These warmly toned 2 bedroom apartments include a limited sea view, and a balcony for some space outdoors. Your apartment will come with a lounge and kitchenette, double and twin bedrooms, air-conditioning, and 2 extra beds.
Our group of 6 ladies stayed in the apartments right at the top of the hill. We booked a 3 bedroomed apartment as we prefer a 'proper' bed each. On check in we found that our 3 bedroomed apartment was not what we expected.
On entering there was a loft ladder type structure blocking the entrance to the kitchen. And this ladder provided the access to the third bedroom!!! After contacting reception to express our dissatisfaction about our third bedroom we ended up having both lounge sofa beds made up and cash compensation provided.
We think that these apartments should be described as 2 bedrooms plus a mezzanine/loft 3rd bedroom to clearly explain what you're booking.
Anyway we had a lovely time and would still come again as all 3 sections of the facilities are lovely and clean and very well positioned.More
Immaculate and well equipped apartment. Food impressive.
Straight to the point, this is a beautiful place, food is amazing, accommodation amazing, staff amazing.
Of course that sounds great but like all good things there are bad things too.... I`ll mention those later.
I am deliberately leaving the negative points until the end of the review as in my opinion they are out weighed by the positives.
Reception is manned 24 / 7, communication with staff is OK, easy to explain what you want without language issues even though the staff are not fluent English speakers.
The whole resort is amazingly clean, maid service in the room is daily, yes thats 7 days a week!! clean towels daily and beds made up make for a lovely environment.
Staff are everywhere but not in your face, going about the work without interfering with guests but should you need them are only too happy to stop and help.
Food... the food, its great!! We was bed and breakfast and expected the normal continental selection but was pleasantly surprised to find full English every morning, selection of cereals, cakes, fruit and the best croissants I have ever had.
We also ate in the restaurant twice over our 2 week stay, the first time was a la cart which while very nice was not quite up to the breakfast and the buffet dinner we had on out 2nd visit. NOTE*** book the buffet during the afternoon at reception on the day you want it!!
Buffet selection changes daily but rest assured event he pickiest eater should be ok to find something they like.
Now, the BAD bits :(
1) to get to the main square is 101 steps, I suffer badly with arthritis in my knee but the steps are actually not too bad to go up / down as they are long steps, so 2 paces on each one to go up or down.
2) and this is the biggy... the HILL, once you climb the steps there is a 100 yard walk to the hotel reception entrance and its up a STEEP HILL! I would estimate the hill is a 1 in 4 which is quite hard work for the elderly and unfit.
3) my wife and I found the bar that was open in the evening a bit clinical, by that I mean it was not an environment that would help people to meet up, chat and have a drink like most places I have been.
The hotel do supply a FREE mini bus to town at 10am, 12pm, 2pm 4pm and 5.30pm which is very welcome but as it does not run late you either walk OR get a cab.
Cabs are not too expensive but you might need to budget for a there and back journey for each day of you holiday at about 6 euros a trip.
If they ever put an escalator in like they have done on the far side of the old town it would be the perfect place.
Would I go back? yes I think I would.More
A great place that has alot to offer, unfortunately this time we received some very poor service in the grounds restaurants. Both the pool side restaurant and their own restaurant left us in dismay, as the service did not replicate what we had experienced previously, being a Celiac I emphasized Sem Gluten many a time only to receive everything but Sem Gluten food. A wonderful place with gorgeous views and excellent facilities all bar the food and catering for food allergen sufferers! ShameMore
If you catch an early plane be prepared to wait until 2 ish at the earliest to book in. The hotel is on a steep hill, steps down into Albufeira. This is a get up early and reserve your sunbed hotel despite signs telling you not to. Why do people need to do this? Rooms are comfortable. Restaurant OK, staff pleasant, rooms clean and comfortable.More