This is our 3rd visit to Albufeira so we decided to try different accommodation in central location with easy walking distance to old town and the new town. Andreia in the office was so helpful giving us a sea view balcony, sorting tickets for zoo marine and our transfers too. These apartments are just like the photos, spacious, modern and with stunning outdoor spaces to take in the views. I stayed with my husband and teenage son so enjoyed the bedrooms, Wi-Fi and satellite tv which was essential and this place had it all. Beds were comfy and we slept really well apart from 2 nights with a group of noisy girls waking us at 3am on their return from nights out. Thankfully they didnt stay the whole week as i would have reported it to managment as there are clear rules about noise after 11pm. The pool looked lovely but weather wasn't hot enough so we didn't get to try it out. We did sit on the roof terrace and balconys chasing the sun.
We would definitely stay again. My only suggestion would be that as there is no window or natural light in the bathrooms and no mirrors in bedroom so doing your hair, contact lenses and make up or shaving (hubby) was tricky as lights are not bright enough in bathroom. Also us ladies need shelves to put out our beauty products out and there was only a drawer so getting ready was a juggling act rummaging for stuff in the drawer and no where to put it. I did think replacing the tv's that were above dressing tables in the bedrooms with mirrors would solve the issue as they werent connected to aerial or satellite so we're unused. A full length mirror downstairs would also be handy as it was 2 flights of stairs to a mirror on 1st floor hallway. The kitchen was well equipped but when I searched for a kettle for a cup of tea on arrival there was only a coffee maker available. After a quick Google I figured out how to boil water in it. If you have a travel kettle bring one with you but we managed. However these are minor things and we would definitely stay again in these beautiful apartments in warmer weather.
A beautiful town house with all the mod cons, toaster, microwave, blenders, coffee machine, dishwasher but no kettle. Air conditioner which is also a heater in all rooms. Airer for drying clothes. Lots of wonderful balconies to sunbath/relax or dine. The bbq was fab too. There are guest toiletries but only enough for one use as in little sachets and also included a shaving set. Towels are provided but there was no housekeeping during our stay of a wk so you would have to wash/ dry yourself. Two dishwasher/washing machine capsules are provided so might be worth bringing a few from home to save buying larger packs when out there. Cleaning products washing up liq/sponge, dishcloths provided.
It was absolute bliss staying there and the views are amazing. Def value for money for the location and space that you had which our children loved. One downside though which wasn't a major issue for us but may be for others is that being a town house there are several flights of steps so may be difficult for the immobile or very young.
It is in a great location a few minutes walk to Old Fishermans Square where the restaurants and nightlife is plus a couple minutes walk to the nearest supermarket and beach. The maps don't quite show how near everything is but we had 2 young children and found it an excellent location. The 6 year old was never too tired to walk. We also brought a bulky pushchair and had no problems in the area.It is also near to Albufeira Shopping centre which had a great supermarket and good foodhall. Albufeira shopping centre is also close to McDonalds and KFC and other restaurants and shops so there is plenty around the accommodation.
There are restaurants/ ice cream parlours/ snack bars very close to the accommodation on the way to the square. Albufeira marina is on the opposite side but the walk is enjoyable as there are amazing views on the way.
The pool was great but cold this time of year but still managed to go in.
We did not realise that the property was in a complex which had an office called Prestige accommodation, which was on the corner of the building where the accommodation is located and where you get your keys during office hours. They also have their own website which seems cheaper to book through than other accommodation sites.
It is certainly 5 star accommodation but we encountered a few minor issues hence not giving the excellent rating. Andreia who is in reception was v lovely, kind and very helpful in rectifying the minor issues we had which were seen to straight away.
I would certainly go back to this as it was truly a lovely place to stay and having a pt of contact was great as Andreia was so helpful before and during our stay.
Fabulous modern apartment in great location for the beach and old town.
Small tastefully designed complex with all apartments overlooking the pool.
Each having balconies and terraces.
We stayed for 10 nights and will definitely be returning!