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Windmill and pool at Windmill Hill
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Windmill and pool at Windmill Hill
Lounge with doors opening onto groundfloor terrace overlooking pool Lounge with stairs up to bathroom, bedroom and both upstairs balaconies
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Windmill and pool at Windmill Hill
Lounge with doors opening onto groundfloor terrace overlooking pool
Lounge with stairs up to bathroom, bedroom and both upstairs balaconies
Lounge
New kitchen from dining area
New kitchen
Dining area
Front south facing balcony with sea view
Top balcony off main bedroom
Double bedroom
Bedroom and top balcony (which overlooks landscaped gardens, pool and windmill
Groundfloor terrace and balcony off bedroom.
Groundfloor terrace.
Bathroom.
Bathroom.
On-site cafe.
Windmill and cafe.
On-site tennis court.
Albufeira Maina from top of hill.
View over Albufeira.
Old Town Beach, Albufeira
View over Albufeira from swimming pool area.
Old Town Beach, Albufeira
Old Town Square, Albufeira.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Very good - based on 24 reviews
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Darren P
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“lovely apartment”
Reviewed November 20, 2017 for a stay in November 2017
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person found this review helpful

Great place we were met at the apartment upon arrival despite it being 10.30pm because of our late flight. The apartment was clean and tidy ,the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to do our meals in when we stayed in to eat ,the pool and area surrounding were well looked after and clean. We are early risers and enjoyed watching the sun come up over the sea from the front balcony. We enjoyed the back terrace for having a BBQ an a few drinks in the evenings. It was about a 10 minute walk into the old town and about 15 back because it is uphill. We would recommend using the transfers through rob very convenient. We will be hoping to stay here on our next trip to albufiera

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Management Response
Dec 8, 2017
Thank you for your review Darren - your comments are much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Reviewed May 15, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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person found this review helpful

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 27, 2017
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay - thank you for doing a review.
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Andrew F
1 review
“Comfortable, clean, great location!”
Reviewed April 12, 2017 for a stay in October 2016

We spent 5 very happy months at Windmill Hill, in Rob & Gill's lovely holiday home. There was everything required for a comfortable stay. Located on a hill about 10 minutes walk from the Old Town, there are wonderful views down to Albufeira as well as over the garden and pool area. The property has 3 terraces/balconies and we enjoyed sitting in the sun throughout the winter. Just enough restaurants and bars remained open to give some variety. Christmas day lunch at the Mar e Sol Hotel was brilliant, and the local Arte Bar was friendly and good value. We will definitely wish to return. Thank you.

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Management Response
Apr 16, 2017
Thank you for your review - we certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Cornish_N...
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent location for relaxing in the beautiful Algarve”
Reviewed September 30, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

One of my criticisms usually levelled at rental property is the lack of kitchen wares and day to day stuffs. Not this quiet and spacious build, it had everything - even a wine stop. With lovely views from balconies front and back, the property is also ideal if you want a bit of privacy away from the pool area - which I imagine can get rather busy during peak season.

Windmill Farm is very tidy and a decent supermarket some 5 minutes walk down the road caters for any supplements you may need. The town itself is about 10-15 minutes walk, where you can choose from a gamut of restaurants / tavernas to eat and drink at. There is something there for everyone!

Albufeira is a busy neck of the Algarve by it's very nature, but you won't find a better property to stay at if you need that peace away from the crowd. It is on a hill, so if you have any issues with mobility / climbing, then I would suggest hiring a car. A transfer to and from the airport (Faro) is also available on request and I would highly recommend this if you're not bothered about driving.

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Liked best: Excellent kitchen
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Oct 1, 2016
Thank you for you review - we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday.
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Reviewed August 16, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: Location of the property and views
Liked least: Not enough pool beds (but maybe due to peak time of travel)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2016
Thank you for your kind words - we are so pleased that you had a good holiday and would love to welcome you back in the future.
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MissW1987
Lancashire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A room with a view”
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The description of the apartment given to us by the owner couldn't have been more accurate. The apartment was spacious, clean, modern and had 3 fantastic terraces each with a great outlook. The apartment provided everything a self catering holiday home should and more; a fully functioning kitchen with oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer, a large bathroom with bath and separate shower and large wardrobes with hangers in the bedroom. Also provided were books, games and pool toys to enhance the stay. The Windmilll Hill complex is situated in a good location; about a 10 minute walk to the Old Town of Albufeira and to the nearest supermarket. The supermarket is down a steep hill so be careful what you buy as it can be hard work carrying it back up! The apartments are located on quite a steep hill however, for us, this wasn't a problem at all. The hill provides the amazing outlook from many aspects of the complex. The pool area at the apartments was clean and modern with again, amazing views and a good poolside bar which served snacks and drinks all day at very reasonable prices. The only drawback to the apartment was the sun beds around the pool; as it was July it was very busy and there were no where near enough sun beds for the residents staying there. This resulted in people reserving sun beds at very early times even though there were signs around saying this wasn't allowed. This apartment complex is great for couples and families... If you don't mind the hill!

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The small pool area and lack of sun beds
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Stephie34
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Brilliant clean and well equipped apartment with a gorgeous seaview”
Reviewed June 16, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We opted to use the airport transfer service offered by the owner which made our transfer from the airport and access to the apartment stress free.

When we arrived the property was spotlessly clean and the new kitchen was well equipped with all household amenities. The location was great as it was really quiet and relaxed, and there is a small supermarket nearby and a few restaurants/ bars. The pool is beautiful and we could see how well maintained it was. We never had a problem getting a sun bed and umbrella.

The key holder came within 20 minutes when we had a problem with the fire alarm and couldn't switch it off which was great.

The only issue we found was that the Smart TV wouldn't connect to the internet which seemed such a shame as it would have improved our stay (as 21 year olds who enjoy a bit of Netflix) when the weather wasn't fantastic. The internet speed also wasn't great and kept cutting out on us, but this probably wouldn't have bothered us if the weather had been amazing.

I would not recommend this apartment or the resort overall to anyone with mobility problems as it was very hilly and the walk up from the beach/ old town took a lot of effort (10 min walk), although there were lots of taxis about.

The apartment was like a little home away from home and we hope to stay here again!

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Liked best: Three terraces, BBQ and sea view.
Liked least: Smart TV wouldn't connect to the internet.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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