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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Olhao, Faro District, Algarve

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“Excellent Holiday”
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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The apartment was excellent, all mod cons, extremely clean and quiet. The apartment block is situated overlooking the marina and harbour and only a few minutes walk from the old town with its fish and veg markets.

Sophie and Willem were great hosts and left lots of information as to attractions, where to go and what to do - the apartment has so much information for the tourist, you could not fail to find something interesting to do, when not soaking up the atmosphere of Olhao.

The boat trips from the marina are very well priced, and we enjoyed a 4 hour excursion which featured a stop to a non - tourist island for a 'caught that morning' fish lunch.

In all we have a very relaxed and enjoyable week with temps around 28 - 32 - I recommend this highly and will be going back!

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Liked best: Could not fault the apartment or location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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J C W
Wellington, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Apartment”
Reviewed 10 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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This is the second of Sophie and Will apartments we have stayed in this year and this 3 bed apartment has lived up to our highest expectations.

The apartment is large, spacious and well furnished and decorated to the highest standard. Every need has been catered for, from wind breakers for the beach, toys for the children if using the pool and every day kitchen requirements and toiletries. There is ample choice of European TV stations and a good choice of DVD's.

There is no need for a car, the apartment is a short shuttle bus drive from Faro airport and everything in Olhao is within walking distances, beaches, supermarkets and restaurants.

With no English pubs, Irish bars the town of Olhao, with it daily fish and fruit market, is an excellent location for a true Portuguese experience. The local train station, 15 mins walk, gives access to other local towns, a train time table is part of the apartment's briefing pack.

The beaches, reached by a short ferry ride, are of the highest standard with café's, bars and sun loungers, to rent,available.

My partner and I have thoroughly enjoyed the high standard of the apartment, Olhao and the warm welcome from Sophie and Will.

We will be booking for our return next year.

A highly recommended apartment and holiday location

JCW

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Liked best: The Views
Travelling group: Extended Family
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janette26...
Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful apartment with amazing views”
Reviewed 7 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

We stayed for 3 weeks in this very well maintained apartment with our family. It had every facility you require for an enjoyable holiday. Bright spacious rooms with modern furniture and wonderful views from every room. The apartment was well stocked and exceptionally clean also cleaned weekly with linen and towels changed. The swimming pool on the top floor was a lovely extra and had ever changing views across the bay.
The owners were most helpful and even left a little gift for our young grandchildren.
Transfers to and from the airport were also arranged.
We have previously booked many private holiday accommodation and this apartment rates very highly.
We will certainly return in the not too distant future.

Travelling group: Large Group
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TMC546
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Warm, friendly hosts, first class accommodation, beautiful setting.”
Reviewed 27 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our second visit staying in Sophie and Wim's apartment - we will certainly return. Sophie and Wim are very friendly and welcoming. The apartment is beautiful with everything you need to make your stay successful, the views from the balcony are breathtaking and the small town of Olhau has not been spoilt by too much tourism, with small family restaurants sitting cheek by jowl with small businesses necessary to maintain the local infrastructure. The local fish market is well worth a visit along with short boat rides to visit small islands blest with white sands and warm seas.

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Liked best: All perfect
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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