Perfect location, beautiful accommodation, definite home from home. Perfect for kids who like their tech. Pool area small but private and safe. People who know the area will understand how well situated it is. For those who don't, it is genuinely 5 minutes from the beach, bars, superb restaurants, great night and day life. There is sun on the balcony from 11ish in August, however there is a huge shared roof terrace which gets the the sun first thing. The view is something else. The apartment is modern,fresh and well, stocked. Dishwasher, smart TV and superb private WiFi.
The owner has done the customer proud; the staff on the reception are also superb, helpful and pleasant.
This is a great 2 bed apartment for those looking for something comfortable and convenient within walking distance of the beach and old town of Albufeira, Portugal.
We stayed for 1 week with our 2 children both under 7 and they loved the pool which although is shared with the other apartments was was never too busy and spotless even during the kids summer holidays.
The beach was 10mins away down escalators which really helped with the buggy and bags you have with little ones. Plus there are a whole variety of restaurants and bars in that area too - perfect for the evening.
We never ventured too far in the heat but I know there are plenty of excursions you can do and boat trips all run from the main promenade at the beach. One day we did go to Slide and Splash water park which was excellent and booked through reception who were enormously helpful and also booked our transfer to and from the airport.
Some specific tips on 'Slide and Splash' - If you book with reception you'll need to get a coach outside a nearby hotel, ours was quite late in picking us up (about 25mins) so it may be worth getting a taxi yourself and then using a discount voucher to buy the tickets at the entrance. It was fine on the return journey so we may just have been unlucky.
When you get inside it's really busy - keep walking right round to the opposite side to the entrance and you should find some space - be careful you don't sit on any of the luxury chairs and umbrellas or they'll charge you - it's 15E for the posh ones for 2 or 5E for the cheaper ones. It's definitely worth bringing your own umbrella to get some shade.
Queues are bad for the 'raft' type ones that are for more than one person to sit in - so do those either first thing or wait until the end of the day.
Watch out for the signs at each slide showing you the depth of the water at the bottom of the slide - a few were deeper than we expected so we didn't want our 7 year old to go on as although she can swim we weren't confident she'd be able to get all the way across to exit.
Otherwise enjoy! Really was a brilliant day out and broke up the holiday nicely as they've also got animals there too - snakes, eagles, parrots etc.
A big thank you to Francisco for making it such a lovely stay, everything was clean, the views were breathtaking from our balcony and you could see the place was well looked after and the resident cat was adored by our girls. We would highly recommend to anyone.
Fantastic holiday in albufeira. Accommodation in the heart of the old town. Great views over town and beach. Francisco always on hand with any questions I had. Would defiantly recommend and hope to return.
Fabulous apartment in an ideal position air con great decorated to a high standard very close to bars and restaurants view from balcony breath taking would definitely recommend
Beautiful view from the private terrace in the morning and sunset over the mountainous view. Great for a family of 5. Short walk to the beach, apartment is in great shape, clean. Parking was a bit of a challenge in the month of August but that seems to be an issue anywhere tou go down south. Definitely recommend this place,
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we have just returned after a 2 week stay,,really excellent property with all you could need on holiday,on arrival the only things you really need is food and water,you already have what you need under the sink,,we also had tea ' coffee,just replace it when it runs out. ,so that the next holiday makerwill also have the essentials , the property is in an ideal position to take in the whole views of the ocean all day you get the sun on the balcony from 11am until 7.45 each day,excellent for watching the sun go down while you have a drink. a few minutes wald downhill takes you to the escalators which take you down into town on your return at the end of the evening if you don't fancy the uphill walk taxis are available, .1 thing i will mention is that in my opinion if you are less mobile or need a wheelchair,there are two flights of stairs up to the apartment with no lift otherwise i100% recommend this property to anyone.
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