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Alfagar II Aparthotel
Ranked #9 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
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kirreimuir
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5 reviews
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“nice stay”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

This was a last minute family break,and chose the Alfagar as it was on the
outscirts of Albufeira. This turned out to be a good choice the apts were
very nice in fact the whole complex was lovely. Yes whilst it was outwith the
peek holiday period ie we went early september the weather was perfect.
Plenty of pool space with a choice of 4 pools plus indoor pool,typical ent
laid on nightly.Good choice of eating within the complex, 10 min walk to a
very pleasant eatery Martins food good and the service was excellent a
further 10 mins took you to a nice Chinese at the rounabout,and further
eating esablishments at the start of the strip.
From the comlex you could walk down to a nice beach [not an easy walk
for the unfit down a steep set steps but worth it in end]
A very nice relaxing holiday in a very nice holiday complex

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

So clean. Cleaners in everyday towels changed regularly. Crisp white sheets. Microwave, coffee machine, toaster, iron, hairdryer etc. Everything you could possibly need.
Happy hour at bar from 3pm till 6pm. 30% of drinks. The 3 meals for 45 euro was not great in the bar but everyone has their own taste.
Beds were a bit hard for me.
Weather was grill though a bit cool in the shade as it was
S December.

Room Tip: Ask for sun in the afternoon.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

As a young couple staying here in the low season we were unsure how our trip was going to pan out. Alfagar II was one of the highlights of our trip to the Algarve and we plan to come back in july and stay here again. The apartments are SO clean it is unbelievable and the staff are wonderful to talk to and extremely helpful (we even had conversations with the maids who were very pleasant). Unfortunately when we went the main pool was closed due to scheduled maintenance but there were other pools in the complex which were open.

The grounds at alfagar are kept impeccably well and the interior of the hotel has a modern feel to it. A special thanks to Victor, the receptionist who did everything he could to ensure our stay was fab. He advised us on places to go inbthe off season, the beat value tours, how to not get cheated by the dodgy taxi drivers and told us literally everything we needed to know.

To sum up, bad points: they charge 50 cents to book a taxi for you and you have to pay 10 euro for a tv remote and a safety deposit box. Good points: the pool, the fact the hotel backs onto the beach, staff, cleanliness, very fairly priced!

Well done Alfagar

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

This hotel was great. We had a one bedroom corner apartment overlooking the pool. The whole hotel was spotless. The beds were very hard though. We did not eat in hotel. Mini market was handy and had everything you needed and not too expensive. No wi-fi in rooms which was very annoying in this day and age, free at pool side bar.
All the pools were fantastic and great for kids, as were the two great playgrounds, really good for kids.
The main problem with this hotel is the location, it is out of the way, it's a 15/20 min walk to main area and a taxi ride (€6-8) to old town each way. We walked a lot but it was hard work as there are many hills and the paths are not great for walking with a buggy, there is no seafront walk so it's all streets and you need to cross the road a good bit so you probably would need to factor in the cost of extra taxis. Hotel runs a shuttle to old town for €1 per person but only during the day, if this was more frequent, then this hotel would be so much better. Lovely stay but location was a factor.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Spent a week at the Alfagar2 with my boyfriend. Large apartment. Very clean, large balcony all you need for a comfortable stay. 20 min walk into Albuferia which is fine but can be a bit dark on the road up. Highly recommended.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Killarney, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Spend ten day with family in September. Absolutely lovely hotel, staff location etc.. nothing is a problem for staff. From check-in until check-out - full professionalism. Few names to be mentioned: Hugo at reception - nothing a problem, Miguel at pool bar - kids loved him - always smiling, joking - great personality. Ruben - in red bar and pool bar as well. fantastic all together. I don't remember all names but really great staff all together. Cleanliness I would say it's the priority which is first thing for my family as well. Looking forward to coming back next year. thank you very much again for everything.

Room Tip: Room 517 - fantasic.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed for four nights with 2 kids (4 yrs and 14 months)
They enjoyed it.
Outdoor pools water was cold!
Didn't enjoy much there.
Apartment was clean with all the facilities that you need
We stayed in rm 220-in first floor
Sea view is ok not great but we didn't expect more as mentioned in other reviews
All days were sunny with temp around 20-22 degrees
Been to zoomarine with tickets and transport booked by hotel,cost about 75 euros for 4.
Went to old town at 6 pm,not much activity there on sunday
Dolphin sightings trip was great,initially worried with an infant but he was fine
Was told by reception staff that Falesia beech had no steps to go to beech but no true but loved the beech.
Only one bar was there not much food choice apart from hotdog

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Alfagar II Aparthotel
Address: Santa Eulalia - Balaia | Apartado 866, Albufeira 8200-912, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Albufeira
#7 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
#9 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alfagar II Aparthotel 4*
Number of rooms: 220
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alfagar II Aparthotel has an unbeatable location overlooking the sea. Together with the Alfagar village, set in a beautiful 11 ha property of gardens and cliff formations (a protected area of natural beauty), with spectacular views along the coastline. Situated in the center of the Algarve, in Balaia area just between the villages of Albufeira and Olhos de Água. Composed of 90 modern, comfortable apartments in a modern 5-storey building. Alfagar II Aparthotel is ideal for families, with his wide range of facilities, such as a children’s pool with slides and splash area, and for all those seeking a quality holiday in a quiet setting, while remaining within easy reach of shops and lively night entertainment ... more   less 
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