I stayed here in the first week of August in a group of 10 23year olds.
6 of us stayed in one of the bigger apartments - 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 4 people stayed in one of the 2 bed apartments. It was very clean and had everything that we needed, the lack of air con was not a problem and we went in peak weather. The cleaners came in almost every day. We booked a transfer from the airport which was 15euros for the return trip which went off without a hitch. The pool bar was open when we went and we made very good use of it! The man who served us spoke very little English but was lovely. We named him Larry and he will forever be remembered! The prices at the bar were fair, but you do have to wait a little bit for your food as a result of Larry's service with a smile.
The Old Town has plenty to offer and is a 10-15min walk downhill. Be sure to venture across the square for the better restaurants. The walk back is uphill yes but it never bothered us, it seemed to go quickly.
The beach is shelly and feels like youre walking on hot glass, but beaches aren't my thing anyway so you may find it fine. There are plenty of watersports available in the sea which are pretty cheap - pedalo with slide was 15euros for an hour, canoe was 10euros for an hour.
We went to a really good waterpark called Slide and Splash. It was 23euros to get in (which is expensive but worth it). It was the taxis that made the day seem expensive because they were about 15euros return each because of the distance.
All in all we had a great holiday! Won't be going back anytime soon because we've done it now, but that doesn't detract from the week at all.
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- Varandas Do Atlantico Hotel Albufeira
- Varandas Do Atlantico Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal