Me and my boyfriend are both 25 we had our orginal holiday got messed up by the whole excel thing. So we had to rebook another holiday of which we came across these apartments on the internet. We liked what we saw and the price so we booked. We then read the reviews and slightly regretted our choice. But after reading them and visiting the resort i have to say we had a fantastic time. We arrived around 10 in the evening and was dropped at the reception at the hotel where we checked in the staff were very friendly and helpful and we were given a map to find our apartment. I looked at it slightly puzzled which the lady noticed and smiled and got a very nice man to take our cases and show us the way.
When we arrived at our apartment block we were taken right to our door and he made sure we got in ok. The apartment itself was better than we expected it was clean and more than big enough for the two of us. My only critisism of it was that if you were going to completely self cater then there was only two hobs and no oven so cooking would be limited. I cooked once and coped fine with everything but we did eat out the rest of the time but that was always the plan. And the bathroom was not very well ventilated causing mildew on the ceiling but all in all in was absoultely fine for us.
We found a very nice and friendly bar across the road from the apartment called Dreams bar we went in there every night good atmosphere and good price for drinks also has a tv for anyone wanting to watch any football but still a nice quiet atmosphere.We were told about a small square of restaurants as there are only two restaurants on the road up to the resort that was good advise and had some really good places. It was up the road away from the resort then take to first road on the left and follow this past a hotel the stella maris and its just past there on your right it takes about 10-15 mins to get to not far and its worth it.
The beach is amazing and walked along the beach in both directions. If you walk to your left for about 40mins you will come to vilamoura marina it is a longish walk but it is worth it we went there a couple of days out of our weeks stay and it was beautiful. Good choice of restaurants and some small boutiques and gift shops.
We also got a taxi into albuferia one day taxi cost about 13 euros and we asked the taxi driver to pick us up again at a fixed time he was very good and helpful we booked him from the hotel reception.
All in all we had a brilliant holiday and we would definately go again.We had fab weather all week, loved the beach and the place, we liked the quieter area rather than being to near the town we would highly recommend it.
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