Beautiful large modern apartment that is exceptionally well maintained and spotlessly clean. The large sunny balcony has far reaching views of the marina and the sea beyond as well as a pool and garden view. The lounge has two double sofa beds, we could see that if 4 people were renting it would be easy to keep a double bed made up all the time, still have a full size sofa to use and have space, the large wardrobe and drawers in the hallway providing extra storage for anyone using the lounge. There is no wifi however as most service providers now include Portugal as an At Home destination this wasn't a problem and we had full coverage at all times.
I hadn't read when I booked that the apartment didn't have any air conditioning, so when we arrived to 40 degree heat to find two large stand up fans I was concerned, however don't let it put you off as the blinds work fantastically well at keeping out the heat, in an evening the apartment catches a lovely breeze as it is high up and once the patio doors were opened it was soon aired, and we didn't have any trouble sleeping.
The pools are lovely and kept very clean with plenty of sunbeds, if they are salt water then we didn't notice it at all, enjoyed our time using them.The grounds and tennis courts were also immaculately kept.
As with most properties accessible to Albufeira Old Town, it is a bit of a hike to the apartment, no more than 20 mins and we don't walk fast, we found various routes and although hilly its fine at a steady walk. We hired a car for the duration of our stay which was great for getting out and about and car parking was easy directly outside the apartment block. Location is a definate highlight of this property, the Old Town is beautiful and everywhere you look there are stunning beaches on your doorstep.
Alan was a pleasure to deal with, all our queries were answered promptly and the instructions he sends are great. We were met at the apartment with the keys and shown around, and we had a mid stay clean which was much appreciated.
Don't hesitate to book it's one of the best!
Me and my partner and 2 kids 13 & 10 stayed in this wonderful apartment for 9 days during August 2017. On our arrival we were greeted by the apartment manager who was very pleasant. He then showed us our apartment and guided us through the layout, which contained a spacious lounge with 2 sofa beds, tv & dvd player and a mini Hi-Fi. The kitchen has all mod cons anyone could need. The bedroom has 2 single beds and a spacious built in wardrobe and the bathroom has a shower and our favourite a jacuzzi jet bath, which is excellent after a warm day exploring Albufiera.
Their is an amazing sea view from the balcony, which was a delight each morning. The balcony has a table and chairs and 2 sun loungers. this apartment was spotlessly clean and i could find no faults. Their is 24 hour security in the complex and the pool and gardens are kept immaculate. This is a fabulous place to explore Albufeira from. It is a ten minute walk downhill to the old town and i would suggest getting a taxi back to the apartment at a cost of 6 Euro. We had a fabulous holiday and when we return to Albufeira will not hesistate to book this apartment.
On a final note i would like to thank the owner Alan for all his help, from the minute we booked until our arrival he answered all our questions and also sent us an information pack about his apartment and Albufeira.
Stayed in encosta da orada for 11 nights the apartment was fantastic spotlessly clean well maintained great complex good location well recommended
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. We were a party of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers) and found the apartment to be spacious, clean and well kitted out. The balcony was great and got the sun for part of the day - nice views of the top pool and lovely to eat outside. Alan's directions and advice on travel were very helpful. The mid-stay clean was superb.
The pools very well kept and there were no issues wilth getting loungers. The security guard was friendly and the whole area felt very safe.
The apartment is set in a quiet location on a hill but well within walking distance of the Old Town and beach. Plenty of choice for eating out and shopping. We enjoyed a fantastic day at Aquashow water park and would highly recommend it.
All in all a very relaxing stay in a great place and we would certainly go back.
Lovely apartment close to the old town and the Marina! You can walk to both but definitely need to get a taxi back unless you are feeling energetic.
Apartment has everything you need and has lovely views from the balcony.Nice quite area of albuferia
Pool area is quiet and clean has plenty of sun beds avalible.
Alan the owner was very helpful and sent out an information pack before arriving in albuferia and responds to any emails very quickly.
I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to stay in albuferia