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43 reviews
View from Roof Terrace
Roof Terrace
Sea View from Private South Facing Balcony
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Childrens' Pool
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
Breakfast Bar
Lounge
Kitchen
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Shower Room
Sea View from Balcony
Main Entrance & Front of Bay View
Reception Area
Just 200 Metres to this Beach!!
Tunnel to Beach
Sea View from Roof Terrace
View of Church from Roof Terrace
Swimming Pools and Outside Lounge Area from Roof Terrace
Old Town View from Roof Terrace
Coast and Beach View from Roof Terrace
Street View from Front of Bay View
Fishermans Beach
Falesia Beach
Oura Beach
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Albufeira, Faro District, Algarve

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Stephen R
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We have just returned home from a wonderful holiday staying at 505 Bay View. The service we have received from start to finish was excellent. Maureen was brilliant and could not have been more helpful. The apartment is stunning with everything and more that you need, the shower is heavenly and the bed ensured we had the best sleep we have ever had away from home. Everything you require for a fabulous holiday is on the doorstep. We highly recommend apartment 505! We also recommend a visit to the Blue Bell Bar, Chris the manager is a great bloke and wonderful host. We cannot wait to return next year. Enjoy!!!!!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: No faults at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alyson200...
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect !!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This apartment is a fantastic place, the location is quiet but central being only a few steps from the town square. There are numerous places to eat and drink around the apartment which has a lovely pool and roof area for sunbathing.
The apartment has 'THE BEST' shower i have ever used. The bed and pillow were like home comfort!!
Kitchen very well equipped and the decor luxurious !!! Full size TV, iron etc. want for nothing!! Maureen who we liaised with before and during our stay provided very reliable communication throughout and nothing was too much bother.
HIGHLY recommend the apartment and the location, we plan to return for sure !!!!!!

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Liked best: Shower and bed
Liked least: Balcony a little small but big enough for 2
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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loverofho...
Leicester
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed here for 10 days at the beginning of June. The apartment is furnished to a high standard and has everything you need. This included an iron and ironing board which came in very handy. The bed and pillows were very comfy and we found it to be very quiet at night. So comfy and quiet in fact that one night we slept for nearly 11 hours!! The underground parking was very handy and the location of the apartment was just perfect. 5 minutes to the beach and 5 minutes to the square where there is a huge selection of bars and restaurants.
Also the pool area was lovely and never overly busy which was nice.
The apartment is just as it looks on the photos and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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T-Pie25
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“When can we go back?”
Reviewed 9 February 2014 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed here for 5 nights last September with my boyfriend.

We were looking for somewhere fairly close to the beach and main town square - this apartment was perfect. Close enough to walk everywhere but away from the noise.

The apartment is beautifully decorated with everything you need for a relaxing stay and the building itself was nice and quiet.

The rooftop terrace was really nice for a spot of sunbathing in the afternoon too. We didn't really go down to the pool but the whole building was spotless.

If you're looking for self catering, this is a great option with everything you could need but we ended up eating out most nights with plenty of great restaurants around to try.

The shower was also amazing!

We'd highly recommend and can't wait to go back soon.

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Liked best: Location, decor and self catering kitchen
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Prue G
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Apartment in great location”
Reviewed 12 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
1
person found this review helpful

As all reviews have said, this apartment is very well furnished and in a great location. There is lots of kitchen equipment if you do want to cook (we ate out every night). As our stay was from 4th January for a week, we did not use pool or any other facilities so can't comment on these. The satellite TV was useful at that time of year, to watch the British news about the awful weather in the UK, before strolling out for dinner at night.

At that time of year, the apartment block is very, very quiet and no-one is in reception - this meant we could not find out password for wifi as there was no information on the notice board. However, this did not matter at all as most bars/restaurants have free wifi and who wants to bother with emails, etc when on holiday - only to gloat about what a wonderful time we were having!

Lots of bars and restaurants were closed at that time of year, but there was also plenty open so there is perfectly adequate choice.

The booking process from start to finish was smooth and efficient. We arranged our own hire car but Maureen sent us superb instructions for finding the apartment. We would definitely use this apartment again and can thoroughly recommend it, particularly to couples.

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Liked best: The luxury of the apartment and its location
Liked least: Nothing - its superb
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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travel101...
travel101
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Clean, beautifully furnished holiday apartment in a great location.”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We had a wonderful stay at this apartment. It is very well-furnished and maintained, and everything feels very new and clean. There is plenty of wardrobe space and the kitchen is well-stocked with everything you would need. The living room is a great space for relaxing, and the sofa bed was very comfortable (one of us slept on it for 5 nights). The balcony is a nice sun trap with views of the old town and sea.

We found the location really good. It's a short stroll to the old town with all of its restaurants and bars, and to the beach. There are a couple of small supermarkets close by, as well as bars and a coffee shop/patisserie. We loved the fact that it was so close to everything but far enough away that it was quiet and peaceful at night.

The booking process was very easy and Maureen was very helpful and responsive to our questions. She also arranged our transfers with Dave and Theresa, who are reliable and friendly.

Overall, we had a great stay and would definitely recommend this apartment.

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Liked best: Location and presentation of the property
Travelling group: Friends
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ami489
manchester
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Perfect, couldnt fault it, a touch of luxury”
Reviewed 6 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

absolutley perfect apartment. Spotless and equipped with everything you need for a fab holiday. One of the best places i have stayed. Air con is wonderful and the sea view and the balcony is lovely to sit at and have breakfast or a drink in the evening. Pool is nice and quiet. Location is fab, 5 mins to beach and old town which is full of amazing restaurants. Already considering booking it again, it really is a home from home!

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Liked best: Everything is brand new
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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