I travelled to Cerro Malpique for a week with my boyfriend who had never been abroad before. I was slightly apprehensive after reading some of the reviews however I was very happy when we arrived and saw the accomodation. We were in room 202 in CM2 and the apartment was huge! We had a fantastic view of the sea from the balacony and of the pool which was usually very quiet.
The apartment staff were all very friendly and helpful. They gave us a courtesey call 10 minutes after showing us to the room to ensure that everything was ok. We booked a fishhing trip through reception with Seafaris however they failed to turn up at the pick up time. We complained to the reception staff and the lady was apologetic and immediately called them to find out what had happened. The trip was rearranged for us however we didn't go in the end as we had other plans. Be wary if booking any trips with Seafaris!!!
The apartments were very conveniently located and the 100 steps take you right into the square where all the bars, restaurants and entertainment can be found. The steps are very easily do-able unless you have mobility issues and certainly kept us fit during our stay. We had some lovely food and would recommend the restauarnts down by the sea front and the Italian restauarnt Ricardo's with the sea terrace. These restaurants do get very busy however are well worth the wait!
The apartments have everything you need and the air conditioning was a god send. It's 10 Euros a week for the safety deposit box and 30 Euro's deposit for the key which is returnable at the end of the holiday. You will need a remote control to operate the air conditioning which is also 30 Euro's deposit and the TV remote is 30 Euro's deposit however we did not ask for this.
There are 2 pools at CM2, both of which are very nice, although the big pool was dirty on our last day, with bird poo, floating twigs, cigarette wrappers and flies however the pool had been very busy and it was a very hot day.
There is no bar/cafe at the apartments which is a downside although reception do sell cold drinks and alcohol and they are open 24 hours a day. The Lidl supermarket is only a 5 minute walk away and has everything you will need.
Overall I was very impressed with the apartments and thoroughly enjoyed Albuferia. I would definately go back and so would my boyfriend!
Ask for a sea view and try to book into CM2 as it has the best room and best views
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