We booked the Olhos Do Mar as a last minute, nowhere else to go type of holiday and were dubious as we had no knowledge of the area etc. However, we were very pleased to have been staying at the Olhos Do Mar. As the previous reviewer stated, there is still a qaintness about Olhos D'Agua, which is a far cry from 'the strip' of Albufeira! The resort does exactly what it says on the tin - a fishing village with an old Portugal feel, providing a relaxing holiday with the lively Albufeira Old Town a short taxi ride away (around 5 Euros).
The apartments are above basic, although in need of a cosmetic re-vamp. We found our studio apartment was equipped with a full size cooker, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, toaster and kettle. The cleaners came every day apart from Sunday and we seemed to have clean towels almost every day too. The receptionist was fantastic with a good grasp of English and very helpful. The beach is a short 10 minute walk away and there are a number of restaurants, bars and shops en route. The locals favouring Du-Arte which is right next to Olhos Do Mar apartments. We also found a great English bar/restaurant called the Galleon if you’re missing your home comforts.
Our only criticism with the resort itself was the availability of taxis – you can wait for up to an hour of an evening and the buses aren’t too reliable. The receptionist will call a taxi, but it’s a gamble as to whether the taxi company answer the phone or not.
All in all, we would definitely stay here again!
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- Also Known As:
- Olhos Do Mar Apartments Hotel Albufeira
- Apartamentos Olhos Do Mar Portugal/Algarve - Albufeira