Apartment Alva is a lovely modern apartment in a safe & secure complex, which is very close to the centre of Tavira. The kitchen was well-equipped, and there was information in the living room about things to see & do in the area, including maps. All the bedrooms have doors opening out onto the large patio to the rear of the property, which is completely enclosed and private - a great space for sunbathing and eating outside.
The location is excellent, just a few minutes walk from a small supermarket, and only five minutes from Tavira's main square and from where you catch the ferry to the island/beach.
Smartavillas were occasionally slow to reply to emails, but once we arrived we had a smooth check-in experience and good communication from them during our stay.
Overall, we very much enjoyed our 10-day stay in the apartment, and would recommend it highly.