We spent our October family holiday here with children aged 6 & 8 (last week of the season). The grounds were smaller than I imagined but the children really enjoyed playing in the play park area. We didn't use the bbq's but they were everywhere so I expect people use them a lot in the summer. The staff were friendly and attentive. Any problems were dealt with quickly. Our apartment didn't have an oven and when I asked a member of staff if I could use one in another apartment (all were empty except for ours) I was told none of them had ovens. Later a new arrival told me her's had one! I had a look in some as renovation work had begun and they look lovely - modern shiney kitchens! Our 2 bed apartment (1) was comfortable and semi-homely. Take a corkscrew as most bottles have corks, unsurprisingly, and the one supplied is a hernia inducing pull out one. The second bedroom at the back has no window so might be stuffy in the summer. They loo paper has to be binned so it was really smelly (again might be a problem in summer). Someone left a scented candle so we lit that in there everyday and emptied the bin every evening. Not what I had planned to do on holiday. However this is an old character farm house with old plumbing afterall! It's a 5 min drive to Agua and close to M526 and N125 which we used daily. Overall I would recommend and would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa da Horta, literally ‘Orchard House’, is an 150 year old farmhouse thoughtfully converted to provide a picturesque cluster of charming apartments set amongst the tranquility of fragrant orange groves in Vale Carro, close to the fishing village of Olhos de Água, the golf course of Sheraton Hotel, Açoteias and the magnificent Falesia beach. 14 well-equipped cottage apartments, all similar in character but each unique in size and layout. Comfortable, clean and homely with a personal touch. (T1 or T2)Each unit has: 1 or 2 Bedroom(s) with double or twin comfortable beds and storage space with wardrobe. Lounge/Dining area (with comfortable double) Equipped kitchen with cooking facilities: fridge-freezer, crockery, utensils, electric kettle, toaster, etc. Bathroom with Shower and/or Bath Air-conditioning/heating, Satellite TV, Telephone. Safety features include fire extinguishers, fire blankets and smoke detectors. Outside - patio furnished with tables and chairs in wood and marble for outdoor dining.Access to communal facilities including Swimming pools, 3 BBQ and Pic nic areas, Gardens, Snooker/Pool table, Parking, etc. Prices include: Regular cleaning service. All household towels and linens. All utilities (gas, water, electricity). Air-conditioning and heating. Satellite TV with local and international channels. Safe. Cots and Highchairs for infants. Optional Extras: On request we are happy to arrange Welcome Packs, Airport Transfers, Internet Access, External Telephone Service. We can also help with Car Rental, Excursions, Golf, Local Information, Dinner Reservations, etc. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Da Horta Olhos De Agua, Portugal - Albufeira