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“Can't fault a single thing - loved it!”
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Review of Pure Algarve 3D

Lounge / Diner with Views to the Ria Formosa
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11 reviews
Lounge / Diner with Views to the Ria Formosa
Second Bedroom
Bedroom
Lounge / Diner
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Large Family Shower Room
Roof Top Terrace with Pool and Views to the Ria Formosa
Gardens down the Marina walk way
View from the Private Balcony
Olhão Marina
The Historic Market Buildings
The connecting 3rd bedroom
The walk down the Marina
The hallway to the bedrooms.
Private Balcony with views of the Ria Formosa
Olhão Marina
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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Olhao, Faro District, Algarve

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Jacqui R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Can't fault a single thing - loved it!”
Reviewed 20 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Pure Algarve 3D and my in-laws stayed in 2D. Both are a very high standard and equipped just the way you would have things at home - including the shopping trolley which is great if you use the wonderful markets or supermarkets. The apartment is in a great location, with a lovely view and are quiet but only a few minutes walk from the markets and centre of Olhao. You can walk to the train station easily and we enjoyed train trips to Fuzeta, Travira and also a boat trip out to Culatra which was just fantastic. It is a beautiful area - very different from the sandy beach we are used to here in Edinburgh. We ate out on numerous occasions and took advantage of great food and excellent, friendly hospitality everywhere we went. We packed a lot in to our short stay here and hope to stay for longer the next time. I can see these apartments becoming a regular haunt for us - and will be sure to recommend them and the area to our friends.

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Liked best: The apartment felt like a home away from home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Dale-Bex...
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pure Gem in Olhao!”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We have just returned from a 10 night stay at Pure Algarve 3D and can honestly say from the initial enquiry through to the return of our security deposit on our return home, we cannot fault a thing!

My initial enquiry to Helen was via a phone call and I found Helen very patient with all my questions. She agreed to hold the booking for 24 hours while I arranged our flights. One of the brilliant things was that Helen was happy to be flexible with changeover days to accomodate our flights which is something that I have found Letters are not so willing to do. Helen arranged our transfer from Faro airport with a friendly local Taxi driver Alcino who accomodated 5 of us along with our luggage all for approx 25E which we thought was excellent.

John met us on arrival at the apartment and took time to explain and show us round the apartment and give some advice on local places and things to do. First impressions were that although the photos of the apartment looked lovely, nothing prepared me for the space, quality and attention to detail once we arrived. Pure Algarve 3D is the only holiday home abroad we have stayed at which really is a 'home-from-home!' The apartment has literally everything you will need during your stay...and more! Fully equipped kitchen, beach towels and a handy shopping trolley which was a godsend for our supermarket trip.

Approx 10-15min walk gives you the option of either Lidl or Continente Supermarkets, both worth a trip. Bakery in Lidl is fab and super cheap. Having said that we found that just about everything was supercheap and our money went a very long way during our hol. If you want the McDonalds experience this is also by the supermarkets and v easy walk. A 5-10 min walk along the front brings you to little shops, fruit and fish market, along with restaurants aplenty. No rowdy nightlife which we loved just busy local eateries. Tip...go to the restaurants which are busy as they are the best. The only bad experience we had with food was at the little cafe on the corner of the fish market on the roadside rather than waterside as the fish we were served was mainly raw in the middle...thats when we learned if there is no-one there then there's a reason! We used the trains to go to Faro and also Tavira, another beautiful town but we felt we liked the rustic charm of Olhao more. Trains are incredibly cheap and in our opinion money would be wasted on car hire when taxis and train travel is so cheap and convenient.

A definate must are the beach ferries which again are very cheap. We went to Armona and Culatra. I think we fell in love with Culatra beach...so unspoilt, fantastic for shell collecting and definately worth the 10 min walk to get to.

In summary, there is nothing I can fault about any of experience at Pure Algarve 3D. John and Helen were top class hosts. The apartment more than ticks all the boxes and with even beach towels provided you can easily travel with just hand luggage. Olhao is a welcoming traditional fishing town, rugged, rustic and beautiful all in the same breath. We definately want to return back for another visit next year....and if I have to be a little selfish just hope that not too many people find out about this gem so that we don't have a problem rebooking!!

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Liked best: Price and standard of accommodation
Liked least: Nothing not to like!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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DAVID M
Wishaw, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great experience in Olhao, first class.”
Reviewed 13 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have just returned from Olhao having spent 1 days there. The overall experience was first class, from the original contact, booking process and organising our arrival John and Helen could not have been more helpful. The whole process was painless, even paying! The apartment was absolutely first class, definitely the best we have stayed in. It was exactly as described,(pictures don't do it justice) spotlessly clean and fully equipped, everything that we could need was available. The information folders in the apartment were great and helped a lot in getting about. Olhao is a lovely place and full of great characters and places to visit, the islands in particular are well worth visiting.
Local shops and markets are easily reached and the shopping trolley was a great bonus! We loved every minute of our stay in Pure Algarve 3D and are already thinking about returning next year. Thanks John and Helen for a great holiday and look forward to possibly seeing you again next year.

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Liked best: Great apartment, spotlessly clean and very well equipped.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Rubenia W
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
“Appartment with everything you could wish for at excellent price”
Reviewed 15 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The appartment was lovely. Very clean and nicely decorated. We travelled with two small children. Baby cod, baby highchair and bath were provided at no extra cost. Also the kitchen , it was an invitation to cook with all the appliances within reach. Supermarket and city centre at walking distance. mcdonalds and lidl 5 a 7 minutes walk. The pool was clean and felt like a private pool, we only met other people twice during our 11 day stay.
We didn t rent a car. We did everything with public transport and taxis, which all have good prices. If you want to see more of the algarve we suggest to rent a car. Make sure to bring your own gps device and bring baby seats or buy them for cheap at the big supermarkets.
The beach is a short travel away. You have to take the ferry...but when you get there on the islands..no cars, little houses, no mass tourism, beautiful beaches, we would recommend Farol beach for praticality...armona is also beautiful, but very secluded and a very long walk from the very to the beach. The appartments has umbrellas, cooling bag and kids toys to make travelling to the beach so much more pleasant. On the boulevard there wereralso little playgrounds for children
To end, if you want to enjoy nature in the algarve,olhoa is the place to be.. Very pure and the appartment was above expectancy.
If you want night life and mass tourism you need to go somewhere else.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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DERRY
Reviewed 16 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Liked best: Views from balcony.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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