If you're looking for holidays without the worry of cancellation charges then look no further. We're delighted to introduce our 100% Refund Guarantee on a large selection of our villas, allowing you to have free cancellation on your villa holiday should you be unable to travel due to UK Government advice or quarantine requirements either in your chosen destination or upon your return.
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How it works:
1. Book your 2023 villa holiday on our website or over the phone with one of our Travel Consultants. Free Cancellation cover will automatically be included in your basket, if applicable.
2. If on your date of travel, the official UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice is against all travel to your chosen destination, OR you will be required to hotel quarantine either in your destination or upon your return, you'll be able to cancel your villa booking and receive a 100% refund.
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Terms and Conditions
You will be able to request a full refund of the price paid for your villa booking, if on your date of travel, the following conditions are met:
Your villa booking was made on or after 07/10/2021.
Your booking was made for a villa to which the offer applies, which will show if available for your chosen dates during your booking journey.
The UK FCDO or Government in your country of residence advises against travel to your destination due to COVID-19 on your travel date.
There are COVID-19 restrictions in your destination country preventing you from being able to travel to that destination.
You are required, due to COVID-19, to quarantine in a hotel on arrival in your destination country.
You are required, due to COVID-19, to quarantine in a hotel on return to the UK.
Our terms and conditions and suppliers' terms and conditions will apply for ancillary products such as car hire and transfers.
All other standard booking terms and conditions apply.
With a selection of restaurants, shops and café’s nearby, along with the magnificent sandy Gale beach (less than 500m) the location of Villa Simoes is amongst our best in the Algarve. Sitting proudly amongst villas of similar stature, this modern villa is an excellent choice for keeping car use to a minimum.
Both inside and out there is no shortage of space in which to relax, all rooms being bright and welcoming. Patio doors lead out of the living room to the sunny terrace overlooking the pool, steps from here lead you down to the alfresco dining area, brick-built barbecue and inviting private swimming pool. A most delightful spot to enjoy a welcoming sun downer at the end of a gruelling day in the sun!
While there may be no need to use the car, do take time to explore further afield, Albufeira with its eclectic selection of shops, restaurants and café bars is less than a fifteen minute bus ride away, and the other fabulous sandy beaches either side of Gale can be reached by foot.
Usual day is Saturdays.
Mid-May - Mid-September is fixed, flexible at any other times.
DVD Player, Comfortable Seating, Doors to Terrace Gardens, Air Conditioning Cold Heat, Sat TV Multiple English Channels, WiFi
Twin Beds, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Double Bed, Doors to Terrace Gardens, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bath with shower over, Toilet, Bidet, Double Basins
Covered Terrace(s), Open Terrace(s), Alfresco Dining Facilities, Sun Loungers, Parasol, Garden Furniture, Brick Built BBQ, Enclosed Garden
On Road Parking
Outdoor Private Pool,
Pool Size: 7.40m
Pool Depth: 1.00m
Twin Beds, Balcony, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Double Bed, Balcony, Air Conditioning Cold Heat
Bath with shower over, Toilet, Bidet, Double Basins
Due to the number of steps to get down to the pool area Villa Simoes is not recommended for wheelchair users or customers with less mobility.
*For all new bookings made from 23rd August 2023, Air Conditioning will now be included.
Faro Airport (FAO)
A sweeping three miles stretch of perfectly manicured golden sand dominates this part of the Portuguese coastline, and is backed by dramatic limestone cliffs making it one of the Algarve's most picturesque resorts. Gale beach (or Praia de Gale) is suitable for all ages, with calming waters ideal for paddling on some days, and on others there are stronger waves making water sports a great option. Our villas in Gale are within easy reach of the beach, whilst the vibrant town of Albufeira is just a short drive away.
Good location but is on a busy road corner. Steps to pool area are steep and slippery when wet. Kitchen basic and oven didn’t work.
Mon 24 Oct 2022
Unfortunately we found this villa very disappointing. It was in a great location but the villa itself was sadly lacking. None of the rooms looked the same as the photos. The leather sofas in the lounge had been replaced with the most uncomfortable sofas. The depth of the base was so narrow that I as a 5 feet 3 woman felt to big for them let alone my husband. The only way to use them was to lie down on them. For some reason someone had decided to paint white patches on the dining room and kitchen furniture. I assume it was meant to look whitewashed but it looked like a child had been let loose with white paint.
The pictures on the walls had been replaced with framed pieces of wallpaper. None of the bedrooms had the vibrant colours of the photos instead everything is now beige. The beds were the most uncomfortable we’ve every slept on. We were constantly waking in the night to turn over due to the pain we were in.
The outside level where the pool is has no lighting so means that you can’t sit there on an evening for a drink or even have a b-b-q after around 7 in October as it becomes too dark. This is a real shame and massively effected our evening enjoyment. The lack of lighting also is a problem if you hire a car which needs to be parked outside the back gates as you then have to walk around to the front door up steps using the torch on your phone to see where you’re going. There are also spikes on the top of the gate next to the b-b-q that would be very dangerous if someone fell on them. My husband cut his arm on them when he slipped on the steps next to them due to it being dark and he missed a stroke.
We also found that the washing machine doesn’t spin so everything comes out dripping wet.
Overall this villa gives the impression of one that has been fitted out as cheaply as possible and anything that isn’t a vital to be able to rent it is missing.
Solmar response - Thank you for your review. We regret that you should have encountered some issues at Villa Simoes and hope they did not cause your enjoyment of your holiday to be spoilt. We note that our UK Resolution team have been in contact with you. We hope that we will have the chance to be of service to you again soon.
