Intimate, unfussy and handy for Albufeira old town and the beach, the Casa Mitchell concentrates on the essentials and gets them just right.
The Casa Mitchell keeps things simple. Set in a converted old townhouse in Albufeira, it’s small and family-run, with a friendly atmosphere. Plus, it’s handy for all the resort’s attractions. You’ve got the restaurants, bars and shops of the old town just a ten-minute downhill walk away. Then there’s Fisherman’s Beach – its curve of sands is roughly the same distance away.
As for the hotel itself, it offers one-bedroom apartments and studios spread over the house, with some overlooking the garden. They’re all spacious and traditionally decorated with pine furnishings and terracotta floors.
Outside, there’s a pool with a terrace and sunloungers, as well as lawns framed by trees and flowering shrubs. There’s not much else in terms of facilities, which is a bonus if you’re looking for a quiet base. With no restaurant or pool bar, the hotel tends to stay quiet and laid-back, with most people heading in to town during the days and evenings.
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Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Often family-run
- Great settings, usually by the sea
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Set in the gardens with a surrounding terrace so there's plenty of space for sunbeds and finding the sun at every time of day.
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"Loverly and peaceful good location"
We stayed in room 64 a one bed apartment a good size rooms clean and tidy staff great really friendly.The staff across the road at reception were you pick up keys can not do enough for you i asked if they could give me a 5.30am call on day of departure not a problem.It took us 5 minutes to the beach well too the sea front then you have a chose walk down the pathway this takes a few more minutes or take the lift.we walked down every time but came up on the lift.ten minutes into the old town steady walk back up hill if we needed a rest we stopped off for a drink plenty of cafes and bars.Don't let the hills put you off Albufeira we are both in our 70s not 100 percent in good health but it will not stop us going again but make sure it's the old town you stay in it's beautiful did not like new part would go back tomorrow.More
Brilliant location, lovely apartments
We had a lovely stay at Casa Mitchell, staff are so friendly and helpful. Our Thomson rep Laura was also great. It's location is so central to everything. Recommend the 'all you can eat' BBQ at Saffrons for 7.50 Euros on a Sunday night (top of the road turn left by the larger mini market). The cafÃ© across the road is good value and the owner very helpful. Went to Loule market enjoyed the coach journey with the helpful guide, went on a sunset jeep safari with Thomson's it was the most amazing experience and went on a boat trip to see the caves. Great holiday all round.More
Excellent studio with good location
This was a small apartment complex just a short walk from the old town of Albufeira, they are clean and comfortable with good maid service, friendly helpful staff on reception. There's a pool with plenty of sunbeds, tables and chairs but it does get hot as it's a closed in space. This is an ideal place to stay if you are looking for a quiet place and prefer to eat out , the kitchen is a basic facility with a microwave, two ring hob and fridge with small freezer area, if you only want a simple breakfast before you start your day then this is ideal, our studio had a balcony with table and chairs so we could easily prepare breakfast sit on our balcony before going out for the day. There is a shop on the corner of the road where the apartments are located to pick up your essential bits such as milk, bread, sandwich meats/cheeses but if you have a car then there are supermarkets reasonably nearby and you need to do a bigger shop. We didn't have a car because walking into the old town was pleasurable and we could then relax and get a lovely meal and not worry about having a drink at night, two particular good restaurants I would recommend are Casa Da Fonte and Ricardo's both in the old town, there are also lots of places to stop and have a drink. We had a great holiday and would definitely recommend it, we stayed 29th May - 5th June 2014 so I'm late getting this review posted but have finally found the time - I hope it helps your decision of where to stay if you are thinking of going to the old town of Albufeira, beach is clean and quiet and it's lovely to walk along the surf and come back sit under a brolly and enjoy a sandwich and drink (we took a couple of lunch cool bags with us, made up our sandwiches and put a couple of bottles of water in the freezer to act as cool blocks and then drank the water as it defrosted so we had a picnic on the beach nearly everyday) absolute bliss, we came back from this holiday totally relaxed, I would definitely go back to Albufeira and stay in the Casa Mitchell, we couldn't fault it.More
debsi3011, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Small & Friendly
Lovely small and friendly apartments very spacious overlooking the pool, staff very helpful and Laura the rep was great. First time in portugal but if I was to go back I would definitely stay at these apartments again, great location near to everything but nice and quiet too, some great little cafe/bars close by, had a great time especially on the sunset/mountain trip, endless champagne on top of mountain would defo recommend that trip.More
Wendy J, Holywell
Super apartments and location
Much the same as other reviews, we had a fabulous time and met some lovely people and made new friends. Our apartment was pretty much perfect, very clean and spacious and overlooking the pool. We found the reception staff very helpful and knowledgable. we went on 3 trips and thoroughly enjoyed all of them - Loule market, catamaran grottoes and caves and the sunset/ mountain 4x4 trip. We used the little restaurant/bar over the road almost daily for a lunch, a beer or just a cafe. There is a handy mini-market on the corner and a bigger one about 10 minutes away. Having never been to Albufeira before we were blown away with the square and its street performers, restaurants, shops and bars both through the day and in the evening - it was wonderful. We had one of our best holidays this year due to location, accommodation, friends made and experiences; so much so we will certainly return as there is still very much to explore and experience. More
Belinda17LV, Doncaster, United Kingdom
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