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Carruna Apartments
Ranked #97 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Radstock, United Kingdom
1 review
“lovely apartments,will be returning next year”
Reviewed July 17, 2010

returned this morning from a week in these apartments with family and we were very impressed with the facilities and cleanliness of the accomodation.the rooms were very spacious and provided everything needed for a self catering holiday.The whole setting was very clean,we would highly recommend a stay here!!

  • Stayed July 2010
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Tyne and Wear
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2008

We were impressed with the size of the apartment. A good size living / dining area with a telly and a well equipped kitchen. A good size bedroom with ample wardrobe space and a bathroom that had a bath with shower fitting. The place was spotless and was cleaned everyday, with fresh towels being supplied.

There were not a lot of apartments in the block which made it nicer for when you were around the pool / garden area. Again all areas were very clean.

The apartments are situated within walking distance of pubs and restaurants and is about 5 - 10 minutes walk from the 'The Strip' where there are numerous shops, restaurants and pubs.

Previous reviews had suggest that noise from the street may be a problem but I did not find this to be too bad. If it bothers you I suggest that you could sleep on the sofa bed in the living room, as the balcony seems to deaden the noise.

  • Liked — size and how clean it was. Also secluded pool area.
  • Disliked — We had not been informed that we were supposed to pick keys up at airport so problems at check in.
  • Stayed October 2008
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2007

Best equipped apartments we have ever been to. Fridge and freezer, kettle, toaster and full size cooker. Loads of pots and dishes. Cutlery and wooden spoons etc.

Ironing and ironing board and safety deposit box all free. Rooms cleaned every day bar a thursday. Only complaint shower head was taken down every day and we found it very difficult to re-install for next shower.

One toilet roll a week per apartment. So be prepared to buy your toilet roll.

Supermarket straight across the road for water and all your needs. Licensed grocers right next door open till all hours.

Strip 10 mins walk away so u can have it quiet or busy depending on what u like. But highly highly recommend these apartments for location and quality.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, freindly.and well eqipped for cooking
  • Disliked — the shower
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2007

We stayed in one of these apartments for a week in October 2007. Although on a main road, these apartments are first class, very spacious and very clean. Bars and all types of restaurants near by and a supermarket opposite. People in Praira du Oura very friendly and beaches clean and sandy.

  • Liked — Clean and well equiped
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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Birmingham
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Reviewed August 12, 2007

These apartments are well equiped with kitchen appliances, full size cooker,fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle. The staff keep the rooms spotless, beds are made, towels changed, rooms cleaned most days, they even wash up any dishes left in the sink.
The pool is a good size (the surrounding tiles could do with a good scrub).
There are beach brollies and sand toys available for anyone to use (very useful).
The bed/settee in the main room is not really wide enough for 2 adults to share ( I am 9 st 5ft 2in my partner is 11st 5ft 7 in, quite average build but we found it a bit of a squeeze and not very comfortable when it is so hot in the evenings).
If you are lucky enough to have an apartment in the rear of the block then you will have a good holday.
BUT if you are on the front be prepared for a VERY noisy holiday, day and night as the apartment block is situated on the MAIN road and has traffic on it 24/7. It is so noisy and busy that full use can not be made of the balcony, the patio doors if opened let in the constant fumes from the cars, coaches and reving motor bikes. After 2 weeks you get used to the noise.
TAKE A SET OF EAR PLUGS EACH JUST IN CASE

Also be aware that building work is still going on all around Portugal (not quite as bad as Spain yet but getting there)

B fom Birmingham

  • Liked — Well equiped kitchen
  • Disliked — noisy location
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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Thank Bxx
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w.yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2007

We stayed in these apartments for 2 weeks in Aug 2005,It's set in an excellent location,very close to the Strip and restaraunts,supermarket etc just over the road ..the pool was brilliant and my 2 girls loved it,The staff were very nice and the apartments were spotless.
Will definately be returning :-)

  • Liked — The peace and quiet
  • Stayed August 2005, traveled with family
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castle douglas
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Reviewed July 29, 2007

The Carruna apartments are clean, secure and homely. Maids clean everyday other than Thursdays and Sundays. Clean towels daily. Pool to the rear is lovely with flowers and lime trees bordering the grass. Also a small aviary. A shower for pool users. I would not take very small children as the pool is 1.5mtrs deep at shallow end. Our apartment was to the back and quiet, our friends were to the front looking on to a busy road and they found it noisy at night. There are two fans provided and a safe, both free. Also iron and ironingboard.
We found it quite a walk to the beaches which are nice to look at but a bit rocky with small stones at waters edge. Not a lot of live entertainment near the apartments. Albufera was lively at night with entertainers at the square, it is a long walk to get there, taxi costs about 4 euros. We were lucky enough to catch a bus home while waiting in a queue for a taxi which consisted of about 50 people! High heels not recommended as pavements are made of slippy small squares which snared heels.!!

Stayed July 2007
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Property: Carruna Apartments
Address: Estrada de Santa Eulalia, Albufeira 8200-269, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
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Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #97 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
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Number of rooms: 107
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