"Nice Hotel, Good Value but Difficult to Locate"
We had a hard time reaching to the hotel, even with GPS... It is quite hard to find and the people around don't especially know about this hotel, there are so many all around... Disappointed not to have WiFi in the rooms. That said, we had a good value out of this hotel. The apartment is spacious, quite comfortable and clean with modern look. Bathroom […] is correct and clean. I do recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were given a Large Spacious Apartment Which was very good Value For Price. Everything in Apartment Functioned Well Plus Lighting was good, which we had found Poor in Some apartments. Staff Were Friendly and Helpful and the beach and Some shops and Restaurants are Within Walking Distance. Pool and Pool area Very Good. Would Definitely Stay Again if […] In the Area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely place to stay"
Great area, close to sea. Fab pool but cannot comment on any other facilities as they were all shut although this was not mentioned when we booked. Apartment was more than we expected with all facilities including a washing machine which was great. Roof terrace, garden, patio; it has all you need and very clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel. Not that far from the beach."
Nice clean hotel and good value for money. Not very big choice in the restaurant, but that was the end of the season so understandable. The receptionists were not very happy if you wanted any help. Well maybe they were basically tired.....Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great, quiet place"
I really enjoyed my stay and it was exactly was I was looking for... A quiet place with sea views, near some nice beaches. You do need a car as close to some places but not others, but we went to a different beach everyday so having a stress free place to come back to was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"well equiped .spacious apartment/home"
i say home because our two story ,two bedroomed apartment had its own little garden wtrh a 3 foot hedge which gave you a feeling of privacy .you also had the opition of using rhe rooftop to catch the Sun. the swimming pool which had a small cafe right beside it was only a stones throw from our pad..The lady who ran the Cafe was very ,very pleasant to […] speak with and to deal with. about 3 mihs walk from here brought you ro rhe main reception area whish had free wi-fi .a mini shop had all rhe basics with a bar/ resturant on the second floor, a guy named Tony ran rhe place and he could speak fluent english...there was a pool table in the bar and a big T.V witch mostly played MTV but it was hooked up to some sky sports channels so any big games could be watched..there was another pool near rhe reseption area. a rental car is a must to visit the algarve beachs and towns that are dotted along the coast. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Just returned from a fantastic stay at Quinta das Figueirinhas - really spacious apartment, clean and well equipped. Lovely feeling about the place - very quiet and relaxed which was just what we were looking for. Not a all crowded - only a few English holiday makers, majority Portuguese families. Restaurant / snack food very good, not overly expensive. […] Bar lacked a little atmosphere but that didn't deter us from using it every day! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"lovely relaxing holiday"
stayed here for ten days in Aug with husband and two children aged 7 and 8. apartment spacious and clean. arrived before room ready but had packed swim stuff and so used pool while we waited. kitchen clean and tidy with two ring hob, fridge and microwave. pool area great. never stayed anywhere where sun beds stayed unreserved all morning. each room […] has own parasol so no scramble for anything. resort is very Portuguese and lots of families who are regulars. lovely atmosphere. would consider hiring car if went again- courtesy bus stops at 6pm and taxi to nearest town is 5 euro each way. alburfiera is 22 euro in taxi and cavoiero is 18 euro. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for families"
Friendly and helpful staff. Family friendly environment. Very good facilities. Would visit again :)Genuine Expedia guest review
Overall my husband and i and our 2 girls had a great week and would reccommend this hotel for a quite family breakGenuine Expedia guest review
"We would stay here again."
