Arriving at the apartments the reception staff are friendly, helpful and talk you through all the facilities. the rooms are scacious, clean and well equipped with washing machine, plates and cutlery as well as a fully working cooker. The only negative is having to pay for the safe 10 Euros and its a bit fiddely to work. The old fashioned key for the room rather than a card only helps as you don't need to carry it around but hans it in at the 24 hour reception.
We had a great double balcony (room 415) with breath-taking views of the old town and panaramic scene of the Atlantic.
The use of the spa and indoor pools require some costs such as caps and flip-flops but overall it was very useful to have a Turkish bath and stream room as well as the Jacuzzi. We went when the rooms were only 20% full so had good use of all facilites. The best thing about the apartments was the easy access to the old town, just 7 minutes walk down the 83 steps, not 100 as mentioned. They are not steep but older people may find the trip back up a little tricky. A taxi would cost only 4 Euros and there is a hotel shuttle bus every 2 hours.
Lots of local bars and restaurants especially O'Valero, a great place run by a local family with great food and prices.
The reception staff even phoned the airport transfer bus for us and overall the paprtments are the best plce to stay if staying in the old town.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Apartamento Cerro Mar Garden Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve