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Windmill and pool at Windmill Hill
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Windmill and pool at Windmill Hill
Lounge with doors opening onto groundfloor terrace overlooking pool Lounge with stairs up to bathroom, bedroom and both upstairs balaconies
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Windmill and pool at Windmill Hill
Lounge with doors opening onto groundfloor terrace overlooking pool
Lounge with stairs up to bathroom, bedroom and both upstairs balaconies
Lounge
New kitchen from dining area
New kitchen
Dining area
Front south facing balcony with sea view
Top balcony off main bedroom
Double bedroom
Bedroom and top balcony (which overlooks landscaped gardens, pool and windmill
Groundfloor terrace and balcony off bedroom.
Groundfloor terrace.
Bathroom.
Bathroom.
On-site cafe.
Windmill and cafe.
On-site tennis court.
Albufeira Maina from top of hill.
View over Albufeira.
Old Town Beach, Albufeira
View over Albufeira from swimming pool area.
Old Town Beach, Albufeira
Old Town Square, Albufeira.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Very good - based on 22 reviews
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Cornish_N...
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent location for relaxing in the beautiful Algarve”
Reviewed 1 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

One of my criticisms usually levelled at rental property is the lack of kitchen wares and day to day stuffs. Not this quiet and spacious build, it had everything - even a wine stop. With lovely views from balconies front and back, the property is also ideal if you want a bit of privacy away from the pool area - which I imagine can get rather busy during peak season.

Windmill Farm is very tidy and a decent supermarket some 5 minutes walk down the road caters for any supplements you may need. The town itself is about 10-15 minutes walk, where you can choose from a gamut of restaurants / tavernas to eat and drink at. There is something there for everyone!

Albufeira is a busy neck of the Algarve by it's very nature, but you won't find a better property to stay at if you need that peace away from the crowd. It is on a hill, so if you have any issues with mobility / climbing, then I would suggest hiring a car. A transfer to and from the airport (Faro) is also available on request and I would highly recommend this if you're not bothered about driving.

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Liked best: Excellent kitchen
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
2 Oct 2016
Thank you for you review - we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday.
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: Location of the property and views
Liked least: Not enough pool beds (but maybe due to peak time of travel)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Aug 2016
Thank you for your kind words - we are so pleased that you had a good holiday and would love to welcome you back in the future.
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MissW1987
Lancashire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A room with a view”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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The description of the apartment given to us by the owner couldn't have been more accurate. The apartment was spacious, clean, modern and had 3 fantastic terraces each with a great outlook. The apartment provided everything a self catering holiday home should and more; a fully functioning kitchen with oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer, a large bathroom with bath and separate shower and large wardrobes with hangers in the bedroom. Also provided were books, games and pool toys to enhance the stay. The Windmilll Hill complex is situated in a good location; about a 10 minute walk to the Old Town of Albufeira and to the nearest supermarket. The supermarket is down a steep hill so be careful what you buy as it can be hard work carrying it back up! The apartments are located on quite a steep hill however, for us, this wasn't a problem at all. The hill provides the amazing outlook from many aspects of the complex. The pool area at the apartments was clean and modern with again, amazing views and a good poolside bar which served snacks and drinks all day at very reasonable prices. The only drawback to the apartment was the sun beds around the pool; as it was July it was very busy and there were no where near enough sun beds for the residents staying there. This resulted in people reserving sun beds at very early times even though there were signs around saying this wasn't allowed. This apartment complex is great for couples and families... If you don't mind the hill!

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The small pool area and lack of sun beds
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stephie34
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Brilliant clean and well equipped apartment with a gorgeous seaview”
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We opted to use the airport transfer service offered by the owner which made our transfer from the airport and access to the apartment stress free.

When we arrived the property was spotlessly clean and the new kitchen was well equipped with all household amenities. The location was great as it was really quiet and relaxed, and there is a small supermarket nearby and a few restaurants/ bars. The pool is beautiful and we could see how well maintained it was. We never had a problem getting a sun bed and umbrella.

The key holder came within 20 minutes when we had a problem with the fire alarm and couldn't switch it off which was great.

The only issue we found was that the Smart TV wouldn't connect to the internet which seemed such a shame as it would have improved our stay (as 21 year olds who enjoy a bit of Netflix) when the weather wasn't fantastic. The internet speed also wasn't great and kept cutting out on us, but this probably wouldn't have bothered us if the weather had been amazing.

I would not recommend this apartment or the resort overall to anyone with mobility problems as it was very hilly and the walk up from the beach/ old town took a lot of effort (10 min walk), although there were lots of taxis about.

The apartment was like a little home away from home and we hope to stay here again!

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Liked best: Three terraces, BBQ and sea view.
Liked least: Smart TV wouldn't connect to the internet.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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John R
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice house, great location, excellent weather!”
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We stayed in this apartment/townhouse for just over three weeks during March. Overall, we were very pleased, although being just about the only residents did make us feel like we had our very own resort and swimming pool! Windmill Hill is an excellent location just above the Old Town and the views from the front, south-facing, terrace are wonderful. It was nice to have our breakfast looking out on to the beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

We did not get to use the two north-facing patios/terraces because, whilst the weather was generally excellent (high 70s most days) it was never so blisteringly hot that you would need the shade. I guess if you visit in the high season you might appreciate the shade....

The kitchen was rather dated but I understand, from the owners, that it is now being completely replaced. Having said that, it is so cheap to eat out in Albufeira, why bother cooking? The bathroom/shower room was excellent, having recently been updated.

The property was professionally cleaned by a lady called Louise on each of the Sundays we were staying. There is free wifi but it only worked, on my ipad, on one side of the house, for some reason?

One word of warning - Windmill Hill is, as the name suggests, at the top of quite a steep hill. Anyone with motability issues might find it a bit of a struggle. Got me a lot fitter, though!

We will definitely return to the house at some point in the future.

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Liked best: The south-facing sun terrace
Liked least: The kitchen(see above)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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