Casa Mitchell flaunts homely accommodation and a handy setting. It’s nestled among gardens, too, so it’s really private.
Casa Mitchell is a tiny, family-run hotel, set in a converted old townhouse in Albufeira. The atmospheric old town is just a ten-minute walk away, and sandy Fisherman’s Beach is roughly the same distance.
One-bedroom apartments and studios are spread over the property, and some overlook the gardens, which are full of blooms. They’ve got lots of character, thanks to homely rugs and pastel blue wooden furnishings.
These 2 bedroom apartments are a great base for exploring the surrounding area, and they come with either a balcony or terrace, offering some extra space outside. These apartments also include a lounge and kitchenette for that home-from home feel, a double bedroom and twin bedroom, plus, an extra bed, a shower, and air-conditioning.
Just returned from a 2 week stay at Casa Mitchell we were in room 61 which was a lovely room overlooking the pool with a great balcony. Had a problem when we arrived with the fridge and air con not working but this was sorted for us almost immediately. Room kept lovely and clean by Christina the housemaid who was really friendly and kept the room absolutely spotless. Would recommend as long as you make sure you get a room with a pool view.More
Happy to return
My Mum and I had never been to Portugal before so we didn't really know what to expect and when we arrived outside Casa Mitchell Apartments I was very worried. I thought the driver might have had the wrong address. We booked in at the hotel across the street which we had been instructed to do and the staff were really friendly. Things were looking up. They gave us our keys and explained how to get to our room.
I am always so surprised when you pay a low price but get a good hotel. The front room had its little kitchen, dining table, sofa and tv with some good English speaking channels. The bathroom off to one side and the bedroom straight ahead. Our room was on the ground floor and we still had a good sized balcony. It was a very comfortable size for the two of us. The beds were comfy, the bedding so so soft. So soft. I would of liked a bit more drawers for clothes but I hung up a lot of mine ( loads of regular hangers in the wardrobe) and that worked out well. If you like a power shower this is the hotel for you. I thought it was going to blow my skin off!! I loved it.
Now, there was a small pool. There were maybe 10 other guests in the hotel who were all very friendly and it created such a nice atmosphere. We really enjoyed being by the pool. And it was so quiet. Pure Bliss.
Ok. So the area is hilly. Very hilly. It can be somewhat exhausting. My Mum struggled with steps and I struggled with slopes. And there are lots of both. If you want to go to the marina or town center, get directions first. We spent ages finding both and on the fourth day, finding a short cut!! But.... We loved it. We really enjoyed the town as a whole and although Casa Mitchell Apartments doesn't look like much from the outside. You know what they say. Don't judge a book by its cover. And it couldn't be more true here. More
Second time round
Six years between our visits but it still feels like a second home. Leo's across the road is definitely one to visit, very cheap prices and lovely toasties for lunch. O David's restaurant is well worth visiting and finally a call for the Indian restaurant you must try Indian Ocean right of the beach lift. Have a wonderful holiday ððMore
Ken P, 186284
Clean Comfortable Self Catering
My wife and I have just returned from a very enjoyable first visit to Albufeira.
The Casa Mitchell Apartments are very clean and comfortable.Although the apartments are not of the most modern they are a perfect base for exploring this town,very close to both the beach and the main town square.However it should be noted that this is a hilly town and would not be recommended for anyone disabled.
The staff at the reception across the street are extremely helpful and friendly,as was everyone we met in town.The pool area at the rear of the hotel is excellent and very relaxing.I would stay here again.More
Room spoiled the return stay
Returned to Casa Mitchel to celebrate my 60th birthday. Unfortunately, on return visit we weren't in main block of apartments. On arrival we were taken through main block, down 12 steps, past the pool, up 9 steps, then up a further 16 steps to room 66. There is no view from this room, but you do have your own little terrace and 2 sunbeds. Inside the apartment was small and dark. I assume this room is an add-on as everything seemed new. The kitchen was adequate for our needs, the bathroom was very small and there wasn't a shaver socket in. Neither was there a socket near a mirror! When we returned to the room the first night we had to go up the 16 steps in darkness and try to unlock the door! We reported this the following morning and were told the lights had been checked, but they didn't work properly all week. The cleaner came 5 days out of the week, she was lovely and very thorough. When sat out on sunbed there was a strong smell of sewage. I don't think this was Casa Mitchell's fault, but was unpleasant and I'm sure we wouldn't have smelled it in the main building.
Despite the moans and groans, Casa Mitchell is in a great position for beach and restaurants. I would advise any new guests to steer away from room 66, thoughMore