Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • 2 Michelin star restaurant

  • Huge wine cellar

  • Stunning location

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

Room upgrade (subject to availability)

Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)

Welcome drinks

  • Overview

    Built in Moorish style, Vila Joya is a small luxury hotel that resembles a small oriental palace. Set aside the Atlantic Ocean, it is the perfect place to unwind and delight in the sea breeze. In fact, it is the most luxurious and intimate Chic Retreat in the Algarve. 

Vila Joya is one of our favourite boutique hotels for a reason; it offers a special and unforgettable experience. Its exclusive and beautiful surroundings are combined with one of the three 2-Michelin Star restaurants in Portugal, to create a space of relaxation, elegance and luxury.

This Chic Retreat welcomes families, offering babysitters so you can have some peace and quiet.

    Directly located above the sea, the beach is not even a step away from Vila Joya. Golfers will find paradise here, with Salgados Golf only five minutes from the hotel. In fact, Vila Joya is located in the middle of the most terrific golf courses of Europe.

    Tennis lovers won't be disappointed either as Vila Joya has its own tennis court on site, and the heated swimming pool is perfect for dipping your toes into. After all that excerise, a bit of pampering is called for in the holistic spa, which provides a range of Asian-Oriental treatments for the body and soul. The sauna and Turkish bath are also great places to unwind and relax.

    To top it all off, the stunning slate state-of-the-art wine cellar houses over 7000 bottles of wine. In fact, it is possibly the most extravagant wine tasting room in Europe, and certainly the one with the best sea views.

    Award-winning chef Dieter Koschina and his team combines European techniques with local produce to create first class cuisine. With 2 Michelin stars, Koschina ensures that Vila Joya's restaurant is the best address in Portugal.

    The markets of the Algarve are key to the restaurant's ingredients, sourcing fresh produce of the finest quality. Expect lobster, crayfish and turbot from the local fishermen, and truffles, goose liver and caviar from the best markets in Europe. The result: unbeatable, enduring quality throughout the year.

  • Facilities

    air conditioning



    car parking

    child friendly



    gym/fitness room

    hammam/steam room



    spa treatment room

    swimming pool

    tennis court


    wheelchair access


    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    Estrada da Galé, Albufeira, Algarve 8200-416, Portugal

    How to get there?

    Faro - Vila Joya

    Go on the highway A22 in direc- tion Portimao.Then take the exit Albufeira and follow signs direc- tion Guia.

    On the national road N125 you pass the Algarve Shopping Cen- ter. Then on the roundabout in Guia take the third exit direction Albufeira.

    After 400 meters turn right in direction Gale - Salgados

    After 5 kilometers you reach
    a little town called Vale Parra. Pass the roundabouts and on the third roundabout, opposite the Gale Mar building, turn right, direction Gale.

    You will find Vila Joya after 300 meters on your left side, beige wall with green gate. 

    Nearest airport

    Faro airport is a 40 minutes drive from the hotel (49 km).

  • Rooms
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    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Vila Joya has the feel of a very private house. Each of the 22 rooms at this small, privately run boutique hotel is individually furnished and the balconies & terraces have incredible views of the Atlantic ocean. 

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    Master Double Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    33 m2
    Amenities: balcony/terrace, bathrobe, beverages sold on the premises, crib / cot, garden view, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, shower, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, sea view, mini bar, bathtub, safety deposit box
    Offering excellent sea views and featuring a balcony with a cosy seating area, perfect for breakfast in the sun, room no. 12 combines comfort and charm. This is a perfect room for couples, from its double bed (twin beds not available) and inviting double shower to the separate walk-in closet and dressing area. The bed is facing the ocean, providing wonderful views without even leaving the beds. Located on the first floor and including a modern bathroom in shades of white and grey. Featuring an exquisite and unique Portuguese cork floor, room nº 6 is located on the ground floor, with direct access to the lush green gardens and outdoor seating area. Decorated in light colours and with comfortable sunbeds outside, this 28 sqm room is ideal for those who love Portuguese traditions, thanks to its gorgeous floor. With a spacious bathroom with a larger bathtub and a double sink unit, it also boasts a separate shower and toilet.
  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Deposit: the guest pays a deposit to secure the booking and the balance is paid by the guest to the Property on checkout

    Cancellation policy

    If a cancellation occurs 16 days prior to the arrival date, there is no charge.
    If a cancellation occurs 15 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the stay is charged.
    If a cancellation occurs 7 days prior to the arrival date, 70% of the stay is charged.
    If a cancellation occurs 3 days prior to the arrival date, 90% of the stay is charged.
    If a cancellation occurs on the arrival date, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the stay is charged.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 15:00

    Check-out time: 12:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    No pets allowed. Fee is $0

    Please note

    Vila Joya is wheelchair accessible.

  • Rates
    Room Type Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019
    Small Double Room $426 $426 $514 $514 $683 $695 $695 $695 $683 $426 - - -
    Double Room $451 $451 $539 $539 $708 $733 $733 $733 $708 $451 - - -
    Deluxe Double Room $633 $827 $827 $827 $1,027 $1,046 $1,046 $1,027 $1,027 $633 - - -
    Deluce Terrace Room $733 $965 $965 $1,184 $1,184 $1,203 $1,203 $1,203 $733 $733 - - -
    Junior Suite $864 $1,140 $1,140 $1,140 $1,422 $1,422 $1,422 $1,422 $864 $864 - - -
    Suite $1,165 $1,528 $1,528 $1,528 $1,879 $1,879 $1,879 $1,879 $1,829 $1,165 - - -
    Royal Suite Joia $1,228 $1,591 $1,591 $1,917 $1,917 $1,979 $1,979 $1,917 $1,917 $1,228 - - -
    Deluxe Royal Suite $1,278 $1,654 $1,654 $1,654 $1,992 $2,055 $2,055 $1,992 $1,992 $1,278 - - -
    Master Deluxe Royal Suite $1,879 $2,455 $2,455 $2,455 $2,969 $3,057 $3,057 $2,969 $2,969 $1,879 - - -
    Master Double Room $708 $708 $940 $940 $1,159 $1,178 $1,178 $1,178 $1,159 $708 - - -

    Rates indicate cheapest price for the given period and may differ dependent on number of guests. Prices have been converted from EUR at the current exchange rate of = provided by European inter banking rates. Please note: The hotel will quote prices to you in EUR.

    Rates at Vila Joya are per room per night including breakfast buffet. Dinner supplement in the two Michelin Stars Restaurant available.



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)


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Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)