This was our last minute booking.By reading a few reviews we decided to give it a go.When we arrived the lady on the reception was very nice with a good english.We booked the studio but we've been actually upgrade into apartment.The gentleman came to get our bags and lead us into apartment.This one was hudge with three bedrooms,bathroom and kitchen/dining/lounge room.Have to mention that there was a nice size balcony too.Now the fact is that the interior will need really some upgrade and our shower had terrible pressure for all week.And of course as a couple you would prefer a double bed.We had to wait for our all inclusive bangles untill 3pm,but you're getting a card from reception so you can go to the pool anyway.I would say that surroundin of this apartments should have more green grass and flowers around(instead parking spaces).As soon as we walked into the restaurant and bar by the pool,that was a different story.Greeted by great people we had some snacks and drinks.The food was delicious and you could see that these people working very hard a long hoursThere was always option to have a fresh meat from the grill.Drinks were great too.I enjoyed the dinners outside by the pool..There is just one pool and you can expect very cold water.The beautiful beach is really just 5mins walk and there is as well a good bus connection to get into Albufeira.Or you can just take taxi.We like to have a walk and wondering around.Overall if you're not very demanding and you don't need a 5star hotel but you prefer a friendly,family feeling this place really has got it.Not only you can meet great people but the guys from the restaurant are great too.We would like to say speacial thanks to Fernando,Josamari,Wesley,Alex,Rui,two young brothers(sorry can't remember names)Carlos,two Belarus brothers from the kitchen.Ladies from reception and very polite ladies from housekeeping.Thank you very much for your hard work!Thanks for making this place so special!!!!!This is a good place if you really just want to have a rest and no t travell so much.
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