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Apartamentos Honorio
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

We stayed at Apartamentos Honorio at the begining of July, we booked via bookingroom.com. Our flight arrived very early, so i pre agreed with the manager to leave our luggage at reception as oficial check in time is only at 16.00. However Alberto made us feel very welcome and had told me we could use the pool straightaway as well as the cafe/resturante facilities... It turned out someone had checked out early and within 45 minutes we had our apartment ready. Result !!!! The apartment was exactly as the fotos show, not luxury, but very, very clean and functional. 2 double bedrooms, Kitchen is fully equipped, the lounge is spacious, sofa and dining table ,there is also 2 WC's !! The floor is marble, which made the apts. always nice and cool, did'nt bother with the air conditioning at all. and outside some days it was 35+, In the patio area there was a superb barbecue which we used regularly, it was a welcome change from sitting in restaurantes all the time !! If you like barbecued fish there is a superb Market in Town by the seafront !!! The pool is just wonderfull, one of the best i have seen in holiday accomodation, and there was always plenty of sun loungers, we went to the beach every morning and lounged around the pool PM, it was great, nice and lazy afternoons.... what a life !!!! WIFI is free but only available in the bar/cafe area.There is a bit of a distance to town at least 15 minutes walking, and coming back its even harder as its up hill, but to be honest i needed the excercise, before i turned into jabba the hut with all the great portuguese food i was stuffing down my neck !! Vilamoura is next door, literally ,but i would'nt walk it, by cab its around 5 euros...if you like to party then i recommend you go there in the evenings, as quarteira is a lot quieter, even though there is still a few bars and lots of cafes about, specially down by the beach ! If you got kids then take them to Aquashow, they will love it, Super sliding all day !!!! And thats's it really...just a small note to thank ALL the stuff at Honorio, who were very helpful and kind....see you all again next year !!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Before arriving at the apartment, I emailed the owner to clarify a couple of things. He replied straight away and was very helpful. We arrived earlier than the 4pm check-in to the apartment complex. The owner was away but had left our wrist bands (needed for the pool) with the bar staff and housekeeping were just finishing the cleaning so let us stay.
The apartment its self was very clean but did stink a bit of stale fags. The decor was very 1980's! There was air-conditioning in the apartment but we were told we needed to pay a "tax" in order to get the fuse. As it turns out, it was broken anyway (not surprised) so we were supplied with a desk fan, not ideal but did the job. The tv is a small portable with only bbc world news in English. Most of the other guest's were Portuguese with a couple for other Europeans. We were the only British staying at that time..... which I really liked! The complex is lovely, small and quiet. The pool was great. My son (2) loved the kids pool as it only came up to his chest meaning he could be independent with his ring on. Each apartment has a built in BBQ which was great as there isn't an oven only a 2 ring hob in the ap. The is a small bar on site offering bar snacks too. They play music all day which isn't too loud but again very 1980's. Think Phil Collins and Dire Straits! There is a guy who seems to do a bit of everything (served in the bar/cleaned the pool etc) who's english was perfect and a great help for pointing us in the right direction of where things were. Just a 10 min walk away is a supermarket with everything you need. A couple of mins drive takes you into Vilamoura for the beach and Marina. We ate by the marina most nights. You can get everything from Pizza to curry to steak etc. Bring plenty of money though, a large coke was £4! All in all though, a lovely quiet and cheap holiday. Would I go back? Probably not to that apartment but only because I'd like a villa next time!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

I stayed here last week with my mother and son and we had a lovely time. The place is well equipped and maintained, with a superb pool and garden area which is open between 9am and 8pm so as to avoid noise disturbance. As with other reviews, I agree the local shops, bars and restaurants are all you could want but wiht an authentic feel, well used by locals and not full of tourists. The beach area of Quarteira is an easy walk downhill (more strenuous coming up but there are taxis) and there are local buses close by too.
Only down side was we had noisy upstairs neighbours the last couple of nights (not rowdy - just a family enjoying themselves) and with marble floors...
Otherwise - great!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2010

I went to Honorio in May with a friend. It was hard to find it at first and when we did find it it didn't look so great from the outside. reception was shut with a note on a rusty iron door , our first thought was "AAAAgh". Anibal the manager came out to check us in, he was so nice and he showed us around the complex and to our apartment. He got a cab for us when we were leaving and made phone calls when we wanted to go on a sea trip. Nothing was a problem for him. The apartment was huge compared to everywhere else i've stayed on holidays. Its all done in marble, so its really cool. I can't imagine that you would need much air-conditioning in the hotter summer months. It also has a huge balcony with a barbeque area. It is about a 15min walk to the beach, there's no shop on site but the local supermarket is only a few minsutes walk away and it's very reasonably priced. La Cabana restaurant has beautiful food, its a bit more expensive but worth it. they will also pick you up or drop you off from wherever you are in there own mini bus. Grounds are very well kept, only there was very few sunbeds and no parasols, but hopefuly they will have more for the busier months. Great sleep too, no noise - very unusual for holidays!!!!! Anyway enough rambing, it was well worth the price. I'm going back soon, and I never go back to the same place!!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

Stayed there with a couple of friends for the week and had a great time, surprisingly quite and busy at the same time. Great value for money.

  • Stayed: August 2009
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Reviewed 7 May 2009

i am portuguese from north and i think honorio the most quality and price fabulous village

Stayed: September 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 May 2008

I've just spent two pleasant weeks at Honorio and was surprised to find that the complex bore no resemblance to some of the reviews I'd read.
It's a very pretty place and the apartments are a good size and mainly in good condition. They are extremely clean; the cleaners visit twice a week, when sheets and towels are replaced.
The ship is lost for a ha'peth of tar, here and there; but nothing likely to dampen one's spirits.
There is a very good supermarket, a couple of minutes walk away from the complex, which stocks a lot of British items and most of the staff speak fairly good English.
I read that there was nothing for children to do. Well, if the shreiking, laughing, and general noise, emitting from the pool area, from about 10.00am to 8.00pm, is anything to go by, then there is plenty for them to do. I'd like to know what the reviewers had in mind when they said that there wasn't.
The manager, Paulo, literally bends over backwards to make sure that everything is to your liking. So, I would recommend the complex to anyone who wants a stress free holiday.

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Address: Volta do Remo, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-213, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Quarteira > Vilamoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Vilamoura
Price Range: £30 - £201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Apartamentos Honorio 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Honorio apartments are well located in a fabulous area that is a superb place to take a family holiday. The bar area is very friendly and have good english speaking staff. The pool area is very clean and safe and you can enjoy nice meal at the on site restaurant. Honorio apartments are situated in the golden triangle of the Algarve. You have a choice of many golf courses such as Vila Sol, Laguna, Old Course Vilamoura, Vale Do Lobo and many more. If you are traveling with the family the aqua park is less than 3km away and is the biggest in Europe, this is a fantastic day out and the park itself has everything you need from fast food to local cuisine, well worth a visit. Should you prefer a little something more sedate you can take a boat trip around the coast, this can be booked at Honorio reception and is also a lovely way to see the area. Fishing trips are also available for those of you who like to escape, these trips are a package that includes lunch. ... more   less 
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