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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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VincentD6...
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous view”
Reviewed October 21, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Just back from 10 days at Vista Apartment. Some minor issues at the apartment, but these have been resolved. The balcony is a fantastic place to sit and look out over Albufeira, with the view fabulous.

Spacious apartment and overall a good place to stay. About 10 minutes walk from Old Town...turn left out of apartment, then down the steps on the left, then down more steps, in Old Town in minutes.

Dealing with Philippa Ward was a delight. Completely professional, and deposit returned without issue. First class service, totally secure way of paying.

Date of stay: October 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Paul H
Leeds
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay at Apartment Vista”
Reviewed October 14, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Stayed at Apartment Vista with my wife the last week of September. Fantastic location with views out to sea and over the Old Town, views at night just as good with the Old Town lit up. The Apartment was excellent with everything you need and with a clean and modern bathroom and kitchen. The Apartment is very secure and located in a quiet area but is only a ten minute walk to the restaurant, bars and beach. Weather was fantastic and the balcony had table chairs and sun loungers to enjoy a bit more sun if you wanted to, there was also sufficient shade if you found it too hot! Fantastic organisation from Philippa including arranging the taxi transfer, we were on our way to the apartment within 10 minutes of collecting our luggage. Would recommend a trip to Lagos if you get the chance. Will definitely consider staying here again or possibly try another of Philips properties.

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: Ease of booking.
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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George G
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“Lovely Apartment”
Reviewed October 13, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Stayed in Apartment Vista for a week in early September - lovely apartment and Philippa was very helpful throughout our stay - arranging transportation, getting in, a handy guide to the area - a no fault holiday! When we did have a problem with the oven it was sorted on the day.
Very spacious rooms and great view of Albufeira so would really recommend. Also, a great location to be in the centre of the town, with everything very close. Only issue at times was the added noise, which I imagine being quite loud in the Summer months...
Some advice for those travelling to the area - make sure you look up some nice restaurants before going - some of the restaurants we visited in the Old Town were not great! Steaks and Pastas being the main culprit.

Date of stay: September 2014
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kez1609En...
England
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Stunning views - excellent location”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We Stayed in apartment 451 at Cerro Branco end of July/beginning of August and it was beautiful. This was our 5th trip to Albufeira and we have stayed in various other privately owned apartments via owners direct and holiday lettings - This apartment has recently been renovated and is very modern and clean looking.
The balcony is beautiful and looks out over the old town and fisherman's beach.
The apartments are ideally located for the old town only a few minutes walk.
The assistance we received from Philippa before and during our trip was brilliant and very professional, this made our holiday run smoothly and very enjoyable - thanks very much Philippa.

The only thing I would mention is that the swimming pool has recently been renovated (from discussions with other guests we think it was renovated in May 2014) and for some reason the pool has been changed from blue tiles to an off greeny coloured sand stone which isn't the prettiest to look at and makes the pool look a bit murky. We were fairly confident that the pool was clean and we did swim in it however it just didn't look that nice compared to all the other bright blue crystal clear swimming pools nearby.

Thanks for a fab holiday :-)

Date of stay: July 2014
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Clock73
Island of Malta, Malta
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great apartment, great views, great location!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We had a fantastic week at Apartment Vista! The apartment is in a fantastic location, just a 15 minute walk from the Old Town and beach. We came to the area primarily for a golf holiday, and had a car to get about, there is plenty of parking just outside the apartment. Our directions from the airport were brilliant, with pictures and everything!

The view from the apartment is what sold it to us initially and we weren't disappointed - it's just stunning! We spent many hours on the balcony sunbathing, having dinner, drinking wine... The glass doors in the living room slide right back, opening the apartment right out onto the balcony. It was a pleasure coming back at the end of every day to relax, chill out and just admire the view.

Communication with Phillipa before and after our holiday was excellent, and whilst we were there, Lynn couldn't of been more helpful. We had such a great week, we'd love to come back!

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: The view!
Liked least: No wi-fi in the apartment :-(
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Mark L
Liverpool
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Location of the Apartment is excellent and the views simply breathtaking”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Stayed in 451 Apartment for Vista for 3 nights. pre-travel communication were thorough and correct. Taxis booked fine and was a very professional service. Apartment is fairly modern, with new bathroom. Very spacious and freeview always a bonus when weather was rainy. Best part of the apartment is the view which is quite fantastic. It is also in an ideal location, 5 mins to the Old town. First-timers to Albufeira, would definitely go again and stay here

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: Location and View
Liked least: Slightly dated bedroom furniture
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sebastian...
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
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“Fantastic apartment close to everything”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We had an amazing stay at this apartment. There wasn't any trouble at any point during the trip. A very kind manager who even provided airport transfer for a smaller fee. At the apartment everything was clean and had everything we needed.
My favourite part was the balcony where you can see the whole city, the pier which guards the marina and of course the big ocean. We ate on the balcony every meal except one day when it had rained.
A must for us was to have an apartment close to things as we didn't rent a car. Within five minutes of walking you'll find a big supermarket, stores, a lot of bars and restaurants and also the beach.

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: The balcony
Liked least: The frying pans
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
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