Went on 10/3 to 17/3, Friday to Friday...
It was a 45 min transfer from Faro to Alburferia, with a company called YellowFish, which was arranged by our host at our request..
Upon a arrival at the Villa we were met by our host Veronica who we found to be very nice and helpful for the full week we were in Alburferia.
The weather for full week was a little disappointing, 18 degrees most days it reached with a shower or two before Thursday was a full day of torrential rain.
The appartment itself was excellent, very clean had everything we needed as a family of 3 adults and 3 children.
The pool was also cleaned daily, but was freezing, the kids and myself found it hard to stay in it(took your breath away due to temperature).
Aldi and Lidl are in close walking distance up hill, Aldi is closer by 200 mtrs but Lidl has a far better selection.
The old Town square is situated down hill from appartment, not far at all just steep when walking back up with kids. A taxi is 4 back up from outside Hotel Baltumn.
Beers are roughly 2.50 and cocktails were 5 ... Restaurants were nice enough, had bar food in most places reasonable prices.
Tic Tac Bar was good fun in the square, karaoke bar. Vertigo bar had plenty of screens for matches which we went to on a couple of occasions.
Unfortunately wasn't that much to do with children at this time of year. Main thing was Zoo Lagos, that was a day out, 45 min transfer, 37 per head (entrance and private transfer).
Most events don't open until 28 March.
The beach is lovely, great size very clean (just cool, with this time of year).
All in all we had a nice holiday, would recommend Alburferia!
The Villa would be somewhere I would definitely stay again.
Value for money was exceptional.
Would love to go back during summer months..
We really loved the apartment. It was very comfortable, clean and spacious. All appliances looked like new and the apartament itself had everything you needed. From ironing board to washing mashine etc. Beautiful views and fantastic location. We will definitely come back!
Really welcoming arrival from Veronika & Ruben after travelling with our 4 kids. Veronika even texted before we boarded our flight to point out that by the time we arrived (late on Easter Sunday) everything would be closed, so took an order by text & presented us with our shopping when we arrived.
Secure gated small group of apartments. Ours was spacious and very well appointed, quiet, accessible and with a good pool. Kept checking if we needed anything without being in the slightest way obtrusive. Excellent location, being close enough to everything, but far enough so it didn't impose.
Would definitely be our first choice on a return visit.
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Wonderful Welcome from Veronica (on behalf of Antonio & Ruben & family) who arranged transfers from & to Airport and also gave suggestions of where to eat & where to visit. Clean and comfortable and spacious accommodation, 2 showers & 3 toilets, very necessary for Granny & Grandad & 5 teenage grandchildren! Shaded patio area, ample seating for outdoor card-playing, down a flight of steps to large swimming pool in full sun, ample loungers and shady recesses. Massive TV, (lots of films in English), and WiFi. Lots to like, love to live there, in that apartment! Only drawback was several steps down to apartment and only one entrance through locked gate off of roadside, also lighthouse-style-curved steps to upper bedroom level of apartment, and two flights of half-dozen steps down to swimming pool level. These steps were only a problem to Granny (post-knee op) on Day One because they are manageable. Lighting along outside pathways & steps to exit gate could be improved (solar lighting, maybe) for darkness at evenings. We all just felt so safe and happy staying there (so much better than a hotel), within walking distance from Old Town, (besides taxis are cheap). Thoroughly recommend Casa Barulho &Albufeira. Best holiday apartment & best holiday location! We'll be back!
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This apartment is in a fantastic location, 5 minutes walk from the old town. Pool area is great. Veronika was a great help to us during our stay. I would definitely book this again if we returned to Albufeira.
Can't recommend this place enough, It is a fabulous apartment looks even better than the pictures. Spotlessly clean was met by Veronika who couldn't do enough to help. Gave us great tips on the best resturants to go to. The apartment is very spacious and very well maintained. Five minute walk into the Old town full of resturants and bars catering for all ages. Very much looking forward to coming back in the future.