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“Beautiful apartment, good location, nice town”
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29 reviews
View from terrace
Flamingos feeding in the lagoons
roof top pool
Lounge and balcony
Spacious bedroom with AC
Spacious lounge/dinner w/ AC
Confortable sofas (can sleep 2 kids)
Dining table for 4
Full fitted kitchen
Fridge, microwave and oven
Bathroom
Sunny balcony with Weber BBQ
View from balcony
Ria Formosa (view from roof top)
Flamingos by Alexandre Moleiro (4 Nov 2007)
Lagoon area
Beach (Praia do Barril) - 15 min by car
Marina and sea view
View of 5 Star Hotel (adjacent to apartment)
External view of the building
Overview of Ria Formosa with Faro and flat locations
Channels and Lagoons of Ria Formosa (Zoom)
Algarve coast with nearby cities
My favourite beach (Praia do barril)
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Olhao, Faro District, Algarve

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Cookie308
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful apartment, good location, nice town”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Really well kitted out apartment in a good location 10 mins walk to waterfront markets, city centre and supermarkets. Good views from the balcony over the Ria Formosa and equipped with everything you could possible need. Much bigger than it appears in the photos and furnished to a really high standard for a holiday rental. Smooth check in and check out. Big balcony which gets the sun in the afternoon and evening. Will definitely be booking again.

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 15, 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback, It is very much appreciated and we hope to see you again in the near future
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Betty2601...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect.”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This is a return visit as we stayed here last year and enjoyed ourselves so much we just had to return for another stay in this very comfortable apartment. Jorge's father met us at the apartment with a gift of red and white wine plus a bottle of water which was much appreciated. The apartment is just a few minutes walk from the Marina where you can get a ferry to the islands which are beautiful. Another plus to staying here is the fish market and the fresh produce market adjacent, this can be reached in a few minutes stroll along the Marina. If you want a totally relaxing holiday with excellent accommodation then you must stay here. I am returning in September with my sister for a week, can't wait.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Dec 15, 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback, It is very much appreciated and we hope to see you again in the near future
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mick f
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The apartment is well equipped,clean and in a good location.
We stayed here as our summer break and was not disappointed as it was exactly what we were looking for.
We were far enough out for it to be quiet and close enough to walk into the center of Olhao.
We had plans of staying in and eating at least 5 days of our holiday but the restaurants in Olhao were so cheap we dined out most nights.
The views from the rooftop pool were amazing and the pool area is a suntrap.
The only negative was no WIFI in the apartment but most of the cafes and restaurants had WIFI so we just used theirs.

A heads up about Olhao - It is very Portuguese so brush up on some every day words and you will be OK and do not take pounds sterling with you as there is nowhere to change money . We ended up going to Faro to get our Euros.
All in all an excellent apartment in an excellent town.

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Liked best: The unspoilt porrtuguese town of Olhao
Liked least: No where to change pounds into euros
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
Dec 15, 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback, It is very much appreciated and we hope to see you again in the near future
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carol1862...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Olhoa is a delight”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

The apartment in the Marina Village complex was spacious, modern and with all amenities. The balcony overlooked the lagoon and the nature reserve. Olhoa is a great little town with lots of fish restaurants and little bars. We travelled around the eastern Algarve on the railway - very cheap. We took the ferry to the sand spit islands in the lagoon - amazing places. Faro itself is well worth a visit with lots of Medieval places to see.
The whole week was interesting and with a variety of different places. We visited out of season and it was mild enough to sit on the balcony and watch the sunsets over the lagoon.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 15, 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback, It is very much appreciated and we hope to see you again in 2017.
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Ann R
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Another fabulous 3 week stay”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Had another great 3 week stay at this apartment - all I can add is that it is a real "home from home". Great accommodation and good selection of restaurants and bars nearby. Found the Social Club near the church this time - good for an early evening drink and 5 euro for a bottle of wine is a bargain.

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Dec 15, 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback, It is very much appreciated and we hope to see you again in 2017.
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Astrahous...
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent, excellent, excellent!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

It was a pleasure to share this couples holiday apartment. Jorge organised his father to meet us with the key, he spoke no English but still managed to guide us around the apartment and he gave us 'hand signals' as to 'what was where' including the whereabouts of the town, the supermarket and the islands! The accommodation was stunning and very clean with everything you could ask for and more.

The market area with all it's shops and restaurants are a ten minute walk away, and there are a number of supermarkets all within walking distance, the shopping trolley provided was an absolute godsend. The train station was about a fifteen to twenty minute walk, no direct route, but quite easy to find, trips to Tavira, (€4.60 return), a lovely place to visit, Faro (€2.80 return) where easy access to the "old town", and the cathedral are well worth a visit, and Albufeira, about a fifty minute ride (€16.00 approx return) plus two buses were necessary to get us to the main town so the trip took longer than expected, roughly an hour and three quarters one way! Up to date timetables were easily available from the train station.

Trips to the islands are an absolute must, the ferries are very reasonably priced, and quite an adventure to take, the beaches long and golden.

For those in want of wifi, this is currently not available in the apartment but the Real Marina Hotel has free wifi as do many of the cafe and bars in the town. Also we were able to organise our taxi back to the airport from the hotel.

Ask us if we'd go back..... We certainly would, the apartment is brilliant and excellent value for money, both Jorge and Maria his wife were always very helpful via emails and text messages.

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Liked best: The apartment was just like being in your own home but abroad, fantastic!
Liked least: Nothing negative at all
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
Dec 15, 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback, It is very much appreciated and we hope to see you again in 2017.
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KBT2013
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful apartment”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We rented a one bedroom apartment at Marina Village through booking.com. Olhao is a Portugese fishing town - lovely old streets, shops and restuarants - as well as a daily fish and fruit& veg market. The beaches are on islands and are reached by ferry or water taxi.
The apartment was wonderful. Spotlessly clean. Very well equipped. There was a roof top splash pool for each group of 8 apartments.
The apartments are situated in a quiet area next to the 5 star hotel - about 5 minutes walk to the restaurants on the sea front.
Would have given 5 stars but the beds were pretty hard and mattress on sofabed a bit "springy" - there was extra bedding including duvets which we put beneath the bottom sheets to make them more comfy.

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Liked best: brand new
Liked least: hard bed
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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