We really loved our stay in this apartment. The company were good in setting everything up, including transfers - despite our late night arrival - and the apartment did not disappoint.
It's a perfect size for a couple. The beds are decent (except the pillows), the living space very comfortable, the kitchen well stocked with everything you'd need to cook.
But the balcony is the best bit - completely private and the view is wonderful. To the right you can see towards the new Marina, to the left you can see all the way down Albufeira beach, over to Villamoura and even over to Faro.
There are a number of ways to walk in to town, so whichever way you go, you're in the centre or at the beach within 10-15 minutes. There's also a communal pool around 10-minutes walk up the hill (a bit difficult to find, but decent enough).
However, you're far enough from town that the noise is minimal. There's a shop across the way (they do have some noisy air con units in the mornings, but not the fault of anybody), plus a good restaurant and, in between, the company office in case of any trouble.
It was our first time to the Algarve, so it was nice to find plenty of helpful maps and flyers on local events in the apartment.
We had a little trouble getting our deposit back, so I would advise anyone staying to take pictures of the apartment when you arrive - but other than that no trouble at all.
Except - please, please, please change the pillows. They were diabolically bad! Literally the only negative thing about the entire apartment.
We'll definitely be going back. I don't see why we wouldn't return here to this apartment in future.
I've stayed in this apartment a number of times in the last 8 years and it never fails to disappoint. The apartment's location makes it an ideal spot; only a 10 minute walk to the old town of Albufeira, with its great bars and restaurants (5 minutes takes you to the beach), but 10 minutes the other way is the chic marina. The apartment benefits from sensational uninterrupted views over the sea from what cannot be described as just a balcony as it is so much more - a large versatile space for sunbathing, eating, enjoying cocktails!
The apartment itself is well kitted out, with plenty of crockery, glasses, pots and pans; a modern and very comfortable couch, tables for indoor and outdoor eating and TV with UK stations, on the off chance you want a night in?!?
Another big plus is having a well-stocked supermarket immediately across the road, as well as the rental office (should you have a problem - I never have!) and another bar restaurant. As mentioned in other reviews, there is also access to a pool only a few minutes away; well maintained with friendly staff and a little snack bar as well as the requisite loungers and chairs.
I've stayed here with my mother, with friends and with my husband - it suits all visitors. With so much to do on the doorstep, nobody would be bored, but a really nice thing is that at night, it is quiet, so a peaceful sleep is guaranteed, even if you have just rolled the 10 minutes home after a night clubbing.
Any negatives: there's no lift, but my 60 something Mom found it no bother, and with all the lovely restaurants close by, a little exercise was welcome. That and having to hand back the key at the end!
Very nice and clean apartment with an amazing sea view located above the Old Town of Albufeira. The kitchen had everything we needed and the terrace was perfect to enjoy breakfast, lunch and sunset drinks. There was a spacious bedroom and bathroom and our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable. We found that the flat was very quiet, especially at night, although the beach and the hustle and bustle of the old town was only a short walk away. There was a supermarket, bars and cafes across the road and the marina, with an abundance of bars and restaurants, was about 10 minutes walk away. As a bonus there was also use of a swimming pool included, about 7 minutes walk away, which was large enough for swimming laps and had a shallow children's area as well as sun loungers and a snack bar. There was a bus stop across the road and the airport transfer bus from Faro dropped us off just around the corner, which is very convenient if you are not hiring car.
I have stayed here on various occasions and is the perfect location for a short break or a holiday all year round.
The apartment has fantastic views overlooking the sea and the bay of Albufeira and is a short walk (10 minutes) from the old town where you will find plenty of shops and restaurants close by. The accommodation is in close proximity to the Marina with a local supermarket on your doorstep for any provisions you may need during your stay.
The apartment is clean, well equipped and comfortable with a home from home feel and benefits from a good sized balcony for plenty of rest and relaxation. You will have everything you need for a lovely break in the Algarve.