Have just got back from a week at the colina da lapa and for what we paid last minute it was well worth the money !
Firstly the one bedroom aparment we had was massive.. ( ive seen smaller one bedroom flats in this country lol ) we had a balcony back and front which was ideal for the sun ! the kitchen was we stocked with pots and pans ect for selfcatering over and hob worked fine, i see in some reviews they saw there was no KETTLE.. there is now as well as a toaster ! there is also a washing manchine plus iron, and a massive fridge with a proper frezzer not just an ice box
The living room was big with a table and 4 chairs, plus a sofa and arm chair, Tv with 3 uk channels + Eurosport in some random language
bedroom was ok, 2 x single beds.. and decent pillows now as see some people moaned about them b4. whole apparment very clean. i see people moaning about the smell in the bathroom, this is just you typical "abroad" smell u get in most palces and nothing to worry about
The pool and bar area where nice with plenty of sunbeds ( owners of colina if your reading this time for new sunbeds,,, to many fat bums been on those ones and they are a bit saggy in the middle lol )
The complex its self is quite far out from anything but this is what makes in nice and quite, there is a resturant oppsite which i think has changed hands from previous reviews as its now quite posh, but very nice and good value. There are two others when you turn left outside the main entrance and walk for about 10mins.. there is an itialan next to the water tower which was nice (closed on mondays out of season) apart from that the other places are all in the town.. Which is a very very long walk and for the sake of a 6 -7 euro taxi ride is not worth the effort
we walked to the beach one day that was a good 30mins so take a drink with you ! the beach was nice with sunbeds toilets showers ect ( abt 25wooden steps down to the beach no ramp ) very sheltered with nice sand and sea
All in all these are nice apartments if you really wana get away from everything, would prob hire a car next time. I would class myslef as fussy traveler, but really loved this place !!
**if you dont get on with steps or walking this may not be for you.. it is possible to get around, but aparments ect do have alot of steps to them so go for a 2 bedroom aparment as they are all ground floor (i thinnk)
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