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“Fantastic once again!”
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Olhos de Agua, Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Sarah1907...
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic once again!”
Reviewed 30 October 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We stayed here a few years ago and loved it so we thought we would return, well once again this great apartment did not disappoint.

The location is perfect, everything is in walking distance. We spent many days by the well maintained pool and many more days at the beach.

The resturants near the apartment are wonderful. Great meat and further down the road fantastic fresh fish.

The supermarket is near and has everything you need, a local taxi can take you back to the apartment if you are all 'shopped' out.

Great holiday once again, can't wait to go back. Thanks Joy.

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Margaret...
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 8 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Very comfortable apartment. Has wi-fi and access to English TV. Air conditioning excellent. Fully furnished. Lovely apartment block with swimming pool. Many restaurants within 10 minute walk. Easy walk to beach about 20 minutes.

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Cerys-Ann...
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely Olhos”
Reviewed 24 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This was our second time in the apartment, and it was just as good as the first. The complex is really well kept, and the pool is ideal for a dip. The apartment has everything you need and more, although we never worked out how to get any other tv channels than Portuguese!

Location is excellent, plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance , and the beautiful beach just a little further.
Joy was very easy to deal with, always very quick to respond to emails. Super place for a break

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Having to lower the shutters at nightt
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Sarah1907...
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Could not have asked for better”
Reviewed 10 May 2013 for a stay in August 2012
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My friend and I stayed at Monte da Balaia last year and as I was searching to check availability so that I could return I thought I would leave a review.

Firstly Joy (the owner) is so very helpful and friendly, I had many a good chat with Joy regarding the apartment and our stay both before and after the holiday. Joy arranged transfers for us who picked us up from the airport and returned us on time.

A lovely gentleman and his wife looked after the property and their numbers were given to us by Joy so we knew we had a contact who was over there in case anything went wrong...we never had to call as everything was great.

The apartment is well equipped and maintained and is in walking distance of the beach, supermarket and the town which was ideal. The beach is very nice and although the sun beds are expensive and unattainable as they are mostly the hotels we just used our towels on the sand and I have to say it was a much nicer, more relaxed experience than the early morning sun bed rush. We could have used the pool also but I prefer the beach, however it was nice to have the choice.

Thanks Joy, almost a year on I still have such fond memories.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: The facilities and secureness of the property. The apartment itself had everything we needed.
Liked least: I knew the area well so knew how to find the beach and supermarkets. I am not sure travellers new to the area would know initially how to find it, however I am sure they can be easily directed.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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