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Stella Maris Hotel Apartments
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Nice calm apartment hotel, great for families with kids. 2 great swimming pools, one just for children. Great breakfast service, and very clean big apartments. Close to one of the nicest beaches in the Algarve

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3  Thank Scooterpt
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Stayed at Stella Maris for 18 nights, September to October. Found this hotel because other places I have stayed in were fully booked. I was not disappointed as this is a modern and very clean hotel. The staff are very polite, friendly and helpful. The resturaunt is excellent, although not very big. It is in a quiet location, and I would recommend hiring a car, but there a a few resturaunts and bars a couple of minutes walk away. Ten minutes walk to Falasia beach, although there are steep wooden steps to negotiate which can be a problem for the elderly or infirm. The hotel is popular with sports people, and bicycles can be hired from reception. There is a running track at the hotel, and a 'roped off' trail in a forested area next to the hotel. Only downside I found was the noise from adjoining rooms. The rooms and hotel corridors are all tiled, and you can hear other guests quite clearly. The noise can be disturbing late at night or early morning. Rooms themselves are quite spacious, with a good sized balcony, but with a few little snags. There was no full-length mirror, which ladies may find annoying when dressing for going out. Only one electric point at 'work surface' level in kitchenette, which kettle, toaster etc have to fight over. Tv's are old Grundig analogues, but receive BBC 1! Had to ask for extra coat hangers at reception as only a couple in wardrobes. Two wardrobe drawers faulty and a bulb not working in bedside lamp etc. All not very important, but could so easily be 'sorted' before checking guests in. All in all, a nice hotel and I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms on top floor will have no noise from guests above
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank MisterT_10
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stayed here as part of a running holiday - this is a popular hotel for runners as there is a running track next door, a cross country course down the road, many trails and of course the beach.

The Stella Maris itself is hard to fault.
I was in a studio single which was very comfortable and clean and had everything I needed. All the staff were friendly and efficient. Wi-Fi good at 12 Euro for a 24 hours (not per calendar day as rate card might suggest - so buy a 24 hour ticket and it will last all week). Breakfast plentiful and good choice. Two good aircon units in the studio, large immaculate bathroom.

This is outside the hectic Albufeira town centre so it is a peaceful and relaxed area. There is not much locally other than the beach and a small shopping mall - but you can eat in a different place everynight for a week without getting into a car. The apartment kitchen was fully equiped so you could cater for yourself if needed but the choice of food in local supermarket is not brilliant and the local places were quite reasonable. About 30 min from Faro by taxi. Nearby Villamora marina worth a visit.

Room Tip: If you want total silence ask for a top floor room. The apartments are tiled throughout so you can hear the people above scrapping their chairs about which grated on me. If you want to be able to dry clothes on the balcony ask for a room that gets sun - my balcony was shaded all day.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank Grisholm77
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TDHotels, General Manager at Stella Maris Hotel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2012

Dear Guest,

We are very pleased to know that, you enjoyed your stay at Stella Maris. Your opinion is very important to us and we appreciate your kind review.

We look forward to welcome you again.

Yours Faithfully,

José Domingos

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Hotel was spotless with good facilities, large studio apartment with a reasonable sized balcony overlooking trees. It's in quiet location which is lovely, 5 minutes walk from the best local beach (which is huge) and supermarket, and just a 15 minute taxi drive away from Albufiera and Vilamoura. Pool is large and a perfect way to cool off in the heat, also a jacuzzi which is a nice touch. We didn't eat in the restaurant but the food looked good. The small praire de falesia town is nice but very small so we went to restaurants in Albufiera, Vilamoura and Olhos de Agua for more choice, and just to note that there is no cashpoint within walking distance of the hotel. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and would go out of their way to make us feel comfortable; they booked taxis for us every night and also booked our day trips to water parks and our activities such as jet skiing. Overall we had a fabulous stay at Stella Maris and would recommend it to those looking for a quiet holiday with easy access to lively towns to explore at night.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Laurie K
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

This was my first time at Stella Maris and I can honestly say that it exceeded by expectations in all aspects, from the professionalism and friendliness of the staff both at the bar, reception and cleaners, the cleanliness of the room, pool and public spaces and the whole 'feel' of the place.

There is not one thing I can fault or criticise and I will certainly be returning next year.

Although we did not eat at the hotel, the menu looked excellent.

We preferred to eat breakfast at the cafe closest to the tennis courts which is situated next to the running track. They provide an excellent english breakfast or fresh omelettes, it is very reasonable and the staff are friendly and the service is very good.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank DisneyfanUK
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