pool heating in October would be preferable as the days are shorter. Also, the very high boundary bushes to the west/southwest of the pool area put it in shade from late afternoon, reducing the sun's effect on heating the water. Perhaps a pruning exercise would help and still maintain the good privacy.
Villa Roma is very impressive both outside and inside with the added advantage of a/c in all the important areas. The domestic staff from Eden Resort the complex called most days (although we did not always accept their offer of service as we had no requirements every day), they were always pleasant and very helpful, as are all the staff on the complex that we met.
Overall, whilst one pays a premium to be at the Eden Resort, the impressive villa, the service and, the on site facilities, go a long way to making up any price differential.
The key question is, would we return to Villa Roma for a future holiday... yes, in the blink of an eye, we would book again. Great holiday, thank you James Villas, again.
Published on: 29 October 2017