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Albufeira Jardim - Apartamentos Turisticos
Ranked #115 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Albufeira
Reviewed 6 September 2011

I have stayed in places from 2*-5* and never ever complained about anything but this place was a joke! We requested a ground floor apartment because we had 2 infants with us, they gave us ground floor with two flights of stairs to get to it. Total nightmare with a double buggy they also gave us the apartment to the left of the stairs so we had to try and get the buggy from the stairs into the room. The room was next to the road so we could hear people walking up and down all hours of the night. The appliances were shocking we turned the hob on and the electricity went off, we informed reception who told us it would be sorted but it never was. There was hardly any hot water only enough for two people to have showers, there was six of us! The grass around the baby pool where we laid with the children had dog dirt on. The pools were mucky and looked like they had never been cleaned. The games room had a pot hole in where I fell on to the buggy and dropped glasses, the bar man was more bothered about cleaning the glass up and was rude to my husband when he asked for drinks to replace the ones I had dropped! We woke to find a bottle smashed on our balcony and empty cigarette box, the cleaner tried her best to clean it up but the kids could no longer go on balcony cause there were still bits of glass there. We went to the reception to put in a complaint and they were not bothered at all. If you have young children and a buggy I would really advise you against booking here, there's no lifts and stairs are everywhere or steep cobbled hills.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

We stayed in a studio room (125), my main concern when staying at a hotel is cleanliness and I am pleased to say our room was very clean. There was a strong smell of cleaning products when we arrived but it soon wore off as we had the door open alot. Our bed was a 'sofa bed' but it was comfortable and as it was already made up as a bed it was not really any different to a normal bed. Kitchen was quite well equipped, good range of utensils, 3 sizes of saucepan and 1 or 2 frying pans (can't remember exactly), small cooker and microwave along with crockery, cutlery and a chopping board. The main downfall with this hotel is it is about 15-20 minute walk from to town centre and the beach and the way back is up a steep hill all the way, so if you don't want to do alot of walking, or have difficulties walking you will need to budget for taxis, or get a different hotel.

This is unrelated to the hotel but a handy tip if like us it's your first time in Albuferia and your on a tight budget and want to be able to prepare some of your own meals is to take as much non perishable food your likely to use as possible as the local supermarkets are VERY expensive and made cooking an evening meal not very worthwhile. In future I would try and take some cereal, tea, coffee, sugar, jar of pasta sauce and pasta to make my holiday money go further.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

Stayed here with my family, found a basic, clean apartment with everything you needed. Maid service every day except Sunday. No problem with the showers as someone has previously mentioned - kids wanted the high pressure turning down!! Water always hot. Pleasant, friendly service from the majority of the staff - from gardeners to restaurant staff. Reception staff -a mixture - a couple were abrupt and unhelpful, giving minimum information on a need to know basis! the men seemed to be the most helpful. pool clean and tended to each early morning - a big no no is that there is no lifeguard available which is poor considering the amount of children that were there - however it only makes parents more diligent. Not too far from the the old town where it all happens - shops restaurants etc and the beach. Overall considering it was a lazy, restful, sun seeking beach holiday without hunting for real culture - it was ideal.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
Thank Maya B
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

Don't under estimate the hill!

Having read the reviews before we went I was prepared for the hill and reassured by my boyfriend that "it won't be that bad" which is probably true if your not unfit like me! The hotel isn't far at all from the centre of the old town and beach - it's just an uphill walk on the way back! and approx 150 steps from the reception to our apartment which was in the furthest away building! We got a taxi home one night which was only 5euros.

Couch bed was rock solid and did not provide a goods night sleep! There was sometimes a bad smell from the bathroom.

Personally, the bathroom is the deal breaker for me! Thankfully it was clean and the shower was powerful! Phew!

The apartment was ok and for the price we paid it was to be expected. Clean towels and sheets and the maids in everyday. Didn't use the kitchen - just the fridge and some glasses which we had no complaints with. We hired the tv for 1euro a day - which worked fine and had several english channels.

We had a garden view room and were on the 3rd floor so also had a view of the sea. The sun was on the balcony most of the day as well and a breeze often came through the door in the evening (came in handy when the hair dryer was on!).

Ate at the pool restaurant every other day and never had any complaints.

As we only ever spent a few hours by the pool each day we never used the sunbeds opting just to lay the towel on the grass. There always seemed to be sunbeds available although the lack of shade was a problem when I was looking to escape the sunshine for a bit!

All in all, it could have been worse. I wouldn't go back based on the location but wouldn't be put off by the other reviews if you are on a budget.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

We had a great studio apartment in this complex. It was near the entrance and had easy access. The apartment was dated but had character and everything you could need for your stay, including a full sized bath (with plug) and a bidet. The water pressure was great too.
Cleaners were very pleasant and came in every day. Definitely value for money. Also the onsite restaurant was extremely good, would recommend the Chicken Tagine, excellente!!

Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

Stayed here in July 2011 and had a great holiday - the rooms are basic but are cleaned every day and you don't go on holiday to stay in the apartment. There are a choice of two bigger swimming pools and we found them both to be very clean and a smaller pool for children. The pool bar and restaurant are very resonable and the staff are pleasant.and helpful.

The Old Town and beach are a 10 minute walk away and although the walk home is all uphill it keeps you fit and there are plenty of little bars/cafes to stop at along the way.

There are some good restaurants in the Old Town such as the Atrium - try the cataplana here is was really good and O Dias which overlooks the sea and you can watch your fish etc being cooked on the grill while you enjoy the view.

There are a few smaller supermarkets near the Jardim - an Ali supermarket is about a 10 minute walk away and Lidl is about a 20 min walk away and is really well stocked - but do get a taxi back.

All in all we had a great time at the Jardim apartments and would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank pat445040
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

Dont be put off by the reviews, i read them before we left and was a bit apprehensive.

The rooms are really clean, just what you need and pay for, the maid comes everyday and always provided the fresh towels.

The beds were really comfy and the staff happy to do anything for you. Its everything you could want and need!

Will be going back next year!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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5  Thank jb_jm
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Address: Cerro da Piedade, Albufeira 8200-916, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #115 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Albufeira
Price Range: £17 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albufeira Jardim - Apartamentos Turisticos 3*
Number of rooms: 211
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