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Cerro Malpique Aparthotel
Ranked #55 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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“lovely freindly little hotel”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

went here last year for my 50th birthday,, just had to go back this year 29.9 2013. my husband Ray and i think the algarve is beautiful. the cerro malpique is so freindly. the staff are very good. and as for the cleaners they where very good. we stayed in appartment 601 it huge. loads of space and your own sunbeds on the balcony. go you will love it.

Room Tip: corner top apartment 601. very big and own sunbeds
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights with 3 girlfriends, no complaints we had a lovely time, the staff were friendly and helpful. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a superior room which was lovely, very clean and tidy. The balcony was huge, we had room for 4 sun beds, a table, umbrella and 6 chairs.

There is an Aldi and Lidl near by where you can stock the fridge up. The square with shops, bars and restaurants is about 10 mins away.

The steps really aren't that bad if you are able bodied, there are 2 sets so take time to find the ones near Cerro Malpique 2, we even managed them after one too many cocktails on more than one occasion.

If you are planning on taking a taxi to and from the airport ask the hotel to book for you, it works out about 20 Euro cheaper.

Throughly recommend this hotel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed in the Cerro Malpique for 10 days in September.Lovely spacious apartment with all the furnishings and facilities you could need.Staff were friendly and helpful.I see a lot of people mention the steep steps leading to the square but you only go up them once a day and the proximity to the square outweighs the climb.A taxi back is only 3 or 4 euros anyway.I have been to Albufeira several times and this is the first time I have stayed at Cerro Malpique but it wont be the last.Will definately stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Just got home after a weeks visit to the cerro malpique, It was my third time in albuferia and must say the best accommodation so far (stayed in clube praia d oura last year) Apartments are very well equipped and spacious and is in a Great location as i much prefer the old town to the strip and although there are a lot of steps it made me feel better about all the drink and food id consumed! Just down the steps is jimmy's shop which also exchanges money very cheap for alcohol etc. Then further down a great little bar called the cavern which was nice to watch football in. would definitely return to these apartments only downfall is no snack bar or outdoor seating area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Hull
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

3rd time to the Algarve now and by no means the best, the apartments were really clean and very spacious with 2 balconys which overlooked the sea. The location of the apartments was brill only a short walk of about 10 mins to the old town and the beech but does have quite a few steps on the way, would deffo recomend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: ask for a 1 bedroom apartment
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Never been in a more well equipped apartment. Bonus was we booked 1 bed and got 2 bed - No.601 with its own sun bathing terrace - brilliant. Lovely view from apartment could see all old town and beach - fab. 100 steps going down didn't bother us, walked back up them twice but taxis rest of time!! Nice friendly staff only thing missing is pool or snack bar. Lovely restaurants serving quality food.

Room Tip: 601 or 607 have own sun terrace and floors 5 & 6 have best views
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

when we entered the apartments we were surprised at the quality and size of these apartments and there was a nice balcony with table and chairs and sun lounger.The balcony overlooked the pool with a beautiful view of the sea.
The apartment was well equipped with cooking utensils and also microwave. We were delighted with the position of the apartments a short walk into the old town where there are plenty choices of good restaurants reasonably priced .We did not find the climb back to the hotel too arduous as we usually missed out the stairs and used the road instead. the lady on reception deserves a mention as she was very helpful and friendly. All in all we were very pleased we chose to spend our holiday here

Room Tip: pay that little bit extra for superior apartment as this gives you the newer apartments with the sea...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cerro Malpique Aparthotel
Address: Rua do Malpique, Albufeira 8200-153, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cerro Malpique Aparthotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cerro Malpique is a modern high standard complex of self-catering apartments situated at the heart of Albufeira in the center of the Algarve, with fabulous views over the sea and the old town of Albufeira. Cerro Malpique provides guests a relaxing and comfortable setting in a well-equipped accommodation. Composed of 63 apartments separated in two buildings, Malpique I and Malpique II. Old town of Albufeira and Oura are within easy reach from the apartments, while the beach is 1.2 km away. A small selection of shops are within the immediate vivacity, including a supermarket. ... more   less 
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