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“Lovely Apartment, great location for the beach.”
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaca, Leiria District, Central Portugal

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Wildy1964
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lovely Apartment, great location for the beach.”
Reviewed 12 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in Silver Sands, the apartment had everything you could possibly need along with beach umbrella, windbreak, body boards and beach toys etc.
It was definitely a home from home apartment, nicely decorated and well equipped, nice and clean, though the Wifi was very very slow at times.
Not sure about the 140 channels as stated, we could only find about a dozen, but didn't use the tv much at all.
Got to agree with one of the earlier reviews about the bed in the main bedroom, very springy, creaky, noisy and not very comfortable.
Had a few issues with the water pressure on some days around 7-8pm, unable to take a shower until later on!
The views from the balconies are really nice, once you got used to the railway line and grafitti on the walls at the side of the track, the pictures don't show you that. The trains are really not noticeable. There are plenty of chairs and sun loungers to use.
The pool is good but is did get really busy at times, again the 1 key given to us is any issue when you have got 3 teenagers.
The apartment is literally a 2 minute walk down the the station, over the track and you are on the beach. Plenty of nice restaurants close by, along with small grocery shops selling fantastic fresh bread etc. Large Supermarket about 15 mins walk away.
The train and the bus stop are very close and easy to use, plenty of places to visit if you have not got a hire car.
It was a pleasure to deal with Anthony and Jenny from RR, and the staff at Smart Homes in Sao Martinho were great.
Would we stay there again, most definitely.

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Liked best: Location and the apartment being really well equipped.
Liked least: The bed in the main bedroom
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. It means we know about all the good things and all the not so good things so we can put them right. We have spoken to the owner and they will change the bed on your feedback, also although the TV channels are limited for now they will improve next month. Thanks again. Antony Masters.
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mvb123
uk
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not too touristy”
Reviewed 9 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The apartment : Very thoughtful and truly home from home. You can find anything from pen to toothpick. Tastefully decorated :-). Good Wifi, thank you!
Jacuzzi bath is NOT working. Main bedroom bathroom is very small and the bed is 'springy' thus lots of noise if partner get up during the night. Other bathroom is not big, yet a bidet loo is also pushed in behind the door.
Lift didn't work on day 1 we had to carry all our luggage up the stairs.
One key to swimming pool, which you need for in and out the area - this was difficult for the 3 of us
Cleaning was disappointing. I addressed it and they've sent someone the same day, but ideally I don't really want cleaners whilst Im on holiday
The bay: Ideal for family with small children, short walk from apartment to beach area across the train tracks of Sao Martinho station
Misty mornings meant beach time was maybe in the afternoon. Good beach acticities available. Good for walking
Restaurants nice - and not very expensive - good dinner for 8.50 excl drinks is possible. Not much otherwise around unless you get in car and drive - Nazare was great, also Obidos.

Great support from rental retreats and the ladies where we picked up the keys. Actioned immediately on topics addressed, which was really great

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Liked best: Was nice and convinient, close to beach
Liked least: Hearing the train about 5-6 times a day, more over weekends
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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GayleKris...
Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“You must visit this apartment and town”
Reviewed 8 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Everything about this place is perfect. The apartment is like a home from home, very well equipped with gorgeous views. Plenty to do for all ages. The owners have thought of everything. The pool is ideal for relaxing on a warm day. Could I also add the
at Antony and all the staff could not do enough to help us. Mr Masters answered all my questions ( and there was a lot) before during and after booking, nothing was to much trouble for him. The staff at the smart homes office were also very helpful. Antony also provided me with a number for a local taxi firm, Anna, Theresa and one of their drivers Mr Luis went out of their way to help us. Your cannot fault the people of Portugal. They are all so very helpful. A credit to their country. A big than you from the Brierley family.xx

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Liked best: The locals and the views
Liked least: coming home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Nov 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, it's very much appreciated. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back some day. Thank you again!
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JohnHughe...
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Silver Sands”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Silversands is a delight, certainly the best overseas apartment that I have stayed in. It is spacious, clean and bright with a view over the bay from one of the two balconies.

It is very comfortably furnished with a kitchen which is better equipped than my own, and everything worked!

The swimming pool is huge, again very clean, well maintained and secure.

It is in a very quiet neighbourhood, but the beach, shops, restaurants and bars are all easily accessed by a short level walk.

Sao Martinho do Porto itself is a quiet friendly town with interesting nooks and crannies. The tourist information centre were very helpful, the Old Market a must for colour and produce, and all within walking distance.

I have no hesitation in recommending Silversands and Sao Martinho for a holiday and I hope to return one day.

Linda Adams
Bath

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Liked best: Location/Cleanliness
Liked least: Swimming Pool was not heated
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
29 May 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon!
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BerksEngl...
England
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 3 March 2012 for a stay in March 2011

A beautiful, extremely well equipped apartment. Immaculate and spotless. Great town, plenty to do. Can't recommend this place enough.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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