We enjoyed a beautiful relaxing holiday. The
apartment had everything we needed and more ...a stunning view, deep blue pool, close to wonderful beaches and places to eat. Blue sky and sunshine without a break for two glorious weeks. Albuferia good for food shop and gift shops. Loule great for market worth a visit. We wanted a quiet restful break away from tourist trap so being about 10 minute drive outside of Albuferia was good for us. Nothing to moan about, would definitely go again.
We stayed at the apartment for a week and had a fantastic time plenty of room for a family of 5 and all the essentials needed the apartment was very well equipped , the pool is great and the beach us just a 5-10 minute walk away and what a beautiful beach it is too , we would definitely recommend the apartment and would love to come back to sao rafael again x
This apartment was one of the best we have stayed in, as my husband said "Spot on". Set in a quiet residential area with a superb sea view this apartment has everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. The apartment has very reliable wifi and effective air con which were 2 of our must haves. The apartment was very clean and ready for our lunch time arrival and booking with Andrew was very efficient and he answered all our questions and organised our transfers. The pool is a few minutes walk away and the beach approx 10 mins with 2 children. There are a few restaurants near by, we particularly liked the Praia Grande with sea views, however for more variety you need to venture further afield. Taxis were a little tricky to get hold of (we were visiting at one of the busiest times) so we used Uber. The cost was lower and very reliable. The local supermarket we found expensive (OK for emergency items) so would recommend a visit to Aldi/Lidl which you would need a taxi/car to get there. We hired a car for 3 days which opened our options to visit the rest of the area including Portimao and Zoomarine and try different restaurants further afield. This is a great apartment and we had a lovely relaxing holiday. Thank you.
We arrived at the apartment for our 11 day break, as soon as we arrived we loved the setting of the apartment and Sao Rafael. The view from balcony was stunning, looking across the gardens to the sea. The apartment was well kitted out with very comfortable beds to dishwasher and washer machine, which was well needed for a family of 5! The swimming pool area is excellent and I was very surprised at peak time of year the swimming pool area was not overcrowed and sun loungers were always available. Local restaurants in the area were very good too, with the old town not to far away we alternated eating between the 2 places. We had an excellent family holiday and reading the past reviews on tripadvisor are realistics views of the apartment and area.
We stayed here for 10 days end of June with our two toddlers. It really was a home from home and the kitchen was better equipped than our one at home! The neighborhood was very calm so if you're looking for somewhere that is close to everything but still nice and quiet this is ideal. The Sao Raffael beach was close by but unfortunately for us it wasn't that ideal with little ones as the tide was so strong and there was lots of hidden rocks everywhere. We did however find some great beaches very close by that were more kiddy friendly (Salgados was a good one). I honestly found this place great and would definitely recommend it, however I found it had a more residential feel to it rather than a holiday atmosphere. This is not at all negative it's probably just something to be aware of if you're looking for something a bit more lively. We hired a car and parking was never an issue always space, and so handy being just a short drive to supermarkets and shops. We will hopefully be back again in the future!
Lovely well equipped apartment , particularly enjoyed sitting on the balcony with sea views. Would definitely recommend staying here .