Quinta das Figueirinhas & Quintinha Village is a small residential estate of apartments with a shop, reception, restaurant and bar in the centre. The positioning of the apartments at Quinta das Figueirinhas (where we stayed) meant that each apartment was very private. We found the large pool at Quinta das Figueirinhas to be very crowded and very cold! […] Also the depth was erratic. The pool at Quintinha Village, just across the road was smaller, warmer and less crowded, and generally much nicer. There was also a pool bar here, which was lacking at the larger pool. The toilets and showers were spotlessly clean. In the apartment there were two sunbed mattresses and a parasol which we took to the pool each day - perfect! Apartment was also spotless and the maid came every day though at odd times so it was not always convenient for her to come in. Toilet rolls and bin bags were supplied every day. The shop stocks all the basics - more expensively than the supermarkets. The fresh bread arrives at 8.30 am and is usually all sold out by 9.30am. We had the BBQ meal which cost 16 euros. The food was good, varied and plentiful but the service was slow and unpredictable! The decor/furniture in the bar reminded me of a youth club and it lacked ambiance. The bar/restaurant staff were very friendly, helpful, and warm, though overworked. The minbus to town was very useful. One day we couldn't all fit in so the driver came back for us - so helpful. Used Yellowfish for transfer - superb service. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"peacefull and relaxing holiday"
Very clean, plenty of sunbeds nice gardens, spacious rooms,decent food in the restaurant, in fact delivers everything it promises. Would appear to be better suited to families and the beach is a little to far for my liking uphill all the way back but you cannot blame the complex for thatGenuine Expedia guest review
comfortable, quiet, and close to amenitiesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was my first time in Portugal and we - my partner and I, had a blast! We live in London and really needed a break from the cold and crazyness of the big city. We were looking for hotels in Algarve region, and our main request was a quiet place with paradisic beaches. Checking on expedia staying at Quinta das Figueirinhas would offer that all to us!!! […] It is Iocated 800 metres from the local beach - Senhora da Rocha and other 5 to 10 km from the most amazing Paradisic beaches of the Algarve, its about 30km from Lagos, Portimao and about 40 km from Faro.. The apartment at Quinta das Figueirinhas is spacious and comes with all kitchen appliences, the intermarche supermarket is 500 meters away and by there you find a petrol station! Handy, quite, great price!!!! The highlight of my stay was my partners bday! We had an amazing steak at the Belmonto Italian restaurant and the receptionists of Quinta das Figueirinhas went out of their ways to get me a chocolate cake - with a 32 candle to surprise my partner after dinner!!!! I wouldn't imagine myself there with no car, would be a bit more difficult even though the hotel apparently offer this kind of services! I would like to thank you Quinta das Figueirinhas team recepcion for the amazing service most of all! I will be back for sure! I am already missing a cold beer by the pool watching the beatiful sunset you guys have there!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful place for any family to stay"
Everything a family needs for a comfortable , clean and friendly stay while on holidayGenuine Expedia guest review
"OK housekeeping space"
We stayed in April, which is definitely a quiet time here - only 3 or 4 other units were in use. Despite this, all guests were put in a small cluster in one of the 5 or 6 8-unit buildings, and there is a LOT of noise transmitted through the walls and floor. A large space, very nice balcony with views of the ocean, within walking distance of the ocean […] (about 800 metres). On the outskirts of the developed area, rather difficult to find the first time. Excellent WiFi, reasonable kitchen supplies, although kitchen is very small. Beds were quite reasonable, not too soft. Very good exterior window blinds. Iron, ironing board, drying rack with pegs. A couple of restaurants within walking distance (at the shoreline). Overall, OK but the noise might be a bit much during the busy season. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place for families"
Lovely apartment, suitable for family. There was 5 of us staying and it was comfortable and clean. Pool just outside the front door and close proximity to the beach (not even 10 minutes away). Few lovely restaurants in close proximity, but if you looking for clubs or dancing it's not the place for you. Families will be very happy with the quiet, calm […] place and clean beaches. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean complex, bags of space, perfect for families"
We stayed in the Quintinha Village side of the complex, which were the 2 bedroom housed. We found them extremely well equipped, clean and tidy. We have a communal back garden, and a private front garden. We were supplied with table and four chairs, two loungers, pads and an umbrella which was brilliant. We had asked for a cot for our young son, but […] unfortunately this was not there on arrival (we arrived at 9pm). We were not able to get one put in until the following morning, so had to pull a mattress from the spare bed onto the floor in our room and bolster with cushions. We have requested one at the time of booking, so something went wrong with communication there. The complex had a great pool for us and the kids, and there was a restaurant, bar and shop at the Figuierinhas end. The beach was beautiful, and a 10 minute walk away. There was a complimentary minibus service which took you into town 5 times a day, which was a really great touch. Overall, we had a wonderful holiday, and will be sure to return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Value for money."
