We stayed at Cerro Mar for 12 nights in June. The apartments are made up of different blocks and ours was across the road, through one of the blocks and 2 gates, across another road and another gate into the apartment block. All gates have keys and security buzzer entry. We then took the lift down to the first floor which we thought was going to be the basement but were pleasantly surprised that our apartment was on the garden level. The apartment was very spacious with everything needed for self catering and had a great view out to sea. Fabby air con in bothe bedroom and living room. It was very quiet in this block with an indoor swimming pool which we did not use. Apartment was cleaned every day with towels/bedding changed regular even when we did not request clean towels which was good. We ate at the restaurant in the hotel twice and meals both times were good and around the same price as what you would pay for the same quality in the old town.
There are loads of places for eating in the old town but would recommend O'Tunnel and Casa Da Fonte which are both round by the tunnel entrance to the beach (up each side of the steps) and head in the other direction from these 2 and you will find O Veleiro at the other end of the street.
We are both in our early 40's and not unfit but we found the steps down to the old town hard on the knees and a struggle most nights coming back up after dinner and drinks but if you take your time it's a good way to burn off some of those holiday calories!
We booked with Jet2 and the rep only comes to the apartments on a Friday at a specified time. If you want them outwith this, you need to call them. Mmmmm. Ended up we booked an excursion with information supplied by the reception for Follow Me tours and did a whole day trip taking in Silves, Monchique Mountains/Foia (highest point in the Algarve), Lagos and Cape St Vincent (known as the end of the world) so we got to see quite a bit of the country.
Overall we found Portugal more expensive this time around for everything. A bottle of Magners was 6 Euro and with the exchange rates being as they are works out as a pretty expensive night out.
We would recommend these apartments but we have done Portugal a few times now so won't be going back. Have a great holiday.
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