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Flor da Laranja
Ranked #70 of 154 Hotels in Albufeira
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We made our way to the apartments under our own steam but the satnav didn't recognise the street name! We made our way to Albuferia but having got lost (and now late) I rang the apartments for help. Such a friendly voice guided us in. Such was the welcome I completely forgot to apologise for our late arrival!

The accommodation whilst small was ideal for the two of us, and is certainly equipped well enough to allow us to make simple meals (includes kettle, microwave, small conventional cooker, fridge and well stocked crockery. It is the first time tea towels have been provided too!! If space had allowed a small table would have been nice but weather is so beautiful we ate outside for both evenings.

The rooms was spotlessly clean and the air con keeps the room pleasantly cool.

The swimming pools are both very well kept and so clean! I went to the pool at well past 10 and was the first to arrive - not a beach towel in sight!

Because the apartments are a little off the beaten track a car is required (not sure what the bus service is like so it might be absolutely fine without). Being out of the way is par of the beauty as it keeps the place exceptionally quiet at night - which we really appreciated. With electric gates, it is also really secure. Our teenage daughter didn't accompany us, if she had she might have been bored (but the quiet surroundings were ideal for us).

We noticed there are BBQ ovens too, we were only there for three nights this time, but we will certainly be back and next time for longer!

And as everyone says, what a lovely couple the owners are!!

Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

For those seeking the private villa experience without the expense, this is the place to go. After a 10 day break the owners are like family, their kindness and friendliness are second to none, On our first night we were driven to a restaurant by them. It is off the beaten track and I would recommend that any guests hire a car, it is an ideal base for a touring holiday.
The next time we are holidaying in Portugal it is a place we will return to. And talking to other guests, many of whom return year after year I am not alone in this

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Danny W
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We chose to spend our few days' autumn break here solely because of price and didn't expect the earth, but it was so much better than we could imagine. The apartments are between Albufeira and Vilamoura so ideally you need a car (plenty of secure parking on-site), but they are on a 'bus route and you can walk to the beach in about half an hour. Our 'studio' was huge; big bedroom/sitting room with TV and air conditioning, Well equipped kitchen/breakfast room and full bathroom, plus an inner hall with chair/bed. Our covered ground floor terrace was very big too, with table, chairs and another sofa. First floor balconies appear a little smaller but still generous. The pool (with children's area) was excellent, with sun loungers, a BBQ area and free use of the laundry room, but the icing on the cake for us was the delightful garden setting - we can't wait to return in the spring when the adjacent orange grove is in bloom. The scent will be fantastic.

Room Tip: Apartments facing the pool have the best view, if available.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

What a fantastic place we had never been to Portugal before we was open minded on arriving at the apartments but what a lovely reception we was greeted by Gentile and her two dogs Charlie and Blanki ,which was lovely because we was over 1·45 mins late due to the bad service from the transfer company Greenbus
WOW the room was fantastic really to big for my wife and me clean .spacious . Everything what you would need for a self catering holiday
Thank you to the great people we meet it was quite obvious that they had been coming a long time and give me and Dawn some good tips
You do need a vehicle of some sorts or taxi if you don't drive the beach is about 10 mins drive but once you have got lost a few times lol the places are easy to find
Loved every minute wish I could stay there for months it was like going to family

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Chris8706
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

Stayed for a week here and from minute 1 you were made to feel part of the family by the owner Gentile and her hubby even running you short distances to save you taxis. All they ask is respect for others and their property. The whole place exudes peace and quiet with beautiful grounds and 2 well kept pools with free BBQ facilities, sunbeds, parasols and washing facilities. If you are looking for an Ibiza experience then this place isnt for you although the nearest clubs are 10 mins away in a taxi for a reasonable 7 euros. If however you are looking for an idylic, peaceful spot to recharge the batteries then you wont find a better place or nicer owners 5/5 from us.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Have just returned from a two week stay at Flor da Laranja. What a lovely family run place. I'd say that if you need everything laid out for you, with people on tap to cater to you? Then no. It's not for you. But as a Self catering apartment, in a convenient location if you're willing to drive, then it's just ideal. We found our apartment to be spacious, and clean. And the communal areas ( including barbecues, two pools, pool table and games area) were well kept. Even in the height of summer there was something to choose from. We found Falesia to be the least busy beach nearby as it's less compact, and Olhos da Agua was a lovely area for something to eat, and little shops. Both within 10 minutes drive. Overall a lovely relaxing holiday, at the height of the summer season. Just what was needed. Next time we're in Portugal, we would definitely go back.

Room Tip: We stayed in Block A, on the upper floor. And while it's closer to the entrance gate, we never f...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We had no expectations from this place, we booked a last minute cheap week away & knew that we hadn't booked 5* luxury. We weren't disappointed! The apartments are very basic, the furniture is a little old fashioned but it had everything we needed. The kitchen is small but had everything you could want & more. When we arrived there was a welcome basket with staples such as tea, coffee, milk etc which was a lovely touch. We had an apartment that over looked the car park and in fact we were right next to the automatic gate which other reviewers found intrusive, we didn't have a problem with it at all, the gate is quite quiet and we barely noticed it. Obviously we would rather have had a pool view but that's the luck of the draw! The whole complex is very clean, particularly the pool area. We travelled with our 2yr old son and he absolutely loved the children's pool. The majority of the time when we went to the pool we were the only people there so there was never a problem getting sun beds etc & no getting up a 5am to put your towel out!! ;)
Overall I would highly recommend this place as long as you have realistic expectations it is perfect!!! I visited Flor da Laranja 15years ago and won't be waiting so long to go back next time!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Pata de Baixo, Vale de Carros, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Albufeira
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Albufeira
Price Range: £28 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Flor da Laranja 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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