For the price we paid we had a excellent room. The only annoyance was the floor of the bathroom gets very wet and we used up alot of towels to soak up the water. The staff were ok in giving us towels on request.Genuine Expedia guest review
2 dias excelentes, em família e com amigos ,para repetir certamente.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Vi boede fire voksne i en 2-etagers stor lejlighed. AC på 1. Sal og en vifte i stueetage. Enkel køkken indretning, men både ovn, microovn, opv.maskine og alm. vaskemaskinen. Daglig rengøring, undt. søndag. 2 pool-områder - vi benyttede mest den nærliggende lille pool. I tilhørende cafe arbejdede meget venlig og hjælpsom dame. Kun 15 min til fin strand […] - dog varm tur ad bakket terræn. Vi havde ikke bil, men receptionen var behjælpelig med taxa til Faro lufthavn til meget rimelig pris. Kom fra Lissabon med tog - her var receptionen igen behjælpelig med at arrangere taxa- afhentning. Et område, der er fortrinlig til en rolig ferie. Hvis man ønsker at gå meget ud at spise eller gå i byen, ville det måske være mere fordelagtigt at søge længere ind mod den større by. Modsat går der en gratis shuttlebus 6-7 gange dagligt (fremtid klokken 18.00) fra hotellet til den nærmeste større by, som tager 8 min. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Très bon emplacement"
Idéal pour passer des vacances en famille,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Flott leilighet med alt man trenger"
Leiligheten fremstod som ny, med veldig rene overflater, skinnende kjøkkenutstyr, og ellers lys og trivelig. Stor, lys oppholdsrom med sittegruppe, og aircondition på soverommet. ca 800m til nærmeste strand, omtrent 1km til supermarkedet. Hyggelige ansatte som svarte på alle sprøsmål og var behjelpelige med å ordne utflukter. Rommet ble vasket og sengene […] redd opp hver dag, selv om det var selvhushold. Dersom man leter et et sted å slappe av i ferien, kan Quinta das Figueirinhas anbefales uten forbehold! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Optima localização. Excelentes condições.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No dudéis ante estos apartamentos. Apuesta segura."
Precio, ubicación (centro del Algarve), conservación del complejo, equipamiento de los apartamentos, amabilidad y disposición del personal, muy tranquilos... en fin. Ideal para familias. Algún inconveniente: la distancia entre el parking y los últimos apartamentos. Muy seguro para los peques, ya que no hay peligro de que se vayan a calles con circulación […] de vehículos. La hora de entrada es a las 16 horas pero si hay disponibilidad como fue en nuestro caso, llegamos a las 9 y nos dieron la llave a las 10. En resumen. Si buscas algo tranquilo, bien situado, limpieza, amabilidad, equipamiento y te cuadra el precio... NO SIGAS BUSCANDO. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
a familia ficou com boas recordações. espero repetir.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Leuke rustige accommodatie dichtbij strand"
Wij waren hier voor de 2e keer 9n het laagseizoen en waren zeer content over de ontvangst, de schone appartementen (regelmatige wissel) en prijs/ kwaliteitverhouding. Wel een auto nodig maar overal dichtbij. Een aanrader!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Angenehmes Hotel für entspannte Tage"
Große, ordentlich ausgestattetes Apartment mit schöner Terasse. Die Anlage ist in algarvetypisch, und (zumindest als wir da waren September 2013) sauber, ordentlich und ruhig. Ein schöner kleiner Strand, ein Supermarkt und 2-3 gute Restaurantes (empfehlenswert ist beispielsweise das eher einfache aber leckere Grillrestaurant "O Grelhador" und das eher […] schickere Restaurant vom gleichen Besitzer "Mirasys", das direkt nebenan gelegen ist (beide am Intermarché)) sind fußläufig erreichbar. Der Ort an sich ist nicht sonderlich aufregend und eher für einen ruhigen Urlaub geeignet. Wer Party oder Nachtleben sucht, sollte lieber in Albufeira, Carvoeiro oder Lagos eine Unterkunft nehmen. Ich würde die Anlage auf jeden empfehlen, wenn man ruhige Tage in einem einfachen, aber sauberen Apartment an schönen Stränden verbringen möchte, wobei ich nicht weiß, wie es dort in der Hauptsaison aussieht, wenn die Anlage komplett ausgebucht ist (eventuell laut, da die Zimmer relativ hellhörig waren). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Godt beliggende. 10 minutters gang til rigtig god strand. Ellers stor, fin swimmingpool på stedet. Gode store lejligheder. Rengøring hver dag. Venligt personale. Stedet kan anbefales.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
alles sauber, Zimmer sind prima ausgestattet, Pool sehr schön weitläiufig, Shop alles was man auf die schnelle benötigt, Getränke, kleine Lebensmittelauswahl, alles da. Mitarbeiter sind nett alles wunderbar.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel de muito bom nivel geral. Pessoal excelente"
Ficamos por 2 dias. Servico muito agradavel, com todas as facilidades. Restaurante muito bom, com excelente atendimento e precos. Instalacoes muito boas e limpas (studio, piscina, jardins etc). Um pouquinho afastado do centro, mas ha tambem transporte de cortesia para as praias. Cidade e praias muito lindas!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
apartamentos muy amplios, un poco desfasado el moviliario y el menage de cocina... la piscina estupenda y la atencion en el bar restaurante perfecta, sobretodo por parte de un camarero, me imagino que encargado, que es un tipo genial.... la playa de la inmediaciones, hay que desplazarse en coche, preciosa, tiene un supermercado cerca. En mi caso encantado […] con la estancia, y muy buena relacion calidad precio, Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel idéal pour se reposer"
Quinta das figueirinhas un petit complexe simple mais très propre et bien entretenue . Seul point négatif, pas de Clim dans la grande pièce à vivre, mais dans la chambre parfait. Lieu calme en retrait du centre ville. Piscine super propre.Genuine Expedia guest review
""Apartamento muy comodo y espacioso""
Ha sido una muy buena experiencia, pasamos dos semanas con otra familia amigos y hemos estado encantados con la ubicación y la comodidad del apartamento, cada uno en su casa pero a la vez todo el día juntos.,,una experiencia inolvidable y muy recomendable. En relación calidad precio muy buena y la limpieza, bueno se podría mejorar...;-) pero no se puede […] pedir todo!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Anläggningen är helt OK. Fin pool med bra plats för solstolar. Ligger mycket nära en mycket fin strand. Området där hotellet ligger speglas av Portugals ekonomiska problem och som tyvärr slår hårt mot hela Algarve som livnär sig på turism.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nos gusto mucho mucha amabilidad, cualquier cosa que les pedias al instante estaban alli para solucionartelo incluso cosas que no eran del hotel limpieza, educacion y mucha satisfacion por nuestra parte si cabe destacar lo que menos me gusto es que las toallas las cambien cada 5 dias creo que cada 2 es necesario sobre todo los que no teniamos lavadora […] yo en mi casa uso una toalla limpia cada dia como haran muchas mas personas no cada 5 dias una por lo demas les daria un 9 el 10 no por las toallas Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A cinco minutos en coche de una cala"
Los apartamentos están muy limpios, no les hace falta de nada,todos los utensilios en la cocina que se puedan necesitar y en el que estuvimos con dos habitaciones, todos los electrodomésticos nuevos.Enfrentemos dos piscinas y parque infantil, zona ajardinada. La verdad lo único es que está un poco lejos de la población,aunque hay un supermercado bastante […] cerca. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"perfect peaceful retreat"
10/04/14 HRHDizzy Stevenage, United Kingdom
We have just returned from a 5 day get away without our children. The apartments were very large and clean(maids cleaned every day except Sunday) We had a ground floor apartment next to reception and the bar. It had a little enclosed garden shared with the other 4 apartments in the block. Perfect for sun loungers and quiet. We could also pick up the WiFi in our room. The tv only had 4 uk channels but as a previous review said- who goes on holiday for the tv? There were also ants. But to be honest no more a problem than at home. Our patio doors also wouldn't lock on our arrival. The receptionist was very helpful, and they were fixed very promptly. The pool was very quiet. Tonnes of sunloungers and very good size. It is salt water( most of the pools in the resort are) although cold,but refreshing. The restaurant food looked and smelt amazing although we never ate there. The bar was great. Speak to the barman Tony-he is a wealth of knowledge and can recommend trips,explain foods etc and makes a mean cocktail! The hotel itself is in a quiet area. Its a good 15 min walk downhill to the beaches of rocha and nova which are either side of the church. Both are beautiful and you can go through a cave to get to each too. Definitely go on a cave boat trip from rocha beach. Its €15 (ask lifeguards .they will point you to the right person) the caves are breathtaking! The Aquamar restaurant and lords bar by the church serve great food and drink and has glorious views. There is an intermarche 10mins walk from the hotel and several restaurants. Would totally recommend "o grelhador" opp the intermarche next to the quarry it serves amazing charcol grilled food and fish. ( do be aware all catch of the day is priced by weight) If you carry on walking down the main road you come to the main town. Its a 30min walk, although the hotel runs a free bus to and from. There is a huge beach and more restaurants and souvenir shops. The whole resort and holiday was very quiet. Brilliant for a relaxing break but maybe not for anyone wanting a party atmosphere or action holiday. But I certainly would return and would bring my children as it felt very safe.
"A good place to rest"
10/02/14 slaneeiren Spain
I was there for 6 days and it was pretty fine. You have a supermarket 10 min on foot from the apartments and the beach 15 minutes. The apartment was fully equiped and clean. Things to improve would be: the cleanign schedules was a bit uncomfortable, the tv has few channels and the signal is bad (but it wasn't a big deal, you're not there for watching tv, are you?) and ants, but I guess that is natural if you're in nature, and there is wi-fi just in the reception area and the bar (perfect for disconnecting). On the whole I'd repeat and I fully recommend it (unless you're looking for crazy parties).
"Very good service and meals."
09/17/14 Sylwester T Bournemouth, United Kingdom
We just came back from Quinta das Figueirinhas. Overall very good service and personally I think they should be 4 stars not 3 starts hotel. We had half board, Continental breakfast was only one minus otherwise the dinner was delicious, we tried almost every single dish as was great. Staff are very friendly, cleaning facilities are good. Walking distance to the beach about 15-20 min. I would recommended to rent a car if you want to see more of Portugal as the Alporchinhos it is not very big place.
"NOT good VFM!"
