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Alto da Colina Aparthotel
Ranked #47 of 163 Hotels in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Myself and my sisters booked here for a girly holiday in April 2010 and again in August 2012 and it was the best holiday ever!! Everything from the Staff to the services were amazing!! The pool is stone cold but when your sitting in the sun, its actually refreshing! There are two huge pools, one to the front of the hotel and the other to the back. The one at the front is tailored for kids so you don't have kids screaming in your ear all day! There is also an indoor pool for those feint of heart and prefer a dip in warmer water! The gym is small but serves its function and the equipment is spotless. All the bathrooms are spotless too.

The staff at reception could not be any friendlier or more helpful and we actually got caught in the ash cloud the first year and i have to say, they completely took the stress out of the situation! They didn't double the prices for the extra stay like most hotels did and they gave us free internet and ponecalls! Taxis cost 50c to ring and are only €6 to the Old Town which is far nicer than the New Town!

The only downside is that food isn't great in the hotel, either are the cocktails but beer and spirits all taste fine!

The rooms are spacious and can sleep 6 very comfortably! There are two double beds in each room and 2 separate balconies. All utensils in the rooms are clean and there is a good supply of cutlery and crockery.

I cannot speak highly enough of the resort an the staff. We had an brilliant drunken time and did it on the cheap and still in comfort! The best bars are Dominos and Bank and if you are looking for superb food, you have to go to Cabana Fresca! The food is to die for!! We practically lived here for breakfast lunch and dinner! And the staff are friendly (and goregous!)

Room Tip: Try for rooms with pool view as other rooms are close to the road and can be noisy!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed in this hotel end of January for 3 nights with my 3 children. In my opinion the hotel couldn't have been any better. The rooms were modern and very clean, spotless in fact. The staff were all so friendly and helpful and the service was excellent. Could not find any fault with this hotel at all. We had a lovely holiday and would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I first contacted this hotel before we arrived as I wanted to enquire about the gym. The manager Jo replied almost immediately with the info I required. Jo then went on to provide information about things to do when we got there etc etc. we arrived at the hotel and had an amazing reception, the staff were so friendly, as though they had known you for ages. The food was delicious and the area was beautiful. Would definitely recommend this hotel, what a fabulous place run by fabulous people xx

Room Tip: Ask for floor one block one, balconies are huge. We had room 1140 and it was amazing xx
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I absolutely loved this holiday,it was great,I met some amazing people! All the staff were so welcoming and polite,and the holiday reps were so nice to you and the entertainment was fun for both kids and adults.the food was really nice aswell,which I never seem to expect when I go on holiday ,the children's watersides is great for kids,and the ariel adventure is really great for kids and adults,it's brilliant that you have the steam room And sauna aswell,so people can have a break and relax ,there was always something for everyone to do whilst being in the hotel,for instance when they put quizzes on and pool activities ,i would deffinatley come to this hotel again and I will also let people know how amazing this hotel is. I rate this hotel 10/10. From Paige and Tina room 316 and 1302

Room Tip: It's easier to stay in block one because it's close to everything.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Having read some of the negative reviews, we were a bit wary.... NO need to be! The place was brilliant! From the efficiency of checking in to the minute we left, it was as near a perfect holiday we've ever had. We had an apartment in block 1 overlooking the pool and with a sea view. Even tho we were right over the bar and sitting area, there was hardly any noise after 11pm. Those who complained about food in other reviews? Where they in the same hotel? Food was varied, perfectly cooked [well, 98% of the time], plenty of it, and you could have as much as you wanted. The staff were great, didn't meet a one who wasn't happy, smiley or chatty. ALL the staff were good at their jobs and very efficient at it too. Hotel public areas were spotless all the time, rooms were cleaned every day. If you have kids, this has to be the hotel to go to...we were disappointed we didn't have the grandkids with us as they would have loved it, there was so much for them to do. But plenty of adults there without kids too and we all enjoyed ourselves. I had a slight accident on our last day and the staff couldn't have been more helpful or considerate. If you have any mobility problems, stay in block 1 as block 2 is down, or up, a steep incline but its nearer the buffet/snack bar and has a lovely pool. The pools.... plenty of sunbeds [or grass] to sunbathe on but a few more parasols or a shady area would be nice too. We are definately going to go back one day but with the family and grandkids!. My tip? Take, or buy, your own toilet paper... Portugese stuff is rather thin! And opt for an apartment, loads of room and only a few quid extra.

Room Tip: Take plenty of euro plugs to do all the chargers! Ask for rooms with the higher numbers if you want...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed for one week travelling as a couple with no kids - even though it is really a brilliant family hotel, we still enjoyed our stay. Block 1 is better as it's near the buffet restaurnat, hoowever we spent most days around the quiet pool at block 2 down very steep slope (steps or slope). Never any rush for a sunbed at any of the pools, there was plenty of beds and shades. There was a relaxed atmosphere with no real reserving of beds wth towels.
The food was plentiful and varied, allways fresh and hot. There was a slight 'canteen; feel to the bright buffet restaurant, and usually quite busy, though never a problem in getting a table where you wanted one. There was not much adult entertainment, mostly aimed at children and families as it was advertised as such we should not have been surprised.
The beach is a lond way down hill if you walk through the hotel across the road, better to go by the bus if you have a pushchair.
There is not much in the imediate area for walking to, but buses are relatively cheap as are taxis - though you may have to wait a while in peak evening times.
Airport transfer only takes 35-40 mins. not 1hr 20mins as published in brochure.
Altogether a very relaxed break made enjoyable by the good weather and meeting other friendly, entertaining friends.

Room Tip: Seaview room in block 1 on floor 3 or 4 are best
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Arrived home last week after a week here, was great so suited to kids - playground, kiddies pool that was brill -day time entertainment by pool i.e painting etc,creche , kids club for all ages. apartments are spotless - cleaned every day, the only thing i would say is if at all possible get block one there is a major hill of steps up especially if you have buggy, but luckily without asking they accomodated us knowing we had 2 small children. Entertainment by pool and night were great, staff are so friendly and will go out of their way to help,our 3 year old got swimming lessons with holy and carolyn they were just excellent so patient really cant praise them enough, its bit of walk into town but bus goes every morning free to beach and taxi into town is only 4 euros, first choice were great no problem with transfers, everything was on time etc. we went all inclusive for just three days but was worth it as variety of food and drink for both kids are adults was great with different themes each night,

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Alto da Colina Aparthotel
Address: Balaia - Apt 866 | Balaia area, on the road to Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
#28 Romantic Hotel in Albufeira
#33 Luxury Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alto da Colina Aparthotel 4*
Number of rooms: 132
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Alto Da Colina Aparthotel Albufeira, Portugal - Algarve
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