Have to say, really enjoyed this hotel overall. Good points outweighed the bad points. It can be a quiet relaxing tranquil family holiday. But not guaranteed! The staff are very friendly especially the pool bar staff. The supermarket just outside the complex is very reasonable and both Lidle and Aldi are 10 mins walk if your feeling fit or €5-6 in a taxi.
So,...There was some lovely Irish families and a group of Spanish teens/twenties on the first few days with no noise or problems. The pools were quiet and the kids had a great time. towards the end of our week stay we had a few nationals come to stay at this small family complex. Kids were allowed to Slam doors, run about the gardens screaming and shouting well into the early hours. There was loud music from one apartment and that carried on at the pool the next day. This is a family run complex and my two young boys (5 and 6) were being noisy at the pool at 9.30 am on our second morning and the owner came and told them to be quiet as other guests were still in bed, so I'm surprised that nothing was said to these other people? (think we were just unlucky). Having read other reviews before we booked we thought this would suit us perfectly and I don't think we were disappointed. To weigh things up I'd have to say great value for money. If the spacious apartments had air con then they would charge a lot more but to be honest it was so hot this year we could have done with it. The kitchen facilities are limited but you can always cook up something.
Out and about.... "Kims bar", on route to the old town past Jardim 1. Great atmosphere, lovely friendly staff, free wi-fi and laptop use. You can book your water park at a great price there. I recommend Aquashow (not Aqualand) great slides for all ages, covered area by the wave pool to shade from the sun, lockers, showers and large changing rooms. Buses to the park are open top so hats etc rqd. A restaurant that I would definitely recommend is the Tunnel. Named so as it is halfway up the stairs on the left side by the tunnel leading to Fisherman's beach. Fantastic host with great attitude and customer service. The food is fantastic (all freshly cooked) and the giant Yorkshire puddings are lovely. Have stayed in Albufeira for 9yr now and would definitely go back to the Varandas do Atlantico.
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