09/02/14 Guy S Poole
We stayed at a 2 bedroom duplex apartment at this resort for ONE night as a stopover on our way west. We paid nearly E150 for the privilege. It was simply not worth it. Whilst the space available was reasonable the sparseness and quality left much to be desired and I would suggest booking into a hotel for not much more money. The shortcomings? 1. The TV didn't work 2. One sliver of soap for three people, no other toiletries whatsoever 3. The mattresses were obviously purchased from the local concrete factory, they were that hard and unforgiving. 4. The counterpanes had obviously not been laundered after previous guests ( pretty disgusting). 5. Stark and bleak walls, no pictures etc. The management of this standard of accommodation at this price should ask themselves why such critical reviews are posted. Clearly they could not care less as profit appears to be the prime motivation. These days what with Tripadvisor etc. being available it is a very risky strategy. Message for Management: 'you reap what you sow' ( old English proverb!) Guy
08/12/14 Kirsty B St. Albans, United Kingdom
we requested a ground floor apartment by the pool. We got the ground floor, but not by the pool - which I am glad about as there would be little privacy the apartments are so close to the poolside (a bonus to some), however as our apartment was only a couple minutes walk from the pool and very near the café it was perfect. The apartment was well equipped, clean, spacious and comfortable. Cleaned daily by a friendly team of maids. In fact all staff here are friendly. The one down side is the sofa bed - oh boy that needs updating, worn and uncomfortable - but we managed! We stayed there with 2 children 9 & 13, there is only the pool to entertain them - which was perfect for us, nice and quiet. The pool is big enough for the size of resort, slightly salty - not a problem as long as you don't drink gallons of it! We ate at the site restaurant a couple of times for convenience, However I would strongly recommend wandering out for a 10 - 15 minute walk as there are some wonderful restaurants nearby. one in particular was a hidden joy, near a builders merchants across the road from the Intermarche, down a slope and you get amazing service and incredible sea food (I will never enjoy squid now I have tasted theirs). the Intermarche is 10 - 15 minutes away and perfect for stocking up on water, bread and fruit (watermelons and oranges a must) although there are also branches in the town, worth getting the big bottles of water when you have a minibus to carry them back! The resort runs a free minibus into the nearest town, which is busy but not heaving - the beach here is very busy. The beaches near the resort are wonderful (although we encountered dog poo a couple of times) get there early as its not too bust then. Go through the cliff tunnel to the other beach, or hire a pedalo and venture out around the cove to a secluded bay. The single thing I would change? We had to come home - 7 days was not long enough. A new hotel was being built near the beach and I suspect when this opens next year the beaches and restaurants won't be quite as peaceful.
"Relaxing No frills Self Catering holiday"
08/03/14 mikeandco Bristol
Just returned from a 10 day holiday at Quinta das Figuerinhas. Not too much to complain about really, this is a no frills quiet self catering resort offering good value for money. Accomodation spacious and clean, we had an upstairs apartment, ground floor would have been marginally better only because you have a garden space and sun loungers if you prefer to sun bathe away from the pool. Pool is large, lots of space around the pool not crammed in like sardines as is the case at a lot of these resorts. It also benefits from plenty of sun loungers, although a lot are broken this is the only resort I can remember where no one has to get up early to reserve their loungers for the day by placing towels on them. Pool water is salty though which was not ideal. Didnt eat in the resorts restaurant as always went out to plentiful excellant reasonably priced restaurants all within 10 - 15 minute walk .Found it stange that the restaurant in the resort was not advertised at all and menu not readily displayed or easily available. Bar is very small, guy who runs the bar is very friendly and makes up for many of the other non friendly staff. Local beach is also 10 minutes walk away, very quiet beautiful beach. Staff at Quinta das Figuerinhas are not helpul or very knowledgable about local services which was dissapointing. Beware not much for children to do other than the pool which suits many, no entertainment, it has just a pool table and small park. You can only get wi fi if you sit in the cafe. All in all though you wont be dissapointed if your looking for a quiet economical break in the sun by the pool.
"Excellent self catering holiday place"
07/18/14 hakadoelen Oslo, Norway
We were staying at Quinta das Figueirinhas for 6 nights. We arrived at about 1 am in the morning, but the man at the reception still took his time to explain everything, told us what they could help with (trips, etc) and showed us to our apartment. We had a 1 bed apartment upstairs, with view of the sea :-) The place was VERY neat and clean, the kitchen supplies were spotless, a/c in the bedroom worked perfectly, and the balcony was lovely to sit on in the evening :-) Small, but refreshing saltwater pool. Can't really comment on the restaurant there, since we ate out every day, but i really can't say anything negative about this place! Very glad we decided on them when we booked this spontaneous vacation!
