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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Olhao, Faro District, Algarve

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James J
Killala
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Superb”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Sophie and Wim are excellent hosts and will make sure your every need is catered for if they can. They organised a taxi to and from the airport had tea prepared on our arrival and couldn't be nicer to deal with. Their hostessing skills are second to none.
The apartment is decorated to the highest standard in Moroccan style, it's full of really nice pieces of art,the decoration is of very high quality including the mattress which was so comfortable. It is very well stocked with all sorts of spices, tea, coffee, cooking oils, toothbrushes , toothpaste, even sun cream. It is the best stocked apartment we have ever stayed in.
We love Olhao and this apartment is perfect as it's only a short walk to restaurants, ferry to take you to the beautiful islands and shops. The Real Marina Hotel is very close if one fancied a bit of pampering in the spa. There is also the biggest fish market close by where the choice is endless and very reasonable.
If you take the trouble to find the best restaurants on trip advisor you will be delighted with the brilliant value and quality of the food. They are off the Main Street but worth the walk.
Taking the ferries to the islands is really enjoyable and very cheap. If you take the ferry from the main pier. The islands are so fabulous , hardly anyone on the beaches where you can walk for miles. Overall a fabulous trip and a fabulous apartment.

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Debbie R
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So relaxing”
Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

This lovely apartment is an ideal place to relax and watch the world go by. Lovely views over the estuary and salt pans watching the tide come in and out and the storks and birds land and take off.

Only a short pleasant walk down the waterfront promenade to the harbour, the centre of town, bus and train station and the main restaurants, there are a number of supermarkets less than a 10 minute walk away.

A local bar underneath one of the other apartment blocks was really nice, Emotions bar has friendly staff and together with drinks, serves light snacks, we would recommend Emotions Bar together with a little bar at the rear of the local market halls, Bar Dokas, friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere.

Sophie and Wim provided all the essentials and were on hand to help with information and provided a very nice friendly welcome and a clean and very well equipped apartment.

My husband and I are looking forward to returning to the apartment again in the future.
Many thanks Sophie & Wim for all your help.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Theo K
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A superb base for relaxing and/or exploring the Algarve”
Reviewed 6 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
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This is a superb apartment with beautiful sea views over the Rio Formosa towards Faro. It is equipped to a very high stand with everything you could possibly need.
It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and have breakfast on the balcony, plus it is only a short 5 min stroll to the Olaho waterfront with its shops markets and restaurants. With good wifi it meant we could check out places and things going on in the area.

Our hosts Sophie and Wim were there to welcome us on arrival, and give tips on what to do and see. They were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay

As a birdwatcher I had a nature reserve, complete with Flamingoes from the balcony. All in all A superb base for relaxing and/or exploring the Algarve. Excellent parking. We will be back sooner rather than later!

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Liked best: Location, quality of apartment, value, parking
Liked least: Cannot find fault!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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SLA123
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Immaculately presented apartment with outstanding owners”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
4
people found this review helpful

Had a lovely week in this exceptional apartment.
Sophie and Wimm have thought of everything you might need during your stay,including being there to welcome you when you arrive.
Unlike many apartments we have stayed in the mattress is of good quality and very comfortable.
Looking forward to return visit in the near future.

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Your age range 50-64
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Tony B
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Holiday break waterfront apartment Olhao”
Reviewed 22 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
4
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Had a wonderful stay at this apartment all facilities required were in place, ideal location for restaurants and bars in Olhao.
Ideally situated for exploring the Algarve would recommend to anyone requiring luxury accommodation

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Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Hexham
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Apartment - shame about the sewage works”
Reviewed 20 April 2015 for a stay in November 2014
1
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This is a wonderful apartment - the best equipped we've ever stayed in. Views are very good, and great for birdwatching. Regretably, this area can suffer from strong odours from the sewage treatment plant at this end of Olhao, a fact which is well known in the area. During our stay it was particularly bad and we had to abandon staying here and move elsewhere - perhaps we were just very unlucky,. but we didn't go to Portugal to inhale chemical sewage odours!

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Management Response
23 Apr 2015
We are sorry you couldn't enjoy the balcony for a few days due to a technical disruption at the water treatment plant. The good news is that Aguas do Algarve has issued a public tender for a project to build a combined wastewater plant for Faro and Olhão and this new facility will solve this.
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BillinF
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic apartment and holiday”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
3
people found this review helpful

This was the best and most well equipped apartment we have ever stayed in. The apartment was lovely and exactly how it was described. Sophie and Wim had thought of everything, they had put a box of toys in for our little boy to play with as well as a bucket and spade and arm bands. For days out to the beach there was an ice box, sun umbrella and beach towels. We had a great stay in Ohloa but it was made all the more enjoyable by the super accommodation. Thank you Fiona, Stephen and Matthew.

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Liked best: It was so well equipped
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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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