Premier Holidays Offer an Insiders Guide to Booking an Algarve Holiday Villa

If you’re about to book a self-catering Algarve holiday villa, the following handy tips will help you find the perfect accommodation.


Budget is key in determining length of stay and size of holiday let. The budget must be carefully considered before any pennies are allocated to accommodation in order to determine what is and isn’t affordable. This will make choosing easier as it will automatically rule out some options while offering up others. Dividing up the holiday budget and sticking to it, is really the only way to avoid over spending. Allocating a set amount of the budget to accommodation will also make it clear how much is left for daytime and evening activities in order to budget for holiday outings.


Self-catering accommodation is just that, self-catering. Unlike a hotel or B&B, very few holiday villas will include a breakfast option so food and dinning expenses must be taken into account. This being said, it is important to look at distances to and from local amenities if car rental is not being considered. All holiday villas come complete with decently sized, fully fitted kitchens and outdoor terraces offer the perfect opportunity for relaxed al fresco dining.


Choose accommodation according to the type of holiday you and your loved ones want to take. If romping around the countryside and exploring inland villages in a budget rental car sounds like fun, a villa with ample street or private parking is a must. The flexibility of a having a car also means that cheaper Algarve holiday villas located outside popular resort areas can come into consideration. Those merely wanting to stay in the area and don’t wish to rent a car will need to look at the walking distance to and from shops, restaurants and other facilities they would like to use. Booking a lovely villa without checking location may land tourists in a sticky situation and having to splash out on a rental car or taxi fares that they didn’t expect to have to do.

Cleaning Services

Not all holiday lets offer a cleaning or maid service so it is always best to check, and when in doubt, confirm ahead of time. Large families or those staying longer than a week would particularly benefit from having such a service several times a week. Although such service can sometimes be arranged for an additional fee even if not offered, if there is a villa that has already found its way into your heart but could be the deciding factor, it is worth asking.

Internet, Telephone and TV

Never take such amenities for granted. If being connected with the world while away from home is of importance, don’t neglect to check up on such details. It may be that additional charges apply which need to be added into the all-important budget.


Premier Holidays ensure that all properties are listed accurately but to avoid misunderstandings, the Algarve holiday villa experts advise to always read the small print. Knowing whether or not a holiday villa comes complete with a private or communal swimming pool and garden is key to securing a villa that best suits personal requirements. Tourists who merely prefer to take a dip in the sea, may want to consider cheaper townhouse accommodation with no additional pool or garden facilities.

For up to date availability and further self-catering accommodation options in the Algarve, call Premier Holidays on 0800 047 0400 or visit

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About Premier Holidays: Premier Holidays is a British company specialising in luxury holiday villas and apartments for the discerning traveller looking for a different holiday experience. Premier Holidays was founded in 1994 initially specialising in high-end villa holidays to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and has subsequently grown into one of the most trusted and established villa holiday specialists in Europe.



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