"Fantastic family holiday"
06/28/14 Princess186605 Dublin, Ireland
Having just returned this week from Portugal I can't wait to go back to these apartments & this area brilliant place staff so friendly all the girls on reception were great booking taxi & day trips for us all the rooms although basic were spotless cleaners in everyday air con in the bedroom can't fault one thing & Tony in the Bar he's just brilliant can't wait to go back next year
"Perfect relaxing holiday."
06/12/14 0125livelife29 Newcastle Upon Tyne
My boyfriend & I have just returned from a week long stay at Quinta das Figuerinhas. We were attracted to the resort based on the price and the location as we were looking for a quiet break. We arrived quite late on the first day, and the man who showed us to our apartment was quite rude (I'm guessing this was just because he'd had a long day but, even so, a smile would have been nice - I think his name was Luiz - perhaps he needs some customer service training). The apartment, however, was lovely - very spacious, light and just ten seconds from both the pool and the cafe, restaurant and bar area. We found that we had twin beds so we just took the mattresses off the beds and put them on the sofa bed in the living room instead, which was ideal. The kitchen had plenty of cutlery, tableware and a microwave and hob, although we didn't use these as we were half-board and had lunch out each day. The apartment was cleaned every day except Sunday and the bathroom was kept spotless, bins and ashtrays were emptied daily too; the cleaners do a very good job. The resort itself is nice. There are lovely lawned areas outside each apartment block, the pool is large (but cold and salty - you get used to it after a while! - and there were lots of sun loungers, although many were broken. You will have to pay extra if you want a cooked breakfast, but we were happy with the continental breakfast on offer; lots of breads, cold meats, cereal, cakes(?!), fruit, juices and hot drinks. Tony and Miguel who work in the restaurant were both very accomodating and friendly. Tony speaks brilliant, fluent English also, which is helpful. The food in the restaurant was decent and, for what you pay for half-board, not bad at all. Drinks are reasonable prices too and there is a fair bit of choice, but after you've eaten there a few times, you kind of run out of options. The pizzas are good, as is the salmon. Location wise, if you're looking for a partying holiday, you're looking at the wrong place. You're a ten minute walk from the nearest supermarket (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MINI MARKET ON THE RESORT IS NOT OPEN) and the nearest beach, which is stunning and much nicer than the beach at Armacao de Pera. The restaurant up there is also lovely and the staff speak brilliant English. The free shuttle service into town is brilliant and the driver is lovely too, we used it about 4 days out of the 7. Please note that it's not available on a Sunday, so you'll have to either walk, get a taxi or drive (if you've brought your own car). There is lots to do in Armacao de Pera; Bombordo is a wonderful fish restaurant, Pedro's is a great little beach bar (very cheap drinks!) & there are several brilliant gelato shops on the backstreets. Overall, it was a great stay and I'd definitely come back!
"Spacious appartments & large pool"
05/24/14 Nathalie V
Appartment was spacious and comfortable. Large livingroom but quite a small kitchen. Pans and knives were of terrible quility; Could not cook a proper meal. Bathroom big enough and kept very clean. We requested a double room but were given two seperate beds, so we had to shuffle them together which was not a big deal. We were in room 41 on the ground floor, which I could really recommend. All day you have the sun and its conveniently located near the pool (2 blocks away). Staff was friendly though not overly friendly. Some employees were way more helpfull and friendlier than others. Pool is very nice, plenty of beds there. Do note that a huge amount of sunbeds are broken. Swimmingpool is extremely salty, it really hurts your eyes and you can scrape the salt of your body when you get out of the pool. Pool is large and furthermore really lovely. Many Dutch people return to this complex every year and they sort of hang out together. Locationwise it's great IF you have a car. We rented a car through reception and that service was superb and cheaper than if we would have arranged it via our travel agency. We found Armacao de Pera an awfull town and completely dedicated to tourism. Loved the towns Ferragudo, Silves and Alvor.
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