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29 reviews
Steps to Forte Soa Joao Beach
Kitchen view
Gated entrance driveway
Childrens pool
View from a cliff onto Forte Soa Joao Beach
Sunset on Forte Soa Joao Beach
Childrens pool
Swimming pool
view of Cliff from Forte Soa Joao Beach
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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suef73
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“50th Birthday break”
Reviewed June 1, 2018 for a stay in May 2018
2
people found this review helpful

Just arrived home after 10 days in these lovely apartments..
Home from home feel about them everything you need & more...
Excellent location...2mins walk to the beach.. 20 mins walk along the heach to the old town...5 mins walk to the lively strip..
Only reason i havent given it full marks is because the pool area could have been cleaned more regularly due to seagulls nesting in the grounds they made a mess around the pool..
Apart from that everything else was great

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John D
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great apartment ”
Reviewed May 17, 2018 for a stay in May 2018
2
people found this review helpful

I've just returned from a fabulous 5 night break in Alberfuria and stayed in the Barracuda. The apartment is immaculate and in a great location and is really quiet and peaceful even though you are near the nightlife. We walked out of the gate and within minutes you are on the beach, which you can walk all the way along into the old town, fabulous place to explore Alberfuria and we will definitely return, Felipe the owner and his partner were great with arranging keys and let us stay till the transfer arrived.

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Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great location ideal for those who want a rest during the day.plus enjoy the choice of restaurants in the evening”
Reviewed May 7, 2018 for a stay in May 2018
3
people found this review helpful

The apartment was clean, comfortable and well equipped.Kevin was most helpful arranging a transfer from the airport and showing us around.If you want best of both worlds this is the place,peaceful in the day with a wide choice of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance at night time.A 20 minute stroll along the beach to the old town was easy.The location of the apartment met our requirements, allowing us to chill around the pool by day and socialise with family members at night.

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Des C
Ballymena, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed September 15, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
2
people found this review helpful

My wife and I have just returned from spending 2 Glorious weeks in Apartment B21..
You could not ask for a better place to stay.
I could not really have a fault about the place or the service from start of booking process through Maria who was so helpful and kevin who greeted us on arrival.
The apartment and complex is nicely situated and the sea views are stunning.
The apartment was extremely well kitted out and honestly I would find it hard to have any grumble apart from I didn't want to come home...
I have already reserved two weeks for September 2018...

The beach beside it was just OK.. Very shingly and a steep hill to come up if you had walking difficulties. My favourite beach is St Eullia. You will need a car to get there.

Your age range 50-64
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morgan9b
Chiswick
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment, great location.”
Reviewed July 20, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

The apartment was clean, fully equipment with everything you need for a self catering holiday, and just as advertised. The pool area is nice, although busy at most times.
The owner was very easy to contact, and the booking, and exchanges were smooth.
The apartment manager was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the area.
Apart from the great apartment, the location was excellent. Just a short walk to the beach, as well as the main strip which is full of nightlife, restaurants, bars and clubs.

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Peter V
Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment”
Reviewed July 8, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
4
people found this review helpful

Stayed in a one bedroom apartment in June 2017 and it was excellent..Everything you need from washing machine/dryer/dishwasher/fridge/tv etc..Decent sized lounge with a kitchen area which could be closed off if necessary.Generously sized bathroom and bedroom with a large balcony with table and chairs and a sofa.The apartments are located behind electronically controlled gates about 5 minutes walk from the strip which is the all action hub of Albufeira..Amazingly the location of the apartments is extremely quiet and we found it perfect for our needs..Near to restaurants etc but peaceful if you didn't want the hectic life on the strip..There is also a great pool with plenty of sun beds and the apartments are literally two minutes down to the beach..Would recommend this establishment to couples and families alike..Would definitely stay again.

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JillyLisb...
Lisburn
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Outstanding accommodation - complete luxury”
Reviewed June 27, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
4
people found this review helpful

We stayed at the Quinta De Barracuda for 9 nights in June and to be honest we didn't want to come home - it was complete luxury and we had a brilliant time from start to finish. We have been to Albufeira many times and this is by far the best place we have stayed, in fact it is probably one of the best we have stayed in anywhere in Europe. The whole booking process was seamless as was the airport transfer that was booked for us (through Little Miss Sunshine Transfers - Kerry was super) and the key hand over from the property manager Kevin - all done through Maria at Algarve Lettings - highly recommended and very professional.

The complex is about 8 minutes walk from the main new town strip and is located behind gates down a leafy driveway - all fully lit at night. The complex is set in lovely grounds with the nicest pool I have ever been in - so quiet and relaxed and no issue getting a sunbed or umbrella. Was a pleasure to lie at a pool where people wanted to relax and chill out, no drunks, loud music or bad behaviour.

Our apartment was located on the 3rd floor on the corner with views of the sea and the main driveway in. When we were shown into the apartment by Kevin the property manager I was in awe - although we had seen photos of the apartment it was even better than we imagined. It comprised of a very large sitting/dining room with sliding doors into a superb fitted kitchen with every appliance under the sun - was like being at home but more luxurious. There was a large twin bedroom and a lovely bathroom with power shower and jacuzzi bath. As we were on a corner we had a large balcony with a sofa and table and chairs, it was lovely and cool sitting there in the afternoons when we came up from the pool. The apartment has fantastic aircon which remains on even when you are out so that when you come in from a day of scorching sunshine you are immediately cooled down.

The apartment also had towels, beach towels, hairdryer and iron/ironing board and we were given a small supply of washing machine and dishwasher tablets and some washing up liquid which was great - we even came home with all our washing done!!!
There is no bar or shop on site which we knew but there is a great Spar shop about 5 minutes walk away and prices are the same as at home which was great, there are also other gift shops and restaurants close by. The beaches are close by - you can access one by walking out the back of the complex and down a small hill or by exiting the complex at the front, turning right, walking past the Auramar hotel and down to the left of it takes you to a small secluded beach.
All in all this was a wonderful holiday and I would recommend both the complex and the services of Maria from Algarve lettings - absolutely second to none and we can't wait to go back. Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

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