We arrived at the apartments expecting a beautiful place after reading reviews on this site ( apart from the last one !? ), we certainly weren't disappointed. The apartments are very very spacious - nice size lounge/dining area, good size kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom, toilet/washbasin room, toilet/bidet/washbasin/shower bathroom. And the largest balcony/patio area we've ever had.
On our arrival the owner was very freindly and helpful, and he was forever smiling and chatting to guests. There was a bottle of red wine and a bottle of water waiting for us when we got into the apartment - nice touch I thought.
The apartment was spotlessly clean and in very good decorative order, air conditioning was very effective & quiet. apart from one bulb out on the patio everything worked perfectly well.
The pool and sundeck area was also kept very clean, and there was always plenty of room and sun loungers available when we were there even though apartments were all full being the peak season. Just a warning though, the pool deck can be slippery when it gets wet, we saw a couple of kids go flying - but they were running about.
The secure underground car park was a bonus having travelled in a ragtop, we didn't need to put the roof up during our stay, knowing that car was safe at night. Probably would have been safe outside anyway as it is a very quiet aea, albeit only a ten minute stroll into town.
Not too sure what the cleaning and linen change routine is, but we didn't have any in our stay ( 9 nights ) , not a problem though as the well fitted out kitchen has a washing machine. I think they clean apartments before every new arrival, or on request.
I would not hesitate to return there, and we probably will do sometime.
The first bar you'll come to when you go into the town is "Harveys bar & grill", if you want a fairly simple no frills meal & a drink or 3 at a reasonable price then this isn't a bad choice. It is owned and run by a very freindly couple from Torquay and being there for 13 years they have very good local knowledge about places to visit and eat or drink.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Albir Palace opened October 1st 2007. Apartamentos Albir Palace – is a palace which truly carries its name rightfully, designed and equipped with soul. 24 large luxury apartments. Beautiful one- and two bedrooms suites which will satisfy the needs of even the most selective. ... more less
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