When we first arrived we thought we had hit the jackpot, the place looks amazing, the apartment we had was lovely cool and spacious, trust me you did not need air conditioning, the kitchen though was a big let down, tiny doesn't do it justice, there was a two ring electric hob, a microwave , fridge, small kettle and antique toaster that health and safety would have had a field day with the cooking pans looked like Mrs Beeton had used them, the pool area is lovely, you have no problem getting a sunbed no matter what time of day, although the pool is freezing I swear I saw a walrus shivering in it, the most annoying thing though was the hidden charges, I asked them to phone a taxi to take us to the strip and was charged 2 euros for the call, what we where led to believe was a free minibus into town came at a cost of 4 euros each return, when you consider that you can go anywhere in town on the local buses for 1.40 euros each I thought this was a bit steep, as stated by other posters as well it is a bit remote, but I suppose with that you get the peace and quiet although a little evenings entertainment laid on for those who didn't want to go out would have been nice.
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- Also Known As:
- Balaia Sol Apartments Albufeira
- Balaia-Sol Holiday Club Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal