We went for a week self catering and really enjoyed it. Hotel itself is well kept and clean, polite reception staff. We stayed in 1 bed apartment - it was very large with huge balcony and everything you need in kitchen ( I was cooking myself). Safe costs 2.50 per night and you can rent beach towel leaving 10 euro deposit (you can change for fresh ones whenever you need it without a fee). Nice pool area.
Location - its very peaceful and close to Falesia beach. Its 40 mins drive (N125) from Faro airport and 15 mins drive to Albufeira. Few restaurants and small supermarket 5 mins walk away. Piri piri chicken in FR Sabores was very disappointing (dry and tasteless) - stay away.
We had a rented car so were doing a shopping in Albufeira. I wouldnt recoment Lidl and Aldi here - its more expensive than in Ireland. We found Pingo Doce and Intermarche very good value for fresh fish, fruits, veggies, fresh bread. Cakes were sooo good, all locals were queueing for them. And twice as cheap as in pastelarias around city.
All in all I would recommend Stella Maris as a good spot if you have a car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern, stylish and well equipped, Stella Maris is a fantastic holiday base for families. Only 800 meters from Falesia beach and a short drive from Albufeira and Vilamoura, offers excellent accommodations all with fully equipped kitchens and high standard of quality. Garage, swimming pools for adults and children, outdoor jacuzzi, restaurant, bar, take away restaurant, tropical bar, lounge areas, daily maid service are some of the facilities available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stella Maris Albufeira
- Stella Maris Hotel Apartments Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal