We stayed for a week, in a 1 bed apartment, April 2011. Transfer about 40min from airport. We had seen v good reviews on the Colina Da Lapa, and we have to say we were not disappointed at all. The size of the whole apartment was enormous! Biggest 1 bed we have been in. Kitchen was great v well equipped. Beds comfortable, and an amazing log fire and you can buy logs at reception if you wish. Washing machine was great and full size fridge and cooker. Staff where v good helpful, and polite. Maid service every day. Pool area well kept clean and tidy. We had a meal which was good may be a euro or two more than in the village. Now we did see some times on the walk into Carvoeiro before we went it took us 55 mins to walk to the beach front and that is a good pace no major stopping, it took another couple we met 1hr 15mins. So whatever you read this is the honest truth ! it is not 30mins !. If you are planning to stay with a view of walking in for the evening forget it, hills up and down and very few watering holes to stop on the way in, residential area. The very good thing is the complex operates a free shuttle bus straight to the Carvoeiro beach front 10.30 and 11.30am down and a 4pm return. Think this is more as the summer season kicks in. Taxi from the centre carvelero was 6euro day, and 7 euro evening. They are easy to get from Carvoeiro, be aware the complex charge for making a call for you to get a taxi think it was 50c, a rip off.
There are quite a few beaches you can walk to one of the closest walking distance from the apartment was Caneiros beach, you take a right turn out of the complex, left at the roundabout and just carry on. 30 min walk good pavements and level walking except for one steep but short hill at the end. There are no bars or café or very much on the way ! The beach is v nice they rent beds and covers the beds are 10euro day for 2 beds. There is a café/ restaurant and good public toilets and showers.
There is a local mini market about 15 min walk you can get all you need from this and 2-3 bars within 20 min walk We had a great week, great value, great quality, nice staff, defiantly consider and shortlist. One point for consideration is it’s far out from Carvoeiro, Taxi back is the only option if you don’t get a car. Car hire through the complex was 60 euro for 3 days and extra 7 euro for the full whack insurance if you wish to have it. We did look and this was a very favorable rate. Bike hire is 10 euro per day and the reception staff are very helpful and knowledgeable with all you enquiries.
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- Also Known As:
- Colina Da Lapa Hotel Lagoa
- Colina Da Lapa Carvoeiro
- Colina Da Lapa Portugal/Lagoa, Algarve