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Very good
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaca, Leiria District, Central Portugal

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mvb123
uk
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not too touristy”
Reviewed July 9, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The apartment : Very thoughtful and truly home from home. You can find anything from pen to toothpick. Tastefully decorated :-). Good Wifi, thank you!
Jacuzzi bath is NOT working. Main bedroom bathroom is very small and the bed is 'springy' thus lots of noise if partner get up during the night. Other bathroom is not big, yet a bidet loo is also pushed in behind the door.
Lift didn't work on day 1 we had to carry all our luggage up the stairs.
One key to swimming pool, which you need for in and out the area - this was difficult for the 3 of us
Cleaning was disappointing. I addressed it and they've sent someone the same day, but ideally I don't really want cleaners whilst Im on holiday
The bay: Ideal for family with small children, short walk from apartment to beach area across the train tracks of Sao Martinho station
Misty mornings meant beach time was maybe in the afternoon. Good beach acticities available. Good for walking
Restaurants nice - and not very expensive - good dinner for 8.50 excl drinks is possible. Not much otherwise around unless you get in car and drive - Nazare was great, also Obidos.

Great support from rental retreats and the ladies where we picked up the keys. Actioned immediately on topics addressed, which was really great

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Liked best: Was nice and convinient, close to beach
Liked least: Hearing the train about 5-6 times a day, more over weekends
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GayleKris...
Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“You must visit this apartment and town”
Reviewed November 7, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Everything about this place is perfect. The apartment is like a home from home, very well equipped with gorgeous views. Plenty to do for all ages. The owners have thought of everything. The pool is ideal for relaxing on a warm day. Could I also add the
at Antony and all the staff could not do enough to help us. Mr Masters answered all my questions ( and there was a lot) before during and after booking, nothing was to much trouble for him. The staff at the smart homes office were also very helpful. Antony also provided me with a number for a local taxi firm, Anna, Theresa and one of their drivers Mr Luis went out of their way to help us. Your cannot fault the people of Portugal. They are all so very helpful. A credit to their country. A big than you from the Brierley family.xx

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Liked best: The locals and the views
Liked least: coming home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Nov 12, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, it's very much appreciated. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back some day. Thank you again!
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JohnHughe...
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Silver Sands”
Reviewed May 27, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Silversands is a delight, certainly the best overseas apartment that I have stayed in. It is spacious, clean and bright with a view over the bay from one of the two balconies.

It is very comfortably furnished with a kitchen which is better equipped than my own, and everything worked!

The swimming pool is huge, again very clean, well maintained and secure.

It is in a very quiet neighbourhood, but the beach, shops, restaurants and bars are all easily accessed by a short level walk.

Sao Martinho do Porto itself is a quiet friendly town with interesting nooks and crannies. The tourist information centre were very helpful, the Old Market a must for colour and produce, and all within walking distance.

I have no hesitation in recommending Silversands and Sao Martinho for a holiday and I hope to return one day.

Linda Adams
Bath

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Liked best: Location/Cleanliness
Liked least: Swimming Pool was not heated
Traveling group: Extended Family
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May 29, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
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BerksEngl...
England
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed March 2, 2012 for a stay in March 2011

A beautiful, extremely well equipped apartment. Immaculate and spotless. Great town, plenty to do. Can't recommend this place enough.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Joe E
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful town fantastic apartment.”
Reviewed August 17, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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We had a wonderful stay in san Martino. It is a great place to vacation with young children. The seafood was delicious and quite varied. The bay has gentle waves that kids love. The apt was wonderful. Modern, exceptionally clean and well laid out. It was furnished beautifully, and the service from the realty rep was impecable. The fotos in the ad are quite nice but don't really show how large and beautiful the apt is. The views fro mthe terraces are quite nice and sunsets are absolutely gorgeous. The kitchen was well appointed with full appliances, (we used the clothes washer alot). Very organized with documentation for every concievable situation (eg, doctor, vet, hospital numbers and locations), tourist attractions, contacts, etc. On a rainy day we loved playing with the various board games stored under the TV. My son loved having the huge swimming pool in the back. We were pleasantly surprised that there was a lifeguard on duty from 8 am to 7pm everyday. Our routine became beach in themorning, lunch, nap, then swimming in the pool, then dinner. We are defintely coming back, we had one of the best vacations ever. Thank you so much Silver Sands

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Liked best: Overall everything
Liked least: The jacuzzi did not work, but not a big deal.
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed August 4, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
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