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Luz Beach Apartments
Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Luz
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

Perfect beach front location and a short walk to restaurants and shops. Good size well furnished rooms on 2 floors. No traffic noise as well away from any road.

The friendly reception team (Nick and Sophie) were extremely helpful with our travel planning (we visited Seville and Lisbon from here) as well as pointing out nearby attractions. Fernanda (the cleaner) always had a smile on her face and did a great job on keeping the room serviced.

The weather was great for the full 2 weeks. What more can we ask?

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

We had a great experience in Luz straight from our arrival when we were met by Sophie at reception who was really friendly and helpful. She showed us to our apartment and then filled us in on all the best restaurants, bars etc... in the area, all of which were within a few minutes walk of the apartments.

The first thing we noticed about the apartment was the view!!! Straight on to the beach, literally a few metres away! The apartment itself was very clean and bright and had everything we needed to sort ourselves out for the week - all kitchen utensils etc... plus a really hot, powerful shower which is very important to us!!!

As we're quite a sporty couple, Sophie put us in touch with a company which organises surfing and other watersports nearby who picked us up at the apartment each day, which was great!

Luz itself is quite a quiet, friendly resort and there are plenty of good restaurants and bars. Also, it's only a couple of km's (and a cheap taxi ride) to Lagos which has really vibrant night life later on!

Overall, we had a great time in Luz, you cant beat the location of the apartments, they were clean, cosy and the staff were great!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2010

Luz Apartments offers spacious and enjoyable flats with an unusual
nearness to the seafront. The personal touch and good service of the
staff makes you feel very much welcomed and at home

Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
1  Thank Oslow_10
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Reviewed July 20, 2007

We recently returned from 11 nights at the Luz Beach Apartments (front facing) owned by The Travel Club of Upminster. We last stayed there about 15 years ago and nothing much has altered in that time, except a lick of paint and the severe cutting back of the lovely bougainvillea in the terraces (shame). We had spent the previous 11 nights at Lagos Marina in a private apartment which was very luxurious, so we shouldn't really compare, but it took some getting used to having a lot less space.

The apartments rely principally on the amazing view and unbeatable location at the beach, however in the 21st century I do think it would be wise to look at updating the apartments to match the kind of expectations visitors have today. The apartment is furnished with 1970's pine furniture, equipped with a stainless steel coffee/tea set and main meal plates that could barely hold one pork steak. The sofa (which was also a bed, I think) was not very comfortable; the lamps had peeling lampshades and cracked bases and the chest of drawers fell apart as soon as I pulled open a drawer. The TV showed BBC1/2, and ITV 1 and Sky News (no Channel 4). There was a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk etc. and a newly supplied mini-oven/grill. The beds on the lower group (two singles) were firm and comfortable. There was no air conditioning, but two fans were supplied.

The maid service was exemplary and any problems were soon fixed by Julia and Brian (the management team) who were very friendly and informative. Julia even accompanied me to the dentist on our last day, when I managed to crack my tooth.

You do have free access to Ocean Club's own facilities (adults only and family pools, restaurants etc.) but it's a walk up the hill and most of the time we were happy to sit on the balcony, walk the promenade or sit and walk on the beach.

Eating out in the local restaurants came to about Euros 50 for two people (starter and main course each, 1 beer and 1 glass of wine). We dined at the Atlantico restaurant twice and O'Poco once. Cheaper alternatives were the cafes, the local pizza takeaway/restaurant opposite the Havana cafe or self-catering from the well-stocked Baptiste supermarket. There are limited evening activities and so this wouldn't really be the sort of place for club-seeking teenagers. It's a very chilled out, friendly and family fun place with a great beach. Enjoy!

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bassbottle, Owner at Luz Beach Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2009

Owners welcome constructive comments on their properties, and as the owner reprenting our family business for over 40 years agree with constructive comments.

Since the family spent a holiday in our Luz Beach Apartments in July 2007 there have been many changes.

New kichens with modern micorwave ovens and new equipment has been installed - electric toasters/kettles/fruit juice squeezers for fresh orange juice every morning. Re covered and upholstered comfortable easy chairs, no setee beds as seperate beds are supplied for children up to 14 year old.
To enjoy the beach / sea view with the pedestrain walk way between the apartments and the beach, teak chairs with cushions are supplied. Even a cool box for picnics is provided. Sun loungers complement the terrace. A 1st class supermarket is 5 minutes walk away, and free parking right outside the apartments,

Comments on other sites say and I quote " Probably the best location in the Algarve " unquote..

17.04.09 Barry

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Reviewed November 4, 2016
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Room Tip: front beach ou sea view honnetement c est la meme voir sea view plus tranquilles...
  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rua do Poco, Luz 8600-162, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Luz
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Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Luz
Price Range: $94 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Luz Beach Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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