Wed 29 Sep 2021
Very spacious, clean, lovely decor and a very short walk to the supermarket. Also very close to the beach and local restaurants. Cleaners allowed us to leave our luggage inside as we had a morning flight.
Mon 28 Oct 2019
Amazing villa. Location was brilliant really close to the supermarket and also the amazing beach. Would definitely book this villa and resort again
Mon 15 Jul 2019
Great location, villa was perfect for beach shops and restaurants, it was very clean and spacious, pool and pool area was great, clean towels mid week was a bonus . if I had to say anything negative about the villa, it would be , to say it would have been nice to have a few compliantly Items , such as a bottle of water, salt, oil, sugar and soap, having said this we all had a great holiday
Mon 10 Jun 2019
Spacious Villa, nice quiet location, near supermarket and beach. Surrounding restaurants good. Close enough to the busy Albufeira costing €7 - €8 for a uber.
Mon 29 Apr 2019
This is our 2nd time at villa simoes.... and again we had a great time. Villa was spotless and as usual equipped with everything needed. Would not hesitate to go to this villa again.
Thu 15 Nov 2018
Lovely spacious villa which was very well equipped. The Solmar Villa resort rep was excellent at responding to any questions we asked. Would highly recommend both villa and Solmar Villas as a company.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Villa location was very good short walking distance to shops, lovely restaurants and beautiful Galé beach. Villa was well maintained and very clean with very good cleaning services. Our villa rep Dean was really helpful providing a rapid response to any queries or issues. Really good holiday!
Sat 05 May 2018
Loved the villa.. it was lovely and clean and in a good position... close to all restaurants and the beach which was lovely and clean as well..
Sun 22 Apr 2018
Mr Stuart Cluer
Lovely spacious villa which lacked nothing. First class service from Solmar Villas resort rep (Dean). Would highly recommend.
Sat 22 Apr 2017
Good sized villa and well equipped. Really close to exceptional supermarket.
Sat 25 Mar 2017
although it was early in the season and Gale was quiet the villa was superb, clean tidy and well stocked with all the necessary bits and pieces, would highly recomend.
Thu 13 Oct 2016
The villa was as photographed. It was in the best location for our needs and was equipped with all the necessities for our stay. It was very clean and tidy.
Sat 13 Aug 2016
The children enjoyed the pool and the local beach. The villa was very clean and well furnished.
Sat 18 Jun 2016
The villa was lovely and close to bars and restaurants. The villa is on quite a busy road which was noisy in the day and at night.
Sat 07 May 2016
We love Gale, have been going for 5 years and always book with Solmar villas. The standard of accommodation is always excellent and villa Simoes was in an ideal situation for beach and Apolonia supermarket, the only thing I wasn't keen on was the steps down to the pool would prefer to walk straight out to pool area
Sat 23 Apr 2016
It was a great sized villa, clean and bright. The Villa Rep was excellent, very helpful and friendly. Area was very quiet in April when we went on holiday (which was perfect for us). Only a short walk from the beach (approx. 7-10mins), with lovely restaurants to watch stunning sunsets. 10mins by cab to Albufeira only 10EUR approx., if you want to see either the lovely old town or party harder in the new town/strip area. Everyone was very friendly. Would definitely return.
Sun 10 Apr 2016
The house was clean and spacious and the balconies were wonderful. The close proximity to the excellent quality shop was fantastic but the best thing was the local beach. Just beautiful. Chilling out at the bar was really special. The restaurant at the beach was also fantastic in every way. Excellent value for money and excellent service.
Sat 26 Mar 2016
Felt really safe in the villa. Great quiet location very close to numerous fantastic beaches. This was our second stay in this villa, and we would definately stay here again.
Tue 29 Sep 2015
Very convenient and close to beach and supermarket. Main strip and shopping area only a ten minute drive. Lovely pool and all mod cons. English speaking stations on TV a major plus.
Tue 01 Sep 2015
Rated: Good. Very convenient and close to beach and supermarket. Main strip and shopping area only a ten minute drive. Lovely pool and all mod cons. English speaking stations on TV a major plus.
Sat 18 Jul 2015
Villa was very nice , excellent location , close to beach , local supermarket is expensive but sells everything you need , would return again
Wed 01 Jul 2015
Rated: Good Great villa, great area and ideally situated within easy walk to the fabulous 5km beach (less than 10 mins). Everything you need in a villa (apart from beach towels) and no car needed. Split level which is nice for two families sharing and very close to the well stocked supermarket and a selection of walkable restaurants. We also ate at the bar on the beach, which was excellent. Great weather too!
Wed 01 Jul 2015
Rated: Good Villa was very nice , excellent location , close to beach , local supermarket is expensive but sells everything you need , would return again
Thu 01 Jan 2015
Rated Excellent. Villa was very child friendly, with gates on all stairs. Villa situated very close to the beach, about 7-10 min walk, supermarket- 2 min. Solmar Villas organised everything perfectly, we didn't need to contact anyone. We got all instructions in the package. In total we really enjoyed our time in Portugal, weather was great, beach was not busy.
Fri 01 Aug 2014
Easy booking and everything as promised. The villa had everything we could need and was in a great location. So handy for the supermarket and cafes nearby. Easy access to the beach and restaurants there.
Thu 01 May 2014
Rated Excellent. Dealing with Solmar Vilas representatives is so Hassle free. I cannot speak highly enough about their level of service and ability to keep things simple. Great facilities and the best location I have ever had in terms of accessibility for supermarket, beach, bars, cafe's and restaurants. Everything within easy walking distance.